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 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...

Episode 64

Episode 64

For many of us, our days consist of doing things for other people, and IF there happens to be time left over (there usually isn’t), we might think about what we need. Unfortunately, putting our needs behind everyone else’s doesn’t just affect us; it affects our...

Episode 63

Episode 63

Especially when we’re not in a good place as parents, it’s hard not to take it personally when kids say “I hate you” or “You never give me anything I want!” And when we do take it personally, the situation often goes downhill. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why...

Episode 62

Episode 62

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...

Episode 61

Episode 61

It’s likely that your children and adolescents are complaining now more than ever… and let’s be honest, it can get pretty annoying. So it makes sense that your instinct is to try to motivate them to think more positively or have a better attitude. But trying to do...

Episode 60

Episode 60

Even though the holidays were stressful in past years, they also meant fun traditions, time with family, and (at least some) events to look forward to. Now, after an already-challenging year, this holiday season is going to look very different for most of us. It’s...

Episode 59

Episode 59

When our children are misbehaving, we often assume that they are “choosing” to do what they are doing. In reality, their negative behaviors and attitudes are more likely a sign of missing skills than a choice they are making. In this episode, you’ll learn: The science...

Episode 58

Episode 58

Of course we want our children to have great relationships with their siblings, other family members, friends, and peers. But what happens when our children struggle with these relationships? While we can suggest ways they can act differently, we tend to underestimate...

Episode 57

Episode 57

Many of us spend the majority of our parenting time and energy trying to address the behavior, moods, and attitudes of the same  child. But what about the siblings of these “challenging” children who don’t receive as much of our attention or energy because they’re...

Episode 56

Episode 56

The demands on our time and energy are greater than ever before. And many of us have already TRIED taking things off of our plate and decreasing our expectations of ourselves…but we’re still feeling overwhelmed.  In this episode, you’ll learn: Why many of us are...

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