Gentle Parenting, Reclaiming The Wonder Of Motherhood, & Raising Secure, Well-Adjusted Kids | Tracy Gillett

Gentle Parenting, Reclaiming The Wonder Of Motherhood, & Raising Secure, Well-Adjusted Kids | Tracy Gillett






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When it comes to parenting, there is a LOT of noise out there. From feeding, to sleeping, to screen time, it seems like *everybody* has an opinion… It can feel very overwhelming at times.

But what if we could quieten all that noise and tune into our own inner knowing as a parent? 

What if we could embrace a more natural, intuitive style of parenting — one that was based in gentleness, joy and connection?

And what if we quit trying to be a “good parent” based on other people’s standards, and instead, became the conscious, evolved parent that our children need us to be?

To help us learn more, I’m joined by Tracy Gillett — a writer, parenting advocate, and founder of the award-winning blog, Raised Good. Tracy is a world-renowned teacher of ‘the lost art of natural parenting’. This beautiful, life-changing model of raising kids can revolutionise your experience of motherhood and help you raise happy, well-adjusted children. And in this inspiring episode, she’s walking us through exactly how to do it.

Tune in to hear the best way to cultivate your intuition as a mother, why gentle parenting does NOT mean having no boundaries, how your parenting choices impact your child’s lifelong development, genius techniques for eliminating ‘mama guilt’ from your life, plus 5 natural parenting secrets that make kids want to cooperate WITHOUT using time-outs, threats or punishment. 

About Tracy Gillett

Tracy Gillett is the founder, writer and advocate behind the award-winning blog, Raised Good — a guide to natural parenting in the modern world. Written from Bowen Island, BC, with millions of readers worldwide, she educates and inspires women to reclaim the wonder of motherhood and the joy of childhood by parenting without the ‘shoulds’, expectations, and white noise of society. A wife and boy mum, Tracy and her family enjoy travelling, being active and spending as much time exploring the outdoors as possible.

In this episode we chat about:

  • The 3 crucial questions to strengthen your mother’s intuition (08:59)
  • The secret to setting loving boundaries for your child that are both firm and gentle (15:01)
  • How to remove yourself from the endless comparisonitis we’re bombarded with as parents (23:05)
  • Essential steps for creating a safe and secure attachment between you and your child (29:47)
  • 5 natural parenting secrets that make kids want to cooperate WITHOUT using time-outs, threats or punishment. (These tips alone can transform your parenting!) (36:38) 
  • The truth about ‘mama guilt’ and how to eliminate it from your life for good (42:44)
  • The game-changing mindset shift that will help you prioritise self-care — even when life is full (49:50)
  • Homeschooling or traditional schooling? Discover how to take the best out of both! (1:02:09)

Episode resources: 

  • Elimination Communication: What Is It & How To Do It | Andrea Olson (podcast)
  • Comparisonitis: How to Stop Comparing Yourself To Others and Be Genuinely Happy by Melissa Ambrosini (book)
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (book
  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life | Dr Daniel Siegel (podcast)
  • 5 Natural Parenting Secrets That Make Kids Want To Cooperate by Tracy Gillet (free ebook)
  • Neufeld Institute’s Alpha Children Course by Gordon Neufeld PhD (website)
  • 2 Marriage Savers After Having A Baby (blog post)
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle (book)

Thank you so much for listening. I’m so honored that you’re here and would be SO grateful if you could leave me a review on Apple podcasts, that way we can inspire and educate even more people together.

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified holistic practitioner before starting any new health practice.

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