The Emotional Inheritance of Parenting

The Emotional Inheritance of Parenting

Do you feel drained, stressed, and exhausted from the daily family dynamics and guilty at the end of the day for how you reacted with your children? You're not alone. If you want to transform your family dynamics from chaotic and emotionally draining to mindful, mutually respectful, empathic, and enjoyable, you can! Hi, I’m Karemi. I’m a Certified Conscious Parenting Coach and a mother. My work is dedicated to helping you – the parent – raise children with love, mindfulness, and emotional presence. In this podcast, we’ll focus on how you can connect to yourself and your children, and on the skills, knowledge, and tools you can incorporate into your life to foster your children’s mental and emotional health. You’ll learn how you can show up for your children as the parent they need, the parent that will give them the gift of knowing their self-worth, of self-understanding, respect for themselves and the world they live in, resilience, among many other inner resources they’ll need to tap into as they face the world day in and day out. Are you ready to create connection with your children and to set the mental and emotional foundation for them to thrive? Join me every other Tuesday, and you'll learn how!

Episodes

September 27, 2022 49 min

If you have a child ages 2 – 6 and you’re planning to send them to preschool and kindergarten, do you feel tired of researching one school after another and you’re wondering which one can best meet your child’s needs? 

Check out this week’s episode and learn which key components are important to look for in a school, regardless of the name of their educational approach.

In this episode, I interview Dinuka Ranasinghe – Preschool Direc...

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In looking back at some of the most challenging conversations you’ve had with your kids, have you sometimes thought to yourself, “How did that conversation go so wrong? I wanted to impart wisdom, teach a lesson, and all I got was their tuning me out, slamming the door, and I felt angrier than before!” 

Join me in this rich conversation with best-selling authors, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, as we talk about their book, What ...

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Join me in this eye-opening, informative and insightful conversation with clinical neuropsychologist and best-selling author, Dr. William Stixrud, about his book, The Self-Driven Child. 

Get ready to be highly inspired, informed and to receive practical examples and advice for how you can begin in your day-to-day relationship with your children to help them develop intrinsic motivation so they can thrive in their lives, how you can ...

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In this episode, I invite you to question the term obedience and how our focus on obedience can take us away from one of our most important goals as parents, to raise critical thinkers, self-confident human beings who don't just respect others, but themselves as well. 

I offer you several examples for promoting cooperation and respect in your children, without focusing on obedience, on how to develop your child's critical th...

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We're all familiar with stress and our kids are too. Many parents understandably worry about their kids feeling stressed. It's a term that's associated with negative outcomes. But did you know that there are different types of stress? There's a type of stress you don't want your kids to experience and other types of stress you can support them through while another type of stress is actually healthy. Tune in to ...

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Do you feel at your wits' end when your kids behave in the exact ways you've told them not to? Hitting their sibling, climbing on the furniture in the house, yelling at the top of their lungs the moment they see you're on a phone call?

You've dealt with this, right? or at least with very similar behavior.

In this episode, you'll learn about reasons why children behave in these ways, what need we have to address, a...

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Are you wondering how to begin to reconnect with your kids? Are you at a point in your parenting journey where you're realizing that perhaps you've been parenting from reactivity (yelling, becoming emotionally distant) and using punitive approaches to setting limits (threats, punishments)? 
How to rebuild the connection through conscious parenting? Then this episode is for you! Janet Philbin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,...

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Whether we like it or not, our children will ask us questions about death. Perhaps a pet they loved has died or a member of the family or they saw something on TV. How can you help your child understand death in a way that is appropriate for their developmental stage? In this episode, I’ll share with you many recommendations for how to address such a difficult topic, things you can say, things that are not recommendable to say and ...

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 In this week’s episode our guest, Dinuka Ranasinghe – conscious parenting coach, preschool Director, and mother of two boys – shares which books have been pivotal in her life transformation as a mother, as a woman and as a professional.

You’re in for some great advice, great conversation around inner growth, parenting struggles, and valuable, worthwhile books to help you on your journey.

Reading or listening to an audio book that fi...

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In this episode, you'll learn about the type of praise that's beneficial for children and the type that's not, and why. You'll also hear many examples of the type of praise that fosters children's self-confidence and their intrinsic motivation and examples of the type of praise that creates dependence on external validation. 

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In this episode, you'll learn how you can address situations in which your child is constantly complaining, how you can use these moments as opportunities to strengthen your relationship with your child and how you can promote gratitude. 

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You know kids love to play every chance they get, but did you know that developmentally there's a type of play they need to engage in every day? 

In this episode you'll learn about the type of play young children (ages 0-7) need, why they need it, how much of it they need per day, and you'll hear specific examples and ideas for how you can set up opportunities for your child(ren) to have access to the type of play he/she...

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October 13, 2021 21 min

As parents, we're constantly thinking about what lessons we want to impart, what life skills we want to help our children to develop, what life experiences we want to offer them. This episode is about the valuable life lessons your child, especially your young child, offers you every single day. You're going to want to hear all that your child teaches you every day if you take their invitation. 

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October 6, 2021 27 min

In this episode, we'll address an important question: why do children lie? 
The purpose of this episode is to help you as a parent understand why children lie, how you can foster their honesty and what you can do when your child lies. 

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This week's episode is filled with steps you can take starting today to build your child's emotional health. I offer you concrete steps, guidance, and examples that you can start applying in your personal life and in your daily life with your children.
You can also check out my free guide so you can keep the most relevant information about this topic and put it into action. Go to: https://coachkaremi.com/podcast/9/en/  and ...

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In this 2nd episode of the 3-part mini-series on children's emotional health, I describe in detail 5 not-so obvious don'ts or 5 recommendations from developmental psychology, child development, and the field of mental health as to what we want to be aware of as parents that we don't do in our relationship with our children as these actions on our part can deter from their development of emotional health. 

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We all want our children to enjoy emotional health and to grow into children, adolescents and adults equipped with emotional tools that will help them live a fulfilling life, with a healthy sense of self, with resilience, among so many other inner resources, right? But, what exactly is mental and emotional health? What does it look like in childhood? How can we as parents know if we’re on the right track in helping our children dev...

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Tantrums can be a struggle for us as parents, right? Did you know there are 2 general types of tantrums and that studies on brain development and psychology are giving us new and useful information about how to address them? Tune in to today's episode to learn about the 2 general types of tantrums and how you can address them consciously as a parent. 
To learn more about addressing discipline through a conscious parenting approa...

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In this episode I'll share with you 3 common myths about infancy whose effect is detrimental or at the very least not in the best interest of a baby's overall development. The 3 myths I'll cover are 1) my baby's brain development depends completely on his genes; 2) don't worry about the bad things during her infancy.  She's too young to remember anything; and 3) sometimes a baby just needs to cry. Let him cr...

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August 3, 2021 18 min

Do your children complain of boredom? Does it trigger you when they want you to give them an idea of what to do, give them the iPad, or take them somewhere? In this episode I'll share with you why boredom isn't something to just tolerate, but to actually make time for in a child's life. Yep! You read it right, make space for, and why your children will benefit from it. 

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