Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Meredith Walt - Parenting as a verb, not a noun

  • Broadcast in Parents
Angie Strader

Angie Strader


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Angie Strader.
"What to do when you don't know what else to do" -Parenting as a verb, not a noun. Meredith Walt has been a family therapist for the better part of the decade, and the bulk of her experience has come from community based work. Meredith worked with families in intense crisis, with little resources available to them, and zero tolerance for "textbook talk". Recently, she narrowed her focus by creating a company, Bag of Tricks Parenting that is geared towards parents that are primarily stable, yet struggle with a handful of common frustrations that appear to be universal. Generally, when parents reach out for help, they are sold on theories (be consistent, follow through, set boundaries), which they do not know how to implement in the moment. Meredith’s approach is twofold; there is a fundamental re-education as to why situations have become so out of hand, and solution focused specifics, which can be applied to a variety of situations. Meredith’s bottom line: Parents cannot allow their child's behavior to change their course of action. There needs to be a clear "power line" with an expectation of how their family is run. Moving from reactive parenting to proactive parenting is crucial, and Meredith teaches step by step, situation by situation how to accomplish that bottom line.

Facebook comments

Available when logged-in to Facebook and if Targeting Cookies are enabled