Welcome! My guest today is Nicole Schwarz, who joined me for Episode 39 about helping kids deal with negative self-talk. She is a parent coach, child and family therapist, and the founder of Imperfect Families. All of us parents are in some phase of that back-to-school transition time, so let’s hear Nicole’s thoughts on this subject!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
The nighttime routine: getting in the mindset of an earlier bedtime
Essential family routines for back-to-school
The power of shifting from “but” to “and”
Urgency is contagious
The importance of daily jobs for kids
Why kids NEED to make their own lunch
Homework: how parents can be supportive and available
How to support rather than shame
“The bad-kid cycle”
How to stick with your kids through emotional blow-ups
Why you can’t assume the problem OR the solution
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