Finding Calm in Chaos: An Interview with Parenting Coach Wendolyn Bird

Episode Description: In this episode of the ANBRWY Podcast, we sit down with Wendolyn Bird, a former overwhelmed mom who transformed into a highly skilled parenting coach. Wendolyn shares her journey from chaos to calm, offering valuable insights and practical tips for parents and teachers of young children. Learn how to navigate parental guilt and anxiety, embrace a nature-infused approach to parenting, and build a supportive community around you. Whether you're a new parent or a seasoned one, this episode is packed with wisdom to help you find more joy and ease in your parenting journey.
Episode Highlights:
  • 00:00 – Introduction to Wendolyn Bird and her background as a parent and teacher.
  • 00:23 – Wendolyn shares her journey from being an overwhelmed mom to becoming a confident parenting coach.
  • 01:14 – The pivotal moment that inspired Wendolyn to seek support and transform her parenting approach.
  • 01:33 – The importance of understanding personal triggers and unmet childhood needs.
  • 02:02 – Wendolyn's experiences running a 100% outdoor preschool and the lessons learned.
  • 02:45 – The turning point: Finding calm and confidence in handling parenting challenges.
  • 03:19 – Addressing common feelings of failure and guilt among parents.
  • 04:05 – Exploring parental guilt and its impact on parenting behavior.
  • 05:08 – Recognizing and building on parenting strengths.
  • 06:36 – Understanding the developmental stages and language of young children.
  • 07:03 – The importance of sensory experiences and emotional connections in parenting.
  • 09:42 – The significance of parents being present and mindful in the moment.
  • 10:26 – Strategies for reducing tantrums and power struggles.
  • 11:03 – Embracing the nature-infused coaching approach: NATURE acronym explained.
  • 12:13 – Navigating societal pressures and finding what resonates with you and your child.
  • 13:42 – Building a support system and the importance of community.
  • 14:50 – Wendolyn’s free resources and how to connect with her for further support.
  • 17:30 – Encouraging honest and healthy communication between parents and children.
  • 19:18 – Role modeling emotional maturity and handling mistakes as a parent.
  • 20:28 – The ongoing journey of personal growth and parenting mastery.
Key Takeaways:
  • Finding calm within yourself is crucial for effective parenting.
  • Understanding your child’s developmental stages and sensory language helps in creating a secure environment.
  • Embracing a nature-infused approach can bring more joy and ease to your parenting journey.
  • Building a support system is essential for navigating parenting challenges.
  • Honest communication and role modeling emotional maturity are key to healthy parent-child relationships.
Resources Mentioned:
  • Wendolyn Bird’s website:
  • Free guide on calming tantrums in 17 seconds: Available on Wendolyn’s website
  • Contact Wendolyn:
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