Break the cycle and be the parent you wish you had, for a lifetime of meaningful connections with your kids.
Today I’m focusing on cycle breaking and the parent-child relationship. I had a past client who had reached out to me, wanting to re-connect and catch up. Her daughter was in 8th grade at the time I guided her, and was rebelling against her mother’s controlling tactics. The mother had a deep desire to be the mother she wished she’d had, so she worked with me to learn better tools.
As we were getting back together years later, the daughter was now a senior in college, and she was calling her mother for advice. The mother realized she had become the parent she wished she had had and that she was a cycle breaker. To do some self-reflection to see how you might become a cycle breaker, I suggest journaling about three things: what you’re anxious about, what you wish your parents had done differently, and what you can say to your kid to make them feel seen and understood.
“Becoming the parent that you wished you had had and accepting the cycle breaker invitation is like the fountain of youth – nothing feels better.”
In this episode, you will learn the following:
- How can becoming a cycle-breaker be the “fountain of youth?”
- What could parents do to become their child’s “person” and create a strong connection?
- What is one thing parents can say to make their child feel seen and understood?
And much more!
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About Randi Rubenstein
Randi Rubenstein helps parents with a strong-willed kiddo become a happier family and enjoy the simple things again like bike rides and beach vacays.
She’s the founder of Mastermind Parenting, host of the Mastermind Parenting podcast, and author of The Parent Gap. Randi works with parents across the U.S.
At Mastermind Parenting, we believe every human deserves to have a family that gets along.
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