For my latest podcast episode, number 23 in this series, we continue talking about the central theme of my latest book project. As you probably know if you’ve been following my podcasts and blogs (and thank you if you do!), I am thrilled that I was able to publish my first book designed FOR PARENTS. The books is called I LIKE HOW YOU SPEAK TO ME… A PARENT’S GUIDE FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH CHILDREN. As the title states clearly, the book lays out a clear path for parents, family members or teachers to establish a paradigm for ensuring the most effective communication possible with children.
The opening section of the book which forms the backbone of the guide is something I am calling my “10 Governing Principles” for communicating with children, and on my most recent podcasts, my aim has been to delve deeper into each of the ten guiding principles one at a time, podcast after podcast. This podcast contains the FIFTH discussion in that series, which means the theme of this podcast is the fifth governing principle that I see as essential for communicating with children. That fifth principle is to BE CONSISTENT AND HAVE FOLLOW-THROUGH.
Having consistency and follow-through is an essential quality for any adult to model for children. It’s also not just about modeling, it’s about making sure that agreements between you and your child are upheld and successful. In this podcast, we review a detailed example of being consistent when we discuss a dispute between a parent and child at bedtime. There’s also another example of a child acting out in a store when they want something. Having consistency is the way to teach the appropriate lesson and the appropriate behavior.
This podcast concludes with a recap of the structure of my new book on parenting and how the 10 Governing Principles for effective communication with children are all inter-woven.
Again, my new book is out, and you can find it here:
The next podcast will focus on the sixth governing principle from my new book for parents, so please stay tuned for that. Thanks for visiting and for listening. You can hear Podcast 23 here: