Eps 183: Your kids are not manipulating you.

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 Winging it in the closet!

 Thank you for the review, Lauren!

 Listening to my clients and group participants…. Amazing the expansive way we can see/here for the other person.

-       The idea that kids get into mischief, make mistakes, AND well meaning, loving parents get stuck into thinking “they are manipulating me/trying to get what they want/playng me”

-       Foundation of Adlerian theory – behavior being movement in the direction of belonging and significance

-       As young children – always perceiving/interpreting/beliefs/action (private logic)

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o   Do I belong?

o   Do I matter?

o   Do I have influence?

o   Am I safe?

-       We are asking and answering those questions through our own lens, which has been developed over time, through experience and relationships we have lived through

-       Kids are cut and dry, their private logic is experienced as “truth”

-       Perception of emotional safety matters

-       “I’m curious… I notice you don’t want to talk about problems after the fact…. Can you tell me about that?”

-       Goal is to help them observe themselves

-       Having a conversation about the conversation

-       Curiosity has no agenda, it’s not a “method”

-       Curiosity is non-judgmental and open

-       THIS TAKES PRACTICE PEOPLE!

-       Call it out when the space feels judge-y and own what we have brought in the past

-       Asking VS Telling Experiential activity

-       Play with this!! Remember there are layers!!

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