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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Jun 11, 2019

Breah Livolsi Parker is a graphic facilitator, authenticity coach, and TEDx speaker who lives by the mantra, “Be who you are… it is so much more than enough.”She is the creator of What’s Right With Me - an audio workbook that is the foundation of her individual coaching sessions and workshops. She is passionate about empowering those around her to fulfill their deepest desires, rediscover their dreams, and unlock their individual uniqueness and innate gifts to truly make a difference in the world.


Breah joins me today to discuss why I consider fatherhood as my kind of yoga. We discuss my relationship with my son and my philosophy on freedom, control, and trusting your child’s life path - as well as your path as a parent. We discuss why children often feel uneasy sharing various experiences and discussions with their parents and how I created an environment where my son feels secure about discussing any subject with me. We discuss how mothers can encourage their spouse to establish a relationship with their children and the impact that a father’s influence can have on their children. Breah also shares how becoming a grandmother has allowed her to try different parenting techniques that she wishes she used while raising her children.


“Trust in your child’s life path - and trust in your path as a parent.” - Pripo Teplitsky


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • How my childhood upbringing and relationship with my father influenced the way I raised my son and the relationship we have.
  • The importance of parents instilling confidence and trust in their children - and trusting in their life’s path.
  • Why many parents turn to “controlled parenting” techniques and the impact of worrying over uncontrollable situations.
  • Why children may feel the need to avoid telling their parents about certain experiences or decisions they make.
  • Understanding and accepting that children learn their boundaries and integrity through experimentation and life experiences.
  • How I set firm boundaries with my son in a loving manner, without yelling or getting angry.
  • Developing trust and confidence in your child’s ability to make good decisions.
  • Why I would tell my son to “stay focused” instead of “be careful” in certain situations.
  • A positive way to address your child’s mistakes and poor decisions.
  • How establishing a connection and closeness with your children will help create a safe and trusting environment that leads them to feel comfortable with opening up to you.
  • How my wife encouraged my relationship with my son.
  • Why I chose to live with my father during my childhood.
  • How my father’s parenting style differed from my mother’s.
  • Why many parents feel that “letting go” is one of the most difficult aspects of parenthood.
  • The impact of raising children in a non-stressful environment.
  • How men modeling positive and healthy interactions with their spouse teaches their children how to treat others.
  • Approaching parenthood from a place of love and understanding instead of discipline and trying to “fix a problem.”
  • Why it’s important for fathers to express - and own - their emotions around their children.
  • The difference between telling your children you love them and being loving toward them.
  • How becoming a grandmother allowed Breah to try different parenting techniques that she wishes she used with her children.


Let’s Talk About It!


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