Parent Talk: How to Talk to Your Children in Language That Builds Self-Esteem and Encourages Responsibility
The right words for every situation.
Do you find yourself in those maddening situations where you sound like a broken record when talking to your child? Your preschooler won’t decide what she wants to wear, regardless of how many times you insist that she just choose; your struggling third grader says “I can't do math,” and your “Sure you can!” reassurance falls like a dead weight; your daughter smears on black eyeliner just before the bus arrives, and your daily protests are muted by hers.
What’s left to say? Lots.
In Parent Talk, a must-have for every parent with a preschool to high school-age child, Chick Moorman tells you what to say so that you can communicate more effectively—and peacefully—with your child in every circumstance, including:
-The morning mad dash to dress, eat, and leave the house on time
-The nightly struggle to focus on homework
-The endless car ride of exhaustion-induced whining
-The meltdown in the mall
For instance, Moorman’s antidote to the “I can’t” loop is “Act as if you’ve done this before.” With Moorman’s help, you’ll learn the words to use and the words to avoid to end power struggles and the fruitless conversation loops you’re stuck in.
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Language acquisition isn't just a toddler's job: Moorman takes parenting common sense--the notion that affirming, loving speech is crucial to a child's growth and self-esteem--to the level of a"skills ... Read full review
Dont be a quitter
Youre a car
Check it out inside
What do you attribute that to?
Different people have different needs
Touch each other gently
Seven Things to Say to Help Your Child Feel Heard
I understand just how you feel
you do that?
Sounds like you have a problem
Weve got a problem Whos willing to help?
Ten Things to Say to Promote Learned Helplessness in Your
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Thats not a good excuse
a good job
I appreciate your efforts Thanks
If you dont straighten up Im going to leave you here
Act your age
We never wanted you anyway
I love you
Ten Things to Say to Reduce Conflict
How can you both get what you want?
Youre probably right
Is that a real fight or are you just faking it?
My patience is running out
Chad your coat is on the floor Im getting angry It belongs
I love you and I dont like that behavior
I love you
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