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Kira and Deana speak with Meg Flanagan, education advocate and coach who shares with listeners practical tools and tips for how parents can advocate for their child at school, as well as common mistakes parents make that can get in the way of effective advocacy.

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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.

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Deana and Kira answer a listener question from the Kids and Safety episode about toy guns, good guys and bad guys. This episode is not a debate about guns, but rather a discussion about what messages we want our children to get from us as we navigate their toy versions and the stories that surround weapons in the many superhero adventures out there.

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Kira and Deana discuss various ways to prioritize “family time” and the reasons why it is so important for families of all shapes and sizes.

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Kira and Deana talk about education and their thoughts and experiences so far with public school, private school and homeschooling. They also answer a listener question about education and talk about a future guest on the show, Meg Flanagan, who is a parent coach specializing in helping parents with educational challenges.

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Parenthood is fraught with mistakes and the co-hosts aren’t immune to them!  Kira and Deana share some of their own parenting missteps as well as practical ways to respond which are most likely to leave children feeling seen and heard.

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Deana and Kira discuss various ways parents can teach safety measures to their children, including personal safety, body safety, disaster preparedness and more.

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Kira and Deana interview authors Brad and Drew Formsma, a father/son team who created Everyday Generosity and I Like Giving.  Brad and Drew talk about the 7 types of generosity as well as the ways generosity can be misunderstood. Finally, they cover how parents can foster generosity in their children and change their family lives through “The Generous Life”.

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Kira and Deana discuss the different approaches they took to Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy in their homes.  They also reveal the Attribute of the Month for February and share the news of exciting guests Brad and Drew Formsma from I Like Giving for their episode airing next week.

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In their first spin cycle of Season Two, Kira and Deana discuss what happened when Kira’s family went to church on the first night of Chanukkah.  Yes, you read that right.

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