A program for teachers, parents, guardians, counselors and anyone who is regularly baffled by the process of trying to raise, teach, reach, coach or manage teens and tweens. The teen mind is different from the adult mind and Dr. Regina Lamourelle and her guests bring you the latest insights in neuroscience to help you make sense of adolescents.
A program for teachers, parents, guardians, counselors and anyone who is regularly baffled by the process of trying to raise, teach, reach, coach or manage teens and tweens. The teen mind is different from the adult mind and Dr. Regina Lamourelle and her guests bring you the latest insights in neuroscience to help you make sense of adolescents.
Do you feel that parenting teens is the biggest job you’ll ever have? Are you wondering about how to help your child discover his or her unique potential? Are you dedicated to raising a child with character and integrity?Based on the Hyde School’s philosophy of “parents are the primary teachers and the home is the primary classroom,” this podcast was created to help parents understand just how to put this philosophy in place in the home, and to discover the transformative outcomes that happen in families who implement it.You will hear from not only experts in the field of raising teenagers, such as educational consultants, authors, and therapists, but also hear from former Hyde parents and students who share their stories of challenges and triumphs on this journey. We welcome you to jump in and start discovering some “ah ha” moments and practices you can implement right away to bring your family closer together and raise self-confident teenagers with character who become inspiring adults.
Rank #1: 44: Bobbie DePorter: The 7 Biggest Teen Problems & How to Turn Them Into Strengths.
“When parents change the way they interact with their sons and daughters, they pave the way for transformation.” Bobbi DePorter is the founder of Super Camp, a camp for kids that’s been around for 35 years and is now in 19 different countries. While Super Camp is for kids, The Seven Biggest Teen Problems and How to Turn Them into Strengths is a book written for parents to help them see what changes they need to make to effect changes in their children. “We’re different from most other programs because we’re purposefully evolving,” says Bobbi in her book. She and her team of facilitators have identified the most common difficulties they see teens facing and boiled them down to seven main issues: Troubled Relationships Emotional Hurt Negative Self-Image Fear of Disruptive Change Poor Grades Lack of Focus Low Motivation You can find Bobbi at www.supercamp.com
Rank #2: 85: Teen Coaching: Life Success for Teens .
Natalie Borrell of Life Success for Teens That’s what we all want for our teens, isn’t it? Well, have you ever thought about having a coach for your teen? To help them deal with anxiety, fear of loss, and fear of rejection? Sure, all parents would like to be the person their teen turns to for help with these things, but what if you’re not? What if your teen doesn’t want you to be the one to help them deal with their test anxiety, presentation skills and how to talk to their teachers? It might be a hard pill to swallow, but remember what we say in The Biggest Job Workshops: “Humility is one of the most important qualities in parenting.” This podcast with Natalie Borrell, a school psychologist, and Alison Grant, a teacher with a license in counseling, of Life Success for Teens, (www.lifesuccessforteens.com) gives us insight into teenage anxiety and some great tips for dealing with it. They can also be found on Facebook at Parents Raising Successful Teens – a free community group.
Colleen O'Grady, MA. is a speaker, trainer and author of the award-winning and best-selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Teenage Daughter---A Guide for Mothers Everywhere. Colleen shares her wisdom from twenty-five years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist which translates into over 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens. Colleen, known as the parent-teen relationship expert helps you raise the bar of what's possible for the teenage years. Colleen not only knows this professionally she has been a mom in the trenches with her own teenage daughter. You really can improve your relationship with your teen and dial up the joy, peace, and delight at home and work, Every episode is geared to uplift you, give you practical parenting tips that you can apply right away and keep you current on the latest in teen research and trends.
Rank #1: #003 What Moms Need to Know about Cell Phones, Internet and the Teenage Brain.
The teenage brain is under major reconstruction during the teenage years. There is a window of opportunity to "use it or lose it." What this means is that the brain is doing some major pruning of brain cells. If you use these brain cells these neural connections will stay. Experience is what causes these neurons to fire and wire together. If you don't use them you will lose them and they will wither away. The neurons that get used repeatedly by experience are wired together into the brain's electrical networks.If the digital world is not monitored it can be a barrier to your daughter "using it."It's not that the digital world is bad. There are many benefits.The Internet is a great resource for learning, sharing information, connecting with people, and being entertained.But how things have changed since we were in high school.The new digital world catches us off guard, because it's unfamiliar territory.When I was in High School I had a phone with a telephone cord. I could only talk in the kitchen or in my parents' bedroom. There was some built in accountability, but no more.With the ever-changing apps, instant messaging, texting, skyping, on cell phones, ipad's, and laptops; monitoring your teen can feel like an uphill battle.Shelly is a therapist and has a daughter who is in middle school. Shelly came to my office extremely upset. She had just gotten her phone bill.Her 7th grade daughter had sent three thousand texts in the past month and most of them were from midnight to 4am on school nights. Shelly was shocked, hurt and felt extremely betrayed. Shelly was unaware and unprepared. She didn't think about the addictive side of technology. She didn't consider her daughter's undeveloped PFC, and the dopamine thrill of connecting with boys at night.Once Shelly was educated about teens and cell phones, she realized it wasn't personal. Shelly intervened and put the brakes on, and took her daughter's cell phone at night.There are three big reasons you can "lose it" with electronics, which is too much screen time, inappropriate content, and chronic distraction. Dr. David Walsh in his book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kidsstates, "Today the average school-aged kid spends more than fifty-three hoursa week watching television, playing video games, or using the computer." Most teens don't get this much sleep in a week. A huge problem with this amount of screen time is that it is empty brain calories.They are not investing their attention, skills, and abilities in real life. This especially impacts their relationships.Many moms have complained that when their daughter has a friend spend the night that they barely talk to each other. They can be in the same room texting other friends, or even each other.As shocking as this is to us, in 2010 Pew Internet & American Life Project found that face-to-face communication fell behind texting as teen's favorite way of communicating with friends. This causes big problems for brain development. This is a critical time for the teenage brain to wire networks for communication skills, empathic listening and the ability to interpret and respond to non-verbal cues. All of these skills take practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: #004 I Believe in You.
The greatest gift you can give your teenage son or daughter is to believe in them.The real question is--what do you believe about them? And what you believe, boils down to what you focus on. If you focus on their good qualities and you combine that with faith, you are going to believe good things. If you focus on their attitudes and mistakes it's going to land you in fear. When fear strikes it blinds you from the good qualities in your teen. Your sight get's restricted to the very thing you are afraid of. Fear blows things out of proportion and greatly impacts both you and your teen. Your son and daughter are significantly impacted by what you believe about them.See, there is no perfect teen. They are a work in progress. Every teen is a mixed bag of drama, mistakes, talents, beauty and amazing possibilities. Listen and learn the Five Ways to Restore Your Belief in Your Teen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you’re looking for real parenting advice that works, you’ve come to the right place. Empowering Parents has been giving our readers “straight talk and real results” since 2007, and our podcast aims to do the same. Not only do our experts tell it like it is, they give you honest, practical, effective advice that you can start using today. On our blog, in our article comments section and on our Facebook page, you’ll find other parents who are dealing with the same issues you’re dealing with right now. When you become part of the EP community, you’ll experience what many of our parents say: “It’s like you’ve been looking in the windows of my house and know my family. I am starting to parent differently and my kids’ behavior is finally changing. And best of all, I don’t feel alone anymore.”
Rank #1: How to Respond to Disrespectful Children and Teens.
Sometimes disrespect comes along with adolescence; other times a child may show disrespectful behavior from an early age. Either way, it’s a behavior that can push any parent’s emotional buttons! Learn how you can respond with these 5 techniques, from the authors of The ODD Lifeline program.
Rank #2: Disrespectful Kids: How to Get Your Child or Teen to Behave with Respect .
We all know that kids can act in many disrespectful and rude ways to parents: they can slam doors, roll their eyes, and tell you they hate you, to name a few. It’s natural to get very worried and frustrated and wonder if these types of behaviors constitute out-and-out abuse, or just “rudeness and mild disrespect.” How can a parent know when these rebellious and rude behaviors have crossed over a boundary and gone way too far?
This podcast will provide information, awareness, practical tools, and inspiration to parents and other adults who work with elementary, middle, and high school girls.
Rank #1: 003: The Hookup Culture.
Included in this podcast: A candid, enlightening interview with 3 women in college in which they discuss: The prevalence of hookups and what it actually means Why girls decide to hookup The costs … 003: The Hookup Culture Read More »
Rank #2: The Top 9 Reasons Adolescent Girls are so Stressed Out.
In this podcast, Dr. Jordan will discuss the top 9 reasons causing such high levels of stress in adolescent girls and what girls need to prevent and handle it. DR. JORDAN’S NEW BOOK, Letters From … The Top 9 Reasons Adolescent Girls are so Stressed Out Read More »
For more than 20 years Roy Petitfils, LPC has worked with teenagers as an educator, youth minister and today as a counselor in private practice specializing in adolescent and family therapy. He offers insight to help you understand today's teens with practical tips, tools and strategies to help you communicate with, discipline and positively influence the teens in your life.
Rank #1: 019: Motivating Teen Boys.
In this episode, Roy discusses the different ways adults can help motivate apathetic, disengaged and unmotivated teen boys. By helping provide sources of external he motivation, adults can help adolescents gradually develop the internal motivation needed to succeed in life. To get Roy's newest ebook "Little Book of Questions that Really Get Teens Talking" go to todaysteenager.com and sign up or email Roy at email@example.com. Today's Teenager podcast is produced for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to nor should it be used as a replacement for professional counseling.
Rank #2: 010: 5 Essential Skills for Communicating with Today's Teens.
In this episode, Roy discusses five skills every adult needs to communicate with teenagers. He offers practical tips for applying each tool to improve communication with teens. To get Roy's newest ebook "Little Book of Questions that Really Get Teens Talking" go to todaysteenager.com and sign up or email Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Launching Your Daughter podcast was created to support parents and caregivers in empowering their tween and teen girls as they prepare for young adulthood. Guests will be interviewed to discuss topics such as anxiety, perfectionism, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, budgeting time and money, nutrition and self-care. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, mind, body and spirit connections, holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy and counseling will also be explored. As the host of Launching Your Daughter, my name is Nicole Burgess and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist, transpersonal psychotherapist, parent educator and adolescent mentor. For more information go to the website at http://launchingyourdaughter.com
Rank #1: 4: Anxiety and Five Coping Skills.
Today I am going to discuss why anxiety doesn’t equal bad or something is wrong with you and five ways to help manage or cope with it. Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? I have to get an A in all my classes, otherwise I won’t get into college. I can’t tell mom and dad because it might make them sad or angry? I don’t know why Jane didn’t talk to me during class. She was texting me before school. Sure I can do that for you, no problem, but you are already feeling overwhelmed. As school comes to a close for the year it is not uncommon for anxiety levels to rise. It can happen again at the end of summer for the beginning of the next school yr. If your daughter is a senior and graduating this year she may feel more nervous and anxious about the next chapter in her life. Which is normal. Anxiety related mental health disorders are higher in female than males. The DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition) has a chapter on Anxiety disorders: Separation Anxiety (for younger children), selective mutism, specific phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, substance/medication-induced anxiety, anxiety disorder due to another medical condition, or other. The DSM V has a separate chapter on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Trauma-and Stressor-related disorders. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Diagnostic Criteria includes (per DSM V): -Excessive anxiety and worry, occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities -The individual finds it difficult to control the worry -The anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six symptoms (with at least some symptoms having been present for more days than not for the past six months): -Restless or feeling keyed up or on edge. -Being easily fatigued -Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank -Irritability -Muscle tension -Sleep disturbance -The anxiety, worry, or physical symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning -The disturbance is not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance or another medical condition -The disturbance is not better explained by another mental disorder Five coping skills or tools to reduce anxiety Journaling-write down worries or fearful thoughts Listening to music-music that makes you feel more calm, happy or distract you Exercise-helps release tension, increase awareness regarding how you hold your body, and body posture can impact emotions. Yoga can increase mindfulness and breathing Talking to friends and family that you trust. Listeners are there to reflect what the speaker is saying vs fixing or rescuing the person Mindfulness practice-guided meditations, progressive muscle relaxation, sitting or walking meditations, and deep breathing techniques. Seek professional help to manage or break the cycle of getting stuck in the anxiety. For more information about mindfulness practice please go to http://launchingyourdaughter.com and sign up for my newsletter.
Rank #2: 23: Communication 101 with teenagers.
Today’s episode is about communicating more effectively with your teenage daughter through reflective listening and assertive communication. You are role modeling problem solving skills to her using these skills. Now here is todays episode. In this episode you will learn: Brain develops from back to front Teens don’t have full frontal lobe until they are 24 to 26 years old Frontal lobe impacts executive functioning and impulse control Listening: Reflective listening or Active listening Improve problem solving skills for your teen daughter Parents ask yourself if this is your problem or hers. Does this problem interfere with my rights or responsibilities? Does it involve the safety of my teen or others? If no then her problem You will reflect the emotions back or guess what she maybe feeling if she hasn’t stated an emotion Don’t force her to talk about what is going on if she doesn’t want to and let her know you are there for her Reflect both the positive and the negative times with her Communication Styles: Passive communication-eyes down, withholding talking to other person for days or giving them a silent treatment. Considered emotional abuse if you are not stating you need to take a conflict time-out or keep communication lines open Aggressive communication-name calling, yelling, using physical intimidation is also considered emotional or verbal abuse Assertive communication or using “I” statements is the healthy way to communication Example: When ___ (name the behavior), I feel __(state your emotion) because _____. When we have plans to spend time together and you change your mind, I feel disappointed because I’ve been looking forward to being you. Using “I” statements shows we are responsible for our own emotions and not blaming or criticizing. Non-verbal communication needs to be open body language, eye contact and facing person If the issue is hers and she wants feedback to possible solutions Use open questions that start with when, what, who, which, where or how Gain understanding and clarify the problem Use brainstorming to find solutions Evaluate the ideas from brainstorming She needs to pick a solution Get a commitment and set a time for evaluating the solution If the issue is yours-you can use the above steps Book Recommendations: Nonviolent Communication-A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell, M. Ed. If you liked this episode I invite you to subscribe on iTunes to receive the weekly updates. This podcast is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, YouTube and now iHeartRadio. Website is www.LaunchingYourDaughter.com Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/LaunchingYourDaughter/
Parent-teen researcher Andy Earle talks with various experts about the art and science of parenting teenagers. Find more at www.talkingtoteens.com
Rank #1: Ep 21: Teaching Your Teen to Be Happy.
Click for full show notes, exercises, and word-for-word scripts from this episodeProfessor Tim Bono teaches one of the most popular classes ever offered at Washington University. And, no, the class isn't about archaeology or mathematics. It doesn't cover the periodic table or a period in history. And it isn't an elective like dance or yoga. It's a psychology class on how to be happy.Why does he think today's students are drawn to a class on how to be happy in such numbers?Well, in addition to teaching, Tim also conducts research. And he's making some alarming findings."In every dataset I've ever collected," he told me when I interviewed him last week for the podcast, "the more time teens are spending on social media scrolling and looking through other people's posts or posting information about their own lives, the less self esteem, sleep, confidence, and optimism they usually have."For most members of this generation raised on technology, it appears especially important to learn the science of how to be happy. Today's teens need this knowledge in order to combat the negative impact of so many hours spent on devices.What can we do to teach teens how to be happy?Dr. Bono is a true expert on the science of teenage happiness. In addition to being a professor and researcher, he is also the author of When Likes Aren't Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness. Tim says there are simple things parents can do with teenagers to start improving their level of wellbeing.One thing parents can do is help teens understand their sleep cycle--and it's more complicated than you might think.Also, Tim revealed how you can give teenagers gifts that will help them live happier lives and teach them how to be happy for years to come. He recommends focusing on social experiences. Things teens can do with their friends are great gifts, Tim says.Finally, parents should instill an internal locus of control. We want teens to feel like they have control over the world, not like they are just at the mercy of fate. This will ultimately lead to greater success and happiness in life.The way to achieve this is to talk to teens about what they specifically did that caused something to happen. For instance, did they do poorly on a test? Or do well on a test? Tim recommends asking them to think about their study habits and preparation and how these things might have contributed to the outcome. If we make a habit of doing this, it will train our teens to have happier and more resilient brains.
Rank #2: Ep 3: Handling Self-Centered Teenagers.
Click for full show notes, exercises, and word-for-word scripts from this episodeAre you dealing with a self absorbed teenager? What is the best way for parents to handle self centered teenage problems?I interviewed Wendy Behary, one of the leading experts on narcissism, and asked her about exactly this issue. What she came up with blew me away.One of the big topics covered in this episode is how to tell a self absorbed teenager that something they are doing is not OK. How can you confront a teenager without making them feel like they are being attacked?Teens have a tendency to turn these kinds of talks into arguments. But as a parent it is important to be able to communicate to teens that they absolutely need to stop behaving in a given way.An Expert on Self Absorbed Teenager PsychologyWendy Behary is the ideal individual to teach us how to handle self centered teenage problems. The author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, Wendy is one of the world's leading authorities on dealing with narcissism.She taught me a few powerful techniques for telling a self absorbed teenager that his or her actions are not acceptable. My favorite is something she calls "empathic confrontation".More Self Centered Teenage Problems...We also talk about triggering. Wendy says that what initially got her interested in studying narcissism is that she found herself in her therapy practice being triggered by a particularly narcissistic client.Parents are triggered by their teens' behavior all the time. It is easy to find yourself yelling at your teen and getting worked up. Wendy explained that these moments when you catch yourself getting triggered are actually important opportunities to help your teen grow.But you have to know how to respond properly in the moment.Wendy explains how to do it in this episode.
Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler tackle the tough topics around raising teens and parenting young adults.
Rank #1: The Surprising Reason Your Kid Is Acting Defiant and Difficult | Bill Beausay | Episode 58 .
Ever wonder why raising a teenager is so difficult? Learn the surprising reason your kid is acting defiant and difficult in this week's Mighty Parenting podcast. Hosts Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis interview national bestselling author and speaker Bill Beausay to find out what’s happening to cause our teens to be defiant and the shift parents can make that changes this behavior. Our Guest: Bill Beausay Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com BONUS:. https://www.patreon.com/mightyparenting
Rank #2: Parenting Power Struggles – Tired of Fighting with Your Teen? | Neil D. Brown | Episode 25.
The teen years can be filled with challenges, including parenting power struggles. If you're tired of fighting with your teen, at the end of your rope, or just can't figure out how to get them to do what they need to do, listen to this episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast. Hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler interview Neil D. Brown to uncover how to end the parenting power struggle once and for all. Then, in Real Talk, Judy and Sandy give an inside look into their lives and the things that keep them from doing what they need to do to take care of themselves. From guilt to responsibility, they are tackling it all. Our Guest: Neil D. Brown From Our Sponsor DASIUM: Communication is key to a healthy relationship with your teen and good communication starts with listening. Listen to what your teen has to say without judgement, without trying to figure our what you’re going to say next, and without disapproving body language. Take on an attitude of interest and curiosity then quietly listen. Show Notes: Visit MightyParentingPodcast.com and select episode 25.Support: Visit MightyParenting.com for tools, community, inspiration, and support.
Podcast especially for parents of teenagers. Covering topics such as sex and relationships, the digital age, self-esteem and much more.
Rank #1: Surviving Exam Season! Raising Teens Episode 3.
The exam season is here… our teens will be sitting down to slog through their GCSE or A-levels. Join Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill and Philip Jinadu as they discuss some "dos and don'ts" for parents who want to help their children do their best, without adding to their problems and stoking their stress?
Rank #2: Exploring Self-harming - Raising Teens Episode 4.
One in ten young people self-harm in the UK today. There still remains a stigma around self-harm and it can be isolating, not only for the young person but also for the parent or carer. Join Rob Parsons, Jason Royce and Sarah Long as they explore this emotional topic.Useful websites - Selfharm.co.uk | Children1st.org.uk/selfharm | Selfharm Young Minds | Self-harm NSPCC
Parenting Today's Teens With Mark Gregston
Rank #1: WEEKEND: Is Your Love Conditional or Unconditional?.
#564 – Student Story: Santana Do you love your kids conditionally or unconditionally? Seems like a silly question, right? Unconditionally, of course! But you might be surprised by how many teens say their parents only love them up to a certain point. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston explains how to communicate unconditional love to your teen. The post WEEKEND: Is Your Love Conditional or Unconditional? appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.
Rank #2: Love, Grace, and Truth.
#2174 There’s no perfect formula for bringing a teenager to maturity. But… there are three ingredients that’ll give you a good head start! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston… with Parenting Today’s Teens. First. Unconditional Love lets them know there’s nothing they can do to make you love them more, and nothing they can do to make you love them less. Second. Grace gives them room to fail …and then encouragement to learn from their mistakes. And third. Truth is the correcting influence that balances their actions with what’s right and wrong. Living out the truth also means that consequences come when they step over the line! Love, grace and truth. Take those three… flood your home and relationships with them. It’s the foundation for raising healthy, godly and mature young adults. The post Love, Grace, and Truth appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.
Dr. Marti Erickson, developmental psychologist and her daughter Dr. Erin Erickson, women’s health nurse practitioner and specialist in maternal-child health, use research-based information and a few personal confessions as they and their guests discuss what it means to be “mom enough.”
Rank #1: Raising Your Spirited Child: A Conversation with Author Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.
Let’s face it; some children have us walking on eggshells. They get rattled when something interferes with their usual routine. If we try to rush them out the door in the morning – or if they’ve missed a couple hours of sleep – they may go into a complete meltdown.Parent educator and author Mary Sheedy Kurcinka calls these children “spirited” and, in her popular book, Raising Your Spirited Child (now in its 3rd edition), helps us understand what’s going on in the brains and bodies of these children. In her interview in this week’s Mom Enough show, Mary offers practical, concrete tips for helping spirited children adapt and thrive. Marti & Erin have some stories and insights about the spirited children in their own family too!How does this week’s guest, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, define what she calls the “spirited child”? Do you have or know a child who fits that profile? What in this Mom Enough discussion helped you better understand that child’s behavior and think about what you can do to help that child (and those around him or her) be more comfortable and adaptable?For Mary’s resources, click here.
Rank #2: Smart but Scattered: Helping Children and Teens Build the Executive Skills to Succeed in School and Life.
Being smart is one ingredient for school success. But, without the ability to stay focused, develop a realistic plan for completing tasks and organize yourself and your stuff, being smart may not get you very far. It is those “executive skills” that are the focus of Dr. Peg Dawson’s work, particularly with children and teens who struggle with attention problems. Peg also is co-author of three books on the subject, dealing separately with children, teens and adults who are Smart but Scattered. Tune in for practical ways to help kids build executive skills, as well as some true confessions from Marti & Erin about their “smart but scattered” family members!How do your children and other family members (including yourself) measure up on the executive skills discussed in this Mom Enough interview? How do you put into practice Dr. Dawson’s tips (e.g. breaking down tasks, establishing routines, creating clean spaces and using incentives)? What could you do better?To learn more about Dr. Peg Dawson's books, click here.For the Smart but Scattered blog, click here.
The Joyful Courage Podcast is a place for inspiration, education and entertainment on the parenting journey. You are not alone, and this podcast exists to remind you of that...I am your host, Casey O'Roarty, and I am honored to get to share conversations with leading parenting experts about challenges that show up while we raise our kids.PLEASE NOTE: The show is rated "explicit" because sometimes I say "hell," "damn," or "pissed off." Rarely will you hear any of the more offensive swear words - just trying to keep it real over here.Feel free to head over to my website www.joyfulcourage.com for more information about online and live classes, as well as to read my blog. Opt in now for a four part FREE offer from moving from Chaos to Calm in your home athttp://www.joyfulcourage.com/chaos-to-calm-sign-upThank you for listening!
Rank #1: Eps 154: Dr. Dan Siegel Discussing the Science of Being Present.
Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage. Raising our children while growing ourselves... ::: Become a Joyful Courage PATRON! You can now find Joyful Courage at http://www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage and make a contribution to the show that you love! This is a opportunity for you to sign up to make a monthly financial commitment and support the sustainability of the podcast. ::: Today’s guest is Doctor Dan Siegel. Dan is a clinical professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA school of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Centre at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of Mindsight, teaches insight, empathy and integration in individuals, families and communities. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for the professional and lay audiences. We are discussing his new book: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence. Join us! "The most important gift we can give our kids is showing up with our mental presence, not just physically being present but to have the state of awareness and open to who they actually are." "Presence is a state of perceptive awareness." "Information is transformation." "You have the ability to cultivate the presence of mind through these very simple and accessible practices that are going to bring health to your body, slow the aging process, reduce stress, all these positive things and the same exact process, developing your hub of your wheel of awareness, presence, can actually deeply enrich the way your child is soaking in his or her relationship with you and developing this experience of being seen, of being soothed, of being safe, of being secure that research shows is exactly what your child needs to optimize how they go out into life, and that's something you're empowered to create." What you’ll hear in this episode: -The wheel of awareness - what it is and how it helps -How awareness impacts your body and health -How being present impacts the speed of the aging process -Wellbeing and how it is enhanced by being present -Relationships with your kids and how being present improves it -Cultivating awareness -Role modelling resilience -How awareness feeds connection vs control -Impacts of a lack of structure on the brain and future of children -Authoritative parenting vs Authoritarian parenting -Why we need the village and how that creates stress for contemporary parents -Finding joy, tranquility and connection through expanding awareness -Flipping our lid, learning from our body's signals and how awareness can help -Monitoring and modifying for self-regulation and to improve responses to stress -The 3 O's what they mean What does Joyful Courage mean to you? Joyful Courage, to me, means having the presence of mind to dive into this receptive state of awareness, this hub of the wheel, to tap into the power of being connected with whatever arises inside of you, this kind of "bring it on" attitude, that's the courage. And the joy that arises as you liberate yourself from what a lot of us get imprisoned by which is "I have to control everything" instead, with presence, you let things emerge within you and then you let integration, connecting with your child, for example, in ways that are filled with love and connection that is honoring who your child is, honoring yourself too, but then linking together with compassionate, close relationships. That's what I think joyful courage and courageous joy is all about. Resources: Mind, A Journey To The Heart of Being Human Brainstorm, The Power and purpose of the teenage brain The Whole Brain Child No Drama Discipline The Yes Brain Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn Where to find Dr. Siegel: Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram LinkedIn Website Mindsight Institute UCLA Mindful Research Centre ::: Living Joyful Courage MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM I would love LOVE to have you in the membership. It’s some good learning and community – EXACTLY what you need to transform the climate of your home. Check it out à www.joyfulcourage.com/living-jc ::: Mother’s Journey Home to Herself Overland Park, KS October 26th - 28th, 2018 Many of us become mothers and we get caught tending needs of our family, or homes and our community, and struggle to find ways to move our personal growth and wellbeing up the priority list. This weekend retreat will allow you the opportunity to explore self-care rituals that will help you reset and feel renewed, and give you nurturing tools you can incorporate into your daily life far beyond our time together – so that you can feel more ease, peace, connection and joy in the every day. A Mother’s Journey Home to Herself is an invitation for deep personal inquiry, while practicing tools for deepening relationship with ourselves and our family, resulting in more cooperation and ease and joy during this exceptionally time of our lives. EARLY BIRD PRICE THROUGH the end of August! Find out more and regiter now à http://www.joyfulcourage.com/mjweekend/ ::: All the goods at www.joyfulcourage.com/yes Intention Bracelets Back by popular demand!! The Joyful Courage intention bracelets are back in stock and I am THRILLED to have been able to have had the community vote on the reminders that are on them…. Breathe, Pause, Trust, Surrender, Kindness – what do you need? DAILY INTENTION CARDS What do you think about the Daily Intention Cards??? These cards are designed to support you in your conscious, intentional parenting practice. ::::: Be a Subscriber Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on Apple Podcast to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!! AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast to help me spread the show to an ever-larger audience!! CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows up how to subscribe with your iPhone!
Rank #2: Eps 191: Back to the Basics of Positive Discipline.
Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage. Raising our children while growing ourselves... :::: Hey friends! Can’t believe that it is nearly halfway through June! - Book launch – IG Giveaway - JCA Teens program - NASAP and TP - Looking ahead at the summer - Planning for next fall o More JCA Teens o Possible JCA Tweens/Preteens o Live workshops/classes Today I want to get back to basics. I am a Positive Discipline Trainer. My recent time in Tucson at NASAP and co-facilitating the TP has brought me back to the building blocks of positive discipline…. I am also finding myself on exploratory calls with new clients who are eager to do one on one work and looking for resources to share what the philosophy of PD is all about, with the Joyful Courage spin, or course. So, I decided I would do a show about it. I am excited to share, and if you are someone who feels like you know all about PD, I invite you to listen from a place of curiosity and wonder – to catch yourself when you think “I know all of this” and shift into “what is here for me to learn?” Because that is one of my favorite things about this work – there are so many layers. Right when I think “oh yeah, NOW I get it” life throws me something new, or my kids step into a new place of development, or I just simply find myself back in my old ways of thinking (because it is so darn familiar) and I realize, yet again, that there is more to learn…. Excited? Me too. A lot of people hear the words, Positive Discipline and assume that it is all about being nice while we dole out consequences to our kids. Or they get really stuck on the word “positive “ and think it is all about being permissive and letting our kids run the show. Some people mistakenly believe that PD parents don’t ever want their kids to feel bad, and perhaps lump PD with helicoptering, coddling or enabling our kids. This is totally NOT what PD is all about. To start, one thing I really appreciate about Positive Discipline is that it is a program that has it’s roots in Adlerian Psychology. Alfred Adler was one of the first social psychologists. He worked with individuals and families and found, time and time again, that human behavior was motivated by a sense of belonging and significance. He found that we are always moving towards, or moving from, our sense of connection and knowing that we matter. And when behavior starts to look like mischief, it can be linked back to the individuals perception of belonging and significance. Jane Nelsen, the author and co-author of the library of Positive Discipline books, talks about belonging and significance as our longing for love and responsibility. - Kind and firm - Belonging and significance - Mutual respect/dignity for all - Encouragement - Social interest - Take time for training - The courage to be imperfect/mistakes as opportunities to learn - We always have a choice ::::: Joyful Courage: Calming the drama and taking control of your parenting journey This book is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. THE BOOK IS READY FOR YOU TO BUY– Go to www.joyfulcourage.com/book The best way to stay up to date on the book news is to join my newsletter list, if you haven’t already. Sign up at www.joyfulcourage.com/join Thank you to everyone that has been so encouraging on this journey!!! I appreciate you!!!! ::::: Be a Subscriber Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on Apple Podcast to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!! AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast to help me spread the show to an ever-larger audience!! CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows up how to subscribe with your iPhone!
The New Family Podcast is the show that explores what families really look like today and the issues that matter to us most. Twice a week we interview some of the most compelling people whose stories represent the many forms can family can take today. And we chat with top parenting experts with great insights on the challenges of raising kids in these interesting times. This podcast comes from the creators of the popular website, thenewfamily.com, which explores and celebrates modern family life. Our series, the 1,000 Families Project, tells the first-person stories of people with families of every shape and size. In this show we interview some of the most interesting people who contribute to the #1000families series, as well as authors, family therapists, parent educators and other experts with practical advice to share that's relevant to families of every kind.
Rank #1: 195: How to Be a Happier Parent.
Too often the everyday experience of being a parent feels like a race against a clock you didn’t set. We frantically hurl ourselves through morning routine, drop-off, work, pick-ups, kids’ activities, grocery shopping, dinner, housework and homework duty. My guest on this episode of the podcast asked herself what it would take for this whole thing to suck a little less so we can get more joy out of the life we’ve chosen with the children we love. I’m joined by esteemed parenting writer and editor, KJ Dell’Antonia, whose work you may know from the likes of Slate and the New York Times Motherlode blog. She’s got a great new book out called How to Be a Happier Parent, realistically subtitled Raising a Family, Having a Life and Loving (Almost) Every Minute of It. Show Notes Love our work? Please check out our Patreon Campaign! Become a patron of the show for as little as $1 per month
Rank #2: 165: The Best Parenting Advice of 2017.
If you listen to the show regularly, you’ll know that almost every episode ends with the question, “What is the best piece of parenting advice you’ve ever received.” As you can imagine, over the course of a year we gather a lot of sage words from parents just like you and me. My team and I have gone through all those pearls of wisdom and put together this round up of some of the best parenting advice we heard in 2017. We thought that would be a good way to look back on the year we’ve had while highlighting some good things to keep in mind as we go forward with our families into a new year. Thank you everyone for listening over the course of this year. I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year. Show Notes Love our work? Please check out our Patreon Campaign! Become a patron of the show for as little as $1 per month
A Podcast for Girls AND their Parents. Join Founder Maria Fuller and some incredible guests on this show which takes a look at issues girls face today such as mental health, executive functioning, emotional intelligence, leadership, grit and what it takes to be a "Powerful Girl today" and more!
Rank #1: Finding Calm in the Midst of Parenting Chaos.
Stephanie Nichols is a first-time author from MilwaukeeShe is known for her passionate personality and telling it like it is. She is a strong believer in the ripple effect. She believes that if we moms can do the work it takes to find that calm and heart-centered place inside ourselves, we can make a difference in the lives of our children. We can raise children who value their true selves and find worthiness in who they are as people, simply because they have moms who are fully committed to the same. Her mission as a Life Coach is to help overwhelmed moms learn how to take back their lives without feeling guilty in the process. She's working to create a world where moms stop judging and comparing and start living their best lives.Join us on this powerful conversation where we share real truths of how to find moments of calm in the middle of parenting chaos, how creating calm in your life is a powerful force to combating todays mental health crisis and increasing anxiety in not only girls but boys today and how we can learn so much when we take time to reflect on those moments of chaos that make us often times feeling less than.
Rank #2: Letting Go of your Girls as you Raise Them Up.
Parenting as a leader means developing the leader in you and overcoming your own worries about your child’s future to empower them to to learn and grow through challenges. As a child becomes a teenager, it is natural and important for them to try things on their own, if parents are too involved, it's difficult for the child to develop decision making skills, independence and/or find their own interests and passions. The risk is a young girl disempowered by going into early adult years doing and being what others say she "should" be, and not finding their stride early on to be who they want to be.
From digital dilemmas like managing screen time and the effects of social media, to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun), family tech expert Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith and blogger Amy Oztan, explore the ups and downs of parenting in the digital age. Join them every week on Parenting Bytes where they will discuss the latest tech, gadgets, apps, and issues around raising the digital generation - and maybe learn something even your digital kid didn't know!
Rank #1: Ep 85: Is Sexting The New Flirting In Middle School?.
Middle schoolers are sexting up a storm
Rank #2: Episode 19: Lucy Hale in the Studio!.
This week Rebecca and Amy were