Everyone has heard the saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But especially if you have kids in your life, an ounce of prevention is like having super powers.

Whether you are a parent or a professional, one of the ways we can be MOST effective is in preventing problems before they happen.

The great thing is you don’t need to be psychic or have a crystal ball to prevent problems because most problems are predictable.

What!? How can that be?

Here’s what I mean: In your family (or classroom, etc), if you look deeply enough, chances are that you have a few recurring problems that keep coming up over and over again.

Occasionally there may be a brand new problem that comes up, but the majority of our struggles in family and work are part of predictable patterns, if you look closely enough…

Maybe it’s kids resisting getting off screens, kids disagreeing about the same issue again and again, a child who frequently has angry outbursts, etc.

Whatever it is that you are struggling with, this video covers how to have a proactive conversation.

We use an example of two kids fighting in the car, that was submitted by one of the families that we coach.

If you want to get straight to the solution and skip the background info (about 3 year old twins making noise in the back seat) start the video at 3:50.

If you are a professional who works with children, the proactive conversation that we demonstrate here still applies to you! Whatever the struggles you have with kids, knowing how to facilitate a proactive conversation is pure gold!

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