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Podcast Episode 188: Four Surefire Ways to Deal with Someone Who’s Always Defensive

Are you conflict-a-phobic? Do you fear confrontation and avoid difficult conversations? Perhaps there’s someone in your life who seems to get defensive no matter how you approach something and so you’ve resorted to sweeping your issues under the rug?

Trust us when we say, you are not alone in feeling this way! This week on the podcast, we’re discussing the challenges of facing conflicts and lacking self-confidence… two things we can ALL relate to.

We’re sharing our own experiences when it comes to friends in the workplace, having conversations with defensive people, the difficulties of talking to teens, and so much more.

If confrontation makes you squeamish, this is an episode you do NOT want to miss!

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • Tips for approaching conversations with defensive individuals, especially when dealing with tweens and teens.
  • How to know when a conversation has turned and how deciding to put a pin in it to revisit later can prevent further conflict.
  • Ways to pay attention to the other person’s cues and physical signals to help avoid unproductive and aggressive scenarios.

Resources we shared in this episode:

Balance VIP – Are you stressed out, feeling like you’re doing it all on your own? Through personal coaching and accountability, you will break through your overwhelm and follow through with your goals to be the happy mom you were meant to be In this exclusive coaching program for women!

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillian, Al Switzler and Emily Gregory

No Guilt Mom YouTube Channel – Check us out and subscribe to be notified every time we have new videos added for parents and kids, as well as video footage from our podcast episodes!

Download the transcripts HERE

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Christina Gabrielle

Director of Customer Success at No Guilt Mom
Christina Gabrielle has contributed 32 articles on https://www.noguiltmom.com since May 20, 2022.

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