The Blissful Parenting Podcast
Summary: Let’s face it, raising kids can be challenging at times and parenting is not always as fun as it can be. Every Thursday, join Michelle Abraham, a long-time supporter of Blissful Parenting, as she interviews parenting book authors, coaches, and bloggers who share their best tips for positive parenting as well as stories of raising their own kids. If you want a break from challenging child behavior and want parenting to be a happier and more fulfilling experience, this is the podcast for you.
We think if we don't push our kids that they won't grow up, but the reverse is true. When we try to push them into being what we want we get resistance and make parenting much harder on ourselves than it has to be. Linda is all about making parenting easier! She notices all the ways that we overcomplicate our lives and especially our parenting and shows us how to clear all that away. Listen to this week's episode for amazing insights on when not to push your kids, and what to do instead! Linda Clement, parenting coach and author, long-time La Leche League Leader (recently retired), fastpitch softball umpire (also retired) and occasional doodler, offers a quirky, insightful view of children and childrearing. From a philosophy of respect for kids to lifelong learning in fields from child development and neurobiology to meditation and nutrition, Linda helps parents see through the cultural clutter for what kids (and parents, and families and communities) really need. The mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to one adorable Luka, Linda wrote her first book, The Way and the Power of Mothering, meditations on mothering, balance and the Taoist Way, as a new-mom present for her sister, Liz, upon the birth of Linda's niece, Gabrielle Grace. The original publication was hand-drawn, and it is now available from Amazon as an ebook and paperback. Her second book, Lazy Parenting, parenting a simpler way, is also available as an ebook or paperback, on Amazon, and her third book, the covid-pivot, is the ebook The Manual Your Child Came With, a parenting book about your child, available from www.raisingparents.net, and will soon be followed by her third book, Lazier Parenting, still more simpler parenting.
Johanna has a message for you: no kid needs a perfect parent. The truth is we are human and so are our kids. It's always going to be at least a little bit imperfect. And learning to manage mistakes (and grow from them) is far more valuable than pretending everything is perfect. Johanna Derbolowsky, mother of two beautiful souls and best-selling author of the book “The Transformation Promise”, has helped clients worldwide with life’s major changes and transformations: from identifying long past incidents that can be the source of current difficulties or health issues to dealing with career changes, finding and sustaining fulfilling relationships with partners and children, to the truly ultimate transformation at the end-of-life. She also recently published “28 Days to Love, Joy and Prosperity”, a workbook. Ms. Derbolowsky, the developer of the Quantum Heart Field Experience is a clairvoyant medium, recognized metaphysical teacher, spiritual counselor, and energy worker. Her sessions are spirit-guided and client-specific. Johanna has a private practice and teaches seminars in the U.S. and Europe.
Each child is unique. Imagine what you could accomplish if you know how to read your child's profile and influence their behavior? In today's episode, Alan shares a tool that will help parents gain a better insight into the character of their child so they can adjust their parenting style accordingly. Taking the time to recognize your child's uniqueness will help improve communication in your family, foster cooperation, and prepare your child for a brighter future. Alan Stevens is an International Profile and Communications Specialist. He is featured regularly on National TV, Radio, and in the World Press, profiling the likes of our leading politicians, TV, and sports stars as well as Britain’s Royalty. The Newcastle Herald describes him as “The Mentalist meets Dr. Phil“ and the UK Guardian named him as "The leading authority in reading faces, globally". He is an authority in reading people; what they are not saying, what they are attempting to conceal and how they are likely to behave in given situations.
Regardless of what they say or do, your teens need to know that you'll always be there for them; that you will support them no matter what. Their boundary pushing is serving to help them develop their values, beliefs, and who they want to be in the world. In today's episode, Casey shares great advice and tools to use while navigating loving boundaries with your teenagers. She wants every parent to remember this: the messiness of your kids at the moment does not mean you're a bad parent or that you're doing something wrong. There are a few tweaks you can make and some self-care you can practice to influence what you are going through. Casey O'Roarty is a Parent Coach and Positive Discipline Trainer supporting parents in navigating the wild terrain of the teen years. She provides parents with the tools and the mindset they need to deepen their relationship with themselves and their families. She is the host of a conscious parenting podcast Joyful Courage. She is a mom of teens - a 15 and 18-year-old. When she's not creating podcasts, running her membership, or working one on one with clients, you might find her day-tripping on her stand-up paddleboard, burning up the dancefloor, or obsessing on her personal growth.
Parents make decisions every day. Knowing what you believe in as a parent and what you want for your children will help you make the right decisions for you, your career, and your family as a whole. In today's episode, Janice, our special guest, talks about how family values influence parents' decisions within and outside their family structure. She shares different ways to operate as a family where everyone lives a lifestyle they are happy with. Janice Scholl is a mom, commercial banker, consultant, and mentor to women who want to keep their finances on track when they start a business. She is passionate about helping mothers gain confidence and understanding about money, career & business. Her key areas of focus to help mothers succeed are navigating maternity leave, career breaks & transitions, and values-based budgeting. Janice is the host of the Money, Career & Motherhood podcast!
Researchers have found that couples who are playful together have more satisfying relationships. However, parenting duties, work schedules, and the stress of everyday life cause parents to get lost along the way. It snuffs out the playful side of the relationship. In today's episode, our special guest, Vireo Karvonen, reveals the common mistakes parents are making that damage their relationships. She gives techniques to reestablish playfulness and genuine connection in your intimate relationships, especially your relationship with yourself. For when you take care of yourself first, you become a better parent, a loving partner, and a happier person. Vireo Karvonen is a relationship and pleasure coach. She is an expert in sacred femininity & sexuality and has been empowering women to feel confident in their female bodies since 2008. Her clients call her "The Shame Buster". Popularly known as Pleasure Coach Vireo, her deep-rooted desire to positively impact others goes back to 1996, when she completed her Master’s in Education at the University of Alberta. She is a facilitator of transformational programs such as Orgasmic Healing, Laughter Yoga, Kundalini Dance, and Sacred Femininity. Using her exceptional knowledge of women's sexuality, a non-judgmental approach, and Belief Re-patterning, she helps her clients to successfully and gracefully transform limiting beliefs so that they can be their best selves.
While sometimes as a mom it feels like you're just doing the same things over and over without contributing to the world in a meaningful way, the truth is that the tiny things you do every day have an impact. In today's episode, our special guest, Simone, shares how she realized the extraordinary power in what seems mundane at first and how she challenges herself and sets a good example for her children. Simone Knego is a mother of 6 children & 4 dogs, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author of the book, "The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You". She has a Master's in Accounting but soon realized that numbers weren't her passion but rather, it was helping people. This led her to become an elementary and exceptional education teacher to work with children. Today, she desires to help people has expanded into inspiring and motivating others as an author and speaker. She has done some pretty remarkable things in her life: climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for the Livestrong Foundation and served 6 years (including one year as co-chair) in the National Young Leadership Cabinet for the Jewish Federations of North America. She desires to help individuals recognize that it’s the little things we do each day that have the biggest impact on the world around us.
It is possible to be a mother, a career woman, and to be healthy— all at the same time. Moms, discover how you can make time work for you, not against you, in creating a balanced, healthy life for yourself and your family. In today's episode, our special guest, Mia, shares insights into how Moms can achieve a much more balanced lifestyle. Mia Moran is the host of the Plan Simple podcast. She has coached thousands of women to create a life that feels balanced using her FLOW Planning Method. Her program includes planning for good food, making time for a relationship & parenting development, getting organized at home, creating meaningful routines, and finding peak productivity with work.
Work, technology, and countless activities compete for our attention as parents. But it only takes a few minutes a day to connect meaningfully with your child and build a strong relationship. In today's episode, Heather and Genevieve talk about the importance of building a connection with your child through play. Find out how you can create ten minutes a day for play with a purpose and feel happier and less stressed. They also share tips on managing devices to optimize your child's growth and development in different phases and stages. Heather Fox and Genevieve Kyle are hosts and co-hosts of the Parent Talk Podcast, an educational podcast with experts and experienced parents offering up-to-date information for busy parents. Genevieve's passion is to help parents be happier, more confident, more connected, and authentic in their parenting journey. Heather is the owner of Gymboree Play & Music. She worked with many growing families over the past 13 years, teaching child development through play, focusing on the whole child, physical development, cognitive and social-emotional. Both are moms with two kids each.
Throughout your child's life, they will face many financial decisions. There's a lot you can do as a parent to ensure that they are prepared to handle these decisions intelligently. In today's episode our special guest, Chella Diaz, talks about paying attention to what you say to your kids about spending or buying things because it shapes their feelings, thinking, and values about money. She warns that if you want to set them up to win with money at any age, be careful the next time you say, "we can't afford it!" or "we don't have any money!" Chella Diaz, a mentor for moms, is passionate about empowering women to master their money skills. She helps women identify and release their money baggage so they can set and achieve their financial goals. She was married for many years and had two amazing sons.
What can you do more as parents to ensure that your tween girls attend school free of fear, violence, or discrimination? In today's episode, Aime, our special guest, shares her personal story being a 'slow learner' who survived severe bullying for six years. You'll learn how she is helping girls love and believe in themselves and feel okay about being different. She also shares tips for parents on how to recognize the signs that your tween girl is having a bad day and how to respond in a way that makes her feel safe and protected. Aime Hutton is a 5-time international best-selling author/compiler, a transformational speaker, workshop facilitator, and youth advocate helping girls age 11 - 14 feel safe and included at school and beyond. As a youth diversity adviser, she helps educators facilitate safe spaces for young female students so they can instill courage, confidence, and inclusion in themselves.
Family life is chaotic. At some point, you've probably lost your temper with your kids and yelled at them. In today's episode, a parenting coach shares how you can turn rebellion and chaos into harmony at home using her "magic" three-step formula. She also gives a brief background of three parenting styles, so you can see if you fit any of them and how to change what you are doing so you can enjoy a peaceful, loving, satisfying relationship with your children. Debra Kocis is a children and families advocate supporting a healthy lifestyle, environment, and unity. She is a parenting coach, certified in 2 nationally recognized parenting programs that have helped millions of families. She is president and founder of Healthy Parenting 360 and the co-host of The Women’s Legacy Show. Her passion is to serve parents and children, bringing deeper insights to parents so they may have a beautiful, life-long relationship with their children.
In today's episode, an inspiring couple shares the secrets of their family's success system that helps build a strong foundation for kids. Learn how you can create your own family success system that encourages your kids to be independent, financially literate, confident, and set them up for future success. Katie and Steve are parents of five kids ranging from ages 4 to 17. They are family coaches who help families transform their chaos and tension into lives lived with purpose and passion. Steve also offers executive coaching for business owners looking to optimize their team efficiency and employees' satisfaction and retention. The couple is the creator of the Family Success Secrets podcast, a weekly show that motivates families to regain their health, enhance their relationships, and stabilize their finances.
We all know the teenage years are tough, both on our kids and ourselves. There's so much changing for our children as they practice transitioning to adulthood. As a parent, what can you do to help your teenager get through these scary and chaotic years? Hear from our special guest today some tips on how to do it so that your teenagers will take positive, motivating action and lead successful lives. Jennifer Maneely is an Addiction Strategist and the founder of Maneely Consulting, Inc., a coaching firm for families who have loved ones in addiction or trauma-related substance abuse. She works with the families to help them develop strategies and coach them on setting effective, supportive, and loving boundaries so that their loved ones can get the help they need and the families don’t go down with them. She draws inspiration for her work from her own gut-wrenching experience with addiction. She is the # 1 Bestselling Author of Dear Parents: Strategies to Help Your Loved One Through Addiction and The Unbreakable Boundaries Podcast host.
In this episode, our special guest shares the powerful techniques parents can use to help their kids express their feelings, manage their emotions, control their reactions, and grow into responsible adults. Angela Legh is the author of The Bella Santini Chronicles, a fairytale series aimed at ages 8-12, teaching children the importance of processing their emotions and giving them tools to process their feelings. Over the years, she has worked to help people find self-acceptance and learn the power of forgiveness, gratitude, and curiosity, which can open up lives to magic. Her online course and one-on-one mentoring help adults tap into their inner magic, the magic of love, curiosity, childlike joy, and playfulness. She is an expert in how playfulness opens your heart and makes life better.