Episode 53: When Your Child Just Won't Listen with Stephanie C
EPISODE 53 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Your Child Just Won't Listen with Stephanie C
Stephanie is a mother to a 2 and a half year old girl who just won’t listen. Both Stephanie and her husband have been playing the control game with her daughter and you can guess who is winning?! Whether they are at home or out in public they struggle to get their daughter to listen to their rules. For example, their daughter won’t sit for circle time at the start of gymnastics and instead runs around getting in the way of the big kids.
Today we talk about some strategies around being in charge. We talk about how to take emotion out of the game and how to stop playing along. We talk about the power of making a boundary list and including your kid in this discussion. We talk about what arguments are worth fighting for and when it serves the family to let go of perfection. We also talk about what kinds of major shifts can happen when you refrain from using a judgemental voice and instead keep it validating and supportive.
“Always try to remain non-judgemental. So if she doesn’t eat and then she’s hungry-well I told you, you should have eaten” is a judgemental comment. “Yeah, I imagine your tummy must feel hungry because you didn’t eat lunch today” is just validating and communicating the facts or so.” - Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- Tangible tips and tools around being in charge.
- Empowering tools to teach your kid about your boundaries and rules.
- Moments to pivot your strategy and let go when the struggle is not worth it.
- Tips for validating and non-judgemental communication and why this creates respect and understanding.
- Tips for leaning into what’s important for your child while maintaining structure and control.
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