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Want to discover a new way of parenting that can not only transform your relationship with your child… but also your relationship with yourself?
It’s called Connection Parenting, and it’s a philosophy that’s taken the parenting world by storm.
Unlike traditional parenting approaches that rely on fear, guilt, and shame to get children to comply, Connection Parenting is based on the belief that children are naturally motivated to cooperate and learn when they feel seen, heard, and valued. It’s a philosophy that’s grounded in the latest research on child development, attachment theory, and neuroscience, and it’s backed up by countless success stories from parents who have tried it and seen incredible results.
To help us delve deeper into this game-changing approach, I’m joined by Pam Leo, a parenting expert and family literacy activist who literally wrote the book on Connection Parenting.
Press play to learn how to raise children who won’t need to ‘recover’ from their childhood, why modern parenting techniques have moved away from the old-school model of punishment and reward, how to break free from destructive parenting patterns you may have inherited from your own parents, how to create a more harmonious and fulfilling family dynamic, what a child having a meltdown is actually trying to tell you, how to help your child develop a strong sense of resilience, practical tips for incorporating connection-based parenting into your daily routine, and what children *really* need to thrive.
About Pam Leo
Pam Leo is an internationally recognized parenting expert, literary activist and author who has been advocating for children and families for over three decades. She is the author of the best-selling book “Connection Parenting,” which has been translated into several languages and is widely regarded as a classic in the field of conscious parenting.
Pam is also a sought-after speaker, and her workshops and presentations have inspired parents, caregivers, and professionals around the world. Her insights and advice have helped countless families create deeper and more meaningful connections with their children. Her work continues to inspire and empower mothers and fathers to become the best parents they can be.
In this episode we chat about:
- Why so many of us end up using the exact same techniques our own parents did — and how to break the cycle for good (3:21)
- Practical steps to strengthen your connection with your child and rapidly improve your parenting (7:39)
- Simple ways to validate your child’s feelings, make them feel understood, and set them up to thrive (12:44)
- Why it’s so crucial to ask for support in raising your child. (It really does take a village, mama!) (19:31)
- A connection-based approach to dealing with tantrums — and what your child is *really* trying to communicate when they’re having a meltdown (28:14)
- The key to effectively correcting and redirecting your child WITHOUT resorting to shame, coercion, or the ‘punishment and reward’ model (31:51)
- Why it’s critical that your child feels like their emotional needs are being met (and simple steps to help you do it) (36:59)
- How to connect on a deeper level with your own parents (43:55)
- The fascinating journey that led to the creation of Connection Parenting — and how it’s transformed millions of lives around the globe (45:27)
- Mastering Your Mean Girl (Book)
- Open Wide (Book)
- Comparisonitis (Book)
- Connection Parenting by Pam Leo (Book)
- Please Read To Me by Pam Leo (Poem)
- The Book Fairy Pantry Project (Website)
- How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (Book)
- Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen (Book)
- Joel Fuhrman’s G-BOMBS (Website)
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