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Chapter 20: How to Keep Your Cool and Keep Kids from Erupting

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  The Parents Toolshop® Guidebook: 5 Easy Step to Effectively Respond to Any Parenting Challenge The Parent Problems Toolset!   Chapter 20: How to Keep Your Cool and Keep Kids from Erupting Chapter 21: Ten Tactful Talking Tools to Get Your Point Across Without Lectures or Threats Chapter 22: Practice Keeping Your Cool   If you read the Prevention Toolset chapters and the Child Problems Toolset chapters of The Parents Toolshop® Guidebook,  you have discovered and had time to practice the five five-star tools taught in those chapters. They are the most important parenting tools.... (Read More ...)

Chapter 19: Stop & Practice F-A-X

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I know, you just had a practice day a couple chapters ago, but in chapter 19 you learned the entire F-A-X Listening and problem-solving process. I want you to have time to process what you learned and put it into practice, because when you master F-A-X Listening you will: Have children who feel safe enough to let down their defenses and share the real issues they are dealing with. Have children who open up and give more than yes/no, one-word answers. Have children who express their feelings clearly and appropriately, without tantrums, yelling or being overly dramatic to get sympathy. Have children... (Read More ...)

Chapter 18: How Do You Handle a Drama King/Queen or Impulsive Child?

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The Parents Toolshop® Guidebook: 5 Easy Steps to Effectively Respond to Any Parenting Challenge! Child Problems Toolset Welcome to Chapter 18!  Today’s lesson is all about how to defuse the drama while helping your child learn to problem-solve. First, here’s a refresher: RECAP: Remember the PASRR formula you learned early on in this series? You just learned the top tools for the first step:        Preventing problems from starting or worsening. Now you are ready to learn the next step: Acknowledge the child’s feelings. (Responding to Child problems.) Child problems involve... (Read More ...)

Chapter 17: Practice Teaching Skills

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Welcome back!  This is chapter 17 of the “Parent’s Toolshop® Guidebook: 5 Easy Steps to Responding Helpfully to Any Parenting Challenge.” You’ve now finished learning the core tools in the Prevention Toolbox: Chapters 7-16 gave you the tools to use in the first step of the PASRR Formula: Prevent problems from starting or worsening with the Prevention Toolbox. Out of all the tools you’ve learned so far, here are the most important five-star tools () from each Toolset to remember and master using: Self-Esteem Toolset: D.I.P. or Descriptive encouragement that focuses on the child’s... (Read More ...)

Chapter 16: How Do You Teach Children “Invisible” (Internal) Skills?

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Here’s where we are in the Universal Blueprint® Problem-Solving System / PASRR Formula: Prevent Problems from starting or worsening … with the        Prevention Toolbox: Independence Toolset There are only two tools from the Independence toolset that you’ll learn in the “30 Days to Parenting Success” mini-course. This tool, “Openly Model Behavior,” is one of the most powerful, effective, yet unknown tools to most parents, so it needs some explanation. In the previous lesson, you learned how to teach your child skills, tasks and behaviors. For example, if you want to teach your... (Read More ...)

Lesson 15: How Can You Foster Responsibility and Independence In Children?

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Welcome to Day 15! You are halfway through the “30 Days to Parenting Success” mini-course.  Before you get into today’s lesson, how did you do practicing offering choices in limits? Here are some possible answers:  a.     “You can change into play clothes and play in the sand box or keep your nice clothes on and play inside. You decide.” b.    “I know you don’t like getting your hair washed. Would you like a wash cloth to cover your eyes or would you rather tip your head way back?” c.     “Will you work on your book report before dinner or after?” d.    (Pause... (Read More ...)

Chapter 14: Practice Offering Choices

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In chapter 13, you learned one of the most powerful (and empowering) five-star tools, which you can use from prevention, through redirecting misbehavior, to discipline: Offer Choices Within Bottom Line Limits This tool, when you use them as a part of your daily parenting, can prevent and stop many types of misbehavior and problems. If you want to watch a short video clip on choices from my introductory workshop. Then practice offering choices within bottom line limits in situations that typically lead to power struggles in your home. Report your experience in the forum or hop onto a Gold call... (Read More ...)

Chapter 13: What is the Best Tool for Preventing and Stopping Power Struggles?

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Welcome back!  This is Chapter 13 of the “Parent’s Toolshop® Guidebook: 5 Easy Steps to Responding Helpfully to Any Parenting Challenge.“ Here’s where we are in the Universal Blueprint® Problem-Solving System / PASRR Formula: Prevent Problems from starting or worsening … with the        Prevention Toolbox: Cooperation Toolset So far, you’ve learned two of the five-star tools (): D.I.P. and “Don’t Say Don’t.” The Cooperation Toolset is the only toolset that actually has two five-star tools…and this is one of them….your third five-star tool (). Today, we will... (Read More ...)

Chapter 12: Practice “Don’t Say Don’t”

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The past two chapters, you’ve learned two very powerful tools, including the most-effective five-star tool: Don’t Say Don’t  a.  Use positive words to make requests that describe the behavior you want to see. No No’s a.  Deny requests using positive words. These tools, when you use them as a part of your daily parenting, can prevent many types of misbehavior and problems. So I want you to take today to just practice using these tools before you learn the remaining tools in the Prevention Toolbox. Here’s a fun way to practice them. You just need a partner. Even your child can be... (Read More ...)

Chapter 11: How Can You Deny Requests without Tantrums, Drama or Getting “But, WHY?”?

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Here’s where we are in the Universal Blueprint® Problem-Solving System / PASRR Formula: Prevent Problems from starting or worsening … with the        Prevention Toolbox: Cooperation Toolset   First, are you ready for a pop quiz? (Don’t worry—there are no right and wrong answers or the answer is right below the question!)   When you have to deny a request, how do you usually do it? “No, because I said so.” “No, and that’s final!” Give a lecture, listing your reasons Try to negotiate an answer they will accept.        Answer: If you are honest and like... (Read More ...)