Dr. Todd Cartmell addresses four parenting tools – talking, connecting, encouraging, and leading. Parents often don’t have a plan for how they want to address and change the behavior of their child. Todd recommends a 3-step process of (1) teaching, (2) turn on, and (3) turn off. Teaching involves practice where you actually role-play desired behavior with your kids. Turning on means affirming and encouraging them when they behave well, and turning off means correcting misbehavior.
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Dr. Cartmell shares several examples from his counseling practice about how he helped parents think differently about challenges they face with their children, and how a few simple changes transformed their parent-child interactions.