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Parents withdraw emotionally when children don’t ‘obey’ us

Parents withdraw emotionally without being aware of what’s happening

The things that we do consciously as parents are really important, BUT we also communicate unconscious messages to our children that are even more important. Here’s why: When our children don’t ‘obey’ us, we withdraw emotionally from them without even being aware that we’re doing so, and there is no more frightening experience for a child than to experience their parent’s emotional withdrawal. Notice how you react when you see your child tormenting an animal, refusing to share, or being clumsy and let me know how often you find yourself withdrawing emotionally from them.

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