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“Meeting needs is an intrinsic part of parenting, and most of us readily accept that. The problem arises when we start seeing behavior as a separate issue unrelated to need. Our focus shifts to controlling the behavior, the needs go unmet, and over time those unmet needs begin to fester deep inside of our children and negative behavior escalates. Our children often don’t know why they’re acting out. They just know they feel bad inside, unheard, unseen, misunderstood. It’s up to us as the only adults in the relationship to slow down, breathe through our own natural human reactions to challenges and resistance and anger, and look for the unmet need behind the behavior. Once those needs are met and repairs are made to the relationship (apologies, hugs, reassurances, etc.) the doors are open to communication and we can exchange ideas about better ways for them to express and for us to recognize needs in the future. No punishment is needed to correct our children’s negative behavior because the driving force behind it has been eliminated and no guilt is needed to correct ourselves as parents because we’ve taken a challenge and turned it into growth and healing and into forging a better, stronger connection with our little humans that will stand the test of time.” L.R.Knost
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