Dive a little deeper into how you spend time as a parent and how you can reduce "busy" to maximize time with your kids.
Guest, Kylie Hastings from Scribbles and Dots discusses both short-term and long-term tips for parenting your kids when your spouse is away.
Spreading compassion in the world by raising our children to be empathetic and understand their emotions. 6 main ways you can easily teach empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence to raise socially intelligent kids.
Guest, Kristen Mason, from Busy Kids Happy Mom and I discuss how to teach life skills to our children and how it relates to independence and ending entitlement. From Kristen's tip to simplify family life to how her son thought the word "bored" was a bad "B" word, we discuss opening the doors to raising tiny adults in little child-size homes that nurture and foster independence.
Because messes happen, kids have a ton of toys, and not all of us live in an HGTV dream world. So how do you teach responsibility and have fun while letting your kids learn to help with the messes?
Guest, Val from Bon Bon Break and I discuss why we shouldn't be constantly praising our kids or be too quick to say "good job". We have lots of great resources for you too and interesting topics like how parenting and narcissism can be interrelated.
After a brief hiatus because of sick kids and unexpected travel plans, I'm back with an episode on how balance doesn't exist because you cannot give yourself equally to everyone and everything. Learn how to do this and how to create a plan.
Paula from Beauty Through Imperfection is back (even though this was actually recorded before episode 11) and we're talking about planning for more kids in your family and what to expect when the new baby arrives. Maybe you or a friend is contemplating having another child and we chat all about this! She literally wrote the book on introducing a new baby into your family so it's a great show!
Liz from Love & Marriage Blog discusses one of her favorite subjects with me -- getting kids to sleep. She wrote the book Hacking Sleep and is passionate about helping parents get their kids to sleep better so they too can sleep better.
Talking to our kids about terrorism in the world or other catastrophic events doesn't have to be scary as a parent. Easy ways to discuss terrorism, ease fears, and teach safety to young children.
Guest Katie Joiner and I chat all about great ways to connect with kids and get them to really listen. From little tricks that work to understanding parent-child dynamics when communcating.
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A quick 14-minute episode for surviving parenthood
Read more and get links in the show notes
All about teaching our children to have a broader worldview and help them care for others in everyday life.
See the show notes post for bonus content and links!
A quick 14 minute episode for surviving parenthood
Episode 3 resources and affiliate links:
Check out even more tips and tips on the meltdown show notes post!
This is a 10-15 minute “Surviving Parenthood Episode”
Amanda & I discuss strategies to make it through tough days, how to work through our struggles, and more.
Read more and find 5 questions to address when the weight of parenthood is overwhelming in the show notes link.
Let’s face it having and raising awesome kids is hard. But little steps of intentional parenting are the key to working towards raising great kids. Each week, author & host Kara Carrero invites guests to help troubleshoot problems modern moms & dads face every day. She also will do a second show each week of 10 minute tips to survive parenthood. Because despite the rough patches we all have, how we handle each situation is what makes us extremely good parents.