I swear everyone in our town has suddenly come out of hibernation.
After months and months of being cooped up, suddenly everyone’s out and about, the park is bustling and spring sports are ramping up.
Which means lots of fun and lots of excitement, and lots of new kids to chum around with.
But sometimes our kids don’t always share our taste when it comes to choosing their friends, and before we know it our sweet little Jeremy has morphed into a carbon copy of his new pack of friends — and not always in a good way…
So on today’s coffee chat we’re sitting down to talk about the FIRST thing to do when you feel like your kids are under a bad influence, how to encourage your kids to develop healthy friendships, and what do to when their behaviour starts to go sideways.
I also shared how we can express our frustrations and concerns over our kids’ behaviours and choices in a way that doesn’t put them on the defensive by using the same “I Statements” formula we used to teach our kids to stand up for themselves and approach conflict. You can click here to grab your “I Statements” printable for a full description of the formula and more examples.
As always, thanks so much for hangin’ with me and I look forward to chatting again soon!