We all desire to raise great kids who know they are loved. Improving relationships with our children and regularly having positive parent-child interactions doesn’t have to be complicated. In this podcast, Dr. Michael Axelrod shares his simple tips for building healthy parent-child relationships. In his discussion with Cole, Dr. Axelrod outlines a concept he calls “time-in” which can shift the parent-child dynamic in a very positive way.
Time-in is simple:
- A simple high-five, pat on the back, or hug is a very quick, non-verbal way to have a positive interaction with a child.
- The ratio is 4:1. It takes four positive interactions to counter every one negative interaction. This is true for all relationships (marriage, friendship, coaching)
- Time-in that involves special parent-child interaction can convey “liked” behavior which promotes that behavior to continue.