ARE ASSERTIVE KIDS AGGRESSIVE? Do they dominate conversations or do they speak-up with respect?
An assertive child learns to express himself respectfully because he shares the microphone. He speaks and listens. But what if he needs to defend himself against aggression?
In today’s gift you’ll learn the assertive formula. It includes 3 parts:
- Describe what offends you.
- State your feeling.
- Suggest a solution.
When you use the formula, respectful communication grows. Teach it during dinner discussions. If you do, they’ll become the teaching moments all kids need.
In this gift your kids will role-play:
- How Jimmy could respond to Lola when she rolls her eyes.
- How one brother shares his frustration when Bobby hogs the ice cream.
- How Suzy asks Tammy to quit messing up her room.
- How an older sister orders John to quit telling her secrets to his friends.
- How Mary tells Sara what she wants her to say instead of cussing.
It is important that children have a simple respectful blueprint for expressing their upsets.
As the parent, use the formula yourself whenever appropriate. Post it on the fridge. Point to it when kids fight. Tell them to cool down. Later, tell them to replay their argument using the formula.
Download the formula now at www.KidsDiscuss.com using the code word:
Add it to your 3-hole binder to use whenever you need it.
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