#040: Natual consequences, as well as teachable moments, are both enormous opportunities to help our children grow through their "mistakes." The old form of discipline, enforcing compliance through external controls, is not so effective and can actually have a negative impact on the emotional growth and development of our children. Listen in to learn more about this subject as well as the perspective of some high school teens.
#039: Starting with our own families, we can nurture and grow connections in such a deep way as to create a ripple effect. Fostering these connections takes attention, intention, and recognition of the other. As we guide our children through life, it is important that we not only recognize each unique child but also create a bond that serves to meet the child where the child is in life.
How does this look in your life? I would love to hear your thoughts. www.decaroparentcoaching.com
#038: The pressure that I felt as a child to perform at family gatherings on command was overwhelming and contributed to a limiting belief. We can hold these within us for years or forever. These beliefs we hold as children can become the shackles in our adult lives.
Listen in to hear more about the shackles that bind.
#037: Distractions are not new in our lives today. They have been around for many years. Listen in to this amazing interview with Nir Eyal, the author of "Indistractable, How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life." Throughout this episode, you will hear some amazing ideas and ways that you can not only help yourself with this human struggle but also empower and help your children.
Listening, Modeling and Walking the Walk with Adam Avin from Wuf Shanti Children’s Wellness Foundation
#036: Fifteen-year-old Adam Avin shares his passion, inspiration, and desire to get mindful and social-emotional learning programs into our education system everywhere, to increase mental health education to help to stop the violence, and the importance of our voice in making a positive difference in this world. This episode is chockfull of amazing insight and wisdom. Learning from young people in this world is eye-opening.
Listen in to hear Adam's story and passion to help children to live in health and wellness and peace and positivity.
#035: Don’t miss this wonderful discussion with Julie Lythcott Haims, my special guest. In this episode, Julie talks about how important empathy, compassion, empowerment, and belief are in raising our children in today’s world. She shares a few beautiful stories from recent experiences to highlight this inspiring discussion. Be sure to check out her book, How To Raise An Adult.
Listen in to learn more about taking a step back and allowing our child to walk their own life’s path.
#034: Dr. Shefali, a world-renowned clinical psychologist and wisdom teacher, describes how she practices what she teaches in her own life and how important it is to look at each challenge as another opportunity to learn more about ourselves. She shares how important it is for her to practice letting go on her own parenting journey.
Listen in and hear more from this amazing wisdom teacher. Visit www.drshefali.com to learn more about her amazing annual conference.
#033: We often enter into this parenting journey with preconceived ideas ("the lens") about who our children should be or will be and then become fixated on how to make this the reality. Removing these "lenses" can allow us to see our children with clarity and presence, learning who they are, what their spirit looks like and how they can contribute to the family, school, the community and the world at large.
Listen in to hear more about how to remove the lenses and see our children clearly.
#032: Listen to this rich conversation with Cecilia and Jason Hilkey where we discuss the beauty and benefits of sibling rivalry. When we look at this conflict as an opportunity to coach and teach skills to our children, we are, in essence, teaching social and emotional intelligence. Rivalry exists as a "normal" part of our children's lives. Listen to learn a little more about how you can offer your children a platform for learning.
As a special gift, download the "calming plan" referred to in this podcast episode, offered by my special guests: www.HappilyFamily.com/thriving
#031: Do you ever find yourself wanting to avoid uncomfortable emotions? Our own emotions often feel too heavy to manage or move through. However, emotions are an important part of experiencing our life, moving forward, and most importantly, learning and growing. Each emotion offers us an opportunity to tap into what is behind it.
When you find yourself wanting to avoid uncomfortable emotions, I hope that you will try to engage in this three-step process.