In this week’s episode of the podcast, I sat down with special guest, Sarah R. Moore, who is the author of Peaceful Discipline: Story Teaching, Brain Science & Better Behavior and founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting. Sarah is a certified Master Trainer in conscious parenting and a Board Member of the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, she’s also a public speaker, armchair neuroscientist, and most importantly, a Mum/Mom. With training in child development, trauma recovery, interpersonal neurobiology, improv comedy, and play, her work supports parents and caregivers around the globe.

In this episode, Sarah and I discuss:

  • Why Peaceful Discipline? 
  • Why, from a brain science perspective, do so many punishments end up failing or even backfiring;
  • Is peaceful discipline for all kids, or just sensitive ones? What about strong-willed children?
  • Why do we need to be parent-centric in how we approach behavior, rather than trying to modify our children’s behavior? What does that look like?
  • What about when peaceful discipline is hard for us? Do we have to parent this way ALL the time?
  • What if parenting this way doesn’t come naturally?
  • What is story teaching? Does it work for all ages? What if I’m not creative? When do we use it?

Episode Links:

  • Purchase Sarah’s book Peaceful Discipline from Booktopia here.
  • Sarah will be offering parent support sessions soon – join her mailing list to be included and get a discount.
  • Follow Sarah on Instagram here.