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Top Parenting Struggles Identified: Self-Care, Anxiety & Parenting Plus More

Research-based ideas
to help kids thrive

Self-Compassion,
Anxiety & Parenting + More
Top Parenting Struggles Identified | And How to Reframe Them
Not to be lost in all of our efforts to raise our children to be the best they can be is that parents have needs too. And it's about meeting everyone's needs, not just that of our children. 
Self-Compassion,
Anxiety & Parenting + More

Top Parenting Struggles Identified |
And How to Reframe Them
Not to be lost in all of our efforts to raise our children to be the best they can be is that parents have needs too. And it's about meeting everyone's needs, not just that of our children. 
Parenting Struggle:
Anxiety & Parenting
Parenting is hard - there's no doubt about that. And the pressure we put on ourselves can sometimes be overwhelming, and make life more difficult for ourselves. But when we attach ourselves to a specific outcome, even when we know not to fixate on things that are not in our control, simply telling ourselves not to worry doesn't work. Because as much as believe we can control certain things, we really can't. What we need is what I call a non-cognitive shift, in order to truly live the idea of being a calm, confident parent - no matter what the future holds.
Parenting Struggle:
Anxiety & Parenting
Parenting is hard - there's no doubt about that. And the pressure we put on ourselves can sometimes be overwhelming, and make life more difficult for ourselves. But when we attach ourselves to a specific outcome, even when we know not to fixate on things that are not in our control, simply telling ourselves not to worry doesn't work. Because as much as believe we can control certain things, we really can't. What we need is what I call a non-cognitive shift, in order to truly live the idea of being a calm, confident parent - no matter what the future holds.
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Parenting Struggle:
Supporting Anxious Children
When we find our child's behavior difficult, we can slip into patterns believing that our child is deliberately being awkward and doing something annoying just to get under our skin. But as we see our child's behavior as an expression of a need, everything shifts. Because our children's brains are still developing, they often don't yet know how to express their needs in a way we can easily understand. For the anxious child, seeing and understanding the underlying issues, rather than just telling them to change their behavior, may be the greatest gift we can ever give them.
Parenting Struggle:
Supporting Anxious Children
When we find our child's behavior difficult, we can slip into patterns believing that our child is deliberately being awkward and doing something annoying just to get under our skin. But as we see our child's behavior as an expression of a need, everything shifts. Because our children's brains are still developing, they often don't yet know how to express their needs in a way we can easily understand. For the anxious child, seeing and understanding the underlying issues, rather than just telling them to change their behavior, may be the greatest gift we can ever give them.
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Parenting Struggle:
Self-Compassion
There's so much social pressure to be the perfect parent and tension around competing aims, with sacrifice and failure. An effective self-compassion practice helps us learn to accept that our humanity means we will make mistakes and that we aren't unique in this failure, allowing us to live this life in the best way that we can - while also helping our children have a different relationship with self-compassion, than the one we have had for most of our lives.
Based on my experience reading thousands of peer-reviewed papers for the podcast, along with work I've done with countless families around the world, I have found 9 specific areas where parents really struggle. While your parenting journey is your own, you are not alone.
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Parenting Struggle:
Self-Compassion
There's so much social pressure to be the perfect parent and tension around competing aims, with sacrifice and failure. An effective self-compassion practice helps us learn to accept that our humanity means we will make mistakes and that we aren't unique in this failure, allowing us to live this life in the best way that we can - while also helping our children have a different relationship with self-compassion, than the one we have had for most of our lives.
Based on my experience reading thousands of peer-reviewed papers for the podcast, along with work I've done with countless families around the world, I have found 9 specific areas where parents really struggle. While your parenting journey is your own, you are not alone.
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Need some help implementing these research-based strategies into your own home today?
I started the Parenting Membership after I realized that parents were still struggling with many of the topics on which I had already produced podcast episodes: it turns out there's a big difference between hearing something on a podcast once and actually being able to implement it in your real life with your real family.

The Parenting Membership is now open for enrollment once a year and is perfect for parents who have children aged ~1-6 who either need help right away with urgent challenges, or are simply looking to bolster their parenting toolbox with sound research-based strategies in what members call 'the least judgmental corner of the internet.'

We cover a core topic each month - starting with the 3 Key topics discussed above. Parents log into a custom built learning platform to review each month's new module of content, using proven exercises to create solutions that align with their own family values. Support is also provided through our private community, video Q&As, small group peer coaching and even 1:1 consults with Jen.

2022 Parenting Membership Open Enrollment starts May 15th and new members begin June 1st. If things just seem HARD, the Parenting Membership will help you make the changes you want to see.
Need some help implementing these research-based strategies into your own home today?
I started the Parenting Membership after I realized that parents were still struggling with many of the topics on which I had already produced podcast episodes: it turns out there's a big difference between hearing something on a podcast once and actually being able to implement it in your real life with your real family.

The Parenting Membership is now open for enrollment once a year and is perfect for parents who have children aged ~1-6 who either need help right away with urgent challenges, or are simply looking to bolster their parenting toolbox with sound research-based strategies in what members call 'the least judgmental corner of the internet.'

We cover a core topic each month - starting with the 3 Key topics discussed above. Parents log into a custom built learning platform to review each month's new module of content, using proven exercises to create solutions that align with their own family values. Support is also provided through our private community, video Q&As, small group peer coaching and even 1:1 consults with Jen.

2022 Parenting Membership Open Enrollment starts May 15th and new members begin June 1st. 

If things just seem HARD, the Parenting Membership will help you make the changes you want to see.
2022 Parenting Membership Open Enrollment: Coming Tomorrow May 15!
Support your child's development, while making parenting easier. Perfect for helping to bring the strategies heard on the podcast to your home, with your very own family.
For parents of children aged ~ 1-6
Enrollment Reopening May 15
Begin June 1
2022 Parenting Membership Open Enrollment:
Coming Tomorrow May 15!
Support your child's development, while making parenting easier. Perfect for helping to bring the strategies heard on the podcast to your home, with your very own family.
For parents of children aged ~ 1-6
Enrollment Reopening May 15
Begin June 1st

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