Parenting through the lens of connection and cooperation.

September 16, 2021

Harsh Parenting Creates Children Who Make More Mistakes

When your child makes a mistake, you want to help them process and understand their mistake without the use of shame, punishments, or making them feel like you’re disappointed in them. 

Harsh parenting does absolutely no favors for us or our kids, and as a parent who used to subscribe to that kind of parenting, I want to take the time to talk about this, and share how shifting my mindset towards a more conscious and connective one has done more good for my family than any punishment has.

There are no shortcuts to connective parenting but I hope this episode can help you get started! 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why it’s problematic for kids to worry over their parent’s reaction more than the actual mistake
  • Punishments impede our kids’ ability to think properly
  • How conscious parenting can change you and your family’s life for the better

 

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September 9, 2021

Why Is Play So Hard Sometimes with Guest Emily Murray from Hand in Hand Parenting

Many of us have had experiences with bottling up emotions, and kids are no exceptions to this. Kids aren’t as capable of properly communicating their emotions so when there’s a backlog of feelings like frustration and sadness, this can make them act out so they can vent. This can be equally frustrating for parents too but it is possible to connect with your kids in a way they can easily understand.

For this episode, I’m joined by Emily, a member from the Hand in Hand Parenting group and she will share with us one of their five listening tools for parents-- playlistening! Play is an important aspect of kids’ lives and it can be used as a better response to unsavory behavior over shame and encourages you to meet aggression with affection.

Hand in Hand Parenting has been instrumental in my journey to become a better parent for my daughters, and I hope this will help any of you having similar struggles so don’t forget to listen in!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Playlisten as a form of connection through play
  • There is a time to be silly and there is a time to seriously connect
  • Why playlistening wasn’t appealing to Emily at first
  • Children are good and they want to be good
  • Why play can be hard for parents
  • The benefits of playlistening 

 

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Thanks to Hand in Hand Parenting, I managed to create a major shift in my parenting that allowed me to create a better connection with my daughters. That's why I've become an affiliate partner of Hand in Hand Parenting. Purchasing their products using my affiliate link gives you the tools to learn the essence of parenting while also directly supporting this podcast at no extra cost to you.

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September 2, 2021

Behavior Analysis and Parenting: Questions from Guest Shelly

Our kids have the right to say “no” and have choices. But it’s a delicate balancing act between that and making sure not to give in to everything they say either. Since kids also have underdeveloped brains, it can be difficult for them to properly communicate their negative emotions which can put them into conflict with their parents and other kids. This challenge is a natural frustration for parents and is something my guest is familiar with.

Shelly Belk, behavior change coach and mother, joins me for this episode to ask me questions on parenting, and how she can better reconcile her background in behavior analysis while raising her daughter with empathy. We’ll always discuss the importance of allowing our children to experience and fail; to be the counselor and confidant rather than the fixer of their problems.

Don’t miss out on this week’s episode so we can help our kids navigate their feelings and create healthier connections with them!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How can we navigate with kids who are good at negotiating
  • Empathizing with our kids and allowing them to feel and process their negative emotions
  • Teaching our kids to respect other kids’ boundaries without making them submissive
  • Lean into inconsistency and expect the feelings

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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August 26, 2021

Parenting with Respect for Our Kids’ Autonomy with Dr. Siggie Cohen

Humans are built to work and depend on each other for survival and when you’re a parent, that desire to protect and help is increased tenfold. It’s a natural feeling to want to protect our kids from the harms and struggles of the world but it doesn’t mean we should micromanage them either. Sometimes the best course of action is to take a step back and watch.

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Siggie Cohen, a child and family therapist who aids parents establish a better connection with their kids through her online parenting courses. She’ll be joining me to discuss the importance of being respectful of our kids’ autonomy and ways we can help them exercise it while still providing guidance in their lives. 

Listen in on this episode to help your kids find their own voice in the world! 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Autonomy and dependency is ingrained in us
  • Allow your kids to feel their own emotions
  • Encourage your kids rather than force them
  • Ways to help your kids realize their innate autonomy

 

Connect with Dr. Siggie

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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August 19, 2021

How to Help Build Your Kid’s Self-Esteem

Life’s full of challenges, and as parents, we want to send our children out into the world ready and self-assured so they can get through everything society throws at them. Self-esteem plays a huge role in that, and their time as kids and teens is a crucial time in building it. 

For this solo episode, I’ll be talking about my personal struggles with self-esteem and how I turned them into lessons towards how I approach my kids, as well as give ways on how we can help build our kids’ self-esteem at home.

Don’t forget to tune into this episode so we can guide our kids down the path of self-confidence!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How my childhood shaped my self-esteem
  • Do punishments help our kids learn from their mistakes?
  • 2 ways to instill self-esteem in our kids

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August 12, 2021

The Case Against The Cry It Out Method with Guest Rachel from Hey Sleepy Baby

For many parents, the first six to twelve months of their baby’s life are probably one of the most stressful thanks to sleep deprivation. The emotional and physical toll of listening to your baby cry isn’t easy, but it’s important to realize that it’s just as stressful for them as their body and brain try to adjust to life outside of the womb.

For this week’s episode, I’ve invited Rachel, a pediatric sleep specialist, to share with us her experience and realizations with sleep training her baby, and how it isn’t as easy as tucking them into bed and calling it a night.

So listen in on this episode as Rachel shares her experience, and I offer ways to help ease this adjustment period!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • The Cry It Out Method and the psyche behind it
  • Rachel’s experience with sleep training her baby
  • The effects of The Cry it Out Method on a baby’s cognitive development 
  • Applying Connective Parenting Methods and empathy to sleep training

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.
To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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August 5, 2021

Presence vs. Fixing with Guest Rivkie

Change is a choice. Sometimes it may be a difficult one and requires a lot of effort. It’s also not something that can always happen in a snap, but rather takes the form of a continuous series of choices we consciously make. These choices become the path my guest takes to be better and do better as a parent.

Joining me for this week’s episode is Rivkie, a mother of seven. It’s not easy to raise that many kids but as an ex-yeller, she made the choice to become a more empathetic and connected parent to her kids. She’ll share with us her personal journey, the solid steps she’s made to improve, and her words of encouragement and advice for fellow parents.

Don’t forget to tune into this episode! A part of parenthood is we’re not always going to get it right, but with enough love, we can strive to make things better.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Rivkie’s journey reforming and healing as a parent
  • The positive changes which were seen in herself and in her kids
  • Sibling rivalry as a personal challenge and how she tackles it
  • Her advice for parents getting started on connective parenting

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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July 29, 2021

How to Stop Yelling

When we believe our children are being difficult, we tend to use yelling to make them listen to us. But yelling can only go so far before it starts to form cracks in the relationship with our kids and leave them with emotional scars that might never go away. At some point, we need to ask ourselves: Is my child’s obedience worth losing their love and respect?

In this solo episode, I share my experience of being a parent who used to yell and how I continue to overcome that urge with hopes that I can encourage other parents to do the same.

Remember, the road of parenthood is not paved with fear, but with love. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How yelling played a role in my life
  • How yelling can jeopardize our relationship with our children 
  • Using connection and empathy as a replacement for yelling 
  • My advice on how to calm down and process your emotions
  • The long-term effects yelling has on our children

 

Looking for ways to parent without yelling or threatening? Do you want to start using connection to better handle and guide your kids? I know I’ve definitely been there. Through my years of learning and experience, I’ve started to reach out and help other parents overcome their parenting challenges with a much calmer and empathetic approach.
You can check out my mini-course called How to Stop Yelling right here!

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July 22, 2021

Chitra’s Journey into Connective Parenting

Traditionally, children are meant to obey their parents without question and any sign of defiance is met with punishment. We believe that our child’s behavior is a reflection of us as parents and that opens us up to judgment from others. No one wants to be labeled as a “bad parent” but just because something is accepted as the norm doesn’t always mean it’s automatically right either.

Chitra Peña, a member of the Peace and Parenting community, sits down with me to share her story and experiences in moving towards a more conscious parenting method and its results-- including her relationship with her children and her confidence in herself as a parent. Additionally, we’ll also dive into the effects of conventional parenting on the emotional well-being of both the parents and children. 

Don’t forget to tune into this episode so we can help you forge a healthier relationship with your family!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Chitra’s journey towards conscious parenting
  • How she processed her thoughts and feelings when her child experienced hurt 
  • Deviating from conventional parenting and how she dealt with the judgment
  • Parenthood is not meant to be a hierarchy 
  • The emotional cost of conventional parenting on your child and yourself

 

Connect with Chitra

 

Thanks to Hand in Hand Parenting, I managed to create a major shift in my parenting that allowed me to create a better connection with my daughters. That's why I've become an affiliate partner of Hand in Hand Parenting. Purchasing their products using my affiliate link gives you the tools to learn the essence of parenting while also directly supporting this podcast at no extra cost to you.

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July 15, 2021

The Power of Listening Partners with Cassie and Lindsay

Parents try to prop themselves up as these invincible figures who aren’t affected by sadness or fear, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They have their own fair share of anxieties and trauma; and when all of that just builds up, it starts to leak into other aspects of their lives. When that happens, it’s good to have someone who's willing to empathize and listen.

For this episode, I’ve invited two members of the Peace and Parenting community, Cassie and Lindsay. They have been listening partners for over a year and they will share with us how opening up to another person and learning to listen has aided them in becoming better parents and partners.

Join us for this episode as we discuss the importance of connection and how we can lend each other a listening ear.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • What are listening partnerships 
  • Cassie and Lindsay’s experience being each other’s listening partner
  • How listening partnerships can improve our relationships
  • Deeper introspection allows us to heal
  • Advice for listening partnerships

 

Interested in finding a listening partner?

 

Do you have siblings who fight incessantly? Don’t worry because I’ve been there too. Join me in my live workshop where I’ll teach you everything I've learned and give you all the connection pieces to help foster a more loving and peaceful relationship between your children.

Sign up for my Siblings, Not Rivals live workshop here and make a better home for everyone!

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