Saying no and being heard; Setting limits
Saying no and being heard;
Setting limits without guilt
Have you ever given
in to your child just to get them to stop whining or crying; maybe overreacted
to your child’s misbehavior, or bribed, coerced or manipulated your child into
cooperating? Do some of your discipline
encounters leave you filled with regret?
When we manage our guilt by fighting or giving in to our children we end
up teaching our child the same behaviors we are trying to avoid. As parents we
cannot be passive in our discipline style and expect our children to behave. We
also cannot be aggressive, seek to blame or over power, and hope that our
children will develop healthy self-control, self-discipline, and self-esteem.
We must learn to be assertive and empower our children to cooperate.
Would you like to
know what to say and do instead of bribe, threaten, or coerce to help your
child more likely work with you? There
is another way. This workshop will help parents take their power back and begin
managing their children rather than their guilt. As a participant you will:
your primary voice (passive, aggressive, or assertive)
to find and use your assertive voice
to be firm and fair without fear or guilt
how to increase your child’s motivation to cooperate
a step by step process to setting limits, offering choices, and responding to
the child who is in an uncooperative state.
how acceptance helps a child accept “No” and “Not Now”.