Many listeners, Freedom Specialist clients, and even other Freedom Specialist coaches wonder how I parent. And admittedly, I have some weird and counterintuitive parenting strategies that might make other parents scoff, but work well for my kids and my family.
For example, I don’t congratulate my kids when they create an awesome drawing. Why? Because it trains them to seek validation from outside sources. Instead, I use it as a way to help them validate themselves.
And this is just one example of many.
In this episode, you’ll discover my favorite parenting strategies, why I use specific techniques that sound counterintuitive, and how you can use some of my weird parenting methods to have more fun while parenting.
Show Highlights Include
- The counterintuitive way congratulating your children when they succeed trains them to seek outside validation when they accomplish anything (2:13)
- How to prevent your children from needing a participation trophy by “flipping” your compliments (4:39)
- 2 questions to ask your kids when they’re upset at a problem to prepare them for the real world (7:07)
- How solving problems for your children stunts their growth and limits their potential as adults (9:47)
- 3 simple parenting techniques from a mother who raised two MDs and a CEO that you can implement in your household (13:45)
- The insidious way helping someone can cripple them (and what to do instead) (14:55)
- Why watching your children struggle better prepares them for real life (even if it hurts you in the moment) (16:56)
- How being vulnerable as a parent helps your kids step into themselves completely and without fear (23:27)
- The “Playful Adventure” parenting secret for using play to teach your children responsibility (29:29)
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