Episode 61: When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Follow Your Plan with Ari K
EPISODE 61 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Follow Your Plan with Ari K
Ari is a mother to a 6 year boy who is not a fan of following schedules that are set up for him. While he is on the spectrum, getting kids to follow orders is a frequent complaint from many parents. As Ari finds herself in daily battles with her son, she wonders, how does she find the balance between flexibility and discipline? And how does she get her son to school on time without a fight?
On today’s podcast we discuss strategies to help manage your child’s time and your expectations. We talk about the importance of creating a plan and not just including your child in the process, but letting them lead. The more you allow your child to lead, the more involved and respected they will feel, allowing everyone to be more relaxed and happy.
We talk about how to work together with your child to build a morning routine plan in order to get to school on time. We talk about why I’m not a fan of rigid discipling and why I opt for a more supportive process that creates space for developing life skills.
“A plan is really important for all kids. They want to know what to expect and it sounds like your son especially wants to be part of making the plan. And the more that you can get him involved in creating that plan and really being part of it, the more buy in you’re going to have”- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- Tips for validating and non-judgemental communication that reminds your child that you support them and you’re on their team.
- Specific tools for allowing your child to better understand time management.
Tips on including your kid into the schedule planning so they may lead and learn.
The difference between strict disciplining and allowing your child to live, learn and solve problems along the way.
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