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Gentle Catholic Parenting Podcast
36 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Breaking the Cycle of Generational Abuse: In Conversation with Erin McCole Cupp (Ep. 28)
How can you raise emotionally healthy children when you didn't have an ideal childhood? What if that childhood was filled with abuse or neglect? In today's podcast episode, I'm joined by author Erin McCole Cupp as we explore these important questions.
24 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Teaching Kids the Art of Conversation (Ep. 27)
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this is a good time to review the art of making conversation at the dinner table. Real conversation involves not only talking but listening attentively to the other person, something many adults seem to have forgotten how to do! Here I’ll focus on parents making conversation with children or teenagers, but these tips apply equally to conversations with just about anybody.
31 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Overcoming Bedtime Challenges with Older Kids (Ep. 26)
Parents get plenty of advice about how they should handle sleep issues with babies and toddlers, but what should we do when our school-age children (and even teenagers) can’t seem to settle down at night? In this show, I clarify the possible problems and provide a few ideas for helping older kids let go of the day so they can go to sleep.
20 minutes | May 22, 2020
Make Discipline Easy with Routines & Rituals (Ep. 25)
In this podcast, I explain why structure is one of the most effective discipline tools for any parent to keep in their parenting toolbox. When you have a strong structure in your home that includes many routines, rituals, and a familiar rhythm that your child can depend on, your child is less likely to resist you when you need him to do something. Routines also allow you to mentor your child in what maturity looks like even before he arrives at maturity.
29 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Protecting Play Time in Your Catholic Home (Ep. 24)
We're continuing our routines and routines series by focusing on PLAY today! Play is the engine of emotional, social, and spiritual growth in our kids. We can use routines and rituals to ensure we set aside time for play in our homes. In this podcast: What is play? Why do kids need play? Tips for playing with your kids and tips for creating invitations for your child’s solitary play.
26 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Win Bedtime Battles with Rituals and Routines! (Ep. 23)
Practicing regular routines and rituals at bedtime is one of the best things we can do to reduce bedtime battles with our kids. In this podcast: Why kids do better with regular bedtime routines, tips for different types of bedtime rituals, and an introduction to bridging separation at bedtime.
21 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Dusting Off the Family Table (Ep. 22)
In this first installment of my family rituals podcast series, I'm talking about dusting off the family table! The family dinner is a wonderful everyday ritual for anchoring our day. It provides a natural opportunity for fostering conversation and connection after being apart during the day.
27 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
The Secret to Enduring Happiness (Ep. 21)
Philosophers and theologians tell us that worldy pleasures and honor can't make us happy for very long; the secret to enduring happiness is self-transcendence. What does this mean, for parents in particular?
29 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
Why Pleasure & Success Won’t Make You Happy (Ep. 20)
It's true: pleasure and success won't make you happy; at least not for very long. Many people spend most of their time pursuing pleasure and success, but, In this show, I explain why they occupy the lowest rungs on the ladder of authentic happiness.
25 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Gratitude in Tough Times (Ep. 19)
We're called to be grateful in all circumstances, not just in the good times. But, man, is it hard when life throws us a curve ball. In this episode we take a look at how we can recognize the graces God is sending our way even amidst the chaos, inconveniences and frustrations of family life.
32 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
4 Powerful Ways to Practice Gratitude (Ep. 18)
We know that grateful parents are happier parents, but it's hard in the often wild ride of parenting to notice the blessings that God is gifting to us! In this episode, I share four simple ways to make gratitude a habit that sharpens your awareness and attunement to your blessings.
24 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
The Benefits of Gratitude (Ep. 17)
Cultivating gratitude benefits parents in many ways, including better physical and emotional health. Most important of all, gratitude is the gateway to a holiness.
19 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
The Problem with Self-Pity (Ep. 16)
When life doesn't go our way, it's okay to feel badly initially, but as Catholic Christians we don't want to become stuck in self-pity. How can we break the self-pity habit?
21 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Types of Alpha Kids (Ep. 15)
Why are some kids bossy and demanding? Or bullies? Or why do some kids try to tell us how to take care of them? These kids may have an alpha complex.
29 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
Tantrums in Big Kids (Ep. 14)
Big kids (and teens . . . and grown-ups) have tantrums just like toddlers! Big kids are beginning to develop emotional control, so what causes their tantrums and how can we respond to them in a developmentally safe way?
23 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Helicopter Parenting Follow-Up (Ep. 13)
This podcast is a follow-up to my last episode, which was about helicopter parenting and why it might be harmful to kids. In this show I consider a new book that argues that helicopter parents are rational in the choices they make. Did I get it wrong in the last show?
26 minutes | May 6, 2019
Land the Helicopter: Giving Kids Room to Grow (Ep. 12)
In this podcast episode, Kim explores helicopter parenting and how we can be an engaged, loving parent without becoming a helicopter parent.
20 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
How Attachment Gives Us the Power to Parent (Ep. 11)
How attachment gives parents the power to lead, protect, and guide their children. Parents possess a natural authority to lead their child, provided the child sees the parent as his best bet for getting his needs met.
17 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
Helping Our Kids Love Confession (or At Least Not Hate It) (Ep. 10)
Going to Confession can be intimidating for children. In this podcast, I offer some commonsense lifestyle tips that can help our kids grow naturally more comfortable approaching Confession.
22 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
6 Ways Our Kids Attach to Us (Ep. 9)
In this podcast episode, Kim Cameron-Smith explains the 6 phases of secure attachment , how they impact human flourishing, and how we can nourish them in our children.
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