by Robin Booth
One of the biggest assumptions parents make is believing that having an empowered and confident child will make life easier for them. Maybe now their children will listen, pack away, do their homework on their own without you nagging etc.
But in order to handle an empowered child, you need to up your own skill sets, otherwise your buttons will really be pushed and you will revert back to the traditional techniques used on you.
I call that stage of empowerment, the vomit stage and can not really be avoided. However it can be shortened. But then again, that depends on how quickly you develop your own emotionally intelligent skills that are respectful and powerful.
In this clip (part of the filmed session on Being an Emotionally Intelligent parent) I talk about the vomit stage and the risks of empowering your children.
length 6:35 mins