We see a lot of parents who have 2 major concerns regarding their parent-child relationship.
- My Child Doesn’t Listen!
It takes time for a child’s brain to develop this skill, so things like impulse control (having big emotional reactions to things) and the ability to tolerate frustration may be difficult for them. Remember it takes us years to learn to read and write, and learning to manage feelings and behavior is a process too. While it does take time, there are tools to assist with the process.
2. My Child Begs Me Until I Give In!
This can happen for little things like the candy bar in the grocery line, and for larger things as well, like taking the car to a friend’s home. Usually this ends with the child saying “But everyone else gets to do it?” or “My friend’s parents let them do it!”
Both of these frustrations are normal for parents of kids with all ages, and we have resources to help you on your way. You don’t want to sacrifice your relationship while sending direct and clear boundaries. This involves establishing trust by spending quality time with your child. Sign up below to receive a free guide on unique and fun ways to connect with your child, no matter the age. These tips are sure to be fun for them and you.