Today I was reminded of one of the students from our "Redirecting Children's Behavior" course. She had a teenage daughter that she just couldn't seem to connect with. Whenever she said something encouraging to her daughter, she would just scoff it off. But this mother could not be stopped. She started writing love notes on Post Its and putting them on her daughter's closed door. However she noticed that those too were ripped off in similar disregard.
Then one day her daughter called from school and asked her mother to get something from her closet and bring it to her. Mom opened the closet door and found everyone of the Post It notes she had ever written attached in neat rows to the inside of her daughter's door!
This week, when you feel discouraged, remember this mother's story and make a decision to not give up.
Note: There is a distinction between letting go and giving up...more on this later!
By Kathryn Kvols, Author of Redirecting Children's Behavior and founder of INCAF
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