The Sue Atkins ‘Can Do Kids’ Campaign with the EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY BUTTON.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Are you looking for a positive way to discipline your toddler that’s encouraging & positive and that enhances your child’s self esteem – not damages it – like the naughty step?
Then look no further than my Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Button!
Let me tell you how it all came about.
I was getting things ready for my ‘Can Do Kid Workshop’ which was designed to help children feel good about themselves & to build their long term inner confidence, when I decided to record my own voice saying “That Was Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” on a simple talking button that the kids could push.
It’s was a really simple, easy and brilliant way to ‘anchor’ confidence in a child’s unconscious as it attaches doing new things and having a go, to feelings of success, as it builds confidence and self esteem instantly through just having fun and being relaxed. The kids just ran over and pushed their “That was Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button and laughed 😀
I learnt about anchoring from Paul McKenna the famous self development trainer when I was doing my NLP studies with him.
An ‘anchor’ is when your mood changes in response to some trigger or stimulus and your unconscious registers it every time you see it, hear it or feel it.
It’s a bit like wanting cake, when you are watching ‘The Great British Bake Off’ on TV or like jumping up at a party when your favourite song comes on that reminds you of going to college, someone’s birthday or a romance that became “your song.”
Building and anchoring confidence with the “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button sounding out loud and clear is huge fun, and it is a wonderfully positive experience for kids. They LOVE pressing it.
It’s loads better than a ‘naughty step’ which is a negative way to discipline kids and it’s better than time out as they neither of those methods teach your toddler anything – a young child doesn’t get anything from being sent to their room either but with my ‘That was easy Peasy lemon squeezy button’ kids are having fun learning to do the right thing & doing what you want them to do like pick up their toys, brush their teeth, put on their pyjamas or put on their shoes.
They can press it for having a go & trying something new as it encourages a ‘Can Do’ attitude to life too.
So just imagine that your family had my “That was Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button in your kitchen and your kids ran over and pressed it anytime they did something new, overcame something difficult, did something they found unpleasant, tried something out of their comfort zone, did as they were told the first time of you asking, or just had a go as a ‘Can Do Kid’
Just think of the power to their confidence as they learnt to use the potty, their knife & fork helped lay the table, ate their broccoli, came away from playing at a friends house without fuss, or for older kids learnt to tie their shoelaces, did their homework, answered the phone and took a message, tidied their room, put away their stuff, read their reading book or emptied the dishwasher! – the list is endless and only limited by your imagination and pressed my “That was Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button.
What a wonderfully simple way to boost your child’s self esteem and develop their “have a go” mentality or what I like to call ‘The Can Do’ mindset so important to success in Life.
Just imagine if families started to do this fun thing from the moment their kids were little….. just think how much more relaxed, optimistic and happy kids would be.
Just think, YOU could use it too when you didn’t shout, didn’t nag or got something right with your kids or when you did something new for the first time too, like struggling with the frustration over online banking, speaking up at a meeting or salsa dancing!!!
Why don’t you get one for your kitchen, office, classroom or nursery?…….. and you can ALL have fun making life, learning and living easier .
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all nurseries, schools, colleges, gymnastics clubs, dance clubs, sport’s clubs all had my “that was Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button too?
This is brilliant fun and a very, very easy way to build your child’s self esteem and self confidence !
NO MORE ‘Naughty Step’ which is a negative way to motivate your kids – try my “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” approach to raising happy, confident, resilient kids 🙂
Let’s start a movement for confident ‘Can Do’ kids that’s simple, fun and ‘Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!’