65 episodes

Be a fly on the wall of unfiltered 1 on 1 counseling sessions as Bonnie Harris, 30 yr. veteran of Connective Parenting, author and counselor helps parents navigate their daily challenges and weaves her compassion and empathy for parents as she builds their capability to turn their frustrations into opportunities to connect with their children.

Tell Me About Your Kids Bonnie Harris

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Be a fly on the wall of unfiltered 1 on 1 counseling sessions as Bonnie Harris, 30 yr. veteran of Connective Parenting, author and counselor helps parents navigate their daily challenges and weaves her compassion and empathy for parents as she builds their capability to turn their frustrations into opportunities to connect with their children.

    The Two Hour Nagging Train Out the Door

    The Two Hour Nagging Train Out the Door

    Janice’s mornings are fraught with battles with her strong-willed 3 year old. Janice has learned that the only way to get Emily out the door is to bribe her with M&Ms. Emily has learned that too. She knows just what to do to get rewarded. The expectation that a young child will cooperate with being rushed out the door sets up a dynamic of resistance and anger. This episode offers a shift in perspective so that Emily can eventually want to cooperate. And Janice can get out of the trap of doing what “works” right now and setting up the slippery slope.

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 


    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com


    Books: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons (workbook available)
                Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 
                8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With 


    Audio Books
    The Buttons Audio Course 
    Counseling/Coaching


    All books and audiobooks can be purchased here: 
    https://bonnieharris.com/shop/


    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 45 min
    "We Can't Make Him Do Anything"

    "We Can't Make Him Do Anything"

    Ankita and Amon have a 9 yo integrity kid. Stuck in a negative feedback loop for a long time, their son has lost trust in them and has gone into self-protective mode. They in turn anticipate his fights and refusal to do anything they want. Attitudes and disapproval have set the stage for resistance and a very stressed family.
     
    Other podcasts about Integrity and Harmony kids:
     
    Episode 12 – Oct. 6, ’20  The Orchid Child and the Dandelion Child Pt. 2

    Episode 13 - Oct. 13, ’20  Stubborn Kid, Frustrated Parents
    Episode 34 – March 18, 21  The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Most but Wrong Kind of Attention
    Episode 40 – April 29, 21  Controlling the Fight
    Episode 49 – July 1, ’21  “Parenting him is like a full-time job”

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 


    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com


    Books: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons (workbook available)
                Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 
                8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With 


    Audio Books
    The Buttons Audio Course 
    Counseling/Coaching


    All books and audiobooks can be purchased here: 
    https://bonnieharris.com/shop/


    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 47 min
    Finding Trust After Loss

    Finding Trust After Loss

    Katie has 8 children living at home. Her first died at age 9 ½. Her fear regarding her teens when she can’t be with them is completely understandable but could interfere with their growing independence if she doesn’t learn to manage it instead of mask it.

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 


    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com


    Books: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons (workbook available)
                Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 
                8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With 


    Audio Books
    The Buttons Audio Course 
    Counseling/Coaching


    All books and audiobooks can be purchased here: 
    https://bonnieharris.com/shop/


    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 39 min
    Tip #4 The "Of Course" Mantra

    Tip #4 The "Of Course" Mantra

    Without realizing it, we often lose sight of what our children should be thinking and feeling and end up expecting more maturity than they are capable of. The ‘Of Course’ mantra keeps you in the right head to stay calmer and meet your child where she is.

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Books: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons (workbook available)
                Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 
                8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With 


    Audio Books
    The Buttons Audio Course 
    Counseling/Coaching


    All books and audiobooks can be purchased here: 
    https://bonnieharris.com/shop/


    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 10 min
    Tip #3 What does Your Child’s Behavior Really Mean

    Tip #3 What does Your Child’s Behavior Really Mean

    Our culture doesn’t understand behavior. We take it at face value and treat it accordingly. In doing so we add insult to injury with already hurting children. Learn how to see your child’s behavior from the perspective she needs you to.

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 


    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Books: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons (workbook available)
                Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 
                8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With 
    Audio Books
    The Buttons Audio Course 
    Counseling/Coaching

    All books and audiobooks can be purchased here: 
    https://bonnieharris.com/shop/

    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 10 min
    Tip #2 Stop with the ‘Good Job’

    Tip #2 Stop with the ‘Good Job’

    Praise is overrated and misunderstood. Praise’s intention is to help children feel good about themselves, but blanket praise often results in children feeling patronized or becoming dependent on it. Learn what to do instead to create connection and really help your child feel good.



    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Books: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons (workbook available)
                Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 
                8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With 

    Audio Books
    The Buttons Audio Course 
    Counseling/Coaching


    All books and audiobooks can be purchased here: 
    https://bonnieharris.com/shop/


    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

mh6481 ,

Helpful

Really helpful for me as I am goin through a rough patch with my kids. Great themes and information. Different things to try. Can’t recommend listening highly enough.

Jenniferlm21 ,

Phenomenal

I have not listened to anyone that has been as insightful and understanding towards children as Bonnie. She truly gets these kids. The integrity kid was such an eye opener for me. And it helped me to go forward treating my kids like they are human beings. Her advice supports what it actually means to disciple a child, such as her podcast on authority. It’s supported what I have really felt all along intuitively but all the different advice and info out there sort of just blurs or drowns that out. She touches on a lot of unclear topics. And it aligns with what feels right. Her advise is so doable and you can apply it to your life right away. I really love that she talks about different ages, including older children and teens.

lilbgee ,

Amazing information!

I love how Bonnie Harris addresses parenting issues. Even listening to issues that don’t directly relate to you, you still gain so much insight into your own life and how you can become a better /more connected parent.
She helps you see yourself

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