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Oct 12, 2017

This is the monthly special episode where I am joined by my lovely friend and colleague Sarah MacLaughlin. If you are a regular listener then you know that we have 3 main segments:

Examples From Our Home in which we both share parenting fails and triumphs.

What’s Up With You? in which we answer your parenting questions

Favorite Finds in which we talk about what we have read, or found to be helpful, resources, podcasts and such.

Anna’s story is all about a hair mask disaster. Her 9 year old daughter is into slime making and as she says some kid of chemistry lab is going on in her home.


-why our kids are so impressionable and guidable

-do you filter what your child hears or sees in the media?

-why shouldn’t be so hang up on the word “hate” and why it’s ok for your child to use it

In this episode we answer 3 of your questions.

The first one is about a mom who thinks she is helicoptering her 1 year old.

The second question is from a mom who wants to know how to help her child process big feelings, turn her negativity into positivity. They just moved to a new town and it seems like the stress and the change are impacting her 6 year old.

The third question is about a mom who wants to gain some balance. Her husband works 14-16 hours a day and her kids are so used to her that when dad is home, they still prefer her.

Favorite Finds

Sarah’s book recommendations for the month:

Gentle Discipline

Big Magic, a great book a must read! 

Anna’s book recommendation for the month: Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

Ann also recommends two podcasts:

Tara Brach

Jonathan Foust

We hope you find these suggestions helpful.

Please let us know what you think.

Connect with Sarah

Her web site

Get her book, What Not To Say


Other espouse with Sarah

1. How To Parent As A Team Even When You Disagree [Monthly Special Episode]

2. Why Kids Misbehave, How to Handle a Tricky Tech Issue and Ways to Deal with Nosy People [Monthly Special Episode]

3. Why We Need to Stop Rescuing Our Kids [Monthly Special Episode]

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