In the first of their four-part Mental Health Series, Deana and Kira chat with LMHCA Buffy Curtin about kids and anxiety. Buffy shares how to spot anxiety, what every parent should look for if they seek outside help, and most importantly how parents can support their kids and walk with them as they navigate their anxious feelings.

Our anxiety program is available online!

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Deana and Kira answer a listener question about teaching our kids the difference between telling and tattling. How do we raise upstanders without raising tattletales?

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Deana and Kira discuss the ambiguous loss that back to school will bring for both parents and kids, as well as the many losses we’ve already felt, and those that are yet to come. Together they share a few ideas about how to mitigate what will be an unprecedented start of the school year.

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Deana and Kira discuss the importance of quiet time for children of all ages. They share the long term benefits of teaching young kids how to embrace downtime, play independently and grow into adults who know how to take a break! The good news is, it’s never too late to make Quiet Time a regular occurrence in your home!

Kira and Deana also announce FFP Membership and some of the perks associated with joining the FFP Family which include a Video and Audio Library of their new series “Future Focused in Five” as well as a monthly Q&A session to answer all your parenting questions live!

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Kira and Deana chat with Dr. Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute who shares her unique philosophy about how we can grow with our children, instead of growing apart. She discusses the three phases of a child’s growth into adulthood and the three ways parents can walk alongside them as they grow. She also shares the one line every parent needs to have in their back pocket and an image parents can carry with them to help them be “the wall” that their kids need them to be.

More on Dr. Powell: https://karapowell.com/, @Kara.Powell.Author (FB), @karapowellfyi (IG)

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Deana and Kira open Season 4 by talking about the Oscar Award winning performance that is parenthood. They describe how to effectively cultivate your “I’m not shocked face” as well as why it’s so critical that parents create a safe space for kids to share whatever they are struggling with (even if it might be hard, as the parent, to hear it).

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In the lead up to Season 4 (which airs next week!) we are releasing a replay of the “Kids and Discipline” episode from Season 2. Deana and Kira talk about discipline, what it is versus what it’s not and why boundaries are such an important part of raising adults.

Be sure to join us for the first episode of Season 4 on July 20th!

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Deana and Kira share an awesome new FREE resource for parents who are confused or concerned about how to best keep their kids well educated next year. The Getting It Together Summit is totally free and is running July 15,16 and 17 to help parents figure out exactly what their options are for next year AND how to stay healthy and balanced as a family. There are 37 speakers to choose from on a ton of different topics related to education, health and wellness in this crazy time we are in.

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In the first week of the break before Season 4 launches we are replaying our episode on Emotional Intelligence where Kira offers strategic principles for instilling EI in children. She also shares her accessible “3Ns” strategy for handling big feelings.

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Join us on July 20th for the first episode of Season 4!

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In their Season Three finale Kira and Deana challenge listeners to pick one or two things they are going to focus on while Raising Adults breaks for two weeks (look out for replays of two of our most popular episodes each week of the break!). The co-hosts share their choices and ask listeners to join them on the journey! Season Four airs on July 20th!

Check out our online resources while we break – don’t forget listeners get a discount if they use the code RAISINGADULTS