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The Empowering Parents Podcast

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Rank #73 in Parenting category

Kids & Family
Parenting
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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.”

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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.”

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Phenomenally done!

By Jenny Dow - Sep 06 2015
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Great content, good quality and starts to take the ideas further.

Great stuff!

By Lilacverbena - Jul 25 2011
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Just wish they would add updates as they appear on their website!!

iTunes Ratings

25 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
6
1
1
1

Phenomenally done!

By Jenny Dow - Sep 06 2015
Read more
Great content, good quality and starts to take the ideas further.

Great stuff!

By Lilacverbena - Jul 25 2011
Read more
Just wish they would add updates as they appear on their website!!

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The Empowering Parents Podcast

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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.”

Disrespectful Kids: How to Get Your Child or Teen to Behave with Respect

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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?

Jun 02 2014

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Focus on the Behavior

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May 01 2007

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How to Respond to Disrespectful Children and Teens

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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.

Dec 01 2014

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Your Defiant Child's Behavior: 5 Things You Can--and Can't--Control as a Parent

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What can you do when your child just refuses to get up and go to school? You’ve yelled, nagged, pleaded and even tried bribing her, but she just digs her heels in and says, “Nope, not going, no matter what you do.” Maybe this has never happened to you—or maybe it happens every day. On this week's podcast, learn exactly what you can and can't control as a parent.

Aug 18 2014

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4 Steps to Changing Child Behavior

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On today’s podcast we’ll be going over 4 constructive steps you can use to change your child’s behavior. To download our free Goal Worksheets, go here: www.empoweringparents.com/4-steps-change-child-behavior.php

Jan 05 2015

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8 Steps to Anger Management for Kids

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Even as adults, managing our anger can be hard, and we’ve had years of practice. For our children, who are just learning about their emotions, keeping their anger in check can be especially difficult. As parents, we can help by teaching our children to recognize what sets them off so that they too can keep their anger in check. On today's podcast, learn 8 Steps to Anger Management for Kids.

Aug 26 2014

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The Key to Giving Kids Consequences

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May 04 2009

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Defiant Young Children and Toddlers: 5 Things Not to Do

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Do you ever find yourself wondering, “When will this child stop defying me and just start doing what I ask?” Dealing with a young child or toddler can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention exhausting and annoying. The good news is there is help in dealing with defiance in young kids—and the solutions are easier than you may think.

Mar 24 2014

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Actions ARE Louder than Words

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Jun 01 2007

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Ask Once and Your Kid Does It: 5 Ways to Make It Happen

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Why can’t your kid just follow one simple direction? It’s annoying, right? It’s not like you’re asking them to do something complicated. What you ask is really quite simple:  Fold your laundry. Walk the dog. Take the trash out. Clean your room. So why do you have to say the same thing fourteen times, with your voice and your blood pressure rising every time? On today's podcast: Ask Once and Your Kid Does It: 5 Ways to Make It Happen, by Megan Devine.

Sep 02 2014

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Backtalk: Should You Ignore It?

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As parents, we all have our triggers: the things our kids do and say that set us off.  And many of our triggers are related to backtalk and the shocking and hurtful things kids say when they’re angry. Learn when you should ignore backtalk and when you shouldn't on this week's podcast.

Jan 12 2015

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Losing Your Temper with Your Child? 8 Steps to Help You Stay in Control

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Do you ever struggle with temper tantrums at your house? You know what they involve: yelling, screaming, bad language and all-out loss of control until you almost can’t take it anymore. Maybe you just want to…put yourself in time out? Yes, we're talking about our own parental "temper tantrums," which we’ve all been known to experience at one point or another as we raise our kids. Listen now for Dr. Joan's tips on how to stay in control.

Apr 21 2014

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The Strengths of the Oppositional Defiant Child

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Do you have an ODD child or teen who constantly argues and fights your authority, refusing to follow the rules of your home?Believe it or not, there are definite strengths that go hand-in-hand with that challenging, ODD personality. This week, we’re going to show you how to see your child through a different lens,with stories of ODD kids who have worked with Kimberly Abraham and Marney Studaker-Cordner, the authors of The ODD Lifeline program.

Oct 27 2014

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How to Handle Inappropriate Behavior with ADHD Kids: Positive Reinforcement

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Apr 01 2009

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In Over Your Head? How to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Regain Control as a Parent

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All kids push the limits, but the stress this causes parents can range anywhere from overwhelming to nearly unbearable. These parenting tips will help you learn exactly what to say and do in these difficult situations.

Mar 07 2014

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Punishments vs. Consequences: Which Are You Using?

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As parents, we know the importance of parenting from our principles, things like teaching our children to own up to their actions and face the fallout when they make poor choices. And you’ve tried. You’ve talked to your child over and over, you’ve explained your reasoning repeatedly. You’ve given them restrictions, taken things away and grounded them for a month. Yet nothing seems to be getting through. It could be time to look at the difference between punishing your child and using consequences.

Jul 29 2014

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Use Strategic Recognition and Affection

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Jul 01 2007

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Use Task-Oriented Consequences

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Apr 07 2008

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Positive Parenting: 5 Rules to Help You Deal with Negative Child Behavior More Positively

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When your kids are driving you crazy, it’s natural for the negatives to loom larger in your mind than the positives. Soon we start to see certain traits as something we need to “fix.” While it’s important to address misbehavior, the actual characteristic that aggravates you in your child may not necessarily be a bad thing. “Changing the lenses in your glasses” can help you see your kids’ behaviors in a different light so you can parent more effectively.

Mar 31 2014

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ADHD Kids And Lying

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Feb 01 2010

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Smart but Helpless Kids: Can Your Child Make It in the Real World?

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How would you stay alive if you had to hunt and grow your own food, search for fresh sources of water and live without electricity, using only your wits and skills? The truth is most kids don’t possess those extraordinary life skills, let alone the mundane ones we all need to make it in the real world—like balancing the checkbook.

Feb 27 2015

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How to Discipline Your Kids in Public

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When you’re out in public places with your kids, it can feel like your every move is on display. It’s like theater, where everyone is a critic. For Empowering Parents Contibuting Editor Jennie Wallace, her family took center stage this past weekend.

Feb 10 2015

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3 Parenting Styles That Undermine Your Authority

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A few months ago, we asked Empowering Parents readers to share how they respond when their child acts out. There were three parenting styles that readers consistently told us they were using and weren’t working the way they would like. The common denominator?  All three undermine your authority as a parent.  

Feb 03 2015

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6 Ways to Stop Sibling Bickering and Rivalry

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Siblings bicker; it's what they do. They tease, taunt and fight. It can drive parents crazy and wear us down, making our homes chaotic and at times, unlivable. On today's podcast, learn 6 ways you can stop sibling bickering and rivalry--from calm parenting expert, Debbie Pincus.

Jan 28 2015

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How to Talk to Your Child About Lying

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When your child lies to you, it stirs up a potent mix of emotions. You might feel angry, hurt and offended all at once. Lying is extremely upsetting for parents because it shakes the foundation of trust we have in our child. Learn how you can talk to your child about lying on today's podcast.

Jan 20 2015

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Backtalk: Should You Ignore It?

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As parents, we all have our triggers: the things our kids do and say that set us off.  And many of our triggers are related to backtalk and the shocking and hurtful things kids say when they’re angry. Learn when you should ignore backtalk and when you shouldn't on this week's podcast.

Jan 12 2015

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4 Steps to Changing Child Behavior

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On today’s podcast we’ll be going over 4 constructive steps you can use to change your child’s behavior. To download our free Goal Worksheets, go here: www.empoweringparents.com/4-steps-change-child-behavior.php

Jan 05 2015

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Our 8 Best Parenting Tips for 2015

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Parenting is one job that never takes a holiday vacation. As families are celebrating holidays, parents are also coping with sibling bickering, backtalk, temper tantrums, and power struggles. Use these 8 Parenting Tips to help you prepare for the New Year.

Dec 22 2014

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A Message of Hope for Parents of Defiant Children

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The holidays can be a tough time for everyone. And when you’re parenting an oppositional, defiant or challenging child, the holidays can be more than tough; they can be downright awful. In response, Kim Abraham has written a Message of Hope for Parents of Defiant Children.

Dec 15 2014

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Using Consequences to Maintain Your Parental Authority

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When your child acts out or breaks the rules, it’s normal to feel your authority as a parent slip away. If you’re like most parents, you’ve tried everything: you’ve taken the car away, locked the video games in a cabinet, and have even considered cancelling Christmas or a birthday party. You’ve probably also seen that these things haven’t worked.

Dec 08 2014

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How to Respond to Disrespectful Children and Teens

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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.

Dec 01 2014

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Anger, Guilt and Spending on Kids: 8 Questions to Ask Before Buying Anything

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As parents, we want to give our children what makes them happy; we don’t want them to feel left out or get teased because their boots, phone, or brand name hoodie is last year’s model. And when we’re unable (or even when we’re unwilling) to buy the “latest and greatest,” we often feel terribly guilty. To avoid those feelings of guilt, here are 8 questions to ask yourself before buying anything.

Nov 17 2014

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Ground Rules for Living with an Adult Child

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You put in the work: you raised your child, got them through school, and prepared them as best you could for living on their own as an adult. You were really looking forward to having the house to yourselves again. Finally, a little peace and quiet! Then, you find out your adult child has decided to live at home. Now what? Learn new ground rules for how to manage this situation on today's podcast.

Nov 10 2014

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Teen Temper Tantrums: 3 Steps to Stop the Screaming

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You thought “The Terrible Twos” were bad. Now you’re dealing with “The Terrible Thirteens,” and it’s just as bad, if not worse. On today's podcast, Dr. Michael Kramer writes how you can stop teen temper tantrums in just 3 steps.

Nov 03 2014

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The Strengths of the Oppositional Defiant Child

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Do you have an ODD child or teen who constantly argues and fights your authority, refusing to follow the rules of your home?Believe it or not, there are definite strengths that go hand-in-hand with that challenging, ODD personality. This week, we’re going to show you how to see your child through a different lens,with stories of ODD kids who have worked with Kimberly Abraham and Marney Studaker-Cordner, the authors of The ODD Lifeline program.

Oct 27 2014

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Homework and Bedtime Arguments: 8 Tips for Calmer Nights with Kids

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“Why can’t I get my kids to get their homework done and off to bed without the constant screaming, bickering, and crying?” If you’ve asked yourself this question regularly, you’re not alone. Parents say that homework and bedtime battles are some of the most nerve-wracking, exhausting moments of parenthood. We're here to help you get through it with 8 Tips for Calmer Nights with Kids.

Oct 20 2014

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Setting Limits with Difficult Kids: Are You Too Strict?

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Do your kids make you feel like an ogre when you set limits? Does the word “no” kick off whining, yelling and protests?It can be hard to know if the limits you set are reasonable or not. On top of that, how do you know that the limits you set even work? Whether you’re just beginning to set limits, or you’re adjusting your limits to match your child’s unique needs and developmental changes, it doesn’t hurt to have a little help.

Oct 15 2014

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Dreading Parent-Teacher Conferences? Try This New Approach

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Some parents go to conferences expecting glowing reports, but many of us dread them. Maybe it’s because you’ve had a prior bad experience and felt powerless, or that you weren’t a good enough parent. If you're dreading parent-teacher conferences, try Anna Stewart's new approach.

Oct 06 2014

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Keeping Kids Safe Online and Offline

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Jerry Sandusky. Michael Jackson. Mary Kay Letourneau. All of these individuals were accused and/or convicted of committing unspeakable crimes against children. While certainly upsetting, these high profile cases are a good opportunity to spark a conversation with your kids about staying safe, as parents are the first and most powerful line of defense against predators.

Sep 29 2014

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Our Morning Routine Isn't Working - How to Fix It Now

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What do you do when your morning routine just isn’t working? On today’s podcast, we’ll help you get back on track for the school year with 6 Ways to Fix Your Morning Routine, by Megan Devine.

Sep 22 2014

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