When I ask parents to reconsider how they approach their kids as they get older, a common concern I hear is, “Well, am I just going to let them get away with it?” The answer is simple, “No.”
My saggy skin on my stomach reminds me that my stomach grew, and provided life… My stretch marks remind me that it took work for my body to grow a human. Work that left a scar….My cellulite reminds me that it’s okay to be flawed.
Your brain equates control with stability for survival. Brains strive for a feeling of control by trying to create rituals and behaviors that lead to feeling in control even when in reality we don’t have the power to control what we are striving to control.
If you’ve ever felt anxious or worried about your kids safety, or struggled to implement the power of positive thinking, then Episode #82 is for you. Join me to talk about realistic expectations and what to expect when trying to navigate anxious or negative thoughts in a practical way.
Learning to share control within a family is hard. As parents, we have gained so much knowledge and experience that we want to share with our kids. The problem is, they don’t always want to hear it. In this episode, we talk about the importance of offering choices to older kids and teens as a way to share control and build trust.