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Love & Guts

Dec 5, 2020

#183 Bonnie is a parenting and child behavior specialist. She has designed and taught parenting workshops and counseled parents for more than twenty five years. Her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education is from Bank Street College in New York City. Bonnie founded The Parent Guidance Center in Peterborough, NH in 1990, now The River Center, dedicated to parent education, support and community connections.She has written two books, When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and Confident Parent, Remarkable Kids, speaks and teaches internationally and has appeared on many television and radio programs and podcasts. Bonnie lives in NH with her husband and is the mother of two grown children and three grandchildren.


In this episode we cover:


  • The importance of connection with children vs. the traditional way we have brought up kids with reward and punishment 
  • The difference between personal boundaries and setting limits
  • Why its so easy for parents to have their buttons pushed
  • Why children push our buttons
  • Bonnies thoughts on giving children what they want and when saying no is appropriate
  • How we can stop ourselves from reacting in a way that we regret in hindsight
  • And so much more