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Why Your Child Shuts Down (& What To Do About It)

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Carol Tuttle

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It can be frustrating for both you and your child when they meet resistance and start shutting down. What's going on in their minds - or lives - that makes them behave the way they do?

In this episode, Carol & Anne give helpful insights about why each Type of child shuts down—and how that looks different for each one. You'll walk away with supportive strategies you can use, as well as questions you can ask your child when you notice them getting overwhelmed.

This week’s Parenting Practice

Notice when your child starts shutting down. What's going on in their environment? Use the question for your Type of child so you can involve them in making the situation more supportive. This will encourage them to be motivated in a more natural way true to their nature. 

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