I AM MOM Parenting Podcast
Summary: Welcome to the I AM MOM Parenting Journey! This is a parenting podcast to help you become present, calm and connected while creating a family environment where everyone can thrive. The I AM MOM Parenting Podcast provides Inspiration and Actionable Steps to help you Manifest the Meaningful and Magical life you desire for you and your family. Hosted by Dimple Arora, Founder of Mindful Evolution and Shaista Fatehali, Founder of Thrive Kids. Dimple and Shaista are two moms passionate about sharing effective parenting and mom life strategies based on modern science and thousands of hours of combined experience, both in the classroom and by providing life coaching for moms and kids of all ages. Listen as they geek out on everything you need to know to create the joyful family life that you desire and your kids deserve. Listen to Stay inspired, Take Action and Create Magic!
In this episode, we speak about how to set healthy boundaries for yourself and your child in order to create an environment at home that fosters potential win-win scenarios for everyone. We speak on why boundaries are necessary, the benefits of setting boundaries and give examples of how to set boundaries. A boundary is what allows you to show your child what you stand for, what you believe about yourself and what you expect from them. It’s a way to help them understand what your capacity is in the relationship with them. It allows you to be your fullest self, while feeling safe to do so, and models the same for them.
Emotional resilience is a life skill that allows us to adapt to stressful situations and crises. In this episode, we provide the seven integral traits that makeup being resilient based on the work of child paediatrician and human development expert, Dr.Ginberg. We elaborate on each of these traits providing you with the best strategies to use to build each trait and emotional resilience in your child.
While it is normal for most kids to feel a degree of separation anxiety from their caregivers in certain circumstances, there are ways to manage the separation anxiety effectively to prevent children’s separation anxiety disorder, which can then lead to adult separation anxiety disorder in the future. Separation anxiety disorder occurs when an individual experiences excessive fear or anxiety concerning separation from those they are attached to. In this episode, we reveal seven strategies to help you and your child manage separation anxiety so that you and your child are both able to cope effectively in situations where separation anxiety may arise.
Doing all the right things and still not reaching your weight and fitness goals? We brought on a true fitness expert to speak about how to feel good while getting fit! In this episode, our guest, Nishma Karim, speaks about the healthy way to become fit and how to feel good while doing it.
With August here, parents, teachers and kids are experiencing heightened anxiety about transitioning back to school. In this episode, we provide out of the box strategies and concepts to be mindful of in order to manage the back to school transition for your child and the entire family. We discuss how to feel confident about returning to academic learning, whatever that may look like for your family. We touch up how to confidently support your child and anyone else involved in the back to school process, including you!
During this episode, we discuss the effects of miscarriage and infant loss with Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Natasha Virani. Natasha shared her own personal story of multiple miscarriages, infertility, and infant loss. She also delves into the stages of grief, ways to honor the lost child, and ways to help family members cope with the loss.
This week’s episode takes a dive into parental burnout! We will describe the signs and symptoms of parental burnout, what happens in your body when you are experiencing burnout and ways to take care of yourself when you are utterly worn out!
During this episode, Allison Villa, psychotherapist, relationship expert and host of the Couplehood podcast outlined The 4 Relationship Seasons™ that every relationship progresses through. She explained what the seasons are, why every couple goes through them and why naming them is empowering and provides clarity and direction in the relationship. Allison’s honest approach to parents in love has impacted couples, and families, worldwide. She shared her personal story of how the breakdown of her marriage leads her family to Mexico for a year and half! Allison has a virtual therapy practice and multiple online offerings teaching busy couples how to stay connected, to have clear communication, and to build an intentional life. Allison has been featured on numerous podcast, blogs, and media outlets. Her mission is to build a movement of #parentsinlove, because how you love each other today, will love on through your kids, and in generations to come.
In this episode, Dimple and Shaista discuss the importance of creating a culture where calm, respect and dignity is the norm. They give useful strategies on how to achieve this; particularly in ways in which you can communicate with your children without yelling.
In this episode, Dimple and Shaista give a few tips and tricks that you can incorporate immediately during summer break. These tips will ensure that “summer free” feeling for the whole family and help combat the summer slide phenomenon.
We have all had those moments of not knowing how to respond in situations where someone is sharing news with you. You may struggle to find the right words or even how best to show care and concern where everyone feels heard, respected and understood. In this week’s episode, we touch on the importance of empowered communication, which is also known as Compassionate Communication and Non-Violent Communication. An empowered communicator is someone who carefully listens to and acknowledges what is in their heart.
The intention of our podcast is to help you feel calmer and more in control of your family environment. The words that you choose in your everyday language can have a great impact on that. We often take our words for granted, but the words that come out of our mouths at any given time can affect our reality, our identity and our mental, emotional and physical health right down to the cellular level. Our words also have an affect on our children, ...their inner voice, who they become, how they behave and how they respond to the world. In this episode, we provide some examples of how to reframe common phrases used in parenting. We also touch upon how words can affect a child’s brain development and cellular health and provide you with the science that backs this up.
In light of the recent tragic incidents that have occurred in Canada, our kids of all ages are asking questions about hate crimes and racism. Why is this happening in Canada? What do we need to know? What kind of conversations are age-appropriate? How do we prepare our kids in a society where systemic racism is being more illuminated? In this episode, we discuss strategies and mindset shifts necessary to equip ourselves with having this important discussion with our kids of all ages.
This episode is for you if you have ever wondered why a child would need a life coach or what skills they would develop by working with a coach? In this episode, we take a deep dive into life coaching for kids and the powerful life skills that can be learned by having a coach. We also share direct ways that can enable you to become your child’s own life coach.
This is our last episode in our four part series on managing anxiety. We discuss how to live and function with anxiety and respond to it more effectively as a mom and a woman.