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Counseling On Demand

Dec 26, 2017

Pro wrestling might not seem like a great place for advice, but Fred Riley has some ideas on parenting like a pro wrestler.

Do you ever feel like your kids are trying to take you down?  Like they have a new wrestling move to knock you off your game?  They'll put you on the ropes if you're not careful.

Wrestlers put on a united front.  Wrestling partnerships are all about unity in the struggle.  You and your partner should do the same thing.  Make sure you and your partner know you have each other's back and that you're excited to be doing this together.

Your kids should feel the energy behind your parenting.  They need to know that when they're in the ring with you, they're in the ring with your partner.  Otherwise, kids are masters at finding the weak link.  You have to be totally united.  Communicate well and stay on the same page.

You should also practice "tagging out".  That's a valuable thing.  When one wrestler gets tired or injured, the other can enter the ring.  As parents, you need to work smarter not harder.  You don't have to be all by yourselves.

Recognize your limits.  Are you exhausted?  Do your kids have you in a choke hold?  Against the ropes?  Tag out!

As their partner, you need to keep one arm reaching over the rope ready for the tag.  

Remember that you don't always know when your partner really needs help.  Don't enter too early and undermine them.  Your job isn't to do a better job, it's to get in and pick up where your partner left off.  Be united.

Tagging out prevents burnout where you end up saying or doing something you regret.


Counseling on Demand is hosted by Fred Riley, also known as "The Best Damn Therapist".  Fred specializes in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), pornography addiction, anxiety and depression.

Counseling on Demand offers expert level family and marriage counseling.  We all know that raising children and maintaining relationships can be tough.  Whether you're dealing with divorce, separation, abuse, or are just trying to get your family running at top speed, these episodes are invaluable. 

Counseling on Demand is helpful for keeping your mental health strong.  There is also great information for dealing with depression.  You can find Fred Riley him at Riley Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling