Josh Langley

Welcome to part 2 of my special 2 part series on parenting.

So what do I know about parenting? Nothing, so I’m asking parenting coaches and mentors for their insights. I chatted with Lillian Reekie who teaches the Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting.

TW: We do discuss suicide at around the 40-minute mark, so if that is it too triggering for you, skip that part.

  • What led Lillian to become a parenting strategist.
  • How the birth of her second son threw the family into chaos.
  • At the age of 3 her son was asked to be taken out of 6 childcare centres and then diagnosed with ODD, ADHD and childhood depression.
  • Lillian recounts the traumatic primary and high school days of her son. • How a shift to a Steiner School worked out better, until it shut down.
  • How her son didn’t fit into the conventional school system and got into further trouble.
  • The dramatic moment things started to turn around.
  • Why Lillian went in search of a parenting mentor.
  • The incredible story of who they found.
  • The power of words and the energy behind the words.
  • What is upside down parenting?
  • What is the Nurtured Heart Approach and why is it so powerful?
  • The 3 key aspects (Stands) to changing behaviour.
  • Setting boundaries and outlining consequences.
  • The importance of modelling behaviour.
  • How the Nurtured heart approach has improved overall relationships
  • How Lillian’s oldest son attempted to take his own life and the deeper reasons why.
  • What lights Lillian up?

More about Lillian. Lillian Reekie is a Parenting Strategist and a Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer.

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