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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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Dec 20, 2016

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Today’s guest is Lauren Gamble of Bibs for Kids. She helps kids struggling with illness, impoverishment and prematurity by selling bibs and donating 10% of proceeds to causes. Her son was born premature and she was inspired to help others after spending time in the NICU with her new baby. Join us in learning about how to give back to kids in need this holiday season (and every day)!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    Life in the NICU – the challenges of prematurity with even a healthy baby, infant health challenges, bonding with other parents facing the same circumstances and 12 long days where time seemed to stand still

•    Causes Bibs For Kids supports: premature birth, pediatric HIV, pediatric cerebral palsy, childhood hunger, childhood cancer, and autism

•    Prematurity awareness –  the selection of this cause was influenced by her own experiences with her son (who is now 4 months old) and the ongoing relationships she’s had with fellow NICU families from their stay

•    Pediatric cerebral palsy – the family connection to this challenging disease and how her relationship with her cousin and aunt led her to want to give back in this way

•    Pediatric HIV – the family Lauren knows who adopted an HIV positive child and how their life experiences impacted her decision to support this important cause

•    Autism – Awareness of early detection and the need for education and intervention are so key to positive outcomes for children living with Autism

•    Childhood cancer – 720 kids diagnosed every day in America – why research and awareness is so important

•    Childhood hunger – a cause that’s closer to home than we think and not just an overseas problem

•    Customer response to Bibs for Kids, donations and partnerships

•    The holiday season: thankfulness for good health and a reason to give

•    Ways to help when you don’t have kids who wear bibs or don’t have babies in your life– donate $5 and have a bib sent to a child in need

Where to find Lauren:

Facebook I Website I Instagram I Twitter I Pinterest
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Dec 13, 2016

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DENISE LAROSA is the founder, host and CEO of Mom Talk with Denise LaRosa, LLC, a multimedia platform designed to motivate, inspire and inform mothers along their journey in motherhood. Denise utilizes her parenting experiences and background as an elementary educator to bring mothers invaluable information and resources on parenting through her podcast, blog and workshops. 

A devoted wife and mother of two precious girls, Denise is also an elementary school teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance (Magna cum Laude) from Radford University in 2003 and graduated from Carlow University in 2008 with a Master of Education degree in elementary education.

Empty Shoes is Denise's first children's book. She plans to write many more for you to enjoy.
 
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Find Denise: 
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Dec 6, 2016

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Today’s guest is Rosalind Wiseman, a mom of boys and political scientist who works with teenagers in a professional capacity through an organization called Cultures of Dignity. We are going to talk about the social lives of teenagers. Join us!

“Look for your champion moment and step in.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    The struggle to balance maintaining friendships and handle power imbalances and how that flows into abusive romantic relationships later on
•    Media depictions of relationships and how they impact teenage perceptions of acceptable and normal behaviors
•    Impacts of the election cycle on teenage behavior and normalization of racism and bad behavior and the resulting need for parents to promote inclusion
•    How to promote diversity and equal dignity for all by helping your children recognize the difference between healthy curiosity and put-downs
•     The importance of coaching your child on how to participate in respectful dialogue and redirecting conversations without reinforcing stigma
•    How to support teachers in a changing political climate while they deal with teens struggling with uncertainty
•    The role of education in supporting problem solving and critical thinking
•    Common roles in teen social groups and the associated challenges of raising: queen bees, side kicks, banker, mastermind, associate, bouncer, entertainer, conscience, champion, victim/target, pleaser, the messenger
•    Helping your kids practice for their champion moment
•    Backstabbing and the role of the messenger
•    How to teach your kids that a disagreement isn’t the end of the relationship
•    How to use and coach the SEAL formula – how to speak when you are angry
•    The similarities between conflict in teen relationships and videogames battles
•    The difference between bullying and lack of relationship skills
•    Giving space and listening to boys during puberty
•    Relationship repair following insights acquired during parenting education

Resources

Queen Bees and Wannabes
Masterminds and Wingmen
Owning Up

Where to find Rosalind:

Her Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
LinkedIn

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Nov 28, 2016

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Today’s guest is Luna Leverett, a mom to 12 and 11 year old, and a public speaker who helps overwhelmed women find peace in life by simplifying things. We are going to talk about getting real with the holidays. Join us!

“Your job as a mom is to build a protective hedge around your family and not let them get stressed out and over-stimulated by all the ten thousand things”

•    Being the magic makers: doing all the things
•    Creating happy memories not just of the holidays and of parents for your kids
•    Christmas cards – do you really need to send them?
•    Managing expectations – fantasy vs reality
•    Avoiding resentment
•    How to design the holiday you want to have – focus on the 3 Ms
•    What is YOUR mission? Separating that from expectations of others
•    Minutae –picking activities and details that support your mission
•    Move it – assess which activities that you can enjoy at another time of the year to focus on your mission
•    Elf on a Shelf – effectiveness as a behavior modification tool, another thing on your to do list
•    Giving yourself permission not to do the same things as everyone else – peer pressure
•    Focusing on the things that bring you joy
•    Taking the “shoulds” out of the season

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“Courage to me is head down, get it done, life is going to be hard at times and you might doubt yourself or feel other people doubting you and you’re just going to have to go out and do it regardless. But joyful courage to me is a picture of having chin up, smile on your face, and for me, parenting. It takes a lot of courage to take on the responsibility of raising what needs to grow up to be responsible adults and those little lives are in your hands for such a young age. But you can do it scared, or you can do it with joy even in the arguments and even in the hard times, that there’s always joy to be found. If it’s just the sweet relationship you have with each of these people in your family that gives you what you need to go out and do the courageous job of parenting with your chin up, with a smile on your face.”

Where to find Luna:

Website

Facebook

Podcast: Confessions Behind the Minivan

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Nov 22, 2016

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Today’s guest is Laurie Hatch, a “radical grandma” with strong ideas and opinions about how children who can be raised. She has eleven kids, 44 grandkids and has worked in education, now consulting and training. We are going to talk about kids under 5 and how to handle aggressive behavior. Join us!

“If I could teach parents one thing it would be: never expect kids to share. Kids do not share until the ages of 4 and 5 when it becomes important to them to have a playmate who stays with them and collaborates”

“Sharing is one of the most inappropriate expectations we have in childhood and a huge trigger. We were taught to be nice and share and that if you don’t share you aren’t nice.”

“About the time we start to figure out parenting, we are done”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    Exploring the language we use to describe behaviors our kids engage in

•    How separating ourselves from our children’s behavior changes how we describe and perceive it

•    Sibling rivalry and how we help create it

•    The role of supervision in mitigating sibling conflict

•    What is scaffolding and how does it relate to correcting behavior?

•    Setting reasonable expectations around kid’s ability to self-regulate: improvement vs. mastery

•    Child development and how that impacts how sibling conflict plays out

•    Resolving conflict through curiosity

•    Naturalist observational report: talking to kids about what happened absent of judgment and assumption

•    Sharing expectations: why and when developmentally kids share and how expecting it can create challenges

•    Biting and tantrums in context: how language and maturity impact these phases

•    Backtalk versus advocacy: reframing sassy behavior

•    Repetitive behaviors: chances to try different approaches to resolve conflict

•    Nurturing in the heat of conflict: why it helps and how to do it even when it’s hard.

•    Solutions vs punishments. Focusing on the goal and expected behavior and being permissive aren’t the same thing, resolution doesn’t need to be punitive

•    Relationship repair and how to recover fromparenting missteps

•    Spanking – where does it come from and what else can you do in the moment

•    Post-conflict recaps: encouraging perspective taking and problem solving

•    The role of family meetings: connecting rather than blaming

•    Parenting education helps learn about parenting process

•    Triggers: why do we have them and what they can teach us about ourselves?

•    Self-care and parenting – how journaling can help

•    Problem solving without fault

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“Joy is the essence of being centered in truth. Courage is heart. I try to live so my life and heart are centered on the things I know are true. I have limited knowledge so I’m continually looking for that. I draw on my courage so that I can speak out in active ways that are in harmony with what I believe. Joy is not fleeting, it’s not like happiness. Joy is a constant and a choice in life. If you have joy in your heart, you’re able to endure challenges and adversity because you have this constant centered on truth." 

Where to find Laurie:
Website

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Nov 15, 2016

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Today’s guest is Sara Yao, a leadership coach who transitioned to self-employment on the birth of her child. While her book doesn’t focus on parenting specifically, the principles are incredibly relevant to parenting. Join us!

 

“It’s about how often you can be present, not how often you can be perfect.”

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

 

  • What is a leader and how does it relate to parenting?
  • The value of presence, stability and connectedness relative to skills competency
  • Impacts of going on autopilot on parenting and family relationships
  • The practice of pausing to break autopilot
  • Reactive tendencies (complying, detaching, and controlling) - what they are and how they develop
  • The way presence and mindfulness create choice in parenting
  • Modeling - how we pass on our reactive tendencies to our kids
  • How to take a “presence first” approach to parenting to overcome our own reactive tendencies
  • Cultivating presence – how to become more mindful
  • “Survival fear,” sleep deprivation and hormones and the impact of an adrenalized state on our parenting
  • How to start small to create more awareness more often to build a habit of mindfulness.
  • Mindfulness, perfectionism and self-compassion: recognizing increased presence shouldn’t create an expectation of perfection
  • Tuning into body sensation to be present and noticing
  • Breathing techniques – “box breathing” to calm you down when your nervous system is riled up

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“I have such deep respect for myself and for others when they are just willing to examine and question – when they do, the liberation that comes from moving out of a pattern or coming to and waking up, that to me is the epitome of joyful courage. Have the courage to look, feel free and at choice again.”

 

Resources:

Her book, “Drop in: Leading with deeper presence and courage”

Her book, Get Present

 

Where to find Sara:

Facebook l Twitter l Her website

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Nov 10, 2016

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This month's Ask Casey episode digs into how to engage our children in conversations about behavior and emotions when they are reluctant to meet us in the conversation...  

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Nov 8, 2016

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Today’s guest is Nicole Schwarz, from Imperfect Families. She’s a mom of 3 girls, a parenting coach and child and family therapist who focuses on helping parents use positive, respectful strategies with their kids. Today we are talking about sibling conflict. The questions we are discussing come straight from the community - join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    How to keep sibling conflict to a dull roar with a relationship focus in your parenting

•    Balancing the desire to step in with giving space for them to work it out for themselves

•    “Say what you see” approach to conflict resolution by describing it

•    Role of modeling and coaching for creative solutions

•    Deescalating techniques to resolve conflict

•    Understanding the role of neurological development on decision making in conflict

•    Having empathy for a sense of injustice and encouraging empathy in your kids

•    Teaching kids that “people get what they need” and how that might be different and lead to perceived inequity

•    Understanding impulse control limitations and flooding and how it leads to physical acting out

•    Using proactive practice and play based knowledge to avoid future conflict

•    How to focus on what led to acting out to avoid shaming while encouraging learning

•    Exercising compassion around evolving nature of self-regulation

•    Understanding jealous and resentment around new babies and the needs of other siblings

•    Introducing the concept of mixed feelings to kids who are too young to have that insight for themselves

•    Coaching around sharing toys and how to place limits on it – sharing power, soliciting and implementing solutions from your kids

•    Improving connection to reduce rivalry – using one-on-one time to address your child’s jealousy

•    The value of shifting focus from our kid’s behavior to our own behavior – recognizing it’s the only thing we can control

•    Contextualizing power struggles as kids trying to navigate their world

•    Reframing “bossy” behavior in a positive way and channeling it for good

•    Changing how we see tattling

•    The value of redo’s and self care

 

Resources:

Brain in the Palm for Kids video
Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber
Peaceful Parents Happy Siblings: How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends For Life by Dr. Laura Markham

Where to find Nicole:

Facebook l Twitter I Her website

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The goal for this month is 15,000 downloads of the podcast! Talk to your friends and family about the show and the value you find in listening in - then encourage them to do the same! Increasing the numbers makes is more sustainable and allows me to continue to have these epic parenting conversations!

Nov 1, 2016

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Today’s guest is Sheri Gazitt, founder of a company called “Teen Wise” which focuses on teen issues like bullying, perfectionism, stress and friendship issues. She’s a mom of 3 girls in their teens. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Navigating your teen’s confusion and search for identity
  • The “trying on” process teens go through as they evaluate the pieces that form their identity and how to support it
  • The impact of stress, peer pressure and expectations on families
  • Definitions of success and challenges when they don’t align
  • How to support your daughters through their exploration of true self
  • The evolving nature of the “true self”
  • Moving our coaching from “Be yourself” to “Figure out who yourself is” and why it’s necessary
  • Role modeling values but recognizing your teen may not share your values.
  •  How not to take your teen’s behavior personally
  • The importance of healthy adult relationships
  • How to maintain a relationship when your teen is pulling away
  • What girls say they need from parents
  • Navigating conversations when your child’s confidences reveal a need for outside interventions
  • The value of leaving space for teens to have emotions
  • Wardrobe and helping our teens navigate a sexualized climate
  • How to keep your parenting goals in sight when navigating challenging behaviors
  • The power of forgiveness

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“It gives me very positive vibes. It means we are happy with ourselves about what challenges we take on and parenting is definitely one of those challenges. It means to be happy and joyful even if we make mistakes, if we fail at something horribly, just to be joyful about the fact that we have that challenge in front of us and we are willing to take it on and give it our all."

Resources:
Reviving Ophelia

Where to find Sheri:
Her website l Facebook l Twitter

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The goal for this month is 15,000 downloads of the podcast! Talk to your friends and family about the show and the value you find in listening in - then encourage them to do the same! Increasing the numbers makes is more sustainable and allows me to continue to have these epic parenting conversations!

 

Oct 27, 2016

So happy to have the founders of Sproutable.com on the show today!!  Alanna Beebe and Julietta Skoog are on a MISSION to be super helpful and supportive of parents raising kids under five. They are on the show to share their offer and what inspires them to work with families.

Enjoy!

Resources:

www.besproutable.com
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Oct 25, 2016

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Today’s guest is Tosha Schore, known online as “Your Partner in Parenting Boys” and a mom of 3 boys. She partners with parents to help their boys thrive – teaching parents to practice self care, connect with their boys deeply to encourage open communication, coaching them to set limits in a loving way and to use play strategically in their parenting. Join us!

“My mission is to make a more peaceful world, one sweet boy at a time.”

 “Parenting is difficult because to do it well you must look inside yourself; you need to know what makes you sore and what really pushes your buttons. Looking at oneself, really looking inside is a challenge, the thing is, the consequence of not looking at oneself is even worse.”

“If we want to guide our children well, we have to first look at our own stories.”

What you’ll hear in this episode: 

  • The value of getting ourselves into “good parenting shape” and listening to each other non-judgmentally to ease frustration
  • The importance of boys being able to feel their feelings and avoid the “boiling pot” – embracing the body’s natural way to heal from our hurts
  • What keeps parents from feeling like it’s ok for their boys to feel their feelings?
  • Learning to be unattached to your child’s reactions to limits
  • The impact of isolation on the parenting experience
  • Stereotypes of masculinity and how they impact emotional intimacy
  • How to transition your boys from exhibiting aggressive behaviors to being more calm and increasing accountability by reducing fear
  • The importance of not losing sight of your boy’s goodness despite poor behavior
  • Working towards discipline from a place of connection
  • The value of being curious about what’s underneath anger
  • How to parenting in a way that honors the developing brain
  • Addressing off-track behaviors through connection and taking a proactive approach
  • Helping kids handle the pressure to save face
  • Techniques to address separation anxiety
  • How to set healthy limits in a loving way while creating safe spaces for exploration
  • Supporting boys through loudness and recognizing it for what it is

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“Working in this life for what you feel is important – being you. Courage means being me and supporting my children and the people I know to be them fully. There’s nothing more joyful than being real and full and who you are and the gift you have to give.”

Resources:

Positive Discipline – Jane Nelsen

Listen – 5 simple tools to meet your everyday parenting challenges – Tosha Schore & Patty Wipfler

 Where to find Tosha:

Facebook
Twitter
Her website

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Oct 18, 2016

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Today’s guest is Eric Greene, a father, husband and children’s rights activist. His work through his website, his Facebook group and private consultations focuses on peaceful parenting. As a father of one, his son has inspired him to explore parenting approaches that honor his desire to be the best parent he can be. His goal is to help improve the lives of children by helping parents learn better ways of raising children. Join us!

“Peaceful parenting is not permissive, it’s setting limits and boundaries in a peaceful way.”

 What you’ll hear in this episode: 

  • What is peaceful parenting?
  • How applicable is peaceful parenting to parents of more than one child?
  • What does “Growing the pause” mean and how do you do it?
  • Peaceful parenting as a practice and the need for repetition
  • Recognizing peaceful parenting doesn’t change that kids are still kids
  • The role of mindfulness in peaceful parenting
  • How to be firm and still parent peacefully
  • Building resiliency in your kids
  • Mindset shifts in peaceful parenting – moving from trying to control your kids’ behavior to trying to control what’s going on within yourself
  • The difference between peaceful and permissive parenting
  • Practicing no buts” empathy
  • Peaceful “parenting practices
  • The value of “hugging it out” to find a solution
  • Looking for opportunities to share power
  • Common struggles among parents trying to parent peacefully  
  • Traditional gender roles and peaceful parenting
  • Supporting your co-parent to parent peacefully
  • The importance of self-care and self-compassion in peaceful parenting
  • How to take baby steps to positive parenting

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“The courage to be joyful. Brene Brown talked about how the most vulnerable state you can be in is joy.That takes courage. It takes courage to be joyful.”

Resources:

The Intentional Parent Project
Positive Discipline – Jane Nelsen

 Where to find Eric:

His website
Facebook
Twitter
Peaceful Parenting Community Facebook group

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Oct 11, 2016

"I WANT TO SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS IN ANY WAY I CAN. YOUR WORK ETHIC, SUPPORT, AND KNOWLEDGE ARE IMPRESSIVE AND AN INTEGRAL PART OF OF MY LIFE AS A PARENT AND PERSON RIGHT NOW."

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Today’s guest is Joanne Foster, an educational consultant and author of several parenting and educational books. Her work focuses on supporting and encouraging children’s well-being, intelligence, creativity, self-confidence, and productivity. As a mother of two and grandmother of three, she has over 30 years’ experience working with gifted children. She recently wrote an article about the lure of extracurricular activities. It’s a topic that every family has to face and deal with in their own way. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why extracurricular activities should complement what they’re learning in school
  • Opportunities and demand
  • How much choice should you give your children?
  • The perceived pressure that parents feel regarding extracurricular activities
  • Too much vs. too little
  • Should you ever let a child QUIT an activity?
  • Helping a child pick and choose activities
  • Examples of extracurricular options that DON’T have to be stressful
  • Advice for parents about setting boundaries
  • Why kids need help in developing accountability for decisions

​What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“For me, it means using my intelligence, drawing on past experiences, acquiring supports when needed, harnessing my creativity, and having faith in my ability to confront changes and challenges.”

Resources:

www.beyondintelligence.net.
Being Smart about Gifted Education
by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster 
Beyond Intelligence
by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster 
Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Kids Overcome Procrastination
by Joanne Foster

And an article that Joanne was inspired to write after our interview:
Too Invested in Your Child's Activities and Performance

Where to find Joanne:

Her website
Facebook

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Oct 4, 2016

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Welcome! My guest today is Lori Petro, an advocate for children and families. Lori is a conscious parent educator and a mom to a young daughter. Our discussion today is around raising caring and sensitive children. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why a “conscious” parent educator?
  • 13 Principles of Conscious Parenting (from Alfie Kohn)
  • Behavior and Motives: Look UNDER the surface
  • How we make kids be reactive
  • The connection with our child is THE most important thing
  • Children with unusual sensitivities
  • Three areas to understand sensitive children: relationships, stress, and skills
  • Explosive behavior and self-regulation
  • Peace and mindfulness
  • Noisy environments can be overwhelming
  • Skill building
  • Fixing stuff in my life
  • Looking for signals
  • What are they trying to tell me?
  • Be who you are right now

Resources:

www.teachthroughlove.com
TEACH through Love Facebook Page
The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

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Sep 27, 2016

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Welcome to an amazing show with Amy McCready, back again for another conversation! Amy is the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, which provides online training for parents of toddlers to teens. She was with us in Episode 10 when we discussed the Me, Me, Me Epidemic. Amy is the mother of two college-aged kids and is the author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time and The Me, Me, Me Epidemic. We’re talking about money, and how to encourage and empower kids in their sense of money. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Most of us don’t have much training in money management!
  • Four systems of money management and the problems with each:
    • Money as needed
    • Money as reward
    • Money as payment
    • No strings attached allowance
  • The benefits to the “no strings attached” allowance
  • Suggestions for allowances and kids’ finances
  • Realistic budgeting for kids’ expenditures
  • Tools to use to get kids to contribute around the house
  • The difference in a chore and a contribution
  • “When-Then” statements
  • Family meetings: brainstorming solutions
  • Loans and credit scores---for kids!

Resources:

www.positiveparentingsolutions.com

Find Amy on Facebook, too!

If I Have to Tell You One More Time by Amy McCready

The Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McCready

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Sep 22, 2016

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What an honor to get to share the conversation I had with Grant Gibbs, the executive director of The Hippo Roller Water Project.

From the website:

"Designed in Africa for tough rural conditions, the durable Hippo Roller makes it extremely easy to collect up to 5x more water than a single bucket, by simply rolling it along the ground."

Listen to the conversation, click the links below and find out how YOU can be a supporter of this important work.

Where to find Hippo Roller:

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Join the cause!

Joyful Courage is joining the Hippo Roller team in their effort towards bringing 200 Hippo Rollers to Haiti.

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Sep 20, 2016

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Welcome! I’m excited to introduce you to my guest today! Sandy Blackard is an award-winning author and parenting coach. As the mother of two grown daughters, Sandy reached a frantic point in her own parenting challenges that led to the passion she has for helping parents acquire tools and tips that bring SUCCESS! She’s here to share her wisdom with us, so join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How “play therapy” set Sandy on her course
  • What does “Say what you see” really mean?
  • Listening, interacting, and retraining how you see the world
  • Name that strength
  • Acknowledgement vs. Praise
  • The transformation of a rule-breaker
  • Powerlessness vs. perceived helplessness
  • A child’s three basic needs: experience, connection, and power
  • How to negotiate power struggles
  • How to handle whining
  • Downstairs and Upstairs Brain
  • Modeling authenticity
  • Aligning the child in their greatness
  • What does “joyful courage” mean to you? “Courage comes when I’m facing a challenge. It’s a reminder of what’s waiting on the other side of the challenge.”

Resources:

www.languageoflistening.com

Say What You See by Sandy Blackard

Find Sandy on Facebook and Twitter 

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Sep 13, 2016

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Welcome! My guest today is Nicole Schwarz, who joined me for Episode 39 about helping kids deal with negative self-talk. She is a parent coach, child and family therapist, and the founder of Imperfect Families. All of us parents are in some phase of that back-to-school transition time, so let’s hear Nicole’s thoughts on this subject!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The nighttime routine: getting in the mindset of an earlier bedtime
  • Essential family routines for back-to-school
  • The power of shifting from “but” to “and”
  • Urgency is contagious
  • The importance of daily jobs for kids
  • Why kids NEED to make their own lunch
  • Homework: how parents can be supportive and available
  • How to support rather than shame
  • “The bad-kid cycle”
  • How to stick with your kids through emotional blow-ups
  • Why you can’t assume the problem OR the solution

Resources:

www.imperfectfamilies.com

Find Nicole on Facebook (Imperfect Families),
on Pinterest (Nicole Schwarz),
and on Twitter (NicoleForFamilies)

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Sep 8, 2016

This week I am going a bit rouge and spending time talking about this whole "Intentional Parenting" thing I am throwing around all over town...

I share thoughts and feedback from parents who dug deep in the #JoyfulCourage10 program and speak into the very human need for connection and meaning.

Intentional parenting is about us, friends.  It is about us managing our own baggage to show up better for our kids.  Listen in and let me know if you have any questions!

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Sep 6, 2016

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Welcome! My guest for today’s show is a friend of mine and a fellow Positive Discipline parent educator. Kelly Pfeiffer lives in South Carolina and has raised four kids in a blended family situation. After a divorce, she remarried a man with two children, which blended their family with kids of ages 15, 15, 13, and 12. Those children are now young adults, and Kelly has been a parent educator for the last 16 years. Today’s topics include positive discipline parenting tools, focusing on our discussion of “special time,” a way to guarantee one-on-one time with each child to maintain the vital parent-child connection. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Kelly was introduced to Positive Discipline: “Why do parents not know this?”
  • Why having tools and a formula doesn’t guarantee an easy parenting road
  • Variables in blending families
  • The Special Time tool: how to present it to parents
  • A magical connection between parent and child
  • Kelly’s advice for Special Time:
    • Plan it and put it on the calendar
    • As much as possible, let it be child-led
    • Incorporate non-competitive games
    • Use bike rides, picnics, and other outdoor activities
    • Limit distractions (Put away your cell phone!)
    • Use bedtime routines
    • Take advantage of time with a younger child when an older one has an activity
    • Take advantage of time with an older child when a younger one needs to nap
    • Have an older child help with dinner preparation
  • How connection helps diffuse power struggles
  • Tools to repair and recover from hurts
  • Why parents need to say “I’m sorry”
  • Don’t give up when a teen is resistant
  • Ideas for saving Special Time money
  • What does Joyful Courage mean to you? “Being courageous, feeling the fear, and doing it anyway---with JOY!”

Resources:

www.thinkitthroughparenting.com

Find Kelly on Facebook and Twitter (@posdisparenting)

Become a Positive Discipline Parent Educator at Kelly’s 2-day workshop in Greenville, SC, in October

Email newsletter: Find out more and sign up for these parenting tools on Kelly’s website!

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, Ed.D.

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Aug 30, 2016

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Today’s guest is Sharon Ballantine! With 3 children to parent, she turned to books for help with parenting, but she never had the time to read and process the information in the books. So, with no other options available to her, she decided to rely on her own intuition and her own Internal Guidance System for parenting. She began using this technique and the law of attraction to manifest exactly what she wanted as a parent. In this episode, Sharon shares exactly how she made it all happen! Join us!

 

Sharon Ballantine is a Parenting and Life Coach and Founder of the Ballantine Parenting Institute. Her book, The Art of Blissful Parenting, guides parents with practical as well as spiritual advice in raising their children. It also guides parents on how to get into alignment, discover and use their own IGS before they can teach their children.

In this episode Sharon also discusses:

  • How to find answers within yourself
  • You have an internal guidance system that begins with your feelings
  • Why leaving the room can help you get “in alignment” to parent
  • Physical movement can be a tool to help bring you into a centered place of alignment
  • Changing the subject that is causing stress and bad energy can cause a shift in energy
  • The teenage years are the years of “personal discovery”
  • Parents spend the teen years in fear mode and resort to using control
  • Whoever a teenager is today is not their final destination. Be patient; they will change.
  • Why we want to avoid making our children feel bad at all costs
  • Staying centered will give you the coping skills to deal with any kind of crazy you have to deal with
  • “This too shall pass” - it is true especially for teens
  • Ways to deal with teen behavior that is harmful
  • Focusing on the future and consequences of actions can allow a teen to take responsibility and look at the big picture
  • How to support your child’s development of their Internal Guidance System
  • Ways her failures as a parent contributed to finding her Internal Guidance System
  • What joyful courage means to her and how it contributes to bliss 

Resources Mentioned on the Show:

 The Secret - Rhonda Byrne

The Art of Blissful Parenting - Sharon Ballantine

 

Connect with Sharon:

Website - sharonballantine.com

 Facebook/sharonballantine

Twitter/LifeCoachSB

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Aug 23, 2016

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Welcome to an inspiring episode with my friend, Beth Caldwell. Beth is a mom of two, a former civil rights lawyer, and a blogger who lives in Seattle. In 2014, at age 37, Beth found a lump during a breast self-exam, which turned out to be metastatic cancer already in her bones. You’ll appreciate Beth’s genuine honesty about our topic today: as parents of young children, how do we deal with illness, trauma, death, and loss? What do we tell them? How much is TOO MUCH for them to handle? You don’t want to miss this conversation, so join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Beth’s cancer journey from finding the lump until now
  • The feedback from Beth’s frank and open blog: 99% positive
  • Currently, her cancer is in her brain, right arm, and liver
  • New breakthroughs with new drugs
  • The worst part of chemo? Fatigue
  • How to talk to kids with age appropriate language about cancer
  • Don’t hide the truth: share what’s important for them to know
  • Her son’s recent speech about advocacy for better research
  • How to be open and create a safe space for their questions
  • Be mindful: don’t live in fear and trauma
  • Why Beth insists on “planning ahead”
  • How cancer affects your spouse

What does “joyful courage” mean to Beth? “Courage is not an absence of fear; it’s being afraid and doing it anyway.”

Resources:

www.cultofperfectmotherhood.com

"The Cat is Out of the Bag" Beth's son finds out she will die of her cancer

www.metup.org

The Cancer that Wouldn’t Go Away by Hadassa Field

I Still Just Want to Pee Alone (series by Jen Mann and others, including Beth!)

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Aug 9, 2016

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Jo Langford is a therapist and sex educator from Seattle, WA. Our conversation today will cover porn, social media ediquette, and sexting (yikes!). In a culture that is becoming ever more sexualized, how do we keep our kids safe and smart about what is out there? Joe and I have a very candid conversation about conversations to have with our children, while still maintaining relationship and family values…

 

Highlights:

  • Jo has two kids, a middle schooler and an almost middle schooler. He is living his work!
  • He’s been changing the world and making it better since high school.
  • Joe trains parents, teachers and staff of organizations such as the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Harder for kids to NOT see porn, than it is to be ABLE to see it.
  • Families are getting in touch with Joe because their 10-16 year old is looking at a lot of porn parents talk about it and child continues to engage in it.
  • What conversations you can have with your kids when they are noticing all of the opportunities to see/look at porn.
  • When you see porn you can never “un-see” it.
  • Instead of “how do I keep my child from being exposed to porn?” today, we need to be asking, “how do I handle it when my child sees porn?” – this is the reality based on statistic
  • Open conversations are key… Keep them talking, by practicing your neutral face and manage your own stuff when they come to you to have tough conversations. The message becomes “I can handle what you bring me, no matter what.
  • What happens in the brain? Kicks up the pleasure centers, big hit of dopamine… If they continue to watch, the brain gets desensitized and wants to get to the next level.
  • Talk to kids about building boundaries around tech. Encourage them to have real relationships, how to unplug, how to manage friends/people who sext. Rules/guidelines around where the phone/screen lives at night… Don’t wait until you NEED the guidelines – put them into place now.
  • “Monitoring” software that Joe recommends – builds muscles of restraint and self control when kids have some access while also knowing that parents will see where they go – “we are trying to raise good grown ups”
  • Qustidio – controlled through wifi – put the browser on kids devices. Controls, time limits, helpful.
  • Disney’s Circle – easy to use, hooks up to wifi, all devices get put into categories (grown ups, teens, kids) and put time limits on use, also over 3G. AWESOME!
  • Best strategy is to put most of the ownership and responsibility on the kids.
  • “Not about me trusting you, it’s about you showing that you are trustworthy.”
  • Joe has amazingly helpful PDFs on his website
  • Making agreements together is key to our kids follow through.
  • The internet is forever! You leave a trail….
  • Grown ups are the models of what is appropriate/inappropriate – be good role models!
  • SM challenges Joe sees with parents – Snapchat, no way to monitor because it all disappears… “Deeper end of pool” – super popular. Starting out with Snapchat is a huge mistake – kids need to start with FB or IG, and wade into social networking pool to learn how to interact online. Snapchat is more for later/older teens.
  • Roll out the SM access, rather than giving kids full access from the beginning. Let them flex and develop their muscles.
  • Get on the apps they want to use with them, let them teach you, normalize communicating with each other through this media.
  • How do we help our kids deal with sexting? Statistically 20% - 30% of teens send pics, doubles when it is only “words” Girls sometimes start the behavior because they know the boys will respond. Joe advises the boys to respond with “this isn’t something you need to do… here are three things I like about you besides your boobs” – our girls are getting the wrong message about how to connect/get attention.
  • Joe has a PDF about sexting – great prompts for powerful conversation.
  • Kids have less hangups about sex and seem to be more comfortable with their bodies, but there is an abyss they can tumble into – we want them to be more discerning and thoughtful about who they share that with.
  • Musical.ly – lip synch app. Conversations about song choice and messages they are sending to the world. Others make meaning/assessments of you (kids) based on what you put out there….
  • Developing a discerning mind… All about practice.

 

Where to find Joe:

www.beheroes.net

Facebook l Twitter

Spare Me the Talk – written for teen boys

Spare Me the Talk the Girl Guide

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“Taking risks that make you feel good about yourself.”

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Aug 2, 2016

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Welcome! My guest today is Debbie Reber, the founder of TiLT Parenting, an online destination and podcast. The website was the result of parenting a “differently-wired” child with neurological differences. She found it hard to find information and support for the challenges that parents face when ADHD, autism, and dyslexia are the diagnoses. Her family moved from Seattle to Amsterdam three years ago, where she homeschools Asher today. Debbie’s desire was to create a community and a podcast to give parental support and to help kids feel accepted, understood, and heard. Let’s learn more together!

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

 

  • Preschool experiences: disruptive behavior and meltdowns
  • Year-by- year education plan
  • Assumptions that others make about ADHD & ODD
  • Challenges of living in Amsterdam
  • The Tilt Parenting Manifesto, based on true acceptance
  • Atypical kids are everywhere—at least 20% of the population
  • Why we don’t need the Shroud of Secrecy
  • Ten Tilts to Shift the Game
  • Amazing response from other parents
  • The Vision? Shifting the whole parenting paradigm
  • When options are limited for “normal” activities, like camp
  • When normal strategies don’t work
  • The benchmark mentality—usually by age 6
  • Using resources
  • Become fluent in your child’s language
  • The problem-solving approach, and tweaking and tweaking and tweaking
  • Joy in the growth of the child
  • Self-care for parents is important!
  • Asher joins in on the podcast for special episodes!

 

What does “joyful courage” mean to you?

 

“Having peace and joy is something I want parents to have in their experience. It takes a lot of courage to show up and be vulnerable in your relationship with your child and to lean into it. Embrace what is and notice the little things that bring peace and happiness.”

 

Resources:

www.tiltparenting.com
Connect on Debbie’s Facebook group also!
The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

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