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Being a parent of a sassy, spirited, or strong-willed child can be very challenging. With you child misbehavior, frequent power struggles, and more, you can be left wondering what to do. That's where we come in. In this podcast, we ask child therapists your questions so you can have expert guidance as you parent your child. Each episode is like a FREE coaching session that will give you the tools to decrease negative behavior and increase your joy in parenting. You can parent with confidence knowing that the everything you learn from this podcast is evidence-based and designed with your child in mind. Finally, the parenting handbook you've always wanted!



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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 18 Ratings

Being a parent of a sassy, spirited, or strong-willed child can be very challenging. With you child misbehavior, frequent power struggles, and more, you can be left wondering what to do. That's where we come in. In this podcast, we ask child therapists your questions so you can have expert guidance as you parent your child. Each episode is like a FREE coaching session that will give you the tools to decrease negative behavior and increase your joy in parenting. You can parent with confidence knowing that the everything you learn from this podcast is evidence-based and designed with your child in mind. Finally, the parenting handbook you've always wanted!



Join our private Facebook group to submit your parenting questions and to join our weekly Facebook live where our experts answer even MORE of your parenting questions!

    Announcement: Podcast is ending, what we’re doing instead.

    Announcement: Podcast is ending, what we’re doing instead.

    Things are changing for 2019.  I think the changes will be great.  Listen to hear why we aren't doing the podcast this year and what we're doing instead.

    • 16 min
    Episode 086: The Big 5

    Episode 086: The Big 5

    In our last episode, we talked about coaching our kids through their big emotions. We also talked about how important it is to give our kids tools they can use to calm their own emotions instead of us trying to do that for them as parents. Therapist Jeff Tesch, LMFT has made that simple by creating a tool called "The Big 5". This is something like an emergency kit for when your kids are experiencing big emotions. This simple emotional tool kit will help them calm down from any big emotion. Bonus: it works for grown-ups, too!

    Listen here or on your favorite podcast app.

    • 26 min
    Episode 085: Emotional Coaching

    Episode 085: Emotional Coaching

    One of the struggles of parenting a strong-willed child is navigating their HUGE emotions all of the time!  Strong-willed kids seem to feel all that they feel in such extremes!  Their either extremely happy and sweet or extremely angry and upset.



    What is a parent to do?



    Jeff Tesch, LMFT teaches us exactly what a parent should do based off of decades of research by John Gottman.  Learn the ins and outs of emotional coaching in today's episode.  You'll be so glad you did!

    Listen here.









     

    • 37 min
    Episode 084: How to Teach Your Children to Treat You Kindly

    Episode 084: How to Teach Your Children to Treat You Kindly

    One of the things that can be most challenging about parenting a strong-willed child, is dealing with the way they treat you.  Strong-willed kids tend to be sassier, use more back talk, yell more frequently, and say unkind things than other kids.  Our strong-willed kids don't do this because they're mean, they do it out of an effort to get what they want.  But understanding that doesn't make it any easier to deal with it day in and day out.



    Today, we're going to give you a tool that will help your kids learn to treat you with more kindness and respect. What's great about this tool is that it can be used in ALL of your human relationships not just in your parent-child relationship.



    Happy Learning!











     

    • 39 min
    Episode 083: Gift or Curse? Changing How You Feel About Your Strong-Willed Child

    Episode 083: Gift or Curse? Changing How You Feel About Your Strong-Willed Child

    How do you truly feel about raising a strong-willed child?  Do you love it? Or do you find it incredibly frustrating?  Do you feel disappointed that you got a child that is SO different than the one you were hoping for?  Do you find yourself feeling like you're THAT parent, the one with the screaming child?  The one getting called by the school?  The one whose kid is picking on someone else and you just wish things were different?



    If so, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!



    Last episode, we talked about thinking positive thoughts about your strong-willed child.  But what if you can't see anything positive?  What if they're behavior has gotten you into a trap of seeing only negative in them?



    That's what this episode is all about.  Parents and experts, Jeff and Laura Tesch, talk to us about how to change how we genuinely feel about raising a strong-willed child.  This episode was seriously so good for me and has helped me celebrate my strong-willed child instead of wish that I had an easy-going child.  I hope it helps you as well!

    Listen here.  Podcast summary coming soon.

    • 36 min
    Episode 082: When You Struggle With Negative Thoughts About Your Child

    Episode 082: When You Struggle With Negative Thoughts About Your Child

    I have not wanted to admit it, but I have developed the habit of thinking REALLY negative thoughts about my strong-willed child.  It happened over time.  With each melt-down, back-talk, tantrum, act of defiance, act of aggression, etc. I thought more and more negative things.  Eventually, I found that I really struggled to think anything positive about my strong-willed child and that broke my heart.



    This led me to meeting with Janet Cazier, LCSW who helps parents get into a more positive place when parenting a challenging child.  Today we talk about a powerful way to see the good in your child again and genuinely enjoy parenting them more.  I don't hesitate in saying that if you practice what she teaches, it will positively change your parenting experience big time.



    Please listen if you feel stuck in negative thoughts about your child at all and be sure to listen to the next episode as we will dive into this topic even more.

    Listen here.  Podcast summary coming soon.

    • 44 min

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18 Ratings

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So helpful!!

So many of these tips really work in my home. It’s helped me work out issues that were really frustrating as a parent.

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I really enjoy this podcast. The interview is clear and easy to understand and implement. She has a great voice and asks good questions.

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This podcast has excellent strategies and tools from expert therapists for parenting my strong-willed, active children. I highly recommend it!

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