Episode 6: Handling Revenge Behaviors with Integrity

by | March 8, 2019

Episode 6: Handling Revenge Behaviors with Integrity

by | March 8, 2019

The Fresh Start Family Show
The Fresh Start Family Show
Episode 6: Handling Revenge Behaviors with Integrity


In this episode, Wendy and Terry explain what revenge behaviors are and how to spot them in our culture, ourselves, and our children. Listeners will learn how to help their children & themselves be “at choice” with how they handle hurt feelings by equipping themselves with tools to navigate life from a place of peace / self-control as opposed to revenge. This important paradigm shift is desperately needed in our world today, and can begin at home.

Three Ways to Handle Revenge Behaviors with Integrity:

  1. Step to the side and don’t hurt back
  2. Figure out why our kids are feeling hurt
  3. Repair the relationship and commit to change

More about what Wendy & Terry Chat about in this episode:

  • How parents can tell what type of misbehavior their child is displaying based on how they feel in the moment
  • How the cycle of revenge behavior starts, getting to its root, and techniques to reduce it
  • Understanding that power struggles often lead to revenge behaviors and the four ways to to reduce power struggles in the first place
  • Logical steps to implement when revenge behaviors occur
  • The concept that the road to behavior change starts with acknowledging and feeling our emotions
  • Seeing revenge in our lives as an opportunity to build up empathy, compassion, and emotional literacy

Mentioned in this Episode:


5 Positive Parenting Tips to Help Gain Cooperation & Dissolve Power Struggles with Integrity

Topics covered include:

  • How to gently guide your kids towards action, even when they don’t want to move or do what’s asked of them
  • Ways to see kids who push back a lot as incredible blessings & future leaders 
  • The importance of paradigm shifting with thoughts & beliefs about power seeking misbehavior 
  • How to implement a Pause Button or Heart Connector to ignite creativity & model self-control 

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