No one likes to feel like they're put in a corner and have no choice. Redirecting Children's Behavior educates parents on all of the choices available to them when it comes to problem solving, discipline, building self-esteem and strengthening relationships.
After an amazing weekend away with my husband, we returned Sunday evening with dreams of reuniting joyfully and blissfully with our kids. Everyone would be refreshed and extremely happy to see one another!
Well...let's just say it didn't happen like that. It was the end of the weekend, everyone was tired from an amazing few days filled with fun activities and before we knew it, meltdowns happened in a major way. Pretty quickly, we were both filled with some pretty negative emotions and unbelief about how sad the night had ended with our kids we were so excited to see. We realized that our time away had blessed us tremendously, but had also highlighted some issues we needed to work on with our children now that we were home.
A few years back, before we had taken a positive parenting class, we would have handled this situation a lot differently, and it probably would have been pretty messy. Now? We were able to catch ourselves as we saw the situation escalating, support each other to prevent unkind words from being thrown, then as politely and silently as possible get the kids to bed. We then fell into bed, vented a bit, took some deep breaths and got a good nights rest. In the morning, we both were able to come together with a positive plan on how we would tackle the problem, pulling from our RCB tools rooted in kindness, empathy, compassion, yet also firmness. We were ready to stick to some limits we agreed on were important to our family (but maybe we had become a little loose on) and also come up with some great ideas to serve as natural and logical consequences when challenging behavior occurred. As we both parted ways to begin our week, my heart was filled with hope and confidence that we'd solve this problem as a solid team and that we had SO many choices on how to reach success.
Have you ever wished you had more ideas and tools on how to handle family problems? Ever wished you and your spouse saw eye to eye on what methods would best teach your kids the values that are important to your family? In times of conflict do you sometimes have absolutely no idea what to do? Come expand your heart and parenting toolkit with a Positive Parenting class, I promise you won't regret it!
Join me for my next Redirecting Children's Behavior Class starting either Sept. 18th ( Playwerx) or Oct. 8th (Aspirations School of Learning). Hope to see you there!
Wendy Snyder ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fresh Start Parenting 619-379-9379 FreshStartParentingRCB.com FreshStartParentingRCB@gmail.com
*"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!! ~Dr. Seuss"*