How do we navigate moving away from punitive parenting to peaceful parenting if we have only ever known that one parenting style?

My guest is Iris Chen, the founder of the Untigering movement and author of “Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent.” 

We talk about how to undo the shame and negative thoughts that can come with transitioning from punitive parenting to peaceful parenting, giving ourselves grace, and repairing the relationship with our kids.

We cover:

  • The definition of Tiger Parenting
  • Iris’ transition from Tiger Parenting when she realized it wasn’t working with her kids
  • How Iris was able to find and give herself genuine compassion for how she parented before discovering peaceful parenting
  • The three big ideas around Adultism 
  • Why family meetings are important and best practices for incorporating this into your own family team

As a peaceful parenting advocate, unschooler, and deconstructing tiger mom, her mission is to inspire generational and cultural transformation, especially among Asian communities. She spent 16 years living overseas in China (land of the tiger parent!) but now resides in her native California with her husband and two sons.

Download the episode transcript HERE

Resources mentioned in this episode

  • Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent by Iris Chen

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  1. Colleen St.James says:

    Great podcast – really appreciated the reminder about offering ourselves grace for previous parenting mistakes. And that we can make a shift to better parenting at any time.
    Thank you for taking about adultism too – I love the invitation to challenge ourselves on that!!

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