Sunday, January 31, 2010

Therapeutic Parenting - When Our Kids are Stuck







15 comments:

ldw said...

I totally want to see the nostril/lip thing woman!

Good stuff! I am trying! Next video please tell me how to handle the three of them coming at me at once...like the zombies surrounding Michael Jackson in Thriller. Yeah, just like that!

Christine said...

taser gun

Threads of Light said...

You know, even non-traumatized children need therapeutic parenting. They do. I wish I had it when I was growing up even though my childhood was ok.
Thanks for the Crazy and the Voice vids, they are sinking into my brain as I work today. When my kids come home from school I am going to try really hard to do the opposite trick, and the crazy trick. I never realized how many times I let myself get stuck in arguments that were escalating and not going anywhere...not anywhere good, anyhow.
Thanks for putting your face and voice out there :)

Shan said...

Wow, finally something that has been coming naturally for me. I've always distracted with crazy. I just thought it was because I was/am. We all have our areas where we excel. The quiet voice thing was not always one of those. Great info C!

staci said...

YOU ROCK !!!!

Diana said...

You are the best, Christine! Thank you for sharing your heart and your passion and all your wisdom...and for making us all laugh in the process. I'm guilty of getting stuck in the bonkers of this adventure that I forget to be silly. In fact, there are days when there isn't a shred of "yellow" left in me.

denie heppner said...

i'm sharing these with parents of "normal" kids and they are so grateful! why aren't a million people seeing these? LIKE, YOU ROCK!

Hannah_Rae said...

MWAHAHAHAHA!!!! That was great. I can do silly. My boys already think I'm weird, I just need to use it at the right time. :)

Love you!

Blessings!

Hannah

Heather said...

Christine,
Thank you so much for doing these videos. There were several times over the past few days that my daughter was about to start raging and I used the advice in these different videos and was able to calm her very quickly. Thank you so so much!

waldenbunch said...

I continue in amazement. With my theatre/music background I can do crazy. I can do the voices and the bizarre stuff, once I get over my anger at getting pulled in one more time. Great stuff, Christine.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

These videos are GREAT!!!!!

And i totally agree!!! I have sang opera to my kids at the top of my lungs in Walmart - bring on the crazy!!

Dia por Dia said...

I just start singing at them--everything I am trying to say or wanting to say and then look at them expectantly until they sing back. Hard to be mad when singing!

ldw--sometimes I make my kids take a number just like at the deli counter. I point to the little one and say "ONE" and they rush to claim the next number. Then I announce something like "now serving kid #5" and walk away. Buys me some time.

Wendy said...

I make up knock-knock jokes. They will be wailing and I will say 'Knock knock'. There is something about it they can't resist. They just HAVE to ask 'Who's there'. Then I make up the dumbest joke I can think of and laugh hysterically at myself. Did you know that even a four year old can roll their eyes! Then I challenge them to top my joke. Screaming turns into laughing. Whew. My last shred of sanity is saved for another day.

Givans Family said...

I can't even REMEMBER the last time I was silly! Why didn't you make this video like forever ago, lol! Although I have done the singng thing recently. I had never done it before....but somehow it just fit the moment.

Heather and Brad said...

Awesome! Just like the book, "99 ways to drive your child sane". We had a "quack" day at our house. Instead of saying 'mom', they had to say quack. No "quack" meant I didn't acknowledge they were talking to me. It's hard to get mad or stay mad when you have to say "quack" before you bawl your mom out! I love it!!