Unlock Your Child's Full Potential

Billy

Hey, amazing parents of 5 to 12-year-olds! Do you sometimes find it challenging to navigate the journey of cultivating happy, confident, and well-rounded kiddos? Wondering if there's a way to guide them without letting the world dictate who they become? Well, you're not alone.


Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the flood of info and different approaches? Who wouldn't be? As your personal development sidekick for your kids, I totally get it. In the midst of all your other responsibilities, shaping your children's potential might seem like a colossal task. But hey, fear not! We're in this together, and small changes can make a big impact.


This podcast is your haven if you're craving confidence in guiding your kids through life's lessons. If you're up for growing alongside your kiddos, gaining clarity on what truly matters, and consciously seizing those teaching moments – you're in the right place.

I'm here to be your guide, your researcher, the one who delves into books and brings in the experts. Each week, we'll unravel inspiration and easy steps to level up as parents. Perfect? Nah. Better than yesterday? Absolutely.

Why should you trust me? Well, I'm personally invested – a mom of three fantastic girls, with the oldest at 10. I'm on a mission to be the best parent and mentor I can be, helping my kids unlock their full potential. Join me on this journey, and together, let's teach our kids the lessons we wish we'd known sooner.





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Episodes

What’s Essential and How Can I Let This Be Easy: Season Finale [66]
Jun 12 2024
What’s Essential and How Can I Let This Be Easy: Season Finale [66]
Send us a Text Message.In this season finale of "Unlock Your Child's Full Potential," I reflect on the importance of prioritizing health and simplifying our lives. I share a personal update about taking the summer off to focus on my well-being and how I'm approaching this break with a mindset of compassion and ease. We'll recap some of the key lessons from this season, including the importance of unconditional love, compassionate discipline, quality time, and raising emotionally intelligent children. I'll also recommend some of my favorite parenting podcasts to keep you inspired over the summer.Join me as I explore the questions, "What’s essential?" and "How can I let this be easy?" Let's find new ways to embrace simplicity and creativity in our parenting journeys. See you in the fall with fresh ideas and practical tips to help you unlock your child's full potential!Mentioned in this episode:Fresh Start Family ShowWendy Snyder's interview on this showMindful Parenting PodcastHunter's interview on this showEmotionally Intelligent Parenting PodcastStephanie's interview on this showHow To Promote Independence with Lenore Skenazy MORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
5 Strategies to Help Your Autistic Child Thrive with Andrea Pollack [65]
Jun 5 2024
5 Strategies to Help Your Autistic Child Thrive with Andrea Pollack [65]
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we tackle the unique challenges faced by parents of autistic children with actionable, evidence-based strategies. Join us as we welcome Andrea Pollack, a seasoned parenting coach specializing in autism and ADHD. With eight years of homeschooling her autistic son and an MSEd, Andrea brings both personal and professional insights to the table.We delve into five essential strategies that go beyond traditional advice, emphasizing intentional parenting and relationship-building over mere behavioral management. Andrea’s compassionate approach transforms daily struggles into growth opportunities.In this episode we cover:- Why traditional discipline techniques often fail with autistic children and how to better support their needs.- The importance of understanding and addressing the causes of challenging behaviors.- Effective communication strategies with autistic children and how to foster better understanding.- The role of setting realistic expectations and meeting children where they are.- Handling public situations and external judgments.- Common misconceptions and limiting beliefs about parenting autistic children.- Key principles for addressing challenging behaviors.Andrea addresses the gap often left by traditional therapists, who may not focus on the parenting aspect crucial for nurturing autistic children. This episode equips you with practical tools and insights to foster a harmonious home environment and support your child’s development.Connect with AndreaMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Turning Social Comparisons into a Positive Force: Navigating Social Media with Shari Leid [64]
May 29 2024
Turning Social Comparisons into a Positive Force: Navigating Social Media with Shari Leid [64]
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we chat with Shari Leid, a friendship expert and life coach, about navigating the impact of social media on our children’s mental health. Discover how to turn social comparisons into a positive force, helping kids build self-worth and strong connections. Shari shares practical tips for fostering open communication about social media use, recognizing children's individual strengths, and supporting introverted kids in making friends. Learn how to model healthy screen use and understand the changing nature of friendships. In this episode we also cover:- The impact of social media on kids' mental health and how comparisons can be used positively.- The importance of helping children find self-worth by embracing their uniqueness.- Strategies for parents to foster open communication about social media use and cyberbullying.- The benefits of recognizing and celebrating children's individual strengths.- How to balance comparisons to build self-esteem in children.- The role of parents in modeling healthy screen use and face-to-face interactions.- Tips for supporting introverted children in making friends.- Understanding the changing nature of friendships and teaching kids it's okay to end friendships respectfully.Connect with ShariMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Parenting a Disabled Child: Loving Your Kid Just as They Are with Kelley Coleman [63]
May 22 2024
Parenting a Disabled Child: Loving Your Kid Just as They Are with Kelley Coleman [63]
Send us a Text Message.Meet Kelley Coleman,  the author of “Everything No One Tells You About Parenting a Disabled Child”. This book is packed with valuable resources, compiled from Kelley's own experiences and the wisdom of over 40 experts, many of whom are disabled themselves. The book aims to help parents spend less time navigating challenges and more time simply loving their kids just as they are.In this episode, we discuss:Crucial advice for parents after their child receives a diagnosisWhat are the best places to look for information and supportWhat Kelley wishes other parents understood about caring for a child with a disabilityNavigating the dynamics of parenting both a disabled and a non-disabled childAppropriate language and understanding around disabilityTeaching children to be inclusive and how to interact with visibly disabled peers and adultsKelley's heartfelt and candid responses offer invaluable insights for all parents, whether they're navigating similar paths or simply looking to understand and support those who are. This episode is filled with practical advice, emotional honesty, and a powerful message about inclusion and love. So please share it with a friend who might need to hear it.Connect with KelleyEverything No One Tells You About Parenting a Disabled Child - The BookMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Meeting Your Child's Core Emotional Needs with Nikki Bair [62]
May 8 2024
Meeting Your Child's Core Emotional Needs with Nikki Bair [62]
Send us a Text Message.Meet Nikki Bair, a parenting coach with a refreshingly practical and heart-centered approach to modern motherhood. Through her own journey of decoding the behaviors of "behaviorally challenging" children, she has uncovered invaluable insights that she's eager to share with you.In this episode Nikki dives deep into the core needs of children—connection, autonomy, and safety—highlighting how each child has their own unique love language. She shares insights on how understanding and meeting these needs can transform parenting, emphasizing the importance of addressing root causes rather than applying quick fixes.Through relatable examples from her own home, Nikki demonstrates how to establish clear, loving boundaries that nurture respect and understanding between parents and children. This conversation reminds us that effective parenting starts with self-awareness and acceptance, offering a roadmap for growth and connection within the family.In this episode we cover:- Understanding the core needs of children—connection, autonomy, and safety- How every child has their own unique love language and perceiving things differently- The emergence of difficult behaviors when core needs are not met- Advocating for lasting change by addressing root causes instead of temporary fixes- Establishing clear, loving boundaries and involving children in setting house rules- Empowering parents to create a nurturing environment where boundaries are respected and understood- The importance of self-awareness and acceptance in effective parentingConnect with Nikki5 Common Difficult Behaviors in Young Children Free Cheat SheetMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Relisten: Friendship Skills for Kids: Navigating Social Ups and Downs in the Preteen Years - Jessica Speer [61]
May 1 2024
Relisten: Friendship Skills for Kids: Navigating Social Ups and Downs in the Preteen Years - Jessica Speer [61]
Send us a Text Message.Jessica Speer is the author of the award winning, BFF OR NRF (Not Really Friends)? A GIRLS GUIDE TO HAPPY FRIENDSHIPS and MIDDLE SCHOOL - SAFETY GOGGLES ADVISED, both of which grew out of her work with kids.  Blending science, stories, and fun activities, her writing unpacks tricky stuff that surfaces during childhood and adolescence. She  focuses on helping preteens and teens navigate friendships and the ups and downs of their social lives.INSIDE THE EPISODE:1. The Friendship Pyramid: Explore the various tiers of friendships, from close bonds to casual acquaintances.2. Navigating Changes: Discover how middle school serves as a crucial time for social and emotional growth, often leading to shifts in friendships based on shared interests and acceptance.3. "Friendship Truths" for Kids: Delve into essential insights for children, including the evolving nature of friendships, the importance of learning from mistakes, and the value of genuine connections.4. Understanding Popularity: Learn how popularity manifests in diverse ways, reflecting traits such as inclusivity and leadership rather than mere social status.Connect with Jessica:WebsiteInstagramPinterestMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Nesting: Creating Stability and Consistency for Kids After Divorce with Kathleen Brigham | ep.60
Apr 24 2024
Nesting: Creating Stability and Consistency for Kids After Divorce with Kathleen Brigham | ep.60
Send us a Text Message.Join us in this enlightening episode as we explore the concept of nesting with Kathleen Brigham, a certified divorce mediator, and co-author of 'The Nesting Experiment: Two Divorces, Seven Kids, and Six Years of Uncomfortable Cohabitation.' Nesting, a post-separation arrangement where children remain in a stable environment while parents transition in and out, offers valuable insights into fostering stability and minimizing disruption during divorce.Discover why incorporating nesting can benefit children and parents alike, and explore practical strategies for implementing this approach. Kathleen shares her expertise on creating boundaries and structure during this tumultuous time, offering valuable takeaways for co-parenting effectively.In this episode, we discuss:The concept of nesting and its benefits for children post-separationDifferent versions of nesting arrangementsAddressing common hurdles faced by parents during divorceTips for maintaining stability and consistency for kids during and after divorceThe importance of a detailed parenting plan outlining responsibilities, values and expectationsNavigating the dynamics of blended familiesEven if you're happily married, this conversation provides valuable insights into communication and parenting strategies that can strengthen any family dynamic. Tune in for actionable advice and compassionate guidance on navigating divorce and supporting children through transition.Share this episode with a friend who may benefit from Kathleen's wisdom, and join us as we delve into the importance of helping children find their new normal after a separation.Connect with KathleenThe Nesting ExperimentMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Empowering Anxious Kids: Strategies for Parents with Anastasia Arauz | ep.59
Apr 17 2024
Empowering Anxious Kids: Strategies for Parents with Anastasia Arauz | ep.59
Send us a Text Message.Discover practical strategies for supporting anxious children in this episode of the "Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential" podcast. We’re  joined by licensed mental health counselor and registered play therapist, Anastasia Arauz, to explore ways to spot anxiety in kids and create a calm home environment.In this episode we cover:Spotting Anxiety:  Learn to recognize signs of anxiety in children, including behaviors like anger, hyperactivity, and sadness, and understand how anxiety manifests in their responses to situations.Creating a Calm Environment: Discover tips for fostering a peaceful home atmosphere, including validating your child's feelings, modeling calmness, and monitoring their exposure to anxiety-inducing stimuli like media and video games.Building Intrinsic Self-Worth: Understand the importance of promoting self-worth alongside confidence, and explore strategies for letting children lead in activities they enjoy, rather than imposing external expectations.Supporting Middle Schoolers: Gain insights into the unique challenges faced by middle schoolers, such as navigating identity changes and peer relationships, and learn how to provide guidance and support during this transitional period.Family Play Therapy: Explore the benefits of non-directive play therapy for enhancing parent-child communication and bonding, and learn how to create dedicated playtime for connecting with your child on a deeper level.Connect with AnastasiaWhat happened to you by Oprah WinfreyEp. 40: 3 Strategies to Become the Trusted Adult Your Child Needs When Navigating Adversity with Eric DaddarioMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Art Therapy for Children: Unlocking Creativity to Strengthen Parent-Child Bonds with Jodi Rose | Ep.58
Apr 10 2024
Art Therapy for Children: Unlocking Creativity to Strengthen Parent-Child Bonds with Jodi Rose | Ep.58
Send us a Text Message.In this insightful episode, we delve into the multifaceted benefits of art therapy for children, exploring how it serves as a powerful tool for emotional expression, self-regulation, and fostering connections within the parent-child relationship.Join our guest, Jodi Rose Gonzales, a seasoned art therapist, to learn practical tips on how to incorporate art therapy into your parenting toolkit. Whether it's using art prompts to initiate open discussions, creating a safe space for creative expression, or reframing the focus from the outcome to the process, Jodi provides valuable guidance for parents seeking to enhance their relationships with their children through art.Discover how art therapy fosters the mind-body connection, offering children holistic support in managing their emotions and promoting overall well-being. Learn how it serves as a bridge for communication with introverted or reserved children, providing a non-verbal outlet for self-expression and connection.Moreover, Jodi highlights the transformative potential of creating art together as a bonding experience for parents and children. She addresses common misconceptions about creativity and offers practical tips for parents who may not perceive themselves as artistic, emphasizing the importance of enjoying the process of creation over striving for perfection.Throughout the episode, listeners will gain valuable insights into how art therapy can teach children important life lessons, such as embracing imperfection and finding joy in the creative process. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of creativity, this episode offers practical guidance for enriching your parenting journey through art therapy.Connect with JodiThe Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der KolkMighty Teens Empowerment program - FREE drawing prompts designed to promote growth mindset and emotional well-being in children.MORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Breaking the Yelling Habit: A Guide to Harmonious Parenting with DJ Stutz | ep.57
Apr 3 2024
Breaking the Yelling Habit: A Guide to Harmonious Parenting with DJ Stutz | ep.57
Send us a Text Message.Discover practical strategies to address the yelling habit and create a calmer, more connected family dynamic in this episode of the "Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential" podcast. Join us as DJ Stutz, an Early Childhood Specialist and experienced parenting coach, shares insights into effective communication and positive discipline techniques.In this episode, DJ explores the challenges of the yelling habit, offering guidance on identifying triggers and implementing communication strategies to promote understanding within the family. From setting boundaries to nurturing strong parent-child relationships, DJ provides practical advice for navigating the complexities of parenthood with patience and empathy.But the conversation goes beyond addressing yelling—it also delves into fostering positive family dynamics and nurturing children's emotional intelligence. With DJ's compassionate guidance, listeners can gain valuable tools to cultivate a supportive environment where everyone feels respected and heard.Whether you're a seasoned parent or new to parenthood, this episode offers actionable steps to help you create a more peaceful home life. DJ's experience as a teacher, parenting coach, and mother of 5 underscores her qualifications to provide practical advice for nurturing meaningful connections with your children.Tune in to this episode for insights and strategies to strengthen your parent-child relationships and create a more harmonious family environment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to foster deeper connections and unlock your child's full potential.Connect with DJMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Discover Unconditional Love in Parenting - Dr. Tracey Johnson | ep.56
Mar 27 2024
Discover Unconditional Love in Parenting - Dr. Tracey Johnson | ep.56
Send us a Text Message.Discover the profound insights of "Unconditional Parenting" by Alfie Kohn in this episode as we delve into the transformative power of unconditional love in raising children. Join us as we explore the distinction between conditional and unconditional parental love, uncovering how it shapes children's self-esteem, resilience, and relationships. Our guest, Dr. Tracey, the Heart Communicator, brings her expertise in holistic life coaching to shed light on the barriers parents face in embracing unconditional love and offers practical strategies for implementation. From reframing discipline techniques to fostering a nurturing bedtime ritual, we provide actionable steps for nurturing a loving and supportive environment for your child's growth. Don't miss out on the opportunity to deepen your understanding of unconditional love and its profound impact on parenting. Connect with Dr. Tracey JohnsonUnconditional Parenting by Alfie KohnMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
The Long-Term Effects of Positive Parenting with Wendy Snyder #54
Mar 13 2024
The Long-Term Effects of Positive Parenting with Wendy Snyder #54
Send us a Text Message.In this episode of "Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential," we delve into the realm of positive parenting, a transformative approach that prioritizes connection and empowerment.Today I have the immense pleasure of sitting down with someone who has been a guiding light on my parenting journey, a mentor I deeply love and respect – Wendy Snyder.Wendy, a mom of two, is not just a certified parenting educator and family life coach – she's a beacon of inspiration for parents worldwide. As the host of "The Fresh Start Family Show" and the Founder of FreshStartFamilyOnline.com, Wendy Snyder empowers parents to learn and grow through connection-based positive parenting strategies.In today's conversation, we dive deep into the essence of positive parenting, exploring how it sets itself apart from the traditional model most of us grew up with. Together with Wendy, we unravel the intricacies of this transformative approach that removes fear, force, bribery and rewards as our main tools in influencing children’s behavior. We touch upon the core principles of positive parenting and its long-term effects. Wendy, who has successfully raised two teenagers with this approach, shares her invaluable insights into the impact it has had on their behavior compared to other kids in their environment.Get ready for an enlightening conversation that transcends parenting norms and sets the stage for a fresh perspective. Let’s create an environment where both parents and children thrive.Connect with Wendy:Free Quick Start Learning Bundle: Raising Strong-Willed Kids w/ Integrity@freshstartwendy The Fresh Start Family ShowMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
3 Keys to Strengthening Your Mother-Daughter Relationship at Any Age with Hilary Mae #53
Mar 6 2024
3 Keys to Strengthening Your Mother-Daughter Relationship at Any Age with Hilary Mae #53
Send us a Text Message.Today, we’re diving into the world of moms and daughters, figuring out how to make things smoother between us. Our guest is the amazing Hilary Mae, a family therapist with 15 years of experience, focusing on the mother-daughter relationship.We'll chat about the usual stuff we go through, the ups and downs of the teenage years, and Hilary will share three super important strategies to make sure our relationship stays strong and healthy throughout all stages of life. It's real talk for us moms looking to make things better with their daughters. Stay tuned for some great tips!If you find this episode valuable, please share it with a friend.  Your support helps me reach more listeners and make a positive impact. Also, remember to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode. Stay connected and I look forward to having you join me for the next insightful discussion. Keep rocking it in your parenting journey and until next time! Connect with Hilary MaeMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
What is a healthy parent-child relationship and how to nurture it with Sue Donnellan #52
Feb 28 2024
What is a healthy parent-child relationship and how to nurture it with Sue Donnellan #52
Send us a Text Message.In this episode of 'Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential' we uncover the secrets to nurturing a healthy parent-child relationship. Our guest is Sue Donnellan, a seasoned Parenting Specialist with 20+ years of experience, a mom of 4 and the brilliant mind behind the International #1 Best Selling book, 'Secrets to Parenting Without Giving a F^ck’ . Main topics we cover:Creating a warm and loving home environmentThe partnership parenting approachBuilding trust and emotional investment in childrenPrioritizing one-on-one time with kidsEffective strategies for managing parent-child conflict and sibling squabblesRepairing relationships and managing yelling"Programming" children and using strategic affirmationsTune in for practical advice on daily investments in your relationship with your child.  Don't miss out on this episode filled with insights beyond the surface. Your guide to building a resilient and connected family starts here.Connect with Sue Donnellan:AskmomparentingSecrets to Parenting Without Giving a F^ckInstagramMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Overcoming Common Setbacks to Foster Emotional Intelligence in Your Children with Stephanie Pinto #51
Feb 21 2024
Overcoming Common Setbacks to Foster Emotional Intelligence in Your Children with Stephanie Pinto #51
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to Season 2 of Unlock your Child’s Full Potential! In our kickoff episode, I’m  joined by Stephanie Pinto, an emotional intelligence coach and author of "From Chaos to Connection." Together, we tackle essential concerns: Navigating emotional self-regulationRaising emotionally intelligent kids when your partner is on a different pageEffectively handling meltdownsStephanie, with her extensive experience and a community of 100,000 parents, shares practical tips on communication, empathy, and setting boundaries. Join us for this insightful interview, packed with valuable guidance on building a resilient parent-child bond and addressing the challenges of emotional intelligence.Connect with Stephanie:Emotionally Intelligent Parenting PodcastInstagramFacebook CommunityFrom Chaos To ConnectionMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
Welcome to Season 2! Let's focus on the parent-child relationship
Feb 19 2024
Welcome to Season 2! Let's focus on the parent-child relationship
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to Season Two of the "Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential" podcast, where we dive deep into practical ideas to help parents nurture the best in their children. I kicked off this podcast with a mission to spotlight the essential lessons and skills that give our kids a head start in life. After engaging in over 40 interviews with a diverse range of guests, a common theme emerged – that in order to have any influence over our kids, to teach them the life lessons we want,  we need to first establish ourselves as the trusted adults in their lives. I believe in preparation, in laying a solid foundation. If you aim for a strong relationship with your child, if you want to be their go-to person in times of trouble, you must invest in your communication skills now. It's a process that takes time and commitment. Time is of the essence, especially before the teen years hit.In this new season, our focus is squarely on the parent-child relationship. Buckle up for an insightful journey ahead! Welcome aboard!MORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
My Top Picks: Essential Parenting Tools and Principles from 50 Episodes
Feb 14 2024
My Top Picks: Essential Parenting Tools and Principles from 50 Episodes
Send us a Text Message.Celebrating our 50th episode of "Unlock Your Child's Full Potential" with a special Valentine's Day treat! Join me as I share a love letter to our incredible listeners, featuring insights from the past year's conversations with parenting experts and amazing moms. Dive into a bouquet of my favorite tools and principles from 50 episodes.Let's cherish these shared wisdom moments and continue unlocking the potential in your unique family journey. Thank you for being part of this incredible ride! Links to the full interviews mentioned in this episode:#24 - Teaching Kids Thinking Skills with Brain Engineer ST Rappaport#29 - Staying Present and Connecting with Your Kids with Hunter Clarke-Fields#30 - Modeling Bold Decision-Making with Lucy Liu#39 - Unlocking Resilience with Kathy Magnusson#46 - Fit For Life with Cathlene Miner#27 - Empowering Kids to Conquer Their Fears and Embrace New Challenges with Nancy Pickard#7 - Why parents should let their kids fail with Cheryl Pankhurst#40 - 3 Strategies to Become the Trusted Adult Your Child Needs When Navigating Adversity - Eric DaddarioMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
49: Sex Ed Made Easy: A Script for Natural Parenting Conversations with Amy Lang
Feb 7 2024
49: Sex Ed Made Easy: A Script for Natural Parenting Conversations with Amy Lang
Send us a Text Message.Dive into a candid and enlightening conversation with Amy Lang, the go-to expert for navigating the tricky terrain of sex education with your kids. In this episode, we address the crucial topic many parents shy away from. Discover why being your child's source of information on sexuality is paramount and learn when and how to start these conversations. Amy provides a practical timeline, ensuring you navigate this journey in the right order. But what if you're already late to the game with your tween? Amy's got you covered with tips to put them at ease and make the talks less awkward. Don't miss this essential guide to becoming your child's trusted guide through the intricacies of sex education. Tune in now for expert insights and practical tips!The topics we cover in this episode are:The importance of sex education in parentingOvercoming the discomfort around discussing sexuality with kidsExpert tips for initiating sex talksWhy it’s important to be your child’s  primary source of informationA timeline for age-appropriate sex education discussionsWhat to do if you  are late to the sex education conversationTackling the conversation about masturbation and providing guidanceNavigating discussions about pornography and how to prepare yourself and your kids for the inevitableBook recommendations:Sex Talks with TweensRobie Harris SeriesThe Every Body BookYou Know, SexConnect with Amy:WebsiteJust Say This PodcastInstagramMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.
48: Why Business is the Perfect Playground for Teaching Life Skills to Kids with John Foster
Jan 31 2024
48: Why Business is the Perfect Playground for Teaching Life Skills to Kids with John Foster
Send us a Text Message.In this episode of "Unlock Your Child's Full Potential," we delve into the realm of childhood education through the lens of business. We are joined by John Foster, an executive, angel investor, and expert in the field of business education for kids.Discover why business serves as the ideal arena for instilling vital life skills in young minds. John, a seasoned guide in the business world, sheds light on how ventures in business become an immersive classroom, teaching skills ranging from negotiation to resilience, essential for navigating the challenges of the real world.Curious if your child has an entrepreneurial spirit? John proposes exploring diverse business ideas, from leasing vending machines to collaborating with local farmers. The episode emphasizes the importance of providing kids with opportunities to uncover their potential in the business landscape.The episode concludes with a valuable nugget – you don't need to be an entrepreneur yourself to facilitate this journey for your child. Online classes like Middle School MBA offer essential support and guidance. Connect with John:Middle School MBALinkedinMORE FROM BILLYFREE resources:Connection Blueprint: 5 simple and effective tools to strengthen the connection with your child Parent-Child Communication Guide : 10 Secrets to Stronger BondsSupport the show with a one time donation. Visit my ko-fi pageFollow me on Instagram @ your_childs_full_potential to stay updated about upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes content.Like my page on FacebookSubscribe to the show on YoutubeVisit the website unlockyourchildsfullpotential.com to explore additional resources related to this episode and to sign up for our email list.