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 203

Episode 203

While taking away privileges and other types of punishments may be effective in changing behavior, moods, and attitudes of some children, they often tend not to help with big feeling children. In fact, punishment seems to make the situation worse, making us feel...

When Children Act Self-Centered – Episode 202

When Children Act Self-Centered – Episode 202

It’s so easy to get frustrated or angry with (or even worried about!) children who act self-centered -- children who get mad when you don’t give them what they want or insist that things must go the way they say. Unfortunately, explaining to children that they’re...

Episode 201

Episode 201

One of the behaviors that we often see in children with big feelings is that they react quickly and strongly, usually in a way that seems disproportionate to the situation. Trying to convince them not to get so upset, or using logic to explain why they shouldn’t be so...

If You Have A Child With Big Emotions – Episode 111

If You Have A Child With Big Emotions – Episode 111

Although some parents may ask what it means to be raising a child with big emotions, if you are raising a child with big emotions, you probably already know. You’re probably raising a child who may be inflexible, bossy, sensitive to criticism... and they likely...

Episode 110

Episode 110

Children often have a lot of fun during the holiday season. They may be getting new gifts, going to fun places and parties, and even eating more things they enjoy! But sometimes, no matter how great their day is (or what you’ve done for them), they still melt down… or...

Episode 109

Episode 109

One of the main components of long game parenting is making plans proactively for handling situations (so you don’t have to address as much in-the-moment negativity and Yuck). In this episode, you will learn:  How you can use past holiday seasons to improve this one...

Episode 108

Episode 108

We want our kids to listen, and often the way we attempt to motivate them is to try to find ways to MAKE them listen -- punishments, rewards, etc. But for some kids, the more we try to MAKE them listen, the less they actually do! In this episode, you will learn:  Why...

Episode 107

Episode 107

When we’re deciding how to respond to kids’ behavior, we’re often motivated by preventing bad things from happening in the future. We want to do everything we can to make sure they turn out to be responsible and respectful, and that they have success and happiness...

Episode 106

Episode 106

Often we WANT to connect with our children -- to understand how they’re feeling or what motivated a certain behavior -- but they don’t tell us. When we ask them questions, they may say “I don’t know,” or shrug, or they just don’t answer… and we leave conversations...

Episode 105

Episode 105

Although it’s more effective to reduce negative behavior, moods, and attitudes proactively, sometimes you have to address them in the moment. And as we know, there are things we can say to make the situation better… or worse. In this episode, you will learn:  Why our...

Episode 104

Episode 104

We know that it’s important to stay calm when we’re asking children to do something. But what happens when we stay calm and kids STILL don’t listen or do what they’re supposed to do? Is yelling or threatening our only option (especially when that seems to be the only...

Episode 103

Episode 103

Running late causes stress for almost every parent. And when we are running late, our kids’ behavior seems to get worse -- causing even more stress. In this episode, you will learn:  How our stress impacts our children’s behavior  Why children’s behavior really does...

Episode 102

Episode 102

When our children worry or are hesitant about doing new things, it’s tempting to try to reassure them that everything will be OK. But that strategy is often ineffective, and it can even make children feel worse. In this episode, you will learn:  Why trying to help our...

Episode 101

Episode 101

So many of us think (or say), "I would be more patient if my child would just do what I ask the first time I ask..." or "I wouldn't raise my voice if my kids didn't fight..." Often without realizing it, as parents we are letting our children's behavior control our...

Episode 100

Episode 100

While I’ve shared a lot of parenting strategies on this podcast, in this 100th episode I’m going to share some strategies that I use to maintain my own parenting long game… even though much of what I teach doesn’t come naturally to me! In this episode, you will...

Episode 99

Episode 99

When situations are negative in your home, you probably try your best to turn things around. But sometimes no matter what you try, things remain negative, issues pile up... and you may start to feel stuck in Yuck. In this episode, you’ll learn why we often get stuck...

Episode 98

Episode 98

When you’re raising a child with someone else, you’re likely to disagree on how to handle situations with your children. Sometimes when you have to make a decision about how to respond to your child, most of the energy is spent with each of you trying to convince the...

Episode 97

Episode 97

Some of the most commonly used discipline strategies are behavior charts, rewards, and punishments… But what happens when you try them and they’re not effective in motivating better behavior? In this episode, you will learn:  Why some children don’t respond to charts,...

Episode 96

Episode 96

When we speak to people, we want them to listen and to engage with us. But often we ask our children questions, or make suggestions, and we are met with disrespect or even resistance. In this episode, you will learn:  what you may be doing that is contributing to that...

Episode 95

Episode 95

It makes our lives easier when children don’t insist that things need to go their way….when they can go with the flow. But often children who don’t insist on things going a certain way ALSO don’t ask for what they do need. And they may not stand up for themselves to...

Episode 94

Episode 94

We know that part of being a parent is paying attention to and spending time with our children.  But in some cases, no matter how much attention we give them, they always want more!  In this episode, you will learn:  Why some children have a never-ending need for...

Episode 93

Episode 93

Many parents say they believe in respectful parenting strategies, but they worry -- or their friends or family members warn them -- that these strategies will handicap children in the future. After all, not everyone will treat them with respect, and they need to be...

Episode 92

Episode 92

We all have to provide instruction to our children -- setting limits, letting them know when they’ve done something wrong, suggesting ways to do things differently in the future. But some children get very upset about this type of feedback; they may become defensive...

Episode 91

Episode 91

In the past, you may have tried to implement a strategy that resonates with you… perhaps a strategy to teach your daughter to clean her room or to motivate your son to be more respectful… but when you try that strategy, it doesn’t work. And especially if you’ve made...

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