Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families / #497 Assertiveness for Kids

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Episode notes

Answering a listener question - "How do you support kids to be more assertive with their peers?"

Topics discussed in today's podcast:

  • Identitiy & development
  • What does 'being your own person' really mean?
  • Positives & negatives of personal qualities
  • Assertiveness training
  • The I-message
  • Allowing children to have a voice and be heard
  • Actively and expressly encourage your children to have an opinion at home
  • Children need to know that you won't dismiss or disapprove of their emotions

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