One large part of determining what type of parent you’d like to be is sifting through your own childhood experiences. If you believe that your parents were insensitive or impatient, you may be interested in taking a far softer approach with your own child. Tuning in to a gentle parenting podcast is an excellent way to pick up helpful strategies to replace those that were learned as part of your own behavioral conditioning. For instance, you can discover how to calm your emotions when your child isn’t listening or is purposefully testing boundaries. You can also learn how to firmly set boundaries without raising your voice, being unkind, or failing to account for the feelings and thoughts of your youngsters. Podcasts like these create a comfortable and welcoming environment for anyone who’s eager to consciously develop a truly thoughtful and highly effective parenting style.