Sample Parenting Solutions Calls
December 10, 2011 –
Do anger, frustration and disappointment take the joy out of your holidays or any celebrations? What can you say or do to make a difference?
Coaches: Sandy Blackard and Eva Sim-Zabka
Team Members: Adrian Ionescu
Sandy and Eva discuss timely parenting questions and lead callers through some self-inquiry. Solutions include looking for the greatness in each other as a seasonal goal; finding greatness in others’ wishes; standing up for yourself; using special occasions to meet your child’s wants and needs and yours; why wanting new things can be good and how to validate it without buying things; and how to head off whining, pushing and hitting.
Callers questions and locations in the recording:
1. What to do about relatives who go overboard on presents? 2:04
2. How to handle relatives who disagree with your boundaries on screen time, etc? 13:53
3. How to keep peace and innocence in the holiday season? 18:50
4. What to do when your child always wants the latest and greatest cool toys? 35:28
5. Why is whining and resistance the first reaction a 4 year-old has to being told to do something? 45:13
6. What to do about a 2 year-old pushing other kids? 1:01:52
7. What to do when a 2 year-old is jealous and hits his 5 year-old brother? 1:04:07
Download MP3 File: Dec 2011 Call – 32MB
November 12, 2011 — Risk-Taking
Does your child take too many risks? Not enough? What can you say or do to make a difference?
Coach: Sandy Blackard
Call Facilitator: Adrian Ionescu
Sandy provides a brief overview of the Language of Listening Heart Model and premises, and introduces the Running Leap parenting tool.
Callers questions and locations in this 46-minute recording:
1. Why does my 3.5-year-old have sudden meltdowns when I tell him to put his toys away, and how can I prevent them? 4:15
2. How do I help my 3.5-year-old feel brave enough to say hello to our guests? 16:30
3. How do I keep my 9-year-old safe from his impulsive, risky actions while helping him overcome his fears of magical beings like witches, etc.? 23:00
4. Sandy explains how to set boundaries when something doesn’t feel safe to you, like a 4.5-year-old child crossing the street. 32:07
5. How do I help a 10-year-old who doesn’t seem interested in trying new things? 34:28
6. What do I do when my 7 and 9-year-olds give up on math homework? Sandy explains the RUNNING LEAP tool. 37:45
Download MP3 File: Nov 2011 Call – 25MB