“I Hate My Life!” – What To Do When Your Child Says This, Or Other Shocking Things
If you have a young child between, say, 5 and 11, you’ve probably heard something shocking come out of their mouth like “I hate my life”, or “I wish I were never born”. In this episode of the podcast, I talk about how most parents respond in one of three ways. Then I discuss how to discover the emotion behind what they are saying and why that is the most important step in dealing with this. Finally, I give you a play therapy based way to respond to this that diffuses the emotions and preserves the relationship with your child.