Episode 238 : How to Approach Motherhood From Babies to Teens and Stages In-Between

The Whinypaluza Podcast

Apr 28 2023 • 30 mins

Enjoy this special presentation from the first ever Whinypaluza Ultimate Marriage & Parenting Summit! Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam writes a mommy blog, El Momma, since 2008, which now has over 150,000 views. Rebekah has 5 children aged 3 years to 17 years and has experienced 2 miscarriages which Rebekah has discussed the loss of with a community of others who have shared the same experience.   Listen to this inspiring Whinypaluza episode Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam about taking an intentional approach to all stages of parenting, while having a healthy perspective and expectations. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: In marriage, don’t expect perfection. How does your perspective change if you expect that you will be together no matter what? There is no out, making it work. Being intentional with your words when communicating with your spouse or children. Do you have off limits words? Focus on how things make you feel, rather than using words that provoke a negative reaction. Shifting your perspective on your child’s development: do you compare your kids to others, or accept where they are at? Have patience and confidence that your child will get to where they need to be in their own time. Teaching social skills for pre-teens and teens, especially post-pandemic. What are your expectations of your own children in social interactions? Are you the freak-out parent, or the calm parent? How do you shift from the former to the latter? How to reframe the way you think about your kids when you are going through difficulties.   Links Mentioned: Connect with Rebekah: https://elmomma.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamelmomma/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rebekahme Follow Rebecca Greene Blog  https://www.whinypaluza.com/ Book 1  https://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook Book 2 https://bit.ly/whinybook2 Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparenting Instagram https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5 TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices