Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish


“It seems I’ve officially lost my mind. I think my kids ran away with it.”

Parents, do you ever feel like this?

Are you tired of trying to meet other people’s expectations of you as a parent?

Would you like to live without the guilt, doubt, fear, worry, disrespect and frustration that many parents take on?

Mary Dravis-Parrish is here each week to guide you through the woes, challenges, questions and possibilities of parenting that will create more ease and confidence.

Families today are not just traditional families; they now include single parents, parents of the same gender, as well as grandparents raising grandchildren. Mary knows that regardless of the structure of a family, families can thrive, be happy and successful in today’s world. She also knows that the world will be a much better place when family life focuses on empowering parents and kids to be the unique caring beings they are meant to be.  Mary provides simple strategies and techniques that allow each family to raise children that feel confident stepping into their unique gifts and talents to offer to the world.  She utilizes her teaching experience along with her natural talents for getting to the root of what is causing distress, discord and dis-ease in family living.


October 21, 2019-No More Excuses ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Have you ever used your kids as your excuse to not choose for you? You may be using them and not even know it. Do you make yourself the martyr, by always putting your kids before you and your needs? Did you know that by doing this, you are dis-empowering yourself and your kids? This week Mary talks about how she used her kids as her excuse and what she learned through...

October 14, 2019-Inherited Points of View- Keep or Toss? ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Most of our points of view have been inherited and passed down generation after generation. How have these inherited opinions, thoughts and perspectives affected your life? Do all of them make your life better? Which ones are you holding onto that are making your life miserable and limited? Which points of view are you passing onto your children? How will those affect...

October 7, 2019-Parent Helpline- What’s on Your Mind? ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish An empowered parent knows that it is beneficial to ask questions, to seek help and to be able to talk about what is going on. Have you asked yourself, “What am I missing here with this child?” Or have you felt like you just don’t know what to do next when it comes to relating to your kids? Do you have an issue that you just can’t see a way through? Maybe you are...

September 30, 2019-Helping Children Celebrate Their Differences ~ Guest Maria Forrest

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Most kids recognize they are different before we adults think they do. Whether a young person has ADHD, dyslexia, is on the autism spectrum or whatever else may make them “different”, they will likely figure out what sets them apart from the “crowd” pretty quickly. When parents know how to help their child cope and celebrate their difference, the child can once...

September 23, 2019-Being the Magical Parent ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish What kind of parent are you being- the serious parent, the parent who worries about everything that happens to their children, the bulldozer parent who wants to make sure their child gets all the benefits that life offers, the bitter parent who struggles to find joy in parenting, or the magical parent who lives the adventure of parenting and is in awe of the magic that you...

September 16, 2019-How to Help Kids Deal With Emotional Pain ~ Guest Bill Protzmann

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Self-harm, like cutting, drugs, and alcohol are on the rise with today's youth as they struggle to express emotional pain freely and in a way that isn't harmful. Some of these children have thoughts of ending their lives out of emotional hopelessness, and some tragically do. How do we as parents help our children find ways of expressing those painful emotions in a way that...

September 9, 2019-The Magic of Curiosity ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Curiosity is an underrated quality in parenting. But as we grow older, we tend to push off that curiosity, instead filling it with a need to be right. As parents, we pressure ourselves to have all the answers when our children approach us with questions. We use our “rightness” to assume that we do know everything and that our kids don’t know anything and that there...

September 2, 2019-Getting Serious About Family Fun ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Kids are into having fun and parents can learn a lot from their kids about how to have fun. There are many benefits for kids of all ages who get to spend time with family doing things that help build connections and develop deeper bonds. In this episode of Be You Parenting, you are invited to call or chat in with your favorite fun family experience. Mary will be sharing...

August 26, 2019-The After Market Add-On ~ Guest Aideen Finnola

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish When we are born, we are our own form of perfection. We are not prone to judge others, do bad things or need to prove our existence. Along the way, we receive an after-market add-on, an inner critic that can get out of control and become our inner terrorist. How many times have you heard your inner critic tell you all the things that you don’t do right? How often do you...

August 19, 2019-End the Cycle of Limiting Beliefs ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Have you ever considered how many different beliefs you have running through your subconscious? The number can be staggering! And many of these beliefs were projected onto you without you even knowing it. As an empowered parent, you can end the cycle of projecting beliefs onto your kids that dis-empower them and keep them from becoming that which they are here to become....