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 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...

Episode 90

Episode 90

Knowing that you are in charge in your home -- and just as importantly, your KIDS knowing that you are in charge in your home -- is important in motivating better behavior and in helping kids feel safe. But you may not know how to get to the place where you are in...

Episode 89

Episode 89

No one likes nagging. Your kids don’t like hearing it, and you don’t like doing it. But how can you stop when they won’t do what they’re supposed to do UNTIL you nag or yell? In this episode, you will learn:  Why kids don’t do what we ask the first time we ask Why...

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...

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