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Joyful Courage - A Conscious Parenting Podcast

Joyful Courage is a Conscious Parenting Podcast. Be inspired, entertained and educated as we navigate the challenges and celebrations of choosing to be a conscious parent. Interviews and solo shows will provide listeners with tools, strategies and inspiration that can be directly applied to their parenting journey.
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Nov 26, 2015

Hey hey!!!

Thank you so much for playing and being willing to subscribe to the show - I value you and am honored that you find value in what I put out into the world!!

Here are the deets of the giveaway:

I have super cute Joyful Courage SWAG to give away!!  I can't figure out how to post pics here, but I will put them up on the Live and Love with Joyful Courage facebook group page.  

I have FOUR shirts and FOUR hats to giveaway - 

The shirt is baseball style with red arms and the Joyful Courage logo on the front.

The hat is a trucker style green hat with a white front and the JC logo.

I have TWO Center Parenting Ecourses to giveaway - 

This is an online course that you receive over the course of five weeks. Included each week are videos, audio meditation and workbooks that teach the positive Discipline concepts and guide you towards finding your most centered, authentic self while on the parenting journey.  It's awesome! Learn more here.

And finally, I am giving away a 3 month coaching package -

This is the GRAND PRIZE and I am super excited to offer it up to one lucky winner!  The 3 month coaching package is two hours of coaching a month, which can either be broken up into 2 monthly one hour sessions, or four monthly half hour sessions.  You will have access to me via text and email between sessions as well...  This offer is a POWERFUL way to really deepen your practices and accountability towards being the parent and the human you want to be. Learn more here.

To qualify for ALL of the offers, please head on over to itunes and write a review for the podcast.  This link will help you figure out how to do it from your iphone or ipad:

http://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad

If you use an android device, you will need to access itunes through your computer and directions for doing that can be found here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/joyful-courage-parenting-podcast/id996079418?mt=2

To qualify for the swag (shirts and hats) and the ecourse, please leave a FIVE STAR RATING on iTunes.  Use the link above to do this, the difference being that you don't write a review - just leave the stars :)

To qualify simply for the swag, shoot me an email at casey@joyfulcourage.com and let me know what your favorite episode of the podcast is and why OR why you LOVE the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast!!

Oh man, hopefully that isn't too complicated --- let me know if you have any troubles and I will be happy to help! Big love to each of you and THANK YOU for being on the journey with me!!

 

xoxo - Casey

Nov 24, 2015

There are a few things that are tough to talk about with our kids.  One of the toughest, I think, is talking about the violent things that happen in the world...

My guest today on the podcast is Dr. Monica Holliday Sherman.  Monica is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago, and she completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at The Adler School of Professional Psychology, with a concentration in childhood and adolescence.

She is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and she regularly facilitates parenting classes in the Chicago community. You can find her on Psychology Today here.

She is also my friend, and someone I trust to speak to this topic from a very thoughtful, experienced place...

As tough as this conversation is, it is important for parents to be talking to their kids about the state of the world. AND, as a community of parents, it is equally as important to get support from each other about how to best support our kids.

My hope is that this show does just that.

Resources mentioned in the interview:

Video of father reassuring his young son that France is their home.
Purple Wagon - "A site for people interested in parents and children, and their explorations and discussions around war, terrorism and peacemaking." Loads of resources for parents here.
Helping Children Feel Safe in an Unsafe World by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD

Other resources:

Talking With Children About Disaster also by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD
Talking with Children About Tragic News Stories by Ariadne Brill of Positive Parenting Connection
Terrorism and children:Tough Conversations that Matter by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD or Roots of Action
Explaining Terror to Kids is a NY Times article that covers a French newspaper for kids and how they are engaging in real conversations with kids about the attacks

And more suggestions from Monica:

Books are my go-to when I'm wanting to extend any of these "big" topics into ongoing conversations with my kids. Here are a few to read WITH your kids, relevant to what's going on in the world today:
 
Finding heroes amidst terrorism.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (there is also a Young Reader's edition)
 
Multicultural competency.
The Cow of No Color: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from around the World, Nina Jaffee
 
Explaining refugees. 
Sometimes it helps to look to history for examples -- one of the most written about examples of children fleeing war zones is the Operation Pied Piper of 1939, when children were evacuated from London during WWII. The beloved Paddington character is even based upon these events. 
 
--The Sky Is Falling, Kit Pearson
--Visitors from London, Kitty Barne (out of print)
--Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe and Bedknobs and Broomsticks are both storylines based on children having to evacuate. 
--If your kids are American Girl fans, the book Happy Birthday, Molly!  incorporates a story of a British refugee coming to live with the family after being traumatized by living through bombing raids.  
 
Please get in touch with any thoughts or feedback on this discussion or any of the other podcasts!

 

 

Nov 17, 2015

This conversation landed close to my heart...  While my kids are now sleeping in their OWN beds, in their OWN rooms, ALL NIGHT LONG, that was not always the case.

And while my nighttime parenting choices weren't always the same as everyone else, they didn't follow the mainstream advice,  I did the best I could for my babies... 

The thing I really love about Alanna and her approach to supporting parents with sleep, is her willingness to meet parents where they're at.  She really believes in the idea that there is a right approach for each family, and that it is going to be related to what works in each family...

As any parent knows, there is no one size fits all here...  AND it is possible to help your child, and yourself, get better sleep.

Listen in!

 

Where to find Alanna - 

www.goodnightsleepsite.com
www.facebook.com/goodnightsleepsite
www.twitter.com/GNSleepSite
http://pinterest.com/gnsleepsite


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Nov 10, 2015

What a great time I had talking to Bonnie Harris of Connective Parenting!  She is so full of wisdom and insight...  Which wasn't surprising AT ALL to me :)

I have been following Bonnie's work for years - drawn to her gentle, logical style and advice.  I subscribed to her newsletter list and read her books and often am known to quote her in my parenting classes.

This lady is for real.

AND I am honored to share our conversation with you!!

Click on the links below to follow Bonnie:

www.bonnieharris.com

www.connectiveparenting.com

facebook.com/connectiveparenting

twitter.com/harrisparenting

 

I also mention the THANKSGIVING GIVE AWAY to podcast subscribers during the show. Click on this link to watch a short video with how to find the podcast app on your iphone.

Big love to you all and happy parenting!!!

Nov 3, 2015

This solo show is my own download around how resistance has been showing up in my life and what I am learning from it.  We all have those voices, right?  The one that says to us, "who cares, do what you want..." and the other that speaks from our soul and reminds us of who we really are....  Yeah, I dig into that.

I talk about my friend, Molly Knight Forde who is BRILLIANT and my guest on Episode Seven...

I mention the book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo (its super fabulous).

It's the world according to me, and I invite you to come on in and stay awhile.  Let me know what you think, and if you are enjoying these solo rambles or not (I hope you are, because they are really fun to record).

Big huge love to you all!!

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