Parenting Our Future
Summary: Parents! We CAN change the world, starting with the way we're parenting our future. Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own childhoods this type of parenting hurts and leaves us with scars we take with us through our adulthood. Each one of my episodes is designed to help you navigate the difficult journey of parenting but in a way that is more peaceful and intentional. I’ll show you how to get your kids to listen and cooperate without yelling, punishments and rewards. I’ll show you how to understand your own feelings and those of your kids. My intention is to bring you to a place where you feel connected with your kids and yourself (we often get lost when we become parents!). Tune in weekly for all the inside tips, tools and tricks I teach my private clients to help you build the family you always wanted, and to become the parent you always envisioned you would be. I promise to provide you with fun and entertaining content that will leave you seeing your kids and your reactions in a whole new light! Please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps, and leave you feeling inspired! I am always grateful for every person who subscribes, leaves a review and rates my podcast 5 stars.
What is the difference between a standard and a boundary anyway? Well, my guest Bridget Richard is helping us understand the difference so we can live our lives with more authenticity and peace! In short, she says that a standard is a “start behavior” that is based on your wants and needs and a boundary is a “stop behavior” based on controlling the other person.
Yup...I’m doing it, I’m talking about intimacy and sex in this episode! Let’s face it, isn’t our relationship with our spouses one of the first things to suffer when we have kids? I know mine has in the past, and my husband and I now make it a priority to spend time together. But what do you do if your relationship is on the rocks? I’m BEYOND happy to introduce you to my guest, Dr. Joli Hamilton who is among many things, a psychologist and sex educator.
We all want the best for our kids and having a great education is part of that. How often have you thought about your chid’s education after high school? If you want them to get into a good college, when should you start thinking about it? Thankfully, we have people like Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, who helps guide parents and their kids through the process of standing out from the masses in their college applications.
I honour all families no matter how they come together. This week, I’m talking with Steve Disslehorst who, as a gay man, wanted to expand his family to become a dad. He is now the proud dad of two kids...but the journey was less than easy. Steve talks about his rollercoaster journey in his book, Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience and Love.
We all want our kids to do well in school, but we don’t really teach them how...Like how to work through assignments, manage time, study properly, set goals, etc. There are so many things at play when it comes to school and as parents, when our kids are struggling it makes us worry about their future and we might slip into hyper focusing on school, nagging them, shaming them, and criticizing them.
“Tricky behavior” can often be challenging and confronting for parents, these children are the ones that are often incredibly gifted academically or creatively and frequently grow up to be the movers and shakers of the world. Passive resistance, competitive, manipulative, aggressive, moody or argumentative traits can often disguise anxieties and stresses that children cannot articulate.
On July 27th Instagram announced that they are creating an experience that’s safe and private for young people (age 13-16). This is good news for parents who worry about their children’s activity on the app. My guest on this episode is Instagram’s Head of Safety and Wellbeing, Vaishnavi.
I’m so happy to be speaking with Hollywood actress, from NCIS LA, Renee Felice Smith! In this episode we are talking about FUR BABIES! Renee has written the sweetest book about her late Frenchie, Hugo, called Hugo and The Impossible Thing. In the book she shares a heartwarming story of how to conquer big challenges in your life! This book will be a favorite for your kiddos!!
Did you know that the U.S. ranks 14th globally in Financial literacy and rates only 57% of adults as having financial literacy? When we look at stats that show us that more than half of adults are financially anxious and four out of five youths fail financial literacy quizzes, we NEED HELP! Thankfully we have financial experts like, Cindy Couyoumjian, to help us navigate the world of finances!
I was my parent’s worst nightmare...I was, and still am, a picky eater. I wish my parents knew my guest, Heidi Miller when I was growing up. When our kids don’t eat what we want them to, eat too little, eat too much, don’t want to sit at the table or get up constantly, we worry. We worry about their health and if they are getting enough nutrition and connection during family time. Heidi says that kids “aren’t picky, just to be PICKY”. She says there is always a reason behind the behavi
I know that connecting with my kids is the most important thing I can do in our relationships. Nothing feels better than when I feel strongly connected with my boys. As my kids get older, and are now in their teens, they want to do less and less with my husband and I so I need to get creative! I am so excited to speak with my guest, Certified Health Coach, Meryl Hunte who is all about connecting with your kids in the kitchen!
Family IS forever but when there is a breakup of a marriage, and kids are in the mix, you have to be so careful about the messages you send to your children as you uncouple. My guest is Kimberly Ewertz, author of the book, Family Redefined: Childhood Reflections on the Impact of Divorce. In her book she interviewed adults whose parents divorced when they were children and the impact it had on them, both then and now. She shares their impacts and how to avoid them if you are facing a breakup.
As our kids grow up, we age right along with them…unfortunately! Well, it’s not really unfortunate because with age comes wisdom, gratitude and some painful experiences (physically and emotionally).
With my 100th episode coming up, I found myself reflecting on my motherhood journey and my journey as a parent coach. I’ve been a mom now, for almost 16 years. I can’t believe it myself when I say that. I have learned so much along the way…all of which, I didn’t know when I first became a mom. In reflecting, I wanted to share with you some of the most important lessons I’ve learned along the way.
It’s the 100th episode of Parenting our Future! Help me celebrate by entering my draw to win prizes valued at over $5000! Go to www.parentingourfuture.com When you enter, you will be sent a gift from me: “Quick Fixes for Frustrated Families”