I had this ideal in my head of myself as a mother and how my children would respond to me.  When they didn’t do what I told them to with good attitudes and in good time, I didn’t know what to do.

I had this ideal in my head of myself as a mother and how my children would respond to me. When they didn’t do what I told them to with good attitudes and in good time, I didn’t know what to do.

1. Have no family secrets 2. Don't force children to show affection 3. Talk to children about their bodies 4. Role play situations 5. Teach about feelings 6. Have a family code word 7. Use common sense 8. Let them know you will always believe them 9. Trust your instincts 10. Be repetitive

1. Have no family secrets 2. Don't force children to show affection 3. Talk to children about their bodies 4. Role play situations 5. Teach about feelings 6. Have a family code word 7. Use common sense 8. Let them know you will always believe them 9. Trust your instincts 10. Be repetitive

The Four Part Apology;  how to help your kids learn to apologize.  Best apology #parenting

The Four Part Apology; how to help your kids learn to apologize. Best apology #parenting

kids hears 432 neg comments/day (vs 32 positive ones). how many times do you say No or Don’t? confusing (what does she want me to do?). reinforces negative behavior. doesn't hear what you want her to do. discouraging. If 93% feedback during day were negative, you'd feel how kids feel: discouraged. shift percentages: Calmly state what want child to DO. (“Please use walking feet in house") Find opp to say YES! (“The park sounds fun! saturday or monday?” “YES, wh

kids hears 432 neg comments/day (vs 32 positive ones). how many times do you say No or Don’t? confusing (what does she want me to do?). reinforces negative behavior. doesn't hear what you want her to do. discouraging. If 93% feedback during day were negative, you'd feel how kids feel: discouraged. shift percentages: Calmly state what want child to DO. (“Please use walking feet in house") Find opp to say YES! (“The park sounds fun! saturday or monday?” “YES, wh

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