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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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Sep 26, 2016

Dive a little deeper into how you spend time as a parent and how you can reduce "busy" to maximize time with your kids.

Sep 19, 2016

Guest, Kylie Hastings from Scribbles and Dots discusses both short-term and long-term tips for parenting your kids when your spouse is away. 

Jun 6, 2016

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. 

May 2, 2016

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. 

Apr 29, 2016

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?

Apr 25, 2016

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. 

Apr 20, 2016

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. 

Apr 5, 2016

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!

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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Feb 28, 2016

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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