Best Gentleparenting podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.
 
When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.
 
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Rachel Rainbolt is the mama behind the Sage Family Podcast, where we gather around a virtual campfire to share meaningful conversations with inspiring and insightful friends around Gentle Parenting, Natural Homeschooling, Simple Living, and Family Adventure. Are you ready to live the family life of your dreams?
 
Hi, I’m Avital. (pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal) I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.
 
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Parenting Paused presses PAUSE on those shame inducing parenting failures. It presses PLAY on your inner wisdom and the ability to be the parent you want to be. Join Leslie Potter, mother and founder of Purejoy Parenting, as she shares her personal experiences as well as works with other moms and dads in real time to show you the step-by-step process to turn your parenting around.
 
The Semi Crunchy Mama Podcast is a resource for parents of young kids to help you feel less alone and more informed. We all want to make the best decisions for our families—no matter where we fall on the crunchy spectrum (or are just crunchy-curious). Join Stacy Spensley, the Semi Crunchy Mama, for new topics each week or so to make life a little easier.
 
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What gets you super seething mama mad? Is it the constant asks and requests, the “Mom where’s my… that’s so overwhelming? Maybe it’s the piles of toys and dishes and chip packets you asked to be tidied but are still smirking at you from the living room? Maybe it’s the stubbornness and defiance your child shows when you ask them to take a bath a ...…
 
What gets you super seething mama mad? Is it the constant asks and requests, the “Mom where’s my… that’s so overwhelming? Maybe it’s the piles of toys and dishes and chip packets you asked to be tidied but are still smirking at you from the living room? Maybe it’s the stubbornness and defiance your child shows when you ask them to take a bath a ...…
 
I was chatting with a friend who’s recently become a first time mom. Her baby is just turning one and she told me: “I’ve really let myself go”... she described how she hasn’t been to the gym since her pregnancy, how she’s enslaved herself in service of her baby and how she hasn’t been out with her girlfriends in months. If this is you, I’m goin ...…
 
If you catch yourself late at night, surrounded by toys, folding clothes and wondering why you don't have time or energy to take a shower, ask yourself: Why am I doing all the chores? Where are my kids when I need them? And why aren't those helpful little mice from Cinderella a real thing? And then breathe. Because chances are if you don't, you ...…
 
If you catch yourself late at night, surrounded by toys, folding clothes and wondering why you don't have time or energy to take a shower, ask yourself: Why am I doing all the chores? Where are my kids when I need them? And why aren't those helpful little mice from Cinderella a real thing? And then breathe. Because chances are if you don't, you ...…
 
Today I’m here with Lucy Aitkenread talking about creating community. Lucy lives off the grid in New Zealand with her family where she writes and creates videos, retreats, and workshops about how we can live compassionately. We go over what community is, why it’s important, how to create it, and how to maintain it. Get the full show notes here: ...…
 
Are you a working parent who tends to feel guilty while at work that you should be with your kids but then also feels guilty while with your kids that you should be working? Or perhaps you’re not a working parent but you are trying to meet your needs and desires in some way be it fitness, or a hobby and also feel guilty when trying to balance t ...…
 
What's the one thing you want for your child when they are sick? To have them feel better. What's the one thing that most often gets in the way of that? When you walk away with a specialist appointment or wonkily-written script from Doc you have two things: A ticket better health for your child, hopefully, and also a potential prescription for ...…
 
What's the one thing you want for your child when they are sick? To have them feel better. What's the one thing that most often gets in the way of that? When you walk away with a specialist appointment or wonkily-written script from Doc you have two things: A ticket better health for your child, hopefully, and also a potential prescription for ...…
 
We’re faced with many decisions in this parenting journey, and many options seem to be extreme on one side or the other. Should you be a whole life unschooler, or punish your children when they don’t get straight As in school? Should you work outside the home and climb the corporate ladder or should you surrender to a life of staying at home, g ...…
 
Today I’m here with Rachelle McCloud talking about anxiety. Rachelle is an unschooling mama of 5, mental health therapist, and emotional wellness coach. We go over symptoms, science, sources, and treatments around anxiety along with what it can look like in childhood and how we can help our kids with anxiety. Get the full show notes here: http: ...…
 
You probably got very excited when you discovered that Hand in Hand Parenting had five tools that could rescue you when parenting got sticky (or downright dirty). Very excited. It was the exact result you wanted Google to deliver. It may even have been how you found our podcast. You needed answers. Here they were. Even better. These five tools ...…
 
You probably got very excited when you discovered that Hand in Hand Parenting had five tools that could rescue you when parenting got sticky (or downright dirty). Very excited. It was the exact result you wanted Google to deliver. It may even have been how you found our podcast. You needed answers. Here they were. Even better. These five tools ...…
 
Are schools like prison? A human rights violation? Is forced education immoral and abusive? If so… what are the millions and millions of parents with school-going kids to do? If this concerns you, listen up. You've heard the experts like Ken Robinson and Alfie Kohn weigh in that "schools kill creativity" or that "schools are feel bad education. ...…
 
You just dropped one child at his playdate. Now you have 15 minutes to scoot across to the pool for your younger kid's swim lesson. Easy, right? Actually no. Your child is refusing to scoot. He doesn't want to put on his swim clothes. He won't go to the pool. "I HATE swim class," he yells defiantly. Why Reasoning Won't Work Oh, and when you tri ...…
 
You just dropped one child at his playdate. Now you have 15 minutes to scoot across to the pool for your younger kid's swim lesson. Easy, right? Actually no. Your child is refusing to scoot. He doesn't want to put on his swim clothes. He won't go to the pool. "I HATE swim class," he yells defiantly. Why Reasoning Won't Work Oh, and when you tri ...…
 
Should we follow & encourage our children’s passions - like animals, robots or ballerinas - or drill into them the things they need to know, like math, science, and literacy? If you are homeschooling do you find yourself wanting to follow your child’s interest and NOT simply replicate the school system in your home but worry they will miss out ...…
 
Your child grabs the one extra cookie you said he wasn’t allowed… What do you do? Or your daughter whines the minute she sees you pull out peanut butter for her toast... Or, when your son hears that his sister is having a sleepover he yells that you’re a mean mom...and that you have wrinkles! Yes he did. To Play or Not to Play...That is the Que ...…
 
Your child grabs the one extra cookie you said he wasn’t allowed… What do you do? Or your daughter whines the minute she sees you pull out peanut butter for her toast... Or, when your son hears that his sister is having a sleepover he yells that you’re a mean mom...and that you have wrinkles! Yes he did. To Play or Not to Play...That is the Que ...…
 
Today I’m here with Sami Womack talking about debt freedom. Sami is a homeschooling momma and the voice behind A Sunny Side Up Life Podcast. A shift into intentional living got her family out of $490,000 of debt and Sami now helps other women to downsize, budget, and change habits to experience the life-altering magic of intentional living for ...…
 
Are you an entrepreneur or trying to get a business off the ground but have no idea how to fit it all in with young kids? Are you interested in unschooling or radical unschooling and are unsure of what that even looks like? Or do you just simply struggle to feel brave in your parenting choices given all the uncertainty and conflicting informati ...…
 
Since we have all personally gone through potty training and we will all have to go through it with our kids, you'd think we'd have nailed down one, surefire potty training method. But the 11,000 google results you get when you type in 'How to potty train my child,' clearly shows that a one-size-fits-all approach is about as likely as you getti ...…
 
Since we have all personally gone through potty training and we will all have to go through it with our kids, you'd think we'd have nailed down one, surefire potty training method. But the 11,000 google results you get when you type in 'How to potty train my child,' clearly shows that a one-size-fits-all approach is about as likely as you getti ...…
 
“Mom, I can’t go to camp today. I have a stomachache.” This is the third time this week your child has complained of a sore stomach, and yet she shows no other symptoms of being unwell. You wonder…is something else going on under the radar? Does your child complain of stomachaches? Does she get tearful or angry regularly, refuse to go places or ...…
 
“Mom, I can’t go to camp today. I have a stomachache.” This is the third time this week your child has complained of a sore stomach, and yet she shows no other symptoms of being unwell. You wonder…is something else going on under the radar? Does your child complain of stomachaches? Does she get tearful or angry regularly, refuse to go places or ...…
 
Today I’m here with Desirae Endres talking about contentment. Desirae is a mom, wife, host of the minimal-ish podcast, and a former classroom teacher turned online educator. We go over contentment in our spaces, time, relationships, comparison, gratitude, and the distinction with complacency. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenti ...…
 
Have you ever asked your child to do something simple, like pack their toys away before dinner? For a second they stare back and you wide-eyed, all chubby-cheeked cherubic sweetness. And then they scrunch those eyes and tell you to $#@ off? oh no, she didn’t… Kids who cuss are more common than you might think. If you put those terms into any se ...…
 
Have you ever asked your child to do something simple, like pack their toys away before dinner? For a second they stare back and you wide-eyed, all chubby-cheeked cherubic sweetness. And then they scrunch those eyes and tell you to $#@ off? oh no, she didn’t… Kids who cuss are more common than you might think. If you put those terms into any se ...…
 
In this episode, we’ll explore why you can have a clean and beautiful house or you can care for your children, but you can’t have both…at least, not if you want to stay sane. Or can you? Let’s find out. [3:59] The sanity triangle. [6:25] Dichotomy vs. integration. [8:09] Can we find a balance? [10:54] Embrace the wobble. [12:58] Life is made up ...…
 
You sink down on the rug in tears and wonder how you can ever keep going. Then you see your daughter’s abandoned stuffie under the sofa, next to an overdue library book, so you scoop them out, tuck them on the shelf, shove your hair in a bun, and get started with the laundry. What happened to your tears? You discarded them like your daughter di ...…
 
You sink down on the rug in tears and wonder how you can ever keep going. Then you see your daughter’s abandoned stuffie under the sofa, next to an overdue library book, so you scoop them out, tuck them on the shelf, shove your hair in a bun, and get started with the laundry. What happened to your tears? You discarded them like your daughter di ...…
 
Today I’m here with Elizabeth Willard Thames talking about intentional spending. Liz is the creator of the personal finance blog Frugalwoods and book Meet the Frugalwoods, who reached financial independence at 32 and moved onto a 66-acre homestead in the woods with her husband and 2 young daughters. We go over frugality, lifestyle design, redef ...…
 
Do you desperately need help, but you’re worried you can’t afford it? Do you want a mother’s helper or assistant, but you’re not sure where to find them or how much they’ll cost? Do you wonder if there’s an affordable option for those who are less privileged? Do you feel guilty at the thought of paying for help? In this episode we’ll discuss ge ...…
 
Read on to learn why it pays to keep positive with your kids "Last cookie," you say, lightly. "No." Your son says. Then he stuffs the cookie into his mouth, grabs three more and runs from the room. You're just about to charge from the kitchen in a chase when your eyes fall on another set of eyes. Your younger son. Wide-eyed and wondering. Who's ...…
 
Read on to learn why it pays to keep positive with your kids "Last cookie," you say, lightly. "No." Your son says. Then he stuffs the cookie into his mouth, grabs three more and runs from the room. You're just about to charge from the kitchen in a chase when your eyes fall on another set of eyes. Your younger son. Wide-eyed and wondering. Who's ...…
 
Do you desperately need a break, but feel like you can’t trust anyone with your kids? Do you fear what might happen to them (some disaster or catastrophe), what might be said to them, or what might be taught to them if you’re not there? In this episode we’ll address some common fears that parents have about leaving their kids with other people. ...…
 
The baby woke at 4am. His brother just 45 minutes later. Since then you’ve been puked on, drawn on, and changed three diapers. You burnt a bagel and your kid tipped his cereal over in a rage. Now the baby is screaming because he’s hungry and your son is pulling at your pants leg because he wants to play. Oh yeah. And it’s only 7.53am. Who you g ...…
 
The baby woke at 4am. His brother just 45 minutes later. Since then you’ve been puked on, drawn on, and changed three diapers. You burnt a bagel and your kid tipped his cereal over in a rage. Now the baby is screaming because he’s hungry and your son is pulling at your pants leg because he wants to play. Oh yeah. And it’s only 7.53am. Who you g ...…
 
Today I’m here with Amethyst Joy talking about self-care.Amethyst is an energy healer, mother of 3, and writer who shares her healing journey and helps people reparent themselves while parenting their children. We go over trauma, integration, maintenance, mindfulness, boundaries, choice, tools, and community. Get the full show notes here: www.s ...…
 
Have you ever looked at your kids and wondered why you had them? Do you find yourself why you got into this or wanting some way out at times? Whether you’re feeling burned out or want to prevent burnout, this episode is for you. Burnout is a very real risk we face as parents, and if you’re experiencing it now (or have ever experienced it), you’ ...…
 
The last time you asked them to tidy their crayons, they smashed the whole box on the floor and ripped up the color sheet. You have to psyche yourself up when you need them to turn off the TV, because…BOOM! Epic meltdown. Forget about asking for a hug. Your child wriggles away from your hand on his shoulder. Does every request you make send you ...…
 
The last time you asked them to tidy their crayons, they smashed the whole box on the floor and ripped up the color sheet. You have to psyche yourself up when you need them to turn off the TV, because…BOOM! Epic meltdown. Forget about asking for a hug. Your child wriggles away from your hand on his shoulder. Does every request you make send you ...…
 
Do you ever feel like an imposter? Like one day someone will catch you out as a fraud? Like your kids will need therapy to recover from the dark secrets in your life? A quick google of imposter syndrome will result in articles all relating to imposter syndrome within our careers or professions. But what about parenting? Imposter syndrome is jus ...…
 
Do you know how bad your child feels when they mess up? They may look angry. They may look amused. They may show bravado. But in every kid that messes up is a pit of shame, sadness, confusion and doubt about their own self-worth. How do we know? Because aren't those the exact same feelings we adults feel when we mess up - when we really look in ...…
 
Do you know how bad your child feels when they mess up? They may look angry. They may look amused. They may show bravado. But in every kid that messes up is a pit of shame, sadness, confusion and doubt about their own self-worth. How do we know? Because aren't those the exact same feelings we adults feel when we mess up - when we really look in ...…
 
Today I’m here with Teresa Graham Brett talking about respectful parenting.Teresa lives her passion for creating social change by combining work in social justice education with parenting and is the author of Parenting for Social Change. We go over semantics, mainstream parenting, respectful parenting, transformative learning and tools, and uns ...…
 
How do you make like Meghan Markle and stand strong when you face loud and opposing opinions on how you *should be* raising your child? Meghan and Harry have broken many a protocol since bringing royal baby Archie into the world, from not using the royal family's preferred hospital to Harry holding Archie at a (delayed) press call. No-one is te ...…
 
How do you make like Meghan Markle and stand strong when you face loud and opposing opinions on how you *should be* raising your child? Meghan and Harry have broken many a protocol since bringing royal baby Archie into the world, from not using the royal family's preferred hospital to Harry holding Archie at a (delayed) press call. No-one is te ...…
 
No matter where you are on your parenting journey - just found out you are expecting, have a newborn at home, toddler, kids in school, kids at home, one child, 10 children, today’s episode is for you! Being a parent can feel overwhelming, exhausting, isolating, confusing, and challenging. The good news is it doesn’t have to. In this episode, I’ ...…
 
Elle confesses that she really sucks at setting limits with her kids - and together she and Abigail suss out ways to make rules, boundaries and enforcing them a whole lot easier. Join us this week if you've ever battled with yourself about when to set limits, or found that whenever you do set limits your kids just don't seem to listen. Listen t ...…
 
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