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Parents! We CAN change the world, starting with the way we're parenting our future. Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own c ...
 
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When we first dream of becoming parents, we naturally think ahead to what we want for our kids in terms of their education, interests, sports, languages, and even what musical instrument they will play. And when we have that child, some of these become solidified in our minds and expectations. It’s natural to want the best for our children and to p…
 
Playing sports is a right of passage for most kids as they grow up. It’s an exciting time for kids and parents as they learn a new sport, build new skills and create new friendships. I’ve loved watching my kids play their sports and meeting new people who have become some of our closest friends. I’ve also seen parents take their kids sports too ser…
 
We all want to have a secure financial future for our families and our kids’ future. But how do you get there? How do you even start? I’m happy to have Anna Sergunina on the show talking about everything regarding finances and planning for the future so you can live the lifestyle you really want! In this episode we talk about: The #1 thought you ne…
 
Our mind has a constant stream of thoughts. Sometimes it seems like the thoughts come from a group of jerks who only want to judge you, put you down and tell you you aren’t good enough. How often have you told yourself you aren't a good enough parent? Too ugly, fat or dumb? Where does this voice come from and why do we have this constant commentary…
 
This week’s episode is a continuation of my discussion with Dr. Noreen Russel about raising a non-neurotypical child. In this episode we talk more in depth about strategies to help your kiddos. Listen in for her VALUABLE tips on (seriously, they are SO GOOD and she suggests things I’ve never heard before!!): Helping ADHD kids regulate their attenti…
 
As a mom of a child with multiple diagnoses I can attest to the struggles we’ve had raising our son over the last 16 years. I’ve dealt with a wide range of emotions including, shame, rage, disappointment, guilt and regret. Every parent and family are different but we can all say that after a diagnosis we’ve felt scared. Scared at what the future lo…
 
We all know that communication is important but we aren’t ever taught exactly how to do it effectively. The fact is, language matters and there are simple shifts in the way we talk that can get us closer to the results we want in our relationships and with our kids. My guest is Krister Ungerbock, author of the book, 22 Talk Shifts - Tools to Transf…
 
I know that we’re all sick of Covid and no matter what your thoughts are on the pandemic, it’s still here and we need to keep ourselves, our children and communities safe. I’m honoured to be speaking to one of the world’s foremost experts on infectious disease, Dr. Syra Madad. She’s taken time out of her busy schedule as a public health leader and …
 
When I first heard the reports coming from the Facebook whistleblower, it confirmed my worst fears. My guest, Dr. Lisa Strohman has been sounding the alarm on the dangers of social media for some time. Dr. Strohman is the go-to subject matter expert for CNN, Fox News and is a regular on The Doctors. We talk about how social media apps are changing …
 
I don’t think there is one parent who doesn’t worry about their child’s future when they are struggling in school. It can be hard to get to the bottom of why they are struggling, is it laziness, the school, learning challenges or maybe you think it’s your fault; you aren’t pushing them hard enough? My guest, former underachiever, Alex Hargrove, is …
 
It’s hard enough to raise a child in this complicated and confusing world but what do you do if your child is struggling with their sexual or gender identity? In this episode we are talking about those kids who are struggling with their gender identity. Not only do you have to help your child navigate a new normal for themselves, you also have to l…
 
I could have talked to Ericka Souter all day when I interviewed her for this episode. She is as passionate about supporting moms, encouraging us to support each other, and on helping us have the best experience of parenting possible. There is an epidemic of burnout amongst parents and we have to address it and solve it because the cost is too high …
 
Burnout is real and it’s a pandemic we are facing as parents regardless whether we work for a company or we’re entrepreneurs. My guest, Stefanie Gass, knows all about this when she faced the crumbling of her thriving business in 2016. She realized how out of alignment she was with what really mattered in her life; faith, family, taking care of hers…
 
Ok Parents! It’s time to slow things down and settle into another episode of Parenting our Future meant to improve your life and bring you more joy and happiness. Returning to the show is meditation and mindfulness expert, Josephine Atluri. She is sharing with us the keys to being a mindful parent so you can have more joy raising your children. We …
 
When your kids aren’t sleeping and you aren’t sleeping, it’s a recipe for a lot of frustration. If your child exhibits signs like irritability, lack of attention, stalls at bedtime or gets up frequently, they might have a sleep disorder. Sometimes, kids are diagnosed with ADHD and it’s really their sleep that’s the problem. My guest is Dr. Chris Wi…
 
Let’s face it, all we know about how to be in a relationship is what was modeled for us by our parents, or what we see in the media. We are never really taught how to be in a relationship. With all relationships, there will be conflict and that is something we definitely haven’t been taught. This makes life complicated because we all have important…
 
I’m talking with the super talented Life Coach, Dawn Taylor. She isn’t just a magical coach and can help you untangle your own trauma; she has overcome her own. In this episode we talk about how our trauma comes from generations before us - ever wonder why you start talking like your mother when you swore you wouldn’t!? How our trauma impacts us in…
 
If you are a mom who’s an entrepreneur or professional, this episode is for you! So often, after we have kids, we get overwhelmed because we are doing ALL THE THINGS. There is a freedom in saying no, to prioritizing what’s the most important to you. My guest, Susan Stutzel knows exactly what this is like from her own experience in her early days as…
 
I can’t name one parent I’ve talked to, that doesn’t feel the weight of all the things once they have kids! I also don’t know any parents that wish their kids would help out LESS! HA!! I’m excited to introduce you to my guest, parenting expert, JoAnn Crohn, who has cracked the cooperation code and is showing us how to get our kids to help out more!…
 
What is the difference between a standard and a boundary anyway? Well, my guest Bridget Richard is helping us understand the difference so we can live our lives with more authenticity and peace! In short, she says that a standard is a “start behavior” that is based on your wants and needs and a boundary is a “stop behavior” based on controlling the…
 
Yup...I’m doing it, I’m talking about intimacy and sex in this episode! Let’s face it, isn’t our relationship with our spouses one of the first things to suffer when we have kids? I know mine has in the past, and my husband and I now make it a priority to spend time together. But what do you do if your relationship is on the rocks? I’m BEYOND happy…
 
We all want the best for our kids and having a great education is part of that. How often have you thought about your chid’s education after high school? If you want them to get into a good college, when should you start thinking about it? Thankfully, we have people like Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, who helps guide parents and their kids through the pro…
 
I honour all families no matter how they come together. This week, I’m talking with Steve Disslehorst who, as a gay man, wanted to expand his family to become a dad. He is now the proud dad of two kids...but the journey was less than easy. Steve talks about his rollercoaster journey in his book, Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience …
 
We all want our kids to do well in school, but we don’t really teach them how...Like how to work through assignments, manage time, study properly, set goals, etc. There are so many things at play when it comes to school and as parents, when our kids are struggling it makes us worry about their future and we might slip into hyper focusing on school,…
 
“Tricky behavior” can often be challenging and confronting for parents, these children are the ones that are often incredibly gifted academically or creatively and frequently grow up to be the movers and shakers of the world. Passive resistance, competitive, manipulative, aggressive, moody or argumentative traits can often disguise anxieties and st…
 
On July 27th Instagram announced that they are creating an experience that’s safe and private for young people (age 13-16). This is good news for parents who worry about their children’s activity on the app. My guest on this episode is Instagram’s Head of Safety and Wellbeing, Vaishnavi. She explains how Instagram is taking a layered approach to ma…
 
I’m so happy to be speaking with Hollywood actress, from NCIS LA, Renee Felice Smith! In this episode we are talking about FUR BABIES! Renee has written the sweetest book about her late Frenchie, Hugo, called Hugo and The Impossible Thing. In the book she shares a heartwarming story of how to conquer big challenges in your life! This book will be a…
 
Did you know that the U.S. ranks 14th globally in Financial literacy and rates only 57% of adults as having financial literacy? When we look at stats that show us that more than half of adults are financially anxious and four out of five youths fail financial literacy quizzes, we NEED HELP! Thankfully we have financial experts like, Cindy Couyoumji…
 
I was my parent’s worst nightmare...I was, and still am, a picky eater. I wish my parents knew my guest, Heidi Miller when I was growing up. When our kids don’t eat what we want them to, eat too little, eat too much, don’t want to sit at the table or get up constantly, we worry. We worry about their health and if they are getting enough nutrition a…
 
I know that connecting with my kids is the most important thing I can do in our relationships. Nothing feels better than when I feel strongly connected with my boys. As my kids get older, and are now in their teens, they want to do less and less with my husband and I so I need to get creative! I am so excited to speak with my guest, Certified Healt…
 
Family IS forever but when there is a breakup of a marriage, and kids are in the mix, you have to be so careful about the messages you send to your children as you uncouple. My guest is Kimberly Ewertz, author of the book, Family Redefined: Childhood Reflections on the Impact of Divorce. In her book she interviewed adults whose parents divorced whe…
 
As our kids grow up, we age right along with them…unfortunately! Well, it’s not really unfortunate because with age comes wisdom, gratitude and some painful experiences (physically and emotionally). My guest, Kristin van Ogtrop, talks about what it’s like as we get older and the little indignities we face from our kids growing up and away from us, …
 
It’s the 100th episode of Parenting our Future! Help me celebrate by entering my draw to win prizes valued at over $5000! Go to www.parentingourfuture.com When you enter, you will be sent a gift from me: “Quick Fixes for Frustrated Families” With my 100th episode coming up, I found myself reflecting on my motherhood journey and my journey as a pare…
 
It’s the 100th episode of Parenting our Future! Help me celebrate by entering my draw to win prizes valued at over $5000! Go to www.parentingourfuture.com When you enter, you will be sent a gift from me: “Quick Fixes for Frustrated Families” With my 100th episode coming up, I found myself reflecting on my motherhood journey and my journey as a pare…
 
I’m so excited to bring you this episode about keeping your children safe with US Army Veteran, and retired Federal Air Marshal, Gary Quesenberry. It’s been his job to keep the United States safe, and now he’s helping you keep your kids and family safe! Gary and I have the most interesting conversation about how to talk to your kids so they know wh…
 
It takes a village to raise a child, right? Well I’m extremely proud to introduce you to someone in my own family’s village, Behavior Analysist, Michele Shilvock. She is an expert on behavior and what drives it. I invited her on the show because she has taught us so much about how the brain works when it comes to the eight areas of Executive Functi…
 
It all started on February 19th, 1968 when the first episode of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood aired. Little did we know that the simple sets, sweaters, sneakers, and little trolly were all made deliberately to foster a love of learning and wonder. In this episode, I’m talking to Mr. Rogers Super Fans, Greg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski, who co-authored the boo…
 
Were you taught it’s rude to talk about money? In my family growing up, money was always an issue but we never talked about how to use it, save it, or invest it. I know I’m not alone in this, and you might be struggling with this too. So how do you learn how to handle your money if it’s a taboo subject? Thankfully Stephanie Sims is here to tell us …
 
Mother-daughter relationships can be so complicated. Conflict can start in adolescence and last a lifetime. My guests, mother and daughter, Jennie Marie and Jasmine Nicole have successfully weathered many storms through their relationship and are here to help us have better relationships with our mothers and daughters. In today’s day and age, moms …
 
Tackling social issues in today’s world is hard enough for adults, and even harder when you have to explain the issues and injustices we experience and watch to our kids! My guest, Scotty Iseri, is the creator and host of the award-winning family podcast, The Imagine Neighborhood, which is a kid-focused podcast. In this fun podcast for kids, along …
 
Let’s talk about race…we have to. We ALL have to. Stories of racial inequality and systemic racism permeate the news headlines. We can’t pretend that it doesn’t exist. I have been so ignorant to this topic. As a white woman, I didn’t know what white privilege was and that I have it. I am honoured to talk about this important subject with two incred…
 
I’m now a mom of two teen boys and BOY have things changed in the way we communicate and interact with each other! It’s natural and normal that our kids start to pull away from us around the age of 11 (yes, that soon!) but it doesn’t mean they don’t need us! In fact, it’s essential that we maintain or create deep connection with our kids…but it’s n…
 
Don’t even talk to me If I haven’t had enough sleep! Now when my boys were babies, the thing I feared the most was those sleepless nights. I’m no good on just a few hours of sleep so I made it a priority to teach my babies to sleep, but like so many issues in parenting, it’s such an individual choice as to how you will go about teaching your baby s…
 
During my 15 years and counting as a mom, I’ve always worked. I ran a department in my marketing career and now I’m the CEO of my business. Like many mom entrepreneurs and career professionals, my career and business is my other baby. I have to make a conscious effort to take care of all the ‘babies’ I’m responsible for in order for there to be har…
 
I don’t know about you but by the time my day is done, and I have to think about dinner…I JUST CAN’T EVEN some days. My husband and I walk in circles in the kitchen trying to figure out what we have, what we can make and what our kids will eat. My guest, Mia Moran, is an expert in the area of making things simple for parents so they can end the ove…
 
There are so many families struggling with adolescents with substance abuse issues. Parents are often caught off guard, confused and don’t know where to turn. Today, more than 40 percent of seniors and one-third of tenth graders are vaping a substance like marijuana. Twenty percent of teens report abusing prescription drugs like Xanax, Ritalin and …
 
Did you know our kid’s generation is projected to live into their 100’s? Because of this, we want to make sure our kids live a long and livable life (because they are going to have so much of it!)!! Thank goodness there are educators like my guest Stephanie Krauss, to help us raise our kids so they have exactly what they need for tomorrow’s world. …
 
Since the beginning of my motherhood journey, I’ve worked full time so “Working Mom Life” is something I know all about! From my corporate career in marketing to owning and running a seven figure business. There have been more days than I can count that I have been flat out exhausted at the end of the day…and that’s not good for me or my family! If…
 
I say it all the time that in this digital era we live in, parents are the pioneers in navigating this foreign terrain. Some days it’s enough to make you head spin. What we know for sure, as parents, we can’t stick our heads in the sand and not pay attention to what our kids are exposed to. Every time your child logs onto social media they are at r…
 
I know what it’s like to question your child’s behavior and suspect that it might be something more than just the “terrible twos”. I have a child with ADHD, ODD and OCD so I know what it’s like to suspect that my child’s behavior isn’t typical and to enter into the process of getting help for him and our family. Many parents are in this same exact …
 
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