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by Sandra R. Blackard

Chapter 8 — Changing the Future

Chapter 8 — Changing the Future (continued)

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14 Comments

  1. Sarah

    Thank you for sharing this resource! I was searching for appropriate chores for my three year old and ran across http://www.themilitarywifeandmom.com, who mentioned and linked to your Language of Listening. I’m eager to give it a whirl!

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    • Sandy Blackard

      Sarah,

      Thank you for letting me know how you found us. I’m eager to hear how it goes for you!

      Warmly,
      Sandy

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  2. Leigh

    This is so great! Thanks for sharing it online.

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    • Sandy Blackard

      Leigh,

      It’s nice to hear you enjoyed the handbook. Thank you for taking the time to let me know! Please send your friends!

      Warmly,
      Sandy

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  3. Sherlea

    I loved it. Thank you I am going to buy a copy of the book and am starting to say what I see.

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  4. Sandy Blackard

    Sherlea,

    I’m so glad you found it helpful and let me know! When you get the book, be sure to check out the supplemental information at the back, especially the discussion of the three basic needs in the preview section. That’s another invaluable tool.

    I’d love to hear how your child(ren) responds when you start Saying What You See!

    Warmly,
    Sandy

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  5. Diane

    What a blessing to find your book this morning! The examples addressed areas that have been challenges for me in my interactions with my daughter. Thanks for providing a framework for how to address the emotions and behavior in a positive way that communicates love and respect.

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    • Sandy Blackard

      Diane,

      Thank you for letting me know that my book was helpful to you. It sounds like you found exactly what you were looking for. So glad my framework can help you turn around your challenging moments and demonstrate love and respect instead.

      Warmly,
      Sandy

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  6. Lynn Slade

    Thank you for sharing this. I have used information from your website for a few months now and have learned so much in how to handle my wilful granddaughter with much success. I so wish this information was around when my son was young (41 years ago).

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    • Sandy Blackard

      Lynn,

      I’m so glad these coaching tools are helping to improve your interactions with your granddaughter. Grandmother-granddaughter is an important relationship for you both. Thank you for letting me know.

      Even though you didn’t have this information when your son was young, it sounds like you started putting it to good use as soon as you got it. And it is likely that your granddaughter will take at least some of what you are modeling for her on into the future with her.

      Warmly,
      Sandy

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  7. Ana

    Wow Thank you for sharing this book!! I came across this thru themilitarywifeandmom.com. This book is truly helpful and inspiring! Reading thru I kept getting flash backs of my interactions with my kiddos, they are 4 and 7 both of them are smart, strong-willed and full of energy needless to say it can become a bit challenging at times especially now with my 4 year old. I realize now how much I needed this info since day one, but I am glad I came across it now:) The last 7 months have been extra challenging so I have been doing research on how to become of better service to my little ones. I am excited and empowered to know that navigating this parenting journey can be enjoyable for both me and my children, so THANK YOU VERY MUCH for writing this book!

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    • Sandy Blackard

      Ana,

      I’m delighted to hear that you found my book through Lauren’s blog. Now you have both resources to help you make your parenting journey more fun, just like you knew it could be! Your perspective–“how to become of better service to my little ones”–is the key.

      Your excitement is inspiring and is exactly how I felt while writing the book and every day since then as I help parents master these tools. Like Lauren and I, I suspect you will feel it again and again as you see your children’s faces light up at being heard, and in using these tools you will inspire others to try them, too.

      Thank you for sharing your excitement here with me and my readers today, and for being part of our Language of Listening® community and helping it grow.

      Warmly,
      Sandy

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  8. Alison

    I’m so glad I came across this book. Language of Listening was mentioned on http://www.militarywifeandmom.com and I googled it.
    I have a question, How do I approach Say What You See, and Strengths when my daughter (3yo) doesn’t make it to the toilet, and doesn’t let me know she needed to go, and doesn’t tell me she’s wee’d

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  9. Sandy Blackard

    Alison, very glad you found my book and took a moment to let me know. If you want to play along with me and respond here, I bet we can find a hidden STRENGTH.

    Consider how you know your daughter has wee’d. Think of what you see her doing, saying, feeling, and/or thinking when you discover she is wet, then tell me what SWYS would sound like in response to that. Then think how she might respond to your SWYS statement, and tell me that. And if you want to try the next step on your own, too, tell me what SWYS would sound like in response to her response, and we’ll go from there.

    If you are interested, the printed and Kindle versions of this handbook provide solid examples of how to use my 3 Basic Needs tool to find hidden STRENGTHs, too. Lauren and I both reference that tool in our blog posts if you would rather search there.

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