#3 - Fighting With Your Kids


Disagreement and tension SHOULD exist between parents and kids.

Where there is friction, there’s an opportunity for learning. Where there’s tension and disagreement, there’s an opportunity to develop emotional intelligence in our kids.

If you’re like us, you probably don’t like the idea that conflict is a necessary part of parenting. In this episode we’ll unpack an article by Lisa Damour which shifted our perspectives on why conflict is a good thing.

Related(ish) Links:

Caramel – there’s more than one way to say this word INCLUDING keeping the second a silent!


Carmel by the Sea doesn’t have the extra “a” but it DOES have fabulous beaches!


The article we are discussing today by Lisa Damour is here


My more detailed review of Lisa Damour’s book, Untangled


And if you want to read the book for yourself (and you should!), here’s the Amazon link


For the record…Joy missed a word that Billy clearly understood!



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