Five Ways to Keep kids happy on Thanksgiving day | BONUS Episode 252.5

This is Max and Jay, at a long-ago, super-special big family dinner. They had a ball, and so did the rest of us! I am so grateful that Max, Jay, and of course their dad, Ben, are in my life.

Thanksgiving is supposed to be fun, right? It’s time with family, one last deep breath before December’s insanity.

But when our kids were small I used to worry.

It’s such a big meal. It takes such preparations. And it goes on for such a long time… How could I keep my boys quiet and happy on this day?

Then, there were the issues of stranger anxiety, and of small kids in a crowded space, with lots of treasured knickknacks and plants for them to hurt or break “on accident”… How could I give them a sense of security, and everyone else the sense that “here’s a kid who won’t destroy everything in sight”?

In this bonus episode I give you 5 ways to alleviate these problems, just in time for tomorrow’s celebrations!

I am SO thankful.

This is Ninja Parenting Community (NPC) member Jen, with her two little girls. Jen is a rockstar member of NPC! She brings not just great questions, but help and support for other members, a “parenting can be fun” sensibility, and also adorable pictures like this one. I am so grateful for Jen.

In this episode I share an announcement about something happening right now: the “I’m thankful” special, where you can join our exclusive parent coaching community for just $1 for the first month.

One member of the Ninja Parenting Community (NPC for short) recently shared in our forums:
“What a difference this has made!!!… I truly cannot thank you enough.”

When she wrote those words I felt so grateful. To know that the work I do strengthens the bond between a parent and child; to know that I have expertise that brings families together?
Nothing feels better than that to me.

I am so thankful, and I want to share that gratitude with you.

If you’ve been thinking about jumping into NPC, but but you weren’t sure that membership would be worthwhile, reread those words from NPC member Mama Llama above.

This is PJ Jonas and family; PJ, my guest in episode 173, shared so much about getting to the fun parts of family life. I’m so grateful for our conversation.

And then:

Imagine a December in which, when your young child acts up, you’ve got a place to come and get help right away.

Imagine bringing your kids to a family gathering without being fearful of what their behavior could be.

Imagine that instead of feeling gut-wrenching worry, instead of the guilt or sadness you feel when you shout or spank your little one, you could enjoy this special family time.

Then: click here to try NPC, for just $1, for your whole first month.

The “I’m grateful” special also includes a special discounted rate for every consecutive month you’re in NPC (you can cancel at any time, so there’s no risk)…

So make your dreams of happy family time a reality by clicking the link above!

(This offer ends the Thursday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29. I know you don’t want to miss out!
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Happy listening, and happy Thanksgiving!

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Podcast Episode 198: Two Key Tactics for Handling Tough Times – a Your Child Explained Episode

Welcome! To listen to today’s episode, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post and hit the triangular “play” button. Enjoy the show!

Happy Thanksgiving!

At first glance this may seem a peculiar episode for Thanksgiving Day… parenting through tough times? While for many people holidays are a wonderful time, for some they’re difficult.

Dealing with family members who disagree with your politics; protecting your kids from cheek-pinching, insult-comic-style aged relatives; feeling like you have to justify your life choices – these and more can make it pretty tough.

Today’s parent ninja tactics are going to be awesome for your Thanksgiving table if any of the above is coming into play for you… But they’re even better, even more important to keep in mind, if you are going through some kind of a crisis.

Like a friend of mine, who is going through a tough time – and who asked me to do an episode on how best to handle parenting through crisis.

So whether you are dealing with something momentous in your life, or you are just concerned about how to make it through the day without smacking somebody, this one is for you!

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Make your evenings less chaotic, build better relationships with your child’s caregivers, and feel happier within yourself – and work closely with me for a whole month – when you join.
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