20. Tools for Parenting the Difficult Child (part 2), with Nicole Raden
Nicole Raden has much 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 gives us tools we can use to diffuse those very difficult moments when our child might seem unmanageable. And, these tools are great for compliant children as well.
01:31 Practical tools
01:58 Enforceable statements and the fight for control
04:35 How to offer choices
07:06 Decision-making skills
08:55 Learning from mistakes is better when the price tag is small
09:48 Connecting with your child when they are escalated
10:08 The quiet voice
10:45 The broken record response
11:24 How to pray or sing over them
13:07 What not to do- reason with them or display anger
13:55 Learning authority
17:15 Opportunity for heart change
18:22 Final Words
This was a bundle of information. It was designed to give you tools to deal with the oppositional child. Be sure to subscribe where you like to listen to your podcasts so you don't miss next week.
Nicole mentions the Love and Logic books. Here are some of the basic books by Jim Fay and Foster Kline. (affiliate links)
I mentioned our Adventure Parenting chats. You can sign up here: Adventure Parenting with Grace Community Chats to discuss all things parenting.
May you have a terrific week and remember to trust in the Lord this week!