How to be an emotionally intelligent parent + more

OK, here’s one you don’t want to miss. This week, I’m thrilled to share talks from the 2017 Positive Parenting Conference with you. Today’s interviews–from big names in parenting education–help us to respond instead of react, gain cooperation from our kids, get renegade rules for parenting a strong-willed child, check out the Danish Way of parenting, boost mindfulness, and raise assertive kids. And that’s just Day 1.

All of the talks you can watch online for FREE through May 26. Every single one has been meticulously planned by host Sumitha Bhandarkar of A Fine Parent. I know I’ve gotten life-changing advice from several of these speakers. I imagine one of these could change your life, too.

1. How to Be an Emotionally Intelligent Parent with Dr. Laura Markham.

In this “perspective shifter” talk Dr. Laura and Sumitha talk about:

  • What is emotional intelligence and why it is important for parents
  • Tools to empower ourselves when we feel anxious, angry or frustrated
  • Examples of reactive response vs. emotionally intelligent response for everyday examples scenarios submitted by members of our community!

If you struggle to keep your calm when kids push your buttons, carry loaded emotional backpacks from your own childhood or simply aren’t clear about what an emotionally intelligent response to everyday parenting challenges looks like, this talk is for you!

2. How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate with Susan Stiffelman.

In this “deep dive” talk Susan and Sumitha explore:

  • the different dynamics of parent-child relationships and the only one that encourages cooperation
  • the difference between “being in charge” and “being controlling”
  • several different techniques to get cooperation from our kids

If you are sick of your kids never doing as you say, if you are ready to leave power struggles behind once and for all or if you are simply looking for quick ideas to get your kids to cooperate more, this talk is for you!

Click here to register for the Positive Parenting Conference to watch all these talks FREE online

3. What to Do When Your Child Does NOT Want to Do the “Right” Thing with Heather Shumaker.

In this “perspective shifter” talk Heather and Sumitha discuss:

  • Renegade rules of parenting
  • How in the course of teaching kids to do the “right” thing we ironically/unintentionally push them away from it
  • What to do when your kids don’t want to share, love to hit & kick, won’t say sorry and more

If you have a strong-willed child this talk is a must-watch. Period.

4. How to Raise Resilient Kids Using The Danish Way of Parenting with Jessica Joelle Alexander.

In this “deep dive” talk Jessica and Sumitha talk about:

  • The 6 pillars of the Danish Way of Parenting that has helped raise generations of happy people and got Denmark voted the happiest country in the world for over 40 years
  • What is reframing and why it is important for raising resilient kids
  • Examples of scenarios where reframing can be used to turn things around

If you or your child struggle with staying optimistic in the face of challenges, this talk about “realistic optimism” and developing resilience no matter what life throws at you, is exactly the thing for you!

Click here to register for the Positive Parenting Conference to watch all these talks FREE online

5. 5 Easy-to-Remember Non-Verbal Communication Skills That Will Make You a More Mindful Parent with Roma Khetarpal.

In this “perspective shifter” talk Roma and Sumitha talk about:

  • Bringing all our senses into our parenting to create a full experience that results in better connection and better relationship with our kids
  • How each of our senses can be used as a non-verbal communication tool
  • How this not only enhances our parenting, but also makes us more mindful

If your communication with your child feels like it is falling on deaf ears or if you struggle to be a more mindful parent, then this talk is for you!

6. How to Help Your Child Be More Assertive with Katie Hurley.

In this “deep dive” talk Katie and Sumitha talk discuss:

  • What assertiveness is and why it is an elemental part of raising happy kids
  • The different approaches required for teaching introverted kids about assertiveness, vs. teaching it to extroverted kids
  • Several great techniques for teaching assertiveness

If you worry that your child is too shy, or too bossy, then this talk is exactly what you need for helping them express their wants, needs and desires effectively, without trampling on others!

Click here to register for the Positive Parenting Conference to watch all these talks FREE online

I’ll be back tomorrow with talks for Day 2 of 3!


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Written by

Tracy Cutchlow

Tracy is the author of the international bestseller Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science, a public speaker, and a creator of places to speak and be heard. Sign up for her newsletter here.

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