“Try saying ‘I wonder if …’”

Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

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This could be useful when you find yourself “stuck” in parenting … or potentially in other relationships too.

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Remember, children are trying to grow up.

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Telling your child what to do is not necessarily helpful.

Remember: mistakes are how they learn. It was how you learned too!

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Your goal is to get them to think the problem through for themselves.

This is why “I wonder” questions are important.

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And on a relational sidenote…

clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, runner in Georgia, co-author of When Anxiety Strikes from Kregel Publications.

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