Mom and dad have a challenge. Six year old Dasha doesn’t stay at the table until she’s done eating. After the class on loving guidance, Mom decided to try it. When Dasha got up during dinner, mom silently walked over, rubbed her back and smiled, glancing back towards the dinner table. Mom was surprised that it worked! Dasha came back willingly to the table, without Mom having to say a word! Mom and Dad noticed that she began to stay for longer periods of time at the table as well. Mom and Dad tried the same thing at bedtime. When Dasha started playing instead of getting ready for bed, they would rub her back and look her in the eye with a smile. As soon as she made eye contact with Mom or Dad, she would go willingly to her bed. Mom thinks a combination of things have improved Dasha’s behavior. Using prevention by giving her lots of attention and encouragement when she does what she is supposed to do, and not over reacting when she misbehaves have both worked well towards a calmer home. Great job Mom & Dad!
Donna and Jim, Ventura