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Episode 4: Parenting PreTeens

Parenting pre-teens: Video games, respectful communication, sibling tension, overcoming fear, and listening to your own intuition as a parent.


In this wide-ranging, all-encompassing episode we tackle several major challenges facing parents of pre-teens. Join us as we discuss:

* How to set rules and expectations around the use of social media and video games

* How to discuss the issue that "things aren't fair" and the powerful use of the phrase "at our house..."

* How to grow confidence as a parent of pre-teens to better equip you for the years to come

* Why late night is never a good time to negotiate with teens and when to try again

* What is the best way to intervene when an older child/preteen tries to parent your younger children

* What you can do to help teach your pre-teen how to speak their mind but in a respectful way

* How to tap into our own intuition- as parents, we want to groom capability, and it's our intuition that lets us draw the line between indulgence and nurturing

* How to decide on a "code word" to use with parents to improve safety in certain situations

* Body image discussions with pre-teens and how to encourage and positive attitude about themselves


This wide-ranging episode will not disappoint!


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Michelle Gambs is a parenting coach with a masters degree in counseling.   The grand experiment of parenting is sponsored by her two children, Grace and Charlie.  She has been a practicing psychotherapist for many years.  During the most desperate stages of parenting, she has been known to post on the bathroom mirror the quote, “I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”

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