Our podcast's parenting starter pack featuring Thursday and Friday episodes from Optimal Relationships Daily.
Our relationships podcast show covers social interactions of all types, including parenting towards the end of the week.
Parenting comes with many demands. Parenting stress is described by psychologists as “the distress experienced when you feel like you can't cope as a parent.”
Stress of all types damages your sense of wellbeing, and it can also affect how your kids develop.
Feeling guilty, angry, or worried isn’t the solution.
But how do you budget for time and focus on the good when you're stressed out as a parent?
These parenting episodes from our relationships show will help you find more time and space in this area of life.
Parenting Starter Pack: Podcast Episodes
Here are a selection of episodes covering the topic of parenting.
Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life!
1. When You Love Your Work and Your Kids by Hilary Barnett
Mothers are constantly told that they can have both kids and a career. How do you manage the fine art of juggling them both? Hilary shares tips on how to achieve that by honoring your own motivations, family's needs and personal calling as a mom.
2. Jennifer on Minimalism For Mothers
Jennifer notes that being a mother is not always easy. And think of the impossible standards that perfect parenting photos present on social media! Jennifer shares how minimalism simplifies your life as a mother, and how it helps you focus on what's important in your family's life.
3. Vitaliy Katsenelson on Fatherhood & Family Values
With the realization that time flies, Vitaliy reflects on what his fatherhood journey has been like. Listen to what he has learned from the phrase, “attention is the currency of time,” and how this can help you be a more present parent when you're spending time with your children.
4. Leo Babauta on Parenthood & Fatherhood
As a father of six kids, Leo shares one thing that will help you be a great dad. He also shares how to get through uncertainty in a way that might be countercultural to dads, but one that's effective all the same.
5. Jay Harrington on Parenting Girls & Raising Daughters
How do you look out for your child without being overly protective? Jay discusses how growth comes through pushing past fear, and how we can encourage our kids to acknowledge but not always be restricted by what she describes as red flags.
6. Alana Carvalho on Parenting a Sensitive Child
Have you or your child been labeled as ‘sensitive'? Does it make you feel like something could be wrong? Alana explains why this is not the case, and how to help your child navigate an intense and heightened emotional landscape.
7. Julie Morgenstern on Parenting & Communicating with Children
Julie says that at the end of the day, we just want to feel seen and listened to. No matter how old or young your kids are, it is never too late to improve how you connect with them. Learn how being present as a parent leads to mutual emotional and social contentment.
8. Dr. Margaret Rutherford on The Question That Will Kill Good Parenting
Arguments can easily come about if one parent starts accusing the other of this one thing. Find out what it is in this episode, and how to have a more meaningful conservation and outcome instead.
9. Dr. Laura Dabney on Respectful Parenting
What do you do if you have a disrespectful child? And what really constitutes behavior as ‘disrespectful'? Dr. Dabney gives examples of disrespectful behavior from children, and how to foster better behavior in your kids.
10. Adina Soclof on How to Cope With Sibling Rivalry
If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, you know what sibling rivalry looks like. It can be a huge source of pain and frustration. How do you manage this with young kids who are prone to squabbling about anything? Adina shares her tips on how to stay calm and focus on moving kids from conflict to solution.
Where Do I Go From Here?
We hope you've enjoyed this parenting starter pack.
Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this list, and how better parenting strategies improve your life.
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