Your Parenting Long Game

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Your Parenting Long Game doesn’t take longer.

It just lasts longer.

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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 88

Episode 88

As you may know, negative behaviors (aggression, disrespect, defiance, meltdowns, shutdowns) often indicate that a child is not coping in a healthy way. And you may have tried to teach your children to use healthier coping strategies many times in the past… but they...

Episode 87

Episode 87

Of course we want our kids to think more positively. Not only do we know the reasons that positive thinking is better for us, but let’s be honest, hearing constant negativity can be draining! Unfortunately, with some kids, we encourage them to think more positively…...

Episode 86

Episode 86

It can be incredibly helpful to make plans ahead of time for handling situations that usually don't go well. And when we’re making the plan, it’s a good idea to consider actions you DON’T want to take -- things that you know from experience make the situation worse --...

Episode 85

Episode 85

We want our kids to listen to us and do what they’re supposed to do, but often the way we try to teach them how to act responsible negatively affects our influence and our relationship. In this episode, you’ll learn a simple formula for how to be both firm AND...

Episode 84

Episode 84

While it can be valuable to learn parenting tips and tools, it can also be helpful to learn how to apply those tips and tools to real situations. In this episode, you will learn:  The difference between long-game solutions and band-aid solutions How to motivate...

Episode 83

Episode 83

“Strong willed” behavior -- kids’ questioning,  negotiating, defying -- can be incredibly frustrating to deal with. And it makes sense that when we see that behavior, we try to get children to change. But that strategy is often ineffective, making us feel helpless to...

Episode 82

Episode 82

One of the things that exhausts us most as parents is having to deal with others’ big emotions -- especially when we’re dealing with them so frequently. Of course we always want to try to teach our kids tools to deal with their own emotions...but in the meantime, it...

Episode 81

Episode 81

We all want our children to feel good about themselves, and often we try to instill a sense of confidence by praising or complimenting them. Unfortunately, praise and compliments often lead to a sense of entitlement rather than healthy self-esteem. In this episode,...

Episode 80

Episode 80

While it can be valuable to learn "long-game" parenting tips and tools, it can also be helpful to learn how to apply those tips and tools to real situations! In this episode, you will learn:  The difference between long-game solutions and band-aid solutions Addressing...

Episode 79

Episode 79

While it’s difficult to see children being mean to others, it’s just as hard to hear them being mean to themselves, saying things like “I’m stupid,” “I’m ugly,” or “I have no friends.” And often the way we respond to those statements doesn’t seem to make them feel...

Episode 78

Episode 78

You may have such good intentions about staying calm when addressing your children’s behavior. But when you’ve asked them to do something over and over, or when they’re being aggressive or disrespectful, or when they’re melting down over the smallest thing, it is HARD...

Episode 77

Episode 77

If you have a child who tends to have big emotions or reactions, you’ve probably tried so many different things to reduce the drama in that moment. But you may not have found much success, so you’re dealing with the drama over and over (or you’re walking on eggshells...

Episode 76

Episode 76

While it can be valuable to learn parenting tips and tools, it can also be helpful to learn how to apply those tips and tools to real situations. In this episode, you will learn:  The difference between long-game solutions and band-aid solutions Why a child might be...

Episode 75

Episode 75

After a year of spending so much (sometimes negative) time with your children, you may feel that your relationship with them isn’t where you want it to be. But you may not know how to improve things except to “spend more positive time with them”...which you may not...

Episode 74

Episode 74

As we’ve been home with our children more for the last year, one of the most difficult parts is that we haven’t gotten time for ourselves. For many of us, this lack of alone time has led to less patience, less connection with our kids, and a lot more Yuck (in...

Episode 73

Episode 73

When a child is in the middle of a negative behavior, mood, or attitude, it’s hard to get them out of it. (Even if you’re able to, it takes a lot of energy.) The reality is, it is more efficient to teach children how to act differently when they’re NOT in that...

Episode 72

Episode 72

You may want to talk to your children about topics like race and diversity, but how do you bring up these topics? When should you start talking about them, and what should you say? In this episode, guest expert Ebone’ Granger will share her tips on what to say to your...

Episode 71

Episode 71

Many of us learned as children that if things were difficult, we should just suck it up and push through it. In reality, when we just suck it up and push through it, Yuck builds up inside of us and negatively affects how we treat others and how we deal with...

Episode 70

Episode 70

While it can be valuable to learn parenting tips and tools, it can also be helpful to learn how to apply those tips and tools to real situations. In this episode, you'll hear answers answers to parents’ questions about: Strategies to use to help us pause before...

Episode 69

Episode 69

Most children lie at some point. Of course any parent is likely to feel angry and concerned when a child lies. Unfortunately, when our responses come from this place of anger and concern, we usually respond in a way that doesn’t address the issue effectively. In this...

Episode 68

Episode 68

We’re depleted, and often we don’t know how to break out of the cycle of exhaustion we’re caught in. One of the simplest ways out of this cycle, however, takes one of the simplest actions: Choose different thoughts. In this episode, you’ll learn: The concept of...

Episode 67

Episode 67

You know it’s important to set rules and boundaries if you want to raise responsible, resilient children. But how do you set rules and boundaries that children will actually follow? In this episode, you’ll learn: The components of “effective” rules and boundaries  3...

Episode 66

Episode 66

You may want to stop using those parenting strategies that don’t work and make you feel bad (what I call “band aid parenting” strategies). You may promise yourself that you’ll start using more respectful, effective, long-lasting strategies (what I call “long game...

Episode 65

Episode 65

It’s that time of the year when we’re all thinking about improvement. When it comes to your family, you likely want to see more respectful, resilient behavior and more connected relationships. But your attempts to make things better may not be leading to long-term...

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