One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is remaining sane in the face of our children’s counter will. There are many words for what happens when our children refuse to cooperate with us; opposition, defiance or stubbornness, the list goes on.
And in the heat of the moment it can feel almost impossible not to end up in a counter will battle that sees us display the very same traits that we most detest in our child. Confused and powerless to change this unhelpful dynamic, it can feel tempting to bribe or threaten our child to do as we say – because we are the parent, right? Yet, these are the very behaviours that often cause confict.
A wilful child will not back down and it is often when our will has backed them into a corner that we experience just how powerless we are, as no amount of threat or bribery will change the situation.
The alternative is not to become a permissive parent – changing your own agenda in order to accommodate your child. Instead, the goal is to respond to your child in ways that do not squash their wilful spirit, while at the same time remaining in charge.
This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to create a powerful connection to your wilful child. With a strong connection and a solid understanding of:
You will be able to encourage your child to listen and cooperate without having to lose your temper and use coercive tactics in order to be heard
Learn powerful strategies for managing your own emotions when you feel drawn in and triggered by your child’s opposition