“Why can’t they get their shoes on and get in the car?”
“Why do they always get out of bed at bedtime?”
“Why can’t they just do what they’re supposed to do?”
Do you ask yourself questions about your children like that? Do you get frustrated for not handling daily challenges as well as you’d like?
We’ve got help for moms who struggle to respond in a productive manner when their kids misbehave – moms who promised themselves that they would never yell at their children or speak to them harshly.
Then they do.
They’re angry with themselves, and they feel guilty, but they don’t know how to avoid knee-jerk reactions in the heat of the moment.
We’ll help you respond calmly and biblically when your child acts up on our Focus on the Family Broadcast, “Saying the Right Thing When Your Child Misbehaves.” Moms and authors Amber Lia and Wendy Speake teach other moms how to slow down and to prepare themselves to respond better. They’ll share why having a “script” is an effective parenting method, and explain how you can create one.
We discuss how to respond to sibling rivalry, disobedience, bedtime battles, and what to say when a child is angry, rude, or whiney.
Amber Lia and Wendy Speake have written a book called Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. I recommend the book, and I’ll even send you a free copy when you become a monthly ministry partner with Focus on the Family. (Check our website for details.)
We’ve also got a free parenting assessment for you at our website. It will quickly give you an overview of how your family is doing in several key areas and offer some suggestions for how you can improve the relationships in your home.