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When we have a child who is misbehaving, it is easy to see him or her as a “problem child”. We don't want to crush our child, but also don't want to be so loose that our child becomes a tyrant. The paradox is that as we see our children for their worth and raise them in their own power we can begin to feel feelings of frustration, that we aren't listened to or disrespected. This can cause us to swing wildly from extreme discipline to lax parenting. We can find ourselves at a loss as to how we can maintain some semblance of order and connection in our homes.
In this episode, Felica explores this dynamic with Joe Newman, author of the incredible book, Raising Lions. Joe has decades of experience working with children whose behavior is so difficult that they are medicated, sent to other learning facilities, etc. His work has helped countless children who have been labeled as a lost cause, and has given relief and hope to many parents who are at their wit’s end.
He explains how we can use compassion within structure and firm boundaries as we navigate raising our children by finding the balance between power and connection.
Book we mentioned:
Raising Lions // Joe Newman
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