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In celebration of The 4 Week Parenting for the Next Generation Online Class + Community beginning on May 9th, enjoy these short video bursts of positive parenting + mindfulness tools. Click here for more info about the class and to join this awesome community of positive parents. And by the way....
Then try this!
In this video, my son and I show you a simple tool to transform cycles of yelling in your home and teach respectful communication.
Step 1: Take a deep breath and get as calm as you can.
Step 2: If possible, go over to your child, get on their level, and make eye contact.
Step 3: Affirm child's emotion or what they want.
Step 4: Think: "What exactly what DO I want my child to be saying right now?"
Step 5: Say to your child , "Say, _____(the phrase you want them to say). In the video it was:
"Say: Mom, can you please help me get a carrot?"
Step 6: Have your child repeat the more positive phrase back to you.
This simple tool helps your child practice positive and respectful communication and helps you say goodbye to yelling matches, tears, and power struggles.
You may need to repeat this tool 10 or more times a day...
The reality is parenting is a lot of work!
Having a supportive community behind you can make all the difference in your parenting world. For more positive parenting + mindfulness tools, and a phenomenal community of positive parents, join The Parenting for the Next Generation 4 Week Online Class + Community beginning this Monday.
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!