My guest today is Dr. Chris Willard.
Dr. Willard explains how trying to teach mindfulness to teens ended up being a learning opportunity for himself and why he wrote his new book, “How we Grow Through What We Go Through.” He explains the three types of trauma, then Casey & Chris connect on how much self-work needs to be done to parent teens. Casey asks what the first steps are for moving through triggers, and Dr. Willard shares how children & teens can be the catalyst for us to do that work. They dig into why we don’t punish adolescents and what tools to use when things do go sideways with your teen like pausing, responding vs. reacting, mindfulness, anticipating, co-regulating, building trust, & asking “what are both learning?” Dr. Willard and Casey wrap-up today by sharing some specific breathing strategies for all ages.
Key takeaways from the show
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Join me during this solo show as I talk about "holding the container" for our teens to move through their experiences and practice life skills. Easier said than done. I walk us thought what this looks like in the context of sibling relationships, substance experimenting, school, chores and more - check it out and let me know what you think!
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My guest today is Dr. Shefali Tsabary.
Dr. Shefali begins by sharing her journey into motherhood & discovering conscious parenting. She shares a bit about what her new book, “The Parenting Map” covers. Casey and Dr. Shefali talk about how challenging it is to look inward and how we work towards growth, not perfection. They dig into challenging any narratives you may have for your own children and finding your flow. Casey asks how we can get past the “smoke screen” and dig in deeper into what’s going on with misbehavior. They talk about teens practicing regulation and about how individuation & defiance are not only developmentally appropriate but necessary. Dr. Shefali shares her five F’s of parents: fighter, fixer, feigner, freezer, fleer and how to acknowledge and calm your ego. They wrap up talking on being in partnership with your child, how & why negotiating with your kids can actually be a good thing, and why we don’t use punishment.
Takeaways from the show
What is conscious parenting?
Dr. Shefali’s new book: “The Parenting Map”
The challenges of looking inward
Parenting is about growth, not perfection
Challenging & deconstructing your narratives
The “iceberg” and “smoke screen” behind behaviors
Defiance is developmentally healthy
Dr. Shefali’s five F’s of parents: fighter, fixer, feigner, freezer, & fleer
Acknowledging and calming your ego
Why & how negotiating with your kids can be positive
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This week I am exploring unconditional love and how./if this is what our teens experience from us. We may SAY that we love them no matter what, but is that the message they are getting? And what does creating a home where love is unconditional offer to our kids?
Listen in and let me know what you think!
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My guest today is Olivia Thompson.
Olivia shares her path to Sesh, a mental health platform for online support groups led by licensed therapists. Olivia shares what she loves about Sesh and tells Casey her thoughts on support groups and connecting with other people who are going through the same things you are. Casey & Olivia talk about the benefits of telehealth. Olivia explains how she was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, her own mental health journey, & strategies that work well for her. Casey connects Olivia’s story to how we can support and scaffold for teens & young adults with ADHD. They also touch on addiction, recovery, identifying triggers, and the stigmas & barriers around mental healthcare.
Takeaways from the show
Using online & telehealth resources for mental health
Support groups & connecting with a community
ADHD diagnosis as an adult
Sesh platform & offerings
Stigmas around & barriers to mental healthcare
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This week I am thrilled to be expanding on a conversation happening in the Living Joyful Courage community around how to support a growth mindset and optimism in our teens. They have a lot going on and are coming of age in a messy world - listen in to this show to hear my take on it all.
My guest today is Hunter Clarke-Fields.
Back from Abu Dhabi, Casey and Hunter reflect on Parenthood: The Unconference. Hunter shares how she got involved with the conference, and they remember what it was like to visit the UAE (including a trip to a camel festival and being anointed with oils)! They discuss the universality of parenting challenges despite other cultural differences. Casey and Hunter finish by sharing what tools they used to stay confident on a global stage like mindfulness, self-compassion, & preparing beforehand.
Takeaways from the show
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This solo show takes a closer look at how parenting with Positive Discipline does NOT equal avoiding the hard stuff, instead it is about leaning into relationship WHEN the hard stuff shows up. Being brave is something we are invited into over and over again as we parent through the seasons of adolescence. Listen in as I explore what that looks like internally, as well as externally.