The IDEAL Response for Parents

Dr. Karyn Purvis explains the I.D.E.A.L. response for parents when dealing with their children in various situations, especially those involving poor choices or misbehavior by the child.

IDEAL stands for:

I – Immediate
D – Direct
E – Efficient
A – Action-based
L – Leveled at the behavior (not the child)

This is a highly effective strategy for parents to use in order to both correct behavior while staying connected with their child.