Once upon a time, it was usual for parents and teachers to behave poorly towards children to get improvements in attitude, achievement or behaviour. It wasn't until 1990 that new Australian legislation saw public schools ban the practice of hitting and hurting children to discipline.
Yet, verbal and emotional unkindness remain high on the agenda for too many adults as they attempt to manage the wayward behaviour of children without smacking. I think the 'art' of developing truly constructive language patterns is one of the final frontiers for those of us who manage young people – whether it be at school or at home.
In this session, let's review, practice and embed a more constructive language pattern so we can take it home to advantage our kids, and our relationships with them. This session is practical and focuses on making language transformations from negative scripts to far more positive scripts. These are especially useful in the trickier times when we must directly manage our children. Strange as it may seem, we can still hold high expectations and hold children accountable without anger, intimidation, shame or revenge. I promise this to be fun, useful and enlightening!