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Empower kids to listen effectively and really hear what the other person is saying

Empower kids to listen effectively and really hear what the other person is saying

Communication is a vital part of creating and maintaining relationships.  Now that your children are clear on how to achieve what they want with positive effective behaviors and how to express their wishes, they need to be able to really hear and effectively listen to what the other person (sibling or other) is telling them.   Have you ever had the experience of talking to your child and getting no answer?  If you have kids between 4 and 20, I know that has happened to you!  Inevitably, a few minutes later you get a delayed response as though they only ...

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How to attract the RIGHT behavior with your parenting – try switching things upside down!

How to attract the RIGHT behavior with your parenting – try switching things upside down!

Have you ever said this or heard it from another parent? The kids don’t listen to me! Why are they always arguing? I’m so tired of yelling at the kids! Children aren’t respectful these days! Can I ask…Where are you placing your energy around your children’s behaviour? Do you give your children more energy and relationship when: They are breaking rules, misbehaving or being uncooperative? They are following rues, behaving and being cooperative? DID YOU KNOW…Children learn at a young age how to get your ‘attention’, ‘energy’ and ‘relationship’ best and that WE teach them that by deciding WHEN and ...

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Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2: Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2:  Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Are you using the 4 simple steps to focus your children’s energy into identifying and solving the real problem? Are they positively achieving what they want without resorting to the unwanted sibling conflict?   Now that your children have clarity about what they want and how they can get it, you can teach them the valuable life lesson of how to communicate what they want from their siblings (or anyone else for that matter) without laying blame or causing the other person to get mad and upset.  Yes, this really is possible and it is an extremely worthwhile lesson for adults too.   When a ...

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