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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 ...
 
Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast! On Facebook and YouTube we are known as The Holderness Family. We make those silly songs and skits with our kids, but on this podcast, it's just us... the real us. The non-Christmas-jammies-us, the why-can't-my-socks-be-on-the-kitchen-counter-us (Penn) the why-do-I-have-to-go-outside-and-talk-to-people-us (Kim). On this podcast, we will share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together, raising kids together, in what we hope is a ...
 
Lynnette and Greg Sheppard believe in raising grownups, not children. This husband and wife pair have spent the past 20 + years in the trenches of raising five very different children, most of whom have insanely strong wills. In the process, they have learned a few things about responsible, respectful, resilient, self-disciplined, independent, faithful young adults who are prepared to meet the challenges of life. They want to share their knowledge and experience with you. Listen in each week ...
 
Watch On Youtube (The Zudes) #1 Best Selling Parenting Authors Brad & Greta Zude (and their 8 children) help thousands of families all over the world get their babies sleeping, help with toddler training and behavior, and overall parenting skills. So whether you enjoy self-help, baby, or parenting podcasts you'll love learning from Brad & Greta. Watch these podcasts on their Youtube Channel The Zudes as well!
 
Parenting is never easy but Dr. Cleopatra and Dr. Ro are here to help you navigate with humor and love. Dr. Cleopatra is a Fertility Strategist who helps parents create their super babies. Dr. Ro is a Pediatric Mental Health Expert specializing in providing integrative mental health solutions for children with anxiety, ADHD, autism and more. Together they have combined forces to bring you the best conversations with parenting experts to help you build your parenting toolkit. Join Dr. Cleopat ...
 
Parent to Prosper (www.parenttoprosper.com) is a place for parents to discover how to thrive by leading the growth and success of their high school and college aged children. Chris Schulz is your host of the podcast - a Board Certified Coach with specialties in Life and Career Coaching + 20 years of experience developing young professionals and leaders in Fortune 100 companies. Chris is also a parent himself, raising three children alongside Kelly, his amazing wife of 20 years. In the podcas ...
 
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As our kids are getting older, we want to know the best way to support their athletic goals without pushing too hard. This week on the podcast, we spoke with licensed marriage and family therapist, Nina Westbrook, about the balance, the joy, and the struggles of competing in youth sports. Nina shares her first-hand experience working her way up to …
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we head into the second part of our three-week series. Last week we covered the "IDo It" phase of parenting, and today we are talking about the "We Do It" phase. This 5-10 age range is where we truly begin balancing responsibilities with privileges and move into a more collaborative part of the parenting journe…
 
This week, Penn and I talk about how to really understand one another when in an argument. When you're in a fight, using the phrase “I’m Sorry” flippantly is really more about making yourself feel better than your partner. We used to use "I'm Sorry" as a "please-don't-be-mad-at-me-let's-just-let-this-go" Band-Aid, and it did us a lot more harm than…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we kick off a three-week series applying our framework of "I Do It, We Do It, You Do It" to your parenting journey. We will break down the different stages of parenting and talk about what it means to be a Future Focused Parent in each stage. "If you're fortunate enough to have small people, this is where you n…
 
Would you rather potty train a toddler or teach a teen to drive? This week we have Dude Dad's Taylor and Heidi Calmus on the podcast to talk all about our different seasons of parenting. We discuss how we first met each other, what it was like to create content in a pandemic, as well as their new TV show Super Dad on Magnolia Network. (Yes, Magnoli…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about mean kids, bullies and their parents. Be sure to tune in and listen as we dive into bullying, how it's changed over the years and how there is a difference between “mean kids” and “bullies.” Stay tuned until the end to find out who’s celebrating a birthday in September!! "In those mome…
 
Right now, there's a trend on TikTok where people are sharing one small decision that changed the entire course of their lives. It got us thinking: What was that for us? Instead one small decision, we feel like we've made several big decisions that shaped who we are today. Join us for a storytime journey along all our forks in the road, including w…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we have the opportunity to double date with the hosts of the popular podcast What Fresh Hell - Laughing in the Face of Motherhood, Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables. Be sure to tune in and listen as we dive into what it means to be "that mom" and how we can best advocate for our kids. "When advocating for your kid,…
 
Why is it so hard to tell someone what you need? This week Penn and I break down a phrase we say often: “Mature people ask for what they want.” We talk about this as part of a chapter in our book, but we’re going to break down a few of the tips on the podcast. Also BREAKING NEWS! We just found out our audiobook is the Audible Daily Deal! If you’re …
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about supporting future focused grandparents and the complexities that entails. Don't miss this episode! "The most important question grandparents can ask of their adult children is, where do I need to match you and where can I depart from that and just enjoy being a grandparent?" - Deana Th…
 
Let’s be real, middle school was (all-caps) AWKWARD. Between the braces (and for me, a bad perm) and hormones, it’s a wonder we survived. Michelle Icard has made it her life’s work to help kids through these awkward years. Bless. Her new book, Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen guides readers through the fourteen essential conversations parents need to…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about tattoos, piercings and body modifications. Join us as we discuss how critical thinking skills are key to this conversation, regrets and triggers for parents, and Kira's cautionary tale. Be sure to tune in! "Sometimes regrets are important. You learn things from your regrets. And while …
 
In the past year we've spent more time together than ever before, so why does it feel like we haven’t had as many good conversations? You know I love a list, so I wrote these questions for an after-dinner discussion launching point. Penn and I decided to bring the discussion to our podcast and we learned a little about each other (which is a big de…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we talk about the full-time, part-time, stay-at-home decision. There are so many variations of what this scenario may look like, and it's a huge decision parents have to make. We share our perspectives and what we've experienced along the way. Don't worry...even though Deana doesn't have an acronym, she's not l…
 
A major theme of this years’ Olympics has been mental health and the pressure athletes face. We wanted to know - what’s the right balance between working hard and performing, but also listening to your gut and taking care of yourself? On this week’s podcast, we have JJ Birden, former NFL player turned motivational speaker who talks to us about reac…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we welcome Jen Riday of the Vibrant Happy Women Podcast to the show. Jen helps burned-out, overwhelmed moms get off the hamster wheel and find balance so they can love their lives again. As a mom of 6 with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies and host of the Vibrant Happy Women Podcast, Jen gives women tools that…
 
For the first time ever, our whole family is on the podcast together! Lola and Penn Charles answer all your questions, including which parent they would take with them to a deserted island. What questions did we miss? We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Thank you for listening!…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we discuss inviting feedback from our children. Join us as we talk about what this looks like in our homes and what it's like for someone who may have a hard time hearing feedback. How does this approach work? Be sure to tune in! "Feedback, when given well, should not alienate the receiver of the feedback, but should motiva…
 
Everyone has one of those friends who has you in stitches every time they open their mouth. For us, that guy is comedian and author, Charlie Berens. (He is also a journalist turned online content creator, kind of like us!) We ask Charlie where he gets that comedic gift. Turns out, it’s not about sitting around dreaming up jokes; it’s more about pay…
 
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…
 
Til Death Do Us... Fart 💀 If wedding vows were realistic, what would they say? Penn and I rewrite our vows If we knew then what we know now. (Also is watching episodes ahead of your partner on Netflix the worst kind of infidelity? You decide.) We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfightsbook.com…
 
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…
 
Penn and I get asked all the time, “How do you make so many videos all by yourselves?” The short answer is, we don’t do it alone. Enter Ann Marie Taepke and Sam Allen. We interview them and let them dish all the dirt on what it’s like to work with us. We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfights…
 
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…
 
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…
 
We talk about our recent trip to Florida then dive into why arguing with your family isn't the worst thing ever with Lynda Cormier. You can learn more about Lynda at: https://www.lyndacormier.com/. We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Thank you again for your support. It means t…
 
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…
 
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…
 
The end of the school year is finally here, and I feel like we are crossing the finish line being held together with tape and glue. Last August, I wrote a blog post about what I hoped my kids would learn this school year. This week on the podcast, we revisited these goals for our kids and we asked our audience to tell us what non-academic lessons t…
 
“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…
 
Despite all of the confusion and chaos going on around us, if there’s one thing we can control, it’s our mindset. Today's guest, Jen Gotlieb, is the founder of Super Connector Media, a motivational and mindset mentor, as well as a health and wellness enthusiast. In this conversation she shares tangible tips on how you can change your mindset to rea…
 
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…
 
When it comes to education, special needs students don’t always get the accommodations and consideration they need to be set up for success. Today's guest, Jennifer Weitz, is an advocate for special ed education and an attorney. As a representative for children with special needs, she shares ways the education system could further support children …
 
Penn and I talk about our recent experience ON AN ADULTS-ONLY VACATION. (Yes, we actually left the house. I'm just as shocked as you are.) It was a fun and anxious rollercoaster of emotions. Can you relate? If you haven’t gotten our book, you can get $3 off on Amazon! Available for a limited time: https://www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/A1Q851OQRFV5B3 If you…
 
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