Parenting Our Future
Summary: Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own childhoods this type of parenting hurts and leaves us with scars we take with us through our adulthood. Each one of my episodes is designed to help you navigate the difficult journey of parenting but in a way that is more peaceful and intentional. I’ll show you how to get your kids to listen and cooperate without yelling, punishments and rewards. I’ll show you how to understand your own feelings and those of your kids. My intention is to bring you to a place where you feel connected with your kids and yourself (we often get lost when we become parents!). Tune in weekly for all the inside tips, tools and tricks I teach my private clients to help you build the family you always wanted, and to become the parent you always envisioned you would be. I promise to provide you with fun and entertaining content that will leave you seeing your kids and your reactions in a whole new light! Please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps, and leave you feeling inspired! I am always grateful for every person who subscribes, leaves a review and rates my podcast 5 stars.
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How many times from pregnancy to parenting do you feel like you are doing it all wrong? The truth is, we need to have open and honest conversations about the changes in our bodies as a result of carrying our babies. Often after childbirth, moms are forgotten and everyone is focused on the baby. Yes, that's wonderful but we are left feeling exhausted, in pain, and reeling from the birth experience. This episode is all about our bodies as women and our health after we have our beautiful babies.
Why talk about curiosity? Because...we are all born curious! You can see it the most when you watch your little ones as they are explore the world around them. Isn’t that the best thing to watch? I'm sure you have seen your child get so excited and curious about something they have discovered. When your child is curious about something there is nothing that will stop them from learning about it.
We all want the best for our kids and in this day and age, we are bombarded with mixed messages, advice and studies that confuse us and complicate parenting. What if you knew that parenting only came down to 2 issues, along with genetics, that impact long term wellbeing for your child? These two “things” also impact the relationship with your kids AND your own wellbeing?
What is ADHD? My guest, Dr. Tommy Black, explains it as a neurological disorder that impacts an individual's ability to sustain attention or maintain control of their motor functions. As parents, if you have a child with ADHD, their behavior can be triggering and frustrating. I can relate first hand! ADHD is also confusing because sometimes your child can’t sit still, and sometimes they are hypyer focused. Both can indicate ADHD…so what do you do?
This episode is to help you with all the men and boys in your life! In today’s day and age, boys are more misunderstood than ever, and are at a disadvantage. You may not believe it, but it’s true! Life as a parent of a boy can be challenging and confusing. They have so much energy when they’re young only for them to grind to an almost standstill, in their tween and teen years where we’re seeing them get hooked on screens and gaming.
I think it’s safe to say that all parents have a LOVE HATE relationship with technology! I’m no different! Most of us are just trying to figure out how much is too much, and we’re scared it might already be too late for our kids who seem to be hooked on devices. Don’t fret! There’s HOPE! Enter my guest, Dr Shimi Kang who is a highly decorated psychiatrist and an expert on the brain and addiction.
How do you thrive during a pandemic? The Spring and Summer of 2020 has been unlike any other, and we don’t want to go into Fall the same way. What if I told you there are things you can do to set your family up to THRIVE? My guest Meghan Fitzgerald has the answer!! She is the Co-Founder of Tinkergarten and has spent her professional career educating children.
I hear from so many parents that they want to know how to encourage their kids to play INDEPENDENTLY. This episode is all about encouraging independent, purposeful and imaginative play. Play is vital for kids because it provides an opportunity for them to develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills they need to succeed, not only in school, but in life.
“When you compliment your children, praise them for inner qualities such as kindness, honesty and perseverance so they will strive to contribute to the world in meaningful ways.” ~Toni Schutta Many parents hold the mistaken belief that it’s important to shower our children with constant praise. Praising our children is instinctual, almost a reflex. It’s hard to hold back when your child does something new or good! We want to celebrate them!
What we know about this coming school year, is how much we don’t know what will happen or what the school year is going to end up looking like. Kids returning to school usually has us feeling mixed emotions. We are excited to have them back to school, back to routine but we also can feel melancholy at the site of our kids entering a new grade, getting older and more independent. Now we need to add in the uncertainty of going back to school during a pandemic.
Have you been exposed to the booze or wine culture in parenting? Have you been invited or hosted playdates that include alcohol? Even if they are scheduled in the morning? Does wine and being a mom go hand in hand? if so, what does that say to your kids that "mommy needs wine to deal with you"? I talk to parents every day who are struggling in many different ways, and I know that many look forward to a glass of wine once the kids are in bed…I have done that many times too!
One of the things I’ve been really good at, especially since becoming a mom, is beating myself up. I know you know what I mean. As moms, we all do it because we think we have to do it all. We tell ourselves we aren’t good enough as moms and we SHOULD know how to do this parenting thing…but how should we? We know being a parent is the most important job in the world and when we struggle, most of us have deep shame.
Nobody is good when you are operating on little sleep. Not you OR your kids! So often we get frustrated when our kids resist sleep, come out of their bed multiple times, won’t sleep unless they are with you or have frequent night waking. Our biggest mistake is the expectation that our littles can sleep like adults do. They can’t so we need to help them.