This mother and her boisterous 3 year old son learn how to make workable agreements for their mutual happiness. As you listen to Tonia’s recap of what she got from her session, you will hear how she came to realize what her son needed in terms of respect for his way of operating. Once she respected his needs for being exuberant at times, he could agree to her requests for better, quieter, more self-controlled behavior. She reported later that ever since they made an agreement for less yelling and more fun he comes over to her, tapping her on the hand to get her attention rather than shouting at her from across the room. What a great response this Mom got after just one session on mutual respect!
Here’s our question to those of you who have high-spirited children; have you negotiated successful workable agreements that resolved a problem? Share your comments with us below.
By Dr. Lonnie Green, M.Ed., PhD