These behaviors are often referred to as, “negative attention seeking behaviors”. They do indeed get more attention from parents than is necessary. Ignoring such behaviors, and instead, redirecting your child to make a better choice is more effective than reacting in any way to the negative behavior.
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Do you want to foster confidence and help your child continue to make good decisions?
If you do, then help your child focus on that important goal by not dwelling on mistakes or allowing him/her to become anxious about making poor choices.
Following directions, respecting the rules and following through with their responsibilities are your basic wishes when it comes to defining “compliance” for your kids.
Every day your kids face choices: to behave or misbehave (and to comply or be non-compliant). If your kids are busy making good choices each day, then they won’t have time to make poor choices!
Dr. Shirin Sherkat Psy.D. will guide you in your efforts to avoid power struggles with your kids as she gives you strategies that will help:
Reduce talking back
Motivate your kids
Result in order in your home
Increase enjoyment in your family
“Free Play”—two of my favorite words in the English language, put together!
To a child, free play is so crucial, not because it in fact builds character and is necessary for social, cognitive and emotional development, but because it’s FUN!
What is Free Play?
Getting your kid to talk to you about a problem can be challenging, especially if they are being bullied.
You feel frustrated that your kid won’t share what’s going on and you can’t help him/her with the problem. You may even fear for his/her safety.
What is an effective way to encourage your kid to talk about problems?
As a Parent Strategist I realize that all kids are not created the same, and all parents are not created the same. Each one has their own individual challenges in the “family” scenario.
It is my mission to honor children and empower parents
My mission is to honor children and empower parents with proven, road-tested and simple parenting techniques that reduce struggles and add more joy for every member of the family.
I have been a guest speaker for parenting workshops, conferences, schools and parenting groups, and would enjoy the opportunity to speak to your audience.