Hunter Clarke-Fields

Available Parenting in the Long Term | Dr. John Duffy {105}
February 13, 2018

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Maybe you’ve heard it before, especially if you have a daughter…

“Wait until she’s a teenager!”

Good news! According to today’s podcast guest, Dr. John Duffy, it’s JUST. NOT. TRUE. (Yay! Bust out the pom-poms!)

Some big takeaways from this episode include:
1. When we think about teenagers, there’s a myth that it’s going to be awful. It’s just not true. Parenting mindfully, John never had the negative moment that parents think are inevitable.
2. What’s wrong with punishment and why natural consequences puts you in a more-powerful “ally” position.
3. John’s personal story of why expectations of perfection don’t work, and how we must put our fear, judgement, and ego aside and really connect

Bio: Dr. John Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, certified life coach, parenting and relationship expert, and proud husband and father. He has been working with individuals, couples, teens, and families for nearly twenty years. Dr. Duffy’s refreshing and unique approach has provided the critical intervention and support needed to help thousands of individuals and families find their footing.

Thank you so much for listening my friend!

With warmth & lovingkindness,

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  • Priscilla Kulkarni

    Wow, I have to say I felt like I saw teenagers in a new light. I love how Dr. Duffy talks about modeling and rather than punishing, getting perspective on whatever the situation and really trying to understand where your child is coming from and how he/she feels. I could relate to the whole observing your child at any given moment during the day and marveling at how beautiful and amazing they are. The podcasts really make such a difference for me and I’m always learning something new and possibly getting reinforcement for what I might be doing right as a parent. It’s also therapeutic in terms of looking back and understanding what happened in my life and changing the future for the better.

    • Hunter Yoga

      Yay! I’m so glad that this gave you insights. It does make me more hopeful as well.

  • disqus_vZhvKHC5OG

    Dr duffy’s point to allow the child to develop responsibility– trust your child to handle the trouble. Parents can be more of a guide then a despot which has a lasting relationship and character development. The way in which Hunter and her husband look ahead to the teen and adult they want to see and develop not the robotic child is very important. When parents actively think of how they guide the child and not the polished product it changes the dynamic and reduces the power struggle

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