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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Sep 29, 2020


"Our children come through us, not for us, but for the lessons they reflect to us, during their journey, in an effort to grow us up along the way." 

When we were young we were told that children should be seen and not heard. Now - as parents ourselves, we are told that our children’s needs are paramount. Somewhere along the line we have missed out! 

We are often told to trust our gut, our intuition. But how can we trust it (or even hear it) if we have not yet discovered who we truly are ourselves? Through having years of putting other’s needs first, and not having a voice, many of us struggle to follow our own instincts; and yet Kim and I are in agreement that it is on our instinct that we must rely as parents - because we know our family’s needs the best.

In this episode Kim and I explore the importance of hearing that inner voice and sometimes, relinquishing control. As parents, it’s scary to drop the reins - but by allowing our children to lead the way in their own lives, we set ourselves up for more connection and less confrontation.

Whilst listening to our own heart we must teach our children to do the same; and with that comes the likelihood of things not always going according to plan - and that’s totally OK!


Kim Muench (pronounced minch, like pinch with an “m”) is a Jai Institute for Parenting Certified Parent Coach who specializes in working with parents of adolescents (between 10-25 years of age). Passionate about educating, supporting and encouraging moms and dads to parent with intention and guidance rather than fear and control, Kim leads with compassion and without judgment through her one-on-one coaching, small group sessions, and local community workshops on topics such as Values & Boundaries, Open Communication, and Self-Care in Parenting.
In addition, Kim facilitates a worldwide support community through on Zoom for moms of tweens and teens called Moms Empowering Moms. Kim is a published author who began by writing about her own parenting journey in 2011 with a memoir entitled My Mothers Footprints: A Story of Faith, Calm, Courage, Patience and Grace, she is currently working on a second book about how she discovered who she truly is through her parenting and how this is an opportunity for all parents. You can find out more about Kim’s services as well as read her blog at Kim is also on LinkedIn and Facebook at Real Life Parent Guide.


* Three Questions to Ask Your Uncommunicative Child :

All too often parents say to me :

“My child won’t speak to me”
“I know something’s not quite right - but they won’t tell me what’s wrong.”

Well, I have a resource for you.

Download this FREE Resource : 📍

It will help you reconnect with your child quickly and easily; and in a way that will not drive them to their bedroom to avoid you!

* Breathing Through BIG Emotions :

If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :


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