Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

What happens when two parent coaches, one a Christian and the other an agnostic Jew, sit down to talk about parenting? Our podcast is titled “Raising Adults,” arising from the fact that we’ve often been frustrated by the phrase “raising children.” Instead, we hope to raise fully functioning, healthy, responsible, character-filled adults. You’ll notice our revolutionary philosophy – Future Focused Parenting - takes center stage on the podcast, as we chat about relevant parenting issues with an eye toward the adults we want our children to become. Our podcast listeners will also hear us open every episode with our own personal “why” for the topic we’re discussing. For a more thorough description of Future Focused Parenting, visit www.futurefocusedparenting.com... Show More

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Kira and Deana talk about PPMD (Postpartum Mood Disorder) and Kira opens up about her personal experience with Postpartum Depression.  An important episode not just for expectant or new parents to hear, but also for their friends and family in order to know how to spot it and how to help. If you or someone you love is struggling with PPMD, or if you think you might be but aren't sure, visit www.postpartumstress.com for more informa... Read more

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May 13, 2019 31 min

Deana and Kira discuss the various ways they feel they were successful in fostering good food and exercise habits with their kids, as well as the areas where they feel they weren't so successful, both with their own children and for themselves.

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Deana and Kira share a brief and important message they hope all listeners will hear.

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Deana and Kira talk drugs, alcohol and addiction.  What are the conversations we need to be having with our kids? When do we start? And what does it look like when things don't go to plan?

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May 2, 2019 15 min

Kira and Deana answer three listener questions about their Kids and Consumerism episode, including "what if my partner and I have different views on this?", "what about holding on to things for younger siblings?" and "how do I handle well meaning friends and family who keep donating their stuff to ME?"

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April 29, 2019 30 min

Deana shares with listeners who may be in a blended family some tips and practical advice for nurturing, strengthening and caring for a remarriage or new relationship.  Amidst the complexities of children, big feelings, and loss, how do couples make sure to keep their new relationship strong? Sign up for the Attribute of the Month: http://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop

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Kira and Deana welcome couples and sex therapist, Nancy Owen onto the show.  Nancy discusses some of the ways relationships are affected by having children and offers practical tools and tips for navigating some of these relationship challenges for whatever phase of parenthood you are in.  Don't miss this amazing episode that every couple should listen to! For info on Nancy Owen: http://fiercewaterfall.com To purchase our workbooks... Read more

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April 15, 2019 31 min

Kira and Deana discuss how to talk with kids about consent, dating and more in this powerful episode, as well as how much younger these conversations need to start than you might think.  

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April 8, 2019 33 min

Deana and Kira discuss avoid raising consumerist children in a consumerist society. They talk brand names, smart spending, gratitude, gift giving and more.  They also share a listener idea for pairing consumption with family values. For the education.com free worksheet: http://futurefocusedparenting.com/free-resources/ To sign up for the Attribute of the Month: http://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop/attribute-of-the-month/

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April 1, 2019 29 min

Kira and Deana talk about "the talk", revealing some funny anecdotes from their childhood, as well as tips on how to start the conversation, keep it age appropriate, and avoid shrouding the topic in shame or embarrassment. They also introduce the Attribute of the Month for April. To sign up for the Attribute of the Month: bit.ly/FFP_Attribute

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March 28, 2019 15 min

Deana and Kira answer a listener question about how to find time to tackle some of the big conversations that arise from being a Future Focused Parent.  The hosts offer various suggestions for busy families and children of varying ages. Sign up for the Attribute of the Month: http://futurefocusedparenting.com Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @FutureFocusedParenting @RaisingAdultsPodcast

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Kira and Deana speak with Meg Flanagan, education advocate and coach who shares with listeners practical tools and tips for how parents can advocate for their child at school, as well as common mistakes parents make that can get in the way of effective advocacy. Details on Meg and for her 3 FREE resources: http://megflanagan.com Follow Meg: @megflanaganeducation (facebook, instagram and pinterest) @megflanaganed (twitter)   Episode... Read more

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March 18, 2019 33 min

Deana and Kira talk about discipline, what it is versus what it's not and why boundaries are such an important part of raising adults. Sign up for the Attribute of the Month: http://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop

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Deana and Kira answer a listener question from the Kids and Safety episode about toy guns, good guys and bad guys. This episode is not a debate about guns, but rather a discussion about what messages we want our children to get from us as we navigate their toy versions and the stories that surround weapons in the many superhero adventures out there.

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March 11, 2019 29 min

Kira and Deana discuss various ways to prioritize "family time" and the reasons why it is so important for families of all shapes and sizes. Episode Sponsor: SleepPhones https://sleepphones.com 10% Off Coupon: RAISINGADULTS10 Attribute of the Month: http://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop

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March 4, 2019 32 min

Kira and Deana talk about education and their thoughts and experiences so far with public school, private school and homeschooling. They also answer a listener question about education and talk about a future guest on the show, Meg Flanagan, who is a parent coach specializing in helping parents with educational challenges. To sign up for the Attribute of the Month visit: http://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop

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February 25, 2019 22 min

Parenthood is fraught with mistakes and the co-hosts aren't immune to them!  Kira and Deana share some of their own parenting missteps as well as practical ways to respond which are most likely to leave children feeling seen and heard. To sign up for the Attribute of the Month visit www.futurefocusedparenting.com/shop

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February 18, 2019 28 min

Deana and Kira discuss various ways parents can teach safety measures to their children, including personal safety, body safety, disaster preparedness and more. To sign up for the attribute of the month or purchase Kira and Deana's workbooks visit http://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop

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Kira and Deana interview authors Brad and Drew Formsma, a father/son team who created Everyday Generosity and I Like Giving.  Brad and Drew talk about the 7 types of generosity as well as the ways generosity can be misunderstood. Finally, they cover how parents can foster generosity in their children and change their family lives through "The Generous Life". Episode Sponsor: SleepPhones http://sleepphones.com 10% off code: RAISINGA... Read more

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Kira and Deana discuss the different approaches they took to Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy in their homes.  They also reveal the Attribute of the Month for February and share the news of exciting guests Brad and Drew Formsma from I Like Giving for their episode airing next week. To sign up for the Attribute of the Month: http://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop For information on Brad and Drew Formsma: https://www.ilike... Read more

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