A new story from Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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I hope it. It's your best bestseller, even though I'm a real fan of birth order book. But I really appreciate you coming on and encouraging parents today how to help our kids get through a very tough. Let's do it again sometime. I would love to hear. Now are my points to ponder, I pay close attention to your kids. You know, many times our kids are hurting. And we don't notice we think they're just being ornery or defiant. But remember when kids are hurting our depressed. They're paying comes out sideways. In other words, kids grieve differently than adults do will cry. We'll close our selves off or retreat from friends and loved ones, or we may go the other direction and reach out to friends kids, especially boys, don't do this. They act out. They may suddenly begin to yell their grades may drop or they won't get along with their friends kids, grieving divorce will act out against the parent whom they feel hurt them the most. But this will change as time goes by. So the next time your child, suddenly changes. I'm being a happy kid to a defiant one make sure that you figure out what's bothering them. Second reach out. Once you see that your child is hurting move closer to him many times, we see our child is hurting. We don't know what to do. They're acting out. And we think oh, they don't want us anymore and we pull back. That's the very worst thing. You can do move in closer to your child is doesn't mean that you should badger him about what's wrong because most kids don't know what's wrong. And even if they do they can't articulate it. So spend more time with your child. Stay calm and kind and ask a few simple questions. Like, you know, I've noticed you're not quite yourself. Lately. What do you think could be going on and listen without interrupting or teaching do this repeatedly and overtime? I promise your child will open up, and then.

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