The Davenport

Giving Pep Talks to Our Kids: How to Inspire and Support vs. Critique and Lecture

July 05, 2022 With Jamie & Guy Season 1 Episode 89
The Davenport
Giving Pep Talks to Our Kids: How to Inspire and Support vs. Critique and Lecture
Show Notes

On this week's episode Jamie and Guy discuss how to give 'Pep Talks' to our kids.  Often times our kids come to us with challenges or insecurities - from taking tests, to trying out for a sport, to navigating friendships and relationships. As parents, we often want to jump in, offer our opinions or intervene - but this isn't what they always need.  Jamie and Guy discuss the components of an effective pep talk versus a lecture.  They explain that our role should be that of a cheerleader, coach, and supporter that helps them maintain a healthy perspective on things.  Our goal is to help them develop confidence in making their own decisions - and to teach them that whatever the outcome - if they fail the test, don't make the team, or break up with their boyfriend - they will be ok.  We hope you enjoyed this episode - if you do, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts:) Thanks so much!

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 About  Jamie and Guy:

Jamie Pyatt LCSW  is a mom, avid beach lover, exercise enthusiast, and a licensed clinical therapist with over 20 yrs of experience. She has worked in hospice care, child abuse intervention, and was an adoption facilitator for 13 years. Jamie loves working with individuals, couples, and teens as they embrace their personal stories and surf the daily waves of life. She makes friends wherever she goes and has a laugh that brightens any room. She believes each one of us deserves love, happiness, and connection ❤️Get to know Jamie better @therealjamiepyatt

 Guy  Balogh is a father of three, car enthusiast, an entrepreneur and small business owner (shout out to @holsterbrands), and a professional business and life coach. Guy loves working with individuals to think bigger, take risks, and maximize opportunities. His quick wit and talent for storytelling pair well with his desire to find the positive in any situation. Get to know Guy better   @therealcoachguy

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