This week we are talking with Rachel Bailey. Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families in Northern Virginia for a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist. Currently Rachel teaches parents hands-on tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children while reducing the stress and guilt in parents’ lives. Rachel opens up about the importance of prioritizing, failure, and being vulnerable.

Listen as Rachel shares: 

  • How she struggles with being calm while parenting.
  • Prioritizing can help with feelings of overwhelm.
  • Being vulnerable and “telling it like it is”.
  • The importance of “getting in your kids shoes”.
  • Child behavior is a symptom.
  • Being in a state of “yuck”. 
  • Tips on raising resilient children.
  • Self care versus self treatment.
  • Withdrawals & deposits in parenting.

QUOTABLES:

“It’s actually not healthy for kids to think their parents are perfect because then they feel like they can’t be themselves.” – Rachel Bailey

“Once we give kids the tools they need and we understand their emotions & their resistance, all of a sudden their behavior changes.” – Rachel Bailey

“One of the major factors of raising resilient kids is we have to learn to let them be uncomfortable.” – Rachel Bailey

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Rachel’s Stay Calm Guide

 

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