193: You don’t have to believe everything you think

  In this short episode, I'm going to teach you a real, legit, bona fide magic trick.   And unlike most magic tricks which rely on sleight of hand to convince you of something that has happened when it really hasn't, this one actually works. It helps you to see that things are not as bad as they seem, and that you can cope, even when things feel incredibly difficult and that you're failing as a parent.   I asked four listeners to help me explain the concept to you, and how it has helped them, and one even went above and beyond and did a live demo for us!   Then I walk you through it step by step, so you can use it when you need it later.     Taming Your Triggers If you need help with your own big feelings about your child's behavior, join our Taming Your Triggers workshop.   We’ll help you to:

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Jen Lumanlan always thought infancy would be the hardest part of parenting. Now she has a toddler and finds a whole new set of tools are needed, there are hundreds of books to read, and academic research to uncover that would otherwise never see the light of day. Join her on her journey to get a Masters in Psychology focusing on Child Development, as she researches topics of interest to parents of toddlers and preschoolers from all angles, and suggests tools parents can use to help kids thrive - and make their own lives a bit easier in the process. Like Janet Lansbury's respectful approach to parenting? Appreciate the value of scientific research, but don't have time to read it all? Then you'll love Your Parenting Mojo. More information and references for each show are at www.YourParentingMojo.com. Subscribe there and get a free newsletter compiling relevant research on the weeks I don't publish a podcast episode!