For those of you who are regular readers of my blog, I'm sure you are aware brevity is not my forte. In fact, some of my posts are so long I’ve been asked if they are actually novels in disguise.
When it comes to communicating with children though, grownups often make the mistake of doing too much talking. In trying to get our point across, and be understood, we tend to go on in our rationalizing, lecturing, and explaining, hoping they will finally see our point and agree we are right.
In my experience, this is rarely effective and often serves to escalate their anger and frustration. When we communicate more succinctly, it is not only more efficient, but more effective as well.
I love a challenge and wanted to see if those of us who support parents could take our own advice. I asked nine other Positive Discipline Trainers & Educators to join me in the challenge of sharing one of their top parenting tips in ten words or less. I have to say, they knocked this challenge out of the park. So, I will take my own advice, be brief, and let the tips speak for themselves!