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Mastermind Parenting Podcast

Feb 15, 2022

How do you discipline a strong-willed child who just won’t listen? We’re building on last week’s episode where I unpacked the topic of how to best discipline your child, going a little deeper to tackle those stubborn kids. And the more you request they do something or change a behavior, the more they dig in and just won’t budge. 

So frustrating, I know. Bing ignored and dismissed when you’re supposedly the authority figure can feel demoralizing, rude, and disrespectful. It also can feel chaotic and stressful, both for you and your child. It brings all these things up for us as parents, and even if we start off nice, sweet, and calm, we can lose our tempers and start commanding or yelling.

Listen to this episode where I go through a scenario many of us have likely experienced. I walk you through what might be going on in this situation and give you some tips on how to deal with it if you find yourself headed down this path.

I’ll show you how you can be the leader of your own little wolf pack, and command the authority you deserve, while getting your kiddo to make a choice that’s a win-win situation for everyone. We’re going to disrupt the negative attention seeking pattern that may have formed, allowing you to step in and have your voice heard. Again, just like last week, this is one of the most familiar challenges parents face, and one that I often see parents struggle with, but it doesn’t have to be that way!

As always, thanks for listening, and be sure and head over to Facebook and you can join my free group Mastermind Parenting Community where we post tips and tools and do pop up Live conversations where I do extra teaching and coaching to support you in helping your strong-willed children so that they can FEEL better and DO better.

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  • When your child isn’t listening to you or rebelling, it can be demoralizing.
  • If you can’t be the authority, nothing runs smoothly. It can be chaotic and stressful.
  • It feels disrespectful and dismissive, and it hurts.
  • You might feel like you’re not doing your job as a parent, and it can spiral out of control.
  • Your child refuses your request leading to frustration, arguments, and exhaustion.
  • This can be the result of what you were told or modeled in the past.
  • It’s time to be the leader of your pack and command authority.
  • Listen to your kids and understand what is underneath the behavior.
  • Humans crave freedom, so when you try to control, they may rebel.
  • They are trying to get needs met, health and safety comes first.
  • Instead of barking one command, give options that are a win for both of you.
  • It takes a lot of practice and patience, but you can discipline and teach with authority.

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