(included in the Parents Toolshop® Teleseminar Series Album)
It comes from out of the blue.
You make a simple request like, “It’s time to …”
“… get dressed.”
“… take a bath.”
“… do your homework.”
“… go to bed.”
Or your child is doing something you don’t want them to do, so you instinctively say,
“Please don’t do that”
“Quit doing that” or
You may try using simply logic or explaining your reasons, only to have them dig in their heels and refuse, or worse — and this really gets you mad — ignores you! They are baiting you into a power struggle and you don’t want to force the issue, but it needs done! Or to stop!)
It’s now become a showdown, like the OK corral. What will you do?
Your children have minds of their own, which can often lead to power struggles. Before you know it, things can escalate and you find yourself saying and doing things you can’t believe! You are an adult…the parent! How can a child get to you like this?
You think you are making a simple request, but did you know that most power struggles actually start because of how the parent makes the original request? You could be 99.9% on the “right track” in your attempts to make a simple request, but one word you use, one word you don’t use, or even the order of your words or sentence can mean the difference between a calm, easy-going routine and the outbreak of World War III!
The solutions you need to prevent power struggles from starting or end one that’s starting are actually quite simple (but not necessarily easy), unless you are equipped with the simple-logic concepts and practical tools offered in this teleseminar.
Listen to this hour-long recording of a live discussion with parenting professionals and real-life parents, just like you, and you’ll discover:
• The five best tools for getting children to cooperate the first time you ask, without bribes or threats,
• How to prevent and stop power struggles,
• The three words that cause children to keep doing what you just told them not to do, so you can erase them from your vocabulary,
• How to avoid the Terrible Twos and Threes, where tots say “no” to everything,
• Why teens rebel and how you can glide through the teen years smoothly,
• … and more!
This deluxe resource package includes:
• Digitally remastered Audio
• Full Transcripts
• All the Resources Available to the Original Participants
• Bonus resources such as links to related articles on the Parent’s Toolshop® website
• Two 15-minute video clip of a live presentation that will make it easy for you to “get” the tools and even play a game to practice them!
You will be absolutely blown away how quickly these tools work! Seriously, countless parents have said they used these tools once and challenges they had had for years literally disappeared forever!
This gave me power – not over my child, but over the situation and myself. It also empowers my children to be in control of themselves. I’m spending less time being in power struggles and she’s learning to make choices. I know, now, that there is going to be a solution to every problem. I especially like the fact that it tells me what to do, instead of what not to do. — Bonnie Sessely
Almost every day was constant negativity and power struggles. I can’t begin to tell you what it feels like to enjoy my child again and to feel good about myself as a parent. — Joy I.
I have learned and used the materials to: 1. Help with potty training; 2. Keep my son staying with me; 3. Recognize and seek the correct “language” to speak to my son; 4. It’s had a ripple effect with my husband; and many, many more examples that I simply don’t have time to write out. — Lisa Brubaker
My 5 year old daughter carried a tray full of food about 100 yards without spilling a single morsel because I simply asked if she could try to keep all of the food on her tray all the way to the table! Isn’t that a small miracle in itself?!?!?!?!?! — Lena Guilfoil
I was volunteering at my child’s preschool. I heard one of the other mothers tell the children not to spill their drinks. I knew what to say differently, using these tools. Within seconds, a child at the other table spilled her drink…and it was like a domino effect; every single child at that table spilled their drink. Not one child did at my table and I know it’s because of how I made the request. — Bridget Young
For years, my children would run circles into the house and out through a glass door. No matter how many times I told them to stop doing that or they might break the glass, they continued. After learning these cooperation tools, I literally only had to say something once, the way you taught us, and they’ve never done it since. — Ida Noel