Extremely Good Parenting

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.
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Mar 28, 2016

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.

Mar 23, 2016

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. 

Mar 18, 2016

3 simple ways to set and teach positive expectations and boundaries with your children. 
Read more about Parenting without saying no (more detailed) and about positive negotiating with kids

Mar 14, 2016

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.

  • 2:35 My Extremely Good of the week
  • 6:45 Katie's Parenting Fail Story
  • The first time mom sanctimommy referenced
  • 19:00 Waiting until they're ready
  • 22:40 Respecting our child's needs in the moment
  • 24:09 Katie's "Frontloading" tip
  • 28:15 Adapting to the day
  • 29:01 When your child listened to you but there's a disconnect

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Mar 11, 2016

A quick 14-minute episode for surviving parenthood

Read more and get links in the show notes

Mar 7, 2016

All about teaching our children to have a broader worldview and help them care for others in everyday life. 

  • 31:50 Addressing a child's feeling of scarcity
  • 34:55  Little kids can put stickers on food donations.
  • 38:05 Why teaching little acts of kindness now can be so important for kids
  • 39:05 How to get involved in your community with 1 to 3-year-olds
  • 45:00 Hello, Wonderful Rainbow Rock Project


See the show notes post for bonus content and links!

Mar 4, 2016

A quick 14 minute episode for surviving parenthood

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