Aware Parenting supports the idea that all of us,including children naturally want to CONNECT COOPERATE and CONTRIBUTE.
When children are finding it to hard to cooperate ,something is usually getting in the way.
That something could be either…….. An unmet need (often a need for connection)
A lack of understanding (they need more information)
or A painful feeling ( eg frustration,powerlessness,sadness).
So in order to help them get back to cooperating,it helps to ………..
Try and meet their need (connect with them)
Give them more information
and Help them release their feelings through laughter or lovingly supporting them as they cry/tantrum.
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