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Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting
26 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Closing The Gender Gap Using Context, Conversation and Communication with Janet Allison and Jennifer L.W. Fink of On Boys Podcast
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 popular podcast, On Boys. "I started learning about boys to survive my own life." - Jennifer LW Fink. "The three keys of really being a boy-friendly communicator are moving side by side, fewer words on your part, and lots of pauses." - Janet Allison. In this episode, we dive into: Meet Janet (2:52) Meet Jennifer (3:58) The why behind Jennifer's work (7:39) Janet's why (8:45) Raising gentlemen without suppressing the empowerment of girls (11:49) Helping our kids understand the past so they can have the context for the current climate (14:41) Three keys to being a boy-friendly communicator (20:39) Laying the foundation for tailored conversations (22:03) Don't miss this fantastic episode with Jennifer and Janet of the On Boys Podcast. They share some insightful information on closing the gender gap using context, conversation, and communication. Connect with Jennifer & Janet Jennifer's Website Janet's Website Instagram FaceBook Podcast Thanks for joining us on today's episode of the Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes, give us 5 stars, and leave a review to help us reach even more Future-Focused parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
31 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
“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 unpack this famous question and what we really think about it. "Now I think it's one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child - What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something, and that's the end." - Michelle Obama. "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.’ They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." - John Lennon. We'll discuss: Kira shares what she wanted to be when she grew up (5:16) Kira's why (6:06) Deana shares what she wanted to be when she grew up (7:51) Deana's why (9:10) Connecting with children and generational gaps (10:04) Being a Future Focused Parent and having room to be fluid (12:15) Kira talks about feeling locked in to a decision she made at nine (16:27) The importance of knowing your child's personality (17:44) Giving kids the room and option to change their mind freely (20:15) Let's change the "What do you…" to "Who do you…" (21:46) Kira's on the spot funny acronym W.H.O. (24:27) If Deana and Kira could change jobs right now and do anything - what would it be? (26:36) Don't miss this episode as we dive into this classic question and how we can change the conversation to be more Future Focused for our kids. Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today's episode of the Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes, give us 5 stars, and leave a review to help us reach even more Future-Focused parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
33 minutes | May 31, 2021
Embrace Your Flawsome
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, that’s ok." - Kira Dorrian We open up and chat about: Deana and Kira's why for embracing their flawsome (7:24) How a growth mindset might lead us to thinking we should try to be amazing at everything (12:14) It’s important to avoid putting a square peg into a round hole (16:41) How outsourcing can alleviate overwhelm (17:40) What, exactly, is “Flawsome?” (31:18) Don't miss this episode as we reveal what we suck at and how we each embrace our flawsome! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today's episode of the Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes, give us 5 stars, and leave a review to help us reach even more Future-Focused parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
28 minutes | May 24, 2021
Future Focused Foster/Adoptive Parenting with Amy Carney of Parent on Purpose
In today's episode, Deana and Kira have the opportunity to chat with Amy Carney, 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 product maker helping parents raise their children with more joy and purpose. She lives with her husband and five children in Arizona. They are currently fostering their 6th to adopt him this summer. "It's not just our home. It's a community of people pouring into our children and teaching them." - Amy Carney. Amy Shares: Her why in this area of her parenting (4:10) Her parenting philosophy before fostering to adopt (7:47) Finding balance from a mental health perspective and how to help biological kids understand (13:19) Responsibilities of a foster parent from a mental health perspective. How to care for a person who's been through trauma and helping the kids already in the home (17:14) How to access resources in the community as an essential piece of the foster/adoptive process (19:35) Approaching biological kids in a way that doesn't cause resentment towards foster children (21:24) An important takeaway for anyone considering fostering or adopting (23:25) All about the experience that inspired Amy's book: Parent on Purpose (25:30) Connect with Amy Website Instagram Facebook Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today's episode of the Raising Adults! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more Future Focused Parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
30 minutes | May 17, 2021
Teaching Kids To Spot Unsafe Relationships
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 it. "I think that's really important that just because we can find a way to dismiss it doesn't mean it didn't land harmfully on someone else." - Kira Dorrian "You want to get away much sooner and disentangle yourself from something unsafe." - Deana Thayer Join us to learn about: What to say if you find out your child is in one of these relationships (9:01) A - Aggression (9:54) B - Blame (12:11) U - Using (12:59) S - Shame (14:50) E - Environment (18:08) How to help them extricate themselves (24:04) Resources to share (27:46) Mentioned Resources: Agression, Blame, Using, Shame, Environtment National Domestic Violence Hotline Call: 800 799 SAFE (7233) Text: LOVE IS to 22522 Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today's episode Raising Adults! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more Future Focused Parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
32 minutes | May 10, 2021
Kids and Peer Pressure
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 "That's so great because something has to win, right? So this is about laying the foundation so the value system wins. And the fear doesn't." - Deana Thayer "Don't downgrade your dreams to upgrade your relationships." - Matshona Dhliwayo Join us to learn about: Deana's why for peer pressure (7:30) Kira's why for peer pressure (8:37) How does Deana apply values that are Future Focused? (10:50) Are environments a factor with peer pressure? (13:36) Should you teach your kids to trust their gut? (13:36) Is it essential that kids explore outside the boundaries their parents have set for them? (24:01) The first pillar of the Future Focused Parenting philosophy (26:25) Second pillar (27:04) Final pillar (27:50) What do you do when your kid does give in to peer pressure? (28:36) Mentioned Resources Join the private Future Focused Parents Facebook Group Future Focused Parenting Membership Details Episode referenced: Kids and Friendships Episode Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today's episode of the Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more Future Focused Parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
27 minutes | May 3, 2021
Mealtime Transformation with Laura Hernandez of Mama Systems
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 intentionally. Is dinner time at your house filled with beautiful experiences and your family around the table enjoying conversations? If you answered with a resounding no - then this is the episode for you! "They are not going to remember what you made, and if they had hot dogs for dinner or if they had a five-course meal; I think that they're going to remember the conversations and the times that they were heard." - Laura Hernandez Today on the Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting Podcast How meal planning impacts a parent's ability to be Future Focused (8:18) Techniques for families to get started on a system around meal planning (10:41) Dealing with picky eaters (17:55) Figuring out what's important to you around mealtime (19:15) Tips for making mealtime at the table a positive experience (20:13) What benefits can be seen from implementing these techniques (22:17) Life happens, and you fall off track - how can you get back to having these intentional mealtimes (23:22) Mentioned Resources Meal Planning Course Freebie Feeling Chart Freebie Connect with Laura Instagram Facebook YouTube Website Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today's episode of the Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rate & review to help us reach even more Future Focused parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you and check out Deana's new look after donating her hair to her mom.
31 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Correction vs. Criticism
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 process? Deana shares an on-the-fly acronym and Kira shares two key phrases you can use right away.
26 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Bonus Episode - Keeping Kids Safe Online with Bill Brady of Troomi.com
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 now and for their future. Learn more about Troomi Wireless: https://troomi.com Episode referenced: Kids and Screens
31 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Re-Entry Is Real: Supporting Our Kids As They Emerge From A Pandemic
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 to return to “normal?”
34 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Simple Stress Relief: Self Care That Fits Into Your Busy Life with stress relief coach Sandy Fowler of the Mighty Parenting Podcast
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://mightyparenting.com/podcast/
32 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
You Asked, We Answer!
Deana and Kira answer your questions about everything from imaginative play, emotional intelligence for kids under 18 months, linking your why to your values and more! Episodes referenced: The Importance of a Strong Why, Figuring Out Your Family’s Values, Raising Kids With Emotional Intelligence
34 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The Inner Work of Conscious Parenting with Laura Froyen, PhD, of The Balanced Parent podcast
Deana and Kira speak with Laura Froyen, PhD, of The Balanced Parent podcast to talk about the inner work required to practice Conscious Parenting. How do we understand our triggers and do the necessary healing in order to be the best parents we can be? More on Laura: https://www.laurafroyen.com/
33 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Moms Everywhere Are Not OK
Kira and Deana chat about motherhood in a pandemic and all the ways that women, in particular, are underwater right now. They also look at the imbalance in emotional and physical load that has always existed for women and ask the question “how do we solve this?” Spoiler Alert: they never do find the answer….
41 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Protecting Kids and Teens From Substance Abuse with Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child
Deana and Kira speak with Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child, about how to protect our children from substance abuse. Richard shares some of the warning signs, what to do if you see them, and what you can be doing now to protect children from risk of drugs and alcohol abuse later down the line. More on Richard: https://helptheaddictedchild.com/ Previous episode referenced: Talking With Kids About Drugs And Alcohol Addiction
34 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
The Resurfacing Of Grief: How Milestones Affect Families Of All Types
Kira and Deana talk about how milestones can cause the resurfacing of grief and the ways that it affects families of all kinds. They also discuss how parents can begin to think about the resurfacing of grief that will occur once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
32 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Coaching Call: Beyond Video Games and Later Bedtimes - Thinking Outside the Box When Offering Age-Appropriate Privileges
Deana and Kira chat with one of their members for a coaching call about choosing age-appropriate privileges that go beyond screens, video games, junk food and later bedtimes. They also discuss natural and logical consequences for kids when we need to engage in some gentle discipline. Episodes referenced: Raising Responsible Adults, Spin Cycle: Natural Consequences Want to become a member? You’ll be eligible for coaching calls just like this! Visit futurefocusedparenting.com/membership to sign up!
34 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
I Have A Question...
Kira and Deana take Kira’s famous phrase “I have a question” and turn it into an episode! Through a series of questions, they share personal stories, thoughts, fears and favorite things. Want to support the show? Become a member! Visit futurefocusedparenting.com/membership to learn more!
35 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
How To Handle Procrastination with Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos
Deana and Kira chat with Leslie Josel from Order Out of Chaos. Leslie cracks the procrastination code for parents and gives tangible tools and tips for how to help your kids be successful in areas where they may be struggling. This episode is packed with ideas, some of which might surprise you. Find out why “math in the bath” is a thing and listen to this amazing episode. More on Leslie: https://orderoochaos.com
28 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Getting Our Kids To Listen
Deana and Kira talk about how we can help our kids learn to listen well, not just to our instructions but to each other. They discuss ways to tackle feelings of constant repetition, ways to teach active listening and also the places we may need to look at our own behavior first.
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