Feel Good As Parents (Susan & Travis’ Story)

At the end of the day, we all want to feel good as a parent.

When your kid struggles with being stuck, being upset, or dysregulated, you may feel like you’re grasping at straws to improve their childhood experience.  If the tools you’ve learned from books, specialists, and resources don’t seem to make much of a difference, their struggles-- and your own-- will begin to weigh on you.

The saying "Achilles heel" originates from a Greek mythological hero who had a single vulnerable spot on his body, which made him susceptible to defeat. It's a term often used to describe a weak spot in any area of life.

In a recent conversation with Susan and Travis, two amazing parents of three kids (ages 13, 12, and 2 years), we delved into their Achilles Heels and how they shifted to become the parents they always wanted to be—for themselves and their children.

Susan and Travis generously shared their parenting challenges, frustrations, and doubts, along with the turning point that led them to seek a different path. If you've ever felt overwhelmed or unsure of how to navigate the complexities of raising emotionally intense kids, their story will resonate deeply with you.

Their journey wasn't about quick-fix tactics or temporary solutions. Instead, it was getting honest about the parenting struggles and embarking on a journey to make it better.

Today, I invite you to watch a heartfelt video where Susan and Travis share their powerful story.  

You'll find yourself nodding along, feeling understood.  Click here to watch [runtime 19 minutes]. 

They report on two parenting tools that helped them overcome their own vulnerabilities and how -- at the end of the day -- they feel more confident about showing up the way they want to. 🙂

Ready to connect with fellow parents of emotionally intense kids who are on a similar path of growth? Join my free monthly gathering (online) tomorrow.  We’ll be talking about challenging behaviors and how YOU can make it better with your child.  Secure your spot for the free monthly gathering here: https://samanthamoe.com/monthly-gathering/

Take the first step towards transforming your parenting journey by getting honest about your own Achilles heel.  If you want to send me an email, I’d love to hear your reflections!

Wishing you strength and growth,




Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP
Certified Parent Coach
Creator, Mad to Glad Blueprint ™
Professional training to support intense kids and their families


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P.S. Like Susan and Travis, YOU have the power to make things better with your child.  Embrace vulnerability, nurture your strengths, and create lasting change for yourself and your children.

Every month, I lead a free online gathering exclusively for parents of emotionally intense kids, where we discuss how parenting these children can become easier and more enjoyable. Sign up for the free gathering by visiting this link: https://samanthamoe.com/monthly-gathering/