Let kids be kids
First Time Mum's Chat podcast


080: Let Kids Be Kids & Accept Them For Who They Are

Powered by RedCircle

Disclaimer – This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please contact a medical practitioner if you are concerned and have any medical issue.

Bringing children into the world and raising them is often a stressful time for you as a parent, so why make it harder on yourself by projecting your expectations and demanding perfect kids. Whilst it’s important to provide that guiding hand, you also need to let kids be kids and allow your kids to make their way in the world, warts and all!

Trying to be perfect parents and protect them from everything and wrapping them in cotton wool is likely to prevent them from reaching their full potential and may also put strains on your relationship with them. You need to ensure your children can handle life, take care of themselves and speak for themselves.

This week’s guest Lisa Sugarman is a mother of two, a parenting author, columnist and radio show host. Lisa has written a number of books on parenting and is currently working on her next one. In this episode you’ll hear Lisa and I talk about:-

  • Why you don’t need to be perfect parents or expect to raise perfect kids.
  • Why it’s ok to screw up and make mistakes and why you should celebrate them as well as your wins.
  • Why you must accept your child and let kids be kids and not fall into the trap of comparing them to other children or their siblings.

Click here to listen!

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

“I love Helen and First Time Mum’s Chat.” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — for a smooth journey into the exciting world of parenthood. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I add a new episode each week, and if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

A quick heads up – we sometimes use affiliate links to products and services we think you’ll find useful. We may earn a small commission should you choose to buy through them, though at no extra cost to yourself.

About Lisa Sugarman

Lisa Sugarman

Lisa Sugarman is a parenting author, a nationally syndicated humor columnist, and a radio show host. She writes the syndicated opinion column “It Is What It Is” and is the author of How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids And Be Ok With It, Untying Parent Anxiety, and LIFE: It Is What It Is.

Lisa is also the co-host of the weekly radio show LIFE Unfiltered on Northshore 104.9FM and a regular contributor on Healthline Parenthood, GrownAndFlown, TODAY Parents, Thrive Global, Care.com, LittleThings, and More Content Now. She is also a survivor of suicide loss and is a vocal advocate for suicide awareness & prevention. Lisa lives with her husband and two daughters just north of Boston. She digs company.

Struggling to Get Your Newborn to Sleep?

Mom, you can feel less tired, less stressed and have a happier, more contented little one who sleeps better!

First Time Mum's Chat questions or feedback?
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors


Your request could not be processed. Please try again.
Your request has been successful.

Get Our Tips & Insights Handpicked From Experts To Help You Establish a Newborn Sleep Routine That Works