Title: Reset Families: Practical Social and Emotional Learning Strategies for the Home
Parenting is perhaps the most important job you’ll ever have, and it may be the hardest. The way you interact with your kids today will leave an imprint and produce results for generations. What could be more important than gaining tools to be the best parents we can be?
That’s what Reset Families is all about. You’ll walk away from this book with ideas and practical tools to help you end power struggles, have fun and build strong connections with your kids, set clear expectations, and respond rather than react when your kids make poor behavior choices. It prepares you to teach your kids the lifelong skills they need to manage their own behavior, to own their mistakes, repair the damage done, and move on. The result is a balance between relationships and accountability that builds trust and strengthens relationships.
Modeled after the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports system used in schools throughout the country, and drawing on the principles of trauma informed parenting, Reset Families will help caregivers discover a strategic approach for parenting that builds strong relational connections while preparing kids to be accountable for managing their behavior.
The insight and practical toolkit this book provides will not only help you make it through the day, but will help you create a family culture and solid foundation that helps your family to thrive rather than just survive. You will find activities and games to help kids feel heard and understood as you work together to create the family of your hopes and dreams.
Reset Families is ideal for parents, grandparents, teachers and other caregivers of kids age 3–13, but its principles can be adapted to children of any age.
Explore Chapter Summaries and Excerpts:
- Chapter 1 – Preparing to Lead Change in Your Family
- Chapter 2 – Creating a Shared Family Vision
- Chapter 3 – Strengthening Family Connections
- Chapter 4 – Setting Clear Expectations
- Chapter 5 – Redirection: Helping Kids Manage Their Own Behavior
- Chapter 6 – Restoration – Using Reset Effectively
- Chapter 7 – Using Consequences as Teaching Tools
- Chapter 8 – Rewards that Build Relationship & Motivate Change