Manage Difficult Behaviors With Three Magic Words

Do your kids nag, complain or whine about rules and limits they KNOW are unchanging?

Do they attempt to negotiate or outright beg for more TV, candy, toys or playtime despite repeated warnings that the issue is not up for discussion?

Do you interpret these behaviors to mean that your kids aren't "listening" to you, and feel you have to set firmer limits but don't know how?  

I've got a solution for you.

It can be easy to assume defiance or rebellion when kids erupt in anger or try to plead their case. We perceive them as overreacting to something they "already know" is off-limits.

Then, feeling threatened, we become deeply unsettled, falling back into patterns of force - preaching, admonishing, and controlling simply because we are unable to see through our fears to hear their real request.

In today's video, I'm sharing three magic words to help you manage these difficult behaviors.

just a spoonful of sugar...
helps the boundaries go down.
in the most delightful way.

These three words will invite connection, soothe distress and build a bridge to understanding while upholding the message that the limits are non-negotiable. children don't need you to legitimize the limits. They just need you to listen. (Tweet It!)

And as always, I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas, so after you watch, let me know what you think of these three magic words.

Have a great week!



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