Listen to the hearts of your children. What are they trying to tell you? What are they feeling?
I am mad. I am angry. I don’t like that. You are wrong about me. That was not my intention. I didn’t mean to do that. I thought I was right. I want to be right. I never want to be wrong. I feel bad inside. I am bad inside. I don’t think I am lovable. I don’t think you will keep me. I can’t help it. I can’t help myself.
By the time children grow into teens, if you haven’t listened to how they feel, they will stop telling you. At that point, you cease to have influence.
Listen to the heart of your child, even when it doesn’t make sense to you.
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Our next 9a-5pm Trust-based Therapeutic Parent Training will be on January 7th, 2017. 2017!!!