Good Inside with Dr. Becky

How do I handle being rejected by my child?

Episode Summary

<p>When your child says things like "I only love mommy" or "Go away, I want daddy to give me a bath!", it's easy to feel like you're doing something wrong. Remember this: Your child's rejection is not a barometer of your parenting. In these moments, there's nothing wrong with the in-favor parent, the out-of-favor parent, or the child. In fact, your child's rejection is a sign that they feel safe enough in your presence to even express their displeasure. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents who are struggling with phases of parental preference. She gently reminds each parent of their goodness and provides actionable strategies to manage these tricky and often triggering moments.<p/> <p/> <p/> Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/ <p/> Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/ <p/> Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/ <p/> <p/> Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:<p/> <p/> POSTABLE. Let the team at Postable send your holiday cards now at www.postable.com and get 20% off with the code GOODINSIDE <p/> Outschool has over 150,000 live interactive classes for kids. Go to www.outschool.com/goodinside and use the code GOODINSIDE to get $20 off your first class.