Eps 179: SOLO show about trusting relationship and encouragement

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Casey is on solo with you today digging into what it means to trust the process in the context of parenting, Positive Discipline, and leaning on our relationship as the most powerful way to influence our kids behavior.

What does this mean?

-       Hitting stage
-       Homework stage

The relationships/ life skill development journey 

When we are stuck in a place with our kids it is easy to believe that it will “always be like this”


-       Change happens over time

-       If we want something to be different we have to BE different

  • The dance we do with our kids has explicit steps, well choreographed over time

  • All it take is one person to change the dance (YOU)

What it means to be in an honest open relationship with your children

-       What can feel like the dark side

-       Curiosity and stalling when you don’t know what to do

-       Notice your fear and let it guide you to pausing

-       Gather your resources

-       Listen to your gut


How to voice concerns without blaming or condemning (thermometer activity)

-       Encouraging vs discouraging out kids

  • When they are discouraged by OUR behavior they shift OUT OF taking responsibility or even thinking about their own behavior


 Authentic Parenting Conference

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Eps 61: Amy McCready Helps us Teach our Kids Money Sense

Welcome to an amazing show with Amy McCready, back again for another conversation! Amy is the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, which provides online training for parents of toddlers to teens. She was with us in Episode 10 when we discussed the Me, Me, Me Epidemic. Amy is the mother of two college-aged kids and is the author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time and The Me, Me, Me Epidemic. We’re talking about money, and how to encourage and empower kids in their sense of money. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Most of us don’t have much training in money management!

  • Four systems of money management and the problems with each:

    • Money as needed

    • Money as reward

    • Money as payment

    • No strings attached allowance

  • The benefits to the “no strings attached” allowance

  • Suggestions for allowances and kids’ finances

  • Realistic budgeting for kids’ expenditures

  • Tools to use to get kids to contribute around the house

  • The difference in a chore and a contribution

  • “When-Then” statements

  • Family meetings: brainstorming solutions

  • Loans and credit scores---for kids!



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If I Have to Tell You One More Time by Amy McCready

The Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McCready


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