“Wait! Whoa! Slow down there! Are you sure you want to try that?”
Do you recognize when your Lizard Brain takes over?
Your Lizard Brain is that little voice that whispers in your ear telling you that you are not good enough (“oh man, I may actually BE the worst parent EVER”) and reminds you of all the risks waiting around the corner to bury you. It shouts "I wouldn't DO that!" when you attempt to do something challenging...like (ahem) being vulnerable as a parent, apologizing, or just being real with your kids and partner.
Is your Lizard Brain helping or obstructing you?
Robert and Nicole discuss how they deal with their Lizard Brain and the difference between being brave and being fearless. How do you raise confident children while also keeping them safe?
Bonus question: What can you do to help your kids deal with their Lizard Brain trying to hold them back?
How does Nicole DO everything she does? She chalks it up to her superpower of Persistence.
What superpower do you need the most?
You probably think of a good parent as Loving, Supportive, Present, and Empathetic. When you list the top qualities that parents need, Persistence usually isn’t one of them. But why the hell not?
Persistence is defined as the "firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition." (Oxford Dictionary)
Persistence plays a huge role in our personal life, and helps us be effective caretakers and positive role models for our children. We all want a "smooth ride" but instead we get the inevitable bumps, challenging turf, and the occasional blockade. Learn how you can accept the less-than-pleasant moments on your journey, how to put on your darn cape, dance with the bee that may bite you, and fudgin' PERSIST. That’s how you can treat your children to the best of what the life buffet has to offer.
Just saying the word, seriously, can overwhelm the crap out of an already overwhelmed, overscheduled, and stressed out parent.
Not only are parents expected to BE mindful. Now everyone wants us to RAISE "mindful" children.
Lucky for you (& me) that most children are innately mindful! In fact, adults could take a few cues from the younger generation on how to stay balanced.
Which bring us to the word that makes us all cringe: BALANCE. Sure! Something else we are supposed to achieve! Just throw once more big log on the to-do list, #amIright?
In today's episode, Robert and Nicole discuss the topics of mindfulness and balance and whether mothers, like Nicole, who feel utterly strapped for time, can even achieve such.
Thanks for listening. As always, we hope you enjoy!
Have you ever told your child, "stop crying"?
We all know how we should assist our kids to recognize, label, define and express their feelings. But a parent dealing with #ALLTHETHINGS doesn't always have the energy to deal with their own feelings, not to mention a kid whose “go-to” is to tear up.
In this first episode, Nicole and Robert discuss the "toughen up" attitude that many parents apply to their children. They also get into what it takes to give your kids access to the "life buffet."
Tune in and grab yourself some of what we are dishing out on today's menu!
Robert and Nicole share their reasons for coming together to create the Worst Parent Ever podcast and give you a preview of what you can expect in upcoming episodes. (TL;DR an honest conversation about family, kids, and marriage)
Nicole and Robert break down how responsibilities can be shared and balanced, even when they have too much going on. In this trailer for the podcast 'I Am The Worst Parent Ever,' learn how two different husbands attempt to lighten their wives' "motherloads" and why a broken vacuum isn't the end of the world.
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Have you ever said,