On today’s show Cathy and Todd talk about why connection is essential if we want our children to listen and cooperate. If we are seeking changes in our children’s behavior, we need to we focus our attention on deepening the relationship and creating daily connection. We have to be willing to make consistent deposits in the emotional bank accounts of our loved ones – then we take withdrawls (disappointments, challenges, disagreements) without too much drama. Instead of focusing solely on how to change our children’s behavior, we can focus how to connect and communicate with our kids effectively – not just in times of crisis, but in everyday situations as well. The more we focus on connection, validating, listening, the better our children will be able to tolerate imposed limits.
Cathy and Todd also take a listener’s question, play a touching audio clip about a listener’s wife had his back, and share why the song “Happy” is in the tournament of bad.
We also discuss the upcoming screening of The Mask You Live In at York Theater in Elmhurst, IL. It’s on Wednesday, March 11th and tickets are limited. Click here to reserve your seats – http://cathycassaniadams.com/product/the-mask-you-live-in/
We are bring the documentary “The Mask You Live In” to Elmhurst @ 7:00 on Wednesday, March 11th @ York Theater. The trailer is below. To order tickets, please click here.
Cathy’s 3rd book, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn- The Power of Self-Aware Parenting, is now on sale! Go here to order your book.
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Todd co-facilitates The Tribe Men’s Group and is now accepting applications for his 2015 retreat. Registration can be found here.
Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1 & and Part 2
Click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.
Todd has a few spots opening for his Men’s Group. Email me @ email@example.com
Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned. An outline can be found here.
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I love this show SO much! I have a tournament of good. The new touch screen soda machines that have every option in the world available in every flavor. I don’t know why but they make me so happy.
Thanks for ALL you do! You add so much balance and perspective to my 24 year old life. I hope you guys are still around when I have kids!!! (In 10 years ha)
Raquelle- Thanks so much for your comments. i love the idea of having a tournament of good. i’m surprised we haven’t thought about that one yet. Thanks for listening!!!! Todd