Extended Episode - 3 Ways I Use Mental Training with My Kids

Season #27

One of the best things I’ve done as a parent is to teach my kids mindset tools. Simple, uncomplicated exercises that they can reach for when they need a little extra help. 


Skills like identifying, communicating, and regulating your emotions are LEARNED skills. So as a parent who is also a mindset coach, I am always finding ways to teach my kids age-appropriate mindset tools. 


Because I want my daughters to know that they are not their emotions. Their mindset can change their reality. They have control.  


If you work with young kids as a coach, a parent, or a teacher, this is a game-changer. 


I’ll start by saying I have 4 kids, all under 10. My kids are young. And trial-and-error is just part of the package deal right now. I’m not a fan of the ‘throwing spaghetti at the wall’ approach when it comes to coaching older athletes, but with kids, sometimes you have to try stuff and figure out what works for each kid. 


I tell myself, if I can get it right 50% of the time, I’m doing okay. 


In today’s episode you’ll learn tools to help your kids:

  • Regulate their fight or flight response
  • Understand what you’re telling them on a deep, psychological level
  • Move through tough emotions like disappointment, fear, or anger.
  • Feel seen, validated, and understood


As a professional mindset coach, here are three mindset tools I use with my kids. 

What mindset tools are you teaching your kids? Come on over to Instagram and tell me about it! I’m always adding to my toolbox, getting it wrong, trying something else, getting it right occasionally.


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