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Episode #131 Exhausted and Needs Help!
Parenting is exhausting! Sleep deprived, managing the needs of children, trying to manage the demands of work and life commitments. One writer described it as physically, mentally and spiritually exhausting. Listen to two extraordinary moms peel away the layers of their exhaustion - different kinds of exhaustion for different ages and stages of parenthood. There is hope!
At the Square Table with Lindsey and Laura
Episode #129 The Power of Comfort Objects
The power of comfort objects is to hold "love" in your hands - to feel safe, secure, to find emotional comfort, competence and courage that comes from connection and loving attachment. Listen to this conversation about the benefits of comfort objects for children and the lasting relationship of comfort objects into adulthood. Comfort objects are emotional "training wheels", encouraging emotional growth, risk-taking and enhancing social connections.
At the table with Jennifer, Michele and Dustin
Episode #126 Favorite and Least Favorite Stages
Parents might feel like they are suppose to love every age and stage of children's development...can't be! Some love the baby stage. Some love powerful, independent stages. I believe reflecting on our favorite and least favorite developmental stages gives us tremendous insight into knowing our parenting strengths and struggles. It allows us to understand the stages of parent development that accompany each stage of child development and allows us to grow into their fullest selves.
At the table with Susie and Brette
Episode #125 Guns and Playdates
The goal of this podcast is to open the door to conversations about gun safety in homes, to begin to acknowledge the reality that a significant number of families with young children keep guns in their home and children a playing and visiting those homes with different levels of adult supervision. Let's talk about the conversations parents have with other parents and the conversations parents with their children about guns.
At the table with Rabbi David Englander, Jonathan, Bea and Charles
Episode #103 Parenting in a Worrisome World
Listen for some timeless wisdom about how to continue to raise resilient, optimistic children in a stressful world. Dr. Aaryn Gottesfeld brings a calm and reassuring voice as she helps us all find our coping strategies in the face of anxiety, worry and uncertainty.
Episode #91 Parents - United and Separate
This podcast helps parents find their way to consistency and compromise and creating a united front when it really matters while respecting individual differences and different parenting styles.
Episode #85 Unplugging - taking breaks from technology
Unplugging from technology, whether it's for a few hours, a day or as part of a summer routine, will change everything! Listen as this experienced parent and educator creates the skills and the routines to help her family unplug. The benefits are enormous - children who know who they are and who they are becoming, children who know each other better, a family who has a deep openness to learning and curiosity, who create meaningfulness based on reflection and connection, and who have the ability to share stories and memories based on "how something felt" not merely "how something looked". This podcast shows us all how to create a life connected to self, to each other and to the world!
Episode #82 Couple Power - parenting after infertility and surrogacy
Today's podcast brings together two strong, resilient and resourceful couples who shared the heartbreak of infertility and the challenges of surrogacy. Through their experiences, they learned about mutual support and the ups-and-downs of uncertainty and dreams deferred. Now, they have lots to share with other parents facing the emotional roller coaster of life-with-kids.
Episode #78 Social Media - Perfect Parents
Social media creates unique challenges to everyone today, particularly parents. The value of sharing with others others and connecting to distant friends and family is enormous. But appearances and comparisons and the illusion of perfection begin to change our real-time interactions and how we measure up against those images and ideals. This conversation may help you find your balance and the genuine connections that sustain you in those very "connected" world.
Episode #76 Tantrums and Fairy Dust
Here it is - a conversation on tantrums that will give your peace about tantrums. Tantrums are part of childhood (and adulthood too when things gets overwhelming) and part of the journey to social-emotional skill building. Our goal is to sprinkle the fairy dust on all the emotional messiness so children can feel safe in the emotional storms and parents can bring calm to the crazy-making moments that are part of living with children.
Episode #71 Dad's Perspective on Parenting Styles
Here it is - dads supporting dads! Dads writing their own path to understanding and raising kids! You'll laugh. You might cry a few tender hearted tears. What makes a dad the father he is? Listen to these 4 awesome dads!!!!
Episode #60 Helicopteryness - Overworrying or Too Laid Back?
No one wants to be a helicopter parent but everyone has some degree of helicopteryness (thank you Jenn for the perfect word). Finding the right balance between over-worrying and being too laid back is an on-going process that changes with each child and stage of development. Listen to how these parents navigate being all-in, loving, teaching, supportive parents and give their children the space and time to learn, make mistakes, discover and grow.
Episode #12 Talking with Children about Death
Talking to children about death is one of the hardest things a parent will ever need to do. This podcast conversation may help listeners begin to think about their thoughts and feelings - to find the words, to try to understand what you believe, to feel all the feelings. It's not an easy or fun conversation but one that can't be avoided.
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