The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 34: Monitoring Our Own Parenting Expectations

Hey there and welcome to The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast! I’m excited to bring you today’s episode which is all about monitoring our own parenting expectations because this is something that has had a great affect on my own parenting. If you’ve been feeling like you just can’t catch a break with your child’s behavior or nothing seems to be working, then this episode is definitely for you.

And before we jump in, I don’t want to forget to mention to you my Regain Control of Your Child’s Behavior course. I’ll chat more about that later. Let’s jump in.

The reason that I bring you this topic today is because of a conversation I had with Amanda Bennet of Gotcha Mama Podcast while recording an interview with her. (That episode will air sometime in January!) During the interview she asked me the one piece of advice that I can give to parents. My answer? 

That it all takes time. 

If we are implementing a new parenting strategy or are trying a new way of doing things, it’s going to take time for us to see the results that we want in our child’s behavior. A lot of times we expect to see those instant results, but that’s not reality. 

Our children are learning while we are implementing these new strategies, they are trying to figure out what we are doing and what’s it all about, and all of that takes time. 

But I know that for a lot of us, it’s easy to feel guilty, uncertain, worried, or afraid that we are screwing up our own children. This is a pretty typical parenting feeling. And it’s especially easy to feel that way when we’ve got little ones running around hitting siblings, knocking over toys, whining, crying, and the whole works. It’s exhausting. 

So remember, it takes time. It’s easy for us to freak out if our new strategy isn’t working… after only using it for a day… It may take time for the effect to come through for your little one. 

Along with the fact that it takes time, it also takes consistency. If we want to see those positive results in our child’s behavior, we have to consistently implement those strategies. That’s how it works. And again, it may take time. 

If you’re feeling like you’ve got a good grasp this whole “it takes time” bit but you’re looking for some new strategy that are EASY and that you can use on a daily basis without feeling burnt out, go check out my Regain Control of Your Child’s Behavior course. I’ve got lots of strategies for you that won’t make you feel like you could pull out your hair. Instead, you may just find yourself empowered with having some new strategies in your back pocket. 

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