As heard on NPR
Why Our Kids Aren’t Talking to Us
(Alternative title: How to Speak So Your Kids Will Listen)
When parents are concerned about their children and their relationships with them, it can affect everything they do. Simple interventions parents can implement at home can improve the family climate dramatically.
Parents want to communicate and relate to their children in a manner that is natural and comfortable. In today’s high-pressure and fast-moving world, however, “natural and comfortable” can be tough to achieve. Children often act out their unhappiness in ways that create difficulty at home and school, adding even more stress and strain on the family. Although it takes effort to settle behaviors and bring relationships back to where they need to be, it’s not as difficult as it might seem. This guest offers real and doable solutions.
Psychologist Dr. James Sutton is a plain-speaking expert who offers a fresh approach to child behavior. He has helped thousands repair and rebuild relationships with their children. His lifetime of experience and compassion for young people will come through loud and clear as he shares with your audience:
How to communicate best by not talking at all.
How desperation could be driving your child’s behavior.
Tips for dealing with a child who wants to stay angry.
What to do when rewards, incentives, and even consequences backfire.
CREDENTIALS: Dr. James Sutton is a nationally recognized child and adolescent psychologist and former special education teacher. He contributes to several parenting blogsites, and edits a monthly e-mail publication for parents and professisonals, The Changing Behavior Digest. Author of a number of books, his latest, THE CHANGING BEHAVIOR BOOK: A Fresh Approach to the Difficult Child, is the culmination of four years of extensive research.
AVAILABILITY: Texas, nationwide via arrangement and telephone.
CONTACT: James Sutton, (830) 569-3586 (TX), suttonjd@DocSpeak.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION & SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: Contact Dr. Sutton