Don’t think about elephants!
But what do you think about the moment you read the sentence? Yup… elephants!
The mind can’t process negatives so saying, “don’t” doesn’t help. Yet as parents telling our kids “don’t” do something is standard practice. Is it possible to give a more positive vision? Billy and Joy offer some practical ideas in today’s podcast.
Talk about this:
In what categories of my parenting do I seem to default to the defensive?
What are the "better visions" for my kids in the areas where they struggle?
What changes in time, schedule, and venues for discussion will help us grab this vision better?
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