Boy, do I have a treat for you this week!
Not only does We RAD DADS have our first female guest, but she is also our first professional guest as well. We have for you this week none other than THE Dr. Laura Markham.
Join Dr. Markham and myself as we discuss her upbringings and how her blended family dynamics shaped her into one of the leading experts in Clinical Psychology. Her relatable story and early experiences are directly applicable to any single parent situation.
I was surprised to learn that the role model behind her successful principles is entirely attributed to her very own RAD DAD. Without her father’s compassion which; in her words: “saved my life”, she would not have discovered her full potential. Listen as Dr. Markham describes how her father was the one who showed her what loving guidance was all about.
Dads, you CAN and DO make a difference!
It was a true pleasure to speak with her. I can’t say enough about my conversation with Dr. Markham and all the incredible nuggets she shares. On top of this, listen as we discuss one of her books and the powerful tools and tactics it details. I was very surprised to find extreme value in her book, Peaceful parent, happy kids. I HIGHLY recommend this book for ALL parents, especially RAD DADS. This would be an EXCELLENT FREE book from audible.com. When you click the link you get a FREE book AND a FREE 30 day trial of audible.com. What are you waiting for?
Who is Dr. Markham you ask?
Dr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist, earning her Ph.D. from Columbia University. But she’s also a mom, so she translates proven science into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want.
Dr. Laura is the author of the books Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings:How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life.
The founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr. Laura also serves as a parenting expert for Mothering.com, Psychology Today, The Natural Parent Magazine, Pregnancy.org, Girlie Girl Army, SheKnows.com, and several other websites. She makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for hundreds of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Newsday, Men’s Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine.
Dr. Laura’s relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two terrific kids — now 21 and 25!
6:35 – Parenting Changed my paradigm.
8:39 – Clinical Psychologist
15:59 – Deal with your own stuff
18:25 – Go as slow as you need and as fast as you can
22:41 – Grappling with emotions
23:41 – “That’s not me”- Hijacked by emotions
26:35 – Noticing emotional biases
28:59 – Dr. Laura’s advice for single parents from first-hand experience
33:25 – Any parent can do this
34:08 – My dad saved my life
41:25 – Age appropriateness
44:20 – Dare not to discipline
52:06 – What is “loving guidance”
53:55 – Limits, Empathize, Coach
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Keep fighting the good fight.
Stay Up, Stay Connected & Stay RAD DADS!