This podcast is different from all the other parenting podcasts you've seen. Dr. B gets real and open about the true struggles of parenthood. It'll be messy, entertaining, educational and real! No quick band aid fixes but an authentic journey to THRIVING in parenthood. Think of Dr. B as a personal trainer for your brain. Cause this sh*t is REAL. She specializes in neuroscience based sensory and emotional regulation. But the good news is you don’t have to be a neuro science geek to learn all the brilliant tips and tricks to make your life so much easier in parenthood * New episode every Friday.
Raising Strong Willed Children Without Losing Your Mind
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27:35EP31: On this week’s episode of Throve4 Like a Parent podcast, we are going to talk about raising strong-willed children…They are going to test you like none other to the point where you are literally wanting to pull your hair out.You absolutely will be exhausted, you absolutely will lose your shit. You will snap, AND THAT IS OK!However, there is a way to honor their feelings because their feelings absolutely do matter but still set boundaries… You are in the driver's seat.Trust in your abilities. Trust that you are doing this for your children, and you are doing this to support your child and you're doing this because you love yourself and you are also in this dynamic as well living in this home. Everyone matters. Everyone matters in this situation. Every single one of you in that home. It's okay for you to accept that you matter. And so please take care of yourself. Please support your brain and body, not just your children's.Tune in with me on this week's episode to talk about setting boundaries and supporting our children's emotions while remaining in the driver's seat.
What It Means To Be A Sensory Avoider
29:41EP:30 I am so excited to dive deep into what it means to be a sensory avoider on this weeks episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast. A true sensory avoider means that you experience sensory stimuli or input into your brain more intensely than the average human, which means you then avoid it because it's so overwhelming. Here are some signs that you may be a sensory avoider: You startle easily with sounds You avoid bright lights You zone out on your phone to escape the chaos You prefer more bland food You need the house to be clean and in order You crave calm, quiet, peaceful environments You are upset by unexpected touch Often times I find that you humans with sensory avoiding tendencies place sooo much guilt and shame on themselves. Guilt to the point of anxiety and depression. Everyone else is going after it.. Why can’t I?? So they push and push and push. Doing the complete opposite from what their body and their brain actually wants and needs. Therefore awareness is KEY. You must understand how your brain functions, how your children's brain functions and how to support that brain, that will lead to the most beneficial, healthy, joyful life you could ever imagine. Because you're supporting the brain in a way that suits your own individual brain.
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Transition Into Motherhood And What No One Talks About
32:49EP:29 A transition means that your body and your brain is moving from one state to the next with different stimuli and different surroundings. On this week’s episode of the Thrive Like a Parent podcast, let’s discuss transitioning into motherhood and what that means for your body and your brain. No books, no courses, no classes, literally nothing. Nothing can prepare you for parenthood. But if you understand your brain and your body from a sensory level, you can support your brain and body from the beginning through this transition into a new and beautiful phase of your life. You get to decide what this transition looks like for you. You get to decide what you want your life to be like. You get to be a human outside of parenthood. And you get to figure out what that means for you.
Is It Ever to Late to Repair with our Children
34:58EP:28 Do you often wonder have I absolutely failed my children? And the damage is done? Have I damaged them for good? And luckily, I get to tell you now, the damage is NOT just simply done. My goal with this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast is to help you understand and go to sleep, trusting that you are doing enough that you're a great parent, you love your kids, and to stop shaming that brain. Everything leads back to sensory and emotional regulation. Neurologically supporting the brain affects your children in a very beautiful repair healthy way. If you learn to regulate your nervous system, what ends up happening is you learn to have a much healthier co regulation with your children. Because if you can support your brain in your body into repairing your own emotional state and repairing your own sensory state, then you can support your child as well... Join me on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast to dive deep into how to release the guilt and repair the relationship with your child.
ADHD And How It Relates To Regulation And The Nervous System
29:29EP:27 It's time to rip the band aid off. We just need to accept and understand our brains and support our brains. And we need to accept and understand that the world functions probably 10 times faster than it did when our parents were raising us. And that's what we're up against with our kids. The rat race and the hamster wheel we live in is pushing your brain to its breaking point. There's such a crisis of depression, anxiety and dysregulation. A mental health crisis. AND everything leads back to regulation. How you interact with humans and most importantly your children when you are dysregulated vs regulated. There is a difference. And if you're aware of it, and you EXPERIENCE it, and LEARN how to feel the difference. You CAN GET BACK IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT. That's exactly why Dr. B created my Battling Burnout course. It is her absolute desire to be able to teach alll of you this information in the most cost effective way and make it accessible to every human. Want more details about this course? -> https://drbrookeweinstein.com/battling-burnout/ Join Dr. B on this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to dive deep into how ADHD relates to sensory and emotional regulation.
Unspoken Truths About The Male Brain
25:20EP:26 There are no conversations about dads struggling or how to support them or what to do about it. We need to BREAK that silence. The silence that dads experience in terms of just letting them know it's okay to struggle and letting them know it's okay to feel burnt out and exhausted and depleted. Not only do men have a hard time saying "hey, I think I'm struggling over here." Men have a hard time finding what language to use, how to feel what they're feeling, or how to process it. That portion of the male brain is not flexed. It's literally like going to the gym, working out and feeling that burn? That's what we need to do in the male brain to increase the fluency for you, Dads, to be able to flex that muscle of your brain to share your feelings. It's is so important on a societal level, not just for parents, not just for dads, but for the male brain to understand the male brain. We've been led to believe psychologically, that we are broken, we are the ones that need to be fixed. And we need to be able to fit in with societal norms, it is not the case. That's literally what Dr. B's entire platform and message is about. Join Dr. B on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast to dive into the unspoken truths about the male brain.
Fearful vs. Fearless Parenting
34:21EP:25 Parenting from a place of fear stems from wounds we feel from our own childhood. We want different for our children. However, there is an ability to find a balance between conscious and gentle parenting versus fearless parenting versus owning your boundaries, taking the time to teach our children how to communicate in a beautiful, supportive, healthy manner. Parenting is HARD. It is hard to show up. I 100000% know how hard this is to make sure that our children are taken care of emotionally, financially, in extracurriculars and allll the things. We are all doing the best we can. That deserves some level of mutual respect. We can teach our children how to stand up for themselves. But do it with tact and respect. And that is possible through FEARLESS Parenting. Join Dr. B on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent Podcast to dive deep into how we got to this place of fearful parenting and how to make the shift into fearless parenting while still showing up in a conscious and loving way.
The Danger In Perfectionism And How To Release It In Parenthood
22:37EP:24 Join Dr. B on this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to dive deep into the danger in perfectionism and how to release it in parenthood. A lot of times perfectionism comes from the guilt and shame that we place on ourselves. And when you do that self-talk... You are creating a pattern within your brain. You're bashing yourself. You're telling yourself, I need to do more. So then you push harder, and you push harder, and you push harder. And when you push harder, you shove everything else down, that you really need to get out or you shove everything down that is really affecting you to the point of losing your marbles with your kids. Join Dr. B to learn how to stop shaming yourself and instead accept that simple phrase of it's okay. If you want to be able to begin the process of releasing that perfectionism... Tune in!
Sibling Rivalry- Why It's a Pain In The Fanny Pack And How To Parent Through It
30:15EP:23 Today on the THRIVE Like a Parent Podcast Dr. B is going to be talking about sibling rivalry. She's been about this topic countless times and what seems very clear is that most have literally no idea what to do, how to do this and where to start. So join Dr. B to dive deep into: WHY it happens? WHEN do we intervene? The SHIFT between sibling rivalry to best friends. HOW to set non-negotiable boundaries. How to take care of YOU in the midst of chaos. Dr. B will talk through a routine that will help your children build resilience. It will help them build an awareness and understanding that they can figure this out on their own. They are strong enough and brave enough and capable enough to figure this out and communicate. And when they're not. That's when you step in.
Building Your Career in the World of Social Media as a Mom
48:19EP:22 Dr. B is joined by Emily Vondracheck on this episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to talk about the world of social media and what it's like, as a mom doing this. Of course it's fun, and they get to get all of their creative juices out. But the truth is this is also a way for them to bring in finances into their home. That means it's a job, which requires time and energy and effort and what's behind all that. So if you are someone who also has a quote, side hustle or trying to build your career through social media, stay tuned and listen up, because Dr. B and Emily are going to dive into all of that.