Ep. 77 – The Old Way of Parenting is Dead

by | March 24, 2021

Ep. 77 – The Old Way of Parenting is Dead

by | March 24, 2021

The Fresh Start Family Show
The Fresh Start Family Show
Ep. 77 - The Old Way of Parenting is Dead


Fully letting go of old parenting habits





These are just a few of the habitual behaviors many of us have brought into our parenting journey that are bringing our families down. Whether these are habits we’ve learned or that have been passed down from our parents, I’m here to tell you, families, that you can treat these old ways of parenting as DEAD.

Yes, you heard me — you can treat the old ways as DEAD.

Resentfulness, guilt, anger, shame … Whatever it may be for you, this is your sign to leave them all behind!

We have the power in all areas of life and especially parenting to treat all of these ineffective old ways as if they were dead and adopt new habits that will bring our family so much more peace and joy. 

I know because I’ve been through those seasons of using old and tired parenting / disciplinary methods that never actually helped my children behave better AND left me filled me with anger and bitterness.

The old way is dead. 

It is not serving you or your family anymore.

I am here to encourage you every step of the way as you overcome your doubts in your parenting walk and trust that when you leave these old ways behind — On the other side you will find courage, empowerment, and creativity to develop beautiful & connecting new ways.

Adopting an entire new mindset may seem daunting, but you are never alone in this. 

There are many resources here at The Fresh Start Family to help you recognize these old ways, and to implement new, fresh, healthy strategies in your home. 

I am here to provide you and your family with the support and tools to get past these habits and into a beautiful new way of life! 

Are you ready to leave the old way behind? You’ve got this … always, ALWAYS over here cheering you on!

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Episode Highlights:

  • Recognizing parenting habits you need to leave behind
  • Treating the “old way” as DEAD
  • Getting out of the thinking that you cannot change 
  • Beautiful, unexpected things that come from leaving the old way behind
  • Life examples of leaving the old way and adopting a new way of living
  • Utilizing the hardest moments to promote positive change
  • Overcoming doubt
  • The new way is the only way!

Resources Mentioned:

Episode 1 – Our Journey That Led Us to Positive Parenting 

Free Guide to Raising Strong Willed Kids

Romans 6:4 – Life Application Bible

What if you could be an effective, firm & kind parent WITHOUT relying on fear, force, bribery & rewards?

Imagine learning a new way of firm (AND kind) parenting so you can end painful generational parenting cycles and create family legacies & memories YOU are proud of?

All while getting your kids to cooperate with your rules and boundaries with ease.


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!

The Firm & Kind Parenting Blueprint is your step by step plan & video training to help you build the family of your dreams. Click HERE to learn more now!

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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