Podcast

25. Will They Be OK? Moving Through Our Own Fear As Parents Sep 05, 2022

When our kids head back to school, it is a time of transition. New teachers, new friends. And there’s still all of the COVID nonsense to navigate. 

Today we’re talking about fear as our kids are back in school.

When I use the word "fear", I'm including worry, anxiety, stress,...

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24. Expect More Meltdowns and Power Struggles This Back to School Season Aug 29, 2022

Happy back-to-school season. 'Tis the season of new routines and high emotions.

It’s the season where your super flexible kids become little monsters that dig their heels in over the stupidest things. Hahaha….alright, they’re not little monsters, but it sure can feel like it...

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23. Pushing Your Child vs. Waiting Until They’re Ready (challenges of the shy kid) Aug 22, 2022

If you have a little one who is super timid, then this will be a great episode for you. I have a little guy who gets quite nervous in new situations, AND…. I was a shy kid growing up.

I was afraid of my own shadow… OK, maybe not actually :) But I would never raise my hand in class...

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22. Getting into the Back-to-School Routine Aug 15, 2022

Who here is ready and eager to get back into the school routine?

I’m going to guess that the answer is 50/50 on that :)

We KNOW there are pros and cons. We know there are good things about routines that make our lives easier.

And.... we also kind of resist routines because it...

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21. Being Inconsistent is Part of the Process (But it Sends Mixed Messages) Jun 27, 2022

If I had a dollar for every time a parent told me "I need to be more consistent" I'd be living a life of luxury on a beach somewhere :)

If being consistent, feels like a chore then you are doing this whole parenting thing absolutely perfectly :)

Sometimes it does feel like a chore....and that's...

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20. Consequence vs. Punishment: What's the Difference? Jun 20, 2022

If you're confused about what the difference between a consequence and a punishment is, don't stress. It's simple in theory, harder in practice.

In this episode, I break it ALLL down for you and when in doubt, trust that inner commentary in that beautiful head of yours above all else :)

If you...

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19. Why You Can’t Stop Yelling (explained in 5 year old terms) Apr 22, 2022

If you are trying to cut out yelling (or any other tactic you don't want to use), you are in fact learning a new skill. When we're learning a new skill, there is a concept that we need to keep in mind. It's one that I explain to my kids all of the time when they get frustrated learning to read,...

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18. Don't Bother with the "One Mental Health Day a Month" Rule Apr 19, 2022

There is a trend going on right now to give your child one day off of school each month to support their mental health. Although I strongly believe in supporting our children's mental health and well-being, giving them one day off a month is missing the point. 

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17. Next Time You're Going to Yell, Try This Apr 08, 2022

 It's SOOOO hard not to yell at our child even when we try hard not to.

Here are 2 tried and true strategies to interrupt your yelling pattern.

BONUS: They're easy peasy lemon squeezy :)

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16. You’re Screwing Up Your Child (and Here’s Why It’s OK) Apr 01, 2022

 Parenting is SOOOO important and we care so much about our child, that it's hard not to worry about screwing them up. 

I was asked the question on a recent podcast interview about how to show yourself grace and compassion even when we're struggling in our parenting.

So here are my...

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15. How to Use a Framework to Parent Your Unique Child Mar 25, 2022

We don’t often talk about frameworks in the land of parenting so I understand that there might be a bit of confusion around what a framework is, and how it can help you parent.

And I will admit, that as much as I believe wholeheartedly in using a framework approach in parenting, I have...

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14. Can you ACTUALLY Get Your Kid to Listen WITHOUT Yelling? Mar 20, 2022

It's hard to believe that it's possible to get your kid to listen without yelling at them, because let's face it... it's the ONLY thing that works sometimes. 

But getting them to listen without needing to resort to yelling, is much easier to get your head around when we break it down....

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