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Spin Cycle: Kids and Guns, Good Guys and Bad Guys

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Release Date: 03/14/2019

Kids and Dads show art Kids and Dads

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Kira and Deana's husbands (David and Scott) take over the laundry room for a very special 50th episode of the podcast. Together they discuss their why's and how's behind the choices they've made as fathers, the nuances of being a Dad of twins and a stepfather, and what it looks like to disagree with a spouse and co-parent who happens to be a parent coach.

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Kids and Advocacy show art Kids and Advocacy

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Deana and Kira discuss the importance of advocating for your children, the impact on children's self-esteem, and how to move from advocating for them, towards helping them learn to advocate for themselves.

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Spin Cycle - Natural Consequences show art Spin Cycle - Natural Consequences

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Deana and Kira answer a listener question about natural consequences, discipline and how to tailor consequences to your child's "currency".

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The Long Letting Go show art The Long Letting Go

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Deana and Kira discuss the various ways Future Focused Parents need to begin letting go as they foster responsibility and independence in their children. Different ways to recognize when it's time to shift gears, or hand over tasks as children grow and change are also shared.

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Kids and Community show art Kids and Community

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Kira and Deana talk about the importance of creating community for your children to increase a sense of support and belonging. They discuss various ways in which to do this, including building community for you, as parents, as well.

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Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Deana and Kira speak with Wendy Gossett, a temperament specialist and coach, who helps parents understand why their children do the things they do based our their personality types. She explains how understanding your child's temperament can be the key to unlocking a challenging relationship.

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Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

In this episode Kira and Deana talk about Back to School prep and how to make the transition into the school year as easy as possible. They discuss both the tangible and emotional transition both kids and parents face as well as share ideas specific to families sending kids off to school for the first time.

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Preparing for Parenthood show art Preparing for Parenthood

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Kira shares some thought-provoking ideas for expectant families as they prepare to become parents. She gives listeners ideas for how to prioritize their needs once baby comes, and includes thoughtful insight into important plans to make in advance, such as deciding on each parent’s overnight roles. Kira also shares the must-have conversation for expectant couples to have before baby arrives.

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Deana and Kira answer a listener question from the Kids and Safety episode about toy guns, good guys and bad guys. This episode is not a debate about guns, but rather a discussion about what messages we want our children to get from us as we navigate their toy versions and the stories that surround weapons in the many superhero adventures out there.