Your Parenting Long Game

 Podcast

“Your Parenting Long Game doesn’t take longer. It just lasts longer.”

– Rachel Bailey

Click here to get the latest episodes sent to your inbox.

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.

 Learn more about Rachel here

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 43

Episode 43

One of the most frustrating behaviors for many of us as parents is when we try to tell our kids something… or teach them something… or ask them to do something... and they act disrespectful or even defiant. So how can we set effective boundaries if they won’t even...

Episode 42

Episode 42

There is a lot of negativity in many of our homes right now. We’ve been home together for a long time, and it’s likely that we will continue to be in this situation for a little while longer. Unfortunately, the way we usually approach our unwanted behavior, moods, and...

Episode 41

Episode 41

Few of us have extra energy these days. Between trying to get things done and trying to keep kids entertained, off of screens, and not fighting, we are exhausted. We certainly don’t feel like we have the energy to be consistent. Yet it’s consistency -- following...

Episode 40

Episode 40

While we were home 24/7, many kids and teens were on screens more than ever before. They used technology for school, they used technology to connect, they used it to entertain themselves. But summer is here and many parents are asking how they can decrease the amount...

Episode 39

Episode 39

No one wants to raise an entitled child… so we know we have to set boundaries, rules, and limits. But we also know that when we set those boundaries, rules, and limits, we’re likely to get pushback in the form of whining, complaining, disrespect, meltdowns, or even...

Episode 38

Episode 38

Most of us believe we’re listening to our kids. And we are listening sometimes: We listen when they’re telling us about things that they like or want. We ask them questions about things they’ve done, and we listen to what they’re telling us. But many of us, when our...

Episode 37

Episode 37

We want our kids to get along, to be there for each other now and in the future. But what happens when our kids AREN’T getting along most of the time? Many of us either assume they’ll work it out on their own… or we step in and become judge and jury, trying to figure...

Episode 36

Episode 36

When I speak to parents about staying calm, they often say things like “I would stay calm if only my child would stop acting that way!” And it may be true that we can be more calm when our kids (or spouse or anyone else) is doing what we want them to do. But do we...

Episode 35

Episode 35

If you have a school-aged child, you’ve probably experienced more than one argument or power struggle over schoolwork. In our defense, it is incredibly frustrating when kids take way longer to start (and finish) assignments than they need to. And it’s hard to see them...

Episode 34

Episode 34

We know that we need to teach our kids how to act responsible and respectful. But how do we respond when they don’t do what they’re supposed to do? Most of us rely on “traditional” discipline strategies like yelling, nagging, or taking away things that they care about...

Episode 33

Episode 33

In this episode, listen in to a real coaching / problem-solving session as I offer suggestions to a mom named Sara, whose daughter worries frequently -- even at events that might normally be cause for celebration.  Not only are the suggestions meant to support Sara’s...

Episode 32

Episode 32

One of the most frustrating things about being a parent is when we KNOW kids know how to do the things we ask them to do -- clean their room, put their dishes away, get dressed, do their homework -- yet they don’t do it. Often we’ve tried multiple strategies to...

Episode 31

Episode 31

Being home all the time means that there is MORE to do in certain areas. Kids need more help and support. There is more cleaning and cooking to be done. It even takes more time and energy to put away groceries! If you’re doing more of the work but don’t have more...

Episode 30

Episode 30

Even before the global pandemic, many children struggled with fears and worries. Unfortunately, many of the strategies we've used to address our kids’ concerns -- logic, reassurance, and sometimes good ol’ frustration (because we’re human, after all!) -- don’t tend to...

Episode 29

Episode 29

Whether we’re aware of them or not, our expectations have a tremendous impact on how we feel. When we expect that we can get 10 things done in a day and we only complete 6 things, we may feel unproductive or ineffective. When we want to spend more time with our kids...

Episode 28

Episode 28

Welcome to the first on-air coaching episode! (There will be many more to come.)  In this episode, I coach mom Audrey, whose daughter, takes her Yuck out on Audrey when she's upset. Together we focus on how Audrey can help her daughter cope differently. We discuss...

Episode 27

Episode 27

You may already know that it’s important for kids to express their feelings.  But what do you do when they express their feelings in a way that seems unhealthy -- if they become aggressive when they don’t get their way, become disrespectful when you set a boundary, or...

Episode 26

Episode 26

Fear and uncertainty... It feels like those feelings are growing every day. And often with those feelings comes negativity. Just like we do with our kids, we also have to understand what’s causing OUR feelings and behavior. When we recognize how our current situation...

Episode 25

Episode 25

Many of us are exhausted and would love to find ways to save time and energy.  Although it doesn’t seem like it would be true, one of the ways we truly can save time and energy is to stop addressing negative behavior and big emotions as they’re happening. Instead,...

Episode 24

Episode 24

Although it is more effective (and less exhausting) to handle kids’ big behaviors and emotions proactively, sometimes we simply have to deal with them in the moment. Unfortunately, our in-the-moment responses often make the situation worse -- especially because both...

Episode 23

Episode 23

For many of us, life as a parent is stressful. But what makes us feel even more overwhelmed is when we want things to go a certain way -- we want our kids to act a certain way, we want our spouses to do something different, we want our plans to work out smoothly --...

Episode 22

Episode 22

Raising a “strong willed” child can be unbelievably draining. Dealing with resistance and big emotions and big reactions can take everything out of us.  But parenting strong-willed children can be much less negative when we stop focusing on changing their behavior and...

Episode 21

Episode 21

We’d all love to make parenting a little easier… and there probably are times when parenting seems less difficult. During those times, our kids aren’t necessarily behaving better; rather, WE’RE IN a better place and their behavior doesn’t affect us as much.  But when...

Episode 20

Episode 20

It’s incredibly frustrating when we ask our kids to do something they don’t want to… or we tell them something they don’t want to hear… and they whine, complain, melt down, or become disrespectful.  Not only is it often exhausting to have to deal with their response,...

Contact Rachel

Ask me a question or reach out by filling out the form below.