‘Did You Know’ that fulfilling the basic needs of your child means surrounding your child with a loving environment that provides time, attention, affection, affirmation and security from both parents in adequate amounts?
As you seek to raise motivated, obedient, and loving children, it is important to understand how easily you as a parent can offend your child and close down the open communication you once had. Your child’s response to hurt may turn into depression, anxiety, rebellion, and other unfavorable behaviors.
To touch your child’s heart and reopen the flowing two-way communication you once had, remember to implement these five steps:
1. Express yourself in a gentle tone using compassionate words and good eye contact
2. Be patient, respectful, and understanding of your child’s point of view
3. Admit your own mistakes and those ways you have been offensive to your child
4. Remain humble and openly ask for your child’s forgiveness, and
5. Reconnect with your child with a loving smile and hug
If you need counseling and coaching to infuse new approaches into your parenting style, please call me, Carol Ann Worthing, PhD, at 303-663-5846 or visit my Contact Page here.
Carol Ann Worthing, PhD of Individual & Family Wholeness is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1992. She has her PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University in Arizona. She provides a safe and caring approach to your counseling and psychotherapy and evaluations for individuals, couples, families, and children. Her practice represents integrity, competency, and confidentiality, a safe and caring place for psychotherapy. It is her mission to guide you and your family to become emotionally and physically whole and to help you deliberately build your lives and families on that wholeness.