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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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May 31, 2016

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is a brilliant voice in parent education and if was so fun to get to know her on the podcast!

From her website:

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and author of Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one) She presents, teaches, and writes on all facets of child and adolescent development based on the relational-developmental approach of Gordon Neufeld. She is also in private practice where she offers counselling services to parents and professionals in making sense of learning, behavioural, and developmental issues in kids. Deborah is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor who makes developmental science come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom.

She was an amazing guest and I KNOW you will be left is awe of all you have learned while listening to our conversation!!

Show highlights:

  • Core of her work is making sense of kids, to the adults that are responsible to them

  • Childhood is the unfolding of human potential – separate social and adapted human beings

  • Rest, Play Grow is about children ages 2-6 years old.

  • It takes 5-7 years for brains to resemble adult brain.  Before then, their brains  are impulsive, they are all about themselves, their goal is to focus on oneself and become a separate person.  They are ego-centric
  • Play is the leading edge of development

  • Warm up act in preparation

  • Most of the growth happens for this age during play – free of consequences, kids are free to be expressive and exploratory…

  • Children express emotions at play – keeps them balanced and at the surface

  • Play is the unfolding of our early occupations

  • Play that leads development when they are playing on their own…

  • Release a child to play after offering contact and closest first… they know their attachment needs are met an they can move into play.

  • … Under three they stay pretty close to parent

  • 2.5 – 3 signs of venturing out and spread their wings to try things our.  Promote this by using contact and closeness first and set them up to play, then slowly move away and give them space to play

  • What is the space that your child engages in?

  • Temperament matters – 1/5 children are more sensitive and stired up by their environment… they take a little bit longer to be satiated with connection

  • Give each child what they need for play to unfold

  • Resistance and opposition – counter will instincts – instinct to resist others when we are feeling co-ersed

  • We have our own agendas and they have theirs

  • Attachment – if a child is not in active attachment with us (engaged) we have kind of disappeared

  • Growth occurs within relationship – we want to keep them receptive to our message.

  • Acknowledging the child has their own interest and move forward anyways. Children do need to realize that at certain times, the resistance is futile.

  • The more the relationship is in tact, easier it is for kids to roll with it.

  • Say no and give them permission to have their feelings.

  • Emotional self control is something we can get to – over time.

     

  • Encourage expressing feelings

  • Help them feeling feelings

  • Mixing their feelings

  • Reflecting - that it is about the child’s relationship with own feelings

  • In the practice – get to a place of deepening and developing relationship with others

  • The relationship must be with oneself in before one becomes a social being

  • In order to have a relationship with oneself, an adult must have a relationship with us...

  • A child must know who they are first, before they become a social being… The adult is responsible for helping the child know who they are.

  • Help child become civilized relating with emotional expression…  Yes please, lets all make this our goal!!

Where to find Deborah MacNamara:
http://macnamara.ca/

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May 26, 2016

In this bonus episode, I talk with my friend, Victoria Sexton all about how to use aromatherapy for wellness.

She breaks down what essential oils are, how to use a diffuser, and how to handle it when theres loads of snot and a cough (thats when I typically cross over to the over the counter stuff).

I know you will find value in this show and walk away feeling super excited about using aromatherapy in your home.  My diffusers been ordered.

From Victoria - 

Antibacterial Essential oils:

Orange
Eucalyptus
Rosemary
Frankincense
Lavender
Peppermint

Note: Do not apply essential oils to infants. Use a diffuser instead. For kids years 2 and above use a dilution of 1% of essential oils (6 drops per ounce).

How to follow Victoria:

www.naturalgoodnessskincare.com
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THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!!!  I am so honored to have you out there, appreciating the conversations happening here.  Please reach out, check in, let me know what you love about the podcast. Let me know your questions.  I am here for you!!

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May 24, 2016

I am so honored to have Rebecca Eanes on the podcast this week!!

Rebecca Eanes is a best selling author, the founder of positive-parents.org, creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond, and a contributing editor to Creative Child Magazine where she does most of her writing currently.

Her books are The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting which has been a #1 best seller in it's category on Amazon, and a co-authored book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early Childhood, which has also been an Amazon best seller internationally.

Her new book, Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, will be released on June 7, 2016. You can preorder it now at Amazon.

Blog posts and articles by Rebecca mentioned during the podcast:

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Boy
Disciplining the Sensitive Child
Create A Calm Down Area
Does Time-In Reward Children?

Books mentioned on the podcast:

The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron
The Strong Sensitive Boy by Ted Zeff
Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffleman

Pre - Order Rebeccas new book - 
Positive Parenting: The Essential Guide NOW

With your preorder you will receive exclusive access to her Facebook Book Club experience where you will get support from Rebecca, complimentary PDF for each chapter, support and accountability for lasting change, AND be entered to win books, ecourse and parent coaching sessions with top parenting coaches!! 

Follow Rebecca:

www.positive-parents.org
Positive Parenting Toddlers and Beyond Facebook Page
Positive Parents on Pinterest
@BeckyEanes on Twitter
@RebeccaEanes on Instagram

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May 17, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Jiovann Carrasco, a psychotherapist in Austin, TX. Jiovann is the owner of the Austin Mindfulness Center, a meditator, and the author of an online mindfulness program called Follow your Breath. He is an engaged and connected father to two young kids and worked as a stay-at-home dad for two years! Let’s jump into this topic of mindfulness with Jiovann!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Jiovann began practicing meditation in 2008, as a result of the anxiety and panic attacks from his stressful job as a therapist at a group home
  • How Zen meditation changed Jiovann and allowed him to connect with himself like never before
  • How does Jiovann define mindfulness? “Attending to whatever arises in the present moment without trying to change it or judge it.”
  • Jiovann explains the benefits to mindfulness in parenting.
  • Why Jiovann took a popular course on Positive Discipline and became a certified parent educator
  • Jiovann explains how to bring mindfulness to even the everyday mundane tasks required in parenting.
  • How Jiovann structures his early morning meditation practice and time with his kids
  • How kids already know how to be mindful and present WAY more than adults
  • Fearful thoughts and worries are what our minds naturally focus on; mindfulness finds ways to shine the spotlight on anything else in the present moment.
  • Jiovann explains the basics of his 6-week, on-demand, online course. See details below!
  • What does joyful courage mean to Jiovann? “Mindfulness is one of the most courageous things to do. It’s intentionally moving toward the fears, and joy and happiness are natural by-products.”

Connect with Jiovann:

www.austinmindfulness.org (Find information on the course, Follow Your Breath, including meditation audio, downloadables, journals, practice logs, videos, and access to the Facebook group. The normal price is $299, but through the end of 2016, the course is available for 50% off. But wait, it gets better!

FOLLOW YOUR BREATHE MINDFULNESS COURSE:

For JCP listeners, take an additional 35% off, which brings the price UNDER $100!) --- CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCOUNT!

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May 12, 2016

 

 

A question from Maria…

My 6yo loves his ipad and tv, like I'm sure they all do. I don't allow him to play non-stop and he's generally ok with boundaries. My issue is he's always asking. ALWAYS. I'm forever saying no, or later, or ok for half an hour, or after you do this or that. I'm the bad guy when he really wants to and I'd rather he do something more constructive. I'd like to put the power in his hands, instead of mine, but how. I thought about giving him a weekly limit and letting him go free, when his limit is met, no more screens. But how, he's 6 and doesn't really get time management. Plus, school days vs weekends (and now summer) are different. Right now he doesn't have homework, but when he does, screens should be very limited (I'd imagine) and I don't want to break a habit when that starts. On the weekends, in the morning, he gets to play/watch until dad and I get up and make breakfast. Than maybe more later, but it depends on what we're doing. Ugh this is only going to get worse when he gets older.
I'd like to set some limits he can follow on his own, so I'm not the dictator. One that won't allow him to be on it for hours. His attitude is awful if he's been playing a long time, shoot that happens to me too! 

 

  • I am not an expert on screen time – we are first generation of parents parenting kids with crazy access to screens, also we are the first parents to ALSO have this access.
  • We are the models
  • Time on the screens is time not connecting with other human beings in our life
  • Root of the problem is disconnection
  • No perfect answer
  • No screens Vs No Limits
    • Lots of room in the middle for skill development, self regulation practice, time management exploration
  • Have a conversation about what you are noticing and invite him to speak into his experience
  • Look at the week and the days – then decide what could work for you, what he would like, whiddle it down to a place where you are both satisfied
  • Blog posts:
  • No magic number of miutes
  • Comes down to provide an opportunity for your six year old to be a part of the problem solving process
  • We must give them experience for practicing negotiating, offer/counter offer
  • Notice rigidity
    • Showing up with your plan in mind will not be helpful
    • Go into the conversation to deeply listen and be open minded
  • Use visuals so that he knows when screen time is
  • Give opportunities to be autonomous
  • Try the solution for a week and revisit – tweak if necessary
  • Our children are full of creative ideas
  • When we are a part of the problem solving, we are more likely to follow through with the solution
  • Use daily special time to connect and continue to strengthen relationship
  • When we strengthen relationship with our kids we are increasing our kids sense of belonging and significance
  • When you notice things are challenging, turn your lens towards the relationship

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Listeners!!! Chime in with your thoughts!! What are your tips/thoughts/experiences around setting limits for screen time??

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May 10, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Sarah Remmer, a registered dietitian and pediatric nutrition expert. She blogs at Stork to Fork, sharing ideas, advice, and easy recipes for real parents who want their kids to grow into healthy relationships with food. Let’s jump right into this topic with Sarah!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Sarah is the mother of three young kids, so she knows the struggle!
  • In her client work, Sarah noticed that the common denominator was the way they were
  • raised in dysfunctional relationships with food.
  • She rebranded and turned her specialty to helping parents raise kids with healthy habits
  • and positive, functional relationships with food for life.
  • Her practice has been thriving, as she is now recognized as a top pediatric nutritionist.
  • Sarah discusses the biggest challenges in feeding kids; if you’re a parent, then you’ve
  • experienced one or more of these!
  • How a recent blog post by Sarah focuses on the “role reversal” that takes place between
  • parents and kids at mealtimes
  • Why kids should NOT stick exclusively with their favorite snacks, like yogurt or bananas
  • Boundaries are important and help create structure.
  • Sarah advises NO short order cooking, NO special meals, and NO snacking after meals.
  • Desserts are tricky!
  • Why you should NOT require “3 more bites of broccoli” before dessert!
  • Why kids are naturally drawn to energy-rich foods like sweets and carbs
  • Eating a wide variety of foods as a toddler will broaden your child’s palate!
  • Ask your child, “How can I make this food yummier for you?”
  • Bad habits CAN be changed!
  • How to involve kids in meals and meal planning
  • Sometimes, kids are truly NOT hungry!
  • Sarah explains your “long-term feeding lens” vs. the short term.
  • What does “joyful courage” mean to you? “Having the courage to start fresh. Forgive yourself for unhealthy habits. Be kind and end mealtime power struggles.

Connect with Sarah:

www.sarahremmer.com
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Follow Sarah on the Yummy Mummy Club site! 

The Super Healthy Kids Blog

Feeding Kids: How Parents and Kids Often Have Their Roles Mixed Up (and how to fix it) 

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May 3, 2016

Megan Barella loves to help parents unlock their parenting powerthrough her classes and coaching programs. As a Certified PositiveDiscipline Parent Educator, she brings a holistic approach to helppeople live and parent in connection with their highest selves."The Getting to Gold Project" is the program Megan is developingfor parents who are trauma survivors. Megan loves to cook, dance,do art projects, and spend time in the woods with her 7 year oldson in the Portland, OR area. 

Highlights from the conversation:

-       The stress response systemtakes over
-      Through awareness we can bring what ishappening internally into the open
-       Parenting is incredible,courageous work
-       Dan Siegel, Parenting From the Inside Out
-       We want our kids tothrive!
-       BeckyBailey of Conscious Discipline – “Awareness is the first agentof positive change”
-       Be a gentle observer –awareness + self compassion ((you tubevideo))
-       Hand over Heart
-       Mistakes are opportunities tolearn
-       Power of Repair
-       Showing up the best we canwith the tools we have
-       Our mistakes are notus!!  Our patterns are what we have taken on to survive…
-       Narrative therapy
-       “I am not defined by mymistakes”
-       Our body reads stress ASfear
-       The power of our positiveintent

Join the Parenting for the Next Generation community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentingfortheNextGeneration/ 

And follow Megan at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParentingForTheNextGeneration
Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/MamaMegan1/
Instagram: @mama_megan
Twitter: @MamaMeganBlog

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