In parenthood, sometimes the mistakes we make are just as important as the successes. On today’s episode, we are diving in deep with guest, Wendy Snyder, a parenting coach who teaches people about Positive Parenting. She shares how to get to the root cause of your child’s misbehavior and how to work with your child instead of trying to change them. It’s time to get intentional with empowering your kids and learn how to navigate the parenting challenges that come your way with integrity.
What’s In This Episode:
- Working with your children instead of trying to change them
- The up’s and down’s of parenthood
- How to deal with parenting challenges with integrity
- Wendy’s career and how it transitioned due to motherhood
- The three parenting styles most parents fit into
- Learning how to process our emotions
- Incorporating new habits into parenting and staying on track
- How parenting mistakes are just as important as successes
- Challenges and expectations that parents have
- The fear and force model and how this affects children
- How to avoid raising helicopter kids
- Getting intentional with empowering your kids
- The importance of community in parenthood
A mother to two vibrant children, Wendy has been dedicated to the application of Positive Parenting in her home since 2009. Wendy discovered the work of Positive Parenting when she was challenged and overwhelmed with the many trials of parenthood early in her motherhood experience. The endless opportunities for practice, failure, learning and growth have created a deep fluency for Wendy in the language and curriculum of Redirecting Children’s Behavior.
Through her company Fresh Start Family, Wendy offers in-person and online seminars, coaching, classes & memberships to give parents the support and tools they need to raise their children with firmness, kindness, strong limits, compassion and empathy. Her delicate balance of encouragement, empowerment, and coaching inspires parents to take action and be the change they wish to see in their families, homes and communities.
Wendy obtained her BS in Marketing from San Diego State University and Parenting Certification from the International Network for Children & Families. Before her move to parenting education, Wendy enjoyed a decade-long career in the corporate action sports industry. She now uses her business savvy to provide a solid return on investment for parents who trust her with their precious time and resources.
Active in her Southern California community, Wendy can be found in the garden at her kids’ school, serving in her church, or enjoying a date night with her husband of 15 years, Terry. Committed to maintaining a healthy work/life balance, Wendy loves to surf, jog, and practice Pilates. Friends describe Wendy as an effervescent joy, a vanguard for change, and a relentless encourager.
Connect with Wendy:
“I wasn’t used to letting things defeat me, so I wasn’t going to let this defeat me.” – Wendy Snyder
“Most of us didn’t grow up in homes where we were taught emotional literacy.” – Wendy Snyder
“I think a lot of people avoid parenting classes because they think ‘oh no I’m going to be told I’m doing something wrong’, that’s really not what this work is about.” – Wendy Snyder
“It’s nuts to me that this is like the most important thing we will do in our lifetimes is to raise little human beings but its also one of the only things that you don’t need to be certified for.” – Wendy Snyder
“You have to be comfortable with the idea that mistakes are just opportunities to learn.” – Wendy Snyder
“There is so much learning that comes from imperfection and failure.” – Wendy Snyder
“Touch is the road to a child’s life.” – Wendy Snyder
“They will misbehave less when their buckets are full.” – Wendy Snyder
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