One show that a lot of my listeners enjoyed was my episode with Catherine Pearlman, author of the book, Ignore it! I thought that perhaps your child’s behaviors might be annoying you right about now… or maybe you could use a pep talk, so I’m re-sharing this episode.
In this ep, Catherine Pearlman walks us through her method for creating good behaviors in our kids – the behaviors we want to see. She explains how every kid acts out sometimes, which can make it even more frustrating than usual to guide them on a path of healthy development. She coaches us in how to look the other way and simply ignore the attention-seeking actions from our children.
Not easy! But she does break it down in a way that makes it easier for all of us, especially what behaviors are acceptable to ignore, and what are not. One of her main points is to not reward bad behavior – and giving too much attention to it is rewarding to kids.
It’s a good thing she’s an expert in the psychological aspect of this – because it’s easy to think that if we work hard with our children on their negative behaviors, they will change…but Catherine Pearlman shows us that’s not the case.
You’ve gotta tune in to this one! And, remember, I’ll be back live in just a few weeks. Until then, take a listen.