Your Parenting Long Game

 Podcast

“Your Parenting Long Game doesn’t take longer. It just lasts longer.”

– Rachel Bailey

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This Podcast Is For…

Parents who…

– want immediate tips for handling kids’ behaviors and moods

– are exhausted from addressing the same situations over and over 

– crave feeling in control…without parenting chaos.

– want solutions that last.

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Episodes

If this is your first time listening to the podcast, I recommend starting with these first two episodes.

 

Below are more recent episodes, with the most current episode listed first.

Episode 55

Episode 55

We may believe that it’s our job to foster responsible, respectful behavior in our children. But what if we try to talk to them about their behavior and they refuse to acknowledge that they’ve done anything wrong? What if, when we bring up things they’ve done (or...

Episode 54

Episode 54

Most of us want to raise responsible, resilient, confident children -- without feeling overwhelmed ourselves. I started my business over a decade ago (and this podcast a little over a year ago) because I genuinely know how to help parents do just that. When the...

Episode 53

Episode 53

It’s relatively easy to show kids how much we support them when they’re doing what we want them to do. But what happens when they are not doing what we want? During those times, many of our children feel that we are NOT supportive… which often makes them think that we...

Episode 52

Episode 52

As the novelty of a new school year is starting to wear off, kids’ behavior may be becoming more and more frustrating. Often our instinct is to respond to this behavior by asking “How can we make them do what they’re supposed to do?” instead of “WHY aren’t they doing...

Episode 51

Episode 51

Many of us were raised to believe that when you’re responding to kids’ behavior, you can either be firm OR you can be respectful -- not both, and definitely not both at same time. Not only is it possible to balance firmness and respect, but it’s actually essential to...

Episode 50

Episode 50

No matter how many strategies you have, no matter how good your intentions are, you’re going to make mistakes as a parent. You’re going to do things you regret. And while you may acknowledge that you’re human -- that you’re far from perfect -- you may still worry...

Episode 49

Episode 49

We know it’s our job to teach our kids how to act more responsible. But what happens when you can’t find consequences that work to motivate long-term responsible behavior? In this episode, you’ll learn: Why trying to find the “best” consequence often leads to more...

Episode 48

Episode 48

Many parents these days are feeling guilty, especially as we’re stressed or depleted and taking that Yuck out on our families (or dealing with Yuck in other ways that we regret). The truth is that most of us DON’T know how to deal with our Yuck in a healthy way....

Episode 47

Episode 47

Because kids have been home for so long, many of the activities that they used to enjoy are no longer engaging them. So they are bored, and as a result, their behavior has become more negative. While many parents recognize that kids’ boredom leads to misbehavior, most...

Episode 46

Episode 46

As parenting seems harder and more depleting these days, it’s easy to focus on the things that we’re doing wrong. We may worry that we’re letting our kids spend too much time on screens… or that we’re not supporting them in the “right” way. Unfortunately, focusing on...

Episode 45

Episode 45

You may know all of the reasons that spending one-on-one time with your kids is important, and you’ve probably experienced the positive effects of having this time with them. But these days most of us are just trying to get through the day, so finding the time and...

Episode 44

Episode 44

Parenting takes energy. Even at the most basic level, we have so much to do because we are taking care of multiple people who depend on us. However, many of us are spending more energy than we have to spend… and as a result, we’re more depleted, irritable, and...

Episode 43

Episode 43

One of the most frustrating behaviors for many of us as parents is when we try to tell our kids something… or teach them something… or ask them to do something... and they act disrespectful or even defiant. So how can we set effective boundaries if they won’t even...

Episode 42

Episode 42

There is a lot of negativity in many of our homes right now. We’ve been home together for a long time, and it’s likely that we will continue to be in this situation for a little while longer. Unfortunately, the way we usually approach our unwanted behavior, moods, and...

Episode 41

Episode 41

Few of us have extra energy these days. Between trying to get things done and trying to keep kids entertained, off of screens, and not fighting, we are exhausted. We certainly don’t feel like we have the energy to be consistent. Yet it’s consistency -- following...

Episode 40

Episode 40

While we were home 24/7, many kids and teens were on screens more than ever before. They used technology for school, they used technology to connect, they used it to entertain themselves. But summer is here and many parents are asking how they can decrease the amount...

Episode 39

Episode 39

No one wants to raise an entitled child… so we know we have to set boundaries, rules, and limits. But we also know that when we set those boundaries, rules, and limits, we’re likely to get pushback in the form of whining, complaining, disrespect, meltdowns, or even...

Episode 38

Episode 38

Most of us believe we’re listening to our kids. And we are listening sometimes: We listen when they’re telling us about things that they like or want. We ask them questions about things they’ve done, and we listen to what they’re telling us. But many of us, when our...

Episode 37

Episode 37

We want our kids to get along, to be there for each other now and in the future. But what happens when our kids AREN’T getting along most of the time? Many of us either assume they’ll work it out on their own… or we step in and become judge and jury, trying to figure...

Episode 36

Episode 36

When I speak to parents about staying calm, they often say things like “I would stay calm if only my child would stop acting that way!” And it may be true that we can be more calm when our kids (or spouse or anyone else) is doing what we want them to do. But do we...

Episode 35

Episode 35

If you have a school-aged child, you’ve probably experienced more than one argument or power struggle over schoolwork. In our defense, it is incredibly frustrating when kids take way longer to start (and finish) assignments than they need to. And it’s hard to see them...

Episode 34

Episode 34

We know that we need to teach our kids how to act responsible and respectful. But how do we respond when they don’t do what they’re supposed to do? Most of us rely on “traditional” discipline strategies like yelling, nagging, or taking away things that they care about...

Episode 33

Episode 33

In this episode, listen in to a real coaching / problem-solving session as I offer suggestions to a mom named Sara, whose daughter worries frequently -- even at events that might normally be cause for celebration.  Not only are the suggestions meant to support Sara’s...

Episode 32

Episode 32

One of the most frustrating things about being a parent is when we KNOW kids know how to do the things we ask them to do -- clean their room, put their dishes away, get dressed, do their homework -- yet they don’t do it. Often we’ve tried multiple strategies to...

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