“Parent-Pie™” is the unconscious attention a child gets, positive or negative, that comes as a result of where a parent focuses their words, time and attention.
Switching where a parent places their focus creates empowerment, raises self-esteem, sends the child the message about the behavior you want to see, not the behavior you don’t want to see. Best of all it fills him/her up with your love while announcing your boundaries, all at the same time. Not bad!
For the full explanation of “Parent Pie™ see my article on Phone Interruptions at: http://proactiveparenting.net/articles/how-to-handle-phone-interruptions.