Following up with your decisions in democratic parenting

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Following up with your decisions in democratic parenting

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So the biggest challenge when you're implementing a democratic style of parenting is that initially your kids are going to be really upset that you're following through with what you say. So the motto is say what you mean, mean what you say, and do it. Because when you remove a child, it really doesn't matter if they melt down, throw a temper tantrum, come in begging, roll around on the floor saying they're starving. You know the truth is they're not starving. They can make it to lunch. And it's at this moment that you have an opportunity to send a message to your child that they have what it takes to get through this difficult moment. Because the truth is there will be a million difficult moments that that child will be required to get through. If a parent allows a child to learn that, they're helping them to develop resiliency and confidence.

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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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