In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari shares the mic with Dr. Erica Reischer, a psychologist and the author of _What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive_. Listen as Dr. Erica opens a new world for understanding your children as parents, what the common parenting mistakes are and how you can correct them for a better emotional connection with your kids. **Key Quote** “Parents say things to kids using blame, shame, or fear. But kids are NOT responsible for our feelings.” **What You’ll Learn** – How having kids can make you more empathetic and compassionate.
– How we respond to our kids depends on how we perceive what they’re doing. – Why you have to pay attention to your feelings and thoughts as parents. – How your biological needs as a human play a part in good parenting. – The importance of each parent being consistent, especially with rules. – Balancing short and long game parenting.
– What the common parenting mistakes are and how to fix them. – To make your kids understand that it isn’t them that is the problem, but their behavior—which is a choice. – How siblings influence each other’s behavior. – How you cannot assume what is obvious to us is obvious to our kids as well. – How to meet feelings with feelings. – Emotional connection is the cornerstone to a happy family. **Less Doing Podcast Resources:** Trello Board – [https://trello.com/b/jtqdNTp3/leverage-podcast-resources](https://trello.com/b/jtqdNTp3/leverage-podcast-resources) ——- [Get the FREE Optimize, Automate, Outsource Blueprint here.](https://go.lessdoing.com/blueprint?utm_campaign=blueprint-ari&utm_medium=link&utm_source=podcast) — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lessdoing/message