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Improving Your Family Dynamics

By Slattenk

How have things been going for your family this past week? When were you feeling happy and content? What situations left you feeling frustrated, angry or sad?
When you reflect back, think about what has gone well and what parts feel out of alignment. If you could change anything what would it be?
Acknowledging Problems
Recognizing what isn’t working well is the first step in making a positive change. When parents report their biggest challenges, they describe problem behaviors like:
  • Not listening
  • Throwing tantrums
  • Disobeying
  • Hitting people
  • Back talking
  • Being a picky eater
  • Sibling fighting
  • Being disrespectful
  • Not getting homework done
  • Arguing and questioning
If these behaviors make your list too, know that you’re not alone! While your kids will behave in ways that you would like to change, the only real change you can make is to your own behavior. Don’t despair! When you focus your energy on changing your own behavior, you increase your influence on your kids’ behavior.

Responding in Better Ways To Your Kids’ Challenging Behavior

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