Episode 20: When Your Child Doesn’t Know How Much You Love Her with Stephanie D.
EPISODE 20 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Your Child Doesn’t Know How Much You Love Her with Stephanie D.
Stephanie and Sebastian are struggling with their 7-year-old daughter Heidi, who’s having a hard time coping with the birth and presence of her younger brother Lucas. Since Lucas was born, Heidi has become difficult, aggressive, and prone to violent temper tantrums. Stephanie and Sebastian are looking for ways to help Heidi understand that they still love her as much as ever.
Today, we talk about how they can get their love across to Heidi. I talk about the power of visual illustrations and offer a suggestion involving the flame of a candle. I note the importance of blocking out real, solid alone-time with your child, as well as of letting her know that you want this alone time just as much as she does. I note the need for the validation of her emotions, and I discuss how Stephanie can model healthy ways of expressing these emotions.
“Having feelings and the way in which she projects those feelings, are two different things. ”
- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- The power of visual illustrations
- Modeling acceptable and healthy ways of dealing with emotions
- The importance of validation
- The value of universal language
- Why time-outs aren’t really helpful
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