Parenting In The Thick Of It with Louise Clarke

Sharing My Story On Having A Son With ADHD

An episode of Parenting In The Thick Of It with Louise Clarke

By Louise Clarke
Welcome to the Parenting In The Thick Of It show - the place where you will feel heard, supported and guided through YOUR parenting challenges. If you are tired, stressed, frustrated & struggle with kids not listening/being disrespectful, difficult behaviours, social media, or have a son with ADHD, tune in! By taking inspired action steps, I can help you re-align & create the life you deserve as a parent: to be the parent you know you can be and the parent your child needs you to be. You can find out more about me and get some great FREE parenting tips and tools at www.yourparentingpartner.com
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Episode 215: When You Struggle With Your Child's Struggle...
Whatever it is your child might be struggling with, it is so hard for us to watch the struggle. Whether it is emotional pain or physical pain, it can be such an uncomfortable place to find ourselves. We just want to fix it and take it away for them. But doing this robs our kids of developing some pretty vital life skills. Tune in...   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR 
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February 19, 2019
Episode 214: Meditation On Monday (M.O.M) for Moms - You Are What You Consume!
Being aware of what we consume is so very important and not just in terms of what we eat! So what do you consume? What do you eat, read, listen to (besides this podcast LOL), think? Who do you hang out with? Does it all align with you positively? Does it fuel you and help you grow? In this episode, I discuss many ways in which we can hone and refine our consumption. Life is precious, why waste your time consuming anything that is not good for your mind, body and spirit. Tune in...   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:45
February 18, 2019
Episode 213: ADHD - Protecting & Nurturing Your Child's Self-Esteem
What does your child think of himself? Is he hard on himself? Does he feel down on himself at times? It's hardly surprising given all he has to try and cope with. In today's episode, I discuss Chapter 2 and 3 from the book "The Gift of ADHD". Understanding that your child's thoughts create his feelings, and that his feelings create his actions / behavior is vitally important to you being able to protect and nurture his developing sense of worth and self-esteem. Tune in...   The Gift of ADHD by Lara Honos-Webb, PH.D  Amazon.com link to the book here: https://amzn.to/2Sqgsgp Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
20:57
February 15, 2019
Episode 212: How We Unintentionally Fuel The Sibling Rivalry Fire!
When you understand why siblings fight and what they need to learn as a result of it, it makes it much easier to help them work things out without becoming caught up in it with them. The problem is, all too often, and of course with the best of intentions, we become a part of it and when we do, the fighting, arguing and bickering persists, and our kiddos don't develop the skills they need to learn to handle conflict. If you struggle with bickering, arguing, fighting kids, then this one is for you! Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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February 14, 2019
Episode 211: Helicopter Parent or Parachute Parent?
A saw a quote yesterday by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author of How To Raise An Adult and it prompted the episode today. I was fortunate to hear her speak at a parenting event I attended a couple of years ago and she was / is nothing short of brilliant. It is so vital that we equip our kids with the life skills they need and not "helicopter" around them, with the best of intentions, of course. Tune in as I explain how you can hope to parent in a way that will raise your child to be an adult with the life skills they need...  You can see Julie's TED Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:55
February 13, 2019
Episode 210: Setting The Boundary Is One Thing... Holding The Limit Is Another Thing Altogether!
Many of us are not bad at setting the boundary ie. saying "You can have 1 hour on your iPad." But how good are we at actually holding the limit and dealing with the inevitable pushback when the hour is up? In almost all the work I do with parents, this is one area where they admit they need help. Do you? If so, tune in as I share my boundary dance secrets...   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:05
February 12, 2019
Episode 209: Meditation On Monday (M.O.M) for Moms - How Do You Cultivate Your Mind?
I am reading a great book at the moment called "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" by Robin Sharma, and in it there was a great dialogue about cultivating our minds and cultivating our gardens which inspired me to record this episode. What we "put" in our minds and subject our minds to, and what we choose to listen to is sooooo important and such a great thing to be able to develop a filter for. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
15:00
February 11, 2019
Episode 208: ADHD - My Brain Might Be Wired Differently But I Am Not A Deficit
In today's episode, I discuss Chapter 1 from the book "The Gift of ADHD". Whilst ADHD might not be seen as a "gift", we have to learn to see beyond the confines of the diagnosis and the negativity that the ADHD label might put upon a child and shift our focus to what makes each child with it (or without it) shine. We have to uncover and unleash the gifts that will be there that we just can't see because we are all too often, focused on the downsides of the "disorder". Tune in...  The Gift of ADHD by Lara Honos-Webb, PH.D  Amazon.com link to the book here: https://amzn.to/2Sqgsgp Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
16:12
February 8, 2019
Episode 207: Do You Want To Know How You Can Preserve Your Sanity? (Part 3)
In parts 1 and 2 in this series I talk about the importance of meeting your needs and getting beneath your child's "behavior", and being able to set kickass boundaries, hold the limits and deal with the pushback. You see, if you don't have enough in your tank, you will not be able to deal with the pushback and stay non-reactive, and to add in the teachings from today's episode, nor will you be able to zip it, not say it and not take it personally... all the things you have to be able to do if you hope to stand a chance of preserving your sanity! Tune in...  Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
14:16
February 7, 2019
Episode 206: Do You Want To Know How You Can Preserve Your Sanity? (Part 2)
In part 1 in this series, I talk about how you HAVE to make sure you give yourself what you need and that it is selfish not to rather than be seen as selfish to do. Today, I am talking about BOUNDARIES. Yup... they are one of THE most important things you can do to preserve your sanity and precious band width. Tune in as I share with you how it all works... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:45
February 6, 2019
Episode 205: Do You Want To Know How You Can Preserve Your Sanity? (Part 1)
I don't think there is a mom out there who doesn't need to take measures to preserve her sanity because let's face it, there is no kid out there who does not push their mom to their limits! In this 3 part series I'll be sharing 4 things that have totally helped me preserve my sanity and they will help you too. Tune in...   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
16:47
February 5, 2019
Episode 204: Meditation On Monday (M.O.M) for Moms - How Meditation Bailed Me
In this episode I share with you exactly how my meditation practice bailed me from a potentially hot-mess parenting moment. When I told my friends what happened last Friday evening, they couldn't believe that I held it together. One of them even asked my son if it was true to which he replied: "Yes, she's telling the truth, my mom was totally calm - like she never even raised her voice. I did, but she didn't!!". Tune in... And, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (until midnight Jan 29, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor.  More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
14:50
February 4, 2019
Episode 203: ADHD - How Much Do You Have In Your Tank?
This is such an important thing to ask yourself and know AND to also know where you are on your "reactivity scale". In this episode I share with you my "secret" that will help you show up in a way that will allow you to meet your child's needs. PLUS, I introduce a new thing I'm doing for the next 10 Fridays on the podcast on ADHD. I'm going to be going through a chapter per week from the amazing book called "The Gift Of ADHD"  by Lara Honos-Webb, PH.D. It will be like a book club so.... if you can and you're keen, hop over onto Amazon, grab yourself a copy and join me. It's going to be so cool AND I'm going to try and get the author onto the show with me. Watch this space. The link to the book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gift-ADHD-Transform-Problems-Strengths/dp/1572248505/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548965730&sr=8-1&keywords=the+gift+of+adhd   Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
16:47
February 1, 2019
Episode 202: The Battle Of The Homework Just Goes On and On... (Part 3)
In parts 1 and 2 in this series on homework I share with you some ideas to help you navigate this challenge. In today's episode, I share with you a challenge I received from a listener around homework and how I helped her deal with the frustrations she was facing with her 11-year old son. What I share will hopefully help you put into context the teachings and suggestions from episodes 199 and 200. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:04
January 31, 2019
Episode 201: The Battle Of The Homework Continues... (Part 2)
In episode 200 I gave you many ideas to help you deal with the "beast"! Today I share with you something that is super powerful in helping you engage with your child over homework so as to work with it and your child and not against it and him or her. Tune in...   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR 
12:03
January 30, 2019
Episode 200: The Battle Of the Homework (Part 1)
There is no family who escapes this battle - what's with some teachers and the amount of homework they give! There's no way around this one but gaining some clarity around your underlying fears about it will help, and why when it's given for the right reasons it is not so bad. It's actually often us that make it worse than it needs to be!!!! And I speak for myself until I learned!! Tune in...   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:30
January 29, 2019
Episode 198: 4 Fundamental Things Every Parent Needs To Know: Part 4 of 4
You Have To Learn To Look Beneath The Behavior - Your Child's & Your Own In the first 3 parts in this series, I touched the surface of this and spoke about how we can use the iceberg to highlight the fact that there is always much more going on beneath the surface than meets the eye. As parents we have to learn how to not take our child's "surface" behavior personally so as to not become triggered by it. It is only then that we might stand a chance of being able to keep our cool, not lose our s#*t and therefore be able to meet our child's need (the unmet one which is driving the behavior). For beneath the surface is always an unmet need. Tune in... And, don't forget, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (only till midnight on 29 Jan, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor.  More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
15:27
January 28, 2019
Episode 197: Caught On The Hamster Wheel & Trapped In The Chaos Of Life As A Mom
I meet so many moms today who are struggling in their lives; they are running around like crazy people, caught on the hamster wheel unable to get off and feeling the stress of it all. In this episode, my work partner Erin Taylor and I discuss some of the ways in which you can cure the chaos in your life. Tune in... And, don't forget, if you are a mom interested in the course we talked about here today, you can now register for The Chaos Cure via the link below, but remember, it's only open till midnight on Tuesday 29 Jan, 2019). More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
15:45
January 27, 2019
Episode 196: 4 Fundamental Things Every Parent Needs To Know: Part 3 of 4
Every Child Needs To Be Celebrated For Their Uniqueness & Know That They Have Everything They Need Within In today's fast-paced and "material" world, it is all too easy for kids to become caught up in it all and look to "things" in order to define themselves. Many of them do not even know who it is they really are. Who does your child think they are? Have you ever asked them? Tune in as I share a beautiful story and shed some insight on how we can help our children understand just who it is they are and that they have everything they could ever need - within. And, don't forget, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (only till midnight on 29 Jan, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor.  More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:54
January 26, 2019
Episode 195: 4 Fundamental Things Every Parent Needs To Know: Part 2 of 4
What Every Child Needs To Know & Feel There are 6 key things that every man, woman and child needs to know and feel but the problem is that when we are triggered and in a reactive state, we render ourselves incapable of meeting these deepest needs in our child. Tune in as I discuss this fundamental understanding... And, don't forget, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (only till midnight on 29 Jan, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor.  More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:45
January 25, 2019
Episode 194: 4 Fundamental Things Every Parent Needs To Know: Part 1 of 4
It's Not About Your Kids, It's About YOU! When your focus of attention is all on your child's behavior, you can overlook so much and miss the opportunity to be able to guide, help and support your child through whatever it is they are going through. Why is this? It is only by first focusing on yourself, and being attuned to how you are showing up, and knowing how you can control your own behavior in response to your child's that you might be able to tame your reactivity and therefore respond in a way that allows you to meet your child's needs. Tune in as I discuss this important understanding... And, don't forget, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (only till midnight on 29 Jan, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor.  More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:45
January 24, 2019
Episode 193: Who Does Your Child Believe He/She Is?
It's all too easy for kids today to identify themselves with "likes" on Instagram, the new cool shoes, their grade, the friends they hang out with, the house they live in or the label you or a teacher might have inadvertently given them - "He's such a SMART boy" or "She is such a GOOD student" or "He's my DREAMER or WILD child". Who does your child truly believe him/herself to be? What if you find that their sense of being is attached to these external things? There are many things you can do and in this episode I discuss some of them. Tune in... And, don't forget, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (only till midnight on 29 Jan, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor.  More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
10:59
January 23, 2019
Episode 192: Despite Meeting So Many Of My Needs, There Was Still Something Missing!
It's amazing just how much we actually need for ourselves in order to be able to operate from our highest self. Despite meeting so many of my needs, there was still something missing. Tune in as I explain what I noticed had happened... And, don't forget, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (only till midnight on 29 Jan, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor.  More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:25
January 22, 2019
Episode 191: Meditation On Monday (M.O.M) for Moms - A Guided 3 Minute Meditation For Busy Moms
Are you looking for a quick, simple, no fluff, no frills meditation? Then this might just fit the bill. Here is a very simple 3 minute guided meditation for you to follow. Tune in... And, don't forget, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (only till midnight on 29 Jan, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor. More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
09:02
January 21, 2019
Episode 190: Take Full Advantage of "What You Focus On Grows" For Parenting A Child With ADHD
I discovered something super cool the other day! There is now scientific research that gives neurophysiological proof of the fact that what you focus on does actually grow. Knowing this means we can use it to maximum advantage and not just view it as a saying! Tune in as I share with you how you can really take advantage of this when parenting a child with ADHD... And, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure (until midnight Jan 29, 2019), an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor. More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:01
January 18, 2019
Episode 189: WHY Is My Child Is Behaving This Way - What Can I Do?
When your child's behavior is "out-of-your-control" it can leave you exhausted and at your wits end. In this example I speak specifically to a 6-year-old that screams to be heard. Whatever the behavior is on the "surface", it is essential that we remain curious as to what might be going on beneath the surface to cause it. A child's behavior is like an iceberg - there's always more going on than meets the eye. Tune in as I get curious and offer some ideas for this mom...  And, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure, an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor. More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
16:11
January 17, 2019
Episode 188: How I Turned My Parenting Around!
How many careers are there where you can just jump right in with little to no training? Not many but there is one HUGE one - PARENTING! In this episode I share with you what woke me up and got me to take the steps I did to turn my parenting around.  And, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure, an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor. More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/ Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:34
January 16, 2019
Episode 187: Rise With Me & Cure The Chaos
Join me in this episode as I take a dive into exploring our personal chaos, and what we can do about it. In today's busy fast paced, and at often times chaotic life, it is vital that we have some tools at hand to help us manage the chaos and maybe even cure it! Tune in as I share what I do and how it helps me... If you enjoyed this episode and are keen to dive even deeper into the chaos(!) please join me at the annual RISE GATHERING retreat which takes place May 31 - June 2nd, 2019 at a retreat in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, USA, where  I will be leading a group of women to help them "cure the chaos". It's going to be so exciting.  You can find out more about RISE GATHERING via the link below and if you do sign up, make sure you use this code to get a special discount off your ticket price: LOUISE2019 http://risegatherings.com/ And, if you are a mom looking to cure the chaos, you can now register for The Chaos Cure, an online parenting course created by myself and my amazing colleague, Erin Taylor. More information and registration details can be found here: https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
18:11
January 15, 2019
Episode 186: M.O.M Meditation On Mondays 4 Moms (8) - What Meditation Brings Me As A Mom
I cannot stress just HOW much meditation brings me in my life, especially in my role as a mom. Meditation is THE best medication!! If you want to be able to keep your cool and not react as much as you do, then guys... it's simple... you have to meditate. Tune in as I share my biggest takeaways...   Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:19
January 14, 2019
Episode 185: How Do I Help My Kid With ADHD? I Get So Frustrated...
Does your child struggle with executive function, emotion control and display impulsive reactions that are exhausting to be a part of? Does he/she lack motivation, struggle to complete things and have a poor sense of time and time management? You are not alone. It can be so hard to know what to say or do. I know! In this episode, I share with you what I do. Tune in... Here is the link for the timer I recommend in this episode: https://www.amazon.ca/Time-Timer-12-Operation-Management/dp/B002GTZZ6M/ref=asc_df_B002GTZZ6M/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292959568771&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12052148422835786215&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001444&hvtargid=pla-386224140888&psc=1 Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
14:55
January 11, 2019
Episode 184: Empathy Is A VITAL Skill For Your Child To Develop
How do you become empathetic? How do you help your kids become empathetic? I believe you have to have experienced empathy in order to be able to be empathetic towards others and many of us have never experienced it thus making it hard to be it. Many of us have experienced shame instead and all know just how that makes us feel. In this episode, I discuss what you can do to help your kids experience empathy and therefore develop it as part of their repertoir. Tune in... You can follow me online here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:30
January 10, 2019
Episode 183: By Changing Your Part You Can Bring About A Change In Your Kids! (Change Part 2
Despite knowing that we really cannot change anyone but ourselves we often still try to "change" the way in our kids behave! In this episode, I discuss what you can change to bring about a change in the behaviors of those around you and I use an interesting analogy to help you understand it all. Tune in...    Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:56
January 9, 2019
Episode 182: Is Your "Comfort Zone" Perhaps Not So Comfortable? (Change Part 1)
It's easy to get so comfortable with the current state of our reality that even the discomfort we experience there can more comfortable than the thought of change! We all want to change things yet manage to come up with every excuse in the book over actually doing it. So what do you do? How do you change things up? At this time of year many of us have all sorts of grandiose ideas but how many of those ideas come to any sort of fruition? In this episode I discuss the barriers to change and what you can do to overcome them. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:17
January 8, 2019
Episode 181: Meditation On Monday M.O.M 4 Moms (7) - Why Meditation Is So Powerful For Me
I recently attended a one day course on Meditation and it was AMAZING! Not only did I get the chance to participate in 3 additional guided meditations to the ones I do myself on a daily basis, but once again, was reminded of the benefits of a meditation practice. If you do not have a regular meditation practice and are curious as to how to get started and why you should do it in the first place, tune in... I include a very basic 3 minute guided meditation.    Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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January 7, 2019
Episode 180: Your Child With ADHD Might Be Disorganized & Forgetful, But You Can't Afford To Join In
In order to vaguely cope with the symptoms of ADHD; forgetfulness, disorganization, impulsiveness, and high energy, it is absolutely vital that you meet your needs and develop the skills you need to help meet your child's needs. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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January 4, 2019
Episode 179: The Only Person You "Should" Compare Yourself To, Is YOU!
Last week my son came home devastated because he had compared his mark to that of the classmate he had worked with on an assignment. I helped him see the futility of comparing yourself to anyone else because they are not you; they are different in too many ways to even imagine. This was a valuable lesson to him and perhaps one you might benefit from hearing. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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January 3, 2019
Episode 178: OMG How Do I Stop My Kids From Fighting Over Toys & Things...
What do you do when one kid comes to you crying because their sibling has taken their toy or won't give up the remote? It is vital that we lead them without taking over because as soon as we become "involved" and get frustrated and perhaps take a side, it denies them the opportunity to learn how to resolve conflict without getting you on side! Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:16
January 2, 2019
Episode 177: Have You Ever Considered Having An Accountability Parenting Buddy?
In episode 174, I discussed what you can do to bring about change and how you can go about it. I talked about having the 4 A's in place, the fourth of which is accountability which I discuss in this episode. Here I share with you some cool ideas for setting up parenting success. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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January 1, 2019
Episode 176: Meditation On Mondays M.O.M (6) - Make Your Breath Your BFF
Have you ever given much thought to your breath and all that it brings you besides air and life? Your breath is to be treasured and as such paying homage to "her" is a good thing. Never forget about her for she is your ultimate lifeline. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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December 31, 2018
Episode 175: Why Is Parenting A Child With ADHD So Frustrating? (Part 3)
In parts 1 and 2 of this 3 part series on parenting kids with ADHD, I discuss the third thing we have to do and do well if we hope to become less frustrated and impatient with our kids. We have to be really good at setting boundaries and holding the limits. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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December 28, 2018
Episode 174: Do You Ever Try To "Change" Your Child's Behavior?
For years I thought I could "change" my children's behaviors by focusing on them. Was it successful? No! Why? Because we cannot force someone else to change their behavior but we can change our own. In this episode, I discuss my 4 A strategy to bringing about change. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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December 27, 2018
Episode 173: Are We Denying Ourselves & Our Children What We Need To Be Human?
In the frantic busyness that IS life today, for parents and kids, I think we are denying ourselves what we need to be human. How many times do you ever just sit and stare out the window, or stand in a line and not pull out your phone to entertain yourself for the minute you might have had "nothing" to do? What about your kids? "There are up to 70% more depressed teens today than 20 years ago - why - because they are choosing to stay home alone on their screens vs. human interaction", from the movie Selfless. In this episode, I share details about a film director who has made a movie/documentary to hopefully help inspire youth to be more present. https://freshindependence.com/ Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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December 26, 2018
Episode 172: Are You Lost In The Form Of It All?
On special days such as birthdays and Christmas Day, it can be easy to become wrapped up (pardon the pun) in the form of it all and in doing so overlook what it really is all about. In all of it, we are prone to lose the formless gems... the gems of gratitude, love, being, energy, space, appreciation, feelings, essence, spirit. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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December 25, 2018
Episode 171: Meditation On Mondays M.O.M (5) - How To Tap Into Your Senses To Find Presence
Tune in as I discuss how tapping into your senses can help you find more presence. I regularly do this to bring me into the present moment. When you are focused on what you see, hear, smell, taste and touch, you cannot be anywhere other than the here and now. The senses are the HOW to help you access the now. Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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December 24, 2018
Episode 170: Parenting A Child With ADHD Can Be Sooooooooooo Frustrating (Part 2)
In part 1 of this 3 part series on dealing with the frustrations of parenting a child with ADHD, I discussed why meeting your needs is so vitally important. Today, in part 2, I am discussing the impact that you having expectations of your child has on you and on him/her. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:41
December 21, 2018
Episode 169: When The Giving Becomes The Receiving
When you understand that the giving IS the receiving you will have no need to expect anything from anyone. When you give to give and release any expectation of getting any appreciation from your family for giving, the giving becomes the receiving. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:06
December 20, 2018
Episode 168: Coping With The Chaos
How do you cope with the chaos that sometimes is life as a mom? What do you do? Do you have something you turn to in order to restore balance? How do you manage to keep your cool and juggle it all? What do you do? In this episode, I give you some ideas. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:07
December 19, 2018
Episode 167: Kids Only Have Two Choices When We Impose Our "Agenda" On Them...
When we impose our agenda or our wishes on our children, they really only have two choices; to fight against our wish or to comply. But I want to ask you if you really want them to have to do either? Would it not be better to equip them with the skills they need to be able to discern and choose their own way? Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
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December 18, 2018
Episode 166: Meditation On Mondays M.O.M (4) - Why Are We Called Human BEings When All We Do Is Do?
Have you ever thought about the irony in the description we have given ourselves - Human Beings? Maybe way back we were better at being, but today, I'd say we would be better named Human Doings! In this episode, I give you ideas as to how you can create more space and stillness in your life to just BE and how you can help your kids develop this skill. They need it... big time! Tune in...
10:33
December 17, 2018
Episode 165: The Frustration You Face When Parenting A Child With ADHD Can Be Overwhelming (Part 1)
Parenting a child with ADHD can be sooooooooooo frustrating: the forgetfulness, lack of focus, impulsiveness and high energy can leave us absolutely exhausted and FRUSTRATED. As frustrating as it is, it will be more so when we overlook three very important things. In today's episode, I discuss the first of these things and explain why it is vital that you meet your own needs and what happens when you don't! Tune in...
13:07
December 14, 2018
Episode 164: Do You Want Your Child To Be Happy & Successful?
Have you ever given much thought as to what your children think might when they hear you saying that you want them to be "happy" and "successful"? Despite us having the best of intentions, it can put an incredible amount of pressure on our children to feel that they have to be successful and happy, happy, happy! What do you mean by success? Have you ever given it much thought? And is it reasonable to want them to be "happy"? Do you mean all the time or just sometimes? What might they think? Tune in...
12:29
December 13, 2018
Episode 163: Give Your Child A Christmas Stocking "Experience" To Remember
I don't know about you but I am at the stage where I don't want any more stuff. And I don't want my kids to get more stuff - we all have more than enough stuff! I don't want to see or buy another meaningless toy for the sake of filling a stocking. But what can you do? I came across this brilliant blog post by Kelly Homes, the owner of Happy You, Happy Family where she gives the reader 10 brilliant ideas for filling your child's stocking with fun, meaningful experiences. The link to the blog post is below. Thank you, Kelly, for inspiring this podcast episode. Tune in... Happy You, Happy Family: https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/stocking-stuffers-for-girls/?fbclid=IwAR31e7oxuYsTjGSO2ZrR8DSm_BvqW2bYFT-4uj8BKvEYU5VFmZnIOV0RAJY Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:07
December 12, 2018
Episode 162: Do You Think Your Child Really Understands What Unconditional Love Is?
Can you imagine how your child would feel to know that you could not love them any more than you do, nor any less? That no matter what they do or might do, you will love them the same. Do you think they actually realize this or do you think they might think that you only love them if...... they are happy, successful, get the A, make the top sports team? Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
10:24
December 11, 2018
Episode 161: Meditation On Monday M.O.M (3) - Dealing With Mental Clutter & Chaos
It's can be all too easy to let your thoughts consume you AND worse still, not even know it is happening! Meditation has helped me raise my thought awareness BIG TIME and I want to help you do the same! Thoughts can become quite a burden. You can end up carrying the same old stinking, rotten thoughts around with you oblivious to the negative way they make you feel and subsequently interact with those around you . Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
14:47
December 10, 2018
Episode 160: The 3rd Step To Parenting A Child With ADHD (Part 3)
What do you understand by the word "connection"? Does it imply being physically present or is there more to it? For me, it is much deeper and in going deeper I am much better equipped to meet my child's needs. There's more to connection than you realize, tune in... To download my FREE download on 3 Steps To Help Your Child Thrive With ADHD, click on the link below: http://bit.ly/2BOqSxb Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
13:26
December 7, 2018
Episode 159: Trading Presents For Presence
In the run-up to the festive season, I always like to think about ways in which I can really help my children understand the value of presence. This is why I chose December's theme page in The Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer (link below) to be presence. In this episode, I share with you some ideas on this. Tune in... To purchase a copy of the family organizer, please click on the link here. They make a great gift too! https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:04
December 6, 2018
Episode 158: Can You Build Resilience In Your Child? YES You Can!
Many parents "worry" about their child not being resilient and it's a legitimate concern. Here's the deal though, the chances are if you are worried about it, you are seeing signs of "not enough" resilience. There are many things you can do to help top up your child's resilience tank. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:31
December 5, 2018
Episode 157: I'm At My Wits End With My Toddler's Tantrums
Toddlers can have really BIG emotional surges where they get the bit between their teeth and NOTHING we can think of works to help them out of it... It can be scary and overwhelming. In this episode, I offer you some ideas as to what you can try in the moment with them. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:37
December 4, 2018
Episode 156: Meditation On Mondays M.O.M (2) - A Super Cool Exercise
Join me as I show you what typically happens when you simply shut your eyes to get some peace and quiet! After this, I guide you through an exercise to show you how you can tame it all, and really tap into and experience presence on a much deeper level. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
14:17
December 3, 2018
Episode 155: 3 Essential Ingredients To Parenting A Child With ADHD (Part 2)
It is well researched and documented that kids with ADHD can struggle with developing a healthy sense of self and building self-esteem. As such, it is vital that as parents we do everything we can to help them develop this. In part 2, I discuss the second step you can take to help you do this, tune in... https://www.amazon.ca/Gift-ADHD-Transform-Problems-Strengths/dp/1572248505/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543090959&sr=1-1&keywords=the+gifts+of+adhd Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
17:12
November 30, 2018
Episode 154: What To Do After You Have Lost It With Your Kid
We are moms, we are human and as such, it would be impossible to be a mom without occasionally losing it. However, knowing what to do after the event is super important. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
10:50
November 29, 2018
Episode 153: Boundaries...Tune In & Tune Up (Part 2)
Refining your boundary setting skills and knowing how to hold the limits is such a valuable thing to do. There are few parts to parenting that do not require boundaries in some shape or form: getting up in the morning, meal times, bedtime, screen time, homework, chores and even helping a newborn develop good sleep patterns. Listen in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
11:19
November 28, 2018
Episode 152: Here's Why Boundaries Are So Vital - For You & Your Child (Part 1)
I rank boundaries as being one of THE most important aspects to parenting well. It's so vital yet, so many of us are not great at doing it. Why is this? And what can you do to refine your boundariy setting skills? Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
08:38
November 27, 2018
Episode 151: Meditation On Mondays M.O.M (1) - Helping Moms Calm The Chaos
When our minds are full and our lives are full, the fullness can result in a feeling of overwhelm and chaos. Being aware of where your mind IS and what your mind is focused on is vitally important to being able to meet your child's needs in the moment and tame your reactivity. Starting today, and each Monday, I'll be dedicating Mondays to this theme to help you find ways to calm the chaos. Tune in.. Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
10:43
November 26, 2018
Episode 150: 3 Essential Ingredients To Parenting A Child With ADHD (Part 1)
It's all too easy to overlook these 3 key things when parenting a child with ADHD. Yet, they are super important to your child developing a healthy sense of worth and self-esteem. Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
12:23
November 23, 2018
Episode 149: Every Child Needs To Have These Deep Needs Met
Every child needs to be seen, heard, feel that they matter and are worthy, loved and feel like they belong but do you parent in such a way as to meet these deep deep needs. In generations past, children were seen but not heard. I'd like to ask if, with the advent of the smartphone, children children today are being seen and heard? Tune in... Follow Me Online Here Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@mlouiseclarke iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Website: https://yourparentingpartner.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pZfkJuOlQNohr4EqA0ivR
09:06
November 22, 2018
Episode 148: Slammed & Suffering By Your Own Expectations
What many parents fail to realize is that the expectations we have of ourselves and others near and dear invariably cause us to suffer, not to mention put tremendous pressure on everyone. So what do you do? Expect nothing? Surely not! Tune in...
16:00
November 21, 2018
Episode 147: Do You Get Frustrated When Your Kids DON'T Listen To You?
There are few things more infuriating than a child who doesn't listen to you but there's often more going on than meets the eye. In this episode, I share with you some of the reasons why your child might not be listening to you and what you can do. Listen up... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/
11:53
November 20, 2018
Episode 146: Last Week's Double Mom Fail...
We all screw up from time to time but how you deal with yourself when you do is super important? I used to get really upset with myself but not anymore. I used to feel guilty about it but not anymore. Here's what I now offer myself in those moments and how it works much better for me. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/
13:26
November 19, 2018
Episode 145: It's So Hard To Not Take My Child's Behavior Personally...
There are times where it can be so hard to not take your child's actions or choice of words personally but here's the deal; when you do, nine times out of 10 it will only make matters worse. It is only when we can witness the actions and words of another as just actions and words that we can become curious as to why they have acted or spoken in such a way and meet them with the compassion and kindness they might need. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/
09:35
November 16, 2018
Episode 144: Are You So Attached To Your Phone That You Can't Be Without It?
Do you find yourself in a panic if you don't have your phone with you at all times? Do you find yourself checking it when there's no real reason to check it? Do you find yourself frustrated with your kids for always checking their phones? If you answered yes to any of these questions, tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/
13:47
November 15, 2018
Episode 143: Do You Struggle With A "Controlling", Defiant or Strong-Willed Child?
Why are some children controlling? Where does it come from? And HOW do you deal with it? This is such a common struggle for many parents that I felt compelled to discuss it again. There is a way to effectively deal with this but it's probably not what you think it will be. Tune in...
11:26
November 14, 2018
Episode 142: Do You Suffer From PAR.ENT.ING? If So, You Need To Take AphukenbrakE!
I watched a hilarious youtube video on this, a new fake medication for parents! It says that if you suffer from any of these symptoms (having kids, children, tots, youngins, boys, girls), kick back and take AphukenbrakE. All jokes aside, it is absolutely what we all need. Do you ever take a break? For years I didn't but now I do and my kids see a much nicer me. Tune in... https://laughingsquid.com/aphukenbrake-fake-prescription-drug-ad/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/
10:46
November 13, 2018
Episode 141: How Do You Motivate An Unmotivated Child?
Having to witness an unmotivated child can be highly frustrating for many parents. What do you do? How do you motivate them? And can you motivate them? Tune in as I share my thoughts... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/
11:01
November 12, 2018
Episode 140: Every Parent Needs To Listen To This Cry For Help
When a child is not seen for who he/she truly is the effects are far-reaching and damaging to their developing self-esteem and worth. In this vulnerable share, this singer-songwriter Anna Blue shares a powerful message. One every parent should hear. Tune in... The words to her song can be found here in this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIlghWDd7RU Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://parentinginthethickofit.com/
11:08
November 9, 2018
Episode 139: Dealing With Your Teenagers Emotions
Knowing what to say, how to say it and when to say it to your teenager is an intricate dance, and one that often has you on thin ice. In this episode I share with you an emotional conversation I had with my 17-year-old son.
11:25
November 8, 2018
Episode 138: The Fine Art Of Slowing Down
I've talked about this before and I'm sure I'll talk about it again. But before you can slow down, you have to know that things are just too fast. Do you feel that life is just going by all too quickly? In this episode, I share with you some things that might help you slow life down to a more compatible pace. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
11:35
November 7, 2018
Episode 137: Sometimes You Have To Get Our Of Your Own Way
It is so important to be aware of our part to play in all the situations we find ourselves with our kids and in life! And knowing when we have to get out of the way is super important. How do you know? And, how do you do it? Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
10:18
November 6, 2018
Episode 136: It Can Be So Hard To See Your Child In Pain...
It is so hard to see a loved one suffer and as moms, it can be especially hard. But, pain is an essential thing for children to learn to navigate. If we spare them from feeling pain and don't teach them how to sit in it, they will never learn. In life, there IS suffering and to know this and have the tools to deal with it is vital. Tune in as I discuss this... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
10:22
November 5, 2018
Episode 135: F.E.A.R Has More Control Over You Than You Might Realize
Many parents are surprised to hear this and according to Dr. Shefali Tsabary, fear is the number one obstacle in the parent-child relationship. Whatever is going on, fear is always at the root of things. Understanding this and being able to deconstruct it is essential to parenting well. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
13:26
November 2, 2018
Episode 134: Do You Need Your Kids To Meet Your Needs?
Looking outwards to meet your needs can lead you to not meeting your needs at all. Only you can meet your needs and in this episode I explain why. Tune in...
11:02
November 1, 2018
Episode 133: The Power Of The Pause - Do You Use It?
Pausing is amongst one of the best parenting tools I use in my interactions with three teenagers. It has bought me out of more potential conflicting situations than I care to imagine! Tune in and you'll find out more about it. Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
10:05
October 31, 2018
Episode 132: Sometimes No Communication Can Be Good News!
Just occasionally this is okay and in this situation, I came round to realizing that it was actually a good sign! It involved a teenager, a trip to New Zealand and a whole lot of fun. Curious... tune in! Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
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October 30, 2018
Episode 131: Things You Can Do To Help You & Your Child Deal With Shame
Shame has to be one of the most corrosive and damaging of emotions we can feel and knowing how to deal with it and kick it in the butt is super important. And not only that, if you understand it, you can help your children move through any feelings of shame they might feel. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
10:09
October 29, 2018
Episode 130: Parent Child Respect Through The Eyes Of A Teenager
This says it all. As far as I am concerned, he was bang on the buck. I owned it, apologized and welcomed the conversation. So valuable I thought it was worth sharing with you. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
09:45
October 26, 2018
Episode 129: Doing THIS Really Helps Me Start The Week On The Right Foot
There are times when life as a mom can get pretty chaotic right! In this episode, I share with you something that I do that allows me to start each week off on the right foot and reduce the overwhelm. It also saves me so much time that it is a godsend. Tune in... For your own copy of the free download I refer to in the podcast go to: https://yourparentingpartner.com/how-do-i-get-my-kid-to-eat/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
09:35
October 25, 2018
Episode 128: Do You Sometimes Struggle To Understand Your Child's Behavior?
Understanding and making sense of your child's behavior can be a challenge for many of us. In this episode, I refer to a wonderful tool you can use to better equip you to get to the root of any behavior challenges you might find yourself caught up in. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
08:49
October 24, 2018
Episode 127: There's Nothing Like Gratitude To Inspire Me
When we tap into gratitude it's hard to be uninspired for life. In this episode, I take you to the ocean and record why I love to use gratitude and how I hopefully inspire my kids to be grateful for gratitude. Tune in...
08:49
October 23, 2018
Episode 126: What Do You Do When Your Child's Plan Is Not What Yours Would Be
This is a really hard thing for parents to manage. It is so easy to launch into "lecturing" your child and pointing out what won't work when they approach things differently to you and especially when the plan is not logical, practical or remotely doable! Sure that's judgment in itself but you know what I mean! The lectures just fall on deaf ears and put distance between you so what do you do? Tune in...
08:34
October 22, 2018
Episode 125: What Do You Do When You Run Out Of Energy?
Today I was working super hard and could feel myself running low on energy. I still had a lot of work to do but knew that I would have to refuel if I hoped to get through it all. I recorded this episode, from the ocean where I go to refuel and share with you what I do to recalibrate and re-energize. What do you do when your tank is running low on fuel? Do you know what fills you up? Tune in...
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October 19, 2018
Episode 124: Does Your Child Ever Lie?
In this episode I discuss lying and why children typically do it. I offer you some ideas as to how you can respond to it and manage it effectively. And I give you an alternative to asking: "Did you lie?" that encourages your child to tell the truth.. Tune in...
13:40
October 18, 2018
Episode 123: The HUGE Difference Between Consequences & Punishment
There is a huge difference between consequences and punishment and understanding this deeply influences how your child will grow and learn or not... If you struggle to use consequences effectively and know you resort to punishing when you shouldn't then tune in...
11:36
October 17, 2018
Episode 122: Handling Your Child's Monumental Meltdowns
It can be incredibly hard to stay in control of ourselves when our child is screaming at us and behaving unacceptably but if you want your child to learn how to behave differently, we have no choice. If you struggle with this, tune in...
10:02
October 16, 2018
Episode 121: Grades Are Not Everything
The pressure on kids to achieve high grades seems to be spiraling out of control. Kids are so much more than their grades and sure, at a certain stage in their lives, of course, the grade matters, but what is the cost? As Jay Shetty said: grades only matter when the subject matters and I add: when the subject matters, the child will get the grade. Tune in... Useful Links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
10:41
October 15, 2018
Episode 120: Could Our Wish For Our Children To Be Successful & Happy Perhaps Cause Them Stress?
We all want our kids to be successful and happy but how does this translate for them and impact them? What will they say about us wanting them to be successful and happy when we are gone? Is our wish perhaps adding to the pressure they are already under to achieve achieve achieve? Tune in... Useful Links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/ The Parents Tao Te Ching can be found via the following Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Parents-Tao-Te-Ching-Ancient/dp/1569246629/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1539230626&sr=1-2
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October 12, 2018
Episode 119: Do You Think You Might Be Addicted To Your Phone?
Have you heard of the book called "How To Break Up With Your Phone" by Catherine Price? It is a highly thought-provoking read and inspired me to write a blog post on the subject and dedicated this episode to reading it. If you are looking for some ideas as to how to be less attached to your phone and are interested in role modeling a healthy relationship with your phone to your kids, then tune in... Useful Links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/ How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price can be found at the following Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072J77B68?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a-9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r=AFCR8D0KV1EXMZ5DKNX6
12:42
October 11, 2018
Episode 118: The Biggest Parenting Challenge Is How We Control Ourselves!
Dealing with our kid's emotional outburst or poor choice of behaviour can sometimes leave us at our wit's end and result in us not behaving much better than they did!! Learning to control ourselves is THE hardest thing to do as a parent. Trust me, you are not alone. Tune in... Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
10:43
October 10, 2018
Episode 117: A Vital Piece When Parenting Toddlers
When your toddler has behaved in a socially unacceptable way (tantrum, kicking, biting etc) it is vitally important that you separate the deed / behaviour from the do-er / your toddler. In other words, it's the behaviour that is questionable, not them. Doing this will allow you to remain compassionate, empathetic and kind while trying to work out what the need was beneath the behaviour. This is what they need from you, especially in the heat of the moment. Tune In... Useful links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organiz
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October 9, 2018
Episode 116: How "Vaguely" Understanding What's Going On In The Teenage Brain Has Helped Me Parent Them!
Understanding just what is going on inside my teenagers' heads has really helped me develop more empathy for them and help maintain the strong connection I have with them. In this episode, I share with you some of the takeaways from Dan Siegel's book, Brainstorm which is all about understanding the teenage brain! It helped me so much that I wanted to share it here with you. Tune in... Useful links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/louiseclarke.ypp Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/louiseclarkeyourparentingpartn/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourparentingpartner/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPPartner You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdQ1_fC72bKutwr5EfavQA FB Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingInTheThickOfIt/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/id1358492950 Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer: https://theconsciousfamilyorganizer.com/
13:34
October 8, 2018
Episode 115: Here's An Interesting Way To Save Your Energy!
Do you worry about what other moms might think of you or your child? What if your child misbehaves? Then what? I have taught my kids this one thing that allows them to save their energy and I share it with you here. Tune in...
07:49
October 5, 2018
Episode 114: Do You Run Out Of Time?
I am fascinated with time. My relationship with time is intriguing to me. What is your relationship with time? How do you interact with it? It never stands still. It never stops, yet we believe that we run out of it? What do your children understand about time? Will your patterns become theirs? Tune in...
08:38
October 4, 2018
Episode 113: Let It go!
Letting go of material things that no longer serve us is one thing, but learning to let go of the non-tangible things like for example, expectations, the need to be perfect, inherited beliefs and conditioning, control, the need to do everything is even better. The trees are letting go of their leaves! What are you going let go of this fall?
07:12
October 3, 2018
Episode 112: Why It's Not Good To Do For A Child What They Are Capable Of Doing For Themselves
In this episode, I share with you some of the things that my kids now do for themselves and how empowering it has been for them. It can be damaging to a child's developing sense of self and self-esteem to have a parent do too much for them as it strips them of the capacity to learn how to do it for themselves and feel capable as a result of doing it. Tune in...
07:02
October 2, 2018
Episode 111: Why I Share My Mistakes With My Kids
Sharing a mistake we might have made and the action we took as a result of it is a powerful way to help children realize that it's okay to make mistakes. It helps them develop the capacity to own their mistake, not deny it and come up with a plan. It helps them learn and grow and role modeling this to them is so important. Tune in...
07:40
October 1, 2018
Episode 109: Find Yourself Head-To-Head With Your Strong-Willed Child ?
In this episode, I share with you a success story with a mom I worked with years ago. Her son was super controlling and with my support, she got through it. Wind the clock forward about 6 years and this boy knew exactly what to do when he had to "look after" a strong-willed child! Tune in...
11:14
September 28, 2018
Episode 110: How Often Do You Think You Are "Lost" In Thought?
Do you know you have 50,000 - 70,000 thoughts per day! That's 35 - 48 per minute. It's mind-boggling for me to try and get my mind around that. Add to this, we spend 54% of our time not where our minds are. If this isn't motivation to do something about it, I don't know what is. Not the thoughts. Those are okay. It's the not being present bit that blows my mind. If you are keen to do something about it, tune in... This YouTube video is for parents who are interested in developing a meditation practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZDWpsZKW-A&t=25s Episode 44: An Introduction To Meditation For Parents https://anchor.fm/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/episodes/Episode-44-Many-Of-You-Have-Requested-I-Do-This--So----Here-It-Is-e1m5vt/a-a42s0h
10:56
September 27, 2018
Episode 108: If This Isn't Proof That Meditation Works For Me...
I've always known that meditation is a powerful tool for me. It brings me so many benefits many of which I have discussed on the podcast. However, this really amazed me and my GP was seriously impressed. I think she'll be onto meditation in a big way after this. Curious? Tune in... This You Tube video is for parents who are interested in developing a meditation practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZDWpsZKW-A&t=25s Episode 44: An Introduction To Meditation For Parents https://anchor.fm/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/episodes/Episode-44-Many-Of-You-Have-Requested-I-Do-This--So----Here-It-Is-e1m5vt/a-a42s0h
07:44
September 26, 2018
Episode 107: You Prioritize The Bedtime Routine For Your Kids But Your Partner.... Not So Much!
What to do when bedtime runs away with you and what do to when you and your partner are not always on the same page regarding bedtime. This can cause many moms a lot of stress. I have a couple of ideas. Tune in... 10 Tips To End Your Bedtime Struggles: https://yourparentingpartner.com/end-bedtime-struggles/ Episode 87: https://anchor.fm/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/episodes/Episode-87-Top-10-Tips-For-Ending-Bedtime-Struggles-Part-1-e23pvc/a-a50te2 Episode 93: https://anchor.fm/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/episodes/Episode-93-10-Tips-To-End-Your-Bedtime-Struggles-Part-2-e2520b/a-a54bti
09:16
September 25, 2018
Episode 106: Sometimes It's Better Not To Ask
If you don't have enough energy to deal with the pushback you might get from asking your child to do something, like picking up their toys or their "stuff", I truly believe it's better not to ask. Tune in and I'll tell you why...
05:49
September 24, 2018
Episode 105: I Don't Expect My Kids To Tell Me Everything But I Do Want Them To Feel Safe Enough To Share Anything
It is so vital that we create a safe place for our children to feel vulnerable enough to share things with us. If they fear us, our reaction, a punishment or being judged, they will never tell us anything. Tune in...
06:36
September 21, 2018
Episode 104: Do You Want More "Calm" In Your Life?
Tapping into Mother Nature has helped bring so much more gratitude, peace and calm into my life as a mom. "She" is my ultimate teacher. Learning to use her magnificence and expansiveness to guide me as a mom has been powerful. So much so that I had to share it with you. Tune in...
07:37
September 20, 2018
Episode 103: The Power Of Yet & How You Can Use It To Encourage Your Child
This little word is so inspirational for me. I use it a lot to help my kids understand that just because they might not be able to do something now, does not mean they will not be able to do it ever. Add yet and it immediately delivers hope. Tune in...
05:59
September 19, 2018
Episode 102: When I Learned To Give Without Expectation My Life As A Mom Changed For The Better
When I talk about giving, I don't mean gifts and things, I mean of ourselves. I spent many years feeling unappreciated until I realized that I was, unbeknownst to me, creating the dissatisfaction within myself. When I realized this, life changed dramatically. And for the better. Tune in...
07:31
September 18, 2018
Episode 101: Do You Find Yourself Getting Impatient With Your Kiddos?
There are times when kids can be and are infuriating. I hear you. And it can cause you to become irritable and impatient with them. Don't worry, you are not alone. In this episode, I share with you what I do to try and curb it because at the end of the day, it never feels good to be impatient with a child, tween or teen and the ramifications of doing so, are not good for them either. Tune in...
09:48
September 17, 2018
Episode 100: My Most Embarrassing Moment EVER & So Much More...
In celebration of this, the 100th episode on the podcast, I am sharing my story. There's the hilarious comment I made age 5 while playing dominoes, my most embarrassing moment (trust me it's good, you don't want to miss it...), my most profound moment and the boy next door. A bit longer than usual but I hope you enjoy getting to know me a bit better. Tune in... To enter the Podcast Giveaway (the winner gets 2 x 1 Hour Parent Coaching Sessions with me), please go to https://yourparentingpartner.com/ and sign up in the box just below the photo of me! Good luck. And if you share this episode, or any other episode and tag me, I'll send you a coupon code to download a FREE copy of the THEME pages for The Parenting In The Thick Of It Family Organizer.
31:32
September 14, 2018
Episode 99: Do Your Kids See You Looking After Yourself?
It is so important that our kids see us prioritizing our self-care and us meeting our needs so that they learn to do this for themselves. How else will they learn? I want my daughter to value her self-care and do what she needs to do to show up as the best version of herself. I want my sons to do it too. Tune in...
08:49
September 13, 2018
Episode 98: Why You Don't Need To Be Anything Other Than Who You Are
If we are not careful we can get so caught up in trying to be something or someone that we are not. We think we should be more like so in so because she has got her s#*t together or whatever it might be... So, she might have, but you don't have to be like her. You only have to be like YOU. Tune in...
06:58
September 12, 2018
Episode 97: Everyone Else's Parents Do It, You're The Only One Who Doesn't...
Ever heard that from your kids? If so, just know that you are not the only one. Last night my son announced he wanted a new backpack and that he would be the only one who won't have a new one... In this episode, I share with you what I said, or didn't... Tune in!
09:18
September 11, 2018
Episode 96: There's Not A Mom I Know Who Does Enough Of This...
We are all pretty darn good at giving this to others (but not always to our kiddos) but generally not so good at giving it to ourselves. I'm hopeless at it! Can you guess what it is? I'm going to keep you in suspense, tune in...
06:00
September 10, 2018
Episode 95: Do You "Should" On Yourself Or Worse Still, "Should" On Your Kids?
When I realized just how much "shoulding" I was doing it was scary! But I'm so glad that I discovered it because letting go of the should's has had a profound effect on me in my role as a mom and for my kids. Do you should on those around you? Tune in...
11:19
September 9, 2018
Episode 94: Frustrated With The Kids And Don't Know What To Do?
Doing this one simple thing in the height of frustrating moments I face with my kids has rescued me more times than I care to imagine. Curious? In this episode, I share my tip with you. Tune in...
07:51
September 8, 2018
Episode 93: 10 Tips To End Your Bedtime Struggles (Part 2)
In today's episode, I read part 2 of the blog post I wrote to help you end your bedtime struggles. Part 1 can be found in episode 88 and you can tune in to more bedtime antics in episodes 79 and 80.
10:33
September 7, 2018
Episode 92: It Takes Great Courage To Face The Truth
The truth is sometimes hard to face and never more so than the moment we realize that we have played a part in creating some of the socially unacceptable patterns of behaviour we see in our children (eg. not listening, disrespect, control). In order to fix things, we need to look at fixing ourselves over trying to fix our kiddos. They are not broken. Tune in...
07:37
September 6, 2018
Episode 91: Valuable Lessons From A 13 Year Old!
In this episode, I have a special guest with me... my 13-year-old son! He has meditated for a few years now and has gained some valuable insights on it all. It's always great to hear it from the mouths of babes. Tune in...
11:13
September 5, 2018
Episode 90: You Upgrade Your Phone, Do You Upgrade Your Mindset?
We all spend $$$ and time to make sure our phones are equipped with the latest operating systems but what if we were to do the same for our minds. How could we? Why would we? And should we? I believe we "should" be doing this. I do and it has been deeply rewarding, especially in my role as a parent. Tune in... Mindset by Carol Dweck is the book I referred to in this episode. https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-New-Psychology-Success/dp/B001U5P7CK/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1536007632
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September 4, 2018
Episode 89: 3 Steps For Managing The Meltdowns - The Detail
In Episode 88 I shared with you 3 steps you can take to help you manage the tantrums and emotional outbursts. In the episode today, I use an example to explain how you can do this. Tune in...
09:31
September 3, 2018
Episode 88: 3 Steps For Managing The Meltdowns - Big Picture
When our child has a meltdown it is vitally important that we do not join them with an "adult" meltdown of our own! It can be oh so hard to remain cool, calm and collected but we have to. In this episode I discuss the three steps you can take to make sure you stay on the high road and in Episode 89, I discuss an example. Tune in...
08:34
August 31, 2018
Episode 87: Top 10 Tips For Ending Bedtime Struggles (Part 1)
In this episode, I read you part 1 of a blog post I wrote on finding ways to end bedtime struggles. Tune in... If you want to read the post, here is the link. In this, you will also get access to the link for the Meal Planning FREE Download that I mention in the blog. https://yourparentingpartner.com/end-bedtime-struggles/
12:32
August 30, 2018
Episode 86: The Most Impactful Tip On How To Manage Technology In Your Home
Doing this can have a powerful effect on everyone in the home. Our family does this and I rate it as one of THE most important things we can do to help us better navigate technology. Tune in...
07:59
August 29, 2018
Episode 85: Mirror Mirror On The Wall Who Behaves The Fairest Of All?
Have you ever stopped to think why your kids might have developed certain patterns of behaviour? Whilst understanding this can be a bitter pill to swallow, understanding it can be very revealing and rewarding. Tune in...
08:31
August 28, 2018
Episode 84: Should Kids Have To Fit In A Particular "Hole"? Who Designs The Hole Anyway?
Round peg in a square hole. Square peg in a round hole. Don't get me started! Too many parents are told that their child just doesn't fit in and this breaks my heart. As parents, we need to help our child see their "shape" as being perfect & unique just the way they are. That they are WHOLE and don't have change who it is they are to fit in any HOLE. Tune in...
08:16
August 27, 2018
Episode 83: How Compassion & Zipping Is A Better Way To Be - Here Is The Evidence!
In this episode, I share with you how my ability to show up in the moment with compassion and calm allowed me to parent in a way that worked for both my son and I. Had I said what I really "wanted" to say, it would have gone downhill and fast. Tune in...
09:12
August 24, 2018
Episode 82: Are You A "No, No, No.... Well Okay, Yes... But Just This Time Parent?
Your parenting style & your behaviour shapes your child's behaviour more than you realize and more than anything else in their lives. How you show up in the moment and respond to them matters. Tune in...
09:19
August 23, 2018
Episode 81: This Was A Game Changer For Helping Me Deal With My Kids Various Behaviours
Understanding this key thing about behaviour was one of those AHA moments for both my husband and me. In this episode, I take you through it and offer you 3 super important questions to ask yourself in relation to your child's behaviour. Tune in...
12:46
August 22, 2018
Episode 80: Bedtime Has Just Got Too Late & School Starts Soon...
If you haven't already listened to Episode 79, please do so before you listen to this because it will help you create new bedtime patterns and routines. However, when things have just got too late the kids just can't get to sleep earlier. Don't worry, I have a plan for you. Tune in...
07:42
August 21, 2018
Episode 79: Do You Struggle To Get The Kids To Bed On Time?
This is such a challenge for so many parents. Life is busy right! There is a way and in this episode, I share with you my bedtime secrets. Clue: It all depends on the way you are showing up. Tune in... And don't forget to listen to Episode 76, it paves the way for what you have to do here.
10:12
August 20, 2018
Episode 78: Breaking The Patterns Of Control & Knowing Why They Exist
In order to break the toxic cycles of control that might exist in your home, you first have to understand why they are there and why your child is running the show. There's a reason for it all. Tune in... If you haven't had a chance to listen to Episode 76 and 77, they speak to this and will be helpful to you in your quest to change any patterns of unhealthy control.
13:56
August 17, 2018
Episode 77: Do You Have A Child Who Controls Everything, Everyone & Runs The Show?
I get more calls from parents regarding this than anything else. So, if you struggle with this, you are not alone. Understanding the one fundamental thing that I share in this podcast is key to dealing with this and changing the patterns. You have to start with this. Tune in... If you have not yet listened to Episode 76, I encourage you to do so as it speaks to this and will help you start to break the patterns.
08:55
August 16, 2018
Episode 76: My Parenting Secret Is Out... It Will Change Your Life!
This is the first time I have shared this on the podcast and it is HUGE! This is the key. When I work with parents, THIS is what we work on and the results are amazing. Tune in...
13:07
August 15, 2018
Episode 75: Struggling To Set & Hold Limits On Screen Time? This Is Genius...
If you are struggling to set and hold the limits on Screen Time with your child, this is for you. I discuss a genius strategy that my dear friend Kate Muker came up with for her 5-year-old. Tune in... Kate is a proud, conscious mama who uses entrepreneurship to fulfil her purpose: creating opportunities for women to live a connected abundant life. You can check out Kate's website here: https://katemuker.com/
09:08
August 14, 2018
Episode 74: Does Your Child Continually Push The Limits?
In order to set a limit and hold it, you have to mean what you say and your child has to believe you. Do you mean what you say? Tune in...
08:12
August 10, 2018
Episode 73: Choosing Compassion Over Frustration Is A Win-Win In Parenting A Child With ADHD
It's so easy to become frustrated, impatient and judgmental when parenting a child with ADHD. However, it never works, for you or your child. Compassion and empathy is what your child really needs. Tune in...
12:40
August 9, 2018
Episode 72: The ONE Thing That Never Fails Me, Or My Kids...
Doing this always puts me on a better path, it never fails me. This way of showing up as a Mom is what makes the most positive impact in my life and I share it here with you. Tune in...
10:49
August 8, 2018
Episode 71: You Empty The Trash But Do You Empty Your Mind?
In order to parent "well", I believe that being able to empty our mind of the constant planning, what if's, should's, doubts and worries is THE most important thing we can do. Simply put, if we can't do this and develop the skill to mind our minds, we cannot hope to be present with our child and give him/her what he/she needs. Curious? Tune in...
10:01
August 7, 2018
Episode 70: Have Your Kids Ever Told You They "Hate" You?
It can be terrifying when your child venomously shouts "I hate you". But... do you believe them? What do you do? What do you say? How do you respond? In this episode, I discuss some things that have helped many parents and share in the hope it will help you too. Tune in...
07:09
August 6, 2018
Episode 69: How Do You Choose The "Right" Sport Or Activity For Your Child?
Should you choose? Should your child choose? What do you do when they don't like it? In this episode, I share with you some ideas as to how to get this right. Tune in...
09:19
August 3, 2018
Episode 68: Time Outs - Do They Really Work.... I Think Not
With the best of intentions, many parents turn to timeouts only to find the tantrum or unacceptable behaviour continues. In this episode I explain why they don't work and share with you an alternative technique that works really well.
09:17
August 2, 2018
Episode 67: During The School Holidays It's Way Too Easy To Forget About Yourself!
With the kids home from school, do you find yourself catering to everyone else's needs and forgetting about your own? In this episode, I share with you what I do to make sure I honour my needs. When I do this, life is always better, for everyone. Tune in...
08:13
August 1, 2018
Episode 66: OMG Is That A Coffee Table Under All That Clutter?
I don't know about you, but typically, around four weeks into the summer holidays, the coffee table can resemble a bit of a junkyard! When my living room takes on that "holiday" look, here's what I do to reset things and restore some order. Tune in...
08:31
July 31, 2018
Episode 65: Hot Tips For Communicating With Your Teenager!
How do you know when they might want to chat? They can be hard to read, but if you look carefully, the signs will be there. When I found what I was looking for, I keep finding more of it! In this episode, I share with you some of my tips. Tune in...
08:07
July 27, 2018
Episode 64: Are We Creating A Generation Of "Keep Your Options Open"?
I had the fortune of stumbling across this BRILLIANT video in my Facebook feed. Too good to miss and a great thing to chat about in today's episode on the Parenting In The Thick Of It Show. Tune in and catch the video in the link below: https://www.facebook.com/goalcast/videos/1407358209409219/?t=4
06:56
July 26, 2018
Episode 63: Queen Of Multi-Tasking Or Queen Of Distraction
I used to think multi-tasking was the bee all and end all. Don't get me wrong, it definitely has its place but is the kiss of death if it becomes all we do. It is vital that we know when we can and when we can't so we don't become The Queen Of Distraction. Tune in...
06:17
July 25, 2018
Episode 62: Get This Right And Life At Home Will Be Much Calmer
When my kids know exactly what is expected of them on any given day during the holidays, the days are way better. Despite wishing they were born with crystal ball reading skills, alas, they were not! I have to tell them. But when I remember to do this, life is much calmer. Tune in... If you liked this episode, you will probably like this one too: https://anchor.fm/parenting-in-the-thick-of-it-with-louise-clarke/episodes/Episode-8-Why-Managing-Your-Expectations-Plays-Such-A-Vital-Part-In-Parenting-Well-e1ecap/a-a3cgcp
11:49
July 24, 2018
Episode: 61: Car Rides - Do You Find Yourselves Arguing Over What To Listen To?
Trust me, this used to happen in our car. Bad rap, not so bad rap! Bad teen bands, not so bad teen bands! A steady stream of it. Not any longer. Tune in...
07:01
July 23, 2018
Episode 60: Balancing Screen Time & Green Time
Do you know that the average child in America spends only 5 minutes per day freely playing outside? I found this staggering. I knew the stats were bad, but this bad! In this episode, I discuss what you can do to help your child develop an interest in the real world versus being caught up in the thrill of the virtual one. It is VITAL to the healthy development of their brains. I share with you the blog post that inspired me to talk to this. https://simpleasthatblog.com/trade-screen-time-for-green-time/
07:42
July 20, 2018
Episode 59: Teens, Alcohol, Drugs, Par-tays & The Holidays...
You hear parents discussing this and think you have it all dialled in until it happens to you! What is your plan? Do you have one? A plan for you and a plan for them? Tune in...
09:41
July 19, 2018
Episode 58: How Honest Are You?
I value honesty. A lot. And I hope to instil this value in my children, but how do you do it? I'm not sure there is a "right" answer but in this epidsode, I share my views on it all. Tune in...
06:53
July 18, 2018
Episode 57: It's Amazing What An Aerial Perspective Can Do!
Sometimes when you are in the thick of it you need to see things through a different lens, yes? This particular lens has brought me so much relief and I wanted to share it with you. Tune in...
06:43
July 17, 2018
Episode 56: Smelly Boy, Oh Smelly Boy...
When my neighbour knocked on my door and asked to borrow... my nose, I was intrigued. Little did I know that I already knew the answer, for I had no teenagers at the time. Tune in, it's a good one!
06:35
July 16, 2018
Episode 55: Should Kids Listen To Music While They Are Studying?
This causes many parents much anguish, myself included. Yet, our children claim that it helps them study more effectively!!! What do we do? Lo-Fi might just be a better alternative. If you don't know what it is, tune in...
06:34
July 13, 2018
Episode 54: If We Think Our Children Are Distracted By Screens, We Need To Look At Ourselves...
Little is written and spoken about the fact that adults are becoming more and more distracted by their smartphones. And it is wreaking havoc with their ability to connect with their children. Never before have a generation of parents spent so much "time" face to face with their children and yet be so disconnected from them. This is a huge problem. Tune in...
08:33
July 12, 2018
Episode 53: Can You Force Your Teenager To Do What You Used To Do?
Many parents I work with say this: "When I was his age, I was working so hard... I just don't know why he can't seem to do it?" "Because he is not you" I reply compassionately. It's a tough place to find yourself but as long as we "put" our expectations on our child, they will most probably resist. And, at the end of the day, by the time they are teenagers, it's pretty hard to force them, without the use of bribes, rewards or punishment, which, never works long term. Tune in..
11:12
July 11, 2018
Episode 52: Not On The Same Parenting "Page" As Your Spouse?
Being on a different page is a common thing between parents. It can cause friction between the parents and confusion and inconsistency for the child. If this is something you struggle with, tune in...
08:47
July 10, 2018
Episode 51: I Thought You Would Get A Kick Out Of This!
I just got back from visiting my family in Scotland and this was what my daughter had to say about being left at home with her brothers and about being a "mom"... Tune in!
07:33
July 9, 2018
Episode 50: They Say That High EQ Is A Better Predictor Of Success Over IQ
However it is we choose to quantify or qualify "success", building Emotional Intelligence in our children is super important and in this episode I share with you, where you might start. Tune in...
07:33
July 6, 2018
Episode 49: How Can We Know How To Do Something That We Have Never Done Before?
There is nothing that says we "should" know how to parent. In fact, how can we fully know how to do something that we have never done before? Yet, the reality is, many parents are embarrassed and ashamed of the fact that they sometimes find themselves not knowing what to do. In this episode, I discuss the fact that I see this admission as a sign of great strength. Tune in...
07:20
July 5, 2018
Episode 48: Toddlers, Teens & Triggers
There is nothing that can test us quite like a toddler or teen. It can be exhausting and leave us feeling like we have failed as a parent. Believe it or not, toddlers and teens have a lot in common. When we get these 3 key things right, we find ourselves able to work with them rather than against them. Tune in...
09:26
July 4, 2018
Episode 47: Do You Have A Child That Negotiates With You Over Everything?
When your child argues with you and negotiates with you over everything, it can leave you feeling at your wit's end. In this episode I discuss some strategies that work well for managing exactly this. Tune in...
08:24
July 3, 2018
Episode 46: Why Do I Behave & React The Way I Do?
In episode 45 I discussed the subject of our child's behavior and the fact that there is always more to it than meets the eye. We are no different. If we hope to be able to "react" in socially acceptable ways to our child's various behaviors we have to be aware of all that is going on beneath the surface within us. We have to address our unmet needs. Tune in...
07:39
July 2, 2018
Episode 45: There's Always More Than Meets The Eye
In this episode I help you understand WHY your child sometimes behaves the way he/she does. There's always more going on than meets the eye. We have to ask ourselves: what is the unmet need beneath the behavior and there is always one, if not more. Tune in...
07:56
June 29, 2018
Episode 44: Many Of You Have Requested I Do This, So... Here It Is!
On the show today, I talk you through how you can start to meditate, what you will do and what might happen when you start. We all like to know what to expect, so this is what to expect! At the 4.5 minute mark, I take you through a 2 minute guided meditation, just as I do in my meditation practice. You can use this 2-minute meditation every day to help get you started. It's pretty simple... just you and your breath. Tune in
09:49
June 26, 2018
Episode 43: In My Role As A Parent, Doing This Has Helped Me More Than Anything
I have been discussing the topic of mindfulness and meditation on the Podcast a lot recently. And for good reason. If you are interested in finding more about meditation and HOW you can start to do it, tune in to the show today... For more information on this subject, this link is to a blog post I wrote on just this: http://yourparentingpartner.com/need-just-dont-know/
10:08
June 25, 2018
Episode 42: Do You Struggle To Set Boundaries Around Screen Time?
It's Friday and on the podcast today, I read my most recent blog post: Do You Struggle To Set Boundaries Around Screen Time? Tune in if you need some extra help with this common challenge. It is one that almost every parent I know struggles with. We blame the screens, but at the end of the day, when we can see that the bigger problem is actually our inability to set effective boundaries around it: for ourselves and for our children, we can take positive steps to doing something about it. Within the blog post is access to an awesome Guide & Workbook which I created to help you put it all into action. You can download your copy HERE: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/412496/edit
14:35
June 22, 2018
Episode 41: The "Woowoos" Were Onto Something. Something HUGE...
And for years I've been onto it too, and trust me, I'm so not "woowoo"! At least I don't think I am. Haha! So many parents say to me that they want to find ways to really connect with their child. This is how you do it. You have to first connect with YOURSELF. Tune in...
12:23
June 21, 2018
Episode 40: Do You Know What Has Helped Me MOST As A Mom?
Doing this has been THE most empowering and rewarding thing in my life as a parent. I cannot stress this enough. I truly believe that THIS is where it is at. It is doing THIS that will help you stay calm in the moment when you are caught up in the thick of it. It's the only way out! Tune in...
13:09
June 20, 2018
Episode 39: How To Stay Calm In The Thick Of It? There Is A Way...
This is where it's at. If you can master this, you are good to go! Haha, wouldn't that be nice! It is a work in progress but with practice, you can become so attuned with where your mind is that in the moment, you are more able to sniff the reactivity rising within you and stop it before you do any further damage! Such an important skill to develop. Tune in...
11:08
June 19, 2018
Episode 38: Arghhhh... I'm So Caught Up In It
Sometimes when you are so caught up IN IT, and in the thick of it, you just can't see a way out. Being able to look into it from the outside, offers us the chance to see the big picture. From here, the next step is often more obvious than you realize. Tune in...
06:26
June 18, 2018
Episode 37: Top Strategies For Discussing Report Cards With Your Kids
In this episode, I read this week's blog post on how to facilitate healthy discussions around your child's report card. Tune in...
13:39
June 15, 2018
Episode 36: Fed Up With The Kids Bugging Each Other & Fighting?
Sibling Rivalry... it's so draining and awful to watch and be a part of. What many parents don't realize is that they are inadvertently, and unintentionally, fuelling the fire. If you struggle with this and it's been going on for too long, you will be fuelling the fire! Tune in and find out why, and what you can do.
12:30
June 14, 2018
Episode 35: Instagram... Are You On It? Do You Follow Your Kids On It?
I had such a cool discussion with a mom about this that I wanted to share it with you. If you follow your kids on Instagram, what are your reasons for doing so? I'd love to hear from you. Tune in...
08:11
June 13, 2018
Episode 34: "My Son Is Soooo Disrespectful"... R.E.S.P.E.C.T... Show Me Some!
This is one of THE most common things parent's complain to me about. Sound familiar? The solution to this is not what you think it will be. Understanding this is so key. Tune in...
12:52
June 12, 2018
Episode 33: OMG... Teenagers! They Are So Amazing And Yet So...
One minute you are oooogling over how much you love them, then BOOM... you are triggered beyond anything you have ever experienced before! In this episode I share with you some ways to help you communicate with your teenagers and steer discussions in a specific direction without lecturing! Tune in...
12:33
June 11, 2018
Episode 32: All Families Need To Do This... Do You?
This is possibly one of the most important things we have done as a family and doing so has given our 3 kids the opportunity to develop some super important life skills. Curious... Tune in! http://yourparentingpartner.com/the-most-successful-families-do-this-do-you/ http://yourparentingpartner.com/how-do-i-get-my-kid-to-eat/ BONUS Downloads included
15:10
June 8, 2018
Episode 31: Hot Topic Alert! Devices, Screen Time, Social Media... It's A Biggie!
Such a HUGE topic and one which I'll no doubt revisit over and over again on the show. It's a challenge to all of us but WHY? Why does it bother us as much as it does? You HAVE TO work out your why in order to deal with this beast. Tune in as I share what I try and do...
10:32
June 7, 2018
Episode 30: The Most Encouraging Parenting Tip I Can Think Of...
Understanding and recognizing the difference between praise and encouragement cannot be under-estimated. One helps your child in more ways than you could imagine whilst the other... it's toxic. Tune in. I also wrote about this in a recent blog post and have an awesome FREE download that accompanies it. Knowing this took my parenting to another level altogether. You can find it here: http://yourparentingpartner.com/discussing-report-cards-with-kids/
15:49
June 6, 2018
Episode 29: Dealing With Things In The Heat Of The Moment
When things get heated it's easy to forget about the most important thing - to validate our child's feelings. All too often we go straight to the point, to "fix" things only to find it fuels the fire. Tune in and find out what you can do...
10:13
June 5, 2018
Episode 28: Wait Till Your Hear My Consequence Story!
Many parents struggle with consequences. How, What, When, Why? Consequences are the greatest of teachers for our children because they teach them cause and effect: if X then Y. This is something they have to learn and these tips will help you handle consequences more effectively. Tune in...
13:36
June 4, 2018
Episode 27: Teenagers...Parties, Alcohol, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll
Have you thought about how a conversation might go in the event that your teen comes home drunk or stoned? What will you say and do? In the episode today I discuss just this. What works and what might not work. Some ideas and food for thought. Tune in...
13:11
June 2, 2018
Episode 26: Exams, Tests, End Of The Year Pressure...Help!
This time of the year can be a stressful one for parents but also for children. Kids today are under so much pressure to achieve that I believe it is almost at breaking point. In this episode I discuss ways in which you can deal with this, specifically in helping you shift your focus from the grade or result to the process that will bring about the result. THIS is where the magic can happen. Tune in...
10:28
May 31, 2018
Episode 25: How Do I Get My Kid To Eat?
There's nothing more frustrating than a child who will not eat what you put in front of him/her. In this podcast I share 8 tips which will help you manage this with more ease. You can find all the tips I discuss in this episode in the blog post (link below) including access to a cheat sheet (summary of all the tips), weekly meal planning table and family food preference table. http://yourparentingpartner.com/how-do-i-get-my-kid-to-eat/
12:33
May 30, 2018
Episode 24: Why It Is Vital To Hold The Limits
Setting the boundary is the easy piece - "You can have 30 minutes on your iPad". However, making sure it IS 30 minutes is the hard part. Why is it so hard? Because kids will push back on it. Every time. They don't want it to end. In this episode I discuss just this and what you can do. Listen in...
16:16
May 29, 2018
Episode 23: You Ask Once, Twice, Thrice And Then What?
The holidays are fast approaching and remember, history repeats itself...They often are far from the relaxing break we thought we would be getting! Yes? In todays episode I discuss what you can do in advance of the holidays to bring more R and R. Tune in...
12:45
May 28, 2018
Episode 22: Why The Parenting Books Don't Always Work
Have you ever read a parenting book, got some awesome advice and tips only to find they missed the biggest piece... that being what to do when what they recommend doesn't work!! In this episode I discuss this help you understand what does work and why. Tune in...
10:47
May 25, 2018
Episode 21: Why Judging Our Kiddos Is So Toxic
Judgment... Do you do it? Are you aware of when you do it and why it never turns out well? It's a toxic pattern and one that many parents do without even knowing they are doing. In this episode I explain why we do it and what you can do to get out of it. Tune in...
11:38
May 24, 2018
Episode 20: How To Help An Anxious Child Before They Go To Sleep
Sometimes kids find it hard to actually get to sleep, adults too!! It can often be just the perfect time for our minds to take us for a ride. In this episode I share how I help my son to mind his mind, exit his mind, and use his breath to help him get to sleep. Listen in...
06:59
May 23, 2018
Episode 19: You Just Lost Your Sh*t, Exploded And Stormed out...Now What?
What do you do? In this episode I discuss this and give you lots of ideas and tips around the subject of apologizing. It is so so vital that our kids are able to apologize and it all starts with us and our ability to role model this behaviour to them.
08:59
May 22, 2018
Episode 18: When We Let Fear Drive Us
What you can do when you realize that you are caught in fear and how it prevents you from being able to do what is needed in the present moment. Tune in!
09:35
May 21, 2018
Episode 17: What To Do When Things Don’t Go To Plan
You are faced with a tantrum, or a reactive teenager, find yourself caught in an argument or you child announces they want to quit something... what do you do? Listen in and I’ll give you some ideas.
11:22
May 18, 2018
Episode 16: Preparing Ourselves For Report Cards
Our behaviours and responses to what we see on our child's report card is critical to them developing courage and self-motivation... or not. We have to be aware of how powerful our influence is regarding this. Listen in.
11:57
May 17, 2018
Episode 15: Is Your Behaviour "Good" For Your Kids To Copy?
Children inherit so many of their behaviours from us, their parents so best we give them something acceptable and good to imitate! In this episode I discuss just this and how being aware of our internal landscape can help us shape our behaviours more positively.
13:28
May 16, 2018
Episode 14: Bribes, Rewards, Punishment... Do They Really Work?
In this episode I discuss just this and what happens when you use these methods to "discipline" your child. I refer to a piece called "No Need For Threats" on page 32 of The Parents Tao Te Ching by William Martin.
11:25
May 15, 2018
Episode 13: How To “React” When Your Kids Interrupt You
In this episode I share something that happened to me last week which highlights this.
11:08
May 14, 2018
Episode 12: WT*... Did My TEENAGER Really Just Say That!
How do you respond to that? It seems like no matter what you say, it's never right? Trust me you are not alone! If you struggle with this, tune in. In this episode I discuss ways that work for me and give you lots of ideas to try out.
12:30
May 11, 2018
Episode 11: Arrghhhh Picky Eaters
Do you have a picky eater? Do you dread meal times and find yourself cooking three different things every night? In this episode I discuss some ideas that might help you out. Listen in...
13:53
May 10, 2018
Episode 10: Why You Need To Be An Unabashedly Badass Mom!
Life is so busy for parents today. There are so many distractions. So many things our children can do and be a part of. We have to be unabashedly badass in our ability to make sure our children are getting their basic needs met.
08:58
May 9, 2018
Episode 9: Are Your Kids On Their Devices ALL.THE. TIME?
If you find yourself frustrated and over-whelmed with this, then tune in. In this episode I give you lots of ideas as to how you can manage the beast, aka technology, and navigate it with more ease.
10:49
May 8, 2018
Episode 8: Why Managing Your Expectations Plays Such A Vital Part In Parenting Well
Almost every emotional reaction you have will be as a result of an unmet expectation. They play a huge part in our lives as parents and learning to manage them well and understand the impact of them, is key to being able to find more joy, calm and ease in your life as a parent.
11:02
May 7, 2018
Episode 7: We Cannot Parent Each Child The Same Way!
In this episode I discuss how there is no one style fits all. We have to learn to fine tune and tweak our parenting style to match our child's unique spirit and make up.
08:18
May 4, 2018
Episode 6: Teenagers And How To Tame Your Reactivity When Dealing With Them
Do you find yourself triggered by your teen, and find it hard to control your reactivity? Then tune in, this is for you. In this episode, I offer some super effective strategies for dealing with this. FYI, I refer to the book "Brainstorm" by Dan Siegel.
09:00
May 1, 2018
How To Get Your Kids To Listen - Listen In!
Do you struggle to get your kids to listen? Many parents do. In this episode I discuss why it is I believe kids don't listen and what you can do to help your kids be better listeners.
08:56
April 30, 2018
Sharing My Story On Having A Son With ADHD
Learning that you have a child with ADHD can be a shock to many parents. It was a shock to me, but also in a funny way, a relief to hear. In this episode I share our story on ADHD and hope that in me sharing mine, it helps you in yours. Here is the link to the You Tube video on ADHD by my then, 15 year old son: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lG0WnkR2DM
16:21
April 6, 2018
How To Connect Deeply To Your Child
Do you feel an increasing sense of dis-connect in communities and in your life as a parent? Being truly connected to your child, family and community is hard today - there are so many distractions. In today's episode I discuss how you can become more connected with your children and family.
11:01
March 17, 2018
Dealing With A Controlling Child
This is such a common problem today and dealing with child that wants to control everything is both exhausting and frustrating. In this episode I reply to a frustrated and about to lose it mum who reached out for help. I discuss a few things you can do in order to start bringing about some positive changes. You have to first understand that you have played a part in creating the patterns of control that exist. You can't change your child but you can change the way in which you respond to them. This is key. You are the leader and the guide. There can be no fight if there are not two people willing to fight. Can you pick two things that you continually fight for control of and let go of them. For example: food, clothes, a raincoat, the chair he sits on at dinner. I know, it seems ridiculous when you read it here, but these are exactly the sorts of things we usually end up fighting over! Can you pick two things that you can ask him to start doing for himself. Can you ask him to help you
07:13
March 4, 2018
Episode 1
Are you tired of your kids not listening to you? Fed up with them being on their devices ALL. THE. TIME? Done with nagging because it doesn't change anything except continue to drain you? Do you feel like you never get any time to yourself? You are not alone. Welcome! I'm so excited to be here with you IN THE THICK OF IT. I understand where you are at and I'm happy you have found this place: a safe place to land. Send me your parenting questions via the CONTACT tab at the top of my website page: www.yourparentingpartner.com Each week, I'll be picking one and helping YOU through the thick of it. Who is going to be first? PS. It's anonymous. No names.
02:54
March 4, 2018
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