Parenting Our Future

By Robbin McManne

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Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own childhoods this type of parenting hurts and leaves us with scars we take with us through our adulthood. Each one of my episodes is designed to help you navigate the difficult journey of parenting but in a way that is more peaceful and intentional. I’ll show you how to get your kids to listen and cooperate without yelling, punishments and rewards. I’ll show you how to understand your own feelings and those of your kids. My intention is to bring you to a place where you feel connected with your kids and yourself (we often get lost when we become parents!). Tune in weekly for all the inside tips, tools and tricks I teach my private clients to help you build the family you always wanted, and to become the parent you always envisioned you would be. I promise to provide you with fun and entertaining content that will leave you seeing your kids and your reactions in a whole new light! Please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps, and leave you feeling inspired! I am always grateful for every person who subscribes, leaves a review and rates my podcast 5 stars.

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How to Use Fun and Play to Get More Cooperation and Connection|POF 33
21:29

Are you silly?  How comfortable are you acting goofy?  Sadly, we don’t have much room in our lives for fun and games.  We are tired, stressed, rushed and exhausted. We may be stiff and tired and easily bored when we try to get on the floor and play – especially when it means we have to switch gears from our stressful days or when you know there are a million other things you need to be doing.  BUT fun and play makes our kids happy and us too!!!

Did you know that play is how kids sort out and make sense of their world and experiences?   If your child is too young to tell you what’s going on with them, you can find out through play.

Does your child refuse to do what you ask?  Why not diffuse the situation with a joke or a tickle?  We don’t always have to be so serious!

Listen to find out how you can harness the power of fun and play!

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

 

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

 

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

From the Podcast:

Here are some simple tips and guidelines to follow when you are playing with your kids (from Lawrence Cohen’s book, Playful Parenting).

  • Follow the child's lead but make sure the game is safe, don't allow it to get out of control.
  • Play with the child but don't take over, let the child change the game.
  • Listen but don't tell what to do.
  • Talk about what the child is doing and encourage, eg. "It looks like the spaceman wants to rule the world. What are the people going to do?"
  • Allow plenty of time.
  • Allow for experimenting and mistakes.
  • Don't compete with young children; this can discourage them from wanting to play with you.
  • Appreciate and encourage your children's effort, eg. display their works of art. I like playing with you. That was fun. 

 

Play Ideas

  • Card Games
  • Dress Up - Instead of simply watching your child play dress up, join in! Put on a fancy dress or suit and have fun.
  • Sports Games -Get outside and throw a ball! It’s exercise and it’s FUN!
  • Science experiments and really cool! Bonus: it’s an excellent way to clean a shower!
    Go on an adventure or scavenger hunt
  • Play Grocery store where you take turns to be the cashier
  • Build a fort
  • Have an inside or outside picnic – we love this
  • Random parties – have a surprise birthday party for one of your child’s stuffies or favourite toys!
  • Opposite day
  • Pretend you are mad at something your child did right
  • Pick up a book and open it backwards and announce THE END and then argue with them about putting it back.
  • Have them make you laugh as you sit straight-faced 
  • Pour water down your front and pretend you can’t drink (great for a hot day)
  • Put drops under your eyes to fake cry and pretend you are really upset about something
  • Pretend you can’t find your child even though you are right in front of them

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below! 

Subscribe to the podcast

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I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve, but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

Feb 25, 2020
Girls, Who Do You Want to Be? With Illana Raia| POF32
40:24

In this episode, we are talking to girls in middle school, age 10 to 14. Do not underestimate girls at this age! It’s right at this age that girls have the abilities and interests getting ready to launch. In other words, they are already becoming who they want to be! That’s where Illana Raia’s book, website, and mentorship program called Être Girls steps in to share the right resources and mentors to help these girls along their journey.

Normally we are asking our kids WHAT do they want to DO but Être Girls and founder Illana Raia are asking them WHO do they want to BE? Illana talks about how parents can nurture your child’s interests and find mentors to connect with your child. Why? Because it’s this age group are more likely to quit their activities because they are overscheduled, self-critical and often underestimated. Matching girls with professional, successful female leaders is all about inspiring young girls and showing them what’s possible for them and what they can achieve. Besides, these female leaders were once middle schoolers too, and can share how they made it through!

Être Girls believes in educating girls in many areas such as innovation, philanthropy, self-confidence, finances, courage and many more.

About Illana RaiaA former Skadden lawyer and occasional guest lecturer at Columbia, Illana has been busy since 2016 founding Être - a resource and mentorship platform for girls approaching high school. She thinks of Être as knowledge strategy for girls - highlighting valuable tools and role models they will need to change the world - and contributes regularly to HuffPost, Medium and Thrive Global on these issues. Named a Mogul Influencer in 2017, Illana has appeared in the HuffPost "Talk To Me" video series, participated in the 2018 Balance Project Interviews and the 2019 #WomenWhoRock campaign and has been featured on Cheddar TV and podcasts like The Other 50%, UBS’ Signature Series, Finding Brave and Women To Watch. Her journey from lawyer to founder was profiled in Forbes and her first book - Être: Girls, Who Do You Want To Be? - arrived on Day of the Girl 2019.

Find Être: Girls, Who Do You Want To Be? Here: https://www.etregirls.com/etre-the-book.html

Get a FREE SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK! Send an email with your name and address to admin@parentingforconnection.com by February 24th and your name will be entered to win! Winners will be contacted by email.


• Facebook: www.Facebook.com/etregirls
• Instagram: www.Instagram.com/etregirls
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• web: www.etregirls.com

From the Podcast:
When you ask yourself, what do you want your child to be like as an adult…your answer is exactly what you need to model!
Find mentors to connect your child with. Talk to them about what they love and then go and find them a mentor in that area. It can be as simple as having your child email 3 questions to a mentor or chat over Instagram.

For free inspirational graphics, click the link here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jou3yqfgxua3s3e/AAAruWG9CeQzDGmggbKVlB7Ha?dl=0

Thanks for listening!


It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism. We have too much of that! I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Leave a review
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Thank You!!

Feb 18, 2020
The Power of Forgiveness for Yourself and Your Kids |POF31
22:08

Are you holding on to anger for your child?  Your children?  Are you angry at yourself?

In this episode, I’m talking about forgiveness.  As parents, especially moms, we hold ourselves up to an impossible standard of the type of mom we think we should be.  One that we will never achieve (because it’s a ludicrously high standard).  Then we beat ourselves up and put ourselves down, we feel shame, we think we are bad parents and we sometimes hate ourselves.

We also have anger towards our kids.  We feel resentment, bitterness, frustration, helpless, trapped, unappreciated and depleted

I want to show you how you can forgive yourself and your kids because forgiveness puts you in the driver’s seat of your life and it means you take your power back. 

Holding on to disappointment and shame for yourself, for how you see yourself as a parent, robs you of your happiness and peace.  Holding on to resentment and frustration with your child stops you from entering into empathy.  

Forgiveness opens the door to self-acceptance, connection and empathy.

 

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

From the Podcast:

Your thoughts are not facts.

When you have a negative thought about yourself as a parent and your child, you can challenge them so you can let go of the negative emotions that are holding you back!

 

Byron Katie, in the book, Love What Is,  uses a series of questions to help you challenge your thoughts. 

When you can isolate one that doesn’t serve you, ask yourself,

  1. Is it true? You may want to say yes right away but that’s your brain on autopilot
  2. Is it really true? Is it 100% accurate or not? Can you see it another way?
  3. How does it make me feel? Notice any storylines you ae holding on to. Name the feelings.
  4. Who would life be like without this thought? How would you feel? How would you see yourself or your child?

Repeat this process for you and your kids and see what you can release, let go and forgive.  Write it all out if you need to.  It can be cathartic to purge all that you are holding on to on paper. 

 

Empathy by Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce.  You look for reasons it is not doing well.  It may need fertilizer, or more water or less sun.  You never blame the lettuce.  Yes, if we have problems with our friends or family [kids], we blame the other person.  But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce.  Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument.  This is my experience.  No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding.  If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.”

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

 

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to

inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device.

 

Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day.

Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve, but also help others

find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes

a long way! Thank You!!

Feb 11, 2020
Mindfulness For Teens | POF30
41:52

Our teens are faced with so much stress that we can often look past, minimize or disregard what they are going through until the bottom falls out, they get in trouble, or start engaging in dangerous or self-destructive behavior. 

My guest Jennie Marie Battistin, explains Mindfulness as “…being fully present and cultivating awareness of your surroundings and your actions.”   Practices of mindfulness can help you respond better to stress, improve your relationships and perform better in school (and work). 

Learn how to check in with your kids in a non-threatening way, get them to engage in mindfulness so they can learn these techniques now, so you have them for the future!

 

About Jennie Marie Battistin

Jennie Marie Battistin, master-level physician and adolescence psychotherapist, whose new book Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day: Exercises to Feel Calm, Stay Focused & Be Your Best Self  [Rockridge Press, September 2019] helps parents take back just 10 minutes a day to help their teens stop stressing about the things that are leading to overwhelming feelings around relationships, social media, homework, tight schedules, and life planning.

 

Including 60 practical guided mindfulness exercises with names like “Show Me The Love” and “Procrastination Pit”, teens will learn how to bring focus and joy back to their day, and equip them with stress combatting tools they’ll carry well beyond their teen years.

 

From the Podcast:

Easing into mindfulness – just with breathwork alone, we can see changes in the brain that can make a positive impact in your life.  These techniques and many more are found in Jennie’s book, Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day.

 

4 Square Breathing

This Breathing technique is probably one of the easiest and quickest ways to calm the brain and bring you back to the present moment with an alert and stress-free mind.  If possible, use this breathing technique for at least 8 minutes to maximize results.

Close your eyes and imagine a relaxing environment.  An example is to picture the beach or ocean.  As you inhale, imagine the waves gently rolling up the beach and you exhale imagine the waves rolling back out.

  1. find a comfortable position to sit, with both feet placed firmly on the ground.
  2. Take a minute to notice your current body state and the pattern of your breathing.
  3. Once you have settled into place and your starting point, place both hands either on your diaphragm or, with palms up, resting on your thighs.
  4. Slowly inhale for a count of four (counting in your head) inhale, 2, 3, 4. Notice your belly rise
  5. Hold a count for four (counting in your head) hold, 2, 3, 4.
  6. Slowly exhale for a count of four (counting in your head) inhale, 2, 3, 4. Notice your belly fall
  7. Hold a count for four (counting in your head) hold, 2, 3, 4.
  8. Repeat the exercise a minimum of four times

 Superhero Stance

Some Psychologists have identified the concept of power posing.  They note that how we hold our bodies and our posture influence how we think and feel about ourselves.  Combining the power pose with a positive statement is a great way to connect to your internal strength and set powerful intentions for your day.  Do this exercise on days when you have a big project or need to have a tough conversation with someone.  Let the Super Hero Stance help you raw on your inner strength.

  1. Standing in front of a mirror, with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips. Look yourself in the eyes while taking five deep breaths.
  2. say to yourself or out loud, “I seek strength, wisdom, and courage.” Stand for 1 minute in this pose; look at yourself and hold these words to be true.
  3. Say to yourself or out loud, “I find strength, wisdom, and courage.” Stand for 1 minute in this pose; look at yourself and hold these words to be true.
  4. Say to yourself or out loud, “I have strength, wisdom, and courage.” Close your eyes and imagine yourself conquering the tasks of the day. Repeat this step again.
  5. to finish, take 5 deep breaths

 

Self-Care-Ation

Self-care is about taking a mini-vacation from your worries and stresses.  This one takes a little preparation but is worth the time.  Take a zipper-lock bag and fill it with a combination of these items; flavored lip balm, mints, gum, lollipops, lavender essential oil, spearmint essential oil, scented lotion or any scented body care item.  Keep this kit in your purse, bag or backpack.  On those days you feel a little stressed, it’s time for a Self-Care-Ation.

 

  1. find a quiet place to sit or walk and set a timer for 7 minutes. Pick a mint, piece of gum or a lollipop from your self-care-ation kit and start your 4, square breathing.
  2. look at your treat. Slowly remove any wrapper, if needed. Notice the sound, colour, shape and density of your treat.  Smell your treat and notice any fragrance.  Place the treat in your mouth.  Notice the flavors.  Roll the treat around in your mouth.  Notice it’s sensations and textures.
  3. Next, select a body care item and start another round of 4 square breathing. Open your body care item. Hold the item near enough to smell it.  Notice any fragrance.  Apply the body care item to your body.  Notice the sensation as you apply the item.  Notice any changes to your skin or lips as you apply it.  Notice the smells once you apply the body care item.  Take a moment to deeply breathe in the fragrance.
  4. finish with one final round of 4 square breathing

 

How to stop a bully video:  https://youtu.be/7oKjW1OIjuw

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

 

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device.

 

Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day.

Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve but also help others

find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

Feb 04, 2020
Moving Through Motherhood - POF29
38:49

Hey there Mamas!  I see you, I feel you and I understand your struggle.  It’s my mission to help you drop the mom guilt, stop feeling overwhelmed, embrace your body, let go the ridiculous expectations you have, release shame and all the “shoulds” you have for yourself!!

Join my guest, Amy Griffith, and I talk about how to surrender to YOUR UNIQUE journey of motherhood!  Learn how to embrace the mess, ask for help (and not try to do everything!!) and take things one moment at a time.

 

About Amy Griffith

Amy grew up dancing since age 5 and has been fortunate to make a career out of it. After experiencing life as a dancer in New York City and learning more about determination, hope, struggle, and community than she ever thought she would, the transition to yoga seemed natural to her. Stepping onto her mat and out of the constant, electrifying buzz that is city life, gave her the opportunity to simply slow down. Yoga taught her how to breathe, how to really listen to her body and how to find more compassion for herself and for others.

Amy received her certification through The Prenatal Yoga Center and learned just how strong women are.  Amy believes that "Our bodies are designed to create life and birth can be positive!" She was inspired and determined to share this positivity with her students. Having experienced two home births and one hospital birth, she's witnessed the power of trusting her body. "I learned that there is a strength within us that is revealed during pregnancy, then birth, then motherhood."

Web:  www.exercisingbalance.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amygriffithexercisingbalance

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amy_exercisingbalance/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJARBr8dzGWnvGinq29c_w

 

From the Podcast:

Breathing Exercises to help you calm down from Amy Griffith:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrO9XPnjZ3I

If you are struggling and need some support, go to www.postpartum.net  (for USA) https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/locations/international/ (for international)

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

 

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device.

 

Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

Jan 28, 2020
POF28: Setting Limits For Your Kids
19:27

Our Children, at their core, need safety and protection to grow.  As Parents, we need to construct a scaffolding of support around a child within which they can learn and explore the world and what it means to be in relationship with others. 

There are a number of ways parents can create this scaffolding around a child.  This is done through daily routines, limits, connected communication and empathy.  One of the most important foundational elements is values.

Values are so important because when you clearly determine your values, you can set up your limits/boundaries for your kids.  limits are much easier for kids to ‘buy into’ because they are attached to a value that everyone in the family holds.

Learn how to set up your values and limits and how to peacefully set them for your family!

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

 

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

 

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

From the Podcast:

What is the difference between a rule and a limit you ask!? 

Limits are carefully and consciously planned with family values in mind.  They are rooted in an understanding of developmentally appropriate expectations of the child’s development.

Limits are NOT, demands coming from an expectation of complete obedience, but are a process of teaching and support.  Limits emerge from the parent’s fundamental responsibility to keep children safe, to teach them the skills of being in social relationships and to teach them the values of the family.

Both rules and boundaries can prevent misbehavior, but with rules, the payoff to children for compliance is simply avoiding a negative consequence or punishment, not because they want to do the right thing.

Rules are the end of the conversation and with limits, they can be part of the conversation.  Let me break it down for you:

Rules are inflexible and use fear and punishment in order to enforce them and are rooted in control over the other person.  They also focus on negative or punitive reaction – in other words, punishment.  Rules are often enforced with statements like, “If you do/don’t do this, I’ll do this to you.” “you must follow or else!”

They create a scenario where one person wins while the other loses.  Children may not feel heard and it doesn’t leave any space for empathy.  This can lead to disconnected communication

You want to use limits because they can be both firm and flexible – you set a limit that you want to hold but there is also room for compromise. It has a value at its core but the way we honor this value can change, that’s why we have flexibility. 

They allow for cooperation – you can work together to find a solution that works – parenting with, not over

A limit makes your child feel supported and not controlled and most importantly, create a win/win scenario!

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. 

My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device. 

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Jan 21, 2020
POF27: School Choice Week with Andrew Campanella
39:11

Our education system is changing in ways we might never have predicted.  Most parents value education as one of their top priorities, and for good reason!  We want our kids to succeed in school so they can grow to be intelligent adults with good jobs.  BUT, what if they are struggling in school?  Do you know you can choose a new education path for them?  We all want our kids to get a good education and be successful in school BUT not every school fits your child’s unique needs and abilities. 

Is your child gifted?  Does your child have learning disabilities?  Is the school your child in just, not a good fit? Do you know you have a choice and the right to choose a school that fits your child? Are you aware of the many options that are available?  This may seem like an exciting concept but also daunting because where do you start? In this episode, Andrew Campanella, the President of National School Choice Week in The United States, talks about how and when parents can look for alternatives for their kids based on their needs and where to start.

Why should you care?  The fact is that if kids are unhappy in school, even if the school is considered a good school, it can lead to higher rates of dropouts and for students that drop out, this affects their confidence and self-esteem.  Studies show that students who dropout are at higher risk of incarceration, will earn less over their lifetime and have shorter lifespans. This episode is of great value to every parent with school-aged children, no matter where you live!

 

About Andrew Campanella

 Andrew Campanella is the president of National School Choice Week, the largest public awareness effort in the U.S. focusing on the opportunity in K-12 education. With the goal of informing parents of their school choice options, Andrew and the NSCW team work with more than 21,000 schools annually—along with thousands of organizations and homeschooling groups. Under Andrew’s leadership, NSCW has experienced remarkable growth, from 150 events and activities in 2011 to more than 40,000 in 2019. In recognition of this work, Andrew was named by PRNews magazine as the Event Marketer of the Year for 2015. Andrew is the author of the forthcoming book, The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps

to Finding the Right School for Your Child, a guidebook that helps parents identify education environments that meet their children’s needs. (Beaufort Books, January 2020).

 

Pre-Order The School Choice Roadmaphttps://www.amazon.com/School-Choice-Roadmap-Steps-Finding/dp/0825309328/

 

*Do you want to win a free copy of Andrew’s book?  To enter the draw for a

free signed copy, subscribe to Parenting our Future Podcast, give the podcast 5 stars (if it feels right), take a screenshot of your subscription and send it to admin@parentingforconnection.com

 

The first 5 people to email Robbin directly with the above requirements will be sent a signed copy.  Residents of The United States only as this is specific to the US.  Free Canadian resources below in the “from the podcast section”

 

Web: https://www.andrewrcamp.com

Twitter: @schoolchoicewk

Facebook: @schoolchoiceweek

Instagram: @schoolchoiceweek

#schoolchoice #schoolchoiceweek

 

From the Podcast:

https://drishtimagazine.com/lifestyle-lifestyle/2014/10/how-much-school-choice-do-parents-in-canada-enjoy/   

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/groups/parentingourfuture   With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Jan 14, 2020
POF26: Putting Yourself FIRST
45:54

Did you know that putting yourself first is the #1 way to reduce your anger and angry responses? Did you know that NOT taking care of yourself is selfish (not the other way around)?  Easier said than done, right?  I know…but we need to look at ways we can give back to ourselves so show up as our best selves. 

Learn how to set boundaries for movement and REST! If you are a new mom, learn how can you embrace the transformation you are going through.  Learn the #1 thing you can do that is the key to moving through all the ups and downs you will experience in this journey through motherhood (dadhood too!)

 

About Amanda Ingram

Amanda Ingram is a Postpartum Movement Specialist, Life Coach and Glow Igniter as well as the owner of Embrace & Glow. Her mission is to support moms in discovering who they are after baby through movement, mindset & meditation. Through her work, she has helped women from around the globe find joy, connection & strength in motherhood.

www.embraceandglow.com

facebook.com/embraceandglow

Instagram.com/embraceandglow/

From the Podcast

 

Set intentions not just for exercise, but for rest as well!!

 

Remember to find compassion for yourself as you enter into this new phase of your life.  Some days will feel great and some will feel heavy.  Embrace them all and allow yourself to feel your feelings!

 

Join Amanda’s mamma facebook community and get access to her support and daily movement challenges: facebook.com/groups/movingmommas/

 

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Jan 07, 2020
POF25: 2020 Challenge - Claiming Abundance in Your Life
38:55

What is abundance?  It’s determined as “a very large quantity of something”.  What would you like a large quantity of? Cooperation, respect, or is it money or love? 

In this episode, my guest, Andrea Ferguson, will teach you a daily practice to bring more abundance into any area of your life.  Find out if you live your live from a place of lack or abundance (this question is relevant in terms of your parenting or your bank account!).  Learn how to focus your attention so you can attract more of what you want, instead of what you don’t. 

 

About Andrea Ferguson

Founder of The F.I.T. LIFE Method | F.I.T. Mindset Mentor and Coach.  Andrea spent more than a decade working with thousands of women in the health and fitness arena as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Fitness Studio Owner, Life Coach and Mentor.

She created, built and sold a fitness studio and fitness business. She has designed, created and run many programs, workshops, multi-day events and retreats. She has also developed an entire method and an accompanying 2-year curriculum plus mastery program, to facilitate her current work as a F.I.T. Mindset Mentor and Coach.

While she knows self-discipline, determination, perseverance, commitment and how to act in spite of fear, she also learned through burnout, exhaustion and the fallout that followed, the essential art of surrender. She discovered the joy in simplicity and in having time in her life to simply just be. As a result, she learned how to keep her achiever hustle in check and how to live Fully In Tune with all the beautiful synchronicities and miracles guiding her life, that only became evident when she slowed down enough to notice.  

 

Andrea is now here to support individuals who are ready to ditch the hustle and live Fully In Tune too!

Web: www.thefitlifemethod.com  www.fitandrea.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFITLIFEMethod/

Instagram: @thefitlifemethod  

 

From the Podcast:

When you are in a “low vibe” state and feel like you are dwelling in a place of lack and triggered, follow these steps. 

  1. What am I feel in and what is the story I’m telling myself? Is it true? How is this working for me?
  2. As I see this situation, am I aligned with lack/fear or abundance/love. Think of a sliding scale where zero is lack/fear and ten is abundance/love.
  3. What old worn-out pattern or habit-based in lack is being presented to me for clearing?
  4. What is the new action coming from the energy of love and abundance. If you had no fear, how would you show up?

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Dec 31, 2019
POF24: How to Get Your Kids to Listen…THE FIRST TIME
22:01

All parents hate it when they are ignored!  We can’t stand repeating requests that fall on deaf ears!  Being ignored and unheard leads to frustration, resentment, anger and yelling! 

There is a way to stop repeating and start getting cooperation and I share that in this episode.

I also talk about the power of listening to your kids and how it’s a GAME CHANGER in your relationships with your kids and all the other people in your life!

 

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

 

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

 

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

From the Podcast:

When we deeply listen to our kids, they feel loved & loveable and that what they have to say is of value to us (even if we might not be interested in the topic).  We want them to know that their thoughts and ideas matter!

Steps to listening:

  1. Listen with your whole mind and body. Be in the moment with them.
  2. Listen for understanding without judgement or criticism.
  3. Listen without formulating your answer before they are done speaking.
  4. Repeat back what you heard them say!

 

Steps to getting your kids to listen

  1. Connect – go to them and get their attention by giving them a ‘lovie’ – tap them on the shoulder, or rub their back, for example.
  2. When you have their attention, make your request
  3. If you get resistance, clarify if you can wait or if they have to do it now - try to model cooperation here and create a win/win
  4. Take them – “Come on, let's go together!”
  5. Give them any help they need in the spirit of being supportive! Don’t push your kids to do things before they are developmentally able to! That creates stress for everyone so allow natural development to unfold and your kids will want to do things on their own when they are ready.

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

 

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to

inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know

somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition

to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the

comment section below!

 

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device.

 

Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day.  Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve, but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank you!!

Dec 24, 2019
POF23: Addicted To Gaming?
51:27

Are you thinking of giving your kids a new gaming system for the Holidays?  Are you worried they play too much on the system you already have?  Is it hard to get them to disconnect from gaming? Do you worry they might be, or might become, addicted?

In this episode, I speak with “Digital Life Skills for Youth” author, Angela Crocker about the subject of gaming addiction.  Learn the signs and the solutions on this important topic.

 

About Angela Crocker

Angela Crocker has been called the Ann Landers of digital living, making sense of online life for thousands of digital citizens. Her expertise includes education technology, digital parenting, online communities, digital decluttering, content planning, and more. Angela works as an author, speaker and educator to help individuals, schools, and businesses navigate the digital life. She is the author of six books including Digital Life Skills for Youth, Declutter Your Data and The Content Planner. To learn more about the book featured on this episode, go to: https://angelacrocker.com/digital_life_skills_for_youth/

Web: https://angelacrocker.com/digital_life_skills_for_youth/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaCrockerAuthor/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelacrocker/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelacrocker/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelaCrocker

Email: angela@angelacrocker.com

 

From the Podcast:

If you are worried your child is addicted to gaming, look for the following signs.  Alone, these changes may not indicate a problem but in combination, this might suggest your child is having a problem:

Changes in personal hygiene – stop bathing, brushing teeth or caring about body odor and appearance

Sleep patterns – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

Self-care – stop journaling, team sports, or other relaxing and recharging activities they used to enjoy

Socialization – withdrawing from their social circle

Change in personality – from cheerful to moody, angry or aggressive (for example)

High-risk behaviors – smoking, vaping, drugs, and/or sex

Abrupt mood changes – and abrupt change from calm to rage over a seemingly insignificant or unrelated thing – like a social media post

Overplanning – indicates your child might be trying to regain some control by over planning simple, straightforward tasks

Avoidance – of certain tasks, people, activities and/or places

Where to reach out for help:

United States: Text HOME to 741741 www.crisistextline.org

United Kingdom: Text SHOUT to 85258 www.giveusashout.org

Canada (English): Text CONNECT to 686868 kidshelpphone.ca/text

Canada (French): Text PARELEZ to 686868 jeunessejecoute.ca/texto

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, Please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Leave a review

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Dec 17, 2019
POF22: Surviving the Holidays
25:44

We all want the holidays to be full of magic and joy but so often they aren’t. We are stressed, have a million things on our plate, so many more events on the calendar. Schedule are off, kids aren’t in school, sweets are aplenty, and there are so many opportunities for all of us to feel overwhelmed.


It can be a joy killer to have your kids overstimulated, hyper, asking constantly for things, and misbehaving. So what can you do to make the holidays run more smoothly? Listen for the tips you need to survive the holidays!!

Join Becci Ray, from The Big Life Journal’s Facebook page, Raising Kids With a Growth Mindset, and I as we talk about all the survival skills you’ll need! (this podcast was originally recorded as a Facebook Live event on the Raising Kids With A Growth Mindset” Page.

Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthmindsetforkids/


Find out more about The Big Life Journal here and sign up to get a free weekly printable: http://biglifejournal.com?aff=976


Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker. She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach. In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive.
Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence. She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband. You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys. Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

www.yellingcurebook.com
Robbin@parentingforconnection.com
www.parentingforconnection.com
www.facebook.com/parenting4connection
www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

From the Podcast:

8 core needs of a child:
Unconditional Love
Connection
Attention
Appreciation
Affection
Empathy
Independence
Growth

Steps to get your kids to listen:
1. Go to them (don’t yell from another room)
2. Connect to them (touch him/her on the shoulder for example)
3. Make your request
4. take them (“c’mon let's go together”)
5. Help them if they need it (be as supportive as you can this isn’t a time for criticizing them for what they can or can’t do)

Active Compassionate listening:
Listen without judgement, interrupting, with your full attention (put your phone down!)
Listen to understand and seek understanding
Listen without comparing
THEN…repeat back what you heard them say!

Thanks for listening!
It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism. We have too much of that! I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

Subscribe to the podcast
If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device.

Leave a review
I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve, but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes
a long way! Thank You!!

Dec 10, 2019
POF21: Relationship Mirrors – How to use the difficult people (including your kids) in your life to find inner peace.
34:49

It’s the holiday season and it’s at this time of the year we are often faced with gatherings of friends and family we don’t see often and maybe we don’t even like…We all have difficult people in our lives.  Does your Mother-in-Law drive you crazy?  Does your co-worker? Are you feeling really triggered by your kids?  Are you tired of feeling put down, powerless and unheard?  Listen for the solutions to healing yourself THROUGH these difficult relationships! It’s possible and it’s LIBERATING!

 

About Andrea Ferguson

Founder of The F.I.T. LIFE Method | F.I.T. Mindset Mentor and Coach.  Andrea spent more than a decade working with thousands of women in the health and fitness arena as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Fitness Studio Owner, Life Coach and Mentor.

She created, built and sold a fitness studio and fitness business. She has designed, created and run many programs, workshops, multi-day events and retreats. She has also developed an entire method and an accompanying 2-year curriculum plus mastery program, to facilitate her current work as a F.I.T. Mindset Mentor and Coach.

While she knows self-discipline, determination, perseverance, commitment and how to act in spite of fear, she also learned through burnout, exhaustion and the fallout that followed, the essential art of surrender. She discovered the joy in simplicity and in having time in her life to simply just be. As a result, she learned how to keep her achiever hustle in check and how to live Fully In Tune with all the beautiful synchronicities and miracles guiding her life, that only became evident when she slowed down enough to notice.  

 

Andrea is now here to support individuals who are ready to ditch the hustle and live Fully In Tune too!

Web: www.thefitlifemethod.com  www.fitandrea.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFITLIFEMethod/

Instagram: @thefitlifemethod  

 

From the Podcast:

TOOL: Choosing to Show Up for the difficult relationships in your life.  Use this tool when the SAME relationship challenges keep showing up and you want to get the learning, do the healing and move on.

Your difficult relationships, with your kids, friends and/or family are assignments are happening FOR you, not to you. They are here to help you heal a pattern or stuck emotion so you can move forward and make progress.

Step 1: What's the situation that keeps happening or that you keep attracting that's triggering you?

Recognize that these situations/people/circumstances are here to help you heal. Decide to show up for the assignment by affirming you are ready.

 Step 2: Give yourself permission to feel the feelings below the triggers. What are you feeling?

 

Step 3: Say a prayer for guidance and then open up to receive what comes to you:

Example prayer: "Thank you, Universe, for presenting me with this divine assignment for spiritual growth and healing. I am ready and willing to show up for this assignment with love. I welcome your support. Show me where to go, what to do and what to say. I trust I’m being guided." - Gabriel Bernstein

Gabby Bernstein's blog that shares this tool: https://gabbybernstein.com/how-not-to-wind-up-in-the-same-situation-again-and-again/

 TOOL: Relationship Perspective Shifter.  Use to interpret your circumstances, life events and interactions with people to understand what you are being called to learn so you can evolve and expand into your calling.

The purpose of the lessons that come in the form of life circumstances, life events and people is to likely help you to learn any one of these powerful life lessons:

  • don't let fear win, choose love
  • you are good enough just as you are
  • you have what it takes
  • you do have a purpose
  • THIS is your purpose
  • have courage
  • you are lovable just as you are
  • you are not your mistakes
  • you are forgiven
  • stand up for yourself
  • use our voice
  • have self-respect
  • own your value
  • believe in yourself
  • have faith
  • set boundaries
  • believe you are deserving
  • own your power
  • know your unique gifts
  • step into your brilliance
  • shine bright
  • align with love
  1. Who in your life is here to help you heal and evolve? (presenting as a V.D.P. = very difficult person)
  2. What is happening with this person?
  3. How are you currently interpreting the situation (what messages are you getting)?
  4. If this person is here to teach you something to help you heal, evolve and grow (something on the list likely) what are they trying to teach you?  (often it's the very opposite of how these situations make you feel)

Once you get the lesson, the next step is to engage with this person from a place of having learned the lesson.

  1. How is this lesson meant to help you heal, grow and evolve?
  2. How would you respond to this situation if you applied the lesson?
  3. What boundaries would you set?
  4. What actions would you take or how will you engage differently?

Now it's time to engage from a place of worthiness and connection.

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device.

 

Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve, but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

 

Dec 03, 2019
POF20: Why Kids Lie
11:16

Whether we like it or not, it’s COMPLETELY NORMAL for kids to lie, starting around age 2 all the way up to age 12 and the lies can escalate as they get older.

Many parents get really worried and angry when they are faced with their kids telling them lies.  In this episode I breakdown the stages of lying, different types of lies kids tell and how to stop them!

 

About Robbin McManne

 Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

 

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach 

From the Podcast:

Researchers

In a study done by researchers Victoria Talwar and Kang Lee from McGill University describe three stages of lying:

Stage 1. Children begin to lie around age two or three. These first lies often focus on just denying misbehavior. They may involve wishful thinking more than deliberate efforts to deceive. From the perspective of young children, if they say they didn’t do it, then their parents won’t be mad, and it will somehow magically erase their misbehavior!

Stage 2. Around age four, children begin to be able to imagine how someone else might think. Their lies become more believable because they take into account what the listener does or doesn’t know. They know the difference between truth and lying, and that lying is bad, but they also want to please adults, so they lie to cover up misbehavior.

Stage 3. Around age seven or eight, children not only are capable of deliberately deceiving someone, but they also can manage to stick to a false story and to look and sound sincere while doing so. Kids this age tend to lie because they don’t want to get in trouble and because they don’t want to think of themselves as “bad.”

 

Don’t forget to watch your own lying in front of your children!  Lying is a learned behaviour so the TRUTH IS, having honest kids starts with you! 😉

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

 

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to

inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know

somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition

to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the

comment section below!

 

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Nov 26, 2019
POF19: Escape to the Wild with Andrea Hejlskov
40:43

Have you ever fantasized about leaving everything behind to live in the cabin in the woods?  Away from work stress, life stress, overwhelm, technology, keeping up with the Jones’, and packed schedules?   

When my guest, author and mother of four, Andrea Hejlskov’s husband, in the midst of their chaotic life, said “what if it’s not us that’s the problem? What if the problem is what’s out there” What he meant is that they always thought they had to DO more to be happier (go to the gym, bake bread from scratch, grow our own vegetables, etc) and this sparked a shift in them that made them want to stop endlessly running and getting nowhere and working so hard but never really having enough money. 

The ups and downs of her experience are fascinating especially bringing four kids along for the ride!

 

About Andrea Hejlskov 

Andrea Hejlskov is a Danish author and journalist living off the grid in the wild woods of Southern Sweden. She has lived with her husband and four children in the forest for more than six years. She is the author of a children’s book and a memoir and holds engaging talks on the impacts of life-changing decisions.

Andrea’s book, Escape from the Wild, is available in Canadian stores and on caitlin-press.com 

 

Web: https://andreahejlskov.com

Email: andreahejlskov@gmail.com  

Instagram: @andreahejlskov

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Nov 19, 2019
POF18: The Stress Contagion
17:02

We are the most stressed-out generation and we know now that stress is contagious.  As parents, our stress affects our kids and leads to anxiety in them. Stress and anxiety are gripping today’s families but there is a way to stop it in its tracks!

When you show up differently for your kids, they show up differently for you.  If you are a stressed-out parent and lose control of your emotions and behaviour, you become a factor of unpredictability in your child’s life.  We can measure stress responses in children as young as one year old even though they are not conscious of their parents’ stress, their brains mount a stress response.

Learn how stress affects both parents and kids and what you can do to have less stress in your family.

 

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

 

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

 

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

 

In October of 2018 Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys. Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

 

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

From the Podcast:

When you or a child you care about needs a stress intervention, follow these recommendations of Dr. Sonia Lupien, the director of the Center for Studies on Human Stress in Montreal and follow the links for more information and tools. – Via www.heartmindonline.org

 

  1. Know the Signs

The more you are aware of both the physical and emotional signs of stress, the more quickly you can intervene. Stress can manifest in different ways. If any of the following show up, you might want to take a closer look:

 

  • Problems sleeping (this may indicate worry)
  • Changes in behaviour (for example a calm child who becomes agitated and vice-versa)
  • Very strong emotional outbursts
  • Difficulty with learning and memory (when a child is stressed they have a hard time focusing and distinguishing between what is relevant and not relevant)
  • Hyperactive behaviours (think fight and flight!)
  • Frequent colds and flus (this may be a sign of a low immune system)
  • Changes is hunger, appetite and digestion
  • Muscle tension and headaches
  1. Harness the Power of Others
  1. Problem Solve
    • Name the feelings
    • Identify the trigger in the situation
    • Emphasize ways that the child can increase their feeling of control
  1. Release it
    • Breath
    • Be active - physical movement and play helps to release the extra energy caused by stressful situations
    • Listen to or make music
    • Laugh!
    •  

“Name it to Tame it” with Dr. Dan Siegel https://youtu.be/ZcDLzppD4Jc  - learn how to squirt those soothing neurotransmitters in the brain in moments of stress!

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

 

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that! I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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a long way! Thank You!!

Nov 12, 2019
POF17: School Choice with Andrew Campanella
54:13

We all want our kids to get a good education and be successful in school.  BUT not every school fits your child’s unique needs and abilities. Is your child gifted?  Does your child have learning disabilities? Is the school your child in just not a good fit? Do you know you have a choice and the right to choose a school that fits your child?  Are you aware of the many options that are available? This may seem like an exciting concept but also daunting because where do you start? 

 

In this episode, Andrew Campanella, the President of National School Choice week in The United States talks about how and when parents can look for alternatives for their kids based on their needs.  

 

Why should you care?  The fact is that if kids are unhappy in school, even if the school is considered a good school, it can lead to higher rates of dropouts and for students that drop out, this affects their confidence, and self esteem.  Studies show that students who dropout are at higher risk of incarceration, will earn less over their lifetime and have shorter lifespans. 

 

This episode is of great value to every parent with school aged children, no matter where you live! 

 

About Andrew Campanella

 

 Andrew Campanella is the president of National School Choice Week, the largest public awareness effort in the U.S. focusing on opportunity in K-12 education. 

 

With the goal of informing parents of their school choice options, Andrew and the NSCW team work with more than 21,000 schools annually—along with thousands of organizations and homeschooling groups. Under Andrew’s leadership, NSCW has experienced remarkable growth, from 150 events and activities in 2011 to more than 40,000 in 2019. In recognition of this work, Andrew was named by PRNews magazine as the Event Marketer of the Year for 2015. 

 

Andrew is the author of the forthcoming book, The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child, a guidebook that helps parents identify education environments that meet their children’s needs. (Beaufort Books, January 2020). 

 

Pre-Order The School Choice Roadmap https://www.amazon.com/School-Choice-Roadmap-Steps-Finding/dp/0825309328/ 

 

*Do you want to win a free copy of Andrew’s book?  To enter the draw for a free signed copy, subscribe to Parenting our Future Podcast, give the podcast 5 stars (if it feels right), take a screenshot of your subscription and send it to admin@parentingforconnection.com 

 

The first 20 people to email Robbin directly with the above requirements will be sent a signed copy.  Residents of The United States only as this is specific to the US. Free Canadian resources below in the “from the podcast section” 

 

Web: https://www.andrewrcamp.com

Twitter: @schoolchoicewk 

Facebook: @schoolchoiceweek

Instagram: @schoolchoiceweek

 

From the Podcast:

  • National School Choice Week Website https://schoolchoiceweek.com 
  • The School Choice Roadmap Website https://www.schoolchoiceroadmap.com
  • What is school choice https://schoolchoiceweek.com/what-is-school-choice/
  • School choice policies in your state https://schoolchoiceweek.com/mystate/#
  • School choice in Canada https://drishtimagazine.com/lifestyle-lifestyle/2014/10/how-much-school-choice-do-parents-in-canada-enjoy/

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism. We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com 

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Nov 05, 2019
POF16: Relationship First
21:59

Put your relationship first with my child? Won’t that threaten my authority? Won’t they walk all over me?  When you parent by putting your relationship with your child first, you still have clear limits and expectations BUT you DON’T use your power over your child to shame her or force him to obey….OR ELSE! 

When we parent putting the relationship first with our kids, they are much more likely to cooperate with us and it’s easier to find solutions to issues that come up because our kids feel safe coming to us because they know we won’t resort to shaming, blaming, criticizing, etc.  We all want our kids to trust us and respect us and come to us and tell us what’s going on with them and this is the way to do it.  Listen for easy ways to build a strong relationship with your child and learn how to avoid the pitfalls of relationship killers!

 

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family. 

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process! 

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

From the Podcast:

Those lectures…. Talk LESS and Listen MORE

Remember, it’s more powerful to listen to your kids ideas, and thought then it is to bulldoze over them with your ‘wisdom’ and ‘experience’.  How often has lecturing to your kids created the change you were looking for in the first place?  How often to you glaze over when you are lectured to?   Give “talk less and listen more” a try the next time you have the urge to lecture your child.  Need tips on listening?  See below!

Has anyone ever made you feel like you were the only other person in the room because they were so focused on you?  So intently listening to you?  How did that make you feel?  I be it felt amazing!  I know it does.  You feel special and it feels like love.  This is what I want you to give your kids I want to share with you the 5 steps to listening to your kids this is a GAME CHANGER in your relationship with your kids

 

  1. Listen Intently: What is said in words and non-verbally – put your phone down, no distractions all attention on the person speaking
  2. Listen without judgement: We go through our days with judgement filters – so try to lift those filters so you can really hear the other person. Listen for understanding, not to judge or respond
  3. Listen without interruption: We have lots of thoughts when someone is talking but try to make a conscious effort to listen and keep quiet without interrupting.
  4. Listen without formulating your response: how many times do you have the answer in your mind before the other person is finished talking? What might you have missed?  Try to notice if you do this and try to stay in the moment and not have your response laying in wait for the first pause!
  5. 5 - PROTIP- repeat back what you heard!

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at www.yellingcurebook.com

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition

to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Oct 29, 2019
POF15: Cultivating Joy with Andrea Ferguson
47:37

Do you want more joy in your life?  Who doesn’t?  BUT sometimes maybe you feel like it’s only a fleeting moment or you don’t deserve it?  Did you know that JOY is our innate nature? JOY is the signal that you are connected to your truth and in alignment with who you are supposed to be in this world.  We are MEANT to have JOY and fun in our lives; we do not need to struggle all the time!  This episode is about how to have JOY in all areas of your life; especially in parenting when your kids are in trouble or even driving you crazy! Listen for your plan to cultivate more JOY – I promise you will enJOY it!

 

About Andrea Ferguson

Founder of The F.I.T. LIFE Method | F.I.T. Mindset Mentor and Coach 

Andrea spent more than a decade working with thousands of women in the health and fitness arena as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Fitness Studio Owner, Life Coach and Mentor. She created, built and sold a fitness studio and fitness business. She has designed, created and run many programs, workshops, multi-day events and retreats. She has also developed an entire method and an accompanying 2-year curriculum plus mastery program, to facilitate her current work as a F.I.T. Mindset Mentor and Coach. 

While she knows self-discipline, determination, perseverance, commitment and how to act in spite of fear, she also learned through burnout, exhaustion and the fallout that followed, the essential art of surrender. She discovered the joy in simplicity and in having time in her life to simply just be. As a result, she learned how to keep her achiever hustle in check and how to live Fully In Tune with all the beautiful synchronicities and miracles guiding her life, that only became evident when she slowed down enough to notice. 

Andrea is here to support individuals who are ready to ditch the hustle and live Fully In Tune too!

Web: www.thefitlifemethod.com  www.fitandrea.com 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheFITLIFEMethod/  

Instagram: @thefitlifemethod

 

From the Podcast:

JOY PLAN

  • What are you going to do on a daily basis to live connected to joy?
  • What things are you going to plan in the future to bring joy in?
  • What changes are you going to make in your life to bring more joy in (identify what kind of support you will need to make these changes: soul community, support group, 1:1 coaching etc.)?
  • Identify a JOY BUDDY: Share your plan with them and ask them to hold you accountable.

 

Free Gift from Andrea: 5 Super Simple Steps to Raise your VIBE: https://thefitlifemethod.com/raiseyourvibe/

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Oct 22, 2019
POF14: Potty Planning with Rebecca Larson
26:56

Today we are talking about all things potty and how you can actually potty train your baby in the early days.  As a mom of a teen and pre-teen I’m past the years of diapers and potties but I’m thrilled to be able to bring the Potty Plan to my listeners as an alternative to using diapers only. Listen in as we discuss this a parent-led, proactive routine-based method for infant potty training (0-12months). That means – parents take the lead and offer their babies assistance to go to the bathroom following a natural elimination routine.

 

About Rebecca Larsen

Rebecca Larsen is a best-selling published picture book author from New Zealand. She lives in Pāpāmoa with her two sons (5 and 7) and Canadian husband. The couple had their children in Canada then moved back to New Zealand to be closer to family.  After experimenting with elimination communication techniques, the couple found an approach to infant potty training that was easy to implement, fun and successfully had their boys wearing underwear around 18 months. Both boys quickly learned the routine with success in their first week after birth. They are passionate to share this technique with parents as a mindful alternative approach that fits in well with busy on-the-go modern conscientious parents. @AuthorRebeccaLarsen

 

Web: www.pottyplan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PottyPlanSupport/

Instagram: @AuthorRebeccaLarsen

 

From the Podcast: 

Poop Happens!! With the Potty Plan, we are teaching our baby to use the toilet to eliminate poo.  Some tips if you want to try are to:

  • Pay attention to your child’s regular cycle
  • Offer the toilet after feeding
  • Look for cues (grunting and straining)

 

If you are looking to do this for you and your baby, please connect with Rebecca in the links above and go to www.pottyplan.com

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below! 

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Oct 15, 2019
POF13: Growing Grateful Kids with Julie Boyer
33:33

How many times have you thought “my kid doesn’t appreciate anything I do!”  Teaching gratitude is something we have to teach our kids but it’s also something we have to model because we all know our kids don’t do what we say, they do what we do!   Julie Boyer, Gratitude Guru, shares some simple, age-appropriate ways to cultivate gratitude in your life and how to teach it to your kids!  Why should you care?  Because living in gratitude makes you feel more joyful, connected and present!  We all need more of that, don’t you think?

 

About Julie Boyer

Julie Boyer is three-time Amazon Best Selling Author, four-time (serial) entrepreneur and a three-time Ironman finisher. As a woman who has practiced gratitude for more than a decade, she is the founder of Wake Up With Gratitude™. This most recent business was born after she survived a week-long coma due to a bacterial infection after her (second) miscarriage. That life-threatening experience taught her that every single day is a gift. Julie currently lives on Vancouver Island, where she balances several home-based businesses while homeschooling her 8-year-old daughter. Her mission is to inspire you to ‘Wake Up With Gratitude™’ … every day! 

Web: wakeupwithgratitude.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/julieboyer                               

Instagram: www.instagram.com/juliecmboyer

Email: juliecmboyer@gmail.com

 

From the Podcast:

Julie’s 11 simple ways to practice gratitude daily

  1. Wake up with gratitude
  2. Write down three specific things you are grateful for today, before bed
  3. Notice the abundance that surrounds you and all sources of income, big or small
  4. When faced with a challenge, stop and ask yourself, “what am I grateful for right now?”
  5. Read and inspirational or self-development book for 15 minutes
  6. Every time you pass a mirror, give thanks to your body for being miraculous
  7. Use prayer or meditation to give thanks and to create your amazing life
  8. Clear the clutter and create space in your life to attract more things to be grateful for
  9. Send gratitude and thank you cards weekly
  10. Celebrate other people’s successes
  11. Become a gratitude ambassador and inspire others to practice gratitude daily

For the full article, go to: https://wakeupwithgratitude.com/blogs/gratitude/11-simple-ways-to-practice-gratitude-daily

Get your weekly Gratitude Love Letter here: http://eepurl.com/diDMKT

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Oct 08, 2019
POF12: Life Changing International Adoption Story (and how my guest, Tanya Donahue, is changing the world!)
33:50

Have you ever heard of an Economic Orphan?  I never had until I met mom of 4, and business owner Tanya Donahue.  She talks about the struggles of adopting two girls from Haiti who unbeknownst to her at the time of adoption were Economic Orphans.

Hear Tanya’s story of adoption and building connection and a safe place for her 4 children all while living in Haiti and opening a business to offer sustainable employment to locals.  Now back in Canada, her commitment continues today with her business, Mango and Moose. 

About Tanya Donahue

Tanya Donahue is a Canadian born socially conscious entrepreneur. Tanya is the founder of two ethically responsible companies. In 2016 while Tanya and her family were living fulltime in Mirebalais Haiti, Ti Kokoye was birthed. Ti Kokoye is a Café, Spa, and Boutique offering sustainable employment to several full-time and part-time staff. In order to supply the boutique, Tanya collaborates with six-teen artisan partnerships, which employ hundreds throughout Haiti.

Upon returning to Canada in 2018, she established Mango + Moose in Kelowna, British Columbia where she currently lives with her husband Scott and their four teenagers. As CEO of Mango + Moose Tanya now collaborates with artisan organizations in eleven countries to bring unique handmade artisan goods to the global marketplace.

The impact of such relationships is far-reaching in the developing world with thousands employed, child soldiers rehabilitated, women and children rescued from sex trafficking and community prevention methods to ensure a better future for many.

Tanya is the author of the children’s book, “The Hooligans have landed” and contributor to several adoption publications. Her work has also been featured in the best-selling compilation series, Ignite your female leadership. As a lover of all things artistic, she seeks to blend creativity, business, and social impact into all of her endeavors.

“I’ve always been a visionary parent, recognizing the importance of helping my children to dream big and go after what they want. BUT the greatest source of impact has been living my own dreams out before them. “

Web: www.mangoandmoose.com

Email Tanya@mangoandmoose.com

Instagram and Facebook @mangoandmoose

 

From the Podcast:

Please check out the newest Fall/Winter 2019 collection at www.mangoandmoose.com Use coupon code Parents15 to get 15% off your entire purchase for the whole month of October 2019. AND if your order is over $25 you will get a copy of Tanya’s book, The Hooligans Have Landed. All prices are in Canadian Dollars and some shipping restrictions may apply. 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that! I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode?

Leave a note in the comment section below! 

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Oct 01, 2019
POF11: What’s Going on in Your Kid’s Brains?
20:56

Learning about the brain is the foundation of peaceful and nonviolent parenting.  It’s because of what we know now about children’s brains, that will serve you in understanding your child so much better!

I’ll explain exactly what’s going on for your child (brain-wise) in the middle of a meltdown and the best way to parent them through it!

I’ll explain how dopamine comes into play when you kids are watching a screen or playing video games so screen time doesn’t turn into SCREAM TIME!

What happens to your kids after school?  Are they grouchy, needy, whiney, argumentative, or oppositional?  I’ll share with you why and how you can move forward to ensure you get their needs met so you can have more peace and cooperation

Listen on to find out what’s really going on in that brain of theirs!

 

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over

the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018 Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date.

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

From the Podcast:

Our brains grow from the lower brain at birth (responsible for survival), to our higher brain (responsible for rational thought, reasoning, problem solving compassion, and all the other good stuff!) which is fully grown around the age of 25.

From birth to age 7 our kids are living in their emotional brain (middle brain) so they often have displays of irrational behavior... this is them just acting their age!

In the middle of a meltdown, our kids are stuck in their middle brain with no access to rational thought so this.is.not.the.time.to.parent.your.child!

Our young kids are living in this world of giants and trying to make sense of everything they are experiencing.  Throughout their day, they experience frustrations and upsets that they literally have no way of dealing with or articulating.  As they go about their day and experience these frustrations and upsets, they are building stress hormones until it comes to a critical point.  And our young ones actually have a built-in mechanism to help them release the pressure...it’s called a meltdown or tantrum! They are totally normal and to be expected.  So, if this is the way they are wired, then we need not fight against them. 

What if we showed up with acceptance of their emotions and said, “I know you need to cry right now, lets sit together until there aren’t any more tears”. 

What a gamechanger that would be!

Screen Time

When your child is watching TV or on a screen or gaming, allow them some time to transition back to reality.

Remember they are literally immersed in their own little world so be there to help them come back to reality.  Follow these steps:

1. Go to your child and sit with them

2. Ask them questions about what they are watching/playing

3. When they answer you, they are back in the here and now

4. Make your request

Afterschool

Your kids have been showing a lot of self-control while at school all day so it’s only natural

that they will need to release their emotional, mental and physical pent up energy as soon as school is over. 

Here are some tips to set them up for success!

  • Allow them some grace to make mistakes and even act a little wild – your energy of acceptance is a powerful force in helping them to relax (if you are stressed, they will be stressed)
  • Allow them time to play and run around after school
  • Give them space from being at school to doing homework...it can wait, let them relax a bit first. 
  • Feed them a nutritious snack
  • Introduce some mindfulness time. Deep breathing calms the mind, body and nervous system. Have them lie down and put a stuffed animal on their tummy and tell them to focus on moving the animal up and down for at least 10 breaths
  • Set an intention for yourself when you are reunited with your kids: “I will show up with patience when my child shows that he/she has extra energy to burn”

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to purchase my book or other parenting resources, visit me at

www.yellingcurebook.com

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that! I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Sep 24, 2019
POF10: When Is It Ok To Push Your Kids?
19:18

Did you know that allowing your kids to be dependent actually allows them to be Independent?  we get stressed and worried about where kids are, in terms of what they can and can't do, that we lose our objectivity.  This means we can't see that our kids need to take the time they need to learn developmental skills.  We are often impatient and get caught up in the busyness of life and trying to get them to do things, often too early, that we are actually getting in the way of letting natural development to unfold.

I’ll share with you when you should push your child and when you should provide a cushion for them. 

Learn about the most important three letter word to add to your kids’ vocabulary (and yours!).

You may feel totally justified in pushing your child do something, but they’re really resistant.  What do you do then?  I ask you to consider what you are demanding of your kids and why.  Could it be that what the issue isn’t that your child is resistant but rather, the problem is what you are demanding of them in the first place? 

Listen on to find out all these answers and more!

 

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation to their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family. 

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018 Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys. Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

From the Podcast:

When should we push and when do we provide a cushion? Use these considerations.  Adapted from “The Yes Brain” by Dr. Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

When should we push?

At times our kids need us to challenge them to go beyond themselves and remove their self-imposed bubble wrap and ask them to risk facing challenges they’re not used to.  You can challenge your kids and allow them to develop resilience and strength and toughness and grit. Here you are pushing the envelope…not physically pushing them into danger!

When we step in and rescue a child from a problem they can handle on their own, we short-circuit their opportunity to learn how to address a difficult issue or understand their capacity to handle hard stuff

When do we provide a cushion?

If you pushing your child causes stress which then floods their nervous systems into distress because they aren’t ready and it’s just too uncomfortable for them, it can backfire and make them more dependent, fearful and less willing to try new things.  You can also provide a cushion when they are facing an obstacle too big or a challenge they simply can’t address by themselves. Something they truly can’t handle themselves.  

Considerations for Pushin’ and Cushion

  •   What is your child’s temperament and developmental stage? – what can seem like a baby step might feel like jumping off a cliff for your child so they might need to take baby steps and offer a bit more of a cushion.  Or maybe your child could withstand some discomfort and might need more pushing. 
  •       What does your child need right now? Pay attention to how your child responds and what that exposes about their needs in this moment.  Attune to the actual internal experience and not what you think they should be feeling.
  •       Are you clear on what the real issue is? Do you know why your child is resisting facing this obstacle or dealing with this particular challenge?  This requires you to talk to your child and understand what the real issue is. Then you can help them problem solve – make sure this isn’t about you and your own insecurities.
  •       What messages do you send about risk-taking and failure?  What we want to be passing along here is a life lesson.  Sometimes you have to face your fears and be willing to try and fail.  Is failure ever acceptable to you? Do you send messages about doing everything just right or perfectly?  Is mistake ever embraced as a learning opportunity in your family? Mistakes are a part of life and a shared human experience so they should be as normal as successes.
  •   Does your child need skills to handle potential (and inevitable) failure?  The goal isn’t to protect your child from failure but to build skills that lead to overcoming adversity.  Like something being difficult doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you. Introduce the concept of yet when you child says I can’t do it or I’m not ready.  Invite them to add the word yet. This promotes an attitude of possibility that offers tremendous power that plants the seed for your child that they will be able to succeed and achieve as long as they’re willing to prepare themselves to persist and to work toward that success

 

One of the most powerful words you can add to both your and your child’s vocabulary is the word YET. 

Check out Sesame Street’s video “The Power of Yet”  https://youtu.be/XLeUvZvuvAs

Here are some great examples of how to use it. 

I can’t do this …YET

This doesn’t work …YET

I don’t know …YET

It doesn’t make sense …YET

I don’t get it …YET

I’m not good at this …YET

 

There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing YET

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

 

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that! I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

 

Sep 17, 2019
POF09: Peaceful Discipline
20:40

I’m asked all the time what punishments parents should use and when should kids be punished.    Well…In short, I don’t believe in punishments.  I don't believe in them because I think it distracts from the important reasons WHY your child is acting the way they are.   

When I talk about peaceful parenting, it’s parenting without punishment and it doesn't mean that sometimes there isn’t a need for what you would call natural consequences.   What I talk about in this episode is about how to peacefully connect with your child by putting the relationship first.  BUT, this doesn’t mean that it's a free-for-all for your child.  Your kids do not run the show!  Parent need to be the ones in charge, the ones that sets the boundaries the expectations. This issue becomes muddied and difficult for parents because when their child is behaving in a way they don't want does, something rude or destructive, talks back or just us something bad, parents usually go to punish because they don’t have any other tools.  In this podcast, I give you the tools to not punish, to seek to understand your child’s behaviour and if absolutely necessary, create a natural consequence. 

About Robbin McManne

 

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation to their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

 

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

 

In October of 2018 Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date.

 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

 

www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

From the Podcast:

Look at your child’s behaviour as secondary.  Focus on what’s driving the behaviour first. 

 

Follow these steps:

  1. go to your child and call out the behaviour. Say:

“wow you must be really angry right now”

“I know you're feeling really disappointed right now” 

“I can see that my answer makes you very angry”

“it looks like you have lots of energy!”

  1. Validate what they are feeling and reiterate why you are holding this boundary. Say:

“I know you're angry/upset/disappointed, but this is something that just isn't allowed”

“it looks like you really want to bounce the ball but we can’t do that in the house”

“I know you're upset I know you're disappointed and I bet that feels really hard. Right?  - for more suggestions on Empathy, see episode 5 of my podcast “Level up your parenting using empathy.”

Pro tip:  you know I want you to really make sure that this is a battle that you're willing to pick.  If you are holding a boundary, make sure this is a hard no that won’t change to a yes just because they wore you down!  

  1. Find solutions together. Say:

“I know this doesn’t feel fair, how can we work this out?”

“it looks like you really want to bounce that ball, lets go outside together to do it!”

“I bet we can find some really fun things to do outside instead!”

 

  1. Child beyond solutions = natural consequences. maybe your child is beyond solutions and maybe they continue to dig into the behaviour or go back to it after you have sorted it out (or thought you did).  

Son:  “I want some hot chocolate!”

Mom:  “Was that a question?”

Son:  “Get it for me!”

Mom:  “would you like to ask me nicely?”

Son: “NO!”

Mom: “well I know you really want hot chocolate, but I won't be able to give it to you unless you can speak to me in a polite way.  In our family we don't talk to each other that way; we use manners.  Can you ask me again?”

Son: “NO!  I want it now!!”

Mom:  “Ok, well, it looks like you don’t want to talk to me in a polite way so when you are ready, I’ll make you the hot chocolate.  Come get me when you are ready.”

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be.  My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve, but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

Sep 10, 2019
POF 08: 8 Digital Life Skills For Youth
50:03

I’m so happy to have my friend and fellow mom, Angela Crocker.   On this episode, Angela and I talk about her newest book, Digital Life Skills for Youth.  Kids age 11-18 have more access to technology than any other generation. We talk about what parents can do to build healthy boundaries and habits around technology.  She shares what danger signs to look out for and when kids should have access.

What about the more ‘diabolical’ world of social media and apps?  Angela gives us a look inside some “Tricky Tactics” where kids can hide content from their parents.

You will learn how to begin navigating the digital world for your kids, even if you don’t know where to start!

About Angela Crocker

Angela Crocker has been called the Ann Landers of digital living, making sense of the online life for thousands of digital citizens. Her expertise includes education technology, digital parenting, online communities, digital decluttering, content planning, and more. Angela works as an author, speaker and educator to help individuals, schools, and businesses navigate the digital life. She is the author of six books including Digital Life Skills for Youth, Declutter Your Data and The Content Planner. To learn more about the book featured on this episode, go to https://angelacrocker.com/digital_life_skills_for_youth/

 

From the Podcast:

As discussed in the podcast, here is an excerpt from Angela’s book, Digital Life Skills for Youth

“To help parents figure out a healthy amount of screen time, I recommend looking at each youth’s life overall.  Think about one specific youth and consider these questions:

  • Is the youth getting an adequate amount (approximately nine hours) of uninterrupted sleep most nights?
  • Does the youth have social connections to peers including some close relationships (best friends)?
  • Does the youth get an hour or more of exercise each day?
  • Is the youth meeting their responsibilities around the home and at school?  Are chores done and homework completed?
  • Is the youth attending school on time and prepared for class regularly?
  • Is the youth participating in family meals and social occasions?
  • Is the youth completing daily hygiene routines? Showers? Flossing?

If the answer is yes to most of these questions, then whatever time the youth has time left over could, in my opinion, be spent on activities they choose whether online or offline.”

Overall, Angela recommends keeping the lines of communication open with your child(ren). Make sure you talk to them about security, appropriate pictures, privacy, their digital footprint and more.

Lastly, give yourself a break!  This topic is new and complicated and sometimes we get it wrong. It’s ok to make mistakes; this is an ever-evolving world and it new to so many of us! 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that! I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. 

If you want to get my book, The Yelling Cure, and other resources I offer, Please go to www.yellingcurebook.com

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Sep 03, 2019
POF07: Parenting Right From The Start With Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
43:40

Dr. Vanessa and I discuss her newest book, “Parenting Right From the Start; Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler years.”  In the podcast, we talk about what it means to grow yourself up before you can grow your kids up, what it means to have “swagger” and how being “large and in charge” helps your kids be more independent.  With the new school year upon us, Dr. Vanessa talks about how to orchestrate an “artful introduction” to your child’s new teacher or caregiver. Dr. Vanessa is fun, funny and full of meaningful, common sense knowledge and leaves you hanging on her every word!

About Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is an author, parenting expert, and registered psychologist (British Columbia #1856) who has been supporting families and children for more than fifteen years. Author of Discipline without Damage: How to get your kids to behave without messing them up and Parenting Right From The Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler years, regularly invited media guest and contributor, educator and speaker, a Huffington Post Parent blogger, and a consultant to research projects and various organizations promoting emotional health and development,

Dr. Vanessa is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding and humanity to all of her work. She presently works in private practice and has previous experience in a variety of settings, including the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development and the school system.

Dr. Vanessa’s passion is in walking alongside parents, teachers, care providers, and other big people to really see the world through the child’s eyes. She believes that if we can do this, we are beautifully positioned to grow up our children in the best possible way. As a mother to 2 growing children, Dr. Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally, to view the world through the child’s eyes.

If you are interested in pre-ordering Dr. Vanessa’s book, Parenting Right From The Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler years, you can order HERE

Web: www.drvanessalapointe.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drvanessalapointe

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.vanessalapointe/

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Email: team@drvanessalapointe.com

Six Parenting Principles from Dr Vanessa Lapointe

  1.   No challenge, no growth. Embrace the mess.

Nobody ever said that growing up was meant to be an easy peasy walk in the park with no difficulty. In fact, it is in the mess of it that growth blossoms. It has to be difficult; it has to erupt; it has to feel immovable … and then, magic happens. The human mind and heart come alive in the face of challenge. It is here that adaptation is fostered and resilience is championed. Furthermore, you cannot truly know the up of it if you have not fully lived the down of it. Celebrate the peaks and the valleys. Take heart in the perceived struggle for that is where the path to greatness begins. No challenge, no growth.

  1.     Grow you, grow them.

There is nothing quite like loving and growing a child to absolutely bring you to your knees as a parent. Often it is in the act of raising our young that a light is definitively shone on the ungrown parts of ourselves. It seems that nobody can set us off or trigger us like our own children can. And yet, when the origins of these triggers are honestly explored, it becomes quickly apparent that it isn’t actually our children that are the cause of our upset. It is the ungrown parts of ourselves that we have brought forward with us from our own pasts, our own childhoods. In becoming a parent perhaps the greatest gift you will receive is the invitation of growing yourself. Grow you so that you can grow them.

  1.   Find your village.

For as long as we have existed, humans have been tribal in nature. We are meant to live and grow and thrive in villages. Within community, there exists structures and relationships to support all of the members in their continued growth and development. Compared to the rich communal existence of our ancestors, parents today raise their children in relative isolation. And this makes things so much more challenging. With the erosion of our naturally existing villages, it is upon us to back-door the creation of a community within which to raise our young. You were never meant to go this alone. Find your village.

4. Know where to set the bar.

To really be full of compassionate guidance for your child, it is essential that you know where to set the bar. The goal always is to set the bar where the child can jump. Too high and the child is constantly faced with failure, conflict, and shame. Too low and the child never gets to experience their own capacity for conquering life. They are disabled by being enabled. In both cases, the child has to reject your guidance as a big person who doesn’t really get him. And because you don’t get him, you are no longer trusted to be decisively in the lead. Rather than just let himself blow about in the wind, your child will be forced to be in the lead of himself. And that is a devastating place from which a child will never be able to fully emerge into his true potential. So know where to set the bar.

Educate yourself about development, temperament, and attachment. Advocate for your unique, individual child at home and in community from this knowing place.

  1.   Slow down.

Growth is a spectacular thing. It is ordained by the natural order of things to occur provided the appropriate conditions are created to foster it. One of those conditions is time. Development occurs on its own timeline and it cannot be rushed. Often times parents are misled into believing that rushing development leads to earlier and thus better outcomes and opportunities. But that is simply not the case. Rushed development can occasionally take on the early façade of a desired outcome. But it will be realized over time that this façade had no depth or staying power because it did not honor the inherent trajectory of growth set forth for your unique little child. So pave the way, remove impediments, and champion your child’s needs. But never rush childhood. Surrender to the natural power of growth.

  1.     Know that you are enough.

Growing up a little human can feel utterly overwhelming at times. And the parenting industry hasn’t actually served us well in this respect. Perhaps never more than now have parents painstakingly questioned their own capacity for being exactly what their child needs. The incredible amount of highly accessible information available to modern parents seems to have thrust them into self-doubt rather than promoting empowerment. Too often I see parents who give their innate know-how and power to raise their children brilliantly away to so-called experts. It is my view that nobody is the expert on a child in the way that the parent is. Your gut, your intuition, your sense of your child’s being are unlike anything anybody else can lay claim to. Your child needs you to own this. You are enough. You were born for this. You have it in you to give.

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism. We have too much of that!  I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Aug 26, 2019
POF06: Women’s work and How Dropping the Ball is OK!
31:32

I’m so happy to have my friend, fellow mom, and one of the newest experts on Cityline, Lindsay Whisen, on this episode. Lindsay and I share a passion for helping people in difficult areas of their lives. Her company serves people by freeing them from energetically draining clutter and inefficiency. In our conversation we talk about the parallels of what we do, in that, both organizing and parenting have always been considered ‘women’s work’. In this day and age, many moms work and still have all the responsibilities at home. The problem? This is work that is expected of women, work that women ‘should’ know how to do (without any training, I might add), and is consistently undervalued. Join us for our discussion into this area and find some help and support for your ‘cluttered life’. 

About Lindsay Whisen

Lindsay is the founder and CEO of Ease Up - The Organizing Experts - a 5-year-old, award-winning company that provides teams of hands-on organizers for people suffering from clutter or disorganization - ultimately their work saves people from wasting time, energy and sanity.

Her passion for Ease Up runs deep as she considers it a feminist endeavor and because she knows first-hand the positive and powerful connection that being organized has with mental health.

Lindsay is passionate about the power of education, social justice, mental health awareness and the energy that is unleashed through being organized. 

Lindsay has a "fortune 500 family". She is grateful to be a parent of 2 good kids (ages 7 and 4) and she is tremendously proud of her marriage with Graham

Web: easeup.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/easeuporganizing/

Instagram: @easeuporganizing @lindsaywhisen

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaywhisen/

Twitter:

Email: lindsay@easeup.ca

Text: 1-833-EaseUp1

Office: 1-833-EaseUp1

 

From the Podcast:

Check out Lindsay’s book recommendation: “Drop The Ball” by Tiffany Dufu

How many “French Onion Soup Bowls” do you have in your home?

Look at your space; go from room to room and look at all the ‘stuff’ you are storing. How much of it do you use and really need?

Action steps:

1) Have a bag or box in each closet, and as you notice clothes you/your kids don’t wear, clothes that don’t fit anymore and are worn out, put them in the box. You are doing a little each day so the task isn’t overwhelming. Once the box is full, you can review and give the things you really want to part with away.

2) set yourself up with a plan to do one room a week and remove those things you don’t use or need. Ask yourself, “Am I just storing this, or can I let it go?”

Guilt about giving things away?

Some people feel bad because of the money they have spent but reframing the way you look at it will help. Giving something away gives it a new life, blesses someone with something they need, and stops it from going to the landfill.

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism. We have too much of that! I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Thank You!!

Aug 19, 2019
POF05: Level Up Your Parenting Using Empathy
16:46

In this episode, I talk about what empathy really is and how to use it in your parenting.  Use empathy when you have to say “no”, how to use it when your child is too young to name their emotions and how to use empathy for yourself!

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker.  She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation to their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach.  In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. 

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence.  She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date.

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband.  You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys.  Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com

www.parentingforconnection.com

www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

 

Formula for Empathy:

Acknowledge/validate what they are feeling

  • BECAUSE = 2-3 reasons why they might feel that way


Say this:

I get why you are feeling disappointed because

  1. you wanted to stay longer,
  2. you don’t want to go home and
  3. you don’t want the fun to end.

Right?

If got it right, your child will say “yeah!”


Words of Empathy

It’s ok to be sad – I know you are sad and it’s ok to cry

I’ll stay with you until you feel better

This is really hard for you – I can see how hard this is for you

I’m here with you – I’ll stay with you

Tell me about it – tell me more

I hear you

That was really scary, sad, etc.

I will help you work it out

It doesn't feel fair


Emotion words from www.groktheworld.com:

http://www.groktheworld.com/sites/default/files/product-upload-files/Feelings%20Inventory_0.pdf


Don’t forget that empathy is also for YOU!!!


Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to

continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that! I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.


Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!


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Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve but also help others

find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes

a long way! Thank You!!

Aug 12, 2019
POF04: Jedi Mind Tricks For Parents
31:25

Want to add some new superpowers into your parenting?  My conversation with Adele Anderson, Certified Natural Medical Practitioner and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach and Trainer will help you to understand how our emotions are attached to our physiology and how we can use that knowledge to get more cooperation from our kids! 

About Adele Anderson DCH MNLP Coach

Graduate: Vancouver Academy Homeopathy

Anatomy & Physiology for Alternative Practitioners

Trainer: Neuro-Linguistics & New Code practitioner

Coach

At 27 I found myself trapped upside-down, drowning in water in a crashed plane. As my life flashed before my eyes, I knew without a doubt, I was out of breath and out of time. That life experience forever changed my perception and beliefs; about the power of the mind; and that choice exists even in life’s most dire circumstances.

Since that fateful day, I have made it my life mission. To understand the mind, conscious choice and empowerment.

For 20+ years I have practiced Natural Medicine, Neuroscience: Neuro-Linguistics programming and now New Code. I work with ages 4-80; 1:1 and with groups. Or study online: communication as a Superpower

Web: https://www.lifecoachadele.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Iamyourdestinycoach  Instagram: @adelemanderson 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adeleandersondch

Podcast: Mind Your Freedom 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NlpAdele 

Email: yes@lifecoachadele.com 

Text: 604-885-8236 

Office: 604-885-0562

 

From the Podcast:

 

Personal trance words 

Ask your child to describe three things they love to do and listen/write down the words they use to describe them.  You will hear some of the same words being used.  These words bypass the conscious thinking words.  If you want to make something seem fun that they don't normally enjoy; use those words because this is how they describe fun activities.

Magic words

Stimulate a person’s imagination.  “I don’t have to tell you because you already know” which bypasses the resistant critical thinking part of brain.  Use words that activate their senses; (think of a lemon) or move their mind through time: before, beyond, during & after.

  • “You would be surprised if…”
  • “I know you want to bee seen as a kid who is (responsible, athletic, liked) 
  • “You probably already know what time I want you home tonight”

 

Command words are task or operational words describe, explain, compare

  • Now, (Stop)
  • Use the child’s first and middle name
  • “I really don’t know what you want me to do when you say (shut up).  Imagine how things would change/what would happen if you didn’t say that to your mom?  OR “imagine what life would be like if we didn’t have these kinds of conversations”
  • “I don’t know” – drops your child’s resistance
  • Adding “Really” is even stronger than “I don’t know” – “I really don’t know”
  • Add because, also a power word, and link it to something important to them.  
    • “Imagine what it would be like to have harmony in our home because I know how much you love it when we are all happy and getting along”
  • I don’t want to do my homework.  When talking to your child, try not to use “Don’t.”  Instead, use
    • “imagine what school would be like if you studied for the exam and how easy it would be.  I know you want to be seen as a kid who excels.”

 

Power words and phrases 

Raise your words, not your voice ~ RUMI

  • Strength comes in building patterns (combinations) of all categories. 
  • And think, 3 little words phrases
  • The formula for this pattern is to use:  adverbs and adjectives, + space and time+  cause and effect
  • Do it now!
  • Not before dinner
  • Because I asked 
  • Examples of words to use are: naturally easily, unlimited, aware, realize, experience, before, after, expand, beyond, and, because  - example: most easily, naturally unlimited, extremely natural, always easy, 

 

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection  With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism.  We have too much of that! I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

 

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Leave a review

I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

 

Aug 05, 2019
POF03: How Setting Intentions For Yourself And Your Child Can Have A Positive Effect On Both Your Actions And Your Child’s
29:41

In this episode, I talk about how to set intentions and how setting intentions can change your thoughts, mindset and actions. Setting intentions holds power because your mindset holds incredible power over your thoughts and actions. 

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker. She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation to their parenting. Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach. In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family. 

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive. Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence. She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process! 

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. 

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband. You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys. Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families. 

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com www.parentingforconnection.com www.facebook.com/parenting4connection www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach 

From the Podcast: 

  1. What intentions would you like to embody in your way of parenting? 
  2. What would your family look like if you had a magic wand and could transform the relationships in your family? Paint yourself a vivid and detailed description. One that you can come back to when things are stressful. 
  1. Set a clear and attainable intention every day 
  2. Today I will:__________ 
  3. Accept my child’s struggle to wake up in the morning ii. Talk less and listen more iii. choose to listen intently to my child 
  4. Implementation Intentions by Peter Gollwitzer = When X happens, I will engage in Y 
  5. Use these for yourself and your kids. 
  6. Example for you: When my son doesn’t nap, I’ll take him for a walk and not let it ruin my day ii. Example for your child: When I feel overwhelmed, I’ll ask for help 

Thanks for listening! It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism. We have too much of that! I honour each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. 

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below! 

Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device. 

Leave a review I appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from listeners not only help me improve but also help others find me in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!! 

Jul 29, 2019
POF02: Top 3 Parenting Questions ANSWERED
25:27

I’ll walk you through how you can tackle the three most common questions I get asked so you can have more cooperation and peace in your home! First, I talk about meltdowns and how to understand them and find out what’s going on with your child even if they are too young to express themselves. I talk about the secret to getting your kids to listen to you the FIRST time!! The final question I answer is how to get more respect from your kids.

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author, and speaker. She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation to their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach. In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive.

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence. She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018 Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date.

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband. You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys. Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

Robbin@parentingforconnection.com www.parentingforconnection.com www.facebook.com/parenting4connection www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

From the Podcast:

Question #1 Understanding meltdown
When kids are too young to express themselves and name their emotions follow these steps:

1. Accept your child has big emotions

  1. Name what your child must be feeling

  2. Give them empathy – feeling things you can’t name is really hard and can feel scary for a child

  3. Accept again

  4. You need to know what your emotions are as well. Follow this link to get your list of feelings

    from groktheworld.com http://www.groktheworld.com/feelings-needs-body-sensations-lists

Question #2 steps to getting your kids to listen

  1. Notice where you are in relationship to your child when you ask them to do something

  2. Go to them and connect with them – touch them on the arm or back to take them into the here

    and now.

  3. Make your request once you have their attention

  4. Take them

  5. Give them any help they need

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to www.facebook.com/parenting4connection

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgment or criticism. We have too much of that! I honor each parent and their path towards becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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app on your mobile device.

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Jul 22, 2019
POF01: Welcome to Parenting Our Future!
36:11

In my podcast, my intention is to create a safe place for anyone listening. This is for parents who are struggling, parents who are just looking for some new ways. This podcast is for you if you've had a good day, if you've had a bad day, if you’ve been struggling for a week or years! This is for you if you have one child or many, young children or adult children (grandparents welcome!!)

In this episode I share my journey into motherhood and how it shook me so hard I lost myself and the vision of the mother I thought I would be. In my deepest despair, I found a way out through peaceful parenting. Not only did I find a way to connect with my kids and get more cooperation and connection, I became much more confident mom and found my way back to myself.

Because I’m so passionate about the practice of Peaceful Parenting, I want to share with you what it’s all about and how it can make a difference for you as well!

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker. She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation to their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach. In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive.

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence. She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018 Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date.

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband. You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys. Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.

www.instagram.com/robbinmcmanne_parentcoach

From the Podcast:

Active Compassionate Listening:

  1. Listen Intently: What is said in words and non-verbally – put your phone down, no distractions all attention on the person speaking

  2. Listen without judgement: We go through our days with judgement filters – so try to lift those filters so you can really hear the other person. Listen for understanding, not to judge or respond

  3. Listen without interruption: Most of the time when we interrupt, it can come from a good place of wanting to share. We have lots of thoughts when someone is talking but try to make a conscious effort to listen and keep quiet without interrupting.

  4. Listen without comparing: your mind wants to actively go to how you compare but it takes you out of listening

PROTIP- repeat back what you heard!

Thanks for listening!

It means so much to me that you listened to my podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with me, head on over to

With this podcast, my intention is to build a community of parents that can have open and honest conversations about parenting without judgement or criticism. We have too much of that! I honour each parent and their path toward becoming the best parent they can be. My hope is to inspire more parents to consider the practice of Peaceful Parenting. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Jul 15, 2019