Lots of parents have heard about and read the classic best seller, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.” The book reads so easily and makes so much sense and most parents say, “Hey, I want to try this. How hard can it be?”
But then real life happens. One child hits the other or hits you, or they refuse to stop running in the HEB or they argue with you every single day about brushing their teeth or eating their vegetables or getting and staying in bed.
The smallest thing sets them off to a huge tantrum and the nice pictures and words in the “How to Talk” book are not what comes to mind. No, what comes to mind are the same threats and yelling that you had just made a promise you would never do again.
HOW THE SERIES CAN HELP
This 7 week series resembles “basic training” in that one practices the skills so that when everyone's emotions heighten during the squabble, the book's phrases kick in, the parent stays calmer, and the struggle ends a bit sooner. So many parents have shared that the series makes the good intentions of the pages of the book more likely to be what happens in their homes. Parents also report feeling happier in their parental role, liking their children a bit more, and feeling like they have increased strategies for dealing with things they have tried over and over again but with no good, lasting change.
In this series, parents learn how to keep their own calm and coach their children for:
Couples only pay $50 per couple for the class (not $100)
Parent educators Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish thoughtfully and effectively compiled the work of Haim Ginott making it possible to teach children how to manage their emotions and think in a world where too many choices are available. Come give it a try!