The 6570 Family Project
Summary: If you are a parent of a tween, teen or somewhere on the way, this is exactly the place for you! This is the playground for parents who want to raise their kids with intention, strength and joy to come and hear all the discussions, get all the tactics and have lots of laughs along the way! We will dive into the real challenges in raising kids today and how to show up as parents AND teach your kids to show up as members of the family and individuals in the world. My name is Nellie Harden. Big city girl turned small town, front porch, iced tea sippin’ momma who loves igniting transformation in the hearts and minds of families by helping them build Self-Led Discipline™ and Leadership to elevate the family experience and set the kids up with a rock solid foundation they can launch their life on all before they even leave home!
So much of our world actually exists between our ears and building the foundations of communication and connection with our kids to be able to share in that prime real estate is essential to being able to help them grow, lead them and give them space to fail, pivot and heal. In this discussion with Teresa Janzen, I will take you through some ready-to-implement tools you can use right away with your pre-teen and teen children to make sure you are an active participant in their journey as they are being equipped for adulthood and what that looks like! Raising kids to adulthood is not easy, but your role is imperative!
There is so much pressure around summertime! Make the most, cherish every moment, have no responsibility (while it piles up around you), and take it all in because it is fleeting. Yes! Yes, it is. But, we can’t stop life, pause all responsibilities and just live at the pool for 3 months of every year. In this podcast, I want to strip the stress of summer fun and give you the real deal on a silver platter. The in’s and out’s of how to help your child use their brains and bodies over this educational siesta AND have room for some BIG fun and some space for you to get what you need done as well. It is all possible friends. Listen in!
How are teen girls today different than when you were a teen? How is parenting teens different today than when your parents had to parent you? What are our girls facing today and how are their brains handling the 24/7 social life of today? What can you do to help your teen? These questions and so many more are addressed in this pivotal podcast conversation with Nellie and Sheri! If you have a teen girl listen and share because we are all trying to raise up confident, respectful, and wise young adults in our world today and it is not always an easy job!
Have you ever thought about homeschooling? Maybe you are homeschooling now or did in the past. I just closed the doors on our school after 7 years and I want to share with you everything I learned in that experience, how it grew me, grew our relationships, understanding, patience, curiosity, critical thinking and so much more. I also want to share what I might have done differently if I could go back and speak to the woman that started it all in 2015 with a kindergartner, 2 2nd graders, and a 5th grader. Life is a journey and homeschooling was one of my many adventures of mine. Tune in and see why!
Has what happens after high school always seemed cut and dry to you? There is a decades-long idea that after high school comes college and that is the way of life, but what it is wasn’t for some? What if it is for others? Stephanie and Nellie have a fantastic and educational discussion here that you will want a pen and paper out for. Stephanie discusses the details of the 5 main pathways of post-high school education and the pros and cons of each. We discuss the ever sparkly “college experience” what that actually is and how to have conversations with our kids to start with the end and work backward to find the way. I hope this message reaches every parent with a middle or high schooler out there today so we can help lead our kids to their best future!
What can we do? It seems so complicated and tangled and the finger-pointing is going around and around, so the problem is revolving instead of resolving. There are 4 conversations that need to be had and the best place to start is in your living room. In this episode, I dive into each conversation and what that means. This is NOT a political debate. This is NOT a policy debate. This is NOT about blame or shame. This is about all of us agreeing that this is not ok and finding solutions. *WARNING- This podcast does discuss school shootings.
This episode is so fun, as you would expect an interview with an expert on play to be. Roya and Nellie go deeper than the smiles and giggles when it comes to play and examine the bigger effects at play (pun totally intended!) How does play affect their curiosity, validation, perspective on diversity, tolerance, problem-solving, and more! We are not just talking about barbies, cars, and kitchen here either. We are talking about video games, board games, card games, interactive play, and those things that tweens and teens do to explore their curiosity and creativity. This is a great episode to help connect parents with their kids through play and, bonus, we go through some great television for your family to enjoy together!
There are “touchy” people and “non-touchy” people, but the fact is physical contact is important in the human experience, and diving in and getting curious about how we feel about touch is important. So often the aversions are from childhood traumas and dramas and exploring the emotional healing is just as important, and probably more so than the physical healing. This week we dive into all the ways you can use touch as a parent to help convey your love, understanding, and support even during the hard conversations.
Have you wondered how to do ALL of the things you need to and are expected to do as a parent and still have time to put anything on the table that isn’t prepackaged fast food? Finding time for real food is a challenge and, in this episode, Kristy gives us the 5 tips on how to meal prep without breaking your money or time budget. And, because we are living when we are, I wanted to touch on how to get and stay in your wellness when the grocery store shelves are sparse, and the prices are astronomical. Listen in for some all-around amazing tips and tricks for your family when it comes to food, including those picky eaters!
Life can feel like an arena. In parenting and in teen and tween life especially. Getting up and ready to face the challenges every day. In your arena you have 3 seats that are always taken up: Scarcity, Comparison and Shame. In this episode I walk through how these three “gremlins” show up in our arenas and what you can do about them!
Toddlers get a bad rap. They are opinionated, not in control of emotions or their bodies and they always WANT things, right? Yes, but what can we do to help them, and ourselves as parents, through this process? Nellie and Jill have an in depth discussion here about the Secret Sauce of communicating with your toddlers and how 93% of what we communicate is not in words, but in tone and body language. And, just to let you know, it doesn’t stop here. Middle and high school spirals back to a lot of what you experience in these toddler years, so no matter how old your child is, this is an episode to tune into and take notes!
Having friends outside of your typical peers can be some of the more rewarding and I want to share the top 10 reasons why, as a parent, it is beneficial to have your child be friends with all generations from the young to the very mature. How does it affect your parenting? Your child? Their future? Tune in for this quick, but impactful episode!
A person is a person before they are autistic or labeled with a severe developmental delay. Dr.Dawn Menge is a teacher and author with decades of experience in the world of special needs and has spent her life helping families help their children become the best version of themselves despite the hurdles and challenges. Going to the movies, to a restaurant, making an income, and traveling and learning are all still accessible and possible and in this conversation, we dive into the resilience needed by the team of parent, child, and teacher, admin, support therapies and more. This is a must-listen for everyone because being aware, being respectful, and being informed to see people as people will only shape the world into a better place.
Difficult conversations are a staple of parenting teens and tweens. You can try to avoid them, but the efforts are futile and if you do happen to be able to avoid them then you miss out on the biggest guiding moments you have with your children. But, WHAT can we do when emotions are high, voices are loud, accusations are running around the room like 2 year olds on a sugar high? In this episode we go through 5 easy to remember points in order to prepare and have these conversations and walk away with an action plan to move whatever the situation is… forward!
In this episode, Catherine and Nellie go on a journey through the practical and emotional side of money and the role it plays in the past, present, and future of the family. How to set goals and give them emotional anchors to help them get done and how to involve the kids in financial affairs because money is not just an “adult thing”. Money is something adults need to know how to manage, make, keep and grow and our kids are adults in the making!