How to avoid resistant and defiant behavior and "come along side" our kids instead.
Dealing with heavy-duty conflict with our kids.
How do we work with our resistant kids without destroying their spirit.
First, please forgive the occasional echoing and heavy-editing you may hear in the show today. We discovered a problem that we have now fixed.
Some of us have kiddos that are some tough cookies. They can be resistant, pushy, or sometimes downright defiant. Many parents see this defiance as a very bad sign and something they need to crush out of their kids. The problem is, that resistant behavior isn't ALL a bad thing.
I imagine most of you RFGP listeners are like me. I don't want obedient kids. I've seen obedient people before and they scared the crap out of me. But I do want kids that are respectful, kind, responsible, and engaging. My wife Corrie and I frequently hear how obedient our kids are. But really, they aren't. They have grown into all the afore mentioned characteristics by guiding them, and not dragging them.
Today Jeff goes through his ideology of coming along side our kids rather than making them obey. One of our best episodes.