Episode 1 - Sean Grover
This is Baby Crazy, the podcast for parents over 40. In this episode, we're talking about the balance of power in your family and how to keep your kids from bullying you. You might be a first-timer or a pro parent, but I guarantee that the over 40 experience of parenting is way different from when you were younger. My guest on the show today, Sean Grover, wants you to consider the culture you create for your family, and the culture you want to raise your children in.
Sean Grover is a psychotherapist, speaker, and author with 25 years of experience working with adults and children. When I read his book, When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control From Your Darling Bully — and Enjoy Being a Parent Again, I knew right away I had to invite him to the podcast. You can find out more about Sean at seangrover.com
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You want your child to be a little defiant. You want your child to be a little outspoken. You want them to have a voice. If your child is too compliant and gives into your every wish and command, you're going to have a kid that's probably going to struggle with depression or anxiety as they get older because their sense of themselves was never really fostered.
- Sean Grover
Key Takeaways for This Episode
4:46 Consider the culture you want to create for your family.
5:22 You are modeling every moment how to be in a relationship with your child.
7:05 Children induce a regression in us. When you're with children a lot you begin to act more childlike.
11:14 How to validate your child's feelings and show how to manage feelings.
11:54 Enforcing compliance can breed undercover defiance.