2012 Higher Love

Parent Well in our Digital World

Gloria DeGaetano

Parent Well in our Digital World – Passion to Help Parents of Pre-Schoolers

Gloria, founder of The Parent Coaching Institute (PCI) and author of Parenting Well in a Media Age, talks with PCI Certified Parent Coach® Peggy Rubens-Ellis. Peggy, school counselor and founder of the blog Creative Crossings, http://creativecrossings.blogspot.com is an expert on issues relevant to pre-teen girls and boys, especially in regard to bullying and relational aggression. She has worked in anti-bullying programs and creating safe school environments. Peggy is currently developing workshops for preschool parents on Managing Screen Technology and also on Helping Your Child Handle Tough Friendship Situations. Peggy lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest, but coaches parents from all over the world.

Peggy’s newly found passion that has emerged from her schooling as a PCI parent coach is helping parents of preschoolers manage screen technology. In this podcast she and Gloria discuss the pressing need and how Peggy helps parents in this area. She also shares some tricks of the trade she has been exploring with her own four year-old, daughter.

This podcast focuses on what parents can do to be gentle with themselves if they find themselves feeling guilty for allowing too much screen time for their youngsters. Peggy shares her own battles with digital devices and how sometimes her daughter does win—especially when Peggy is overwhelmed and exhausted. Like most of us at those times, Peggy finds it easy to cave in to her child’s nagging for her cell phone. In a candid, honest interview, Peggy puts aside her expert role as counselor and parent coach to show the human side of being a mother in the digital age. How she copes with guilt. How she uses the small things she does right to propel her to keep doing them.

Tune in to hear her excellent analogy of the NEON SIGN over her head that flashes: Good Mom/Bad Mom depending…

Every parent will relate to Peggy’s digital dilemmas and benefit from what she does about them!

Part Two: The Parent Coaching Corner™
There is no Coaching Corner in this podcast. Gloria’s coaching