100 episodes

This podcast is for parents who not only want to short-term tips for handling current kids' behaviors and moods, but who are exhausted from addressing the same situation over and over and want to find solutions that last much longer into the future.
Because you will receive plans and step-by-step tools, it's also for parents who crave feeling in control -- and who do much better with structure than the chaos traditionally associated with parenting.

Your Parenting Long Game Rachel Bailey

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 168 Ratings

This podcast is for parents who not only want to short-term tips for handling current kids' behaviors and moods, but who are exhausted from addressing the same situation over and over and want to find solutions that last much longer into the future.
Because you will receive plans and step-by-step tools, it's also for parents who crave feeling in control -- and who do much better with structure than the chaos traditionally associated with parenting.

    Episode 218: When Your Child Complains Every Time They Have to Do Something They Don’t Want to Do

    Episode 218: When Your Child Complains Every Time They Have to Do Something They Don’t Want to Do

    Kids know that they have to do things they don’t want to do: brush their teeth, put their stuff away, do their homework -- and yet, they still complain day after day. Even when we ask them to stop complaining or whining, it doesn’t stop for long. In this episode, you’ll learn why whining and complaining is a symptom of something deeper for kids, how to avoid being sucked into their Yuck (and save our energy), and what to teach them to help them stop complaining in the future. 

    • 12 min
    Episode 217: When You Can't Convince Your Spouse to Change How They Respond to Your Child

    Episode 217: When You Can't Convince Your Spouse to Change How They Respond to Your Child

    It’s very common for parents not to be on the same page when it comes to parenting. After all, parents come from different backgrounds and often have different perspectives about what will “work.” Often when this happens, each parent will spend a lot of energy trying to convince the other that they need to change -- a strategy that is rarely effective. In this episode, you’ll learn why it’s important to stop trying to convince your spouse or co-parent to change, and what you can do instead if you want to be closer to being on the same page.

    • 12 min
    Episode 216: When Your Child Struggles With Parties or Other Events

    Episode 216: When Your Child Struggles With Parties or Other Events

    Now that birthday parties and bigger gatherings are happening again, there’s a lot of excitement. But with children with big emotions, there can be struggle as well. Often big-feeling children are hesitant to join big events, and when they do, they often come to us, full of frustration, upset, or other Yuck. In this episode, you’ll learn what children actually need in these situations in order to be more resilient so they (and we) can enjoy these gatherings more.

    • 10 min
    Episode 215: When You're Looking for the Right Thing to Say to Calm Your Child DOwn

    Episode 215: When You're Looking for the Right Thing to Say to Calm Your Child DOwn

    We all want to know what to say to put an end to a situation that is going downhill. When our children have big reactions, or when they’re being disrespectful because they’re upset… we want to know how to make them stop. The problem is, most of what we try makes the situation worse, not better. In this episode, we’ll talk about why trying to find the “right thing” to say can backfire and what action to take instead to improve a situation more quickly.

    • 15 min
    Episode 214: Managing Difficult After-School Hours With Big Feeling Children

    Episode 214: Managing Difficult After-School Hours With Big Feeling Children

    Many parents say that one of the worst parts of the day happens right after school. Often when they get home from school, children are often disrespectful (to you and to their siblings), demanding, or just plain irritable! In this episode, you’ll learn why the after-school hours are particularly difficult for children with big emotions and what you can do to make this time of day less miserable for everyone. 

    • 12 min
    When Your Child Keeps Saying "It's Not Fair!"

    When Your Child Keeps Saying "It's Not Fair!"

    We are all very familiar with the whines and complaints of “it’s not fair!” And some of our kids may be melting down or getting incredibly angry when they perceive an injustice. But when we try to explain to our children why things really ARE fair (or why they have to accept that things aren’t fair!), the situation gets worse. In this episode, you’ll learn what’s really causing the “it’s not fair!” lament and what children really need in those moments in order to feel and act better.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

CRL84 ,

A Parent Mentor for All

This podcast is full of great parent mentoring moments. Each episode is short enough that couples could easily listen on their own and then come together to discuss their take away! Love it!

Katie Titi ,

Love this show!

So I don’t have kids yet but I’m making mental notes on so much of what I’m hearing in this series. Most applicable to me right now is where I can take notes that apply to my inner child. Great and specific tips, I would have never anticipated some of these. Thank you!!

Sailor 4life ,

A Coach In A Podcast

Parents often face challenges on a daily basis which can cause conflict in one’s personal and romantic life.

In “Your Parenting Long Game, Rachel Bailey addresses common challenges and situations that children face throughout life. She offers parents long-term solutions to enhance the family dynamic. What I like most about this podcast is that it helps empower the individual who is raising the child. Children learn coping skills that will be useful in their adult years.

This podcast is for anyone who is parenting, co-parenting or wanting to understand to support children. Great work Rachel!

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