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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.

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 Crucial Problem Solving Skills For Teens with Jennifer Maneely | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:58

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.

 How To Help Children With Scary Feelings with Angela Legh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:43

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.

 Discipline Hacks For Parents of Teens and Tweens with Nellie Harden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:31

Did you know that the first 18 years of your child's life can break or make them? That you have the greatest influence on their lives during this time? In today's episode, our special guest reveals one thing every parent needs to know (and do!) if they want to help their teens and tweens develop a solid foundation of self-led discipline that will enable them to thrive. Nellie Harden is a wife, mom, dreamer, family life coach & mentor, and entrepreneur to businesses born from personal experience and work that serves others with a big purpose. Coming from a career background in marine mammal sciences and behavioral work she decided that creating a life designed by purpose and for freedom was how she and her husband, along with their four daughters, wanted to live. She believes that a family filled with creativity, fun, laughter, challenge, adventure, problem-solving, hugs, good food, sound discipline & learning can not only change a person’s life but also change the world.

 Sanity Tips From A Mom of 18 with Jenn Taylor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:35

From chores, errands, homework help to disciplining kids, motherhood is busy and never-ending. Suddenly, your life revolves around your kids. You lost yourself along the way. In this episode, our special guest shares tips for increasing your gratitude and joy so that motherhood won't exhaust you and conflicts won't affect you as much. You can stay connected to who you are, not just your role as a parent. Jenn Taylor is a Mom of 18 (yes, 18 kids!) and the host of At A Crossroads with The Naked Podcaster. She is a transformational coach for Christian women, a motivational speaker, and the author of a self-help memoir "Hello, My Name Is… Warrior Princess". She is also a licensed NLP Practitioner & Coach and has 15+ years in the foster care sector as both a parent and a trainer.

 4 Healthy Solutions to Parenting Hypersensitive Children with Lafaya Mitchell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:47

A hypersensitive child can be gifted intellectually but easily overwhelmed by crowds, noises, unexpected situations, changes in routine, and emotional distress expressed by others. Whether the expression of their sensitivity will be an advantage or a source of anxiety depends primarily on parenting. In this episode, our special guest breaks down the ways in which to deal with hypersensitive children that promote healing and happiness at home. Lafaya Mitchell is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over twenty years of experience providing culturally sensitive care to “difficult to treat populations.” She is also an author, speaker, coach, and the founder of The Lafaya Way. “The Lafaya Way” is an advanced relational approach building bridges for effective interactions in difficult interpersonal relationships and social situations. It promotes healing in conjunction with every human’s authentic desire to connect healthily by living their “Honest Truth.”

 3 Ways Parents Can Silence Their Inner Bully with Karen Abrams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:23

All of us have an inner bully. Today we bring to you a special guest who reveals the importance of silencing those inner bullies and how to do it so you can have a healthy, happy, and loving family. Karen Abrams is a Master Theta Healer, relationship expert, and an award-winning international bestselling author. She has worked with thousands of clients worldwide who are at a crossroads in their lives— helping them heal the underlying causes of their issues and get clarity and understanding on how to move forward from there. Karen is committed to helping women break free of living in survival mode so that they can live fulfilling, healthy and balanced lives.

 Working At Home With Kids Made Easier with Shari Medini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:49

More parents than ever before are working from home. As a result of this shift to remote working, routines within the household have been disrupted. In this episode, our guest shares tips and strategies to help you balance your work and home life, connect with your kids, and tune in to your own needs. Shari Medini is the co-author of the book Parenting while Working from Home and the co-owner of She has published parenting articles in dozens of print and online publications. Previously, she worked in the mental health field with children and families. She is also a mindset coach, a freelance writer, and a marketing strategist for companies across the country. She understands the demands of working from home and loves sharing tips to help balance it all.

 5 Gratitude Practices To Boost Your Child’s Happiness with Julie Boyer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:51

Gratitude is one of the most important lessons kids can learn. It helps them see things from a positive perspective instead of a negative one. It is a tool to get them through hard times especially in their adult lives. But how do you as parents teach it to your kids? Our special guest today will show you sound ways to do this. Julie Boyer is a three-time Amazon Best Selling Author, four-time (serial) entrepreneur, and a three-time Ironman finisher. She practiced daily gratitude most of her life but waking from a week-long coma after a medical mishap changed her life. That life-threatening experience taught her that every single day is a gift. Julie is the founder of the Wake Up With Gratitude podcast and her mission is to inspire you to ‘Wake Up With Gratitude’ … every day!

 Simple & Easy Energy Boosters for Exhausted Moms with Mandy Gefle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:01

Being a mom is exhausting. You are always busy doing something and ticking off your to-do list. You wake up tired and go to sleep tired. It’s a vicious cycle. So, how do you overcome exhaustion and refresh your mind, save time and money, while creating a happier and healthier home for your family? Get some tips and lifestyle habits from today’s special guest and say goodbye to being an exhausted mom. Mandy Gefle is a licensed holistic nutrition practitioner with a nursing degree. She is the owner of Pura Vida Nutrition, a company that focuses on helping clients struggling with low energy and exhaustion due to chronic stress and associated symptoms that can have a significant impact on their personal and professional lives.

 Parenting Secrets For Successful Digital Learning with Katherine Eisner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:03

For many parents, kids’ digital learning has been a strain on their ability to balance their work and family responsibilities. Managing it along with their day-to-day responsibilities at work or home requires understanding, patience, flexibility, and creativity. In this episode, Katherine Eisner shares simple, research-based strategies to help ensure your kids’ academic and behavioral success while keeping on track with your responsibilities at work or home.

 4 Experts Tell Their Behavior Transformation Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:26

Today we have a really special episode for you! We have been working hard behind the scenes and have put together an amazing event with four of our favorite parenting experts. Our Blissful Parenting Behavior Bootcamp features 5 workshops over 5 days to help parents get to the root cause of their child’s challenging behavior, learn new solutions, and regain their sanity. It’s all going to be kicking off in May and we thought it would be great to share some of each expert’s tips from the interviews they’ve done right here on the Blissful Parenting Podcast! Listen in as we share the stories of Heather Steinker, Melissa Deally, Ashleigh Tolliver, and Chuck Anderson.

 Empowerment Beyond ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Anxiety with Ashleigh Tolliver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:42

Are you a parent of a shy, strong-willed, highly emotional, loud, overly active, sometimes out-of-control kid? Then hear out the story of Ashleigh Tolliver. She shares ways of parenting kids who do not fit into the ‘box’ modern society has put children into. Her final message…You are doing the best you can as a parent, and if you need some creative help, there are so many tools at your fingertips to use so you can enjoy parenting “that kid” and empower “that kid” to live beyond his/her unique challenges. Ashleigh Tolliver is the host of the Parenting That Kid podcast. She is a nurse by trade focused in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as on the Post Partum unit. She is a mom to seven-year-old twins – a highly sensitive little boy and a daughter with ADHD. Her mission is to help other parents of “that kid” feel less alone, more confident, and more equipped by asking the tough questions to the professionals, gathering tools and resources, and connecting with other moms who are wrestling with the same struggles.

 Raising Empowered Teens in Uncertain Times with Barbara Edie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:38

Being a teenager is a tricky time. This unprecedented time brings an increased feeling of loneliness, overwhelming feeling of worry, and uncertainty to teens who are restricted to go out and with no social activities to look forward to. As parents, how can you help calm your teens and guide them toward healthy habits during this pandemic and other rough, stormy times? Today’s guest, Barbara Edie shows how to help your teens navigate in uncertain times with clarity, confidence, and courage so that they will use the power in their hearts to foster resilience, stay positive and look toward better times in the future.

 Raising Fit, Healthy & Confident Children with Heather London | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:16

Heather London is a life coach and mindset mentor with a deep background in fitness, holistic nutrition, and personal training. She is also an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you break through your blocks and create a life of massive abundance in all areas so you can ignite your passion & purpose. In this episode, Heather London shares her experience on how modeling behaviors at home bring forth positive self-image on kids leading them to follow their bliss.

 Finding Your Parenting Super Power - Tips From a Mom of 15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:44

If you feel like you are always behind – doing everything and pleasing everyone but feels like you’re not doing anything well, then hear out the story of LaChelle Adkins. She shares her strategy – SMILE – to shed light on your superpower, help you embrace parenting with minimum stress, and shine as the best parents you can be. LaChelle Adkins is America’s SurerMom. She is a mom to 15 kids tending to them with a smile instead of stress. Having been hospitalized three times for depression and stress, she realized that she had no power with the victim mindset and switched to the victor mindset. Today, she helps Moms get organized, have a fresh start in self-love and self-care, and be the best version of themselves.


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