Kira and Deana speak with Lifestyle Coach and Nutrition Expert Andrea Dahlman about ways parents can create margin in their lives so they can move from always “doing” into truly “being”. She shares the 3 ways parents can start creating sustainable life changes, find space for the things in their lives that matter to them and the revolutionary word every human being needs to incorporate into their vocabulary.
Deana and Kira talk about how to teach kids to embrace failure, learn positive self-talk, and let go of the message society sends that failure is a bad thing. They also share the importance of separating the mistake from the person so that we can honor the feelings that come up when they make a mistake and move forward in a way that helps kids learn and grow.
Kira and Deana discuss ways to lean in to kids’ big dreams as well as the pitfalls leaning in can cause. Deana shares a practical three-step strategy and Kira shares a few of the big ideas she’s leaned into. Together they talk about what went well, what went sideways, and what they hope their children take from the pursuit itself.
Deana and Kira speak with Rachel Rothman, a childhood nutrition expert from Nutrition in Bloom. Rachel debunks many nutrition myths and offers a perspective you’ve likely never heard before. She discusses picky eaters, new ways to encourage kids to try new foods, as well as why it’s okay to ignore the suggested “5 a day” in order to take the pressure off of parents and kids. If you have picky eaters or worry about your child’s nutrition this is episode is a must!
Deana and Kira talk with Deana’s son Marc and Kira’s kids Rhys and Rhiannon to get their perspective on life in quarantine and doing school at home. Together they share what is working, what is not, and what they want parents to know about how to love them well at this time.
Also discussed: the anxiety kids might be facing as they re-enter into the world this summer. For some extra tips and tools, check out our Parenting Anxious Kids online program!
Kira and Deana talk about when to push our kids and when to back off. Together they share ways to find a hierarchy of values to inform your choices, a three step process to help you figure out which way to go and the impact (both positive and negative) of pushing too much or letting go too often. Listeners will also learn about Kira’s embarrassing little secret…bet you’ll never guess what it is!
In light of us all being stuck at home due to COVID-19 we thought we would replay our Kids and Chores episode from WAY back in Season One! We’ve all got a little extra time right now to teach our littles (and bigs) how to help around the house. Plus, with all the extra work parents have right now, taking a few tasks off your hands might be just what you need to feel calmer and happier at home. Enjoy this special replay of Kids and Chores!
Deana and Kira discuss defiance, backtalk and more. Together they encourage listeners to think about what they might be allowing without meaning to, ways to foster a relationship of trust and cooperation as well as strategies for making a change if defiance has become a routine response.
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