8 "Instead of" Tips for Parenting Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma

8 "Instead of" Tips for Parenting Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma

Traditional parenting tends to swoop in and fix the immediate problematic behavior. It is a short-term approach that doesn’t work with kids who have trauma. Instead, you need to take the time to consider the need behind the child’s behavior and focus on the ultimate goal of connection.

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What to Do About Defiance: Using Levels of Response to Connect

What to Do About Defiance: Using Levels of Response to Connect

As parents, we are often tempted to go after a gnat with an elephant gun. We have a giant response to a little behavior. Or we try a “one and done” approach. We think if we are angry or loud enough, the child will never engage in that sort of behavior again. Neither of these tools is effective in parenting kids who have had trauma.

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