Hi ,

If you're on this email list, I already know at least one thing about you:

You want to help your kids as much as possible.

In school, at home, and in life, every good parent has the instinct to jump in and help out when you see them encounter a problem, or start to struggle.

But unfortunately, sometimes helping backfires.

You get the old: "That's not how Mrs. Anderson told me to do it!"

Or the: "Mom! I got it! Just let me do it..."

Or worst of all: the blank stare (and you know they know what you're saying).

And it's tempting to think that it's "just a phase" or that they're just being difficult. What we don't realize though, is it could just be the actual words you use that make all the difference.

That's what today's video is all about.

When you "tell" your kids how to do something, it doesn't usually go over well, because they can either (1) get defensive, or (2) decide to shut down and not come back to you again when they need help with something.

So I cover:

  • How you may be tempted to respond when your child is struggling with homework or studying, and why a lot of times it hurts rather than help
  • How to replace "telling" with "asking" using what we call powerful questions (that help ensure the work actually gets done)
  • Some actual word-for-word scripts you can use to get your kids to study, without being viewed as the "bad guy"

Just click the link below to watch:

Then just like Monday: take a look at the takeaways and action steps we've prepared for you below the video. Take a minute to bookmark a few scripts you could test this fall when they head back to school.
And on Friday, I'll introduce you to something we're really proud to share with you: our new online course for parents, Getting Past Procrastination.
Talk to you Friday,

- Ann