Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

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Welcome to Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids - a podcast to help stressed and overwhelmed parents end struggles with disrespect, tantrums, social media, anxiety, sensory issues, sports & more with their children! Erin is a Mom, Entrepreneur, Certified Parent Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Author, and Motivational Speaker. Please send your parenting questions to [email protected]
268 Why it’s so hard to parent teens - from a dad’s perspective, part 2
Apr 19 • 19 min
In this episode, Jay and I continue our discussion about why it’s so hard to parent teens - from a dad’s perspective. In this episode, we talk about the Boundary Dance and how it gets even trickier when our children become teens!
267 A very personal story about how a child’s environment affects them
Apr 18 • 29 min
Today, I went back in time and shared a very personal story from my childhood. In talking with my mother-in-law last week, I came to a profound realization about a situation from my childhood and I think it will be really helpful for you. Take a listen…
266 What can we learn from Tiger Woods’ comeback?
Apr 17 • 11 min
I was inspired to talk about Tiger Woods’ comeback after he won a Master’s last weekend after 11 years. There are a lot of lessons here for us - join me!
265 Fishing can be beneficial for reasons you might not have considered!
Apr 16 • 7 min
My son recently went fishing for the first time since he was a young boy and he LOVED it. It was remarkable to hear him articulate why he loved it so much, and I wanted to share it with you here in the hopes that it inspires you in some way with your teen!
264 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An update on Analytical Meditation!
Apr 15 • 6 min
I tried Analytical Meditation this week and was AMAZED at the experience. In here, I share with you what it did for me in the hopes it inspires you to try it as well!
263 Why it’s so hard to parent teens - from a dad’s perspective, part 1
Apr 12 • 27 min
In today’s episode, I asked Jay for his perspective on why it’s so hard to parent teens as a dad. His answer took us on an entirely unexpected adventure and it was so rich that we decided to record part 2 for next Friday! Join us here for part 1!
262 Teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves
Apr 11 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about the value of teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves and illustrate it with a story from my family. Join me!
261 The Illusion of Pressure for Teens
Apr 10 • 12 min
In today’s episode, I share a concept that I just recently learned about called The Illusion of Pressure and how it affects our teens and what we can do about it. Join me!
260 Parenting teens is SO hard - and here’s why!
Apr 9 • 14 min
If you have a teen at home, do you ever feel lost, confused and stressed? It didn’t used to be this hard, did it? Odds are, it wasn’t! And it’s getting harder, but why? Tune in to today’s episode to find out!
259 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Analytical Meditation
Apr 8 • 9 min
Today, I share a new form of meditation with you - one that helps you to directly solve problems. Intrigued? Join me to hear more!
258 The challenges and pitfalls of being your child’s sports coach
Apr 5 • 30 min
In this episode, we talk about the potential pitfalls and traps of being a coach of your child’s team and what you have to be careful to avoid as their coach. Join us!
257 For all you single parents out there…
Apr 4 • 9 min
This episode is in honor of my best friend who is a single mom. We were talking this weekend at our girls’ weekend about the very real challenges of being a single parent. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here to help you in your parenting whether…
256 The unbelievable value and importance of sleep!
Apr 3 • 9 min
Recently, I have been helping my son improve his sleep hygiene, and even though I am a believer in the importance of sleep, even I am shocked at how much it is helping him! Join me to find out more about why you should help your children AND yourself get…
255 Helping our kids manage the stress of Junior year of high school
Apr 2 • 19 min
In this episode, I share some of the journey my son has been on this year and how stressful it has been, even with us as parents trying not to pressure him! There is so much coming at him from the outside that it’s almost too much. Here, I share how we…
254 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Self-care is of utmost importance for you!
Apr 1 • 9 min
Nothing is more important than self-care for being the kind of parent you want to be and the kind your children need. Join me to find out more!
253 Juggling schedules in a busy household
Mar 29 • 27 min
This is a throwback to episode 4 of the podcast that Jay and I did for a while. In this, we talk about juggling schedules in a busy household. I’m thinking you can relate???? Join us to hear more!
247 A special guest who will open your heart just a little bit more!
Mar 28 • 23 min
In today’s episode I have my very good friend, Heidi Dellaire joining me. Heidi’s book Roots and Tendrils will be released tomorrow. In this chat, we talk about her book and how it came to be. Join me for a delightful conversation! And if you’d like to…
252 What is your biggest fear as a parent?
Mar 28 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk all fear and how it negatively and subtly impacts our parenting. Join me!
251 The many benefits of nature
Mar 27 • 11 min
With the arrival of spring, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit the many benefits of nature, and how you can bring some more of it into your life. Join me!
250 An intro to Restorative Justice in Schools
Mar 26 • 15 min
Today I wanted to share a program with you that I learned about a while ago that I’m very excited about. It’s called Restorative Justice and is being used with great success in schools all across the country. Tune in to learn more about it and see if it…
249 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of a 1-minute meditation
Mar 25 • 7 min
Today, I share with you a mindfulness study I am participating in and how powerful the effects have been so far. Maybe you’d even like to join me!
248 Go for what you want in life!
Mar 22 • 5 min
In today’s episode, I update you on my daughter’s attempt to make the track team at her middle school for the first time as an 8th grader. This experience taught her a very valuable lesson about life. Join me to find out about it!
246 A PSA about ticks and Lyme disease
Mar 20 • 15 min
With the weather getting warmer here in the US, I thought today was a great day to talk about ticks and Lyme disease and what you can do to be on the lookout for possible signs and symptoms. As with everything I do, my goal is not to instill fear and…
245 If you’re even willing to try, you’ve already won
Mar 19 • 9 min
My daughter was really nervous last night about her next track tryout tomorrow and whether she will make the team. Through our discussion, I was able to help her to recognize that regardless of whether she makes the team, she’s already won because she had…
244 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) This too shall pass
Mar 18 • 5 min
Today, I wanted to share a bit of advice my dear mother-in-law gave me and how helpful it is to remember. Join me!
243 What we can learn from the college cheating scandal
Mar 15 • 32 min
In today’s episode, Jay and I talk about the recent college cheating scandal that has involved many high-profile, wealthy and powerful individuals. We can learn a lot from looking at this story from many angles as well as take a word of caution from it…
242 How long after having a child does it take to get a good night’s sleep again?
Mar 14 • 6 min
Do you have young children? Do you feel like you are just running on fumes and that good sleep is nothing but a distant memory? A recent study might help explain why. Tune in to today’s episode to learn more and find out what you can do to get a good…
241 Helping our children reframe when they are nervous to something more productive
Mar 13 • 6 min
Does your child ever feel nervous about something they are about to embark on? Or do you? In this episode, I share a story from my family where my daughter was feeling nervous and together we helped her to reframe it to something much less daunting. I…
240 Supporting our children through the pain of regret
Mar 12 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a story where my daughter made a choice she came to regret and how I supported her through it by NOT saying “I told you so.” Moving through regret is a difficult but important life lesson. Join me if your child is struggling with…
239 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The hidden value of decluttering
Mar 11 • 11 min
In this episode, I share some of my journey of decluttering and the amazing benefits I am experiencing from it! Also, here I invite you to join me in this adventure. Come along, won’t you?
238 Happy 18th birthday to my daughter in Heaven
Mar 8 • 33 min
I recorded this episode on what would be my daughter’s 18th birthday had she lived. I so appreciate all of you who listen and I wanted to share a little bit more about me and how I got to where I am and what changed me. I hope you get a lot of value out…
237 Identifying and managing your child’s anxiety
Mar 7 • 15 min
I have found myself in many conversations with my coaching clients and other parents about symptoms that they are not recognizing as anxiety. I knew it was time to revisit this topic here on the show. In this episode, I talk about what anxiety might look…
236 The pressure our children are under to succeed
Mar 6 • 13 min
Today’s episode was inspired by a concerning conversation I had with a teacher recently about catching her 8th grade students cheating. It’s not the cheating that startles me the most - it’s the REASON they cheated. Tune in and listen. Together, we need…
235 Talking Boys! with Janet Allison of Boys Alive
Mar 5 • 22 min
I very much enjoyed chatting with today’s guest, Janet Allison about boys and how we can best support them as we raise them. Join us! Janet has a special audio to help parents help boys with anger. You can grab that here - http://boysalive.com/anger You…
234 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Oprah and Deepak’s latest 21 Day Meditation Experience!
Mar 4 • 4 min
In this episode, I talk about Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Meditation Experience and invite you to join me!
233 Update on the Whole30 a month later…
Mar 1 • 16 min
It’s been a month since Jay and I finished the Whole30, so we decided it was time to update you on where we are and where we are headed. Join us!
232 Making connections with our children
Feb 28 • 12 min
Do you ever struggle to figure out how to connect, or stay connected, to your child? I have that pretty well figured out with two of my children, but the youngest one, well, he was a different story. Until last weekend. Join me to find out what we did!
231 When sibling squabbles pay off later on…
Feb 27 • 14 min
When our kids are growing, and squabbling, it can feel like there is no end in sight and no good can come of it but that’s not true. Our siblings are the training ground for us to learn how to compromise with others. Join me as I share something that…
230 Is it possible to stay neutral when siblings argue?
Feb 26 • 15 min
Do you ever feel frustrated when your kids fight with each other? Do you always find yourself embroiled in the middle of it with no one left feeling satisfied at the end? Join me in this episode as I talk about this very thing, and also learn a great way…
229 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A walking meditation for you
Feb 25 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about a walking meditation and invite you to do one!
228 Conveying your parental knowledge without saying “I told you so”
Feb 22 • 23 min
In this episode, Jay and I share an injury that our daughter sustained this week and how we helped her through it, as well as what we and she learned along the way. Join us!
227 Teaching our children about money
Feb 21 • 14 min
Money can be a complicated thing and as parents, it is imperative that we teach our children about it. But first, we must try to develop a healthy relationship with it. Having a healthy relationship with money is a vital life skill that we need to impart…
226 The fine art of surrender in parenting
Feb 20 • 11 min
I recorded today’s episode the morning I published it. It is Wednesday, and two of my three kids have yet to go to school this week. So far, we’ve had a holiday, a sick day and now a snow day. If I didn’t learn how to surrender years ago, my head might be…
225 Helping our young children with their BIG emotions
Feb 19 • 6 min
Does your young child ever have BIG emotions that leave you puzzled and a bit shocked at the magnitude of it all? In this episode, I share a listener question that I got in the hopes that it helps you, too!
224 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique revisited
Feb 18 • 8 min
Do you need a few minutes just to quiet your racing mind? If so, you came to the right place! Join me as I take you through the Platform Technique to accomplish just that!
223 Juggling schedules in a busy household
Feb 17 • 27 min
How do we do all that we do? It takes a village to raise a child and we couldn’t do it without Jay’s wonderful mom! She is always there to help us with our kids and their schedules. It also takes a good deal of “calendar syncing” to make sure we are doing…
222 Watching girls take a stand for themselves
Feb 16 • 38 min
In episode #3 of Maximizing Life in the Middle (throwback) we talk about a stand that our daughter and her classmates took to be allowed to wear tank tops to school when the weather gets warm. The initial reason years ago for banning tank tops in her…
221 Long socks and what our children can teach us
Feb 15 • 15 min
Do you ever find yourself amazed at what you learn from your child? In today’s episode, Jay shares something that one of children taught him and how that reinforced his desire to stay open to learning from them whenever possible. Join us as we dive in!
220 Monitoring our children’s social media use
Feb 14 • 7 min
Do you struggle with social media use with your children? In this episode, I share a story about my younger son and his social media use, my feelings about it and how we moved forward even though he was not happy with me. It is vital that as parents we…
219 Teaching entrepreneurship to our children
Feb 13 • 10 min
In today’s episode, I share a story about how I am teaching my daughter many lessons through a project we are working on. She is learning about the value of money, mindfulness about possessions, and entrepreneurship. Join me!
218 Protecting our children’s sense of self
Feb 12 • 12 min
In today’s episode, I share a story that happened with my son in order to illustrate how we can take almost any situation and turn it into gold for us as parents and for our children. It is vital that as parents we protect their fragile and developing…
217 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) I have a confession!
Feb 11 • 10 min
In this episode, I make a confession. None of us are perfect, and I certainly don’t claim to be. So join me as I confess my recent shortfall and vow to do better moving forward.
216 How to feel like you have it all
Feb 10 • 44 min
In this mashup episode, we talk about how things might have fit in one phase of our lives but no longer fit or how we would love them to fit but they don’t quite yet. The phrase “have it all” should be changed to “have all that you want” because if you…
215 A mashup from Maximizing Life in the Middle!
Feb 9 • 37 min
My husband Jay and I have a podcast called Maximizing Life in the Middle. We have decided to merge the two together into Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids. I am going to be sharing our MLIM episodes with you here. Here is episode 1 that we recorded over…
214 Intro to my new, special regular guest!
Feb 8 • 14 min
In today’s episode, I introduce you to a very special guest who I think may end up being a regular ;) Join us! And here is the recipe we talked about - https://www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/recipes/roasted-red-pepper-soup
213 A teacher’s gift that will last a lifetime
Feb 7 • 13 min
In today’s episode, I share a project my daughter’s teacher has her class do each year. It is incredibly powerful, and gives to the students a gift so priceless to their lives. Join me to find out what it is and then please share with your own students or…
212 How to use text messaging as a tool in your parenting
Feb 6 • 8 min
Too often, I hear parents bashing social media and technology as the enemy to parenting. But when you look at things like that, it prevents you from seeing how you can use it to your advantage. Join me as I share with you how I use text messaging to my…
211 How does it feel to eat clean for a Whole30 days?
Feb 5 • 8 min
Now that I’ve come to the end of my Whole30 adventure, I wanted to update you on how it went, what my results were and how I feel now. After listening to this episode, I dare you not to jump on board and try Whole30 for yourself!
210 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of even a short daily meditation
Feb 4 • 6 min
In today’s episode, I share a story of a mom I’m coaching and how a simple meditation I recorded just for her is helping to unlock her hidden potential. Tune in to hear more!
209 How parents and teachers can bring out the best in our children
Feb 1 • 38 min
I have a very special guest with me today. Matt Beaudreau, who runs Acton Academy Placer, a fantastic outside-the-box school the nurtures their students’ strengths and brings out the best in them. In this interview, Matt shares wisdom for how parents and…
208 Parents - give yourself a pat on the back!
Jan 31 • 9 min
I have not done an episode like this for a while, so I knew it was time. As parents, we tend to be so hard on ourselves and can get overly focused on the times we mess up while not giving ourselves credit for our successes and triumphs. If this describes…
207 Navigating the Birthday Party Invite List!
Jan 30 • 10 min
I was recently interview by Linda Grasso of the SheSez podcast over at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shesez-with-linda-grasso/id1281371313?mt=2. We talked about some listener questions and I wanted to share one of them with you here. How do you…
206 The pressure of the “College Process”
Jan 29 • 9 min
Today, I am sharing a very real challenge we are having in our home with helping our son to navigate the beginnings of the college search process. This is the beginning of two years of focusing on this until he transitions to whatever college he ends up…
205 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A check in and some breaths
Jan 28 • 6 min
A check-in on your mindfulness practice for 2019 (if you have started one) and a few deep breaths for you :) Registration for The Chaos Cure ends Jan. 29. Join us! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
204 Crossover Episode!
Jan 26 • 16 min
I connect up with my good friend and colleague, Louise Clarke, to talk about the chaos that is at times motherhood, as well as how to tame it. Join us! And if you’d like to join us for The Chaos Cure, you can do so at www.thechaoscure.net.
203 Looking at expectations, part 2 of 2
Jan 25 • 13 min
In the last episode, we talked about the expectations of our children. In today’s episode we will talk about parental expectations and how detrimental they can be to all aspects of parenting. Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on Jan. 29. Register now…
202 Looking at expectations, part 1 of 2
Jan 24 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I talk about helping your children to have appropriate expectations and how beneficial that can be to them. Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on Jan. 29, so if you want to register, do so now!…
201 Understanding and dealing with sibling rivalry
Jan 23 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I share a story from a mom I worked with who was frustrated by her kids always fighting. I share how I helped her to see it in a different light, which allowed to approach it very differently. Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on…
200 The joy of Tidying Up!
Jan 22 • 8 min
I’ve done my version of binge-watching Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series called Tidying Up. For a person who rarely watches tv, this means I watched six episodes this weekend! It is SO good and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on why you should watch…
199 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The benefits of stress reduction
Jan 21 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about the wide-ranging benefits of stress reduction, and how you can do it in your life. I go into this in great detail in my new course, The Chaos Cure. Why don’t you join me? Registration is ONLY open now until Jan. 29, 2019.…
198 Recognizing our strengths and using them
Jan 18 • 8 min
My daughter’s amazing teacher has her students do this intensive project that ends up yielding incredibly powerful results for the kids. In this episode, I tell the story of this project and what my daughter created as a result of it. The impact of a good…
197 The Turning Point in my parenting
Jan 17 • 10 min
Have you ever had one of those moments in life where you realize things are WAY off course and something must be changed? I had one of those turning points in my parenting, and in today’s episode I share it with you. If you’d like to register for my new…
196 The joy of Self-Care after being sick
Jan 16 • 10 min
Last week wiped out me and my family for most of the week. Between fevers, runny noses, kids being home sick and having no energy, I only got to the gym once. I recorded today’s episode on a bright, sunny Monday morning after getting back to my routine…
195 Did you know that YOUR behavior is an iceberg too?
Jan 15 • 11 min
I have talked many times on my podcast about how a child’s behavior is an iceberg. But today, I’m talking about how YOUR behavior is an iceberg…as well as every single person you come into contact with! In this episode, I talk about Rise Gathering weekend…
194 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A boost of optimism for you
Jan 14 • 9 min
I meet SO MANY people who see the world through a negative lens. That isn’t going to get you anywhere, believe me. What’s going to get you where you want to go is to shift your mindset to an optimistic, positive one. Join me as I talk about this topic in…
193 Should you have the password to your 15-year-old’s iPhone?
Jan 11 • 16 min
In this episode, I answer a parent’s question about whether she should have her 15-year-old’s password to their iPhone. Join me as I share my answer and my reasons.
192 Friends - why you NEED them
Jan 10 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk again about friends and why they are so special and so valuable in our lives. Join me!
191 Update on my Whole30 plan - do you want to join me?
Jan 9 • 11 min
In this episode, I update you on my Whole30 month - as of this recording, I am on Day 6 and I feel like a million bucks! Maybe this podcast will inspire you to join me in starting this year off clean and recharged! Find out more about the Whole30 here -…
190 Can you declutter AND make money at the same time?
Jan 8 • 15 min
In this episode, I share something I’ve been doing for several months now with great success! I share it with you here because it addresses two areas - clutter and money - both of which, when they are in good shape in your life, allow you to be the parent…
189 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Welcoming 2019
Jan 7 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a brief meditation to get your mind into the most effective space to welcome the New Year and all it has to offer you. Join me, won’t you?
188 Helping someone who is grieving
Jan 4 • 8 min
Lately, I have heard of many losses people have suffered of their loved ones, and I have read some things on how to help grieving loved ones. Here, I share my best advice for how you can show up for someone you love who is grieving. Join me!
187 What is your “Word” for 2019?
Jan 3 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about the power of having a word or words to focus on each year. This really helps to keep your goals and desires in the front of your mind all year long. Tune in to find out more!
186 Helping kids to make New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 2 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about the benefit of sharing a mindfulness approach to life with your kids, helping them to reflect on the past year and looking forward to the new one. Beware though - I also share some traps that you could find yourself in. Tune…
185 Beginning 2019 right
Jan 1 • 4 min
In this episode, I encourage you to take the reflection you did over the past 7 episodes and use that to look towards 2019. What do you want 2019 to look like for yourself and your family?
184 Looking back on 2018, part 7: Stress Reduction
Dec 31, 2018 • 7 min
In part 7 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to Stress. Join me!
183 Looking back on 2018, part 6: Decluttering
Dec 28, 2018 • 7 min
In part 6 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to decluttering. Join me!
182 Looking back on 2018, part 5: Connection
Dec 27, 2018 • 8 min
In part 5 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to connection, with your kids, your partner (if you have one) and most importantly, yourself. Join me!
181 Looking back on 2018, part 4: Nutrition
Dec 26, 2018 • 10 min
In part 4 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to nutrition. Join me!
180 Looking back on 2018, part 3: Movement
Dec 25, 2018 • 10 min
In part 3 of my 7 part series, I take you back over 2018 to look at your relationship with moving your body. Join me!
179 Looking back on 2018, part 2: Sleep
Dec 24, 2018 • 10 min
In part 2 of my 7 part series, I take you through some reflection and questions surrounding your relationship with sleep. Join me!
178 Looking back on 2018, part 1: Money
Dec 21, 2018 • 12 min
Each year at this time, I like to take stock in the past year and see what I’m pleased with and what needs a little more attention in the coming year. Over these next 7 episodes, I am going to take you through a few areas of life to see where you stand.…
177 Keep FEAR out of your questions
Dec 20, 2018 • 12 min
I was recently talking to two moms who expressed frustration that their children do not open up to them. What we discovered is that fear was driving them to question their kids, which never gets us closer to our goals as parents.
176 Listening to your intuition, part 2
Dec 19, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, I share a success story from my own home about a time when I listened to my mother’s intuition and how greatly it benefitted my daughter. I hope it inspires you and gives you some hope!
175 Listening to your intuition, part 1
Dec 18, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I talk about why it is so vitally important to listen to your intuition, especially as a parent. You know your child best, and they need you as an advocate.
174 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Finding some peace during this busy time of year
Dec 17, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I remind you to find some time for peace and calm during this Most Wonderful (and BUSY!) time of year. Join me!
173 We need a screen time detox!
Dec 14, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a realization I had regarding my son and his screen time after a particularly busy time of work for me. Here, I share what my plan is to address this issue and in a future episode, I will update you on how it went!
172 Navigating sibling squabbles
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share how I helped my son and daughter to reduce their sibling squabbles. I hope this helps you with your children!
171 Be careful about recreating your childhood experiences in your child
Dec 12, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom recently who is very fearful about something her son is going through. When we talked further, it turns out she experienced the same problem when she was his age. I hear about this connection with…
170 Using a leadership principle in parenting
Dec 11, 2018 • 6 min
I had a great chat with a dad last week who is a leadership coach for big companies. He shared with me a very powerful leadership principal he uses with his children, and I wanted to share it with you here!
169 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Dr. Muker’s Manifestation Meditation
Dec 10, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a powerful but incredibly simple meditation that I learned from Dr. Sukhi Muker. Listen in and see if you want to practice it!
168 Connecting with our kids by entering THEIR world
Dec 7, 2018 • 13 min
Here, I share a story of how I connected deeply with my son over rap music of all things. Listen in and see if this episode gives you any ideas or insights with your children!
167 What is the “holiday season” all about, anyway?
Dec 6, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I share my thoughts on what we should really be focusing on during this most “wonderful time of the year” as well as how to get there! Here is the link to the article that I mentioned in this episode -…
166 Apologizing to our children
Dec 5, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I share a story about when I recently owed my daughter an apology for a mistake I made, and I talk about why we should be willing to apologize to our children when we mess up.
165 Keeping struggles and challenges in perspective
Dec 4, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, I talk about how to keep struggles and challenges in perspective. We must honor the struggle for what it can possibly teach us. Tune in to hear more!
164 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) Some peace during the busiest season
Dec 3, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about how to bring more peace into your life during this busy time of year. Does it have to be as busy and stressful as it is? Listen in and then you decide….
163 The Chaos Cure Announcement!
Nov 30, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share some detailed information about my first online parenting course that my colleague and I are building. This week it was ready to go to our beta testers and will be ready to begin officially on Jan. 28, 2019! Check back here for…
162 Avoiding power struggles with teens
Nov 29, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, I share some thoughts on the frustration and resentment I have heard from many parents of teens lately. Raising teens does NOT have to be that hard, and in this episode, I share some ideas for how you can better navigate it in your home!
161 Co-parenting through divorce. Is it possible?
Nov 28, 2018 • 14 min
Join me as I answer a loyal-listener’s question about co-parenting through divorce and how you can best navigate those tricky waters. And join my Facebook group where we talk about all things parenting!…
160 Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 27, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share how my long holiday weekend went and I’m curious how your’s went. We are knee-deep in the holiday madness now. Is there a way we can reduce the madness and chaos? You bet there is! Join me to find out more!
159 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Ending the Yelling-Guilt-Stress-Yelling Cycle
Nov 26, 2018 • 7 min
I answer another listener question about yelling at her kids and the stress she feels. Here, I share what we MUST do to end the cycle. Join me!
158 A deeper explanation of how to allow natural consequences to work for you
Nov 23, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, I share a struggle a parent had and how allowing natural consequences could help her and her daughter move through a challenging situation.
157 The #1 secret parents need to work better as a team
Nov 22, 2018 • 12 min
This episode is my latest blog talking about something I observed and remembered during two talks I gave last week to parents. Curious about what the secret is? Tune in to find out! And please join my Facebook group where we talk about this secret and…
156 Getting kids to help around the house
Nov 21, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to get our kids to help out around the house without a lot of drama, threats, yelling and punishment. I talk about how to approach the subject with younger children as well as older. Join me!
155 Why it is imperative that we get clear on setting healthy boundaries
Nov 20, 2018 • 13 min
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a colleague about the families she works with who have an adult child who is a substance abuser. It really reinforced to me how imperative it is that parents figure out the delicate Boundary Dance…
154 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Hitting the pause button
Nov 19, 2018 • 6 min
I was inspired to record this episode based on some feedback that many of you have been giving to me regarding having trouble not reacting to your kids IN THE MOMENT. Join me as I share a very powerful way to start to stop reacting.
153 Siblings, compassion and getting what we need when we need it
Nov 16, 2018 • 9 min
My son and daughter had an interaction this morning that - well - I didn’t like. Here I share my thoughts on what happened to give me the clarity I needed to work through it with them.
152 3 things you may be doing wrong in parenting your anxious children
Nov 15, 2018 • 7 min
I was inspired to share some thoughts from my friend Renee Jain, who spoke at Dr. Shefali’s Evolve conference a few weeks ago. If you’d like more info about the work Renee does with anxious kiddos, you can check out here work here - https://gozen.com/.…
151 Helping toddlers with their BIG emotions
Nov 14, 2018 • 10 min
If there’s one thing I wish I would have understood when my kids were toddlers, it’s how to help them deal with their BIG emotions. Listen in if you have toddlers, and if you have older kids - don’t fret - it’s never too late!
150 Can we talk to young girls about puberty in a way that makes them comfortable?
Nov 13, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I answer a listener’s question about how to talk to a young girl about puberty in a way that makes her feel comfortable. Is it possible? I say yes indeed! Tune in to find out how! And please join my Facebook group where we talk about this…
149 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation benefits, thoughts on Evolve and breathing
Nov 12, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali’s 4th annual Evolve summit. I also offer a few minutes of breathing to help you relax. Join me!
148 If you like a flower, you pluck it…
Nov 9, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I continue with the theme of LOVE this week. Join me!
147 3 reasons why love is NOT enough
Nov 8, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why love is just not enough. Join me!
146 Why love is NOT enough
Nov 7, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali’s recent Evolve Summit. Here, I talk about why love is NOT enough.
145 Before you get rid of stress, find out why you feel it
Nov 6, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about the concept of not eliminating stress right away but rather, finding out why it is there in the first place, and what you need to do about it. Join me, won’t you?
144 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Loving Kindness Meditation
Nov 5, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a loving kindness meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/. Keep the parenting conversation going in my facebook group!…
143 Should I panic that my toddler has become a picky eater?
Nov 2, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I share the answer to this question for those of you with picky eaters. The most important message is to try to relax. This too, shall pass. If you find value in my podcast, it would mean the world to me if you would share it with others
142 Why it’s important to invest in yourself
Nov 1, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why it’s important to invest in ourselves. This is a message that in my opinion, moms cannot hear often enough, as we tend to put ourselves on the back burner in service of our loved ones. If you find…
141 The Power of the Platform Technique in the first use!
Oct 31, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I share a story a mom wrote to me about sharing how powerful my platform technique worked the very first time she tried it! She was able to stay calm and neutral and not get reactive, all while still helping her sons navigate a…
140 When reading ALL the books just doesn’t help
Oct 30, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a client when she first reached out to me, frustrated because she had read ALL the books and yet she was still triggered, reactive and angry. And add to that that she was sad because she just couldn’t put…
139 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Breath meditation
Oct 29, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I share a breath meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/. And consider joining me at https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
138 Getting help when you bring a new baby home
Oct 26, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom who just brought a new baby home and was struggling with giving her older child the attention they deserved while not getting triggered and reactive and resenting how stressful everything was…
137 Time is a mysterious thing
Oct 25, 2018 • 7 min
For today’s episode, I read my blog from last week talking about time. Please join me! And please join my Facebook group as well - hope to see you over there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
136 A beautiful offering for you
Oct 24, 2018 • 7 min
If you’ve been following my content, you know that I went to the memorial service for a beautiful young woman who died far too young. As I mentioned in episode 135, the service was extraordinarily beautiful. If you love the hymn “Amazing Grace” as much as…
135 The strange paradox called life
Oct 23, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I wax philosophical about life and all of it’s intricate, intriguing paradoxes. Join me, as I sort through it all. And please consider joining my Facebook group, where we support each other in parenting…
134 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Body Scan Meditation
Oct 22, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I share a Body Scan Meditation by Dr. Mark Berton and you can find this meditation at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/.
133 Don’t hold too tight to your agenda!
Oct 19, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share a story with one of my clients who was holding on too tight to her agenda. Tune in to find out what happened and what she learned from it. Hopefully, you will find some useful nuggets in here! I invite you to share your parenting…
132 What legacy do you want to leave?
Oct 18, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by attending the funeral of a good man who died far too soon. What legacy do you want to leave? Hop over to my Facebook and share!…
131 Plant seeds, but don’t squash them as they try to sprout!
Oct 17, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a story of a mom and her realization of how she was stifling the very thing she was trying to accomplish. Hopefully, this will offer you some valuable insights into your own family.
130 Getting called out by my own son!
Oct 16, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share a story where my teenage son called me out recently on my behavior. I share this with you in the hopes that it gives you insight into your own behavior possibly. Join my parenting facebook group, where we talk about all things…
129 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) You upgrade your iOS, what about your mind?
Oct 15, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to upgrade our minds as often or more often than we upgrade our phones. Our phones are THE operating system of our modern lives, but if we don’t keep our minds as upgraded, we will not live the life we…
128 How shame cuts us off from the rest of the world
Oct 12, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about how shame causes us and our children to suffer in silence. So many parents are struggling, but are ashamed to ask for help. And so many kids are in the same place. When we reach out for help when we need it, it models for our…
127 Give thanks for those people who inspire you!
Oct 11, 2018 • 6 min
I recorded this episode on the way home from an event where I got to meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a man who has inspired me greatly and taught me so much. I have deep respect and appreciation for him. It got me to thinking about people who inspire us and I was…
126 Meal time battles? Get them involved!
Oct 10, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a very successful plan that I came up with with one of my clients who was having mealtime battles with her daughter. This nearly eliminated the battle. Curious about what it was? Tune in! And please consider joining my facebook…
125 Time - Do you have enough or not? YOU decide!
Oct 9, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about how time can affect our parenting, and our entire outlook on life! Do you have enough? If not, you can! Join my facebook group where we talk about time and all things parenting!…
124 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) We are unkind to others when…?
Oct 8, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I talk about a quote I read recently and it got me to thinking about how it applies to parenting. Take a listen and see what you think! And please consider joining my facebook group where we talk about all things parenting!…
123 What other things can you do while you brush your teeth?
Oct 5, 2018 • 7 min
As busy moms, it can be challenging to fit in all the things we need and want to fit in. In today’s episode, I share an idea I gave to a mom who was struggling with this very issue. Join my facebook group where you can ask any parenting questions you…
122 How to have a “Reset Conversation” with your child: the steps
Oct 4, 2018 • 9 min
Today I am reading my blog from last week about a Reset Conversation. This is a very powerful tool you can keep in your parenting toolbox. Join me as I explain it to you. Here is a free guide to use to help you navigate a struggle with your child AFTER…
121 How a small drawer can be a huge win!
Oct 3, 2018 • 9 min
Do you ever have a lot of things weighing you down and then you want to make a positive change but you feel so overwhelmed you can’t even start? Yet starting is exactly what you need to do to move away from that overwhelm. Tune in as I share a story that…
120 Should we take away our kid’s activity when they mess up?
Oct 2, 2018 • 10 min
My heart hurt when I was at a back-to-school night recently and a mom asked after the presentation how to remove her son from band because he was not doing what he needed to do. Listen in as I share with you my thoughts on this. Join my facebook group…
119 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Earthing?
Oct 1, 2018 • 5 min
Have you ever heard of Earthing? This is a cool practice that can bring peace and calm into our lives. In today’s episode, I share this practice with you so you can try it too! Join my Facebook group, where we talk about earthing and all other things…
118 The ONE birthday gift I give myself
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I share the ONE gift that I give myself each year on my birthday. Perhaps you would like to give yourself this same gift? Please join my facebook group where we can talk about kids, birthdays, parenting and everything else!…
117 5 Steps To Help You Connect With Your Teen
Sep 27, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read the latest blog sharing ways you can connect with your teen. I have spoken to lots of parents of teens who are struggling with this issue and I wanted to share some ideas with you. Here is the Super Formula I mentioned in this…
116 Friend or Enforcer?
Sep 26, 2018 • 11 min
During a client session last week, a parent asked me if she should be her child’s friend or enforcer. I answered her question with a response that surprised even me! But I truly believe what I said to her and I think you will too. Take a listen and see…
115 How to have a “Reset Conversation” with your child
Sep 25, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I share a powerful technique for beginning to address problems in your home and the steps you can take moving forward from there. And please join my Facebook group, where you can get access to me to ask any questions you might have!…
114 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) You are doing the best you can!
Sep 24, 2018 • 7 min
Often I hear moms beating themselves up for their shortcomings - the times they yelled, the times they were impatient, the times they said something unkind. But whenever I hear that, I want to stop them right there and offer them what I say in this…
113 What happens when we express gratitude to our children?
Sep 21, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share a simple comment I made to my daughter recently, and the profound impact it had on her. I hope you gain some great takeaways in this episode! And please join my FREE facebook group where we talk about all things parenting!…
112 Do you need a gratitude reminder?
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog about gratitude and how important it is to keep practicing it regularly. Please join my FREE facebook group where we talk about all these sorts of things!…
111 A rant on overparenting teens
Sep 19, 2018 • 9 min
This episode has been way overdue. I have seen too many teens recently who are not given enough freedom to go through the natural trial-and-error of becoming independent. Listen in and see if you can take away any nuggets from this episode. And please…
110 Have you built your tribe?
Sep 18, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share the gift that a tribe gives to us. It really does take a village to raise a child, which is why I named my parent coaching business It Takes a Village Parent Coaching. In this episode, I also issue a challenge which, if you take…
109 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A guided meditation for you
Sep 17, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I share with you a guided meditation that we use in our workshops to help attendees settle into the experience. Take a listen and see if it helps you, too! And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18!…
108 A back-to-school check-in on homework, mindset, etc.
Sep 14, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I wanted to check in on you to see how the back-to-school routine is going for you and your children. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
107 6 Reasons we Should Teach Mindfulness to our Children
Sep 13, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog about teaching mindfulness to our children. Click here to download my FREE guide to Mindfulness Activities you can teach to your children! https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/442983?v=7 And don’t forget to go…
106 A rant on punishments, part 2
Sep 12, 2018 • 9 min
The last episode was getting too long, so I had to cut it into two parts. Here is part 2 of my rant on punishments. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
105 A rant on punishments, part 1
Sep 11, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I really had to express my thoughts on punishment after reading a very disturbing article this week. Take a listen to this episode and see what you think. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18!…
104 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An Anxiety Reducing Song?
Sep 10, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode I share a song I came across by Marconi Union that is supposed to reduce anxiety by 65%. Take a listen and see what you think! And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
103 What does Back-To-School mean for parents?
Sep 7, 2018 • 8 min
I have been talking a lot lately about getting our kids ready for going back to school, but what does back-to-school mean for us parents? And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
102 Does your bad mood REALLY have anything to do with the outside world?
Sep 6, 2018 • 6 min
In this latest episode, I read my latest blog for those who prefer to listen while they exercise, walk the dog, or drive rather than sitting down to read. Does your bad mood really have anything to do with the outside world? You may be surprised by the…
101 Why Sticker Charts DON’T work!
Sep 5, 2018 • 11 min
How many times have you tried a sticker chart or a reward chart and it started out great, only to fizzle in a few days or weeks? Join me as I explain WHY that is and WHAT you can do about it. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18!…
100 Celebrating 100 episodes with an intro and contest!
Sep 4, 2018 • 19 min
To celebrate episode 100, I thought it would be a good idea to tell my listeners a little bit about myself for those who don’t already know. Listen all the way through this episode to find out information on how you can enter my 100th episode celebration…
99 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Manifesting what we want
Sep 3, 2018 • 7 min
Do you long for something that just isn’t happening? You may be missing one critical piece. In this episode, I share with you what that is, and you may be surprised to know that it’s not actually that complicated! And if you have not yet joined my FREE…
98 The power of overcoming your fears
Aug 31, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I talk about a recent trip to a ropes/zip-lining course that I took my kids to (and did myself). It was so powerful to watch my son overcome his fears before my eyes and I also share the positive effect this trip had on me! And if you…
97 - 7 Reasons why you Should take your Teen to see Eighth Grade
Aug 30, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week. I was inspired to write this after I took my 13-year-old daughter to see it last week. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
96 A startling story from a college professor
Aug 29, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a story a college professor told me last week. It made me stop and wonder what in the world we as parents are doing? Are we setting our children up for success? And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you…
95 How you can set your child up for success this school year
Aug 28, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about how we can help to set our children up for success this school year, as well as the problem with the way our education system is structured. This is a good thing to think about to help us to keep it all in perspective. And if…
94 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How are you showing up?
Aug 27, 2018 • 4 min
In this latest episode, I encourage you to take a closer look at how you are showing up to your child in regards to this school year. How you show up can have a strong impact on your child! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite…
93 Best Friends Forever!
Aug 24, 2018 • 6 min
This episode is dedicated to my best friend Janet, who celebrates her birthday the day after this episode airs. Join me as I talk about the value of friends as well as your tribe. As I always say, it takes a village to raise a child. And if you have not…
92 14 ways to make this school year a success!
Aug 23, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who listen at the gym, on the way to work, while walking, etc. so you don’t have to take the time to sit down and read. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so…
91 A BIG question for you!
Aug 22, 2018 • 5 min
I aim to continually bring value to all of my listeners with each and every episode. Today, I ask a simple favor of you - to send me an email with your vote on a topic I cover in today’s episode. Email me at [email protected] and join my mailing list…
90 A nod to working moms
Aug 21, 2018 • 5 min
I was inspired to record this episode as a shout-out to working moms everywhere one day when I was feeling particularly stretched thin as a mom and business owner. May you find some encouragement and inspiration in my words. And if you have not yet joined…
89 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Where am I????
Aug 20, 2018 • 5 min
See if you can tell where I am recording this episode from. Hint: It is NOT where you might expect! I can’t say any more for fear of spoiling it for you :) And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can…
88 How P!nk can inspire us all
Aug 17, 2018 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by some challenges that P!nk had on her Australian tour trying to juggle being a mom and a performer. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here,…
87 Help! My 3 year old won’t listen!
Aug 16, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I recall a conversation I had with a mom of a toddler boy, who has recently “found” his voice and as a result, does not want to listen to her, which is causing her a lot of stress and frustration. If this sounds familiar, I hope you find…
86 Help! I feel like my daughter is drifting away!
Aug 15, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a listener question who is stressed because her daughter is becoming a tween and feels like she is drifting away from her. Does this sound familiar? If so, I hope this episode gives you some peace and insights! And if you have…
85 Help! All I do is yell at my kids!
Aug 14, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a listeners question about how to stop yelling at her kids. If this resonates with you, I hope you find some ideas in this episode! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can…
84 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A late summer check-in with you
Aug 13, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I wanted to check in with you to see how things are going with you and mindfulness now that summer is well underway. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
83 Seeing consequences through to their natural conclusions
Aug 10, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I update you on the resolution of the consequence that my son was dealing with as a result of a poor decision he made at his birthday party. In this episode, I talk about how we moved through the situation, ultimately seeing it through to…
82 4 Reasons why Gratitude may be the answer to your problem
Aug 9, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode I read my latest blog about gratitude and how powerful it can be as a tool to help us out of a challenging situation. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
81 Set your intention and watch how the Universe has your back
Aug 8, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk about an intention I set in the beginning of this summer and how it has all unfolded almost effortlessly. When we are aligned with our intentions, amazing things can happen! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I…
80 A great partnership makes all the difference
Aug 7, 2018 • 10 min
Recently, we have had to make some new decisions regarding our oldest son. In this episode, I talk about how helpful it has been to work together with my husband to navigate this new territory. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I…
79 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Alone time is necessary
Aug 6, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be alone, whether we are introverted or extraverted. This is the way we get to know ourselves and understand ourselves better and it vitally important. Join me as I talk about this topic! And if you…
78 Teens grow up before our eyes!
Aug 3, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, I update you on our son’s first two weeks of driving and share how we allowed him to fly home by himself. It is astonishing to me how quickly he is growing up now that he has turned 16. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook…
77 4 Steps to Get Back on Track After Vacation
Aug 2, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week talking about how to get back on track after vacation. Here is the link to the free download I mentioned in this episode - https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/406855?v=7. And if you have not yet joined…
76 Not letting life mess up our self-care; getting back on track
Aug 1, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about my month of very heavy travel and what that has meant for my self-care routine. Also, how we can get back on track when we return home. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where…
75 Checking in with your kids to make sure you are on the same page
Jul 31, 2018 • 8 min
When we were on vacation last week, my son told me that I had been playing with them a lot on vacation, but not as much when we are at home. I was surprised, as I felt I had been doing a good job at home. But it can be challenging as a mom who works from…
74 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of self-care
Jul 30, 2018 • 8 min
As a mom it can be so easy to push yourself so far down on your own list you forget you are even there! But that is detrimental to everyone. In today’s episode, I talk about why self-care is so important and what YOU can do about it! And if you have not…
73 It’s all about gratitude
Jul 27, 2018 • 7 min
Every so often, I have to talk about gratitude. It is literally the antidote to so many things we struggle with in life. It is darn hard to be grateful and depressed, or grateful and angry. It is the balm for our hurting souls. Join me as I explore…
72 Can kids learn life lessons at the beach?
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 min
You better believe they can! And even better, they can learn life lessons playing sports at the beach! Join me as I share some of the life lessons my son picked up this week playing in the Junior National Beach Volleyball tournament. This is my blog from…
71 Don’t be ships passing in the night
Jul 25, 2018 • 7 min
When you are an active family, it can be really easy for Mom and Dad to drift apart. But that helps no one. In this episode, I talk about how to avoid being ships passing in the night. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to…
70 New moms - give yourself a break!
Jul 24, 2018 • 9 min
I was talking with a mom recently who has a 2, 4 and 6 year old. She was feeling harried and stressed and it inspired me to talk to her and all moms of young ones in this episode. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do…
69 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) 3 deep breaths, pause and wisdom
Jul 23, 2018 • 7 min
The benefits of mindfulness have never been as evident as they are now, especially after hearing how the coach of the boy soccer team who was trapped in the Thai cave helped the boys to stay calm by meditating daily. Tune in as a take you through a very…
68 The Power of the Pause
Jul 20, 2018 • 7 min
Our kids can trigger us so easily sometimes. That is what happens in intimate relationships where we know each other so well; it’s human nature. But what can we do about it? There is a beautiful little gift called the Pause and in this episode, I talk…
67 A summer screen time plan for everyone
Jul 19, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who like to listen on the go rather than sit down to read. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions…
66 The problem with time limits on screen-time
Jul 18, 2018 • 10 min
Do you ever tell your child they have five more minutes to play on their video game and come back five minutes later only to find that they have not gotten off the game? In this episode I break down why using strict time limits for screen time,…
65 The fine line between holding on and letting go of our teens
Jul 17, 2018 • 11 min
It can be so tough sometimes to know how much to let go of our growing teens. They are at a stage in life where it is normal to breakaway, but yet they are also interested in experimenting with new (sometimes not healthy) things. Join me as I explore how…
64 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Platform Technique revisited
Jul 16, 2018 • 8 min
Do you find it hard to fit meditation into your life daily? It can be hard to find a few minutes to sit quietly (and alone) to meditate. That’s why I love the Platform Technique so much and wanted to share it here once again. And if you have not yet…
63 Working, staying at home - it’s all a challenge
Jul 13, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share my thoughts on working from home this summer and trying to fit it all in. But I also share my deepest respect to full-time working parents (like my own parents were) as well as full-time-stay-at-home parents. We all deserve…
62 The value of creativity in our parenting
Jul 12, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog from last week, inspired by the view outside my hotel room window in Phoenix, AZ last week. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
61 Supporting your child to become a new driver
Jul 11, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share my thoughts on helping our children to become the best drivers they can be when they first learn. My son is spending this week with his driving lessons before he gets his permit, and I thought it would be a great topic to share!…
60 It’s all about perspective - with a very special guest!
Jul 10, 2018 • 7 min
I have a very special guest with me in today’s episode - my daughter! She showed me a very cool illustration she saw on a tv show and I asked her if she would come on to the podcast to talk about it! We hope you enjoy today’s episode! And if you have not…
59 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Review of the Calm App
Jul 9, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I review another one of my favorite apps, Calm. They also have a website, so you can access it on your computer as well as your phone, and you can check them out here - https://www.calm.com/. And if you have not yet joined my FREE…
58 Looking back on my son’s 16th birthday and the lessons he has taught me
Jul 6, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode (recorded on my son’s 16th birthday) I look back over the past 16 years and the lessons he has taught me as one of my greatest teachers. I hope that you find some useful nuggets here in this episode that you can use in your home! And if…
57 4 Steps to Make Summer a Success for Parents
Jul 5, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog helping parents to make this summer a success with their children. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions -…
56 A powerful speech by Imagine Dragons lead singer, Dan Reynolds
Jul 4, 2018 • 6 min
Happy July 4th! In this episode, I share a powerful speech that Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds made at a recent show we went to. He shares his own struggle with depression and tells the audience that there is nothing weak about seeking help and…
55 A Parenting challenge, and two vastly different potential outcomes
Jul 3, 2018 • 12 min
This is one of my favorite episodes so far, as I talk about a woman who reached out for help to one of my colleagues. I believe many people can relate to her struggle and I wanted to share it with you. I also offer two vastly different potential outcomes…
54 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Day Meditation Experience
Jul 2, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation experiences - something that Oprah and Deepak offer several times a year for FREE. If you would like to purchase past experiences, you can do so here - https://chopracentermeditation.com/. The funny…
53 - Rise Up!
Jun 29, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I talk about the recent events surrounding immigrant children/families and what it has to do with our democracy in action. I offer a different viewpoint on this subject than you may have heard yet so tune in! And if you have not yet…
52 Technology and kids – the good, the bad and the ugly
Jun 28, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog, talking about technology and our kids. If you have not yet and would like to listen to our FREE summit: The Screen Machine; Navigating Technology in our Families, you can do so here -…
51 Talking about “On Children” by Kahlil Gibran
Jun 27, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read to you one of my favorite poems and one that resonates so much with me as a parent. After, I talk about its meaning. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we…
50 “Playground Politics”
Jun 26, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I talk about a Facebook Live I did in my FREE facebook group where I brought on a group member and we talked through a challenge she was having with helping her daughter navigate the playground and social dynamics in 4th grade. I share…
49 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Insight Timer App
Jun 25, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I review another one of my favorite meditation apps, Insight Timer. You can check out their app here - https://insighttimer.com/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
48 Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to anxiety
Jun 22, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share a story about how knowledge can empower you or your child when anxiety strikes. I hope it helps you! Check out my FREE resources for helping you with your anxious kiddos here - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. And if you…
47 How to use natural consequences to discipline your child
Jun 21, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week for those of you who are on the go and prefer to listen rather than read. This is part 3 of my series on discipline helping you to bring it all together. You can download my FREE worksheet for part 3 here -…
46 Summer is coming! Are you ready?
Jun 20, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share some ideas and insights about how you can make this a successful summer with your kiddos! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
45 A tip to reduce overwhelm when you feel it
Jun 19, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I share a tip that helps me when a situation is making me feel overwhelmed. I hope it helps you, too! If you haven’t yet checked it out, please pick up my free worksheet on a technique called Box Breathing, which could also really help…
44 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Headspace App!
Jun 18, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation apps - Headspace! Andy Puddicombe and the folks at Headspace just celebrated having ONE MILLION subscribers so clearly I’m not the only one who loves it! Check out their app here -…
43 - The power of the pause when it comes to discipline
Jun 15, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I take a tip and dig deeper, helping you to see how pausing can benefit you and your child TREMENDOUSLY when you are trying to transform the way you use discipline in your home. I hope it helps you! I have a few FREE resources on…
42 How do YOU fit in to the art of discipline?
Jun 14, 2018 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I read my latest blog, part 2 in my discipline series, for those of you who prefer to listen on the go rather than sit down and read at the computer or on your phone. You can download part 2 of my FREE guide here -…
41 Class presentation tips for your nervous kiddos
Jun 13, 2018 • 7 min
I recorded this episode to share some tips that I gave to my daughter when she was prepping for and feeling nervous about her upcoming oral presentation for her class. I hope this helps those of you out there who have kids who get nervous about this same…
40 You only get one life - STOP putting it off!
Jun 12, 2018 • 7 min
I recorded this episode after thinking about how many moms I’ve met who put off the things that feed their souls while they are busy raising their children. I say “hogwash” to that - our kids will appreciate a happy, content, well-rounded mom even more…
39 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Beach and the Wonders of Negative Ions
Jun 11, 2018 • 5 min
I recorded this episode at the beach with my family. I explain why the beach is my happy and what negative ions have to do with it. Enjoy! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
38 Teens are Terrific!
Jun 8, 2018 • 8 min
I recorded this episode after an encounter I had with an adult who was lamenting teenagers. I think teens really are terrific and I had to share that with you today so you can lighten the load of a teenager in your life. And if you have not yet done so,…
37 Struggling with how to discipline your child?
Jun 7, 2018 • 11 min
I’m trying something new in this episode. Here, I am going to read my latest blog on discipline. Some people like to consume content by reading, others by watching and still others by listening. So for those of you who want to listen on the go, enjoy! But…
36 The benefits of nature
Jun 6, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share some fun interactions we have had recently outside and talk about the benefits to being out in nature. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
35 - You can do it!
Jun 5, 2018 • 5 min
I felt called in this episode to give you a bit of encouragement. We all are working so hard to achieve what is important to us. Sometimes it’s a struggle and takes time and it can be easy to get discouraged. But I am here to tell you You Can Do It! And…
34 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Energy Clearing Technique
Jun 4, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I share with you an easy but powerful energy clearing technique that I learned from my yoga teacher. In case you need to see it to understand it, watch my youtube video on it here - https://youtu.be/6cwo9EFgQt0. And if you have not yet…
33 There are no shortcuts
Jun 1, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about committing to something and doing it even when we don’t feel like it. This is necessary in parenting, and in life. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
32 Help! I need kid-friendly games on the iPad! Or do I?
May 31, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a mom who wrote to me asking for help entertaining her daughter while she brushed her hair in the mornings. Listen in as I answer her and how my suggestion worked for her! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook…
31 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 4
May 30, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share my final pillar of health. This one’s a biggie and if you haven’t listened to the prior three parts, go check them out as well! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -…
30 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 3
May 29, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share my 3rd pillar of health in the hopes that it gives you some ideas and inspiration! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not…
29 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation App Review
May 28, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I share one of my favorite mindfulness apps for smartphones. It is called Simply Being. In this episode, I share how it works and how it can benefit you! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all…
28 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 2
May 25, 2018 • 10 min
I continue this 4 part series by sharing my second pillar of health. I hope this helps you! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not yet done so,…
27 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 1
May 24, 2018 • 8 min
I was inspired to share with you the 4 pillars of health that I came up with several years ago. In this episode, I talk about part 1. I hope you get something useful out of it! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -…
26 It Takes a Village
May 23, 2018 • 7 min
This episode was inspired by a women’s retreat called Rise Gathering that I spoke at this weekend. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
25 Triumphant Mom Moments - Mom Allows her Toddler to be a Scientist!
May 22, 2018 • 8 min
In this first edition of this new segment, I share a powerful Triumphant Mom Moment when a mom realized that she needed to truly see what her son needed in that moment and allow him to become a scientist! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE…
24 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the Observer of Your Life
May 21, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I explain how you can be both the participant and the observer of your life. When we do this, we allow ourselves the space to respond instead of react. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things…
23 The wonder of this world - do you appreciate it?
May 18, 2018 • 3 min
On my way home this evening, I was awestruck by what I heard in my back yard and I grabbed my phone to record this episode to share it with you. When was the last time you were awestruck and what were you awestruck about? If you haven’t recently, I…
22 Help! My son doesn’t want to go to Tball practice!
May 17, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I relate a conversation I had with a mom who was trying to move consciously through a challenge with her little boy. This mom did a fantastic job of supporting her son and I wanted to share her triumph in the hopes that it inspires some…
21 Help! My child doesn’t want to practice the violin!
May 16, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode, I talk about a question I got from a mom whose daughter was resisting practicing the violin. In my discussion with this mom, something very telling came out. I hope I give you some good food for thought in this episode. And if you have…
20 A Powerful Word for your Parenting Vocabulary
May 15, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a story about how a word helped me to navigate a frustrating situation with my son in a very smooth, productive manner. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group…
19 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique
May 14, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode I share a powerful technique that will help you learn to “mind your mind.” I teach this to all of the parents I work with and I hope it is helpful for you, too! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all…
18 Happy Mother’s Day!
May 13, 2018 • 5 min
I wanted to offer thoughts on this Mother’s Day to each of you listening. Whether you are a mom, have a mom or anything else. I hope my words here bring you comfort, joy and gratitude today. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group…
17 What does an iceberg have to do with my child?
May 11, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a very powerful tool - one of my favorite parenting tools of all time. I teach this to my coaching clients, I use it in all of my workshops and anywhere else I can squeeze it in. I also wrote a blog about the iceberg, which you…
16 Teachers - give that challenging child a wink!
May 10, 2018 • 5 min
This episode was inspired by a teacher who called in to Gary Vaynerchuk’s podcast and asked how teachers can make an impact in the life of a student in today’s world. I loved his answer so much that I wanted to share it with you here! And if you have not…
15 Help! Another adult is correcting my child in a way I don’t like!
May 9, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a mom’s question about how to deal with another adult who is correcting her child in a way she is not comfortable with. I hope this episode helps you if you have found yourself in this situation.
14 Help! My 14 year old is drifting away from me!
May 8, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I help a mom to feel less stressed and anxious about her son pulling away from her a little bit. This is developmentally normal at this age, and in this episode I share some ideas of ways to connect in this new chapter of his boyhood. And…
13 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bedtime idea for your anxious kiddo
May 7, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I share a bedtime practice I began with my daughter when her worries started weighing heavily on her when she was 8 years old. This worked well for her and I hope it does for your child too! I’d love to know what you think - drop me an…
12 Help! I’m being pulled in a million directions!
May 4, 2018 • 7 min
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a dear friend and fellow mom about “The Myth of the Supermom.” Is there anyone who successfully fits this role? Here, I talk about the conclusions I came to about the most fulfilling way to live life,…
11 The Power of our Village
May 3, 2018 • 4 min
A conversation I had with a mom yesterday inspired today’s episode, where I talk about how important it is to reach out to our village when we are struggling. We are wired for connection and connect, we must! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE…
10 Help! My child is overly sensitive!
May 1, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share some common traits of highly sensitive people, also called empaths, from the amazing Dr. Judith Orloff, who can be found at www.drjudithorloff.com. I also share a powerful tool for empaths to use to protect their highly sensitive…
9 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) It Takes A Village!
Apr 30, 2018 • 5 min
This episode was inspired by two moms I met at my son’s beach volleyball tournament. Shout out to you guys - you know who you are! It does take a village to raise a child, so make sure you create your tribe. You deserve it! And so does your child. And if…
8 Help! How do I find time for me???
Apr 27, 2018 • 4 min
I recorded this episode on a walk in the woods behind my house, which is one way that I recharge my batteries. In this episode, I answer a mom’s question about how she can find time for herself with two little ones. I also wrote a blog on the importance…
7 Help! My child won’t listen to me!
Apr 26, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer another question emailed to me by a mom whose 6 year old son won’t listen to her and she is very frustrated. I share one of my favorite concepts - the Iceberg. Take a listen and I’d love to hear what you think! And if you have…
6 Help! My Spouse and I are NOT on the Same Parenting Page!
Apr 25, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode I share a response I gave to a mom who emailed me frustrated that she and her husband are not on the same parenting page. I realized that there are many, many parents feeling frustrated about this and decided to share my answer with all of…
5 What Qualities are you Instilling in your Young Athlete?
Apr 24, 2018 • 6 min
This episode was inspired by watching my son’s volleyball match against a team that was not nearly as talented as his team. I watched the sportsmanship displayed by him and his teammates and wanted to talk about what qualities we should be instilling in…
4 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) - Box Breathing
Apr 23, 2018 • 5 min
Join me for my new segment called MOM (Mindfulness on Monday). In today’s episode, I share a powerful tool called Box Breathing. Take a few moments to listen in and add this to your parenting (and life!) toolbox! I recorded a video on my youtube channel…
3 The Power of Gratitude
Apr 22, 2018 • 9 min
Today I share the power of a gratitude practice and all the benefits you can experience from it. At the end, I offer you a challenge. Join me, won’t you? And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
2 MORE Ways to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety
Apr 18, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, I share some powerful tools to help younger and older children manage their anxiety. I also explain common symptoms of anxiety and what you as a parent can do when your child is anxious. Here are a few blogs and FREE downloads I wrote…
1 The #1 Way to Overcome a Power Struggle with your Child
Apr 13, 2018 • 12 min
In this first episode of Powerful Parenting for Today’s Child, I talk about how you can navigate and avoid power struggles with your child. I use a fabulous example that one of my clients had with her daughter recently. It is my hope that you get…