Season 4, Episode 1
Parenting the Whole Child. It sounds simple but feels so revolutionary. We don't get taught how to parent, it's something we have to learn by doing. Even still we may not pick up the tools or have the self awareness needed to be the parent we want to be. Which is why I'm super excited about this episode...real hands on strategies and education for understanding our kids and ourselves.
Welcome to season 4 of the #mumboss podcast a show dedicated to enhancing your super mama powers. I’m your host Rachel Maskell and today’s guest is Darlynn Childress, a parent educator and coach. In her words: “I teach parents how to handle their own emotions, how to handle your kids emotions, and set limits that teach.”
I get pretty vulnerable in this episode and share my challenges with parenting. No one is perfect but the more we can learn, understand, and practice I believe the better we can set an example for our kids and others.
So if we want to create a new generation of empathetic and compassionate beings...it starts with us! And perhaps by tuning into this episode with Darlynn Childress.
Expect to learn about emotional literacy, body regulation, the development of our brains and how to parent when tensions are high.
What we cover:
- An overview of the development of the brain
- How toddlers interpret the world
- What it takes to be in a place of empathy and compassion
- Understanding your body's regulation and how to consciously guide it
You can stay connected with Darlynn Childress on her website at darlynnchildress.com
. She has some great content on her site for equipping and empowering parents. She's also available for coaching sessions which can be done virtually as well as in person.
Stay tuned next week for episode 2. We’ll be talking about launching a business and creating a product that shakes up an industry with Lisa Hom of Parasol.
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About this episode
Meet the Guest
When my oldest son was 4 1/2, I came to the realization that my parenting techniques were not working. My son was physically aggressive and had hour-long raging meltdowns daily, leaving me feeling overwhelmed, confused, sad and scared. Everything I tried seemed only to make things worse, in both my son's behavior and my relationship with him. It became clear to me that my son needed something other than time-outs & counting to 3 to teach him social skills. My son needed emotional support AND a way to learn life's lessons. But how does a parent teach both? I found the answer to that question hard to find.
Over the next several years, I honed my parenting craft through reading books, attending conferences and receiving extensive trainings, and I became an expert in several parenting theories. Building on my background in education, my work with parents and my dedication to practical, applicable resources, I combined my expertise into one complete parenting program I now teach throughout the world. I have watched this program bring peace to families where stress and chaos once ruled.
I am devoted to equipping parents with skills that build emotional connection in families and promote critical thinking in children.
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Bed music from Podington Bear. Thank you for the use!