We know that when our children are at their worst, they need us to be at our best or as close to it as we can get at the time. But how can we move from a “stress regress” to speaking in a voice that is warm, calm, and firm? Educator Kim John Payne offers techniques that simply but very directly shift these damaging patterns of communication and parental behavior. He has taught numerous parents worldwide to: Slow down the interaction. Give your child a greater feeling of inner spaciousness. Be more in control of their reactions and the situation. Sense what their child’s deeper needs are even though they are misbehaving. Respond in a way that gives the child a feeling of being heard and yet puts a boundary in place.
By Kim John Payne
Catalog Number B89- Hardcover 216 pages