Moms of Tweens and Teens

Healing Our Emotional Wounds To Become A Better Parent / Interview with Elise Knox

August 02, 2022 Episode 53
Moms of Tweens and Teens
Healing Our Emotional Wounds To Become A Better Parent / Interview with Elise Knox
Show Notes

Elise Knox is a former middle school teacher turned life and wellness coach. Mama to 2 and step-mom to 1, her passion is helping moms and preteen/teen girls get through challenging times with more connection and ease.

Elise is a Certified Trauma-Informed Life Coach. She knows that if we do not heal our own wounds, we bring them into our parenting as a means of protection.

You’re gonna love our conversation today!

What you will learn:

  • How do our parental wounds as children affect the way we parent our kids? 
  • The purpose of asking ourselves "why is this so triggering for me?"
  • What happens with our relationship with our teens when we are constantly looking for the negative. 
  • Challenges of being in a step-family and relating to step-kids.
  • How noticing where we want to control things with our children can help us have better reactions to our teens. 
  • Getting comfortable saying sorry to our teens.
  • Admitting to our kids when we don't know the answer to something.
  • What questions to ask your teens instead of giving advice.
  • Fallback questions or statements to respond to your that gives you time to compose yourself.
  • Changing our role from fixer to listener.
  • The burden moms put on themselves around guilt and how it sucks our joy.