Does Your Kid Save Their Worst for You

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Does Your Kid Save Their Worst for You?

Does Your Kid Save Their Worst for You? Have you ever gone to a parent-teacher conference and thought the teacher was describing a child you never met? Or have you noticed that your kid behaves differently with their grandparents than with you? Maybe your partner tells you that this kid is happy as a clam when you're not around but becomes whiny and needy the second you walk in the door.

Does Your Kid Save Their Worst for You?

Experts tell us kids give us their worst because they feel most comfortable with us and let it all hang out. This is true, but only half the story. If you experience this pattern with your kiddo, here's the other half:

  • First, this kid can clearly behave differently than they do with you.
  • Second, it is the dynamics between you that are creating their behavior.

In other words, changing the dynamics in this relationship will change your kid's behavior, too. It's simple (but not necessarily easy). 

Accepting kids' worst as a sign of closeness does not create good relationships!

Our kids can let it all hang out without making us their dumping ground. And we can set boundaries without shutting our kids down! 

I teach parents to be their child's safe space while maintaining boundaries and teaching better choices. The more my clients respond to their children with empathy PLUS boundaries, the more secure their role as trusted confidants becomes, and the more empowered and well-behaved their kids are. 

Sounds great, right?

Let me show you how to make this happen! Set up a free Discovery Call, during which I will gain a deeper understanding of your unique situation and give you personalized feedback. You'll end our session knowing exactly what to do next and how to begin this work. You might be surprised at how soon you get to enjoy the amazingness your child typically reserves for everyone but you!

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