Labels. Matter.

My kid is CRAZY and STUBBORN will you watch him for the day? How does this make you feel... NOPE, run.  vs.   My kid is DECISIVE and has some serious LEADERSHIP potential, can you watch him for today? Yeah, I could do that.  Let's play a game, take out a paper and write down all the negative labels you might use for your  "spirited" child. And then write a way to reframe a label positively next to it. I'll get us started.   HARD — Independent  STUBBORN — Determined  EMOTIONAL — Perceptive

My kid is CRAZY and STUBBORN will you watch him for the day? How does this make you feel... NOPE, run.

vs.

My kid is DECISIVE and has some serious LEADERSHIP potential, can you watch him for today? Yeah, I could do that.

Let's play a game, take out a paper and write down all the negative labels you might use for your "spirited" child. And then write a way to reframe a label positively next to it. I'll get us started.

  1. HARD — Independent

  2. STUBBORN — Determined

  3. EMOTIONAL — Perceptive

Lauren Pace, MS | Parenting Coach | Child Behavior Coach | Logan, Utah | WA | Online