These Parenting Problems All Have Solutions
- Children are not listening and not following directions.
- You don’t know how to solve problems with your kids.
- Child gets upset easily from “minor” triggers and lashes out.
- Teenager won’t talk to you which scares you.
- Too much angry and disrespectful behavior by you and your children.
- You and your partner want to have a cohesive parenting approach rather than conflict.
- You want to discipline with respect rather than with rewards or punishments.
- You are concerned with your child’s lack of self-esteem.
- You are unsure how to connect with and support a struggling child.
- Siblings are fighting and need to learn how to problem solve together instead.
Finding Solutions Starts With Understanding the Problem
3 evaluation tools I use to find the most effective solutions
- Your parenting beliefs: I determine your parenting beliefs and teach you how to embrace an ally perspective rather than an adversarial perspective which is essential for implementing my approach. Rather than controlling your children, approach change by changing yourself first then you will bring out a more positive response from your child and family harmony will grow.
- Your parenting role: We discuss what parenting role you need to adopt for each situation; whether a director, collaborator, or supporter role, depending on who will make the final solution decision.
- The child’s goal of their behavior: We explore the goal of your child’s unhelpful behavior so the new solution will direct the child to positive ways of meeting their goal.
There are many articles on my website with solutions. Just type in the key word, such as “listening” and search and many ideas will come up.
To start with, check out my article on Listening to Emotions without Discounting Feelings
Copyright 2015 Cynthia Klein, Parenting Educator,