Feb 12, 2016
In Episode 20 of the Baltimore Annapolis Psychotherapy Podcast, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Washington Post parenting expert Meghan Leahy, who is a parent coach in the Washington, DC area.
She's a parent coach helping parents who are overwhelmed with their children's behavior. Yet she is the first to admit that she gets overwhelmed with her children's behavior too. Seem counterintuitive? Not if you talk to Meghan.
Meghan states that her job is not to tell parents what to do. Her job is to teach parents what their children need She teaches that the problematic behavior is the child's developmentally appropriate way of telling the parent what he or she needs.
Listen in to this fascinating interview in which Meghan shares why she doesn't tell parents what to do, why self care is important - hint: it's NOT so we can take better care of our kids! - and tells us about the theory informing her work.