How to Stay Connected With Your Kids When They Are At Their Worst

Dr. Laura Markham

If you find it easy to be a positive parent when everything is going smoothly, but difficult to do the same when kids are behaving really badly (don’t we all?) this talk is for you! In this talk Dr. Laura and I discuss:

  • Why connection is the most important aspect of parenting
  • Why kids need us to stay connected with them the most when they are pushing our buttons, and how
  • Different real-world example scenarios submitted by parents from our community, ranging from when kids say “I Hate You!” to kids being mean to siblings and more...

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The above is a preview clip. The full 1-hr version of this hugely popular talk was FREE during the Positive Parenting Conference 2018 and the Free Replay Week in Sep 2019. Now you can get it through the conference recording package here. To be notified of future FREE Conferences and Replay Weeks, join our community mailing list here.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Laura Markham is a clinical psychologist, an author, a speaker and a mom of two grown-up kids. Through her site AhaParenting.Com, her books, her talks and her courses, Dr. Laura has helped countless families embrace the relationship-based parenting model to find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones.

Dr. Laura makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for hundreds of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, Newsday, Men's Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine. Over 130,000 parents subscribe to her weekly email.

This talk is inspired by her book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook which is chock-full of mindfulness skills and exercises that actually change your brain, so that you can become the calm, emotionally generous parent you want to be. The book also gives you shortcuts to connect with your child, including games to get kids laughing and bonding, with you and with each other. Finally, Dr. Laura walk you through emotion coaching with your child, step by step, so you learn how to set limits with empathy, in a way that supports your child to develop self-discipline and resilience.

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