The Empowering Parents Podcast (kids and family)

How would you stay alive if you had to hunt and grow your own food, search for fresh sources of water and live without electricity, using only your wits and skills? The truth is most kids don’t possess those extraordinary life skills, let alone the mundane ones we all need to make it in the real world—like balancing the checkbook.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2015-02-17.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 10:56am EST

When you’re out in public places with your kids, it can feel like your every move is on display. It’s like theater, where everyone is a critic. For Empowering Parents Contibuting Editor Jennie Wallace, her family took center stage this past weekend.

 

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2015-02-10.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

A few months ago, we asked Empowering Parents readers to share how they respond when their child acts out. There were three parenting styles that readers consistently told us they were using and weren’t working the way they would like. The common denominator?  All three undermine your authority as a parent.  

 

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2015-02-03.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Siblings bicker; it's what they do. They tease, taunt and fight. It can drive parents crazy and wear us down, making our homes chaotic and at times, unlivable. On today's podcast, learn 6 ways you can stop sibling bickering and rivalry--from calm parenting expert, Debbie Pincus.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2015-01-27.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 12:21am EST

When your child lies to you, it stirs up a potent mix of emotions. You might feel angry, hurt and offended all at once. Lying is extremely upsetting for parents because it shakes the foundation of trust we have in our child. Learn how you can talk to your child about lying on today's podcast.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2015-01-20.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 9:44am EST

As parents, we all have our triggers: the things our kids do and say that set us off.  And many of our triggers are related to backtalk and the shocking and hurtful things kids say when they’re angry. Learn when you should ignore backtalk and when you shouldn't on this week's podcast.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2015-01-13.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

On today’s podcast we’ll be going over 4 constructive steps you can use to change your child’s behavior. To download our free Goal Worksheets, go here: www.empoweringparents.com/4-steps-change-child-behavior.php

 

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2015-01-06.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 2:16pm EST

Parenting is one job that never takes a holiday vacation. As families are celebrating holidays, parents are also coping with sibling bickering, backtalk, temper tantrums, and power struggles. Use these 8 Parenting Tips to help you prepare for the New Year.

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2014-12-23.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

The holidays can be a tough time for everyone. And when you’re parenting an oppositional, defiant or challenging child, the holidays can be more than tough; they can be downright awful. In response, Kim Abraham has written a Message of Hope for Parents of Defiant Children.

 

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2014-12-16.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

When your child acts out or breaks the rules, it’s normal to feel your authority as a parent slip away. If you’re like most parents, you’ve tried everything: you’ve taken the car away, locked the video games in a cabinet, and have even considered cancelling Christmas or a birthday party. You’ve probably also seen that these things haven’t worked.

 

Direct download: EP_Podcast-2014-12-09.mp3
Category:Kids and Family -- posted at: 1:04pm EST