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E59: Letting Go of Power Struggles With Your Kids

by Frame of Mind October 10, 2017

Debra RuhThe more she’s entranced by her phone, the more she won’t come out of her room and engage with me.

-Debra Ruh

Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications, returns to the show to discuss how companies can empower and support people with disabilities. She also shares her recent challenges with her daughter, Sara. Listen for Kim’s advice for parents about letting go of power struggles and shifting your thinking to empower your children. You’ll also learn how the way you view your kids impacts your relationship with them.

In this episode of Resilience Radio, we also explore:
-How companies can support people with disabilities.
-How companies can tell their story and get their message out.
-How to handle your child’s excessive internet use.
-The mistake that parents make that creates power struggles.
-The power of natural consequences for children.

When told by ‘experts’ that her daughter, Sara, who was born with Down Syndrome, would be lucky to push shopping carts at the local grocery store, Debra refused to accept this. Debra’s unshakable faith in the power of human potential and her love for her daughter led her to create Ruh Global Communications and TecAccess. Her masterful leadership in the community has made her a true thought leader and the go-to strategist for inclusion by corporations and governments alike.

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  1. Gerry A. Garcia says:

    I am a parent coach. I would be interested in hearing what to do with resistant kids who do not want to come out of the room.

    • That’s a great question, Gerry! There are many factors to consider:

      How old is the child? How has this type of situation been handled up until now? What is the relationship like? And what is keeping them in their room – is there something going on outside they don’t want to be a part of, or is there something more interesting going on in there?

      If my kid didn’t want to come outside, I’d go in the room do my stuff in there!

      I would be happy to have a conversation with you about this 🙂 -Kim Ades

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