Parent School with Polly Ely, MFT

Polly Ely provides practical tools to help parents lead in a relaxed way without losing their s#@t. Polly is a popular Bay Area family therapist whose sell-out workshops take parents from a land of feeling stuck and exasperated to a place of meaningful connection. Hosted by Rachel Templeton.

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Episodes

Siblings - Chaos to Calm

Saturday Sep 17, 2022

Saturday Sep 17, 2022

Do your kids constantly fight over toys, turns and attention, provoking each other until it escalates to parent intervention? Join Polly and our Guest Mom, Hilary, in exploring how and WHY to intervene constructively and peacefully when sibling chaos erupts.
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com
 

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020

Kids lie, cheat and steal.  Parents often respond with panic and punishment.  Polly talks about how parents can instead look at these transgressions as crucial moments to work alongside children, to be an ally as they develop self-reflection and integrity for life.  
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com

Wednesday Jul 08, 2020

The pull of online games is incredibly strong.  In this episode, Polly speaks with a seven-year-old who has been completely captivated by Minecraft, and models how parents can manage tech use while remaining connected with their kids. 
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com

Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

Have you ever felt like you’re an employee working for your kids? This episode is about hierarchy, and how to take back the reins when your children are in charge.  Polly talks about the subtle shifts in hierarchy that happen in families every day, especially those that commence as soon as kids wake up in the morning.  Learn how to hold your ground, even when the stakes are high, and become a more relaxed and confident leader. 
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com

Friday Jan 24, 2020

It's natural to worry about our kids, but when is it too much? How much should we wrap ourselves up in concern about how our kids sleep, eat...and poop? Polly talks about how anxious bonds create anxious kids, and walks us down a path of more relaxed parenting.  Learn a new way to love (and calm your nervous system) in under 30 minutes.  
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com

Tuesday Nov 26, 2019

Is it okay for kids to interrupt you and your partner? Get in the middle of your hug? Has our grand commitment to parenting totally sidelined our ability to talk with our partner about anything meaningful?  Polly talks about why partnerships that are front and center keep kids relaxed and bring balance to the whole family. There are practical tips to reconnect if you're chaotic life as parents has caused you to drift. 
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com

Friday Nov 01, 2019

Wake up, rush to get the kids out the door, collapse...why can't mornings just be smooth and easy?  Polly gets down to brass tacks on what kids actually need in the morning and how to regain your family's sanity in the early hours.  
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com
 

Friday Nov 01, 2019

Polly explains how spending 15 dedicated minutes a day with your child -- on their terms -- can dramatically change the nature of your relationship.  It's harder than it sounds!
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com

Sunday Oct 20, 2019


Why is it so hard for kids to turn off the screen?  How do we stay connected with our kids while still allowing the "white box of fun" to be in our lives?  Polly talks about how to talk with kids about gaming and technology, set boundaries, and create a family media plan that works.
 
Join Polly for live Office Hours, weekly posts, and more at www.parentschoolwithpolly.com

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