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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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Jan 31, 2017

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Carrie Anne Killeen is a Conscious Parent coach who specializes in assisting parents in increasing peace, love, joy, grace and ease in the home.  After living 20 years with a very critical view of herself and those around her, she realized how much love had been missing from her own childhood.  Using her children as her biggest teachers, she learned how to heal her own childhood wounds with love, compassion, forgiveness and inner truth.  She is deeply dedicated to creating a more peaceful world for children and parents. Carrie Anne inspires parents to see beyond their children’s behaviors to see the hidden truth and wisdom that lies inside their heart and soul.  Carrie Anne is a peaceful, single mom of three amazing and highly soulful daughters.  She is currently living her heart’s dream in Massachusetts.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    Working through emotional triggers with forgiveness and loving your inner child.
•    The need to exercising self-compassion as you process emotions
•    Emotional purging in a conscious way to move to an easier parenting journey
•    Moving passed mindfulness and consciousness to peacefulness
•    Functioning as a peaceful human being
•    Moving from “doing” to “being”
•    The value of peaceful presence, free of emotional trigger, for your kids
•    Modelling ownership of behavior for your kids
•    Peacefulness as a practice that takes time
•    Parenting as an extension of nature: gradually forging new pathways in your relationships and being expansive, not staying “stuck”
    The healing power of authenticity with your kids
•    Aiming for perseverance and presence, not perfection
•    Exercising compassion for others and recognizing we don’t know their struggles
•    Learning how not to try to control others and focus on self to remain peaceful
•    Journalling as a practice to release emotions
•    Finding opportunities for stillness
•    Releasing others from the responsibility for reading your mind
•    Shifting to a solution focus to create momentum
•    Fear: being curious about it to avoid being driven by it
•    Showing up in your own home to make a difference in the world
•    Practical ways to nourish yourself
•    Unconditional love – what does that look like?

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful to me is about being present in the moment, choosing to look on the positive side of it. To that actually takes courage. We have a lot of stuff that we have to overcome to be joyful, more joyful. Courage is such an amazing word. I think people have a lot of courage but I don’t think people really know how much courage they can have. To harmonize both of them, and what I feel in your community, is that you can have both of them and be in balance and that’s a beautiful recipe for having a successful and happy life which I feel is available for everybody.

 Where to find Carrie Ann:  Facebook l Website

3 part webinar series on emotional triggers

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FAMILY MEETING ECOURSE - STARTS FEBRUARY 20TH

The Family Meeting Ecourse is a six week program that will guide you in the process of creating space and excitement for Family Meetings.  You will receive emails every Monday that will inspire and motive you to create a routine that works for your unique family.

This will transform the climate of your home.

Click here for more information!

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FEED 3,000

LET'S FEED SOME PEOPLE!!

I would love to invite you to join me in making 3,000 snack sacks over the next three months and take them to organizations that serve the hungry!!

Not one of us can make all those lunches ourselves - BUT ALL OF US TOGETHER SURE CAN!!

So here is the plan, host a gathering at your house and invite other families over. Have each family bring some supplies and together make as many snack sacks as you can!!

Click here for the Feed 3,000 Facebook Event Link

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Jan 27, 2017

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Full-time parents Natalie Christensen and Nathan M McTague are the founders of the Center for Emotional Education, with the mission to neurally empower individuals and families through emotional and strategic support.  They offer a comprehensive line-up of courses, one-to-one coaching support, and Feeleez - a full set of emotional education tools.  Natalie and Nathan have been working for over a decade helping families and individuals feel better, do better, and become the best possible versions of themselves. Their next mini-course – Forget Everything Else: The 5 Do-or-Die Parenting Concepts, starts February 13th.

websites:
Nathan M McTague.com
 
FB pages:
Your Self-Fulfilling Life
Parenting on the Same Team
The Father Factor
 
FB groups:
Teaching Children Empathy
The Empathy Hotline
 
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Jan 24, 2017

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Patty Wipfler is the Hand in Hand Parenting Founder and Program Director. Her 40 years of work with parents and children has given rise to Parenting by Connection, a simple but powerful parenting approach that nurtures the parent-child connection. Her Hand in Hand team trains parent leaders in the US and 10 other countries, and offers accessible support for the vital work of parenting. With co-author Tosha Schore, she has written the book, Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges. And Her Listening to Children booklets have sold over 800,000 copies in English, Spanish, and 10 other languages. She is the mother of two sons, and grandmother to three.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    Active listening and how it helps people notice how they feel about their own experiences

•     How being listened to and being able to sort through feelings can help activate problem solving.

•    The impact of our own childhood experiences on how we perceive challenges in our children’s lives

•    Parenting by connection and its relationship with positive discipline.

•    Influencing and using presence, setting limits to encourage better behavior.

•    How to hold space for your child who is emotionally elevated and let them deal with big feelings

•    Letting your child feel the feelings and its impact on the healing process

•    The size of the trigger relative to the depth of hurt – helping your child navigate big feelings

•    Emotional upset as efficiently releasing tension

•    Listening partnerships and how they can alleviate parenting stress and facilitate better parenting

•    Emotional projects: ongoing parenting challenges and how to address them

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage is a human being’s birthright to be joyfully courageous. Joyful courage means to me what a one year old will sometimes do to pull themselves up so they can stand up next to a table or as a toddler is trying to walk across the room it’s like they don’t care what happens, they are just going to try it and they are proud of themselves as they do it. I think it’s the attitude towards life that we are born with, that we get to keep if we aren’t hurt too badly. Sometimes you have to work on hurt to get your birthright back.

Resources:

Listen: 5 simple tools for meeting your every day parenting challenges 

Where to find Patty:

Hand in Hand Parenting  i Instagram l Facebook l Twitter l Youtube

 

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Jan 17, 2017

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Today’s guest is Marcilie Smith Boyle, a certified positive discipline trainer and certified life and leadership coach who teaches positive discipline courses live and online, coaches individuals and groups on transitions and parenting, as well as life coaching and executive leadership coaching. We are discussing the science and research of positive discipline. Join us!

“ The tip of the iceberg is what you can see – that’s your child’s behavior, but underneath the surface so much more is going on.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    Emerging neuro-scientific research about social psychology informed by function MRIs and PET scans.
•     Principles of positive discipline – looking underneath behavior to build skills for long term better behavior.
•    Adlerian theory, the foundation of positive discipline
•    The connection between behavior and a sense of belonging
•    How mutual respect informs better behavior
•    The right to dignity and the value of solutions relative to rewards and punishments
•    Intrinsic motivation, what it is and why it matters long term.
•    The social nature of humans and how that relates to theories of the hierarchy of needs
•    The link between physical and social pain and the connection between learning and belonging
•    The impact of fight or flight on empathy, learning and problem solving skills
•    Relatedness, competence and autonomy and the way they influence behavior and feed intrinsic motivation
•    The positive outcomes of met psychological needs in relation to health, creativity, persistence, flexibility, adjustment, well-being, enjoyment, cooperation, engagement and interest.
•    Why rewards and praise sometimes backfire: the relationship between contingent rewards, autonomy and behavior
•    Baby steps to deepen your positive parenting practice
•   The difference made when we get eye to eye with our kids

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Courage is about being brave, about feeling some fear but doing it anyways. That takes determination and focus. Courage has a feeling of seriousness. When you add Joyful to it, it adds some fun and lightness. Joyful Courage is about being courageous in a fun way. It’s a choice about how you want to practice your bravery.

Resources:

Social by Matthew Lieberman
Hidden Costs of Reward – Mark R. Lepper

Upcoming Offers from Marcilie:
February 8th:: 6 Obstacles to Peaceful, Positive Parenting – Free tele-class
Starting March 1st: Peaceful Parents, Cooperative Kids Interactive Virtual Workshop Series – 8 week series 

 

Where to find Marcilie:

Website l Facebook l Twitter

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Jan 12, 2017

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Thank you to everyone who chimed in for this month's Ask Casey episode! I chose this particular submission because I believe it is something that MANY of us are challenged by.  Enjoy!

From Mama Kay:

Defiance. My six year old has recently started saying straight out No's to anything I ask. ANYTHING! I've tried explaining why I ask her to do things and even explain how it benefits her. But it's just no. It's many times in a disrespectful and rude way. I think she is just finding her boundaries and her self confidence but I do not know how to interact with her. I don't want to bulldoze over her feelings or bully her into obedience. But I also don't want her to be disrespectful or be an example of disrespect to her younger siblings. Along with the no is an ability to find something negative about everything. I've had to ask her to go to another room many times because she was affecting her siblings attitude too. I am praying this is a stage but I don't want to break or break her through the process.

Tune in to hear my response!

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Jan 10, 2017

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Today’s guest is Melissa Brown, a blended family podcaster who works with stepfamilies. We are going to talk about blended families and the challenges they face. Join us!

 “Raising children is the biggest rollercoaster ride of your life.”

What you’ll hear in this episode: 

  • The biggest challenge facing blended families today
  • Dealing with drama while protecting kids from triangulation
  • The value of a child-centered approach when navigating difficult relationships with exes
  • The importance of self-awareness, love and patience in creating a positive environment for kids.
  • How to use problem solving tools you use with your kids with your exes to improve relationships
  • Learning to identify what you can’t control and how to deal with that
  • The mixed blessing and additional pressure of sibling rivalry on blended families and how to handle it
  • How to empower your kids for conflict resolution in blended families and learning to stay out of it, resisting the temptation to “fix” things
  • Protecting your relationship from blended family drama
  • Bonding with step kids – particularly teenagers – keeping an open mind.
  • Finding an entry point for building connection
  • Flexibility and scheduling in blended families
  • Routines and rituals – creating a sense of belonging
  • Consistency between houses, managing energy and big feelings.
  • Leveraging patterns in your blended family – approaching problems with curiosity
  • Dealing with (and expecting) setbacks and recovering when things don’t go as planned

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

 

It takes a lot of courage to blend a family – it’s not always an easy journey. Joyful courage to me means understanding the importance of finding joy even through the pain in life. Our biggest growth and our biggest lessons always come from hard times.

 

Where to find Melissa:

Blended family podcast l Facebook l Twitter

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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!!

Jan 3, 2017

Today’s guest is Ross Greene, an acclaimed author and parenting educator who works with kids with behavioral challenges. We are discussing how collaborative, proactive problem solving can reduce parenting challenges. Join us!

“Kids have information we badly need. If we don’t get that information we are at risk of plunging forward with uninformed solutions based on what we think is going on. Our theories and assumptions are often wrong. If you get what’s the matter wrong, your solution won’t work. The least fallible source of information is the kid.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The role of problem solving in managing challenging behaviors 
  • Why sticker charts and rationing of privileges doesn’t work for this demographic
  • Making collaborative and proactive solutions work for your family
  • Changing your mission: finding out what is getting in your kid’s way
  • The benefit of a skills based approach – coaching skills improvement through problem solving
  • The difference between control and influence
  • Parenting and education as partnering and helping
  • Collaborative vs unilateral problem solving
  • Prioritizing unmet expectations to plan proactive problem solving
  • Getting out of the heat of the moment in your parenting 
  • Three steps to proactive problem solving
  • The need for realistic, mutually satisfying solutions
  • The danger of too many solutions
  • Differentiating between a failure and a solution that wasn’t mutually beneficial, realistic or incomplete
  • The messy but crucial nature of problem solving
  • Perfection vs improvement over time – being realistic about goals
  • Focusing on the right thing: learning to focus on the root cause of behavior vs the behavior itself. 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you? 

There is courage that comes along with being a parent, a teacher and a staff member and doing something different because what you are finding is that what you are doing now isn’t working. I’m delighted to say that there are many many parents, educators and facilities who have had that courage and they have been remarkably helpful to their children, their students and the children in their care and that should bring them a great deal of joy as well. It takes courage to take a look at what you are doing, think about it, and try to do something differently.

Resources:

The explosive child
Lost at School

Lost and Found

Raising Human Beings

The Drilling Cheat Sheet

The B Team – Facebook Group

Elevate Your Parenting – Facebook Group

Lost & Found – Facebook Group for Educators

Lives in the Balance – Facebook Group for Clinicians

 Where to find Dr. Greene:

Lives In the Balance
Facebook

Twitter

Centre for Collaborative Problem Solving

Dr. Ross Greene

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Register for the LIVING JOYFUL COURAGE membership program TODAY!!  You have until September 7th to get in on the action - SO EXCITED!

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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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