Helping kids deal with life challenges

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You can help your kids deal with the challenges of life inside the home, an impending divorce, the loss of a job and moving to a smaller apartment versus the house, a move across the country, an illness, by taking a stance yourself. By saying to your kids, it's okay. I've got this. I know what I'm doing. I'm in charge here. You don't need worry about this. I will make the decisions necessary to keep us safe, to keep us secure, to make sure you are happy and that you are provided for. Now when we embrace that, when we own that attitude, it surrounds the children. So even if they're anxious, you have something that buffers that. You can bring them back in and say, I understand you're concerned. Of course you are. This is new. This is cary. We don't know where this is going. But I have this covered. I know what I'm doing. And that's all you need to know. And oftentimes you can hear almost a palpable deep breath come from the child. That's really what they want to hear over and over again. Is it will be okay. I know what I'm doing.

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Vicki Hoefle

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Vicki Hoefle is a professional parent educator with over 20 years experience teaching parents, educators and caregivers how to raise respectful, responsible and resilient children. Hoefle combines her expertise in Adlerian Psychology and as an International Coaching Federation certified coach to bring parents Duct Tape Parenting, a sustainable and proactive parenting strategy that provides time-tested tools for harvesting a happy and peaceful family life. Her informative and highly engaging presentation style keeps her in demand as a speaker, facilitator and educator. Hoefle is a mother of six and lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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