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Who The Podcast Is For
“Your Parenting Long Game” is for parents who not only want to short-term tips for handling current kids’ behaviors and moods, but who are exhausted from addressing the same situations over and over and want to find solutions that last much longer into the future.
Because Rachel offers specific plans and teaches step-by-step tools, it’s also for parents who crave feeling in control — and who do much better with structure than the chaos normally associated with parenting.
Sometimes we have days where we are dealing with so much from our kids that we just don’t like them.
In those situations, we usually try whatever we can think of to get them to change. But they don’t, and then we become even more frustrated and resentful.
Fortunately, there is another other simple shift that we can make that alleviates so many of those negative feelings towards our kids. Even better, this “long-game” strategy is more likely to motivate your children to make changes on their own, without you having to force them.
If we’re being honest with ourselves, we can admit that how we respond to our kids has more to do with how we’re doing than what our kids are doing. (When we’re in a good place, we can be calm and patient. When we’re stressed or overwhelmed or tired, calmness and patience go out the window)
Unfortunately, when we respond from a place of our own Yuck, we do things we regret — AND we lose our influence over our kids.
That’s why, if we want to raise more responsible, resilient kids, we need to learn how to NOT be controlled by our own feelings. It is possible with this step-by-step, long-game strategy for not letting our feelings lead us to behave in ways that we regret.
Hearing the word “no” from our child when we ask them to do something — or any other type of defiance or disrespect — can send us into a rage!
Unfortunately when we lose our cool, we also tend to lose our influence over our kids.
It is possible to stay in control of ourselves even when our kids are being disrespectful so that we can address their behavior more effectively. Learn the step-by-step, long-game strategy for not letting your kids’ reactions control yours.
In many cases, our kids don’t listen or do what they’re supposed to do until the third or fourth time we ask… or until we yell or threaten to take away something they care about.
It is possible to teach kids that they need to listen the first time we ask them to do something. To improve our influence, we have to show kids that we mean what we say. Learn the step-by-step, long-game strategy for showing them that they need to take you seriously.
You want to know how to get long-term results in improving kids’ behavior, moods, and attitudes, but how do you do this?
We’ll discuss the 3 reasons that kids misbehave in the first place (you have to understand these if you want this to change!), and then we’ll discuss the Parenting Long Game model and how it addresses all 3 of those reasons.
You’ll also see what this looks like using an example of a mom who’s frustrated because her kids don’t do what she asks them to do.
You have likely tried many different strategies to reduce the power struggles, meltdowns, negotiations, and negative attitudes in your home… but even if those strategies work in the short run, you’re not seeing long-term results.
Learn WHY the tools you’ve been using rely on what I call “Band-Aid Parenting” — and why this type of parenting only leads to short-term results.
I’ll also discuss the framework for “Long Game Parenting,” which uses long-term solutions for improving behavior, attitudes, in moods of everyone in the family.
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