Manage Your Emotions, And Your Child's Too: Interview With Suzanne Tucker

emotional intelligence  positive parenting 

By Ashley Patek

In a recent episode of The Motherly Podcast, Liz Tenety interviewed Suzanne Tucker, positive parenting parent educator and founder of Generation Mindful.

According to Tucker, mindful parenting starts with us, but this doesn't need to leave us feeling guilty when we lose it.

"You can actually be yelling at your child and be mindful. If you notice you're yelling and you pause - and this is gonna freak you out - but you celebrate. You celebrate! You say I'm yelling. I noticed I'm yelling and then you take a deep breath. Then you have some power. You actually have some choice, and you can do something different, but not if you're busy beating yourself up." 

Suzanne's interview on Motherly

Says Tucker, "You cannot control or make your kids someone they're not. And once we get clear about what we can and cannot do and where our power lives, we can light a fire under transformation --- and things that were really really hard yesterday can magically feel easy one day later."

As we learn to notice and manage our emotions, we can model and teach our children to do the same.

Catch the full podcast episode by clicking PLAY above.

_____________

For a free set of printable calming strategies and video on how to use time-ins, join our mailing list. Generation Mindful creates educational tools, toys, and programs that nurture emotional intelligence through play and positive discipline.

Join us and receive parenting inspiration and support in your inbox each week.

Time-In Toolkit in action

GENM's positive parenting course

 


Leave a comment


Please note, comments must be approved before they are published


Related Posts

5 Reasons Kids Misbehave And How To Respond
5 Reasons Kids Misbehave And How To Respond
As adults, we have been primed to move from our logical brain. Our children, however, move from their emotional hub. ...
Read More
What To Do When Positive Parenting Isn't Working
What To Do When Positive Parenting Isn't Working
I’ve been practicing and teaching positive parenting for nearly 13 years now, and in that time, the vast majority of ...
Read More
Conventional Discipline Doesn't Align With Child Development. Here's What To Do Instead.
Conventional Discipline Doesn't Align With Child Development. Here's What To Do Instead.
  Aren’t you so sick of people telling you how to raise your kid?  As I describe in my book, Positive Parenting: An E...
Read More