This past Wednesday was our first class in our “Parenting Simply Foundations” Webinar. The topic, “Creating Connections While Encouraging Responsibility.”
We discussed the following topics:
1. The best ways for us to stop our children from whining and complaining.
2. Why it is important for children to fight and push against our rules and how to maintain our rules anyway.
3. How to stop feeling the need to parent perfectly all the time.
4. How to connect with our kids in positive ways and on their level.
5. Ways to make sure our kids act responsibly even when we are not around.
We learned skills that helped us show respect for our children’s/student’s emotions, open up the channels of communication, create relationship-building moments and encourage children to take responsibility for their actions and come up with solutions to their every day problems.
FYI: Some More Information on Empathy:
Daniel Goleman, the author of the groundbreaking book “Emotional Intelligence”, encourages parents and caretakers to learn how to be empathetic with their children. He further states that parents who are more empathetic and manage their children’s feelings effectively will have better relationships with their children. He cites studies that have shown that children of empathetic parents are better able to manage their own difficult emotions, can soothe themselves and get angry less often. They are also more relaxed. These children have good social skills and are liked by their peers. Overall, they have fewer behavior problems, good attention skills and are more effective learners.
SNEAK PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:
- We don’t need to make sure our children are happy all the time.
- Use empathy to set limits and maintain your authority in your home.
- Teach kids how to manage their anger
- How to keep your home calm
- The best way to manage temper tantrums
Tell us how you are implementing these new skills in your life!
Ask questions and share your successes here.
Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP