Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More tools for the parenting toolbox...

When parenting situations arise we use the tools we have in our tool box.  Someone once said, "If all you have is hammer, everything looks like a nail."  I would suggest that "anger" is a hammer. 

So maybe it's time to add some new tools to the toolbox including a few "power tools". 
Heres my top five:
  • Empathy
  • Choices
  • The "Oh Oh Song"
  • Delayed Consequences
  • "Going Brain Dead"
Tool Recommendation: http://www.loveandlogic.com/ecom/p-176-oh-great-what-do-i-do-now.aspx

Oh Great What Do I do Now
Parenting Remedies for When Kids Cook Up the Unexpected

Join Dr. Charles Fay for lots of giggles and plenty of easy-to-use strategies to help you handle the unexpected. This audio is guaranteed to lower your stress level and make life fun again. And the great news is that it works on kids of all ages, toddler to teen.

by Charles Fay, Ph.D.
2 audio CD set, 100 min.
Price: $15.95

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