On National PTA’s “Our Children” Blog… “Ask An Expert: How to Handle Your Kid’s Bad Habits”
The National PTA’s Podcast Series “Notes from the Backpack” hosted CPCK’s Jennifer Miller to discuss how to raise confident kids. In our dialogue, we discussed real life challenges of parents who were dealing with bad habits their children had started to demonstrate. One parent was upset that her child was calling other children names. Another parent was hearing from the teacher that her child struggled with self-control in class and kept interrupting the teacher and would not wait his turn. And yet another parent was concerned that her daughter was complaining frequently and not showing appreciation for the goodness in her life. I’ve included the podcast episode here and the article begins…
When our child display unhealthy habits, we often fret about how to redirect their actions, so they learn how to be a productive citizen and thrive in the world. But how do you address these bad habits and teach your child to independently choose better actions?
In a recent episode of Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we spoke to Jennifer Miller, expert and author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids, to get her advice on how families can address everyday struggles—and help the whole family build social and emotional skills in the process.