January 24th, 2020
What to do when your kids push your buttons
This week’s episode is with Bonnie Harris. Bonnie is a parenting and child behaviour specialist. She has designed and taught parenting workshops and coached parents for more than thirty years. Bonnie is the mother of two adult children and three grandchildren.
Bonnie is the author of two books:
· When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and what you can do about it
· Confident Parent, Remarkable Kids, 8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With
You may have excellent parenting skills. You might have done a lot of work on developing really effective strategies and have spent a lot of time thinking about how to connect in a positive way with your child. But my guess is, since no parent is perfect, you’ve also had moments where you’ve yelled at your kids or nagged them or sent them to their room, and afterwards wondered why you did that, knowing that it only served to push your child away from you. You did it because your buttons were pushed.
Bonnie’s work fills in that essential missing piece of the parenting jigsaw which helps us understand why we react to our children’s behaviour in ways that we later regret, when our buttons have been pushed. Bonnie helps us understand ourselves, to be compassionate towards ourselves but also to access the strategies that we know to be more effective.
Listen to this episode with Bonnie Harris if you want to learn:
In our celebration of vulnerability and perfect imperfection Bonnie shares with us a Low Parenting Moment of her own.
And Bonnie also shares her top tip for raising children to be confident, happy and successful.
To get in touch with Bonnie:
Bonnie’s own podcast Roots and Wings will be appearing in the Spring.
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