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24: Real Coaching With Randi

By August 13, 2018November 1st, 2023Mastermind Parenting Podcast
24: Real Coaching With Randi

In this episode with podcast listener and SAHM, Heather, we dive into the secret worry most of us can relate to…”Am I screwing this up – are my kids going to struggle because I don’t know what the hell I’m doing?!?”

Heather is a perfect example of an awesome mama that doubts herself and her abilities as a mom. She is a former early childhood teacher as well as a mom that reads parenting books, listens to podcasts and has even taken a parenting class. However, she still often feels at a loss about what to do when her kids are misbehaving.
As you’ll hear, it’s all about mastering her mind to dissolve the limiting belief that “she is not a natural leader”. I think many of you’ll relate to Heather’s honesty and will gain a lot from this coaching session. Enjoy!


Topics covered:
  • Negative spouses and negative kids
  • Fix it mode and control
  • Exhaustion after a long day with littles and feeling responsible as a mom for things not going smoothly…and the need to defend our kids as “normal” to their own dad
  • Bedtime battles
  • When the kids only want Mommy and Daddy gets his feelings hurt
  • The bedtime window and the second wind when you miss it
  • Sensitive nervous system kids
  • Pack Leadership energy
  • Why pack leadership/assertive communication doesn’t come naturally for most women
  • Backtalk and disrespect
  • Why we usually handle these negative behaviors all wrong and make it mean something that it doesn’t
  • Leaning into the suckage when you’re disrupting a pattern
  • Sleep training
  • Role playing the productive convo establishing the new bedtime routine with Heather’s four year old

As always, thanks for listening, and be sure and head over to Facebook and you can join my free group Mastermind Parenting Community, where we post tips and tools and do pop up Live conversations where I do extra teaching and coaching to support you in helping your strong-willed children so that they can FEEL better and DO better. If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it!

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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