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Jan 8, 2019

Do you feel awkward or anxious about your parenting when others are around?

Do you find yourself coming down more heavily on your kids when you are out in public?

Or do you find your yourself wanting to set a limit but not being able to?

Are you stuck when your child meltdowns while other parents are watching, or feel uncertain what others think about your parenting style?

In this week's podcast, we respond to a parent's question about social anxiety when parenting in public. We talk about how to stick to your parenting philosophies, even when others are watching, and what we need to do to parent calmly, consistently and confidently when out in public.

We talk about various ways to respond well for days you are feeling brave and empowered, as well as days you want to crawl under a rock.

Get ways to feel lighter around parenting in public, resist feeling judged, and focus on what’s happening with you and your child, not the parents watching.

We also share one practical strategy that helps you connect to a child who is melting down in public.

Listen to this week's podcast, Parenting in Public: How To Stick To Your Parenting Philosophy and Parent with Confidence When Others are Watching.

You'll stop worrying about what others think while actively showing them that a kinder way to parent is possible

More Resources for Parenting in Public:

This is the post that Elle mentions and has some excellent responses and actions you can take when you feel the heat of judgment. 5 strategies to help when you feel judged on your “softer” parenting style

And this is a nice one when your kids meltdown in public. Helping children with tantrums and emotional moments in public

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