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Parenting dilemmas? We all have them, but how do we all handle them? Turgeon and Wright offer a 3-step approach to effective communication for babies to school age, but after reading this book, I think the approach could carry on for older children also.
The three-step plan called ALP is:
- Attune: Let your child know you understand.
- Limit set: Tell your child how it really is and briefly say why.
- Problem solve: Explore better choices, and suggest ways your child can help solve the dilemma.
This strategy for parenting dilemmas is more of an effective communication skill that may take time for parents as this parenting technique may be a totally different approach for some. This approach is claimed to have a more connected effect with your kids and gives them the sense of understanding the whole picture and assisting with the outcome.
Topics range from “Difficult Feelings to Sibling Relationships”. Parenting dilemmas are presented along with “Tools” to combat and also “Problem Solving Tools” which in turn follows with creative answers for some of the top dilemmas.
“Now Say This – The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma” can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Nobles.
About the Author
Heather Turgeon, MFT is a psychotherapist who specializes in sleep and parenting. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids. She and Julie frequently speak at parenting centers and schools and offer sleep consultations and individual therapy.
Julie Wright, MFT is the creator of the Wright Mommy and Me, one of Los Angeles’ best known mommy and me programs. She has specialized training and experience in the 0-3 years, interning at Cedars Sinai Early Childhood Center and LA Child Guidance Clinic. She divides her time between Los Angeles and New York City and has a son in college.