Eps 177: Casey is solo talking about how we influence the iceberg


  • Battles over homework

  • Power struggles

  • Screen time addiction

  • Getting out the door

    • We are mega focused on fixing those problems

The iceberg- behavior we see is a solution to a problem that we may or may not know about

Example that we played with a few weeks ago in parenting class:

Child won’t get ready to go in the morning and family is late getting out the door

  • Two options for response:

    • What do I have to do to this kid to get her to cooperate?

      • Bribes, threats, punishments

    • What is happening for this child that is getting in the way?

 Go to the source

  • Tell me about the mornings…. I notice that…. How are you feeling…..

  • With new information you can make a plan together to support the child (and you)n in doing better


  • Rowan talking about the future

    • Agitated, closed off, defensive

    • Often my response is irritated that she cant “have” the convo

    • We both are discouraged and the convo is over

  • Maybe I am engaging the wrong conversation

    • Helpful to know what shows up for her when the invitation is to talk about future

    • What is the experience?

    • IS it only with me or others?

    • Might there be a benefit to talking with someone else if not me?

    • What would be useful about having a vision of the future?

      • Deeper even still

      • I notice when this is the conversation you….. I am curious about that? How does it feel when…..?

 Sometimes our kids refuse to go there….

  • How do we let go?

  • What do they need?

  • Recognizing/acknowledging our tendency to hold on/get rigid/ let fear or our agenda drive us….

  • Mutual respect – respect for child and for self and the situation

  • Honor who they are and their temperament

    • I am ALL IN, lets go deep and swirl around and grow and learn and be super transparent and get it all out – don’t hold back. I process out loud and in the moment…. This is not the way of everyone, def not my daughter.

 Summing it up:

  • Recognize how we are contributing to challenges

  • Own it, and get curious about your child’s experience.

  • Identify the ACTUAL problem

  • Be an open, nonjudgmental listener

  • Look for solutions (related respectful reasonable helpful)

  • Be respectful

  • Honor who you child is in word and action

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