Peace and Parenting

By Michelle Kenney, M. Ed

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Parenting through the lens of connection and cooperation.

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6 Reasons Not to Take Your Child’s Words or Behavior Personally
10:18

Not taking our child’s behavior personally can be extremely challenging. Not only does it restimulate our own unmet needs but on some level, we might believe what they are saying is true or that they really believe we are “mean” or understand that the off-track behavior is meaningful rather than just a behavior. In this episode, I reframe those ideas and give some alternative thoughts around taking our child's unwanted behaviors and words personally. I’ll give you 6 reasons why you shouldn’t and the outcomes if you don’t.

 

Have you ever felt alone in your parenting, as if you were the only one struggling? I know I have been there and finding like-minded individuals has helped me navigate the murky waters of parenting with intention and peace. For this reason, I have created the Peace and Parenting community and beginning January 17th you can be part of our new membership. Each week I will be providing you with parenting strategies. I will host three live Q&A’s every month and supply you with lessons, PDF’s and support materials. It’s only $17 dollars a month during our presale which ends January 24th. Take advantage now by going to peaceandparentingla.com/membership to get all the details. I look forward to seeing you at our first live Q&A.

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

  Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting

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Jan 17, 2022
Ways to Make 2022 Better For You and Your Family
12:13

This year, I want to prioritize myself. I want to make my care at the top of my list. These are simple things we overlook which can really improve our overall mood. I know when I do this I feel better, do better in all aspects and am all around happier. But it’s not easy! It’s one of the most difficult things in parenting I believe. This happiness breeds happiness in my household and in turn trickles down to my children. The “doer” in me fights against this notion and largely throws me off my game! I have to make goals and write things down to make this my reality. I will chat about it here to hold myself accountable and perhaps that this is helpful for you too. 

Have you ever felt alone in your parenting, as if you were the only one struggling? I know I have been there and finding like-minded individuals has helped me navigate the murky waters of parenting with intention and peace. For this reason, I have created the Peace and Parenting community and beginning January 17th you can be part of our new membership. Each week I will be providing you with parenting strategies. I will host three live Q&A’s every month and supply you with lessons, PDF’s and support materials. It’s only $17 dollars a month during our presale which ends January 24th. Take advantage now by going to peaceandparentingla.com/membership to get all the details. I look forward to seeing you at our first live Q&A.

 

Helpful Links:

Peace and Parenting YouTube Channel

Healing Ourselves Through Journaling 

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

  Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting

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Jan 10, 2022
2021 Inventory: What I Have Learned and What I am Still Working On
17:10

I have had many revelations around my parenting this year. Like every year there are also many places I still need to work. For me parenting really is an inside-out endeavor. The more committed I am to working on my inner growth and maturity the more progress I see. Paradigm shifts and mindset changes give me the biggest growth. This week I give you mine,  hoping that you can glean some support around my growth and where I need to improve.

 

Working with individuals and couples is my most favorite work. We dive deeply into the ideas of connection and unravel the struggles of each individual family I work with. It’s a transformational paradigm shift each and every time. I have seen families undergo huge changes which forever impact their relationships. My One on One programs will see an increase in 2022.  From now until January purchase my 6, 8, or 10-week packages at the 2021 prices and save 15%. I have limited space, so these 8 spots will be first come first serve. I look forward to working with you.

 

https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/private-sessions

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

  Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting

YouTube: Peace and Parenting Instagram @peaceandparenting Facebook @peaceandparentingla LinkedIn @Michelle Kenney M.Ed Peace and Parenting Facebook Group Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

Jan 06, 2022
Why I Don’t Use Discipline
18:29

Discipline can be a confusing word in the world of conscious parenting. Is it guidance and coaching or do most of the world view it as harsh punishments? In my world with my daughters, I do not subscribe to any type of punishment or discipline. In this podcast, I tell you why and give you a compelling argument as to why you should consider doing away with harsh parenting altogether. In reality, it does us no favors and can actually cause more of the behaviors we find ourselves punishing our children for.

 

Working with individuals and couples is my most favorite work. We dive deeply into the ideas of connection and unravel the struggles of each individual family I work with. It’s a transformational paradigm shift each and every time. I have seen families undergo huge changes which forever impact their relationships. My One on One programs will see an increase in 2022.  From now until the end of the year purchase my 6, 8,  or 10-week packages at the 2021 prices and save 15%. I have limited space, so these 8 spots will be first come first serve. I look forward to working with you.

https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/private-sessions 

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

  Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting Instagram @peaceandparenting Facebook @peaceandparentingla LinkedIn @Michelle Kenney M.Ed Peace and Parenting Facebook Group Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

Dec 20, 2021
Parent Question: How Do I Help My Child with Her Social Life with IG Follower Regine
26:40

Regine is an Instagram follower who came to me with a real question about her daughter’s social life. I think we have all been there...when we want to just have a little chat with the 8-year-old kid who is being unkind to our child. You know, just let them know you are watching! Somehow it’s likely not the right move, but what is? What can we do for kids and support them through the social ups and downs? What is too much intervention and what is just enough?

 

Helpful Links:

Guide to Empathy

Peace and Parenting - Empathy Episode

 

Working with individuals and couples is my most favorite work. We dive deeply into the ideas of connection and unravel the struggles of each individual family I work with. It’s a transformational paradigm shift each and every time. I have seen families undergo huge changes which forever impact their relationships. My One on One programs will see an increase in 2022.  From now until the end of the year purchase my 6, 8,  or 10-week packages at the 2021 prices and save 15%. I have limited space, so these 8 spots will be first come first serve. I look forward to working with you.

https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/private-sessions 

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

  Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting Instagram @peaceandparenting Facebook @peaceandparentingla LinkedIn @Michelle Kenney M.Ed Peace and Parenting Facebook Group Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

 

Dec 13, 2021
Why is Parenting so Hard with Guest Claudia Dolin
27:45

My best friend joins me in a real conversation about just how hard parenting actually is, and why some days we just want to run away never to return! She and I often lament about the struggles in motherhood, where we find our own personal hurdles and how we can help ourselves to help our children find more peace for everyone. It is not easy and we are the first to admit that we certainly don’t have it all figured out, but we try to do better and help each other along the way! Join Claudia and I this week for a real glimpse inside the not-so-glamorous world of motherhood.

 

The holidays are an incredible time of the year, and at the same time, very stressful and tricky. Our kids can get lost in the "business" shuffle, and connection can be thin. Michelle wants to help you remedy some of the common issues during the holidays and aid you in achieving more calm and peace so everyone can have a more enjoyable season. If you want to be more connected this holiday season, download her guide on: How to Navigate the 7 Trickiest Holiday Moments.

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!   Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting Instagram @peaceandparenting Facebook @peaceandparentingla LinkedIn @Michelle Kenney M.Ed Peace and Parenting Facebook Group Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

Dec 06, 2021
Examining the Toxins in our Environment with Dr. Organic Mommy
29:44

Our environment can highly impact our children. Do you know what’s in your laundry soap, water, or even the air in your home? I certainly didn’t and Dr. Natasha Beck sheds light on how we can make changes to more positively impact the environment we share with our children. Dr. Organic Mommy is a wealth of information and she shares the top 5 things we should be aware of. 

 

Helpful Links:

5 Ways to Detox Your Home

Dr. Organic Mommy Website

 

Peace and Parenting are offering some amazing Black Friday deals this holiday season! As a gift to you, we are offering 25% off all programs - How to Stop Yelling On-Demand Workshop, Siblings, Not Rivals On-Demand Workshop, Understanding Big Emotions Online Course, A Guide to Cooperation Online Course. To learn more about the programs, click here. Make sure to use the code PEACE25 from Friday, November 26 - Monday, November 29 to receive 25% off any of the four core programs. --   Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!   Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting Instagram @peaceandparenting Facebook @peaceandparentingla LinkedIn @Michelle Kenney M.Ed Peace and Parenting Facebook Group Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

Nov 29, 2021
Thanksgiving Hello
10:36

Happy Thanksgiving and happy Thursday! We are moving to Mondays, so be on the lookout for a new episode with Dr. Natasha Beck otherwise known as Dr. Organic Mommy this Monday. Listen to a sneak peek and take advantage of our Black Friday Sale! All of my on-demand courses are 25% off now through Cyber Monday. This will be the lowest price all year. Click here to find out more:  Peace and Parenting are offering some amazing Black Friday deals this holiday season! As a gift to you, we are offering 25% off all programs - How to Stop Yelling On-Demand Workshop, Siblings, Not Rivals On-Demand Workshop, Understanding Big Emotions Online Course, A Guide to Cooperation Online Course. To learn more about the programs, click here. Make sure to use the code PEACE25 from Friday, November 26 - Monday, November 29 to receive 25% off any of the four core programs. --   Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!   Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes. Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here. Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you.    Follow Peace and Parenting Instagram @peaceandparenting Facebook @peaceandparentingla LinkedIn @Michelle Kenney M.Ed Peace and Parenting Facebook Group Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

Nov 25, 2021
What is The Parent Compass with guests: Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis
28:13
The highly competitive world of academics can become consuming when our children reach adolescence. The pressure children feel and endure highly impacts their wellbeing and the relationship we share with them.    Finding ways to be supportive without usurping the critical learning moments in this delicate time can be difficult for us parents. Listen in as the authors of The Parent Compass recount their experiences while helping students prepare for and engage in life after High school.    Helpful Links: The Parent Compass Book Futurewise Consulting   --  

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

 

Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes.

Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here.

Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you. 

 

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Nov 18, 2021
Connected Grandparenting with Michelle’s Dad
20:00

Join me in a very special episode where my dad Chuck (AKA Papa) describes what he’s changed about his parenting/grandparenting techniques, and how he has embraced the ideas of Peace and Parenting. We talk about how he feels it's working for him as a grandparent and the most challenging aspects of interacting with more peace.

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified of the latest episodes.

Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here.

Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you. 

 

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Nov 11, 2021
Parenting through Divorce with Children with Kate Anthony from The Divorce Survival Guide
30:57
In this episode, Michelle is joined by Kate Anthony, a certified divorce coach who helps women deal with the difficulties of divorce with children.  In this candid conversation, the duo uncovers myths about relationship separation and lends advice for parenting through divorce.     When we can keep our children at the "center" instead of the middle of divorce we help our kids process the messiness of separation, custody and visitation. It isn't easy to make a decision around ending your marriage especially with children, but we can emerge on the other side with love, connectedness and a family that still feels like a family. It might look different and be arranged in a new way but connection can remain regardless.     Kate brings her experience with helping women navigate this trying time to help others find peace around this process and trying experience.     To learn more from Kate Anthony, you can view her website and listen to her podcast, The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast or find her on Instagram at @thedivorcesurvivalguide 

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified on the latest episodes.

Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here.

Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you. 

 

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Nov 05, 2021
My Desire to Be a Good Mom Led Me to Forsake My Children
12:27

Growing up, I was taught that to be a good kid-- you needed to behave and follow instructions, or else society would label you a bad kid. So naturally, when I began my journey in motherhood, I stepped into it with that same kind of mindset. I fell into the hole of believing that society’s opinion was my benchmark for being a good mother-- because I had well-behaved kids controlled by star charts and shame.

It wasn't until I made peace with my own childhood that I realized I needed to break the cycle with my own daughters and really build that connection to fix my relationship with them. Though these old habits lurk around the corners sometimes and rear their head, I am so much more conscious now of when I need to take a step back.

So if you’re a recovering yeller just like me, then I’d highly recommend you listen in on how I managed to unlearn controlling my kids, to working in harmony and cooperation with them!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • My misguided goals as a parent
  • Society’s praise for control
  • Why we need to prioritize how our kids see us, not society
  • Kids’ behavior is not a byproduct of control, it's a reflection of your relationship

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified on the latest episodes.

Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here.

Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you. 

 

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Oct 28, 2021
Teens and Punishments with DJ Inspire
24:29

“It takes a village to raise a child.” is an old saying I’m sure many of you have heard. We’re so worried about the judgment of other parents that when our kids misbehave, we spend more energy fighting them when that same energy should be spent on connecting with our kids and raising them.

So in this episode, I’m excited to be joined by DJ Johnson, a fellow parenting coach and my first guest dad on the podcast. With a specialty in working with teens, he’ll share with us his personal parenting philosophies and how he’s been working with parents to inspire and motivate them to build healthy and genuine connections with their kids.

A true village doesn’t try tearing down its members. We can work towards listening and supporting one another so we are the best versions of ourselves, and in turn, position our kids to be their own best selves too. So don’t miss out on this amazing episode! 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How DJ Johnson got into the parenting work and his experiences working with parents
  • How working with teens gave him a unique perspective on interacting with kids
  • As a parent, you need to learn to put your ego and pride aside
  • His six modules on how to parent without punishment
  • It’s okay to feel frustrated or mad, but consider how you model them

 

Did you know that special time is the lifeblood of connection? Join me live the week of October 25th in the Peace and Parenting Facebook Group for my first ever free special challenge where I teach you about the ins and outs of special time. I’ll also be answering questions you may have and provide extra support material.

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Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified on the latest episodes.

Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here.

Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you. 

 

Connect with DJ Johnson

 

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Oct 22, 2021
What Changes a Child’s Behavior
13:07

We parents have been taught that our children’s behavior must be corrected through punishments and manipulations, and sadly, this has been accepted as the default mode of parenting. And when compounding other stressors in lives, it becomes so easy to unconsciously fall back on that out of desperation to change their behavior.

So I want to talk about where we should focus when it comes to our children’s behavior. Looking inward and self-reflecting on our own behavior is a critical factor in transforming our relationship with our children into a healthier one.

You’d be surprised at how willingly children will open up to us when we make an active effort to change, so please make sure to listen in on this episode!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • We resort to punishments as a desperate attempt to change our child’s behavior
  • Nobody likes being manipulated or be forced to comply, especially children
  • The ultimate way to change our family’s dynamics is to change ourselves

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Did you know that special time is the lifeblood of connection? Join me live the week of October 25th in the Peace and Parenting Facebook Group for my first ever free special challenge where I teach you about the ins and outs of special time. I’ll also be answering questions you may have and provide extra support material.

 

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Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here.

 

Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you. 

 

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Instagram @peaceandparenting

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Oct 14, 2021
How We Can Help Cultivate Our Kids’ Interests and Identities with Guest Navia
23:10

With schools slowly opening back up too, it might be a period of uncertainty and anxiety for our kids-- especially for the little ones who are coming into kindergarten or middle school for the first time. It’s a time where they’re trying to figure out their own interests, hobbies, and identities, alongside their own peers while simultaneously dealing with academics and social interactions.

These are some of the concerns fellow mother and this week’s guest, Navia, shared with me. I’ll be sitting down with her to answer her questions on how she can help her daughters’ transition into a new stage of their lives while also finding ways she can take an active and encouraging role in cultivating their dreams and interests.

There are ways to help our children grow into confident and self-assured people without being controlling so please tune into this episode!

Episode Highlights:

  • How Navia can make her kid’s whining go away
  • How to help her daughter transition going back to school
  • Don’t worry too much about whether or not your kids are making friends
  • Give your kids the freedom on what they want to wear
  • Being open to your kids’ interests and ways you can cultivate it 

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified on the latest episodes.

Support this podcast through my partnership with Hand in Hand Parenting. Find useful parenting material and the Booklets I discuss in the show? Click Here.

Are you a coach, or online course creator? Have an email list you communicate with often? Do you have a website? Kajabi can be your home for all of these and so much more Click here and explore all Kajabi has to offer while supporting the Peace and Parenting Podcast with no extra cost to you. 

 

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Oct 07, 2021
Taking Steps Towards Connective Parenting: Questions from Guest Carolina
20:32

Even when you have the best of intentions as parents and try to do everything right, it’s completely normal to mess up every now and then. What matters is the continuous and conscious process of becoming a better parent for our kids. 

This week, I’m joined by Carolina. She has recently begun moving towards a positive parenting approach for her daughter alongside her girlfriend whose been co-parenting alongside her, but there have been some bumps along the way. I’ve dedicated this episode to help smooth out those bumps and do my best to answer her parenting questions.

I hope this episode will help anyone listening in just as much as it helped Carolina and her partner! So don’t forget to tune in! 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Carolina’s household dynamic with her daughter and girlfriend
  • Breaking away from the cycle of traditional parenting she’s experienced as a Mexican-American
  • Using special time to re-establish the connection with her daughter
  • Punishments erode the connection piece with your kids
  • Integrating play into her daily routine when her daughter is saying “no”
  • Sarcasm doesn’t have a place in parenting

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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Sep 30, 2021
How to Be Empathetic When Our Kids Are Being Defiant with Guest Liz
28:20

Defiant and strong-willed children are something I’m sure we’ve all experienced. Whether it’s as toddlers or teenagers, it’s a tale as old as time in the book of parenting. Sometimes when this defiance is targeted towards you or their siblings, it can lead to further conflict so you want to find a way to properly nip that in the bud.  

As a mother of two young girls, my guest, Liz, is no stranger to these frustrations so she and I will discuss her dynamics with her daughters, how to manage conflict and negative emotions in their family, and the importance of taking care of herself because even mommies need a little self-care too.

The path of connective parenting is a lot of hard work, but the loving relationship we’ll create with our kids will make all of it worth it, so make sure to tune into this episode!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Leaning into play when our kids are frustrated or defiant
  • Setting consequences without punishment
  • How to deal with the sibling rivalry between Liz’ daughters
  • Responding to our kids’ resentment with empathy and self-care
  • How to handle tantrums and turn them into an opportunity to form a connection

 

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Sep 23, 2021
Harsh Parenting Creates Children Who Make More Mistakes
14:24

When your child makes a mistake, you want to help them process and understand their mistake without the use of shame, punishments, or making them feel like you’re disappointed in them. 

Harsh parenting does absolutely no favors for us or our kids, and as a parent who used to subscribe to that kind of parenting, I want to take the time to talk about this, and share how shifting my mindset towards a more conscious and connective one has done more good for my family than any punishment has.

There are no shortcuts to connective parenting but I hope this episode can help you get started! 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why it’s problematic for kids to worry over their parent’s reaction more than the actual mistake
  • Punishments impede our kids’ ability to think properly
  • How conscious parenting can change you and your family’s life for the better

 

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Sep 16, 2021
Why Is Play So Hard Sometimes with Guest Emily Murray from Hand in Hand Parenting
22:15

Many of us have had experiences with bottling up emotions, and kids are no exceptions to this. Kids aren’t as capable of properly communicating their emotions so when there’s a backlog of feelings like frustration and sadness, this can make them act out so they can vent. This can be equally frustrating for parents too but it is possible to connect with your kids in a way they can easily understand.

For this episode, I’m joined by Emily, a member from the Hand in Hand Parenting group and she will share with us one of their five listening tools for parents-- playlistening! Play is an important aspect of kids’ lives and it can be used as a better response to unsavory behavior over shame and encourages you to meet aggression with affection.

Hand in Hand Parenting has been instrumental in my journey to become a better parent for my daughters, and I hope this will help any of you having similar struggles so don’t forget to listen in!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Playlisten as a form of connection through play
  • There is a time to be silly and there is a time to seriously connect
  • Why playlistening wasn’t appealing to Emily at first
  • Children are good and they want to be good
  • Why play can be hard for parents
  • The benefits of playlistening 

 

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Sep 10, 2021
Behavior Analysis and Parenting: Questions from Guest Shelly
26:00

Our kids have the right to say “no” and have choices. But it’s a delicate balancing act between that and making sure not to give in to everything they say either. Since kids also have underdeveloped brains, it can be difficult for them to properly communicate their negative emotions which can put them into conflict with their parents and other kids. This challenge is a natural frustration for parents and is something my guest is familiar with.

Shelly Belk, behavior change coach and mother, joins me for this episode to ask me questions on parenting, and how she can better reconcile her background in behavior analysis while raising her daughter with empathy. We’ll always discuss the importance of allowing our children to experience and fail; to be the counselor and confidant rather than the fixer of their problems.

Don’t miss out on this week’s episode so we can help our kids navigate their feelings and create healthier connections with them!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How can we navigate with kids who are good at negotiating
  • Empathizing with our kids and allowing them to feel and process their negative emotions
  • Teaching our kids to respect other kids’ boundaries without making them submissive
  • Lean into inconsistency and expect the feelings

 

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Sep 02, 2021
Parenting with Respect for Our Kids’ Autonomy with Dr. Siggie Cohen
29:12

Humans are built to work and depend on each other for survival and when you’re a parent, that desire to protect and help is increased tenfold. It’s a natural feeling to want to protect our kids from the harms and struggles of the world but it doesn’t mean we should micromanage them either. Sometimes the best course of action is to take a step back and watch.

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Siggie Cohen, a child and family therapist who aids parents establish a better connection with their kids through her online parenting courses. She’ll be joining me to discuss the importance of being respectful of our kids’ autonomy and ways we can help them exercise it while still providing guidance in their lives. 

Listen in on this episode to help your kids find their own voice in the world! 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Autonomy and dependency is ingrained in us
  • Allow your kids to feel their own emotions
  • Encourage your kids rather than force them
  • Ways to help your kids realize their innate autonomy

 

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Aug 26, 2021
How to Help Build Your Kid’s Self-Esteem
10:36

Life’s full of challenges, and as parents, we want to send our children out into the world ready and self-assured so they can get through everything society throws at them. Self-esteem plays a huge role in that, and their time as kids and teens is a crucial time in building it. 

For this solo episode, I’ll be talking about my personal struggles with self-esteem and how I turned them into lessons towards how I approach my kids, as well as give ways on how we can help build our kids’ self-esteem at home.

Don’t forget to tune into this episode so we can guide our kids down the path of self-confidence!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How my childhood shaped my self-esteem
  • Do punishments help our kids learn from their mistakes?
  • 2 ways to instill self-esteem in our kids

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Aug 19, 2021
The Case Against The Cry It Out Method with Guest Rachel from Hey Sleepy Baby
22:32

For many parents, the first six to twelve months of their baby’s life are probably one of the most stressful thanks to sleep deprivation. The emotional and physical toll of listening to your baby cry isn’t easy, but it’s important to realize that it’s just as stressful for them as their body and brain try to adjust to life outside of the womb.

For this week’s episode, I’ve invited Rachel, a pediatric sleep specialist, to share with us her experience and realizations with sleep training her baby, and how it isn’t as easy as tucking them into bed and calling it a night.

So listen in on this episode as Rachel shares her experience, and I offer ways to help ease this adjustment period!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • The Cry It Out Method and the psyche behind it
  • Rachel’s experience with sleep training her baby
  • The effects of The Cry it Out Method on a baby’s cognitive development 
  • Applying Connective Parenting Methods and empathy to sleep training

 

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Aug 12, 2021
Presence vs. Fixing with Guest Rivkie
21:50

Change is a choice. Sometimes it may be a difficult one and requires a lot of effort. It’s also not something that can always happen in a snap, but rather takes the form of a continuous series of choices we consciously make. These choices become the path my guest takes to be better and do better as a parent.

Joining me for this week’s episode is Rivkie, a mother of seven. It’s not easy to raise that many kids but as an ex-yeller, she made the choice to become a more empathetic and connected parent to her kids. She’ll share with us her personal journey, the solid steps she’s made to improve, and her words of encouragement and advice for fellow parents.

Don’t forget to tune into this episode! A part of parenthood is we’re not always going to get it right, but with enough love, we can strive to make things better.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Rivkie’s journey reforming and healing as a parent
  • The positive changes which were seen in herself and in her kids
  • Sibling rivalry as a personal challenge and how she tackles it
  • Her advice for parents getting started on connective parenting

 

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Aug 05, 2021
How to Stop Yelling
14:37

When we believe our children are being difficult, we tend to use yelling to make them listen to us. But yelling can only go so far before it starts to form cracks in the relationship with our kids and leave them with emotional scars that might never go away. At some point, we need to ask ourselves: Is my child’s obedience worth losing their love and respect?

In this solo episode, I share my experience of being a parent who used to yell and how I continue to overcome that urge with hopes that I can encourage other parents to do the same.

Remember, the road of parenthood is not paved with fear, but with love. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How yelling played a role in my life
  • How yelling can jeopardize our relationship with our children 
  • Using connection and empathy as a replacement for yelling 
  • My advice on how to calm down and process your emotions
  • The long-term effects yelling has on our children

 

Looking for ways to parent without yelling or threatening? Do you want to start using connection to better handle and guide your kids? I know I’ve definitely been there. Through my years of learning and experience, I’ve started to reach out and help other parents overcome their parenting challenges with a much calmer and empathetic approach. You can check out my mini-course called How to Stop Yelling right here!

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Jul 29, 2021
Chitra’s Journey into Connective Parenting
27:58

Traditionally, children are meant to obey their parents without question and any sign of defiance is met with punishment. We believe that our child’s behavior is a reflection of us as parents and that opens us up to judgment from others. No one wants to be labeled as a “bad parent” but just because something is accepted as the norm doesn’t always mean it’s automatically right either.

Chitra Peña, a member of the Peace and Parenting community, sits down with me to share her story and experiences in moving towards a more conscious parenting method and its results-- including her relationship with her children and her confidence in herself as a parent. Additionally, we’ll also dive into the effects of conventional parenting on the emotional well-being of both the parents and children. 

Don’t forget to tune into this episode so we can help you forge a healthier relationship with your family!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Chitra’s journey towards conscious parenting
  • How she processed her thoughts and feelings when her child experienced hurt 
  • Deviating from conventional parenting and how she dealt with the judgment
  • Parenthood is not meant to be a hierarchy 
  • The emotional cost of conventional parenting on your child and yourself

 

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Jul 22, 2021
The Power of Listening Partners with Cassie and Lindsay
29:16

Parents try to prop themselves up as these invincible figures who aren’t affected by sadness or fear, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They have their own fair share of anxieties and trauma; and when all of that just builds up, it starts to leak into other aspects of their lives. When that happens, it’s good to have someone who's willing to empathize and listen.

For this episode, I’ve invited two members of the Peace and Parenting community, Cassie and Lindsay. They have been listening partners for over a year and they will share with us how opening up to another person and learning to listen has aided them in becoming better parents and partners.

Join us for this episode as we discuss the importance of connection and how we can lend each other a listening ear.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • What are listening partnerships 
  • Cassie and Lindsay’s experience being each other’s listening partner
  • How listening partnerships can improve our relationships
  • Deeper introspection allows us to heal
  • Advice for listening partnerships

 

Interested in finding a listening partner?

 

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Jul 15, 2021
Step-parenting with Connection and Guest Nikki
24:53

Parenthood is a challenge enough in itself, but when you throw in becoming a stepparent; it can become a whole new ballpark. The desire to form a genuine bond with their stepchild while also trying not to overstep their boundaries is a balancing act that our guest is familiar with.

Joining me for this episode is Nikki, a stepmom of 10 years, to share with us her experiences and how she managed to navigate what she considered as uncharted territory.

For any struggling or upcoming stepparents, be sure to tune into this episode!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Nikki’s marriage and becoming a stepmom
  • Her relationship with her stepson
  • Balancing between two sets of parents
  • How she made her stepson feel loved and cared for at home
  • Advice for current and upcoming stepparents 

 

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Jul 08, 2021
Untigering with Iris Chen
25:50

Parenting shouldn’t be synonymous with control, but for my guest, Iris Chen, this was her reality while growing up in an Asian-American household. Our childhood experiences can shape what kind of parents we’ll become to our kids; but as their parents, it is our role to guide and care for them while also respecting their own autonomy. This is the realization that Iris came to when she saw her tiger parenting was driving her son away from her.

Iris is the author of the book, Untigering, where she shares her experience of being a tiger parent and her journey of pulling away from cultural norms for a more empathetic and respectful approach to parenting while also redefining what it means to be a successful parent. 

Don’t forget to listen to this episode to help develop a more peaceful and healthier relationship with your kids!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Iris’ childhood growing up in an Asian-American household
  • How her tiger parenting affected her relationship with her eldest
  • Accountability and learning to let go of controlling habits
  • It’s never too late to change
  • How projection warps how we perceive our child’s behavior

 

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

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Jul 01, 2021
Success Story with Emilie, Mother of Two
22:14

The initial transition to connective parenting isn’t exactly a straight line, and it can take years for us as parents to unlearn everything that was imposed on us when we were younger. But, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

For this episode, I’ve invited long time member, Emilie, to share with us her success story with connective parenting. Being a mother of two, she knew she needed to do her homework to prepare her elder son for a new baby sibling. Thanks to connective parenting, she’s definitely on the road to building a strong relationship with her two kids.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Her initial problems with her older son
  • The sudden shift in her relationship with her son
  • Emilie’s experience with my connective parenting programs
  • Working on our relationship with our kids now, so we save ourselves when they turn into teenagers

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner. To sign up for my One-on-One Private Parenting Sessions, click here to start now and change your parenting reality!

 

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Jun 24, 2021
How to Help our Kids Make Decisions Without Giving Advice with Blimie from Unconditional Parenting
37:41

There are going to be many times while raising our kids that they come to us with their problems, and we as parents might feel the need to immediately jump in as Mama Bear and tell them exactly what they need to do.

But what if that isn’t what they really need?

In this episode, I’m joined by Blimie from Unconditional Parenting to open up a conversation about why and how we can be reflective listeners for our kids-- allowing them to come to their own realizations and courses of action.

Be sure to listen in on this conversation that can definitely help you all out!

 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • Controlling ourselves from giving our advice
  • Why being empathetic and listening is important
  • Sometimes we need to take the brunt of their feelings
  • How they eventually learn to solve their own problems

 

Looking for ways to parent without yelling or threatening? Do you want to start using connection to better handle and guide your kids? I know I’ve definitely been there. Through my years of learning and experience, I’ve started to reach out and help other parents overcome their parenting challenges with a much calmer and empathetic approach.

 

You can check out my mini-course called How to Stop Yelling right here!

 

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Jun 17, 2021
How to Handle Sibling Rivalry: A Parenting Question from April
28:18

When dealing with sibling rivalry, it’s important we validate all sibling feelings. If we choose sides it can jeopardize our connection. 

In this episode, I’ve invited April, a long-time listener to the podcast who has worked hard and long on her parenting. She’ll be walking us through the sharing issues between her two girls, while Michelle helps her unravel this common sibling struggle. 

If you’re feeling the same way, be sure to listen to this episode and let it serve as your guide to building a loving relationship between your kids!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • The root cause of jealousy and sharing issues between siblings
  • It’s more than just about winning
  • Instilling empathy in our kids
  • Modeling 
  • Advice for raising toddlers

 

Click here to check out my episode with Dr. Laura Markham where we talk about raising siblings without rivalry!

 

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Jun 10, 2021
Peaceful Eating with Gitte for Real Food Hero
28:13

So many parents and families struggle with pickiness in children’s eating habits. Our guest today, Gitte, has figured out what exactly might be the problem. With years in child psychology, she believes that the problem doesn’t lie in the food-- but rather their experience during mealtime.

Gitte has developed a 4-week course called Real Food Hero, where she teaches us how to take back our mealtimes and allow our kids to grow a healthy relationship with food.

Be sure to tune in on this episode so we can help our kids develop good eating habits!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why pickiness is not about the food, but the environment during mealtimes
  • Gitte’s experience during mealtime with her kids
  • Letting go of controlling what they eat at the table
  • Why bribing or threatening our kids isn’t the answer
  • Late night bites before bed are not necessarily a bad thing
  • Changing how we see sweets and treats, using them in moderation

 

Connect with Gitte:

 

You can check out her Real Food Hero in 4-Weeks course here. Don’t forget to use the coupon code “PEACE” for 30% off!

 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me one on one and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos, and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

 

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Jun 03, 2021
How to Teach Kids to Take Responsibility for their Own Actions
15:24

When kids are disrespectful, it can feel like a very personal attack leaving us wondering if our child will grow up to be an unkind and immoral adult disrespecting everyone they know.

 

In this episode, I’ll be walking you through all the ways we can alleviate their behaviour without correcting them immediately, allowing for self-reflection and time to be their teacher. By effectively teaching them to self-regular through our calm presence.

 

Be sure to listen in so we can guide our kids better!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why our kids can lash out disrespectfully
  • What we can do for them
  • The effects of teaching them this new way
  • Why teaching them responsibility young is so important

 

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May 27, 2021
Between with Sarah Ockwell-Smith Talking Kids 8 and Up
45:35

Raising a kid is a journey. It's our job as parents to love and support our children through it, making sure we guide without controlling and establish a deep emotional trust and connection.

 

This week Sarah Ockwell-Smith joins us to discuss her book BETWEEN. and her own personal experiences with her 4 children. Be sure to listen in as she tells all we need to know about those “BETWEEN” years. 

 

Episode Highlights:                                                                                      

  • Sarah’s book and what guided and inspired her through the process
  • Why it's so important to be open to talking about sexuality
  • Making sure we support our teens/tweens during important transition years and milestones
  • Why compromise and the middle ground helps promote connection. 

 

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You can also check out my Guide to Cooperation Course here!

 

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May 20, 2021
Success Story with Amy! UBE Graduate
19:06

Today I’m joined by Amy! She’s a follower of mine, and part of our online community. In this episode, she’ll share with us her transition from conventional parenting, to connective parenting. 

She’s also a graduate of the UBE Course! She’ll share with us her experience, and some advice she has for parents tuning in-- and why it’s so important to thrive with a community that shares the same ideals and ways of thinking.

Be sure to listen in for this episode!

 

Episode Highlights:                                                                                      

  • Amy’s practices before she found this podcast
  • The importance of our Facebook support groups
  • Amy’s experience with UBE
  • Amy’s advice 

 

Check out the UBE Course here!

 

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May 13, 2021
How to Support our Infants/Babies with Crying and Special Time with Guest Patty Wipfler
29:05

When we’ve exhausted all efforts like diaper changing, feeding, and checking out babies for harm-- sometimes it looks like they’re crying for absolutely no reason. So what else can we do to support our infants and babies while crying? 

Today I’ve invited Patty Wipfler, founder of Hand in Hand Parenting where I was first inspired then trained to make the changes in how I parent my daughters.  In this episode, Patty shares with us the ways we can support our infants, providing them with special time and ultimately allowing them to emotionally process through supported crying. 

 

Episode Highlights:                                                                                     

  • Supporting our babies 
  • what can affect our infants
  • Why connection and presence is important with our babies
  • How we can to build confidence as young as infanthood

 

Connect with Patty Wipfler:

 

Check out my free Ultimate Guide to Special Time here!

 

To check out my Free Live Training for the 3 Benefits of Connective Parenting, click here! In this training session, I'll teach you how to transform your house from chaotic to calm!

 

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May 06, 2021
Natural Consequences
21:51

What exactly is a natural consequence and why are they useful? Can we allow some things to unfold naturally without interfering in order to give our children space to learn on their own? 

This week I walk you through some very familiar situations and explain the natural and not so natural ways in which we can handle them in order to give more onus to our children. 

 

Episode Highlights:                                                                                      

  • Outlining natural consequences
  • How we can help our children navigate decisions without manipulation
  • Allowing our kids to experience the consequences
  • How to be supportive without being controlling. 

 

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Apr 29, 2021
How to Get More Cooperation with Michelle Kenney Carlson M. Ed
03:38

If you are an exhausted parent looking to find more cooperation and peace in your household while avoiding becoming tangled in the game of asking your kids the same thing over and over then you have come to the right place!

To get started with cooperation-centered parenting, click here to check out my Guide to Cooperation; where you can learn to put your relationships with your kids first-- not control!

 

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Apr 26, 2021
Siblings Without Rivalry with Guest Dr. Laura Markham
28:53

As parents we often spend much of our time intervening in sibling upsets. There’s nothing more upsetting than seeing one of your children be unkind to the other. But what can we do to help them foster their relationship without shame and blame? How can we ensure they are learning how to effectively communicate with one another if we don’t use punishments or threats?

Today I’ve brought in Dr. Laura Markham, to talk about how we can best navigate sticky situations between siblings, how we can talk them through their struggles and most importantly how we can connect in order to move them into a more loving relationship. 

If you have been struggling with sibling rivalry, this episode might really shed some light on ways to navigate these tough situations. 

 

Episode Highlights:                                                                   

  • Our kids are afraid of their needs not being met.
  • How to be the coach and not the judge.
  • How to use neutrality and empathy to defuse upsets. 

 

Connect with Dr. Laura Markham:

 

Check out my Siblings Rivalry Episode here.

To download the Free Sibling Rivalry Protocol, click here.

In the Sibling Rivalry Protocol, I walk you through 12 strategic steps to help you get from the anger, frustration and the heightened emotions of quarreling to a more even playing field where all parties involved can resolve the conflict without yelling, punishments or lectures. Join our community and download your copy today.

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Apr 22, 2021
How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex, Drugs and Reproduction with Dr. Dolly
30:39

Beginning to speak to your children about all things adolescence  begins much younger than you might imagine. Many children enter puberty as early as 8. There doesn't necessarily need to be a formal "talk" but rather many conversations which build over time. 

My guest for this episode is Dr. Dolly, a family medicine physician, who now helps parents and children broach all the uncomfortable discussions that might leave us wondering just what to say and when. 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • Initial reactions and stigmas around The Talk
  • Top tips for puberty
  • The importance of teaching consent
  • The topics of sexuality
  • The impact of pornography, what we can do to protect them

 

Connect with Dr. Dolly Klock:

 

How can we “shame proof” our parenting?

There are ways we can eradicate shame from our everyday interactions with our children. Building in ways to address our children can promote resilience and self-esteem rather than jeopardizing these precious commodities for our children. Nobody wants to shame, but sometimes we need a little help figuring out what else we can do. Click here to download the FREE guide now - https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/shame-opt-in 

                                        

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Apr 15, 2021
Listening to Big Feelings Creates More Safety with Guest Cara
31:18

Aggression is the product of a child who isn’t doing so well. Be it from frustration they can’t communicate well, or other factors that we as parents cannot always understand. I always recommend daily time with our kids-- but for our guest Cara, daily time has turned into frustrating and oftentimes painful rough play.

In this episode, I explain how else we can curb aggression by listening to feelings and allowing them to download while protecting ourselves as well. This definitely isn’t going to be an easy or instant fix-- but the payoff is worth it and if you listen to the end you will hear an amazing update. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Cara’s issue with her sons aggression against her and their home
  • How to stay safe during tantrums
  • Setting limits during rough play turning aggressive
  • Other methods to play in order to allow for off loading feelings
  • How to handle aggressive tantrums and stay present

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Apr 08, 2021
Using Connection with Neurodiverse Children with Guest Bea Moise
24:56

Often people ask me if Parenting without Punishments and using connection is for all children. In this episode, Bea Moise and I reassure you that parenting this way is effective for kids who are neurodiverse and children who are neurotypical. 

Bea Moise is a parent of a neurodiverse son and parenting expert who brings her experience and insight to put things into perspective around all different types of children. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Bea’s story
  • Her experience with parents of neurodiverse children 
  • The importance of connection 

 

Connect with Bea Moise:

 

How can we “shame-proof” our parenting?

There are ways we can eradicate shame from our everyday interactions with our children. Building in ways to address our children can promote resilience and self-esteem rather than jeopardizing these precious commodities for our children. Nobody wants to shame, but sometimes we need a little help figuring out what else we can do. Click here to download the FREE guide now - https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/shame-opt-in 

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Apr 01, 2021
Connecting with Our Teenagers with Guest Kirsten Cobabe
31:35

I love all things teenager and so does my guest Kristen Cobabe the “teen whisperer”. When I first became a teen I found myself at a loss as to what to do and how to interact with my daughter. It was murky water and I struggled to say the least. But I have found my way and now I am enjoying the teenage years more than I thought I would.

Today I’m joined by Kirsten Cobabe, who has worked with teenagers since she herself was a teenager as a mentor. In our discussion today, we talk about how to communicate best with both teens and tweens. This is one of the most significant developmental stages for them-- it's only right that we try our best to guide them without forcing their hands.

Be sure to listen in! The best way to reach our teenagers is through connection, not control.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Kirsten’s background and experience
  • How dealing with teens and tweens is different from a kid
  • What you need to know about raising a teenager
  • The changes that come with the teenager stage
  • Why saying no is not our job as parents
  • We need to choose our relationship with our kids over small issues

 

Connect with Kirsten:

 

How can we “shame-proof” our parenting?

There are ways we can eradicate shame from our everyday interactions with our children. Building in ways to address our children can promote resilience and self-esteem rather than jeopardizing these precious commodities for our children. Nobody wants to shame, but sometimes we need a little help figuring out what else we can do. Click here to download the FREE guide now - https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/shame-opt-in 

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Want to support the Peace and Parenting Podcast by purchasing products through Hand in Hand parenting? Use my affiliate link https://bit.ly/3iUcGqg I highly recommend the: Listening to Children Booklet Set as an essential part of learning Connective Parenting. 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me ONE on ONE and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

Sign up HERE https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/one-on-one-course for my one-on-one course today and change your parenting reality!

 

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Mar 25, 2021
How Can We Help Our Kids Through Difficult Moments Without Fixing with Guest Jenna
26:32

Sometimes when our child is having a hard time of course we want to fix things, help

them see the bright side. But things might look arduous and difficult for our children and leaning into those upsets with empathy can help them feel seen, heard and understood. This way they are able to let go with more ease. 

 

In this episode a lovely mom Jenna asks how to navigate negativity. We discuss leaning into the icky feelings, validate them and come with empathy to honor discomfort. It’s not easy seeing our children upset but with our love they can make it through. 

 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • How to respond to our kids when they are negative
  • Using empathy to heal discomfort
  • Letting them win
  • Allowing them to make mistakes

 

Email me at michelle@peaceandparentingla.com for a chance to win the Yelling Course!

 

How can we “shame proof” our parenting?

There are ways we can eradicate shame from our everyday interactions with our children. Building in ways to address our children can promote resilience and self-esteem rather than jeopardizing these precious commodities for our children. Nobody wants to shame, but sometimes we need a little help figuring out what else we can do. Click here to download the FREE guide now - https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/shame-opt-in 

 

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Want to support the Peace and Parenting Podcast by purchasing products through Hand in Hand parenting? Use my affiliate link https://bit.ly/3iUcGqg I highly recommend the: Listening to Children Booklet Set as an essential part of learning Connective Parenting. 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me ONE on ONE and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

Sign up HERE https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/one-on-one-course for my one-on-one course today and change your parenting reality!

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Mar 18, 2021
Do Our Children Have the Right to Say “No” with Guest Sterna
23:03

When our child says “no” it can send us into emotional turmoil both because of how we were raised and how society views a child who stands up for themselves. But no doesn’t need to be a dirty word, and our children need to have the space to explore standing up for themselves. If they aren’t allowed to do it at home how can they ever set boundaries as they grow up. What of yes too, if we are insisting on “yes” is that yes we receive authentic or is it coerced somehow and only used as a way to please us?

 

Sterna is my guest today, she helps us unravel this sticky parenting moment, and gives us her incredible insights into why no is more than just a child being defiant on purpose and ways we can work through the moments when our children use no.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why “No” isn’t always bad
  • Collaboration works better than blind obedience
  • Letting go of complete control
  • Respecting our kids, so they respect us

 

How can we “shame proof” our parenting?

There are ways we can eradicate shame from our everyday interactions with our children. Building in ways to address our children can promote resilience and self-esteem rather than jeopardizing these precious commodities for our children. Nobody wants to shame, but sometimes we need a little help figuring out what else we can do. Click here to download the FREE guide now - https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/shame-opt-in 

 

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Want to support the Peace and Parenting Podcast by purchasing products through Hand in Hand parenting? Use my affiliate link https://bit.ly/3iUcGqg I highly recommend the: Listening to Children Booklet Set as an essential part of learning Connective Parenting. 

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me ONE on ONE and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

Sign up HERE https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/one-on-one-course for my one-on-one course today and change your parenting reality!

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Mar 12, 2021
Using Connection to Help with Aggression with Guest Ashley
28:31

Aggression is a common occurrence in children and we see it often when there’s a new sibling. It is a fear response and one that can be tricky to unravel. 

If we take a global look at our child and work on ways to build in connective practices while also allowing the tantrum to fully occur we can get movement with aggression. 

Long time listener Ashley fully understands the modes of Peace and Parenting it’s just a pep talk she needs to reassure her she’s on the right path. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Aggression is fear, fear of needs not being met
  • The connective nature of tantrums are therapeutic
  • Empathy for feelings of jealousy can help offload feelings

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Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me ONE on ONE and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

Sign up HERE https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/one-on-one-course for my one-on-one course today and change your parenting reality!

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Mar 05, 2021
Resilience
13:32

How do we promote resilience in our child and use the tenets of Peace and Parenting? Does being a kind loving parent mean our children will not be able to handle the cruel world? Perhaps empathy and kindness is exactly what allows our children to build in self esteem and the ability to recover from hard things. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why you should let your child win
  • Listening to your child with empathy
  • How to promote resilience
  • The ways in which peaceful parenting protects our kids from shame.

Check out the Shame and Winning episodes and learn why our kids need us most when they appear to be at their worst.

Enroll in Understanding Big Emotions Today! This course will guide you through the messiness of overwhelming feelings, help you unpack your own emotions, while teaching you what it is like to connect during difficult moments instead of completely losing your mind.

Click here to enroll https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/pl/266250

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me ONE on ONE and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

Sign up HERE https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/one-on-one-course for my one-on-one course today and change your parenting reality!

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Feb 26, 2021
No More Yelling! How Courtney Transformed her Parenting.
27:43

Today I’m joined by Courtney, a lovely mother of three young boys who recently completed my One on One Six Week Course. In this episode, she tells us how she has begun to transform her family, let go of yelling, and found more calm for her and her boys.

If you think you can’t change the dynamics of your family and find peace and less yelling, you CAN, just like Courtney did. Listen in as we discuss what she learned in my One on One Six Week Course.

You can find Courtney on Instagram @mostlyplantbasedmama

 

Courtney Learned:

  • How to let go of punishments
  • Finding ways to be and cultivate more calm
  • How connection can strengthen the relationship she has with her sons. 
  • How taking things personally isn’t always helpful

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Enroll in Understanding Big Emotions Today! This course will guide you through the messiness of overwhelming feelings, help you unpack your own emotions, while teaching you what it is like to connect during difficult moments instead of completely losing your mind.

Click here to enroll https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/pl/266250

Are you ready to change your family dynamic through connective parenting? Work with me ONE on ONE and together we’ll hone in on the sources of discontent and chaos and find solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, if you parent alone or you want to do this with your parenting partner.

Sign up HERE https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/one-on-one-course for my one-on-one course today and change your parenting reality!

Feb 19, 2021
How to Use Connection to Help Move Through Thumb Sucking
31:29

Kids have different ways to cope with stressful situations. Some resort to more vocal ways-- while others tend to go inward as a way to cope with what’s hard in life. It’s hard for us to know exactly how to approach them with love and kindness while still helping them move through tough behavior.

Joining me this episode is a follower and active participant on the Facebook group, Jillian. 

Jillian, like so many of us, struggles with a behavior that she can’t quite figure out how to navigate. We take a look at the whole child, the underlying and the more obvious and try to find ways to meet her daughter where she is using connection. 

I know others struggle with thumb sucking and pacifiers and hope this episode is helpful.

              

Episode Highlights:

  • Familial background
  • The root cause of thumb sucking 
  • What we can do to curb it without the use of shame

 

Check out the Empathy Podcast and learn why our kids need us most when they appear to be at their worst. 

Download the FREE guide - HOW TO HAVE EMPATHY

How do you come alongside your child when they are upset? What do you say and how can you be supportive when emotions are running high?

Find out what to say and the best ways to come with empathy in this free downloadable guide HOW TO HAVE EMPATHY: What to say and do when your child is really upset

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Feb 12, 2021
Kelly Tells us How Listening Partnerships are the Cornerstone to Connective Parenting
24:07

Trying to parent without being resourced is impossible. We all need and deserve a place to have our feelings. Someone to listen can help us move through difficult moments and unravel childhood unmet needs and just come to our parenting more centered because we have a place to be heard too!

A Listening Partner is this person! Someone who supports you weekly in your parenting challenges. This Parenting Tool from Hand in Hand Parenting is life changing. If you want to know more about this tool. Use this link to get the Listening Partnerships Booklet and a clear explanation on how to get one started. https://www.handinhandparenting.org/partner/Peaceandparenting/ 

Since I am a partner of Hand in Hand a portion of the sale of the LP Booklet goes to support this little podcast.

You can also join our Private Facebook Group to search for a partner.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/peaceandparenting 

Kelly lives in South Africa with her twin boys. Her background is in Montessori Teaching and now has become a HIH Instructor.  She will share with us the significance of listening partnerships and how this transformative tool can bring healing to our relationships and parenting journey!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Kelly’s pregnancy experience with her twin boys
  • The reality of giving birth
  • What it feels like to have and raise twin babies
  • What is a Listening Partnership?
  • The powerful impact of Listening Partnerships.
  • Unpacking your emotional backpacks
  • How do we re-parent ourselves?

 

Have you ever thought that tantrums are actually connective? Did you know big messy feelings are healing and the idea of being an empathic listener is what makes this all happen for our children?

My online video course Understanding Big Emotions...without using punishments or otherwise losing your mind teaches us how to be the emotional coach for our children, helping them learn authentic and lasting self regulation while also instilling self regulation.

For the next 24 hours you can purchase this course for an introductory price of $47. When it launches, it will be $67. I will be holding a live Q+A and forming a Private Facebook group just for the members of this class. I hope you will take advantage of this offer and look forward to seeing you in the live Q+A!

 

Click the link below to purchase this life changing course:

https://www.peaceandparentingla.com/offers/NHT5pxLR/checkout

 

About Our Guest:

Kelly van Rooyen is a certified Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, passionate about bringing the listening tools to families looking to build a deep connection and parent from the heart.

Instagram @consciousconfidentparenting

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Feb 05, 2021
Parenting Beyond Perfection with Guest Kiersten
23:51

“When we bring kids into this world, our hope is that in the future, there will be a more peaceful world for them.”

Good behaviour from our children begins with us, their parents. 

In this episode, Kiersten, a dear member of our community joins me to talk about how her journey’s been like as a mom, the joyful and the hard parts, as well as how she is growing as a mother and how peaceful parenting helped her nurture her relationship with her kids!

When we are met with defiance, we can’t help but lose our cool sometimes especially when there are many things going around at the same time.

Keep listening to today’s episode to find out how you can connect with your kids on a deeper level and learn how to move away  from punishing and controlling and lean into calm and peace. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How Kiersten’s journey with peaceful parenting began
  • Peace begins with us, parents
  • Stop trying to control your kids
  • Let your kids grow and experience life
  • The hardest part of peaceful parenting for Kiersten
  • Mistakes are inevitable, remember to be gentle with yourself too

 

Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend.

 

Want to support the Peace and Parenting Podcast by purchasing products through Hand in Hand parenting? Use my affiliate link https://bit.ly/3iUcGqg I highly recommend the: Listening to Children Booklet Set as an essential part of learning Connective Parenting. 

 

We make plans for many things in life, but what about making a plan to connect each day with our children? Connection is the cornerstone to Peace and Parenting. Making plans each day to weave connection into your everyday life is essential to ensure we are making it our focus. In this FREE plan, I give you the things I do each day to keep connection top of mind and give you some ideas for your own well thought out plan. Download the free plan HERE https://bit.ly/39qmkxP 

 

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Jan 29, 2021
The Case Against Mindfulness Jars and Cool-Down Corners
14:47

At some point in your child’s life, they will experience things which may cause overwhelm, and we won't be able to prevent them from feeling these tough emotions. However, we can be the safe place for them to be when things are tough. 

Having deep empathy for our children and allowing them to fully emote helps those feelings pass, be processed so our child can move forward and be the cooperative kind kid they are meant to be.

Mindfulness Jars, Cool Down Corners and Breathing Techniques may "get" kids to calm down, but at what expense? Where have the feelings gone and what will then glean from our expectation of calm? Listen in as Michelle explains just this.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • What are the pitfalls of mindfulness jars and cool-down corners and breathing techniques?
  • What can you do when things are difficult for your child?
  • Being empathic shows unconditional love.
  • What is co-regulation and how can we model it?
  • Telling our child they need to calm down might be giving them the wrong message.
  • Having empathy and holding space for your kids to release their feelings is the key to expelling upsets they may be stuck

 

Check out the Empathy Podcast (https://apple.co/39VgyU1) and learn why our kids need us most when they appear to be at their worst. 

Download the FREE guide - HOW TO HAVE EMPATHY

How do you come alongside your child when they are upset? What do you say and how can you be supportive when emotions are running high?

Find out what to say and the best ways to come with empathy in this free downloadable guide HOW TO HAVE EMPATHY: What to say and do when your child is really upset (https://bit.ly/2KAqglQ)

Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend and subscribe to the show to get notified on the latest episodes.

Support this podcast and also find useful parenting material from Hand in Hand Parenting. Want the Booklets Michelle discusses in the show? Click Here (handinhandparenting.org/partner/peaceandparenting)

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Jan 22, 2021
Self-Healing and Conscious Motherhood with Jennifer Gardner
25:16

There are tons of ways to cope with the inevitable challenges brought about by motherhood, and it doesn't always have to be something that involves alcohol.

When you have a very demanding job and very demanding kids plus a husband you need to take care of, it can get very overwhelming. You're tired and sometimes, you just turn to drink alcohol to help ease your burden a little bit.

Wine is a good way to treat yourself for a job well done but turning to alcohol to deal with your kids and responsibilities at home ain't funny.

You want to raise your kids the best way possible but you're unsure of how to do it with everything that you got on your plate. What should you do? 

In this episode, I'm joined by Jennifer Gardner, a lovely member of our community and a mother of two. Jennifer's going to share how the method of parenting that she discovered changed the way in which she approaches motherhood, parenting, and ultimately helped her become a better version of herself!

This conversation with Jennifer will remind you of why you wanted to be a parent and the joy of being one as she talks about her healing journey, and that there is another way to parent, one that helps you connect with your child!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How conscious parenting has helped Jennifer in her motherhood journey
  • Self-care and Jennifer's healing process
  • Transparency and teaching your kids that it's okay to not be perfect
  • Vulnerability and modeling
  • How to really be there for your child without hindering their growth
  • 2 impactful things that Jennifer's learned through conscious parenting
  • Getting curious

 

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Want to support the Peace and Parenting Podcast by purchasing products through Hand in Hand parenting? Use my affiliate link.  I highly recommend the: Listening to Children Booklet Set as an essential part of learning Connective Parenting. 

As a parent, how do you react when your patience has come to a breaking point?

 

Yelling and threatening are common reflexive responses, but there is a way more effective path to dealing with your reactions.

 

Healing Ourselves Through Journaling is not another handy parenting tool. It's a powerful in-depth experience.

 

In 6 insightful steps, you'll find out how to take responsibility for your reactions and feel proud of yourself and your child.

 

Click HERE to join our community and claim your free copy today.

You can find Jennifer at: thejennifergardner.com or on IG @thejennifergardner

 

Jan 15, 2021
Redefining Parenting: Cooperation, Not Control with Hannah and Kelty of Upbringing
26:07

Resistance is just something that comes with parenting, be it telling our kids to turn off their phones or brush their teeth.

But-- that doesn’t always have to be the case. We as parents can make the conscious choice to prioritise our personal relationships, using them to teach our kids what has to be done for themselves, effectively building up their own independence and self-control.

In today's episode, I have Kelty and Hannah from Upbringing, here to discuss a new approach to connecting with our kids, so we can raise young adults that have a stronger sense of self and a more stable approach to life.

They believe that by choosing to connect with our kids instead of controlling them, it can result in a relationship that positively reinforces self-discipline and accomplishing tasks for themselves-- instead of them simply following our words.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Who They Are
  • The parenting dynamics of old
  • Why the old dynamics need to change
  • What you can do instead of power-parenting
  • Focus on building relationships with your kids
  • How to approach your kids to get a better response
  • Kids and their safe spaces

 

About our Guests:

 

Hannah and Kelty currently run Upbringing-- an inclusive community that promotes the elevation of growth and connection. Through their beliefs in parenting, they work to redefine how we raise our kids while avoiding the conventional beliefs of old.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stanford, the two have grown to become certified Parent Educators through the Positive Discipline Association, Family Life Coaches, and completed programs that focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction.

 

To take advantage of the Upbringing free Listening guide click here and enter code PEACE.

 

Connect with Hannah and Kelty from Upbringing:

 

Enjoy today’s episode? Please share this episode with a friend.

 

As a parent, how do you react when your patience has come to a breaking point?

Yelling and threatening are common reflexive responses, but there is a way more effective path to dealing with your reactions.

Healing Ourselves Through Journaling is not another handy parenting tool. It's a powerful in-depth experience.

In 6 insightful steps, you'll find out how to take responsibility for your reactions and feel proud of yourself and your child.

Click HERE to join our community and claim your free copy today.

Jan 08, 2021
Welcome Dr. Vanessa La Pointe to Give Her Insight on Parenting with Connection
27:19

Welcome Dr. Vanessa La Pointe! If you don't know who she is you must get to know her and her work. She has several books on parenting which have personally given me so much insight. She is a therapist who works with families and parents to help them come to parenting with more connection and less conventional wisdom. Please listen in as she and Michelle talk about how punishments just don't work. 

Dec 02, 2020
Do Our Kids Manipulate Us?
16:18

We're discussing manipulation and if our kids truly manipulate us? Take some time to journal on it using Michelle's journaling guide and join the discussion on our private Facebook Community Group.

Nov 19, 2020
Success Story! Maisara Tells Us All About the Changes in Her Home and Her Quest for Peace
24:46

Maisara joins us to talk about finding peace for her family and herself. Check out her blog at Deen Soul for more from her. 

Nov 12, 2020
Intervening in Our Kid's Social Lives
17:01

We are breaking down a parenting question about one mom's daughter and her social situations. We'll be talking about why intervening isn't always the best option and how to manage our children's feelings when tough social moments arise.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, join our Facebook Community Group and check out our Patreon

Nov 05, 2020
Success Story! Shauna, Homeschooling Mom of One, Tells Us Her Successes with Her Son and Herself
17:52

Join us for our second episode in our success story series.  Shauna joins us to talk all about how she discovered she needed to make a shift in her parenting approach! 

Oct 28, 2020
Welcome Katie from Thriving Littles, to Discuss Trauma
27:06

Special guest, Katie Crosby, of @thrivinglittles, joins us to discuss trauma. We'll talk about the effects it has on our children's behavior, how to leave space for them to heal and how to be more emotionally available to them while holding that space, while also healing ourselves.

You can also find Katie on Facebook at Thriving Littles and us on our community page at Peace and Parenting and on Patreon

Oct 21, 2020
Success Story! Mother of 2 Sonya Tells Us Her Secrets to Making Peace and Parenting an Everyday Reality
18:00

Introducing a new series of episodes we'll be sprinkling in: parent stories.  This week, mom of two, Sonya, joins us to talk about her experience working with her inner child to heal and come to parenting more connected.  She took a class from Michelle and used  journaling to find more peace in her family life.Use Michelle's journaling guide to get you started. Listen to her story and join our private Facebook community group to connect with even more parents!

Oct 14, 2020
Spanking
18:35

The use of spanking has decreased greatly in the United States and yet it is still used by 1 in 6 parents.  We're talking about our research and thoughts on what this physical punishment does physically and emotionally to our children. Join the discussion on our Facebook community group and support us on Patreon!

Oct 07, 2020
Traveling with Kids
18:28

Traveling seems like such a reprieve from our everyday life but traveling with kids is not the carefree adventures we are used to.  We'll try to make sense of what's hard during travel and what to really expect and why.  Don't forget to join our private Facebook community group and check out our Patreon for extras! 

Sep 30, 2020
Keeping Our Kids Safe
20:41

Amanda Zunck, of Find the Light Podcast, joins us to discuss how to keep our kids safe in a world in which child pornography (child sexual abuse material), pedophilia and trafficking is a multi billion dollar industry. She teaches us how to arm ourselves and our children with the knowledge and skills we need for protection. Check out this book for some extra help in starting a discussion with your kids: Good Pictures, Bad Pictures and please reach out to us if you want to learn more. 

Sep 23, 2020
Imagination and Independent Play
24:50

Independent play and having a vivid imagination opens up so many doors for our children.  We want to see their ability to play by themselves and create a whole world for themselves while we get our adult stuff done or even sit down and feel some independence ourselves. We go in depth into how to facilitate the development of both and what works and doesn't work for us. Check our Instagram page for a journaling guide around play and join our Facebook Community Group for more discussion. 

 

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Sep 16, 2020
The Argument Against Reasoning and Lecturing
13:18

Reasoning and explaining can often feel like a need for us. In our adult minds we believe if we explain why things are a certain way, our child will relinquish their upset feelings. Yet just the opposite is true. Listen in as we give the 411 on why reasoning can be considered a punishment in itself. Don't forget to check out our Patreon for all new freebies from Michelle! 

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Sep 09, 2020
Back to School
18:56

This episode is sponsored by Qeepsake.co. Click the link to start creating a personalized book full of memories that will last a lifetime and earn a $20 book voucher!! 

 

We're back for Season Two!! We're kicking off with an episode all on getting back to school. This can be difficult for parents and children alike but even more difficult with all the changes this year. While we all navigate the "new normal," and try to find our peace within this tumultuous time, we discuss what’s become obvious over the last year and how to start this year with as much ease as possible. We referenced a couple books that may be helpful for kids as we transition back, find them here: How Full Is Your Bucket? and Alexander.

Don't forget to join our Facebook community group and check out our Patreon to support us and gain exclusive content! 

 

Sep 02, 2020
Trailer: Season Two
03:53

We're so excited to continue this journey with you in our second season! Please support us on Patreon and leave us a review!! 

Sep 02, 2020
Teenagers
24:06

Glitch in the last episode, this should be the full.  Please message us if it does not work either. Thank you!! 

Jul 24, 2020
Fears
22:01

We, as parents, want to help our children overcome their fears and reason them away with simple messages like, "there are no monsters in the closet," "just jump in the water, you'll be fine," or "there's no such thing as the boogie man."  But does this really help them overcome the fear itself?  Or do they just shove it down to appease us?  We are talking about why we sit through all the fears that come up in childhood and how to facilitate a safe space for them to process and eventually come to terms with their fears.  Learn how to get more connected and cooperative kids with Michelle's Guide to Cooperation Course

Jul 15, 2020
Potty Training
14:37

Training our kids to pee and poop in the toilet can be a daunting task! Between the two of us, we've been through it four times and Michelle has helped numerous families through the process. Listen in for our take on it and all the ways we've found that make connection well worth the time! Michelle's Guide to Cooperation is a great aid for potty training and so much more and here is the link to an article that may be helpful in getting started! 

Jul 01, 2020
Shame
18:03

We're talking about shame when it comes to our kids, ourselves and others.  We believe our children need to hear how wrong they are for their behaviors or words at times and we use shame to do this.  We have come to realize it actually makes them act out even more and the cycle of shame continues.  Listen to how we avoid shame in all aspects. If you haven't already, check out Michelle's Guide to Cooperation course for even more!! 

Jun 24, 2020
Lying
20:42

We want our kids to be moral, honest people but that pressure can cause us to reject lies at all costs.  Are all lies wrong?  We're talking about how to manage lying from our kids, where it comes from and how to change the dynamic around it.  Check us out all over social media, support us on our Patreon and for extra help, Michelle has created an amazing course on Cooperation!! 

Jun 17, 2020
Navigating Racism and Privilege with Our Children
25:22

Wendi DeMorst joins us for this special episode to discuss what it's like to be a black American child and how to talk to our children about racism and privilege. Listen in as she helps us provide guidance in educating ourselves and doing the work of unlearning, all while showing our children we can make a difference. Here are some links if you're interested in learning more: books for kidsblack history kids booksthe talk and Ben & Jerry's statement. Please feel free to open up discussion with us through any social media platform! 

Jun 05, 2020
Hurtful Words from Our Children
20:02

Our kids can really hurt our feelings at times and make us feel the need to eradicate certain language from their vocabulary.  When they say they want a new mommy or they hate us or their siblings, we believe them; why wouldn't we?  We're going to discuss why we choose not to believe them or take it personally and how we manage to let them have those big feelings and still come out with our connection intact.  It takes a lot of practice but it has worked for both of us! Thank you so much for all the support on our Patreon, Facebook community group and Instagram!! We appreciate you all so much! Click here for Michelle's guide to journaling

May 27, 2020
Body Image
16:17

When our children struggle with their body image, it can feel like we need to over boast their confidence to combat it. But what if instead, we simply empathized and provided a listening ear?  We're talking about how to guide our kids into having positive body image from babyhood and how to manage all the feelings that may come up around bodies. Join us on our Facebook community group to continue the discussion, support us on Patreon for extras and follow Michelle on TikTok for quick video tips everyday! 

May 20, 2020
Limits
17:39

If you're wondering how to teach right and wrong, how to encourage your kids to listen, "behave," and how to gain their respect, this episode is for you.  We use limits to say no but we come with kindness and empathy so there is no severing of our connection with our children.  Limits are the thing that freed us from feeling like we had to distract away the feelings, remain in control all the time and avoid certain situations, listen in and post your questions on our Facebook community page! Rate, review, subscribe and support us on our Patreon

May 13, 2020
Parenting Through Judgement from Other Parents and Family
19:44

No matter what method of parenting we choose to follow, there will be judgment from someone, somewhere.  It is hard enough to parent as is, but that judgment can leave us feeling very alone and full of self doubt.  We're talking about all the ways we manage to leave the judgment aside and move forward using peaceful techniques despite the critics.  Please rate, review, subscribe, join us on our Facebook community group and support us on Patreon for extras! 

May 07, 2020
Getting Your Co-Parent on Board
31:26

How do I get my parenting partner to choose this parenting style with me?  We get asked this question all the time! Gemma's husband, Dan, joins us to talk about his journey to get with the program, the hardest parts for him, the aspects of it he loves, and how it all works today.  If you've been looking for a way to introduce this methodology, we hope this will help!  Please rate, review, subscribe and check out our Patreon.  And if you're inspired to hire Michelle as a coach, her link is right here.

Apr 29, 2020
I Won't Leave You
18:00

Are your children bored, antsy and having more big feelings during quarantine?  When it all comes to a head, we want it to stop as fast as possible and so do they.  They often tell us to go away, leave them alone or they go in their room until they're calm.  But where did those feelings go?  We're discussing why we tell our kids we won't leave them when they're upset and we choose to sit through it all.  Michelle created a guide to empathy that helps guide you through what to say during the chaos.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and support us on Patreon for extras.  

Apr 22, 2020
Winning
13:09

We've been playing more games and having much more family while in quarantine so what better time to talk about winning? Games with our kids are intended for fun and learning but often we get caught up in getting the W for ourselves.  We're talking about winning and how to build self-esteem for our kids during game play.  Stay safe, healthy and in touch (through our facebook community group or our instragram); we are here for you.  If you find yourself being triggered more frequently during this time, Michelle put together a mini course that can help, linked here.  And as always, please rate, review, subscribe and support us on our Patreon.

Apr 10, 2020
Being Gentle on Ourselves During Times of Isolation
18:30

We're all struggling with the new reality of our lives and there's just no getting around it.  It becomes so much harder to come to parenting as a patient and resourced individual able to meet all our children's needs when we are on 24/7 alone in our homes.  We're talking about how hard it has been for us and what we have done to cope.  Please join our Facebook community group so we can stay connected, download Michelle's How To Stop Yelling Mini Course and join us Fridays at 10 am PST for group Zoom calls.  As always, please rate, review, subscribe and join our Patreon for all our extras.  Reach out whenever you need either of us, we're here for you!! 

Apr 01, 2020
Transitions
17:58

Getting out of the house with kids can sometimes take longer than the actual activity you're getting out for, am I right?  Transitions used to be a huge struggle for both of us but once we started adding in connection and being mindful of where our kids were at, they became so much easier.  We're talking about all the ways we build up to the moment of transition and what we do when there is no "easy" way out. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and check out our Patreon

Mar 25, 2020
Processing Fear and Promoting Connection
14:09

Fear can be resolved by using empathy and play.  We give you our best thinking and ways to cultivate connection while we have this extra time with our families.  If you're yearning for a sense of community, join our facebook group and check out Michelle's link tree for all her guides for ideas during isolation. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and consider supporting us on Patreon

Mar 18, 2020
Chores and Allowance
18:59

As members of the family, we expect our kids to do chores and help out around the house; sometimes we even pay them for the jobs.  And once they earn their money, we expect them to manage it responsibly. But where do they learn that? And how do we guide them in that without making ourselves crazy?  Michelle has so many great resources, we decided to link them all here!  We have lots of fun extras up on our Patreon, check it out if you haven't already; we appreciate you all so much!! 

Mar 11, 2020
Parenting Peacefully Isn't Always Easy Part Two
26:28

Casey is back to check in after our first conversation.  We talk about the car seat experiment, special time, the daily struggles that continued and much more. Here is a link to Michelle’s connection plan that can help you get a daily idea of where to start! Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and join our Patreon for extras! 

Mar 05, 2020
Parenting Peacefully Isn't Always Easy Part One
24:23

Have you ever been so dedicated to doing something, working all the angles, putting in all the time and effort and there are still days when it just doesn't work? You know about connection, you use it, you even do Special Time and listen to big feelings. With all that hard work you just want the pay-off the regulated behavior and the calm child. It doesn't seem fair or kind or at all manageable at times. Quite frankly it isn't, this parenting thing is far from fair or easy. Listen in as we try to give our good friend, Casey, a place to discuss what is hard about parenting with more peace. This episode is a real look at a parenting challenge and a kind loving mom who finds herself in the thick of things just like the rest of us, every single day. Rate, review, subscribe and check out our Patreon and Michelle's special time guide

Feb 27, 2020
Electronics
20:51

Electronics, electronics, electronics (Jan Brady voice)! Roblox, Snapchat, Minecraft, Thomas the Train and whatever else these techies are throwing our way! Even Sesame Street can be addicting. How can we navigate the electronic world without losing our minds? How much is too much and where do we set the boundary? What if nobody listens? Then what? Let’s talk electronics and all it entails. Please rate, review and subscribe! 

For $1 per month ($12 per year), you all could make a HUGE difference in our little podcast world. We work so hard on the podcast because we want to help you all as much as possible! We would so appreciate your support in covering costs of the resources needed to provide it, supporting ourselves and the time we spend on creating the content and the time consuming editing process. Please, please consider it , it’s time we spend away from our families to reach you and as many people as possible. This group has been so supportive and amazing in so many ways, I figured you’d be the people to ask! And please follow our podcast page on Instagram for updates!! We have a fun episode all about the enneagram on Patreon right now with my sweet friend, Priscilla, that’s definitely worth a listen!! Thank you so much!!

Feb 20, 2020
Sleep
24:20

Ever elusive sleep! It’s like a unicorn we chase, endlessly when our children are young. Nobody wants to sleep except mom and dad! It becomes stressful and difficult making bedtime often unmanageable. What can we do? How can we help our families get more rest without using methods that may not feel good while also supporting ourselves and our kids through all the feelings that come along with sleep? Whether we co-sleep or don’t sleep, we give you our very best thinking and personal struggles and solicitors all related to sleep. Rate, review, subscribe and please support us on our Patreon. We appreciate you so much!! Here are the Hand in Hand articles: Helping Kids Sleep and Moving Kids to Their Own Beds.   

Feb 13, 2020
Instragram vs. Reality
19:45

We're tackling social media and all it can bring to us as parents but also individuals, good and bad.  We released a special episode on parenting and enneagram numbers on our Patreon, join today to access the content!  Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!! 

Feb 06, 2020
Backtalk
22:03

Backtalk can feel like the ultimate sign of disrespect but is it?  Or is it indicative of something bigger going on inside our children?  We dive in to why it can be so triggering and ways to manage.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon

Jan 30, 2020
Changing my Behavior to Change my Child's
21:15

In order to change our children's behavior, we have to first change our own.  It is difficult, frustrating, counterintuitive and takes a lot of inner work and self awareness.  We're talking through the ways we have been able to make changes to our own behaviors and the power you have to change the atmosphere of your own home; Michelle does her yoga while we record and gives us an example of her meditation, you don't want to miss it!  She also created a guide to encourage healing through journaling, linked here, check it out and start journaling today. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon.

Jan 23, 2020
Tantrums
19:23

Meltdown city here we come!  Talking all kinds of tantrums and how we manage to stay calm and connected to our children as they release their "icky" feelings.  Tantrums can be so healing for our little ones, teenagers and even for us, as adults. Let us know what you think and join in the discussion on our private Facebook community group.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, visit our patreon  and check out Michelle's empathy guide for help with what to say or do during tantrums. 

Jan 16, 2020
Miscarriage
23:20

We’re discussing miscarriage stories with Dr. Jessica Zucker; she is a psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. We go in depth into our experiences in hopes to open the conversation up to you. Follow @ihadamiscarriage, check out Dr. Zucker's website and her shop for more and join in the discussion in our Facebook group. Thanks for listening, we appreciate you so much!

Jan 09, 2020
Detriggering
18:54

Starting 2020 off talking all about triggers and how to work through them.  Listen in as we discuss where they come from and why parenting can bring up the worst of them.  Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!! Happy New Year! 

Jan 02, 2020
Sharing
16:20

We wanted to release a quick episode on sharing right before the holidays to guide when/if sticky situations come up.  We're discussing why we don't force sharing on our kids and what we do instead.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon, we'd love your support! Happy Holidays!! 

Dec 24, 2019
Special Time for Extended Family
14:45

With the holidays approaching, our kids will need us and connection more than ever.  What better way to help give it to them than to teach extended family to help out with special times throughout the holiday events?? Michelle wrote an article on how she did it years ago, linked here, and we're discussing in depth in this episode. Here is her connection plan and special time guide to share with family to also help with explaining. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!

Dec 19, 2019
Healing Yourself into 2020
23:28

Ready for 2020? We're talking all the ways we'll be working on ourselves and our own healing so we can come to parenting more peacefully. Listen and then join us in the discussion on our Facebook community group . Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and check out our Patreon to support us! 

Dec 12, 2019
Separation Anxiety
19:21

Leaving our kids in the care of others can be hard on both them and us. We've put together ways we have worked through different situations in attempt to say goodbye peacefully. Hand in Hand Parenting is offering their online class for a 50% discount for a limited time just for our listeners! Click this link  "Say Goodbye to Separation Anxiety" and enter HALFOFF19 to join today. And check out Michelle's blog on teaching special time to family members here. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and support us on our patreon!!

Dec 05, 2019
Trailer: Season One
02:03

Listen in as parenting coach, Michelle Kenney Carlson, and her co-host, Gemma Daw guide you in coming to parenting more peacefully with personal stories, guides created by Michelle and all their tips for surviving this amazing thing we call parenthood. 

Nov 21, 2019
New Sibling
27:54

We're talking about our difficulties as we transitioned from one child to two, the mistakes we made which fueled both sibling rivalry and shame. Listen as we help other parents acknowledge the hardships while offering connective ways to help our oldest feel as if their little nest isn’t being destroyed. Here's the link to Michelle's sibling rivalry protocol and connection plan to guide you through the adjustment wherever you are along the journey. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! And sign up for Michelle's upcoming book club on Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents.

Nov 21, 2019
Marital Conflict, Separation and Divorce
26:36

We're talking marital conflict, separation and divorce with our first guest, the wonderful, Homa Alamdari.  If you've ever struggled in this area, please listen in as we explore how much harder coming to parenting can be when there is conflict between the adults in the family. Don't forget to rate, subscribe and review. And click here for Michelle's connection plan to keep you connected through anything.  

Nov 14, 2019
Apologies
20:03

"Go say sorry," "tell your brother you're sorry for taking his toy," "apologize for hitting your friend," how often are you using these common statements? In this episode, we're discussing why we don't force apologies of any kind. Learn how to guide your children into natural apologies and genuine remorse for their actions. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and please visit our patreon page to support us! Michelle's yelling workshop goes live this Saturday, she has prepared so much great content, sign up here! If you want more, join our facebook community group and all Michelle's free guides: playsiblingsspecial timeconnection, and empathy

Nov 07, 2019
Helicopterism
22:07

There's a very fine line when it comes to helping our kids through things and doing everything for them.  Letting them explore and learn on their own can have so many benefits. We're discussing all things helicopter-y and how to let go so our kids can find their own path and build confidence and resilience along the way. If you haven't checked out the special time guide, make sure to do that and also these journal prompts from Michelle for our own self exploration. Michelle's no yelling workshop will be Nov. 9th, 10-12 pm, don't miss it!! Rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon to support us and get exclusive extras! 

Nov 01, 2019
Self Care Part Two
24:14

Part Two is here and we are so excited for you to listen and give us your feedback! We go more in depth on journaling and tackling the bigger issues within yourself, in addition to the yoga and time away, of course. We set up our Patreon page and would so love your support to keep our podcast ad free; its the best way to get more involved with us and gain access to some fun freebies: linked here. Check out these journaling prompts from Michelle, Dr. Shefali, Dr. Dan Siegel and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. We appreciate you all so much!! 

Oct 25, 2019
Self Care Part One
21:19

Self care feels selfish sometimes, right?? It's truly anything but. You might be surprised at our take on this topic; we finished recording this episode and felt like we had so much more to address, hence part two coming next week. For now here are a couple links to check out: listening partnershipsennegramour patreon. We love your feedback, please leave a review, rate and subscribe! 

Oct 18, 2019
Changing Behaviors with Play
27:30

Let's talk about playing with our children and why it is such a great tool. Children at play are in their natural state and when we can meet them there, we can guide them to connect, think more clearly and cooperate more easily. Play definitely did not come naturally to the two of us, listen to how we integrated it into our lives and check out Michelle's list of games here. This book is also very helpful for finding fun ways to get physical with your kids. Let us know what you think by leaving a review and don't forget to rate and subscribe! 

Oct 11, 2019
Rewards
18:10

How do you motivate kids and guide them to choose to do the right thing without rewards and manipulation? Sticker charts, bribery, grades, allowance, saying good job, you name it, we’ve tried it all. This week, we discuss how to internally motivate your kids with connection. Congrats to our drawing winner, Katy T!! Please please rate, review and subscribe. Click here for Alfie Kohn's book all about rewards and find Michelle and more information at her website.

Oct 04, 2019
Empathy
20:19

When our children have big feelings, they crave a listening ear.  In this episode, we discuss having empathy in the toughest moments, when our natural instinct may be to do anything to make it stop.  Listen as we break down why our kids need us most when they appear to be at their worst. And check out Michelle's guide with even more tips on meeting your children's upsets with empathy: click here. Rate, review and subscribe so you never miss an episode!! 

Sep 27, 2019
Punishments
21:09

Time out. Spanking. Taking toys and activities away. Grounding. What is your go to punishment? Is it working? Let's talk about why we choose not to use punishments and how we manage "misbehavior." If you like what you hear, rate, review and subscribe!! We appreciate you so much! Check out two books we love: Art of Roughhousing and No Drama Discipline.

Sep 20, 2019
Aggression
22:31

Let's talk about hitting, kicking, biting, spitting, throwing, all of it. If you have a child acting aggressively, you are not alone!!  Click here for Michelle's special time guide, our favorite tool to get connected. 

Sep 13, 2019
Sibling Rivalry
18:51

Sibling relationships are so important for a peaceful home, join us as we discuss how to create just that. And check out Michelle's 12 step sibling protocol guide: click here! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe; we appreciate it so much!! 

Sep 06, 2019
Defiance
19:09

Michelle and Gemma talk tips and tools when managing defiance in children of all ages. In response to several questions on this topic, we dive into not listening, taking detours to avoid upsets and much more. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review! Click here for the special time guide. 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 29, 2019
Special Time
15:31

Join Michelle and Gemma to explore one of their favorite tools to connect with your children: special time. Learn how to manage off track behaviors in 20 minutes a day. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Click here for the special time guide! 

Aug 29, 2019
Connection
20:51

You can visit peaceandparentingla.com to find more information and also click here for a special connection plan Michelle created just for listeners! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review in iTunes! 

Aug 07, 2019