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Therapy For Parents Orlando Learn To Listen

Therapy For Parents Orlando

Learn To Listen

Therapy For Parents Orlando

Therapy For Parents Orlando and how do we reach our children today? It’s about being available for your kids. I call it “holding the space” for them. Below are examples of how to make yourself available and effectively hold the space for them.

  • Notice the times that your child is likely to open up and talk. Examples may be: bedtime, before or after dinner, driving in the car, etc.
  • Be the one to start the conversation. This lets your child know that you care about them and what is going on in their lives.
  • Find some time during the week for one-on-one activity individually with your child. Don’t schedule other activities during this time.
  • Learn to recognize what your kid’s interests are. Examples: favorite music, sports, arts, etc. Be interested in them and show they matter to you as well.
  • Initiate the conversations by being the one to share what you are thinking about instead of asking them to start the conversation.

Therapy For Parents Orlando

Listening

  • When your child talks about what is bothering them, stop whatever your doing and listen attentively.
  • Express complete interest in the things they are saying. Do not be intrusive and interrupt.
  • Don’t talk but rather listen to their point of view. Even if it is hard and goes against yours. Let them have their own opinion.
  • Let your child finish the point they are making and do not interrupt them.
  • Repeat back to them by reframing and this way they will be reassured you understand them and what they said.
  • Respond clearly and in a way that your children will hear you.
  • Soften the reaction. Your child will quickly tune you out if you come across angry or very defensive.
  • Express your own opinion and try to not put their opinion down. Let them know that it is alright to disagree.
  • Resist the urge to argue over who is right and who is wrong.
  • Focus more on your teen or child’s feelings instead of your own process of emotions while having the conversation.
  • Ask your child what it is they might need from you during the conversation. Ask if they want advice or for you to just listen.
  • Kids follow our lead and learn by imitating us. If you are angry they will learn to act out in an angry way over the same issues.
  • Talk with your kid and do not lecture them. Do not criticize them or threaten and say mean and harmful remarks.
  • Natural consequences will teach your children life’s lessons. You don’t have to always be the one to tell them.
Therapy For Parents Orlando
Therapy For Parents Orlando
  • When your child talks about what is bothering them, stop whatever your doing and listen attentively.
  • Express complete interest in the things they are saying. Do not be intrusive and interrupt.
  • Don’t talk but rather listen to their point of view. Even if it is hard and goes against yours. Let them have their own opinion.
  • Let your child finish the point they are making and do not interrupt them.
  • Repeat back to them by reframing and this way they will be reassured you understand them and what they said.
  • Respond clearly and in a way that your children will hear you.
  • Soften the reaction. Your child will quickly tune you out if you come across angry or very defensive.
  • Express your own opinion and try to not put their opinion down. Let them know that it is alright to disagree.
  • Resist the urge to argue over who is right and who is wrong.
  • Focus more on your teen or child’s feelings instead of your own process of emotions while having the conversation.
  • Ask your child what it is they might need from you during the conversation. Ask if they want advice or for you to just listen.
  • Kids follow our lead and learn by imitating us. If you are angry they will learn to act out in an angry way over the same issues.
  • Talk with your kid and do not lecture them. Do not criticize them or threaten and say mean and harmful remarks.
  • Natural consequences will teach your children life’s lessons. You don’t have to always be the one to tell them.

Therapy For Parents Orlando

It is Hard Work

This thing called parenting is very hard work yet the most rewarding work out there. The key is to allow a healthy connection and flow of communication develop between you and your child. With teens it can be even more challenging as they fight for their independence. Considering therapy for parents Orlando and teen or child counseling. It is a great way to learn the effective tools you need to become a great parent that hold the space. Call today and let’s start the process.