Content Tagged "bartlebyActive Listening"

  • 5 Minutes with Kelly (video) How to Stop Rescuing & Fixing Your Child’s Problems
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    Here I talk about how to figure out just who owns that problem and how to help (or not help) when your child has a problem to keep them in charge of their own problem. I also talk about how to know if you are rescuing your children from things they can do for themselves. This helps them become the confident, independent problem solvers they need to be to thrive in the real world.
  • What To Do When Children Whine
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    A whining child can be a challenge for parents. There is something about that high pitch sound that can drive even the most cool headed parents up the wall. Let’s face it whining is annoying and usually we just want to make it stop. The interesting thing is that we are willing to do almost anything

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  • How Active Listening is Like Magic for Ray Romano (and me!)
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    Active Listening –the phrase sounds so technical and jargony, maybe even a little insincere or formal. At least this is what I thought at first, but then I heard it done so incredibly naturally I didn’t even know it was happening. It was like magic, helping me understand my own thoughts and coming

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  • One Simple Change That Helped My Child With Anxiety
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    It allows them to think of the best solution for themselves, not for the parent. ( I never would have thought of a schedule because - gag! Not my style!) But this is why it works and is honored by the child - it’s the solution that works for the child as their own person. It IS my son’s style and well, he’s not me. I could have easily imposed something that he “had to” stick to, but because this solution is an intrinsic thought, the follow through is pretty reliable and done with pride and self-awareness.
  • How I Became an Instructor for a San Diego Parenting Class
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    Parenting is hard. When you don’t have tools in your toolbox it is almost impossible. So you fall back on what you know – what was done to you, after all, you turned out fine….right? It can’t be all that hard. Until IT IS. Until your kids won’t brush their teeth, do their homework

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  • The Gift of Silence and How it Solved our Shoe Problems
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    In our house a lot of power is given to shoes.  All the transitional stress of leaving the house revolves around them. Sometimes they are too tight, sometimes they are too loose, sometimes the socks have lumps, sometimes they are itchy, and sometimes they just don’t feel right. Other times my son

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