How to Prevent Challenging Behaviors Before They Even Appear
EPISODE 7: Imagine a world where parenting isn't like playing an endless game of Whack-a-Mole, where you're not constantly bouncing from one struggle to the next. Sounds too good to be true? Well, this week, we're here to tell you it's actually possible.In this episode, we're diving into the Ahead of the Moment stage of the Family Road Map. It's all about leaving reactive parenting behind and stepping into the realm of proactive strategies and empowerment.The point is to shift our perspective and become true collaborators and partners with our children. Throughout the earlier stages, we've learned the importance of staying calm, shifting our mindset, saving our energy, and weathering storms together.But now, it's time to level up!In this stage, we're done with constantly extinguishing fires and arguing about shoes, electronics, and bike rides. It's time to get strategic. We're becoming problem-solving sidekicks, guides, and mentors instead of mere disciplinarians.Because here's the thing: in this stage, we're not just parenting — we're empowering, guiding, and nurturing our kids' growth.The real beauty of this stage lies in equipping children with the skills to navigate life, communicate effectively, and advocate for themselves.It's a game-changer, really. They learn to understand their own needs and find constructive ways to express them, how to problem solve, be compassionate, and truly listen to others.So tune in, and let’s prevent challenging behaviors before they even appear. Get ready to be ahead of the moment! Key Takeaways:Intro (00:00)Dayna caused a ruckus on her Facebook page (00:57)Today’s topic: Getting ahead of challenging behaviors (07:12)The big D word - discipline (10:42)How to approach a bad situation in a leadership way (12:36)Bedtime routine challenges (16:40)The 4-step ahead-of-the-moment plan (21:05)You (22:04)Connect (24:48)Understand (30:12)Empower (34:29)Recap (41:43)Additional resources:🔍 Check out my website 📖 Pre-order your copy of Calm The Chaos Book 🗓️ Take the Routine Cure course and keep your days organized and running smoothly 👉 Check out my YouTube channel Connect with me on social media:🔹 TikTok 🔹 Instagram 🔹 Facebook Calm the Chaos Parenting is a podcast offering parents practical tools and strategies to navigate the challenges of raising strong-willed, highly sensitive, and neurodivergent children.🎧 Follow us on your favorite platform so you never miss an episode!