It’s summer, summer, summertime! Cook-outs, pools, ice cream, vacations, fun and a break from the expectations of the school year.
Stick with me my Australian friends, even though it’s not summer for you, the topic we’re discussing is still relevant.
Summertime can be a bit loosey-goosey with more unstructured time, more time with siblings or other family members, and an increase in new experiences and new environments.
All of this can lead to the one thing that’s the opposite of a fun summer: dealing with resistance.
Resistance can look like:
I told her it was time to stop riding her scooter and asked her to put it in the garage. She rode away in the opposite direction.
I asked him to brush his teeth. He told me he did, but when I checked his toothbrush it was dry.
I asked them to stop playing minecraft or watching youtube shows. They acted like they didn’t hear me and ignored my request.
I asked him to pick up his dirty sock that was laying in the front hallway. He said it wasn’t his and didn’t move a muscle.
When things like this happen to you and the frustration and feelings of defeat rise up, are you thinking things like:
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