When we’re feeling stressed or frustrated, one of the first things most of us try to do is change what’s happening around us.

We think that if our kids would only act differently, if our spouse would only do more, if our mother would stop judging us… then we can feel better.

Unfortunately, trying to make others change so that we feel better is usually ineffective, and it’s exhausting!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why trying to change others makes sense, but only keeps us stuck
  • A simple strategy that will help you feel better and more in control, even when people around you aren’t doing what you wish they would 
  • The questions you can ask yourself to increase the likelihood that you will focus on what is in your control

Mentioned in this episode: 

Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy: Join us to release your Yuck and connect with others. We’re better together!
(Also receive the benefits of interaction with me in a private Facebook group + Office Hours, scripts and “Say This, Not That” phrases, on-demand resources to address children’s behavior and moods, and more)

Related to this episode:

Your Parenting Long Game Episode 4: How to Stay in Control, Even When Your Kids Are Driving You Crazy

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Let Go Of...Believing You Won't Feel Better Until Others Change