21. Tools for Parenting the Difficult Child (part 3), 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 Love and Logic tools for toddlers/preschoolers. She also talks about priming kids for expectations and what to do when nothing seems to work. 

00:00   Introduction
01:13   The joy of preschoolers

03:02   Opportunity in many small choices
04:00   Tantrums and the uh-oh song
09:59   When and how to discuss the behavior 
12:00   When your child just doesn’t cooperate 
 15:07  The significant learning opportunity 
18:37   Priming for expectations
20:06   When it feels like nothing is working  22:09   Love and Logic and the gospel
24:07   Story of Nicole guiding a child to solve his problem

29:11   Final Words

This was a bundle of information. It was designed to give you tools to deal with the oppositional child. Listen more than once to get the full benefit. And 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)

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

I mentioned our Adventure Parenting chats where we can discuss these techniques further. 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!

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