A very common question that I’m frequently asked by the parents that I coach one-on-one regarding behavioral parenting strategies is whether their one year old, toddler, or young child actually understands the parenting strategies that they use. Hey, it’s a good question.
So today on the show I want to dive into this question and explain how our young children learn and behave in response to our parenting strategies.
Now onto talking about our parenting strategies and whether or not our kids know what we are saying. Let’s head to the show.
You and your child are in the grocery store doing the weekly shopping. Your kiddo says she wants to play a game on your phone but you’re hesitant because 1) your kiddo has already watched her fair share of TV today, 2) you’re trying hard to not rely on electronics when your kiddo is bored, and 3) your phone is running low on battery.
You nervously say, “Not right now. We are almost done shopping.”
And here it comes.
“But I waaaaaant to!”
“I promise, we are almost done shopping. We have just a few more things to grab and then we’ll head home.”
“Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaase. I’ll stop bugging you if you let me play.”
“I said no. That’s my final answer.”
Then comes the leg swings, the loud moans, all the water works, and the screams.
You’re tired of it. This always happens at the grocery store. And you’re embarrassed. The grocery...
Does bedtime in your house sound like this?
“Mom, I’m thirsty.”
“No, you had enough water 30 minutes ago.”
“Hey, dad! I got to tell you something.”
“I said go back to bed!”
“Dad, you forgot to tuck me in!”
“I already gave you a goodnight kiss and put you in bed. Stay in your room.”
“GET. BACK. IN. YOUR. BED!”
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
A lot of kids experience different bedtime resistant behaviors like calling out, crying, and leaving the bedroom. I’m sure you’re use to it. It has become a way of life for you, but guess what! It DOESN’T have to be that way!
I want to share with you the TOOLS and RESOURCES that you need to help solve these bedtime resistant behaviors, and it’s NOT HARD! The bedtime pass is an EASY-TO-IMPLEMENT intervention for those child behaviors that keep your child...