Eps 98: Kerry Foreman is on Supporting us in What it Means to be Grounded

Kerry Foreman is a Registered Psychotherapist, with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is passionate about Mindfulness and has been practicing and teaching for 4 years. Kerry lives in Monument, Colorado with her patient husband, a teenager, a tween and two rescue dogs, Norman and Fern.  Through using Mindfulness to increase her self awareness, she realized that during her childhood she had learned and practiced faulty coping skills. She targeted them one by one, and slowly changed the cycles of her family, learned new behaviors, and worked to create new, positive habits for life. She did this in order to have a successful marriage and to be the kind of Mom she wanted to be. She is passionate about her ability to create change. Change your thinking and it changes your life.

 

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What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Recognition of FOO (Family of Origin) patterns and the call to make changes
  • Psychological/verbal/emotional abuse trains us react rather than respond
  • Noticing patterns such as shame, guilt and anger – where do they originate?
  • Becoming a parent can bring these to the surface. How do we recognize where we need to change?
  • Learning to respond instead if react
  • Understand and reflect on our own parents’ experience
  • Creating change and becoming aware of our own inner state of being
  • Mindfulness practice influences the shift into better relationships
  • How do we become grounded in order to stay balanced and present in mind no matter what is happening around us?
  • Where control plays a role in mindfulness and the contrast in anxiety
  • What do we chose to believe – what is the story we play in our minds?
  • Self talk of being a victim – recognizing the language
  • Expectations of others and how to stay mindful and in control while at the same time releasing what we are not in control of.

What does Joyful Courage mean to me?

“Joyful Courage is finding the joy in being brave enough to parent differently. Finding a new path in order to allow our kids to be who they were meant to be.”

Where to find Kerry:

YouTube l Facebook l Twitter l BLOG

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Since starting this practice I feel stronger connection with my kinds, I feel a shift in myself,  and I believe I am the perfect mom for my kids…

Other should consider program because the parenting journey is not easy, and it's an ongoing practice. The support and information Casey provides, with emails, webinars, and coaching calls is so beneficial, and she provides it in a way that is easy to understand and put directly in the practice I have also found there is so much value in a tribe of parents sharing experiences, willing to listen, and offering encouragement and it reminds me that I am not alone on this journey.”

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Eps 97: Casey is solo! Connecting before Correcting, Problem Solving and Empowering our Kids

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Casey takes listeners through real scenarios shared by our parenting community. She takes us through the process of connecting before correcting, so that we can create solutions with our kids. She invites listeners to recognize the tools we are using that aren't helpful, and shares how to replace them with tools that help us connect. while also guiding them to work together and find solutions that empower them.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How to show up and hold space for problem solving with your kids
  • Becoming aware of the rigidity and resistance  when disciplining their kids
  • Recognize that often the best solutions come directly from our kids
  • Becoming aware of non-judgment and non-attachment and understand how this can positively influence the parent/child relationships
  • What does it look like to surrender and how this can become a practice of modeling
  • Understanding their developmentally appropriate behavior is not against parents – it’s their developmental phase.
  • Brain development plays a major role in behaviors. 

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Since starting this practice I feel stronger connection with my kinds, I feel a shift in myself,  and I believe I am the perfect mom for my kids…

Other should consider program because the parenting journey is not easy, and it's an ongoing practice. The support and information Casey provides, with emails, webinars, and coaching calls is so beneficial, and she provides it in a way that is easy to understand and put directly in the practice I have also found there is so much value in a tribe of parents sharing experiences, willing to listen, and offering encouragement and it reminds me that I am not alone on this journey.”

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Eps 96: Melissa Benaroya talks Summer Routines and Structures

Casey invites fellow Positive Discipline Coach, Melissa Benaroya, to discuss surviving Summer Break. In this episode they offer practical tools and solutions to set you and your family up for a successful summer. Two to three months is a long time to keep your kids occupied and stimulated.  Get an insight into the importance of boredom and why you don’t have to plan every single second of your children’s vacation. Tune in and learn how routine and summer coexist to help you have fun too! 

Melissa is a neighbor here in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to being a mother of two, Melissa has a Masters degree in Social Work, is a Credentialed School Counselor and a Certified Gottman Educator. You can find more about Melissa at melissabenaroya.com.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The value in creating a summer consistency so your family knows what to expect.
  • Why routines are not confining but an invitation to freedom.
  • How consistency helps encourages children to manage themselves.
  • Why moments of boredom are necessary and the benefits it offers growing kids!
  • How to use mindfulness when creating a summer schedule.
  • Tools are discussed to set up family agreements on everything from daily schedules to screen time use!
  • You’ll learn how to involve your kids in creating a fun summer everyone will enjoy! 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

I think when I hear those two words side by side I think of having the courage to take risks and the joy that can result. Take some risks this summer and encourage your kids to do the same!

Where to find Melissa:

Facebook l Twitter

Her book, “The Childproof Parent” is available on Amazon 

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MELISSA'S WRITING HAS BEEN FEATURED IN: HUFFINGTON POST, PARENTMAP MAGAZINE, & NORTH STATE PARENT MAGAZINE

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Ep 95: Jeanne-Marie Paynel talks Montessori and Positive Discipline

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The first thing that stuck out about our next guest, Jeanne-Marie Paynel is her passion for lifelong learning. In addition to raising two beautiful children, Jeanne-Marie holds a Masters in Education, is the founder and CEO of Voila Montessori and is a Positive Discipline trainer.  After reading Dr. Montessori’s work “The Secret of Childhood” she discovered a passion for guiding children and families in healthy parenting approaches. She wanted parents to appreciate the true importance of their role – not as servants or teachers, but as supporters and guides of their children’s natural development.  This need in the global community prompted her to launch Voila Montessori, an accessible resources to guide parents in the Montesorri tradition and the Positive Discipline approach.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • It’s important to empower our children not enable them
  • Setting up a prepared environment for your children’s learning
  • The Montessori philosophy and how it helps children and families today
  • Ways Positive Discipline and the Montessori method merge to provide support
  • The benefits of a child’s freedom of movement and choice in their own environment
  • Tools to help families nurture their child’s potential
  • How to access Montessori methods and find an appropriate educational environment for your child.

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage – to me for one what comes to mind is being aware of how lucky we are – the practice of gratitude is what brings me great joy. In the context of Montessori, being in awe of what your children are going through, their evolution, their adaptation to the world. Courage is speaking up for what is, and accepting at times that we might be wrong. That we might of not interacted with our child the way that would’ve felt better and to be okay with going to your child and saying “I didn’t like the way I did that” “I’m going to better next time”- It’s courageous for adults to say to a child that “I did something wrong”.  Being aware that we are not perfect and we are learning next to them.

Where to find Jeanne-Marie:

Voila Montessori - http://www.voilamontessori.com/en/

Pinterest l Facebook l YouTube l

21 Positive Discipline Tools

Ebooks and Resources mentioned by Jeanne-Marie

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Ep 94: Julie Stubblefield and I Explore How to Shift to LOVING Our Bodies (and Teaching our Kids to do the Same)

#JoyfulCourage10 is back!

Just in time for summer – we will be deep diving into creating an intentional vision for how we want to BE for the season ahead. Join the community for 10 days of email inspiration, FB Live groundings, and tools for setting yourself up for a fabulous summer season. Click here to register now.

Meet Julie Stubblefield, founder of Fit Mom Revolution. She’s a mother, wife, fitness professional and all around inspiration of strength and confidence in how we care for our bodies. After years of struggling through the all too common yoyo game, Julie found that changing her attitude and perception around nourishing and moving her body she realized her body was whole, not broken. She’s bringing this “aha moment” and sharing it with moms everywhere inspiring a Fit Mom Revolution!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The importance of stepping away from the diet cycle
  • How changing the perception of our bodies will change how we approach the care we give our whole self
  • Having a life you enjoy in a body you love
  • Nourishment and movement are a family practice
  • Giving gratitude around nourishment
  • There is no “one size fits all”, must work for your family
  • Instilling healthy meal time habits for all family members
  • A healthy attitude towards nutrition does not have to be complicated
  • Giving our kids space to share their perception of their body image, and let them explore these feelings

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful courage means taking the approach of curiosity and hope to create a beautiful experience for you and your family. It’s worth going out on a limb for.

Where to find Julie:

– Love Your Bodcast Podcast - subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher Radio

http://www.fitmomrevolution.com/

Pinterest l Facebook l Twitter

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Eps 93: Carly Mentlik Talks About Support our Tween Girls

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Meet Carly Mentlik, tween whisperer. Carly’s vast education and experiences have led her to craft The Inner Rainbow Project.  She coaches parents and caregivers “to help our tween daughters grow up to be the confident, emotionally healthy, self-aware women that they deserve to be”. Nine through pre-teen can be a very challenging time for parents and tweens to navigate. Carly’s passion and guiding light gives parents and caregivers the tools to help navigate this extremely important development phase with ample support.

The world is changing faster and faster every day. We need our girls to have the confidence to speak their truth and live in their authenticity! Carly holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling, dual Bachelors in Special and Elementary Education all from NYU. She is a single mom, Yoga instructor and all around inspiration.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Challenges tween girls navigate
  • Elementary to Middle School transition.
  • Importance of cultivating a strong foundation for girls at this developmental stage.
  • How feelings and emotions are changing and affect your tween and their experience.
  • Tools for helping your tween find self-awareness, acceptance and discovery in a safe and healthy environment.
  • How to address body image and help tweens feel confidence and compassion in/for themselves.
  • The importance of your tweens voice and how to support their expression.
  • How to use creativity and have fun to build connection with your tween.
  • Practical lessons and rituals that help both you and your tween put tools into daily practice.
  • What you can expect from working with Carly.
  • Special introduction to The Chakra Girls!

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Being a mom and being blessed to follow my passion, it is gratitude. It’s terrifying to embark on these things and you need that courage, but it’s with such joy because I am so grateful to have this opportunity to do this work.

Where to find Carly:

https://www.betterhelp.com/carly-mentlik/
https://www.innerrainbowproject.com/

Facebook l Instagram l Pinterest

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Eps 92: Jenna Phillips Ballard Talks Fear, and Worth and Shifting to Possibility

Today’s guest is Jenna Phillips Ballard, a certified personal trainer and life coach for celebrities, previously featured on Dr. Phil and The Doctors. She is on a mission to motivate and inspire leaders to make the world a better place through self-love.

After waking up from a coma in the year 2000, she recovered from brain damage and learned about the power of self-love. Her commitment to recovery depended on how she felt about herself and she realized her purpose was to inspire others to break through their limiting beliefs and create an unforgettable life.

She cofounded Ascension Leadership Academy with her husband and together they have coached hundreds of people into their greatness. She’s also the founder of Unicorn University, an online membership community where women never spend another day of being beige, broken or behaved.

We are discussing emotional intelligence – reframing the stories we tell about the experiences in our life and engaging with our children. Join us!

“I believe that being a parent, being a mom or a dad or a parental figure is the most important job in the entire world because of our world, our planet depends upon how our children today are going to take on that responsibility when they become adults. It’s incredibly important that people get the opportunity to look at their life through a different lens. You can’t change the past, but you can absolutely change the story you tell about your past and that’s how you can re-write history”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

·      Compassion as a mindset

·      Finding the lesson, learning and opportunity in parenting struggles

·      How Fear limits mindset and fulfillment

·      Managing Fear and operating in its presence

·      Finding our worthiness beneath all the preconceptions we have about ourselves

·      Selfishness and setting examples for self care – modeling and cycle breaking

·      How to shift your mindset around time, busyness and abundance – reframing how we see time and capacityRef

·      Being an interruption to your own thought patterns that don’t move you forward

·      How to be a “meaning making machine”

·      Reframing typical mom complaints as invitations to conversation

·      Reframing as a practice, shifting your mindset around abundance and asking for support to stretch your plate

·      How to get out of your own way

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful courage means finding the joy and the bliss in any specific circumstance, situation, no matter how scared out of your mind that you are – it’s being courageous, staying in the heart anyways, going for it anyway, because joy is a choice. You get to choose joy.

Resources:

The Power of Now

Where to find Jenna:

Website l Ascension Leadership Academy l (Ascension Facebook, Ascension instagram)

Jenna’s FB Live every Thursday night at 7 PST

Facebook l Instagram l Twitter l Unicorn University 

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Eps 91: Janet Allison, From Boys Alive! is on Supporting us in Raising Our Boys

Today’s guest is Janet Allison, a Waldorf teacher and family coach. We are discussing boys and how they learn. Join us!

“Be aware of his need to move his body. It’s absolutely critical that he have some time before school to move his body.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

·      Gender-based differences in learning styles – the value of kinetic learning when teaching boys
·      How modern teaching methods set our boys up to fail
·      Maturity and developmental differences between genders
·      Expulsion rates of boys vs girls in pre-k
·      Impacts of the learning environment on boys’ self-esteem
·      Optimal learning environments for boys
·      Best age for starting school and the disconnect between intellectual and emotional development
·      Managing expectations of practice vs. mastery
·      Releasing physical energy to support emotional regulation
·      Finding ways to accommodate “wriggly kids” in the classroom
·       Building relationships with your son’s teacher – what questions to ask
·      How to encourage independence and service to others
·      Supporting your child in remembering things
·      Relevance/meaning and learning by doing: educational approaches that work for boys
·      The value of trades education
·      The benefits of mentorship – how to find a mentor for your child and be intentional in your relationship building

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful courage means being willing to step out of complacency, out of the box, and follow that inner voice that you have saying “Yes!” even when you are in doubt or fear say “Yes!” anyways and I strive to do this in everything I do is bring joy to it. Go to the grocery store and find some joy. I have a friend who buys flowers every Tuesday during her grocery shopping and her goal is to give those flowers away by the time she gets back to her house….Stepping out of our boxes and our little narrow lanes and our busy-ness or overwhelm in our own life but just stepping out a little bit to see there’s this world out there and what can I do to bring joy into the world – and we need it.

Resources:

The Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian

Where to find Janet:

Boysalive.com l Facebook l Boysalive Facebook group l Twitter l LinkedIn

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Eps 90: Larissa Dann is on Talking About How to Let Go of Consequences and Rewards

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Today’s guest is Larissa Dann, a Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) trainer. We are discussing parenting without rewards and punishments. Join us!

“Children don’t misbehave, they behave to meet a need.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

·      Being assertive without alienating our children

·      Using “I messages” to communicate needs

·      Trusting our child’s desire to be helpful vs. presenting requests in a way that is prescriptive

·       Using active listening to gain cooperation

·      The limitations of contingent rewards

·      The impact of rewards on motivation for cooperation – who are they cooperating for

·      Omitting rewards to foster self-discipline and an inner locus of control

·      Preparing children for adulthood by making them less dependent on the judgment of others

·      Using relationship skills to help your child develop a moral compass

·      The power of natural consequences in building resilience and developing internal judgments about right and wrong

·      Trusting children to care and problem solve to find mutual solutions

·      How children’s behavior is impacted by unmet needs

·      Avoiding the temptation to attribute intent or take behavior personally

·      The gift of imperfection and modeling accountability

·      The benefit of modeling alternate skills to teach solutions instead of using punishments

·      The impact we have on the world through our own parenting practices in the way we raise our kids

·      Parenting as imparting soft skills

·      Brainstorming solutions to discomfort when the activity is non-negotiable

·      Creating routines and agreements, doing with vs doing to and communicating expectations in a way that is an invitation to relationship

·      Conflict as competing needs

·      Shifting language around what “works” to what is “helpful” – moving from control to partnership

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

This is what it takes to be a child growing up in an adult’s world and it’s something we so often forget. Children so often are powerless and it takes courage for them to say no when we are the huge person in their life and when they think they might get into trouble and yet they are the most joyful beings on the planet. In the face of the most dire situations, children can somehow find that spark of joy that they can bring out from terrible situations. As a parent, it takes the courage of conviction, to parent against the flow of accepted parenting opinion and practice and the joy comes when you see your children flower and grow sometimes despite your many mistakes.

Resources:

Parent Effectiveness Training

Where to find Larissa:

Website l Facebook l Twitter l Instagram

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Ep 94: Julie Stubblefield and I Explore How to Shift to LOVING Our Bodies (and Teaching our Kids to do the Same)

#JoyfulCourage10 is back!

Just in time for summer – we will be deep diving into creating an intentional vision for how we want to BE for the season ahead. Join the community for 10 days of email inspiration, FB Live groundings, and tools for setting yourself up for a fabulous summer season. Click here to register now.

Meet Julie Stubblefield, founder of Fit Mom Revolution. She’s a mother, wife, fitness professional and all around inspiration of strength and confidence in how we care for our bodies. After years of struggling through the all too common yoyo game, Julie found that changing her attitude and perception around nourishing and moving her body she realized her body was whole, not broken. She’s bringing this “aha moment” and sharing it with moms everywhere inspiring a Fit Mom Revolution!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The importance of stepping away from the diet cycle
  • How changing the perception of our bodies will change how we approach the care we give our whole self
  • Having a life you enjoy in a body you love
  • Nourishment and movement are a family practice
  • Giving gratitude around nourishment
  • There is no “one size fits all”, must work for your family
  • Instilling healthy meal time habits for all family members
  • A healthy attitude towards nutrition does not have to be complicated
  • Giving our kids space to share their perception of their body image, and let them explore these feelings

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage means taking the approach of curiosity and hope to create a beautiful experience for you and your family. It’s worth going out on a limb for.

Where to find Julie:

Love Your Bodcast Podcast - subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher Radio

http://www.fitmomrevolution.com/

Pinterest l Facebook l Twitter

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Eps 89: Noha Alshugairi Shares About Teaching Positive Discipline and Being a Muslim

Today’s guest, Noha Alshugairi is a “citizen of the world,” a licensed marriage and family therapist who practices in Newport Beach, California and Positive Discipline Trainer. We are discussing positive discipline in the Muslim home. Join us!

“I don’t need to be preaching what Islam says to us in order to be teaching Positive Discipline.” 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

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  • Diversity within the Muslim community (80 groups, with differing faith)
  • How Muslim teachings align with Positive Discipline principles (building social interest, fostering belonging and contribution, understanding the belief behind the behavior, encouragement, mutual respect, kindness and firmness at the same time, short-term vs long-term and focus on solutions)
  • How does Islam promote mutual respect?
  • The concept of obedience as it relates to both Islam and Positive Discipline
  • Doing the best you can with the tools you have – how excellence at 3 or 4 looks difference than excellence in adolescence
  • The impacts of hanging onto childhood hurt in adulthood
  • What non-Muslims are most surprised to learn about Muslim families
  • Concerns of Muslim parents – how to protect children from Islamophobia & how to build a cultural identity they can be proud of?
  • Finding peace through focus on your circle of influence and stepping away from victimhood
  • How to broaden your understanding and support for the Muslim community
  • Connecting with larger groups as minority group members to move past stereotypes

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Having joy while you are facing life. It’s difficult because life is not smooth sailing.

Resources:

Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home

7 Habits of Highly Effective People  

Where to find Noha:

 Website – Sakina Counselling

Website – Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home

Facebookl Youtube

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Eps 88: Angela Pruess Supports Gentle Parents with Special Needs Kids

Today’s guest is Angela Pruess, a child and family therapist and special needs mom of 3 on a mission to support and empower parents of behaviorally challenging and special needs kids. We are discussing parenting without rewards and punishments. Join us! 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Gentle parenting defined – intentionality, connection
  • Attachment theory and gentle parenting
  • Avoiding slipping into extremes with gentle parenting
  • Optimal attachment parenting – responsive and nurturing while setting limits and boundaries
  • How to get perspective when you feel “stuck” in parenting patterns that aren’t working
  • Focussing on the long view of what values you are wanting to raise your child with
  • Understanding the “why” behind your child’s behavior – physiologically speaking particularly for special needs kids
  • Interventions that focus on the root of behavior versus the surface level behaviors
  • Backing up and zooming out as a practice to respond more effectively to challenging behaviors
  • Intentionality and mindfulness as parenting techniques to reduce overwhelm in parenting special needs kids
  • Moving from victimhood and blame to becoming influencers of parenting experiences
  • Grief in special needs parenting and unpacking those complicated feelings
  • Techniques for working through tough feelings and heavy thoughts to create space for something different
  • The need for self-care in special needs parenting, and being mindful about what activities are most helpful
  • The freedom of self-compassion and intentionality of gratitude
  • Asking for help: not a sign of weakness, an invitation to community
  • Lagging skills vs undesirable behavior – learning to focus on the right area to improve outcomes

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Through a parenting with confidence lens, having the courage to boldly walk this path that’s challenging and unexpected, to move forward feeling confident and feeling like you’re giving your child your best self.  Also, being able to do so with joy and having this genuine acceptance of our story – who our child is and who we are. They were given to us and we were woven together for a reason. Having courage and finding joy through the struggles and unexpected challenges.

 

Resources:

Aha parenting website

The Explosive Child – Ross Greene

Positive Discipline for Children With Special Needs

 

Where to find Angela:

Website l Facebook l Twitter l Pinterest

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Eps 87: Lisa Fuller is on Supporting us With Shame Resilience

Today’s guest is Lisa Fuller.  Lisa Fuller, M.S.W., Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, has been working with parents since 2005 to help them find joy and moment of peace even in the midst of chaos. Lisa’s a compassionate listener whose committed to empowering parents through Positive Discipline’s common sense principles. Having three children ages 21, 17 and 10, Lisa’s steeped in the challenges and joys of parenting. Lisa also offers one on one coaching for parenting and life! She believes the world is a better place when we—adults and children—strive to treat each other with respect and love.

Today we are talking about developing shame resilience.

“Shame is something that we all have. It’s universal. Every human being experiences shame – those who don’t usually have some significant problems. It’s not a bad thing. That’s one good thing about shame – it means you are a caring human being.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What is shame and why should we talk about it?
  • How positive discipline relates to shame
  • Shame and guilt – what’s the difference? How do they connect to humiliation and embarrassment?
  • The physical sensations of shame
  • The individual personal nature of shame
  • Practicing critical awareness – how to reality check the messages that are driving your shame
  • The value of having someone to talk through shame with
  • What makes a good person to talk shame with
  • How to encourage shame resilience in children
  • Reducing shame by normalizing experiences
  • Creating opportunities for belonging
  • What it means to lead with the message with love
  • How to connect without trying to fix
  • Empathy and shame – how to support when you can’t relate to the experience
  • Cultivating relationships that allow us to speak to our shame
  • How to show up in your relationships that shows you are a safe place to talk shame
  • Doing vs Being – their roles in building shame resilience
  • Personal practices for finding joy within instead of looking to our children to complete us

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Taking risks with heart. The courage is taking the risks and moving ahead and doing it but doing it with your full being. The last couple years I’ve had some very significant deaths in my life and I think in so many ways it’s been a gift – it does highlight joy, the simple joy of being alive and how I’m able to be more grateful that I have this gift of life which isn’t going to last forever. Losing people who are close to us that’s the upside is that we go “Wow, this is temporary, this life, it really is.” I think when we get caught in the swirl of parenting we can ‘beam in’ – these other, bigger issues help us beam out. Joy helps with shame and getting perspective.

Resources:

The Daring Way

Daring Greatly

Monthly Support Group (With Marcillie Smith Boyle and Lisa Fuller)

Where to find Lisa:

Website l Twitter l Facebook l LinkedIn

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Eps 86: Cheryl Erwin Discusses the Challenges and Joy of Single Parenting with Positive Discipline

Today’s guest is Cheryl Erwin, a therapist and parenting educator who began teaching parenting after her marriage broke down. We are discussing single parenting today. Join us! 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

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  • The biggest challenges facing single parenting – finances, housing, misconceptions/stereotypes
  • Asking for help as a single parent
  • Making time for special time and relationship building when you’re outnumbered
  • Using connection to build resilience
  • Self-care and self-compassion after divorce and separation
  • Finding joy vs creating joy – finding happy after separation
  • The blessings and gifts of being a single parent
  • The two kinds of special time
  • The power of routine in single parenthood
  • The value of spontaneity and choosing into lightness
  • Lessons in delayed gratification, hard work and problem solving
  • Learning to grow from mistakes
  • Positive discipline as a single parenting tool
  • Learning to let go after raising kids as a single parent
  • Strength that comes from adversity – a gift of single parenthood
  • Choosing to go high when others go low – child-centered co-parenting
  • Being honest about co-parenting challenge while still being respectful and giving space for relationships to be maintained
  • Single parenting by numbers – 70% of American kids spend some of their time in a single parent household
  • Step parents as blessings to your children
  • The importance of facilitating communication between parents and children during the other parent’s parenting times

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

To take each day as it comes and look for what’s right about it not what’s wrong with it and to not be afraid of risk – I’ve never been a good risk taker but as a single mom I learned I have to take some. As someone who now travels the world teaching positive discipline I’ve gotten comfortable with getting on planes and flying off to Egypt by myself when I don’t know anybody there and some of the greatest joy and blessings of my life have been when I found the joy and courage to take an appropriate risk. You don’t have to fly to China or Egypt to do that. You can do it right in your own backyard. Certainly the single parents who are listening know that life can be risky on a pretty regular basis and being able to embrace that and learn the skills you need to be able to do that well will bring you joy in your kids, joy in your grandparents and joy in your own life. At the end of it, my son goes off into the horizon and I’m left with my life and what I make of it and I’m trying to do something with my life that I can be proud of and that’s what joyful courage means to me. It’s taken me all of these 60 years to figure that out.

Resources:

Positive Discipline for Single Parents

Where to find Cheryl:

Website l Facebook

 

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Eps 85: Free Range Parenting with Kim Estes

Today’s guest is Kim Estes, a speaker and coach who talks to parents of kids from pre-school to adolescents about safety concerns. We are discussing free-range parenting. Join us!

“Our kids are wanting to explore their world and it’s our job to teach them to do it safely.  

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Misconceptions about free-range parenting
  • Boundaries in free-range parenting: subject to change based on individual children and age-level
  • Assessing age and individual capacity specific boundaries – the value of checking in for safety
  • Free-range parenting as giving kids space to practice intuition
  • Fear of judgment and free-range parenting
  • Risk assessment and safety – likelihood of concerns relating to traffic safety and abduction
  • Assessing risk tolerance as parents
  • Stranger safety vs Stranger danger
  • Free-range parenting as freedom within structure
  • Finding the happy medium: learning new skills with appropriate boundaries
  • Being consistent about expectations and boundaries
  • Mistakes as learning experiences – handling situations where things don’t go as planned
  • Being available and non-judgmental when negotiating boundaries – dropping into curiosity to keep communication lines open
  • No questions asked, do-overs on both sides and owning failure
  • Exercising self-compassion and forgiveness when you don’t realize you’re being called to “the big show”

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful courage means to me to be able to parent courageously even if it’s uncomfortable, but at the end of the day, having something that feels good for everybody even if it’s the smallest success.

Where to find Kim:

Website l Facebook l Twitter

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Eps 84: Oh Crap Potty Trainer, Jamie Glowacki

Today’s guest is Jamie Glowacki, a social worker who worked with dual diagnosis moms, transitioned to owning a children’s store and then became a potty trainer. We are discussing potty training. Join us!

“I don’t really have a method. You have to take off the diapers.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The elimination communication movement
  • Timing of potty training readiness
  • “Pull-ups” and potty training – mixing old and new behaviors.
  • Potty training and instant gratification – the role of patience in the process
  • The myths of potty training
  • Gender and potty training
  • The role of social learning and praise
  • Potty location and using the tool for the task
  • The influence of Dr. Spock and the history of potty training
  • Developmental milestones – should they be child-led?
  • The myth of “readiness” - potty training as a skill that needs to be attended to rather than something that happens naturally in time without intervention
  • The “magic window” of potty training – prior to individuation
  • Potty training as a power struggle
  • “Fear of release” – how to overcome it
  • Managing expectations around developmental milestones and the danger of comparison
  • How potty training challenges vary based on the age of the child
  • Performance anxiety and potty training
  • The best potty and ergonomic angle for potty training specifically for encouraging poop
  • How to modify your potty or reposition your child to improve poop likelihood
  • Rewards and consequences – their role in potty training
  • Potty training power struggles as relationship challenges
  • Potty training regressions – change in routines, the honeymoon period
  • Using blocks of learning to solve regressions
  • “Baby love” as a tool to help kids adjust to new siblings
  • Location specific potty training challenges – how to unpack them
  • Night time training strategies
  • Developmental phases of bladder development

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage is a reminder we have to be courageous as parents, we have to be so brave and we have to be constantly evaluating ourselves. The joyful just reminds me to keep it light. This is all just so great. Even in our worst potty training nightmare it’s still so great. Keep our courage light!

 

Resources:

Squatty potty unicorn ice cream video

Is Night Training Really Necessary – blog post

Oh Crap Potty Training Book

Oh Crap Potty Training video conferences

 

 Where to find Jamie:

Website

Twitter

Facebook

 

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The last few months I have been encouraging you all to share the shows by holding giveaways - everything from mantra bracelets to coaching has gone out to members of the community who have been willing to join in the work of #impact1millionkids - this month is no exception!!

Simply by posting a podcast link, and tagging me (Casey O'Roarty) or Joyful Courage, you are entered to win!!  This month I am giving away a spot in the Living Joyful Courage Membership program - WOOHOO!!  AND, you can enter as many times as you WANT! Yes!

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Eps 83: Finding our Inner Abundant Mama with Shawn Fink

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Today’s guest is Shawn Fink, also known as Abundant Mama. She is a mom of eleven-year-old twin girls. We are discussing living a life of abundance in our parenting. Join us!

“There is enough happiness, joy and love in the world for everybody.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

·      Moving from scarcity to abundance mindsets – from jealousy to gratitude

·      Abundance as a way to mother yourself, be authentic and be aware of what’s around and within you

·      Being awesomely awake: paying attention to your life, being mindful and living intentionally

·      Self-care vs Soul-care – what’s the difference and how can it change your life and the way you see it?

·      Being present and discomfort – learning to navigate it vs as being a way to eliminate it

·       How to exercise self-compassion when you haven’t showed up in the way that you’ve hoped to

·      Modelling asking for forgiveness for your kids

·       The joys and challenges of raising tweens

·      Motherhood as self-invention

·      Learning to connect with your children as they grow – navigating relationship change

·      The value in letting kids fail when they need to – leaving room for life lessons and learning how to handle discomfort

·      The power of injecting playfulness into your routine and how it can be productive

·      Finding joy in obligation

·      Building habits for effectiveness in your parenting life

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage is the joyful ability to completely show up as yourself and be you, as a mom, it’s really hard because we are trying so hard to keep everyone else happy. There is nothing better for our kids than for them to see us being fully ourselves.

Resources:

Insight timer

The Playful Family E-book

The Abundant Mama online program

10 Habits of Highly Effective Mamas

 

Where to find Shawn:

Facebook l Instagram l Twitter l Pinterest l Website

 

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Eps 82: A Conversation about Parenting in the Age of Smart Phones with Kim Muench

Today’s guest is Kim Muench, a mother of five, parenting writer, a certified parenting coach and lover of parents of adolescents. We are discussing navigating decisions around technology with our kids. Join us!

Conscious parenting: being mindful and walking the tight rope between giving them autonomy and knowing when to step in and help them see the potential consequences of choices”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Balancing your need for control and desire to protect your kids with providing access to benefits of smart phones
  • Building trust, letting go of our own experiences and not projecting our own mischief (which can lead to friction)
  • Navigating the tightrope: being honest, open and self-aware as you work through technology use with your kids
  • Negotiating smart phone boundaries within your family
  • Scaffolding social media communication – building progressively
  • Adolescent boundary pushing as learning
  • Falling off the tight rope – learning as a practice and getting back up
  • Creating an agreement around technology usage – a collaborative approach subject to revision as needed initiated by either party
  • Limits as helping
  • Why you need open conversation about social media including topics such as safeguards and kindness
  • Technology as distraction and disconnection
  • Reassessing agreements on technology without blame and shame
  • The value of eye contact and being fully present in resolving conflict
  • How to address reigning in technology use under the umbrella of conscious parenting – identifying the source
  • Working collaboratively vs exerting control – what are the outcomes of these approaches?

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage is embracing your authentic self with enthusiasm and being brave enough to share that with the world – it is an every day practice.

Resources:

Screenagers documentary

Where to find Kim:

Website l Twitter l Facebook l LinkedIn

Facebook Group Real Life Parenting Community

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LET'S FEED SOME PEOPLE!!

I would love to invite you to join me in making 3,000 snack sacks over the next three months and take them to organizations that serve the hungry!!

Not one of us can make all those lunches ourselves - BUT ALL OF US TOGETHER SURE CAN!!

So here is the plan, host a gathering at your house and invite other families over. Have each family bring some supplies and together make as many snack sacks as you can!!

Click here for the Feed 3,000 Facebook Event Link

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Journey to joy is about shifting the dynamics of your being to shift the dynamics of your home.

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Eps 81: Making room for empathy with Melissa Benaroya

Today's guest is Melissa Benaroya. Melissa is a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working with children and families. Melissa has a Masters degree in Social Work, is a Credentialed School Counselor and is trained in Positive Discipline. She is also a Certified Gottman Educator offering the Bringing Baby Home Program for families with young children and workshops on Emotion Coaching. Melissa practices as a parenting consultant, coach and speaker to groups and individuals by blending her clinical training with her knowledge of child development and discipline. In 2011 she co-authored the book The Childproof Parent.

Melissa lives in Seattle with her husband and two children and keeps her sanity with an active lifestyle of running and Crossfit!

“Empathy is the ability to feel and understand what another person may be feeling but ultimately … it means connection … and feeling understood.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

·      Learning to use empathy as a first response and a parenting tool

·      Empathy as reflecting your child’s feeling back to them versus owning their feelings or relating our own personal experiences

·      How using personal experiences in place of empathy can escalate conflict

·      How to use empathy to help your child build emotional resilience

·      Using empathy effectively to help your child feel heard

·      Empathy as a practice and a gradual learning process

·      Childhood developmental milestones in empathy

·      How to model empathy for your kids

·      Using the “Fake It Til You Become It” approach to empathy in your parenting

·      Being mindful of your physical self in how you demonstrate and model empathy

·      Parenting from the couch as a barrier to empathy

·      Echoing, mirroring and repetition as empathy

·      The power of validation in feeling heard – when looking on the bright side gets in the way

·      Empathy as a transferrable skill.

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

It takes courage to take risks and try new things and that’s where joy exists. It’s what parenting requires of us – taking risks and trying new things. Empathy might be taking a risk because it doesn’t feel natural and we are going to have to take lots of risks and try new things throughout our parenting journey. It not only makes us a better parent but it also helps us to grow as an individual and that’s where the joy exists.

Resources:

The Child-proof Parent
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Where to find Melissa:

Website
Child-proof Parenting website
Facebook
Twitter

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FEED 3,000

LET'S FEED SOME PEOPLE!!

I would love to invite you to join me in making 3,000 snack sacks over the next three months and take them to organizations that serve the hungry!!

Not one of us can make all those lunches ourselves - BUT ALL OF US TOGETHER SURE CAN!!

So here is the plan, host a gathering at your house and invite other families over. Have each family bring some supplies and together make as many snack sacks as you can!!

Click here for the Feed 3,000 Facebook Event Link

Click her to go donate to the Feeding America page.

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