Ep. 70 – Dealing with Big Ugly Feelings with Michelle Kenney Carlson

by | February 15, 2021

Ep. 70 – Dealing with Big Ugly Feelings with Michelle Kenney Carlson

by | February 15, 2021

The Fresh Start Family Show
The Fresh Start Family Show
Ep. 70 - Dealing with Big Ugly Feelings with Michelle Kenney Carlson


Helping your children through the rough emotions.

Okay, families .. Are you frustrated or feeling overwhelmed dealing with tantrums, strong-willed kids and overall super erratic up & down emotions? 

Trust me when I say, we’ve ALL been there! 

If you are exhausted using the typical and ineffective reward and punishment systems of parenting and ready to positively and dramatically change your life, today’s episode is just for you!

Today we are talking to Michelle Kenney Carlson, self-proclaimed “reformed yeller and control freak – turned parenting coach”, about how to deal with these Big Ugly Feelings that are tough to navigate as parents and families. 

Michelle walks us through her journey of overcoming the uncertainty of how to deal with her two strong-willed kids and their even stronger emotions to utilizing connective parenting tools to find peace in parenting and empowering her kids to utilize their strong emotions.

We know that change takes time, but today’s episode holds the gift of practical ways to lean into your child’s emotions rather than running away scared or combating them. 

Get ready to find peace in your parenting!

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Episode Highlights:

  • Michelle’s story
  • What you can do and say when kids are having explosive moments
  • Self-regulation and co-regulation 
  • Things NOT to say when your child is having a tantrum or upset
  • Leaning into feelings as opposed to shying away from them 
  • Modeling as the best tool for parenting
  • Change takes time

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at [email protected] or connect with me over on Facebook @freshstartfamily & Instagram @freshstartwendy.


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