Dr. Amy Fortney Parks on The Rant with Baeth Davis

Today’s show is all about PARENTING with psychologist and parenting specialist, Dr. Amy Fortney Parks.

With over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents and families as both an educator and psychologist, Dr. Amy the owner of The Wise Family. She is also the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions LLC, which specialize in working with kids, tweens and teens, families, parent groups, local independent schools and public systems for counseling and consulting services.

On today’s show we talk about HOW TO PARENT, your KID’S HAPPINESS, social media, ‘yes and…’, and much much more.


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“I’m telling you, in this country we pay more attention to our children’s Halloween candy than we do their social media presence.” – Dr. Amy Fortney Parks

Show Notes:

  • Why parents are not responsible for their kid’s happiness
  • What is the link between happiness and social media
  • Why parents are so obsessed with their child being happy
  • How families compare themselves to each other
  • What does WAIT mean
  • Why do we make money more important than finding our life’s purpose
  • Imagine a world of people aligned with their own inner authority
  • Why we avoid intimacy
  • How parents and children are connected psychologically

“What is it that you feel needs to happen for your family? What is that path that you want your family to be on?” – Dr. Amy Fortney Parks

Parenting Tips from Dr. Amy Fortney Parks:

  1. Pay less attention to your kid’s behavior, but notice their behavior as a message
  2. Pay attention to the things your kids are involved in, and be in your life (not on your phone)
  3. When you feel like you’re out of your depth, then get some help

Links Mentioned:

  • Connect with Dr. Amy Fortney Parks:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | the wise family

“Happiness is not a train stop.” – Dr. Amy Fortney Parks

Larry Winget on The Rant with Baeth

Today I’m super excited to have Larry Winget as a guest on the show. Larry is a New York Times best selling author, and you may of heard him, or seen him on television.

Larry is the author of Grow A Pair as well as five other New York Times best selling books. Larry has also been on Dr. Phil, The Today Show, as well as other television shows and specials.

Larry’s latest book has just been released called, What’s Wrong with Damn Near Everything.

Today Larry talks about the book and it’s focus on the collapse of core values.


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And by the way, that whole – do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it, the way you said you would do it – that’s all anybody wants. That’s all I want from my employees, that’s all my employees ever want from me.” – Larry Winget

Show Notes:

  • Is everyone opinionated?
  • The importance of building a life around core values
  • Concerns that parenting is getting worse
  • Why imposing consequences is important
  • How to be a better parent
  • What are internet balls
  • What it means to have a commitment, to our commitments
  • Breaking commitments is BAD!
  • What it means to be a liar
  • Why keeping your word is important
  • What are basic core values
  • Why selling is important for growing your business
  • How success can be detrimental

“Realize that success is your biggest enemy. When you become successful, that is when you become lazy.” – Larry Winget

Links Mentioned:

Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Website | TVT

“If we hold honesty as a core value, why do we lie regularly ourselves when it comes to why we’re late, or why we don’t want to go some place?” – Larry Winget