Eps 60: Sandy Blackard Helps With the WHINING

Welcome! I’m excited to introduce you to my guest today! Sandy Blackard is an award-winning author and parenting coach. As the mother of two grown daughters, Sandy reached a frantic point in her own parenting challenges that led to the passion she has for helping parents acquire tools and tips that bring SUCCESS! She’s here to share her wisdom with us, so join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How “play therapy” set Sandy on her course

  • What does “Say what you see” really mean?

  • Listening, interacting, and retraining how you see the world

  • Name that strength

  • Acknowledgement vs. Praise

  • The transformation of a rule-breaker

  • Powerlessness vs. perceived helplessness

  • A child’s three basic needs: experience, connection, and power

  • How to negotiate power struggles

  • How to handle whining

  • Downstairs and Upstairs Brain

  • Modeling authenticity

  • Aligning the child in their greatness

  • What does “joyful courage” mean to you? “Courage comes when I’m facing a challenge. It’s a reminder of what’s waiting on the other side of the challenge.”



Say What You See by Sandy Blackard

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Episode Four: All About Family Meetings With Julietta Skoog

This was such a fun conversation with my dear friend and colleague, Julietta Skoog.  She is such a powerful model for what it looks like to parent small children with Positive Discipline - I love watching her in action!

PLUS, she has been doing Family Meetings with her girls since the youngest was in a highchair!!!

Listen in and let me know what you think!

You can find more information on Julietta at www.juliettaskoog.com

You can find more about the Family Meeting Ecourse I mention at the end of the episode by clicking here.

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