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Episode #73:

Want Your Rules To Stick? The Best Parenting Advice No One Ever Told You

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What if I told you that the reason you often give up on enforcing a household rule with your child or teen is because they’re using science against you?

And what if, by understanding this science, you could finally stop giving up RIGHT BEFORE they give in?

In today’s episode, I’ll show you why you’re giving up too soon when your child or teen pushes back on your rules or boundaries…and your young person was just moments away from complying.

There’s a game-changing concept that will help any parent successfully implement new boundaries and rules. Once you hear it, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.

This episode will explain why so many parents struggle to follow through with new rules and boundaries and provide the key to achieving lasting behavior change in your child or teen.

By the end of today’s episode, you’ll:

  • Understand the critical concept of the “extinction burst”
  • Recognize the four stages of behavior change
  • Have practical strategies to stay consistent and see positive results

Imagine feeling like a confident parent when you know to expect pushback from your child or teen – AND you know how to deal with it in a way that makes it a non-issue.

For more resources, including links to additional parenting tips and strategies, click here for the podcast episode page.

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to listen to this one: [Episode #63] Redefining Obedience: How To Go From Blind Obedience To Mutual Trust

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Key points in this episode:

  • 5:29: Understand the Four Stages of Behavior Change and How to Navigate Each One

  • 10:57: Discover Why You’re Giving Up Right Before Your Young Person Is Ready to Change – Backed by Science

  • 16:23: Unveil the Kryptonite of the Extinction Burst and How to Use It

  • 21:01: Master Four Essential Tips to Get Through the Extinction Burst Successfully

  • 24:29: Learn Three Effective Communication Strategies for Talking to Your Young Person During the Extinction Burst Stage

  • 27:10: See It in Action: Real-Life Example That Puts Everything Together for You

And always remember, Friend, I believe in you. You’ve got this!