The Kid Code Playground
Sibling Rivalry Explained
t’s an inborn instinct to behave in ways that we think will help us survive. We can be conciliatory or domineering in an attempt to secure our position.
The way to stop some of the sibling rivalry involves notes and pillows and mirrors. Have a two-minute listen to learn more.
1:17 Siblings rival to establish their security.
1:50 Assessing each child’s survival behaviors (conciliatory to avoid conflict, or aggressive to be the top dog).
2:07 The way to stop some of the sibling rivalry.
Kids Not Listening?
If you want your kids to listen, change the energy behind your words. Everyone will benefit.One way to change your energy is to notice how you feel when you speak with your kids. If you’re frustrated, angry, or are lecturing—the feeling of frustration, anger and being lectured is what the child registers and they don’t want to listen.If we speak from a calm place, the child registers that and is able to listen more easily.Learn 3 quick ways to shift your energy to being calmer.When you forget, and speak from a negative place, bless the mistake and make it right!Show Notes:Still not writing show notes. The podcasts are short!
Your Peace Matters More Than Your Problems
If you could let go of the upset around any problem that arises (your kids act out, the garbage spills all over the floor, someone gives you the you-know-what on the freeway because you accidentally cut them off…) would you let go of it? What would be strong enough to let you let go of the upsets?You are invited to let go of all problems and upsets as they arise because your peace matters more than your problems. When you’re peaceful, it’s easier to solve problems.Show Notes:Have you noticed that I don’t do these anymore because the podcast is four minutes long, max! Listen and learn to love life.
Space For Kids
My wise young granddaughter educated me the other day by saying we need to make more space for kids. She pointed out that we make physical space for them when they’re born but go on treating them like children and then expecting them to have adult responsibilities and emotions.What does it mean to you to give your kids space?Take three minutes to listen to this podcast to provide relief for everyone in the house by making the kind of space that makes for a peaceful household.