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Mindful Mama Mentor Hunter Clarke-Fields shares inspiration, interviews, and more. Mindful Mama is about becoming a less irritable, more joyful parent. We know that you cannot give what you do not have. And when you are thriving, when you have calm and peace within – then you can give it to your children. Learn about Mindful Parenting. Listen and get inspired!
 
Dad is an exploration into the meaning of fatherhood. Each episode features interviews with fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters who discuss parenting, life, loss, expectations and much more. Host Jonathan Greene is a father of two teenagers, a writer, speaker, and an entrepreneur who strives to live an authentic life without regret. That’s why he listened to his desire to leave standardized employment behind and move toward a creative lifestyle of writing and podcasting in order to spend m ...
 
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Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist, speaker and trainer. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and the author of 90 Seconds to a LIfe You Love. Most of us are not comfortable with our unpleasant feelings. We tend to avoid, numb out or distract ourselves from feeling their discomfort. Knowing how to deal with intense, overwhelming and uncomf…
 
How does the way we parent our children relate to the criminal justice system? According to my podcast guest, Katherine Wintery-Sellery, a lot. In this episode, we talk about family conflict and the essential mindset changes we need to move to a more cooperative, compassionate model. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d…
 
Renowned neuropsychiatrist and author of many influential books Dr. Dan Siegel talks about the importance of showing up in our parenting with presence. He discusses the 4 S’s; safe, seen, soothed and secure and goes in depth into the 2 S’s; feeling safe and feeling soothed. As well as we talk about the importance of parental regulation and he share…
 
What do children need most? Unconditional love. Most of us can agree on that, yet we often don’t even realize the ways in which we are conditional with our parenting, which is not only bad for kids, it’s deeply counterproductive! Author and peaceful parenting leader, Alfie Kohn gives insights into our own assumptions and intentions for our kids. If…
 
Paria Hassouri, the author of an utterly engaging memoir Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change shares her story of finding acceptance after dealing with loss and grief, anger and fear. As her 13 year old daughter transitions from male to female, Paria discovers her own capacity to evolve. She eventually comes to…
 
Everyone experiences fears, and sometimes they can hold us back from living authentically and achieving our full potential. So what do we do with our fears? Author and wellness coach Koya Webb tells us that our fears can be our teachers and make us fierce. We can turn our obstacles into seeds for growth instead! If you enjoyed this episode, and it …
 
In the final episode of the year I sat down with Julie Star, an active member of the Authentic Parenting Community to review the year 2020. We talked about what the podcast meant for me, what lessons I've learned, we share the top 10 episodes of the year, my favorite episodes, we talk about our amazing Support Group and what to expect in the new ye…
 
Top 5 Mindful Mama episodes of 2020. Learn about: - The best way to respond when your child won't listen - How to handle academics during remote learning - How to break free of perfectionism - How to keep ourselves replenished to handle whatever life throws at us - The biggest error parents make in discipline If you enjoyed this episode, and it ins…
 
The year 2020 has challenged us and changed us in many ways. In this episode I sat down with one of the members of the Authentic Parenting Community, Julie Star and talked about this historic year. Here is a list of questions for you to reflect on. Hear our answers in the episode. 1. What is the most important lesson you learned this year? 2. What …
 
What do you say to yourself when you mess up with your kids? If you are like many of us, you berate yourself. My guest, Kristin Neff, has done research that shows that our harsh self-criticism does NOT work. It doesn’t help us grow and become better parents. In fact, it does the opposite. So what does work? Self-compassion. If you enjoyed this epis…
 
How do you feel when you are faced with challenging behaviors such as screaming, crying, kicking, hitting, swearing, biting, spitting...Do you feel angry, helpless, overwhelmed when your child outright doesn’t listen, cooperate and shows defiance? Do you want to know how you can get them to do things without rewards and punishments? Solve problems …
 
Clutter causes stress, costs you money, and eats away your time. Will this new year be the year that you clear away the clutter and create a simpler, more joyful environment? I talk to Katy Wells of The Maximized Minimalist podcast about how we can declutter for the new year. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to…
 
This has been a challenging year. Besides the global COVID-19 pandemic many of us have also dealt with other life matters. This year has particauly been a challenging year for me in many ways, with lots of ups and downs, and personal struggles but there are things, practices that I have been doing to keep myself emotionally well balanced, mentally …
 
2020 has been an incredibly difficult year with the global pandemic, multiple crises, the election, remote learning, and more. We’ve all had to deal with multiple disappointments and anxieties. Today I talk to Anna Seewald about 10 ways to cope with this difficult time. We end this episode with a guided Ideal Future meditation to help bring hope an…
 
In this edition of our special episode with Laura Froyen we tackle issues related to emotion regulation, stress management, and helping kids with virtual learning. We received countless questions related to anxiety in the parent and the kids. Learn the red flags of stress in yourself and your kids. Increase autonomy and lessen control to diminish d…
 
We have a lot of stress in our lives and we want to do well for our children. But sometimes, the more we push to get it right, the more off-course we get. My podcast guest this week reminds us that it’s okay to drop some balls sometimes. We don’t have to be perfect. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear abou…
 
On this on-air coaching call I help Hilary, a busy mom of two young kids, to rethink her current routines, bring the same flexibility and mindset that she applied to her business to her home life and parenting, find time to connect with her spouse, and most importantly reestablish her somewhat struggling connection with her 4 year old son. She find…
 
Simpler, more natural living is really appealing to thoughtful parents in our world of more tech and more stuff. It can give us a sense of rest and ease. But how do we get there from our busy lives? My guest, Rachel Rainbolt helps us move from overwhelmed to calm, from fearful to trusting. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some wa…
 
What is it like when your child tells you they are trans? This happened to Paria Hassouri when her then son, came out as a girl at 13 years old. Find out what it’s like parenting a transgender teen. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listen…
 
What messages does our kids' education send? What are the lived results—does it keep their spark of curiosity alive? Like many of us, especially this year, you may be totally frustrated with your kid’s education system. In this episode, I talk to Akilah Richards about her story of disenchantment and the perhaps-not-so-radical step of moving to self…
 
Larry Hagner, the host and creator of the Dad’s Edge Podcast and a father of four boy talks about how regardless of growing up virtually in a "fatherless environment” for most of his life found his passion for being a dad. In this episode we primarily focus on improving your communication with your significant other, an area most couples can use so…
 
Talking about racial and lifestyle differences can be hard and uncomfortable. Yet it’s our job to raise the next generation to respect and learn from people who look or believe differently than we do. Carolyn Helsel and Y. Joy Harris-Smith offer practical ways to build compassion and empathy in our children. If you enjoyed this episode, and it insp…
 
Sometimes truths about parenting go against the grain—against what we assume is natural or normal. Ashley Merryman loves to find research that debunks conventionally held truths. Learn about the problem with praise, and what are some of the best ways to respond to kids. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear …
 
Parenting can be mentally and physically depleting—especially for moms. The greater the challenges and vulnerabilities we’re experiencing, the greater the resources we need to meet these challenges. Today, I talk to Dr. Rick Hanson about this and how mindfulness can be a primary resource that helps us develop other resources in ourselves. If you en…
 
Are you performing at life or living your authentic life? Choosing to live authentically is the most important step you can take to thrive in your personal life, your relationships, and your career. In this episode with Ritu Bhasin we explore what it means to truly embrace who you are. She talks about her transformational framework of the three sel…
 
How can we connect to ourselves authentically—while parenting? Ora Nadrich talks to us about how to follow a journey of self-awareness while developing more presence for our children. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t have to be difficult. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway…
 
We are continuing the 3 R’s of Pandemic Parenting. I have a compilation episode. I reached out to some of my favorite online people, and asked them to contribute their thoughts and best tips for regulation, routines and relationships. Now more than ever we need to prioritize our children’s mental health and emotional well-being, and not focus on gr…
 
Sometimes it seems like the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Modern life is overwhelming. In this episode, I talk to Devon, meditation teacher, and Craig, meditation coach and therapist, about six guiding life principles, inspired by the wisdom of mindfulness—that will help you guide your way. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you…
 
In this solo episode Anna shares what she calls the 3 R's of pandemic parenting: regulation, routines and relationships. She emphasizes that we need to prioritize our children’s mental health and emotional well-being now more than ever. Anna talks about: Her thoughts on the current state of our lives; loss, stress, emotions, uncertainty and how she…
 
Have you ever missed out because of procrastination or that thought, “I can never do _____.” Self-sabotage is a universal behavior, even for those of us who are high achievers in some areas. In this episode, I talk to neuropsychologist Dr. Judy Ho about why we do this, and how to stop. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I…
 
When I was a young mom, I was scared, overwhelmed, and I felt alone. Now, over 13 years after the birth of my first child, I have some messages for that younger self. These are messages that we all need to hear as parents. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a …
 
As children we need attuned, caring, consistent, present and safe caregivers for optimal growth and development. Parental presence shapes who we become. When there is consistent disruption of a child's sense of being safe and loved within the family relational trauma occurs. In this episode we are exploring how to deal with emotional triggers and h…
 
The global pandemic is creating inordinate amounts of stress for both parents and kids. Kids, unfortunately, show that stress with behavior problems because their fight-flight-or-freeze system is on overdrive and they don’t know how to handle it. Today I talk to Tammy, a Mindful Parenting Member whose 6-year old daughter has been yelling at her. If…
 
We are moving into a school year that looks very different from every year before, with many kids learning completely virtually or even homeschooling. So what’s the best way to learn at home? What do we need to pay attention to and what can we let go? In this episode, I bring together two education experts, Lauren Spigelmeyer & Kimberlynn Lavelle, …
 
As parents we want to have loving, meaningful and strong relationships with our children. One way we build and maintain these relationships is communication. Learning to communicate effectively, listening with love and responding with care and respect is the foundation upon which healthy attachment develops. In this easy to follow guide Anna Seewal…
 
We are living in stressful times with this global pandemic (to say the least!) and kids are feeling it too. How do we help kids cope with stress, anxiety - even anger? In this episode, I talk to Janine Halloran, author of the bestselling Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, about strategies for kids to deal with all that life throws at them. If you enj…
 
How can you set limits around screen time without feeling guilty? What to do when your kid has an explosive reaction when screen time is over? How much is too much and what kind of content is ok? Is Tik Tok inherently bad? Will violent video games cause aggression in kids? These and other important questions in this episode with an education corres…
 
Mindful Parenting Member Liliana’s oldest child has been difficult and was recently diagnosed with ADHD, while her younger son is relatively easy. Comparisons between them have been popping up in her brain leading to some major guilt. Plus, how to set boundaries on sweets and cartoons? If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I…
 
In this Special Episode Anna is joined by her friend and colleague, co-host Laura Froyen. In it they: Tell personal stories from their lives Answer your parenting questions Share helpful resources Here are some of the questions answered in this episode: "How to start setting limits when they haven’t been set/enforced in the past. When things have g…
 
What is the biggest mistake parents make about discipline? We don’t realize or forget that yelling and threats make kids less able to learn. Tina Payne Bryson helps us hold boundaries with empathy and gives powerful tools to chill ourselves out so we can be more responsive. Join the Mindful Parenting Free Training here. Losing your cool? Kids not l…
 
Today I want to share with you 5 practices that I’ve learned from the podcast that enrich my life, contribute to my daily happiness, and my overall well-being. These are practical exercises that I have adopted from 5 fantastic guests of the show. Here are the 5 episodes where you can find the full interviews. Ep 109: Mindful Parenting in a Messy Wo…
 
Have you ever wondered if you are parenting the “right” way? Our podcast guest Jen Lumanlan did and decided that she would go to the research to figure out how to parent her child. She discovered what was worth paying attention to and what wasn’t, and it allowed her to let go of some core tenets of parenting. Takeaways: When we understand why our c…
 
What is self-love? Where do the roots of low or lack of self- love originate? Are there degrees of self- love? Is the opposite of self-love self-hatred? Can you love someone if you don’t love yourself fully? How can you cultivate and practice more self-love? This is the topic of today’s exploration. I’m joined by Nathalie Ellis. I’d love to hear fr…
 
Do you know that you are not to blame for your triggers and harmful reactions? Mark Wolynn, author of It Didn’t Start With You, explains how traumas and harmful patterns pass on from one generation to the next. We also talk about the power of mindfulness and other modalities to help us heal these hurts for good. Takeaways: By rejecting our parents,…
 
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Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! The most important quality I want for my kids during these difficult times is probably what you want: resilience. Our kids need the capacity to overcome hard times because we cannot (and would not want to) protect them from every single one of life’s difficulties.…
 
BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now. FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast ***Want to get most out of your liste…
 
Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! None of us knew how hard it was going to be as a parent; we mess up constantly. When we respond to ourselves with harsh criticism and judgment, we leave ourselves feeling helpless and incapable. Even though it can feel strange, the practice of self-compassion is e…
 
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