Episode 64: Scott Schimmel on In Case of Emergency! The Parent Challenge COACH

As parents, barely a day goes by without an urgent moment to attend to some version of a crisis for our kids. There’s no escaping it. Our lives are intertwined with theirs, and we get pushed and pulled constantly. What do you typically do in these challenging moments? Chances are, if you’re like me, you get immediately caught up in the situation, overreact a little bit, make the situation worse, and then focus your intensity on solving the problem at hand and stop listening to them—which often leads to even bigger feelings and a bigger reaction. In other words, you go into autopilot problem-solving mode, come hell or high water. If you find yourself in a crisis situation with your kid, there’s got to be a better way to respond, a more measured process that helps us guide our kids to calmness, clarity, and connection. Here are a few steps for your consideration.


Do you know?

For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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