Think you're going to lose your marbles with your toddlers or little kids while they are home for this extended break?
BUY THIS BOOK!
It has been a game-changer in our home. Because really, sometimes you have to just GET things done! Most of you know that we have 3 kids 4 and under - and so "getting things done" can be a bit of a gong show some days!
The tips here will help your home be calmer, more reasonable, and productive... Doesn't that sound good???
Not only have I used many of the suggestions with my own kids, but, I coach parents to use them too. The results? Consistently excellent.
Go buy it!!!
Not sure what to do with your externally or internally explosive child or teen for the next 3 weeks? BUY THIS BOOK!
I have used Dr. Ross Greene's techniques with many students, clients, and even my own children. It's gold.
It can transform your class or home SO quickly.
The concept? Our kids pick up some life skills easily, and others struggle. Just like some kids learn to read or sleep easily, and others struggle and need extra help.
He argues that most kids who struggle socially are just lacking basic skills. E.g. transitioning from one activity to another, asking for love or attention in a positive way, staying focused during challenging tasks, etc.
The solution? Get your child or teen involved in finding solutions. You brainstorm, then try them!
The book does an excellent job of HOW to do this process and what it could sound like with different kids or teens.
If you want the paperwork that goes with the book to do an assessment and go through the problem solving process with your child, go to this link: https://www.livesinthebalance.org/paperwork
Keep me posted on how it goes!
Looking for something to do during school shut down with your pre-teen or teenaged daughters (besides letting them watch copious amounts of Netflix... which is okay too!)? ORDER THIS BOOK!
It was a game changer for me in how I learned to handle conflict with a strong and kind voice.
I originally took it out from the library so I could teach my grade 9's more effectively. By the end of the first chapter, I was weeping in relief. It showed me that I had no idea how to handle things in a way that would actually resolve an issue and feel GOOD at the end.
This is the book I recommend the most to families - it will help both you (mom) and daughters figure out how we've been socially conditioned to resolve conflicts - and, show how those ways aren't all that productive. It will also give you a clear way to start expressing yourself that will make life SO much less tricky and much simpler. (And don't we all want that while we're hanging out together for copious amounts of time in the near future?)
Buy it! Now! You'll thank me for SURE!
Kathleen is an anti-bullying specialist, a conflict coach, a teacher, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend...