Wellbeing Wednesdays Episode #37: Parenting
“The one about… Parenting”
In this month’s episode we tackled one of the biggies – PARENTING – and started out by looking at what makes it so damned hard! As usual here at Wellbeing Wednesdays, we peel away all the complexity and get back to basic principles, in order to have a much easier experience… something I’m sure every parent wants 🙂
Here’s a run down of what’s inside:
Getting clear on the distinction between “head” and “heart”
Why you’ll not be getting much “advice” from me (and why that’s a good thing)!
What’s the mechanism behind the feelings of parenting being really hard? Why do we suffer so?
Three principles that underpin all of human experience (and how they apply to parents & children)
An easy way to make decisions around parenting
The importance of being a role model for children (i.e. how not to screw them up)
Where odd behaviours come from (theirs, and yours) and what to do about them
Sharing your understanding of life with kids – what’s the best way?
Why it’s not just a cliché, it’s a fact – children really are the best teachers
How to get the best, creative solutions to all your parenting problems
The key to not taking nasty behaviour personally
Dealing with moody teenagers – WTF are you supposed to do?!
In this deep dive into the heart of parenting, we structured the evening around the four steps I always use when helping groups and individuals to solve their problems via insight, rather than willpower:
FOUNDATIONS: What is it about parenting that makes it such a big topic?
MECHANICS: The fundamental principles that govern our life (& parenting)
IMPLICATIONS: Applying the principles to the messiness of real life situations
TRUE NATURE: Deeply seeing the true source of our parenting problems
Sit back, relax and listen for insight. With a veritable smorgasbord of readings, audios, metaphors and memorable visual cues, this is a recording that might just change your relationship with your kids, forever.