Turn Power Struggles into Teachable Moments

Turn Power Struggles into Teachable Moments

Tired of power struggles with your child?

Power struggles sure do make for tough days, don’t they? And if there’s one thing about parenting you can’t do, it’s to give up. This isn’t a diet or a hobby or a job you can just up and quit when it gets hard.

But instead of getting angry or telling your child to “just stop it already,” you can unearth some pretty valuable lessons. You can both learn how to better communicate with one another and develop stronger listening skills and empathy. Your child can also expand his own toolkit on how to better respond when he’s upset.

That’s why typical parenting techniques are ineffective—things like spanking, time outs, counting to three. Sure, they might “work,” but they don’t allow you or your child to grow or learn anything valuable from the experience, and they aren’t loving or sustainable ways to raise your child. Instead, they actually fuel the power struggles you’re trying to stop.

What if, instead, you see your role not as being on the same side as your child?

Now, this isn’t to say you’re trying to be his “friend.” You maintain authority, guidance, and knowledge as their parent, but it does mean helping him manage his behavior, all while deepening your relationship. It’s a win-win: he learns to behave and manage his emotions, all while knowing you love him—no matter what.

The goal isn’t to suppress tantrums or to coerce your kids to obey. Tantrums, meltdowns, and bad days will happen—even to us as adults. Instead, the goal is to equip them (and us) with the coping methods to know what to do the next time it happens.

And it starts now—in childhood. This is, after all, the “practice” stage where the stakes aren’t too high to learn these lessons. The power struggles you’re going through now, no matter how challenging, can be the perfect teaching moments.

That’s why, when you join the Same Side Discipline parenting course, you’ll learn the techniques that will help YOU turn power struggles into those teachable moments.

You’ll redefine your role as a parent and learn how you and your child can foster respect for one another. You’ll discover effective ways to talk to him to avoid needless conflict in the first place. You’ll find proven reasons why focusing on his character (and exactly how to talk to him) will help him behave well, and so much more!

“Going through the course has helped me strengthen the relationship I have with my three-year-old twin boys and decrease stress in the household. The ramp ups aren’t as extreme, and I don’t feel as anxious about how to handle the situation. I’ve been able to de-escalate hitting and toy throwing instead of getting into a power struggle. Thank you!”


Stop feeling drained in parenthood

What if, in just a few weeks from now, you were able to radically decrease the power struggles between you and your child, and instead deepen the relationship you have? How would life be different when you start noticing a difference in both you and your child?

Hi, I’m Nina Garcia, author and blogger behind the parenting site, Sleeping Should Be Easy. You might already know I’ve helped countless parents through my website, newsletters, books, and resources I offer. I know what it takes to get you from feeling drained in parenthood to being the kind of parent you want to be.

I know just how challenging it can be to handle your child’s behavior and feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. When it seems like you’re just waiting for bedtime to happen already so you can end the day, exhausted from the power struggles.

In fact, I felt like I couldn’t relate with those around me, assuming no one else could’ve had the same kinds of struggles I did as a mom. I’m normally a calm person—to see me lose my patience did not feel good to me or my kids.

The anger almost felt like a charge that was determined to erupt, no matter how much I tried to contain it. I dreaded the parts of the day that would trigger yet another power struggle. I guiltily stopped looking forward to spending time with my kids, and instead preferred the time away from them.

So you can imagine why I had to look for and apply the parenting techniques that would turn things around. Where I could begin to enjoy parenthood again, learn how to discipline intentionally, and focus on connecting with my kids.

And it worked. The right tips and advice was like having a voice nudging me toward patience, and vastly improved the way my kids behaved.

When you can parent from a calm and connected place, you can guide your child and use the challenges as teachable moments instead. While parenting is a never-ending lesson (aka you’ll still lose your cool in the future from time to time), you’ll feel more confident and better equipped to be the mom your child needs you to be.

You see, these are real challenges that don’t often get addressed, or don’t seem as important. Same Side Discipline is here to change that.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never read a parenting book in your life, or if you’re a seasoned mom who knows she can always improve—I can help.

In the course, you’ll learn the most effective parenting techniques that work. It really IS possible to calm the waters in your home, and Same Side Discipline will help you do just that.

“There were many times when my nerves were a wreck and I had no patience to deal with my daughter’s crying. I would talk to her with a strict tone of voice, or speak louder than usual, which of course didn’t help either of us. Instead, the situation would get worse. But after applying what you said, everything has changed! The tantrums have grown fewer and shorter, and my daughter has even found ways to calm herself down. It’s been such great progress for the both of us!” 


Imagine how different life would be if you could...

  • Get your child to listen to you without using fear, threats or bribes
  • Avoid tantrums every time your child doesn’t get what he wants
  • Stop caving in to your child’s every request
  • Respond calmly when your child does the opposite of what you ask
  • Be confident about handling your child’s behavior, even in public
  • Get your child to play well with others instead of hitting
  • Help your child manage intense emotions like anger and disappointment
  • Nurture your child’s strong-willed temperament in a healthy way
  • Finally put a stop to the power struggles and endless fights
  • Feel truly happy instead of stressed and miserable

“Same Side Discipline gave me better perspectives on how to look at situations with my child. Since the course, I’ve been able to slow down and not react so emotionally, allowing me to set a better example on how to handle feelings.”


Let's make this happen!

When you join Same Side Discipline, you’ll learn a new approach to parenting that will finally erase the nagging, fighting, and constant struggles. You’ll stop feeling like a failure, and instead know exactly who you need to be and what you need to do to raise your child.

You can be more patient, even if you tend to lose your temper, as well as learn effective ways to communicate with your child so you avoid power struggles to begin with.

In other words, you’ll redefine your role as a parent and see actual changes you never thought possible (even if your past says otherwise).

The best part? This all comes from someone who truly cares about seeing you change and enjoy parenthood.

No matter where you are, you can benefit from Same Side Discipline!

“Believe me, I have started noticing the difference in me and my kid. I can’t thank you enough. It’s a shame I didn’t find you earlier—there were so many things I was doing wrong. It surely works Nina. You are incredible.”


What's inside...


Many power struggles can be prevented in the first place! Through effective communication, you’ll learn how to avoid many meltdowns and tantrums.


Tired of nagging and repeating yourself? Discover how to get your child to listen through actionable and effective tools.


Stop fighting your child’s temperament. Instead, nurture the positive traits in strong-willed children in a healthy way.


Do you feel like you constantly have to tell your child what to do? Learn how to equip her with the ability to make good choices from the start.


Handling kids fighting all day long is never easy. Get the tools to handle sibling rivalry and behavior with other children.


Mutual respect is vital for any relationship to thrive. You’ll learn why respect starts with YOU, and the role self-integrity and responsibility play in developing respect for each other.


Do you feel like a bully when holding your ground, or weak when you cave in? Learn how to set boundaries the right way.


Stop losing your temper and raising your voice—even if it seems like that’s the only thing that works. Discover effective ways to respond, no matter how frustrating yoru child’s behavior.


No parent wants to hover over her child 24/7. Instead, learn the tools to help your child want to behave, even when no one is looking.


Parenthood is not just about raising kids. Discover how to grow up alongside your child to be the parent she needs you to be.

“I was looking for a change in the way I was parenting my kids, but I didn’t know where to start. Your realistic and practical advice helped a lot as it changed my perspective. You have helped me understand my kids better, especially when they cry. I now have extra patience and empathy for them and feel so much more connected. My toddler is amazing us every day—she is understanding me better, sleeping on her own, not throwing tantrums, the list goes on. I wanted to take the time to share this with you and thank you!”


Get a sneak peek!

Interested in the principles found in Same Side Discipline? Join my newsletter and download my PDF, How to Finally Stop Losing Your Temper—at no cost to you—to see if the course is a right fit!

The real change you want to see

Rest assured, you’ll finish Same Side Discipline a completely new person. You’ll have a different way of thinking about parenting and communicating with your child.

You can even scour the internet and discover that there’s nothing like this course anywhere else. No more letting every little thing get to you—you can have better control and perspective on the way you interact with your child. And you can do this with the tools and principles in Same Side Discipline.

The result? A happier parent with fewer power struggles to deal with.

Frequently Asked Questions

“What is Same Side Discipline?”

Same Side Discipline is a self-paced, 10-lesson online course where you’ll discover parenting techniques that will turn power struggles with your child into teachable moments for both of you. You’ll get instant access to full course, worksheets, and printables upon joining.

I coined the title “Same Side Discipline” because I truly believe that in order to solve problems we face as parents, we need to rethink of ourselves as being on the same side as our kids, instead of being on opposite sides.

“Who is Same Side Discipline for?”

The core principles apply to parenting any child’s age, but the language of the course speaks directly to parents of toddlers through the early elementary years, particularly those who are interested in parenting and behavior issues with their children.

Even more specifically, we’re going to tackle power struggles with our kids—those moments when we lose our tempers and when every day feels like yet another battle with them.

“Is Same Side Discipline a live, physical event?”

No—the course is online, so you can join no matter where you live and take the course at your own pace.

“How is the course different from the blog, newsletter, or ebooks you offer?”
The blog is a quick look into common parenting topics, while Same Side Discipline dives deep into parenting tactics too in-depth to cover in any one article.

Plus, Same Side Discipline deals specifically with power struggles and offers a refreshing new way to think about the role you play as a parent. In other words, you’ll stop thinking of “fixing” your kids and more about looking within to find the solution.

“What’s included in the course?”

Once you sign up, you’ll get instant access to all 10 lessons and can go through them at your own pace. Lessons include 60+ videos, text-ready online articles, downloadable PDFs of the lessons, and printable worksheets tailored for each lesson. All of these materials are housed in one course portal.

What's included in the course:

  • Instant access to the full 10 lessons
  • 60+ videos
  • Text-ready lessons online
  • Downloadable PDFs for each lesson
  • Printable worksheets for each lesson

“Since taking Same Side Discipline, I’ve applied certain techniques to help me not lose my temper or feel trapped in my children’s meltdowns. I learned how to discipline in a supportive way while still being firm. These lessons have been super helpful and inspiring!”


I want you to feel confident that you’re getting the best coaching and life-changing resources that will help you turn power struggles around and develop a positive relationship with your child. If you’re not convinced of the incredible value found in Same Side Discipline, email me within 30 days of purchase and you will get a full, no questions asked refund.

“Before Same Side Discipline, I struggled with getting my kids to follow instructions and losing my temper. I put a lot of pressure on myself to respond to every situation in the ‘best’ way, that I just ended up not knowing what to do and getting mad. The class gave a lot of specific tips, all very doable and intuitive. I learned a lot of strategies on how to respond to my kids. Same Side Discipline has helped me yell less and be calm, which helps my kids’ behavior as well.”



Don't miss this opportunity!

Are you the kind of person who values her relationship with her child and will do what it takes to make it better?

If you’re ready to turn those power struggles around and want to improve your relationship, then you’re in the right place.

Ask yourself:

  • What’s it worth to stop losing your temper and instead discipline calmly?
  • What would you give to start your days off without a single fight, or to get your child to comply without bribing or yelling?
  • How would life be different if you didn’t dread being with your child when she throws a fit, and actually felt good about how you’re raising her?
  • How much more time will you waste fighting with your child, all while trying to figure this all out by yourself?

Don’t miss this opportunity to join Same Side Discipline! Learning how to discipline on the same side as your child can be the turning point you’ve been looking for—the change that can make life feel normal and enjoyable once more.