Deana and Kira speak with Dr. Heather Maguire of Prism Behavior and the Prism Parenting podcast. Heather shares strategies for parenting kids with ADHD as well as tools and tips for partnering with teachers to help children with ADHD succeed at school and at home.
Deana and Kira speak with Katie, an FFP struggling with balancing “it’s ok to cry” and “does it have to be ALL of the time?” Together the co-hosts use their parent coaching method to help her to re-frame the problem, find solutions and arm her with some practical tools and strategies to try at home.
Kira and Deana answer some listener questions about how to parent well during the COVID crisis. Questions include “What is the long term impact of this on our kids?” and “How do I differentiate between the days?” Deana also shares a great acronym (GIVE) that can help parents focus on what they can be doing to support their children right now.
Kira and Deana share ways to keep your cool when parenting pushes you to the limits. They discuss the negative impacts on that regular yelling can have on children as well as ways to think and behave differently in order to prevent explosive feelings. And, in the event parents still yell (which happens to the best of us!) they share ways to repair with kids and heal any hurt it may have caused.
Deana and Kira share ways to tighten up your evening routine, streamline bedtime and make getting kids to bed easier. They also discuss the various ways this may work for different families, taking the “both and” approach instead of “this or that”.
Deana and Kira speak with Shalini Shankar, author of Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z’s New Path to Success to discuss what makes Generation Z unique and how we, as their parents, need to engage with this next generation to set them up to succeed.
Kira and Deana have a real and ridiculous conversation about what it is like to be in the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in Washington State. Schools are closed, they are recording from separate locations, and both of them are in the midst of chaos. Together they talk about the situation, tips for parents who have had their world turned upside down, and they also have a random conversation about God, faith and apathy, because…it’s bananas!
Deana and Kira talk about ways to take your morning routine from chaotic to cohesive! They share tools, tips and tricks for streamlining mornings, getting kids to take on more responsibilities, and ways to make mornings feel fun instead of frantic.
Kira and Deana discuss how to talk with kids about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what those conversations might look like. They provide tools and tips for keeping facts above fear, creating a sense of empowerment, and how to tailor your conversation to your unique child.
Deana and Kira talk about common courtesy and whether it is even that common anymore! They share tips and tricks for keeping common courtesies like thank you notes, RSVPs, firm handshakes, and polite pleasantries alive. They also dive into the bigger impacts these common courtesies can have on kids’ lives and their futures.
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