Monday, July 19, 2010
What stood out to me is the importance of a parent remaining positive. Children can see and feel tension. This puts their guard up. Then, our guard goes up further over something as small as a cookie for dinner. There is also the idea of role playing. This is a new idea for me as far as family actions go. In other words it's pretending, believing in an action that has not proven true yet. This is the one fact that I questioned. I am still washing and rewashing my brain with this idea. I am not one to quarrel with Doctor Pokornik who has written so many valuable tips in this one book, Break Free of Parenting Pressures.
"When we are not angry,we are more apt to use our creativity to try to figure out another way of gaining our child's compliance."