Posts Tagged "chores"
What do you do when something just has to get done, and you and your child get all knotted up over it? Dr. Lawrence Cohen, author of Playful Parenting and co-author of The Art of Roughhousing, suggests this, reprinted from his newsletter with permission. His analogy of an actual “knot” helps you unravel the tension. The Knot of Tension A Knot of Tension is a set of distressing...Read More
Here’s a perfect example of the magic of SAYing WHAT YOU SEE and adding a CAN DO that a parent shared with me about her 8-year old son: SWYS: “I asked you to unload the dishwasher, and you’re lying on the couch.” Child: “My legs are broken.” SWYS: “Hmm. Your legs are broken.” CAN DO: “Must be some way you can empty the dishwasher...Read More