Parenting

E.45: Giving Back Through Simple Acts

with Natalie Silverstein

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Episode Notes:

Natalie is a busy mom of three. She talks about her new book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, and shares:

  • The many simple, at-home activities in which parents can engage children in order to instill an easy community service attitude

  • What’s the right age to start teaching children about community service…

  • The impact of volunteering and service on children; the life skills it builds; the lessons and conversations that emerge from it.

  • The empowering and also healing effect of community service for both children and adults.

E.30: Inspiring & Empowering Teens

with Adam Bunting

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Episode Notes:

Adam Bunting, the very well loved and respected principal at CVU High School talks about helping teenagers thrive. He touches on:

  • Helping teens connect their own gifts, roles, and purpose so they can be co-creators of their learning and feel empowered.

  • The 5 elements of transformational learning experiences

  • What personalized learning can do for teenagers

  • Read Adam’s article on personalized learning in Edutopia and find his recommended resources on the CVU website.

 

E.29: Raising Conscious Children

with Seth Braun

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Episode Notes:

Raising conscious children requires parents making conscious choices. In this episode we discuss:

  • The downside of enrolling kids in every extracurricular activity and the ONE thing that is a greater predictor of their success later in life.

  • How to be a steward parent rather than a controlling one

  • The role of reading and quality stories to assist in the development of the child both in terms of vocabulary and also for life-coping skills.

  • The catastrophic impact of the dumbing down of vocabulary and story.

  • To learn more about Seth’s book and support its publication: Miniecello & The Knights of Valor

E.03: Mastermind Parenting

With Randi Rubenstein, Author, Parent Coach

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Episode Notes:

Parenting coach & author Randi Rubenstein joins us to talk about her extraordinary parenting strategies, stories from her own experiences with her kids, her clients' breakthroughs in parenting, and ideas for effective communication with kids of all ages.

Randi spoke about the power of empathy in parenting, and how parents often fail to empathize and therefore deprive their kids of not only being witnessed but also of the opportunity to resolve some conflict by themselves.

POWERFUL stuff!