Authentic Parent Newsletter, Sep. 2012

Date: 9/7/2012, 6:12 PM

Reflections on: We teach children by the way we treat them.

A mother asked me what to do when her child says, “I don’t have to listen

to you.” She has instructed the child to do his singing elsewhere and not

in the living room where the guests (children and adults) were hanging out.

“A very assertive child,” I said. “How did he learn about not listening?”

The mother had enough sessions with me to know that there is no guilt or