What does this stir up for me?
What do I tell myself about who I am as a parent when my child doesn't obey?
Why is changing the way I react important to me?
- Slow down.
- Slow down again.
- Focus on empathy and connection.
- Continue to empathize until everyone agrees that their feelings and needs have been understood.
- ONLY then explore solutions. Let your child take the first crack at offering a solution.
- Celebrate our peacemaking.