The Functioning Hot Mess podcast

Connecting with Your Kids

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

When it comes to your kids, do you try to protect them by removing every discomfort they may experience? You want to keep them as safe as possible from the negativity and challenges that happen in life, but this actually ends up creating a disconnect (which is the opposite of what you’re trying to do).

I’ve learned that connecting with your kids can never be done as a one-size-fits-all approach (especially if you have multiple kids), so I want to share more about what that can look like, no matter how old your kids are.


In today’s episode, I’m talking about:

-Getting really present (avoiding distractions as much as possible) and connecting in a way that is unique to each kid

-Recognizing that the same things that worked for your kids when they were young won’t necessarily work as they get older 

-Why you need to stop trying to be someone or something you’re not (your kids WILL be able to tell), and instead, choose to be your authentic self

-Learning to not always feel like we have to control our kids, and make them believe and see things the same way we do

-Finding new ways and tools that will help you learn how to connect with your kids


I want you to remember-you are raising your kids to fly and leave the nest, so they should become independent. Learning to trust your kids and supporting them in the best ways possible (through all of their seasons) will help so much when you’re trying to build that connection.

We all make mistakes when it comes to parenting our kids (don’t beat yourself for doing your best-we’ve all been there). I truly believe that whatever your relationship is like with your kids, you can strengthen and improve it if you’re willing to put in the work, so I hope you choose to!


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