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 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 Transcript

Episode 107 Transcript

TRANSCRIPT: Your Parenting Long Game Episode 107 - Stop "Future Thinking" Welcome to Episode 107 of Your Parenting Long Game, where I’m going to take a deep dive into a strategy that can help you respond to situations more effectively and also worry less. You know,...

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 Transcript

Episode 106 Transcript

TRANSCRIPT: Your Parenting Long Game Episode 106 - "When a Child Won't Talk About Their Feelings Or Point Of View" Welcome to episode 106, where I’m going to talk about what to do when a child isn’t a big talker, isn’t opening up, or isn’t responsive when you ask...

Episode 105 Transcript

Episode 105 Transcript

TRANSCRIPT: Your Parenting Long Game Episode 105 - "Change This One Word for More Connection and Cooperation" Hello. It is Rachel. And welcome to episode 105 of "Your Parenting Long Game,. In this episode, I'm going to suggest that you change one word if you want more...

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...

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...

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