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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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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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Be The Best Parent You Can Be

If you’ re a parent and interested in learning parenting techniques from leading experts, then you’ ll want to attend the BE THE BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE – 2016 FREE Online Event! The summit will feature 20+ of the leading experts in the field of parenting, free of charge! Sign up today and be on your way to becoming a your best self!! #bethebestparent SIGN UP HERE

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Hippo Roller Haiti Campaign

Join the Joyful Courage community in making a difference for families around the world!  We are currently partnered with Hippo Roller Water Project and their mission to bring better access to water for families in Haiti. Every dollar makes a difference!

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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:

www.hipporoller.org l Facebook l Twitter

Join the cause!

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

You can help too!!  Head over to www.hipporoller.org/haiti

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Be The Best Parent You Can Be

If you’ re a parent and interested in learning parenting techniques from leading experts, then you’ ll want to attend the BE THE BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE – 2016 FREE Online Event! The summit will feature 20+ of the leading experts in the field of parenting, free of charge! Sign up today and be on your way to becoming a your best self!! #bethebestparent SIGN UP HERE

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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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Be The Best Parent You Can Be

If you’ re a parent and interested in learning parenting techniques from leading experts, then you’ ll want to attend the BE THE BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE – 2016 FREE Online Event! The summit will feature 20+ of the leading experts in the field of parenting, free of charge! Sign up today and be on your way to becoming a your best self!! #bethebestparent SIGN UP HERE

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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!!

 

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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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!!

 

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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The Intentional Parent Project
Interested? I would love for you to join me on this 10 week journey. We start September 12th!
Click here for more information.

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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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The Intentional Parent Project
Interested? I would love for you to join me on this 10 week journey. Click here for more information.

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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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