Oh, Crap! I’m a Parent. With Jamie Glowacki

Oh, Crap! I'm a Parent with Jamie Glowacki

Tune into an animated discussion about parenting and how we might be messing it up. Jamie Glowacki and I covered much ground today, from gentle parenting techniques to potty training. Let me know what resonated with you the most.

What We Talked About

  • Why gentle parenting might have gone too far
  • Jamie’s need to share her potty training technique with parents
  • What is the proper way to go about helping children through challenging emotions?
  • Modern parenting, the impact of overparenting, and how parents can course-correct.
  • The importance of giving children the tools to solve their problems
  • The balance between acknowledging children’s emotions and not over-attending to every feeling.
  • The benefits of slowing down and simplifying life

Things to Remember

“Parenting is not a skill. It’s a relationship.”

“We have so much information that parents think they can get the perfect solution to raise a happy child, but there is no perfect solution. You have to parent the child in front of you, and that will be different for every person.”

“We are over-parenting by intervening on every single behalf.”

“In some situations, we have to let kids figure it out.”

“We’ve got to let our kids go back to neighborhood play.”

“Once we bring in the internet, you’re letting the entire world into your house.”

“What is exhausting a lot of parents right now is over-attending to every emotion.”

“Potty training is not a measurement of your parenting.”

― Jamie Glowacki

Additional Resources

EP 153 Lenore Skenazy Children Need Their Independence

Books Mentioned:

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidt

Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up by Abigail Shrier

Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff

Jamie’s Books:

Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right

Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years – No Time Outs Needed

Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Jamie and I want to hear from you!

Are you confused by all the parenting advice available? Listen in to hear what Jamie Glowacki has to say about modern parenting.

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More About My Guest

Jamie Glowacki is an internationally recognized potty training and parenting expert. Her former careers as a social worker and circus performer make her uniquely qualified to handle toddlers and poop. 

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