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.
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.
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