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 007

Episode 007

One of the major causes of power struggles and negative behavior in our homes is related to getting kids off of their devices. We try to be respectful of our kids (giving warnings and staying calm), but often our requests are still met with disrespect, defiance, and...

Episode 006

Episode 006

We have a lot on our plates as parents. So when kids aren’t listening, or when they’re being overly dramatic and preventing us from doing what needs to get done, we can feel really resentful. We try to get them to change but they don’t, and the situation goes downhill...

Episode 005

Episode 005

As parents, we’re often overwhelmed and stressed (and tired) even before we have to deal with our kids’ behavior. And then when they do things we don’t like -- like when siblings keep competing and arguing and bothering each other -- our frustration becomes huge and...

Episode 004

Episode 004

It’s important that kids learn how to speak respectfully, even when they don’t get their way. Unfortunately, the way most of us try to motivate respect doesn’t lead to the results we want. To improve your influence, we have to stay in control even when our kids’...

Episode 003

Episode 003

You’re tired of having to nag, yell, or threaten your kids to get them to do what you ask. To improve your influence, you have to show kids that you mean what you say. Learn the step-by-step, long-game process for showing them that they need to take you seriously.  In...

Episode 002

Episode 002

You want to know how to get long-term results in improving kids’ behavior, moods, and attitudes, but how do you do this? In this episode, you’ll learn:  The 3 reasons for “misbehavior” (most parents are unaware of most of these) How to address these reasons using Your...

Episode 001

Episode 001

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. And it can make you feel helpless,...

Connecting With a Child When It Doesn’t Come Naturally

Connecting With a Child When It Doesn’t Come Naturally

Many of us recognize the benefit of connecting with our children. And in many instances, connections are the best moments in both a parent's and child's day! But what do you do when you have trouble connecting with a child -- either because you and your child are so...

Confessions of an Imperfect Parent: I Try To Help But Can’t

Confessions of an Imperfect Parent: I Try To Help But Can’t

  Below is the story of Suzanne, a mother who wants what is best for her son but doesn't know how to truly help him. She knows that her desire to "fix" things prevents her from connecting with her son, but she's not sure how to do anything differently.  By...

Being Consistent Is Exhausting!

Being Consistent Is Exhausting!

Everyone talks about how important it is to be consistent when you're parenting. But not everyone talks about how exhausting "being consistent" actually is! One parent described the guilt she experienced when her children were not acting responsibly because she was...

We Can’t Control Our Children… But We Can Influence Them

We Can’t Control Our Children… But We Can Influence Them

I've heard some non-parents say that when children are acting out, it is because their parents aren't doing a good enough job controlling their children. But all parents know that it is actually impossible to control children's behavior. One parent described her...

Confessions of an Imperfect Parent: I Wanted to Make My Child Listen

Confessions of an Imperfect Parent: I Wanted to Make My Child Listen

Below is the story of Becca, a mother who feels bad because she exploded when her daughter refused to listen. She also resorted to using strategies that she didn't feel were best for her daughter in the long run.  By considering her behavior from a place of compassion...

How To Choose Your Battles

How To Choose Your Battles

As parents, we have so many decisions to make. And we are very aware that -- for better or worse -- the decisions we make impact our children. So how do we know that we're making decisions that won't hurt them in the long run? One "imperfect" parent explained how...

Confessions of an Imperfect Parent: Is This a Battle Worth Fighting?

Confessions of an Imperfect Parent: Is This a Battle Worth Fighting?

Below is the story of Liz, who feels bad because she felt confused and helpless when she had to make a decision that would affect her daughter.  By considering her behavior from a place of compassion and curiosity instead of judgment and shame, Liz learns how to have...

How to Get Off Of Your Children’s Emotional Roller Coaster

How to Get Off Of Your Children’s Emotional Roller Coaster

We've all been there. So tired and burnt out that when our child whines, or cries, or speaks rudely... we just lose it. Their behavior becomes the straw that breaks the camel's back. One"imperfect" parent described just such an experience when her son took his...

Are You Tuning In or Turning Out?

Are You Tuning In or Turning Out?

When our children misbehave, it's so easy to try to search for that "right thing" to say to make them more obedient. And we do this because we want what's best for them in the future. And we do this because we want them to succeed in their relationships with other...

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