Eps 60: Sandy Blackard Helps With the WHINING

Welcome! I’m excited to introduce you to my guest today! Sandy Blackard is an award-winning author and parenting coach. As the mother of two grown daughters, Sandy reached a frantic point in her own parenting challenges that led to the passion she has for helping parents acquire tools and tips that bring SUCCESS! She’s here to share her wisdom with us, so join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How “play therapy” set Sandy on her course

  • What does “Say what you see” really mean?

  • Listening, interacting, and retraining how you see the world

  • Name that strength

  • Acknowledgement vs. Praise

  • The transformation of a rule-breaker

  • Powerlessness vs. perceived helplessness

  • A child’s three basic needs: experience, connection, and power

  • How to negotiate power struggles

  • How to handle whining

  • Downstairs and Upstairs Brain

  • Modeling authenticity

  • Aligning the child in their greatness

  • What does “joyful courage” mean to you? “Courage comes when I’m facing a challenge. It’s a reminder of what’s waiting on the other side of the challenge.”



Say What You See by Sandy Blackard

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