How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids and Become a Calmer, Happier Parent

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Show Summary

You're not a bad parent if you sometimes yell. It happens. The key is not getting carried away or falling into a pattern of shouting at your kids.

When your kid is having a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store or has disobeyed you for the fifth time that day, it can take everything in your will to keep yourself from having your own meltdown.

You're not a bad parent if you sometimes yell. It happens. The key is not getting carried away or falling into a pattern of shouting at your kids.

Carla Naumburg, PhD, author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent, found her own way to calm after realizing there had to be a better way.

In his episode, she joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the book, as well as offer these tips:

  • Know your triggers by understanding what sets you off.
  • Make buttons as push-proof as possible by getting enough sleep, single-tasking, accepting support, and not beating yourself up.
  • Do literally anything else when on the brink of explosion. It could be the classic three deep breaths, but it could also be playing a little air guitar — anything that redirects.

Show Notes

[1:50] Talking about triggers.

[6:00] Managing our triggers every day with sleep and managing your expectations.

[8:50] Don't forget to ask for help and support.

[9:15] Toxic outbursts from both sides, parents and kids.

[13:19] How to mend the relationship after an explosion.

[16:48] Self-compassion is a practice that can change everything.

[20:20] Take aways.

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.