Families Matter Most

Families Matter Most

Coaching Parents to live well and reach the hearts of their kids. Receive practical tools to see change.

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15/06/2024

Do your kids stomp away, scream or yell after receiving a consequence or getting “caught” doing something wrong?
One way you can help them learn healthy ways to respond, is ask them to rephrase their response. If they can’t rephrase, once calm, you can have them role play a better way to respond.

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Has impulse control become a struggle in your home?
Here are some fun games to help your kids learn impulse control:
-freeze dance
-red light green light
-what time is it Mr.Wolf
-follow the leader
What games would you add to the list? Or which game do you plan to try?

14/06/2024

Why is raising kids so hard?
Why are kids so emotionally exhausting?
I thought that parenting would be mostly dealing with busy happy kids.
I had no idea that they would trigger every insecurity I have.
They would challenge everything I believed about myself- am I a good mom? Am I capable of raising good kids? Why am I even here? What is my purpose in life?
Raising kids while exhausted has brought every negative aspect of my personality to the surface. I’ve hurt the people I love most because of it.
The hardest part of parenting is trying to deal with my emotions in the midst of exhaustion while battling my own fears and insecurities.
Am I alone in this?

13/06/2024

Have your kids been struggling with saying “no”?
I get asked for help in this area a lot, especially with strong willed children. If your child struggles with saying “no” or yelling “no!” One activity that can help is role playing.
You be the kid and let your child play the parent or teacher. Role play scenarios your child struggles with, but you answer with words other than “No!”

This will help them to see healthy ways to respond.

What phrases do you use in your home besides, “NO!”

12/06/2024

All new podcast dropped today, featuring Courtney Lavalley from Sofia House, a vital home for women fleeing abuse.

Women are 2 1/2 to 3 times more likely to be victims of intimate partner abuse.

Key Takeaways:
💡 Trust your instincts. If you think it’s abuse, it likely is. Find safety.
💡 Be non-judgmental and offer a safe haven to survivors.

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10/06/2024

Has impulse control become a struggle in your home?
Here are some fun games to help your kids learn impulse control:
-freeze dance
-red light green light
-what time is it Mr.Wolf
-follow the leader

What games would you add to the list? Or which game do you plan to try?

Photos from Families Matter Most's post 10/06/2024

Remember lying is common, and it doesn't mean they are bad. Your child just needs to develop honesty as a character skill!

08/06/2024

When your child says, “I hate you!” “You aren’t my favourite!”
They mean, “I’m angry, I’m hurt, I don’t understand, I need to process, I need you to be my safe place.” ❤️

Photos from Families Matter Most's post 07/06/2024

Have your kids been struggling with saying “no”?
I get asked for help in this area a lot, especially with strong willed children. If your child struggles with saying “no” or yelling “no!” One activity that can help is role playing.
You be the kid and let your child play the parent or teacher. Role play scenarios your child struggles with, but you answer with words other than “No!”
This will help them to see healthy ways to respond.
What phrases do you use in your home besides, “NO!”

06/06/2024

As parents, it’s easy to unintentionally ignore our kids by saying “you’re okay,” “that’s fine,” or “okay.”
Here are some better phrases to help your kids feel heard.
“It’s okay to cry”
“How can we make this better (for you?)”
“Do you want a hug?
“I’m sorry this happened to you.”
“How can I help?”
“How can we fix this?”

What phrases help your family feel heard or connected?

05/06/2024

Feeling overwhelmed by the chaos of modern parenting? You're not alone. 🌍✨

Join Dr. Jody Carington, a renowned psychologist and best-selling author, as she shares expert insights and practical advice to help you navigate the demands of work, parenting, and personal ambitions. 🌟

Discover the strategies that will transform your daily routine and help you thrive in every aspect of your parenting life.

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03/06/2024

Are your kids struggling with yelling, tantrums, and big emotions?
Often, our young kids use their behaviour when they don’t have the correct words. Once you calm your child down, take a minute to practice what to do next time.

-“I need help.”
-“Yes” or “Okay”
-“That is mine, please give it back.”
-“No thank you.”

What other phrases helped your kids?

02/06/2024

Chips and salsa is a whole meal.
I said what I said.

02/06/2024

Do you feel like you get the worst version of your kids & they get the worst version of you?
Start by making the connections count:
-start and end each day with a hug (when possible.)
-focus on simple moments
- have screen free times
-fill your cup so you can fill theirs

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Mental health matters to everyone. We offer workshops for teens, parents, and workplaces covering various mental health topics.

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Are you a parent looking for a transformative journey? The Strong Family Program is designed just for you! Equip yourself with essential tools to foster calmness, banish yelling, and navigate stress effectively. Discover practical techniques to nurture yourself while nurturing your family.

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Find out more and join us today! ➡️
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29/05/2024

🌟 In a world where we're always connected and constantly juggling the demands of work, parenting, and personal ambitions, finding a moment of peace can feel impossible. 🌟

Join special guest Dr. Jody Carington, renowned psychologist, and best-selling author, as she guides you on a journey to discover your calm as you parent. Whether you're a busy professional, a stay at home parent, or simply someone seeking balance, Dr. Jody's wisdom will empower you to be successful, present, and at peace in your home. ✨
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Dr. Jody Carrington

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🌟 Families Matter Most Digital Courses 🌟

Hey busy moms! Want to connect on a deeper level with your children? Check out our digital courses designed just for you:

💖 Building Connections: Strengthen your bond and create lasting memories with your kids.

🗣️ No More Yelling: Discover strategies to communicate calmly and effectively.

Transform your family life today! ➡️
https://www.familiesmattermost.com/courses-and-more

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26/05/2024

MY BRAIN HURTS! 🤕 Cognitive exhaustion is real! You're brain takes up a ton of energy, especially doing hard mental tasks. The next time your kid complains about their brain hurting pay attention and do these things to help: 1. Take a break. Set a timer for 15 minutes and let them play. Toys, movement, a walk or just laying on a couch is great. Anything but a screen (since that winds the brain up, not down). 2. Challenge them to do something with their hands. Art is wonderful to calm their nervous system. But keep it open ended, don't have them color in the lines! 3. Deep pressure touch is fantastic- a massage or bear hug. Even a wrestling match would help!

24/05/2024

Parenting middle years and teens is hard work. Fact is most of our kids, won’t be naturally motivated to do school. Up to 80% of our kids are not naturally motivated to do well in school.
Here are three ways you can help:
1. Accept and lower expectations
2. Challenge your definition of success
3. Focus on momentum-praise their wins, catch them doing things well, and invest in their strengths.

Would you add anything to this list?

24/05/2024

Which of these thought distortions trip you most?

For me, it's catastrophizing. Before coaching I would lose sight of the issue and make it into a crisis. My kids would be disrespectful and instead of thinking "I need to build character in him and work on this" I would think about how he isn't going to be successful in life and it's all my fault. Which of these Thought Distortions is your nemesis? What would your life be like if you didn't have them? If you'd like a step by step series on how to deal with them let me know in the comments!

23/05/2024

“Stop making parenting so hard, just go with the flow.”
In one word, how would you describe the “flow” in your house this week?

23/05/2024

“I’m not saying parenting is hard, I’m just saying I was a lot better at it before I had kids.”
Do you agree with this?

20/05/2024

What is your superpower? Mine is being endlessly curious, also being able to find a fresh donut shop in every new city!

17/05/2024

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