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25 days ago by Anonymous Watermelon

Family time
This week end all tge family will be here, and I want to enjoy it for the much, any ideas, for movies or series that is suitable for all ages
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9 months ago by Anonymous Pineapple

A long but powerful thread
Your kid jumps off the back of the couch after you’ve told them not to. You know you need to set boundaries. But how? Let’s look at the options and see how your mindset can affect the outcome. Option A: My kid is so naughty! Your (understandable) anger takes hold. You need your child know that what they did is not okay. You give them a time-out or deny them dessert after dinner. But what does your child miss out on? - Feeling understood: about why they behaved the way they did. My behaviour was bad, and there wasn’t understanding involved, which is why I’m being punished. Does that mean I am bad? Child feels shamed. - Learning what to do next time: Children have loads of energy and need outlets for their developmentally appropriate behavioural urges. Jumping and climbing are healthy needs for kids - they must be given ample (safe) opportunities to practise. Child is left confused by their urge to jump and climb but not being directed how to do so. Result: hiding behaviour and further pushing of boundaries. - Outcome: child feels shamed and the quality of the connection between parent and child suffers. Option B: My kid is having trouble containing all this energy! You connect before you direct. You stay calm while you set boundaries by enforcing LOGICAL, FAIR consequences and accepting their backlash. You show empathy by reflecting how they might feel: “Wow, you’re full of energy today! Let’s find a safe way for you to let that out.” And removing them from the situation. You talk about options for next time: “Hey look how high we can pile these pillows, and how much fun we can have jumping around on those instead!” - Kid understands (even if their protests mask it): I am not behaving in a safe manner on the couch -> I am no longer allowed on the couch. Why? Because my parent keeps me safe, understands me and is attuned to my needs. - Kid learns: I am loved, safe and cared for. I am “held”. - Core takeaway: Not all my behaviours are okay but they are separate from me. We are a team and I am understood. To break it down: CONNECT. Logical, fair consequences. Empathise. Discuss alternatives.
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