19 - Creating Calm with Choices
Do you feel like you’re always battling your child? You tell them to do something and you immediately get a “no” followed by whining and complaining or outright defiance? A simple request that turns into a war is enough to send us over the edge sometimes.
In this podcast I talk about how to avoid power struggles by using a secret weapon -- Choices! When used BEFORE battles start choices can be super effective.
If you kids are young, using playful choices when you know things might be difficult for them like transitioning from one location or activity to another. When your kids get older using choices can help increase independence and give them control that they really crave.
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