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.
Join me for today’s tips and strategies on embracing our anxiety and together let’s help our kids move from worrier to warrior.
Today I want to talk about these weird thoughts that come up for all of us at one point or another in different ways, what they are and how we should handle them.
Today I have a really unique episode planned with my daughter Zoe. Just in time for the return to school, schedules and keeping everyone on track we are doing a deep dive into the CALM technique.
Kids and teenagers exist in time, which means they’re almost never outside of time. When you’re in time you care about what’s happening in front of you and the part of the brain that actually thinks about where you are relative to time is just either not there or not yet developed. This means when our kids are eating their cereal, playing on their iPad or with their Lego in the morning thinking they have a few minutes left, and we are trying to factor in morning traffic frustrated with why they aren’t ready to go, none of that is happening for them. Instead they are existing in that very moment with whatever it is they are doing.
If you are in need of some helpful tips on how to manage this type of behavior then join me for today’s episode where I take you back to our conversations about adrenaline and adrenaline play.
Join me today for some tips and strategies on how to help our kids navigate this next phase in their lives.
There are steps we can take to ensure that we are doing out utmost best when it comes to responding to our children throughout the day. If you are ready for some accountability then join me for this week’s episode all about reacting vs responding.
If you are looking for some direction, insight and help into how to approach money when it comes to family finances and teaching our kids about it, then join me today for a discussion on financial literacy.
Join me this week as I talk about what each list is and share some suggestions for how best to ensure that everyone is aware of what is going on and expected each month.
Join me for this week’s release where I will be discussing and sharing my thoughts on this topic as well as my tips and insights for what we can do to support our kids and stop interviewing for pain.
A quick review and recap on mirroring and connections during the summertime.
There’s a few different phases that kids go through as they get closer and closer to their first day of college and ways you can support them as they work their way through this array of emotions.
This week I want to talk about your kids being a sore loser and what can be done in those high intense moments where everything feels so out of control.
There is often a lot of talk about moms and what moms struggle with but there’s not as much information out there to support dads. For this reason today on the podcast I am talking to my husband Barrett about his 15 years experience with “Connected Parenting”. He shares some of the concerns and questions that dads are coming to us with and how we help them figure out solutions to their struggles.
Join me today for some tips on how to navigate this sometimes heartbreaking path without taking over completely.
If you are ready to have a more settled bedtime routine that doesn’t leave you wanting to tear your hair out and scream into a pillow then this episode is for you. Join me and together let’s bring the peace back to the end of the day.
Today I want to talk about connecting with your kids even if you are busy parents. This is a topic that comes up a lot; you have a very busy job, a huge project you’re working on, or maybe you travel a lot for work, whatever it is parents often feel a lot of guilt and worry around whether or not they are connecting enough to their kids.
I hear this so often from parents that I work with regarding their kids; often gladiator and ADHD kids who fixate on something that they just have to have. They will beg and badger until the adult is completely worn down, exhausted and gives in. Over time, the rewarding of that pattern is actually laying down neural pathways in the brain that cause that brain to know “Oh, I have to escalate, I have to start at this level in order to get my way." Join me for some strategies on what you can do to get ahead of this behaviour and stand strong no matter what the kids and or teens in your life throw your way.
Join Natalie and I today as we discuss what it means to parent from a place of love , how to tell when that has transitioned into one of fear and share strategies for managing the situation when it arises.
Join me this week to hear me share effective ways to limit and regulate your kid’s screen time, on both social media and online games. Together let’s teach them how to use both moderately and not at the expense of the other areas on their lives.
Join me today for this week’s episode where I dive into this area of struggle, release the shame and discomfort and share with you some strategies on what you can do to help yourself while also being there for your child along the way.
Today, Blake Schofield welcomes me to her show “The Bridge to Fulfillment” where I share powerful insights and real-life examples of challenges that every parent is struggling with. Are you ready to build a stronger connection with your child and help them become healthier, more resilient, and ultimately, more successful in their lives? Then this episode is for you…
On today’s episode I am joined by my daughter Zoe who does pediatric work with children teaching them how to control their emotions so they don’t control them. Zoe will also be sharing her tips for how we as parents can make things work better for our children when they’re involved in therapy or with a life coach. We will discuss what works and what doesn’t work so well.
Listen in to hear me share how to approach prickly teens with love, intention, and most importantly ruthless compassion.
Join me for this week’s release in discussing the complicated feelings parents can have when our child is difficult, angry, and or aggressive and what we can do about it to help them and us manage each situation as it arises.
Join me for this week’s episode to hear the facts about anger and what we as parents can do to help ourselves while also teaching our children what it looks like to manage anger when it rears its ugly head.
Today I am talking about lying, but as it relates to older kids from 12 and up. So if you have teens listen up and even if you don’t right now listen up because that day is coming. The truth is all teens lie to some degree. In actuality sometimes teens lie to assert independence, a little bit of sovereignty. Letting the world know that this is mine, I’m going to keep this for me, and you can’t know about it. What we do know is that when it comes to teenagers there’s four different types of lying that we, parents need to be aware of. Join me on this week’s episode to learn why teens lie and what we can do should it come up in our household.
At times parenting can be really gritty, ugly, hard and frustrating. It can take us to some really dark places and that we mom’s especially don’t always feel comfortable talking about that.Often leaving us feeling quite alone living in shame as though we are the only ones feeling this way living with a gladiator child.If this is an area you can relate to join me and my guest Natalie in our get real conversation on what it means to parent even in hard times, especially when parenting our gladiator child who tend to be the more sassy, spicy, feisty kind of kids.
Today I want to talk about the difficult events that are happening in the world right now and how we can talk to our children about it. The reality is our kids are already so tired and overwhelmed from the pandemic. It really has had quite an impact on their mental health and because of this they’re feeling very raw, and very nervous. Now we add in the world events of what is happening over in the Ukraine and a whole other level of concern, worry, and stress is bubbling up for them. If this is an area of struggle in your home, join me as I share tools we as parents can use to help our children navigate this extremely stressful world event.