Just when you think you have your child figured out, they go and change! (This is called development.)
By better understanding our child’s motivation, and the reasons for behavior, the better we can parent. Understanding our child’s developmental stage, their particular temperament and triggers helps us set appropriate expectations, allowing room for improved relationships within the family. When parents learn about different parenting, attachment and learning styles, and combine it with the above, the result is collaborative parenting that focusses on a deep and meaningful relationship between parent and child.
- Strategies for parenting are learned, and the parent/child dynamic is changed so that the parents and child are on the “same team”.
- Values and motivation become intrinsically driven, not behaviorally or extrinsically motivated.
- Responsibility and resilience are encouraged.
- Respect for self, others, and belongings is gained.
- Trust is established in the family relationships.
Parents will feel:
- More energized as they are exerting less energy to constantly correct their children.
- More in control, as their kids become more cooperative, and the overall dynamic is shifted to a positive and loving one.
- Closer and more connected to their children.
- More confident and knowledgeable in development of their child and what to expect.