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The Peaceful Parenting Podcast

English, Parenting, 1 season, 162 episodes, 4 days, 11 hours, 50 minutes
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Welcome to the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, the podcast where Sarah Rosensweet covers the tools, strategies and support you need to end the yelling and power struggles and encourage your kids to listen and cooperate so that you can enjoy your family time. Each week, Sarah will bring you the insight and information you need to make your parenting journey a little more peaceful. Whether it's a guest interview with an expert in the parenting world, insight from Sarah's own experiences and knowledge, or live coaching with parents just like you who want help with their challenges, we'll learn and grow and laugh and cry together! Be sure to hit the subscribe button and leave a rating and review!
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148: Coaching with Kathy: Parenting and Challenges with a Partner

In this episode of The Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Kathy, a neurodivergent mom of a 7 year old neurodivergent boy, joins me on a coaching call. She shares the challenges she is having with her partner, and the effects that was having on her parenting. We talk about: 9:00 Effects of separation on her son 11:09 What to share and not share with her son about the separation 16:20 How to sidestep fault/blame conversations with her son 19:20 Navigating her son’s big feelings around the separation  28:00 How Kathy has broken cycles of generational trauma 41:48 The key to giving people real empathy 46: How Peaceful Parenting is a set of relationship principles Download the episode transcript HERE Resources mentioned in this episode: Episode 129: Co-Parenting After Divorce with Aurisha Smolarski https://reimaginepeacefulparenting.com/episode129/  Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://reimaginepeacefulparenting.com/ Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: https://reimaginepeacefulparenting.com/newsletter  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
4/17/202450 minutes, 38 seconds
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147: Neurodivergent Insights with Dr. Megan Anna Neff

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Dr. Megan Anna Neff discusses parenting while neurodivergent, parenting neurodivergent kids, and differentiating between anxiety and sensory dread. Dr. Neff also talks about her new book Self-Care for Autistic People: 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-Stress, and Unmask! We talk about: 5:14 Parenting while neurodivergent 6:41 Shame around struggling as a parent 10:14 What helped Dr. Neff when she had young children 15:24 Connecting with other parents who are having a hard time 16:00 Parenting neurodivergent kids 20:00 Normalizing talking about neurodivergence and diagnosis in the home 24:31 Grief and complex emptions around neurodivergence 26:21 Sensory Dread vs. anxiety 34:24: Self care for neurodivergent people   Download the episode transcript HERE   Resources mentioned in this episode: Divergent Conversations Podcast  Neurodivergent Insights  Masterclass with Dr. Jonathan Dalton on Anxiety and Sensory Dread  Dr. Megan Anna Neff’s book Self-Care for Autistic People: 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-Stress, and Unmask!  https://pinkymckay.com/6-games-to-play-when-you-dont-want-to-play-any-more/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php     
4/10/202440 minutes, 35 seconds
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023a: UPDATED Raising Helpful Kids: Navigating Chores with Sarah Rosensweet

This is an updated re-release of a favourite episode! “How do I get my kids to help out with chores?” This is a common question that I get from parents across my community, so I thought I would do an episode with some tips and tricks to help you encourage your kids to want to help out more around the house. I share my top strategies and what has worked well for my family over the years. The information I’m sharing today is tried and true, and will serve as a stepping stone to your journey with chores! “Should I give your kids specific jobs?” or “What do I do if they refuse?” This episode covers these questions and so much more. If you like what you hear, be sure to share the episode with someone you know needs to hear it.  Listen in as we talk about: The main strategies to encouraging your kids to help with chores Tips to motivate our kids to want to pitch in and help out Why empowerment is a key tool How to avoid power struggles in asking our kids for help with chores Giving yourself appreciation when it feels like your child is unappreciative of your help Download the transcript HERE Resources mentioned in this episode Connection Strategies  Blog post about cleaning Model Graciousness article Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
4/3/202434 minutes, 8 seconds
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146: When Your Child Is Different with Sonali Vongchusiri

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Sonali Vongchusiri of Forward Together Parenting shares her story of both growing up and being a parent as a legally blind person with Albinism. Sonali and I discuss navigating differences and finding true belonging. We talk about: 6:00 Why Sonali didn’t find out she had Albinism until age 12 9:00 Sonali sharing her story of how she found out 13:00 Sonali’s struggles to accept herself and her disability 17:40 Sonali realizing she couldn’t parent the way other parents could 18:45 Sonali finding her own unique way to parent 26:30 Fitting in vs. belonging 34:43 The problem with pretending there is no difference Download the episode transcipt HERE Resources mentioned in this episode: https://www.forwardtogetherparenting.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingyourstrongwilledchild   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php     
3/27/202447 minutes, 52 seconds
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40a: Coaching call with Georgina: How Our Childhood Affects Our Parenting

This is a re-release of one of our favourite coaching calls with Georgina, who joined me to talk about managing her son’s big feelings.  Georgina is the mom of six year old Oswald and a five month old baby. Georgina wanted to know how to best support her six year old, who is a really intense little guy with big feelings. Be sure to listen to the end to hear about Georgina’s big breakthrough! We talk about: How our kids can trigger unhealed traumas from our past  Giving our kids space to process their big feelings and managing ours at the same time Strategies to empty emotional backpacks before coming home from a long day How Georgina was able to connect with her inner child Download the episode transcript HERE Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter  Episode 20: Reparenting Ourselves: Being the Parents We Want To Be with Leslie Priscilla Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
3/20/202446 minutes, 16 seconds
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145: Why We Should Let Kids Do Risky Play

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, we discuss the recent findings by the Canadian Pediatric Society about the health benefits of risky play. We cover not only why risky play is beneficial but also how to manage our own anxiety as parents. We talk about: 2:00 Seven categories of risky play 4:00 Risky play vs. actual dangerous play 5:10 Benefits of risky play 5:56 Play is the work of children 7:20 Risk assessment 11:40 Why is letting our kids do risky play hard? 12:26 Managing our own anxiety around our kids getting hurt 13:38 17 second rule 14:50 What do say instead of safety chatter Download the episode transcript HERE Resources mentioned in this episode: Canadian Pediatric Society “Healthy Childhood Development Through Risky Play: Navigating the Balance with Injury Prevention” https://cps.ca/en/documents/position/outdoor-risky-play  Episode 99 How Anxiety Shows Up in Our Parenting and What to Do About it with Lynn Lyons https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode99/  Heather Shumaker’s book https://amzn.to/3PbukHi Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php     
3/13/202419 minutes, 39 seconds
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144: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids with Stephanie Pinto

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, we are doing a podcast swap with Stephanie Pinto of the Emotionally Intelligent Parenting Podcast! Listen in to hear how the common thread in both Peaceful and Emotionally Intelligent Parenting are welcoming and normalizing feelings, and how doing so can change the energy in your home and set up your kids for future success. We cover: 3:00 Introduction to both Sarah and Stephanie- backstories, coaching journeys 17:00 Similarities between peaceful and emotionally intelligent parenting 20:55 Normalizing emotions 32:32 Dos and Don'ts of Peaceful Parenting 43:00 What parents in Stephanie's community wish their parents had said to them 46:33 Advice Stephanie and Sarah would give to their younger selves Download the episode transcript HERE Resources mentioned in this episode: Stephanie Pinto's podcast "Emotionally Intelligent Parenting Podcast" www.stephaniepinto.com/podcast Stephanie Pinto's book  www.amazon.ca/Chaos-Connection-parenting-emotional-intelligence/dp/0645574600/ Sarah's Peaceful Parenting Mantra's Colouring Book  https://peacefulparents.kartra.com/page/colouringbook Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php
3/6/202454 minutes, 5 seconds
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143: When Your Child Argues With You About Everything

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, we tackle a common issue among parents - having a child who argues about everything.  The episode provides insights into why this might happen and how parents can handle it effectively. A child continually arguing could be an indication of intelligence and lack of fear, considered good signs. However, we highlight the importance of evaluating your limits and strategies as a parent, discussing scenarios such as being too strict and controlling or being excessively permissive.  Overall, parents are encouraged to value a child's perseverance and possibly channel it into activities where it would be considered an advantage, like joining a debate team. We talk about: 2:36 Evaluating our limits & Good Will bank 04:55 Being ‘too’ permissive 08:00 Too giving too many explanations 11:43 Empathy for our child and looking at our reaction 13:54 Kids feeling disconnected 15:28 Using superpowers for good   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
2/28/202417 minutes, 2 seconds
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142: Coaching with Kalista: A Highly Sensitive Mom Parenting A High Needs Child

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Kalista, a full time working mother joins me for a coaching session. She shares her challenges as a neurodivergent mom in parenting her highly sensitive toddler. We talk about how to move from survival mode to simple life mode, the realization that perfection is not the goal, the usefulness of empathizing with our child's perspective, empowerment in making active choices, the value of self-compassion and understanding the functioning of the nervous system, and the concept of using tools like earplugs to manage overwhelming noise. We talk about: 2:44 Kalista's family background 4:02 How overwhelm impacts the enjoyment of her child 7:16 Taking a nervous system reset 14:42 Simplifying the things you need to do  17:38 Is the solution worse than the problem?  19:51 Emotional backpack 26:33 How does she calm her nervous system 36:18 Addressing the tactic for saying no or correcting behavior 43:14 Update 49:49 Not identifying as your emotions 52:09 Learning how to regulate together Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
2/21/202454 minutes, 24 seconds
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141: From Strict Disciplinarian to Peaceful Parenting Dad and Coach with Kyle Wester

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Kyle Wester, a Peaceful Parenting coach and father of three, shares his journey from initially planning to spank his children to advocating for peaceful discipline.  He sheds light on his transformation, prompted by uncovering the psychology of children's behavior and redefining what strength and discipline mean as a father.  We talk about effective ways for dads to communicate with their children, handling anger, and the importance of creating a nurturing and safe environment for children to grow.  We talk about: 6:24 Did he know that he wasn't going to spank? And how his kids were raised 11:43 What to do when one parent wants to peaceful parent and the other isn't on board yet 16:11 Advice that might help dads reach that ‘aha’ moment 21:55 Kyle’s biggest aha moment  27:21 Modeling behavior for your child in how to talk to your partner 31:48 Switching the energy and teaching your kids how you would like them to talk to you 44:29 The relationship development through different stages with your kids 45:41 The underlying fear that drives dads 49:20 Advice to his younger parent self   Kyle Wester, Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR, is in full-time private practice having worked with families and children for over 15 years; working with a variety of clientele including children, adolescents, individual adults, and families.  Wester specializes in providing counseling to individuals who have experienced trauma, parenting skills training, and working with children with challenging behaviors including anger, ADHD, opposition, and defiance, and children going through divorce. Wester received a Master's Degree in Human Relations (MHR) from University of Oklahoma (License number: LPC4892). Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Kyle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artofraisinghumans/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artofraisinghumans Podcast: https://www.parentinglegacy.com/podcast https://www.parentinglegacy.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
2/14/202451 minutes, 39 seconds
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140: Coaching with Sophie: A Sensitive Kid, A Sensitive Mom and Their Journey of Transformation

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Sophie joins me for a coaching episode, where we cover the adoption of peaceful parenting techniques and emotional navigation in sensitive kids.  Sophie is a single mother who's transformed her parenting style to manage her sensitive son Peter's big emotions effectively, leading to her growth as a confident parent. We talk about therapeutic strategies, coping mechanisms, and instilling responsibility in kids, especially with ADHD tendencies.  We also talk about their family dynamics, highlighting the importance of tailored disciplinary actions, empathy, and tactful conversations.  We talk about: 3:43 The work we have done together 6:20 Misunderstandings about attachment parenting 11:09 Reparenting herself 17:31 Sophie's background as a sensitive person and how it affects her parenting 24:34 Diving deeper into the problems surrounding getting out of the door in the morning 29:45 Adjusting expectations 37:16 How to get Peter to open up 49:23 Two-week check in 50:26 Update about her mental progress 53:20 Using incentives 58:50 Systems + resource for things completing tasks like cleaning a room 1:01:56 Using money as a reward   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
2/7/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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139: Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) with Casey Ehrlich

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, guest expert Casey Ehrlich from At Peace Parents joins me to discuss Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).  She provides an in-depth understanding of PDA, a profile of autism that is characterized by a consistent survival drive for autonomy and equality, and shares how it can affect everything from an individual's eating and sleeping habits to maintaining safety.  Casey's approach centers on accommodating rather than activating the individual's nervous system. For parents raising PDA children, she shares an effective cost-benefit decision making framework that offers radical acceptance of the situation. She also touches on the hard choices parents sometimes need to make, including separating siblings for safety and allocating resources for help.  We talk about: 5:10 Definition of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) 7:32 How she found out that her son was PDA 13:44 5 Characteristics of PDA 25:51 Is Masking a form of Freeze 26:11 Do you talk about FON with PDA 29:59 How common is PDA 31:05 Strategies for parents 40:35 What do you do if one sibling is PDA and one is not? 45:25 How PDA adults manage this in terms of their relationships 52:12 Advice to her younger parent self   Casey Ehrlich, Ph.D. (she/her) is a social scientist, parent coach and educator, the CEO and founder of At Peace Parents, and a leader of the first peer-reviewed studies of PDA in the United States.  Casey brings 15 years of work experience and expertise in social science methodology to help parents and therapists understand how to connect with and accommodate PDA Autistic children. She specializes in teaching parents and therapists practical skills in the home or clinical setting to accommodate neuroception-driven demand avoidance and nervous system differences through creative techniques. Her original research as a social scientist was conducted on post-conflict reconciliation, social capital, trust, and trauma in Colombia, South America - themes she brings to her work with parents, therapists, and teachers. She has served more than 1,000 families raising Autistic, PDA Autistic, ADHD and traumatized children since 2020 and is also raising a PDA autistic son.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Connect with Casey https://www.instagram.com/atpeaceparents/ https://www.facebook.com/atpeaceparents/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP92MJiCpuWTpgtOaFty2Cw https://www.atpeaceparents.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
1/31/202450 minutes, 46 seconds
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1/29/20243 minutes, 14 seconds
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138: Understanding and Loving Spicy Kids with Mary Van Geffen

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Mary Van Geffen, a parenting coach, mom of spicy kids, and former marketing MBA executive, shares about her experiences and learnings from parent coaching.  She explains the difference between a 'spicy kid' and a 'spirited kid', emphasizing that both include elements of overlap, but their understanding depends on the perspectives and expectations of the parents.  Mary discusses methods of self-care for parents, the importance of creating healthy relationships within and beyond the family, and the power of maintaining a positive outlook towards your kid.  We talk about: [4:43] Definition of Spicy Ones [6:33] The difference between Spicy and Spirited children [10:53] What's great about spicy kids [12:13] Knowing what is truly important in your life and where boundaries need to be [17:19] How did her mother deal with her growing up [19:30] How has her relationship with herself changed through her parenting journey [23:37] Building what she’s teaching other parents [25:18] Best ways parents can support themselves [30:35] Advice to her younger parent self   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Mary https://www.instagram.com/maryvangeffen/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/parentcoachforspicyones http://www.maryvangeffen.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
1/24/202432 minutes, 2 seconds
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137: Why Kids Blame and What to Do About It

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, we discuss why kids try to blame somebody else, and how they often blame others when they're hurt or upset. We explore reasons why this happens, including the fight, flight, or freeze response and a subconscious attempt to avoid difficult feelings.  We cover tips to help parents effectively respond when a child blames someone for something. I also talk about my free and upcoming 'Peaceful Parenting Reset' event that helps parents better manage and empathize with their children.  We talk about: [3:00] Why kids want to blame somebody else [5:48] Anger as a secondary emotion [7:23] What we can do about blame [9:23] Not needing to make everything a teachable moment [12:24] How to respond when our child is blaming us [17:12] Understanding our strong feelings   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Free reset: www.sarahrosensweet.com/reset Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
1/17/202420 minutes, 10 seconds
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136: Picky Eating, Food Anxiety, and Meeting Nutritional Needs with Kids in Eat in Color founder Jennifer Anderson

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I sit down with Jennifer Anderson, Registered Dietitian and founder of Kids Eat in Color.  Jennifer, a leading expert in addressing picky eating and food anxiety in children, shares the importance of the 'division of responsibility' in feeding kids, noting that parents decide what food is provided, when, and where, but children decide if and how much they eat.  We also talk about promoting healthy eating habits without instilling fear of 'bad food,' and explore how diet culture, neurodivergence, and parental fears can influence children's relationships with food.  We talk about: [6:33] Why it’s important to get kids to eat a variety of foods [10:15] Age as a factor in picky eating [11:50] Sensory issues with picky eating, and reasons kids might not just ‘grow out’ of picky eating [16:31] Realizing our own capacity and releasing parental guilt [18:33] Child led exposure therapy vs. ARFID [19:45] The line between doing feeding therapy out of concern vs. pressuring kids into eating more [26:42] Two sides to a good relationship with food [28:04] Drawing the line between genuine needed concern and diet culture influence [33:28] Good food vs. Bad food [39:33] Suggestions for how parents can talk about food  [42:48] Support families around feeling their kids are eating too much or little [55:45] Advice to her younger parent self As a mother, wife, registered dietitian, and founder of Kids Eat in Color®, Jennifer Anderson faced challenges in feeding her children, especially when her first child began falling off the growth chart. This experience led her to specialize in child nutrition and picky eating.    After extensive research, she developed an approach involving small, evidence-based adjustments to mealtime routines that effectively reduced food-related stress. She established Kids Eat in Color and assembled a team of experts to offer practical strategies and resources to parents struggling with similar issues. Recognizing the impact of small changes and variety in a child's diet, her platform provides guides, courses, and tools to help parents manage mealtime challenges and promote their children's health.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Jennifer  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kids.eat.in.color/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kids.eat.in.color Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/kidseatincolor/ https://kidseatincolor.com/ Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
1/10/202458 minutes, 2 seconds
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135: Coaching with Melanie: Spirited Children, Big Feelings and Cooperation Issues

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I sit down with Melanie for a coaching episode. Melanie is a mom of two spirited boys – Ben and Eamon. We talk about the challenges Melanie is facing, from managing often intense energy levels and instances of aggression to understanding strong emotions and dealing with non-cooperation in daily routines.  I give Melanie solutions, like introducing one-on-one time and sensory activities, prioritizing problem-solving situations, and reminding children that their parents are on their side.  We talk about: [3:49] When Melanie’s son gets lost in play and becomes physically aggressive [5:58] Handling meltdowns at dinner [12:53] Running in the street to the car [16:28] Random acts of aggression [21:31] Finding your own triggers and then knowing what to do about them [30:20] Prevention tips of physical violence between the two boys [37:00] Sensory issues [46:40] Check in and update [55:51] Eamon's random acts of violence [1:08:27] Helping Ben when he is tuning everything out Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
1/3/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 20 seconds
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134: 1000 Hours Outside (It's Not What/Why You Think!) with Ginny Yurich

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I sit down with Ginny Yurich, to discuss the numerous benefits of nurturing a slow childhood, marked by ample outdoor play and fewer structured activities.  We shed light on how unstructured outdoor play can promote a child's adaptability, independence, creativity and resilience, aspects that are critical for success in a rapidly changing world. Ginny Yurich is a homeschooling mother of five and founder of 1000 Hours Outside, a global movement designed to reclaim childhood. Along with her husband, Josh, Ginny is a full-time creator and curator of the 1000 Hours Outside lifestyle brand, which includes a robust online store, an app, and books. She also hosts the 1000 Hours Outside weekly podcast. A thought leader in the world of nature-based play and its benefits for children, Ginny lives with her family in the Ann Arbor area of Michigan. We talk about: [7:00] Ginny’s first good day as a mom [17:16] Generational differences in childhoods [23:52] The filter in which parents look at the desire for their child to be successful  [29:46] How her perspective on parenting was changed by the Rich Habits Test for Parents [33:22] Managing your own fears so your child can have a slow childhood [38:00] Light, and looking at different light inside and outside  [42:47] Advice for parent who feel like they don’t have enough time [51:23] Advice to her young parent self Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Ginny’s Book: https://amzn.to/3GCL7hN   Connect with Ginny  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1000hoursoutside/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/1000hoursoutside  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1000hoursoutside  Podcast: https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/podcast  https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/ Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
12/27/202355 minutes, 37 seconds
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133: Kids, Materialism, and the Peaceful Parenting Approach

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I bring back one of my favorite holiday episodes, which is an interview with my kids, where we talk about ‘people, not stuff’. I know many parents are concerned that their children might become materialistic due to the abundance of gifts they receive during the holiday season, which is why I highlight the importance of showing kids that there's more to life than possessions.  We talk about why it's normal for children to desire many things, and how to remind them that we can welcome their feelings without necessarily fulfilling all their materialistic desires. We talk about: [1:05] Discussion on Kids Wanting More Stuff [2:13] Raising Non-Materialistic Kids [2:19] Acknowledging Financial Privilege [4:33] Addressing Parents' Fears about Kids Wanting Stuff [8:50] Encouraging Kids to Give Presents [10:06] Parents' Role in Reducing Materialism [16:46] Kids' Excitement and Gratitude for Presents [24:06] Changing Values with Age [26:10] Influence of Parenting on Materialism [27:10] Importance of Anticipation in Celebrations [27:56] Advice for Parents on Materialism [28:47] Reflections on Childhood and Consumerism [30:14] Transition from Wanting to Appreciating [37:12] Understanding Gratitude and Privilege Resources mentioned in this episode:   Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
12/20/202341 minutes, 34 seconds
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132: Non-Coercive Collaborative Parenting with Vivek Patel

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Vivek Patel, a fellow parenting coach, joins me to talk about non-coercive collaborative parenting. We talk about strategies to create healthier dynamics among parents and children by building life skills over time and indulging in kind, empathetic connections rather than enforcing control or exerting power.  Vivek Patel of Meaningful Ideas has been sharing Conscious Parenting concepts for over 10 years. The ideas he shares have been used by thousands of families to create more harmony and connection in their homes. We talk about: [6:55] What respect is [11:35] How do you use non-coercive parenting in a way that fits with the real world [18:15] Vivek's experience in noticing when his kids "close" and "open" [25:50] The principle of ‘no wrongness’ [31:25] Knowing what’s in it for me (WIIFM)  [39:25] The three most important relationships [43:00] Empowering your child's relationship with themselves [52:05] Advice to his younger parent self He has written more than 500 parenting articles and created over 300 videos. There is also a book in the works. Vivek cares deeply about empowering parents to develop more harmonious relationships with their kids using a powerful approach called “Non-Coercive, Collaborative Parenting”, based on Communication, Connection and Collaboration. He is also best friends with his 26 yr old. Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Vivek  Instagram: www.instagram.com/meaningfulideas Twitter: https://twitter.com/meaningfulideas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meaningfulideas TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@meaningfulideas  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/meaningfulideas https://www.meaningfulideas.com Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
12/13/202356 minutes, 51 seconds
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131: Coaching with Christy: Emotional Regulation, Sibling Rivalry and Parenting A Complex Child

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I sit down with Christy, a mother of two boys, for a coaching episode.  We discuss the challenges Christy has faced with her older son, Jay, in terms of emotional regulation, sibling rivalry, and self-deprecating behavior. We talk about Christy's nurturing approach and understanding towards Jay's needs and I offer strategies to improve their relationship. The importance of one-on-one time, being neutral during sibling fights, and indirect discussions about feelings are highlighted as well. We talk about: [3:30] Christy’s intro and background [5:35] What PDA means [8:00] What Jay’s struggles look like  [10:05] Handling meltdowns [12:45] How to handle when your child's response turns to self harm [15:10] How Jay responds to empathy [20:55] Understanding their sibling dynamic [23:40] How is 1:1 and special time [30:25] Focusing on prevention [44:55] Part 2: Check In [46:25] Update on sibling rivalry [48:05] Special time update [53:25] Handling verbal lashing out  [57:35] How to address him calling his brother names [59:30] How has his self talk improved   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php
12/6/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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130: When Your Family Isn’t On Board with Peaceful Parenting

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Corey joins me to discuss how to handle situations where extended family members criticize or disagree with your peaceful parenting approach.  We talk about educating family members about the principles and science behind peaceful parenting, setting clear boundaries, and understanding the importance of self-confidence and self-compassion. We also emphasize the importance of critical thinking, open-mindedness, and flexibility in some parenting beliefs, such as children's diet and screen time when visiting grandparents.  We talk about: [0:50] When your extended family is not on board with peaceful parenting [2:20] The difference between people openly criticizing you and just you feeling judged [3:30] Overcoming the trigger of love withdrawal [5:10] The challenge when family doesn’t understand or know what peaceful parenting is [8:30] How to set a boundary with your loved ones [11:15] raising kids who aren't afraid of adults, and not comparing your kids to others [13:55] Building breaks into time with family around the holiday [15:20] Grandparents going into protection mode when they feel like their grandchildren are pushing against their parents [20:05] Learning how to set boundaries [25:25] Talking to your kids about the differences in how other family members approach discipline  [29:40] Learning what you can let go and what needs to be discussed [32:10] Limiting time with people who are truly toxic   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
11/29/202334 minutes, 44 seconds
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129: Co-Parenting After Divorce with Aurisha Smolarski

In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I’m joined by Aurisha Smolarski, a therapist and author of 'Cooperative Co Parenting for Secure Kids: The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Two Homes'. We talk about co-parenting: attachment styles and their role in communication between co-parents, the emotional impact of divorce on kids, methods for managing transitions and holiday arrangements, and advice for maintaining a child-focused approach in co-parenting.  Aurisha shares specific tips for creating a secure foundation in a two-home setup, while also advising parents to adapt and revisit parenting plans as children grow and their needs evolve. She emphasizes the importance of self-reflection for parents in managing their own reactions and contributing positively to their co-parenting dynamic. Aurisha Smolarski, MA, LMFT is a therapist, a co-parenting coach, a mediator, and a co-parent. She lives and has a practice in Los Angeles where she also co-parents her 11 year old daughter. She specializes in helping families navigate the complex terrain of co-parenting and build healthy, cooperative co-parenting relationships.   We talk about: [4:55] How Aurisha got into this work [5:35] Why she wrote her book [12:00] Common mistakes she sees co-parents make  [15:45] What it means to put kids in the middle [19:15] When a divorce might not be a harmonious split [30:10] When households have different values or beliefs while co-parenting [36:05] Easing the transition between houses [41:45] Nesting in the same house [44:10] Court-mandated custody agreements that have kids moving more [46:50] Different reactions kids might have when parents split up [50:55] Advice to her younger parent self   Teaching people how to break up or divorce well, for the sake of their children, is what she loves about her work and what led her to write Cooperative Co-Parenting for Secure Kids: The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Two Homes. Having watched co-parents go from confusion to clarity, conflict to cooperation, and loneliness to a sense of belonging, she's honored to empower and provide guidance to co-parents so they can do what they most want: make sure their kids thrive.    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Cooperative CoParenting For Secure Kids:The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Two Homes: https://www.amazon.com/Cooperative-Co-Parenting-Secure-Kids-Attachment/   Connect with Aurisha Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cooperativecoparenting Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cooperativecoparenting  www.aurishasmolarski.com Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
11/22/202355 minutes, 49 seconds
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128: Low Demand Parenting with Amanda Diekman

In this episode, Amanda Diekman, an eminent advocate for low-demand parenting, discusses her own experiences as an autistic adult, and how it has shaped her parenting style.  She also explains the core principles of low-demand parenting and emphasizes on building trustful relationships by being creatively supportive to meet the child's distinctive needs. We also look into the parental process of accommodating a child's neurodiversity, experiencing a sense of deep 'why', and their own need within it.  We talk about: [6:40] What is low demand parenting and how did came to adopt it [10:35] How she grew low-demand parenting from watching her children [11:55] The breakdown that changed things with her middle child [17:00] What happens in the nervous system of a PDA [19:30] The continuum of resistance when being told what to do [23:30] How to handle family demands in parenting [29:00] Getting assessed when there are challenges [35:30] Handling a hungry kid who won't eat because they're experiencing it as a demand [37:40] When dropping the demand for the child creates more of a demand for a parent [41:50] The deep ‘why’ [47:10] Struggling doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong [50:55] The difference between low demand parenting and permissive parenting [54:40] Advice to her younger parent self   With two Duke degrees, countless academic papers, and a Masters in Theology under her belt, it seemed she was on a steady path. But in 2020, when her child went into severe autistic burnout, and she was diagnosed with PTSD from parenting, everything in her life changed. She reworked her parenting approach and her self-care rhythms based around radical acceptance. From this experience, the low demand approach was born.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Amanda Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lowdemandamanda Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lowdemandamanda YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Lowdemandamanda https://www.amandadiekman.com/ Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
11/15/202355 minutes, 57 seconds
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127: Coaching with Yael: Supporting Kids Who Are Having a Tough Time at School

Today's episode is a guest coaching episode with Yael. You may remember Yael from a few years ago as she was on the podcast before, and she's back talking about her complex kiddo, Rowan. In this episode, we’re trying to find a way for him to feel supported at school, how to get his teachers on board, as well as some strategies for her to support herself. If you stick around to the end, you will hear her update on how things went with him.  We talk about: [2:15] Yael’s background and a re-introduction to her son [4:30] A recap of what we covered in our first episode [6:40] Getting Rowan assessed [8:55] The current challenges: Rowan not wanting to participate at school [13:30] How to ask teachers for support of our kids [20:00] Looking at different school options [21:50] Finding a mantra to soothe anxiety [26:15] Filling the gaps in learning [31:35] Putting our kids in the driver’s seat and encouraging autonomy  [37:40] Strategies for self regulation [45:05] Check-in after a few weeks [53:20] Giving Rowan breaks from school   Resources mentioned in this episode:\ Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
11/8/202355 minutes, 27 seconds
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126: Raising Thrivers with Dr. Michele Borba

In this episode, Dr. Michele Borba, author of the book 'Thrivers', and I discuss the importance of teaching children resilience and optimism.  We explore parenting strategies and practical tips for nurturing self-confidence, empathy, and self-control in kids. Our conversation highlights the role of parents in helping children navigate challenges and develop the skills needed to thrive in today's uncertain world. We talk about: [3:50] Teaching our kids self empowerment [8:05] Three categories of character strengths [10:05] Nurturing a caring heart and developing self-confidence [14:10] Seven traits and using them interchangeably  [17:20] Developing a strong mind and self-control [22:10] Noticing when kids are feeling out of control and responding calmly [24:00] The impact of stress in our kids’ lives [26:40] Developing and encouraging optimism  [35:05] Advice she would give to her younger parent self Dr. Michelle is an educational psychologist, bestselling author, and Today Show contributor who has spoken to over 1 million participants on five continents and to countless media about child development issues. She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting experience with the latest science to offer sound Realistic advice to parents and teachers and child advocates about helping children thrive. Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Michele Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmicheleborba/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmicheleborba/ https://micheleborba.com/ Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
11/1/202336 minutes, 41 seconds
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125: Parenting Against the Grain: A Journey of Healing and Connection with Ed Center

In this episode, Ed Center shares his personal journey as a queer Brown dad, raising his children with a different approach from the cultural norms he grew up with.  We discuss the challenges of parenting in a way that goes against the grain, the importance of healing and self-forgiveness, and the need for support and community.  Throughout our conversation, we emphasize the significance of creating space for understanding and connection with our children, as well as fostering relationships that allow for growth and change. We talk about: [3:15] Ed's background becoming a parent [6:20] Elements of his culture he wanted to pass down to his kids and parts he did not want to [7:30] His son's mental health crisis during the pandemic [11:30] Research as a trauma response and noticing the last of coaches of color in the parenting space [13:30] His creation of The Village Well [15:20] Trying to parent differently than how we were raised [24:35] Creating trust with the parents we work with [27:45] Showing grace and processing our own trauma [33:50] How to not repeat toxic styles  [37:20] Dealing with disapproval of family members [43:55] Strategies for self control and triggers Ed Center was a child with big feelings and impulsive behaviors. He drove his mom and teachers crazy. Now he helps grown-ups to understand and support these kids.  During the height of the pandemic, Ed’s son suffered an acute mental health crisis. Searching for support, Ed discovered the field of positive parenting and learned strategies and tools to strengthen his connection with his son, leading to healing for the whole family. However, Ed was frustrated with the lack of attention to diverse cultures and traditions.  He founded The Village Well to bring more connection, joy, and healing to families of color. Ed and his husband raise two boys and three cats in San Francisco.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Free first Fridays and $1 Coaching   Connect with Ed Instagram: www.instagram.com/villagewellparenting LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/village-well-parenting/ TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@queerbrowndad  https://www.villagewellparenting.com/ Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
10/25/202350 minutes, 49 seconds
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124: When Peaceful Parenting Doesn’t Look Like It’s “Supposed To” Look with Sarah and Corey

In this episode, Corey and I explore a wide range of topics and challenges that parents frequently encounter on their journey towards becoming Peaceful Parents. Sometimes parents find that peaceful parenting doesn’t “work” like they think it’s “supposed to” work and then they feel like they’re doing it wrong or worry that peaceful parenting isn’t for them. This is probably because they have a kiddo who is more complex than the typical kiddo-- and it’s why we are on a mission to reimagine peaceful parenting.  We talk about the nuances from parent to parent, and kid to kid, when it comes to peaceful parenting strategies and techniques. For example, we talk about the differences in special time, connecting with our kids in different ways as well as finding different tools and strategies to help them to process their emotions. Ultimately, we want you and your child to be on the same team. To help even more with this, we’re putting on a Summit to help you and your kids flourish.   We talk about: [1:20] When you feel like you’re doing Peaceful Parenting “wrong” [3:00] What you will gain from our upcoming Summit [4:20] How ‘Special Time’ looks different between each parent and child relationship, and what to do about it [7:20] Connecting with your child aside from special time [11:55] How to help our kids process emotions, aside from emptying the emotional backpack [15:55] Connecting with your child when they’re being defiant [18:25] Making sure you and your child are on the same team [20:00] Feeding and division of responsibility  [28:50] Our upcoming rebrand [34:30] Opening the doors to our membership Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Summit: www.sarahrosensweet.com/summit    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
10/16/202337 minutes, 42 seconds
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123: Coaching with Stephanie: Parenting Intense Kids With Big Needs and Big Feelings

In this episode, we have a coaching episode with Stephanie. Stephanie is the mom of two kids, Felix, who's 18 months, and Thomas, who's nine.  Stephanie shared with me before we recorded that Thomas is an amazing, curious, strong willed, more extra 2E kid. She explains how he watches her and also triggers her, which invites her to work hard on her own self regulation and self compassion (as we dive into in our conversation). We talk about: [1:20] You don’t want to miss this summit [4:35] When to start transitioning to letting your kids have more say over what they do and not forcing them or having to distract them to get things done [7:20] How others' emotions can affect us, and especially children  [10:45] When kids struggle to take medications  [14:35] When a habit of making snarky comments can make kids feel bad [20:00] Her sons relationship with his dad [23:05] What to do when it feels overwhelming to get things done with him [24:40] Implementing collaborative proactive solutions [29:20] Emptying his emotional backpack  [30:20] What her connection is like with her son [36:20] Helping her son learn how to communicate his feelings [38:00] Finding forgiveness for yourself [41:10] Dealing with her parent’s disapproval for how she’s raising her kids [45:50] One month check in [49:30] The progress she has seen [1:01:25] Managing our relationship to stress and time Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Summit: www.sarahrosensweet.com/summit    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
10/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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122: All Things Sensory Processing Disorder with Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill

In this episode, Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill join me to talk about all things sensory processing disorder. Rachel, COTA/L, AC and Jessica, COTA/L are two passionate Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and the hosts of the popular podcast, All Things Sensory. Their podcast, digital courses, YouTube, and blog on Harkla.co covers topics related to sensory processing disorder, special needs, parenting, and topics related to child development and health. We talk about: [4:00] Who Rachel and Jessica are [6:15] What is sensory processing disorder? [8:15] Our 3 hidden senses [11:20] Sensory challenges that come with going to the bathroom [13:35] Triggers with taking a bath  [16:11] Common triggers you may not know are sensory challenges [17:45] Oral seeking [19:15] Picky eating [26:30] Sensory integration and OT evaluation [29:30] Adopting a sensory diet [34:20] Noticing what your child needs [37:30] Tips for parents who struggle getting kids dressed [41:50] Knowing this isn’t a choice your kids are making [45:05] Advice to their younger parent selves With over 9 years of clinical experience, Rachel and Jessica are on a mission to help parents, educators, and therapists raise strong and confident children, no matter their abilities. They are passionate about taking clinical topics (such as Sensory Processing Disorder, primitive reflexes, sensory diets, and more) and breaking them down in a way that is actionable for anyone to benefit from.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Summit: www.sarahrosensweet.com/summit  Connect with Rachel and Jessica Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harklaproducts/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/allthingssensorypodcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/harkla_family  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melindawennermoyer  https://harkla.co/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
10/4/202347 minutes, 5 seconds
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121: How To Raise Kids Who Aren't Jerks with Melinda Wenner Moyer

In this episode, Melinda Wenner Moyer joins me to talk about her book, and a range of topics around bullying, raising kids that aren’t selfish, and how to help our kids develop self esteem. We talk about: [4:40] How Melinda and I met, and an introduction to her book [7:40] The most surprising thing she learned while researching for her book [12:45] Bullying and the parents of kids who bully [13:50] Increasing our kids’ theory of mind skills [17:30] Raising kids that aren’t selfish [19:50] Leaning into conversations with your kids that you don't want to have [22:10] The message we send when we don’t talk about race and gender [33:00] Can your child develop narcissism by bolstering their self-esteem too much? [36:20] How kids are affected by pressure applied by parents [40:35] Why parents care more about hitting milestones than their child’s happiness [44:00] Advice she would give to her younger parent self Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science journalist based in Cold Spring, New York. She's a regular contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine, and a faculty member in the Science, Health & Environmental Reporting program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her first book, How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes, was published in July 2021 and won a gold medal in the 2022 Living Now Book Awards.   Melinda was the recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Science Journalism award from The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine, and her work was featured in the 2020 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology.    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Connect with Melinda LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindawennermoyer/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/melindawmoyer  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melindawennermoyer  www.melindawmoyer.substack.com  www.melindawennermoyer.com      Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
9/27/202348 minutes, 17 seconds
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120: Supporting Neurodivergent and BIPOC Parents and Children with Jaya Ramesh and Priya Saaral

In this episode, we dive into the world of neurodivergent parenting with Jaya and Priya. We explore their backgrounds and the vital work they do in this space, shedding light on the essence of neurodivergence.  They share their motivations behind writing "Parenting at the Intersection" and discuss challenges they face as neurodivergent parents. We also delve into themes like normalizing emotional overwhelm, the link between parenting, supremacy, and capitalism, and empowering individuals to navigate external influences.  Plus, discover hidden wisdom within children's behaviors and practical strategies for tough moments, all while receiving heartfelt advice from our guests to their younger parent selves. We talk about: [3:30] Jaya and Priya’s background and work in this space [5:55] The definition of what we mean when we say neurodivergent [10:25] What made them want to write Parenting at the Intersection  [16:50] Challenges they face parenting while neurodivergent [23:20] Normalizing emotional overwhelm and big emotions [28:10] Big ideas from their book in terms of the correlation between parenting, supremacy and capitalism  [31:30] How to help people tune into their own wisdom when influenced by outside factors, especially when influenced by fear  [35:30] The wisdom or medicine in your child's behaviors [38:25] Specific practices to use when things are particularly challenging [43:30] Advice to their younger parent selves Priya Saaral is a mama, a play therapist, and a parenting coach in the Greater Seattle area. She also identifies as neurodivergent and a first-generation immigrant settler. Her work is centered on helping young people and parents find their voice and their playful spirit amidst personal and structural adversity, seeking to be seen and to belong. Priya herself was in this space too, and her own experiences of strength and hardship motivated her to help all children feel seen and heard as valuable human beings in society, and as agents of change. When she's feeling playful, you may likely find her engrossed in a jigsaw puzzle, on the wrestling mat with her son, or replenishing her cup by exploring South Indian Classical and Jazz music forms. Jaya Ramesh is a cis, immigrant, neurodivergent woman of color, who holds caste, class, and education privileges. She currently resides on the unceded lands of the Duwamish peoples. Jaya's passions revolve around creating liberatory healing and learning spaces while actively working to disentangle from and dismantle systems of oppression. She identifies herself as a truth-teller and facilitator, driven by a deep passion for unlocking the stories waiting to be shared, both within herself and among others. In her private practice, Jaya supports BIPOC and neurodivergent individuals in cultivating more authentic and nourishing relationships. She shares her life with her partner of 18 years, and together they are raising two neurodivergent children and a puppy. Jaya's interests encompass reading novels, practicing vipassana meditations, challenging herself with strenuous hikes, indulging in long naps, passionately singing 80's tunes at karaoke, preparing elaborate dinners, and taking leisurely strolls with her family. Resources mentioned in this episode:   Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Parenting at the Intersections: Raising Neurodivergent Children of Color https://amzn.to/3RgeM77   Connect with Priya and Jaya Instagram: www.instagram.com/parent.village  Instagram: www.instagram.com/parenting.at.the.intersections   www.play-it-out.com  www.parentvillage.me  Connect with Jaya LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayarameshlmhc  Instagram: www.instagram.com/Indigobunting1101  www.parentingattheintersections.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
9/20/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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119: Coaching with Jessica: Making Stressful Mornings Easier

In this episode, I sit down for a coaching episode with Jessica, who is a mom of two.  We talk about the morning chaos, which many of us can relate to, especially as we get the hang of new routines and back to school. She also shares about her own triggers, internal stress, and letting go of the fear of disappointing our kids. We talk about: [3:20] Finding it hard to ask for support when stressed or overwhelmed [6:20] Struggles and tips for getting up earlier  [8:45] Strategies to carve out special time [11:30] Jessica's internal way of dealing with stressful mornings [15:50] The natural consequences of being late [18:05] The fear of disappointing our kids [20:35] Jessica's transformation in my membership [27:20] How can you motivate yourself in a more loving way [31:10] Grounding practices to help regulate yourself [34:00] One-month check in  [35:10] Working on our internal stress triggers on being late and setting new routines [42:00] Triggers around being late Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Membership: www.sarahrosensweet.com/membership    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
9/13/202347 minutes, 24 seconds
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118: Raising Kids in the Era of Technology with Devorah Heitner

In this episode, Dr. Devorah Heitner joins me to talk about raising kids in the era of technology, and different tools and strategies to implement, all while continuing to respect their privacy.  Dr. Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and her book on navigating Privacy and Reputation with kids and teens, Growing Up in Public will be out in 2023 with Penguin Random House. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Opinion. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own teenager and she lives with her family in Chicagoland. We talk about: [2:55] Screenwise and Growing Up In Public [9:50] Are there ways to track your kids without using phones [11:50] Tracking kids over the age of 18 [13:00] When and why kids should get a phone [17:25] Her philosophy on mentoring kids vs. monitoring kids  [21:20] How to do this without invading on our kids’ privacy [24:10] Setting screen-free boundaries for kids without killing their social life [28:00] Navigating school devices and wanting to have screen time limits [31:15] Tracking your kids’ grades [36:15] Advice she would give to her younger parent self Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Devorah’s Books US: https://devorahheitner.com/growing-up-in-public/ Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Growing-Up-Public-Coming-Digital/dp/0593420969 and: https://www.indigo.ca/en-ca/growing-up-in-public-coming-of-age-in-a-digital-world/9780593420966.html Growing Up in Public: https://amzn.to/3OZNe4o Screenwise: https://amzn.to/3OENSTl  Connect with Devorah Twitter: https://twitter.com/DevorahHeitner  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devorahheitnerphd/  Website: www.devorahheitner.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
9/6/202339 minutes, 32 seconds
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117: Raising Lifelong Learners - At Home or At School with Julie Bogart

In this episode, Julie Bogart joins me to talk about homeschooling: the positives, the challenges and advice for parents looking to potentially homeschool their children. We also discuss learning in general. You’ll want to listen to this whether you homeschool or send your kids to school! Julie Bogart is the creator and proprietor of Brave Writer, an online writing and language arts program. She holds a deep passion for writing, a genuine affection for children, and a strong appreciation for parents. Julie sees her involvement with these three aspects as a fortuitous and delightful convergence of her affections, which she experiences on a daily basis.  We talk about: [6:20] Parents yearning for cooperation from their kids [7:45] Why kids are craving self-loyalty [13:35] Factors to consider when you're thinking about homeschooling [15:40] My experience as a "failed homeschooler", and why it's ok [19:30] Advice for parents who are homeschooling and feel like they can't get their kids to focus on schoolwork [23:55] Have Julie’s grandkids been homeschooled? [27:20] Why our best work as parents is to ensure happiness and reduce pressure [31:35] Misconceptions about homeschooling  [33:10] Homeschooling vs. unschooling  [35:15] Kids who aren’t meeting the benchmark that the school system has set [41:30] Advice for parents on how to support their child who doesn't like school  [45:55] Advice to her younger parent self In her earlier professional journey, she invested time in the realm of professional writing, engaging in activities such as editing, ghostwriting, and freelancing. However, as her children approached the stage of transitioning from pencil control to self-expressive writing, Julie's inclination shifted towards coaching. This transformation was driven by her recognition that she found the most fulfillment in guiding and facilitating the emergence of original thoughts in others. Resources mentioned in this episode:   Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Julie’s Books The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age   Connect with Julie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bravewriter Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/bravewriter/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliebravewriter/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bravewriter Website: https://bravewriter.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
8/30/202346 minutes, 55 seconds
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116: Work, Parent, Thrive: Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm and Grow Connections with Yael Schonbrun

In this episode, Yael joins me to talk about her new book, as well as how to feel less guilty and overwhelmed in your parenting. Yael Schonbrun is a clinical psychologist, assistant professor at Brown University, co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, and author of Work, Parent, Thrive: 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm, and Grow Connection (When Everything Feels Like too Much). We talk about: [3:30] The background of her book [8:10] Advantages of working parenthood [13:10] Work family conflict vs. work family enrichment & the three different paths [16:15] Parenting guilt and shaming [19:55] The function of guilt and evolution [23:50] Acceptance and commitment therapy [25:35] Unhooking from unhelpful labels [31:35] Reinforcing that all parenting rolls are important [34:45] What is subtracting [40:05] A ‘stop doing’ list [45:00] Advice to her younger parent self Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter https://www.wsj.com/articles/work-life-conflict-cant-be-solvedand-thats-a-good-thing-11593230460  https://www.washingtonpost.com/parenting/2022/11/17/working-parent-conflict-balance-mindset/  https://behavioralscientist.org/doing-less-is-hard-especially-when-were-overwhelmed/  Book: https://amzn.to/45cg2Mv   Connect with Yael Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offtheclockpsych  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrYaelSchonbrun  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yaelschonbrun/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yaelschonbrun/  Website: www.workparenthrive.com / www.offtheclockpsych.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
8/23/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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115: When Your Kid Hates School

In this episode, I’m answering a listener's question whose eight year old daughter hates school. As some parts of the country are going back to school now, we are all getting ready to start that season again. Listen in for tips on how to navigate this question and support your kiddo through this challenging moment.   We talk about: [1:25] This episode’s listener question [3:20] Troubleshooting the root cause of ‘I don’t want to go to school’ [6:15] Is the school a good fit for your child? [6:50] Is school too easy? [8:50] What to do if your child needs an evaluation  [10:20] Suggestions for kids that are homebodies  [12:50] Pinpointing anxiety  [14:20] Resources for anxiety Resources mentioned in this episode:   Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons: https://amzn.to/3tF6Qj2  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
8/16/202317 minutes, 24 seconds
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Calm the Chaos with Dayna Abraham

Today we have a different kind of conversation for you. It’s not an episode of The Peaceful Parenting Podcast but instead it’s an episode of the Calm the Chaos Podcast hosted by my friend Dayna Abraham.   She will share everything you need to know about surviving challenging behavior from your kids, as well as her four step Ride the Storm Plan that can help you survive the eye of the storm and remain calm during your kids' challenging behavior.    Dayna is the founder of the Calm the Chaos® Framework, best-selling author of The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day and founder of the popular blog, Lemon Lime Adventures.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase Calm the Chaos: https://amzn.to/3QolM1s Podcast: https://calmthechaospodcast.com/   Connect with Dayna Abraham    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lemonlimeadventures/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LemonLimeAdventures  Website: https://lemonlimeadventures.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call  
8/15/202333 minutes, 48 seconds
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114: Needs and Boundaries for Parents and Children with Sonali Vongchusiri

In this episode, Sonali Vongchusiri joins me to discuss needs and boundaries for both parents and children. In traditional parenting, we are taught that the needs of our children come after our own needs – but what if they can both co-exist together? Sonali is a parent guide and the founder of the beloved Raising Your Strong-Willed Child series. She possesses a unique style that incorporates her own experiences as a sensitive, high-needs child who later became a parent to a highly sensitive, strong-willed child. Sonali combines heart-centered and empowering parenting approaches to help parents become aware of the underlying challenges causing unrest in their relationships. Her true passion lies in supporting parents to rediscover trust, connection, confidence, and delight in themselves and their bond with their child. We talk about: [4:50] Growing up as a highly sensitive child [8:40] How Sonali supports parents as a parenting coach [9:30] Understanding our needs and core values as parents [12:40] M&M Respect [15:00] Holding two ideas in our minds at the same time [20:00] Acknowledging the ‘whole person’ [27:00] How acknowledging our child changes their response to us [29:50] The ‘no’ game [34:50] Investigating the ‘no’ [41:30] Empowerment through empathy [46:35] Advice to her younger parent self Highly sensitive and intuitive, Sonali finds breaking through barriers to be enjoyable. She believes in the wisdom and presence of both children and parents during their interactions. Originally from the US with Indian origin, Sonali now resides in Bangkok. Her albinism gives her a unique perspective, allowing her to see people in ways they might not see themselves. In her free time, you can find Sonali jogging at the park or attending dance classes. She loves singing loudly while listening to music with her headphones on. Rain holds a special place in her heart, as she finds solace in the sensation of a downpour soaking through her clothes, enabling her to completely let go. Sonali and you will get along well if you share her love for chocolate and her aversion to mixing it with fruit. Most importantly, Sonali is living proof that repairing any fractured relationship with one's child is entirely possible. Resources mentioned in this episode:   Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter The Cove: https://www.forwardtogetherparenting.com/the-cove-sign-up   Connect with Sonali Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forwardtogetherparenting/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raisingyourstrongwilledchild/ Website: https://www.forwardtogetherparenting.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php
8/9/202348 minutes, 22 seconds
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113: Healthy Gaming with Dr. Alok Kanojia

In this episode, Dr. Alok Kanojia joins me to discuss video games and healthy gaming for our kiddos. Dr. Kanojia is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in the intersection of technology x mental health. Also known as ”Dr. K” to millions of people on the internet, Dr. Kanojia is the co-founder of Healthy Gamer, a mental health platform that serves the gaming community.  He has inspired millions of people with online content while overseeing the mental health coaching of thousands of young people. He is widely regarded as the foremost expert on video game addiction and most prominent mental health authority for young people. When he’s offline, he’s usually traveling, gardening, or grilling with his family.   We talk about: [3:05] Dr. K’s background in this space [4:45] Video games for enjoyment vs. addiction  [6:15] What is healthy gaming? [7:40] The brain on ‘gaming addiction’ [10:35] Does TV/screen time fulfill the same dopamine hit? [12:25] How screens give the temporary appearance of regulation [13:35] The impulse to check our phones [15:15] Why kids meltdown each time the screen is taken away [22:20] What kids can do instead of screen time [27:10] Approaching conversations about this with your kids [32:00] Guidelines for gaming in a healthy way [37:00] Types of games to avoid [41:25] The problem with multiplayer games  [44:00] Helping promote the balance of friends in life versus online   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/parentingcourse  https://www.healthygamer.gg/about/hg-parent      Connect with Dr. Alok Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthygamergg/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/dr_alokkanojia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthygamer_gg/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/healthy-gamer/  Other: https://wa.me/message/S4EVN3BAM4TXE1  Website: https://www.healthygamer.gg    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
8/2/202348 minutes, 31 seconds
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112: Anxiety and Aggression with Karen Young

In this episode, Karen Young joins me on the Peaceful Parenting Podcast to talk about co-regulation, anxiety, and aggression that sometimes comes to light within our kiddos.  Karen began her career as a psychologist in private practice. She has worked extensively with children, teens and families, and in educational and organization settings. She has lectured and has a Masters in Gestalt Therapy. It is through her work with children, teens and families, that she learned the power of solid information when it is placed in the solid, loving hands of parents or any important person in the life of a child.  Karen created Hey Sigmund, an internationally popular online resource, as a way to provide contemporary, research-driven information on the art of being human, and being with humans.   We talk about: [2:55] How she became an anxiety specialist [5:10] Where to begin when it comes to anxiety and aggression [8:25] Using recognition as a first step [10:00] Regulating your own nervous system [10:50] Using co-regulation  [17:00] Is repair most effective done immediately? [19:20] How ‘soothing’ changes as kids get older  [20:25] Validating ‘anger’ as an emotion  [23:05] How kids learn what a threat is and isn’t [27:30] Strategies for compassion when there's a meltdown [31:05] Helping kids understand where their big emotions come from [37:00] Tips for when kids refuse to use the strategies you've worked on them with [43:50] Advice to her younger parent self   She is the author of four books, including the bestselling ‘Hey Warrior’ and ‘Hey Awesome’, which creatively assist children to understand and manage anxiety. The books have been translated into a number of languages and have sold more than 180,000 copies worldwide.  Karen lives in Australia and has two children and two stepchildren. Experience has taught her that people can do amazing things with the right information, psychology has something for everyone, jargon doesn’t, everyone has a story to tell, short bios are the longest to write, nobody has it all figured out and the best people to be around are the ones who already know this.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting    Connect with Karen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karenyoungheysigmund Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/heysigmund001 Twitter: https://twitter.com/hey_sigmund Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenyoung_heysigmund Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/KarenYoungHeySigmund Website: https://www.heysigmund.com/ Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
7/26/202348 minutes, 20 seconds
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FREE WORKSHOP + LIVE Q&A – Peaceful Discipline: How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate Without Using Punishments

I’m popping onto your podcast feed today to let you know I am hosting a *free* workshop on Thursday, July 27 at 8pm EST.   It’s called Peaceful Discipline: How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate Without Using Punishments and I would love for you to join me.    You can go and sign up for free at www.sarahrosensweet.com/freeworkshop.    If you can't make it live, I will have a replay available for you that you can watch later. If you’re there live, I will be answering all of your questions about discipline and how to get your kids to listen to you without using yelling, threats, bribes, punishment, all of those things that we don't want to use in peaceful parenting!   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
7/24/20231 minute, 47 seconds
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111: 8 Pitfalls of Peaceful Parenting and What to do About Them

In this episode, I take you through the eight pitfalls of peaceful parenting that I have learned through my coaching and parenting years.   If you’re feeling overwhelmed or lost in your own peaceful parenting journey, these pitfalls may be helpful in helping you reframe your mindset, find community, and validation in your feelings.   We talk about: [3:25] Getting caught up in the 'shoulds' [6:20] Not thinking long term [9:25] The firmness of kind, firm limits [12:10] Feeling ignored and getting frustrated [14:45] Not having a community and feeling alone [16:25] Not being intentional about limits [19:45] Setting a limit as a punishment in disguise [23:40] Being too hard on ourselves   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Free workshop: www.sarahrosensweet.com/freeworkshop  Membership waitlist: www.sarahrosensweet.com/membership    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
7/19/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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110: Supporting Executive Function with Seth Perler

In this episode, Seth Perler joins me to unpack executive function, what to be on the lookout for, and how to help parents become more aware of hidden red flags.   Seth Perler is an educational coach and advocate for students with executive functioning challenges, such as ADHD and learning disabilities. He offers coaching, resources, and strategies to help students improve their organization, time management, and study skills.   We talk about: [3:55] Seth’s journey into this work [6:55] What is executive function [14:25] Potential red flags when it comes to executive function that parents should be on the lookout for [17:15] Creating the scaffolding to get out of being our children's executive function [22:10] ‘Can’t vs. Won’t when it comes to motivation and changing behavior [29:45] Remembering that kids want to do well [31:30] Unpacking attachment theory [32:30] Understanding classroom behavior – why kids want to be seen and heard [34:35] Being shamed at school [39:00] Seth’ framework: Systems, Mindsets, and Habits & Routines [42:25] Helping a kid who is meeting you with resistance [49:40] One thing Seth wishes all parents knew   As you can read on his website, Seth Perler struggled with his own executive functioning challenges throughout his academic journey. He experienced difficulties with organization, focus, and productivity, which led to academic setbacks. However, he eventually developed strategies and techniques that helped him overcome these challenges and achieve success.   Seth Perler now shares his insights and expertise through his website, blog, coaching sessions, and online courses. His goal is to support students, parents, and educators in understanding and addressing executive functioning difficulties to unlock their full potential.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting    Connect with Seth Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShineOnEducation Executive Function Summit: https://executivefunctionsummit.com/ Website: https://sethperler.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
7/12/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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109: Building Community and The Unlikely Village of Eden with Emma Nadler

In this episode, Emma Nadler joins me to talk about building compassionate relationships and community, especially as parents.   Emma Nadler is an author, speaker, and psychotherapist. In her private practice, she helps people better understand and tolerate emotions, build deeper relationships, and find meaning in life's challenges. She is passionate about transforming her own experiences as a parent of a child with disabilities into empathy, compassion, humor, and stories.    Her memoir, The Unlikely Village of Eden, is about learning to adapt and accept when life doesn’t go to plan, redefining community, and creating your own imperfect path.    We talk about: [4:35] What her book is about [5:40] Bucking cultural norms [9:50] Feeling of perfection and the expectations we have of parenthood [13:10] Advice for parents that feel like they're a failure [14:45] Listening to each other with compassion [17:30] Saying yes to people who are wanting to give connection [22:00] Advice for parents who feel they do not have a community [24:30] Building and using community [30:30] Her own personal grief journey [34:00] What helps Emma in the moments of being hard on herself for not being "perfect" [38:00] Advice to her younger self   Resources mentioned in this episode:   Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Book: https://amzn.to/3Js1BLt    Connect with Emma Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmanadlerwrites/ Website: www.EmmaNadler.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
7/5/202339 minutes, 25 seconds
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108: How to Develop Better Communication with Your Kids with Linda Murphy

In this episode, Linda Murphy joins me to discuss how to develop better communication between kids and parents. Linda is a speech language pathologist and RDI® Consultant. She co-founded Peer Projects Therapy From the Heart, a clinic in Beverly, MA dedicated to helping kids and families by using a positive, thoughtful communication style that emphasizes understanding, patience, respect, and kindness. Linda has been working with individuals with social learning differences for over 25 years.  We talk about: [3:15] How Linda got into this work [4:40] What is declarative language [10:40] What happens when a person is given a command [14:55] Different strategies for kids who are rigid thinkers [18:35] Giving kids processing time [20:50] The balance between alternative thinking vs. giving kids notice of things changing [25:30] Acknowledging the ‘communication dance’ [28:40] Strategies for modeling ‘black and white thinking’  [32:05] Voicing your moments of flexibility to help your kids [34:00] What we can do as parents to help our kids to not be afraid of making mistakes [38:55] Examples of declarative language vs. imperative language [45:00] Advice to her younger parent self   She leads trainings on the topic of social learning, has authored Declarative Language Handbook, Co-Regulation Handbook, numerous articles, and co-authored the book Social Thinking and Me with Michelle Garcia Winner. Linda lives north of Boston with her husband and their two busy lovable boys.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Parent Workshops: https://www.declarativelanguage.com/8-week-workshops  Trainings for educators: https://www.declarativelanguage.com/trainings-for-professionals    Connect with Linda Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/declarativelanguage/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057683280110  Blog: https://www.declarativelanguage.com/sunday-snippets-of-support  Website: https://www.declarativelanguage.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
6/28/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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107: Coaching with Beth: Blame, Shame and Wanting a More Peaceful Home

In this episode, Beth joins me to talk about transforming our mindset around blame, removing the shame of parenting responses, and wanting a more peaceful home.   Beth is the mom of three kids, and her third child, Sophie, is one of our kids that we call “more” or “extra”.   Beth is relatively new to Peaceful Parenting, and is a member of my Peaceful Parenting membership. She wanted some more help with making sure that she was on the right track with Sophie, and we worked together to find solutions and tools to the challenges she was facing.   We talk about: [4:10] About Beth and her three kids [6:30] Sophie’s background and wanting a more peaceful home for her family [10:15] Why rewards don't work [12:55] What co-regulating is and why it’s important  [19:45] Being an intense person and peaceful parenting [24:20] Meeting your child where they are [35:10] What systems can you have in place for a child who loses things? [37:30] Gardener and Carpenter metaphor [38:45] Wanting to help your kids, but at what cost to the relationship? [41:10] Four-week update [45:25] The challenges around not wanting to help our kids “too much” [47:20] Sensory triggers while getting dressed [49:35] Shifting our mindset around ‘blame’ [52:20] How to be more patient when wanting quicker results   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
6/21/202356 minutes, 1 second
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106: Breaking Kids Out of ‘The Man Box’ with Jonathon Reed

In this episode, Jonathon Reed joins me to talk about ‘the man box.’ The man box is the way we limit boys and men - and our relationships with them- with a rigid view about masculinityWe also discuss how as parents we can support our boys, help them tap into their emotions and help them to develop emotional health and intimacy.   Jonathon is Youth Program Manager with a nonprofit organization called Next Gen Men, which means he does workshops and presentations at schools, trainings for teachers, a Discord server and a summer camp program all about supporting boys’ wellbeing and challenging gender-based violence.   We talk about: [4:05] How Jonathan got into this work, and why [6:50] The lack of emotional intimacy boys grow up feeling they can't have with each other [7:30] What's the man box [11:20] Why it’s so hard to be outside of the man box [15:55] How lack of emotional safety impacts boys and men [19:45] The good and bad environments that sports offer boys [22:50] Exposure to violence at a young age [26:20] Why it’s hard for boys and men to ask for help [28:45] What parents can do to keep their sons from being stuck in the man box [32:55] Grounding in curiosity [35:30] Encouraging boys to cry [43:00] One thing Jonathan wishes all parents knew about toxic masculinity   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Boys and Sex by Peggy Orenstein Wilderness-based summer rite of passage trips in Ontario and Alberta: https://nextgenmen.ca/expeditions  Online course on boys and masculinity for parents and educators: https://nextgenmen.ca/courses  Discord server for boys and masculine-exploring youth in Grades 7-9: https://nextgenmen.ca/club  Breaking the Boy Code podcast on the inner lives of boys: https://breakingtheboycode.com    Connect with Jonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nextgenmen/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boypodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/nextgenmen Twitter:  https://twitter.com/boypodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/nextgenmen  Podcast: https://breakingtheboycode.com/  Website: https://nextgenmen.ca    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
6/14/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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105: Conscious Parenting with Domari Dickinson

In this episode, Domari Dickinson shares her journey from traditional parenting to peaceful (or conscious) parenting. We explore the challenges and complexities of this transformative process, discussing practical strategies for repairing relationships and implementing conscious parenting principles in larger families.   We also talk about decolonizing the family's microsystem, and how to create a nurturing and inclusive environment for children. Domari also discusses her experience with unschooling.   Domari Dickinson is a parenting coach and mom of four who helps moms identify and break toxic parenting patterns. After working as an educator and instructional coach for over 15 years, Domari decided to use her teaching and curriculum design skills to create programs that provide parents with clear, easy-to-implement techniques to become more positive, purposeful, and effective parents.   We talk about: [3:30] Conscious parenting vs. Peaceful parenting and how Domari got into this work [6:10] The tricky part of shifting from traditional parenting to conscious parenting  [8:35] What gave Domari the confidence to trust peaceful parenting  [12:00] Advice for parents who are also on their peaceful parenting journey [14:10] Acknowledging that we will mess up, and gain the tools to repair  [16:35] Conscious parenting in bigger families  [20:45] Carving out special time with each child  [23:10] Using scripts when dealing with difficult situations  [28:40] Helping parents navigate when they feel like what their child is upset about isn’t important  [30:45] Decolonizing the microsystem of the family [33:10] How and why Domari started unschooling  [37:10] Advice for her younger parent self   Through her parenting programs, workshops, online challenges, and 1-on-1 coaching, Domari has helped countless parents across the United States navigate the everyday challenges of life with kids using proven, research-based strategies. She is passionate about building a community of women who are committed to challenging popular parenting norms as they groom their kids for success in a loving, peaceful, and respectful home environment.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Positive and Purposeful Parenting Tips: https://positive-purposeful-parenting.ck.page/43118fd9eb   Connect with Domari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/domaridickinson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/domaridickinson?lang=en TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@domaridickinson Website: http://domaridickinson.com/collective/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
6/7/202338 minutes, 49 seconds
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104: Tips for Traveling with Kids

In this episode, Corey and I discuss our best tips for traveling with kids.   We know that traveling with our kids can be challenging, and there are tips and mindset hacks you can adopt and use in your own travel journeys. We cover meltdowns, setting expectations, routines, emotional backpacks, and more.   We talk about: [2:25] Acknowledging that traveling with children is really difficult  [4:05] Important mindset tips for traveling with kids  [8:10] Planning your trip and keeping your schedule loose [10:10] Letting your kids know what to expect and setting expectations [11:15] Expecting meltdowns  [13:40] How to make traveling with your kids more pleasant [23:50] Handling kids being out of their routine  [26:55] Helping them empty their emotional backpacks   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
5/31/202329 minutes, 19 seconds
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103: Playful Parenting with Lawrence Cohen

In this episode, Lawrence Cohen joins me on the show to talk about how play and roughhousing can help you in your parenting. We talk about everything from why we need to be playful, to aggression, to calming our kids down, and incorporating more fun and play into our days. Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, is a psychologist and the author of Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry. His newest book is Unplug and Play: The Illustrated Guide to Roughhousing with Your Kids, co-authored with Anthony Debenedet. We talk about: [5:50] How Lawrence got into this work, and about his new book [6:45] The importance of roughhousing  [8:15] How Lawrence became a more playful parent [11:15] Advice for parents who shy away from roughhousing and play [19:20] Having ‘personal agency’ [21:20] Building self-determination of risk [25:45] The Knot of Tension concept [28:50] Handing unsavory behavior when it comes to play [35:00] Responding to aggression with playfulness [41:10] When ‘play’ turns aggressive  [45:50] Tips for getting play to stop [49:35] What to do when your kid swears  [54:20] Lawrence’s advice to his younger parent self    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  The Opposite of Worry by Lawrence Cohen: https://amzn.to/3LFgyLI Playful Parenting: https://amzn.to/427erpu Unplug and Play by Lawrence Cohen: https://amzn.to/3AJzByl   Connect with Lawrence Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Larrycohenplayfulparenting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Larjack1 Website: www.playfulparenting.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php
5/24/202356 minutes, 58 seconds
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102: Coaching with Samantha: Parenting Struggles with A Sensitive, Intense Child

In this episode, Samantha, mom of two boys aged four and five, shares her journey of transitioning from traditional parenting approaches to Peaceful Parenting. She talks about how she struggles with her older son, who is more intense and requires a different approach.    Samantha talks about how hard it is for her to handle noise, conflict, sibling rivalry, and more.   We talk about: [4:10] Samantha’s trigger around ‘noise’ [7:30] Handling rejection and being sensitive to language  [11:30] The difference between being sad and feeling sad [13:25] Sensory processing challenges [17:15] Navigating sibling rivalry alongside my online course [22:20] Letting kids cry and encouraging tears  [26:20] Biting during meltdowns and tips to navigate them [30:40] Using friends at school as teaching moments [31:55] ‘Twice exceptional’ kids [37:10] 3 week check in [42:20] Major epiphanies Samantha has had [47:20] Strategies to find self compassion    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  My Transform Your Family Life Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/parentingcourse    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
5/17/202353 minutes, 12 seconds
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101: Mindful Parenting PLUS Kids and Sports with Oliver Levy

In this episode, Oliver Levy joins me to talk about mindful parenting. Plus since he’s a sports coach and a sports dad, as well as a parenting coach, I asked him about the peaceful approach to kids and sports.   Oliver Levy is the Ceo and Founder of MPTK. He became a parenting coach in 2016. He became a retired yeller in 2017. He no longer yells or raises his voice at his children. He retired as a parent in 2019. He is now a mentor to his children. Both him and his wife are living their best lives as parents and they are just loving it. He has been married to his beautiful Queen Lisa since 2007. He has 3 children (ages 29, 14, & 11).    Oliver has been there, in the same shoes as parents who struggled with temper tantrums, kids not listening, whining, sibling battles, co-parenting battles, teenager issues and more.     We talk about: [4:10] The events that brought Oliver into this work [7:15] His wife’s ultimatum that changed the course of his parenting [8:35] Finding his way through his personal challenges to coaching parents [11:35] The 12 laws of mindful parenting [22:45] How to coach a kid who’s a bad sport [24:30] Finding the root cause to our behaviors as parents [28:15] How to use car rides to create open communication lines [34:05] Tips for coaching your own kids [37:30] How should kids be introduced to sports [42:35] When you feel like your kids should be in sports or on a team, even if they don’t want to be [46:00] How to handle your kids wanting to quit sports [53:20] Advice to his younger parent self    The misbehaviors mentioned above caused him many challenges in his marriage. After having several meltdowns, and constantly yelling at home, he became determined to find a healthier, happier means of raising great kids without losing control.    This was the catalyst for developing Mindful Parenting Tools. He immersed himself in the study and principles of Adlerian Psychology and several child psychologists and parenting experts.    Oliver believes that trauma can affect kids when it comes to self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience, being respectful, taking responsibility and setting goals so they can create the life that they desire. He also believes that parents, teachers, sports coaches and other caregivers in the community must be equipped with modern-day parenting tools & strategies to avoid trauma in the home and in the community.   He is on a mission to equip 10 million parents with actionable steps so they too, can feel composed and confident when guiding their children to greater achievements with fewer frustration despite any past trauma.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  https://linktr.ee/Parentingtools    Connect with Oliver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MindfulParentingToolkit/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MindfulTool Website: www.mindfulparentingtoolkit.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
5/10/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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100: When Your Child Has a Preferred Parent (or Not) with Sarah and Corey

In this episode, Corey and I sit down for a joint episode about when your child has a preferred parent (or not).   We talk about various ideas for sparking connection within your family unit, the normalcy of primary and secondary attachment, taking turns at bedtime, tips for bedtime routines, understanding how it feels to be the preferred parent, the importance of play, and effective communication as partners, and so much more.   **GIVEAWAY** To help celebrate hitting 100 episodes, from May 3 to May 17, choose a podcast episode that you love, screenshot it, share it, and tag me or send it to me. We will enter you into our contest to win either one year in our Peaceful Parenting membership, access to My Transform Your Family Life online course or private coaching.   We talk about: [4:20] Favorite ideas to help spark connection  [5:40] The normalcy with primary and secondary attachment  [8:25] Taking turns at bedtime  [11:20] Tips for working up to bedtime routines [13:50] What the non-preferred parent can remind themselves of  [17:20] How it feels to be the preferred parent [23:00] The importance of ‘play’ and including both the preferred and non-preferred parent [26:10] Communicating as partners    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Membership: www.sarahrosensweet.com/membership    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
5/3/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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099: How Anxiety Shows Up in Our Parenting and What to Do About It with Lynn Lyons

In this episode, Lynn Lyons joins me on the podcast to talk about anxiety and how it shows up in adults and in our parenting.   Lynn has been on the podcast twice before – be sure to check out the other two episodes linked below once you’re done listening to this one.   Our conversation today centers around her new book, The Anxiety Audit, and she gives us tangible tips to transform our relationship with anxiety starting today.   We talk about: [3:55] How Lynn got into this work [5:20] About Lynn’s new book: The Anxiety Audit [10:10] ‘Catastrophizing’ and its relation to anxiety [15:10] How to handle anxiety as the aftermath of the last few years [17:30] How to step out of anxious patterns [22:55] Is ‘worry’ the rehearsal for tragedy? [26:50] What to do instead of worrying? [30:45] Using ‘business’ to mask anxiety [34:55] Tips for reducing business and chaos  [37:50] Leveraging unstructured play [49:30] Lynn’s advice to her younger parent self   Lynn is a psychotherapist, author and speaker in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 28 years, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.   She travels globally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Episode 35: www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode35  Episode 45: www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode45    Connect with Lynn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flusterclux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LynnLyonsMSW YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPraoDm3VQl56hLah5DM4UA  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynnlyonsanxiety/  Website: https://www.amaze.org   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
4/26/202351 minutes, 4 seconds
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098: Puberty Prep and Support for Kids with Dr. Rachael Gibson and special guest Sarah’s daughter

In this episode, I have two special guests to talk about puberty and the changes our kids experience during this time.   First up is Rachael E. Gibson, PhD, MPH, MS, MEd (she/her/ella), the Senior Program Manager of AMAZE Education at Advocates for Youth. Dr. Gibson is an AASECT Certified Sex Educator based in Miami, Florida and Cape Town, South Africa and has taught comprehensive sexuality education all over the U.S. and the world.    Dr. Gibson talks about the specifics when it comes to puberty, the changes our kids go through on a physical, emotional and mental level, and how to help them navigate these changes as parents.   Our second guest is my teenage daughter, Maxine, who shares her experience getting her first period, going through puberty and having a ‘red party’.    We talk about: [3:45] Defining 'puberty' [4:40] Average ages of puberty today  [5:30] Common challenges kids have when going through puberty and how can we best support them [8:10] How hormonal changes affect our kids’ emotions  [10:05] The social changes that come with puberty [13:20] Helping kids understand ‘am I normal?’ [14:15] How we as parents can help our kids when they are getting unwanted attention [17:55] Tips for talking about puberty with your kids to prepare them [22:15] How to answer your kids’ puberty questions  [26:40] Celebrating ‘coming of age’ in different cultures [29:25] Rachel’s advice to her younger parent self  [31:25] From my daughter’s perspective: what to keep in mind if you're scared about your kid going into puberty [33:10] Are you worried your kids are going to turn into unrecognizable people? [34:20] Does Maxine remember first learning about puberty [37:20] ‘Red parties’ and why you should consider one [40:20] What made it easier for Maxine when getting her first period   Dr. Gibson has over 20 years of experience in the health and sexuality education field, and currently serves on the SHAPE National Health Education Council. Prior to joining the AFY/AMAZE team, Dr. Gibson was an Instructional Coach and Content Specialist in the NYC Department of Education, Office of School Wellness Programs. Dr. Gibson also spent 17 years as a secondary health education teacher in California and New York.   In addition to her work with AMAZE and AFY, she is an adjunct professor in Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies.  Dr. Gibson's research examines the interactions between teacher and learner identities. Her most current work titled Learner experiences of teacher gender: Associations among gender and comfort in the sexuality education classroom, offers recommendation for pre- and in-service teacher training that includes strategies for meeting the perceptions of students in affective and culturally responsive ways.    Dr. Gibson holds a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Arizona, an MPH from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the City College of New York, and a MEd and PhD from Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies.  In her free time, she is an avid hiker, dancer, and traveler.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting    Connect with Dr. Gibson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amazeparents Website: https://www.amaze.org   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php
4/19/202341 minutes, 27 seconds
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097: When Parenting Is Hard- A Conversation With Parents Like You

In this episode, we take a look inside my membership community, which is currently open for enrollment.   Our conversation is a beautiful example of the support, love, kindness and guidance that you will receive within this community. We focus specifically on the challenges we face as parents – from handling our ‘extra’ or ‘more’ kids, to grieving the parenting journey we thought we would have.   We talk about: [2:20] Introducing our parenting panel guests  [5:40] Realizing your parenting journey is not the experience you were expecting [10:15] The challenges that come with parenting kids who are ‘extra’ or ‘more’  [20:40] Forgiving ourselves to the grief we feel  [26:15] Learning compassion for ourselves  [32:00] How our ‘extra’ kids show us how ‘extra’ we are [39:30] Adapting and healing within  [46:55] Advice for parents who feel alone in their parenting journey  [53:30] Learning how to see yourself from your kid’s eyes   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Membership: www.sarahrosensweet.com/membership    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
4/12/202354 minutes, 53 seconds
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Free Peaceful Parenting Reset

Hey y'all, I'm jumping in here today, which is not my usual day to be in your podcast feed because I have a couple questions for you…   How are things going with you in your parenting? Are you feeling calm and confident? Are you feeling connected to your kids?    If the answer to that question is, ‘I think it could be better, I think I could feel more calm, more confident, and more connected...’   Then you should sign up for my free Peaceful Parenting Reset starting on Monday, April 10th.    Every day, Monday through Friday, starting Monday, April 10th, I am going to be sending you an email with an assignment for the day – which only takes minutes to do.    If you’d like to join us, you can by going to www.sarahrosensweet.com/reset    If you're listening to this at a time when the reset has already passed, you can still sign up for the waitlist to be notified the next time we offer it.   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
4/6/20232 minutes, 30 seconds
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096: When Your Child is Aggressive with Tosha Schore

In this episode, Tosha Schore joins me to talk about what to do when your child is aggressive.   Most of us have been there – kids fighting over toys, hitting, sibling rivalry, or anger that seems to come out of nowhere. How do you handle it? Is there an effective way to deal with it?   Tosha is mom to three boys and an advocate for boys and their families. She is on a mission to create a more peaceful world, one sweet boy at a time by supporting you to care for yourself, connect with your boy deeply, set limits lovingly, and play wildly!    She brings a burst of energy and optimism to parenting, and is an expert at simple solutions to what feel like overwhelmingly complicated problems.   Through her online community and courses, Tosha helps break the isolation of modern parenting and lifts your confidence so you’re better equipped to face the challenges of raising young boys.   We talk about: [4:30] How Tosha got into this work [5:50] Why kids get aggressive [9:10] Meeting your child where they’re at [13:00] How to stop your child’s aggression [16:40] Common mistakes parents make when trying to end aggressive behavior [23:15] What to do when the aggression seems to be impulsive  [32:00] How to handle being fearful of your child hitting or hurting you [40:45] Sibling rivalry and aggression between siblings [48:35] Lashing out after breaking toys [51:15] How to know if you’re handling these situations correctly  [53:35] Figuring out our triggers  [57:25] When aggression comes out of nowhere [59:25] What Tosha would tell her younger parent self   Tosha is the creator of all things Parenting Boys Peacefully, including “Parenting Boys Peacefully: A 10-Day Reconnect,” an online group experience shared by over 15,000 parents worldwide. She is also a trainer of Hand in Hand Parenting and co-author of “Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Challenges.” Tosha is also a frequent guest expert on podcasts and online and in-person conferences.   Oh! And if it makes you feel better, Tosha’s got some letters after her name…She holds a BA in Women’s Studies & Language Studies from UCSC, an MA in Applied Linguistics and a certificate in TESOL from UCLA, and is a certified trainer of instructors in Hand in Hand Parenting.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Membership: www.sarahrosensweet.com/membership    Connect with Tosha Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toshaschoreyourpartnerinparentingboys YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ToshaSchoreYourPartnerInParenting Website: https://parentingboyspeacefully.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
4/5/20231 hour, 40 seconds
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095: How to Handle Your Kid Saying ‘I Hate You’ with special guest, Sarah’s teenage daughter

In this episode, we’re answering how to handle when your child says ‘I hate you’.   Of course, when we’re on the receiving end of this, it can feel painful to hear, so how do we navigate it and what can we do about it?   This episode is inspired by my daughter, Maxine, who suggested I do this topic and share it with you. In fact, she joins me in the second half of the episode to share her perspective and what she wants parents to know.   We talk about: [1:30] Responding with ‘calm’ [2:40] Reminding yourself what you're seeing is the "fight" [4:30] How to respond to the feeling that's driving the behavior [8:00] What to do when this is a trigger for you [11:20] Knowing that you're not alone [12:35] What my daughter Maxine thinks parents should know about this [15:20] The kind of reaction parents should have [17:10] How to not take offense    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
3/29/202320 minutes, 13 seconds
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094: Peaceful Discipline with Sarah Moore

In this episode, Sarah Moore joins me on the podcast to talk about what story teaching is, and why it’s important to focus on ‘play’.   We also touch on consequences, and natural consequences, when it comes to peaceful discipline.    We are also giving away a copy of Sarah’s new book. From March 22, 2023 to March 28, 2023, share a screenshot to your social media of you listening to this episode, tag me on either Facebook or Instagram, and be automatically entered to win.   Sarah R. Moore is the author of Peaceful Discipline: Story Teaching, Brain Science & Better Behavior and founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting.    As a Master Trainer in conscious parenting and Board Member for the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, she’s also a public speaker, armchair neuroscientist, and most importantly, a Mama.    We talk about: [3:15] Sarah’s new book, Peaceful Discipline: Story Teaching, Brain Science & Better Behavior  [5:00] How trying improv can help parents [6:50] How natural consequences play out in the real world  [9:10] Our limbic system reactions  [16:50] Why kids are wired to play, and how that’s actually okay [25:35] What to do if you don’t ‘have time’ to be playful [27:50] How to use Story Teaching in peaceful parenting  [34:40] Can kids really learn without consequences? [40:50] Debunking the myth that peaceful parenting has no consequences  [44:00] What Sarah would tell her younger parent self   With training in child development, trauma recovery, interpersonal neurobiology, improv comedy and play, her work supports parents and caregivers around the globe.    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Book: Peaceful Discipline: Story Teaching, Brain Science & Better Behavior by Sarah Moore    Connect with Sarah Moore Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dandelionseedspositiveliving/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionSeedsPositiveParenting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DandelionSeeds5 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/dandelionseeds5/ Website: https://dandelion-seeds.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
3/22/202346 minutes
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093: Coaching with Kate: How to Help Socially Anxious Kids

This episode is a coaching call with Kate, the mom of 11-year-old James.   She initially reached out wanting some coaching around James’ tendency to be a bit socially anxious. As you’ll hear in our conversation, he was hesitant to talk to people in new situations and hesitant to speak out in class.   I coached Kate on some strategies that she could use to help James. When we have kids who are a little bit anxious or anxious at all, we as parents are the ones who are best situated to help them.   Be sure to stay until the end, as we check in with Kate two months later and hear how the strategies and suggestions went for her and James.   We talk about: [3:40] The challenges James is facing when interacting with others [6:30] Explaining the ‘worry brain’ [7:45] Getting your way into the worry brain [8:50] Strategies to help kids understand the worry brain [13:00] Our anti-anxiety phrase and recognizing the signs of anxiety  [17:45] How to get ‘buy-in’ from our kids [19:00] Two-month check in [20:20] How James is coping today   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Record a question: https://www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup Website: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php   
3/15/202325 minutes, 20 seconds
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092: After School Best Practices For A Smooth Routine

After school can be a very difficult time! Our kids have full emotional backpacks, they’re hungry and cranky- hello, meltdowns!   How can we set ourselves up for success so that this overwhelming time of day can feel a bit easier? Corey and I give our best tips and strategies to navigate after school routines with ease!   We talk about the important role mindset plays, tips for ‘transition times’, homework, and much more.   We talk about: [3:00] Getting yourself into the right mindset [6:25] The best roughhousing solutions when you’re in a pinch [9:05] Developing an emergency exit plan [11:00] Transitioning to dinner time when kids may not be hungry [15:35] Tips for making ‘walking out the door’ easier [18:50] Thoughts on screen time after school [25:20] How to fit homework into your after school routine [29:00] One big tip to be that calmer parent during your after school routine   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Record a question: https://www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast Taking the Stress Out of Morning Routines: www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode77  Bedtime Best Practices: www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode86  Grab our cheat sheet: www.sarahrosensweet.com/afterschool  Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud (PhD) and Ned Johnson       Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call  
3/8/202333 minutes, 32 seconds
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091: Keeping Kids Safe: Teaching Body Safety, Boundaries and Consent with Rosalia Rivera

In this episode, Rosalia Rivera joins me to talk about teaching children about body safety, boundaries and consent. One of the key takeaways from our conversation is the importance of empowering children with knowledge and tools to recognize and communicate boundaries. Parents can help their children understand the difference between safe and unsafe touch, and good touch/bad touch.  When it comes to teaching children about consent, Rosalia suggests starting with modeling consent in everyday life. This can include asking for permission before giving a hug or sharing personal information. Additionally, parents can teach children about body literacy and the foundational blocks of sex ed in developmentally appropriate ways. Balancing a child's natural curiosity with their safety is a delicate balance. Rosalia shares some strategies that can help parents strike this balance effectively. She also talks about the importance of reinforcing 'stranger danger' and building strong relationships with children. Rosalia Rivera is a consent educator and child sexual abuse prevention specialist, sexual literacy advocate, TEDx speaker, Chair of SAGE (Survivor Advocates Globally Empowered) representing the BRAVE Movement, and the founder of CONSENTparenting™, the host of the AboutCONSENT™ podcast and creatrix of CONSENTwear™. She is also a CSA (child sexual abuse) survivor, turned thriver. She helps busy parents go from fearful and anxious to confident and empowered, about teaching their kids about body safety, boundaries, and consent to prevent sexual abuse.    We talk about: [3:10] How Rosalia helps parents teach their kids about body safety boundaries  [4:15] The greater risk for survivor parents when it comes to this work and having hard conversations with their kids [7:25] Where to start when it comes to teaching about consent [12:10] Teaching kids about body literacy and the foundational blocks of sex ed [12:50] The difference between safe and unsafe touch, and good touch/bad touch [16:05] Helping kids learn that they should never say yes to something that doesn't feel good for them [20:00] How to balance letting your child explore with also teaching concepts to keep them safe [21:30] The opportunity to reinforce 'stranger danger' [24:30] 'Grooming' signs and red flags  [29:55] Why kids with challenging relationships to their parents can often be easily targeted  [32:10] When would you explain what grooming is and what to be aware of [35:55] Rosalia's advice to her younger parent self   As a CSA survivor and parent, from a family of survivors, she discovered how triggering it was to learn about abuse prevention when it was time to educate her own kids once she became a mother. Determined to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse, Rosalia dedicated herself to her healing so she could overcome the anxiety and triggers that kept coming up when learning about abuse prevention so she could teach her kids.    Rosalia is certified in the Canadian Centre for Child Protection® COMMIT TO KIDS® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Program and is a Certified Facilitator of the Stewards Of Children® Training by Darkness to Light, as well as OnWatch™.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Private Part Safety Workshop: https://www.consentparenting.com/getting-started   Connect with Rosalia On Instagram On Facebook On Twitter On LinkedIn https://aboutconsent.com/  https://www.consentparenting.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call  
3/1/202338 minutes, 7 seconds
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090: Coaching with Mark and Kanae: Support Each Other as Partners and in Peaceful Parenting

In this episode, Mark and Kanae, parents of two sons, aged five and three, join me to talk about the challenges they face together as partners in their relationship.   I first met Mark through my Transform Your Family Life Online Course (www.sarahrosensweet.com/parentingcourse), which is now open for enrollment and starts on Wednesday, March 1st. If you are listening to this episode after that, you can always get on the waitlist to be notified the next time it opens.    Learn how to transform your communication and your family life in this conversation with Mark and Kanae.   We go into: [5:30] The big transformation Peaceful Parenting brought Mark and Kanae  [11:15] The challenges Mark and Kanae are facing parenting as partners [13:30] Having a hard time being on the same page [18:15] Empathy and shame and how they go hand in hand [19:20] Challenging each other on not empathizing enough [25:30] Projecting our own fears and insecurities onto our parenting [28:50] Why being hard on your kids won't make them not do that "bad" behavior again [34:20] Breaking down old communication patterns in relationships [43:15] Knowing and understanding that your partner is always worthy and loveable [45:00] Acknowledging criticism and how partners should be supporting each other [50:30] Mark and Kanae’s check in [52:40] How diving into past stories and bringing them to the surface has transformed their parenting today Resources mentioned in this episode FREE How to Stop Yelling Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Book coaching or a free consult: www.sarahrosensweet.com/coaching  Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Transform Your Family Life Online Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/parentingcourse  The Gardener and The Carpenter by Alison Gopnik: https://amzn.to/3YFnRXW   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/22/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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FREE WORKSHOP + LIVE Q&A – Peaceful Discipline: How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate Without Using Punishments

I’m popping onto your podcast feed today to let you know I am hosting a *free* workshop on Wednesday, February 22 at 8pm EST -OR-  Friday, February 24 at 12pm EST.   It’s called Peaceful Discipline: How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate Without Using Punishments and I would love for you to join me.    You can go and sign up for free at www.sarahrosensweet.com/freeworkshop.    If you can't make it live, I will have a replay available for you that you can watch later. If you’re there live, I will be answering all of your questions about discipline and how to get your kids to listen to you without using yelling, threats, bribes, punishment, all of those things that we don't want to use in peaceful parenting!   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/16/20232 minutes, 32 seconds
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089: Listener Questions: Staying Calm, Entitled Kids, and Toddler Mischief

In this episode, I answer 3 listener questions.    How do you stay calm when you were raised with hitting, yelling and punishing?    What do you say when your child has a negative attitude, even after a fun activity?   How do you stop a toddler from throwing food off the high chair?    So, grab a cup of tea, get comfortable, and join me as we navigate the ups and downs of parenting and your most pressing questions.   We talk about: [2:20] Changing our mindset around hitting and punishment when growing up in a heated household [5:25] Feeling unworthy because how we were raised  [11:20] What to do if your kid has a negative outlook towards life [15:00] How to help a dysregulated, tired child [18:10] How to get your toddler to stop throwing food from the highchair    Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Record a question: https://www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast Self-Compassion break: https://peacefulparents.kartra.com/page/self_compassion_break   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/15/202323 minutes, 25 seconds
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088: Supporting LGBTQ Kids with Celeste and Jen of Mama Dragons

In this episode, Celeste and Jen join me on the podcast to talk about supporting LGBTQ kids, specifically if you’re part of a religion or way of living that does not affirm them.   Celeste is the executive director of Mama Dragons, which was created by Gina Crivello. Gina gathered a small group of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) mothers together as they navigated supporting their LGBTQ children in a culture that was not affirming.    Since then, Mama Dragons has grown to become a leader in affirming parent education and offers support to more than 9,000 members worldwide.   We talk about: [6:50] What is Mama Dragons [11:50] How Jen found out her son was gay, and what she did to navigate it [15:20] The physical effects of coming out of 'fight, flight of freeze' mode [19:10] The difference affirming parents make, and how you can affirm a child [22:10] Parenting practices to adopt  [24:30] What Jen wishes she knew about raising a gay son [26:30] What Jen has learned working with Mama Dragons  [29:10] The impact of growing up in a religious setting [31:50] The importance of doing your own research and not getting caught up in misinformation [33:10] Why people so threatened by the idea of LGBTQ people [38:35] Advice both Celeste and Jen would give to their younger parent self   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Learning program Parachute - https://parachute.mamadragons.org/  Get free Parachute courses using the code PEACEFULPARENTING   Connect with Mama Dragons On Instagram On Facebook On Twitter On YouTube https://www.mamadragons.org/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call  
2/8/202344 minutes, 26 seconds
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087: Coaching with Lian: How to Handle Swearing and Hitting

In this episode, Lian joins me for a coaching call to discuss the challenges she’s facing with her four-year-old son.   Her son has been using swearing to communicate his frustration and big feelings. Lian also shares how his frustration often escalates from mean words to physical aggression.   I give her tips and strategies to help transform her son’s approach and behavior, and we make a plan for Lian and her husband moving forward. Be sure to listen in until the end to hear our check in.   We go into: [0:50] What to do if your child uses profanity excessively  [3:50] How Lian has tried putting limits on this issue so far [6:10] Why we can't ignore troubling behavior [10:40] What to do if the behavior isn't due to lack of attention [12:50] The shame we feel as parents when our kids do something  humiliating  [18:10] The 'good' vs. 'bad' parent dichotomy [20:45] Why the naughty behavior hasn't crossed over into other areas of Lian's son life [23:50] How to handle your kid hitting you [30:45] Tips for helping your child empty their emotional backpack [36:05] How hard parenting really is on a marriage [38:00] Check in with Lian [42:15] Tips for empathizing with our kids [48:00] Keeping an aggression log [56:30] Why we should never ignore a child when they're upset Resources mentioned in this episode FREE How to Stop Yelling Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Book coaching or a free consult: www.sarahrosensweet.com/coaching  Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Playful Parenting by Larry Cohen: https://amzn.to/3Dj49IY  Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene: https://amzn.to/3yvOgg6     Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/1/202359 minutes, 51 seconds
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086: Bedtime Best Practices

What are bedtime best practices?    We know how challenging bedtime can be, and in this episode, Corey and I give our best tips and strategies to navigate it with ease and a big dose of self compassion!   We talk about separation anxiety, how to be supportive partners to one another, creating bedtime and morning routines, and so much more.   We talk about: [2:30] Mindest tips around bedtime [6:05] Why it’s okay to want to help [8:50] How to set yourself up to be in a better space mentally before bedtime [11:00] Starting your bedtime routine in advance [13:30] Getting energy out before bed [16:45] Creating a nighttime routine  [18:50] Keeping kids accountable to their routine [25:10] Make the bedroom ‘bed-able’ [32:30] The separation that comes with bedtime  [44:00] Giving your kids a container of time to talk at bed time [52:10] Taking turns putting the kids to bed     Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Rest, Play, Grow by Deborah McNamara: https://amzn.to/3QU9o7C Infographic: https://macnamara.ca/portfolio/info-graphic-when-saying-goodnight-is-hard-20-ways-to-bridge-the-nighttime-distance/ Bedtime Cheat Sheet: www.sarahrosensweet.com/bedtime    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
1/25/202356 minutes, 30 seconds
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085: Repairing Your Inner Child with Dani Faust

How do we repair our inner child? How is it similar (or different) from reparenting ourselves?   In this episode, Dani Faust joins me to talk about inner child work, its impact on our parenting techniques, and how to learn manifestation techniques to give you the life you truly desire.   Dani is a dynamic hypnotherapist, energy healer and intuitive mindset coach that is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs manifest their best lives and businesses. Her coaching blends brain science and positive psychology with spiritual mindbody practices like meditation, breathwork and reiki.    We talk about: [3:10] How Dani got into the mindset and manifesting space [5:40] What 'reparenting' is and why Dani doesn't like that word [8:20] Examples of inner child work [9:35] Strategies to look at why we react the way we do [11:40] Questions to ask to figure out what your inner child needs [17:00] Daily practice recommendations for healing your inner child [25:00] Manifestation tips for parents  [26:10] Strategies to fill the gap between your present experience and your dream reality [27:20] What gets in the way of people leveling up when it comes to manifestation [33:10] Dani's advice to her younger parent self   Dani also hosts the podcast, Manifest It, Sis! She holds multiple coaching and energy healing certifications, a BS in Health/Psychology and is pursuing an MS/EdD in Performance Psychology.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Dani’s free 5-day Manifesting Breakthrough Challenge: bit.ly/manifestin5     Connect with Dani Faust On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn On Facebook www.danifaust.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
1/18/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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084: Coaching with Erin and Wade: Challenging Kids and Burned Out Parents

In this coaching call with Erin and Wade, we discuss what to do when you’re feeling burnt out as a parent.   Erin and Wade are parents to ‘extra’ or ‘more’ children, each bringing their own set of quirks to the family dynamic. After years of challenging situations and not much support. Erin and Wade are burned out.    Be sure to listen to the end for our check in to see how the tips and strategies worked for them.   We go into: [4:00] The ‘extra’ challenges Erin and Wade experience with their three kids  [6:55] How occupational therapy has helped  [9:10] What it looks like when their son wakes up dysregulated  [10:50] Dietary challenges when it comes to SPD [28:50] How Erin and Wade navigate feeling burnt out [36:20] Balancing special time and perfectionism  [43:25] Part 2: Update around food, meal time and occupational therapy  [51:20] How Erin and Wade have been caring for themselves as parents Resources mentioned in this episode FREE How to Stop Yelling Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Book coaching or a free consult: www.sarahrosensweet.com/coaching  How to Help Your Perfectionist Kid with Sarah and Corey: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode71/    How to Overcome Picky Eating with Jennifer House: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode49/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
1/11/202356 minutes, 35 seconds
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083: Navigating Rough Times as a Family with Casey O'Roarty

How do we navigate rough times as a family?   Life is unpredictable and will certainly throw us curve balls when we least expect it. How do we dig deep to find our inner resilience in these moments, and how do we grow together with compassion and empathy?   Joining me for this conversation is Casey O’Roarty, Med, a facilitator of personal growth and development.   For the last 15 years, her work has encouraged parents to discover the purpose of their journey, and provided them with tools and a shift of mindset that has allowed them to deepen their relationship with themselves and their families.    We talk about: [6:25] Learning to navigate her daughter’s anxiety and depression through highschool [15:45] Finding out her husband had cancer [24:20] Recommendations for parents who may be in a similar situation [30:55] Standing by the ‘positive discipline’ framework [38:45[ How to take care of yourself so you can show up as the parent and partner you want to be [42:40] What Casey would tell her younger parent self   Casey is a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and Coach. She hosts a podcast, parenting summits, live and online classes, and individual coaching at www.joyfulcourage.com.  Her book, Joyful Courage: Calming the Drama and Taking Control of YOUR Parenting Journey was published May 20th, 2019. Casey lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States with her husband, and two teenagers.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/joyful-courage-a-conscious-parenting-podcast/id996079418    Connect with Casey O’Roarty On Instagram On Facebook www.besproutable.com/teens    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
1/4/202344 minutes, 50 seconds
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082: The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence with Jessica Lahey

One of the hardest and scariest parts of parenting is learning how to navigate substance abuse and dependency within our kids.   Of course we don’t want our kids to use drugs or alcohol- and we know we can’t control them.    So in a society with rising dependency on harmful substances, how can we help our children stay safe and make conscious choices?   Joining me for this conversation is Jessica Lahey, the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.    We talk about: [3:05] How Jessica came to write her new book [5:50] Using authoritative parenting styles to help kids not develop substance abuse problems [12:20] The important role connection to parents plays in kids growing up [15:30] Jessica’s perspective on giving children alcohol at home [20:35] Where the ‘inoculation’ theory comes from [29:05] Risk factors for teens [34:35] How to handle if your kids ask if you've done drugs or alcohol [39:35] The dopamine risk  [44:20] Post-pandemic statistics on drug and alcohol abuse [46:05] How Jessica chose to raise her kids differently  [48:20] Jessica’s advice to her younger parent self   Over twenty years, Jess has taught every grade from sixth to twelfth in both public and private schools, and spent five years teaching in a drug and alcohol rehab for adolescents in Vermont, and serves as a prevention and recovery coach at Sana, a medical detox and recovery center in Stowe, Vermont. She has written about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and her biweekly column “The Parent Teacher Conference” ran for three years at the New York Times.    She designed and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ award-winning animated series The Stinky and Dirty Show, and was a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee. Jess holds the dubious honor of having written an article that was later adapted as a writing prompt for the 2018 SAT. She co-hosts the #AmWriting podcast from her empty nest in Vermont.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Purchase Jessica’s books here: https://www.jessicalahey.com/books   Connect with Jessica Lahey On YouTube On Twitter On LinkedIn On Facebook https://www.jessicalahey.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
12/28/202251 minutes
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081: Social Justice Parenting with Dr. Traci Baxley

What is social justice parenting?   How do we teach our children about social justice and help them understand and develop into kind, empathic and understanding adults?   What can we do as parents to help our children understand the importance of social justice?   Dr. Traci Baxley is a professor, consultant, parenting coach, speaker, and mother to five children. She is the creator of Social Justice Parenting™ and the author of Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-minded Kids in an Unjust World.    We talk about: [2:40] What is Social Justice Parenting [4:30] How to raise pro-justice children [13:30] Reconciling the idea that people are ‘good’, even when we don’t see eye to eye [16:00] Is it ok to keep our kids in the dark on social justice movements? [28:10] The impact of sexism   [33:40] Traci’s advice for her younger parent self   Dr. Baxley has been an educator for over 30 years with degrees in child development, elementary education, and curriculum & instruction, she specializes in belonging, diversity and inclusion, anti-bias curriculum, and social justice education. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, Dr. Baxley supports organizations and corporations in developing inclusive practices and policies that lead to workplace belonging and high productivity.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free ‘How to Stop Yelling’ Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Traci’s Course Link: https://tracibaxleyconsulting.thinkific.com/courses/copy-of-social-justice-parenting-course  Book Club Question Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aBoOo40UprOR1jg_EMowZO36WILvgKN4/view Connect with Dr. Traci Baxley On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn On Facebook www.socialjusticeparenting.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
12/21/202235 minutes, 27 seconds
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080: Addressing Fears That Our Kids Aren’t Grateful for What They Have

How do we enjoy the holidays with our kids without worrying about if they’re being grateful enough for all they have?   How do we navigate gift-giving when trying to raise more conscious kids?   I know sometimes it can feel overwhelming. We may worry about the impact that gift-giving can have on our kids as they get older.   I brought on my three kids, Maxine, age 15, Asa, age 18, and Lee, age 21, to talk about the holidays when they were younger vs. now help parents navigate this with their own children.   This episode is a rerun from last season, and it also features a parent question about gratitude and gift giving for our kids.   We talk about: [2:20] Listener question about showing appreciation for receiving a gift [3:50] The emotional side of gratitude [8:05] The fear that our children will become entitled  [11:05] Learning appreciation and gratitude over time [14:45] Acknowledging the privilege of receiving presents [17:45] How Maxine views giving and receiving gifts [27:25] How Asa views giving and receiving gifts [33:50] How Lee views giving and receiving gifts   Resources mentioned in this episode: https://www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast  www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
12/14/202247 minutes, 2 seconds
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079: Coaching with Michelle: Sibling Rivalry When One Child Needs More From Us

In this coaching call with Michelle, we talk about sibling rivalry issues when peaceful parenting hasn’t always been the method of parenting for both kids AND when one child has more intense needs than the other.   Michelle is a mom of two girls, 11 and seven years old. Her younger child, Q, is one of those kids that we call ‘more’ or ‘extra’, and really requires more energy and attention than her older child. What’s interesting is that the problem Michelle thought she had wasn't actually what we ended up working on. Have a listen!   We go into: [4:40] Anger in siblings when big emotions come up [8:00] Handling conflict when your kids don’t want to talk about it [17:30] The benefit of showing empathy and speaking kindly [20:15] Helping our kids through name calling and other unkind acts [27:30] Dividing our attention to all kids [32:40] One month check in Resources mentioned in this episode FREE How to Stop Yelling Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Coping Skills Checklist by Janine Halloran: https://www.janinehalloran.com/free  Sibling Best Practices: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/e-book-stop-kids-fighting/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
12/7/202244 minutes, 6 seconds
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078: Understanding Challenging Behaviour with Dr. Stuart Shanker

In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Stuart Shanker to understand our children’s challenging behaviour. We discuss why children act the way they do sometimes and what we can do about it.     Dr. Shanker explains the 5 domains or areas where stress shows up in our and our children’s lives. We discuss how we can be ‘stress detectives’ to help reduce challenging behaviour.    Dr. Stuart Shanker is the author of the Self-Reg trilogy: Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life; Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society.   In 2012 Stuart founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre for parents, educators, the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. In this challenging time in which we are living, Self-Reg inspires what is most desperately needed: a profound sense of hope for the future.   We go into: [4:45] Why misbehavior is stressed behavior  [9:10] The difference between self control and self regulation  [12:50] The 5 categories of stressors  [23:00] Is misbehavior intentional? [30:00] Tips for parents to help reduce stressors  [42:00] Biggest stressors parents are faced with today [44:10] Spirited kids vs. stressed out kids [50:30] Why there’s an uptake in sensory issues [54:00] Dr. Shanker’s advice to his younger parent self   The goal of The MEHRIT Centre is to provide parents and educators around the world with the tools needed to raise healthy and vibrant children; and to provide adults and seniors with a powerful method for enhancing their own well being. Resources mentioned in this episode Leave your questions here: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/podcast/  Free Stop Yelling Course: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/peacefulparenting  Self-Reg Infosheet for Parents: https://self-reg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/infosheet_SelfRegParents.pdf  Self-Reg Book written by Dr. Stuart Shanker: https://shop.self-reg.ca/collections/all/products/self-reg-how-to-help-your-child-and-you-break-the-stress-cycle-and-successfully-engage-with-life Blog written by Dr. Stuart Shanker: https://self-reg.ca/no-such-thing-as-a-bad-kid/   Connect with Dr. Stuart Shanker https://www.instagram.com/self_reg/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-mehrit-centre-ltd-/ https://www.facebook.com/SelfReg/ Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
11/30/202255 minutes, 28 seconds
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077: Taking the Stress Out of Morning Routines

In this episode, Stoney joins me on the podcast to answer a listener question about creating stress-free morning routines.    Stoney is one of the peaceful parenting coaches on my team, and has great advice for you to implement to make your mornings more productive.   We go into: [2:40] Stoney’s experience and work as a peaceful parenting coach [3:35] This episode’s listener question [6:35] Starting your bedtime routine as early as possible [9:20] Setting yourself up for success the next morning [13:00] Using a picture schedule  [17:40] Simplifying breakfast time [18:25] Using ‘play’ when we can [26:40] Having the same wake time (even on weekends) Resources mentioned in this episode Leave your questions here: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/podcast/  Free Stop Yelling Course: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling/ Morning Routine Tips: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/mornings/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
11/23/202233 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dr. Tina Payne Bryson on the Tilt Parenting Podcast

Today we have a different kind of conversation for you. It’s not an episode of The Peaceful Parenting Podcast but instead it’s an episode of the Tilt Parenting Podcast hosted by Debbie Reber. Debbie’s show is all about parenting differently wired kids.   The episode that we’re sharing with you today is one that I really enjoyed listening to. It's with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, who is one of the authors of the Power of Showing Up, written alongside Dr. Daniel Siegel.     This episode talks about the Four S’s of showing up for your kids. I know you will enjoy this conversation as much as I did, and please connect with Debbie and follow her podcast at the links below.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Free Video Series – 10 Things You Have To Know When You're Raising a Differently Wired Child: https://tiltparenting.com/10-things/  The Power of Showing Up by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson and Dr. Daniel Siegel: https://amzn.to/3EgEOz7  Tilt Parenting Podcast: https://tiltparenting.com/podcast-about-children-with-learning-disabilities/   Connect with Debbie Reber    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiltparenting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TiltParenting Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiltparenting/ Website: https://tiltparenting.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
11/17/202259 minutes, 49 seconds
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076: Coaching with Candace: Supporting Our Kids When They Have Friend Challenges

In this coaching call with Candace, we talk about the challenges her daughter, Elgin, who is nine, has been facing socially.    Elgin has ADHD and is dyslexic, which has caused her to feel like an outsider at school, resulting in friendships dissolving.    Her mom, Candace, has been struggling to find ways to help her daughter cope through these changes, which is what we talk about today.   We go into: [2:40] The support Candace is looking for [4:40] How I supported my daughter through her ADHD diagnosis  [5:50] How the challenges Elgin is facing show up in her daily life [14:30] Our own upbringings and how it impacts our kids [18:20] Coaching our kids to stand up for themselves [24:10] The pain parents face when their kids are being taken advantage of [26:05] One-month check in Resources mentioned in this episode FREE How to Stop Yelling Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
11/16/202233 minutes, 46 seconds
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075: The Science of Secure Attachment with Bethany Saltman

Many of us worry that our child may not be securely attached. How can we understand the science behind attachment to better understand our kids and their needs? And how do we promote a secure attachment?   Joining me for this conversation is Bethany Saltman, author of Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey Into the Science of Attachment. It’s inspired by the birth of her daughter in 2006, who she loved dearly, but feared she was failing.    Why? Because she was not the kind of mother she hoped to become. Bethany spent ten years teaching herself the science of attachment, traveling to labs, trainings, and archives, in an effort to try to discover what kind of mother she really was, and if she was good enough for her daughter.   What she learned changed everything about how she thought of herself, her childhood, and the nature of love.   We go into: [2:25] Different attachment styles and why they’re important [6:00] Where secure attachment comes from [13:35] The power of attachment and repair  [14:20] Why people make such a big deal about attachment styles [24:10] What Bethany learned through healing her insecure attachment style [27:40] Advice Bethany would give to her younger parent self  Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey Into the Science of Attachment, published in April, 2020 by Random House, is her first book.    Bethany is a bestselling book coach, helping writers envision and execute their books—from pitch, to platform, to proposal, to publication, to PR. , She is also an editor and researcher. Her work can be seen in magazines like the New Yorker, New York Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Parents, and many others.   Resources mentioned in this episode Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky  Episode 63: Self-Compassion is the Key to Being Your Best Parent Self with Dr. Kristin Neff   Connect with Bethany  https://www.instagram.com/bethany_saltman/ www.twitter.com/BethanySaltman  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethany-saltman-968207b7/  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100026627657984  https://www.bethanysaltman.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
11/9/202229 minutes, 12 seconds
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074: Answering Listener Questions

In this episode, I’m answering questions I’ve received from you- my podcast listeners!    We have three listener questions:  What to do if you have a kid who runs away when you are out in public. What to do when your child or children clearly prefer one parent over another. What to do when your family openly and actively doesn't approve of your peaceful parenting choices.   We go into: [2:30] What to do if your kid is a ‘runner’ [5:55] How ‘impulse control’ plays a huge role in our child’s ability to make decisions  [8:00] Tips to help kids strengthen their impulse control [10:15] What to do when a child prefers one parent over another [15:45] How to work on parent-child connection  [18:55] Navigating family who disagree with peaceful parenting  [25:00] Two important notes to remember from this episode [27:00] Why we should never shame or judge each other’s parenting styles Resources mentioned in this episode Leave your questions here: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/podcast/  Special Time Guide: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/special-time-guide/ www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter  Episode #10: Being A Strong Leader: Your Feelings Are Not Your Child’s Problem Free Stop Yelling Course: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
11/2/202229 minutes, 12 seconds
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073: Coaching with Andrea: Sensitive Kids, Sensitive Parents and Big Feelings

In this coaching call with Andrea, we talk about the struggles she has been having with her newly five-year-old son Emmett.   Andrea is the mom of a five-year-old boy and two-year-old girl.    We often talk about parenting strategies to help our sensitive kids, but what about sensitive parents? How do we cope with our strong-willed kids when we have our own full backpacks?   We go into: [4:00] Examples of the intensity Andrea sees in her son [11:10] How parenting impacts sensitive parents [19:50] Part 2: How the suggestions worked for Andrea [21:20] Why it’s counterintuitive to lean into the upset Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/membership  NEW & FREE How to Stop Yelling Course: www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling  Coke bottle analogy: https://www.mamamia.com.au/the-coke-bottle-effect/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
10/26/202233 minutes, 35 seconds
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072: Why and What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) with Victoria Ogunleye

What is SOGIE and why is it important for parents to understand when it comes to our kids? It’s an acronym that we’re exploring in this episode with Victoria Ogunleye.   We go into: [1:50] What Amaze.org is [4:00] What SOGI stands for [5:35] What determines a person’s sexual orientation [7:30] The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity  [8:20] Cysgender vs. transgender [9:30] How to use pronouns   [14:40] The Genderbread Graphic [19:55] Defining anatomical sex  [23:40] Sexual vs. romatic attraction  [26:25] The advice Victoria would want to remember if she ever has children   Victoria is the Digital Sex Education Manager at Advocates for Youth, where she works with the Communication and Sex Education team to drive AMAZE’s youth-facing digital strategy and manage the AMAZE Youth Ambassador program. Prior to joining Advocates for Youth, Victoria was the Health Education Coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC Inc, where she managed the organization’s peer education program and community health education program. Victoria has a background in intimate partner violence awareness, working with children with intellectual disabilities, and performing arts. As a former peer educator, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a track in community health from Towson University. Resources mentioned in this episode Genderbread Graphic   Connect with Amaze  https://amaze.org/  https://www.youtube.com/c/amazeorg  https://www.tiktok.com/@amazeorg  https://www.instagram.com/amazeparents/  https://www.facebook.com/AMAZEparents  https://www.pinterest.ca/amazeorg/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
10/19/202228 minutes, 46 seconds
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071: How to Help Your Perfectionist Kid with Sarah and Corey

In this episode, Corey Everrett and I talk about how to help your perfectionist kid.    From modeling behavior to normalizing imperfection, we cover a wide range of tools and techniques to help you in those hard moments.   Corey is one of the peaceful parenting coaches on my team. Corey Everrett is a certified peaceful parenting coach. She lives in a small-town East of Toronto with her two young children, husband, and rescue pup. Corey helps families find more joy and ease in their daily lives, by empathically empowering parents to better understand themselves and their children.   We go into: [2:40] How to stay calm with kids make mistakes [6:35] Modeling behavior for our kids to learn  [10:10] Why we shouldn’t try and fix what our kids create or do [12:10] Helpful tools for doing the inner work and sharing our own mistakes [14:15] Normalizing imperfection [18:10] The growth mindset behind not being good at everything right away  Resources mentioned in this episode Episode 69: Helping Kids Develop A Growth Mindset with Sheena Hill Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
10/12/202223 minutes, 15 seconds
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070: Coaching with Dajana: Parenting A Highly Sensitive Child

In this coaching call with Dajana, we unpack the struggles she has been having with her middle son. Together, we dive into the nature of highly sensitive kids and strategies to help in highly emotional moments.   Dajana is a mom of three –  a ten-year-old, a six and a half year old, and a three and a half year old.    We go into: [1:30] What you will find inside my membership program  [4:00] The challenges Dajana is facing with her middle son  [6:35] How many daily upsets are “normal” for kids to experience [8:40] How to tell if your child is highly sensitive [15:30] Why it’s important to respond with empathy [20:10] Tips for helping your child communicate what’s wrong  [25:45] Navigating ‘global catastrophic thinking’ [34:40] Two week check in  Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/membership  Rest Play Grow by Deborah MacNamara  Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons Hey Warrior by Karen Young  Episode 44: Coaching Call with Julia: How to Help Sensitive Kids When They Get Upset   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
10/5/202249 minutes, 6 seconds
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*free* 5 DAY PEACEFUL PARENTING RESET: 5 Days of Tools and Strategies to Help You on Your Peaceful Parenting Journey

I’m popping onto your Podcast feed today to let you know I am hosting a free live five day reset starting on Monday, October 5, 2022.   You can go and sign up for free at www.sarahrosensweet.com/reset.    We all need a reset sometimes. If you've fallen off the wagon or if you're just getting started in peaceful parenting, this is your invitation to bring more intention and consciousness into the practice of peaceful parenting.   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
9/30/20222 minutes, 15 seconds
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069: Helping Kids Develop A Growth Mindset with Sheena Hill

Growth mindset is the antidote to perfectionism and giving up. It’s believing “I can’t do it… YET”   How can we help our children develop a growth mindset?   What are the strategies? What do we do when our kids just want to give up?   This episode is a look into my membership community, and joining us is Sheena Hill, a psychotherapist in private practice as a Responsive Parenting and Holistic Sleep Coach. She is a passionate advocate for children, families, development, attachment, and trauma and has been working with families for almost 20 years.    We go into: [6:45] Best practices when it comes to developing a growth mindset as it relates to parenting [12:20] ‘Inviting’ your mistakes to the dinner table [15:30] Shifting what ‘mistakes’ mean to us [18:45] How to help our kids out of a negative mindset [24:05] Tips for helping our kids when they’re spiraling  [28:40] When to know if something is no longer serving our kids [32:40] What to do when the school environment isn’t supportive or peaceful [39:25] Setting expectations for different stages of our kids’ lives   She holds a masters degrees in Social Work and Education and trainings/certifications in SPACE, Neuroscience, Strengthening Families Program, The Nurturing Parenting Program, Hand in Hand Parenting, child passenger safety, and babyproofing.   After nearly a decade in the non-profit world, she made the shift to private practice in order to begin homeschooling.  Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosenweet.com/newsletter www.sarahrosensweet.com/reset   Connect with Sheena   On Instagram On Facebook Facebook Group https://www.sheenahill.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
9/28/202249 minutes, 33 seconds
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068: Coaching with Seodhna: How to Know if Your Child Needs a Professional Diagnosis

In this coaching call with Seodhna, we talk about the challenges that have popped up with her intense, sensitive, and strong-willed son.    Seodhna is the mom of 3 boys- ages 3, 6, and 8. She asked me for help with her oldest child, who often is quite challenging and  demanding of her and her family.   We spoke on three separate occasions over the course of a year as she went through the process of getting a diagnosis for her son. We also came up with strategies to help them both during those very intense moments.   We go into: [4:20] What it means to be ‘sensory seeking’ [7:55] Exercises Seodhna does with Ronan thanks to occupational therapy [15:30] Introducing laughter and roughhousing to help unpack a full emotional backpack  [25:45] ‘Masking’ as it relates to autism  [37:20] Check in #2: How the initial strategies and recommendations worked for Ronan [40:55] Practicing co-regulation [44:50] Planning for a professional assessment of Ronan [48:30] Check in #3: Life post-assessment and how their family is doing now [52:35] The power in having answers  Resources mentioned in this episode Roughhousing ideas Stop Yelling At Your Kids Course Kristy Forbes resources Petey the Rescue Dog Episode 27: Understanding Autism with Kristy Forbes Kristy’s course about PDA Coke bottle analogy   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
9/21/202259 minutes, 56 seconds
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067: How to Handle After School Meltdowns

In this solo episode with me, we talk about how to handle after school meltdowns.   Our kids deal with a lot on a day to day basis, especially as they get readjusted to being back in school. Listen in for tips on how to help your kids navigate those inevitable meltdowns! We go into: [1:15] Why after school meltdowns happen [6:50] How to help your child empty their emotional backpack [8:45] Coke bottle analogy and how it relates to overwhelmed kids Resources mentioned in this episode Laughter ideas  Coke Bottle Effect   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
9/14/202212 minutes, 31 seconds
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066: A Peaceful Dad Inspiring Others with DeAntwann ‘DJ’ Johnson

Why do partners struggle with peaceful parenting?    How can we help our male partners become open and receptive to this type of parenting? Why are there negative connotations associated with it to begin with?   Joining me for this conversation is DeAntwann “DJ” Johnson. DJ is a husband, father, author, mentor, coach, counselor, and sports statistician. He grew up in the Indiana foster care system and yet despite that, has gone on to lead a successful, and fulfilling life.    We go into: [3:05] Why DJ wanted to raise his son in a peaceful way [12:50] How to help dads with peaceful parenting [23:10] The fear behind buying into peaceful parenting  [31:35] Why we can’t expect kids to listen to us right away [38:10] Advice for parents whose partners are not on board [44:50] What DJ would say to his younger father self   Before spending nine years in the foster care system, DJ suffered child abuse, domestic abuse, and emotional trauma. At one point, he wanted to end his life, but he realized that he was on this earth for a purpose. DJ fulfills that purpose by using his experiences to not only help establish relationships with the students he serves, but he helps parents better connect with their teenagers. DJ specializes in helping parents bridge the communication gap between them and their child to ensure that their child has room to be the best version of themself. Resources mentioned in this episode Ask Sarah your questions: www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast Connect with DJ Johnson On Instagram On Twitter On Facebook www.djinspires.com   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
9/7/202245 minutes, 51 seconds
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065: Coaching with Liz: When Kids Have Trouble Falling and Staying Asleep

In this coaching call with Liz, we talk about what to do when kids have trouble falling and staying asleep.   Liz is the mom of a four year old boy and a one year old girl. She asked for some support because her four year old was having a lot of trouble staying asleep by himself.   We came up with some ideas to help her and the rest of her family get more sleep, as well as some strategies to help him with his fears around going to sleep.   We go into: [5:00] Why exhaustion and burnout is normal with little kids [8:30] Current bedtime routine since weaning off nursing [12:55] How Liz currently navigates her son waking up in the middle of the night [16:10] How to address the ‘worry brain’ with your kids [22:10] Strategies to help kids fall and stay asleep [31:40] Check in after a few months Resources mentioned in this episode Episode 35: Three Skills to Protect Our Kids’ Mental Health with Lynn Lyons Episode 45: Membership Q&A – How to Help Anxious Kids in Real Life Scenarios with Lynn Lyons Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons  Blog post for worry brain    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
8/31/202241 minutes, 48 seconds
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064: When Saying Goodbye is Hard

In this solo episode with me, we talk about what to do when saying goodbye is hard.    Whether it’s school drop-offs or leaving our kids with a babysitter, I’m sharing my strategies for making this transition much easier on both you and your kids. We go into: [2:00] Three ways to problem solve why saying goodbye is hard for kids [4:55] Considering who does the drop off [7:15] Coming up with a goodbye ritual [9:30] How to make the goodbye easier [13:00] Best practices when it comes to saying goodbye [15:30] Talking to children about the moment of goodbye Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/yelling Anxiety strategies Deborah MacNamara handout Owl Babies by Martin Waddell Episode 35: Three Skills to Protect Our Kids’ Mental Health with Lynn Lyons Episode 45: Membership Q&A – How to Help Anxious Kids in Real Life Scenarios with Lynn Lyons   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
8/24/202220 minutes, 47 seconds
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063: Self-Compassion is the Key to Being Your Best Parent Self with Dr. Kristin Neff

What are the three components of self compassion?    We all need to extend ourselves a bit more compassion which is why this conversation is particularly important. Joining me is *the* thought leader in the self-compassion space, Dr. Kristin Neff.   Dr. Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion nearly twenty years ago. She has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide.    We go into: [3:00] How Dr. Neff’s story intertwines with her work in self compassion [6:45] Secondary traumatic stress and secondary self-compassion  [8:20] How to find self compassion in hard situations  [9:15] Dr. Neff’s definition of self compassion [12:30] Why gratitude isn’t always enough [16:30] The two types of self compassion [20:30] Dr. Neff’s self compassion meditation [27:00] How to believe in yourself and that you aren’t a bad person [29:45] What advice Dr. Neff would give to her younger parent self Resources mentioned in this episode Ask your question: www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive by Dr. Kristin Neff   Connect with Dr. Kristin Neff On Instagram On Twitter www.facebook.com/selfcompassion www.self-compassion.org Guided Meditations   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
8/17/202232 minutes, 23 seconds
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062: Coaching with Daniel: Can You Get Your Partner Onboard with Peaceful Parenting?

In this episode I sit down with Daniel, father to two girls, ages 9 and 15. Daniel has been following peaceful parenting practices in recent years and finds it a struggle that his wife isn’t onboard.   We go into: [4:36] How ending the yelling and power struggles has changed Daniel’s relationship with his daughters  [9:30] Why we can force our partners to be aligned with peaceful parenting [10:10] Tips to navigate your relationship with your partner when it comes to peaceful parenting  [17:05] Daniel’s update after a few weeks Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/freeworkshop  Episode 19: When Your Partner Is Not On Board with Peaceful Parenting with Sarah Rosensweet www.sarahrosensweet.com/parentingcourse Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
8/10/202223 minutes, 15 seconds
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061: Three Reasons Why You Don’t Have to Be a Perfect Parent

In this episode, I’m sharing three reasons why you don’t have to be a perfect parent.    There is a lot of pressure when it comes to parenting. Often we feel like people are judging us for what we do, say and act with our kids. The truth is, no one is judging us as harshly as we’re judging ourselves.    Listen in to learn why you are a better parent if you don’t hold yourself to an impossible standard of perfection! We go into: [4:40] Why being a perfect parent is unrealistic  [7:45] Helping our kids develop resilience  [9:35] Why perfectionism makes us worse parents  Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/freeworkshop Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
8/3/202214 minutes, 5 seconds
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FREE WORKSHOP – Peaceful Discipline: How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate Without Using Threats, Yelling or Punishment

I’m popping onto your Podcast feed today to let you know I am hosting a workshop on Monday, August 8th at 8:00 PM EST and Thursday, August 11th at 12pm EST.   It’s called Peaceful Discipline: How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate Without Using Threats, Yelling or Punishment and I would love for you to join me.   You can go and sign up for free at www.sarahrosensweet.com/freeworkshop.    If you can't make it live, I will have a replay available for you that you can watch later. If you can make it live, I will be answering all of your questions about discipline and how to get your kids to listen to you without using yelling, threats, bribes, punishment, all of those things that we don't want to use in peaceful parenting.   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
8/1/20221 minute, 38 seconds
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060: Hunt, Gather, Parent with Michaeleen Doucleff

Mainstream parenting is W.E.I.R.D! Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic. Well, maybe not everyone. But parenting in North American culture has changed a lot in the past few hundred years and it’s a lot different currently than some other places in the world.    My guest in this podcast set out to look at how some other families around the world operate, how American parenting is different, and what we can learn from parents in other places.   Michaeleen Doucleff, PhD, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Hunt, Gather, Parent. The book describes a way of raising helpful and confident children, which moms and dads have turned to for millennia. It also explains how American families can incorporate this approach into their busy lives.   Doucleff is also a global health correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk, where she reports about disease outbreaks and children’s health.    We go into: [3:00] Why Michaeleen wrote her book and what influenced it [6:30] How the nuclear family has been a failed social experiment  [13:10] Michaeleen’s TEAM acronym  [20:00] The interesting thing about encouraging our kids to develop autonomy  [37:30] The importance of having minimal interference with our kids [45:55] Culturally specific traits when raising kids [52:00] Advice Michaeleen would give her younger parent self   Doucleff has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Berkeley, California, a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Caltech.   In 2015, Doucleff was part of the team that earned a George Foster Peabody award for its coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Before coming to NPR in 2012, Doucleff was an editor at the journal Cell, where she wrote about the science behind pop culture.    She lives in Alpine, Texas, with her husband, daughter and German Shepherd, Savanna. Resources mentioned in this episode Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff Ask your question: www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast Brain-Body Parenting by Dr. Mona Delahooke Connect with Michaeleen Doucleff On Twitter www.michaeleendoucleff.com   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
7/27/202253 minutes, 28 seconds
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059: Coaching with Sameera: What to Do When Things Don’t Go As Planned

This week’s episode is a coaching call with Sameera, mom to four-year-old Ananth who has big feelings.   Sameera shares how Ananth gets unsettled when things don't go according to plan and how to help him navigate missing his dad when he’s at work.   We go into: [2:10] The challenges Sameera is facing [7:20] Tips to navigate big feelings [9:50] How to empathize if you can’t relate to the situation  [19:00] Strategies to handle emotional outbursts [25:00] What to do if you feel powerless [33:30] Part 2: how things went for Sameera Resources mentioned in this episode We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
7/20/202241 minutes, 9 seconds
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058: Introducing Corey & Stoney and Our Most Influential Parenting Books

In this episode, I introduce you to Corey and Stoney, the two new Peaceful Parenting Coaches here at Sarah Rosensweet Peaceful Parenting. We chat about our peaceful parenting journeys as well as our most influential parenting books over the years.   We go into: [1:45] Introducing Corey to the team [3:10] Introducing Stoney to the team [5:50] Sarah’s most influential parenting books [8:35] Corey’s most influential parenting books [13:00] Stoney’s most influential parenting books [24:30] The importance of equal partnership [32:50] What to do if you’re struggling with burnout    Resources mentioned in this episode Episode 24: Coaching call with Corey: When Peaceful Parenting Wasn’t Enough Episode 47: Shame-Proof Parenting with Mercedes Samudio Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Marham  Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn  Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn   Shame Proof Parenting by Mercedes Samudio  Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne  The Soul of Discipline by Kim John Payne  Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene  Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky  Fair Play by Eve Rodsky  Impossible Parenting by Olivia Scobie  How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn  All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and The Myth of Equal Partnership by Darcy Lockman  Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
7/13/202239 minutes, 4 seconds
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057: Breaking Out of Stable Misery with Dr. Lynyetta Willis

Have you heard the term ‘stable misery’?    It’s Dr. Lynyetta Willis’s term to describe the ‘in-between’ space we sometimes experience as parents: The house isn’t burning down but things aren’t great.   In this episode, Dr. Willis joins me for a conversation about how to break out of stable misery.   As a psychologist and family empowerment coach, Dr. Lynyetta Willis, helps frustrated families stop Stable Misery® cycles or unhelpful patterns that keep them stuck, so they can create more joy in their parenting or partnerships. Her Triggered to Transformed® Parent Coaching Program has helped parents all over the world to confidently deal with their triggers so they can pass on the best parts of themselves and enjoy parenting more.   We go into: [2:40] How Dr. Lynyetta became a family empowerment coach [3:45] What stable misery is [5:55] How to recognize when you’re in stable misery [9:00] The Five Paths Framework [21:10] Tips to get in touch with your feelings and emotions [27:20] The difference between stressors and triggers [40:20] Dr. Lynyetta’s advice to her younger parent self   Resources mentioned in this episode Ask your question: www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast Quiz: What’s Your Parenting Trigger Score - https://drlwillis.link/trigger-score  Stable Misery Free Roadmap - www.healingstablemisery.com   Connect with Dr. Lynyetta Willis On Instagram On LinkedIn On Facebook www.drlwillis.com   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
7/6/202243 minutes, 2 seconds
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056: Coaching with Yvonne: Healing Our Relationship with Our Kids by Healing Ourselves

What is the impact of healing the relationship we have with our kids by healing ourselves?   It’s significant. When we start to understand why we have the beliefs and thoughts we do, and how it impacts our kids and relationships, it changes our outlook and how we approach our kids.   In this episode, Yvonne joins me for a coaching call to talk about how her relationship to herself has impacted the way she relates to her kids: Molly who is 7, and Fionntan who is 6.    We go into: [2:40] Yvonne’s upbringing and how it influences the topic for this conversation [5:20] Getting pregnant unexpectedly [7:50] How Yvonne’s emotional regulation has changed since the early years  [11:10] Having conversations about repairs with our kids [18:30] How to check in with your nervous system [24:35] Two week check in: How it went for Yvonne [32:20] The impact and importance of rest  [41:40] Why we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
6/29/202245 minutes, 31 seconds
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055: One Year Anniversary: My Fave Experts Give Advice To Their Younger Parent Selves

In this very special episode of The Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I have compiled a list of advice former podcast guests have shared about what they would say to their younger parent selves.   I know you will find this episode so inspiring. I’ve created a cheat sheet that you can download for free with all of my guests’ expert advice for you to reference. You can get it here: www.sarahrosensweet.com/guestexpertadvice. We go into: [3:30] Dr. Laura Markham’s advice [5:05] Ned Johnson’s advice [7:30] Yolanda Williams’ advice [9:31] Dayna Abraham’s advice [10:55] Leslie Priscilla’s advice [12:21] Dr. Sharon Saline’s advice [13:50] Mr. Chazz’s advice [15:50] Kristy Forbes’ advice [17:35] Eve Rodsky’s advice [19:30] Teacher Tom’s advice [22:10] Iris Chen’s advice [23:45] Lynn Lyons’ advice [26:10] Julie Lythcott-Haims’ advice [30:45] Janine Halloran’s advice [33:00] Dr. Mona’s advice [34:50] My advice to my younger self Resources mentioned in this episode Episode 2: When Your Child Refuses with Dr. Laura Markham Episode 8: Raising A Self-Driven Child with Ned Johnson Episode 14: Decolonizing Parenting and Raising Anti-Racist Children with Yolanda Williams Episode 17: Sensory Processing Challenges/Disorder with Dayna Abraham Episode 20: Reparenting Ourselves: Being the Parents We Want To Be with Leslie Priscilla Episode 22: Understanding ADHD with Dr. Sharon Saline Episode 25: Seeing, Guiding and Trusting our Kids with Mr. Chazz Episode 27: Understanding Autism with Kristy Forbes Episode 30: Find Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky Episode 31: Play-Based Learning with Teacher Tom Episode 34: Untigering: Moving From Coercion to Compassion with Iris Chen Episode 35: Three Skills to Protect Our Kids’ Mental Health with Lynn Lyons Episode 37: Your Turn: How to Be An Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims Episode 41: Healthy Coping Strategies for Kids with Janine Halloran Episode 42: Brain-Body Parenting with Dr. Mona Delahooke   Books Authored by Our Guests Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Marham  Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings by Dr. Laura Markham  What Do You Say with Ned Johnson and William Stixrud  Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky  Purchase: Fair Play by Eve Rodsky  Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent by Iris Chen Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons  How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims  Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims Your Turn: How to Be An Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims  Brain-Body Parenting by Dr. Mona Delahooke    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
6/22/202240 minutes, 17 seconds
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054: How to Help Kids Get More Sleep with Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright, Sleep Experts

How much sleep do tweens and teens need? Are they getting enough? How do we help them get more?   It’s no secret that our kids lead busy lives– between schoolwork, activities, volunteering, and more, how can we ensure our kids get enough sleep?   Joining me for this conversation about our teens and sleep is Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright, psychotherapists and sleep specialists.    We go into: [3:30] An inside look at their new book, Generation Sleepless [4:35] The big dangers of our teenagers not getting enough sleep [7:35] The impact of social media on sleep [9:00] The learning challenges that come from lack of sleep [11:10] How to get your kids on board in changing their sleep habits [19:25] The importance of modeling what’s important and helping kids who have a hard time with priorities [29:50] Tips for parents who are struggling with getting their kids to sleep They are authors of the popular parenting book, The Happy Sleeper. Their work has appeared in outlets like the New York Times and NPR. Their new book is called, Generation Sleepless: Why tweens and teens aren't sleeping enough, and how we can help them.   Resources mentioned in this episode The Happy Sleeper by Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright  Generation Sleepless by Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright  The Self-Driven Child by Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson  Staying Connected to Your Teenager by Michael Riera    Connect with Heather and Julie On Instagram https://www.thehappysleeper.com/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
6/15/202236 minutes, 36 seconds
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053: ‘What To Do When Kids Are Defiant’ with Sarah Rosensweet

Is your strong-willed child being defiant? Are you looking for guidance on closing the gap between your expectations and what is actually happening when it comes to setting peaceful limits?   This episode is a solo episode, based on a question I received from Susanne via Speakpipe (you can leave your questions there for me too)!   We cover: [1:50] Suzanne’s question for this episode [3:35] 3 big ideas behind parenting Strong Willed kids [5:40] How to close the gap between expectations and realities without yelling [9:50] Finding a win-win solution Resources mentioned in this episode: Ask your question: www.speakpipe.com/peacefulparentingpodcast  Connection strategies free ebook Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
6/8/202214 minutes, 29 seconds
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052: How to Have More Simplicity as a Family with Rachel Rainbolt

In this episode, Rachel Rainbolt joins us in talking about how to have more simplicity as a family.    Our world is packed with stuff and activities, some of which we want and need, and a lot of which we don’t. Rachel teaches us tips to simplify our time and space so we can have more ease and joy.   Rachel, the founder of Sage Family, is a gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living mentor. With a master’s degree in marital and family therapy, she has spent decades guiding thousands of overwhelmed families to peace and joy. Rachel works from the Pacific Northwest, where she lives wild and free in connection with her 3 wildlings and the papa bear in their fixer upper on the beach.   We go into: [2:15] The case study that frames this conversation [7:00] The simplicity mindset [15:50] Why transitions are hard for kids [17:20] Where to put yourself on your to do list [22:00] How to help kids get rid of stuff [26:20] The biggest blocks parents get when it comes to simplicity  [29:45] Best practices for getting started with simplifying your space [33:30] Reframing trying to ‘do it all’   Resources mentioned in this episode The Sage Family Podcast  Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski  Rachel’s Freebies Sage Family Village   Connect with Rachel On Instagram On Facebook https://sagefamily.com   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
6/1/202243 minutes, 32 seconds
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051: Coaching Call with Anita: Difficult Behavior and the Nervous System

How do you calm a hypervigilant nervous system? What causes it? How do you support a child when their behavior is challenging? This is what we discuss in this week’s coaching episode with Anita.   Anita lives in Australia and is the mom of two great kids: an 8 year old girl and 5 year old boy  named Louis. Louis has a hypervigilant nervous system and asks for support in navigating it.   We cover: [3:20] Louis’ facial burn and how it exacerbated his hypervigilance and sensitive nature [8:45] How to know if you need an autism diagnosis [11:40] Trauma responses vs. autism [18:15] The fear behind not having enough resources for neurodivergent kids [25:20] Anita’s update after two months   Resources mentioned in this episode  Join my newsletter Episode 33: Why Does My Child Lie and What To Do About It with Sarah Rosensweet Episode 43: Four Big Ideas to Help Stop Sibling Fights with Sarah Rosensweet Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com Book a short consult or coaching session call
5/25/202242 minutes, 14 seconds
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050: ‘How to Help Our Kids with Transitions’ with Sarah Rosensweet

We have a solo episode to talk about how to help our kids with transitions this week.   With the end of the school year around the corner, we may not recognize that this is a time of heightened anxiety for our kids. We typically tend to think that going back to school is more stressful for them, when in fact, year end could be just the same.   We cover: [3:05] Recognizing our child’s fear of back to school as a potential anxiety [4:00] Empathizing with our child through their anxieties  [5:45] Listening to our child as they share their worries with you [6:55] The importance of letting your child know they can handle it [10:10] The two best ways to empty your emotional backpack [10:50] What to do if your kids are anxious all year Resources mentioned in this episode: Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
5/18/202213 minutes, 3 seconds
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049: How to Overcome Picky Eating with Jennifer House

In this episode, we talk about how to overcome picky eating. This is a challenge a lot of parents face – how to get their kids to eat without being so picky!   Joining me for this conversation is Jennifer House, who has been a Registered Dietitian for 16 years. She has owned First Step Nutrition for the past 13 years, where she helps to make feeding families easier, with a focus on Baby-led Weaning and Picky Eating. Jennifer has published two books and regularly appears in the media.    We go into: [3:40] This episode’s case study [7:10] Why it’s okay for our kids’ appetites to fluctuate  [9:00] The Division of Responsibility by Ellyn Satter [14:35] The kids’ responsibility when it comes to eating [18:25] Intuitive eating for kids [19:00] How to spot the difference between sensory processing challenges and picky eating [33:50] Why kids are picky to begin with [40:00] Advice parents need to know when it comes to picky eating   Jen earned her BSc in Nutrition & Food Science from the University of Alberta, and before starting First Step Nutrition, she completed an MSc in Human Nutrition from the University of British Columbia. She also worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in outpatient services, often seeing clients with Failure to Thrive or picky eating struggles.   Having a picky eater of her own, Jennifer can relate to the stress and struggles of raising a kid who just won’t try new foods! She has helped hundreds of families implement Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility of feeding in their homes with personal consults and team feeding consults in partnership with an Occupational Therapist. She now works with clients online in a group coaching program to support them in making mealtimes more peaceful with a picky eater at the table.   Resources mentioned in this episode Sequential Oral Sensory Approach by Dr. Kay Toomy The Division of Responsibility by Ellyn Satter   Connect with Jennifer On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn On Facebook https://firststepnutrition.com  Free On-Demand Webinar: "How to teach your kids to finally try new foods....without yelling or making separate meals"   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
5/11/202243 minutes, 31 seconds
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048: Coaching Call with Bob: Is This Normal? When You’re Worried About Your Child’s Meltdowns

In this episode, I sit down with Bob, dad to Cody, 6 and Skyler, 2. This conversation specifically focuses on Bob’s challenges with Cody, who is a kid with really big feelings and a lot of sensitivity.   As you’ll hear in the episode, we talk about the triggers Bob experiences because of Cody’s big feelings. We also discuss his fears and challenges with staying calm and emotionally generous in hard moments.   We cover: [6:30] How Cody’s needs show up in their family life [12:50] How our fear as parents shows up in our parenting [19:00] What co-regulation is and the process to get there [21:20] Tips for incorporating Special Time into your routine [34:25] How to empty your Emotional Backpack [40:05] Check in - the changes Bob experienced after our coaching call Resources mentioned in this episode  Episode 38: Why Do Kids Whine? And What To Do About It with Sarah Rosensweet Special Time Guide Rescue dog YouTube video Empathic Limits blog post   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
5/4/202254 minutes, 24 seconds
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047: Shame-Proof Parenting with Mercedes Samudio

Have you ever either felt shame as a parent and then either had a grown up tantrum OR shamed your kids in those tough moments?    As parents, it is impossible to avoid ever feeling shame. Our kids will act out. People will judge us. We will make bad decisions sometimes despite our best intentions.    Shame-proof parenting is about learning how to support yourself when those hard feelings come up so that we can be the parents we want to be instead of getting caught up in our own embarrassment or overwhelm.   Joining me for this conversation is Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a licensed psychotherapist, parent coach, speaker, and bestselling author who helps parents and children communicate with each other, manage emotional trauma, navigate social media and technology together, and develop healthy parent-child relationships.    We go into: [2:20] What shame-proof parenting is and why it’s so important [7:50] Mercedes’ tips for reducing shame in hard situations [12:25] How to love yourself as a parent, through the shame you’re experiencing  [14:35] The Parental Identity Development Model [28:50] Mercedes’ advice for parents who are just starting out Mercedes is an adjunct professor at Chapman University and Pepperdine University where she teaches psychology, diagnosis of mental illness, and multicultural counseling. She is an accomplished speaker who explores topics such as parenting identity development, multicultural counseling, and developing a clinical identity.    Mercedes started the #EndParentShaming movement as well as coined the term Shame-Proof Parenting – using both to bring awareness to ending parent shame.    Resources mentioned in this episode Episode 30: Find Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky   Connect with Mercedes On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn https://shameproofparenting.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
4/27/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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046: What To Do When Our Kids Are Unhappy with Sarah Rosensweet

In this episode, we’re exploring why we don’t need to stress out or fix it when our kids are unhappy about something.    Life is a balance of happy and hard times. Our kids will experience these moments too as they grow older. It’s important to welcome and honor their feelings and emotions, even as we don’t want to see them suffering.   Supporting them through unhappy moments helps them become more resilient. We cover: [1:10] Why parenting with the goal of happiness is troublesome  [2:00] Why it’s hard for us to parent when our kids are unhappy [6:00] How kids develop emotional resilience  [7:50] Why unhappy kids don’t make us bad parents [9:50] Being aware of the stories we tell ourselves Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
4/20/202212 minutes, 33 seconds
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045: Membership Q&A – How to Help Anxious Kids in Real Life Scenarios with Lynn Lyons

In this episode, I’m sharing a glimpse into my incredible membership community.    It’s a monthly membership program. One of the features is group coaching Office Hours every week and one is a guest expert Q&A with other mentors in the parenting space.    Lynn Lyons joined me in my membership for this Q&A call, where community members had the chance to ask her their questions and get support in real time.    We go into: [6:35] How to help anxious kids who reject coping skills [15:02] Helping kids who are anxious going to school [20:04] Guiding our kids who have just learned about death [25:35] How to help kids who get anxious at bedtime [32:10] Helping kids who are anxious about grades and academic performance [38:51] Dealing with perfectionism [41:31] What to look for in a therapist if you feel your child needs some extra support with their anxiety   Lynn is a psychotherapist, author and speaker in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 28 years, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.   She travels globally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. Resources mentioned in this episode Sign up for my membership Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons Anxiety and Depression Association of America The International OCD Foundation The Self Driven Child by William Stixrud   Connect with Lynn On Instagram On Twitter On YouTube Facebook https://www.lynnlyons.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
4/13/202252 minutes, 38 seconds
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044: Coaching Call with Julia: How to Help Sensitive Kids When They Get Upset

How can we help our sensitive kids when they’re experiencing big emotions and get upset?   It’s not that they don’t want to share their emotions with us. They may be so overwhelmed that adding our emotions as parents on top of theirs can be even more triggering for them.   In this episode, I sit down with Julia, mom of two girls – L who is 8 and T who is 10. Julia shares how L is uncomfortable with her big feelings and working through them together.     We talk about: [5:50] How sensitive kids sometimes shut down when experiencing big feelings  [8:40] Defining emotional backpacks and leading with empathy  [12:05] Challenging our own views of what supporting our kids should look like [17:50] Making repairs out of our own need to do it [27:20] How to ease tensions and incorporate Special Time [34:30] Check in - the changes Julia experienced after our coaching call Resources mentioned in this episode Special Time Guide 5 Day Challenge: Parenting Reset   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
4/6/202248 minutes, 55 seconds
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(Replay) Your Turn: How to Be An Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims

This episode is with Julie Lythcott-Haims and we talk about her new book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, which is about how to be a good person and have a good life.   We also talked about how to raise kids so that they don't need a book to learn how to be an adult. Julie also shared some really great tips about truly seeing our children.    Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, teaching, mentoring, and activism.    We go into: How Julie’s new book is changing the narrative around the heaviness of living in today’s society What fending is and how can you best prepare your kids for when they do get to the fending stage The four step method to teaching any kid any skill How to parent our kids the way they need us to parent them Unpacking privilege in gentle parenting   She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces.  Julie holds degrees from Stanford, Harvard Law, and California College of the Arts. She currently serves on the boards of Common Sense Media, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Narrative Magazine, and on the Board of Trustees at California College of the Arts. She serves on the advisory boards of LeanIn.Org, Parents magazine and Baldwin For the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their itinerant young adults, and her mother. Julie’s Books How to Raise an Adult  Real American: A Memoir Your Turn: How to Be An Adult Connect with Julie On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn Facebook https://jlythcotthaims.bulletin.com/ https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
4/5/202246 minutes, 18 seconds
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043: Four Big Ideas to Help Stop Sibling Fights with Sarah Rosensweet

In this episode, we’re exploring four big ideas to stop sibling rivalry and fighting.   Sibling fighting is so upsetting for us as parents! Unfortunately, a lot we do to try to make it better actually makes it worse. This episode will help you with the best practices to help siblings get along.    We cover: Four big ideas to help your kids get along  The importance of special time  The benefit of giving ‘long turns’ a try Why and how to  intervene in disagreements if they can’t work it out Resources mentioned in this episode Free Download: Sibling Rivalry Cheat Sheet Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish Special Time Guide   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
3/30/202230 minutes, 19 seconds
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042: Brain-Body Parenting with Dr. Mona Delahooke

In this episode, I have the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Mona Delahooke to talk about her new book, Brain-Body Parenting. We also speak about the connection between our brain and bodies, why our nervous systems get overloaded, and how our kids process their emotions.   Dr. Mona is a mother of three, and a licensed clinical psychologist with more than thirty years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation and a member of the American Psychological Association.    We go into: What brain-body parenting is What happens in our nervous systems when we sense a threat The connection between our bodies and brains The sensory impact on our nervous systems Top down vs. bottom up behaviors How to co-regulate with our child   Dr. Mona is the author of the award winning book Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges, and the upcoming book, Brain-Body Parenting: How to stop managing behaviors and start raising Joyful, Resilient Kids. She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. She lives and works in the Los Angeles area.   Resources mentioned in this episode  Join my newsletter Purchase: Brain-Body Parenting by Dr. Mona Delahooke    Connect with Dr. Mona On Instagram On Twitter LinkedIn Facebook www.monadelahooke.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
3/23/202242 minutes, 31 seconds
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041: Healthy Coping Strategies for Kids with Janine Halloran

How do we help kids with their big feelings? Of course we empathize first, but then what? How do we help them calm down? If you need a bit of support in this area, you will love this really wonderful conversation with Janine Halloran about coping strategies for kids   This episode has so many actionable strategies that you can take away and use the next time your child is having a hard time.   Janine Halloran is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working with children, teens, and their families for 20 years. She has been helping children and teens build their coping skills throughout her career in a variety of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and in her private practice.    We go into: When kids need coping strategies  The five types of coping strategies Janine talks about in her work How to use Janine’s coping strategies checklist  What to do when your child doesn’t want to use any of their preferred coping mechanisms The feelings thermometer    Janine is the author of  several books, including the bestselling Coping Skills for Kids Workbook and the Coping Skills for Teens Workbook. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, CNN, Huffington Post, and The Skimm® Newsletter. Janine lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children. Resources mentioned in this episode  Free Coping Skills Printables Free Encourage Play Printables Download: Coping Strategies Checklist and Feelings Thermometer Get 20% off in the Coping Skills for Kids Store    Connect with Janine On Instagram LinkedIn Facebook Calm and Connected Podcast with Janine Halloran​​ www.copingskillsforkids.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
3/16/202231 minutes, 18 seconds
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040: Coaching call with Georgina: How Our Childhood Affects Our Parenting

Often on our parenting journey, our kids may do something or act in a way that makes us feel triggered and shut down. Often that means there’s something for us to look at within us that needs attention or healing.   In this coaching call, Georgina joins me to talk about managing her son’s big feelings. She is the mom of six year old Oswald and a five month old baby. Georgina wanted to know how to best support her six year old, who is a really intense little guy with big feelings. Be sure to listen to the end to hear about Georgina’s big breakthrough!   We talk about: How our kids can trigger unhealed traumas from our past  Giving our kids space to process their big feelings and managing ours at the same time Strategies to empty emotional backpacks before coming home from a long day How Georgina was able to connect with her inner child Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter  Episode 20: Reparenting Ourselves: Being the Parents We Want To Be with Leslie Priscilla   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
3/9/202246 minutes, 16 seconds
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039: How Do We Talk to Kids About Sex? with Amy Lang

How do we talk to our kids about sex? For some parents, this topic can be very uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, our kids need to learn about sex, their bodies, and how it all works – it’s so important! Joining me for this conversation is Amy Lang, MA, who has been a sexual health educator for over 25 years. With her lively, engaging, and down-to-earth style, she helps parents become their kid’s go-to ‘birds and bees’ source. Amy’s books, online solutions center and podcast, Just Say This! show parents that talking about sexuality doesn’t need to be totally uncomfortable and really can be fun.   We go into: When to start talking to your kids about sex Why talking to kids about sex is really important to keep them safe Why we need to use the proper words and terminology when it comes to consent and body parts What makes people so afraid of teenagers having sex How to start talking about sex when you don’t know where to start   Amy also provides childhood sexual development and sexual abuse prevention training for early childhood and youth serving organizations. Amy is still married to her first husband and they are getting the hang of parenting their recently launched man-child. She lives in Seattle WA and you can learn more about her work at BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com   Resources mentioned in this episode  Girls & Sex Peggy Orenstein  Boys & Sex Peggy Orenstein  It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and Michael Emberley  What’s Happening to Me? by Peter Mayle The Every Body Book by Rachel Simon  Amy’s Recommended Books and Resources Birds & Bees Solutions Center: one-stop-shop for sex talking  BARK monitoring and parental controls RAINN.org for support for abuse survivors  Consent is like tea video   Connect with Amy On Instagram Facebook www.birdsandbeesandkids.com  Amy Lang’s ‘Just Say THIS’ Podcast   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
3/2/202238 minutes, 25 seconds
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038: Why Do Kids Whine? And What To Do About It with Sarah Rosensweet

In this episode, we’re exploring why kids whine and what we can do about it.    I go into detail about all the reasons kids whine. Whining is a signal to us that our kids need our help and support. They are doing the best they can!    We cover: Why our kids whine The first steps to take when our kid is whining Handling whining without shaming our kids How to approach whining with empathy and why it matters for our kids   Resources mentioned in this episode Join my newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter  Parenting Quiz: www.sarahrosensweet.com/parentingquiz    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/23/202212 minutes, 8 seconds
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037: Your Turn: How to Be An Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims

This episode is with Julie Lythcott-Haims and we talk about her new book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, which is about how to be a good person and have a good life. We also talked about how to raise kids so that they don't need a book to learn how to be an adult. Julie also shared some really great tips about truly seeing our children.  Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, teaching, mentoring, and activism.    We go into: How Julie’s new book is changing the narrative around the heaviness of living in today’s society What fending is and how can you best prepare your kids for when they do get to the fending stage The four step method to teaching any kid any skill How to parent our kids the way they need us to parent them Unpacking privilege in gentle parenting   She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces.  Julie holds degrees from Stanford, Harvard Law, and California College of the Arts. She currently serves on the boards of Common Sense Media, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Narrative Magazine, and on the Board of Trustees at California College of the Arts. She serves on the advisory boards of LeanIn.Org, Parents magazine and Baldwin For the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their itinerant young adults, and her mother. Julie’s Books How to Raise an Adult  Real American: A Memoir Your Turn: How to Be An Adult    Connect with Julie On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn Facebook https://jlythcotthaims.bulletin.com/ https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/16/202246 minutes, 14 seconds
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036: Coaching call with Maryke: How to Help Emotional Kids Handle Their Big Feelings

As parents, of course we want our kids to be best friends as they’re growing up. But what happens when that’s not necessarily the case? Or when there is so much sibling rivalry, frustration and upset? It can be hard to know where to turn or how to navigate it.   This episode is a coaching call with Maryke, a mom of three strong-willed kids, Kira who is 3, Christie who is five, and Ewan who is seven.    Maryke shares about the struggles she has been facing with her kids; arguing and not listening.   We talk about: How to navigate when older siblings physically fight Tips and things to say to help our kids regulate their emotions How to help guide our kids to their ‘calm down zone’ Tips to encourage our kids to listen Is it okay for our kids to see us upset with them? Resources mentioned in this episode www.sarahrosensweet.com/parentingcourse  Episode 22: Understanding ADHD with Dr. Sharon Saline    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/9/202253 minutes, 37 seconds
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035: Three Skills to Protect Our Kids’ Mental Health with Lynn Lyons

How do we inoculate our kids against anxiety? What can we do to support their mental health as they grow?  Lynn Lyons joins me for this episode to talk about the three skills that our kids need to have if we want them to have good mental health and avoid mental health challenges.   We go into: Three big ideas as it relates to raising anxious kids  How to talk to our kids about flexibility  How to use a Flexibility Wall The challenge of ensuring everything always goes according to plan The effects on kids of being raised in an anxious environment How to teach your kids to check in with themselves and assess dangerous situations on their own The power in avoiding “why” questions with your kids Lynn is a psychotherapist, author and speaker in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 28 years, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. She travels globally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. Resources mentioned in this episode Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons Sign up for my Peaceful Discipline Workshop   Connect with Lynn On Instagram On Twitter On YouTube Facebook https://www.lynnlyons.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
2/2/202248 minutes, 59 seconds
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034: Untigering: Moving From Coercion to Compassion with Iris Chen

How do we navigate moving away from punitive parenting to peaceful parenting if we have only ever known that one parenting style?   My guest is Iris Chen, the founder of the Untigering movement and author of "Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent."    We talk about how to undo the shame and negative thoughts that can come with transitioning from punitive parenting to peaceful parenting, giving ourselves grace, and repairing the relationship with our kids.   We go into: The definition of Tiger Parenting Iris’ transition from Tiger Parenting when she realized it wasn’t working with her kids How Iris was able to find and give herself genuine compassion for how she parented before discovering peaceful parenting The three big ideas around Adultism  Why family meetings are important and best practices for incorporating this into your own family team As a peaceful parenting advocate, unschooler, and deconstructing tiger mom, her mission is to inspire generational and cultural transformation, especially among Asian communities. She spent 16 years living overseas in China (land of the tiger parent!) but now resides in her native California with her husband and two sons.   Resources mentioned in this episode Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent by Iris Chen   Connect with Iris On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn Facebook https://untigering.com/     Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
1/26/202243 minutes, 52 seconds
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033: Why Does My Child Lie and What To Do About It with Sarah Rosensweet

In this episode, we’re exploring why kids lie and what to do about it. This is something that I know concerns a lot of parents. I hear about it from folks in my membership, private coaching and in my Facebook group.   What do we do when kids lie? And why do they lie?    We cover:   Some research about child development and lying The four main reasons why little kids lie   Why leading with empathy helps your child not lie  How to ask questions in a way that won’t get a lie as an answer  The reasons why bigger kids lie Tips to build strong relationships with our kids so they feel safe telling us the truth   Resources mentioned in this episode Join my newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter  The problems with punishment: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/the-problems-with-punishment    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call  
1/19/202220 minutes, 5 seconds
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032: Coaching call with Sarah: The Challenges of Introducing A New Baby to A Toddler

What do we do when our toddler wants our undivided attention but we have to take care of the baby? How do we make sure they know how special and loved they are without spreading ourselves too thin?    This conversation is for all the parents or caregivers who are currently navigating this. Let me firstly remind you that you’re doing a great job!   I speak with Sarah, mom of two young girls, L. who is two and a half, and A. who is four and a half months old. We dove deep into: My tips for regulating our own emotions in moments of sensory-overload Ways to connect with our kids that don’t involve being 1x1 Strategies to help our toddlers and babies connect How to reframe when we’re being hard on ourselves Resources mentioned in this episode Research about secure attachment: http://www.cdd.unm.edu/ecln/hvt/common/pdfs/2011_7.pdf More on the sibling transition: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/having-another-baby/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call
1/12/202246 minutes, 49 seconds
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031: Play-Based Learning with Teacher Tom

What is play-based learning? What are the benefits of play-based learning and how can it help our kids become more independent as they grow older?    In this episode, I sat down with Teacher Tom to speak about the benefits of play-based learning.    Listen in as we talk about:   What play-based learning is   Why letting your kids play when it comes to learning is more than enough The dangers of not letting kids play Why bickering is necessary when playing Teacher Tom’s perspective on how much play kids really need   Tom "Teacher Tom'' Hobson is an early childhood educator, international speaker, education consultant, teacher of teachers, parent educator, and author. He is best known for his namesake "Teacher Tom's Blog," where he has posted daily for over a decade, chronicling the life and times of his preschool.    For nearly two decades he was the sole employee of the Woodland Park Cooperative School, a parent-owned and operated school, knit together by Teacher Tom's democratic, progressive, play-based pedagogy. He has authored two bestselling books, consults with organizations about his "Family Schools program,” and inspires early years audiences around the world at major ECE conferences, both virtually and in-person.   Resources mentioned in this episode Register for Teacher Tom’s Course: The Technology Of Speaking with Children So They Can Think   Connect with Teacher Tom    On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn Facebook Blog www.teachertomsworld.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
1/5/202243 minutes, 53 seconds
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030: Find Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky

Unicorn space. It’s not self-care. It’s not time with friends. It’s the space where you get to do what lights you up and makes you interesting. It’s what makes you YOU! And if we don’t find, make or take that time, we’re in danger of losing our light.    In this episode, I’m thrilled to chat with best selling author Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) and its highly anticipated follow-up, Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World available on December 28.    Eve is a Harvard-trained lawyer and former foundational manager at J.P. Morgan, and combines her experience in organizational management and family mediation with the science connecting creativity with improved mental and physical health.    Her step-by-step approach in Fair Play, which helps partners rebalance their domestic workload, has been recognized by Reese’s Book Club, Good Morning America, Today, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and other outlets.    Listen in as we talk about:   The critical moment that sparked Eve’s identity crisis and led to the creation of her first book Why women or caretakers are conditioned to de-prioritize their own time and put everyone else first    The definition of Unicorn Space and how it works in real life The notion of ‘space’ and why women or caretakers rarely have any The secret formula to finding more time Why it’s so important as moms, parents and caretakers to prioritize ourselves   Resources mentioned in this episode Purchase: Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky  Purchase: Fair Play by Eve Rodsky  Sarah’s appearance on Martha Stewart The Big Rock Theory    Connect with Eve   On Instagram   On Twitter On LinkedIn On Facebook Blog www.fairplaylife.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
12/29/202144 minutes, 26 seconds
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029: Coaching call with Kayla and Cody: Navigating Sibling Rivalry, Divided Homes and Big Emotions

How do you navigate sibling rivalry in an attempt to get attention, going to and from a divided home, and big emotions?    This can be overwhelming and like a lot to unpack. It’s important to emphasize empathy, connection and Special Time.   My guests for this week’s coaching call are Kayla and Cody, dad and step-mom to 10 year old Cayden and 6 year old Trenton. The main challenge they’re facing is that their older son gets upset when the younger one says or does things incorrectly and tries to help parent his younger brother -- a common challenge amongst siblings.   How do we navigate this? How do we ensure everyone’s big emotions are acknowledged with space to process them? Be sure to listen to the end to hear how it all went for Kayla and Cody!   We talk about:   The reason behind why our kids try and help us parent their siblings   Using Special Time to help mend sibling rivalry  Tips to managing screen time and transitioning from tasks with a buffer How to repair the relationship with your kids after yelling by accident Resources mentioned in this episode Sarah’s Stop Yelling Course: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/stop-yelling-kids/  Learn about Special Time: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/special-time/  Beyond Behaviours by Mona Delahooke: https://www.amazon.ca/Beyond-Behaviors-Compassion-Understand-Behavioral/dp/1683731190  The Explosive Child by Ross Greene: https://drrossgreene.com/the-explosive-child.htm Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup  https://www.sarahrosensweet.com: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php
12/22/202152 minutes, 45 seconds
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028: From My Kids’ Perspectives: When Kids Always Want More Stuff

How do we enjoy the holidays with our kids without worrying about if they’re being grateful enough for all they have?   How do we navigate gift-giving when trying to raise more conscious kids?   I know sometimes it can feel overwhelming. We may worry about the impact that gift-giving can have on our kids as they get older.   I brought on my three kids, Maxine, age 14, Asa, age 17, and Lee, age 20, to talk about the holidays when they were younger vs. now help parents navigate this with their own children.   Spoiler alert: you are already doing a great job!   Listen in as we talk about:   Why kids wanting presents is a normal thing    How to create family traditions that go deeper than gifts The post-holiday “let down” and how it can lead to more mindful kids When kids start to notice and feel gratitude and appreciation   Subscribe to my newsletter: www.sarahrosensweet.com/newsletter    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call  
12/15/202135 minutes
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027: Understanding Autism with Kristy Forbes

Imagine going through life always wondering why it was so hard to “fit in”.    My guest this week is Kristy Forbes, and she shares with us how she was diagnosed with autism at the age of 33. As you’ll hear in our conversation, this was a life-changing moment for Kristy in terms of understanding why she had certain tendencies.    Kristy Forbes is an Australia based autism & neurodiversity support specialist with experience working with a range of clients both nationally and internationally.   Her work is informed by her extensive professional experience as an educator (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teaching), as an integration aide to children with social, emotional and behavioural differences, and as a childhood behavioural and family specialist.   Her most valuable insights, however, come from lived experience.   Kristy is autistic herself and also diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).   She is a mother to four autistic children, ranging from 7 years to 23 years, all with varying autistic expression including non-speaking and PDA.   Listen in as we talk about: The definition of autism that Kristy embraces Why functioning labels are more harmful than helpful Tips to become a more inclusive person and create a more inclusive society Why parents can be fearful of telling their children that they’re autistic What neurotypical parents can do to help their neurodiverse children Key information we all should learn about understanding what it’s like living with autism   Resources mentioned in this episode Kristy’s blog post Join the inTune Access Support: Family Collective Reframing Autism The Autistic Advocate   Connect with Kristy On Instagram Facebook Blog www.kristyforbes.com.au    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
12/8/202141 minutes, 44 seconds
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026: ‘Dealing with Family Tension - Around the Holidays or Anytime’ with Sarah Rosensweet

With the holiday season around the corner, I polled my community to see what you were most worried about this year. One of the things that overwhelmingly came out was that people were feeling stressed about spending time with their extended family.   The concepts and tips in this week’s podcast can be applied to any get together or holiday, but I think you will find them particularly helpful in this season.   Spoiler alert: It’s about remembering that we are all doing the best we can, and that empathy goes a long way in building trust and understanding.    Listen in as we talk about: The four big ideas to having peaceful holidays  How to deal with loved ones who don’t understand our family limits and parenting style How to navigate loved ones who overstep our parenting  Tips to working through criticism Resources mentioned in this episode: Blog Post: What is Peaceful Parenting?   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a consultation call
12/1/202120 minutes, 28 seconds
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025: Seeing, Guiding and Trusting our Kids with Mr. Chazz

My guest this week, Mr. Chazz, and I had such a wonderful and wide-ranging conversation. While we didn’t cover one specific topic, we dove into some of the many different areas we need to consider when it comes to being the parents (and people!) we want to be.   We explored topics like how do we find empathy in situations that feel impossible? How do we deal with people who simply don’t understand or feel bad about hitting their kids? And why community is so important to help us through it all!   Mr. Chazz’s mission is to help adults truly See, Guide and Trust children. He envisions moving the needle a little closer to world peace. He goes by, “Mr.Chazz” and he even has a song to prove it. He has been a teacher of teachers and parents, working with many schools, 1,000s of teachers and 1,000s of children.    He also earned his Master’s in Executive Leadership at American University, has appeared on platforms like Good Morning America and Parents.com.    Listen in as we talk about:   How he transitioned from being an early childhood educator to impacting thousands on TikTok and Instagram    How Mr. Chazz deals with objections from parents online when it comes to peaceful parenting Why empathy is key to understanding other people, as well as our kids The importance of community and developing a support system in parenting Developmental behaviour vs. age-appropriate behaviour   Resources mentioned in this episode Leadership Parenting and Teaching Podcast Hand in Hand Listening Partners    Connect with Mr. Chazz   On Instagram On TikTok Facebook http://www.patreon.com/mrchazz    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
11/24/202142 minutes, 25 seconds
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024: Coaching call with Corey: When Peaceful Parenting Wasn’t Enough

It can be scary to learn our kid has challenges that run deeper than what peaceful parenting can solve.    Realizing your child may need an assessment or may have something else going on behind the scenes can fill us with fear, worry and uncertainty.   This week’s episode is with Corey, a mom of two young boys, Big C who is 6 and neurodivergent and Little C who is 3.    Corey is also part of Team Sarah Rosensweet and is a former client. I invited her on to the podcast to talk about her experience with peaceful parenting and how it led to her son getting a proper diagnosis of sensory processing challenges, as well as a team to support him and their family.    Corey shares how her experience has enriched her and her family’s life in the most meaningful way. Of course there are still bad days and many challenges, but there are many blessings too.   We talk about: How Corey faced a lot of challenges with big C, and felt isolated in parenting groups Why traditional parenting techniques weren’t the answer How her mindset and confidence transformed while working with Sarah What led Corey to know that there was something more going on with big C What a sensory diet is The blessings that have come with getting Big C a proper diagnosis   Resources mentioned in this episode Sensory Processing Challenges Episode with Dayna Abraham: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/episode17/  Worry Brain concept by Lynn Lyons: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/sleep-anxiety/  Hey Warrior: A Book for Kids About Anxiety by Karen Young: https://www.socialthinking.com/Products/hey-warrior-book-for-kids-about-anxiety Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosensweet/  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peacefulparentingfreegroup  https://www.sarahrosensweet.com: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a short consult or coaching session call: https://book-with-sarah-rosensweet.as.me/schedule.php 
11/17/202132 minutes, 35 seconds
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023: ‘Raising Helpful Kids: Navigating Chores’ with Sarah Rosensweet

“How do I get my kids to help out with chores?” This is a common question that I get from parents across my community, so I thought I would do an episode with some tips and tricks to help you encourage your kids to want to help out more around the house.   I share my top strategies and what has worked well for my family over the years. The information I’m sharing today is tried and true, and will serve as a stepping stone to your journey with chores!   “Should I give your kids specific jobs?” or “What do I do if they refuse?” This episode covers these questions and so much more.   If you like what you hear, be sure to share the episode with someone you know needs to hear it.   Listen in as we talk about: The main strategies to encouraging your kids to help with chores Tips to motivate our kids to want to pitch in and help out Why empowerment is a key tool How to avoid power struggles in asking our kids for help with chores Giving yourself appreciation when it feels like your child is unappreciative of your help   Resources mentioned in this episode: Connection Strategies  Blog post about cleaning Model Graciousness article    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a complimentary consultation call
11/10/202128 minutes, 5 seconds
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022: Understanding ADHD with Dr. Sharon Saline

What do we do when our child gets an ADHD diagnosis? How do we best support a child with ADHD? As a mom of a child with ADHD, as you’ll hear in this episode, getting a diagnosis was relief and fear of the unknown all wrapped into one.   In this week’s episode, I speak with Dr. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD solution card deck.    Dr. Sharon specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, high-functioning autism and mental health issues.    Her unique perspective comes from being a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant. This helps her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections.    Listen in as we talk about:   What is ADHD? The three types of ADHD How to help our kids build working memory Why understanding extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation is important Dr. Sharon’s 5 C’s of ADHD parenting approach What makes kids with ADHD extra special   Resources mentioned in this episode Download: The 5 C’s of ADHD Parenting The Gift of ADHD by Lara Honos-Webb What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew   Connect with Dr. Sharon   On Instagram On Twitter   LinkedIn Facebook Blog www.drsharonsaline.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
11/3/202142 minutes, 38 seconds
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021: Coaching Call with Erin: The Challenges of Parenting A Sensitive Child

This week’s episode is a coaching call with Erin, mom of two girls, nine year old Callan and seven year old Nora.   Erin has been experiencing self-doubt in parenting her oldest daughter, who is incredibly sensitive and whose Worry Brain takes over in stressful situations.   I give Erin actionable tips and strategies that she can use to help Callan find more calm and trust from within. Be sure to listen to the end to hear how the strategies were implemented!   We talk about:   Reassuring your sensitive kids What to do when one sibling feels like the other “has it easier”   How to navigate feeling like you aren’t doing enough as a parent Tips to make sure our kids’ needs are being met   Resources mentioned in this episode Join My Membership List of Boundaries Worry Brain Blog Post Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a complimentary consultation call
10/27/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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020: Reparenting Ourselves: Being the Parents We Want To Be with Leslie Priscilla

How do we reparent ourselves, and what does it even mean to begin with? In this week’s episode, I speak with Leslie Priscilla, a first generation non-Black Xicana with Rarámuri lineage. She is a mother to three biracial children and a certified Parent Coach with over 13 years of experience.    She shares with us her knowledge and insight on reparenting our own inner child so that we can show up and be the parents we’ve always wanted to be.   Listen in as we talk about:   The changes she’s making to parenting in LatinX culture   What reparenting is and why our own healing is important Why reparenting ourselves can feel uncomfortable and disrespectful in relation to how we were raised The importance of self-compassion and tips to visualizing it How to break patterns of anger   Leslie shares her medicine by offering coaching, workshops, support and advocacy for Latinx/Chicanx families locally, nationally and internationally via Latinx Parenting. Leslie’s vision is of a movement rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families towards liberation.   Resources mentioned in this episode Free Parenting Reset Challenge Parenting From the Inside Out by Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell    Connect with Leslie   On Instagram On Twitter Www.Latinxparenting.org       with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
10/20/202148 minutes, 1 second
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019: When Your Partner Is Not On Board with Peaceful Parenting with Sarah Rosensweet

This week’s episode is a solo episode with me. I share strategies you can use if your partner is not onboard with peaceful parenting.   What I’ve learned in my own peaceful parenting journey is that our partner’s resistance can oftentimes come from fear. Fear that you think they’re a bad parent, or fear that the kids won’t turn out well.    Listen in as we talk about: How to encourage peaceful parenting without shaming your partner The three big ideas to help your partner consider peaceful parenting How peaceful parenting tools can help you build connection with your partner Two tips for intervening when your partner is having a hard time parenting   Resources mentioned in this episode: Peaceful Partners Cheatsheet   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a complimentary consultation call
10/13/202113 minutes, 50 seconds
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018: Coaching Call with Ray: After You Stop Yelling… Then What?!

This week’s episode is a coaching call with Ray, dad of two girls: a six-year-old and one-year-old.   Ray shares his challenges with us about regulating his own big feelings when he’s feeling overwhelmed by noise or arguing between his daughters, as well as how to set limits when you’ve stopped yelling (mostly!)   We talk about actionable strategies and tips that Ray can incorporate into his daily routine, as well as talk about:   Why yelling hurts our kids more than we know How to intervene with your kids in a kind way   Tips to repair the relationship with your child after crossing a yelling boundary Ways to encourage fun, playfulness and genuine laughter   Resources mentioned in this episode Get my Special Time Guide here 21 Day How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids E-Course Siblings book Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com  Book a complimentary consultation call
10/6/202149 minutes, 18 seconds
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017: Sensory Processing Challenges/Disorder with Dayna Abraham

Sometimes our kids have challenges that can’t be fully addressed with peaceful parenting. Sensory processing challenges/disorder can cause challenging behaviour if you’re not aware of what’s going on.    In this week’s episode, I speak with Dayna Abraham. She helps us understand what sensory processing challenges are and what we can do to help our children. Dayna is the founder of the Calm the Chaos® Framework, best-selling author of The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day and founder of the popular blog, Lemon Lime Adventures.   Dayna helps parents and education professionals unlock the unique super powers in children so they can live a more peaceful life filled with clarity, connection and empowerment by providing them with a proven plan designed to Calm the Chaos® of everyday life.      Listen in as we talk about:   How Dayna came into this work through the challenges her son faced at school What our 8 main senses are   Examples of “bad” behaviours that may actually be sensory processing challenges What to do when you notice your child having sensory processing challenges Are sensory processing challenges more common than they used to be?   When she’s not writing, you can find her drinking lots of coffee and being the best sidekick possible for her own three Superkids.    Resources mentioned in this episode Get Your Free Sensory Poster Pack Connect with Dayna   On Instagram On Facebook https://lemonlimeadventures.com/         with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com
9/29/202140 minutes, 19 seconds
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016: “If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This ONE Thing -- Empathy” with Sarah Rosensweet

This week’s episode is a solo episode with me and we talk about empathy.   If you know me or have been following my peaceful parenting techniques for a while, you will know that I always come back to empathy. It’s so important for our kids to feel genuinely heard and understood by us.   Listen in as we talk about: Does empathy make our kids weak? Why empathy is important  How to empathize, especially when it’s hard Why we can be fearful to show empathy The reasons why our kids might want us to stop showing empathy   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com
9/22/202119 minutes, 45 seconds
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015: Coaching Call with Keri: Strong-Willed Kids and Power Struggles

This week’s episode is a coaching call with Keri, mom of a 5 year old and 3 year old, with one more on the way.   Keri has been having a hard time getting her strong-willed 5 year old to cooperate. They often found themselves in ugly power struggles! We discuss actionable strategies that you can use to transform the conversation and avoid power struggles altogether.   Listen in as we talk about:   Why our strong-willed kids fight for control   An overview of the three big ideas of a strong-willed child  The importance of pausing before setting a limit  Power games to help our kids feel powerful and in control What to do when your strong-willed kid doesn’t want to go along with ‘play’   Resources mentioned in this episode Get my Special Time Guide here Strong-Willed Child Cheat Sheet here Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
9/15/202157 minutes, 44 seconds
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014: Decolonizing Parenting and Raising Anti-Racist Children with Yolanda Williams

In this week’s episode, I speak with Yolanda Wiliams, the woman behind Parenting Decolonized.   As a single mom, racial justice educator, and Positive Discipline Coach, Yolanda empowers parents with tools to decolonize their mindsets and divest from white supremacy in order to raise the next generation of emotionally-well, liberated, free-thinkers and in the process, form deeper more intentional relationships with their children.    Listen in as we talk about:   What it means to decolonize parenting How colonization shows up on a micro level in terms of parenting Yolanda’s tips for anti-racist parenting Why white supremacy hurts everybody How white parents can have anti-racist conversations with their kids   She is unapologetically dedicated to serving the black parenting community, to celebrating the culture and beauty as often as she can, and to helping actors become accomplices in the fight for intersectional racial justice.   She started this work after having her first child at 37 years old and learning as much as she could about children and their brain development in 2017.    Resources from Yolanda https://www.whiteaccomplices.org White Supremacy Culture Characteristics Book: Raising Anti-Racist Kids: An Age by Age Guide for Parents of White Children   Resources from Sarah PEPS Anti-Racist Resources for Parents The White Parent's Guide to Raising Anti-Racist Kids To understand more about being Black in North America Book: You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey   Connect with Yolanda   On Instagram On Facebook On Twitter YouTube www.parentingdecolonized.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
9/8/202153 minutes, 32 seconds
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013: You Probably Don’t Need To Make It A Teachable Moment with Sarah Rosensweet

This week’s episode is a solo episode with me. I share why we don’t usually need to make things a ‘teachable moment’ and if we do, how to avoid the common traps parents fall into.   When we try to turn every difficult moment into a lesson, or a teachable moment,  we actually might be causing more harm than good. Spoiler: Usually the teachable moments are for our own struggles.    Listen in as we talk about: Why we try to correct unwanted behaviour with teachable moments The reasons why it's not helpful overall My tips on what to do instead of making it a ‘teachable moment’ How to help our kids develop empathy without using shame Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com
9/1/202115 minutes, 42 seconds
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012: Coaching Call with Laurel and Derrick: Navigating Sibling Rivalry AND MORE!

This week’s episode is a coaching call with Laurel and Derrick, parents of a 10 year old boy and two younger girls.   Laurel and Derrick reached out for help with navigating sibling rivalry, power struggles and staying calm. We covered lots of strategies to help in these areas, AND MORE!   Listen in as we talk about: How to get your kids’ attention when asking them a question the first time Best practices on how to reduce  sibling rivalry How to rethink Special Time to increase frequency and reduce financial spend Tips for what to do when kids have done something they know they shouldn’t have Resources mentioned in the episode:  How To Stop Yelling at Your Kids e-course https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/stop-yelling-kids/ Free e-book- How To Stop Sibling Fights https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/e-book-stop-kids-fighting/   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com
8/25/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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011: How to Teach Your Kids About Money: Saving, Spending and Gifting with Chelsea Brennan

In this week’s episode, I speak with Chelsea Brennan, founder of Smart Money Mamas and its monthly membership community, the Motivated Mama Society, about how to help our kids learn about money.    Listen in as we talk about:   Best practices for giving your kids allowances Tips for teaching your kids how to save, spend and gift money How to transition your kids to using debit and credit cards How parents’ ideologies around money impact their kids How to teach your kids about money if allowances aren’t a possibility    Chelsea is an ex-hedge fund manager turned financial educator who is dedicated to changing the way we talk about money, helping moms connect with all aspects of their money in a way that lets them overcome emotional blocks, identify what they most want, and create the healthy money habits that help them achieve their biggest goals. All while modeling positive money relationships for the next generation.   Chelsea lives in Connecticut with her husband (a rockstar stay-at-home dad) and two young and energetic boys.   Connect with Chelsea Brennan   On Instagram On Facebook On Twitter On LinkedIn YouTube https://smartmoneymamas.com      Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
8/18/202142 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bonus Q&A: What Do You Say? How to Talk to Kids to Promote Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home with Ned Johnson

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Ned Johnson, author, speaker, and founder of PrepMatters, for a Q&A surrounding the principles of raising a self-driven child.   This conversation was recorded in my membership, where community members were able to ask Ned their questions.    Ned also talks about the book he co-authored with Bill Stixrud called What Do You Say? How to Talk to Kids to Promote Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home. The book is now available for order.    Listen in as we talk about: Is there anything really worth fighting about with our kids? Why approaching situations peacefully helps everyone come to a better solution How to encourage your kids to pursue their passions in this time Ways to support your kids without undermining their autonomy Tips to help neuro-diverse children when feeling unaccomplished or frustrated   Resources mentioned in the episode:  Purchase his new book What Do You Say with co-author Bill Stixrud here Purchase The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray   A professional “tutor-geek” since 1993 and battle-tested veteran of test prep, stress regulation and student performance, Ned has spent nearly more than 40,000 one-on-one hours helping students conquer an alphabet of standardized tests, learning and honing his insightful interpersonal skills. Ned coaches clients to manage their anxiety, and find the motivation to reach their full potential.     In 2006, Ned co-authored the book Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Students Overcome the Pressure and Succeed, which tackles the outsized role anxiety plays in standardized testing. With Dr. William Stixrud, Ned co-authored The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives and “What Do You Say?: How to Talk With Kids to Promote Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home”, due out August 17.    Their book explores how fostering children’s autonomy can help solve two challenges endemic to kids today: facing anxiety and developing intrinsic motivation. Ned is also the host of the PrepTalks podcast: conversations with parenting and education experts. Aa sought-after speaker and teen coach on study skills, sleep deprivation, parent-teen dynamics, and test anxiety, and his work is featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.   Connect with Ned On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn On Facebook Prep Talks Podcast www.prepmatters.com   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
8/17/202137 minutes, 45 seconds
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010: Being A Strong Leader: Your Feelings Are Not Your Child’s Problem with Sarah Rosensweet

This week’s episode is a solo episode in which  I talk about why it’s so important for your children to not feel responsible for your big emotions.   I have had a lot of questions from my community about why we shouldn’t let our children see us cry, and I wanted to explain more on this and give some specific examples.    Listen in as we talk about:   When to show your child your tears Why it’s important to be a strong leader and how to do that How to be a strong leader even when feeling your own big emotions The transformation that you will facilitate for your children   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com
8/11/202118 minutes, 6 seconds
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009: Coaching Call with Amy: Transitions, Listening and Big Feelings (Oh my!)

This week’s episode is a coaching call with Amy, a mom of two young kids.    Amy struggled to get her kids to change tasks throughout the day without having meltdowns, so we talked about different strategies around how to get them to transition peacefully.   Listen in as we talk about: How to get your kids to stop playing and moving to the next task without yelling How to overcome our own fears of what others will think What to do when your child is anxious and how to handle the Worry Brain   Resources mentioned in the episode:  Order the Hey Warrior Book Order Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons and Reid Wilson   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com   
8/4/202146 minutes, 21 seconds
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008: Raising A Self-Driven Child with Ned Johnson

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Ned Johnson, author, speaker, and founder of PrepMatters, an educational company providing academic tutoring, educational planning, and standardized test preparation.     Ned’s books have helped me through so many parts of my parenting journey and I share some of the stories in this conversation.   Listen in as we talk about: Why parents are so afraid to give their kids more control What a self driven child is How giving kids control helps them to be self motivated Tips for parents to manage their anxiety when it comes to their kids’ choices Tips to help your kids see the bigger picture   A professional “tutor-geek” since 1993 and battle-tested veteran of test prep, stress regulation and student performance, Ned has spent nearly more than 40,000 one-on-one hours helping students conquer an alphabet of standardized tests, learning and honing his insightful interpersonal skills. Ned coaches clients to manage their anxiety, and find the motivation to reach their full potential.     In 2006, Ned co-authored the book Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Students Overcome the Pressure and Succeed, which tackles the outsized role anxiety plays in standardized testing. With Dr. William Stixrud, Ned co-authored The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives and “What Do You Say?: How to Talk With Kids to Promote Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home”, due out August 17.    Their book explores how fostering children’s autonomy can help solve two challenges endemic to kids today: facing anxiety and developing intrinsic motivation. Ned is also the host of the PrepTalks podcast: conversations with parenting and education experts. Aa sought-after speaker and teen coach on study skills, sleep deprivation, parent-teen dynamics, and test anxiety, and his work is featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC, and many others.    Resources mentioned in the episode:  Pre-Order his new book What Do You Say with co-author Bill Stixrud here Purchase Hunt, Gather, Parent by ​​Michaeleen Doucleff  Purchase 50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do by Gever Tulley   Connect with Ned On Instagram On Twitter On LinkedIn On Facebook Prep Talks Podcast www.prepmatters.com   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
7/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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007: Fostering Independence with Sarah Rosensweet

In this week’s episode, I talk about the importance of fostering independence instead of pushing your kids to become independent.   It’s natural as a parent to worry that your kids will grow up not being independent, so we sometimes try and push them to do things for themselves when maybe they need a bit more love and nurturing.   The key is to find balance on both sides.   Listen in as I talk about: The difference between letting your kids become independent vs. pushing them to be independent Why it’s okay to do things for your kids that they can do for themselves Tips to foster more independence with your kids   To sign up for Sarah’s free workshop on Peaceful Discipline click HERE   Resources mentioned in the episode:  Special Time including ideas for roughhousing: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/special-time-guide/  Self-Compassion: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/self-compassion/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
7/21/202117 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bonus Episode: The Physiology and Psychology of Using Punishment in Parenting with Afshan Tafler

This bonus episode is a Facebook Live that I did in my Facebook group with Afshan Tafler about the impact punishment has on our kids’ nervous systems.   I love learning from Afshan and every time we speak I feel like we could chat for hours.    If you listened to episode 5, you’ll know that Afshan focuses on how our emotional health connects to physical health and in turn parenting.   Lastly, be sure to check out my online course as Afshan will be doing a bonus training for all those that join before the cart closes on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.    Listen in as we talk about: The definition of being hijacked  The three states of our nervous systems What the nervous system needs to feel safe How your emotions and reactions impact those of your kids Why punishing your kids does more harm than good   Purchase my online course Transform Your Family Life here   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
7/17/202122 minutes, 59 seconds
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006: Coaching Call with Sangam: When You Worry You’ve Ruined Your Child and Dread the Days

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Sangam, mom of a three year old daughter.    We chat about Sangam’s challenges in regulating her own emotions when situations don’t go as planned, and how to build a connection with her daughter when they had a rough start and she herself had a rough childhood.    Listen in as we talk about: Tips for parents to self regulate when feeling overwhelmed and how to pause when you’re feeling triggered What to do when you’re afraid you’ve messed up your child and how to move on in a positive direction  Three strategies to strengthen the connection between you and your child How Sangam implemented the strategies given and achieved an incredible outcome   To sign up for Sarah’s free workshop on Peaceful Discipline click HERE   Resources mentioned in the episode:  Special Time including ideas for roughhousing: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/special-time-guide/  Self-Compassion: https://www.sarahrosensweet.com/self-compassion/    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
7/14/202153 minutes, 44 seconds
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005: Transforming Anger into Calm with Afshan Tafler

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Afshan Tafler, who is a holistic Life Coach, Conscious Parenting Coach and IFS Practitioner.   Afshan helps you master emotional stress so you can transform your health and thrive in your relationship with your kids. She has become a sought-after wellness and parenting expert, and has been featured on leading Parenting summits such as Mindful World Parenting, Great Parenting Show, Embodiment Conference, Raising Your Strong Willed Child, and more.     Afshan is also a mom to a special needs and strong willed child, and is passionate about coaching parents with sensitive and spirited children to thrive in their relationships.   Listen in as we talk about: About reactive anger - when quick responses happen in the body - and how to not go there every time How your child’s nervous system and temperament is influenced by yours How to recognize when you’re not calm Identifying the state of your nervous system How to repattern the nervous system so that you can transform anger to calm   To sign up for Sarah’s free workshop on Peaceful Discipline click HERE   Resources Mentioned in the Episode Jon Kabat-Zinn Body Scan Meditation How to do a Body Scan Meditation   Connect with Afshan   On Instagram On Facebook www.illuminateu.ca    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
7/7/202149 minutes, 50 seconds
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004: How to Navigate Rude Talk or Backtalk

In this week’s episode, I highlight some strategies and tools you can use to help you respond effectively when your kids use rude talk or backtalk.    When these situations arise, it’s because there’s something hard going on for them.. I’ll share with you ways you can navigate this in a peaceful, constructive way.   Listen in as we talk about: Why kids talk back The most effective strategies to navigate backtalk  How to respond to your child when they’re talking back Ways you make your kids feel safe, understood and supported Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com
6/30/202116 minutes, 2 seconds
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003: Coaching Call with Yael: Power Struggles with Sleep and Getting Dressed

This week’s podcast episode is a live coaching session  with Yael, who’s a mom of two young kids.   If you’ve ever had trouble getting your kids to sleep, or if they simply do not want to get dressed in the morning, this episode is for you.    At the end of this episode, I catch up with Yael to see how the strategies we spoke about worked.     You will learn actionable tools and tips on: Looking inwards to understand the root of frustration Ways to empower your kids to get dressed on their own How to support their decisions in an empowering way Tips to balance being there for your kids as they sleep, and “me” time Resources: Get Sarah’s Cheat Sheet to Peaceful Parenting Here  Get your free Special Time guide here   Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
6/23/202152 minutes, 54 seconds
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002: When Your Child Refuses with Dr. Laura Markham

In this week’s podcast episode, I sat down with my mentor and longtime friend, Dr. Laura Markham.      Dr. Laura Markham earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University and has worked as a parenting coach with countless families across the world. Her aspiration is to change the world, one child at a time, by supporting parents.      In this candid conversation, we explore the idea of power struggles, and how to transform it into encouragement and confidence for your kids.     Listen in as we talk about: Redefining what ‘power struggle’ means Tips for working through power struggles Ways to help your kids step into their power Actionable tips to build trust with your kids   Dr. Laura is the proud mother of two thriving young adults who were raised with her peaceful parenting approach; she lives with her husband in New York. Resources: What is peaceful parenting? Get Sarah’s Cheat Sheet to Peaceful Parenting Here  Purchase: Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Purchase: Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings Purchase: Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook Connect with Dr. Laura Markham here: On Facebook On Twitter On Pinterest On Instagram www.AhaParenting.com    Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
6/23/202138 minutes, 20 seconds
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001: Peaceful Parenting from My Kids’ Perspective

In this very first podcast episode, I’m so excited to chat with my three kids about peaceful parenting and learn about their perspective on growing up with parents who use these tools.     I learned so much from them in this candid conversation about what it was like being raised by parents who incorporated these tools from a young age.    What I loved most about this episode was the advice and feedback my kids shared with parents on how they can help their children grow, feel supported and understood.     Listen in as we talk about: The three big ideas of peaceful parenting How I became a peaceful parent Differences my kids have noticed by being raised with peaceful parenting What parents should from (from my kids’ perspectives) If they enjoyed growing up with peaceful parenting Connect with Sarah Rosensweet   On Instagram On Facebook https://www.sarahrosensweet.com 
6/23/202147 minutes, 48 seconds
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Welcome to the Peaceful Parenting Podcast!

Welcome to the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, the podcast where I cover the tools, strategies and support you need to end the yelling and power struggles and encourage your kids to listen and cooperate so that you can enjoy your family time. Learn why the peaceful parenting method has been so successful for my family, and how it can transform yours too. Be sure to hit the subscribe button and leave a rating and review!
6/10/20211 minute, 36 seconds