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Are You Fighting or Riding Your Child’s Waves of Emotions?

Kristin Mariella


I’ve worked with parents for over a decade, and I can always tell how it’s going based on the answer to one simple question:

“How do you handle your child’s tears?”

Introduce framework of two different mental models parents are usually operating from. Prompt listeners to ask themselves if they are generally in a mode of ‘FIGHTING or RIDING’ their child’s big emotions.


Kristin Mariella

Kristin Mariella, is a worldwide parenting educator, author and mum of three. She has travelled the world educating parents on the importance of holding limits and welcoming the waves of emotions and is the woman behind the social media phenomenon @respectfulmom.

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