120 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 • 65 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.

    Puzzle Pieces #14: Have You Had the Sex Talk Yet?

    Puzzle Pieces #14: Have You Had the Sex Talk Yet?

    Bonnie and Adam have an in-depth discussion about the ins and outs (pun intended) of “the sex talk”—the optimal time to have it with your kids, and why honesty is always the best policy. The talk can be really tough for parents who feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. Too often parents wait until embarrassment is high on both sides, so it never happens. Enter the internet. Embarrassment gets in the way of providing good, healthy, honest information about perfectly normal things that happen to our bodies. When we normalize the whole experience, chances are children will be far more responsible when the time comes. 


    A few books to help you initiate talking to your kids about sex:


    Where Did I Come From by Peter Mayle
    A Child is Born and How Was I Born, both by Lennart Nilsson
    Happy Birthday!, It’s Perfectly Normal, and It’s So Amazing by Robie Harris, Michael Emberley
    Mommy Laid an Egg by Babette Cole
    What’s the Big Secret: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys by Laurie Krasny Brown and Mark Brown

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 
    https://linktr.ee/bonnieharrisparenting
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 31 min
    Controlling Your Fears So They Don’t Control You

    Controlling Your Fears So They Don’t Control You

    Frannie and her husband have four children 7 and under. Frannie is getting a handle on not pushing her food values onto her kids but sometimes she feels like she’s “dying on the inside” while biting her tongue. She fears the influence from outside the bubble of her kitchen, where she can control, which leads her to feeling out of control of her children in many areas. Bonnie discusses the important difference between influencing our children as opposed to controlling them.

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 
    For links to all Bonnie's material
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 37 min
    Breaking The Trauma Cycle So You Don’t Pass it On to Your Kids

    Breaking The Trauma Cycle So You Don’t Pass it On to Your Kids

    Kelly and Kory have been hard at work to recognize, acknowledge, and stop the trauma they experienced as children. The messages they learned about themselves dug in and led to the kneejerk, in the heat of the moment, reactions they hate with their three children. They are learning that connection is the path forward.
     The terms Integrity and Harmony are used often in this podcast by regular listeners. To learn more about what these terms mean, listen to some of these other episodes:
    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. 
    https://linktr.ee/bonnieharrisparenting
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 44 min
    How to Hold onto Your Energy with a House Full of Rowdy Boys

    How to Hold onto Your Energy with a House Full of Rowdy Boys

    Kat has had it with her two rambunctious boys interrupting, taking charge, and monopolizing conversations. As well as many tips for interrupting kids, Bonnie shows Kat why she needs to hold onto her energy and stop expecting her boys to “give her the room”. Instead of thinking they are taking her energy, Kat can take responsibility for herself and be better able to set limits. Her childhood plays a big part in how much she deserves her energy.
     Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 
    https://linktr.ee/bonnieharrisparenting
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 43 min
    How to FINALLY Stop Feeling Like You're a Nag

    How to FINALLY Stop Feeling Like You're a Nag

    When you find yourself nagging, what do you look for, and what are next steps? After unforeseen circumstances that literally took Rachel away from her then 8-year-old daughter, not to mention the effects of Covid over the last two years, Rachel needs to take those steps to reconnect with her “feisty” strong-willed 10 y.o. We discover that an allowance will help as well as setting appropriate boundaries, so Rachel no longer depends on her daughter responding the way she expects her to. 

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 
    https://linktr.ee/bonnieharrisparenting
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 50 min
    The Season Of Survival

    The Season Of Survival

    Bonnie and Adam riff a bit introducing the coming season which will start with the Sept. 8th episode. They share how completely different their respective summers were—one with a baby and one with an angry camper.

    Bonnie Harris, MS.Ed., director of Connective Parenting, 30+ years of coaching, teaching, and writing for parents. 
    https://linktr.ee/bonnieharrisparenting
    Website: bonnieharris.com 
    Email: bh@bonnieharris.com
    Produced, mixed, and scored by Echo Finch
     www.echofinch.com

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Heidi8980 ,

Parenting Gold

This podcast is the best for helping with those hard parenting issues.

KYOST***** ,

Best Advice Ever

I highly recommend all things Bonnie! Her books, podcast, audio course, news letters, and best off all one on one meetings. My relationship with my now teenage son has been transformational. I gained confidence and knowledge to become a better connected parent. My son responded so well to my new communication style that we now have a close and loving relationship. I am so grateful to have found Bonnie. She is an amazing parenting coach and has the best insight into children and their behaviors and is always on point with her suggestions and thoughts. Bonnie can change your life!

Lucy hutch ,

So helpful

I have 3 kids and one of them is a “spirited” “integrity” child and I struggle so much and often feel alone. But Bonnie totally understands my struggle and knows exactly how to help me and help bring peace to my household and help my son understand that he is loved and accepted. Hearing her coach other parents on this podcast is amazingly helpful and is a good reminder that I’m not alone. Bonnie is amazing and I love her work so much - it is so peaceful and loving. I have come a long way with her coaching and her podcast.

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