Once, when I was 16 or 17 years old, I got up the guts to tell my mom “No” right to her face…once.
Holy moly, if only that were the case for us as parents of sassy, spirited, and strong-willed kids! My kids were born with the word “No” on the tip of their tongues, just waiting to be used daily. Many times daily. Defiance is honestly one of the things that wears me out the most. When I hear my kids get up in the morning, one of my first thoughts is “I can’t do another day of defiance.”
I don’t want to feel that way any more and I don’t want any of you to feel that way either. Because of that, I am over the moon about today’s episode!
Alan Brooks, LMFT gives us not only one way to respond to defiance, or two ways, he gives us SEVEN different ways for you to choose from! After you listen to this episode, you won’t wonder what to do in a defiant situation, you’ll wonder what you did before this podcast.