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If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people! Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to ...
 
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When we become parents, someone really should hand us a book that details, exactly, how to NOT raise an a-hole. Karen Alpert (of the blog Baby Sideburns), a mom of two and author of Mamas, Don’t Let Your Kids Grow Up to be A-Holes: Unfiltered Advice on How to Raise Awesome Kids, recognizes that parents are terrified of inadvertently raising asshole…
 
Today on Raising Adults we celebrate the beginning of Season Five! Can you believe it? Join us as we talk about how Deana approaches the goal for her kids to have no rules by age 16. What does that mean? How does that actually work? Be sure to tune in! "The goal of the structure and the ‘strictness’ in the early years is so that they're able to han…
 
Dr. Michele Borba knows how to help boys thrive. She’s a “boy mom” — a mother of 3 grown sons, educational psychologist, and the author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Many boys are stressed but don’t tell their parents because “they don’t want to hurt us,” Dr. Borba says. They want and need coping skill…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we've got a replay for you from Season Four. Deana and Kira share ways to be the parent without being a tyrant and the positive impact this can have on your relationship with your child. They also give tools and tips for re-balancing your home if things are out of whack. Do you have questions for us? Consider becoming a mem…
 
Ever wished you had a guide to raising boys? A manual you can consult when your tween son confuses and frustrates you? Now, one exists — and it’s Jen’s first book! The First-Time Mom’s Guide to Raising Boys: A Practical Guide to Your Son’s Formative Years, by Jennifer L.W. Fink, was released on July 6, 2021. It’s a handbook that’s intended to help …
 
Today on Raising Adults, we have a replay from Season Three. Kira and Deana talk about resilience and do some myth-busting about what it takes to raise resilient kids, as well as what true resiliency looks like. Episodes referenced: Raising Kids With Emotional Intelligence https://futurefocusedparenting.com/2018/10/08/raising-kids-with-emotional-in…
 
Parenting a child with ADHD or neurodivergence can be challenging. Especially if you’re also neurodivergent. “When my youngest son was about 3 weeks old, he started crying and it really never stopped,” says Rachel Blatt, co-host of the podcast Constant Chaos. At first, they thought it was colic, but visits to multiple gastrointestinal specialists d…
 
Today on Raising Adults, cue all the fireworks as Kira and Deana celebrate the season four finale! Can you believe it? Join us as we talk about what we learned this season, how we grew as people and parents, as well as what's coming next season. "We get so busy, and life gets so frenetic and fast-paced that I think we can forget, and I certainly ha…
 
You may wonder, how do you raise a feminist son? Or you might be wondering, WHY would you raise a feminist son? What if we phrased it this way: How do you raise boys who respect and value all humans? “The word feminist, all over the world, has taken on so many definitions and meanings,” says Sonora Jha, author of How to Raise a Feminist Son. “To me…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we discuss the age where littles are hitting, biting, and breaking things. We share some tips on how we've tackled this phase with our littles that align with our FFP philosophy. Join us today as we share tools that parents can use for dealing with this developmentally appropriate, though challenging, phase. "Make sure that…
 
Do you have a highly sensitive boy? Perhaps your son has been called “too sensitive” or “too emotional.” Maybe he is easily overwhelmed, especially when he’s surrounded by a lot of sensory stimuli. Approximately 10% of all males are thought to be highly sensitive — and often, others imply that they aren’t “man enough.” In a culture that’s long valu…
 
Today, Kira and Deana have the opportunity to chat with Janet Allison and Jennifer LW Fink about closing the gender gap using communication, context, and conversation. Janet is a mother, former teacher, and currently a family coach, author, and podcaster. Jennifer is a mother of four boys, a writer, and a podcaster. Together they co-host the popula…
 
Like us, Teacher Tom is concerned about how we raise our boys. “In our culture, we have a society where men are lonely, men have higher suicide rates and men are more prone to violence, and sexual abuse. And I don’t think that’s in the nature of men. I think it’s somehow in the nature of how we’re raising men,” says Tom Hobson, aka “Teacher Tom,” a…
 
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Today on Raising Adults we dive into this age-old question that so many kids get peppered with from adults. It's an interesting question considering so many of us are probably still trying to figure it out ourselves. Brace yourselves; Kira came up with an acronym in this episode! So, join us today as we un…
 
Having sons forced Tosha Schore to reevaluate everything she knew about boys. Schore, the daughter of a single mom, grew up stepped in the women’s movement. As a child, she attended marches and rallies for women’s rights and, in college, she majored in Women’s Studies. She was pregnant with her first child and sidelined with a bout of nausea when a…
 
Today on Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about embracing your “flawsome” as parents. Do you sometimes struggle with comparison or look at other parents and feel like they do it all, have it all, and manage to offer their children everything? If this is you, then don't miss this episode! "It’s about doing the best you're capable of and saying, t…
 
Steve Biddulph is a legendary parenting educator. He’s the author of The Secrets of Happy Children, Raising Boys in the 21st Century: How to Help Our Boys Become Open-Hearted, Kind and Strong Men, and The New Manhood, among others. His latest book, Fully Human: A New Way of Using Your Mind, isn’t about child-rearing, though. It’s a simple, working …
 
In today’s episode, Deana and Kira have the opportunity to chat with Amy Carney about Future Focused foster/adoptive parenting. She is the author of Parent on Purpose-A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a Complicated World and 100 Questions for Mom- a Journal for Reflection and Connection. She is a public speaker, content creator, and prod…
 
Is future-focused parenting the key to raising adults? Yes, says Deana Thayer and Kira Dorrian, parent coaches and co-hosts of the Raising Adults podcast. “It’s not about raising boys; it’s about raising men,” Kira says. “Who are these men we want our boys to become? How do we want them to walk through the world, and what do we have to be doing rig…
 
In today's episode, Kira and Deana talk about teaching kids to spot unsafe relationships. Learn what signs to look for if you suspect they are in an unsafe relationship and some resources that you and your children can use. Unsurprisingly, Deana has come up with a helpful acronym to help families remember what to look for and what to do if they see…
 
School + nature = forest schoolsImage: Laine Photos and Film"A forest school is holistic education outdoors in nature," says Nicki Farrell, co-founder of Wildings Forest School in Queensland, Australia. Learning doesn't typically follow set curriculum; rather, it's child-led. Education is individualized and play-based and includes plenty of movemen…
 
Curious to know Kira's and Deana's whys for peer pressure? Wondering what the three pillars of the Future Focused Parenting philosophy are and how you can apply them? Be sure to listen as Kira and Deana dive into these questions and so much more. "You have to be willing to say, actually, my value system is stronger than my fear." - Kira Dorrian "Th…
 
Males represent 25-40% of individuals with eating disorders.That’s not something people tell us when our boys are babies, and it’s not something most pediatricians mention at well-child checks -- despite the fact that males are at a higher risk of dying from an eating disorder than females."We have this notion that only a certain type of a person g…
 
Laura Hernandez and her husband, Tony, live in the Dallas area, raising seven biological and three adopted children. That's right; they have ten amazing children - She's our hero! Laura created Mama Systems to help others bring peace to their homes through customized systems. She offers coaching and courses that help families live more intentionall…
 
Can you prevent addiction? Or alcoholism? After all, no one dreams of taking their son to rehab. Or arguing with him, repeatedly, about his use of pot, alcohol or meth.When our babies are little, we tell ourselves that if we do everything right, our sons can avoid alcoholism and addiction. But that’s simply not true. 24% of 8th graders have had at …
 
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