Do you have a tendency to ignore, brush off, or dismiss the random ideas your older kids share? Pay attention. If you initially feel like the child is sharing a bad idea, what is your response?
Every parent receives much dreaded bad news from their child. None of us like it…..ever! How we respond in the earliest moments of the conversation can shape our path moving forward. A calm response doesn’t come naturally to most of us, but we can practice. We can arm ourselves with a few phrases to calm the freak out and move forward together with our kiddo.