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Ep 110: I Hate You!!!

These three heart-breaking words elicit one of two responses from us – deep hurt, or anger at their ungrateful rudeness!!! I’ll explain why our children and teens throw this at us and how best to respond – not only in the moment, but in longer term.

Here are the highlights:

(2:00) We’re not meant to be their best friend
(4.50) Try to stay compassionate and balanced
(8:45} Please don’t panic
(10:18} Take a moment if you can
(15:35) Acknowledge they’re experiencing a big feeling
(17:30) Deal with it in a way that is appropriate to their development stage (not biological age)
(23:00) What’s at the root of the big feeling?

Previous episodes which are mentioned:

Ep 1: Managing Emotions 

Ep 89: Social & Emotional Development

Ep 90: Mum Guilt

 

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