Kids who are gentle parented are far more likely to say “I don’t want to” because we’ve clearly communicated that what they want is important to us.
Whether it’s what they want to do, or their body autonomy or a million other tiny ways, we’ve given them the message that their perspective and desires are important.
So from their perspective, if they’re asked to do something and they don’t want to it makes perfect sense that they would let us know that they actually don’t want that!
In this video I take you through the three keys to shift from “I don’t want to” to you and your child being a problem solving team.
If you’d like the step by step of how to get your child to listen for the right reasons, grab my free webinar Getting Strong-Willed Kids to Listen at JodieThornton.com/Listen