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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Dec 22, 2021

My guest this week is Ellen Gottlieb

In this episode, Ellen and I discuss what it means to be a conscious parent and self-aware person.  This is an episode for everyone, not just those with atypical neurodevelopmental children. We talk about bringing a level of awareness to our relationships with our kids, to the approaches that we take with them that allow us to have a deeper, respectful, connected relationship so they can grow into the people they are meant to be in this world. You will find that this actually involves us as adults doing a lot more work on ourselves: with our ego, reactivity, unconditional love, reflection, and presence than it is with our kids. Our children will be okay if we are okay. 

Ellen Gottlieb is an attorney and certified Conscious Parenting Coach. She coaches parents and individuals, teaching them how to live a more mindful, joyful life. Ellen recently published her new book called “How to Raise a Parent: Becoming A Conscious Parent In An Unconscious World.” She has been successfully guiding parents as she teaches them to shed their entrenched patterns and create deeper connections with their children, which fosters self-confidence and reduces anxiety.

Episode Timestamps:

Episode Intro … 00:00:30

Ellen Gottlieb from Attorney to Parenting Coach … 00:03:04

Conscious Humans & Mountain Awareness … 00:07:49

What Does it Mean to Be a Conscious Parent … 00:10:12

Separating Our Stories and Accepting What Life Actually Brings … 00:14:15

Hurt, Punishment, Fear and Control in Parenting … 00:17:55

Raising Ourselves as Parents … 00:22:43

Direct and Intergenerational Trauma … 00:25:48

Fearing a Child Won’t Outgrow Behavioral Challenges … 00:29:19

Where to Start with a Conscious Toolbox … 00:32:02

Recognizing Fear, Honoring Special Time and Presence … 00:37:32

Becoming A Conscious Parent In An Unconscious World … 00:43:55

Episode Wrap up … 00:45:24


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