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Gaining Control Through Choices

A presentation on how parents can exercise healthy control through thinking words.

Henry Roncancio

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of Gaining Control Through Choices

Take Control Through Options
Cómo tener control dando opciones

Son, listen to me. Do what I say, and you will live a long time.

Do I always
have to
be in control
of every
How much
shall I give them?
Rules for Control Battles

¿Por qué?
“Would you mind taking those words to your room? Thank you.”
(“¿Podrías irte a tu cuarto mientras calmas tu enojo? Gracias.”)
Choices to Think
(Opciones que hacen pensar)
Rules for Giving Choices
(Reglas para usar las opciones)
Hijo, escúchame, haz lo que te digo y tendrás larga vida.
Proverbs 4:10
¿Siempre tengo que tener control sobre todo?
¿Qué tanto control debo darles?
Guantes y mitones
Jugar fútbol o nadar
Hacer tareas al salir
de la escuela o en la
Casi todo
Reglas para la guerra del control
Avoid control battles
(Evite peleas de control).
Your delivery is important
(Cómo lo dices es importante)
Win at all costs
(Gane siempre).

Pick the issue carefully
(Escoja sus batallas con cuidado).

“I would appreciate your taking out the trash before bedtime, thanks.”
(“Me gustaría que sacaras la basura antes de acostarte. Gracias.”)
“Hey, would you mind coming here, thanks.”
(“¿Me haces el favor de venir? Gracias.”)
“Would you mind helping your sister now? I would appreciate it.”
(“¿Puedes ayudar a tu hermana ahorita? Te lo agradeceré mucho.”)
Would you rather clean your room this morning or this afternoon?
(¿Prefieres limpiar tu cuarto ahora o en la tarde?)
Would you rather pick up your toys or hire me to do it?
(¿Quieres recoger tus juguetes o me quieres pagar a mí para que lo haga?)
Do you want to spend your allowance on fun things this week or pay someone to do your chores?
(¿Quieres gastar el dinero que te toca esta semana en lo que te gusta o le pagamos a alguien para haga tu trabajo?)
Do you guys want to settle the problem yourselves or draw straws to see who sits by the car window?
(¿Quieren ustedes resolver su conflicto solos o echamos suertes a ver quien se siente en la ventana?)
Kids Think
(Los niños piensan).
Children Learn to Deal with Control
(Los chicos aprenden a usar el control).
It is OK to Make Mistakes.
(Hay oportunidades para equivocarse).
Control Battles Are Avoided
(Se evitan las batallas de control).
It Shows Confidence in the Kid's Abilities
(Demuestra confianza en las habilidades del chico).
Select choices that you like and can live with
(Escoja opciones con las cuales usted pueda vivir).
Never give a choice unless you are willing to allow the child to experience the consequences.
(No de opciones a menos que esté dispuesto a dejar que el chico experimente las consecuencias)
Never give choices when the child is in danger
(Nunca de opciones si estas implican un peligro para el niño).
Make sure the children knows you will decide if they don't
(Asegúrese que los niños saben que usted tomará la decisión si no la toman ellos)
Your delivery is important.
(Escoja palabras correctas).
You’re welcome to ___ o ____.
(Puedes __ o___ )
Feel free to _____or_____.
(Está bien si ___ o___).
Would you rather____ or____?Prefieres ___ o ___
(¿Qué prefieres, ____ o ____).
What would be best for you,_____ or______?
(¿Qué te parece mejor, ___ o ___?
Thinking Word Requests
(Requerimientos para pensar)
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