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.


December 2, 2019-A Parent Evolution – The Time is Now ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish We are in a period of evolution and as everything around us is evolving, so too, must our parenting skills, practices and methods. But how does a parent do that? In this episode Mary will dive into the value of evolution from the parenting standpoint and offer suggestions for how a parent can join the evolution and raise today’s children to be more empowered. Mary’s...

November 25, 2019-Teaching Kids Thankful Living ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Thanksgiving starts off our holiday season and how appropriate that we focus on being thankful in preparation for all that is to come as celebrations increase over the coming weeks. This is the opportune time to teach kids the art of living in thanks and gratitude. Much more is possible when we are truly thankful for everything that comes along. If you and your family...

November 18, 2019-The Value of Family Rituals ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Most parents have set up some family routines for their children. But what about family rituals? How are these different and why would a family want or need to have rituals along with routines? In this segment of Be You Parenting we will explore how rituals have more value and how routines can be turned into meaningful rituals. We will explore a variety of rituals to great...

November 11, 2019-Steps to Building Cooperation ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Parents dream of their kids cooperating, helping with chores and following directions. So often when kids don’t cooperate, parents are left feeling frustrated and angry. What does a parent do so that their children will want to cooperate and be helpful? Some of these tips may surprise you at how simple they are and how empowering for both you and the child. Tune in...

November 4, 2019-10 Keys for Family Happiness ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish What parent doesn’t want to have a happy family? And yet, how often are we truly happy? What does it take to be happy in today’s world when there are so many things that can bring on stress and worry? This episode of Be You Parenting will share 10 Keys that can add to the happiness of parents who want to empower their kids to be happy. Mary’s Book: Empowered...

October 28, 2019-How to Handle Family Competition ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish Have you wondered whether competition is good for your kids? As kids grow they compete with siblings and peers. There may be many reasons why children compete. How does a parent know what types of competition are healthy for a child? Join us for this empowering episode of Be You Parenting and discover how you can identify how competition may be affecting your...

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...