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Creating Clear Expectations With Your Kids, with Ben Winter

Episode #37

One of the many challenges we as parents face is projecting our expectations onto our children, and assuming they are going to know what these expectations mean. It's actually kind of nuts, and in this conversation we unravel the root of all upset your children encounter, and why.

Ben Winter is the author of What to Expect When Having Expectations, using the anger of unmet expectations to find peace.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Living a life of Improv.
  • How to find out where bad feelings are coming from.
  • How to use unmet expectations.
  • Redefining how you enter into conversation with your kids and having a new found sense of expectation.
  • Defining clearer expectations for greater outcomes together
  • Why you have to be willing to follow through with consequences.


Ben's Website: What to expect when Having Expectations

The Book What To Expect when having Expectations

Facebook @BenWinterAuthor


Ben certainly hasn’t been idle in life. A couple of years out of college and he started doing things and going places he never would have expected. From traveling to personal growth to marriage and child to divorce and parenthood to entrepreneurialism and inspiring others. Ben has flown an airplane on his own and has been scuba diving in the Galapagos. He has seen the animals of Tanzania and has traveled all over Europe with a 6-month-old child in tow. He has performed improv for over a decade, acted in several plays, and even a movie. He has owned several businesses.

His biggest passion is exploring the mind. In all of his personal growth work, the one constant was that it all stems from the mind. Between personal growth and improv, he found this weird realm called expectations. And while most people would shy away from such a thing, he decided to tackle it head-on. Along his journey, he decided that “the only reason anyone gets upset is because an expectation hasn’t been met.” And begin teaching that in his Success Improv business.


Here’s a complimentary lesson I made for channel listeners on the 3 Discussions you must have with your kids about safety and survival. It’s only ten minutes long, but could be a life saving 10 minutes of your time spent.




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