Years ago I attended a parenting course where someone wise shared this acronym – UDEC. No, they weren’t promoting a finance company, rather they were offering a helpful parenting tool that can guide us towards enhanced connection with our kids, and more positive responses from our kids – especially in those moments when neither connection nor response are feeling that great!
One of those moments might look like a young child not doing what you have asked them to do. Putting it plainly, you're being ignored.
Imagine this: You are tired; it’s been a long day. Your three-year-old is in the lounge and from what you can hear, it’s pretty obvious that blocks are being hurled around the room. Not great.