I have lurked on some of your threads about it and having ordered it from Amazon this morning was our first day after me reading the first chapter.. It has made a real difference to the way I reacted to DS1's ramblings. DH hasn't read it yet and his interactions with DS1 were as normal felt like they were bickering alot.
Am REALLY looking forward to the rest. thanks again
This morning DH made DS2's bottle of milk after breakfast. DS2 handed it back saying it was too hot DH - no it;s not I checked it DS2 - Daddy! too Hot! DH - Come on I am in a rush it isn't hot
now... it wasn't hot at all just warm, but he didnt accept DS2's opinion Yesterday I wouldn't have noticed... today I sat down next to them Me-oh honey you think it is too hot? DS2-Yes Me-Lets have a look (DH checked milk on his arm) DS2 - OK then proceeded to drink his milk.
took about the same amount of time as a disagreement but didn't leave any bad feeling.
oooh i am so glad it is being more widely read girls - i have had my copy for ages but dusted it off recently again and am really finding it helpful. it was recommended to me a few years back by a friend in washington.
my husband still says 'don't be silly' to the DCs sometimes but i am training him out of it !!
great little sketch there bythepower. has inspired me to keep going with the new communication strategies!
bythepower - only thing i would say is my anxious DC1 was not helped by the (constant...) choices i gave her when younger and at her most tantrum- and frustration-prone. seemed to get overwhelmed and even more upset with too much choice to cope with. the book makes much of choices but if i had to go back again to the 2,3,4 years i would go easy on that strategy. your kids might cope fine though... good luck!