In this latest podcast episode, the 32nd in my series, we move the discussion for the first time to the final section of my parenting book, the Q&A section. For the past number of weeks, I’ve been focused solely on the content of the first section of my recently published parenting guide titled I LIKE HOW YOU SPEAK TO ME… A PARENT’S GUIDE FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH CHILDREN. It’s designed as a “how to” for parents, family members or teachers in order to spell out as clear a path as possible to effective communication with children.
The parenting book is divided into three sections, and the first section of the book lays out what I call my “10 Governing Principles” for communicating with children. These ten principles are interlocking and essential, and when one understands these principles and exercises the muscle of using them ALL, communication with children will be clear and effective. For ten weeks in a row on my podcast, I examined each of these ten governing principles for effective communication with children, one at a time, podcast after podcast. Now, we’ve reached a point where we will be using the podcast to go through the TEN MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM PARENTS (plus one bonus 11th question).
The first question in this section of the book is a common one as parents often ask the following: How can I stop getting impatient, frustrated or angry when we are in a hurry and my child is moving slower than a snail? Even though it’s a common question and scenario, the answer is pretty simple. Details are in the podcast, but in a nutshell, it’s all about frontloading your schedule with your child and agreeing upon consequences also in advance if you schedule isn’t met.
The next podcast will focus on the second question in the Q&A section of the book about effective communication with children, so please stay tuned for that. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and for listening. You can hear Podcast 32 here:
And you can find the parenting guide on Amazon right here: