Parental statements vs explanations – coaching your kids with confidence

In this month’s Maggie Moment, parenting author, educator, and host of the ‘Parental As Anything’ and ‘Good Enough Dad’ podcasts, Maggie Dent talks about how parents need to be their children’s coach to understanding the world around them.

How do we help our children understand without being overloaded with big explanations? It’s important we make short statements of observation, rather than questions, so they learn what to expect in different situations.

This slowly builds pathways of predictability in our children’s lives as they discover the world around them.