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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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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 28, 2016

Raffi Cavoukian is well known for the music he makes for young children...  Many parents today were brought up with that music and are now sharing it with their kids.  I spent many a day in the car singing Baaaaaaby Baluuuuuga to my littles and am so completely THRILLED to have the chance to talk to him on this podcast!!

It was so much fun getting  to know Raffi!  He candidly shares his story of singing folk music to adults, to sharing songs with children - learn more about him by clicking here. He talks about the deep respect he has for young people, and the fun he has when he gets to entertain them.

Raffi is a social activist, and shares about the Center For Child Honouring he founded near his home on Salt Springs Island.  The mission of the centers invites people to "be a part of the global movement that views honouring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies."

And of course, we talk about some of my favorite songs!

I am so grateful he took the time to talk to me.

Resources mentioned on the show:

Center for Child Honouring
PDF of the Child Honouring Covenant and Principles
FREE download of Take A Breath - a song about self regulation

You can find and follow Raffi on his website l facebook l twitter

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Apr 26, 2016

Welcome! Today’s guest is Ryan Hamilton, one of the co-founders of the “Life of Dad,” a social media network for dads. He is changing how dads are represented in the parenting arena and is helping moms be more effective at sharing parenting tools and tips with their male partners. Let’s jump into conversation with Ryan!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Ryan has been a computer geek/tech guy all of his life; he now sees his son following in his footsteps in those interests.

  • Ryan works full-time in the advertising industry, but runs his business on the sides for dads.

  • Ryan shares how “Life of Dad” evolved from a heart-wrenching personal story of one of the co-founders.

  • The purpose of “Life of Dad” is to enable a father to share his story via social media.

  • Ryan became involved in the endeavor during a tumultuous time in his life, when he was going through a divorce, job loss, financial collapse, and depression.

  • Ryan began blogging about the darker side of parenting.

  • Ryan discusses how trends and parental role expectations have shifted as dads have pushed for change.

  • Many new resources and dad communities are making change and allowing dads to have a voice.

  • Co-parenting has changed in today’s culture of divorce; Ryan shares how he and his ex-wife make it work for them.

  • Ryan decided to make the journey to veganism about two years ago, when he was depressed and suicidal.

  • He began with being vegetarian, but then transitioned on to veganism.

  • The “cleaning up” of his diet branched out to affect all other areas of his life.

  • Ryan’s advice to other dads is to stay in touch, never feel alone, and reach out to your peer groups. Check out the resources below!

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Resources:

Life of Dad - Website I Twitter I Facebook I IG I You Tube

Ryan E. Hamilton - Twitter I Facebook

Dad 2.0 Summit

National At Home Dad Network

City Dads Group

Dad Bloggers on Facebook

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Apr 22, 2016

I am so excited to offer a monthly podcast episode that is dedicated to answering questions from the community.  Today, I speak about situations that were shared by April and Sarah, both members of the Live and Love with Joyful Courage Facebook Community... 

From April:
My 7 year old is the youngest of three girls. She gets plenty of attention but seems to constantly be begging for more. What is a healthy amount of attention and how I do I limit it? She constantly interrupts her dad and I whenever we are talking to her other sisters. It's as if she can't handle them getting any attention. I don't know how to phrase a question. She is the youngest child who has gotten spoiled with attention because she was the only one home with me while the other girls were at school. Now she expects all the attention all the time and it isn't fun for anyone.

From Sarah:
Ok, here is a hot topic at our house! How can I help my kids get along (or many how can I help my son deal with jealousy)? I have an almost 8 yo son who is much more introverted and independent and a 5 yo daughter who is a bubbly, outgoing people person. She gets lots more attention from people in general just because she is outgoing and comfortable talking to people. But my son is also in school all day and she is not yet so we are having some struggles with jealousy (being purposefully mean to his sis) and defiance. It will still be one more year before she is in school all day like he is. I give him 1-1 time but there just aren't enough hours in the day to give him the same amount of time.

I have a feeling that their stories, their challenges will resonate with the whole community.  Please listen in and let me know what you think!!

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Apr 19, 2016

Welcome! Today’s guest is Nicole Schwarz, who wrote an article recently that caught my attention. Her blog is www.imperfectfamilies.com, and the article was about Helping Kids Deal with Negative Self-Talk. Nicole is the mother of three daughters, and is a parent coach with a license in family therapy. She now devotes her work to online coaching and writing her blog. She loves working with families on positive, respectful parenting techniques.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The two things in kids’ lives that bring the most negative self-doubt
  • How two kids can be doing the same thing, but one will have negative self-doubt and one will be fine
  • How you may think you are supporting your kids in their negative self-doubt, but you may be doing THREE KEY THINGS wrong!
  • All parents face the question of how much to push them and how much to support them.

Nicole has tips to help you connect with your kids in moments of frustration; the key is to find ways to connect with them.

As a parent, you have opportunities to help your kids through their negative self-doubt; the key is to help them with important life skills.

Links and Resources:

Connect with Nicole: Website | Facebook | Twitter

The blog post that started it all... How to Respond to Your Child's Negative Self Talk

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Apr 13, 2016

Dina Emser is on the podcast today digging into what encouragement is really all about…

 

 

 

Apr 5, 2016

I am so so excited to share this conversation with listeners!!  Dr. Laura Markham is one of the leading voices in the parenting arena and full of easy to digest tips and tools for parents with kids of all ages!  

I was beyond honored when she agreed to come on my show...

Listen in as we talk all about how to create space for our kids to get along, explore what keeps kids from connecting, and dig into how one on one time with each of our kids actually helps the sibling bond grow.

Dr. Laura's bio from her website:

Dr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist, earning her PhD from Columbia University.  But she's also a mom, so she translates proven science into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want.

The founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr. Laura also serves as a parenting expert for Mothering.com, Psychology Today, The Natural Parent Magazine, Pregnancy.org, Girlie Girl Army, SheKnows.com, and several other websites.  She makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for hundreds of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Newsday, Men's Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine.

Dr. Laura's relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two terrific kids -- now 20 and 24!

 

Resources mentioned:
Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
Peaceful Parents, Happy Siblings
John Gottman's work with couples and marriage

Where to find/follow Dr. Laura's work:
www.ahaparenting.com
Facebook

Twitter

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