19. Tools for Parenting the Difficult Child, with Nicole Raden

Nicole Raden has a lot of experience in dealing with difficult children with emotional and behavioral challenges. She brings hope and tools to parents who are in the thick of the weeds and don't know where to turn. This week she introduces the topic and shares a little of her experiences with the Love and Logic approach.

00:00  Introduction
01:15  Who is Nicole Raden?
03:55  Why a child might have behavioral issues
05:57  Investigate causes rather than the source and use tools to approach problems
07:42  What is Love and Logic?
08:18  How Love and Logic lines up with our Christian faith
09:49  Start with love and empathy and then move forward
11:34  When parents feel it is hopeless
12:53  When situations are extreme
15:37  Why small goals are important 
17:47  Where do I begin? First steps
21:07  Final words

This was a bundle of information. It was designed to give you the foundation. Next week we will get into some of the tools so you won't want to miss it! If you subscribe, we will be easy to find again!

Nicole mentioned the Love and Logic books. Here are some of the basic books by Jim Fay and Foster Kline. (affiliate links)

Parenting with Love and Logic

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood

Next week Nicole will share specific tools and situations. We'll be out of the theory and into the weeks!  If you are interested in signing up for my Discipline with Dignity course or our Adventure Parenting with Grace Community Chats to discuss all thing parenting, click either of these links.

May you have a terrific week and remember to trust in the Lord this week!

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