You have had enough. The repetitive whinging, whining or wailing accompanied by sounds of grumbling, griping or groaning have tipped your tipping point far too many times. You have implored, beseeched, exploded, threatened and bribed and yet your child’s pattern of communication resurfaces again and … [Read more...]
Me No Brush Teeth! – 2 year old resistance
"Have I told you lately how much I like P.E.T.?" So began a text message from my daughter-in-law Alison. I was curious. The message was about how Alison had successfully used Parent Effectiveness Training's Method III, no-lose problem solving, to deal with a conflict with her two year old … [Read more...]
Morning Rush Hour: a true story of a mother choosing to listen and the amazing outcome.
The following heart warming story was written by Cindy, a mother who was attending a Parent Effectiveness Training course that I was conducting. She had just been learning about the importance of actively listening to children when they have a problem to assist them identifying their need. She was … [Read more...]
Webinar hosted by Australian Teacher Aide & presented by The Parent Within: ‘Make Every Day a Good Day: Learn how to help children solve their own problems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqlZUhhR2L4 My first webinar! Children can easily get frustrated when they have problems. Learn skills to to help de-escalate emotions and move children from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. … [Read more...]
My Emotional Trainer Wheels!
Thoughts from your 2 or 3 year old (or any aged child) on losing it: "Remember when I was a very little baby and my arms flailed out in a shaky startled response. You knew what to do! You held me close and comforted me. This was you helping me to manage my emotions. When I learned to walk and … [Read more...]