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EP 195 Part 4/6: 60 Ways to Respond to Your Kids without Losing Your Cool
Welcome back to the No Problem Parenting podcast, where we turn behavior problems into no problems! I'm your host, Jaci Finneman. Today, we're delving into responses #31-40 of the 60 ways to respond to your kids without losing your cool.
Parenting is no cakewalk, and we all face challenging moments. The key is maintaining a positive relationship while addressing these situations. Remember, you're not alone in this journey. It's natural to feel upset at times, but how you respond makes all the difference.
Dealing with Unwanted Behaviors: Kids can be defiant, meltdown, yell, or cry for various reasons. But what if we approached these situations with preparation rather than dread? Our responses can either escalate or de-escalate the situation, influencing the frequency of repeated behaviors.
No-Problem Parents™ Approach: No-Problem Parents™ give behavior problems only as much attention as they deserve. It's about responding as a leader who understands the child's emotions without getting entangled in the battle. The goal is to be empathetic, firm, and confident without letting every behavior affect the parent-child relationship.
Empathy and Understanding: These 60 responses are designed to be shared in a matter-of-fact, empathetic way. The aim is to respond as a parent who understands the child's struggles, venting, or sadness. There's no need for sarcasm, criticism, or convincing tones.
Handling Your Own Emotions: Parenting can be emotionally challenging, and it's okay to feel upset sometimes. The key is modeling appropriate behavior even when upset. The responses provide tools for expressing your emotions without hurting others or losing control.
In today's episode, we're covering responses #31-40. To access the full list of 60 responses, visit noproblemparents.com, enter your name and email, and we'll send the PDF to your inbox.
This episode is brought to you by Dr. J.J. Kelly and The Get Real Program your guide to navigating the challenges of parenting teens and young adults.
Parenting is a journey with its ups and downs. These responses are your tools to handle challenging moments while maintaining a positive relationship with your child. Remember, you've got this!
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Three core lessons: Seek first to understand, prepare for the worst, and change the conversation.
Emphasis on conditional praise before unconditional praise.
Understanding Problem and Resistance:
Clear definitions for "Problem" and "Resistance" in the course context.
Acknowledging that children's choices matter and play a role in their future.
Help parents respond (instead of reacting) to your children's behavior and develop resilient, self-aware children.
Recognize that your children crave your leadership to guide them into adulthood.
Resistance and Coping Skills:
Resistance is a coping mechanism that protects identity, self-worth, and knowledge.
Many coping skills are developed in early childhood.
Distinguishes between controlling behavior as a means of dominating and controlling behavior to stop specific problems or behaviors.
Benefits of No-Problem Approach:
Focus on changing behavior without making children pay for their mistakes or behavior.
Promotes a healthier parent-child relationship.
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