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Best Positiveparenting podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Positiveparenting podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own childhoods this type of parenting hurts and leaves us with scars we take with us thro ...
 
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Hey there Mamas! I see you, I feel you and I understand your struggle. It’s my mission to help you drop the mom guilt, stop feeling overwhelmed, embrace your body, let go the ridiculous expectations you have, release shame and all the “shoulds” you have for yourself!! Join my guest, Amy Griffith, and I talk about how to surrender to YOUR UNIQUE jou…
 
"What do I tell my kid about his sensory preferences and why he has to go to therapy?" This question has come into my DM's in different forms, so many times, so today I wanted to share with you a simple way to explain sensory to the whole family, and help you see why it’s important. In this episode you'll learn: How to get others on board with sens…
 
Our Children, at their core, need safety and protection to grow. As Parents, we need to construct a scaffolding of support around a child within which they can learn and explore the world and what it means to be in relationship with others. There are a number of ways parents can create this scaffolding around a child. This is done through daily rou…
 
How do I know if it’s behavior? How do I know if it’s sensory? What do I do when it’s sensory? How can I calm my kid during a meltdown? Those are some of the most common questions parents ask when they have a sensory kid, because, what works for typical kids will NOT work for our sensory kids. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up. There are def…
 
Our education system is changing in ways we might never have predicted. Most parents value education as one of their top priorities, and for good reason! We want our kids to succeed in school so they can grow to be intelligent adults with good jobs. BUT, what if they are struggling in school? Do you know you can choose a new education path for them…
 
Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions in my DM’s about sensory kids. Parents want to know why their kid seems to do things they “know” they shouldn’t do. Why their kid is so intense, and why it feels so much harder to parent them than other kids. The answers to these questions all make sense when we take a peek through a sensory lens and sh…
 
Did you know that putting yourself first is the #1 way to reduce your anger and angry responses? Did you know that NOT taking care of yourself is selfish (not the other way around)? Easier said than done, right? I know…but we need to look at ways we can give back to ourselves so show up as our best selves. Learn how to set boundaries for movement a…
 
Author, speaker, and mom, Debbie Reber knows what it’s like to have a kid who has the biggest meltdowns, receive regular calls from the school about her kids “behavior” and all the things most of us know so well, too. In this episode, Debbie shares the shift she created that started decreasing the frustration, the anxiety, and the tears she and her…
 
What is abundance? It’s determined as “a very large quantity of something”. What would you like a large quantity of? Cooperation, respect, or is it money or love? In this episode, my guest, Andrea Ferguson, will teach you a daily practice to bring more abundance into any area of your life. Find out if you live your live from a place of lack or abun…
 
If there’s one question I get asked over and over again, it’s this “how do I know if my kid is just being bad or if it’s sensory?” There are hundreds of articles on the internet about the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum, the difference between sensory and behavior, and quite frankly, I think all of those articles miss an important point…
 
All parents hate it when they are ignored! We can’t stand repeating requests that fall on deaf ears! Being ignored and unheard leads to frustration, resentment, anger and yelling! There is a way to stop repeating and start getting cooperation and I share that in this episode. I also talk about the power of listening to your kids and how it’s a GAME…
 
In this episode today you’ll learn all about executive functioning, which sounds like a fancy term, but it if you have a child who struggles with homework, grades, resistance, overwhelm, motivation, procrastination, underachievement, organization, focus, study skills and time management, executive function could be at the core of what they are miss…
 
Are you thinking of giving your kids a new gaming system for the Holidays? Are you worried they play too much on the system you already have? Is it hard to get them to disconnect from gaming? Do you worry they might be, or might become, addicted? In this episode, I speak with “Digital Life Skills for Youth” author, Angela Crocker about the subject …
 
Knowing how to handle things when our kids don’t “comply” can be really tough. Dr. Heather Maguire, a behavior analyst, brings in the science and the reality to help us all know how to handle defiance a little better. To help us all figure out ways to respond without yelling or taking away privileges for a year, Heather shared two super simple ways…
 
We all want the holidays to be full of magic and joy but so often they aren’t. We are stressed, have a million things on our plate, so many more events on the calendar. Schedule are off, kids aren’t in school, sweets are aplenty, and there are so many opportunities for all of us to feel overwhelmed. It can be a joy killer to have your kids overstim…
 
The journey of parenting is not easy and looks different for everyone. Knowing how to find joy and courage in the journey is something that Casey O’Roarty, author and podcaster, talks about openly in the most realistic and relatable way I’ve heard. In this episode, you’ll learn tools about navigating motherhood with joyful courage, AND it is absolu…
 
It’s the holiday season and it’s at this time of the year we are often faced with gatherings of friends and family we don’t see often and maybe we don’t even like…We all have difficult people in our lives. Does your Mother-in-Law drive you crazy? Does your co-worker? Are you feeling really triggered by your kids? Are you tired of feeling put down, …
 
“No” It’s such a short word but when it comes flying out of our kid’s mouth, it can trigger a surge of rage, frustration, and so many other feelings. Which is why so many moms reach out and ask “what should I do when my kid says no?” How does that coincide with positive parenting? Should I hold my ground and make sure they learn never to tell us no…
 
We all know it’s important to help kids talk about their feelings and that it’s one way to prevent a lot of behaviors. But, there’s one glaring problem with talking about feelings- kids don’t usually have the words or the emotional intelligence to really express their feelings until they are well into their teens. Of course we still try, and we tea…
 
Have you ever fantasized about leaving everything behind to live in the cabin in the woods? Away from work stress, life stress, overwhelm, technology, keeping up with the Jones’, and packed schedules? When my guest, author and mother of four, Andrea Hejlskov’s husband, in the midst of their chaotic life, said “what if it’s not us that’s the problem…
 
It’s not uncommon for moms to talk about how to deal with their stress. Too often, the solutions that come up are all centered around things like; Manicures, pedicures, retail therapy, or girls nights. While those can all be great and fun things, we can actually end up MASKING our stress, rather than working through it when we do those things. As m…
 
We are the most stressed-out generation and we know now that stress is contagious. As parents, our stress affects our kids and leads to anxiety in them. Stress and anxiety are gripping today’s families but there is a way to stop it in its tracks! When you show up differently for your kids, they show up differently for you. If you are a stressed-out…
 
So many of us start motherhood thinking we will be the perfect parent. We have an unrealistic view of what motherhood is supposed to be, so when we find ourselves getting angry, yelling, or threatening our kids, it feels horrible. We feel like a failure. We feel alone, and we feel like we are the only ones who struggle with those things. Desiree Fo…
 
We all want our kids to get a good education and be successful in school. BUT not every school fits your child’s unique needs and abilities. Is your child gifted? Does your child have learning disabilities? Is the school your child in just not a good fit? Do you know you have a choice and the right to choose a school that fits your child? Are you a…
 
Recently I heard a friend say that kids just “need tough love” and the thought sparked something inside of me. I would’ve agreed with that statement a few years ago, but today after reading the research and seeing how parenting can be so different, I wanted to show her there was a different way- a better way for kids to learn than by “giving them t…
 
Put your relationship first with my child? Won’t that threaten my authority? Won’t they walk all over me? When you parent by putting your relationship with your child first, you still have clear limits and expectations BUT you DON’T use your power over your child to shame her or force him to obey….OR ELSE! When we parent putting the relationship fi…
 
“I was never a yeller until I became a mom.” I’ve said that so many times in my head, and for so long I wondered WHY. If you’ve ever felt that way or wondered why after becoming a mom, emotions are SO different than before, this episode is one you’ll definitely want to dive into. Alice Pickering from momdocpsychology shares both her personal experi…
 
Do you want more joy in your life? Who doesn’t? BUT sometimes maybe you feel like it’s only a fleeting moment or you don’t deserve it? Did you know that JOY is our innate nature? JOY is the signal that you are connected to your truth and in alignment with who you are supposed to be in this world. We are MEANT to have JOY and fun in our lives; we do…
 
When it comes to kids and screens, everyone has their own opinion. That's why I invited Paige Flamm to come on to talk about her own personal journey going from a mom who used screen time as a way for her to entertain her kids so she could escape and relax, to going completely cold turkey and having no screens, to where she is now which is a very i…
 
Today we are talking about all things potty and how you can actually potty train your baby in the early days. As a mom of a teen and pre-teen I’m past the years of diapers and potties but I’m thrilled to be able to bring the Potty Plan to my listeners as an alternative to using diapers only. Listen in as we discuss this a parent-led, proactive rout…
 
Teaching kids to be confident in their own skin and love their bodies is not a passive process. In this episode, Heather from Happier than Skinny helps us see how we can make it a reality. With all the pressure from social media, friends, and even media itself, it can be confusing for kids to develop confidence in who they are, and the bodies they …
 
How many times have you thought “my kid doesn’t appreciate anything I do!” Teaching gratitude is something we have to teach our kids but it’s also something we have to model because we all know our kids don’t do what we say, they do what we do! Julie Boyer, Gratitude Guru, shares some simple, age-appropriate ways to cultivate gratitude in your life…
 
I was 26 years old and full of textbook information about parenting when I became a mom. Thankfully, my first child was a textbook child in so many ways...but not all. Those other things, I just brushed under the rug and tried to not talk about in front of other moms who I feared would judge me. In this age of self-development, and cliche phrases l…
 
Have you ever heard of an Economic Orphan? I never had until I met mom of 4, and business owner Tanya Donahue. She talks about the struggles of adopting two girls from Haiti who unbeknownst to her at the time of adoption were Economic Orphans. Hear Tanya’s story of adoption and building connection and a safe place for her 4 children all while livin…
 
“If you just work hard, everything will turn go great”. That’s what most of us think when we start the journey of parenting, and then reality hits. The things we are working hard at, are making us miserable, and not helping. In this episode, Wendy Snyder gets very real about her darkest moments of parenting and how she used those to move on to a mo…
 
Learning about the brain is the foundation of peaceful and nonviolent parenting. It’s because of what we know now about children’s brains, that will serve you in understanding your child so much better! I’ll explain exactly what’s going on for your child (brain-wise) in the middle of a meltdown and the best way to parent them through it! I’ll expla…
 
Kids today are different. They are exposed to more social pressure, more media, more messages from outside the home, and more stuff to juggle. Most of that is inevitable, which is why it calls for a shift for us as parents to be more intentional with how we approach parenting. I once heard a friend say “Ill just do the best I can and hope for the b…
 
Did you know that allowing your kids to be dependent actually allows them to be Independent? we get stressed and worried about where kids are, in terms of what they can and can't do, that we lose our objectivity. This means we can't see that our kids need to take the time they need to learn developmental skills. We are often impatient and get caugh…
 
When it comes to having kids with ADHD or symptoms that look like ADHD. In this episode Dr Valerie Jacobs is talking all about the medical aspect of it all. BUT of course, we aren’t just talking about all the fluffy things, we go deep here, looking at what can cause it, what common triggers are, how to treat it naturally, and when to medicate if ne…
 
I’m asked all the time what punishments parents should use and when should kids be punished. Well…In short, I don’t believe in punishments. I don't believe in them because I think it distracts from the important reasons WHY your child is acting the way they are. When I talk about peaceful parenting, it’s parenting without punishment and it doesn't …
 
It’s one thing to hear parenting experts talk about parenting and how different it can be, but today I’m bringing a parent who isn’t a parenting coach to you to talk about her journey of being the yelling, impatient mom who was desperate for answers, to being the one who feels like she understands, is more confident, and more patient than ever. My …
 
I’m so happy to have my friend and fellow mom, Angela Crocker. On this episode, Angela and I talk about her newest book, Digital Life Skills for Youth. Kids age 11-18 have more access to technology than any other generation. We talk about what parents can do to build healthy boundaries and habits around technology. She shares what danger signs to l…
 
“Be patient, don’t yell, and be positive and everything will be ok” The messages around about parenting are there, but after TRYING to be patient, to NOT yell, and to be positive, I know I felt like a failure more often than not. Looking back I see I was approaching it all wrong. I was trying to ACT patient, rather than feel patient, and the differ…
 
Dr. Vanessa and I discuss her newest book, “Parenting Right From the Start; Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler years.” In the podcast, we talk about what it means to grow yourself up before you can grow your kids up, what it means to have “swagger” and how being “large and in charge” helps your kids be more independent. With the ne…
 
“Be patient, don’t yell, and be positive and everything will be ok” The messages around about parenting are there, but after TRYING to be patient, to NOT yell, and to be positive, I know I felt like a failure more often than not. Looking back I see I was approaching it all wrong. I was trying to ACT patient, rather than feel patient, and the differ…
 
I’m so happy to have my friend, fellow mom, and one of the newest experts on Cityline, Lindsay Whisen, on this episode. Lindsay and I share a passion for helping people in difficult areas of their lives. Her company serves people by freeing them from energetically draining clutter and inefficiency. In our conversation we talk about the parallels of…
 
Getting kids to chores can be such a pain. First we ask nicely, then we get a little more firm, soon we find ourselves threatening things we could never follow through on, just to get a little help around the house. After years of repeating this same pattern, I decided to make some changes. In this episode you'll learn the exact process I used to t…
 
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