Coach Rose: Understanding is half the work

Coach Rose: Understanding is half the work

Last week I heard a woman next to me say to her girlfriend: "I'm at my wit's end, I just can't get him to behave!"

I have to say that I enjoy thinking about what parents class as "naughty", and how to some others this means something entirely different. It's all to do with stress and experience.

Yes, children need boundaries, but also understanding. Understand why they're behaving as they are - maybe they are bored, or need more exercise, or something in their diet is affecting them?

That does not mean you should not be consistent. Sometimes being strict is entirely necessary ... but you decide the method and stick to it.

In a world where there is a lot of understanding and miscommunication, listening and kindness can also go a long way.

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  • JamesBr

    Thai's so true. Hearing is what so needed in parent-children relation/ You need to hear and understand what your children say as well as what they do not say.

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