Picture this: an average of 60,000 thoughts flow through our heads every day. But here's the catch – a whopping 75-80% of them are negative.Today we are diving into the fascinating world of thought hygiene.
We've previously discussed the fight and flight responses, but the freeze response is equally important and often less understood. In this episode, we'll be exploring what's happening inside the brain when this response kicks in.Whether you're a parent of a child, teenager, or young adult, or you're just curious about the inner workings of the human brain, this discussion has something for everyone.So, what exactly occurs during the freeze response? Tune in to find out!
Self-compassion and loving self-parenting are critical to good mental health and help us be better parents to our children. Join me for some insight and tips on how we ensure we are making these kinds of steps for ourselves.
Join me for a Q&A episode of guidance, insights, and support on various topics that you, my amazing listeners, have sent in.
My guest this week Korbalagae is on a mission to support preschool and kindergarten moms and parents, helping them kick that overwhelming stress to the curb when it comes to their children's reading progress.If you are ready to have your kids actually enjoying the process of learning to read this episode is for you!
Join me on this journey through the social media landscape to understand its allure and the challenges it brings and together let's empower the next generation to be mindful digital citizens.
Today I want to talk about what to do when your child, teen or young adult child emotionally dumps everything on you.
Today we're going to explore ways to support your child suffering from Anhedonia, and look at how to and when to get help.
Children aren't miniature adults. Initially, we regulate everything for them, then we co-regulate as they grow, and eventually, we guide from the sidelines as they learn self-regulation. It's vital to recognize that we act as their substitute frontal lobe until theirs fully matures.
Curious about guiding your child through this return to school phase? Tune in for some valuable tips and strategies in this episode.
Whether your child needs assistance as a follower or already excels socially, this discussion will provide valuable strategies that you can use in all stages.
Join us as we explore Sonali's transformative journey from her own spirited childhood to raising three strong-willed children, which has inspired her to develop a unique fusion of heart-centered and empowering parenting methods.
In this episode, we will explore ten effective strategies to make these special occasions like summer BBQ's smoother and more enjoyable for both parents and their Gladiator children.
Summer is a time to really slow down, enjoy life and each other. For this reason I like to make summer all about mirroring and connections and in today’s episode I want to do a quick kind of review and recap of the two.
Today, we're talking about overfunctioning and how it can hinder our children's growth and independence when we do things for our kids that they can actually do themselves.
Whether you're navigating the toddler years, tackling the teenage challenges, or looking to strengthen your bond with your partner, this conversation I had as a guest over on the "Smart Family Podcast" speaks to all 3.
In today's episode I want to give you some strategies that you can integrate into your lives every day that will help you and your kids regulate and integrate anxiety.
Join me as we unravel the complexities and shed light on ADHD.
Join me as we navigate the do's and don'ts of summer camp, offering insights on how to make the most of this enriching experience for your children and discover its incredible potential for fostering personal and social development.
Join me for this week's episode, let's gain insights and perspectives on how to navigate fatherhood in these extraordinary times.
Listen in as we pick my daughter, Olivia's brilliant mind and explore the world of a gladiator child through her perspective.
In today's episode, we'll explore why the words "I hate You" are sometimes uttered, what actions we can take when faced with them, and how to work towards minimizing their occurrence in the future.
Let's uncover the underlying causes of end-of-year burnout and discover actionable steps to make this period a smoother and more fulfilling one.
In today's episode, we delve into the world of mathematics education and the challenges kids often face when it comes to math. My guest, Rhonda, is an expert in the field with a strong passion for helping children and adolescents overcome their math struggles.
Today, let's take a moment to celebrate and appreciate all the hard work and dedication that moms bring to their families, and honor the incredible bond that exists between a mother and her child.
In this week's episode, I look specifically at how understanding that being a student in life rather than the victim is what gives children power, confidence, and emotional resilience.
My guest this week Dr Friedemann has for more than 20 years been helping people overcome fear and anxiety without medication --- ultimately supporting them in their break through of both their mental and emotional blocks to eventually become the empowered leaders of their lives.
As a parent, it's heart-wrenching to see your child starting school without a social safety net, left feeling alone and disconnected.It's natural to feel helpless and overwhelmed by the situation, but there are actionable steps you can take to empower your child and navigate through this trying experience.Together, let's explore the best ways to support your child during this difficult time, while managing your own emotions and fostering a positive path forward.
In this episode, we’ll explore ways to connect with and support your child college age or not through the rollercoaster of emotions that come with disappointment. From mirroring their feelings to validating their experience, I am sharing tips to help you guide your child towards healing and moving forward.
Get ready for an exhilarating journey today as we launch into our first-ever interview series that will take us through the awe-inspiring lives of phenomenal individuals with powerful stories, wisdom to share, and tips to elevate our lives – and parenting game! It is with immense pleasure that I welcome our first guest and real-life superhero, my good friend, Jimmy May. A retired Navy SEAL Commander with 22 years of unparalleled courage and leadership under his belt, our conversation with Jimmy promises to be nothing short of phenomenal! So buckle up, and let's dive in!
Today, I'm going to do a bit of a deep dive into the importance of play, especially in terms of children's psychosocial development and how unstructured, non-guided play is absolutely critical to good mental health in children.
Navigating the emotional outbursts commonly seen in teenagers can be a daunting task for parents. Today we'll explore why these "screaming teenage hair fits" occur, what triggers them and effective strategies to help de-escalate them; as well as talk about when we are most likely to see an end to this phase so that you may look forward with hope!
Tune into today's episode and discover how texting your teen can make having conversations easier while also aiding in their growth and development.
Making mistakes is guaranteed in life.But they're also an inevitable and intricate part of learning and growth. This means how we react to those mistakes, especially in front of our kids, really teaches them how to respond to errors and perfection.
Discover how dopamine and oxytocin, aka ‘happy hormones’, can help you better understand yourself, build stronger relationships with your family, and foster meaningful connection through deeper insight of emotions... Join us for an in-depth journey into the neurobiology of love.
Ever feel like you are stuck in this never ending loop of back and forth with your kids? Join me today and learn how not to feed into the protest.
Join me this week to explore what it means to have a “gladiator child” and learn just how much they really do bring to our lives and the world at large.
Today I want to talk about time and how as parents it is so important to understand how quick it moves and really try to make a point of enjoying the moments while they are here.
There’s a lot of stress for parents at this time and to help out with this I am sharing my thoughts and tips for managing everyone over the holidays.
Join us to hear our top tips for how to keep it fun even when you’ve had a hard day.
Today I want to talk about teenage angst and in particular, the age of 15. This is a tough age for teenagers that I call that the ‘existential year’. Whether you have a teen this age or one upcoming join me and together let’s figure out what’s going on in their teenager brain, and learn what it is you can do to help comfort and soothe them all while forging a deeper connection.
In today’s episode Jennifer discusses what works and what doesn’t with a chronic procrastinator often seen in older teens and young adults but parents of younger kids should listen in as well to avoid future pitfalls.
Today I’m going to talk about baby play, also known as limbic bonding. Join me for today’s episode where I will share more on this topic and have you well on your way to a deeper, healthier connection to your child.
Today’s an interesting topic –– I’m going to talk about self-heckling and the broken self esteem that comes as a result of it.
Today I want to talk about sleep as it is certainly a big issue for not only kids in general but more specifically gladiator kids and even us as parents.
Join me for this week’s episode to talk about what we can do as parents to support our more sensitive kids and help them when it comes to managing their thoughts and feelings surrounding what leads up to and comes with the trick or treating holiday of October 31st.
I wanted to have a conversation today about how we as a parent can guide our teenager through these rocky waters of relationship building and deeper connections with other teens so they come out on the other side healthier and happier with a better understanding of how relationships should work.
Today I want to talk about socially aggressive behavior and bullying, how to help your children if they are victims of this behaviour and also how to help your children manage their emotions if they are the aggressors.
In today’s episode we are talking all about homework and I am sharing a few things we have to be aware of if we want the daily process to run smoothly.