When children know that someone who is loving and capable is nearby to help them pilot their way through life, says parenting expert Susan Stiffelman, it makes a big difference in how they cope with big emotions that surface.
In the April issue, Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting Without Power Struggles, lays out how we can become the captain of our own ships, and how the parent-child dynamic changes when we’re not at the helm. The handy guide below will help you figure out who’s in charge in your household. (Click on the chart to enlarge it, or click here.)
For more than just this Glimpse:
- See the full table of contents for Mindful‘s April 2014 issue.