Posts Tagged "helping"

Sibling Fights—Empowering Kids with Mediation

Sibling Fights—Empowering Kids with Mediation

How can you be on both your children's sides when siblings start fighting? Zuzana Mackova, parent coach and graduate of our Coaches Training program, shows you how. Instead of jumping in to solve her sons' fight, she WAITED, used SAY WHAT YOU SEE®, then turned the problem-solving over to them in an empowering mediation. Their solution for sharing surprised her! Loud Voices Standing in the...

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Whining: Can You Be Helpless?

Whining: Can You Be Helpless?

It's easy to smile and say, "Sure!" when a child asks you for help pleasantly. But what about when the child whines and says "I can't"? If that puts you on edge, this article is for you. What stops us from helping children who are acting helpless is the belief that by providing help we will be affirming that they need it. But if we withhold assistance and try to push them into...

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Restaurant Outburst Reversed

Restaurant Outburst Reversed

"You can't go back in until you settle down!" Who hasn't had to remove their child from a store or restaurant at one time or another? Most of us know what that is like. I happened upon such a scene one December night at the downtown Austin holiday stroll apparently just after a mom had removed her 5-year-old son from a restaurant. I didn't realize they had previously been inside. All I saw was...

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