01 Oct Phrases that encourage parent-child cooperation
Brainstormed by participants from Parenting Dialogue Courses
How can we solve this together?
What do you think the problem is?
Last time when we did this, what worked? Should we do it the same way?
Do you have a way you want to do it?
What way would you fix it?
Let’s try team work!
Can you show me a different way to do that?
Do you have any ideas how to solve this?
What can we do together to move forward?
How would you do it then?
Can you tell me more about your ideas?
I’ve got an idea, how about….
Let’s think about this together.
If we could start over, what would you want me to do differently?
If we could start over, what could you try differently?
Let’s rewind and try again.
Would you like to help me?
I see. Now what should be our next step?
May I help you?
Let’s try this again, this time together.
Let’s try this again. This time I will follow you, then you can follow me.
How about we take turns?
We can do this or this. What would you like to do?
Let’s split the work between us. What would you like to do?
What would you like to start with?
I can see that…
What do you think?
Can you think of a solution?
Would you like to hear my idea?
I would love to hear your ideas.
Do you have any ideas you want to share?
Let’s work together!
That might work. Shall we try it then?
Anyone want to pitch in?
This isn’t working, but maybe together we can think of way that will work.
What if we did this in a different way?
Would you like a helping hand?