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36 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Episode 014 - Finding Joy
Discussing "next" with coming out of the pandemic, and looking for ways to find our Joy as parents. Courtesy of How to Find Joy in your Everyday Life, courtesy of Nicol Natele, Prevention Magazine. 1. Look for meaning2. Think small picture3. Straighten out your spiral4. Make room for a passion5. Set a goal outside of your comfort zone6. Be present7. Confront your past8. Choose authenticity9. Volunteer10. Re-connect with nature11. Make opportunities for laughter12. Seek out positive peopleLearn more at Finding Moments!
30 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Episode 013 - Finding Moments
Episode 13 focuses on "Finding Moments". We are one year old! Reflecting on our first year, discussing the tools we've built and how they can help parents find less tension with time-outs and must do's to make more time for fun things. Self care matters. Stay-cations can make for great moments. How it is important to take advantage of every minute with our family now to avoid regret later. We deep dive on Together Tokens, Your Time Clock, Our Tasks, Your Tasks Chore Chart and the ways in which we've used them to focus on positive parenting solutions.
34 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Episode 012 - Parenting Styles
Episode 12 explores the parenting styles permissive, uninvolved, authoritarian and authoritative also touching on free range parenting and asking the question, should we ever tell our kids no? What style of parenting do you lean to? Is it all or nothing, or is it simply how to balance different styles within a household. How our kids learn from our example. Ultimately how recognition of where we fall within these buckets and an honest self evaluation can help make us better parents. Subscribe to our podcast, available on all major players, or visit us at finding-moments.com for our monthly podcast, great parenting tools as well as check out our library, thoughts and tips!Our products are built for families (especially parents), to reward positive behavior, level up playtime, strengthen family moments and create memories that last! What's your play?
28 minutes | May 16, 2021
Episode 011 - Screen-Time and its Impact on our Kids
After reading both Reset Your Child's Brain by Victoria L. Dunckley, MD and Glow Kids by Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D. we discuss the impact of screen time on our own children as well as the concept and the practicality of a 3 week "reset" as recommended by Dr. Dunckley. In our discovery, our kids are being stimulated at a rate unlike any other generation. The gaming industry has put the R&D into keeping our kids hooked on screens. However, gaming isn't the only industry competing for our kids time. Can we pull our kids off? How much time is too much time. A child's dopamine levels are incredibly high when immersed in an active screen. Is this over stimulation sacrificing relationships? Join us as we talk through both books, the over arching concept and perhaps one of the greatest challenges parents have with getting their kids to look up. additional resources are available on finding-moments.com/library
30 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 010 - How to get your kids to "LISTEN!"
How do we get our kids to listen? Truly. Seems like they listen to everyone but their parents. From the perspective of 2 moms and a dad. Rooted in psychology. We look at different strategies that help. Positive parenting styles that reward positive interactions. Based on various sources, including Robert Shramm, the author of The Seven Steps to Earning Instructional Control; Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child by Ross W. Green and Jonathan Todd Ross; as well as the work of Dr. Greg Hanley.
29 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Episode 009 - Routines vs Schedules
Routines vs Schedules. Knowing what to expect makes us all feel better. Episode 9 is a conversation centered around how to build age appropriate routines and how flexibility in daily routines are critical to child development as well as family sanity. Striking the right balance is very personal and centered around each families needs. However, there are core tent poles each day that can be the building blocks including meal time, bed time, homework and family time. Modeling flexibility teaches kids how to navigate disruption. Holding to a rigid schedule can lead to frustration and friction. finding-moments.com : FB & Instagram findingmomentsfamily : Twitter: finding_moments
30 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Episode 008 - Are My Kids OK?
As we look forward to happier, brighter 2021, check out Russ Harris' book The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living. There is light at the end of the tunnel, yet we are still in the tunnel. One year into the pandemic, and where do we stand with our kids? Are we doing a good job? How do we talk to our kids about current events. How do we keep communication open, while protecting them at the same time? An open, honest conversation about the reality of parenting in the pandemic. Signs to watch for and steps we can take to help our kids, and ourselves as we continue to navigate where we are and look forward to coming out the other side. Its ok to not be ok! Visit finding-moments.com for additional articles and parental tools. When your child gives you a hug, never be the first one to let go!
27 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Episode 007 - Traditions
While saying goodbye to 2020, LenEll, Trisha & Chad talk about the importance of tradition for our families and our children. In a time of change and uncertainty, consistency isn't boring .... it feels comfortable and safe!
12 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode 006 - Together Tokens
To complete our three part series, we discuss Together Tokens which teach patience, turn-taking, and how rewarding time can be with others … “the gift of play”. Through the use of short periods of time and play activities that are highly motivating, the two people learn to find excitement and joy in each other’s company and one another’s interests. Chad, Trisha and LenEll discuss ways in which we have used this parental tool, and how it can help your family connect.
11 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode 005 - Your Time Clock
The second, in our three part series we discuss an alternative to time outs, a simple concept of positive re-enforcement. Your Time Clock is a behavior system that is straightforward, visual and will put your child in charge of their time. Catch your child displaying behaviors you want (sharing, kind words, listening the first time, etc.) and your child earns minutes! When your child makes mistakes, they lose minutes. Use for bedtime, screen time, free time, home school recess, or whatever type of time works best for your family.
9 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode 004 - My Moment Door Hangers
We are live! We discuss Finding Moments as a platform ... tools for families; rooted in psychology; designed by parents. The first part of a three episode series, episode 004 talks about our website launch as well as one of our new products ... My Moment Door Hangers.
28 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Episode 003 - Quantity vs Quality
Our conversation shifts to moments we spend with our children. Do we put too much pressure on ourselves to check a box? Do our children keep score, or is it about quality moments in time? Reciprocal interactions vs directed interactions ..... how do we, as parents / caregivers model the behavior to set our kids up with the tools they will ultimately need? Investing in your relationship with your child teaches your child to develop relationships. Credit to a New York Times article, "Do You Really See Your Child" by Daniel J Siegel M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D. for inspiration in Quantity vs Quality time spent and how the smallest moment can impact a child's development.
23 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Episode 002 - Pandemic Playdates
Our conversation continues on ways to help our kids survive, and in some ways thrive in a socially distanced world with creative ideas on how to connect outdoors, in person and online in a responsible way. Chalk wars, online games, and play date kits are all on the table as our children are teaching us as much as we are teaching them.
38 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Episode 001 - Introduction
Our focus for episode 1, centers on a discussion of the challenges of this unprecedented school year. No one has ever been through anything like this before, and our kids need a different set of support tools than they have had in the past. Whether you have a preschooler, elementary, middle or high school "er", everything is different.Topics: 1. How to not lose your mind as a COVID teacher-parent 2. How to help your kids in semi-quarantine 3. How to safely find social interactions In a time where we are all experiencing social distancing and some level of isolation its more important than ever to reach out to friends to exchange ideas and simply just for support. #finding_moments
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