Podcast Episode #26 – Healing Stories in Everyday Life

Healing Stories

Rebecca and Lianne are back again this week to talk about how stories can help with the small hurts and disappointments of everyday life. Story Healing isn’t just a technique to be used when there is trauma, but it can be an effective tool to help move through normal tantrums and upsets.

Consciously Parenting Principle #2 reminds us that there is nothing more important than the parent-child relationship. The discussion today is full of examples of putting the relationship first and strengthening our connection with our children. By slowing down and acknowledging their everyday upsets, however trivial they may seem, we can build stronger bonds in our families. We model empathy and validation, which is truly a lasting way to teach.

When our children are upset, we can find a way to connect with they are feeling in some way. Disappointment is often very upsetting for our children. They may get an idea in their head about the way something is going to go, and when that doesn’t happen, it can trigger what our society would call a tantrum. In this episode of the podcast, we explore the idea that there is something more underneath that outward behavior, and what steps we can actually take to help our children to move through their feelings rather than just stop expressing them.

Listen in as Rebecca and Lianne share real-life parenting experiences. They don’t always do this perfectly, even after so many years of practice. But even when we make mistakes, we can repair our connection with our children and come out stronger.

Related post: Tantrums Aren’t Just for Toddlers


  • Rebecca is the founder of The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC, and author of 3 books (Consciously Parenting: What it really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families, Creating Connection: Essential Tools for Growing Families through Conception, Birth and Beyond, and Nurturing Connection: What Parents Need to Know about Emotional Expression and Bonding), numerous classes and recordings, and the former co-host of a radio show, True North Parents.

  • Lianne March graduated from Clemson University in 2003. She lives in Melbourne, Florida with her husband, Allen, 3 children: Allen IV, Alexa, and Austin. She also has a dog, a bunch of chickens, and her parents live in the backyard in their RV when they aren't traveling the country. In addition to homeschooling her children, she supports other families in many areas including breastfeeding and general parenting. Lianne has been part of The Consciously Parenting Project since it began in 2007, serving behind the scenes with the website and book publishing. More recently she has joined Rebecca on the podcast, written for the blog, and is helping families as a Consciously Parenting Certified Holistic Family Consultant (HFC).

Rebecca

Rebecca is the founder of The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC, and author of 3 books (Consciously Parenting: What it really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families, Creating Connection: Essential Tools for Growing Families through Conception, Birth and Beyond, and Nurturing Connection: What Parents Need to Know about Emotional Expression and Bonding), numerous classes and recordings, and the former co-host of a radio show, True North Parents.

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