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A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Hosted by Jamie Glowacki, Author of "Oh Crap! Potty Training" and the soon to be released title, "Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years―No Time-outs Needed"

Apr 12, 2019

For her upcoming book, Jamie was asked by her editors to define “connection” and why it’s vital to keeping your little one cooperative, satisfied and engaged. A strong parent-child connection isn’t helicoptering around them and monitoring every little move they make, but is in fact a 2-way street with activities, healthy boundaries and, yes, precious solo time.

 

In this episode, Jamie discusses how to keep your kid’s emotional gas tank on an even keel, why you don’t need to be there 100% to forge a strong connection with them, and developing a healthy flow of activity when you do bond.



The Finer Details of This Episode:

 

  • Defining what connection means and how forging connections is key to mitigating hassle in parent-child relationships.
  • How to effectively deal with your child’s small “emotional gas tank.”
  • Why being present 100% of the time is only going to lead to burnout and further disconnection.
  • Avoiding the disconnection of “Uh-huh” parenting.
  • Some activities you can use to forge a stronger connection with your child.
  • Accepting that, yes, it’s going to get boring sometimes.
  • It’s okay to check your phone; take advantage of little breaks.



Quotes:

 

“If I had to boil down all my work with families, it would come down to one word, and that is ‘connection’.”

 

“Parenting is not perfection, it’s a practice.”

 

“You can 100% love your kid, be engaged with your kid, and get bored by your kid!”



Links:

 

Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/

Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU