Ep. 68 – Detaching from Kids’ Misbehavior with Connection & Calm

by | February 3, 2021

Ep. 68 – Detaching from Kids’ Misbehavior with Connection & Calm

by | February 3, 2021

The Fresh Start Family Show
The Fresh Start Family Show
Ep. 68 - Detaching from Kids’ Misbehavior with Connection & Calm


Creating Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids with Terry and Wendy Snyder

What is detachment?

In today’s episode, we take a look at what detachment truly is and we debunk some of the misconceptions that surround detachment. 

Here at Fresh Start Family, we believe that true detachment is when nothing that someone else says or does disturbs your sense of value & worth. This is so important in parenting because as much as we want to control things like: 

  • our children’s behavior
  • the opinions of others
  • and many other aspects of life that are out of our control

we just simply can’t! 

That’s why detachment is so crucial for our mental health, and the health of our relationships with our families.

In order to detach in a healthy way, it’s important for us to have kids who feel safe, seen, and soothed, even when things get messy in our homes. In order to accomplish this, there are very simple and tactical steps that you can follow and we share these steps in today’s episode! 

At the end of the day, the only thing we can truly control (regardless of what’s taking place around us) is our own actions, responses & mindset. Having the ability to walk away BEFORE tensions run high … and behaviors, that we might later regret, start taking place — is such a powerful place to be. 

Detachment is  just another one of the amazing tools that we can add into our parenting toolkits! 

Listen to today’s episode to hear more about the importance of detaching with connection and how it can make such a massive impact on you (as a firm kind leader in your home) and your kiddos!

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Episode Highlights:

  • What detachment truly is
  • Why having kids who are safe, seen, and soothed create secure attachment
  • Why detachment is so important and how to build your “detachment muscles”
  • Steps on how to successfully practice detachment when misbehavior or strong emotions occur

Resources Mentioned:

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Parenting your kids with calm & confidence each day in a way that causes them to do what’s asked of them because they WANT to (not because they HAVE to) … because you’re helping to build essential life skills that have them behaving well & being respectful when you’re NOT looking!

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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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