3 weeks, 3 easy ways to make positive changes in your family starting now.
ACTIVITIES FOR THIS WEEK
- Look for ways that you can use gentle reminders. Instead of shouting, walk quietly to your child, kneel down and stare into his/her eyes. Then in a few short words remind them of your previous request.
- If your child does something “wrong”, ask yourself if it is morally wrong, or just inconvenient. More often than not it will simply be inconvenient, so teach him/her by asking questions about what they see as the best way to do something. Fill in the gaps so they understand more clearly.
- If one of your children does something that has a negative impact on you or another person, have them try and take the perspective of the other person. Have them describe how that person might have felt, and how that action might impact on their relationship. Then invite them to think of ways that the relationship may be repaired, or ways that they can avoid such situations in the future.