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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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Jul 26, 2016

Join the Joyful CourageTribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage.  Raising our children while growing ourselves...

My guest today is Rebecca Michi, a children’s sleep consultant and mother of two daughters. In her work with families over the years, Rebecca found that sleep issues were a common problem. This realization led her to specialize on the subject and offer coaching help to many parents. I’m thrilled to get her insights into this issue—and( let’s be truthful),haven’t we all had some pull-our-hair-out moments? Whether you’re a brand new parent or the parent of teens, Rebecca has great tips to share. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Temperaments and sleep patterns are unique to each person.
  • Rebecca’s average client is 8 months old!
  • Most children need help falling asleep and STAYING asleep.
  • Her philosophy? Support parents in their parenting style
  • Unique family dynamics
  • Sleep: Why it’s a very basic need
  • Sleeping “through the night” is usually defined as 5 consecutive hours AFTER midnight.
  • “Good sleeper” or “bad sleeper”
  • At bedtime, focus on relaxation and physically slowing down.
  • Other bedtime routines can be singing songs, reading books, and quiet play.
  • Negotiables and non-negotiables about bedtime
  • Giving children SOME choices gives them healthy empowerment.
  • Teens’ sleep patterns change (but they STILL need 8-9 hours!)
  • Limit evening electronics and bright lights (use incandescent bulbs)
  • Rebecca shares the guidelines for number of sleep hours needed, from ages 0-3 months to 13 years.
  • It’s normal to wake 2-6 times each night.
  • The goal for your child? The ability to get themselves back to sleep when waking
  • Don’t make sleep or the bedroom a means of punishment!
  • What does Joyful Courage mean to you? “It means going forward on your parenting journey, even when it’s unknown, and trying to enjoy it! Look at it in a positive way.”

Resources:

www.childrenssleepconsultant.com

Find Rebecca on Facebook, too!

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

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Brain Informed Parenting - A Webinar
This week for Wednesday Webinar (7.27.16), I will share some basic brain science that you don't need to be a genius to understand. When we have a basic understanding of our kids brain development, and our own, it can shift the way we interact with our kids, deepening our relationships and keeping us focused on teaching skills. You DO NOT want to miss this hour!

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Jul 22, 2016

I am THRILLED to have my friend, mentor and CO-CONSPIRATOR on the show today to talk about being women, mamas, and our middle school girl's workshop, GLAM CAMP 2016!  Krista Petty Raimer is the founder of Boldly Embody Life and a beacon of lite and transformation to all who have the pleasure of crossing paths with her.

Take a little time to listen in and hear what we are up to and consider what it means to be a caretaker of the daughter you have...  :)

Check out GLAM CAMP here!!

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Jul 19, 2016

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Welcome! My guest today is Sarah MacLaughlin, a compassion coach, child behavior decoder, parent educator, author, speaker, and warrior for kindness. Sounds like a busy woman, doesn’t she? There is more! She is also the mother of an eight-year-old and is a licensed social worker in Maine. Sarah was a guest for Episode 30, when she discussed Setting Limits. I’m so excited to have her back to help us make sense out of some of the troubling current events in our country. How do we raise our kids to treat ALL people with dignity and respect in the midst of a predominantly white culture? How are we raising our kids to make a better world? Join us for this important and timely conversation.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The responsibility of parents today
  • Stop talking and LISTEN!
  • Making it all make sense to kids
  • Implicit bias: What is it?
  • Being rich vs. being wealthy
  • Why we fear discomfort
  • Our hierarchal society (it exists)
  • Finding opportunities for diversity
  • What’s NORMAL?
  • The anti-bias classroom
  • Why we can’t ignore US history
  • Why being “colorblind” is NOT the answer
  • Kids—they are ALWAYS watching!
  • How to confront others and express your discomfort
  • Is your home “whitewashed”?

Resources:

www.sarahmaclaughlin.com

Use Sarah’s name to find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Love First: Parenting to Reduce Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and Other Forms of Hate, by Sarah MacLaughlin

Laying the Groundwork for Acceptance and Inclusion, by Sarah MacLaughlin

Talking to my White Child About Race, by Sarah MacLaughlin 

40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child, by Barbara Mathias

EDITORIAL: What I Said When My White Friend Asked For My black Opinion on White Privilege, by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

Thoughts From A Middle Class White Mama, by Casey O'Roarty

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh 

Another Round podcast

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#JoyfulCourage10
I would LOVE to have you check out the latest offer I have for parents - it is FREE and SUPER supportive!!  Just click here for more info and to register.

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Join the Joyful CourageTribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage.  Raising our children while growing ourselves...

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Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on iTunes to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!!  AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast on iTunes to help me spread the show to an ever larger audience!!

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Jul 12, 2016

Welcome! My guest for today’s show is Tracy Cutchlow, the author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far). The book fulfills Tracy’s passion to help new parents with information and support as they embark on the parenthood journey. Tracy also writes a blog and articles for the Washington Post and Huffington Post. Tracy and her husband, Luke, live in Seattle, where they enjoy life with their four-year- old daughter, Geneva. Unbelievably, Tracy wrote her book during the first 18 months of Geneva’s life! We’ll talk about the tools and wisdom in her book and the topic of helping our youngest children develop a growth mindset. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The unusual format in her book that makes it helpful for busy, new parents
  • Development challenges of very young children
  • “How many times do I have to tell you?”
  • Why children follow their desires (even when they don’t follow OUR desires)
  • Our expectations vs. normal development
  • Why parenting education should be included in well-child visits to the pediatrician Behaviors: Why they meet the child’s innate needs of experience, power, and connection
  • Why children seek connection, but will settle for attention
  • Look at their behavior through the lens of their needs.
  • Growth mindset: What is it?
  • Acknowledgement vs. praise: What’s the difference?
  • How empathy fits naturally into the growth mindset
  • What it takes is small tweaks in our language
  • Why our kids NEED to make mistakes
  • The power of teaching kids about their brains

What does Joyful Courage mean to you? “It means taking action, but having a lightness and a playfulness—looking for the good instead of the bad.”

Resources:

www.zerotofive.net (Find parenting tips and more!)

Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far) by Tracy Cutchlow

Find Tracy on Facebook and Twitter: Zero to Five Book

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#JoyfulCourage10
I would LOVE to have you check out the latest offer I have for parents - it is FREE and SUPER supportive!!  Just click here for more info and to register.

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Want MORE??  Join the Joyful CourageTribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage.  Raising our children while growing ourselves...

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Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on iTunes to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!!  AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast on iTunes to help me spread the show to an ever larger audience!!

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Jul 7, 2016

Excited to dig into sibling rivalry today on the Ask Casey episode!!

A listener wrote in:

My kids - particularly my 8 and 9 yo - feel like they have to compete with each other all the time. Every time one does something/gets something different from the other, they tend to mention to the other almost like a taunt. I think on one hand they want their sibling to be happy for them (like mom or dad would be), and on the other hand, I think they want to show how much more special they are.
 
Even if it is innocent, the other kid will still take it as a put down as if it's expected and react with shock, become grudgingly upset, and whining. It is so annoying and constant. It even goes so far as every question I ask has to be directed at one individual bc they will get upset over who answers first. They will even just smile in a nonverbal taunting sort of way to get the other one upset.
 
This happens anytime of day from when they first get up to evening. It happens at home, in the car, in the store. They don't usually do it if there are other kids their age or a little older around - I think bc they get embarrassed. I've seen them snap out of it instantly. It seems to happen less at bedtime maybe because of routine and parent led family time?
 
When it happens my physical response is to get tense in my face and jaw, my breath gets short, and then I feel tension in my shoulders. Emotionally, I start to feel exasperated. 
 
Yes, this is all probably normal on some level and we are working deliberately to include special/individual child led time with each kid.  Bugs and wishes has helped bc they feel like others hear them and respect them more. Just looking for the next step to take it to the next level. 
 
We don't want to foster competition in our family we value working together and supporting one another. I want them to be able to be happy for their sibling without feeling less. I feel like just writing this out is helping form some ideas to try, but I would love to hear yours as I'm sure mine are not the only kids who tend to do this. (I was fiercely and painfully competitive with my sister growing up).
 
Resources for parenting siblings:
 
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber and Mazlish
Peaceful Parent, Happy Sibling by Dr. Laura Markham
Eps 37: Dr. Laura Markham on holding space for siblings to get along
 

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Listeners!!! Chime in!! What are your tips/thoughts/experiences around sibling rivalry??

Join the conversation on the live and love with joyful courage page

If you have questions for an Ask Casey episode, fill out the form and send it my way!!

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THANK YOU!!

Jul 5, 2016

Kate Orson is on the podcast today, and I absolutely love where our conversation went!!

Kate's bio from her website:

KAte is a Hand in Hand parenting instructor, and author of Tears Heal: How To Listen To Children. Originally from the UK she now live in Basel, Switzerland, with her husband, author Toni Davidson, and our four year old daughter Ruby.

Kate has written articles for a number of different parenting magazines including The Green Parent, Juno and Smallish.

Kate offer parenting workshops, consultations, both online via skype or in person.

I reached out to Kate to talk about getting children's cooperation around chores.  In talking to her, and learning more about the Hand In Hand parenting approach, our conversation lead us down the road to understanding how intentional listening and presence with children can invite the very cooperation we are looking for.

Kate wrote an article titled 25 Tips for Having Fun While Cleaning Up

Here is the Montessori list of age appropriate chores ((super helpful!))

Things to remember when we are hoping for cooperation:

  • set limits
  • lightness
  • play
  • show faith and trust your child's ability
  • listen
  • practice special time

More about "stay listening"

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Where to find Kate:

website i facebook i twitter

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Want MORE??  Join the Joyful CourageTribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage.  Raising our children while growing ourselves...

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