Episode 4 - Krista Rizzo

Krista Rizzo, a transformational life coach, joins Lee on the podcast to talk about strategies and ideas for being a better over-40 parent.

If you've wondered how to equally divide the "work" of parenting, how to value your partner's contributions to your childrearing efforts, and the best advice Krista has given to her clients, this is the episode for you.

About nine years ago Krista started a blog titled "Why Am I Yelling?" At the time she was the mother of a five-year-old and pregnant with a second child. She realized that there was a lot to learn about all the different styles of parenting. Turns out -- no surprise, right? -- there isn’t a single “right way” to be a parent. So where does that leave us? Confused? Well, let’s shine some light on this. Krista is going to share some of the knowledge and advice she gives to clients on the podcast.

Becoming a parent at an older age allows you to  think about the life that you've already had and the way you were parented. - Krista Rizzo

 

Key Takeaways for this Episode

1:44 I often tell my clients every child is different and the way that you parent your children is different for each child.

4:32 I am definitely a fall down and dust yourself off mother. We are we're doing our children a disservice by not allowing them to experience things because we're afraid for them.

8:58 Let's talk about when your kids pit parents against each other.

10:59 Weekend dad or mom is way way different than weekday dad or mom.

17:09 Managing 24/7 work schedules.

18:00 With age comes wisdom and baggage.

18:52 Kids are overstimulated -- and what to do about it.

19:16 Becoming a parent at an older age allows you to really think about the life that you've already had and the way you were parented.