My child does not listen to me. What can I do?
Are you a parent? I am sure you know someone who is that is close to you or maybe many. They are going to want to watch the interview I did with Parenting Coach and Expert, Erika Stroh, from Parent From the Heart, Inc.
Erika has appeared in past interviews within my Simplicity for Moms Facebook Group and has offered valuable and straightforward suggestions around parenting.
Recently, I asked Erika to answer the common question, "My child does not listen to me. What can I do?" Erika shares her heartfelt response as a Mom to two teens herself, and as an expert who coaches many families to navigate through the challenges of parenthood. Erika's strategies help to maintain the love and connection that is necessary between parent in child to gain cooperation.
In this interview, she shares the difference between the desire to control versus the desire to get cooperation from our children. She shares tips on how to make a connection on a human level with your child that invites respect between you and your child that will last throughout the parenting years.
As a mom to three young boys, I know what it is like to be in those moments when no one hears your words, and you feel like a broken record. It is exhausting, and it leads to frustration and parenting from a place that doesn't feel good.
Trust me--I have been there before, too. I know we all have.
I enjoyed listening to Erika's suggestions and have already found it so helpful in how I have been relating to my boys. I know you will get much out of it as well.
Let us know what you think. Tell us what you implement and your results. I want to hear from you. Leave a comment below or over at Simplicity for Moms on Facebook.
Erika Stroh is available for support and can be reached at www.parentfromtheheart.com