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Authentic Parenting

English, Parenting, 1 seasons, 350 episodes, 6 days 22 hours 40 minutes
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Break the cycle of generational trauma by doing your own work, connecting to your authentic self, so that you can raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods. Our Motto is: Raising Our Children, Growing Ourselves. Authentic Parenting explores how you can find more calm, connection and joy in parenting through the process of self-discovery and inner growth with a trauma-informed lens. Enjoy!
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The Consequences of Parental Burnout with Moïra Mikolajczak, PhD

In this must-listen episode on understanding parental burnout, you will learn about the consequences of parental burnout on the parent, their partners, and specifically children. Also, what could be done to prevent it, and importantly when you find yourself in either mild, moderate or severe burnout, what steps can you take to mitigate it. SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES <span class="s
24/02/202450 minutes 20 seconds
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You Are Invited! LIVE PODCAST ANNOUNCEMENT

I’m super excited to let you know that we will be doing another LIVE podcast event this year, and you are invited!  This year’s event is on Saturday, April 27, in Princeton, NJ, with special guest Seth Gillihan! Seth Gillihan is a clinical psychologist, author of several books and host of the Think Act Be podcast.  The topic of the LIVE event is: Finding Healing, Peace and Joy.  We are offering only 25 tickets. Secure your Early Bird ticket at a discounted rate, available until March 27th! TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-healing-peace-and-joy-t
20/02/20245 minutes
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3 Effective Ways of Dealing with Negative Thoughts

In this compilation episode I want to share three helpful practices from previous episodes to help you overcome negative thinking, silence the chatter in your mind, deal with ruminations, catastrophizing, and intrusive thoughts.  FEATURED EPISODES Ep. 386 Mindwandering with Moshe Bar Ep. 148 The Upside of Your Dark Side with Todd Kashdan, PhD Ep. 324 Developing Psychological Flexibility with Diana Hill, PhD Ep. 294 The Voice in Your Head and How to Harness It with Ethan Kro
18/02/202430 minutes 17 seconds
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Profound Truths About Loss and Grief That Everybody Needs to Know

WARNING: There is a mention of suicide, PTSD, death, drowning in this episode. The most profound concept around grief and loss is that we do do it even though it feels impossible and it is actually impossible.  As a grief and loss specialist Meghan Riordan Jarvis, didn’t expect how unprepared she was after her mother’s death. Grief-stricken, she found herself unable to go on with life and ended up in the same inpatient cliinic where she used to send her clients.  What makes grief traumatic? The symptoms of grief, and so much more.    SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 21 exisiting
10/02/202458 minutes 13 seconds
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Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself with Lisa Marchiano

25/01/202451 minutes 22 seconds
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The Benefits of Commpassion for Yourself and Others with James Kirby

09/01/20241 hour 3 minutes 59 seconds
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Year in Review: Reflecting on the Past Year, Top 10 Episodes, Highlights and Your Voicemails

In this final episode of 2023 Jen and I do a yearly reflection. We share highlights and lowlights from our lives, best books and podcasts we discovered, places we visited. By looking at our past challenges and goals, we make astonishing discoveries. Wwe share the top 10 episodes from this year, play your voicemails and set intentions for the new year.  Powerful Questions to Reflect on Your Year PDF-free download LISTENERS FAVORITE EPISODES  (LIVE Event) Updating Your Relationship with Your Parents-Part 2 with Daniel Maté (LIVE Podcast) Updating Your Relationship with Your Parents -Part 1 with Daniel Maté Making Great Relationships with Rick Hanson, PhD <p dir="ltr" role
28/12/20231 hour 5 minutes 5 seconds
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How AI Can Support Parenting: Answering Your Parenting Questions

21/12/20231 hour 24 minutes 29 seconds
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How to Turn Self-Care Into a Way of Life with Dr. Judith Rabinor

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 21 exisiting memebers who contribute $121 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
15/12/202347 minutes 28 seconds
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The 5 R's of Parenting: Relationships, Reflection, Regulation, Rules and Repair

09/12/202341 minutes 17 seconds
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Mindwandering: How to Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity with Moshe Bar

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey! All listeners get 10% off on my services. <
30/11/202359 minutes 5 seconds
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Uncovering Your Core Values

Why your values matter and how can you uncover them? Join us as through thoughtful questions and exercises we help you discover your own core values. Grab a pen and notebook.  Discovering what your core values are can increase your confidence and strengthen your decision-making skills because you’ve identified whether a decision aligns with your values or not. Knowing your values can guide your actions and give you inner peace. Your personal values are a central part of who you are – and who you want to be. Discovering your values takes some time and self-reflection. SOME KEY POINTS Values vs needs The role of values in parenting When values conflict <li dir="ltr
21/11/20230
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Growing Inner Resources with Oren Jay Sofer

I am pleased to welcome to the show a returning guest Oren Jay Sofer. He teaches meditation and communication internationally. He holds a degree in comparative religion from Columbia University and is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. His new book Your Heart Was Made for This includes 26 qualities, and in today’s conversation we talked about some of them, such as joy, gratitude, courage, curiousity, wonder, energy, attention… SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join exisiting memebers who contribute towards our monthly goal of $500.  <a href= "https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_b
16/11/202353 minutes 1 second
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Finding Safety After Trauma

02/11/202346 minutes 14 seconds
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What to Say (and How to Talk) with Your Teen About Drinking

26/10/202345 minutes 20 seconds
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How to Motivate an Unmotivated and Lazy Kid

A real and organic conversation between 3 moms all about motivating our kids. Anna is joined by two wonderful listeners Jen and Imi both are members of the Authentic Parenting community. Why your kid might be unmotivated Is there such a thing as a lazy kid? Is the lack of challenges in our kids’ life a problem?  How to teach your children what’s important to you The role of stories and role models Examine your own fears and see them as a signal for what you care How to uncover your
19/10/202349 minutes 13 seconds
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Can You Use AI for Your Parenting?: Answering Your Parenting Questions-Anna, Laura and ChatGPT

In this episode my friend, colleague and occasional co-host Laura Froyen and I answer your parenting questions but we have another person with us, Jen, who brings her incredible skillset of incorporating AI into the mix. Hear how ChatGPT answers the same questions after we go first.  DISCLAIMER: AI can be a helpful parenting ally, offering insights, information, and suggestions across various parenting topics. Yet, it lacks emotional understanding and the context of your family's unique dynamics. So, while AI can assist, remember to rely on your instincts and consider your child's individual needs when making parenting choices. LINKS TO THE AI GENERATED ANSWERS    <a href= "https://chat.openai.com/share/57417d2b-69ed-423a-be4b-4876a10a92ba" target="_blank" rel="noopener" da
12/10/20231 hour 3 minutes 48 seconds
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Navigating Adult Friendships

It's hard to make friends as an adult and yet the value of friendships in our life is vital. Relationship expert Esther Perel says that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Unlike other relationships, we choose our friends.    One of the 5 regrets of the dying according to Bronnie Ware IS about friends: “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.”   Friends enrich our lives, they nourish us, and remind us of who we are among other things.   <div clas
05/10/20231 hour 3 minutes 26 seconds
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The Power of Acceptance with Seth Gillihan, PhD

21/09/202353 minutes 53 seconds
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How to Meet Your Children’s Needs Without Neglecting Your Own with Jen Lumanlan

12/09/202354 minutes
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Growing Up in Public with Devorah Heitner, PhD

02/09/202357 minutes 39 seconds
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How to Become More Resilient with Jonathan DePierro, PhD

Do you ever wonder what makes some people able to navigate trauma, adversity, life’s difficult situations more effectively than others?  Are some people naturally more resilient than others or can it be learned? What is true resilience?  How do you measure a person's resiliency?  Can we teach our children how to be more resilient?  This is the topic of exploration today with special guest Jonathan M. DePierro, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Associate Director of Mount Sinai's Center for Stress, Resilience, and Personal Growth. Dr. DePierro, a clinical psychologist, is an expert in psychological resilience and the treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions. He is the co-author of the third edition of Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges There are 10 resilience factors: <ol
25/08/202357 minutes 43 seconds
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The Sleep Deprived Teen with Lisa Lewis

How can we help our teenagers to get more sleep, wake up on time for school and thrive?  Journalist Lisa Lewis who has 2 teens herself, helped spark the first law in the nation requiring healthy school start times for adolescents. She has written a research-based, reader-friendly book called The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are so Tired, And How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive.  Sleep is the foundation of health, it's essential, it affects mental health, athletic performance, academic success, and more.  Well-rested teens are happier, healthier and more emotionally resilient. <p dir="ltr" role="present
18/08/202357 minutes 13 seconds
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Parenting The Most Challenging Kids with Dayna Abraham

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey! All listeners get 10% off on my services.
10/08/202355 minutes 41 seconds
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The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Melissa Hunt, PhD

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or chronic pain? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you change the way you think and behave, so you can start feeling better. In this episode Dr. Melissa Hunt talks about the benefits of CBT. Dr. Hunt discusses the different components of CBT, including identifying negative thoughts, challenging these thoughts, and developing new coping skills. She also debunks some common misconceptions about CBT, such as the idea that it is only for people with severe mental illness. Show Highlights: CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented therapy that can be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions. CBT focuses on changing the way people think and behave. CBT can help people identify negative thoughts and challenge these thoughts. CBT can help people develop new coping skills. CBT is not just for people with severe mental illness. <span class=
03/08/20231 hour 15 seconds
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Emotion Regulation for Parents with Hunter Clarke-Fields

Choosing to parent differently than your parents is not easy. Today’s episode is a supportive, gentle, uplifting conversation to remind you to continue staying on the path of conscious parenting. Hunter Clarke-Fields, host of the Mindful Mama podcast, author and friend returns to the show again to talk about how you can ditch the unrealistic expectations of perfect parenting, bring intentionality to your communication, practice non-reactivity, restraint and emotion regulation.  Parenting without punishments not only works but it pays incredible dividends in the long-run. We can totally attest to this as parents of teenagers.  We share practical advice on giving yourself credit, allowing goodness to come in, dealing with feelings of unworthiness, not believing in your thoughts, staying present and more.  SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE ww
06/07/202359 minutes 26 seconds
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Strategies for Digital Well-Being: How to Reduce Stress, Gain Focus and Take Control of Your Life

In this solo episode Anna shares how she uses her smartphone and engages with social media to inpsire you to reevaluate your usage, create intentionality and some major changes for increased well-being.  reduce stress and anxiety become more present gain more time and freedom  Improve your ability to focus and maintain attention on important tasks cultivate mindful habits MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Ep.352: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing and Underliving Celeste Headlee Ep. 310: Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again with Johann Hari    SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YO
22/06/202339 minutes 38 seconds
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Consent, Online Grooming and Keeping Children Safe

WARNING: Mentioning of Child Sexual Abuse in the begining An important conversation with children’s author Marcie Aboff, author of the Uncle Tony’s Tickles and Holly-ann Martin OAM is the founder and Managing Director of Safe4Kids, with over 35 years of experience in teaching child abuse prevention education. From the importance of teaching children the correct anatomical parts to talking with children about pornography in this episode we talked about:  How to help children create their safety team  <p dir
16/06/202349 minutes 36 seconds
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How to Regulate Your Nervous System

A powerful conversation with Jennifer Mann, a certified mind-body practitioner with extensive experience in the health and wellness industry. Jennifer shares her personal journey of overcoming chronic illness and introduces the concept of the polyvagal ladder, explaining how our nervous system responds to stress and trauma. The importance of body-based work  Developing safety within our bodies Valuable insights into the mind-body connection  Practical tools for regulating the nervous systems What does disconnection means and how to reconnect with ourselves    OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY LIKE  305: Breathing and Your Health with Patrick Mckeown <li dir="
09/06/20231 hour 3 minutes 22 seconds
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Breaking The Cycle with Mariel Buqué

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join exisiting memebers who contribute towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey! <p clas
01/06/202357 minutes 57 seconds
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Mother Hunger: How Adult Daughters Can Understand and Heal from Lost Nurturance, Protection, and Guidance with Kelly McDaniel

Mother loss comes in many forms: cancer, suicide, illness, murder, accidents. And while many women still have their mothers, they have lost them to abandonment, addiction, memory malfunction, mental illness and more.  Kelly McDaniel is an author and clinician supporting women on the journey toward relational wholeness.  In her first book, Ready to Heal, she addresses cultural double standards and family wounds that set women up for addictive relationship habits. Her second book, Mother Hunger, is the culmination of 30 years of research, clinical expertise, and a deep understanding of mothering myths. Mother Hunger provides women a name for the misunderstood root of poor eating patterns, chronic relationship disappointment, and distorted self image. In Mother Hunger what Kelly does is validate the experience of mother loss by giving a poignant name to a phenomenon that many will know very well and offer an
18/05/202358 minutes 47 seconds
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The Power of Deep Listening with Judith Rabinor, PHD

Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD, is a clinician, author, writing coach, speaker, and workshop leader retunrs to the podcast for the 4th time.  During her first interview we talked about her memoir The Girl in The Boots: Making Peace with My Mother. She specializes in eating disorders and the mother daughter relationship.  Today’s conversation is a wide ranging one. We focused on the transformative power of deep listening, as well as went into other interesting areas such as:  The importance of taking personal responsibility in relationships, particularly in the parent child relationship How we all have a need to be listened to, and h
11/05/202359 minutes 57 seconds
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The Trauma Response is Never Wrong

Trauma response is rooted in strength not weakness. Specail guest MaryCatherine (MC) McDonald, PhD, a research professor and life coach who specializes in the psychology of trauma, stress, and resilience says that our understanding of trauma today is flawed. She has been researching, lecturing, and publishing on neuroscience, psychology, and lived experience of trauma and stress since beginning her PhD in 2009. She is passionate about destigmatizing trauma, stress, and mental health issues in general, as well as reframing our understanding of trauma in order to better understand and treat it. Her new book is out now and it's fantastic!  Unbroken: The Trauma Response Is Never Wrong: And Other Things You Need to Kno
04/05/20231 hour 19 minutes 22 seconds
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Who We Are and How We Heal with Nina Mongendre

None of us came out of childhood unscathed.  Let’s face it, even the lucky ones among us didn’t get an ideal childhood.  Are you still looking for approval from your parents? Do you long for them to see and accept you for who you are? How do you see your parents today? Are you holding onto a fantasy?  Is there anything you need from them in order to live your life fully and authentically? Deep, raw and very personal conversation with  kundalini yoga and meditation teacher Nina Mongondre. She is the author of the Inner Child & Beyond Oracle deck and is writing a book about inner child and ancestral healing. In her private practice, she offers shamanic healing, neuroEmotional coaching and inherited trauma work. The central theme is the parent-adult child relationship and some key points we touched upon are: <p
27/04/202358 minutes 14 seconds
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(LIVE Event) Updating Your Relationship with Your Parents-Part 2 with Daniel Maté

This is the Q&A session—Part 2– from our recent LIVE event. You can listen to Part 1 in epsiode 361.  We hosted our first post-pandemic LIVE event. It was also our first podcast event. We recorded the show in front of a live audience. The topic of the evening was the Complicated Parent-Adult Child Relationship.  My guest for the live podcast was Daniel Maté. He has appeared on the podcast before in episode 338: Healing Childhood Trauma in Adulthood. He is an award-winning lyricist, musical theater composer, a mental chiropractor and podcaster.  With Dr. Gabor Maté, Daniel is the co-author of The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture.  The father-son
17/04/202344 minutes 25 seconds
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(LIVE Podcast) Updating Your Relationship with Your Parents -Part 1 with Daniel Maté

We hosted our first post-pandemic LIVE event. It was also our first podcast event. We recorded the show in front of a live audience. The topic of the evening was the Complicated Parent-Adult Child Relationship.  My guest for the live podcast was Danniel Mate. He has appeared on the podcast before in episode 338: Healing Childhood Trauma in Adulthood. He is an award-winning lyricist, musical theater composer, a mental chiropractor and podcaster.  With Dr. Gabor Maté, Daniel is the co-author of The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture. The father-son pair have collaborated on the Hello Again workshop since 2016, leading programs in Vancouver, Toronto & New York; a book version is currently in progress. Daniel also runs the world's only "mental chiropractic" service, Take A Walk With Daniel, and is
10/04/202346 minutes 34 seconds
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How to Become a Better Listener with Guy Itzchakov

Associate Professor at the University of Haifa, Department of Human Services Guy Itzchakov on the power of hgh quality listening, the benefits of listening for the speaker and for the listener, how to provide feedback, the power of asking good questions, and how to change someone’s attitude without arguing. As well as barriers to good listening and simple tips to improve listening.  SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join exisiting memebers who contribute  towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a re
23/03/20231 hour 11 minutes 31 seconds
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Living Well with Stress with Elissa Epel, PhD

World-renowned psychologist and best selling author Elissa Epel on embracing stress and transforming it.  Stress is a part of life.   It’s ubiquitous. It is the ocean we swim in. We can’t avoid it. But we can learn to live well with it.  Humans have a stress response for a reason. It prepares our mind and body for what we need to do in the moment and in the moments ahead. Even our negative thoughts can trigger our bodies stress response, so we rarely experience periods of ease and deep restoration.  Humans are exquisitely built to handle stress. In fact we need it.  And in the right dosage and frequency, it helps keep our cells young and vital.  SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on
16/03/202358 minutes 11 seconds
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How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time and Focus on What Matters with Cassie Holmes

03/03/20231 hour 4 minutes 5 seconds
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Cognitive Skills and Why They Matter with Betsy Hill

JOIN US for a LIVE Podcast Recording and Post Show Party!  WHEN: Sunday, March 26, doors open at 6:30pm WHERE: Princeton, NJ SPECIAL GUEST: Daniel Mate TICKETS: $40 each >>> https://authenticlive.eventbrite.com TOPIC: The Complicated Parent-Adult Child Relationship Immerse yourself into an unforgettable experience, spend quality time with your favorite podcast host and beloved guest, connec
23/02/20231 hour 10 minutes 25 seconds
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Making Great Relationships

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join exisiting memebers who contribute towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journe
16/02/20231 hour 14 minutes 54 seconds
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13 Reasons Why Kids Don't Listen with Jen Lumanlan

With my guest, a fellow podcaster, mom and parent coach Jen Lumanlan we took a deep dive into the many reasons (13 to be exact) why children don’t listen, offered explanations and suggestions on exactly what to do about each one. It’s super practical and helpful. Jen is the host of the Your Parenting Mojo podcast. She has created a handy infographic, whcih you can download at www.yourparentingmojo.com/authenticparenting We need to change the way we look at our kids' behaviors, ask better, more useful questions instead of moving through parenting on autopilot. SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW
09/02/20231 hour 43 seconds
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Every Memory Deserves Respect: Finding Healing With EMDR Therapy with Michael Baldwin

WRANING The following episode contains content that may be triggering to some listeners. Please check the show notes for more detailed descriptions and take care of yourself. It contains discussions of complex trauma, the depiction of traumatic events, graphic descriptions of violence against children with sounds of a beating, has references to emotional neglect, child abuse, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, dysfunctional family, and childhood trauma:  Listener discretion is strongly advised. With that said, the story that we unravel has a positive ending. It’s truly an incredible, compelling, and inspiring story about someone who ex
02/02/20231 hour 23 minutes 40 seconds
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Recovering From Trauma with EMDR Therapy

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 21 exisiting memebers who contribute $121 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
26/01/20231 hour 3 minutes 9 seconds
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How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing and Underliving

19/01/20231 hour 9 minutes 6 seconds
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Becoming Resilient with Anna Seewald

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join memebers who contribute towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey! <sp
12/01/202346 minutes 28 seconds
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Parenting for Peace

I truly believe that we can create a peaceful world through parenting. Thank you for joining me on that mission and thank you for doing your part. I see you, I recognize you, I honor you! And most of all, I celebrate you.  To begin the new year, I bring you a bouquet of inspiration and insight to help you start the year great! To motivate you, and ignite a spark in you to be the best version of yourself so that you can show up authentically in the world and offer the gift of you to your children and loved ones. Wherever you are on the path towards wholeness, I want you to know that you are not alone, and that you have an ally. The podcast, myself and our diverse, global community of like-minded people are behind you.  I have put together a mega compilation episode—short clips from almost every episode from the past year. I love
05/01/202359 minutes 28 seconds
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2022: A Year in Review, the Top 10 Episodes, Your Voicemails and My Wish

Welcome to the final episode of 2022! What a year! In the 7 years of podcasting I think the year 2022 is my FAVORITE.  An incredible array of guests, often difficult subjects, shared vulnerability, laughter and tears, heartfelt stories, sweet and warm moments, virtual hugs, insights and wisdom, truths…  I will be forever changed by the many wonderful conversations and carry the many valuable lessons that I learnt with me through life.  Heartfelt gratitude to all of our wonderful guests!!!  And special thanks to you, my dear listener! It is because of you that I’m still here and going strong.  In this episode:  Rapid-fire <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-
28/12/202246 minutes 52 seconds
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The Power of Vulnerability to Create Intimacy

Allowing oneself to be vulnerable with another person can be exceedingly difficult yet rewarding as it leads to more closeness and intimacy.  Can asking another person a structured set of questions really help two people deepen closeness and boost intimacy or fall in love?  We are exploring the famous 36 questions to fall in love experiment. The so-called 36 questions to fall in love are a set of questions developed in the 1990s by psychologists Arthur Aron, Ph.D., Elaine Aron, Ph.D.<span
15/12/20221 hour 19 minutes 22 seconds
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Heal Your Inner Child with Nicole LePera, the.holistic.psychologist

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 21 exisiting memebers who contribute $121 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
08/12/20221 hour 20 minutes 16 seconds
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Heal Your Anxiety for Good

Dr. Russell Kennedy, aka “The Anxiety MD” on the origins of anxiety, why it’s there, and how you can heal it for good. Dr. Russ is the author of Anxiety Rx where he shows a practical, actionable program for anxiety relief that incorporates a combination of the latest in neuroscience with the grounding wisdom of the body with the ultimate goal of relieving the anxious thoughts of the mind. In this epsiode we discuss:  Why trying to get rid of your anxiety and alarm just makes it worse How all anxiety is separation anxiety Growing u
01/12/20221 hour 8 minutes 20 seconds
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Unraveling The Mysteries of Healing with Lissa Rankin, MD

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 21 exisiting memebers who contribute $121 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
24/11/202257 minutes 17 seconds
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Trauma and Boundaries with Nedra Tawwab

Licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab, the New York Times bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself on how to get better at expressing your
17/11/202252 minutes 12 seconds
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Choose Growth: Powerful Tools for Well-Being

Jordyn H. Feingold, MD, MAPP, MSCR and cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. on transcending trauma, fear and self-doubt. This is a super practical epsiode so you may need a pen and a notebook.  Practices Anchor Yourself Small Talk, Big Talk Embrace High- Quality Connections-HQC Active-constructive Response What’s Your Pandemic Story?
10/11/202259 minutes 21 seconds
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Raising Kids While Doing Your Own Work

Can a podcast change someone's life or the way they parent? Listen as Ligia, one of my loyal and most dedicated listeners shares her expereince having consumed the ENTIRE 7 years worth of the content of this podcast.  Ligia became a mom at age 41. She is a mom to a 9 year old girl who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  What lessons has she learned? How has her life changed? In what ways has she grown?  What concrete things has she applied from the show into her own parenting? Has she seen results? Was it all worth it in the end?  Has she gotten tired of me and my voice?  Where is she now and what is next for her? Here is a quote from this epsiode
03/11/202254 minutes 57 seconds
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(Special) Should Kids Do Chores-Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two part show.   We took a deep dive into the topic of chores. In the first part we talked about our feelings about the word-chores, shared our own experiences of growing up doing chores, unpacked the why of assigning chores to kids, started a discussion of ages and development and expectations and answered a listener question. As well as, we talked about the importance of parental attitude, engaging kids seamlessly into the process using playfulness and teaching crucial lessons and life-long skills, like responsibility and helpfulness and imparting our values without control.  In this part we continue the discussion of what kids are capable of doing at different ages, we both share how we do chores with our own kiddos, answer some fantastic listener questions, talk about intrins
27/10/202250 minutes 49 seconds
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(Special) Should Kids Do Chores? with Laura Froyen+Anna Seewald

This is PART 1 of a two part show. With Dr. Laura Froyen, a friend, colleague and frequent co-host of the podcast, we took a deep dive into the topic of kids and chores, shared our own experiences growing up, what we think of the word “chore”, how we approach chores in our families, and most importantly answered some of the listener questions.  We discussed the “why” of doing chores. We talked about the importance of parental attitude, engaging kids seamlessly into the process and teaching crucial lessons and life-long skills, like responsibility and helpfulness and imparting our values without control.  SOME KEY POINTS The power of intrinsic motivation Age, development and age-appropriate expectations Paying kids for chores or not Do chore charts work? </spa
20/10/202243 minutes 14 seconds
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How to Support Your Sensitive Child with Dr. Becky

14/10/20221 hour 1 minute 19 seconds
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How to Heal Childhood Trauma in Adulthood with Daniel Maté

If you have listened to EPISODE 336 with Gabor Maté, then you're going to enjoy today’s conversation, as it features his eldest son–Daniel Maté who is the co-author of The Myth of Normal.  Daniel Maté is an award-winning musical theatre dramatist, songwriter, and educator.  This conversation explores the complicated parent-ch
06/10/20221 hour 33 minutes 59 seconds
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You Are Not a Bad Parent with Carla Naumburg

Carla Naumburg, a clinical social worker, mother, and author of five non-fiction books, including her international bestseller, How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids is back to the show.  Have you ever thought that you were a bad parent, doing a shitty job, failing your kids or just doubting whther you were doing it "right"?  Parents feel that way. And there are real good reasons for that. We talk about that on the show. In addition, Carla shares tangible steps for how to use each to help parents reduce their anxiety, trust their instincts, move past the guilt and become a calmer, more confident parent. Which, in the end, benefits your child as much as you. Great parenting
29/09/20221 hour 14 minutes 24 seconds
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Trauma and Healing in a Toxic Culture with Dr. Gabor Maté

Renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté on trauma and healing in a toxic culture. He is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development.  SOME KEY POINTS Children’s irreducible needs Attachment and authenticity How early childhood trauma can show up in our parenting  The impact of parental stress on kids, including stress in utero  How you can deal with your own discomfort with our child’s big feelings Pathways to healing and so much more MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE<span class= "Apple-conv
22/09/202257 minutes 56 seconds
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Overcoming Adversity & Thriving Against All Odds with David Ambroz

ATTENTION: This episode touches on sensitive topics such as poverty, homelessness, parental mental illness and foster care. Listener discretion is advised.  For my guest David and his two siblings, their mother’s paranoid schizophrenia brought with it poverty, violence, and instability. They traveled through New York and neighboring areas seeking shelter: they found it in train stations, 24-hour diners, anywhere warm and dry. The first 11 years of his life he was homeless, then he was placed in foster care. At first, it felt like salvation but soon proved to be just as unsafe for him.  As a gay child, David’s coming-off age is fusrther marked by anti-gay abuse at the hands of caregiovers and therpists.  David Ambroz is a national poverty and child welfare
15/09/20221 hour 14 minutes 19 seconds
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The Long-Term Impact of Parental Mental Health on Children Danielle Roubinov, PhD

Danielle Roubinov is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco on how experiences of stress and trauma early in life shape trajectories of physical and mental health in children.  OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY LIKE Ep. 247: The 3 R’s of Pandemic Parenting with Anna Seewald Ep. 281: The Power of Self-Regulation with Sarah MacLaughlin  Ep. 315: How to help Kids with Emotional Self-Regulation with Mona Delahooke, PhD Ep. 325: Parental Burnout: Causes, Signs and How to Cope with It with Kate Ga
09/09/20221 hour 3 minutes 6 seconds
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Raising Anti-Racist Children with Britt Hawthorne

01/09/202250 minutes 37 seconds
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The Science of Stuck and Trauma Healing with Britt Frank

SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 21 exisiting memebers who contribute $121 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
25/08/20221 hour 1 minute 48 seconds
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Choosing to Live Wholeheartedly and with Presence

In this episode Anna talks about her recent trip (emotional and meaningful) to her home country Armenia with her friend Kristy Lauricella.  It's a wide-ranging conversation and some of the key themes include:  The power of relationships and receiving love  The importance of living with an open heart Welcoming all feelings and staying present with our moment to moment sensory experience The healing power of here and now Geographical locations, places and their energy Memories and stories, what we remember and why we forget certain things  What’s home? Contemplation
19/08/20221 hour 15 minutes 23 seconds
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Why Early Years Matter with Dana Suskind, MD

A really thought-provoking and important conversation with world-class pediatric surgeon, social scientist, and best-selling author of Thirty Million Words Dr. Dana Suskind about why early childhood years matter, and  how society can and should help families meet the developmental needs of their children by providing more robust support for parents during the most critical years for building a bright future. HER BOOKS Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Parent-Nation-Unlocking-Potential-Fulfilling/dp/0593185609/ref=sr_1_1?crid=4WURCG8BSR3A&keywords=parent+nation+book&qi
04/08/20221 hour 46 seconds
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(Re-release) Becoming Your True Authentic Self Unapologetically

(This conversation was originally released in 2019) SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 22 exisiting memebers who contribute $140 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be th
28/07/202249 minutes 46 seconds
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(Re-release) How To Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids with Carla Naumberg

(This conversation was oringially released in 2019)  SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 22 exisiting memebers who contribute $140 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a one-time donation in any amount to say “Thank you!” Rate or write a review FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast HOW TO WORK WITH ANNA I would be t
21/07/202244 minutes 19 seconds
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(Re-release) How to Make Peace with Your Past with Mark Nepo

(This conversation was originally released in 2018) Spiritual teacher, poet Mark Nepo on making peace with your parents, on the power of letting go and accepting what will never be, breaking old patterns that keep you stuck and on the importance of course correction because sometimes we all wear off the main path. A truly moving, inspiring and powerful conversation that will touch your heart and stay with you. Towards the end he reads one of his latest poems. SUPPORT THE SHOW, SHOW YOUR LOVE Become a patron on Patreon.com and join 22 exisiting memebers who contribute $140 towards our monthly goal of $500.  Make a on
14/07/202257 minutes 56 seconds
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Summer Annoucement

14/07/20221 minute 40 seconds
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Befriending Your Nervous System with Deb Dana

We all encounter problems and stressors over the course of the day. Some are more easily managed then others. But no matter where an experience lands on the continuum from mild to traumatic, understanding how the nervous system works is the path to finding the way back to regulation. Deb Dana, a clinician, consultant and author specializing in complex trauma explains how we can learn about our nervous system so that we can befriend it.  SOME KEY POINTS What is neurocpetion The three main pathways: ventral vagal, sympathetic, dorsal vagal Co-regulation Our nervous systems talk to one another, as they are social structur
07/07/20221 hour 18 minutes 1 second
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Parental Burnout: Causes, Signs and How to Cope With It with Kate Gawlik

If parenting was stressful before the pandemic, during the COVID-19 global crisis, ⅔ of parents experienced some level of burnout. The pandemic is not over and stress on parents is not going to magically go away and it is critical that we recognize and find ways to prevent burnout in parents.  Kate Gawlik, an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University on how to recognize the signs of parental burnout and how to cope with it.  Parental burnout builds in stages, slowly. Phase one -overwhelming exhaustion. Next phase, burned-out parents tend to distance themselves from their kids to preserve their energy. And the third phase is loss of fulfillment.  You can take the self-assessment
30/06/20221 hour 6 minutes 44 seconds
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Developing Psychological Flexibility with Diana Hill, Ph.D

Do you want to live a life aligned with your values, skillfully adapt to life’s challenges, and find fulfillment?  Listen as Diana Hill, psychologist, mom, yoga teacher, and co-author of ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy talks about ACT.  She also discusses how to become more psychologically flexible by unpacking the 6 principles of ACT. Acceptance Cognitive Defusion Contacting the Present Moment <span style= "font-weight: 40
16/06/20221 hour 9 minutes 19 seconds
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Why Keeping a Secret Can Do More Harm Than Good with Michael Slepian

How many secrets do you have? Did you know that most peoples' secrets fall into 38 categories?  Michael Slepian, the leading expert on the psychology of secrets on what secrets hurt most, the emotional and physical costs to keeping secrets, the 3 dimensions of a secret and sharing your secrets with a special chosen person is helpful.  SOME KEY POINTS The difference between secrets and privacy Age and development, can babies keep secrets or when do children’s first efforts at keeping secrets emerge?  Can people tell if we are keeping a secret?  <span style= "font-weight: 400;
09/06/20221 hour 4 minutes 53 seconds
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Why Anxiety Is Good For You Even Though It Feels Bad

Today’s guest —Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D strongly believes that we pervasively misunderstand anxiety and presents a new framework for reimagining and reclaiming the confounding emotion as the advantage that it evolved to be.  She is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Hunter College, the City University of New York, where she directs the Emotion Regulation Lab, and is cofounder of the digital therapeutics company Wise Therapeutics. By thinking about anxiety as an unwanted affliction, we do everything in our power to do away with it. But when we accept the discomfort of anxiety and listen to what it’s teaching us, we become more creative. Can you view anxiety as a gift and harness it to your advantage?  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE  <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Future-Tense-Anxie
02/06/20221 hour 25 minutes 19 seconds
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How to Be Happier with Tal Ben-Shahar

Do you consider yourself a happy person? Do you want to become happier?  Are certain people born happy? What are the benefits of becoming happier?  Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, "Positive Psychology" and "The Psychology of Leadership." His books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have appeared on best-seller lists around the world. His latest books are “Happiness Studies” and “Happier, No Matter What.” SOME KEY POINTS The 5 elements of happiness — SPIRE How chasing happiness can lead to unhappiness An important part of finding happiness is accepting and processing all emotions</l
19/05/20221 hour 1 minute 41 seconds
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How to Practice Self-Compassion with Marissa Knox, Ph.D

Are you kind and loving toward yourself? Do you offer the same care to yourself as you give it to others?  How do you talk to yourself when you make a mistake or go through hard times?  Do you get caught up in negative self talk? Learn to practice self-compassion with Marissa C. Knox, PhD— a teacher, researcher, and writer currently offering Mindfulness, Compassion, undergraduate and graduate courses at The University of Texas at Austin. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE  Ep. 119: How You Can Be Kind and Loving Toward Yourself with Kristin Neff, Ph.D Ep. 112: How to cultivate Self-Compassion with Marion Ro
12/05/20221 hour 15 minutes 27 seconds
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Understanding Attachment with Bethany Saltman

How much do our childhoods, and especially the quality of our first loving bonds, determine who we become and how we love. A truly fascinating and delightful conversation about the science of attachment with a longtime Zen student, author of a phenomenal book Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey into the Science of Attachment Bethany Saltman. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Lost Daughter  <sp
05/05/202255 minutes 9 seconds
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What Comes After Grief? with Hope Edelman

Unexpressed grief from the past may be one of the most overlooked public crises of our time. Says my guest, Hope Edelman today-who is a strong voice and influential figure in the bereavement field and her books have helped countless people, especially women, as she wrote about mother loss. And mother loss, doesn’t necessarily mean loss by death. There is abandonment, separation, neglect… Her new book is one of the most important books I’ve encountered one the topic. It’s called The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss. As the title suggests, adjusting to loss is a lifelong process but as you’ll learn from this conversation-it doesn't have to be a lifelong struggle. The AfterGrief is where we learn to live with a central
28/04/202254 minutes 30 seconds
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The Anatomy of Anxiety with Ellen Vora, MD

Ellen Vora, MD a holistic psychiatrist, acupuncturist, and yoga teacher on understanding and overcoming the body's fear response. She takes a functional medicine approach to mental health—considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root.  She differentiates between “true” and “false” anxiety. “False” doesn’t mean it’s not real or valid. It means it’s preventable.  This “true anxiety” is a signal that something else is out of balance—in our lives, in our relationships, in the world. True anxiety serves as our inner compass, helping us recalibrate when we’re feeling lost.  SOME KEY POINTS Why you should rethink your relationship with caffeine and alcohol <li s
14/04/20221 hour 14 minutes 28 seconds
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A Father’s Invitation to Love, Honesty and Freedom

Shaka Senghor, authhor of Letters to the Sons of Society on the power of transformation, father's love, vulnerability and freedom.  His first book is a memoir Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, debuted on The New York Times and The Washington Post Best Seller Lists.    RESOURCES AND LINKS Follow Shaka on Facebook Follow him on Twitter Follow him on Instagram <a href= "https://ww
07/04/20221 hour 6 minutes 37 seconds
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How to Help Kids with Emotional Self-Regulation with Mona Delahooke, Ph.D

One of the most important life skills we can teach our children is the ability to regulate their emotions-the skill of self-regulation. How do we nurture that skill in children is through a process called co-regulation.  Mona Delahooke, a clinical psychologist, and author of Brain-Body Parenting: <sp
31/03/20221 hour 38 seconds
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The 6 Critical Emotional Needs of Children with Anna Seewald

In this solo episode Anna talks about the 6 critical emotional needs of children. She provides an overview with some examples to help you understand your children better; become a better decoder of their behavior, uncover their emotional needs and meet the needs with responsiveness and sensitivity.  She goes over her 4 Buckets Framework for understanding challenging behaviors (NEEDS is only one of the categories).  In our culture we are always fixated on the behavior itself(we want to stop, correct and get rid of). When we focus on the behavior in isolation (wanting to stop, correct, get rid of etc.) and see the behavior as the problem, we misunderstand children. We miss the mark. So challenging behaviors not only persist but escalate and become more destructive, and in
24/03/202247 minutes 32 seconds
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Reconnecting to Your Authentic Self with Dr. Thema Bryant

In the aftermath of stress, adversity and trauma people often fall into survival mode and become disconnected from their true authentic self. Dr. Thema Bryant, a president elect of the American Psychological Assosication on how we become disconnected from our self and how to reconnect to it.  In this episode we will unpack some of the internal and external signs of disconnection and offer you some tools to empower you to journey home to yourself.  We also talk about reparenting. A term I dislike, a concept I endorse. Reparenting yourself means recognizing what you lost or what you didn’t get as a child and beginning to give those things to yourself now.  OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY ENJOY  65: finding Authentici
17/03/20221 hour 29 seconds
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Unwinding Anxiety with Dr. Jud Brewer

Do you suffer from anxiety?  We are living through one of the most anxious periods any of us can remember.  Dr. Jud Brewer, renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist explains how to uproot anxiety at its source, using brain-based techniques and small hacks accessible to anyone.  He has created a step-by-step program that anyone can use to feel better. He teaches us how to map our brains to discover our triggers, defuse them with the simple but powerful practice of curiosity, and train our brains using mindfulness.    LINKS AND RESOURCES  Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind and The Craving Mind book by Dr. Jud Brewer Eat Right Now on the App Store <a href= "https://apps.apple.com/us/app/unwinding-anxiety/id1
10/03/20221 hour 9 minutes 30 seconds
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The Healing Power of Storytelling

We all have a story. Your life story defines who you are. And only you can tell your own story.  By sharing it you not only release painful feelings, make sense of what happened to you, gain a new perspective, form a new meaning, but you access a possibility of transforming your life. Whether you share your story orally or in a written form, it has healing power. Do you have an untold story inside that is itching to be shared? Kristy Lauricella and Judy Rabinor on the healing power of writing and sharing your stroy.  By revisiting and revising our stories and the meaning we attach to them is how our stories become one of growth as well as hard
03/03/20221 hour 7 minutes 45 seconds
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Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again with Johann Hari

Have you noticed that your ability to pay attention is collapsing?  Did you know that in the US teenagers can focus on one task for only sixty-five seconds at a time and office workers average only three minutes? Like so many of us Johann Hari was finding that constantly switching from device to device and tab to tab was a diminishing and depressing way to live. He went on a quest to find out what was happening to our attention and he wrote a phenomenal book called Stolen Focus.  He argues in the book that your focus has been stolen by some powerful external forces. Hari found that there are 12 deep causes of this crisis, from the decline of the mind-wandering to rising pollution, all of which have rubbed some of our attention. </p
24/02/20221 hour 15 minutes 24 seconds
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Why Your Happiness Matters with Ericka Souter

Parenting is hard. But being a parent doesn’t mean you have to stifle your most basic wants and needs. It doesn’t mean it has to consume you to the degree of self-sacrifice and martyrdom and you definitely don’t need to lose yourself to be a good parent. Ericka Souter, author of How to Have a Baby and a Life on why being good for our kids has to become synonymous with being good to ourselves.  If you are not happy, your children know it, moreover children suffer if the people taking care of them are not taking care of themselves. Mothers who feel depressed are more likely to have children who act out or have other behavioral problems.  Researchers say that a mom’s satisfaction with her life is more important to a child’s social and emotional skills than how much money she has, the amount of time she spends with them, or whether she
17/02/20221 hour 9 minutes 20 seconds
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How to Ask for What You Need in a Relationship

Dr. Yvette Erasmus, a returning guest from last year's Ep. 262: When Your Needs Are Not Met on how to build and enjoy deeply connected, fulfilling and life-affirming relationships.  SOME KEY POINTS What to do when you are growing and changing and your partner isn’t  Do you feel like you have grown apart to the degree that your values are no longer aligned?  When you crave emotional connection, nourishment and intimacy but feel alone and lonely in your relationship  <li
10/02/20221 hour 8 minutes 45 seconds
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How Mother Loss Shapes Who We Become

Warning: This episode contains mature themes and sensitive topics.  While I think the conversation is deep, important and rich, it could be triggering for some. Please use your best judgment and assess whether you are in the right state of mind to be exposed to such content at this point in time. Hope Edelman and Dr. Judith Rabinor on how mother loss shapes our identity and impact the way we parent.  Losing a parent as a child is always traumatic. And its impact is long-term. Two short sentences but they say a lot. Especially for those of us who have become bereaved by a parental death before the age of 18.  SOME KEY POINTS Why we don’t like ta
03/02/20221 hour 9 minutes 23 seconds
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The Invisible Epidemic of Trauma with Paul Conti, MD

What happens inside of us as a result of trauma changes us. “When trauma hits, it affects all aspects of our life: our brain biology, emotions, memory, physical health, But above all-it alters our sense of self. It creates a permanent divide in our personal history-forever dividing it into 2 segments of Before and After.  Paul Conti, MD author of Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic on how trauma works and how we can heal from it.  3 types of trauma The role of shame in trauma The role of the limbic system First steps towards healing The importance of creating a coherent narrative    OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY ENJOY</stron
27/01/20221 hour 16 minutes 27 seconds
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Breathing and Your Health

We enter into the world with a breath and the process of breathing continues automatically. We don’t pay much attention to it unless of course something goes wrong.  But the way we breathe has an enormous impact on our health. To quote my guest directly:  “Breathing impacts every aspect of health-sleep, digestion, movement, mental well-being, disease and recovery. It’s an extraordinary resource with life-changing potential. And it’s simple, free and available to everyone.”  You are about to learn some great information and practical techniques that are key to healthy breathing and healthy living. In today’s conversation Patrick McKeown explains the difference between functional and dysfunctional
20/01/20221 hour 25 minutes 4 seconds
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How to Be an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, mentoring, and activism. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, has been called a “groundbreakingly frank” guide to adulthood. GET HER BOOKS How to Raise an Adult Real American How to Be an Adult   BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW <
13/01/20221 hour 56 seconds
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How to Rock Your Parenting in 2022

Today’s episode is a compilation episode. I have put together short clips from some of your favorite conversations to remind you of what’s important in parenting, to give you a boost of inspiration and positivity. in the new year.  I created this compilation episode so that you can start the new year with renewed energy and intention, a sense of hope and possibility, unshakable confidence that you are a good parent, courage to look within, a fresh perspective to keep your eyes on the big picture, a trust to be guided with your heart, a commitment to become comfortable with your own discomfort and befriend your emotions, willingness to examine your own patterns and shortcomings and of course a strong practice of self- compassion.  You’ll hear from Melisa Bernstein, Ned Johnson, Bill Stixrud, Ellen Gottlied, Bridgett Miller, Vanessa Lapointe, Howard Glasser, Laura Froyen and Laney- a thirteen year old girl.  I really enjoyed
06/01/20221 hour 8 minutes 18 seconds
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Year in Review, Top 10 Episodes of 2021, Word of the Year and Favorite Podcasts

Hello and welcome to the final episode of the year. I’m joined with my dear friend Kristy Lauricella from episode 300. And today we are going to reflect on the past year: lessons we learned, hardships we went through, challenges we overcame, habits we started, things we enjoyed, how we had fun, as well as we will share the top 10 episodes of the year, the most downloaded and listened to episodes of 2021. And we will reveal our word of the year for 2022. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  Here are the two articles by Adam Grant There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing We’re Living Through the ‘B
23/12/20211 hour 26 minutes 25 seconds
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How to Inoculate Kids Against Substance Abuse and Addiction

Jessica Lahey talks about her own experience with alcohol, the role of genetics and other risk factors, and how parents can "inoculate" their children from a life of substance abuse.  Who get addicted and why Genetics and personality traits Epigenetics The role of Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma Why is it important to delay use? How to talk about it with kids How we can improve prevention GET HER BOOKS The Addiction Inoculation  The Gift of Failure  BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by beco
16/12/20211 hour 9 minutes
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{Unedited} Podcasting and Parenting: Surprising Parallels

09/12/20211 hour 29 minutes 47 seconds
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The Big 300th Episode

Welcome to episode 300.  What an accomplishment!  6 years!  300 episodes.  Hundreds of amazing guests.  Global, diverse and phenomenal community! And one passionate host!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a listener. It’s because of you that I’m here and that the podcast exists.  Now let’s begin this milestone episode hosted by my lovely friend, former guest of the podcast and a facilitator at our LIVE event Kristy Lauricella. A woman of great depth and a sense of humor.  Special thanks to those of you who sent in audio messages.
03/12/20211 hour 11 minutes 39 seconds
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(Coaching) Dealing with Change

25/11/20211 hour 12 minutes 40 seconds
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The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success with Marc Brackett

For the past 25 years Marc Brackett, Ph.D has been researching and writing about emotions and running around the world talking to people about their feelings.  Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine at Yale University. “Our emotional state is one of the most important aspects of our lives. It rules everything else. Its influence is pervasive. Yet it is also the thing we steer around most carefully. Our inner lives are uncharted territory even to us, a risky place to explore.  Our lives are saturated with emotions-sadness, disappointment, anxiety, irritation, enthusiasm and even tranquility. Sometimes-often-those feelings are inconvenient.  <p
18/11/202157 minutes 8 seconds
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How to Build Closeness with Your Kids

A thirteen year old Laney and her mom Julie are here to talk about how they transformed their relationship. They went from fighting daily into a more peaceful, positive and connected place. Julie is an active member of the Authentic Parenting community and has appeared on the podcast before.  Julie has made some big strides and major shifts in her parenting. She has been consistently learning and growing. It's pretty amazing how far she has come. Turns out her daughter wanted to come to the podcast and share about their struggles and challenges and transformation.  In this episode we talked about:  How she navigates puberty, middle school and social media What was it like to be diagnosed with ADHD in the pandemic How she monitors her
11/11/20211 hour 4 minutes 59 seconds
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Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation

The core struggle for most of us is we want things to be different than they are. How can we free ourselves from unnecessary suffering and experience freedom that is already present in our lives.  Ask yourself, what am I feeling right now that I don’t want to feel? And is that a problem?  Often we look outside ourselves either for problems or solutions. Couples blame one another-you should change so that I won’t feel disturbed. By placing the cause of our disturbance outside of ourselves they miss the opportunity to develop a capacity to deal with our own disturbance.  What is our tendency? We avoid feeling discomfort. We get wrapped up in stories and interpretations. Our normal way of operating is to relate to our embodied sensation from the perspective of our interpretations.  According to my guest-<a href=
05/11/20211 hour 15 minutes 25 seconds
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Strategies for Digital Parenting

28/10/20211 hour 25 minutes
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The Voice in Your Head and How To Harness It

We all have an inner voice and how it manifests differs from person to person. How well do you know your inner voice? Rather than silencing the negative self-talk-the chatter, we need to learn how to harness it. This is the central question of my guest’s brand new book Chatter: The Voice In Our Head, Why It Matters and How To Harness It. Ethan Kross, Ph.D  is an award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, <
21/10/202159 minutes 16 seconds
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(Special Episode) From Sibling Squabbles, Conflicts and Beyond

In this Special Episode, my freind and colleague Laura Froyen and I answer some of listener questions about siblings.  Questions range from keeping the older sibling from parenting the younger, parent’s worry about bringing home a new sibling, coming up with win-win activities to do when kids have opposite preferences, as well as how to respond when your child says they “hate” their sibling and how to navigate when your kids are so close in age and they compare and want everything to be fair/same? SIGN UP FOR OUR WORKSHOP  We will be teaching a LIVE, dynamic two-part workshop to answer all of your sibling questions.</s
14/10/20211 hour 13 minutes 51 seconds
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Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness

There are so many therapeutic methods and healing modalities available these days.   One of them is IFS, or parts work. I have the honor of  speaking with the creator of IFS, Dr. Rick Schwartz. He's the creator of Internal Family Systems, IFS, a highly effective evidence-based therapeutic model. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms. In this episode we talked about:  The myth of the mono mind The goal and the 4 main benefits of IFS It’s origin, growth and milestones Then Dr. Schwartz describes the parts and their roles  We do a live demo We all have different parts. Think of an inner critic, for example, as one part. They all serve a purpos
08/10/20211 hour 16 minutes 45 seconds
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Alarmed Aloneness

Did you know that when we name our feelings the activity in the amygdala decreases? My guest Sarah Peyton and I start today’s conversation with this topic. She mentions Matthew Liberman’s research She talks about the panic-grief circuit of the mammalian brain and explains the phenomenon of alarmed aloneness.  Why she prefers the expression alarmed loneliness as opposed to separation anxiety and abandonment   Some key points: The signs of alarmed aloneness  Unconscious contracts what we make with ourselves and how can we release ourselves from those harmful agreements and live freely,  The hippocampus and the amygdala in forming traumatic memories 
30/09/202158 minutes 24 seconds
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The Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship

The mother-daughter relationship is one of the most important—and complicated in the lives of most adult women. Helping my patients understand their mothers has helped me become familiar with parts of myself - and my mother - I might have never known if not for the stories I've heard, says Judith Rabinor, PhD,  We don't choose our mothers but as an adult you always have an opportunity to choose new pathways. It's never too late to let go of frustrated expectations and celebrate the connection you might have thought was doomed to disappointment and hurt. Your mother is the most important woman you have ever known.  I’d love to suggest some books that I have found helpful: <a href= "https://amzn.
23/09/20211 hour 5 minutes
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Mind-Body Tools to Develop Stress Resilience

Stress is part of life. When stress becomes too intense, too much and too frequent it overwhelms our nervous system, and awakens stress imprints from our past and we lose the ability to effectively recover from it. And for the past year-and-a-half we have been all pushed to our limits and stress and overwhelm have been ever more present in our lives. With stress activation unhealed and unprocessed, we can go through life almost on autopilot. Listen to this fantastic conversation as Rebekkah LaDyne talks about developing mind-body tools for stress resilience.  Key Points: How parenting is an emotional experience and can place tremendous stress on our mind and body, especially if we have trauma history How there is beginning, middle and end to stress and how we often don’t allow oursel
16/09/20211 hour 28 minutes 22 seconds
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Joyful Parenting Through Astrology with Briana Saussy

Have you ever considered looking into astrology for parenting advice or insight?  How can learning about your child’s horoscope guide you in terms of education, discipline, extracurricular activities, understanding their personality, how to support them, sleep and waking, technology, Briana Saussy, teacher, spiritual counselor, and ritualist says that astrology can give us flexible, playful and more profound information that other schematics and typologies and it can support parents with new insights into their children.  What stories do the stars tell about our children? Every person alive is born under a particular snapshot of the celestial relationships occurring at the time of their birth. The picture known as a natal chart offers a powerful tool for insi
11/09/20211 hour 36 seconds
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Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma

Leslie Pirscilla, founder of Latinx Parenting on how reparenting ourselves is important in breaking the cycles of inter generational trauma. We talked about ending the chancla culture-the power over way of raising kids. How forgiveness is possible for ourselves and for others. How non-punitive parenting while not easy but IS possible and any parent can learn to practice it.  About Latinx Parenting Latinx Parenting is a bilingual organization rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice and antiracism, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families.   OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY ENJOY <l
03/09/202155 minutes 6 seconds
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How to Talk to Kids

Communication in general is hard. Communication with kids is even harder. What do you say to your kids when you want to motivate them, get them to listen and cooperate without resorting to begging, scolding, lecturing, ordering, and threatening? Authors of the fantastic book The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives Ned Johnson and Dr. William Stixrud are on the show today to talk about their new book: What Do You Say:How to talk to kids to build motivation, stress tolerance and a happy home.  OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY ENJOY  
12/08/20211 hour 3 minutes 32 seconds
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How To Be a Feminist Dad

How feminism liberates everyone, not just women. How patriarchy is hurting men too and the 4 tenets of a feminist dad with Jordan Shapiro, author of Father Figure: how to Be a Feminist Dad. Here are the 4 principles of a feminist dad:  Critical consciousness Responsive fathering Anti-gender essentialism Rigorous inclusivity  Jordan's favorite definition of feminism comes from bell hooks — acclaimed author, theorist, professor, and social activist. In Feminism
05/08/20211 hour 23 minutes 50 seconds
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How To Raise Kids Who Aren't A-holes

Do you want to raise compassionate, kind-hearted people who fight injustice rather than contribute to it? Melinda Wenner Moyer digs deeply into the research on child development and parenting and translates it into straightforward, actionable strategies that the science truly supports. In her book How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes she tackles some of today’s most important issues, including entitlement, race, sexism and social media. Key Points How to motivate kids The importance of empathy The harms of inflated praise The surprising truth about self-esteem What's the latest research on screen time?
29/07/20211 hour 1 minute 1 second
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Hard Truth About Parenting the Conscious Way

In our performance, achievement, good grades and behavior oriented culture, we get stuck in unhelpful, old and deeply entrenched patterns. We repeat what we don’t heal. It takes courage, willingness, commitment and hard work (and a whole lot of self-compassion) to parent differently than our parents. It’s all about deepening our awareness on a daily basis, learning new skills and adapting a process oriented mindset as opposed to result oriented. That's the path to growth and positive change. And change doesn't happen overnight.  If you are like most of us then probably you sometimes question whether or not you're doing a good job as a parent. What we share might surprise you. On this episode with Ellen Gottlieb, author of <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1637770324/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=authenparent-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1637770324&linkId=09bc5e57088a3c84
22/07/20211 hour 14 minutes 57 seconds
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When Kids Don't Listen with Anna Seewald

"We are really struggling with kiddos not listening right now…I’m struggling to be patient and to show up as the parent I would like to be." In this solo podcast episode I answer some of your parenting questions (posted recently in our FB group).  "We are struggling with our 6.5 year old teasing his brother and yelling at him. My little one is about to turn 3. My boys are whining and struggling to listen. It’s feels like there’s a lot of conflict going."  "How to respond to my 6 yr old's frequent, explosive (& sometimes violent) tantrums - he has several a day over minor frustrations and not getting his way (even in response to long-established rules like no snacks in the hour before dinner)." I pulled common threads: kids not listening = not cooperating  kids having tantrums
08/07/202132 minutes 4 seconds
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The Power of Self-Regulation with Sarah MacLaughlin

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, brin
17/06/202151 minutes 48 seconds
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{On-Air-Coaching) Dealing with Toddler Tanturms and Beyond

10/06/20211 hour 11 minutes 33 seconds
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Awakening Greatness in Kids with Howard Glasser

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, brin
04/06/20211 hour 12 minutes 27 seconds
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What Your Children Need Most from You

How’s your child’s cumulative experience of himself based on your interactions and feedback? Is it mostly positive or negative? Do you find yourself scolding, admonishing, criticizing often? IN this solo episode Anna answers a question that was posted by a community member and offers some additional ideas, suggestions, insights and tips for making your child feel heard, seen, understood and important. Behavior is a powerful form of communication. We need to look underneath it to discover the root causes, the hidden reasons for the undesired behavior. Do not treat the challenging behavior in isolation because there is more to behavior than meets the eye.  Buy the recording of the Why of Challenging Behaviors and The How to of Dealign with Them now for $29.  <p class="
27/05/202144 minutes 24 seconds
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Teaching Empathy to Kids

We are hardwired for empathy. While some people naturally are more empathetic than others, it’s a skill and can be taught. With Lynne Azarchi, author of The Empathy Advantage we explore why empathy matters, the science and biology of empathy and how to teach it to kids by specific age group using books, storytelling, media and other ways. Sign Up for Anna's June Masterclass: How To Be a Clam Parent Two dates available:  Wed, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT Thu, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Cost: $39 Get your ticket now!    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW <span c
13/05/202159 minutes 41 seconds
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Making Sense of Middle School with Judith Warner

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, brin
06/05/20211 hour 3 minutes 24 seconds
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Don't Fix Yourself, Accept Yourself

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, brin
29/04/20211 hour 8 minutes 58 seconds
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Top 20 Characteristics of an Authentic Parent with Barry Weinhold, PhD

Are you living out of your False Self or Authentic Self? What’s the value and significance of looking at your past? The role of separation in trauma in creating your counterdependent False Self. These and other questions on this episode with a returning guest Barry Weinhold, PhD.  How the False Self forms The two different ways that the False Self shows up Transforming life using your shame-based beliefs  The top 20 characteristics of an authentic parent?    LINKS AND RESOURCES <span style="font-
22/04/20211 hour 12 minutes 45 seconds
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Coping with Loss with Anna Seewald

Warning:  Because of the subject matter: death, loss, grief and the emotional nature of the conversation, this episode might be potentially triggering. Please assess your own physiological state, if you're ready to consume such content and be gentle to yourself. Listener description is advised.  In this episode Anna talks about the sudden death of her only living parent, her dad. Kristy Lauricella, who is Anna’s dear friend and a palliative care social worker, held space for her so that she can share the news of the passing of her dad with you, what she is going through right now and how she is copying with her loss and what she is thinking about end of life as an adult. As well as, what an influential person her dad was for her in becoming her authentic self and doing the work she is
15/04/20211 hour 6 minutes 15 seconds
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How to Influence Your Child with Christine Carter, PhD

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, brin
08/04/202150 minutes 11 seconds
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A Good Apology: 4 Steps to Make Things Right with Molly Howes, PhD

A sincere apology is one of the most powerful human interactions and can seem like one of the most challenging. Think about the big and small moments in your life when a good apology could have changed everything. Apologies, when issued well, lead to healing, reconnection and growth.  But why is it so hard to apologize and what goes into a good apology?  Molly Howes, PhD talks about her book A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right   BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations
01/04/20211 hour 5 minutes 59 seconds
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Simple Tools to Feel Great with Rangan Chatterjee, MD

Do you want to make simple and sustainable lifestyle changes and cultivate lasting habits for feeling better? Dr. Rangan Chatterjee one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK is here to talk about his latest book, Feel Great Lose Weight.  Since it's the one-year anniversary of the global pandemic we also took some time to reflect on this unusual, historic and challenging year.  The 3 F’s exercise Emotional eating Surpassing scientific facts about touch How to prioritize human connections LINKS AND RESOURCES  Get Dr. Chatterjee's new book, Feel Great, Lose Weight Listen to his podcast
25/03/20211 hour 27 minutes 37 seconds
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Forgiveness with Dr. Fred Luskin

World's foremost expert on forgiveness, Fred Luskin, Ph.D talks about that it takes a willingness to practice forgiveness day after day to see its profound benefits to physical and emotional well-being and to our relationships. He discusses why forgiveness can be so hard to practice and explains:  The connection between grief and forgiveness. That before you can forgive, you have to grieve. Gratitude and forgiveness.  Forgiveness takes practice, is a skill that almost anyone can learn.  While pain and disappointment are inevitable, they need not control us. It is vital to our health and well-being that we handle what comes our
18/03/202157 minutes 24 seconds
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How to Stay C.A.L.M. in The Moment with Anna Seewald

Self-regulation has to be one of the most important skills that any parent can develop. In this short episode Anna shares her 4-step C.A.L.M. formula to help you to become grounded in the heat of the moment so that you won't say or do things our of reactivity.  It's a fluid process and not a fixed formula. And with time and practice you can get better at managing your emotions, staying calm in the moment and responding with more compassion.   By taking a few moments before reacting to calm our nervous system is key in handling those difficult moments mindfully. ANNOUNCEMENT!  Anna will be teaching a LIVE online class on March 31, at 7pm EST called The Why of Challenging Behaviors and The How to of Dealing with Them. Get some real tools and tested strategies so that you can get your k
11/03/202116 minutes 15 seconds
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The Power of Discord with Ed Tronick, PhD and Glaudia Gold, MD

Did you know that working through the messiness in relationships is the key to connection, trust and resilience?  You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships yet the truth is that conflict and messiness are not only OK but crucial to our social and emotional development to growth and intimacy. We need mismatch because without it we can’t experience repair. It turned out on average 70% of the interactions were out of sync. And the repair where the action was. So the most important part was not the mismatch but the repair. Watch the Still-Face Experiment on Youtube.  Get the book The
04/03/20211 hour 15 minutes 30 seconds
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The Power of Living with Presence with Caroline Welch

Caroline Welch on the power of presence, the importance of purpose, pivoting and pacing.  Get the book The Gift of Presence BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ABOUT ME I help
25/02/20211 hour 5 minutes 10 seconds
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Simplicity Parenting

Kim John Payne of the Simplicity Parenting in conversation about building deeply connected families in the culture of too much, too soon, too fast by focusing on doing less, simplifying our children’s lives, environments, toys, schedules, establishing predictable routines and creating balance and harmony.  We talk about the challenges of the pandemic life, remote learning and excessive screen time. Kim emphasises the importance of downtime, the power of play and creativity. What do you say when your kid says that they are bored?  Anna has written an article called <a href= "https://thriveglobal.com/stories/is-remote-learning-harming-students/?utm_source=Newsletter_Transaction&utm_medium=Thrive&utm_campaign=Published&fbclid=IwAR0lWfVbfC3_a3ayuJjoYgCBIEqQsyL
18/02/20211 hour 8 minutes 41 seconds
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{RoundTable} Boundaries

This is our first, experimental RoundTable. We are taking a deep dive into the dreaded, yet very important topic of boundaries. Healthy relationships require effective, firm and good boundaries. How good are you at setting them? Are you a people pleaser? Do you have a hard time saying “no” to people? How about in your parenting with your kids? Do you set and hold effective limits with ease, kindness or you have difficulties like many of us? How do you feel when your boundary gets violated? How do you deal with boundary pushers?   What is a boundary Types of boundaries The 3 steps to setting boundaries Facing our own feelings Dealing with others’ feeling after boundaries have been set </li
11/02/20211 hour 20 minutes 21 seconds
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{Coaching} 3 Ways to Improve Your Confidence as Parent

What do you do with so much information and advice that is out there? Do you often doubt yourself as a parent whether you are doing it right?  On today's on-air coaching call I'm helping Cara, mom of a one year old girl.  When is the right age for sending a toddler to daycare? When should she wean her baby from breastfeeding? Is it ok to pick up babies when they cry or wait 15 min before responding?  Cara is also faced with a dilemma. To return to work or to stay home with her baby. It turns out this is an emotional territory for her.  Other episodes you may enjoy:  214: The Performance Trap of Modern Motherhood <li style="font
04/02/20211 hour 13 minutes 14 seconds
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When Your Needs Are Not Met with Yvette Erasmus, PsyD

Yvette Erasmus on what happens when your needs are not fulfilled, the difference between needs and feelings, choicefulness, taking responsibility, stopping playing the victim and much more.  Effective communication is at the heart of strong relationships.  A critical aspect of effective communication is learning how to express our needs. But in order to learn to express first we need to get in touch with our needs.  Communication can come into conflict when needs are unfulfilled. Unmet needs can lead to feelings of anger, confusion, disappointment, frustration, hopelessness, irritation, sadness, loneliness and embarrassment, to name only a few. Fully understanding what we need makes the next step in our communication easier–a
28/01/20211 hour 20 minutes 13 seconds
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How to Master Your Difficult Feelings with Joan Rosenberg, PhD

Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist, speaker and trainer. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and the author of 90 Seconds to a LIfe You Love. Most of us are not comfortable with our unpleasant feelings. We tend to avoid, numb out or distract ourselves from feeling their discomfort.  Knowing how to deal with intense, overwhelming and uncomfortable feelings is essential to building confidence, resilience and authenticity. Yet when we disconnect or distract from these feelings we move away from confidence, health, desired pursuits ultimately undermining our ability to fully realize our ambitions.   <p
21/01/202151 minutes 8 seconds
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Parenting with Presence with Dr. Dan Siegel

Renowned neuropsychiatrist and author of many influential books Dr. Dan Siegel talks about the importance of showing up in our parenting with presence. He discusses the 4 S’s; safe, seen, soothed and secure and goes in depth into the 2 S’s; feeling safe and feeling soothed. As well as we talk about the importance of parental regulation and he shares some practical strategies of developing the 4 S’s in our children. We also talk about the process of Repair after ruptures in parent+child relationships. A powerful and transformative conversation that will leave you wanting more. I have interviewed Tina Payne Bryson, Dr. Siegel's co-author of The Power of Showing up back in april of 2020.  <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-in-quarantine-with-dr-tin
14/01/20211 hour 7 minutes 23 seconds
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When Your Children Say They're Transgender with Paria Hassouri

Paria Hassouri, the author of an utterly engaging memoir Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change shares her story of finding acceptance after dealing with loss and grief, anger and fear.  As her 13 year old daughter transitions from male to female, Paria discovers her own capacity to evolve. She eventually comes to realize how the deep-seated insecurities she was carrying as an Iranian immigrant were causing her to parent with fear rather than love. BOOK GIVEAWAY We will be giving away 2 copies of Paria's book. If you'd like to enter into the GIVEAWAY, please join the Authentic Parenting Community on Facebook. Open only to US residents.  BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW
07/01/202155 minutes 31 seconds
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The Year in Review: Confessions, Top 10 Episodes and What's Coming

In the final episode of the year I sat down with Julie Star, an active member of the Authentic Parenting Community to review the year 2020. We talked about what the podcast meant for me, what lessons I've learned, we share the top 10 episodes of the year, my favorite episodes, we talk about our amazing Support Group and what to expect in the new year. As well, we both share our lists 21 for '21.  BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   <st
31/12/20201 hour 6 minutes 19 seconds
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Top Lessons Learned From 2020

The year 2020 has challenged us and changed us in many ways. In this episode I sat down with one of the members of the Authentic Parenting Community, Julie Star and talked about this historic year.  Here is a list of questions for you to reflect on. Hear our answers in the episode.  1. What is the most important lesson you learned this year? 2. What is the best thing that happened? 3. What challenges did you overcome? 4. What new skills did you learn? 5. What did you do for your career growth? 6. What did you enjoy the most? 7. What was your favourite moment? 8. How did you have fun? 9. What new habits did you start? 10. What are you the most proud of this year? 11. What did you learn about yourself? 12. How did you live by your core values? 13. How did your relationships (family, friends, work) evolve? 14. What was the best decision you took? 15. How did
24/12/20201 hour 7 minutes 28 seconds
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Parenting Your Challenging Child with Dr. Ross Greene

How do you feel when you are faced with challenging behaviors such as screaming, crying, kicking, hitting, swearing, biting, spitting...Do you feel angry, helpless, overwhelmed when your child outright doesn’t listen, cooperate and shows defiance? Do you want to know how you can get them to do things without rewards and punishments? Solve problems collaboratively rather than unilaterally and proactively rather than reactively. BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. <s
17/12/20201 hour 5 minutes 8 seconds
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10 Ways of Feeling Better in the Pandemic with Anna Seewald

This has been a challenging year. Besides the global COVID-19 pandemic many of us have also dealt with other life matters. This year has particauly been a challenging year for me in many ways, with lots of ups and downs, and personal struggles but there are things, practices that I have been doing to keep myself emotionally well balanced, mentally strong, well-resourced, so that I can serve others.  I was interviewed on the MIndful Mama podcast and this episode features that interview.  It’s time to slow down and prioritize our mental & emotional health. ✨ Ask yourself, “What is alright right now?” ✨ Stay in the present moment AND consciously envision your positive future. BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly.</sp
10/12/20201 hour 1 minute 16 seconds
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{Special Episode} Anxiety Relief Strategies for You and Your Struggling Child

In this edition of our special episode with Laura Froyen we tackle issues related to emotion regulation, stress management, and helping kids with virtual learning. We received countless questions related to anxiety in the parent and the kids. Learn the red flags of stress in yourself and your kids. Increase autonomy and lessen control to diminish defiant behaviors. Examine your expectation for yourself and for you kids. Adjust those expectations as needed. How connection and cooperation are correlated and why relinquishing your agenda so essential.  How to stop yourself from reacting in an ineffective way like yelling or speaking harshly to your child? How do you keep yourself calm in the moment especially at bedtime? How do you show compassion to your kid when you need it most? <span class="s1"
03/12/20201 hour 13 minutes 50 seconds
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{Coaching} Finding New Solutions to Pandemic Parenting Challenges

On this on-air coaching call I help Hilary, a busy mom of two young kids, to rethink her current routines, bring the same flexibility and mindset that she applied to her business to her home life and parenting, find time to connect with her spouse, and most importantly reestablish her somewhat struggling connection with her 4 year old son. She finds herself lacking in patience, snapping at her kids, difficulty managing her stress, finding time for herself, connecting with her husband and kids and on top of that the kids' tantrums have increased, bedtime is a struggle and what worked before doesn’t work anymore.  APPLY FOR A COACHING SESSION  Fill out this short application   BECOME
26/11/20201 hour 16 minutes 37 seconds
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10 Ways to Support Your Child and Teen Through This Pandemic

19/11/202024 minutes 29 seconds
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How to Raise a Self-Driven Child with William Stixrud, PhD

12/11/20201 hour 11 minutes 5 seconds
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Building a Happy Family Even if You Didn't Grow Up in One

Larry Hagner, the host and creator of the Dad’s Edge Podcast and a father of four boy talks about how regardless of growing up virtually in a "fatherless environment” for most of his life found his passion for being a dad.  In this episode we primarily focus on improving your communication with your significant other, an area most couples can use some help, and strengthening your marriage.    Also... how to raise money savvy kids, a topic that he is really passionate about especially given his background and upbringing how to have difficult conversations with your spouse without dismissing them or becoming defensive <span style= "font-family: -apple-system,
05/11/20201 hour 9 minutes 40 seconds
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How to Unlock Your Authentic Self Leaving Behind Your Performing Self with Ritu Bhasin

Are you performing at life or living your authentic life?  Choosing to live authentically is the most important step you can take to thrive in your personal life, your relationships, and your career.  In this episode with Ritu Bhasin we explore what it means to truly embrace who you are. She talks about her transformational framework of the three selves: the authentic self, the adapted self and the performing self. Ritu alos shares her early experiences of bullying, racism, self-loathing and conformity.  Connect with Ritu Website Instagram Youtube  Get her book <a href= "https://w
15/10/202047 minutes 16 seconds
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Real-life Advice on Parenting During a Pandemic

We are continuing the 3  R’s of Pandemic Parenting. I have a compilation episode. I reached out to some of my favorite online people, and asked them to contribute their thoughts and best tips for regulation, routines and relationships. Now more than ever we need to prioritize our children’s mental health and emotional well-being, and not focus on grades, performance, achievement, chores….and “good” behavior.    People who appear in this episode:  Hunter Clarke-Fields Laura Froyen Jen Riday Hannah and Kelty of Upbringing</a
08/10/202043 minutes 26 seconds
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The 3 R's of Pandemic Parenting with Anna Seewald

In this solo episode Anna shares what she calls the 3 R's of pandemic parenting: regulation, routines and relationships. She emphasizes that we need to prioritize our children’s mental health and emotional well-being now more than ever.  Anna talks about:  Her thoughts on the current state of our lives; loss, stress, emotions, uncertainty and how she thinks this might be considered an adverse childhood experience  Her own struggles and her experience of stuckness  The weekly Support Calls for the Authentic Parenting community and you get to hear the voices of some of the participants and how they benefited from those calls (Julie, Mathu, Justan, Colleen, Zara, Jessica and Ranela) </sp
01/10/202046 minutes 56 seconds
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Healing Relational Trauma with Dr. Nima

As children we need attuned, caring, consistent, present and safe caregivers for optimal growth and development. Parental presence shapes who we become. When there is consistent disruption of a child's sense of being safe and loved within the family relational trauma occurs.  In this episode we are exploring how to deal with emotional triggers and heal our relational wounds with Dr. Nima.    Other episodes you may enjoy:  152: How Trauma Gets Stuck in Your Nervous System <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/p
24/09/20201 hour 9 minutes 5 seconds
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{Audiobook} 15 Keys to Effective Communication: Building Strong Parent Child Relationships by Anna Seewald

As parents we want to have loving, meaningful and strong relationships with our children. One way we build and maintain these relationships is communication. Learning to communicate effectively, listening with love and responding with care and respect is the foundation upon which healthy attachment develops. In this easy to follow guide Anna Seewald offers simple, yet practical tools for deepening your connection with your child, learning to be present, listen without judgment, make requests with respect and elicit cooperation without yelling. You’ll learn how to: Engage your child’s willing cooperation by using the language of acceptance Listen with love Set realistic expectations Break the cycle of negativity The guide also offers appropriate podcast episode suggestions to bolster your learning and support you on becoming a more confident and joyful parent. <a href= "https:/
11/09/202031 minutes 47 seconds
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Should You Worry About Kids' Screen Time in This Pandemic? with Anya Kamenetz

How can you set limits around screen time without feeling guilty? What to do when your kid has an explosive reaction when screen time is over? How much is too much and what kind of content is ok? Is Tik Tok inherently bad? Will violent video games cause aggression in kids? These and other important questions in this episode with an education correspondent for NPR and the author of The Art of Screen Time: Digital Parenting without Fear Anya Kamenetz.  With social distancing limiting our ability to connect and physically interact, daily screen time has increased in our lives.  And even before the COVID-19 global pandemic, there were concerns about <a href= "https://www.harvardpilgrim.org/hapiguide/what-is-this-much-
03/09/202053 minutes 15 seconds
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What to Do When Your Kid Uses Bad Words, Name Calling and Swearing

In this Special Episode Anna is joined by her friend and colleague, co-host Laura Froyen. In it they:  Tell personal stories from their lives Answer your parenting questions Share helpful resources  Here are some of the questions answered in this episode: "How to start setting limits when they haven’t been set/enforced in the past. When things have gotten so out of control, where to start first?" "How to set limits on the unkind words and teasing between the siblings. " "How to handle fighting between siblings when they get explosive and super mean." "...Raising Nice Girls but yet making sure they are strong mentally." <span style="fon
27/08/20201 hour 3 minutes 39 seconds
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5 Simple Practices for Daily Happiness with Anna Seewald

Today I want to share with you 5 practices that I’ve learned from the podcast that enrich my life, contribute to my daily happiness, and my overall well-being.  These are practical exercises that I have adopted from 5 fantastic guests of the show. Here are the 5 episodes where you can find the full interviews.   Ep 109: Mindful Parenting in a Messy World with Michelle Gale Ep 148: The Upside of Your Dark Side with Todd Kashdan, PhD Ep 203: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma with James Gordon, MD Ep 121: Resilient: How To Grow an Unshakable Core with Rick Hanson, PhD Ep 119: How To Be Kind and Loving Towards Yo
20/08/202029 minutes 52 seconds
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How to Cultivate Self-Love

What is self-love?  Where do the roots of low or lack of self- love originate? Are there degrees of self- love? Is the opposite of self-love self-hatred? Can you love someone if you don’t love yourself fully? How can you cultivate and practice more self-love?  This is the topic of today’s exploration. I’m joined by Nathalie Ellis.  I’d love to hear from you. 3 things I’m particularly interested in:  What’s your understanding of self-love?  Can you love someone if you don’t love yourself?  <
13/08/202057 minutes 17 seconds
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Overcome Your Negative Childhood Messages That Still Drive Your Life

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
06/08/202032 minutes 25 seconds
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5 Shifts in Agility for Thirving in the Time of Disruption

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30/07/202044 minutes 5 seconds
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The Secret to Getting Kids to Listen and Cooperate

What does it mean to have real influence over our kids? What’s the difference between control and influence? The real reason why our kids don’t listen to us and how on earth can we get our children to willingly cooperate without yelling, threats, rewards and punishments? We share 2 real life scenarios from our life and explain how we got our kids to cooperate willingly.  Also, how can we cultivate more self-love by looking at our own unworthiness, shame stories? How do these stories show up in our parenting?    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can
23/07/202030 minutes 44 seconds
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3 Ways Your Childhood Affects How You Parent

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
16/07/20201 hour 17 minutes 47 seconds
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3 Steps to Effective Limit Setting

In today's episode I'm helping Adriana, a mom of 2 kids, ages 2 and 4 years old with limit setting. I demystify the limit setting process and ask Adriana to get clear on her why behind saying "no". Setting limits doesn’t have to be unpleasant. You don’t have to be harsh or angry.  It’s all about knowing your why, staying calm and present, communicating the limit with compassion and holding that limit knowing that kids will have emotional reactions. You don’t have to feel guilty or even give in. In fact I suggest using playfulness and humor as strategy. I've created a special playlist on Spotify with all the On-Air-Coaching Episodes of 2019 for easy consumption.  <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Z2KbaIGKNW4HTWPmNps4M?si=1knem-D6SQWOgMKDhxUE8g&fbclid=IwAR2dEXkxKzka9Y1LSiBWJL0S0dZNTDomqS7Ook8c
09/07/20201 hour 12 minutes 4 seconds
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How To Make Good Decisions

02/07/20201 hour 5 minutes 4 seconds
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Why Kids Resist and What To Do About It

25/06/20201 hour 12 minutes 1 second
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Finding Yourself After a Broken Marriage

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18/06/20201 hour 11 minutes 6 seconds
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Tips for Managing Anxiety, Stress and Overwhelm During Lockdown

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11/06/20201 hour 4 minutes 21 seconds
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The Impact of Loneliness

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
04/06/20201 hour 8 minutes 5 seconds
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How To Deal With A Narcissist with Dr. Ramani

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
28/05/20201 hour 8 minutes 4 seconds
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6 Signs a Marriage is Headed for Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

Dr. Elizabeth Cohen talks about divorce.  There is still a stigma around divorce. You may be viewed as a failure. You may view yourself as a failure. And divorce can be traumatic. Depending who initiated the process, it can come as a shock to the other party. It’s always emotional. And both men and women feel a sense of loss.  While no two divorces are alike, there are still some common reasons for it.  Can you see it as an opportunity to grow rather than an ending of something?    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron.</a
21/05/20201 hour 4 minutes 22 seconds
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3 Secrets To Thriving as a Single Dad with Justan Mitchell

14/05/202058 minutes 42 seconds
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Moving Beyond Trauma with Ilene Smith

Ilene Smith talks about moving beyond trauma, discovering true healing, ease and vitality.  Trauma is part of life and we all experience it. Trauma doesn’t just reside inside your mind-much more importantly it locks itself in other parts of your body. Learn how Somatic Experiencing can help you heal the damage done by trauma on your nervous system.    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. <a href= "https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UCHFZBEKHN284&s
07/05/202052 minutes 40 seconds
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Practicing Conscious Parenting

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30/04/202053 minutes 34 seconds
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Fulfilled with Anna Yusim, MD

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
23/04/202044 minutes 16 seconds
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Helping Kids To Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety and Stay Focused

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
17/04/202055 minutes 30 seconds
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Parenting in Quarantine

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
09/04/20201 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
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Staying Calm During Coronavirus {Meditation}

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
02/04/202016 minutes 17 seconds
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Finding Happiness by Connecting to Your Authentic Self

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
26/03/20201 hour 16 minutes 26 seconds
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How to Play with Your Kids When You Don't Like Playing

Deep dive into play on this SPECIAL episode with Laura Froyen. We answer YOUR questions. Don't enjoy playing with your kids? Feeling guilty? How much should you play anyway? How to say "No, I don't want to play right now" to your kids?  Also:  simplifying the environment  encouraging independent play open ended toys child led play on the value of roughhousing  moms vs dads and what kids get  BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. <p
19/03/202052 minutes 45 seconds
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How To Break Free of the Drama Triangle and Victim Consciousness

Barry Weinhold, Ph.D talks about the Drama Triangle.  The drama triangle is a dynamic model of social interaction. It was developed by Dr. Karpman when he was a student of Eric Berne, M.D. father of transactional analysis. Karpman and other clinicians point out that “victim, rescuer, and persecutor” refer to roles people unconsciously play, or try to manipulate other people to play,  The triangle maps a type of destructive interaction that can occur between people in conflict.  BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. <s
12/03/20201 hour 8 minutes 51 seconds
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Modern Manners for Moms and Dads

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcas
05/03/20201 hour 53 seconds
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{Coaching} How Do You Become More Self-Accepting?

Today’s episode is an on-air-coaching call. I’m helping Charlotte, a mom of 2 girls under the age of 10 from the UK.  Charlotte is carrying a massive guilt from the time of the birth of her first daughter She has created a story in her mind that she doesn’t have the “right bond” with her daughter. We start off by discussing her 8 year old's toileting issue, however the episode takes a completely different turn and we uncover some uncomfortable truths and make some surprising discoveries. What gets in the way of her not being able to drop into the present moment and simply be in the here and now? Why does she feel that she always has to be doing something?  self-acceptance letting go of guilt forgiveness 
27/02/20201 hour 16 minutes 11 seconds
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Thriving as an Empath with Dr. Judith Orloff

20/02/202035 minutes 39 seconds
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Childhood Emotional Neglect with Jonice Webb, PhD

Jonice Webb, Ph.D talks about childhood emotional neglect, CEN.  Childhood Emotional Neglect is both simple in its definition and powerful in its effects. It happens when your parents fail to respond enough to your emotional needs while they’re raising you. Take the free questionnaire on her website to find if you have CEN.  Other episodes you may enjoy:  EMOTION SERIES  The Upside of Your Downside Anger Fear Anxiety Boredom Understanding and Helping Your Anxious Child How to Find and Maintain Happiness No Matter What Resilient: How To Grow Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and
13/02/202052 minutes 10 seconds
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Transform Your Boundaries with Sarri Gilman

Sarri Gilman teaches us all about boundaries. Do you struggle with boundary setting? Do you often say yes when you mean no? How do you deal with boundary pushers and boundary blind people?  how to set boundaries how to know what your boundaries are how to deal with your own emotions about your boundaries  how to deal with others emotions about your boundaries  and how to do deal with others who are extreme challengers to your boundaries and more Boundaries are invisible structures that help us have healthy relationships. Set
06/02/20201 hour 11 minutes 48 seconds
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{Coaching} The Performance Trap of Modern Parenthood

Today’s episode is an on air coaching call. I’m helping Jacquie, a working mom of a 3 year old boy.  Some of the themes we explore are:  Jacquie's anxiety. She has struggled with anxiety and depression most of her life but it got worst during pregnancy and after birth became more uncontrollable. Work-motherhood balance. Is it even attainable?  Guilt, how to cope with it?  Worthiness. Are you measuring your worth by your performance?  Parenting is a relationship and for many career, task, achievement, performance oriented people it can be very frustrating and challenging as there are no performance reviews in parenting. There are no measurement o
30/01/20201 hour 8 seconds
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Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

Laura Vanderkam talks about how you can feel less busy while getting more done with the 168 hours we all have each week. She shares some tips and tricks to make your days more productive, less rushed and spend more time on the things that matter.  Some things we discussed:  Time Tracking how tos The list of 100 Dreams Teaching kids responsibility  Time is elastic and we can manipulate its perception  How she divides her time and attention between 5 children   BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated.
23/01/202055 minutes 23 seconds
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Ditch Busy: Finding a Happier Balance with Kelly Pietrangeli

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    THE TOP 10 OF 2019 How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your KIds <span style= "font-weight: 40
16/01/202058 minutes 55 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Updates From Past Coaching Guests-PART 2

I’m circling back with past on air coaching participants to find out where are they now and how are they doing?  Was the coaching session helpful? Did they apply any of the insights, tools and strategies that we discussed during our call into their life and parenting?   What’s the update?  Participants who appear in this episode:  1. Lauren, 146: Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety and Set Boundaries  2. Shannon, 168: Making Transitions Easy and Handling Excessive Silly Behavior  3. Lisa, 151: 3 Powerful Solutions To managing Difficult Misbehaviors  <span style="font-weight: 4
09/01/20201 hour 3 minutes 53 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Updates From Past Coaching Guests-PART 1

I’m circling back with past on air coaching participants to find out where are they now and how are they doing?  Was the coaching session helpful? Did they apply any of the insights, tools and strategies that we discussed during our call into their life and parenting?   What’s the update?  Participants who appear in this episode:  Amber from episode 184: Disagreeing on Discipline How To Find the Middle Ground in Parenting Zara from episode 197: How To Set Firm limits with Kindness Patrick from episode 193: 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Be More Patient Wilde from episode 156: 5 Stress-Free Ways to Mot
02/01/202057 minutes 36 seconds
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Essentialism, Relationships and The Top 10 of 2019 with Anna Seewald

Good Bye 2019, Welcome 2020! Anna reflects back on the year, shares the top 10 episodes of 2019, some lessons she has learned, her word of the year, what the podcast meant for her in 2019 and what's coming in the new year. Also, she shares her 19 for 2019 along with her struggles of creating a 20 for 2020 and invites you to play a little game.  BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.
23/12/201936 minutes 7 seconds
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How To Be a Confident Parent with Vanessa Lapointe

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the <strong
19/12/201952 minutes 51 seconds
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When to Give Your Child a Smartphone with Laura Froyen+Anna Seewald

12/12/201958 minutes 16 seconds
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What I Learned After Losing Everything with Anna Seewald

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW 1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly. You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron. 2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated. Give from the heart now.   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the <strong
06/12/201928 minutes 47 seconds
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The Unspoken Truth About The Plight of Modern Motherhood

What you are about to hear is an unexpected conversation that started out as an on air coaching call.  Katie, the mother of 4 children from Australia had signed up to be coached on air a while ago. She has been one of my faithful listeners. I reached out and as she began speaking I soon realized that this not a coaching episode, that  I need to hold space for her to share her story. Because it reminded me of the other stories I hear. Women are struggling. They feel overwhelmed, alone, isolated, drained, needing of emotional support, even those in “happy” marriages.  The emotional load of motherhood is taking a toll on their mental health, well-being, relationships and parenting. The invisible workload of being a mother is killing women.  I do not have a solution but I kn
28/11/20191 hour 22 minutes 21 seconds
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What is Codependency? Signs, Symptoms and Recovery with Darlene Lancer

Do you have a hard time saying to “NO” to people? Do you often sacrifice your own needs to accommodate other people? Do you have a difficulty setting firm boundaries?  Are you unhappy in your relationship but unable to leave?  Does your marriage or relationship take up your thoughts and energy? Are you the one that is constantly making sacrifices in your relationship? Then you may be in a codependent relationship.  The term “codependency” was coined a few decades ago in the context of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to acknowledge and support partners of alcoholics and chemical-dependents who were intertwined in the destructive lives of those they loved. Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marr
21/11/20191 hour 13 minutes 17 seconds
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Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma with Dr. James Gordon

FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast     ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 160) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>>http://eepurl.com/ggtWk1   ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease, calm and joy into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.   WORK WITH ME<
14/11/20191 hour 10 minutes 46 seconds
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{Coaching} Setting Healthy Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty

Originally from Brazil, Kelly, a mother of 3 young children is finding it hard raising her family in the United States without the support of an extended family. In addition to not having that support from her family near by, her husband also works long hours as he owns his business. The heavy lifting of caring for her children falls on Kelly's shoulders and at times parenting can be emotionally draining, demanding and challenging.  We talk about the importance of exposing our children to other attachment figures Dealing with guilt and limiting beliefs  Carving out some much needed quiet time for Kelly Teaching kids respect for privacy and sharing spaces  and much more   Other coaching episodes you may enjoy: {Coaching}<a
07/11/20191 hour 18 minutes 18 seconds
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How To Re-Connect with Your Significant Other and When Your Partner Doesn’t Understand Your Trauma

Resources Suggested By Laura: 1. Random Acts of Kindness A relationship-based game designed to help couples re-establish connection, affection, and  emotional intimacy. Get your FREE copy now and start building a better relationship TODAY! 2. Nurturing the Couple Friendship 3. Deepening Date Night 4. Five Lessons from the Early Days of Love   By Anna:  How To Stop Yelling online, self-study course</a
31/10/201949 minutes 10 seconds
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200! The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected

Big milestone! The 200th episode!!! Listen in as Authentic Parenting community manager Lauren Thomas hosts the show and puts Anna on the hot seat.  Did you ever wanted to know who is Anna’s most favorite guest? What are her top 3 most impactful episodes and why? What’s “the most authentic moment of the podcast” as Anna calls it? What guest/s caught her off guard? She tells the tail of 3 guests. How about an interview that went off the rails? Yes, we cover that too. If you wanted to know more about Anna and her specific parenting journey then tune in as she opens up like never before. What was the most difficult age with her kid and why? Her answer throws Lauren off right from the beginning. Curious about Anna’s “zen”, go -with- the -flow approach to life? She answers how she s
24/10/20191 hour 23 minutes 31 seconds
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The Power of Meditation with Bill Meyer

10/10/201952 minutes 11 seconds
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How to Live Intentionally with Neil Pasricha

What it means to be confident, grow resilience and live an intentional life. That's the topic of exploration with New York  times best-selling author of 5 books NEIL PASRICHA. He shares 3 secrets from his latest book You're Awesome.    FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 160) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>>http://eepurl.com/ggtWk1   ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want
03/10/20191 hour 1 minute 17 seconds
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How To Set Firm Limits with Kindness

Setting limits is an essential and important part of parenting. How can you set effective and firm limits without yelling, threats, bribes and harshness? How can you hold that limit without giving in and learn to say “No” without feeling bad? Your child may not be happy and that’s OK. You can hold space for their big feelings and support them emotionally. In this on air coaching episode I help Zara, a single mom of a 6 year old boy with those questions. Other coaching episodes you may enjoy: {Coaching}<a href= "https://authenticparenting.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=14f17a89d56
26/09/20191 hour 7 minutes 25 seconds
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Connect To Your Authentic Self Through Intuition with Julie Cusmariu

What is intuition? Can you grow it? Who has it? Are you an empath? Are highly sensitive people more intuitive? How about children? Men vs women?  Do you use your intuition while making important decisions?  Julie Cusmariu, host of the Julie in Conversation Podcast helps us see the connection between authenticity and intuition.  I share a cringe worthy confession...And towards the end Julie does an impromptu intuitive reading for me. You don’t want to miss.    FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable l
19/09/201956 minutes 20 seconds
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Why We Need To Connect More with Kristy Lauricella

Our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food and water. We  have never been so connected technologically in the history of humankind, yet  many of us feel lonely, isolated and disconnected. We don’t just hang out anymore, socialize and play. We are all too busy. In discussing the power of connections and meaningful gatherings we touch upon some topics:    Can you have friendships with an opposite sex outside of your marriage?  Why do women need other women?  The vital role of friendships and why we need to hang out more socially? And is there a secret ingredient for successful gatherings?  Will connecting with others bring more connection with ourselves?  <span style=
12/09/201951 minutes 50 seconds
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The Dark Side of Motherhood with Anna Seewald

This episode features an exclusive interview with Anna Seewald conducted by one of the podcast listeners from Australia. Fertility, infertility, conception, loss, pregnancy and early years of motherhood. entering motherhood and coping with loss early, ungrieved loss and it’s impact on new motherhood the stress and inglorious parts about motherhood that no one talks about potent, creator energy after giving birth the power of women the legacy of women who came before us   FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get m
05/09/20191 hour 8 minutes 31 seconds
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{Coaching} 5 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress and Be More Patient

  Managing stress, becoming more patient, creating time for ourselves and for our relationship while being a being a full time employee and parent is quite overwhelming.  In this on air coaching episode I help Patrick, a father of two young children with those questions.  Other coaching episodes you may enjoy: {Coaching}Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety and Set Boundaries {Coaching
29/08/201950 minutes 57 seconds
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How to Respond When Your Child is Disrespectful

FULL SHOW NOTES www.authenticparenting.com/podcast    ***Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 160) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>>http://eepurl.com/ggtWk1   ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease, calm and joy into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.   WORK WITH ME</
22/08/201955 minutes 22 seconds
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Love, Loss, Impermanence and The Path of Motherhood

Anne Cushman tells a poignant story of the rawness and beauty of life. Her daughter’s tragic still-birth, the joyful birth of her son, the “home retreat” of early motherhood, the challenges of parenthood, the falling of her marriage, the diagnosis and gifts of her son’s developmental differences and finding peace and joy.   Other episodes you may enjoy:  The Mindful Mother’s Way: From Burnout to Self-Care The Mindful Mother’s Way: From Burnout to Self-Care</span
15/08/201957 minutes 16 seconds
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On Acceptance and Perfectionism

Acceptance is one of the basic emotional needs. How do you show acceptance to your child?  Why is parental acceptance such a significant influence on the child?  Are you a perfectionist?  Shenaaz Moos shares her own story as well as talks about: The complex relationship between a Mother and Daughter Love languages and how they help to connect and ground a relationship The power of genuine listening and interest It’s difficult for true connection to thrive when you don’t feel good enough The power of bringing your awareness forward and healing your own past to parent your best Unspoken language, even just a look, can convey a lack of acceptance    OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY ENJOY  A
08/08/20191 hour 10 minutes 23 seconds
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What’s Your Attachment Style? with Jenny Rosier

Attachment is the notion that interactions with primary caregivers in early childhood create internal working models in our brains that later impact how we view ourselves, view others, and view relationships in adulthood. Attachment causes us to communicate and react to the communication of others in certain ways. Understanding attachment can help individuals better understand the people in their lives and better cultivate the relationships they have with these people.   • Background of attachment theory • Science behind attachment • Importance of attachment • How to cultivate attachment as a parent based on your child’s age • How attachment impacts your behaviors and communication in relationships throughout life <p cla
01/08/20191 hour 4 minutes 34 seconds
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{Coaching} Making Transitions Easy and Handling Excessive Silly Behavior

In this episode I help Shannon, a mindful mom of two active girls to find some new strategies for dealing with excessive silliness and make transitions smooth and easy without meltdowns.  Other episodes you may enjoy: {Coaching}Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety and Set Boundaries {Coaching} 5 Stress-Free Ways To Motivate Kids To Clean Up After Themselves <a href= "https://authenticparenting.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=14f17a89d56eb5aef253131b5&id=44
25/07/20191 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds
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How To Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

Carla Naumburg talks about reasons why we lose our cool, what makes parenting hard, the downsides of exploding, what it looks like for different people, owning your triggers and buttons and more importantly things you should do if you don't want to lose your sh*t with your kids.    Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a writer, speaker, and parent coach. She is the author of READY, SET, BREATHE: PRACTICING MINDFULNESS WITH YOUR CHILDREN FOR FEWER MELTDOWNS AND A MORE PEACEFUL FAMILY and PARENTING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT: HOW TO STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS. Her latest book, HOW TO STOP LOSING YOUR SH*T WITH YOUR KIDS, is now available for pre-order. Other episodes you may enjoy:  <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/archive-how-to-stop-yelling-at-your-kids/id1052399775?i=100039
18/07/201944 minutes 19 seconds
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Who You Are Matters More Than What You Do

11/07/201949 minutes 49 seconds
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How Your Childhood Experiences Shape You with Karen Lock Kolp

Today’s episode contains adult themes and sensitive topics.  Listener discretion is advised.  Some early childhood experiences shape adult life, but which ones and how? Our earliest experiences may stick with us for years and continue to influence us well into adulthood, our mental and emotional well-being, relationships and even physical health.  Karen Lock Kolp shares how being sexually assaulted as a 7-year-old has affected her whole life.  Other episodes you may like: How Trauma Gets Stuck in Your Nervous System with Irene Lyon Breaking Free From Old Stories w
04/07/201954 minutes 44 seconds
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{Coaching} Disagreeing on Discipline? How You Can You Find a Middle Ground in Parenting

Disagreements with your parenting partner over discipline? Do you have different parenting styles? Have you had important conversations about your common values and parenting goals? In this on air coaching episode I help Amber, a mother of a 3 year old girl from Australia to find some new insights and ways to work as a team with her husband.    Other coaching episodes you may enjoy: {Coaching}Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety and Set Boundaries <a href= "https:
27/06/201956 minutes 36 seconds
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Healing Unresolved Trauma with Tosha Schore

20/06/20191 hour 1 minute 22 seconds
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What It's Really Like to Live in an RV Full-Time for Two Years with Elizabeth Tulok

13/06/20191 hour 25 minutes 46 seconds
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Letting Go of Negative Thoughts with Hunter Clarke-Fields

Today’s episode features host of Mindful Mama Podcast, Hunter Clarke-Fields. She recently came back from a silent meditation retreat! Hunter shares her intense retreat experience of no speaking, reading or WRITING for SEVEN DAYS 😯 Sadness, loneliness, and pain flowed throughout the process. Thankfully peace finally came, and extreme awareness of surroundings. Enhancing the ability to give love and kindness to others. Deepening the emotion of empathy on a global level outside of self.  We also talk about how you can learn to let go of negative thoughts.   
06/06/201941 minutes 43 seconds
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UNPLUGGED: Laura Froyen and Anna Seewald

Post conference exclusive with Dr. Laura Froyen, my co-host.  Listeners who appear in this episode are: Julie Angela Justan Kelly Lauren Shannon Thank you!!! We also play the Authentic Parenting Manifesto in this episode.  Here is Dr. Laura Markham's episode on the show. She was the Keynote Speaker of the conference.  The Child’s Perspective and Peaceful Parenting   <p class="
30/05/201940 minutes 9 seconds
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Takeaways from The Authentic Parenting Conference 2019 with Kari Gormley (Emcee)

Here is the Authentic Family video. People who couldn't attend the conference had sent in videos from around the world. Yay for our amazing community!  Listen in as the Emcee of the Authentic Parenting Conference Kari and I sit down to share our own impressions, takeaways and thoughts about the live event right after it happened.  Kari Gormley is a resilience trainer, flourishing coach, and practitioner of Positive Psychology: The science of creating real-time resiliency by navigating thoughts and behaviors. Kari has run six marathons and hosts The Running Lifestyle Show podcast, a show focused on going from functioning to flourishing through managing your mindset, enhancing your energy, and creating high-quality positive connections. Kari aims to take a strengths-based appr
30/05/201951 minutes 42 seconds
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Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids with Maureen Healy

Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the field of children’s emotional health. Her new book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, gives adults the ideas and strategies they need to help their children (Preface by Dalai Lama). Maureen also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions worldwide. In 2014, Maureen’s first book, Growing Happy Kids, won the Nautilus and Reader’s Favorite book awards. FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, link
23/05/201938 minutes 54 seconds
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The Japanese Way of Parenting with Emiko Rasmussen

09/05/201957 minutes 20 seconds
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Teaching Mindfulness to Kids with Peter Moses

02/05/201953 minutes 8 seconds
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The Work with Byron Katie

***The Authentic Parenting Conference is happening on Saturday, May 18 in New Brunswick, NJ. *** GET YOUR TICKET NOW>>>https://authenticparentingconference.eventbrite.com   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   *Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 170) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>>http://eepurl.com/ggtWk1   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a com
25/04/201935 minutes 49 seconds
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It's OK Not to Love Your Stepchildren with Melissa Brown

Today ONLY. The ticket price for the Authentic Parenting LIVE event is HALF OFF. Grab yours now. This deal will NOT be back!  ***The Authentic Parenting Conference is happening on Saturday, May 18 in New Brunswick, NJ. *** GET YOUR TICKET NOW>>>https://authenticparentingconference.eventbrite.com   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   *Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 160) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>><a href= "http://eep
18/04/20191 hour 1 minute 57 seconds
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Building Trust with Kids with Casey O'Roarty

***The Authentic Parenting Conference is happening on Saturday, May 18 in New Brunswick, NJ. *** GET YOUR TICKET NOW>>>https://authenticparentingconference.eventbrite.com   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   *Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 160) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>>http://eepurl.com/ggtWk1   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a com
11/04/201940 minutes 55 seconds
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8 Lessons To Make Blended Families Work with Joel W. Hawbaker

***You're invited to the Authentic Parenting Conference*** JOIN US on Saturday, May 18 in New Brunswick, NJ.  GET YOUR TICKET NOW>>>https://authenticparentingconference.eventbrite.com Enter PROMO CODE: LOVE25 and save $25 on a single ticket.  If you are planning on attending with your spouse/partner/husband, get in touch and I'll send you a special PROMO CODE.  Email: [email protected] Call: 732-763-2576  To learn more about the LIVE event, go to >>>https://authenticparenting.com/conference
04/04/201953 minutes 42 seconds
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Why Defiance is Healthy: Laura Froyen+Anna Seewald

***The Authentic Parenting Conference is happening on Saturday, May 18 in New Brunswick, NJ. *** GET YOUR TICKET NOW>>>https://authenticparentingconference.eventbrite.com   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   *Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 160) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>>http://eepurl.com/ggtWk1   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a com
28/03/201939 minutes 58 seconds
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Conference Q&A's and You're Invited!

***You're invited to the Authentic Parenting Conference*** JOIN US on Saturday, May 18 in New Brunswick, NJ.  GET YOUR TICKET NOW>>>https://authenticparentingconference.eventbrite.com Enter PROMO CODE: LOVE25 and save $25 on a single ticket.  If you are planning on attending with your spouse/partner/husband, get in touch and I'll send you a special PROMO CODE.  Email: [email protected] Call: 732-763-2576    To learn more about the LIVE event, go to >>>https://authenticparenting.com/conference
27/03/201915 minutes 31 seconds
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{Coaching} Developing Body Awareness in Kids

***The Authentic Parenting Conference is happening on Saturday, May 18 in New Brunswick, NJ. *** GET YOUR TICKET NOW>>>https://authenticparentingconference.eventbrite.com Today’s episode is an on air coaching call. I help Bethan, a mom of 3 kids from England, ages 6, 3 and 9 months to get some tips on helping her eldest son with physicality. It sounds like this little boy has a difficulty controlling his body, is physical, hits and kicks when he gets angry, squeezes the baby’s head hardly, doesn’t recognize boundaries, doesn't know how to stop, even when his brother tells him that he no longer enjoys the rough play. He also exhibits some sensory issues.   If you’d like to be featured on an on air coaching episode, I’d be thrilled to do a coach
21/03/20191 hour 6 minutes 16 seconds
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The Mindful Mother’s Way: From Burnout to Self-Care with Sarah Gyampoh

***GET YOUR TICKET NOW FOR THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING CONFERENCE.  May 18, 2019, New Brunswick, NJ, USA ***The first 10 people who register will get the following bonuses in addition to the LOW price: 1) Personalized copy of Anna's booklet 15 Keys To Effective Communication: Building Strong Parent Child Relationships 2) FREE access to her online course HOW TO STOP YELLING (valued at $300) 3) 45 min. one-on-one FREE coaching session with Anna Hurry! This is a LIMITED time, EXCLUSIVE offer for the Authentic Parenting Podcast listeners!  Offer expires March 15, 2019. Those bonuses alone are higher in value than the ticket.   Your special link that is NOT available to public is >>>https://apcon.eventbrite.com    
14/03/201951 minutes 17 seconds
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Mindful Communication: How To Find Your Voice, Speak Your Truth and Listen Deeply with Oren Jay Sofer

***GET YOUR TICKET NOW FOR THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING CONFERENCE.  May 18, 2019, New Brunswick, NJ, USA ***The first 10 people who register will get the following bonuses in addition to the LOW price: 1) Personalized copy of Anna's booklet 15 Keys To Effective Communication: Building Strong Parent Child Relationships 2) FREE access to her online course HOW TO STOP YELLING (valued at $300) 3) 45 min. one-on-one FREE coaching session with Anna Hurry! This is a LIMITED time, EXCLUSIVE offer for the Authentic Parenting Podcast listeners!  Offer expires March 15, 2019. Those bonuses alone are higher in value than the ticket.   Your special link that is NOT available to public is >>>https://apcon.eventbrite.com    
07/03/20191 hour 7 minutes 59 seconds
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{Coaching} How To Curb Back-Talk, Teach Respect and Responsibility without Punishments

***GET YOUR TICKET NOW FOR THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING CONFERENCE.  May 18, 2019, New Brunswick, NJ, USA ***The first 10 people who register will get the following bonuses in addition to the LOW price: 1) Personalized copy of Anna's booklet 15 Keys To Effective Communication: Building Strong Parent Child Relationships 2) FREE access to her online course HOW TO STOP YELLING (valued at $300) 3) 45 min. one-on-one FREE coaching session with Anna Hurry! This is a LIMITED time, EXCLUSIVE offer for the Authentic Parenting Podcast listeners!  Offer expires March 15, 2019. Those bonuses alone are higher in value than the ticket. Your special link that is NOT available to public is >>>https://apcon.eventbrite.com   <span style="font-weigh
28/02/20191 hour 5 minutes 41 seconds
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What NOT To Say To Kids And How To Say “No” Without Actually Saying It

***GET YOUR TICKET NOW FOR THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING CONFERENCE.  May 18, 2019, New Brunswick, NJ, USA ***The first 10 people who register will get the following bonuses in addition to the LOW price: 1) Personalized copy of Anna's booklet 15 Keys To Effective Communication: Building Strong Parent Child Relationships 2) FREE access to her online course HOW TO STOP YELLING (valued at $300) 3) 45 min. one-on-one FREE coaching session with Anna Hurry! This is a LIMITED time, EXCLUSIVE offer for the Authentic Parenting Podcast listeners!  Offer expires March 8, 2019. Those bonuses alone are higher in value than the ticket. Your special link that is NOT available to public is >>>https://apcon.eventbrite.com This is our monthly special episo
21/02/201959 minutes 58 seconds
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Breaking Free from Old Stories with Marilupe De La Calle

*Want to get most out of your listening experience? Download the Easy Start Guide PDF with clickable links to past podcast episodes (over 160) grouped by category. East Start Guide>>>http://eepurl.com/ggtWk1 What's your story? Who are you? Who would you be without your story?  What's the best self protection, hiding who you are or being who you are?  Here are some episodes you may enjoy: Are You Living an Authentic Life? In Search of The True Self Are You Stuck in
14/02/201946 minutes 32 seconds
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Becoming Your True Authentic Self Unapologetically with Andrea Mathews

Today on the podcast we are exploring the notion of authenticity. What it means to be authentic? How you can find and connect to your authentic Self, self with a capital S.  My guest is Andrea Mathews. She is a psychotherapist, a writer and a speaker whose unique brand of doing all three brings one central focus: Authenticity. Andrea is the author of several books including Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self Restoring My Soul: Finding and Living the Authentic Self S
07/02/201949 minutes 46 seconds
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How to Make Peace with Your Past and Heal Your Life with Mark Nepo

31/01/201957 minutes 56 seconds
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{Best of} 4 Ways To Stop Beating Yourself Up

Here are some episodes you may enjoy: Are You Living an Authentic Life? In Search of The True Self Are You Stuck in The Past? How to Make Peace with Your Past and Heal Your Life   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway abou
24/01/201918 minutes 5 seconds
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{Best of} How To Live Mindfully in the Digital Age with Nancy Colier

Here are some episodes you may enjoy: Are You Living an Authentic Life? In Search of The True Self Are You Stuck in The Past? How to Make Peace with Your Past and Heal Your Life   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway abou
17/01/20191 hour 4 minutes 31 seconds
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{Best of} The Art and Science of Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff, PhD

Here are some episodes you may enjoy: Are You Living an Authentic Life? In Search of The True Self Are You Stuck in The Past? How to Make Peace with Your Past and Heal Your Life   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway abou
10/01/201951 minutes 37 seconds
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Reflections on the 2018, Your Feedback, The Top 10 and What’s Coming in the New Year

This is the final episode of the 2018. What a year!  In this episode I share my reflections on the year passing, your feedback, the top 10 most dowloaded episodes of the year, best wishes for the New Year and what to expect in 2019 from me and the podcast. There are some minor changes in the month of January.   Here are the listeners who appeared in this episode and their answers to the following questions: 1. What are your TOP 3 favorite episodes of 2018 and why? 2. What are some things you have learned from the podcast and how have you applied them in your life/parenting? 3. What makes you to come back and continue listening? Aimee <p
27/12/201821 minutes 44 seconds
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Cultivating Empathy In Kids: Laura Froyen+Anna Seewald

I'm joined by my dear friend and colleague Laura Froyen. We have done quite a few episodes in 2018 together.  Here they are:  #111 Parenting Peacefully When Triggered #120 How to Get on The Same Page with Your Parenting Partner #124 7 Tips on How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Kids #137 5 Ways To Prevent Mommy Meltdowns #142 Sibling Rivalry: How to Raise Friends For Life We also answer 3 of your questions.  We also share 5 things we are embarrassed to admit in regards with parenting. You don't want to miss!  Anna's things are related to: <span
20/12/201847 minutes 46 seconds
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Understanding and Helping Your Anxious Child with Kevin Ashworth

All kids get stressed sometimes. Most kids will complain, maybe cry a little, and then move on. But for the estimated one in five kids in the United States who suffer from anxiety disorders (including separation anxiety, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), it's a major challenge to manage their worries. In severe cases, kids with anxiety may stop eating, sleeping, or going to school. For some kids, minor worries turn into full-fledged fears. But with the right approach, you can help your child feel reassured. How do you help a child with anxiety? What are signs of anxiety in a child How do you calm an anxiety attack in a child? Resources and links https://www.nwanxiety.com Fighting Fear with Kevin Ashworth, YouTube Channel Other episodes you may like: <a
13/12/20181 hour 28 minutes 41 seconds
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{Coaching} 5 Stress-Free Ways To Motivate Kids To Clean Up After Themselves

FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this episode or the podcast in general?   USA listeners call 732-763-2576 right now and leave a voicemail. International listeners use the FREE Speak Pipe tool on my website. Add your voice. It matters! Email: [email protected]   ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood expe
06/12/20181 hour 6 minutes 36 seconds
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TEARS & CRYING: Why Do Humans Cry? with Dr. Ad Vingerhoets

FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this episode or the podcast in general?   USA listeners call 732-763-2576 right now and leave a voicemail. International listeners use the FREE Speak Pipe tool on my website. Add your voice. It matters! Email: [email protected]   ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood expe
29/11/20181 hour 5 minutes 21 seconds
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We Are Stronger Together

Join the 5 Day FREE Challenge Starting Dec 3.  5 SIMPLE SHIFTS TO FEEL LESS OVERWHELMED, AVOID BURNOUT AND CREATE DEEP SELF-CARE (even if you're crazy busy)   I'm offering a Black Friday Discount on ALL of my services and programs. This is the biggest sale of the year and these prices will not appear again until next year.  If you have been wanting to work with me, now is the time. ***Offer expires on November 24, midnight.  1. HOW TO STOP YELLING self-study course. The course is perfect for you, if you are busy, if you want to take your own time and study at your own pace.  Take as much time as needed to watch the trainings, listen to the audio lessons, do the exercises and
22/11/201818 minutes 30 seconds
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Anxiety with Dennis Tirch, PhD

JOIN The 5 Day Free Challenge Starting December 3. #radicalselfcare 5 SIMPLE SHIFTS TO FEEL LESS OVERWHELMED, AVOID BURNOUT AND CREATE DEEP SELF-CARE (even if you're crazy busy) www.authenticparenting.com/challenge  See you at the training!:)    Dennis Tirch, PhD is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA, and President-Elect of The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Dr. Tirch is a lay-teacher of Buddhist psychology, with over thirty years of practice in Zen.    Resources and links Mindfulcompassion.com  Find Dr T
15/11/201851 minutes 26 seconds
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Boredom with Hans Wilhelm

Boredom is an under appreciated emotion. Do you know that boredom is the second most suppressed emotion after anger? There are also 5 types of boredom. When was the last time you felt the discomfort of being bored and what did you do to combat that feeling? How do you feel when your children say that they are bored? Resources and links Hans Wilhelm's web site TEDx talk Life Explained YouTube Chanel  Life Explained website  <a href="http://www.lifeexplained.com/books/" tar
08/11/201845 minutes 16 seconds
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How Trauma Gets “ Stuck” in Your Nervous System with Irene Lyon

Irene Lyon is a nervous system specialist and in this episode she talks about what trauma is, types of trauma, stress, autonomic nervous system and how to tell whether you have experienced trauma. You may not have physical symptoms per se.    FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com/podcast   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this episode or the podcast in general?   USA listeners call 732-763-2576 right now and leave a voicemail. International listeners use the FREE Speak Pipe tool on
01/11/20181 hour 3 minutes 19 seconds
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{Coaching} 3 Powerful Solutions to Managing Difficult Misbehaviors

On this on air coaching call I help Lisa, a mother of two boys ages 7,5 and 4 years old to manage some of their difficult behaviors. Lisa is a single mom and she is trying very hard to fulfill the role of an absent father and her own. She is home during the day with the boys but works in the hospital at night. She literally has no time for herself.  Here are some challenges Lisa faces: -hyperactivity -throwing things when angry -not exhibiting proper table manners -inability to stop when it's time to stop -not listening  -being rough with a sibling  -and so much more Would you like to be featured on the podcast as part of an on air coaching call? Please, send me an email now: [email protected]  Other episodes you may enjoy:  {On Air Coaching} Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety and Set Boundaries<
25/10/201859 minutes 50 seconds
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Fear with Kristen Ulmer

18/10/20181 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds
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Anger with Russell Kolts, PhD

Russell Kolts, Ph.D , author of he Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger takes a deep dive into the emotion of anger.  Are you running away from anger? What's your relationship with it?  What's a healthy way of dealing with your anger? How compassion can help you with your anger. And no, sadly punching a pillow is NOT a good way to release your anger.  The purpose of anger  Anger as a primary emotion What's underneath anger  and so much more Resources and links  Russell's web site CFT Made Simple: A Clinician’s Guide to Practicing Compassion-Focused
11/10/20181 hour 15 minutes 13 seconds
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The Upside of Your Dark Side with Todd Kashdan, PhD

Todd Kashdan talks about the importance of feeling all our emotions and not being so concerned about labeling them as negative and positive. We can harness superpowers from anger, embarrassment, anxiety and all other emotions. By experiencing the full palette of emotions we develop emotional agility.  Recourses and links: Todd Kashdan's web site Todd’s TEDx talk a MUST listen. He is very funny!  The Upside of Your Dark side book on Amazon 
04/10/20181 hour 17 minutes 29 seconds
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What Does Self-Care REALLY Mean? Anna Seewald

In this solo episode I talk about why you might be feeling overwhelmed, less energized, negative and tired all the time.  I share one of my client's story.  What is stress? How does it undermine your parenting? Do you know where your stress comes from? How large is your stress container and what is a STRESS DIAL?    Highlights meet your stress response how to recognize whether you are overly stressed 4 steps in managing your stress self-care REDEFINED  simple yet powerful tips to destress    Download my FREE SELF-ASSESSMENT tool and discover what's your stress score.  Grab your seat in this free class "How to Find Balance and Create Time for the Things You Love (Without Feeling Guilty!)  Other episodes you may enjoy:  <a href="http://authenticparenting.com/mommyburn
27/09/201843 minutes 28 seconds
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{Coaching} Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety and Set Boundaries

This is an On Air Coaching call with Lauren a mother of two girls ages 3 years old and 7 months.    Highlights -dealing with your own anxiety -setting healthy boundaries  -complicated family dynamics -sibling jealousy -separation anxiety -navigating big feelings that of yours and your child's  -changing your language to elicit cooperation  -learn to say "no" without using negative words  -and so much more   Get my book 15 Keys To Effective Communication: Building Strong Parent Child Relationships    Other episodes you may like:  <span st
20/09/20181 hour 17 minutes 4 seconds
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Mindful Parenting

In this BONUS episode I'm joined by my good friend Hunter Clarke-Fields and we talk about stress and how it affects your parenting. What can you do before hand to prepare for life's crisis AND IN THE MOMENT.  -2 mindset shifts -mantras -yoga poses If you would like to watch the video version of this conversation, please join the Authentic Parenting Community on Facebook.  Hunter is offering a FREE Mindful Parenting training.  It will give you the foundation to make some powerful shifts in your parenting. The free, live training will be online starting on September 17. During this training you’ll learn: :: Why Your Kids Don’t Listen To You :: The Hidden Myth That Undermines Your Parenting :: How to Create Cooperative Ki
17/09/201845 minutes 29 seconds
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The Authentic Parenting Manifesto

           
13/09/20184 minutes 24 seconds
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Mommy Burnout: How To Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in The Process | Sheryl Ziegler

Dr. Ziegler, author of Mommy Burnout shares insights on: How to identify if you are suffering from depression and anxiety that requires medication, or burnout, or all three. How burnout can put marriages in jeopardy in surprising ways. How working moms envy at-home moms, and at-home moms envy working moms, and their levels of dissatisfaction are surprisingly similar. How your burnout makes your kids feel, and how it can even be contagious. Why burnout makes you feel like your life has no purpose.   Resources and links: Get the How To Stop Yelling course now www.drsherylziegler.com
13/09/20181 hour 7 minutes 39 seconds
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How To Be a Happier Parent | KJ Dell'Antonia

KJ Dell’Antonia, a mother of four and author of “How to Be a Happier Parent” talks about her personal experience of feeling dissatisfied with parenting on a day-to-day basis. Her biggest struggles being mornings, sibling disputes, and homework. Her family’s life was busy and on-the-go, making everyone feel exhausted by the end of the day and leaving no room to enjoy each other. Realizing that she wanted nothing more than a pleasant and enjoyable experience raising her family, KJ read and even conducted a lot of research on how to be a happier parent, and shares some tips in this episode.  Resources and links Website: kjdellantonia.com Twitter: @KJDellAntonia  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjdellantonia Instagram: <a href="https://ww
06/09/20181 hour 1 minute 19 seconds
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Sibling Rivalry: How to Raise Friends For Life: Laura Froyen+Anna Seewald

ATTENTION!  Sign up for my upcoming FREE webinar. Sep. 6, at 12:00pm EST.  5 Essential Shifts You Can Make To Feel Less Overwhelmed, Energized and Positive www.authenticparenting.com/webinar    This is the August Monthly Special Episode where I'm joined by Laura Froyen, PhD. We take a deep dive into the topic of Sibling Rivalry.  I have crated a useful worksheet to help you solidify your knowledge. Be sure to grab your copy.    DOWNLOAD NOW>>>Sibling Rivalry: How To Raise Friends for Life Worksheet    SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!!</stro
30/08/20181 hour 19 minutes 56 seconds
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Use the Secret of Improv Comedy in Everyday Parenting with Nacia Walsh

ATTENTION!  Sign up for my upcoming FREE webinar. Sep. 6, at 12:00pm EST.  5 Essential Shifts You Can Make To Feel Less Overwhelmed, Energized and Positive www.authenticparenting.com/webinar    Nacia Walsh is a mom of 4, parenting contributor, actress, and writer. Having an arsenal of experiences from her kids ranging from 19-3.5, Nacia’s been writing online about parenting since 2010. When she’s not running between kids’ practices or attempting to DIY everything in her house, she can be found contributing on The Today Show or hosting her podcast Parenting on the Fly. She shares important lessons that she learned during her
23/08/201849 minutes 50 seconds
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In Search of The True Self with Kerri Hummingbird

ATTENTION!  Sign up for my upcoming FREE webinar. Sep. 6, at 12:00pm EST.  5 Essential Shifts You Can Make To Feel Less Overwhelmed, Energized and Positive www.authenticparenting.com/webinar    Kerri Hummingbird went through a lot. From an early age well into her adult years she battled with self loathing, self-harming behaviors, dating bad boys, being and acting bad, divorce, affairs, drinking, traditional therapy...But it didn't help. She took blame for everything. She felt as she was broken and needed fixing. She was disconnected from her authentic self.  The truth of who we are is so essential that its absence takes a heavy toll, typicall
16/08/20181 hour 15 minutes 42 seconds
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From a Breakdown To a Breakthrough with Carrie Ann Kileen

SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking here. Select your level and get awesome rewards!!!   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this
09/08/201853 minutes 41 seconds
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Co-Parenting After Divorce with Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene is a father of two teenagers, a writer, speaker and an entrepreneur who strives to live and authentic life without regret. The only thing Jonathan needed out of life was to be a father. That’s why he listened to his desire to leave a standardized employment behind and move toward a creative lifestyle of writing and podcasting in order to spend more time with his family.   Links and resources Jonathan's podcast, Dad, is now available. Read what he writes on Medium Follow him on <a href= "http://www.instagram.com/greeneliving" target="_blank
02/08/201852 minutes 38 seconds
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5 Ways To Prevent Mommy Meltdowns: Laura Froyen+Anna Seewald

ATTENTION!  Nominate Authentic Parenting Podcast for the People's Choice Podcast Award. Click this link and follow the instructions. The categories I’d like to be nominated for are: People’s Choice and Health. You are only allowed one entry, so be sure to enter both fields at the same time. Thank you so much! Let's do this:)    SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/
26/07/20181 hour 5 seconds
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The Cost of Overprotective Parenting with Susan Verde

ATTENTION!  Nominate Authentic Parenting Podcast for the People's Choice Podcast Award. Click this link and follow the instructions. The categories I’d like to be nominated for are: People’s Choice and Health. You are only allowed one entry, so be sure to enter both fields at the same time. Thank you so much! Let's do this:)    Susan Verde is an award-winning children’s book author. In addition to writing she is also a certified mindfulness and yoga teacher.  We talk about her own childhood growing up in New York city. Both of her parents worked, so Susan grew up having a lot of freedom.  Crashing neighborhood weddings with her friends was a fun adventure from her magical childhood Susan recalls.  Are we robbing our children of certain freedo
19/07/201859 minutes 16 seconds
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The Power of Living With a Wide-Open Heart with Scott Stabile

ATTENTION!  Nominate Authentic Parenting Podcast for the People's Choice Podcast Award. Click this link and follow the instructions. The categories I’d like to be nominated for are: People’s Choice and Health. You are only allowed one entry, so be sure to enter both fields at the same time. Thank you so much! Let's do this:)    Scott Stabile's parents were shot to death when he was fourteen. His brother OD'd on heroin nine years later. He grew up around a lot of addiction, dysfunction and tragedy. And with too much shame over the fact that He was gay. He hid his pain, and he hid his truth. But not anymore. He spreads love.  Scott Stabile on Instagram Scott Stabile's website  <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Big-Love-
12/07/20181 hour 14 minutes 8 seconds
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The Child’s Perspective and Peaceful Parenting | Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, and now her latest book, The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook: Using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting talks about her own childhood experiences, her own upbringing and how they shaped her.   Mentioned in this episode:  Aha Parenting.com  The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook: <e
05/07/20181 hour 5 minutes 9 seconds
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Keeping Cool When Your Kids Push Your Buttons | Jen Lumanlan

This is the June edition of the monthly special episode.  We have 3 segments: Examples from Our Homes (you don't want to miss!) What’s Up with You? Answering listener parenting questions (sibling rivalry, sleep issues, potty training so much more) Favorite Finds (new stuff about the marshmallowexperiment) Resources and links Your Parenting Mojo web site Your Parenting Mojo podcast <a href="http://authenticparenti
28/06/201853 minutes 29 seconds
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From Heartbreak to Happiness: How to Work Through the Pain | Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and leader in the field of transformation. After collaborating with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson to create a publishing industry phenomenon with the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series—selling more than 25 million copies worldwide—today, Kris is emerging as a profound teacher in the areas that matter most to the human heart: how to heal and how to love.   From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy by K. Carlson Kristine Carlson’s website Facebook Kristine’s TEDx talk   <a href= "https://www.patreon
21/06/20181 hour 21 seconds
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7 Things Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy Has Taught Me | Danny Ozment

Danny Ozment, the producer of this podcast shares his fatherhood journey and some things he has learned through raising a child with cerebral palsy for the past 10 years. His now rising fifth grader is an amazing kid who loves Taylor Swift, Frozen and all things Disney:) Emerald City Productions  Recording Acappella Dizneeds podcast by Danny Ozment   SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you w
14/06/20181 hour 1 minute 22 seconds
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Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World|Debbie Reber

Debbie Reber is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top podcast, and social media company for parents who are raising differently wired children.  TiLT Parenting website Differently Wired by Debbie Reber TiLT Parenting Podcast   SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCA
07/06/201858 minutes 48 seconds
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How To Listen To Children's Big Feelings

In the May edition of the Monthly Special Episode I am joined with a new colleague Marilupe de la Calle who I had a pleasure meeting in person recently. We have 3 segments: Examples from Our Homes What’s Up with You? Answering listener parenting questions Favorite Finds Highlights the fear of abandonment in children and how real it can be what our children actually need from us when they are experiencing big emotions why it really doesn’t matter what your child is crying about what you need to know about<
31/05/201855 minutes 40 seconds
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Ask Me Anything: On How I Was Parented, Being Positive and The Truth About Court Ordered Parenting Classes

This is an Ask Me Anything episode where I answer your questions. Thank you so much for your interest and your thoughtful questions.    SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking here. Select your level and get awesome rewards!!!   FULL SHOW NOTES;</stron
27/05/201853 minutes 24 seconds
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The Danish Way of Parenting|Jessica Joelle Alexander

Jessica Joelle Alexander is a bestselling author, Danish parenting expert, journalist, speaker, and cultural researcher. Her work has been featured in TIME, Salon, The Atlantic, the NY Times, Vanity Fair, NPR, Huffington Post, and the Greater Good Science Center Berkley. Her book The Danish Way of Parenting: what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids, is published in over 25 countries. She is coming out with a new book on Education this year. Jessica speaks four languages and lives with her Danish husband and two children in Europe.   The Danish Way of Parenting Jessica's website   SUPPORT T
24/05/20181 hour 12 minutes 16 seconds
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How To Stop Negative Self-Talk

SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking here. Select your level and get awesome rewards!!!   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: <a
17/05/201818 minutes 5 seconds
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Teens, Addiction and Trauma | Ann Schiebert

Ann Schiebert, Psy.D. talks about Preemptive Parenting, the importance of holding on to our teens, discovering our family's core values, sharing and instilling them with our children, trauma and addiction.   Let's Make a Contract by Ann Schiebert  Ann Schiebert's website SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of
10/05/201853 minutes 55 seconds
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4 Steps To Stay C.A.L.M. in The Moment

SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking here. Select your level and get awesome rewards!!!   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: <a
03/05/20181 hour 16 minutes 16 seconds
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7 Tips on How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Kids

  In the April edition of the Monthly Special Episode I’m joined by a returning co-host Laura Froyen. Segment 1: Laura shares a bedtime battle story of how she needed to cool off and what steps she took to do so. I share a stolen sled story, insights how my daughter’s new gymnastics teacher talks to the kids negatively to "motivate" them. "The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice" -Peggy O'Mara  Segment 2: We answer 3 of your questions on screen time, setting limits, and ways to boost a child’s self-confidence.    SUPPORT THE AUTHE
26/04/201856 minutes 24 seconds
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2 Productivity Secrets From a 10 Year Old

  Four times returning guest Ella Seewald, my soon to be 10 year old daughter joins me for a spontaneous recording of a pre birthday show. I share with her 10 things I admire in her and just love her honest reaction in the moment. Also, she talks about why she makes her bed every day, takes a shower in the morning and why it’s good to be a minimalist.   SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Au
19/04/201826 minutes 29 seconds
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STOP Hurting Kids in The Name of Discipline

  Dr. John D Rich, Jr. is an educational psychologist, and associate professor of Psychology at Delaware State University, with expertise in effective parenting and teaching. He joins me to discuss a very sensitive topic. We both share our views on the topic, offer research-based information and some helpful suggestions for you to move using punishments What is punishment? What are some types of punishments? What's the difference between discipline and punishment and why people use these two terms interchangeably. Why spanking is wrong?    SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting
12/04/20181 hour 3 minutes 12 seconds
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Resilient: How To Grow Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness with Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and <a href="http://amzn
05/04/20181 hour 3 minutes 51 seconds
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How To Get on The Same Page with Your Parenting Partner

In the March editon of the monthly special episode Laura Froyen and I take a deep dive into a very hot topic-how to get on the same page with your parenting partner who has a completely different view and approach.This is a very common question.    SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking here. Select your level and get awesome rewards!!!   <strong
29/03/201846 minutes 36 seconds
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How You Can Be Kind and Loving Toward Yourself-Kristin Neff, PhD

Dr. Kristin Neff is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Her book, Self-Compassion, was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.   <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/auth
22/03/201851 minutes 37 seconds
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Are You (or your child) a Highly Sensitive Person? with Melissa Schwartz

Melissa Schwartz is an author, parent coach and an avid advocate for highly sensitive children. She was born an intense, sensitive, empathic, power seeker. Her intuitive ability to decode misbehavior and her passion for giving a voice to the legitimate needs of children naturally evolved into becoming the co-creator of Leading Edge Parenting. Melissa has worked with children for over fifteen years and began using Sandi as her personal coach while nannying in college. Years of practical experience taught Melissa how to encourage cooperative and kind behavior with love and wisdom.    SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to r
15/03/201854 minutes 1 second
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3 Tips To Balance Business and Family with Joe Pardo

Super Joe Pardo talks openly about the realities of balancing a growing business with a growing family (toddler and a newborn). Try to hold a toddler in your arms while keeping an eye on a sleeping newborn while conducing a video interview. As much as Joe loves working from home and being part of his famille's life, some things had to change in order to maximize productivity and focus. He went from having an open door policy office, aka their dining room, which was turned into his office to a more defined space in their house -his wife’s scrapbooking room. Even though he feels a lot better and gets a lot of work done, he misses being in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the family happenings.    SUPPORT THE AUTHENTI
08/03/20181 hour 2 minutes 38 seconds
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Domestic Violence and Abuse with Mickie Zada

Mickie Zada  chose to stay in a damaging relationship for 34 years because she thought it was her Calling.  She believed it was her responsibility to keep her husband between the lines. While living in abuse, for decades she didn’t recognize herself as an abused spouse. She was not threatened with weapons, was not hospitalized, never called law enforcement and did not file a restraining order against her husband. She was the strong one, the grounded one, the dedicated wife. She was in love. When she left, she wondered (like nearly every abuse survivor) whether she was really abused. So many years were invested in protecting her abuser that she felt guilty defending herself by leaving. Are you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence?    <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/authenticp
01/03/20181 hour 13 minutes 50 seconds
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ANNOUNCEMENT!

27/02/20182 minutes 47 seconds
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3 Tools to Help Your Spirited Child to Deal with Anger (monthly special episode)

SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking here. Select your level and get awesome rewards!!!   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my guest and anything mentioned in the show, visit my website: www.authenticparenting.com   YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE! Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this
22/02/20181 hour 2 minutes 9 seconds
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Stop Calling Dads Babysitters

Jeff Cox is a father, husband, student, teacher, scholar and in general an extremely curious individual who loves to share thoughts and discoveries with others. He writes extensively on parenting in various outlets.  ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease and calm into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.  For FULL Show Notes, pictures, links, resources, about my guest and to send in your feedback or questions:  www.authenticparenting.com SUPPORT the show. Are you a Contributor, Sponsor, Patreon, Angel, Altruist or Philanthropist? Choose yo
15/02/201859 minutes 26 seconds
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Signs of Childhood Trauma in Adults

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and on this episode she talks about childhood trauma: what it is, how prevalent it is in our society, what are its lingering effects on our life as adults and why childhood trauma is not over in childhood. Most importantly, what we can do to heal.   SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking <
08/02/201851 minutes 11 seconds
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How To Cultivate Self-Compassion

Marion Rose, PhD talks about what self-compassion is, how it has helped her, common myths about it and how can you cultivate a self-compassion practice. What makes parenting hard and are you hitting yourself with emotional sticks? She also walks us through a simple yet powerful practice she has developed called the Inner Loving Mother and more.  ABOUT ME I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease and calm into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.  For FULL Show Notes, pictures, links, resources, about my guest and to send in your feedback or questions: 
01/02/201840 minutes 49 seconds
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Parenting Peacefully When Triggered (Monthly Special Episode)

This is our monthly special episode where I co-host the show with another colleague.  We have 3 segments Examples from Our Homes What’s Up with You? Answering listener parenting questions Favorite Finds In the first segment, I tell a story about a delayed Christmas gift I had ordered for my daughter. How she reacted triggered past hurts in me and I was stuck. It is hard to parent peacefully and respond respectfully when our wounds get triggered. Parenting is an emotional job. This experience has not only enabled me to face my own unresolved issues but also it served as a catalyst for me to open up and share a painful story from my past. We often feel like as parents we need to hide our stories, our past. When we share parts of us with our children we invite them into our lives and it gives them a different perspective. After I shared my story, my daughter was touched and the connection
25/01/201848 minutes 2 seconds
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Growing Up with an Autistic Sister

It was the 1950’s, The Netherlands and people didn’t know much about Autism. Born 18 months earlier than her, Carl's sister was severely autistic. She never spoke a word. For the first 3 years of her life she cried a lot. It was very difficult for her parents in many ways. Sometimes they couldn’t even to find love for her. Carla’s parents wanted her to be “normal’ and that meant not showing emotions, not getting angry, meeting their high expectations, being the best and not wanting much. They also criticised her a lot. From an early age Carla was told that her sister was “unhappy child”.   Highlights: -a beautiful memory that made me tear up -how our past shapes who we become -why love is not enough to be a good parent -how parental trauma can block the flow of love for their children -she was not allowed to be angry or complain -how she felt guilty for being “normal” -why she chos
18/01/201848 minutes 39 seconds
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Mindful Parenting in a Messy World with Michelle Gale

Mindfulness teacher Michelle Gale shares some practical, doable, parent-friendly practices that will truly make a difference in your life. It's all about those simple steps that accumulate and yield to big shifts.   SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC PARENTING PODCAST ON PATREON!!! Has the show been of value to you? Do you find the show helpful? Have you gained from the show? Do you want the show to remain strong and bring more excellent content to you? Consider supporting your favorite podcast on Patreon. A small token of appreciation goes a long way.   Become a Patron of the Authentic Parenting by clicking here. Select your level and get awesome rewards!!!   FULL SHOW NOTES; pictures, links, resources, about my
11/01/201855 minutes 4 seconds
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Screen Addiction: How to Stay Sane in a Digital Age -Nancy Colier

Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist in private practice, an ordained interfaith minister, mindfulness teacher, relationship coach, author and blogger.  Technology has become an integral part of our life. We do everything with or on our smartphones (well, almost everything). Just think about how you use your phone daily? We are starting to realize that some boundaries need to be placed, some parameters established in order to remain sane in this crazy accelerated digital age. Why addiction is not a strong word for to describe our experiences with our digital devices. How can we recognize addictive behavior and how we can break out of compulsive cycles around technology.   Resources and links: Nancy Colier's Website | Facebook | <a href="https://twitter.com/ncolier" target="_blank" rel=
04/01/20181 hour 4 minutes 31 seconds
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Authentic Parenting | Year in Review

This is the final episode of the 2017. I don't know about you but I feel like the time is really flying by. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was recording the final episode of the 2016, which is by the way the least downloaded episode of the podcast:) In preparation for this episode I went back and listened to it. It’s a really good one. In it I compiled all of my guests wisdom, their answers to “If you had to go back in time, knowing what you know about motherhood/fatherhood, what would you say to yourself as a new mom/dad?”question. I'm sitting today in December and recording this message I feel like I am always behind 1 or 2 months behind of the calendar year. Okay, looking back   What did the 2017 bring for me and how it was for the podcast?   Growth <span
28/12/201750 minutes 38 seconds
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How To Set Limits Without Harshness, Fear & Shame -106 (Monthly Special Episode)

Christina Fletcher joins me for the December special episode. She is a returning guest and you can find her first episode here. Push The Reset Button Highlights: how Christina navigates her teenage daughter’s social media experience, her daughter just launched her blog why setting limits is hard how to get rid of fear in parenting because it does show up quite often:) what to do when your own triggers get turned on als
21/12/201742 minutes 58 seconds
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Why You Should Slow Down

Are you caught up in the frenzy of day to day modern life? Are you busy, rushed, hurried and lacking time? How much time do you spend with your kids? How much time do your children spend away from you? As the year 2017 is coming to an end, I invite you to rethink your priorities. This is a good time to pause and set new intentions for the coming year. How do you want to spend your days? Where does your attention go? We move through scenes like ghosts, without fully experiencing the moments and the events. We are rushing from place to place, constantly doing something... Children are overbooked and over scheduled. <spa
14/12/201748 minutes 33 seconds
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Overcoming Childhood Adversity

Do you want to be part of the final episode of the year?  Send me your voice message now!  Here is the question: What's your definition of authenticity? What does it mean to live an authentic life?  Resources and Links: Grief Dreams Podcast Here is the episode with Joshua Black on my podcast. Joshua's website  Do you need an ongoing parenting support for free? I invite you to join my closed Facebook group-Authentic Parenting Community-a supportive and positive space for m
07/12/20171 hour 8 minutes 27 seconds
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5 Strategies to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

Description This is our monthly special episode where I co-host the show with another colleague. For now, I have a Mystery Seat for each month and I invite passionate coaches or parent educators to host the show with me. This should be fun. For the monthly special episodes the show has a different format. We have 4 segments. Examples from Our Home What’s Up with You? Answering listener parenting questions Favorite Finds ---------------- In the first segment I tell a story that happens very commonly in many households. My daughter one morning before going to school stated that she didn’t have shoes
30/11/201759 minutes 5 seconds
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How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship

Communication is big part of any relationship. When we become parents our relationship with our parenting partner gains a whole new layer of complexity. Are you a good communicator? Is your relationship a challenging one? Do you keep having the same old argument? Are you in touch with your needs? Can you communicate them safely in your relationship to get them met? Highlights: -why marriage mediation -don’t relay on your partner to read your mind -6 steps to effectively communicating your needs -interdependent needs -why you don’t want to win a fight in a marriage -how to avoid moralistic judgments   About my guest Max Rivers is the lead mediator at TheMarriageMediator.net where he pioneered using mediation to save marriages instead of to assist in divorce. He has developed a six-session process to help couples learn how to use NVC, Nonviolent Com
23/11/201759 minutes 3 seconds
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Getting unSTUCK: 5 Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being

Do you get triggered and hijacked by your emotions quite often?   Do you ever find yourself frustrated, disappointed, insulted, angry or annoyed in your house? Does your spouse or children do things that just bother you beyond measure? Do you carry those emotions with you throughout your day? In other words do you get stuck? Today, we will be learning a simple yet powerful 5 step self-help technique that will help you in those stuck situations. Ready to unlock the secrets to emotional well-being? Highlights: -it’s all about taking responsibility for our own emotions -why identifying and naming your feeling is so key, name it to tame it <p class="p1
16/11/201749 minutes 15 seconds
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100th Episode Celebration!

We have made it! Yay! 100 episodes under our belt. Where did the time go? This special episode is for you. I want to celebrate, you, my dear listener! Audience participation. Woohoo! Thank you so much for being part of Authentic Moments community.  Listeners who appeared on this episode: Isabelle, Angela, Katja, Carla, Tina, Ashley, Corrine, Elizabeth, Melanie. Here are some of your favorite shows mentioned in this episode. 1. How To Stop Yelling 2. Are You Stuck In The Past?  3.  Are We Over-Parenting in America?  4. <a href= "http://authenticparenting.com/co
09/11/201757 minutes 4 seconds
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Should We Forgive Our Parents?

05/11/201724 minutes 26 seconds
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Healing From Trauma (Christina Louis)

My guest for this episode is Christina Louise, The Peaceful Parenting Mentor and World's #1 Freedom Coach offers a unique understanding of what you and your child are going through right now, because she WAS a challenging child and troubled teen herself! Because her parents didn’t understand how to manage their emotions without going into fight or flight mode, she wound up experiencing years of abuse and neglect, which resulted in self-loathing, anxiety, trouble with the law, and other serious issues including severe depression. But as an adult, she knew she had a CHOICE: She could blame her upbringing and continue suffering or she could take responsibility for ending the cycle of trauma and abuse. She embarked on an enlightening road of personal and family transformation which taught me THE KEY to making life so much easier. She condensed what took her two decades (and hundreds of thousands of dollars) to learn into Programs and Retreats th
02/11/201750 minutes 8 seconds
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Why You Might Be Feeling Tired, Negative and Overwhelmed

Do you sometimes feel tired, negative and overwhelmed? By chatting with Dr. Corrine Seeley it became clear that there is scientific reasons why you feel that way especially when you don't get enough adequate sleep. In this episode we talk about the importance of sleep both for parents and children. Corrine started doing fertility meditation on youtube, earned her PhD at 8 months pregnant and started her business when her baby was 6 months old.    Highlights:  -how a career-oriented woman went from academia to motherhood -the challenges of new motherhood -slow parenting -juicy science sleep facts that will make you go aha!  -and so much more   About my guest:  Dr. Corrine Seeley (PHD Sleep Neuroscience), is a paediatric sleep educator and sleep consultant working out of Rebirth Wellness Centre in London Ontario. After spending almost 10 years as a resear
26/10/201744 minutes 53 seconds
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How to Find and Maintain Happiness No Matter What (Dr. Robert Puff)

How to find happiness and maintain it is a central question. Do you know that we have  what’s called a set point for happiness? According to Dr. Puff we can change that. We can raise our set point and what he calls become superenjoyers.  We can raise our set point of happiness. Happiness is a lot like our weight. You have to do things to maintain your healthy weight. To begin to change our happiness begins with awareness. Dr. Puff shares four steps to creating happiness. Here they are: -you know nothing -you start learning and gaining skills -with time you re going to become competent <p class="p
19/10/201745 minutes 53 seconds
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Why “Hate” is Not a Bad Word [monthly special episode]

This is the monthly special episode where I am joined by my lovely friend and colleague Sarah MacLaughlin. If you are a regular listener then you know that we have 3 main segments: Examples From Our Home in which we both share parenting fails and triumphs. What’s Up With You? in which we answer your parenting questions Favorite Finds in which we talk about what we have read, or found to be helpful, resources, podcasts and such. Anna’s story is all about a hair mask disaster. Her 9 year old daughter is into slime making and as she says some kid of chemistry lab is going on in her home. Highlights: -why our kids are so impressionab
12/10/201739 minutes 16 seconds
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Parental Self-Sacrifice: Break The Mold and Be Free

Should parents sacrifice their own happiness, dreams, life for their children? Highlights: -as a child Katerina wanted her mom to be happy but as a mom she repeated the same mistakes -how she went from being a supermom to a happy mom -she almost lost her marriage to infidelity   What does it mean to create your own happiness? Don't focus on one aspect of your life Will the kids be fine? Are you putting someone else’s happiness before yours? QUOTE from this episode:“Happi
05/10/201738 minutes 26 seconds
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Are We Over-Parenting in America?

I recently visited Armenia with my family for the first after 12 years. Even though I was born there and know pretty much what the culture is but to my surprise things had changed. This visit was special because I was visiting as a parent and parent educator and I was very intentional to observe how the Armenian people do the parenting business. Also, I met my friends there for the first time as parents with families. For this episode I invited my dear friend Lusine to join me via Skype to discuss parenting differences and similarities between the Armenia and America. Lusine is a mother of an almost 10 years old boy. Lusine has noted that the issues are the same regardless of the geographical location. What surprised me about Lusine and most parents I talked to there, is that they have never even read a single parenting book. And this is why I pose a question: are we  over-parenting here in America?
28/09/201736 minutes 7 seconds
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Overseas Travel: Honest Sharing from My 9 Year Old

My 9 year old daughter shares her honest impressions, observations about our recent overseas travel to Armenia. It was her first time. She was going to meet my dad, her grandpa are you ready-for the first time. It was a big, emotional trip for me as well since I was going back after long 13 years. Many mixed feelings. If you listened to my episode with Bridgett Miller The Hardship of Uprooting and Establishing a Home in a New Place  then you know what I mean. Curious what she saw and what she has to say? Here are some of the key points: Some things she talks about The long flight, jet lag, 14 hour layover language barrier and how “nobody understood her”  Food and more food Armenian kids and their behavior and her message to Armenian parents Armenian kids and screens Bedtime, safety and on kids being unsupervised
21/09/201721 minutes 54 seconds
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The Benefits of Negative Emotions

How comfortable are you with your  uncomfortable feelings? Do you feel your emotions?  Emotions Are Not Bad Behavior Do you remember yourself at age 10? Do you think children are born authentic? How do you cultivate authenticity in your children? How has your sense of self change over time?   Also... -how much freedom should we give to our kids -why it’s hard to listen to kids big emotions -how to encourage self expression -what is acceptance and how can we
14/09/201748 minutes 47 seconds
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Childhood Trauma: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self

  What is authenticity? What does it mean to live an authentic life? How do traumatic childhood experiences impact the trajectory of our life? Imagine being a 10 year old and silently suffering a bullying...   In this episode: -what is trauma -early childhood experiences and their impact on our life and parenting in particular -why it’s imperative to take time off from your kids -can authenticity be cultivated?   My guest for this episode is  Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. His focus is on the study of trauma and early psych
07/09/201739 minutes 37 seconds
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[Archive] How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids

How to get kids to listen without yelling and nagging? We all want our children to cooperate easily. Many parents do struggle with challenge. That was the case for Carla who later ended up writing books on mindfulness. Why? Because it was helpful in combating the bad habit of yelling.  Yelling doesn’t have to be part of your parenting repertoire. Carla shares with us her own definition of mindfulness which I love. -how she integrated mindfulness into her family – how it has changed her life from being less reactive to yelling less…and much more -we talk about mindful listening -an exercise you can do with your kids when they go from zero to crying -how to create a calming down corner for your child. -how to handle meltdowns public places… She is witty, funny, smart and a great storyteller.. <span class="s1"
31/08/201753 minutes 59 seconds
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[Archive] From Punishments To Gentle Parenting: Raising 6 Kids In South Africa

Spanking or corporal punishments break the bond between parent and child. They erode the trust. It is NNOT by inflciting pain we need to teach our children. There is a different way. You'd be surprised to learn that using physical punishments to "discipline" children is still legal in the world. In the United States 19 states still use corporal punishments in their schools and homes.  In today’s episode I am talking to my lovely friend, gentle parenting advocate Lelia Wes Schott. She is from South African and mom of 6 children. Lelia raised all her children with attachment parenting-a common practice in South Africa. But attachment parenting doesn’t mean gentle discipline. Lelia also shares her story of transformation moving from corporal punishments to gentle parenting. She also talks about the feelings that rise from transitioning from having one child to baby number two -The ups and downs, the joy and challenges of raising a big family -How
24/08/201755 minutes 42 seconds
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[Archive] Why You Are Addicted To Facebook and How To Defeat It

How much time do you spend on Facebook? How often do you check your emails? Do you know that the more you check your email the less happy you feel? Do you have FOMO? The surprising findings from behavioral research may have some shocking answers for you. yes, we are talking about rats. This is a true story. I battled with it. But I have come to face the reality and take some responsible action to defeat my obsessions. I came up with 7 rules for myself and they literally saved my sanity, and I became a lot more happy. My anxiety went away and I started sleeping better.  Do you know what happens in your brain when you engage with social media? 
17/08/201722 minutes 56 seconds
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[Archive] Push The Reset Button

In this episode of Authentic Moments host Anna Seewald and guest Christina Fletcher talk about Christina's journey of becoming a spiritually aware parent. Christina Fletcher is a spiritually aware parent coach who helps parents tap into their own inner resources and be their authentic selves, as well as to see their children as the true spiritual beings we all are through tools, meditations and exercises. Christina is also an author and has released 4 books, as well as freelanced for numerous international publications and her own blog, Parenting From Source. For more information please visit her website www.spirituallyawareparenting.com How she has moved from being a controlling parent with her two daughters and changed her ways with her third child.  She also shares a very simple yet powerful practic
10/08/201744 minutes 55 seconds
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The Hardship of Uprooting and Establishing a Life in a New Place

What is your definition of HOME? What do you call home? Is it people or is it a place for you? Where do you feel most at home?  In our society and in the world in general people move a lot from place to place and establish lives in new places. Transitions, cultures, cultures shocks, identity shifts, evolution... Today we are talking about the hardship of uprooting.  My guest for this episode is Bridgett Miller is a mother of two and lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. She has a background in education, remedial therapy and psychology and is an authorized facilitator of Dr Gordon Neufeld's developmental relational approach. Bridgett is an educator, speaker and a behavioural consultant who supports caring adults make deeper sense of the childre
03/08/201738 minutes 13 seconds
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Are You Living An Authentic Life?

Are you a people pleaser? Are you living by design or by default?  What’s important in your life? The truth is we have to get clear on how we want to feel in our lives and start living in alignment with that.   Today on the podcast we are talking about what it means to live an authentic life, a life that is truly in an alignment with how you want to feel, and why it’s time to stop being a peoples pleaser. My guest for this episode is Heather Chauvin, she is a former social worker, mom to 3 boys, fellow podcaster,  and she has been named the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership
27/07/201741 minutes 18 seconds
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How To Be A More Conscious Parent By Changing The Way You Speak

In this episode I’m talking to Lori Petro the founder of TEACH Through Love. Are you a conscious communicator? Do you often wonder what to say to your kids? Lori has created Conscious Communication cards to help parents become better, more effective communicators. These "communication flash cards" help us transform the way we speak to our kids by turning our punitive and reactive language into compassionate communication which builds skills, relieves stress, and strengthens our relationships.   The hardest thing to do when you're facing a toddler tantrum, dysregulated kid, or a defiant teen is to stay calm and respectful.   The cards not only help us <stro
19/07/201745 minutes 31 seconds
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Are You Stuck In The Past?

Our past has has an impact on how we live our lives in the present but... we don’t have to be defined by our past. We have a choice. Are you ready to claim your power within, find joy, meaning and live your purpose?  Break free from your patterns and start living from your truth. What's holding you back? What limiting beliefs do you have from your past that stifle your growth?  Quote from this episode:  “The energy that we hold on to from our pain, from our earliest years is almost like a perspiration that we give off to the world.”   Also... -The greatest gift you can give your children is self empowerment -Let th
13/07/201750 minutes 36 seconds
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How To Parent As A Team Even When You Disagree [monthly special episode]

This is our monthly special episode in which I co-host the show with my lovely freind and colleague, fellow parent coach Sarah MacLaughlin.  As usual we have 3 segments. Segment One: Examples From Our Homes in which we both share parenting stories of struggles and success. In our second segment-What’s Up With You we answer some listener questions. Do you want us to answer your parenting questions in our upcoming shows? Send you questions today. [email protected] leave a voicemail question which we love. We will play your voicemail on air a
06/07/201739 minutes 18 seconds
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How to Control Your Anger with Kids

How Not to Get Triggered By Your Kids Behavior, Lash Out at Them and What to Do Instead Step by Step Our past plays a huge role on how we parent today and that’s what this show is all about. So you know that I work with parents. I talk about parenting pretty much always. I read parenting books for my work and professional development AND...I read parenting books in my spare time. I listen to parenting podcast and I thought  that I was obsessed with the topic of parenting, until I met Avital, aka the Parenting Junkie.  Learn all about my guest here. http://www.theparentingjunkie.com/ Today on the podcast we talk about how p
29/06/201751 minutes 33 seconds
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What I learned About My & Other Families By Living in a Trailer for 3 Months

Is Full Time Trailer Living The Best Choice For you? If you have listened to my epic episode from last week, the Father's Day Edition then you probably remember one of the dads-Aaron Schiller.  Aaron and his family just came back from an amazing 3 month long road trip. They lived for 3 months in a small trailer.  In this episode he shares the details of their memorable trip and some important lessons they learned about their family and families across the country. It all started with a dream. And it wasn't his. How did he get on board with his wife to explore an alternative lifestyle and will they consider doing this again for a longer period.  About My Guest:  Aaron Schiller has ov
22/06/201753 minutes 10 seconds
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What I’ve Learned from Being a Dad: 10 Honest Stories, Beautiful Reflections & Powerful Insights

This is the Father’s Day edition of Authentic Moments!   I sat down with 10 amazing dads from around the world and asked them very deep questions about fatherhood. Their honest, wise, insightful answers surprised me. We talked about empathy, emotions, self discovery, self development, self care and so much more.   Were those fathers ready for fatherhood?  How has fatherhood change them? What are some powerful lessons they have learned along the way? What do they think about self care for dads and do they have regular self care practices or are they running on empty like moms? How are they enjoying fatherhood today? What do they wish they had for father's day? First Father
16/06/20172 hours 49 minutes 59 seconds
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Loss, Grief and The Mysterious Meanings of Your Dreams

Do you ever dream of a deceased one? Are your dreams negative or positive? Guest, Joshua Black is investigating grief dreams in his PhD program. He shares his personal story, talks about his dreams and surprising discoveries from his research. Also: -what are Grief Dreams -what lose can teach you -unexpected death of our parents -why some people see dreams and some don’t -comforting, negative and positive dreams-what’s their meaning   His Web site:www.griefdreams.ca   Resources and links: <span style="fon
08/06/201739 minutes 10 seconds
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15 Positive Things To Say To Your Child Every Day

05/06/201753 minutes 50 seconds
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Why Kids Misbehave, How to Handle a Tricky Tech Issue and Ways to Deal with Nosy People [Monthly Special Episode]

Why Kids Misbehave, How to Handle a Tricky Tech Issue and Ways to Deal with Nosy People   Anna’s Example from Her Home for this month is related to her daughter’s birthday party. Takeaways from the story: -let kids solve their own problems -trust that they can -let them take ownership of the situation   TIP: Keep your guest list small and you will have less overwhelm and headache.   Sarah’s story is all about kids not listening? Can you relate? -what to do when children act unreasonable, distract themselves before bedtime <p cla
01/06/201735 minutes 4 seconds
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The Birthday Edition: A Returning Guest Interviews Me

Returning guest, Ella Seewald, my 9 year old daughter interviews me for my birthday. From favorite books and color to how to climb a mountain and how I came to America....tune in as I share things I never even told her. MAY I ASK YOU A FAVOR? Please -subscribe to Authentic Moments on iTunes -rate/write a review -SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. That would be your gift to me!!! Resources and links: Do you need an ongoing parenting support for free? I invite you to join my closed Facebook group-Authentic Parenting Community-a supportive and positive space for moms and dads who want to learn and grow. What’s so special about this group? There I offer exclusive FREE content- you won’t get anywhere else-bi-monthly free support calls, Q+A sessions,webinars and self improvement challenges. I strongly believe that social and emotional support if vital for modern parents. Find yours today! Don’t be alone with th
25/05/201726 minutes 1 second
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Let Go, Let Be & Let In: The Truths About The Journey of Conscious Parenting

One mother's journey of raising herself through her daughter's essence. This powerful, authentic and enlightening conversation will move you. In this episode: -we don’t have control -our children come to us to awaken us and “raise” us -conscious parenting is not easy -what Sandra brought into her parenting from her past -what are lessons she wants her daughter to learn from her -how doe she wants to be remembered by her daughter -much more... About Sandra: After consciously leaving the corporate world in 2012 when her daughter turned one, Sandra Fazio began letting go of all she thought she needed “to do” and gave permission to the Universe to “let be” what was meant for her life. Two years later, after enduring more challenges and anxiety in her new-found motherhood journey than she ever expected, Sandra was greatly inspired by Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s interview with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday on her book The C
18/05/201753 minutes 21 seconds
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From Coping to Thriving: How to Turn Self-Care Into a Way of Life

The Mother’s Day Edition Is self care selfish? Are you just barely coping and surviving or thriving in your motherhood? “MOTHERHOOD is not for the faint of heart!! It is said that the SPIRITUAL JOURNEY is about acquiring nothing, but releasing everything that we have picked up along the way that gets in the way of expressing our fullest potential. Motherhood is by far the deepest process of letting go of all that I had acquired that doesn't serve the fullest expression of the Mother I know I am here to be. “ This powerful, authentic and enlightening conversation will move you. In this episode: -what is your mindset around self care and why -root causes for women and moms for not taking care of themselves -do you give yourself permission to ask for help and receive help? -what are your residual cultural beliefs around motherhood -how do you deal with guilt? My guest for this episode is Suzi Lula. She is a much-sought-af
11/05/201757 minutes 48 seconds
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Self-Reg: How To Help Your Child (and you) Break The Stress-Cycle & Successfully Engage With Life

  My special guest for this episode is Dr. Stuart Shanker. Dr.Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University, in Toronto, Canada and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. He is best known as one of the world’s leading authorities on self-regulation and child development. An internationally acclaimed speaker, educator and author, Dr. Shanker has written many influential books and articles but today we are going to talk about his new book  Self-Reg: How to help your child (and you) break the stress-cycle and successfully engage with life.   Resources and links: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Self-Reg-Child-Stress-Successfully-Engage/dp/1594206090/ref=sr_1_1
04/05/201759 minutes 57 seconds
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The True Effects of Shame & Why It's time To End Parent Shaming

In this episode I’m sharing a powerful, authentic and moving conversation with someone who is on a mission to #endparentshaming My guest for this episode is Mercedes Samudio, Mercedes Samudio is a LCSW, parent coach and author of a brand new book, Shame Proof Parenting. If you are listening in real life, the book just launched this week! Mercedes has been talking and writing about shame and specifically ending parent shaming and shame proofing parenting. Two years ago she has created #endparentshaming campaign. In this conversation we dive deep into her personal story as you will come to discover where her passion originates and why the notion of shame is significant for her both personally
27/04/201739 minutes 35 seconds
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Why We Need to Stop Rescuing Our Kids, Pokemon cards, Social Skills, Nightmares & Night Terrors [Monthly Special Episode]

Why We Need to Stop Rescuing Our Kids, Pokemon cards, Social Skills, Nightmares & Night Terrors   In this special monthly episode Anna and co-host Sarah MacLaughin share some parenting stories from their homes, answer listener questions and share their favorite finds of the month.   The monthly special episode has 3 segments:   Examples From Our Homes What’s up With You? Listener questions Favorite Finds   Also, another guest appears, a sleep consultant Susie Parker to address some questions related to nightmares and night terrors. Do you know the difference? Do
20/04/201756 minutes 9 seconds
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Is Your Relationship Toxic?

Neil Sattin is a relationship coach and host of the Relationship Alive podcast. About Neil: For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about relationships. Through exploring the feelings of my heart, and my curiosity about other people, I have come to a deep appreciation of just how fun, rewarding, and complex relationships can be. The podcast, Relationship Alive, was born out of wanting to not only discover more about how to have the best relationships, but also my desire to share that information with as wide an audience as possible. I love having conversations with interesting people, and my hope is that Relationship Alive will be not only interesting for you, but that it will help you have the kind of relationships that you want to have in your life.   In this episode:</span
13/04/201754 minutes 51 seconds
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Not Like My Mother: Breaking Free From The Past, From Self Sacrifice To Self Love And Empowerment

Parenting is filled with lots of triggers. My guest Michelle Lee, a women's empowerment coach, shares her powerful story of breaking free from the past, healing from emotional wounds, and learning to love herself. She had her first baby when she was 14 and went though a private adoption. “I wanted to give my daughter what I didn’t get from my childhood. ” She wasn’t always the Mom she is today. The difference between between being physically present and emotionally present. “I just wanted to be loved. I didn’t feel loved as a child and I did what I thought what give her love. She sacrificed her body at 14 only to learn that it wasn’t it. She looked for that love in men, in marriage and her children. It was only into her 30‘s she discovered that no one is responsible for ma
06/04/201753 minutes 55 seconds
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NO, I'm not Okay! 2 Tips for Sick Days and a Food for Thought

In this unusual episode I talk about getting sick, share 2 handy tips 1 about clogged nose and breathing better again a new way of eating your chicken soup even if you are a vegetarian, what?    Also... -One annoying thing my family members have been asking me about. -How you can learn to ask better questions that will lead to better answers. Would love to hear your thoughts on that. Get in touch: Leave a voicemail question: 732-763-2576 [email protected] DO YOU NEED
30/03/201710 minutes 50 seconds
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Finding Authenticity, Meaning and Fulfillment

Imagine having a good career, a quality relationship, and enough money to live comfortably. But deep down, still feeling like something is missing — you just can’t quite put your finger on what that something actually is. My guest for this episode is Laura Coe. She is the author of Emotional Obesity and host of a great podcast called the Art of authenticity. From the outside world she had what other people define success. But what was she missing and yearning? -what does authenticity mean to Laura -happiness vs authenticity -her parenting philosophy -why you should drop all your expectations at the door  Join my private Facebook grou
23/03/201753 minutes 43 seconds
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Why You Should Let it Go and Be Happy: Finding Strength in Struggles

Do you need an ongoing parenting support? www.authenticparenting.com to schedule a 30 min. complimentary session today and get answers to your burning parenting questions. No obligation. Join my private Facebook group-a supportive and positive space for moms and dads who want to learn and grow. Authentic Parenting Community is a closed Facebook group run by Anna Seewald where she offers bi-weekly free phone support/Q+A sessions to the members only. Join now! www.facebook.com/groups/1657717101107047/ On this episode host Anna Seewald talks to Dr. Jen Riday on the importance of self care. Jen shares a heartbreak
16/03/201743 minutes 52 seconds
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How To Get Your Child To Sleep Through The Night, Naps, Early Rising & Night Waking

Is your child keeping you up all night? Why does your two year old wake up screaming every night? How can you help your 10 month old to stay asleep by herself, without CIO? Why is your toddler refusing to nap? How much sleep does your child need? Is your child an early riser? Also... -room sharing for toddlers -crib vs floor how to make bedtime easy and battle free -how to do bedtime effectively with multiple kids -what's the secret to sleeping through the night -how many naps does your baby need My guest Batya Sherizen is a vibrant mother of 5 and is a sleep expert. She answers some common sleep related questions and busts some myths. She prepared a special guide for Authentic Moments listeners. To download it, please go to: www.batyathebabycoach.com/authenticmoments Visit www.authenticparenting.com to schedule a 30 min. complimentary session today and get answers to your burning parenting questions. No obligation. Join my private Facebook group-a supportive and positive space for
01/03/201743 minutes
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How To Talk to Kids About Sex

In this episode host Anna Seewald interviews Anya Manes. Anya Manes is an educator. You can find her at www.talkingaboutsex.com If you are listening to this interview in real life, before March 1, 2017, sign up for 30 day FREE online summit Talking To Kids About Sex hosted by Anya Manes. http://talktokidsaboutsexseries.com/annaseewald If you want to get Anya's free guide, The Top 10 Discussions to Have with Your Child about Sex and Relationships visit her web site. Need parenting advice? Support? Visit www.authenticparenting.com to schedule a 30 min. complimentary session today and get answers to your burning parenting questions. No obligation. Join my private Facebook group-a supportive and positive space for moms and dads who want to learn and grow. Authentic Parenting Community is a closed Facebook group run by Anna Seewald where she offers bi-weekly free phone support/Q+A sessions to the members only. Join now! www.facebook.com/groups/1657717101107047/ Did you enjoy this episode
22/02/201737 minutes 57 seconds
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The Science and Healing of Inherited Family Trauma (Part 2)

Special guest Mark Wolynn talks about inherited family trauma. Mark Wolynn is the author of a groundbreaking and phenomenal book IT DIDN'T START WITH YOU: HOW INHERITED FAMILY TRAUMA SHAPES WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO END THE CYCLE This is Part 2. Compelling understanding of inherited trauma and fresh, powerful do-it-yourself tools for relieving suffering. About Mark Wolynn Director of The Family Constellation Institute, The Inherited Family Trauma Center and The Hellinger Institute of Northern California, Mark is North America’s leader in Inherited Family Trauma. A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, conferences, and teaching centers around the world. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and is the author of the forthcoming book IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End
15/02/201744 minutes 28 seconds
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It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are & How To End The Cycle

Special guest Mark Wolynn talks about inherited family trauma. Mark Wolynn is the author of a groundbreaking and phenomenal book IT DIDN'T START WITH YOU: HOW INHERITED FAMILY TRAUMA SHAPES WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO END THE CYCLE Compelling understanding of inherited trauma and fresh, powerful do-it-yourself tools for relieving suffering. This is Part I of a two part show. Be sure to tune in next week (Thursday) to continue the conversation as Mark will share the mind blowing science behind his work and how to heal. About Mark Wolynn Director of The Family Constellation Institute, The Inherited Family Trauma Center and The Hellinger Institute of Northern California, Mark is North America’s leader in Inherited Family Trauma. A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, conferences, and teaching centers around the world. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The Califo
10/02/201744 minutes 9 seconds
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Ask Me Anything-Chatting with Listeners and Answering Their Questions LIVE

In this one of a kind episode host, parent educator Anna Seewald does something drastic. She connects with her listeners LIVE. They all have questions for her. All questions are around the 3 p's-personal, podcasting and of course parenting. Special thanks to Antonella, Katerina, Eric, Brain, Tayyaba and Lenora for being brave, open and asking such thoughtful questions. Katerina's book, Happiest Mom on The Block: https://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Mom-Block-Katerina-Mayants/dp/1504369181/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486003755&sr=8-1&keywords=happiest+mom+on+the+block Her Facebook: Eric's Facebook group: Peaceful Parenting Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeacefulParentingCommunity/ Brain's Facebook group: Working Parents Raising Healthy Kids: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1768444056759288/ His web site, Juice Plus: http://brianroes.juiceplus.com/us/en Anna offers a 30 min. free phone/Skype sessions. Need parenting advice? Support? Visit www.authenticparenting.com to schedule a 30
02/02/20172 hours 9 minutes 9 seconds
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Monthly Special Episode-Answering YOUR Parenting Questions with Sarah MacLaughlin

This is our monthly special episode. Host parent educator Anna Seewald and her freind and colleague Sarah Maclaughlin answer listener questions. The questions they got this month: "Anna, question for your podcast for a friend. How do you stop a 13 year old boy from watching YouTube videos on pregnancy pros and cons? It started with some class in school that the kid missed, they talked about pregnancy so he watched a video about it at home but then it seems to have gotten out of hand. Some videos are pretty graphic. " "Hi Anna. It's Ranela. I have a question. how would you handle the fibbing? Lying about little things: lifting the toilet lid when urinating, not wiping the urine off the floor, eating something that belongs to someone else, having taken a shower, etc. " "I want to know how to handle jealousy between siblings if one is academically better than other and is appreciated by the family? " And of course...the voicemail question about handling BIG EMOTIONS. You don't want to
26/01/201741 minutes 30 seconds
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How To Eliminate Limiting Beliefs

“I’m not good enough”, “I’m not capable”, “I’m not important”. Limiting beliefs. We all have them. In this episode parent educator Anna Seewald and guest Shelly Lefkoe talk about how limiting beliefs are formed on the first place and most importantly how we can eliminate them for good and live more freely, authentically and passionately. About Shelly Lefkoe Shelly Lefkoe is co-founder and President of the Lefkoe Institute, and the founder of Parenting the Lefkoeway. She has personally worked with thousands of individuals from around the world. Using The Lefkoe Method she has helped these people eliminate issues as serious as eating disorders, phobias and depression as well as everyday problems like procrastination, shyness, fear of public speaking and the inability to form healthy relationships. Shelly is a speaker, workshop leader, and author of Parenting the Lefkoe Way. Visit http://recreateyourlife.com and eliminate a belief for FREE. I acted as her Guinea pig and she did some ex
19/01/201758 minutes 6 seconds
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Parenting Through The Storm

SHOW NOTES: In this episode host, parent educator Anna Seewald and guest, award-winning parenting author, speaker and the mother of four children Ann Douglas talk about raising a child with a psychological condition. How to Handle the Highs, the Lows, and Everything in Between. Ann Douglas knows firsthand just how daunting it can be—and what a difference knowledge and support can make. Each of her four children (now grown and thriving) has dealt with one or more mental health challenges, and Douglas shares what she has learned about coping with the emotional roller coaster, finding the best treatments, helping kids manage their symptoms and succeed academically, and keeping the family strong. Parenting Through the Storm is a guide to parenting a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopment, or behavioral challenge. About Ann Douglas in her own words: I am the author of a number of bestselling books about pregnancy and parenting (including The Mother of All Pregnanc
12/01/201748 minutes 30 seconds
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Final Episode of 2016-bloopers, wisdom from all our guests and 4 lessons learned

This is the final episode of 2016. It has been an amazing year. Thank you dear listener for supporting the show. In this episode the creator and host of the show, parent educator Anna Seewald shares what she calls the authentic moments of Authentic Moments. Enjoy... -the bloopers, the cuts, the edited parts, the behind the scene moments -4 major lessons she has learned through podcasting in 2016 -her 3 favorite episodes -mistakes of 2016 and much more There have been many wonderful moments, laughs and tears... Take a trip down the memory lane and listen to the wisdom of the show's guests as they answer this one particular question: "If you had to go back in time, knowing what you know about motherhood/fatherhood, parenting, what would you say to yourself as a new Mom/Dad?" The answers will give you chills. Oh, and there is the thing about inspiration. The other question Anna always asks her guests. tune in and enjoy this final episode of Authentic Moments. subscribe, share and rate!
28/12/201636 minutes 49 seconds