Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
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Have you ever heard of reactive parenting? Reacting parenting is the negative behavior that parents show when they are frustrated with their child. It can show up as yelling, threatening, bribing, or even hitting.
I think this is something that most of us have experienced in one form or another. Some of us may not even know we are doing it. So how can we avoid having these types of reactions when we parent? Each child is different and there are different tools we can use to help promote more calm and less chaos in everyday life at home.
In todays’ episode, Laura Linn Knight is on the podcast to help us overcome reactive parenting. Laura Linn Knight is a parenting educator, author, mindfulness and meditation leader, and former elementary school teacher. We discuss what exactly is reactive parenting, why it can be harmful, and what tools can we use to avoid reactive parenting.
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Questions Asked In The Episode:
1. What is reactive parenting?
2. Why can reactive parenting be harmful?
3. Can you give examples of instances where a parent is exhibiting reactive parenting and how you would handle the situation?
4. What is the most important tool in your toolbox when it comes to reactive parenting?
5. Are there different tools you use when it comes to different ages of children?
6. Is there a way to help children heal from a few years of being highly reactionary and emotional?
7. What if you and your partner are both triggered by the same things? How do you work through that?
8. How can you approach reactive parenting with your partner to work together without defensiveness?
9. How do I regulate myself when the kids are demanding and non-stop?
10. What are some examples of logical consequence?