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What kind of hijinks did you get up to as a kid? Did you climb trees? Did you run around outside barefoot? Did you eat raw cookie dough? Maybe you wanted to do these and other crazy things, but you weren't allowed… Let me ask you this: what if your children wanted to? Would you let them? If you hesitate there, well, you're in the right place. The We Turned Out Okay podcast is where we learn the hows and whys of hovering less and enjoying our young children more. You get to learn from host Ka ...
 
How do we motivate kids to be high achievers? What qualities do teens wish they saw more of in their own educations? How do you know when your kid has a great teacher? How does school impact a teen's anxiety? On the More Than Just a School podcast we investigate the answers to these questions and more. When MTJAS host Karen Lock Kolp's kids needed something different in their education, she and her husband Benjamin Kolp (MTJAS producer) found Bay State Learning Center, a nurturing community ...
 
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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I'm playing my little game again today, trying to guess what you'll think the next value in our series is… (For those of you keeping score, this is Part 3 of 5.) Today's is something even cooler, even bigger, and even more mind-blowing than exhilaration. Which is saying something, because Exhilaration is my 2021 Word of the Year! Thank you so much …
 
So, as I’m doing this series on the values that I hold most dear, I’m playing a little game with myself. I’m imagining you, asking yourself “can I guess today’s value?” All I can say is, if you guess creativity, you are wrong… But not completely wrong. Thank you so much for listening! I am glad you’re here <3 Karen PS I have an invitation for you: …
 
So, as I'm doing this series on the values that I hold most dear, I'm playing a little game with myself. I'm imagining you, asking yourself "can I guess today's value?" All I can say is, if you guess creativity, you are wrong… But not completely wrong. Thank you so much for listening! I am glad you're here <3 Karen PS I have an invitation for you: …
 
I am excited to bring you into this, the first in a five-part series on really important subject – and a fun one too! But I don't want to say too much about it. I want you to listen, and see if what you hear resonates. For this first part though, I do have one question: What should you be, in a world where you can be anything? Thank you so much for…
 
I am excited to bring you into this, the first in a five-part series on really important subject – and a fun one too! But I don’t want to say too much about it. I want you to listen, and see if what you hear resonates. For this first part though, I do have one question: What should you be, in a world where you can be anything? Thank you so much for…
 
“Is this something that I care about, or is this something that someone else thinks I should care about?” – Shari Medini That’s what I almost called today’s episode (but used another excellent quote from today’s guest for brevity’s sake : ) If you want a conversation about handling all the stuff that is flying at you… If you want to feel better abo…
 
"Is this something that I care about, or is this something that someone else thinks I should care about?" – Shari Medini That's what I almost called today's episode (but used another excellent quote from today's guest for brevity's sake : ) If you want a conversation about handling all the stuff that is flying at you… If you want to feel better abo…
 
Greetings! Yes, on its surface this is a conversation (with 6-time returning champion Janine Halloran! So excited to bring her back to you!) about ADHD. But it’s about so much more. It’s about expectations, and how they create the roles our children inhabit. It’s about us, the roles we inhabit, and how we got here. It’s about what we can do that wo…
 
Greetings! Yes, on its surface this is a conversation (with 6-time returning champion Janine Halloran! So excited to bring her back to you!) about ADHD. But it's about so much more. It's about expectations, and how they create the roles our children inhabit. It's about us, the roles we inhabit, and how we got here. It's about what we can do that wo…
 
Greetings! THERE ARE SWEARS TODAY… So be sure to listen away from sensitive ears : ) My guest, Washington Post Parent Columnist Meghan Leahey, recorded this conversation with me back in February… and it feels even more relevant now, than when we recorded. This episode will help you: – Put important stuff in perspective – Lay to rest a childhood dem…
 
Greetings! THERE ARE SWEARS TODAY… So be sure to listen away from sensitive ears : ) My guest, Washington Post Parent Columnist Meghan Leahey, recorded this conversation with me back in February… and it feels even more relevant now, than when we recorded. This episode will help you: – Put important stuff in perspective – Lay to rest a childhood dem…
 
What’s next? For many, that feels like the question of the moment. As I recorded this episode, there were some hopeful notes in the air, but also some serious uncertainty. A little more than a year ago everyone’s lives were completely disrupted, and the stress and worry and fear that we’ve lived with for so long feels impenetrable. What’s next? Thi…
 
What's next? For many, that feels like the question of the moment. As I recorded this episode, there were some hopeful notes in the air, but also some serious uncertainty. A little more than a year ago everyone's lives were completely disrupted, and the stress and worry and fear that we've lived with for so long feels impenetrable. What's next? Thi…
 
Greetings! Welcome to this first installment in my series on ADHD <3 Scroll down for video of my conversation with Holly (who shares incredible insights into ADD, ADHD, and constructive ways to think about these neurodiversities) as well as lots of links. I’m glad you’re here! Listen to this conversation as well as the 360-plus-episode back catalog…
 
Greetings! Welcome to this first installment in my series on ADHD <3 I am honored and thrilled to bring you this conversation with pediatric occupational therapist – and mom of toddlers – Holly Peretz! As you'll hear in our conversation, Holly knows lots about the challenges of raising young children. In fact she's built an entire virtual summit ar…
 
My coaching client is celebrating so much: vaccines, in-person schooling and a new friend for her daughter! For me, this picture evokes those good feelings. There is no manual for emerging from a pandemic, just as there is none for living through one. So my private coaching client Kate’s questions might be very familiar to you: – “Am I being selfis…
 
There is no manual for emerging from a pandemic, just as there is none for living through one. So my private coaching client Kate's questions might be very familiar to you: – "Am I being selfish?" (To send her child to in-person school, or summer camp.) – How do we keep "the comfort of closeness" we've had during all this, but still foster a kid's …
 
Greetings! I’ve got an awesome conversation for you to listen to, with my guest Julie Lythcott-Haims! Just one thing before we get started, it’s for grown-ups and we do swear – please be sure to listen away from sensitive ears. At the end of this episode I share: the message I take from our talk, and Julie, is one of hope. Enjoy!! Listen to this co…
 
For this episode my guest, Julie Lythcott-Haims, wanted to be sure to let you all know: "this is not a show about parenting!" This one's about us, the grown-ups. Our lives, our choices, our challenges. Julie was Dean of Freshman at Stanford University for a decade, and in that time she helped the young adults who arrived at college become true grow…
 
Greetings! In today’s conversation my guest, Jessica Lahey, and I discuss some big and weighty issues… This would be a good episode to listen to away from sensitive ears or wearing headphones. (It’s an awesome episode, just awesome for us grown-ups : ) Listen to this conversation as well as the 350+ episode back catalog ofWe Turned Out Okay in your…
 
Greetings! In today's conversation my guest, Jessica Lahey, and I discuss some big and weighty issues… This would be a good episode to listen to away from sensitive ears or wearing headphones. (It's an awesome episode, just awesome for us grown-ups : ) I feel an immense sense of gratitude to Jess for coming back on the show (she is a returning cham…
 
Greetings! Today I get to share a powerful conversation with Chloee, my one to one coaching client. Chloee has a toddler and the challenges she faces in caring for her daughter are likely concerns that you also have, regardless of the age of your children. Here's what you'll learn by listening: – How to address the challenges that Covid brings – Ho…
 
Greetings! In today's episode we examine the process of getting what our heart longs for, in a coaching conversation with one of my 1-to-1 coaching clients! As you'll hear, Regan is a mom and an attorney, currently (along with her husband) working from home while their children are home as well, in in virtual/hybrid school. Regan gets courageous an…
 
Due to the content of our conversation, today's episode is going to be a good one to listen AWAY from sensitive ears… I think you're going to love today's conversation, I know I did! But some topics may be a little intense for, well, littles. Greetings! I am super excited to bring today's guest to you, educator and parent coach Sarah Scheldt, M.Ed.…
 
Greetings! Today I've got five ways that parents I work closely with are keeping going… Because even though we can see some hope on the horizon, circumstances on the ground are, shall we say, not ideal. So if you need a little help getting good behavior from your kids, feeling seen and heard and cared for in your life, or feeling happy inside, here…
 
Greetings and best wishes for 2021!! This is my annual goals and sharing of the Word of the Year. (Last year's: ENOUGH. I apparently was really prescient in January 2020... This year's: EXHILARATED. Should be fun!) As with everything in the pandemic, it's different from other New Year's episodes that have come before. But I hope it's helpful for yo…
 
Hi friends! This is a bonus episode that I recorded to help you in the wake of January 6, 2021's storming of the United States Capitol Building by domestic terrorists, or (as you'll hear in today's episode) people that featured WTOO guest and NYT best-selling author Joshilyn Jackson calls "known jackasses." I want to give you some resources to help…
 
Greetings! I've got a whole slew of awesome questions for you today (you can read the questions in their entirety just below : ) Here are the Key Links that come up in today's episode, located at weturnedoutokay.com/353 You should go to that link above if you would like to see the video of this episode (instead of just listening in audio)… Cheers a…
 
Today I am so thrilled to share this conversation with a returning champion – Erik Wagter – and his wife, author Sally Wagter. Together Sally and Erik are raising a family, and their older son has autism. (My conversation with Erik, way back in episode 75, is located here. In fact when their son was young Erik and Sally were told "he will never liv…
 
Enrollment is OPEN for the 2021 Year of Empowerment! Enroll now to save 33% on your Year of Empowerment: This special ends New Year's Eve, December 31 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Don’t miss your chance to empower 2021 for you and your family. Details at weturnedoutokay.com/empowerment : ) "In 25 years, what will matter to me?" When Katherine Reynolds Lew…
 
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