PC: The Second Helping

Dear Post Corner’s Parents,

Parenting is tough during the best of times!

We are NOT living in the best of times right now, am I right?!

But that’s okay. Our children don’t need us to guarantee them the best of times. They just need us to be the best versions of ourselves. But… how do we do that when we ourselves are struggling?

During this workshop, we will have the opportunity to co-create some ideas that could work for you and your family.



1.Fill out the RSVP Form

2. Review 1st Workshop: Parenting with Perfectionism and Anxiety

3. Preview Sandwich Parenting’s LAYERS Approach

Preview the LAYERS Approach to pick out ideas or techniques that resonate with you, you vehemently disagree with, or you would like to explore more. Read about LAYERS here or download the Summary Poster in PDF.

4. Read an Article about the Effects of Spanking

From the Jai Institute for Parenting, a great article about the effects of spanking and how there is another way! Read here.

5. Read an Article about Emotional Coaching

Be Your Child’s Emotion-Coach With These 10 Powerful Parenting Phrases (nurtureandthriveblog.com)

6. Read an Article about Responding to Children’s Needs

Skill Responses to Child Wants – Basic Perspectives (rickhanson.net)

ON THE DAY (Tues, June 15 @ 7:00 pm)


We are using a new platform! It’s called Kumospace and it’s a lot of fun.

Come early so that you can play with it. It does not require any downloading of new programs. You can access it just on any browser on your computer. Join any of the rooms except for the Private Meeting one.

Click on this link in your browser on your computer. Note that Kumospace does not work as well on mobile devices; I recommend that you attend this workshop on your computer.

If you are not a technie or would like to be super prepared, download this cheat sheet:



READINGS: If you are the kind of person who likes to learn by reading, take a peek at my book reviews of must read parenting books! Lifechanging books.

PODCASTS: If you like to get your ah ha’s by listening to other parents or experts, play an episode from the Sandwich Parenting Podcast where I interview sandwich parents from around the world. Fun to do while cooking or driving!

FOCUS ON SHOULDAHOLICISM: If you would like to do a deeper dive into recovery from shouldaholicism, visit Shouldaholics Anonymous – Support for Recovering Shouldaholics. I found that by doing a bit of inner work in this space, I was able to improve my relationships with my kids, my inner child, and my parents.

VIDEOS: If you like to learn from videos, take a peek at a curated set of YouTube Videos from Shouldaholics Anonymous with reflection questions to help you think about: 1) How being a shouldaholic impacts your parenting and 2) what it takes to recover from it.

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