Parenting through the lens of connection and cooperation.

December 4, 2019

Separation Anxiety

Leaving our kids in the care of others can be hard on both them and us. We've put together ways we have worked through different situations in attempt to say goodbye peacefully. Hand in Hand Parenting is offering their online class for a 50% discount for a limited time just for our listeners! Click this link  "Say Goodbye to Separation Anxiety" and enter HALFOFF19 to join today. And check out Michelle's blog on teaching special time to family members here. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and support us on our patreon!!

November 20, 2019


Listen in as parenting coach, Michelle Kenney Carlson, and her co-host, Gemma Daw guide you in coming to parenting more peacefully with personal stories, guides created by Michelle and all their tips for surviving this amazing thing we call motherhood. 

November 20, 2019

New Sibling

We're talking about our difficulties as we transitioned from one child to two, the mistakes we made which fueled both sibling rivalry and shame. Listen as we help other parents acknowledge the hardships while offering connective ways to help our oldest feel as if their little nest isn’t being destroyed. Here's the link to Michelle's sibling rivalry protocol and connection plan to guide you through the adjustment wherever you are along the journey. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! And sign up for Michelle's upcoming book club on Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents.

November 13, 2019

Marital Conflict, Separation and Divorce

We're talking marital conflict, separation and divorce with our first guest, the wonderful, Homa Alamdari.  If you've ever struggled in this area, please listen in as we explore how much harder coming to parenting can be when there is conflict between the adults in the family. Don't forget to rate, subscribe and review. And click here for Michelle's connection plan to keep you connected through anything.  

November 6, 2019


"Go say sorry," "tell your brother you're sorry for taking his toy," "apologize for hitting your friend," how often are you using these common statements? In this episode, we're discussing why we don't force apologies of any kind. Learn how to guide your children into natural apologies and genuine remorse for their actions. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and please visit our patreon page to support us! Michelle's yelling workshop goes live this Saturday, she has prepared so much great content, sign up here! If you want more, join our facebook community group and all Michelle's free guides: playsiblingsspecial timeconnection, and empathy

October 31, 2019


There's a very fine line when it comes to helping our kids through things and doing everything for them.  Letting them explore and learn on their own can have so many benefits. We're discussing all things helicopter-y and how to let go so our kids can find their own path and build confidence and resilience along the way. If you haven't checked out the special time guide, make sure to do that and also these journal prompts from Michelle for our own self exploration. Michelle's no yelling workshop will be Nov. 9th, 10-12 pm, don't miss it!! Rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon to support us and get exclusive extras! 

October 24, 2019

Self Care Part Two

Part Two is here and we are so excited for you to listen and give us your feedback! We go more in depth on journaling and tackling the bigger issues within yourself, in addition to the yoga and time away, of course. We set up our Patreon page and would so love your support to keep our podcast ad free; its the best way to get more involved with us and gain access to some fun freebies: linked here. Check out these journaling prompts from Michelle, Dr. Shefali, Dr. Dan Siegel and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. We appreciate you all so much!! 

October 17, 2019

Self Care Part One

Self care feels selfish sometimes, right?? It's truly anything but. You might be surprised at our take on this topic; we finished recording this episode and felt like we had so much more to address, hence part two coming next week. For now here are a couple links to check out: listening partnershipsennegramour patreon. We love your feedback, please leave a review, rate and subscribe! 

October 11, 2019

Changing Behaviors with Play

Let's talk about playing with our children and why it is such a great tool. Children at play are in their natural state and when we can meet them there, we can guide them to connect, think more clearly and cooperate more easily. Play definitely did not come naturally to the two of us, listen to how we integrated it into our lives and check out Michelle's list of games here. This book is also very helpful for finding fun ways to get physical with your kids. Let us know what you think by leaving a review and don't forget to rate and subscribe! 

October 3, 2019


How do you motivate kids and guide them to choose to do the right thing without rewards and manipulation? Sticker charts, bribery, grades, allowance, saying good job, you name it, we’ve tried it all. This week, we discuss how to internally motivate your kids with connection. Congrats to our drawing winner, Katy T!! Please please rate, review and subscribe. Click here for Alfie Kohn's book all about rewards and find Michelle and more information at her website.