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Show Notes


A few topics we covered in this Q&A:

- Parent worried about their kid who has lots some of his “spiritedness”
- Implicit vs explicit learning
- When to push and encourage vs accept where kids are at?
- Kids jumping on all the things
- The downside to praising our kids
- 3.5 yo refusing important medicine
- 4.5 yo spirited kid needs sensory box?!
- 4yo hitting and angry with 10mo sib
- 2yo throwing everything at parents
- Kid won’t say please and thank yous
- Intense + social 3.5yo gets upset when peers don’t reciprocate
- 4.5yo makes super loud noises at meal time
- How to support kids in saying “I was wrong”, “I don’t know”, “I need help” and “I’m sorry”
- Bedtime struggles w/ 2.5 + 5.5 yo
- Is it ok to show all emotions in front of kids? Or are there age appropriate emotions?
- Circle backs and apologizing to kids

Tune in and connect on our LIVE Q&As, every Thursday at 5PM PST on Instagram. Catch up on past LIVE session on our IGTV tab. As always, we laugh, we cry, we lean in… join us!
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- Our Freedoms Model
Our RESIST Approach
Our Resources Page
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Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer
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Join us to explore topics such as: parenting, motherhood, discipline, resistance, RIE parenting, feminist parenting, toddlers, tantrums, potty training, mindful parenting, conscious parenting, evidence-based parenting, positive parenting, respectful parenting, simplicity parenting and positive discipline.

What is Upbringing?

Welcome to Upbringing. We’re Hannah and Kelty - twins, mothers and works-in-progress. Upbringing is a movement that empowers parents to grow up alongside their kids for sanity and social change. Through this podcast, speaking and coaching, we focus on our personal work as parents- the awareness, mindset and approach needed to raise amazing kids while ALSO getting shit done.

Join us to radically redefine kids’ resistance as a magical opportunity to nurture skills and values like consent, non-violent communication, emotional intelligence, body positivity, independence and beyond. We do this by practicing powers beyond control — respectful, evidence-based tools that protect our kids’ personal freedoms, support their skill-building and better align with how we roll as people.

To us, this is the practice of parenting. When we can lean in and approach the hardest moments with our kids as an invitation to grow up ourselves, we all win. When we work to examine our triggers, face our fears and question our beliefs, we are bravely working against years of unconscious cultural conditioning. And when we work to rewrite those inherited legacies that don’t serve anyone... our kids are free, and so are we.

We’re going to make mistakes as parents. LOTS of them. And that’s ok- because our growth depends on it. We are right here with you, taking steps to better understand ourselves, our kids, and one another - one conversation at a time. Because when we can choose trust over fear, connection over control and progress over perfection, we’re not just raising our kids, we’re raising ourselves. Let’s show up and grow up!