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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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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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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! YES!

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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#JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition
The #JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition is a powerful opportunity to stay more intentional and grounded during the coming holiday season. Click here to find out more and to register.

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Help to spread the word!
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! YES!

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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#JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition

The #JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition is a powerful opportunity to stay more intentional and grounded during the coming holiday season. Click here to find out more and to register.

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Help to spread the word!

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! YES!

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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#JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition

The #JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition is a powerful opportunity to stay more intentional and grounded during the coming holiday season. Click here to find out more and to register.

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Help to spread the word!

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 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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#JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition

The #JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition is a powerful opportunity to stay more intentional and grounded during the coming holiday season. Click here to find out more and to register.

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Help to spread the word!

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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#JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition

The #JoyfulCourage10 - Holiday Edition is a powerful opportunity to stay more intentional and grounded during the coming holiday season. Click here to find out more and to register.

::::::::::

Help to spread the word!

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!

 

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