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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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Now displaying: November, 2022
Nov 28, 2022

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.

 

Takeaways from the show

  • How young people learn to “fend for themselves” 
  • What surprises young adults when they move away from home 
  • Using Julie’s new book “Your Turn: How to Be an Adult” as a roadmap for adulthood 
  • Young adults claiming their own narratives (and when that’s different from your own vision for them) 
  • Young adults finding self-acceptance 
  • COVID-19 impacting Gen Z 
  • Self-agency & problem-solving

Looking for more? Check out our website for more + transcripts of the episode. 

Nov 21, 2022

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.

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Creating a new family dynamic after divorce 
  • What kids need to know about divorce and why you’re separating
  • Boundaries, communication, follow-through, and safety with your previous partner 
  • Responding instead of reacting 
  • Typical custody agreements 
  • Single parenting & co-parenting 
  • Tweens and teens having strong opinions & parental preferences 
  • Dating after divorce

 

See full show details including transcription here. 

Nov 17, 2022

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/

Nov 14, 2022

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.

 

Takeaways from the show

  • Raising teenagers is messy- especially right now. 
  • What is privilege? 
  • What does it mean to “be a man?” 
  • What are the men in your home modeling for your teens? 
  • What do boys need from their parents? 
  • What are ways to call-in & connect with teens? 
  • It’s natural for kids to pull away from us in their teen years. 
  • There’s no script for tough topics with teens like consent & being advocates - it’s an ongoing conversation.  
  • What is healthy masculinity? 

 

For more see our website here.

Nov 10, 2022

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/ 

Nov 7, 2022

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.

 

Key takeaways from the show

  • All kids and teens will ask you hard questions and want answers - expect it & prepare to be open 
  • Inviting open dialogue, staying non-judgmental, & communicating around emotionally-charged topics
  • How to handle your child or teen having different opinions than you do 
  • Kids will stop coming to us if they don’t feel heard, seen, & validated, especially when we have differing opinions 
  • Knowing when to be open with tweens & teens, especially regarding reproductive rights and when to fall back on facts 
  • Destigmatizing why people choose abortion 
  • How do we handle teens getting their news and information from social media like TikTok? 
  • Asking questions to model & foster critical thinking 
  • Resources for families of different races, faiths, and cultures to address difficult questions and tough topics like reproductive rights, Covid-19, healthcare, & more 
  • What’s racial socialization?  What’s your cultural identity?

 

Looking for more? Find all the show details on our website here:

www.besproutable.com/podcasts/tough-conversations-election-anjali-ferguson

Nov 3, 2022

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/ 

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