006: B Doesn’t Happen Until A is Complete

I hate you, and I hope that I never see you again! yelled Jill to her mother. Her mother counted to 4 and remembered Dr. Kevin Leman’s phrase that “B doesn’t happen until A is complete.” She smiled to herself and walked away. Listen to this episode to learn how “B doesn’t happen until A” can work for you.

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As parents, we can feel out of control. Today's episode is designed to help you stay in control, and be in control of the situation.

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B doesn’t happen till A process

  • Stay calm when your kids throw a temper tantrum.
  • Walk away.
  • Later when your kid wants something from you, you tell them they aren’t going to get what they want.
  • When your kids ask why, you answer is, you are not pleased with their earlier behavior.
  • Walk away.
  • Your child will likely apologize. (If they remain defiant, you have a real powerful kid.)
  • After they apologize, hug him and love him.
  • When your child asks again for the item, don’t give in. (Missing one time will hurt in the short term, but teach a long lasting lesson.)

Parenting Tip/ Pocket Answer

B doesn’t happen until A is complete.

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Question: Can you see yourself simply stating your position and walking away? If so, why? If not, why not?