Podcast Episode 121: How not to lose your mind when your kids push your buttons

Podcast Episode 121: How Not to Lose Your Sh*t When Your Kids Push Your Buttons

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 121 of The New Family Podcast where we examine how not to lose our cool with our kids.

When we become parents, it takes many of us by surprise just how much our kids push our buttons. Yes, we’d take a bullet for them 10 times over, but we also want to throttle them sometimes. That’s why I’m so pleased to be joined on the show today by Dr. Vanessa LaPointe, a registered psychologist, mother of two and the author of Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up. Dr. LaPointe talks to us about how we can keep it together in those tough moments, and gives us tools for managing through our kids’ various ages and stages.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Dr. LaPoint.

Dr. LaPpointe’s book, Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up

Dr. LaPointe’s webiste

Dr. LaPointe’s blog

Related Episode: The Courage to Parent

Related Episode: The Positive Parenting Philosophy

Dr. LaPointe’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“The best piece of parenting advice that I’ve ever received came in the form of a couple of very short words which was to be gentle with yourself. I think as somebody in a helping profession, we tend to judge ourselves way too harshly, partly because we have way too much knowledge for our own good and then we walk this walk and we’re exactly the same as every other parent, who is losing their ever-lovin’ mind on a regular basis because it all became too much, too quickly and we don’t know how to find our way through. So I would say, bottom line, the best advice I’ve ever been given is just to be gentle with yourself.”

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About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by