Ep 49: How to Talk to Your Kids, “Now Say This” Co-Authors Heather Turgeon & Julie Wright

Authors Heather Turgeon & Julie Wright came onto the Parenting book scene strong with their successful book, The Happy Sleeper. Demand for their parenting tips led to a second book deal with the recently published, Now Say This. Psychotherapists with specialization in babies, families and sleep, their work has been published in the New York Times & The Washington Post among other publications.  And Julie Wright's Mommy & Me classes are all the rage in Los Angeles.  Personal sleep consultants as well,  (check out thehappysleeper.com) Heather & Julie are secret weapons for any parent dealing with a tantrum-throwing child, or any human looking to communicate more effectively with their fellow man.

The Three Step Approach:  Attune, Limit Set & Problem Solve. (7:04)  How these steps can help you, not only with your kids, but in ALL relationships. (9:04)   With sleep, a more gentle approach does not mean you're a pushover. (15:34)  Why Heather & Julie have tried to avoid the word "tantrum" but everyone else, including me, asks them about them. (28:20)  How to deal with your child when they throw a tantrum in a public place. (30:29)   How to deal with sibling rivalry and conflict. (36:56)  How to deal with whining by helping your child focus on the positives of what they want. (41:30)  A general approach to family screen time. (42:25)  The dangers of reacting to incoming texts, calls and emails in front of our kids. (45:22)  The power of videogames and commercials and how to help your kids be less susceptible to that power. (47:22) 

If you like what you hear, please pass on the word. You can also Subscribe through the iTunes Podcast App or on Spotify to have new episodes automatically downloaded to your devices as they are released.