Hi all, I have been a member of this group for about a week now to find strategies that can assist me and my 8 year old son with his challenging behaviors. Thanks Lisa Nicoll for adding me 👍 I have watched many of the videos posted here and now feel so much more positive about parenting.
I used strategy this morning with great success.
Normally in the morning, I would tell my son to 'put your shoes on please it's time to go to school' and my son would respond negatively by complaining, arguing, making excuses, and sometimes even yell, throw his shoe and not speak nicely.
Instead, this morning I asked my son 'are you ready for school' and he replied 'yes', I responded 'are you missing something' looking down at his feet, my son smiled and said 'my shoes.' I asked 'what do you need to do to be ready for school?', my son replied 'put my shoes on.' He put his shoes on without any negativity 👍
Also, instead of telling my son to 'put your pj's on your bed please' and receiving negativity, I asked my son 'where do your pj's belong' and he put them on his bed without me telling him to 👍
Love this group ☺