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.
How to NOT Be So Exhausted by Others’ Emotions
One of the things that exhausts us most as parents is having to deal with others’ big emotions -- especially when we’re dealing with them so frequently. Of course we always want to try to teach our kids tools to deal with their own emotions...but in the meantime, it is possible to feel less exhausted no matter how others around you are acting or feeling. In this episode, you’ll learn simple steps you can take to protect yourself from being depleted by others’ emotions.
Raising Children With Healthy Self-Esteem (But Not a Sense of Entitlement)
We all want our children to feel good about themselves, and often we try to instill a sense of confidence by praising or complimenting them. Unfortunately, praise and compliments often lead to a sense of entitlement rather than healthy self-esteem. In this episode, you’ll learn the two components of healthy self-esteem as well as simple actions you can take to start to incorporate these concepts into your life.
Questions from Parents: Not Letting Kids “Get Away With” Disrespect + Child Only Wants More Attention When Others Are Around
While it can be valuable to learn parenting tips and tools, it can also be helpful to learn how to apply those tips and tools to real situations! In this episode, you’ll hear answers to parents’ questions about addressing disrespect (which often doesn’t go well in the moment) without letting kids “get away with it”; and why children may demand more attention -- and act as if you never give them any! -- when others are around.
When Children Say Mean Things About Themselves
While it’s difficult to see children being mean to others, it’s just as hard to hear them being mean to themselves, saying things like “I’m stupid,” “I’m ugly,” or “I have no friends.” And often the way we respond to those statements doesn’t seem to make them feel better. In this episode, you’ll learn why our (logical) responses may do more harm than good… and what you can say and do instead to improve how your child views themselves.
“When-Then” Statements: A Simple Long Game Tool for Reacting More Effectively
You may have such good intentions about staying calm when addressing your children’s behavior. But when you’ve asked them to do something over and over, or when they’re being aggressive or disrespectful, or when they’re melting down over the smallest thing, it is HARD to keep your cool. In this episode, you’ll learn a simple tool for handling these situations more effectively… and in a way that you don’t regret.
What Works When Your Child Is Having a Big Emotion or Reaction
If you have a child who tends to have big emotions, you’ve probably tried many different things to reduce the drama in that moment. But you may not have found much success, so you’re dealing with the drama over & over (or walking on eggshells to prevent that big reaction!). In this episode, you’ll learn what to focus on as your child is having a big emotion so that the situation goes more smoothly... and so that you feel less helpless and depleted.
You go, Mom!
Rachel has resurrected my empowerment as a Mom (of 4 littles in 5 years)!! After listening and practicing her techniques i feel armed with tools that will continue to improve our quality of family life and the bonds & relationships with my children.
Such helpful tips!
I love listening to Rachel! Listening to her podcast is one of my coping skills for dealing with my Yuck. Her topics are great and she gives wonderful advice to help me be a better mother and a better social worker! Rebecca Greene, Whinypaluza Mom xoxo
This podcast has helped me so much in how I think. My relationship with my second born has improved a lot as I have put into practice her advice!