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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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Mar 29, 2016

I am so excited to have Margit Crane on the podcast today!  She is fun and hopeful and full of really helpful information for ADD/ADHD children and the grown ups who love and work with them.

From Margit's bio:

Confused and frustrated, people are drawn to Margit’s bright-eyed optimism, her natural communication style, and her no-nonsense, real-world solutions. They fall in love with her humor and compassion, realizing that she is their strongest advocate and biggest fan. Clients feel heard and understood, and they trust her to support each of them, together as a family and, separately, as individuals. She blends an uncanny and authentic understanding of children and teens with adult wisdom and experience, and a long career as a trailblazer in the field of Attention Deficit Disorder, school success, and child-parent dynamics.

Margit and I spend time discussion what ADD/ADHD is and what it isn't, when to consider if our child is a ADD/ADHD, and what the steps are to connect and hold space for these special kids.

 

Resources mentioned:

Getting Schooled - a free ebook from Margit that helps parents navigate their child's school experience
www.wrightslaw.com - articles, legal resources. support

How to find and follow Margit:

http://margitcrane.com/
Facebook - Gifted with ADD
Twitter - BrilliantADHD
Pinterest - Gifted with ADD

 

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****Limited time offer****

About MAZLO --- click here to check out the offer mentioned on the show.  If you are interested in checking out the Calm and Connected Parenting Program FOR FREE send an emaill to casey@joyfulcourage.com.  Put "Mazlo Coupon" in the subject line!!  

And don't forget to join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage.

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Mar 22, 2016

 

So excited to share today's show with you!

Dr. Jen O’Ryan provides guidance for parents to help them navigate their child’s coming out process, as well as questions about sexuality and gender. She completed her doctorate in Human Behavior with a focus on environmental factors during childhood and adolescence for sexual minorities.

Dr. Jen also works closely with other caring adults on developing more inclusive, safe spaces for LGBTQ individuals in the workplace and community. Through years of research and advocacy, Jen brings an extensive background on factors contributing to healthy development during childhood and adolescence for LGBTQ youth.

Jen and I talk about the experience kids are having as they come to understand gender and sexual orientation.  We discuss the biggest challenges for the kids and their parents, and how we can all be a part in supporting all kids, in celebration of differences, being advocates and allies.

Resources mentioned:

Jen's website My Kid Came Out
Jen's local workshop So your kids came out, now what?  
     - listeners will get $5 off with promo code "joyful"
Recent posts on sexuality and supporting LGBTQ youth
PFLAG - Parents, Families and Allies of LGBTQ

Where to find Jen:

Her website - www.mykidcameout.com
Twitter - @pagingdrjen
Facebook - Paging Dr. Jen

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****Limited time offer****

About MAZLO --- click here to check out the offer mentioned on the show.  If you are interested in checking out the Calm and Connected Parenting Program FOR FREE send an emaill to casey@joyfulcourage.com.  Put "Mazlo Coupon" in the subject line!!  

And don't forget to join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage.

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Mar 18, 2016

I am super excited about this BONUS episode!!  I have the privilege of being in conversation with Brandie Weikle from thenewfamily.com and host of The New Family Podcast.

Part of my mission for creating this podcast is to expose listeners to parenting resources that I find inspirational and valuable, and Brandie is in total alignment with that mission.

We spend time today talking about The New Family, the 1,000 Family Project, and Brandie's experience with podcasting.

Mentioned:

The New Family Website
The 1,000 Families Project
The New Family Podcast
Positive CoParenting After Divorce Facebook Group

Mentioned New Family Podcast Episodes:

Eps 50: The Ex Next Door 
Eps 20: Seizing the Day With Your Family
Eps9: Conscious Uncoupling with Katherine Woodward Thomas
Eps 3: Parenting a Transgendered Child

Where to find Brandie and The New Family:

www.thenewfamily.com
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

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****Limited time offer****

About MAZLO --- click here to check out the offers mentioned on the show.  If you are interested in checking out the Calm and Connected Parenting Program FOR FREE send an emaill to casey@joyfulcourage.com.  Put "Mazlo Coupon" in the subject line!!  

And don't forget to join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage.

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Mar 15, 2016

Amy Knobler is on the podcast! Amy is a personal chef, mama and Positive Discipline Parent Educator from Pasadena, California. In candid conversation, she shares her passion for bringing kids into the kitchen…

Do you love dinner preparation? Are you like me, feeling annoyed and resentful each day when it comes time to create a meal for your family?

Listen in as Amy spins a new perspective around meal prep and how it can be a relationship builder AND a time for life skill development.

From young kids to our teens, the kitchen can be a place for connection… A place where we can all increase our sense of belonging and significance.

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Resources:

Click here to get your own pack of Positive Discipline Parenting Toolcards
Seven Easy Ways to Include Your Kids in the Kitchen by Sarah Remmer
Check out the PDF from Amy with concepts and a yummy kid friendly recipe on the Joyful Courage website!

 

Where to find and follow Amy:

www.cooktoconnect.net
a
my@cooktoconnect.net
Cook to Connect Facebook Group

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Also - be sure to check out the Calm and Connected Parenting Program through Mazlo.
Click here for more information!

 

Mar 8, 2016

So grateful to have Kelly Bos on the show today!  Kelly is a psychotherapist focusing on individual, marriage, and family relationships. She helps people find meaning and joy in their relationships - with themselves and others.

Today we are talking about navigating parenting styles in our family.  

As I say on a regular basis, parenting is a journey, right?  Have you started to notice that when we say "yes!  I want to be with you forever!" we are also saying yes to the journey of relationship???

And it's not always easy.

We show up with baggage - we show up with our own lens that has been developed through the experiences of our life...  AND we sometimes forget that we aren't all looking through the same lens...

Listen in as I talk with Kelly about how to be more proactive and forwarding in our conversations with our partners, and build stronger connections with them in the process!!

Where to find Kelly:

Her website: http://www.kellybos.com/
And on Facebook

Articles for further reading:

What to do When Your Parenting Styles Don't Mesh by Kelly Bos
When Parents Disagree on Discipline by Amy McCreedy

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And please know that you are invited to join in the conversation over in the Live and Love With Joyful Courage Facebook group!  It is a place for support and celebration - full of parents who are intentional about showing up as their best self (even when it's hard to do) with their families!!

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ALSO, check out the offer I shared at the end of the podcast - The Calm and Connected Parenting Program through Mazlo.   Consider trying out this program to take some small steps towards making big changes in your home.

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Click HERE for more about one on one coaching with me!!

 

Mar 1, 2016

I love Emily Roberts!!  There is a good reason she is called "Guidance Girl" - this woman has so many gifts and wisdom to share...  She knows tweens and teens - she has an inside perspective and sharing it on the show.

Listen in and broaden your perspective around the online social life of your children.

Emily and I have a candid conversation about what parents should be thinking about and how we can be building relationship through navigating this online social world with our kids....

This is a looooooong podcast because I just can't stop talking to Emily!!

Resources mentioned:

American Girls: How Social Media is Disrupting the Lives of Teenagers
Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking up and Being Who You Are

Other articles and interview with Emily:

An interview about social media addiction
What Every Parent Needs to Know about Cyberbullying

Follow Emily's work:

One her website
On Facebook
On Twitter
On Pinterest
On Instagram
On YouTube

Let me know what you are thinking!!  Join the conversation on the Live and Love with Joyful Courage Facebook group - a crowd of like minded parents do the best they can to be their best on the parenting journey!

Feb 23, 2016

Sarah is a social worker, a compassion coach, a play promoter and warrior for kindness...  How can an interview with her be anything BUT amazing???

We discuss limit setting, brain development and how to navigate our kids emotional outbursts in a way that is helpful and not hurtful.

Resources mentioned:

Dan Siegel: 
     - Whole Brain Child
     - Brian in the Palm of the Hand video

Where to find Sarah:
     - www.sarahmaclaughlin.com
     - Facebook
     - Twitter
     - Pinterest
     - Instagram

Helpful articles by Sarah:

Easing the Stress of Power Struggle

Why I Praised My Son for Threatening to Throw a Bowl at Me

How to Set Limits with Kids Without Harshness, Fear or Shame

Thank you for listening!!  

Don't forget to join the conversation over at the Live and Love with Joyful Courage page on Facebook!!

 

Feb 22, 2016

I find it so empowering to explore parenting styles with moms and dads. It seems as though once we become more aware of our style, our pattern, we become ever more able to move in the direction of who we WANT to be.

Listen in as Sarina Behar Natkin, from GROW Parenting, digs into the different styles, their history, and how to maintain a more balanced, connected approach to parenting. It was a fun and informative conversation that listeners are sure to relate to!!

Find out more about Sarina and her offers:
www.growparenting.com
www.facebook.com/GrowParenting
https://twitter.com/GrowParenting

Remember that you can ALWAYS join in the conversation on the Live and Love with Joyful Courage Facebook Group - we would love to have you!!

Find out more about the February Carry the Future Baby Carrier Drive here - making a difference in the lives of families around the world!

Feb 19, 2016

So grateful and honored to have Leisha on the podcast today to puzzle out the rub she is feeling around bedtime with her two young daughters.

Do you ever feel like things spin out of control at the end of the day?  Do you feel like you swing between too kind to too firm and back again? 

You aren't alone!

Listen in to this live parent coaching and notice where the conversation is resonating with you...  We are on a collective journey - lets learn from the learning of others!!

Interested in getting some coaching on the show??  Click here to apply.

If you haven't already, join in the conversation on the Live and Love with Joyful Courage Facebook community!

Thank you for listening in!!!

Feb 16, 2016

Cathy Kawakami is on the show today and we are talking all about the ways we can encourage our youngest kids to explore their capabilities.

Sorry folks, the bad news in a lot of the reason our kids don't believe they can do things is because we spend so much time and effort telling them that - and they're getting the message!!  Then we get frustrated that our kids are uncooperative or don't want to contribute - it's crazytown!!

Cathy and Casey offer a bunch of ideas around how to set up an environment that is designed for kids to grow and thrive, to gain life skills and the belief that they can have healthy control over their life.

You can find Cathy at:
her website www.middlegroundparenting.com
And on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MiddleGroundParenting

Don't forget to join our growing Facebook community for like minded support and conversation - Live and Love with Joyful Courage

Feb 11, 2016

Oh friends - this is a good one!!

My new friend (and someone we should all have on speed dial), Susan Stiffelman is on the show today talking about the Parenting in the Digital Age Telesummit.  

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY for all of us to learn from some of the most AMAZING speakers and thinkers of our time.

  • Dr. Dan Siegel, author of Whole Brain Child and creator of Brain in th ePalm of Your Hand
  • Byron Katie, developer of The Work
  • Rachel Macy Stafford, author and blogger behind the Hands Free Revolution (she has been on the show and is super fabulous)
  • Glennon Doyle Melton. author and founder of online community Momastery
  • Roasalind Weisman, author of Queen Bees and Wanna Bees and amazing human

And there are MOREand they are ALL amazing humans - and ALL amazing humans with SO MUCH WISDOM TO SHARE!!!

Listen in to the episode and when you are ready to sign up for the telesummit, just click this link ----> http://bit.ly/1nYBPCF

Its FREE!!  More information and registration is here ---> http://bit.ly/1nYBPCF

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AND don't forget that we are doing the Baby Carrier Drive for Carry the Future through the month of January - more information on THAT goodness by clicking here
---> http://www.joyfulcourage.com/carry-the-future-drive/

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And keep up with the parenting conversation in our facebook community, Live and Love with Joyful Courage - WE WANT YOU THERE!!  

 

BIG HUGE LOVE TO YOU ALL!!

Get in touch with any feedback or questions as casey@joyfulcourage.com

Feb 9, 2016

Amy Lang of birdsandbeesandkids.com is back on this show and THIS time we are going next level....

We are talking about dating and middle school.

You all know that as a mother of a 13 year old, this topic is near and dear to my heart... Amy breaks it down for us, offers insights to contemplate, and may make a few of you a wee bit uncomfortable with her no-nonsense talk about what it developmentally appropriate at this age.

The result is a fun, informative and candid conversation that may take you back to your own middle school dating years.... 

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1985.....

Awkward boy, "Uh, do you want to go with me?"

Me, "Sure."

My mom, "Where are you gonna GO???"

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Bwahahahaaaa --- listen in!!

We do talk about sex, so the show may not be one you want to play over the speakers of your car or home.

Follow Amy:
Sign up for her newsletter on her website - www.birdsandbeesandkids.com
On Facebook 
On Twitter
On Instagram

Enjoy!!

 

Jan 28, 2016

I am so EXCITED to share this BONUS podcast with you all!!  I had the honor of talking to Alison Soracchi from Carry the Future about the incredible work they are doing, providing baby carriers to refugees in Greece.

This conversation is an emotional one, and really highlights how meaningful a small gesture from one human being to another can be...  Alison shares stories about the work volunteers are engaged in here in the states, and paints a picture of how the volunteers on the ground in Greece are living the vision.

Just listen.  No doubt you will be inspired :)

You can find out more about Carry the Future at www.carrythefuture.org
You can find out more about Operation Refugee Child at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/operation-refugee-child-carry-the-future-mission#/
Find Carry the Future on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/carrythefuture
On twitter at https://twitter.com/carry_thefuture

 

Joyful Courage will be teaming with Grow With Me Boutique
to run a baby carrier drive in February

  • Locals can drop off new or gently used carriers to Grow with Me Boutique here in Monroe any time during the hours of operation.
  • OR listeners can send carriers or supplies for Operation Refugee Child to the drop off center through Carry the Future (click here for details on where to send - and click "donate")
  • Be sure to write a little note that you are participating in the Joyful Courage Baby Carrier Drive so we can keep track of the impact of our community!!

Thank you for listening!!!

Don't forget to you the Live and Love with Joyful Courage Facebook community and keep up with the conversation!

Jan 26, 2016

Ahhhh, babies.  We spend so much time preparing for their arrival and then BAM - they totally turn our world upside down and we can't remember WHY we ever though parenthood was a good idea....

Hahaha, well, maybe that wasn't exactly your experience....  

Ariadne Brill, parent educator, writer and the force behind the insanely helpful and popular website, Positive Parenting Connection, has returned to the podcast this week to dig into raising babies with a healthy attachment. This conversation is so useful for parents who are living and loving the smallest and newest among us...

Listen in for tips on connecting and creating the very beginnings of a foundation for empathy and compassion.

If you have friends or family that are expecting a new baby, or have recently been blessed with one, pass this show on to them - they will thank you!!

 

You can find Ariadne and her work at:

Her Website - http://www.positiveparentingconnection.net/
On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/positiveparentingconnection/
On Twitter - https://twitter.com/positive_parent
On Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/ppconnection/

 

And don't forget to join the conversation on the Live and Love with Joyful Courage Facebook Group Page!!

Jan 22, 2016

It was so fun to have the chance to speak one on one with a listener about the challenges she is facing with your your son.

Listen in and notice how universal some of the feelings and thoughts are that you hear Stephanie speak into...  

The parenting journey is a collective experience.  You are not alone!  

 

Jan 19, 2016

Who doesn't get into power struggles with their kids???

Listen in as Debbie Zeichner, LCSW and parent coach, and I discuss the triggers for power struggles and how to navigate them in a way that leaves your kids with MORE skills and MORE likely to cooperate.

Sound good?

Check out Debbie's website : www.debbiezeichnerlcsw.com
And like her facebook page: www.facebook.com/debbiezeichnerlcsw

Jan 11, 2016

This podcast interview is a long one, because the conversation was just that good.

Listen in as I talk with Denise Dryden, integrative coach, about how we can shed the stories and emotional baggage we show up to parent with so that we can be conscious and available to the child we find in front of us.

One of my favorite quotes from the conversation is Denise encouraging parents to think about in regards to their children, "what do I see that is unique and different, and how do I let them lead me into the future?"

She is a wise woman and it is my honor to know her!

Here are some links mentioned in the podcast:

Brandy Carlile - The Eye
Denise's website - www.denisedrydencoaching.com
Denise's Ecourse - Parenting the New Earth's Children
Follow Denise on Facebook

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