With everything going on in the world right now, one of the biggest changes and challenges parents are facing is having their children at home. Our kids are also dealing with changes to their daily schedules and activities, which is overwhelming and leading to more tantrums and emotional outbursts. When our children experience negative emotions, we need to be equipped to help them process what they are feeling in a constructive and positive way.
What is positive parenting and why is it such a constructive approach for both children and parents? How do we teach our kids that expressing their negative emotions can be healthy? How do we set the household culture and mindset around emotions?
On this episode, parenting coach and positive parenting expert, Lindsay Ford, talks about the importance of being proactive, not reactive when our kids throw a tantrum.
Tantrums are an emotional outlet and sometimes it’s okay to let them happen. They will get through the tantrum and it teaches them to be emotionally resilient. -Lindsay Ford
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
How to handle a tantrum
Recognize the signs, and notice the build up of emotion. If we’re aware of the precursors of the tantrum, we can mitigate it and validate their feelings which helps them feel better. Lindsay shares ways to help our kids through a tantrum.
What is positive parenting?
Positive parenting is about treating our kids with respect, not putting blame or shame on them, and remembering that they do better and behave better when they feel better. When they express their emotions, we shouldn’t make them feel like emotion cannot be tolerated because that creates negativity.
Parents also need to mitigate their emotions
Sometimes as parents, we need to put ourselves in time out and be the ones to give ourselves space to process and deal with our own emotions. We’re much more effective as parents when we’re calm, than when we’ll be when we’re reacting in the moment. Learn practical tips to help you maintain your calm in the episode.
Lindsay Ford is a parenting coach, certified in Positive Discipline. She helps moms interpret what their child is really saying when they act out and gives them the strategies they need to restore a sense of calm and cooperation back into their homes.
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As women entrepreneurs, we are often shocked to find that collaboration over competition takes work, but as long as we become more mindful of ourselves, that doesn’t need to be a problem. Why is it so important to understand what makes us different from the other women in our space? Can we ever completely get rid of feelings of jealousy we may have towards all the successful ladies in our lives?
On this episode, women empowerment coach, Marta Spirk shares how to build stronger relationships with other women business owners.
Most of the time, feelings of competitiveness with other women come from a lack of understanding about how unique we are as individuals. -Marta Spirk
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
Understand what makes us unique (11:57- 13:35)
A lot of the time, when women compete with each other, it’s because we’ve been trained to think we’re all the same and need to prove why we’re better than one another. The truth is, we are all unique. We have to understand what makes us different from other women entrepreneurs, not to prove we’re better, but to see where our distinct talents lie.
Become more aware of reactions (15:12- 16:31)
Most of us have had a moment when we’ve been jealous of another woman’s success and sometimes the successful woman in question is a close friend. The truth is, we will probably always have pangs of jealousy from time to time. The trick is to notice when we’re doing it and being mindful of not acting on our thoughts.
Stop looking at other people (18:48 - 19:30)
We can’t change other people, so stop trying to! Instead of focusing on other women’s achievements and lives, we have to start looking at our own. This can improve our gratitude for what we already have.
Marta Spirk is a writer, podcaster and woman empowerment coach. Her focus is teaching women how to increase their self-esteem and improve self-image by going on a deep-dive in inner work and personal development. Through her podcast The Empowered Woman, her virtual self-improvement school and in-person workshops, she hopes to encourage and uplift women to step into their own power and realize they can DO IT ALL!
To find out more about Marta, head to:
Books mentioned on this episode:
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
As busy moms and business owners, so many things need to get done and as a result, our marriages slide down the priorities list. Why do so many couples end up feeling more like roommates and logistical partners rather than romantic partners? How can we start improving our marriages on our own? How do we rekindle fun and intimacy in our relationships?
On this episode, marriage strategist Rachel Ballard shares on the importance of prioritizing your relationship and how to get back on track if you and your spouse are in a rut.
Being in a relationship and fixing your marriage is a job on some level. -Rachel Ballard
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
It’s important to prioritize our marriages the way we do our parenting (05:11 - 07:20)
Our society focuses on how important children should be and that makes us prioritize them over our marriages. The truth is, our marriages also need focus and attention, and if we neglect it, the whole household suffers. Kids are happier and more well adjusted when they’re parents are happy, not where we’re putting them first above our partners.
Making our marriages better doesn’t have to directly involve our partners (09:41 - 11:15)
In order for us to be happier in our marriages, we need to be happier individually. We have to learn the skill of making ourselves happy and exercise it. True happiness comes from working on ourselves, liking ourselves and being nicer to ourselves.
Sometimes we need to break the ice to rekindle the romance (16:42 - 18:21 )
Taking the first step to rekindling the romance in your marriage can be scary, and an icebreaker helps. Rachel developed a resource to give ideas for what you can text to your spouse to get the positive vibes, and banter going. It can initiate the types of conversations and interactions that will improve your marriage.
Rachel Ballard is a real-world, tell-it-like-it-is, marriage strategist and creator of the How To Like Your Husband Podcast. Rachel will shine a light on how you can generate loving energy into your partnership and (re)discover the foundation of your marriage, as you choose to move closer to designing a life (and solid friendship) with your husband built on love, lust, and loyalty!
Get Rachels 50 Sexy Texts here http://50sexytexts.com.
Right now, with all that’s going on in the world, community is everything. People want to connect with people more than ever, and that’s why it’s a great time to set up a Facebook group.
How do we set up a Facebook group in a way that drives connection and momentum in our business?
Why do we need to stop pushing information, and what do we need to be doing instead?
In this episode, the final of our four-part series about managing during challenging times, we’ll talk about the power of Facebook groups.
If you have a Facebook group, you can now switch to a question-based think tank model. Flip from a teach-and-tell to an act-and-respond model. -Dana Malstaff
Learn all the amazing ways you can leverage a Facebook group and maximize organic growth. Listen to the podcast now!
We’re all in crisis mode and emotional turmoil with all that’s going on right now and the adjustments we’ve had to make. Many of us still want to be able to make money to support our families and the economy, and that good news is we can earn money online.
What are some of the ways we can start earning some money right now?
In this episode, we discuss where there are still money making opportunities in this tough time.
Even if you’re in emotional turmoil, you can still do things to make money. -Dana Malstaff
If you want to do coaching don’t jump into it too quickly. If you’ve done something long enough, you know the best practices and have gotten results for other people, you can do it.
If you’re going to do course work, opt for a smaller course. People aren’t willing to pay a lot of money for something that won’t give them a tangible financial growth result right now.
If you already have a blog or a YouTube channel, get paid by monetizing those spaces.
Learn the rest of the amazing ways you can earn money online right now. Listen to the podcast now!