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Episode 72: Part Two - You can lead tech teams, so why don't your kids listen?

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This is a two-part interview with Allison Livingston, a parenting coach for high achieving parents. Allison shares some insights when tech leaders feel like they are highly competent in their field, but find parenting hard! In this episode, Part Two of the interview, we talk about:

  1. How knowing your partner's childhood experiences can help in parenting your kids
  2. Recognizing emotions and doing emotional tolerance work
  3. Setting limits while validating your child's opinions
  4. And how learning techniques to improve communication with your kids can spill over into improving communications and relationships in your career

Bio of Allison Livingston:

Allison is a parent coach for high achieving parents who are experiencing intense family dynamics, exhausting power struggles, and arguments over who's right. Over the past 20 years as the parent of 2 strong willed daughters, a parent coach, conflict resolution specialist, high achieving technical sales rep, and youth mental health first aid responder, Allison has observed and/or been involved in a great deal of conflict. All of these factors resulted in the education and thriving tools that enable parents to Break The Cycle of the ineffective coping strategies they grew up with. Instead of continuing with what leads to resistance and non cooperation, parents build the skills to connect and set clear limits.

Even when you are highly competent in the tech world, there are necessary skills to be a successful parent, ones that were never taught at home nor in school. Allison specializes in strong willed children, anger and intense family dynamics and if this is you, connect with her at

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