What NOT to say to our kids seems like a simple idea but when it comes to real time interactions, we sometimes are not sure what to say. We could end up saying the “wrong” thing unintentionally. Also, it could be hard to say “no” to our kids without actually using the word “no”. Have you tried it?
We don’t want to fill our children’s days with negative words and statements, such as “Stop!”, “You can’t do it”, “Don’t touch!”.
And you know young kids, they just pick up what we say and imitate. 🙂
On today’s episode my co-host Laura and I answer 3 listener questions about creating boundaries with your toddler without getting angry, or constantly saying no, when to intervene when sibling fight or what NOT to say to our kids? As well, as when to offer empathy to a dysregulated child and is it OK to give space when kids ask to be left alone.
- Let the environment set the boundaries
- Learning tower (this is my families MUST have item from 1 year old on)
- Magnets for the fridge
- Designated drawer with toddler safe items
- Play food with cutting utensils
… this is just the beginning, there are even more great tips!!
Listen in to hear more about what phrases YOU can use. How to encourage the results you want AND connect in a loving way WITHOUT power struggles ❤️
About my co-host
Laura Froyen is a peaceful parenting and respectful relationship coach and a self-compassion advocate. She gives parents tools and support for setting boundaries so their needs can be met and they can approach parenting and their relationships with a “full cup”. She empowers parents to let go of expectations and perfectionism, stop being weighed down by comparison, and find freedom and joy they can show up in their lives and their relationships with open-hearted authenticity and balance.
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