Jul 8, 2021
"We are really struggling with kiddos not listening right now…I’m struggling to be patient and to show up as the parent I would like to be."
In this solo podcast episode I
answer some of your parenting questions (posted recently in our FB
"We are struggling with our 6.5 year old teasing his brother and yelling at him. My little one is about to turn 3. My boys are whining and struggling to listen. It’s feels like there’s a lot of conflict going."
"How to respond to my 6 yr old's frequent, explosive (& sometimes violent) tantrums - he has several a day over minor frustrations and not getting his way (even in response to long-established rules like no snacks in the hour before dinner)."
I pulled common threads:
When it comes to kids not listening-cooperating, there are 2 emotional needs that we need to pay attention to:
I can suggest 3 ways to elicit cooperation:
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Anna Seewald, M.Ed, M.Psy
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