Eps 166: Solo show connecting the dots between how building relationship leads us to more effective parenting

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 This week’s content:

–       Positive parenting is easy when there isn’t a lot of challenge – more challenging when our kids are rubbing up against our triggers

–       Toolbox metaphor


  • Higher our emotion, more likely we use desperate tools (rewards and punishment)

  • The more tools we put in to toolbox, the more likely it is that the ineffective tools of rewards and punishment slide to the bottom

  • We can always do better

–       Relationship matters!!!!!!

  • When our relationships are disconnected, navigating behavior in a harsh way isn’t useful for anyone

  • Fear takes us towards harsh punishment

–       Mistakes are opportunities to learn

–       There are always consequences

–       Inviting out kids into relationship

  • Can feel uncomfortable

  • Taking accountability for how the relationship currently is and get vulnerable

  • Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean we stop being curious with our kids

–       Start paying attention to the body

  • Support ourselves by noticing what is happening inside

  • We get more access to our toolbox when we are grounded and neutral

  • At the end of the day what is most useful is your relationship

  • NOT permission for being a permissive parent – still hold boundaries

  • Stronger relationship the more likely your child will open up and talk to you

–       Creating an environment where our kids can thrive and be a soft landing when they get it wrong

–       Shame/blame does not promote accountability and personal responsibility


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