I have your listening time guidelines and those are very good. I have only done two so far- the first was more emotional and the second I wanted to discuss this issue if my daughter changing her mind and I couldn’t really get to any tears or any past for me.
My daughter is not anxious about the classes- she used to be and I was so anxious when she started preschool at 3.5 but she just ran off and didn’t look back. Then after six months she started complaining she didn’t want to anymore. I had been asking f she wanted to go- kind of more to gauge if she did and would complain but maybe have the impression she had a choice. Then she would say no and I would feel like why not?!? You love going!!!
And that trend has continued- she did ballet for about six months and then it was boring. I do understand that but I also feel so annoyed because sometimes her sister will copy. And some show tickets I have bought I will ask do you want to go and then the time comes she says no. And her sister will copy and now that’s $100 down the drain.
Other times are more like just to be contrary- to do the opposite of what everyone else wants. I have theee kids and feel very uncomfortable if she is dictating everything we are doing because she has more explosive feelings and we are all tippy toeing around…
Anyway this is something I have gotten so crazy about and maybe I just didn’t feel safe enough yet to access those feelings during listening time. I have thought of a few times from the past of being forced to do something though so I will try to bring those up tonight
Thank you for the articles – will read today 🙂