When you are fed up of weeknights with kids altogether: Part 4 of our series on making weeknights good (podcast episode 235)

Welcome to Part 4 of our series on how to have good weeknights with your kids!

Click here for the FREE Tame the Weeknight Chaos Guide

Today we are talking about how to say positive, weeknight after weeknight, even when you are burned out on family time..

I’ve got 3 easy steps that you can use to overcome the feeling of being fed up and instead truly enjoy weeknights with your children!

Watch this video for more on these steps to overcome weeknight burnout:

Want my concise roadmap to good weeknights with your kids? Get the Tame the Weeknight Chaos video and checklist today!
Get the guide – and also watch the video module I made to accompany this episode, plus the videos I made this week about stopping kids’ annoying behavior and what to do when your child is jumping on the couch to attract your attention at the WORST possible time – at:

Thanks and happy listening!

Key Links

There are a TON of these today! Here you go:

Click here to listen to my interview with creativity coach dad, and podcaster Mark McGuinness.

Watch Sean Achor’s fabulous Ted talk about how to happy by clicking here.

Click here for my conversation with dad and play enthusiast Charlie Hoehn.

Click here for Alohomora, one of my favorite-ever podcasts. Comes up today because Alohomora helps me get to sleep when I’m having trouble!

For the video module and podcast episode of Part 1 of the Taming the Weeknight Chaos, which is all about WHY weeknights are so tough, click this link: weturnedoutokay.com/232

For the video module and podcast episode of Part 2, about how to handle when there is simply not enough time in your weeknights, and when you feel like your efforts to create peaceful and enjoyable weeknights are sabotaged by other caregivers, click this link:Weturnedoutokay.com/233.

To find out how to start weeknights off right, including the video module and podcast episode explaining my three steps to get weeknights started off well, go to weturnedoutokay.com/234.

Click here for the We Turned Out Okay Facebook group.

Click here for the We Turned Out Okay Facebook PAGE – where I do a Magic Words for Parents Facebook live each and every Monday at 10:30 AM!

Click here for the Karen Lock Kolp page in YouTube, where you’ll find the ever-growing playlist of Magic Words for Parents videos.

To work closely with me and learn some fantastic Parent Ninja Tactics so you can change your child’s behavior from bad to good, feel happy inside, and truly enjoy family time click here.

Read more on how to have peaceful and enjoyable weeknights below!


Here’s what most people do when weeknights are chaotic:

How weeknights should be.

– They clench up neck, shoulders, and jaw, causing pain and headaches
– They shout at their kids, because of the chaos, and then feel awful afterwards
– They do absolutely nothing – and as a result they feel powerless.

Meanwhile, this weeknight is still a dumpster fire.

Eventually, most people conclude “this is just how weeknights are with kids.”

They couldn’t be more wrong!

Yes, weeknights happen.

But how you handle them – what you do in the moment during those weeknight hours – makes ALL the difference.

  • You understand the problem, you’re listening to the series.
  • Now, get the free guide so that you can enjoy a smooth and calm weeknight TONIGHT.

When you sign up for this guide, you immediately get my 6-Point Checklist so you can enjoy calm, smooth weeknights right away, and my Video that helps you truly understand this process.

Once you know the process, once you watch the video and use the checklist, you can handle weeknights with kids like a pro.

All for free!

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Click here for the FREE Tame the Weeknight Chaos Guide, including Video & Checklist