Parenting strategies

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#33: How to Break Negative Cycles in Parenting

with Lorena Seidel, Joyful Parenting

In this episode, we discuss parenting strategies that enable you to break free from negative cycles you may have experienced as a child. Because most of us tend to become “just like our parents”, especially in moments of duress. If this is not necessarily a good thing, then you’ll love the encouragement and practical advice in this podcast.

Lorena Seidel M.Ed is an emotional intelligence expert, parenting coach, author, speaker, and mother of three. She works with moms who genuinely believe in peaceful and respectful parenting but struggle to put it into practice or make it last. 

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Lorena Seidel podcast


Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [03:36] Our parenting journey begins with our own childhood
  • [09:16]  Common triggers for parents and how to break patterns of response
  • [21:06]  Four positive strategies that help you connect with your child
  • [31:33]  Diminish negative behavior by becoming an emotionally intelligent family
  • [36:56]  What all else fails, here’s what to do

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