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Playing cards can teach a lot about life

Playing cards can teach a lot about life

Update: 2019-06-05
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Below is an overview of what I share in this episode. Of course when the recording started I had a lot more to say. Enjoy!


Context: Mom (client), texted Coach (me) because young child was throwing a tantrum and kicking seats in the car because she didn't feel heard.


Phone handed to child so they could text me. I asked strategic questions to get to the bottom of what the trigger was (not feeling heard).


I offered the following strategy to the child,


Think about making suggestions or sharing your thoughts like a game of go fish (the card game). The whole point is to see if they have what you’re looking for.


Let’s say one of your ideas for lunch is McDonald’s. So your goal isn’t to make them want McDonald’s, your goal is to see whether they want to go to McDonald’s or not. Do they have the same interest/same card as the one you want, with me on this?


All you want from them is a yes or no answer.


If it’s yes, GREAT! That’s what you want to, if it’s NO you have to go fish. Fish for another option until you find one they have an interest in too.


Make sense? Great! The child loved it to.



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Playing cards can teach a lot about life

Playing cards can teach a lot about life

Brian R. King, MSW