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If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people! Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to ...
 
The Vibrant Happy Women Podcast is for overwhelmed women who want to get off the hamster wheel and start making time for themselves (without the guilt) so they can live happy, balanced, heart-centered lives. You’ll learn from Happiness Strategist Dr. Jen Riday as she shares proven tips and tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life, including self love, confidence, healthy boundaries, time management, parenting, marriage, health, finances, goal setting and muc ...
 
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Tracy graciously shares how we can stop comparing our kids to others and learn how to let them be themselves. Every child has a unique path, and it’s our job to accept them for who they are. Learn about Tracy’s experience raising her sons and how you can uplevel your thoughts to allow your kids to follow their own paths. Get full show notes and mor…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we discuss inviting feedback from our children. Join us as we talk about what this looks like in our homes and what it's like for someone who may have a hard time hearing feedback. How does this approach work? Be sure to tune in! "Feedback, when given well, should not alienate the receiver of the feedback, but should motiva…
 
Patrice shares how you can get rid of that visceral reaction to the word “budget” and how to attract wealth to you through six simple pillars. If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, Patrice’s six pillars will show you how to restore your wealth in every sense of the word and finally start attracting the abundance you deserve. Get full sh…
 
Today on Raising Adults we celebrate the beginning of Season Five! Can you believe it? Join us as we talk about how Deana approaches the goal for her kids to have no rules by age 16. What does that mean? How does that actually work? Be sure to tune in! "The goal of the structure and the ‘strictness’ in the early years is so that they're able to han…
 
I’m sharing some of the ways my husband and I learned to fight fair and some of the tools we use to have a more harmonious relationship, even when we argue. Learn how your attachment styles are impacting your fights, how to prevent defensiveness, and the power of creating a fair fight rules list. Your children deserve to see healthy communication i…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we've got a replay for you from Season Four. Deana and Kira share ways to be the parent without being a tyrant and the positive impact this can have on your relationship with your child. They also give tools and tips for re-balancing your home if things are out of whack. Do you have questions for us? Consider becoming a mem…
 
Hear my conversation with Tracie all about grieving the loss of relationships and the loss of ourselves. You’ll learn the three phases of healing from heartbreak, how to grieve, and her tips on starting to date again. Whether you’re getting divorced, moving, or coming out of this pandemic a different version of yourself, Tracie’s expertise will be …
 
Today on Raising Adults, we have a replay from Season Three. Kira and Deana talk about resilience and do some myth-busting about what it takes to raise resilient kids, as well as what true resiliency looks like. Episodes referenced: Raising Kids With Emotional Intelligence https://futurefocusedparenting.com/2018/10/08/raising-kids-with-emotional-in…
 
Hear my conversion with Marci all about taking the leap into alignment. She shares her story of changing lots of different things in her life so she could live her purpose, how these changes affected her family, and her advice for anyone who feels off-kilter right now. She’s an inspiration to me and I know she’ll be one to you too. Get full show no…
 
Today on Raising Adults, cue all the fireworks as Kira and Deana celebrate the season four finale! Can you believe it? Join us as we talk about what we learned this season, how we grew as people and parents, as well as what's coming next season. "We get so busy, and life gets so frenetic and fast-paced that I think we can forget, and I certainly ha…
 
Besides validating whatever it is you’re feeling right now, I want to tell you that bouncing back to pre-pandemic days isn’t likely. We have all lost something, and in this post-pandemic adjustment period, it is our time to heal. Learn about the tools I’m using to do so today. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we discuss the age where littles are hitting, biting, and breaking things. We share some tips on how we've tackled this phase with our littles that align with our FFP philosophy. Join us today as we share tools that parents can use for dealing with this developmentally appropriate, though challenging, phase. "Make sure that…
 
Tune in for my conversation with Wendy about being empathic, what it does and does not mean, and how to cultivate a deeper awareness of your intuition so you can make more holistic and conscious life choices. When the student is ready the teacher appears, and that is exactly how I felt during this conversation. Wendy’s wisdom is sure to help you st…
 
Today, Kira and Deana have the opportunity to chat with Janet Allison and Jennifer LW Fink about closing the gender gap using communication, context, and conversation. Janet is a mother, former teacher, and currently a family coach, author, and podcaster. Jennifer is a mother of four boys, a writer, and a podcaster. Together they co-host the popula…
 
How awesome would it be at the end of this summer to say, “Holy cow! That was the best summer we’ve ever had”? For you to feel connected to your kids and to see them growing in their ability to take on responsibility while having a ton of fun? That’s my hope for this summer, and my guests today are here to share how to make it happen. Get full show…
 
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Today on Raising Adults we dive into this age-old question that so many kids get peppered with from adults. It's an interesting question considering so many of us are probably still trying to figure it out ourselves. Brace yourselves; Kira came up with an acronym in this episode! So, join us today as we un…
 
I interview Madhur-Nain on her spiritual upbringing, how meditation impacts her approach to therapy, and the gap she noticed in the self-help section that her book fills. We discuss how meditation is not a religious practice, but a therapeutic tool that helps calm the mind and therefore destress your life. If you’ve ever been curious about meditati…
 
Today on Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about embracing your “flawsome” as parents. Do you sometimes struggle with comparison or look at other parents and feel like they do it all, have it all, and manage to offer their children everything? If this is you, then don't miss this episode! "It’s about doing the best you're capable of and saying, t…
 
JoAnn shares her own experience with mom guilt and the ways she has learned to let it go. She gives some invaluable advice for parents of children with big personalities; the ones that are often getting in trouble at school. I learned so much from JoAnn about how to handle kids in the midst of big emotions and I know her wisdom is going to be so he…
 
In today’s episode, Deana and Kira have the opportunity to chat with Amy Carney about Future Focused foster/adoptive parenting. She is the author of Parent on Purpose-A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a Complicated World and 100 Questions for Mom- a Journal for Reflection and Connection. She is a public speaker, content creator, and prod…
 
You may think that talking about yourself is narcissistic or tacky, but as Laura can assure you, it's not. In our conversation, Laura explains the importance of sharing about yourself if you want to create deep, lasting friendships. She’s letting us in on some of the questions from her book to get you started with sharing, as well as her experience…
 
In today's episode, Kira and Deana talk about teaching kids to spot unsafe relationships. Learn what signs to look for if you suspect they are in an unsafe relationship and some resources that you and your children can use. Unsurprisingly, Deana has come up with a helpful acronym to help families remember what to look for and what to do if they see…
 
Hear some of the questions I'm posing about the state of the world right now. I’m guiding you to discover what you truly want your life to look like when this is all over and how you can start making shifts right now to become that version of you. The world is changing, and you can decide to become whoever you want to be on the other side. Get full…
 
Curious to know Kira's and Deana's whys for peer pressure? Wondering what the three pillars of the Future Focused Parenting philosophy are and how you can apply them? Be sure to listen as Kira and Deana dive into these questions and so much more. "You have to be willing to say, actually, my value system is stronger than my fear." - Kira Dorrian "Th…
 
Allison shares how powerful the habit of journaling can be for working through trauma and processing our emotions. Writing is a beautiful way to tell our stories and reflect back on our personal growth. She’s sharing the benefits of journaling, how to journal about trauma, and why this should be the one habit you implement in your life right now. G…
 
Laura Hernandez and her husband, Tony, live in the Dallas area, raising seven biological and three adopted children. That's right; they have ten amazing children - She's our hero! Laura created Mama Systems to help others bring peace to their homes through customized systems. She offers coaching and courses that help families live more intentionall…
 
In this episode, Brooke walks me through some of the common acting-out behaviors we see in our kids and how we can help them process their underlying emotions. She shares how moms can start doing this work for themselves and how doing this work will impact their lives. We discuss childhood anxiety, how to take ownership of our needs, and why emotio…
 
Deana and Kira chat about the difference between correcting our kids and criticizing them. How can we be sure to come across with love, kindness and understanding when we need to correct a behavior? How can we keep in check what we can expect of them and what they might only be learning as they grow? And, how can we keep ourselves calm in the proce…
 
Tune in today for an episode jam-packed with wisdom and guidance from the Boundary Boss herself. Terri shares what the different types of boundaries are, how to know which ones you need to set, and how to enforce them in your family relationships. We dive into the topic of high functioning codependency, self-love, and how setting boundaries will he…
 
Kira and Deana chat with Bill Brady of Troomi Wireless about how to keep kids safe online, on their devices and more. Bill shares some of the ways parents can create trust with their children around technology use as well as help their children learn the skills necessary to navigate social media, app use, email and messaging in a way that is safe n…
 
Kira and Deana discuss re-entry as the pandemic shifts and the world starts to open up again. How do we support our kids? How do we help them to be understanding of each other and the variety of experiences their friends may have had? How do we teach them the compassion, empathy and patience they will need for others and for themselves as we begin …
 
Listen in today to hear Vashti’s candid, authentic, and vulnerable story of loss, adversity, and growth. We talk about the globally acclaimed documentary she and her late husband created, how she chooses to parent her children unapologetically, and why sometimes unexpected change is what we truly need. Get full show notes and more information here:…
 
Deana and Kira talk with Sandy Fowler, stress relief coach and host of the Mighty Parenting podcast. Sandy shares tips for creating stress solutions that actually fit into your busy life as well as ways to make the most of sleep, and create quick and easy stress relief moments throughout the day. More about Sandy: https://sandyfowler.com https://mi…
 
Tune in today to hear from Rachel on her experience of mom guilt and the different ways it was showing up in her life. She experienced aspirational shame, like I’m sure many of you do, yet figured out a way to fulfill her purpose while continuing to be an awesome mom. I encourage you to listen to this episode with an open heart and follow what feel…
 
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