Welcome back to season 2 of the Being With Joy: A Quest To Crack The Parenting Code podcast. This is the trailer for season 2 where I talk about the subjects I will discuss this season.
There are so many subjects we need to discuss with our kids in order to keep them safe, healthy, and positive contributing members of society. In this episode, I talk about those various subjects and how I approach them with my kids.
Parenting is hard, parenting when you feel pressure from other parents is even harder. Today, I explore how I've been influenced by parenting peer pressure and comparison and how it makes parenting decisions even harder.
For most of us, we are unable to parent on our own, the other parent is also involved in decision making. I cannot talk about my parenting journey without addressing the fact that I do not parent alone. What does that look like for me? Listen to this week's episode and find out.
After I finished uploading the Sink or Swim episode, I was left feeling as though I was missing something. Last week I realized what I was missing in that episode and decided to dedicate this week to talk about how we teach our kids because coaching is not the only parenting tool we require.
As I reflect on the conversations I have with parents who reach out to me I see similar themes emerging, especially when those parents have children with complex medical and/or mental health challenges. In this week's episode, I talk about those themes and how I have found myself able to overcome these parenting challenges.
This week I talk about why I feel it is important for parents to possess a growth mindset. It is not only important for children to possess, but it's also important for parents!
Lately, I've been speaking with parents about the messages they are sending their kids when they speak with them. So, for today's episode, I address this issue.
Helicopter parenting gets such bad press, so it seems sink or swim would be the way to go. In today's episode, I explore the options parents have between helicopter parenting and letting our kids sink or swim. Perhaps there is another option? Listen to find out?
In this episode I talk about how I have learned that it is impossible for me to parent my children equally, I have to parent them equitably by giving them what each of them needs. Even when each thinks I am not parenting fairly.