The Joke's on Us! Relatable Dads, Wholesome Advice with Kevin + Evan (@thedumbdads)
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by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
12h ago
Happy Father's Day, dads! My guests today, Kevin + Evan, are two stay-at-home dad comedians trying to let parents know the struggle is normal and we’re doing better than we think.  You might already follow them as they’ve been featured on Good Morning America, Momsplaining with Kristen Bell, & Today and go viral often on TikTok and Instagram for bits like "Dad Press Conferences". ‌They’ve set out to be relatable dads that can poke fun out of the bizarre experience that parenting is, fight the stigma of the bar being on the floor for dads and give parents permission to laugh at thems ..read more
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Is it all True? How to Live in the Gray in the Black+White World of Parenting Advice with Ryan Allen, LPCC-S, LPC (@preschooltherapy)
Failing Motherhood
by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
1w ago
Ryan Allen, LPCC-S, LPC, is a licensed therapist with a decade of expertise working with young children and their families.  A parent of two young kids, Ryan creates free resources for nearly 1 million parents and child caregivers on both TikTok and IG, providing guidance and support to shift away from traditional punitive approaches towards fostering environments of mutual respect. I intentionally bring up several controversial topics to get his thoughts. Is it true.... That therapists are perfect parents? That your pediatrician’s advice is the golden rule? That kids grow out of behavio ..read more
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They know better than this!
Failing Motherhood
by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
2w ago
You're 100% right. They do know better. These are smart kids we're talking about here, nothing gets past them! So, if that's true, why are they still hitting, pushing, screaming, or whathaveyou?  Explaining the rules for the 1,456th time isn't going to solve anything. What will?  Tune in with curiosity. IN THIS EPISODE, I SHARE... The truth behind two incredibly common misconceptions The painful sting of regret that's oh, too familiar How it feels when the tables have turned DON'T MISS: Why it's problematic to tell your child to "make good choices." // CONNECT WITH DANIELLE // W ..read more
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The Path to Stop Feeling Powerless in your Parenting with Laura + Mike
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by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
3w ago
Today you get a true behind the scenes look at what parenting a strong-willed child looks like at someone else's house. Laura and Mike are full-time working parents with 3 kids living in Minneapolis. Just a few months ago, they describe what parenting felt like - powerless, volatile, unpredictable. They felt lost, with no toolkit and no shared understanding. After sharing the barriers they had to overcome to get support, they narrate what really stuck with them through the work that they did on themselves through their time inside Wholeheartedly CALM, my 3 month group coaching program. They ..read more
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5 Lessons in 5 years of Entrepreneurship
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by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
1M ago
Failing Motherhood is 4 years old and Wholeheartedly is 5! We’re taking this opportunity to reflect on the last two years and the lessons I’ve learned - some easily, some the hard way. Entrepreneurship is such a similar journey to parenting - you don’t know what you’re getting into exactly, it’s much harder than anticipated, it requires a lot of self-work and growth, and it’s riddled with self-doubt and imposter syndrome. You have to take it one day at a time and make new decisions with every piece of new information. Take these 5 Lessons into your current business, potential business idea, o ..read more
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What EVERYONE Needs to know about Parenting a Disabled Child with Kelley Coleman
Failing Motherhood
by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
1M ago
‌Today’s conversation answers so many questions you’re likely too afraid to ask. My guest today immediately makes uncomfortable topics comfortable, sensitive subjects approachable and speaks from so much experience, get ready to pull up a chair. Kelley Coleman is a feature film development executive turned author and advocate for parent caregivers and individuals with disabilities. Her book Everything No One Tells You About Parenting a Disabled Child: Your Guide to the Essential Systems, Services, and Supports  combines the wisdom of 40 experts and all sorts of cheat codes to save time ..read more
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2 Mistakes Well-Intentioned Parents Make
Failing Motherhood
by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
1M ago
This week we’re taking parenting tips from Hello Fresh! In ways you may not have realized, being a parent is sort of like working in customer service. In our case, the customer isn’t always right, but the way we handle conflict may invite our child to ask for our manager! :) Your goal as a parent is to build credibility and trust in your “brand” rather than bad reviews!  As I reveal the two mistakes well-intentioned parents make, you'll be invited to reflect on your default reaction and formulate a balanced response instead. In this episode, I share… How to embrace conflict even when i ..read more
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GLOW UP: Feel Better In Your Body Without Changing It
Failing Motherhood
by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
1M ago
For the past 6 months I’ve had the opportunity to work on my relationship with my body- no procedures, no weight loss, no supplements, just selecting and being more mindful of how I’m dressing myself and how it makes me feel. In today’s episode I break down what kicked off the journey, the milestones along the way, and the absolute game-changer that sealed the deal! This episode is for you if you know your appearance has taken a back seat to your kids, and more self-love is on your list this season. ‌ IN THIS EPISODE I SHARED: How I re-wrote the “unwritten rules” I used to dress myself The s ..read more
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Do LESS and Feel BETTER: Saying Goodbye to Intensive Mothering and the "Perfect Mom" Myth with Erica Djossa
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by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
2M ago
Ever feel like you're doing it ALL and it's never ENOUGH? My guest today, Erica Djossa is a registered psychotherapist, sought-after maternal mental health specialist, and the founder of wellness company Momwell. Erica is frequently featured in media publications and her popular Momwell podcast has over a million downloads.  Her book - Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More comes out TODAY (Tuesday, April 9th) and our conversation today highlights so much of the meaningful work inside it. After she shares her "breakdown to breakthrough", Erica reiterates ..read more
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Caregiving, Aging, + the Sandwich Generation with Michele Magner
Failing Motherhood
by Danielle Bettmann | Parenting Coach for Strong-Willed Kids
2M ago
Many parents today find themselves in the sandwich generation where stress, guilt and burnout is real. My guest today, Michele Magner, has earned her MBA and Master's certification in gerontology and is a Gerontology PhD student at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She's a certified life coach, certified dementia practitioner, and certified conscious aging facilitator and an adjunct professor in the fall of 2024.   As an experienced family caregiver with many years in the senior living industry, she understands the challenges that you are facing as you care for those you love.   Our ..read more
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