Do you get stressed trying to get your kids going somewhere on time? Do you find yourself yelling at them to get going? If so, you'll be able to relate to this clip from Modern Family! Watch to find out what other options you have rather than yelling louder.
Apologizing Takes Courage
How do you apologize to your kids when you've made a mistake? As a parent you will certainly make mistakes. Your kids will learn to apologize by watching how you apologize.
How do you choose consequences for misbehavior? How can you use consequences that help your child learn from a mistake? How do you avoid huge, inappropriate consequences?
Asking To Go To A Party
How do you respond when your teen surprises you with asking to go to a party? What do you say when you really think your teen should be studying instead?
Complaining About Food
How do you respond when your child complains about the food being served? The pressure is higher when your child does this in a public setting like a restaurant.
No parent wants their child to be the biter at preschool! How do you respond if your child is biting others?
Critical Comments Flow Freely from Parents
Do you make more positive
comments or negative comments to your children on a typical day? If you are
like many parents, you make a lot more negative comments than positive ones.
You may not even realize how often you are doing it.
Misbehavior quickly catches your attention. This fits with the negativity bias. The negativity bias is the tendency to notice negative behavior more easily and to dwell on it. This means it is easier to see your kids' poor behavior than their good behavior.
What do you do when your kids' behavior is outside your expectations? Isn't it your job to point out what your kids are doing wrong so that they can improve their behavior?
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