Posts Tagged "healthy needs"

Ending Reactive Parenting

Ending Reactive Parenting

Ever feel like you are stuck in a cycle of negativity? A mom of two young children was, and she expressed her frustration in the comments of one of Rachel Macy Stafford's Hands Free Mama blog posts The Manager in My Home & the Five Words that Changed Everything. Thanks to a standing invitation from Rachel to assist her readers and share our public dialogs, I was able to offer this mom an...

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Seeing With New Eyes

Seeing With New Eyes

Here's a fresh look at our Coaching Model from one of our readers. Not only did Suzanne learn the Language of Listening®, but has a tip to share that helps her apply it to challenging situations with her children. I wanted to share a recent experience with you. Lately I found myself slipping back into my old ways, and I wasn't sure at first what I was doing wrong. I was still trying to...

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“CAN DOs” Work For All Ages

“CAN DOs” Work For All Ages

You don’t have to psychoanalyze your child to offer CAN DOs. Just turn it over to the child with our all-purpose statement, "Hmm. Must be something you can do," and see what comes back. If all you get back is a blank stare, offer some CAN DOs of your own by asking yourself, “What else would work?”  For a young child breaking things out of curiosity, you might try: “You can build a block...

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