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Parenting Solution for Driving with the Biggest Distraction on the Road…Your Kids!






     It's the very first day of an enjoyable family vacation. You are on your way out to a fun, unwinding & bonding family time!

So far, so good! You have entered into the car. Now, the seatbelt battle begins. Perhaps it begins along with the children ordering, "Joey, get your seatbelt on!" in a tone that Joey does not like. Joey immediately revenges with just a little shove or name calling. You have not even left the home neighborhood yet ... and you are taking care of a struggle.

It is very regular at this point for Mom and Dad to get frustrated, infuriated and wounded because they feel completely unappreciated and they begin to dictate, "Quit it!" The young kids obey out of worry and all is well ... Or is it? For each action there is a specific reaction. Every seed grown in the mind of another is an opportunity for that seed to become a physical situation.

As an example, how do you feel when you like something, perhaps a new hairstyle, or for guys, it could be the concept of playing golf for the afternoon, and somebody, your partner, spouse or parent tells you "That's a dreadful hair cut. You might do your hair similar to this instead." Or "You just cannot go golfing! You are so untrustworthy!".

Exactly how do you feel? If you can't clarify how you feel, try this inquiry: Does it feel positive or bad?

So, let's say you leave the drive with success. By success, I mean tranquility, teamwork and genuine happiness and joy. And you are on your trip. Just how much time goes by before you are doing something besides driving? Did you ever hear that on the freeway you can go 25 car lengths in two seconds!?! It's easy to take your eyes off the road for just a couple seconds when the kids are going "Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, MOM, Mommy, MOMMY!!! Like ... seriously? And by the time you have actually been on trip for two hours, you're worn down! Am I right?

Now, just what is the most effective option to be totally safe while driving in the car on a road?

What if I showed you that an extra 10 minutes before your trip would certainly save you time, sane energy and money, and also peace of mind! Suppose there was a technique to raise and help make toddlers, children and teens who only act with self-control, responsibility and self-control? Suppose you could have serene, organized days, consisting of the emotions of tranquility, joy and happiness and harmony in the house, yes with all of the children?

Yes, you can easily have it all when you comply with the upcoming insight to the letter!

There is a philosophy that addresses every one of the above inquiries. Below I will do my best with the amount of time I have here with you to give you enough info to have a safe drive and much happier trips with your kids.

1. Lay Out Expectations: If you are a couple, have a five minute discussion, together as moms and dads, of specifically just what you would like to see take place in the vehicle. As an example:

a.) Seat belts on. b.) Speak to each other with positive statements only. c.) Work together as a team to have a safe drive. d.) Decide how many times the children are allowed to interrupt your conversation or driving time with "Mom, Mom, Mom...." e.) Keep all hands, feet and limbs in own area.

2. Know the Reward: This is a gold nugget for success as a parent! Parents will tend to bribe their children for good behavior. The best thing to do is find out what is most important for your children to be, do and have on the road trip or after the road trip. Make a list: getting takeout food (average, bare minimum or outstanding), watching movies in the car, playing board games, playing electronic games, etc., etc., etc.

3. Match Desires: Match your desires to their desires by sitting with them and explaining the terms. You owe them nothing, except food, clothes and shelter. Everything else is a privilege that must be earned. When they choose to show you the behavior you have laid out for a certain amount of time, they may earn the privilege of...whatever their desire is.

4. Echo Back: Make sure to have them repeat back to you what they heard so you can make sure you are on the exact same understanding. Re-explain what you need and stick to your guns!

This positive parenting philosophy has been applied with 1000s of children and works to produce happy, successful and grateful results with every child. It's guaranteed!




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