024: What is the purpose of discipline? - Happy as a Mother

024: What is the purpose of discipline?


With Psychotherapist Jessica Vanderwier



Do you struggle with your child’s behaviour? Do you question when to consequence or how to respond appropriately? Do you feel like you are lacking the tools you need to regulate yourself and/or your child during power struggles or meltdowns? In today’s episode registered psychotherapist Jessica Vanderwier is here to discuss how to parenting little kids with big feelings. Tune in to learn about the purpose of discipline, how we need to shift our perspective of our children’s behaviour and if veering away from traditional models of discipline means being a permissive parent. 

Jess is a mother, wife, registered psychotherapist, and runs Our Mama Village. As an undergrad student, Jess studied Adult Development, Families and Well-being. It became clear early on that she would spend my life dedicated to working with parents and families. She then completed a master’s degree and thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. She has worked in family homes one-on-one with parents, showing them new ways they could help their kiddos and restore peace. She also has worked with hundreds of parents through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions. 

Jess has seen the struggles families face, and know the realities of parenting children with BIG feelings.  The tools she teaches are practical, research-based, and effective in supporting your child’s emotional health and calming challenging behaviour.  

Jess has an online course where she teaches you how to navigate your child’s big feelings and big behaviour! She is so excited to be sharing just a small piece of the course in the podcast episode today!


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


  • What is discipline?
  • Why do children “misbehave”
  • Traditional methods of discipline
  • Are certain types of discipline more effective than others?
  • Does a softer approach to discipline me no boundaries? 
  • Does every behaviour need a consequence?

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