Holly negotiates with her son Manny about his needs in relationship to Mom and Dad's date night out. Then, they role play a variety of ways that they could negotiate that would support all the needs. In this parenting video, Holly Eckert engages with her son, Manny, to hear his needs in relation to Mom and Dad’s date night out. Then, they role play and negotiate a variety of options that would support all of their needs, including: mother and son both getting their needs met; mom and dad spending time together without their children; and mom spending time alone with her son. Each role play leverages the use of jackal puppets and jackal language and then again with giraffe puppets and giraffe language, including mom’s demonstration of self-empathy.