Fine-tune Your Parenting Skills

Here we are on Q & A day in comes this Q.

Question:

I feel like I am caught up in a vicious cycle. The more I try to help my child with guidance, suggestions, and good sound advice, the more he pulls away. While I know I am his most important teacher and that I should be receiving thanks and respect for what I say, all I get is dirty looks and bad behavior. I am at my wits end. Can you be of any help?

Answer:

Somehow it seems like the stars above have aligned to help us. Just as I was about to answer this Q in my own words with what I consider to be good sound advice, along came this article submitted to me by one of our specialists Rosalind Sedacca. 

“This is an outstanding article on parenting,” says Rosalind. “Hope you can share with your followers.”

And here it is…

The Most Important Parenting Skill to Learn 

https://www.popexpert.com/content/parenting/rhea-lalla/the-most-important-parenting-skill-to-learn?utm_source=PopExpert+Experts&utm_campaign=096e9ffb00-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2e92bc26eb-096e9ffb00-61358593

The long and short of this article is the ability to use open-ended questions to best be able to best understand your child. Your son or daughter has a lot to tell you about how he or she experiences life, and that information will help you a lot. Welcome the education openly and whole-heartedly, and you will forever be glad you did.

~ Dr. Sally

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Comments

  1. Open ended questions provide a big key to successful parenting.
    Here are some starters:

    * Tell me more about…

    * How did that happen?

    * What did she do next?

    To learn more about these and other techniques for communicating well with children, I highly recommend this book by Carole Disseldorp.

    Easier Parenting: 8 Vital Principles fo Guide Your Children’s Behavior Successfully

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