Raising Adults Podcast

Kid Takeover – What They Want Parents To Know

In today’s episode of Raising Adults, the laundry room and coat closet experience a takeover by Kira and Deana’s kiddos: Cienna, Marc, Rhys, and Rhia! Together these future adults are sharing what’s really going on in kids’ minds and talking about what they want their parents to know.

Today’s discussion includes:

  • Introductions (7:07)
  • Today’s why (7:52)
  • Rhia shares what she wants her mom to know about school (spoiler alert: school is hard!) (8:19)
  • Cienna shares something she and her Deana do that strengthens their relationship (9:37)
  • Marc unpacks the common phrase “I’m your parent, not your friend” (11:26)
  • Rhys shares what Kira is doing well (12:27)
  • Cienna talks about the importance of fostering and following your children’s interests (13:52)
  • Rhys reminds parents that “It’s ok to take time for yourself” (14:57)
  • Rhia and Cienna talk about the push-pull of wanting independence without making parents feel unloved   (16:11)
  • Marc reminds parents that “kids are smarter than you think, and their feelings are valid” (18:39)
  • Cienna cautions parents to remember that kids are always listening and watching (19:10)

Wasn’t today’s episode adorable? We love the honesty and truth that they shared with us. We’d love to know if you had a favorite moment from today.

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