Parenting Resources

Parenting Resources
Tweet by @AnneDoepner: My dad once wrote a note to use and put it in a drawer. The note said “if you’re scared to tell me something, just bring me this note as a reminder that I’m here to support you. I won’t get mad; I will work with you on a solution.” Best way to keep your kids talking to you.
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6 Phrases that stop backtalk
Excuse me - say this gently and firmly. This lets your child know that they have crossed the line. It also does not invite more back talk.
You sound upset and angry - Responding with empathy helps kids feel less threatened and has the power struggles in their tracks.
Rewind, let's try again - A simple, gentle way to let your child know that they are behaving badly. Using the word, "Let's" shows them that you are on the same team. The underlying message is, "we can work through this and stay calm together..."
Take a deep breathe... - Taking a deep breath physiologically helps you calm down. If you do this often, it can become a signal to kids that you are upset and a hint that they should start toeing the line. Sometimes you might not even need to say anything else.
Can you say that respectfully? - This should be said when you are calm. The underlying message is one of faith, "I know you can improve your behavior and be respectful..."
I think we all need a break now - When both you and your child are in the "red zone", mad and totally overwhelmed, this is probably your best response.
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