“Stop being responsible for your kids’ happiness. But don’t make them miserable either.
Change your mindset from your kids are driving you crazy, to your kids are struggling.”Sarah Scott
In this episode, I’ll introduce you to Sarah Scott. Sarah is a certified Positive Discipline parent educator. That means she works with struggling parents of 3-12 year old kiddos to help them stop losing it on their kids and create a strong connection to win cooperation.
Sarah lives in beautiful British Columbia Canada with her 4 homeschooled children and her stud muffin husband Craig.
She has a strong affection for mashed potatoes and adores a good latte.
You can find her all over the internet as Parenting Solution Finders.
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Start with reading aloud together every morning. There’s so much that your kids are going to learn by just being home and even being bored.Sarah Scott
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Welcome to the Homeschool Mama Self-Care Show!
I’m Teresa Wiedrick at Capturing the Charmed Life.com, here to help you turn your homeschool challenges into your homeschool charms.
Homeschool mama self-care is for homeschool mamas looking for a strategy, or a few, to tackle their homeschool challenges.
Today I get to introduce you to Sarah Scott. Sarah is a certified Positive Discipline parent educator. That means that she works with struggling parents to help them stop losing it on their three to twelve-year-old aged kids and create a strong connection to win cooperation.
Sarah lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her four homeschooled children and her stud muffin husband, Craig. She has a strong affection for mashed potatoes and adores a good latte. You can find her all over the internet as Parenting Solution Finders.
Teresa Wiedrick: “Sarah it is so good to hear from you. I think of you as trying to talk to parents off the ledge. For those who don’t know you, would you tell us who you are, your children, about your experience in your life as a positive parent educator?”
Sarah Scott: “Absolutely. So, I am Sarah, and I am a certified positive discipline parent educator and a mom of four. My kids range in age from three all the way up to fourteen. And my life as a parent educator, actually most of what I do, I try out on my kids first. I found that I was in a place before this, where I really was not the parent I wanted to be. And I didn’t have a relationship with my children that I wanted to have. And something needed to change. There needed to be a shift in the way things happened. And so, I decided to look into positive discipline. And I found along the way that there were a lot of other moms who were struggling to fix how they were parenting and really just create more connection and more solid relationship with their kids.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Absolutely. I feel myself that as a parent, especially in a homeschool environment, it can take a real toll on you because there is constant interaction with your kids. It can have a ribbon of negative all the time. Or you can spin it and see your relationship with your kids in a more positive perspective. And if you choose one direction or the other, it influences your home environment. So especially nowadays, with all the unexpected learning families that are going to crop up in the next few weeks, that is got their kids home, how do you think we can maintain positive parenting in our four walls. Because I have to tell you I found it challenging for the last two weeks. We have been at home for two weeks now, and I can’t fathom those unexpected home learners coming home to do their fulltime work at home, take care of their kids, teach their kids and be happy.”
Sarah Scott: “A couple of things that I usually bring up with parents who ask me what do I do. First, you stop being responsible for your kid’s happiness. And in saying that, don’t make your kid’s life miserable. Like obviously as parents we don’t want to do that either, but you know what in saying no to your kids, when you hold a boundary that’s inconvenient for the other person, they are never going to be happy about that, unless they have some emotional intelligence education in that area. Then you know possibly they will say, oh, thank you for taking care of yourself, but don’t hold your breath because your kids are never going to say that. So, your kids are going to be upset when you hold a boundary, that’s not really on you. It is on you to help them walk through that emotion to help them exercise techniques to regulate their feelings, but it is not up to you to keep your kids happy. It is not your job. And number two, change your mindset that your kids are driving you crazy to your kid is struggling. Your kids do not want to make you mad. They actually would rather get along with you, be in your good books, know that they belong, and have that security. They are not looking to make you mad. In some cases, when our kids have tried everything else, and they are seeking attention, which is not a bad thing, we all need attention. They go about it in a misbehaving way, but it is up to us, as parents, to look at underlying causes of that instead of playing the victim in that.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “How did you make that shift, or what was it that set you towards moving in a different direction in how you parented?”
Sarah Scott: “I used to be that victim parent. I used to be the parent who just screamed at the top of her lungs, because what else was I going to do? But when you can start practicing because this is all a practice, you don’t go from screaming lunatic mother into calm, let’s tough this out problem-solving over night. You don’t put your head on your pillow and wake up the next morning, and you’re magically changed. You start practicing, and you practice outside of those chaotic moments, you practice ‘be that victim parent.’ I used to be the parent who just screamed at the top of her lungs, cause what else was I going to do? But when you can start practicing because this is a practice, you do not go from screaming lunatic mother into calm, let us tough this out problem-solving overnight. You do not put your head on your pillow and wake up the next morning, and you are magically changed. You start practicing, and you practice outside of the chaotic moments. You practice sitting with your emotions and regulating those. You have a mantra; maybe I am a mom who can control her emotions and calm my child—something like that. And you do not start practicing everything at once because that will just set you up for failure. You start with the first step, one thing at a time. You start with one tool, and you will be amazed at how implementing these smallest shifts can change things in such a big instrumental way in your family that other things just sort of fall into place after that. And it does not mean it does not work, and it doesn’t mean you still don’t have to be really intentional. It doesn’t mean you are never going to make a mistake because I make mistakes all the time, and you learn different ways, and you also teach your kids that you can make mistakes and overcome them, and make amends, and start again. Those are the kind of shifts that I made when I started out changing how I parented my kids.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “You see a big difference in how you approach each of your kids based on their age. You said you have three to fourteen-year-olds?”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah he is, I mean, my fourteen-year-old is easy as pie. My eleven-year-old, we will see what happens. My kid’s personalities play a big role, and I do not treat my three-year-old the same as I treat my fourteen-year-old. You know they are too old that my fourteen-year-old would feel belittled if I used the same tools as I use with my three-year-old. It is age dependent and personality dependent as well.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Do you have any advice for some of the unexpected home learning families that are coming into, specifically into our province, or our political world, but right across North America everybody is bringing their kid’s home.”
Sarah Scott: “Start small. You do not need to do everything all at once. Start with something like reading aloud every morning maybe and build on that. Just start small. Do not become overwhelmed. There is so much that your kids are going to learn just from being home and kind of being bored. They are going to seek out things. And I know as moms we say do not worry and that is the first thing we start doing. It is like, oh my gosh! You said do not worry, then I should probably worry. And saying that, I mean it, do not worry. Sit down and practice not worrying. Get a meditation practice going, or there are oodles of online yoga going on. And maybe you are feeling like that is just adding your to-do list. But putting some self-care at the top of your list is going to make an enormous difference in what you can get done, or what you can let go of.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Yeah, I think that the great expectations apply specifically to the homeschool parents, but I don’t know the experience of someone that did not sign up for homeschooling and immediately has a homeschool experience, and they might be bringing their work home, and they are not going to their extracurriculars as we do. They are just literally at home maybe like they thought we were before, but we weren’t. But, literally at home and then they must figure out how to be in a pressure cooker. They must learn more about each other in a relationship that they haven’t had before. They have relationships with each other, but they weren’t with each other all the time. We have had years of that experience with our kids and it’s still challenging at times. I don’t know about you but the last couple weeks for me, I have two teenagers, or I mean I have three teenagers, one is in Ottawa, and I have two teenagers here, and an almost teenager, and it is, I can feel the energy. It is more intense for sure.”
Sarah Scott: “I think a lot of us feel like we are living in a fishbowl for some reason like we have to do this social isolating, distancing thing Pinteresty, right? Like it needs to be Pinteresty and we need to be putting it out there on social media. And really you need to stop giving a crap whether or not the laundry is in a pile or it’s folded in the drawers. I have a friend that I didn’t introduce you to, Katie Teekan, and she said that, look at what actually does need to get done and what could be let go of. And she said I don’t fold the kid’s laundry anymore. I put them in the drawer, they are little, and they are going to pull it out anyway and so what was I doing that for. So, looking for those things that don’t need to do Marie Condo or Pinterest perfect. You need to sit down and forge relationships and connect with your kids and play cards. I am doing an online dance class right now because I regularly leave my house to dance. And that is what my kids want to be doing with me. They want to be in front of that screen doing a dance class in my bedroom with me. And is it perfect, would I video this and put it on social media? Probably not. But it’s fun, and they are going to remember that, right?”
Teresa Wiedrick: “And now we live twenty minutes outside of town, and we live in an absolute perfect place because I am remotely not afraid of touching anybody. or being in someone’s breathing sphere. And we have a place to walk to an hour from our front door, and not even see anybody, except it’s really weird. It is exactly like everybody says when they are concerned about homeschoolers being isolated. Haha, now we are.”
Sarah Scott: “That is a question I haven’t got since the isolation has come into place, is how do you socialize your own homeschoolers?”
Teresa Wiedrick: “No idea. The telephone is coming back.”
Sarah Scott: “My mom actually got on Marco Polo and has been, like, Marco Polo’ing my kids.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Awesome. I actually find my socialization has increased, go figure. I feel like I am constantly talking to people to the point where I am like I need to not be talking to people, which is very different. So, when we are talking about all being at home together, I find the energy, sometimes over the years, just being with them I don’t think I am introverted. I am on the extroverted side, but I find it consuming and sometimes I just need a break. I need to just go to Starbucks for an afternoon or an evening. Or I need to go out and do something, like you have your dance class, and we can’t do that right now. Do you have any tips?”
Sarah Scott: “Well, I was talking to a friend earlier tonight about this, and his suggestion was that I go and park myself by a Starbucks and use their Wi-Fi. I might still do, but it’s not my plan right now. But there is a staircase fairly close to me, an outdoor staircase that I might run some stairs every once in a while, alone. Getting alone exercise in, because especially little kids I can be trying to plank or something like that and my three-year-old is climbing on my back, and it just gets irritating. And it’s okay if you are irritated by your kids, that’s okay, take responsibility for that and head out the door solo, keep your distance. Run stairs or do something, go for a walk. We talk about these things, even outside of isolation, go for that walk alone. If you have littles and you don’t have another adult to take your kid’s, put them in a wagon, or in a stroller. I know of a mom who had three little kids and then had twins after that, she had five kids and that is what she said kept her sane was walking with them up and down the driveway. So, get outside. I am taking some certification around kids and anxiety right now and nature is huge for that. Figuring out a way to get outside and distancing from other people is huge. It’s a big deal in soothing everybody’s brain.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I have to agree. I do not actually have an anxiety issue in my life, in general, but the last couple of weeks is almost like a collective communal, societal thing where you can just feel the energy. And my husband is a frontline worker, so there is a whole level of awareness of what is going on in the hospital. And there is a lot of anxiety. Outdoors was always my thing too. I always say just get outside, but usually, I am doing a lot of driving to extracurriculars and I feel like I am doing a lot more exercise now. It seems to me everybody is baking sourdough. Is that a thing now? Where everybody is at home and baking bread. I have always baked bread, but now I am baking bread and exercising outside. But I agree the get outside thing is pretty powerful as long as you are not in packs of six.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, yeah. Or music can shift the energy in the house too. Throw on tunes that make you want to shake your booty and just do it with your kids. Or without, just start dancing on your own. Either they will jump in and they will look at you embarrassed, and then you just keep doing it anyway, because you are probably in your thirties and you don’t care what your twelve-year-old thinks.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “By the time you are in your late forties you actually make sure to tease them and make sure their friends see you dancing. It becomes a sport in itself.”
Sarah Scott: “Back in the good old days when I would drive my friends in our car, I would sing to the top of my lungs, and they didn’t even bat an eyelash. Aw, their moms must be doing this to. Well, alright.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “So what would you say some of your self-care strategies are at present? You said you are hoping to park outside of a Starbucks, with your own coffee.”
Sarah Scott: “One of the things is just paying attention to how you are feeling. Your emotions can be felt in your body, right? Negative emotions tend to be felt from the chest up. So if you are feeling stressed, angry, or anxious, it’s going to happen from the chest up. Your throat starts to constrict. Your shoulders get hunched, your neck gets tight, your jaw can tighten, and just paying attention to those signals is a big deal. Because that is when you can do something, but usually fairly easy.
My friend Julie Aronowski, a mutual friend of ours, wrote a post the other day, that said, just add water. It is so simple. I love it. Get a drink of water or make a cup of tea. If you can, have a bath or shower, great. Fill up the sink with water for your kids to play. Water, the beach is one of my favourite places, because it is so soothing, to be by that water. So water is a soothing thing, and dance, I love dance right now. It’s a big deal to me, it is hard to find ways that I can dance, so I still do it in my home. Silence sometimes. I do find silence; it can be just three breaths of silence that brings everything back to, oh yeah, everything is going to be okay. There is not an emergency. Journaling is another one. I find that things are heavy, your thoughts start to swirl, and they are just stuck in your head swirling around, but when they can come out and flow on to the lines of a page, you can organize them, and they start to make sense, and your brain goes, oh yeah, it’s okay. Those are things that I do to take care of myself and my emotional well-being.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I sometimes stare at myself in the mirror and talk to myself as though I am my friend. It sounds super weird, and no I don’t have mental health issues. But it works.”
Sarah Scott: “I love that so much. I am going to start doing that.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Especially if you are feeling intense or really angry, and you don’t have an easy friend or connection, someone to talk through the intensity with. Just looking at yourself in the mirror, it’s weird, but it works.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah. Yeah, lots of things that work are weird, right? Or really simple. I have written myself love letters before.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Oh nice, I like that.”
Sarah Scott: “I mean they are not romantic or anything like that. They are like, really pep talks on paper. I mean I might tell myself I am beautiful, you know.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Why not? Especially in that negligee.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, right! Your butt is looking fine these days, girlfriend.“
Teresa Wiedrick: “I have heard that when you feel afraid that animals instinctively shake it off, and Taylor Swift tells us to. But if you are afraid you should actually shake it off. That and meditation. I think the world needs to hear that right now.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, meditation I find is something that you know you do outside of your fear, so that when your chaos and fear comes you can draw from that.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Interesting. Tell me more what that means.”
Sarah Scott: “Well because when you’re meditating in the calm you are training your brain for that calm. When things feel overwhelming then you can draw on that training that you have already done. Your brain is able to calm that much faster because you can say, oh yeah remember this time, let’s go back to that.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Because I have only really meditated. Like, I’ve prayed for a long time, and I think prayer definitely has its place. Sometimes I think we pray because we want to give a voice to our anxiety, and our anxiety gets reaffirmed or validated somehow. So, then we get more anxious, so we pray more. And I think meditation is just being still. For years probably somewhere in the decade, I started meditating. In the beginning, I thought that was completely hokey. Just sitting and allowing yourself to be still and practicing it. They say practice because you do it and it becomes easier. And with what you say that does ring true for me. That it just seems to be easier after you have done it for a while.”
Sarah Scott: “I don’t know. I remember first going into it thinking how is it that this is so simple, but I actually really suck at it. And just having to repeat myself it is a practice, it’s a practice, it’s a practice. It’s not called success, or an over and done, it is called practice for a reason.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Right. And not trying to not think, when people say just let all your thoughts leave you. I’m like, how does one do that? The harder you try not to think the more you think. Ironically the less you think about the thoughts. What would you say your unique self-care challenges are at present?”
Sarah Scott: “I don’t know if they are unique, but interruptions for sure.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Me too. I don’t like being interrupted. And I just interrupted you.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah. No, no, it’s fine. This is a conversation, it’s completely different.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “So interruption with people under the age of something.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah. Yeah. Exactly and also, you know, Craig, my husband and me. He is unflappable, and he is the guy that gets up early in the morning and meditates in the garage with is also his studio office. I find that if I am struggling and I say something like I just need to take a break, I do feel a little bit guilty about that because he doesn’t do those sorts of things. And we both work from home. Sometimes I do feel a little bit, why do I need to do this, and he doesn’t?”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I have an answer for you.”
Sarah Scott: “Oh, good.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “He is superhuman.”
Sarah Scott: “Well, I have kind of known that for a while now, and it is not helpful being married to super dad.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “That’s awesome. I am sure it is exactly.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah it’s good. It’s good. Sometimes I feel inadequate being married to Craig. So those are my self-care challenges remembering that yes, it is probably a sacrifice on my partner’s part to give me the space to do it, but I am also a much better mom and wife when I do take that space and take care of myself.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “It clears the system. What’s one of your major thought challenges that you would say you have grappled with over the last fourteen years of parenting?”
Sarah Scott: “Probably the biggest one is perfectionism. I started out as a mom fourteen years ago with this mindset that I was going to do this right, and perfect. And I was going to be this certain type of mom who celebrated every holiday well, who was always patient, always kind, but always had a very neat and tidy house. But at one point with Hudson, my oldest, at my baby shower that we would never have baby toys in our living room. They did laugh at me, and looked at me and went, hahaha. And you know just letting go of the perfect, which is an illusion anyway. There was no perfect of me anyways in my entire life and stopping the strive for perfection has been a serious thought challenge.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “It sounds like we are very similar. I have got all the books. And I pretty much assumed if I bought the books that it meant I was locked in. I have discovered that parenting has just been a merit for me; merit of all the struggles that’s inside, or personalities. The struggles, my interpersonal challenges, but it is absolutely been a merit for me.”
Sarah Scott: “I’ve heard people, like leaders in the positive discipline association, say things like parenting is the biggest personal growth journey you will ever be on. And that’s so true, so true.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “You’re locked in, you love those kids, no matter what. And yet, boy, wait for the teenage years. And then you can be confounded by it at times. And wonder, so what was I thinking?”
Sarah Scott: “Yes.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Yes you love every one of them, but there were so many moments when I was truly confounded.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah. I often turned to Craig and said who’s idea was to have these four kids. Was I in on that meeting?”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I think you were.”
Sarah Scott: “Probably.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “And put on a sexy negligee! So how do you engage those thought challenges or how do you engage that perfectionism?”
Sarah Scott: “I do that a couple of ways. I have little sayings, I guess, I wouldn’t be friends with me if I was perfect, and I don’t want to be friends with perfect people, so it’s okay not to be perfect. I also tell myself there’s nobody peeking in the windows judging you.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Right because nobody is concerned with their own thing anyway.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, yeah, that’s exactly it. Back to dance class, even. I didn’t start dancing until, I mean, I am 37 and I started in November. I make a lot of mistakes, and I kind of look a little dorky at times. And then I look around and realize, oh, yeah, everyone is looking at themselves in the mirror, they are not looking at me. It’s silly, I know. I will make those mistakes and I will get better at things, but I will never be perfect.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Hey, I think for me, it’s the guilt when you mistreat a kid or speak unkindly. Your conscientious knows that wasn’t it. Even if you don’t know what the right way is, then what do you do with that? That sends an I didn’t hit the mark; I didn’t do it perfectly.”
Sarah Scott: “A big thing for me, Brene Brown, she said you know something, and I am probably going to misquote this, but she said something like this, people are doing the best they can. I tend to believe that of other people, and I am working on that of believing that myself. Even when you mess up, you’ve done the best you can with the life experience you have, the triggers you have for your emotions, the amount of sleep you had, whether you are hungry, cold, or uncomfortable, those things all play a role and you did do the best you could. Can you go back and say, hey I didn’t show up the way I wanted to there, and I would like to apologize, and maybe have a do-over, and let you know I am working on this, and next time I hope it goes this way. Yes, absolutely. Forgiving yourself and saying I did the best that I could in that moment, and hopefully I will do better in the future.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Beautiful.”
Sarah Scott: “It’s not easy, I can talk about it and I can still wallow in ‘ahhh I’m terrible.'”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I actually love being a writer and being in front of the camera for myself, because when I put things into word, and I say them, it’s not just guilt that makes me think I said that, I should really follow that. But there’s something inside of me that almost manifests it and says this is the right way to do it. And then I do level up. And then I do a little bit more level up. Then level up, level up. And keep practicing the level ups the more I speak. What would you say your favorite self-care strategy is? Something that’s fun. What kind of dance do you do?”
Sarah Scott: “I was doing ballet for a little while and that actually ended, not just because of social distancing, and at the same time, I took up Chicago style burlesque dancing.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Really?”
Sarah Scott: “So it is so, so rouge. Yeah, so, these are my dance shoes.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Oh, girlfriend!”
Sarah Scott: “They are so great. If they didn’t have felt bottoms, I would totally wear them like to town and all over the place.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “You are not allowed to go anywhere.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, pretty much. It is so much fun, ridiculously body positive in my class. There are four grandmas in there and like it is just so great. I love learning choreography and just challenge my brain that way. It is a different way of thinking than I have ever done before. Yeah, I love it, so much fun.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Less thinking, and more meditative when people get into their dance.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, yeah. But at first, you’re focused on how do the moves go together, what happens now, am I doing this right? And then muscle memory kicks in. You just flow and it is so good.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I might have to get into that. I have three girls that dance, and I mean they dance ten hours a week. They dance a lot, until the last two weeks. And I am always driving them there. I know all the dance teachers, all three of them, and yet I am never dancing. I have tried, I am not very good, I can do a two-step.”
Sarah Scott: “I am not very good either. My own Grandmother kind of went, you’re actually not that graceful. And I was so ungrateful, but I said, ‘Thanks Grandma but I am going to do it anyway.'”
Teresa Wiedrick: “You go girl.”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, she is going to come to one of my shows, actually. So that will be great.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “Awesome. In rough times, in separation, death, or illness, in family crisis, what would you suggest to homeschoolers, or these unexpected home learning families to take care of themself or how to approach their home learning environment?”
Sarah Scott: “Do only what is necessary. There are so many things that are not necessary. This is not crisis, but we’ve done a fair amount of large-scale travel for extended periods, like up to five weeks, kind of deal. And our homeschool support teacher even said, you understand you should not take math books, right? And I was like, okay. Even math can be, everything can be dropped, and it is going to be okay. Don’t create your own schooling around playing Nintendo all the time, but connection and care are the heart and soul of homeschooling. When there is crisis or when there is something going on that is a big deal in your family, go back to that. Go back to connection and care.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “And especially right now. I think it is such an opportunity for families to get to know each other in a different way. And to really watch their kids, see how they learn, and what they are naturally interested in. At the beginning, you said that boredom is a good thing.”
Sarah Scott: “I know. And I say that as somebody who is pretty bored right now and going stir crazy. But yeah, who knows what ways I will grow after this.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I’ve heard people watching this big Netflix series, but I think, no, I am doing more now than I was two weeks ago. I should get into Netflix series.”
Sarah Scott: “I actually have not watched any Netflix series since we started the isolation. I don’t know maybe I will. We did get Disney Plus, and I have been watching Star Girl in small increments with my two oldest children, because they both read the book, and I read the book. Yeah it’s a heartwarming movie about this girl who lives to the beat of her own drum.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I’m pretty sure it was a book, right?”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah, it is by Jerry Spinelli. Yeah, we did get Disney Plus so we could watch the movie, and I forgot to cancel it after the free trial, so now we have Disney Plus.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “So, where can we find you online?”
Sarah Scott: “You can find me on Facebook and Instagram as Parenting Solution Finders. And my website is parentingsolutionfinders.com.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I can imagine how many people you must be chatting with every night because I really enjoyed chatting with you, with or without a glass of Malbec. I can imagine that you’d be a great resource for parents to sit and diffuse and get a few tools. What kinds of things do you offer parents?”
Sarah Scott: “Yeah. I offer one-on-one parenting classes. I do also have a free group and some really awesome free resources that are an excellent jumping-off point in being a calmer parent and using tools with your kids. I’ve mostly been doing one-on-one coaching sessions with people right now and creating customized solutions for families. Because each family really is different and just being able to talk about the specific problems is crucial right now to helping parents use this time, the time of contentment and bonding with their kids as opposed to a time that separates.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I am certain they would appreciate it and would gain a lot from you. It truly has been a pleasure to chat with you, and you can come back next week.”
Sarah Scott: “Yes sure, I love this.”
Teresa Wiedrick: “I will let everybody know in the show notes all the details of where you can be found.”
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