Kids – communicate and manage better!
It’s so hard to communicate with your children and know what’s really going on. When we see the shocking wave of teenage suicide in Hong Kong, we can all relate to why this might be happening.
To know how to discipline, is a learning curve for all parents therefore Celine Chicote-Navas is running a popular course on:
Morning classes for parents:
10:30am for 7 Thursdays, starting March 23 until May 11th @ HK$2500 for a total of 14 hours.
These dates and times can be changed, Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your appointment.
Learning how to use no punitive tools, turning defiance into self-reliance. You learn effective ways to encourage your children and teenagers, to develop this socio – emotional skills.
In short: you will learn ‘connection before correction’; how to be kind and firm at the same time;’ positive time out’; ‘encourage versus praise’; beliefs behind the behaviors.
- Every time you ‘rescue’ them and do something for them that they should be doing for themselves, they lose an opportunity to learn. We all know it’s quicker and easier helping them but it’s better to empower them to try, and be more creative themselves, in problem solving.
- Offer specific time to connect with your child, It won’t be rushing to get to school, however adding in 15 minutes daily to really connect and focus will reap benefits.
- Looking at the “belief behind the behavior.”
As an example: Marilyn is a 3 year old and her baby brother is constantly crying when he needs a nappy change, and his parents are right on the task. From this experience, Marilyn might get the wrong belief that being the centre of attention is what makes someone important in your family so she will start calling out in the middle of the night and regress in her behavior. This requires a positive discipline approach
In dealing with your child, encouraging and modeling how to express your feelings at the same time as calming down personally, anticipating building problem-solving skills, practicing empathy, kindness and belonging. This is all down without punishment or award and is the most respectful way to build your children’s social skills and respect yourself as an adult in kindness of firmness at the same time!