Join Casey for the final show of 2022! Casey’s solo this episode, recapping and reflecting on the year and welcoming 2023. She revisits her 2022 vision board and some of her favorite episodes & guests from the year. Casey ends the show by leading an end-of-year manifestation ritual.
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My guest today is Ivy Kwong.
Ivy shares about her journey to become a psychotherapist and how she’s healing her relationship and connecting with her parents. Ivy talks about increasing your capacity for discomfort and staying regulated during conversations. Casey and Ivy dig into genetic & experiential intergenerational trauma and how to start healing by expanding your awareness and reparenting yourself. They talk about knowing your inner-selves at different ages and what brings them out. Casey asks what clues we can look for that we have trauma to heal and if we need apologies from parents to move forward. Ivy explains setting boundaries with our parents. Casey and Ivy wrap up by talking about finding compassion for ourselves on our journey.
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Happy to have this episode to lean back on as we find ourselves in yet another holiday season! Ericka came on last year and talk to me about expectations, flexibility, and communication with our teens during this somewhat-stressful-but-we-want-everyone-to-be-happy time of year.
The struggle is real, right!?
Ericka provides thoughtful ideas around tradition, gratitude and prioritizing OUR happiness during this season.
You can find the full show notes for this episode by going to: https://www.besproutable.com/podcasts/eps-302-creating-tradition-and-connection-with-ericka-souter/
My guest today is Elise Knox.
Casey and Elise share thoughts and advice on taking care of ourselves while connecting with our teens. How do we keep it together during the turbulent teenage years? Elise shares how she stays grounded, then Casey and Elise explore what a parent’s role is during the teen years & how parents can define and get their needs met. They discuss how to show up helpfully, not hurtfully, in the most challenging moments, how to build relationship before the teen years, and how to show up when your teen isn’t feeling connected to you. Elise touches on how we can have empathy and compassion for teenage troubles without projecting our experiences as adolescents. Casey and Elise close by talking about what teens want & need from their parents.
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Today's guests are Jean Chatzky and Kathryn Tuggle. Casey, Jean and Kathryn discuss their new book, "How to Money".
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My guest today is Julie Lythcott-Haims.
Casey and Julie chat about Julie’s newest book, “Your Turn: How to Be an Adult,” including what topics are covered, reactions from young adults & parents, and what Julie was hoping for while she wrote this book. They talk on how young adults learn to “fend for themselves” and find self-acceptance. Casey and Julie dig into how and when young adults claim their own narratives and the challenges of when that’s different from your vision for them. They get into the unknown and lifelong effects of Gen Z and the pandemic and wrap-up by touching on how great self-agency and problem-solving feels for everyone, especially these young adults.
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My guest today is Alicia Robertson.
Casey and Alicia discuss how to keep and grow your self-worth, healthy boundaries, communication, and confidence during and after divorce. Alicia advises on what to share with kids about your divorce and how to give them (and yourself) safety, security, and stability during this complex, emotional time. Casey and Alicia talk custody agreements, single parenting, co-parenting challenges, and tweens and teens having a parental preference. They wrap up by digging into dating after divorce.
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Another throwback!! Love going into the vault to revisit some of the Joyful Courage solo shows of the past. This one is especialy sweet. Our teens are doing the best they can with the tools they have in the moment. They are responding to the external events and experineces around them. Listen in as I guide listeners through an experiential activity that highlights how the WAY we communicate influences how our kids are feeling, thinking and deciding to do.
You're kids are not manipulating you.
Get the full show notes for this show at https://www.besproutable.com/podcasts/eps-183-your-kids-are-not-manipulating-you/
My guest today is Todd Adams.
Todd and Casey talk about raising young, straight, cis-gendered, white men and how to balance teaching them about the responsibility that comes with their privilege without over-burdening them. They discuss what it means to “be a man” and how to nurture a young man’s emotional intelligence & the importance of modeling. Todd shares how important it is for parents to be self-aware, curious, and willing to learn. He gives strategies for connecting with and calling-in teenagers and why to connect when they’re ready. Casey and Todd remind us that there’s not a perfect script, but an ongoing conversation, when it comes to tough topics like consent, substance use, & being advocates. Todd wraps up by talking about what healthy masculinity and “mature masculinity” look like to him.
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Hi listeners! I am always so honored when you chose to listen in to what I have to say to you all over here! Thank you for showing up, staying open, and considering how this content can make an impact on your relationships with your family.
This week is another throwback. We (parents) get so stuck in the right/wrong conversation that we forget or miss all of the LAYERS to the human experience!
In this episode, I talk about the mistaken belief that "Kids have to pay for their behavior" and invite parents to consider something new...
We get into brain science and self regulation, the power of not taking things personally, the sometimes short sightedness of consequence... and so much more.
You can find the full show notes at https://www.besproutable.com/podcasts/eps-231-solo-show-moving-from-right-wrong-to-effective-and-remembering-that-self-regulation-is-learned-over-time-with-practice/
My guest today is Dr. Anjali Ferguson.
Dr. Anjali Ferguson and Casey dig deep in this episode on how to be in conversation with teens about social-political issues, including abortion. Dr. Ferguson weighs in on if we should bring up tricky topics or wait for children to ask questions and gives tips on how to be ready for emotionally-charged topics. They share advice on when and how to take a moment during challenging conversations and the work that’s needed to parent differently than we were parented. Dr. Ferguson explains how to validate and hear what your teen is sharing, even when you have a difference of opinion. Casey asks Dr. Ferguson about best practices for being open with tweens and teens, especially regarding reproductive rights. They talk about the pros and cons of teenagers getting news and information from social media like TikTok. Dr. Ferguson shares how Parenting Culture provides resources for and supports families of different races, faiths, and cultures to address tough topics and difficult questions. She wraps up by speaking on openness, racial socialization, and cultural identity.
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So glad to be highlighting this show again - wowzer. This is such a profound invitation, every day, to be who our teens need then to be. Yes, love them with all of you, stand by them, AND give them space to discover all there is to learn from mistakes and risks, triumphs and failures - these are THEIRS to experience. Doesn't mean we abandon them, it DOES mean that we love them through it all regardless of how it looks. This is what all kids need, even those adult ones!
You can find the show notes https://www.besproutable.com/podcasts/eps-185-how-to-be-fiercely-committed-and-lovingly-detached/
Aly shares about her own tough teen years and how she started working with parents of teens. Casey & Aly dig into what misguided ideas parents of teens have and what new brain science is showing us, like behavior-based parenting (ie: punishments and rewards) leading to acting-out & defiance and how much brains grow & change during puberty. Aly explains what a boundary truly is, and why children & teens should not and cannot be responsible for parent’s feelings. She shares how common co-dependence is for Gen X and Gen Y and how that can lead to controlling or catering to your teen along with a sense of responsibility for others feelings and behaviors. Casey breaks down being kind & firm at the same time. Aly defines boundaries and expectations with examples as well as how & why to stay compassionate and curious with your teen. Aly wraps up by explaining what teens need to show their best effort, including in an antiquated school system.
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I'm outta here!!
For real. I am on a plane with Julietta Skoog, my partner at Sproutable headed out on a WORLD TOUR!! We land later today in the UAE and will be speaking at the Parenthood Unconference next week, alongside so many amazing speakers.
Listen to this SHORT solo show to hear all about it!
My guest today is Domari Dickinson.
Domari shares how she got started on her Conscious Parenting & Positive Discipline journey. They discuss what Conscious Parenting, Positive Parenting, & Gentle Parenting mean and if those are helpful labels. Domari shares her tips for those of us who are transitioning to a different parenting style, including identifying & digging into your own triggers, leading with love & grace, and feeling all of your feelings.
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Listeners - you are in for a TREAT!! This Thursday the Joyful Courage podcast feed is being taken over by my good friend, Julie Neale, host and brilliance over at Mothers Quest Podcast.
Julie has powerful conversations with incredible guests and I am honored to be sharing one of those convos here with the Joyful Courage community.
Julie's guest is Jonathan Mooney, father, writer, speaker, activist, and self-described “do-gooder.” He is the author of Normal Sucks, How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines.
Jonathan forged his own path to Brown University where he co-founded an organization and co-wrote a book to help neurodivergent students like himself succeed in college.
He has been a champion for neurological and physical diversity for more than two decades, and goes deep and wide with Julie about the pervasive impact of institutionalized and cultural ableism and his quest to help himself and others with differences understand they are not deficient.
You are IN FOR A TREAT MY FRIENDS!!
You can find shownotes for this episode by clicking this link: http://mothersquest.com/different-is-not-deficient-with-normal-sucks-author-jonathan-mooney/
While you're at it, be sure to check out MothersQuest episode 93 where Julie's son, a freshman at UCLA, interviews Jonathan about neurodivergent activism and more!
Appreciating you all so much!
My guest today is Kimberly Holmes.
Kimberly and Casey talk about their family backgrounds and what common challenges long-term, committed couples are facing. They discuss couples therapy and intentionally supporting both spouses & a safe environment during Marriage Helpers workshops. Casey and Kimberly talk similarities and differences between problem solving, using curiosity questions, and compromising with a teen versus with a spouse. Kimberly shares advice on how to listen to and take feedback from a partner and tips on how parents can find common ground when it comes to their teens. Casey and Kimberly wrap up digging into the importance of consistency, relationships ending, and the challenges of co-parenting.
Find full show notes here: http://www.besproutable.com/eps-341-exploring-intimate-partnerships-kimberly-holmes
I am so grateful to be bringing back this show. It was a powerful re-listen for me, and I remembered the tension of the early teen years, the mistakes my daughter was telling me she was making, and how challenging it was to hold it all and still feel like I knew what I was doing. If you are committed to relationship centered parenting AND struggling with your teens risky behavior or less than ideal decision making, this show will help you feel seen, no doubt.
If you are interested in the waitlist for my membership program, head to www.besproutable.com/ljc.
For more complete shownotes for this show go to https://www.besproutable.com/podcasts/eps-115-solo-show-exploring-trust-and-surrender-as-i-navigate-all-there-is-to-learn-while-raising-a-teen/
My guest today is Britt Hawthorne.
Casey and Britt dig into what being anti-biased and anti-racist mean. Britt shares strategies from her new book, “Raising Anti-Racist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide,” for talking about racism with children and teens including embracing getting uncomfortable & admitting what you don’t know. Britt shares her wisdom on how to tackle tough topics like police brutality with your kids and family.
Britt Hawthorne is a black, bi-racial mama, teacher, author, and anti-bias & anti-racist facilitator. Britt partners with caregivers, educators, and families to raise the next generation of anti-racist children. Together with her beloved partner, they are raising their kids to be empathetic, critical thinkers embracing justice and activism. Her days are filled with coffee, teaching, and joy. You can find out more about Britt at www.britthawthorne.com.
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Raising teenagers is HARD. This solo show explores the dynamic we create when we work to hold on to control and what come alive when we are willing to let go and give our kids the space they need to develop the skills that will serve them in the long term.
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My guest today is Amy Lang.
Amy and Casey discuss the importance of and how to talk about sex and sexuality with your tweens and teens. This conversation covers sex, sexuality, consent, sex positivity, pornography, safe spaces for sex, gender. They also share resources and tips for these sometimes-awkward conversations with growing kids.
Amy Lang has been a sexual health educator for over 25 years. In 2006, she started Birds & Bees & Kids. With her lively, engaging, and down-to-earth style she helps parents become comfortable and confident talking with their kids. Amy’s books, online solutions center, and podcast show parents they really can become their kids' go-to birds and bees source.
Amy is still married to her first husband, and they are getting the hang of parenting their recently launched man-child. She lives in Seattle, WA, and you can learn more about her work at BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com and BBKPros.com.
Throwing it back this week to episode 171, a solo show were I explore the work of keeping it together when things fall apart. I would argue this is THE work. If you are someone who find youself getting on the emotional freight train with your kids, this show is for you. I share ideas and practices that will support you with staying in the present moment and being who your kids need you to be when they are having a hard time.
Find all the show notes on the original show page - https://www.besproutable.com/podcasts/eps-171-solo-show-being-the-calm-inside-the-storm/
Today I am interviewing Esther Goetz. Esther is the mama behind the wildly popular instagram account, Moms of Bigs. We spent time in this interview talking about the power of community during this season of parenting, and how authenticity and transparency about our experiences creates deeper connections with each other, and supports us in moving through the hard times.
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Today I am back with a FRESH solo show for you! I dig into the phrase "I believe you" as I understand it from Dr. Becky Kennedy's work. What would have happened if our parents had said that to us as teens? What could it open up in our relationship with our OWN teens if we are willing to say it to them?
My guest today is Fernanda Lee.
Fernanda Lee, M.A.Ed, holds a degree in business administration and worked for Accenture, Bank of America and other investment brokers, until she became a mother, and decided to learn more about child development.
Fernanda now holds a Master Degree in Education, with a Pupil Personnel Services credential, and has served as a school counselor in elementary and middle public schools. She is a lead trainer in Positive Discipline, serving parents, health professionals, teachers, early childhood educators, couples, and professionals in the workplace in the United States, Brazil, Portugal and Luxembourg.
Fernanda was featured in two national magazines “Escola” and “English as a Foreign Language” discussing the practical application of Positive Discipline in the classroom. She is very thankful to be raising her two teenagers with Positive Discipline, as without it she would have pulled out all her hair.
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