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Raising a Child Who WANTS to Behave


Why move beyond discipline?  Because the dirty little secret about discipline is that it doesn't help kids behave.  Quite the opposite, in fact.

That's because discipline doesn't address the needs or feelings that drive a child's behavior.  So he acts out again.  If your punishment worked, he wouldn't keep misbehaving, right? 

When children "misbehave" they need our help with big feelings or unmet needs.  If we address those needs and help kids work through their emotions, they don't repeat the bad behavior.  What's more, we strengthen our relationship with our child, so he WANTS to please us. 

By helping your child with his feelings, you eliminate most of the problems you deal with every day -- and you get yourself out of the discipline business. No more power struggles, no more yelling, no more eroding the close relationship you want with your child.

Don't worry, you won't be raising a brat. You'll still set limits, and hold high expectations.  But if you set those limits with empathy, your child will WANT to behave.  Empathic limits raises kids who can manage their emotions -- and therefore their behavior.  This teleseminar will show you how.

What you'll learn:

1. Why empathic limits work best to raise well-behaved kids, compared to either Permissive or Authoritarian parenting.

2. How to help your child with the "big" emotions that drive "bad" behavior

3. What empathy is, why your child needs your empathy, and how to give it.

4. The secret weapon for kids who WANT to behave:  Special Time.

5. Dealing with unacceptable behavior.

6. Consequences vs Reparations

7. How to create high expectations that your child wants to exceed.

8. Tools for transforming sibling rivalry.

9. How to transition from conventional authoritarian parenting to empathic parenting.

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Dr. Laura's parenting advice completely changed my relationship with my daughter, improved her self-esteem, and transformed our lives. Providing my daughter with acknowledgement of her feelings and point of view reduced her oppositional behaviors and emotional meltdowns to nearly none. - Jodie Tokatlian


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