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Invested Parenting

By Holly M Anderson
With one child who’s had over a dozen surgeries, one nonverbal son with Autism and Apraxia of Speech, and two children with severe food intolerances, Holly M. Anderson is on one wild parenting ride! And she's reaching out to other parents as they strive to give their best selves to their children, build strong, lasting relationships with their children and experience JOY in the journey. Want to ride with Holly? Listen in and become Invested Parents together!
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Ten Tips for a Happy Child #10 Music - a powerful tool
Music is a universal language and can teach, help inspire, help calm, lift and soothe the soul. How are you using music in your home? Do your children get to pick music to listen to in the car? Can certain songs at bedtime help with routine? Let's talk about the many ways we can use music in our home as a powerful parenting tool. 
February 25, 2020
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #9 Sometimes Laughter is the best medicine
What silly thing can you do or say that will lighten the mood or make your child laugh? Is it pretending that they've turned into a baby or an animal? Do you pretend they have disappeared and you can't see them? What do you do to get a good laugh out of them?
February 18, 2020
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #8 Create a Habit of Conversation Around Exciting Future Events
When we talk about what we are happily anticipating we can help our children learn to choose to think and dwell on positive things in the future. Let's talk about some ideas as we teach our children to create this habit of positive thinking. 
February 11, 2020
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #7. What makes you Happy?
Teach by example. Don't worry. No one expects perfection from you. But when you are happy your children notice. What's something you can plan in your day that lightens your mood? Let's talk of some different healthy ideas to take care of ourselves as caregivers and teach our children what HAPPY can look like!
February 04, 2020
Parenting According to Paul
After Paul has been forced out of the land of Thessalonica, he writes to those new saints who are being persecuted. In the 2nd chapter of 1st Thessalonians, we find some golden nuggets of parenting wisdom. Let's dig those up together and see what we find. 
December 24, 2019
How Parents Can Emulate the Savior's Love
John 5:10 "If ye keep my commandments ye shall abide in my love." He doesn't say...If you keep my commandments then I will love you" What is the difference between abiding in His love and His unconditional love that is always there for us? John 14:18 "I will not leave you comfortless." How can we comfort our children, even when we aren't there? How does Christ teach what unconditional love truly is and how can that doctrine help us revaluate how we punish and discipline our children?
December 17, 2019
The Truth Behind the Myth of Patience and Perfection
Welcome to the first episode of our Invested Parenting new season: Invested Parenting by Scripture. I raised my hand to spank...  and never expected this to happen...
December 10, 2019
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #6 How does your child feel loved?
Is your child wondering if you really love them? Show them they are treasured in a way they recognize. Holly discusses how to discover your child's love language and how to show love every day in a way they recognize. 
November 22, 2019
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #5 What can we control in our home to help create peace?
This episode gives ideas of how we can control the environment that our child grows up in, in a way to create peace. There are chapters in our life when we have a say of what they have access to. Let's question what we bring into our home, what devices they have access to, what food is stored in our pantry. I love saying YES to my kids, so I want to be able to say yes to them as much as I can. Creating a house full of toys that they can play with, videos they can watch, and the food they can eat, are healthy ways to control the environment around them in a kid-friendly way. This creates more peace in our home and lessens how many times a day I have to say no. We can't control our kids, but let's talk about what we can control.
October 22, 2019
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #4 Sensory Regulating Behaviors
Let's talk about Sensory Regulating Behaviors, how to identify them and how to respond differently than we would to aggressive behaviors. Let's talk about how can we can tell the difference between those aggressive and Sensory seeking behaviors! It could make all the difference.
October 02, 2019
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #3 Express Feelings Through an Activity
Does it seem like your child just can't find the right words? You want them to tell you how they feel or why they're throwing a tantrum, but all they give you in return is a growl and a punch? Maybe this child needs a water balloon to throw at a fence to calm down? Maybe hand them a piece of paper and marker, saying, "show me how mad you are on this paper". Holly shares examples of ways we can help our children express their feelings through or after an outlet or activity! Listen in for a tip that just might be what you've been waiting for.
September 03, 2019
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #2 Labeling Feelings
Why would it be important to help your child be able to label their own feelings? How can we teach our children to use words to describe the way they are feeling, instead of whining or throwing a tantrum? Let's talk!
August 20, 2019
Ten Tips for a Happy Child #1 Kid Nights
What is a Kid Night, you ask? Listen in and find out!
July 23, 2019
Suzi Whitford tells of starting her own blog and how she came to help over 50,000 moms do the same!
Suzi has so much to give, as she fits time in her busy schedule with two little ones of her own, to help moms start their own money making blogs! Suzi is fun, energetic and friendly! Check out all her free trainings. She's got stuff from, helpful tips to a 12 month Plan Printable!
July 16, 2019
Let's Talk *Postpartum Depression* with Whitni Dickson. It Could Happen to Any Mother.
In this personal interview with Whitni Dickson, we talk of the dark times many mothers feel. She opens up about how she was able to admit to, endure, and eventually overcome Postpartum Depression.  Whitni says, "All these things just started coming at me, all these horrible thoughts, like, "I should not be on this earth... I got to a point where I didn't want to be on this planet anymore... I discovered that rock bottom had a basement." Listen in and find out how YOU can help create a culture that doesn't include shame or embarrassment around mental illness. It can happen to anyone.   Find Whitni here on Facebook and private message her for a discovery call to see if she can help you or someone you know. 
June 25, 2019
The Reconnect Method with Jaclyn Wagner
In this in-depth interview, Jaclyn Wagner shares her behind the scenes story that catapulted her framework and book, helping so many families to reconnect.  From a broken home and to getting her Masters Degree, Jaclyn has truly taken control of her life and dedicated it to helping parents and children create healthy, long lasting relationships with each other. Tune-in. You won't want to miss this one. Find Jaclyn Wagner here on Social Media: You can get her book here on Amazon:
June 11, 2019
Emily Long, mother and Life Coach for working moms, Reveals Secrets to Become and Stay Fit For Life!
How to set goals that aren't setting us up for failure... How to get rid of that MOM GUILT that working moms often feel... How to find energy to take care of yourself even when you are completely spent after a full day of work... Emily has some feasible, REAL answers for us. As a Life Coach she inspires and helps working moms create the life they deserve at   How should we give ourselves grace when we mess up? How do we fit in our work out, meal prep, and time with the kids? Emily answers that too! Listen to these little known secrets and start taking control of your life as a working mom! Find Emily Long on Facebook 
May 28, 2019
Dr. Christina Hibbert talks of letting yourself FEEL grief and loss.
Dr. Christina Hibbert is a psychologist, author, speaker, and mom of 6! This lady knows her stuff! We talked about motherhood, grief, and loss and how to teach yourself to feel darkness so you can let in the light after the loss of a loved one. As an invested Parent coach, I was asked how a parent can help their child after the death of a sibling. When I asked Dr. Kristi what advice she had, she shared sincere and personal tips from experiences from her own life. This interview was inspirational and powerful! 
April 13, 2019
What if we thought of disabilities as just different abilities?
Chantelle Turner, is determined to support Stronger Mommies who have children with special needs. She shares personal and tactical advice in this interview with Invested Parent Coach, Holly Anderson. Chantelle gives tips on how to communicate during IEP meetings to get people to listen to you, and shares real experiences with the labels and diagnosis of her own 5-year-old little girl who had a stroke as a newborn. This episode is touching and informative for any parent with a child who may need some tender loving care.
March 14, 2019
"Mommy Martyrdom" Tips to make sure you don't fall into the trap! Make time for your much deserved SELF CARE!
In this interview with Jackie Dixon, author of The Bombshell Manifesto: A Christian Woman's Guide to Being Fiercely Feminine, Holly and Jackie discuss the importance of parents investing in themselves and share tactical tips to remember your own health and individual life as a daughter of God.  Jackie is a coach of women around the world through her Biblical Bombshell movement and is affecting many Christian women to be Healthy, Holy, and Hot! Holly and Jackie share personal experiences when they've each reached moments in their parenting journey when they needed to ask for help so they could invest in themselves. You'll not want to miss this one.
March 04, 2019
Manage your kid's screen time with Dr. Colleen Carroll
If you have a child, you know what "screen time" is! Holly interviews Global Leader in Ending Childhood Screen Addiction and #1 Bestselling Author: Hooked on Screens, Dr. Colleen Carroll. Colleen goes over the different types of screen time and how each one can affect your child. Could Your Child Be Addicted To Screens? Take This 2 Minute Quiz To Determine What Level Your Child Scores On The Continuum Of Screen Addiction.  Interested... Obsessed... Addicted...  AND Learn Exactly What You Can Do About It Right Now To Help Your Child And The Whole Family!
February 08, 2019
5 tips for Parents with Children with ADD and ADHD
Holly  has an in-depth interview with ADD and ADHD expert, Kit Cassingham  Here is Kit Cassingham's list of books she recommends for parents of children with ADD or ADHD:   - Attention Deficit Disorder, a Different Perception, Thom Hartmann. - The Drummer and the Great Mountain, Michael Joseph Ferguson. - Driven to Distraction, Edward Hallowell. - Delivered from Distraction, Edward Hallowell. - Dr Daniel Amen has several books on brain health and ADD that are valuable.
February 04, 2019
#1 Refining Moments
#1 When parenting has brought you to your knees and you are asking “why do I have to go through this? When is enough enough?” Holly gets personal and even a little emotional on this one. She shares hope, reason, and love to uplift every invested parent.
December 05, 2018