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      5 Tips to Turn The Tide:

      Parents and Kids Living Together Lovingly

      Eleven-year-old Grace had always been a challenge, but the last two years
      everything had become a struggle with her parents. Grace wanted more freedom;
      Mom needed to keep a watchful eye. Grace thought Dad was overbearing; Dad
      thought Grace inconsiderate. Explosions erupted constantly and no one knew how
      to turn the tide.

      Parents often complain to me about their kids' behavior. They are relieved but
      dumbfounded when others compliment them on their well-behaved children. "Why
      don't I ever see that kid?" they ask. If this sounds familiar, take heart. Your
      child's awful behavior is a sign of comfort, of trust in your love and
      consistency. He knows he can dish out the worst and you won't abandon him. You
      might chastise, punish, or yell, but you won't stop being his parents.

      Invite your child's imagination into the conversation of improving family
      harmony - it can give you a gentle way to clear the air and validate the
      deepest parts of him as you open communication channels.

      Like Grace's family, if you and your child sometimes struggle to get along,
      your family may appreciate these ideas:

      (1) Listen With an Open Heart:

      Encourage your child to share his concerns about you. Let him know there won't
      be any recriminations for what he says - what's important is honesty. Let him
      know you care about his feelings and no matter how impossible the situation
      seems, you can work it out. Listen for the hurt or need behind any angry words:
      "You never listen to me," is less a statement of fact than a plea for
      connection. Nor do you have to give in to every request; just being heard and
      understood can release resentment.

      (2) Balance with Good Techno Thoughts

      If your kid is besotted with new technology, use its language to engage her
      imagination when you're trying to communicate better. It puts you in her world.
      Maybe she can watch an imaginary iPhone video where you guys are getting along.
      Or text her loving messages a few times a day. Let her know you're on her

      Read the rest of the tips in [2]Psychology Today [3]here.

      *Adapted from The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress
      and Anxiety into Joy and Success.


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      About Dr. Charlotte Reznick
      Charlotte Reznick PhD specializes in helping children and adolescents develop
      the emotional skills necessary for a happy and successful life. She is a
      licensed educational psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor of
      Psychology at UCLA. Dr. Charlotte is the creator of Imagery For Kids^TM:
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      producer of several therapeutic CDs for children, teens, and parents. An
      international workshop leader on the healing power of children's imagination,
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