Raising Them Ready. Preparing Kids to Launch in Life — Confident, Capable, and Kind

Raising Them Ready. Preparing Kids to Launch in Life — Confident, Capable, and Kind

“Raising kids never goes according to plan. Yet, no one should parent without one.” Join family man, sociologist, and international bestselling author Jonathan Catherman on a podcast for parents who are doing the best they know how to preparing their kids to launch in life — confident, capable, and kind. Jonathan and his guests discuss practical age-and-ability-appropriate ways to raise resilient kids who thrive in the everyday demands of life. You will be enriched, educated, and entertained with insight and guidance on relatable parenting practices that empower you and your children to thrive in today's ever changing and often unpredictable world.

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December 19, 2023 39 mins

Playing outside is an important part of childhood. Ginny Yurich and I talk about why a return to playing outside is so good for kids. An author, speaker, and found of the 1000 Hours Outside Movement, Ginny is the mom of 5 kids who practices what she teachers as her family spends over 1000 hours each year playing, learning, and working outside.

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Peter Mutabazi struggled to survive as a street kid living in the sewers of Kampala Uganda. Welcomed in by a kind family he received the love and care children need from their parents, especially dads. Now living in America Peter is the foster dad to more than three dozen children. His transformation story from street "trash" to family "treasure" is an inspiration to all parents. Peter shares from his deeply personal experience abo...

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Cell phones. Social media. Gaming. Kids are spending 8 to 9 hours a day, seven days a week, glued to their phone. Digitally distracted and devise-dependent, tech is affecting the mental and emotional wellbeing of the entire family. Thomas Kersting shares solutions to reconnecting with your digitally disconnected kids. A nationally renowned psychotherapist, author, and television personality, Tom offers some simple strategies to red...

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Celebrating the beauty of diversity within families is what Maria Hansen-Quine does everyday. Professionally Maria is a Global Race & Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion Manager, children’s book author, and counselor. Personally she is Super Mom to nine kids. Two biological and seven adopted. Every shape, color, and ability is represented in the mosaic of their home. In addition to being a practicing what she’s teaching expert on fa...

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BONDING. We all love a good father-son relationship story. It’s easy to be drawn into the complex dynamics of a special bond shared between the generations. Building strong bonds between father and son, on purpose, is what Todd Sambuco did with his son while on a ranch adventure trip in Montana. Away from the demands of everyday life, they honored and celebrate his boy becoming a men, and learned why letting go actually brought the...

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Coach Javelin Guidry talks with Jonathan Catherman about guiding young athletes in practicing what it takes to enjoy the thrill of victory and how parents can help their kid to win big in the pursuit of GOING PRO!

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A family that laughs together, sticks together. Rob Elliot Tiegen is author of the bestselling Laugh -Out- Loud kids book series. Honored with Amazon’s top 20 bestselling children’s books OF ALL TIME, Rob joins the episode to share ways to raise confident, capable, and kind kids who have a good sense of humor.

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Bullying. As parents we worry about the impact bullying can have on our child's self-esteem, physical, and social well-being. Bullying expert Brooks Gibbs offers parents some very real, very practical advice about focusing on resilience education as the best solution for bullying prevention.

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Concerned about the quantity and quality of their kid’s sleep? Not enough rest can affect your kid’s growth, cognitive function, mood, and behavior. Kids often don’t keep healthy sleeping routines, resist bedtimes, and don’t know the importance of managing their nighttime screen time.

Dr. Chris Winter knows what to do about your kids sleep, and lack of sleep, from crib to college. A Neurologist and sleep specialist who specializes i...

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Getting kids to eat both happy and healthy is no easy task. With all our stresses and commitments of time and attention, it’s often just easier to pick the quick, convenient, and “affordable” meal. However, with just a few mindful choices that prioritize health and wellness, it is possible to create better eating habits for our kids and family.

Guest Jennifer Reiser is an award-winning Director of Food and Nutrition Services, a regi...

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If you have a child in your family who is making the big move out of the comforts of elementary and into wilds of middle school, this episode if for you. Three teachers from one of the best middle schools I’ve ever worked with share what they know every parent needs to know about your child moving up to middle school. They discuss everything from puberty to cheating on tests, popular footwear to bullying.

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CAUTION - Teenage Driver Onboard.

Buckle up for a driven conversation about what parents can do to help their kids be Safer Teenage Drivers. Hall of fame drag racer Doug Herbert shares how the crash that killed his sons inspired the creation of B.R.A.K.E.S. and his mission to help parents and their young drivers get home safe next time they are behind the wheel.

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We all know every family does it. But not every family knows how to do it fairly and without battle scaring the ones they love and care about most. SEL expert Jeff Becker explains how a simple Family Fight Plan that can help keep arguments from becoming Clash of the Titans kind of fights that drive painful wedges between parents and their kids.

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Moving can really stress kids out! Parents often feel the same when the time comes to pack it all up. load it all in, and move it all to a new home. The Tewells are a military family and seasoned movers with some great tips, tricks, and advise about how to keep family close before, during, and after the stress of moving day.

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Jonathan shares practical ways parents can help their teen get and stay organized by prioritizing their time around what matters most, managing their goals and busy schedules, and finding a trusted accountability partner.

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Parents, you should absolutely be the most important and influential person in the life of your child. After you, a trusted mentor can provide guidance outside your home that compliments, magnifies, and adds to what your child should to be learning in your home. Author, poet, and leadership mentor Taj Spencer shares insights into who, what, when, where, why and how mentors can support your child in discovering and developing their ...

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These kids take drugs so they DON'T get high. Type 1 Diabetes showed parents Sam and Heather Courtney the importance of raising their child to practice self-care in managing his T1D. Their experience is packed full of invaluable lessons for parents raising kids to live a healthy and active lifestyle, despite a childhood illness.

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Sean Taylor shares the value of dads being there for family and not retreating to the garage, office, or easy chair.

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The conversation continues with blended family coaches Mike & Kim Anderson's insights into raising kids who split family time between two separate households.

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Blended family coaches Mike & Kim Anderson talk about the complications of uniting bio & step-parenting practices and the significance of kids feeling a connection before accepting correction. (Part 1 of 2 episodes)

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