In this week’s encore episode, Saren and April talk openly and honestly about some methods they’ve found to be really helpful when it comes to simmering down during situations that are about to boil over.
Posts in the "Building Relationships" category:
How to Tell a Child, “I Love You”
Like adults, children crave love and attention, especially from their mothers–their first “true love.” Creating “I Love You” rituals in the home is probably one of the simplest things you can do as a mother to yield big results. Here are some fun ways to get you started!
The Power of Story
My son started repeating specific lines from the books we had read about why it was so good to be a big brother. The repetition of reading the books had taught him how to navigate this situation. I realized then the power of a book to teach.
A New Way to Define “Parenting”
Children are meant to be who they are. I think this is the most important concept that we as parents can let sink in. We are not meant to control another person. We are not doing a job with the title “behavior management consultant.”
Parenting Highly Sensitive Children
Highly sensitive children are deep thinkers, empathetic, and creative. They are also very emotional, easily overstimulated, and can require much more patience to parent. If we can help them manage the challenging sides of their gift, they will grow up to use their intelligence, creativity, and empathy in positive ways.
“Appointments” with Teens, Seeing Strengths in Our Weaknesses, and Why “Motherhood is for Me” – Audio Posts! [Season 2, Episode 10]
In this audio post, April reads three posts written by deliberate mothers just like you. These moms are sharing what they have learned on their motherhood journey to help you in yours. Enjoy!
Making the Most of Everyday Moments to Connect with Our Children [Season 2, Episode 9]
Would you like some incredibly simple ways to bring more power and joy to your mothering? Join April and Rachel Nielson of the 3in30 podcast as April shares stories about her mom and how her example can help each of us as we strive to be the mom we want to be.
Words that Can’t Wait
I have worked diligently over the past few weeks to create a free eBook containing five critical conversations that help parents broach tough topics, repair past damage, and create loving communication practices for the future.
Having Difficult Conversations With Your Child’s Teacher
When you have to confront your child’s teacher about a problem, it’s natural to be a bit anxious. So how do you approach these difficult situations? There are specific things you can do before, during, and after the conversation to increase the odds of a successful outcome.
What Does Parent Engagement Look Like in High School?
As teens move toward independence, some parents misinterpret this as a reason to be less involved in their children’s schools. However, research has shown that parent involvement at every level of school is important and will positively impact student achievement.
Getting Over the Perfection Infection – with Jill Savage [Season 2, Episode 5]
In this episode of Power of Moms Radio, April talks to Jill Savage about overcoming the perfection infection so we can nurture the mother within and our relationships with those we love.
Three Easy Valentine’s Day Traditions for the Whole Family
Holidays as a great opportunity to build the family culture and connection in our homes, and the “holiday of love” is a perfect time to do that. Here are three of our best ideas for easy and memorable family traditions for Valentines Day!
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