Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Power Struggles and Power Cards

Ah yes... we all suddenly find ourselves in power struggles at some point. So... how do we get past the sruggle and really teach our kids what we want them to know? Power Cards are a simple idea that you can use at home tonight! The idea is that you take your child's favorite character and speak through the character to reach your child. Here are some samples:

It is best to keep them short and to the point. It also helps to have a catchy phrase at the end like "You are a cool dude with a great attitude."  Using your child's favorite characters will help catch their attention while teaching them some skills that you want them to learn. The Power Cards can be printed on cardstock and laminated to be pocket-size. You can carry them with you (especially if grocery shopping is a challenge) or just keep them handy around the house.

No comments:

Post a Comment