November 16, 2012
Episode 5: Stop. Drop. And roll (with it).
It’s safe to say that the most common question I receive is “Am I a bad parent?” And sometimes I get this question just as quoted above, but more often it’s expressed in concerns like: My child isn’t eating enough, or, My child watches too much TV, or, My child wants to buy too much stuff…
Yup, there it is, again. The Big G. Guilt. We think of guilt as an unwelcome stranger, yet it is as familiar as the back of your hand. What if we were to entertain welcoming it into our lives?
November 02, 2012
Episode 3: On Praise and the “Partner Meter”
I’m loving this! The insightful thoughts y’all are leaving on the blog and your questions for future episodes of Q+A with Carrie Contey are thrilling me to no end. Thank you! Just last week I received a question about a popular topic I already shot. So I am extra excited to share this episode with you. Let’s dive right in.
There’s a lot of talk these days about why praising children — saying “Good girl” or “Great job!”— is not ideal. Why?
October 25, 2012
Episode 2: Gimme more, more, more.
“All he wants is more, more and more. It’s driving me crazy!”
No, this exclamation isn’t from a wife who is referring to her husband -however, THAT video is coming *wink wink*—but from a dad who’s concerned about his kid wanting more and more stuff. Sound familiar?