Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

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An episode of Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

By Erin Taylor
Welcome to Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids - a podcast to help stressed and overwhelmed parents end struggles with disrespect, tantrums, social media, anxiety, sensory issues, sports & more with their children! Erin is a Mom, Entrepreneur, Certified Parent Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Author, and Motivational Speaker. Please send your parenting questions to erin@erin-taylor.com.
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Ep 244 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) This too shall pass
Today, I wanted to share a bit of advice my dear mother-in-law gave me and how helpful it is to remember. Join me! 
05:03
March 18, 2019
Ep 243 What we can learn from the college cheating scandal
In today's episode, Jay and I talk about the recent college cheating scandal that has involved many high-profile, wealthy and powerful individuals. We can learn a lot from looking at this story from many angles as well as take a word of caution from it all. Join us! 
31:40
March 15, 2019
Ep 242 How long after having a child does it take to get a good night's sleep again?
Do you have young children? Do you feel like you are just running on fumes and that good sleep is nothing but a distant memory? A recent study might help explain why. Tune in to today's episode to learn more and find out what you can do to get a good night's sleep!
06:17
March 14, 2019
Ep 241 Helping our children reframe when they are nervous to something more productive
Does your child ever feel nervous about something they are about to embark on? Or do you? In this episode, I share a story from my family where my daughter was feeling nervous and together we helped her to reframe it to something much less daunting. I hope this helps you too!
05:58
March 13, 2019
Ep 240 Supporting our children through the pain of regret
In this episode, I share a story where my daughter made a choice she came to regret and how I supported her through it by NOT saying "I told you so." Moving through regret is a difficult but important life lesson. Join me if your child is struggling with regret. 
08:52
March 12, 2019
Ep 239 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The hidden value of decluttering
In this episode, I share some of my journey of decluttering and the amazing benefits I am experiencing from it! Also, here I invite you to join me in this adventure. Come along, won't you? 
11:14
March 11, 2019
Ep 238 Happy 18th birthday to my daughter in Heaven
I recorded this episode on what would be my daughter's 18th birthday had she lived. I so appreciate all of you who listen and I wanted to share a little bit more about me and how I got to where I am and what changed me. I hope you get a lot of value out of this episode and at the end you feel like you know me a little more. And be warned - you may want to listen with some tissues...
33:27
March 8, 2019
Ep 237 Identifying and managing your child's anxiety
I have found myself in many conversations with my coaching clients and other parents about symptoms that they are not recognizing as anxiety. I knew it was time to revisit this topic here on the show. In this episode, I talk about what anxiety might look like in your child and how to identify it, as well as some techniques to begin learn to manage it. Join me!
15:00
March 7, 2019
Ep 236 The pressure our children are under to succeed
Today's episode was inspired by a concerning conversation I had with a teacher recently about catching her 8th grade students cheating. It's not the cheating that startles me the most - it's the REASON they cheated. Tune in and listen. Together, we need to change some things. 
13:22
March 6, 2019
Ep 235 Talking Boys! with Janet Allison of Boys Alive
I very much enjoyed chatting with today's guest, Janet Allison about boys and how we can best support them as we raise them. Join us!  Janet has a special audio to help parents help boys with anger. You can grab that here - http://boysalive.com/anger You can also check out Janet's podcast here - http://on-boys-podcast.com/
22:16
March 5, 2019
Ep 234 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Oprah and Deepak's latest 21 Day Meditation Experience!
In this episode, I talk about Oprah and Deepak's 21 Meditation Experience and invite you to join me!
04:24
March 4, 2019
Ep 233 Update on the Whole30 a month later...
It's been a month since Jay and I finished the Whole30, so we decided it was time to update you on where we are and where we are headed. Join us! 
15:51
March 1, 2019
Ep 232 Making connections with our children
Do you ever struggle to figure out how to connect, or stay connected, to your child? I have that pretty well figured out with two of my children, but the youngest one, well, he was a different story. Until last weekend. Join me to find out what we did!
12:24
February 28, 2019
Ep 231 When sibling squabbles pay off later on...
When our kids are growing, and squabbling, it can feel like there is no end in sight and no good can come of it but that's not true. Our siblings are the training ground for us to learn how to compromise with others. Join me as I share something that happened last week in my home and how I got to see the fruits of my parental labor. 
14:27
February 27, 2019
Ep 230 Is it possible to stay neutral when siblings argue?
Do you ever feel frustrated when your kids fight with each other? Do you always find yourself embroiled in the middle of it with no one left feeling satisfied at the end? Join me in this episode as I talk about this very thing, and also learn a great way to change this dysfunctional dance in your home!
15:08
February 26, 2019
Ep 229 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A walking meditation for you
In this episode, I talk about a walking meditation and invite you to do one!
08:35
February 25, 2019
Ep 228 Conveying your parental knowledge without saying "I told you so"
In this episode, Jay and I share an injury that our daughter sustained this week and how we helped her through it, as well as what we and she learned along the way. Join us!
22:55
February 22, 2019
Ep 227 Teaching our children about money
Money can be a complicated thing and as parents, it is imperative that we teach our children about it. But first, we must try to develop a healthy relationship with it. Having a healthy relationship with money is a vital life skill that we need to impart to our children to help them to launch into adulthood. I hope this inspires you to start talking about this big topic if you have not yet already!
14:23
February 21, 2019
Ep 226 The fine art of surrender in parenting
I recorded today's episode the morning I published it. It is Wednesday, and two of my three kids have yet to go to school this week. So far, we've had a holiday, a sick day and now a snow day. If I didn't learn how to surrender years ago, my head might be exploding today! I share my journey in the hopes that it helps you, too!
10:47
February 20, 2019
Ep 225 Helping our young children with their BIG emotions
Does your young child ever have BIG emotions that leave you puzzled and  a bit shocked at the magnitude of it all? In this episode, I share a listener question that I got in the hopes that it helps you, too!
06:17
February 19, 2019
Ep 224 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique revisited
Do you need a few minutes just to quiet your racing mind? If so, you came to the right place! Join me as I take you through the Platform Technique to accomplish just that! 
07:39
February 18, 2019
Ep 223 Juggling schedules in a busy household
How do we do all that we do? It takes a village to raise a child and we couldn't do it without Jay's wonderful mom! She is always there to help us with our kids and their schedules. It also takes a good deal of "calendar syncing" to make sure we are doing what we want to do and making sure everyone gets where they need to be.  One of the most fundamental beliefs we share is that we each chose to spend our lives with the other one of us. Who are we to tell the other person how they should be spending their time? If the activity makes the other person happy and can fit in with our lifestyle, why not? And then, with all that we have going on, how do we not become ships passing in the night?
27:17
February 17, 2019
Ep 222 Watching girls take a stand for themselves
In episode #3 of Maximizing Life in the Middle (throwback) we talk about a stand that our daughter and her classmates took to be allowed to wear tank tops to school when the weather gets warm. The initial reason years ago for banning tank tops in her school was so that boys would not be "distracted" by seeing girls' shoulders. At what point does it stop being the girl's responsibility to not be a distraction and instead become a boy's responsibility to not be distracted by the girl? We also talk about how each individual is responsible for their own behavior and should not blame their choices on another person. We cannot control what happens in the world; we can only control our own response. Join us!
37:54
February 16, 2019
Ep 221 Long socks and what our children can teach us
Do you ever find yourself amazed at what you learn from your child? In today's episode, Jay shares something that one of children taught him and how that reinforced his desire to stay open to learning from them whenever possible. Join us as we dive in!
15:27
February 15, 2019
Ep 220 Monitoring our children's social media use
Do you struggle with social media use with your children? In this episode, I share a story about my younger son and his social media use, my feelings about it and how we moved forward even though he was not happy with me. It is vital that as parents we monitor their social media use, not only to keep them safe, but also to help them develop sound judgment. Join me!
06:38
February 14, 2019
Ep 219 Teaching entrepreneurship to our children
In today's episode, I share a story about how I am teaching my daughter many lessons through a project we are working on. She is learning about the value of money, mindfulness about possessions, and entrepreneurship. Join me! 
09:59
February 13, 2019
Ep 218 Protecting our children's sense of self
In today's episode, I share a story that happened with my son in order to illustrate how we can take almost any situation and turn it into gold for us as parents and for our children. It is vital that as parents we protect their fragile and developing sense of self. Join me!
12:18
February 12, 2019
Ep 217 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) I have a confession!
In this episode, I make a confession. None of us are perfect, and I certainly don't claim to be. So join me as I confess my recent shortfall and vow to do better moving forward. 
10:00
February 11, 2019
Ep 216 How to feel like you have it all
In this mashup episode, we talk about how things might have fit in one phase of our lives but no longer fit or how we would love them to fit but they don’t quite yet. The phrase “have it all” should be changed to “have all that you want” because if you try to have it all, your life will be over-stuffed and stressful and much of “it” is not even something that fits your life anyway. At the end of this episode, we offer our listeners a useful activity they can do to take a good look at their lives.
44:19
February 10, 2019
Ep 215 A mashup from Maximizing Life in the Middle!
My husband Jay and I have a podcast called Maximizing Life in the Middle. We have decided to merge the two together into Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids. I am going to be sharing our MLIM episodes with you here. Here is episode 1 that we recorded over year ago. I hope you enjoy! 
36:43
February 9, 2019
Ep 214 Intro to my new, special regular guest!
In today's episode, I introduce you to a very special guest who I think may end up being a regular ;)  Join us! And here is the recipe we talked about - https://www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/recipes/roasted-red-pepper-soup
14:13
February 8, 2019
Ep 213 A teacher's gift that will last a lifetime
In today's episode, I share a project my daughter's teacher has her class do each year. It is incredibly powerful, and gives to the students a gift so priceless to their lives. Join me to find out what it is and then please share with your own students or other teachers you know! 
13:09
February 7, 2019
Ep 212 How to use text messaging as a tool in your parenting
Too often, I hear parents bashing social media and technology as the enemy to parenting. But when you look at things like that, it prevents you from seeing how you can use it to your advantage. Join me as I share with you how I use text messaging to my advantage in parenting my kids. 
08:16
February 6, 2019
Ep 211 How does it feel to eat clean for a Whole30 days?
Now that I've come to the end of my Whole30 adventure, I wanted to update you on how it went, what my results were and how I feel now. After listening to this episode, I dare you not to jump on board and try Whole30 for yourself!
07:57
February 5, 2019
Ep 210 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of even a short daily meditation
In today's episode, I share a story of a mom I'm coaching and how a simple meditation I recorded just for her is helping to unlock her hidden potential. Tune in to hear more!
05:37
February 4, 2019
Ep 209 How parents and teachers can bring out the best in our children
I have a very special guest with me today. Matt Beaudreau, who runs Acton Academy Placer, a fantastic outside-the-box school the nurtures their students' strengths and brings out the best in them. In this interview, Matt shares wisdom for how parents and traditional-school teachers can bring out the best in our children. You are NOT going to want to miss this! If you'd like to connect with Matt, you can find him at https://www.mattbeaudreau.com/ and if you would like to learn more about his school you can do so here - https://www.actonplacer.com/.
37:49
February 1, 2019
Ep 208 Parents - give yourself a pat on the back!
I have not done an episode like this for a while, so I knew it was time. As parents, we tend to be so hard on ourselves and can get overly focused on the times we mess up while not giving ourselves credit for our successes and triumphs. If this describes you, PLEASE tune in to today's episode. It may be JUST what you needed to hear today!
08:46
January 31, 2019
Ep 207 Navigating the Birthday Party Invite List!
I was recently interview by Linda Grasso of the SheSez podcast over at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shesez-with-linda-grasso/id1281371313?mt=2. We talked about some listener questions and I wanted to share one of them with you here. How do you handle it when your child only wants to invite a few friends to his party but the teacher expects all children in the class to be invited? Listen as I share my answer!
09:48
January 30, 2019
Ep 206 The pressure of the "College Process"
Today, I am sharing a very real challenge we are having in our home with helping our son to navigate the beginnings of the college search process. This is the beginning of two years of focusing on this until he transitions to whatever college he ends up attending. There is a lot of stress involved in this long-term process, and I am sharing it all with you here today in the hopes that it helps or inspires any of you listening. 
08:39
January 29, 2019
Ep 205 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A check in and some breaths
A check-in on your mindfulness practice for 2019 (if you have started one) and a few deep breaths for you :) Registration for The Chaos Cure ends Jan. 29. Join us! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
06:11
January 28, 2019
Ep 204 Crossover Episode!
I connect up with my good friend and colleague, Louise Clarke, to talk about the chaos that is at times motherhood, as well as how to tame it. Join us! And if you'd like to join us for The Chaos Cure, you can do so at www.thechaoscure.net. 
16:00
January 26, 2019
Ep 203 Looking at expectations, part 2 of 2
In the last episode, we talked about the expectations of our children. In today's episode we will talk about parental expectations and how detrimental they can be to all aspects of parenting. Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on Jan. 29. Register now if you want to join us! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
13:03
January 25, 2019
Ep 202 Looking at expectations, part 1 of 2
In today's episode, I talk about helping your children to have appropriate expectations and how beneficial that can be to them.  Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on Jan. 29, so if you want to register, do so now! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
07:57
January 24, 2019
Ep 201 Understanding and dealing with sibling rivalry
In today's episode, I share a story from a mom I worked with who was frustrated by her kids always fighting. I share how I helped her to see it in a different light, which allowed to approach it very differently.  Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on Jan. 29, so sign up today! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
07:09
January 23, 2019
Ep 200 The joy of Tidying Up!
I've done my version of binge-watching Marie Kondo's new Netflix series called Tidying Up. For a person who rarely watches tv, this means I watched six episodes this weekend! It is SO good and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on why you should watch this show and head her advice! Join us for The Chaos Cure for moms, an online course to help you keep your cool and juggle it all well. Registration is ONLY open until Jan. 29. You can sign up here - https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/.
08:23
January 22, 2019
Ep 199 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The benefits of stress reduction
In this episode, I talk about the wide-ranging benefits of stress reduction, and how you can do it in your life. I go into this in great detail in my new course, The Chaos Cure. Why don't you join me? Registration is ONLY open now until Jan. 29, 2019. https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
08:28
January 21, 2019
Ep 198 Recognizing our strengths and using them
My daughter's amazing teacher has her students do this intensive project that ends up yielding incredibly powerful results for the kids. In this episode, I tell the story of this project and what my daughter created as a result of it. The impact of a good teacher in a child's life is immeasurable.  Join me in my new course - The Chaos Cure! Registration open now through Jan. 29, 2019! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
08:38
January 18, 2019
Ep 197 The Turning Point in my parenting
Have you ever had one of those moments in life where you realize things are WAY off course and something must be changed? I had one of those turning points in my parenting, and in today's episode I share it with you. If you'd like to register for my new course, The Chaos Cure, visit this link. Registration is ONLY open Jan. 15-29, 2019! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
10:16
January 17, 2019
Ep 196 The joy of Self-Care after being sick
Last week wiped out me and my family for most of the week. Between fevers, runny noses, kids being home sick and having no energy, I only got to the gym once. I recorded today's episode on a bright, sunny Monday morning after getting back to my routine and feeling energetic and healthy again. It reminded me once again how important self-care is. Join me! And if you'd like to join me in my new online parenting course - The Chaos Cure - visit this link! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
10:46
January 16, 2019
Ep 195 Did you know that YOUR behavior is an iceberg too?
I have talked many times on my podcast about how a child's behavior is an iceberg. But today, I'm talking about how YOUR behavior is an iceberg...as well as every single person you come into contact with! In this episode, I talk about Rise Gathering weekend 2019 May 31-June 2. Click this link if you'd like to attend Rise! with me this year, and if you use promo code ERIN2019, you can take $100 off! http://risegatherings.com/annual-weekend/ Also, registration for my new online parenting course - The Chaos Cure, opens today! (Registration is open from Jan. 15-29, 2019. If you'd like to sign up, just go here - https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/
11:35
January 15, 2019
Ep 194 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A boost of optimism for you
I meet SO MANY people who see the world through a negative lens. That isn't going to get you anywhere, believe me. What's going to get you where you want to go is to shift your mindset to an optimistic, positive one. Join me as I talk about this topic in depth! 
09:27
January 14, 2019
Ep 193 Should you have the password to your 15-year-old's iPhone?
In this episode, I answer a parent's question about whether she should have her 15-year-old's password to their iPhone. Join me as I share my answer and my reasons. 
16:07
January 11, 2019
Ep 192 Friends - why you NEED them
In this episode, I talk again about friends and why they are so special and so valuable in our lives. Join me!
09:15
January 10, 2019
Ep 191 Update on my Whole30 plan - do you want to join me?
In this episode, I update you on my Whole30 month - as of this recording, I am on Day 6 and I feel like a million bucks! Maybe this podcast will inspire you to join me in starting this year off clean and recharged! Find out more about the Whole30 here - https://whole30.com/
11:21
January 9, 2019
Ep 190 Can you declutter AND make money at the same time?
In this episode, I share something I've been doing for several months now with great success! I share it with you here because it addresses two areas - clutter and money - both of which, when they are in good shape in your life, allow you to be the parent you want to be! 
15:39
January 8, 2019
Ep 189 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Welcoming 2019
In this episode, I share a brief meditation to get your mind into the most effective space to welcome the New Year and all it has to offer you. Join me, won't you?
06:01
January 7, 2019
Ep 188 Helping someone who is grieving
Lately, I have heard of many losses people have suffered of their loved ones, and I have read some things on how to help grieving loved ones. Here, I share my best advice for how you can show up for someone you love who is grieving. Join me!
08:53
January 4, 2019
Ep 187 What is your "Word" for 2019?
In this episode, I talk about the power of having a word or words to focus on each year. This really helps to keep your goals and desires in the front of your mind all year long. Tune in to find out more!
06:20
January 3, 2019
Ep 186 Helping kids to make New Year's Resolutions
In this episode, I talk about the benefit of sharing a mindfulness approach to life with your kids, helping them to reflect on the past year and looking forward to the new one. Beware though - I also share some traps that you could find yourself in. Tune in to find out more!
06:07
January 2, 2019
Ep 185 Beginning 2019 right
In this episode, I encourage you to take the reflection you did over the past 7 episodes and use that to look towards 2019. What do you want 2019 to look like for yourself and your family?
04:36
January 1, 2019
Ep 184 Looking back on 2018, part 7: Stress Reduction
In part 7 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to Stress. Join me!
07:18
December 31, 2018
Ep 183 Looking back on 2018, part 6: Decluttering
In part 6 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to decluttering. Join me!
07:39
December 28, 2018
Ep 182 Looking back on 2018, part 5: Connection
In part 5 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to connection, with your kids, your partner (if you have one) and most importantly, yourself. Join me!
08:50
December 27, 2018
Ep 181 Looking back on 2018, part 4: Nutrition
In part 4 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to nutrition. Join me!
10:42
December 26, 2018
Ep 180 Looking back on 2018, part 3: Movement
In part 3 of my 7 part series, I take you back over 2018 to look at your relationship with moving your body. Join me!
10:01
December 25, 2018
Ep 179 Looking back on 2018, part 2: Sleep
In part 2 of my 7 part series, I take you through some reflection and questions surrounding your relationship with sleep. Join me!
10:08
December 24, 2018
Ep 178 Looking back on 2018, part 1: Money
Each year at this time, I like to take stock in the past year and see what I'm pleased with and what needs a little more attention in the coming year. Over these next 7 episodes, I am going to take you through a few areas of life to see where you stand. In this episode, I ask you some questions to consider your relationship with money over this past year. Join me!
12:16
December 21, 2018
Ep 177 Keep FEAR out of your questions
I was recently talking to two moms who expressed frustration that their children do not open up to them. What we discovered is that fear was driving them to question their kids, which never gets us closer to our goals as parents.
12:57
December 20, 2018
Ep 176 Listening to your intuition, part 2
In this episode, I share a success story from my own home about a time when I listened to my mother's intuition and how greatly it benefitted my daughter. I hope it inspires you and gives you some hope!
14:19
December 19, 2018
Ep 175 Listening to your intuition, part 1
In this episode, I talk about why it is so vitally important to listen to your intuition, especially as a parent. You know your child best, and they need you as an advocate.
07:26
December 18, 2018
Ep 174 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Finding some peace during this busy time of year
In this episode, I remind you to find some time for peace and calm during this Most Wonderful (and BUSY!) time of year. Join me!
04:45
December 17, 2018
Ep 173 We need a screen time detox!
In this episode, I share a realization I had regarding my son and his screen time after a particularly busy time of work for me. Here, I share what my plan is to address this issue and in a future episode, I will update you on how it went!
07:06
December 14, 2018
Ep 172 Navigating sibling squabbles
In this episode, I share how I helped my son and daughter to reduce their sibling squabbles. I hope this helps you with your children!
06:24
December 13, 2018
Ep 171 Be careful about recreating your childhood experiences in your child
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom recently who is very fearful about something her son is going through. When we talked further, it turns out she experienced the same problem when she was his age. I hear about this connection with parents all the time and in this episode, I share how you can break that connection to free your children.
06:45
December 12, 2018
Ep 170 Using a leadership principle in parenting
I had a great chat with a dad last week who is a leadership coach for big companies. He shared with me a very powerful leadership principal he uses with his children, and I wanted to share it with you here!
06:20
December 11, 2018
Ep 169 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Dr. Muker's Manifestation Meditation
In this episode, I share a powerful but incredibly simple meditation that I learned from Dr. Sukhi Muker. Listen in and see if you want to practice it!
06:14
December 10, 2018
Ep 168 Connecting with our kids by entering THEIR world
Here, I share a story of how I connected deeply with my son over rap music of all things. Listen in and see if this episode gives you any ideas or insights with your children!
13:29
December 7, 2018
Ep 167 What is the "holiday season" all about, anyway?
In this episode, I share my thoughts on what we should really be focusing on during this most "wonderful time of the year" as well as how to get there! Here is the link to the article that I mentioned in this episode - https://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/pathological-consumption-has-become-so-normalised-that-we-scarcely-notice-it/?fbclid=IwAR22QI97VHTnABhRBBb3RSpc3mS1QElCD2qC9E3bJFnODFL0znJ0lAb5lyY.
12:12
December 6, 2018
Ep 166 Apologizing to our children
In this episode, I share a story about when I recently owed my daughter an apology for a mistake I made, and I talk about why we should be willing to apologize to our children when we mess up.
11:49
December 5, 2018
Ep 165 Keeping struggles and challenges in perspective
In this episode, I talk about how to keep struggles and challenges in perspective. We must honor the struggle for what it can possibly teach us. Tune in to hear more!
14:25
December 4, 2018
EP 164 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) Some peace during the busiest season
In this episode, I talk about how to bring more peace into your life during this busy time of year. Does it have to be as busy and stressful as it is? Listen in and then you decide....
08:42
December 3, 2018
Ep 163 The Chaos Cure Announcement!
In this episode, I share some detailed information about my first online parenting course that my colleague and I are building. This week it was ready to go to our beta testers and will be ready to begin officially on Jan. 28, 2019! Check back here for the link to join us!
07:58
November 30, 2018
Ep 162 Avoiding power struggles with teens
In this episode, I share some thoughts on the frustration and resentment I have heard from many parents of teens lately. Raising teens does NOT have to be that hard, and in this episode, I share some ideas for how you can better navigate it in your home!
19:41
November 29, 2018
Ep 161 Co-parenting through divorce. Is it possible?
Join me as I answer a loyal-listener's question about co-parenting through divorce and how you can best navigate those tricky waters. And join my Facebook group where we talk about all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
14:50
November 28, 2018
Ep 160 Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend
In this episode, I share how my long holiday weekend went and I'm curious how your's went. We are knee-deep in the holiday madness now. Is there a way we can reduce the madness and chaos? You bet there is! Join me to find out more!
06:53
November 27, 2018
Ep 159 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Ending the Yelling-Guilt-Stress-Yelling Cycle
I answer another listener question about yelling at her kids and the stress she feels. Here, I share what we MUST do to end the cycle. Join me!
07:57
November 26, 2018
Ep 158 A deeper explanation of how to allow natural consequences to work for you
In this episode, I share a struggle a parent had and how allowing natural consequences could help her and her daughter move through a challenging situation.
18:45
November 23, 2018
Ep 157 The #1 secret parents need to work better as a team
This episode is my latest blog talking about something I observed and remembered during two talks I gave last week to parents. Curious about what the secret is? Tune in to find out! And please join my Facebook group where we talk about this secret and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/ And happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!
12:09
November 22, 2018
Ep 156 Getting kids to help around the house
In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to get our kids to help out around the house without a lot of drama, threats, yelling and punishment. I talk about how to approach the subject with younger children as well as older. Join me!
12:50
November 21, 2018
Ep 155 Why it is imperative that we get clear on setting healthy boundaries
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a colleague about the families she works with who have an adult child who is a substance abuser. It really reinforced to me how imperative it is that parents figure out the delicate Boundary Dance while their children are still children, no matter what age they are. Tune in as I share more on this topic! And join me in my Facebook group, where we talk about this and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
13:10
November 20, 2018
Ep 154 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Hitting the pause button
I was inspired to record this episode based on some feedback that many of you have been giving to me regarding having trouble not reacting to your kids IN THE MOMENT. Join me as I share a very powerful way to start to stop reacting.
06:49
November 19, 2018
Ep 153 Siblings, compassion and getting what we need when we need it
My son and daughter had an interaction this morning that - well - I didn't like. Here I share my thoughts on what happened to give me the clarity I needed to work through it with them.
09:27
November 16, 2018
Ep 152 3 things you may be doing wrong in parenting your anxious children
I was inspired to share some thoughts from my friend Renee Jain, who spoke at Dr. Shefali's Evolve conference a few weeks ago. If you'd like more info about the work Renee does with anxious kiddos, you can check out here work here - https://gozen.com/. And in this episode, I refer to my free download to help you with your anxious child, which you can pick up here - https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/407040?v=7.
07:00
November 15, 2018
Ep 151 Helping toddlers with their BIG emotions
If there's one thing I wish I would have understood when my kids were toddlers, it's how to help them deal with their BIG emotions. Listen in if you have toddlers, and if you have older kids - don't fret - it's never too late!
10:47
November 14, 2018
Ep 150 Can we talk to young girls about puberty in a way that makes them comfortable?
In this episode, I answer a listener's question about how to talk to a young girl about puberty in a way that makes her feel comfortable. Is it possible? I say yes indeed! Tune in to find out how! And please join my Facebook group where we talk about this and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
10:29
November 13, 2018
Ep 149 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation benefits, thoughts on Evolve and breathing
In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali's 4th annual Evolve summit. I also offer a few minutes of breathing to help you relax. Join me!
07:42
November 12, 2018
Ep 148 If you like a flower, you pluck it...
In this episode, I continue with the theme of LOVE this week. Join me!
05:15
November 9, 2018
Ep 147 3 reasons why love is NOT enough
In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why love is just not enough. Join me!
11:44
November 8, 2018
Ep 146 Why love is NOT enough
In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali's recent Evolve Summit. Here, I talk about why love is NOT enough.
06:05
November 7, 2018
Ep 145 Before you get rid of stress, find out why you feel it
In this episode, I talk about the concept of not eliminating stress right away but rather, finding out why it is there in the first place, and what you need to do about it. Join me, won't you?
08:41
November 6, 2018
Ep 144 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Loving Kindness Meditation
In this episode, I share a loving kindness meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/. Keep the parenting conversation going in my facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
09:38
November 5, 2018
Ep 143 Should I panic that my toddler has become a picky eater?
In this episode, I share the answer to this question for those of you with picky eaters. The most important message is to try to relax. This too, shall pass. If you find value in my podcast, it would mean the world to me if you would share it with others
09:21
November 2, 2018
Ep 142 Why it's important to invest in yourself
In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why it's important to invest in ourselves. This is a message that in my opinion, moms cannot hear often enough, as we tend to put ourselves on the back burner in service of our loved ones. If you find value in this podcast, I would deeply appreciate if you would share it with others.
08:55
November 1, 2018
Ep 141 The Power of the Platform Technique in the first use!
In this episode, I share a story a mom wrote to me about sharing how powerful my platform technique worked the very first time she tried it! She was able to stay calm and neutral and not get reactive, all while still helping her sons navigate a disagreement/battle they were having. Join me to hear what I told this mom and join me in my Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/ And if you don't know what the Platform Technique is, tune in to episode 19 of the show!
05:32
October 31, 2018
Ep 140 When reading ALL the books just doesn't help
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a client when she first reached out to me, frustrated because she had read ALL the books and yet she was still triggered, reactive and angry. And add to that that she was sad because she just couldn't put it all together. Join me to hear what I told her. And join my facebook group so we can chat too! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
09:29
October 30, 2018
Ep 139 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Breath meditation
In this episode, I share a breath meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/. And consider joining me at https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
05:34
October 29, 2018
Ep 138 Getting help when you bring a new baby home
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom who just brought a new baby home and was struggling with giving her older child the attention they deserved while not getting triggered and reactive and resenting how stressful everything was feeling. Join me as I share my discussion with her, and please consider joining my Facebook group - see you over there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
06:48
October 26, 2018
Ep 137 Time is a mysterious thing
For today's episode, I read my blog from last week talking about time. Please join me! And please join my Facebook group as well - hope to see you over there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
07:21
October 25, 2018
Ep 136 A beautiful offering for you
If you've been following my content, you know that I went to the memorial service for a beautiful young woman who died far too young. As I mentioned in episode 135, the service was extraordinarily beautiful. If you love the hymn "Amazing Grace" as much as I do, you will really love this rendition from her service in this episode. Join me, will you? And please join my Facebook group so that I can support you in your parenting journey! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
07:51
October 24, 2018
Ep 135 The strange paradox called life
In this episode, I wax philosophical about life and all of it's intricate, intriguing paradoxes. Join me, as I sort through it all. And please consider joining my Facebook group, where we support each other in parenting https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:10
October 23, 2018
Ep 134 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Body Scan Meditation
In this episode, I share a Body Scan Meditation by Dr. Mark Berton and you can find this meditation at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/.
05:41
October 22, 2018
Ep 133 Don't hold too tight to your agenda!
In this episode, I share a story with one of my clients who was holding on too tight to her agenda. Tune in to find out what happened and what she learned from it. Hopefully, you will find some useful nuggets in here! I invite you to share your parenting stories in my Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
10:42
October 19, 2018
Ep 132 What legacy do you want to leave?
In this episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by attending the funeral of a good man who died far too soon. What legacy do you want to leave? Hop over to my Facebook and share! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
06:11
October 18, 2018
Ep 131 Plant seeds, but don't squash them as they try to sprout!
In this episode, I share a story of a mom and her realization of how she was stifling the very thing she was trying to accomplish. Hopefully, this will offer you some valuable insights into your own family.
07:30
October 17, 2018
Ep 130 Getting called out by my own son!
In this episode, I share a story where my teenage son called me out recently on my behavior. I share this with you in the hopes that it gives you insight into your own behavior possibly. Join my parenting facebook group, where we talk about all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
10:25
October 16, 2018
Ep 129 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) You upgrade your iOS, what about your mind?
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to upgrade our minds as often or more often than we upgrade our phones. Our phones are THE operating system of our modern lives, but if we don't keep our minds as upgraded, we will not live the life we dream about. Join my Facebook group where we talk about upgrading and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
06:51
October 15, 2018
Ep 128 How shame cuts us off from the rest of the world
In this episode, I talk about how shame causes us and our children to suffer in silence. So many parents are struggling, but are ashamed to ask for help. And so many kids are in the same place. When we reach out for help when we need it, it models for our children how to ask for help when they need it. And THAT is powerful. Consider joining my facebook group where we try to bring shame out into the light and make it disappear! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
08:49
October 12, 2018
Ep 127 Give thanks for those people who inspire you!
I recorded this episode on the way home from an event where I got to meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a man who has inspired me greatly and taught me so much. I have deep respect and appreciation for him. It got me to thinking about people who inspire us and I was "inspired" to do an episode about it! Join my facebook group where we talk about all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
06:16
October 11, 2018
Ep 126 Meal time battles? Get them involved!
In this episode, I share a very successful plan that I came up with with one of my clients who was having mealtime battles with her daughter. This nearly eliminated the battle. Curious about what it was? Tune in! And please consider joining my facebook group where we talk about all these parenting things! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
07:03
October 10, 2018
Ep 125 Time - Do you have enough or not? YOU decide!
In this episode, I talk about how time can affect our parenting, and our entire outlook on life! Do you have enough? If not, you can! Join my facebook group where we talk about time and all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
08:50
October 9, 2018
Ep 124 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) We are unkind to others when...?
In this episode, I talk about a quote I read recently and it got me to thinking about how it applies to parenting. Take a listen and see what you think! And please consider joining my facebook group where we talk about all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
05:49
October 8, 2018
Ep 123 What other things can you do while you brush your teeth?
As busy moms, it can be challenging to fit in all the things we need and want to fit in. In today's episode, I share an idea I gave to a mom who was struggling with this very issue. Join my facebook group where you can ask any parenting questions you might have and I will answer them for you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
07:03
October 5, 2018
Ep 122 How to have a "Reset Conversation" with your child: the steps
Today I am reading my blog from last week about a Reset Conversation. This is a very powerful tool you can keep in your parenting toolbox. Join me as I explain it to you. Here is a free guide to use to help you navigate a struggle with your child AFTER you have the Reset Conversation. https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/407065?v=7 And please join my Facebook group where we talk about all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
09:09
October 4, 2018
Ep 121 How a small drawer can be a huge win!
Do you ever have a lot of things weighing you down and then you want to make a positive change but you feel so overwhelmed you can't even start? Yet starting is exactly what you need to do to move away from that overwhelm. Tune in as I share a story that happened with one of my clients and how she successfully moved through it! Here in my Facebook group, we keep the parenting conversation going! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
09:20
October 3, 2018
Ep 120 Should we take away our kid's activity when they mess up?
My heart hurt when I was at a back-to-school night recently and a mom asked after the presentation how to remove her son from band because he was not doing what he needed to do. Listen in as I share with you my thoughts on this. Join my facebook group where we can talk about this and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
10:59
October 2, 2018
Ep 119 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Earthing?
Have you ever heard of Earthing? This is a cool practice that can bring peace and calm into our lives. In today's episode, I share this practice with you so you can try it too! Join my Facebook group, where we talk about earthing and all other things related to parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
05:19
October 1, 2018
Ep 118 The ONE birthday gift I give myself
In this episode, I share the ONE gift that I give myself each year on my birthday. Perhaps you would like to give yourself this same gift? Please join my facebook group where we can talk about kids, birthdays, parenting and everything else! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
05:41
September 28, 2018
Ep 117 5 Steps To Help You Connect With Your Teen
In this episode, I read the latest blog sharing ways you can connect with your teen. I have spoken to lots of parents of teens who are struggling with this issue and I wanted to share some ideas with you. Here is the Super Formula I mentioned in this episode https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/409986?v=7. And here is the writing on discipline that I mentioned http://erin-taylor.com/discipline/how-to-use-natural-consequences-to-discipline-your-child/. Please join my Facebook group where we can talk about teens and everything else. https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
06:57
September 27, 2018
Ep 116 Friend or Enforcer?
During a client session last week, a parent asked me if she should be her child's friend or enforcer. I answered her question with a response that surprised even me! But I truly believe what I said to her and I think you will too. Take a listen and see what answer I gave her to this question. And please join my facebook group where you can get access to me to ask any parenting questions you might have! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
11:22
September 26, 2018
Ep 115 How to have a "Reset Conversation" with your child
In this episode, I share a powerful technique for beginning to address problems in your home and the steps you can take moving forward from there. And please join my Facebook group, where you can get access to me to ask any questions you might have! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
12:00
September 25, 2018
Ep 114 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) You are doing the best you can!
Often I hear moms beating themselves up for their shortcomings - the times they yelled, the times they were impatient, the times they said something unkind. But whenever I hear that, I want to stop them right there and offer them what I say in this episode. Moms really do work hard and are doing the best they can. We really need to be compassionate with ourselves. I hope I can provide you with a big dose of relief in this one! And please join my Facebook group where you can have daily access to me to ask questions and get the guidance you are seeking. https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
07:33
September 24, 2018
Ep 113 What happens when we express gratitude to our children?
In this episode, I share a simple comment I made to my daughter recently, and the profound impact it had on her. I hope you gain some great takeaways in this episode! And please join my FREE facebook group where we talk about all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
08:58
September 21, 2018
Ep 112 Do you need a gratitude reminder?
In this episode, I read my latest blog about gratitude and how important it is to keep practicing it regularly. Please join my FREE facebook group where we talk about all these sorts of things! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
06:51
September 20, 2018
Ep 111 A rant on overparenting teens
This episode has been way overdue. I have seen too many teens recently who are not given enough freedom to go through the natural trial-and-error of becoming independent. Listen in and see if you can take away any nuggets from this episode. And please join my FREE facebook group where we talk about all things parenting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
09:50
September 19, 2018
Ep 110 Have you built your tribe?
In this episode, I share the gift that a tribe gives to us. It really does take a village to raise a child, which is why I named my parent coaching business It Takes a Village Parent Coaching. In this episode, I also issue a challenge which, if you take it, will help to make the world a little bit brighter. Please consider joining my FREE Facebook group where we keep the parenting conversation going! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/
07:16
September 18, 2018
Ep 109 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A guided meditation for you
In this episode, I share with you a guided meditation that we use in our workshops to help attendees settle into the experience. Take a listen and see if it helps you, too! And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
04:14
September 17, 2018
Ep 108 A back-to-school check-in on homework, mindset, etc.
In this episode, I wanted to check in on you to see how the back-to-school routine is going for you and your children. And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
09:26
September 14, 2018
Ep 107 6 Reasons we Should Teach Mindfulness to our Children
In this episode, I read my latest blog about teaching mindfulness to our children. Click here to download my FREE guide to Mindfulness Activities you can teach to your children! https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/442983?v=7 And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
05:34
September 13, 2018
Ep 106 A rant on punishments, part 2
The last episode was getting too long, so I had to cut it into two parts. Here is part 2 of my rant on punishments. And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
09:56
September 12, 2018
Ep 105 A rant on punishments, part 1
In this episode, I really had to express my thoughts on punishment after reading a very disturbing article this week. Take a listen to this episode and see what you think. And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
12:58
September 11, 2018
Ep 104 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An Anxiety Reducing Song?
In this episode I share a song I came across by Marconi Union that is supposed to reduce anxiety by 65%. Take a listen and see what you think! And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
05:55
September 10, 2018
Ep 103 What does Back-To-School mean for parents?
I have been talking a lot lately about getting our kids ready for going back to school, but what does back-to-school mean for us parents? And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
08:26
September 7, 2018
Ep 102 Does your bad mood REALLY have anything to do with the outside world?
In this latest episode, I read my latest blog for those who prefer to listen while they exercise, walk the dog, or drive rather than sitting down to read. Does your bad mood really have anything to do with the outside world? You may be surprised by the answer. And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
06:53
September 6, 2018
Ep 101 Why Sticker Charts DON'T work!
How many times have you tried a sticker chart or a reward chart and it started out great, only to fizzle in a few days or weeks? Join me as I explain WHY that is and WHAT you can do about it. And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! http://erin-taylor.com/podcasts/
11:22
September 5, 2018
Ep 100 Celebrating 100 episodes with an intro and contest!
To celebrate episode 100, I thought it would be a good idea to tell my listeners a little bit about myself for those who don't already know. Listen all the way through this episode to find out information on how you can enter my 100th episode celebration giveaway! Visit http://erin-taylor.com/podcasts/ to enter the giveaway! And please email me at erin@erin-taylor.com with any questions or comments. Thank you for listening and subscribing!
19:48
September 4, 2018
Ep 99 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Manifesting what we want
Do you long for something that just isn't happening? You may be missing one critical piece. In this episode, I share with you what that is, and you may be surprised to know that it's not actually that complicated! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:12
September 3, 2018
Ep 98 The power of overcoming your fears
In this episode, I talk about a recent trip to a ropes/zip-lining course that I took my kids to (and did myself). It was so powerful to watch my son overcome his fears before my eyes and I also share the positive effect this trip had on me! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
11:42
August 31, 2018
Ep 97 - 7 Reasons why you Should take your Teen to see Eighth Grade
In this episode, I read my blog from last week. I was inspired to write this after I took my 13-year-old daughter to see it last week. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:35
August 30, 2018
Ep 96 A startling story from a college professor
In this episode, I share a story a college professor told me last week. It made me stop and wonder what in the world we as parents are doing? Are we setting our children up for success? And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
09:47
August 29, 2018
Ep 95 How you can set your child up for success this school year
In this episode, I talk about how we can help to set our children up for success this school year, as well as the problem with the way our education system is structured. This is a good thing to think about to help us to keep it all in perspective. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
10:25
August 28, 2018
Ep 94 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How are you showing up?
In this latest episode, I encourage you to take a closer look at how you are showing up to your child in regards to this school year. How you show up can have a strong impact on your child! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:39
August 27, 2018
Ep 93 Best Friends Forever!
This episode is dedicated to my best friend Janet, who celebrates her birthday the day after this episode airs. Join me as I talk about the value of friends as well as your tribe. As I always say, it takes a village to raise a child. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:56
August 24, 2018
Ep 92 14 ways to make this school year a success!
In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who listen at the gym, on the way to work, while walking, etc. so you don't have to take the time to sit down and read. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
09:41
August 23, 2018
Ep 91 A BIG question for you!
I aim to continually bring value to all of my listeners with each and every episode. Today, I ask a simple favor of you - to send me an email with your vote on a topic I cover in today's episode. Email me at erin@erin-taylor.com and join my mailing list if you haven't already done so at www.erin-taylor.com. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:54
August 22, 2018
Ep 90 A nod to working moms
I was inspired to record this episode as a shout-out to working moms everywhere one day when I was feeling particularly stretched thin as a mom and business owner. May you find some encouragement and inspiration in my words. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:40
August 21, 2018
Ep 89 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Where am I????
See if you can tell where I am recording this episode from. Hint: It is NOT where you might expect! I can't say any more for fear of spoiling it for you :) And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:31
August 20, 2018
Ep 88 How P!nk can inspire us all
In today's episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by some challenges that P!nk had on her Australian tour trying to juggle being a mom and a performer. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:22
August 17, 2018
Ep 87 Help! My 3 year old won't listen!
In this episode, I recall a conversation I had with a mom of a toddler boy, who has recently "found" his voice and as a result, does not want to listen to her, which is causing her a lot of stress and frustration. If this sounds familiar, I hope you find some insight in this episode! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
09:08
August 16, 2018
Ep 86 Help! I feel like my daughter is drifting away!
In this episode, I answer a listener question who is stressed because her daughter is becoming a tween and feels like she is drifting away from her. Does this sound familiar? If so, I hope this episode gives you some peace and insights! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:16
August 15, 2018
Ep 85 Help! All I do is yell at my kids!
In this episode, I answer a listeners question about how to stop yelling at her kids. If this resonates with you, I hope you find some ideas in this episode! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:25
August 14, 2018
Ep 84 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A late summer check-in with you
In this episode, I wanted to check in with you to see how things are going with you and mindfulness now that summer is well underway. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:59
August 13, 2018
Ep 83 Seeing consequences through to their natural conclusions
In this episode, I update you on the resolution of the consequence that my son was dealing with as a result of a poor decision he made at his birthday party. In this episode, I talk about how we moved through the situation, ultimately seeing it through to its logical conclusion. I hope this sheds some light on this subject for you! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:26
August 10, 2018
Ep 82 4 Reasons why Gratitude may be the answer to your problem
In this episode I read my latest blog about gratitude and how powerful it can be as a tool to help us out of a challenging situation. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:39
August 9, 2018
Ep 81 Set your intention and watch how the Universe has your back
In this episode, I talk about an intention I set in the beginning of this summer and how it has all unfolded almost effortlessly. When we are aligned with our intentions, amazing things can happen! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
12:43
August 8, 2018
Ep 80 A great partnership makes all the difference
Recently, we have had to make some new decisions regarding our oldest son. In this episode, I talk about how helpful it has been to work together with my husband to navigate this new territory. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
10:10
August 7, 2018
Ep 79 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Alone time is necessary
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be alone, whether we are introverted or extraverted. This is the way we get to know ourselves and understand ourselves better and it vitally important. Join me as I talk about this topic! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:02
August 6, 2018
Ep 78 Teens grow up before our eyes!
In this episode, I update you on our son's first two weeks of driving and share how we allowed him to fly home by himself. It is astonishing to me how quickly he is growing up now that he has turned 16. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
14:23
August 3, 2018
Ep 77 4 Steps to Get Back on Track After Vacation
In this episode, I read my blog from last week talking about how to get back on track after vacation. Here is the link to the free download I mentioned in this episode - https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/406855?v=7. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:30
August 2, 2018
Ep 76 Not letting life mess up our self-care; getting back on track
In this episode, I talk about my month of very heavy travel and what that has meant for my self-care routine. Also, how we can get back on track when we return home. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:47
August 1, 2018
Ep 75 Checking in with your kids to make sure you are on the same page
When we were on vacation last week, my son told me that I had been playing with them a lot on vacation, but not as much when we are at home. I was surprised, as I felt I had been doing a good job at home. But it can be challenging as a mom who works from home full time. Join me as I talk about how I navigated that, and what I am doing back home. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:03
July 31, 2018
Ep 74 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of self-care
As a mom it can be so easy to push yourself so far down on your own list you forget you are even there! But that is detrimental to everyone. In today's episode, I talk about why self-care is so important and what YOU can do about it! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:03
July 30, 2018
Ep 73 It's all about gratitude
Every so often, I have to talk about gratitude. It is literally the antidote to so many things we struggle with in life. It is darn hard to be grateful and depressed, or grateful and angry. It is the balm for our hurting souls. Join me as I explore gratitude and what it can mean for us. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:22
July 27, 2018
Ep 72 Can kids learn life lessons at the beach?
You better believe they can! And even better, they can learn life lessons playing sports at the beach! Join me as I share some of the life lessons my son picked up this week playing in the Junior National Beach Volleyball tournament. This is my blog from last week, so if you prefer to read rather than listen, you can do so here http://erin-taylor.com/conscious-parenting/can-kids-learn-life-lessons-at-the-beach/. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:33
July 26, 2018
Ep 71 Don't be ships passing in the night
When you are an active family, it can be really easy for Mom and Dad to drift apart. But that helps no one. In this episode, I talk about how to avoid being ships passing in the night. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:17
July 25, 2018
Ep 70 New moms - give yourself a break!
I was talking with a mom recently who has a 2, 4 and 6 year old. She was feeling harried and stressed and it inspired me to talk to her and all moms of young ones in this episode. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
09:48
July 24, 2018
Ep 69 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) 3 deep breaths, pause and wisdom
The benefits of mindfulness have never been as evident as they are now, especially after hearing how the coach of the boy soccer team who was trapped in the Thai cave helped the boys to stay calm by meditating daily. Tune in as a take you through a very simple mindfulness practice you can use anywhere! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:19
July 23, 2018
Ep 68 The Power of the Pause
Our kids can trigger us so easily sometimes. That is what happens in intimate relationships where we know each other so well; it's human nature. But what can we do about it? There is a beautiful little gift called the Pause and in this episode, I talk about how it can help you so much in your parenting. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:46
July 20, 2018
Ep 67 A summer screen time plan for everyone
In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who like to listen on the go rather than sit down to read. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:34
July 19, 2018
Ep 66 The problem with time limits on screen-time
Do you ever tell your child they have five more minutes to play on their video game and come back five minutes later only to find that they have not gotten off the game? In this episode I break down why using strict time limits for screen time, particularly video games, may not be the best option. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/. And if you would like my FREE guide, 50 Ways to Make Screen Time Manageable in Your Home, visit here - https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/415915?v=7.
10:55
July 18, 2018
Ep 65 The fine line between holding on and letting go of our teens
It can be so tough sometimes to know how much to let go of our growing teens. They are at a stage in life where it is normal to breakaway, but yet they are also interested in experimenting with new (sometimes not healthy) things. Join me as I explore how to walk that fine line. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
11:51
July 17, 2018
Ep 64 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Platform Technique revisited
Do you find it hard to fit meditation into your life daily? It can be hard to find a few minutes to sit quietly (and alone) to meditate. That's why I love the Platform Technique so much and wanted to share it here once again. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:59
July 16, 2018
Ep 63 Working, staying at home - it's all a challenge
In this episode, I share my thoughts on working from home this summer and trying to fit it all in. But I also share my deepest respect to full-time working parents (like my own parents were) as well as full-time-stay-at-home parents. We all deserve respect and support because it all takes work! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:09
July 13, 2018
Ep 62 The value of creativity in our parenting
In this episode, I read my latest blog from last week, inspired by the view outside my hotel room window in Phoenix, AZ last week. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:07
July 12, 2018
Ep 61 Supporting your child to become a new driver
In this episode, I share my thoughts on helping our children to become the best drivers they can be when they first learn. My son is spending this week with his driving lessons before he gets his permit, and I thought it would be a great topic to share! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
10:03
July 11, 2018
Ep 60 It's all about perspective - with a very special guest!
I have a very special guest with me in today's episode - my daughter! She showed me a very cool illustration she saw on a tv show and I asked her if she would come on to the podcast to talk about it! We hope you enjoy today's episode! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:19
July 10, 2018
Ep 59 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Review of the Calm App
In this episode, I review another one of my favorite apps, Calm. They also have a website, so you can access it on your computer as well as your phone, and you can check them out here - https://www.calm.com/. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:43
July 9, 2018
Ep 58 Looking back on my son's 16th birthday and the lessons he has taught me
In this episode (recorded on my son's 16th birthday) I look back over the past 16 years and the lessons he has taught me as one of my greatest teachers. I hope that you find some useful nuggets here in this episode that you can use in your home! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
14:44
July 6, 2018
Ep 57 4 Steps to Make Summer a Success for Parents
In this episode, I read my latest blog helping parents to make this summer a success with their children. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
12:34
July 5, 2018
Ep 56 A powerful speech by Imagine Dragons lead singer, Dan Reynolds
Happy July 4th! In this episode, I share a powerful speech that Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds made at a recent show we went to. He shares his own struggle with depression and tells the audience that there is nothing weak about seeking help and in fact, it is incredibly strong. We need more Dan's in this world! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:13
July 4, 2018
Ep 55 A Parenting challenge, and two vastly different potential outcomes
This is one of my favorite episodes so far, as I talk about a woman who reached out for help to one of my colleagues. I believe many people can relate to her struggle and I wanted to share it with you. I also offer two vastly different potential outcomes to her situation, so that you can see this powerful way to parent in action! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
12:42
July 3, 2018
Ep 54 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of Oprah and Deepak's 21 Day Meditation Experience
In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation experiences - something that Oprah and Deepak offer several times a year for FREE. If you would like to purchase past experiences, you can do so here - https://chopracentermeditation.com/. The funny thing is literally right after I recorded this episode, I opened my email to find an invitation to their next 21 day Meditation experience which begins July 23. This one is called the Energy of Attraction. You can register for that on the site as well! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:28
July 2, 2018
Ep 53 - Rise Up!
In this episode, I talk about the recent events surrounding immigrant children/families and what it has to do with our democracy in action. I offer a different viewpoint on this subject than you may have heard yet so tune in! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
11:41
June 29, 2018
Ep 52 Technology and kids – the good, the bad and the ugly
In this episode, I read my latest blog, talking about technology and our kids. If you have not yet and would like to listen to our FREE summit: The Screen Machine; Navigating Technology in our Families, you can do so here - http://www.navigatingtechnologyinourfamilies.com/. Also, if you would like to download the FREE guide that I mention in this episode, you can do that here - https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/415915?v=7. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
12:52
June 28, 2018
Ep 51 Talking about "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran
In this episode, I read to you one of my favorite poems and one that resonates so much with me as a parent. After, I talk about its meaning. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:35
June 27, 2018
Ep 50 "Playground Politics"
In this episode, I talk about a Facebook Live I did in my FREE facebook group where I brought on a group member and we talked through a challenge she was having with helping her daughter navigate the playground and social dynamics in 4th grade. I share some of what we talked about in this episode and I hope that you will join my Facebook group so that you can listen or watch it in its entirety. If you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:53
June 26, 2018
Ep 49 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Insight Timer App
In this episode, I review another one of my favorite meditation apps, Insight Timer. You can check out their app here - https://insighttimer.com/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:18
June 25, 2018
Ep 48 Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to anxiety
In this episode, I share a story about how knowledge can empower you or your child when anxiety strikes. I hope it helps you! Check out my FREE resources for helping you with your anxious kiddos here - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:47
June 22, 2018
Ep 47 How to use natural consequences to discipline your child
In this episode, I read my blog from last week for those of you who are on the go and prefer to listen rather than read. This is part 3 of my series on discipline helping you to bring it all together. You can download my FREE worksheet for part 3 here - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
10:18
June 21, 2018
Ep 46 Summer is coming! Are you ready?
In this episode, I share some ideas and insights about how you can make this a successful summer with your kiddos! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:06
June 20, 2018
Ep 45 A tip to reduce overwhelm when you feel it
In this episode, I share a tip that helps me when a situation is making me feel overwhelmed. I hope it helps you, too! If you haven't yet checked it out, please pick up my free worksheet on a technique called Box Breathing, which could also really help you when you are feeling overwhelmed - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:58
June 19, 2018
Ep 44 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Headspace App!
In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation apps - Headspace! Andy Puddicombe and the folks at Headspace just celebrated having ONE MILLION subscribers so clearly I'm not the only one who loves it! Check out their app here - https://www.headspace.com/. I also have a FREE worksheet on Box Breathing which you can pick up here to bring even more mindfulness into your life - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:06
June 18, 2018
Ep 43 - The power of the pause when it comes to discipline
In this episode, I take a tip and dig deeper, helping you to see how pausing can benefit you and your child TREMENDOUSLY when you are trying to transform the way you use discipline in your home. I hope it helps you! I have a few FREE resources on discipline that you can pick up here - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. In addition, I have a series of videos on discipline which you can find here - www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:44
June 15, 2018
Ep 42 How do YOU fit in to the art of discipline?
In today's episode, I read my latest blog, part 2 in my discipline series, for those of you who prefer to listen on the go rather than sit down and read at the computer or on your phone. You can download part 2 of my FREE guide here - http://erin-taylor.com/discipline/how-do-you-fit-art-of-discipline/. In addition, I have a series of videos on discipline which you can find here - www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:41
June 14, 2018
Ep 41 Class presentation tips for your nervous kiddos
I recorded this episode to share some tips that I gave to my daughter when she was prepping for and feeling nervous about her upcoming oral presentation for her class. I hope this helps those of you out there who have kids who get nervous about this same thing! I have created a few resources for parents who have anxious kiddos which you can pick up here - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:16
June 13, 2018
Ep 40 You only get one life - STOP putting it off!
I recorded this episode after thinking about how many moms I've met who put off the things that feed their souls while they are busy raising their children. I say "hogwash" to that - our kids will appreciate a happy, content, well-rounded mom even more than a mom who puts their own selves on the back burner to raise them. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:03
June 12, 2018
Ep 39 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Beach and the Wonders of Negative Ions
I recorded this episode at the beach with my family. I explain why the beach is my happy and what negative ions have to do with it. Enjoy! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:03
June 11, 2018
Ep 38 Teens are Terrific!
I recorded this episode after an encounter I had with an adult who was lamenting teenagers. I think teens really are terrific and I had to share that with you today so you can lighten the load of a teenager in your life. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:58
June 8, 2018
Ep 37 Struggling with how to discipline your child?
I'm trying something new in this episode. Here, I am going to read my latest blog on discipline. Some people like to consume content by reading, others by watching and still others by listening. So for those of you who want to listen on the go, enjoy! But I do have a great free discipline guide that I created to go along with this episode, which you can pick up here - http://erin-taylor.com/discipline/struggling-how-to-discipline-your-child/. In addition, I have a series of videos on discipline which you can find here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
11:38
June 7, 2018
Ep 36 The benefits of nature
In this episode, I share some fun interactions we have had recently outside and talk about the benefits to being out in nature. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:16
June 6, 2018
Ep 35 - You can do it!
I felt called in this episode to give you a bit of encouragement. We all are working so hard to achieve what is important to us. Sometimes it's a struggle and takes time and it can be easy to get discouraged. But I am here to tell you You Can Do It! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:10
June 5, 2018
Ep 34 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Energy Clearing Technique
In this episode, I share with you an easy but powerful energy clearing technique that I learned from my yoga teacher. In case you need to see it to understand it, watch my youtube video on it here - https://youtu.be/6cwo9EFgQt0. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:54
June 4, 2018
Ep 33 There are no shortcuts
In this episode, I talk about committing to something and doing it even when we don't feel like it. This is necessary in parenting, and in life. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:28
June 1, 2018
Ep 32 Help! I need kid-friendly games on the iPad! Or do I?
In this episode, I answer a mom who wrote to me asking for help entertaining her daughter while she brushed her hair in the mornings. Listen in as I answer her and how my suggestion worked for her! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:44
May 31, 2018
Ep 31 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 4
In this episode, I share my final pillar of health. This one's a biggie and if you haven't listened to the prior three parts, go check them out as well! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:42
May 30, 2018
Ep 30 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 3
In this episode, I share my 3rd pillar of health in the hopes that it gives you some ideas and inspiration! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:03
May 29, 2018
Ep 29 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation App Review
In this episode, I share one of my favorite mindfulness apps for smartphones. It is called Simply Being. In this episode, I share how it works and how it can benefit you! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:15
May 28, 2018
Ep 28 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 2
I continue this 4 part series by sharing my second pillar of health. I hope this helps you! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
10:33
May 25, 2018
Ep 27 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 1
I was inspired to share with you the 4 pillars of health that I came up with several years ago. In this episode, I talk about part 1. I hope you get something useful out of it! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:59
May 24, 2018
Ep 26 It Takes a Village
This episode was inspired by a women's retreat called Rise Gathering that I spoke at this weekend. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:44
May 23, 2018
Ep 25 Triumphant Mom Moments - Mom Allows her Toddler to be a Scientist!
In this first edition of this new segment, I share a powerful Triumphant Mom Moment when a mom realized that she needed to truly see what her son needed in that moment and allow him to become a scientist! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:23
May 22, 2018
Ep 24 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the Observer of Your Life
In this episode, I explain how you can be both the participant and the observer of your life. When we do this, we allow ourselves the space to respond instead of react. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
08:56
May 21, 2018
Ep 23 The wonder of this world - do you appreciate it?
On my way home this evening, I was awestruck by what I heard in my back yard and I grabbed my phone to record this episode to share it with you. When was the last time you were awestruck and what were you awestruck about? If you haven't recently, I challenge you in this episode! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
03:59
May 18, 2018
Ep 22 Help! My son doesn't want to go to Tball practice!
In this episode, I relate a conversation I had with a mom who was trying to move consciously through a challenge with her little boy. This mom did a fantastic job of supporting her son and I wanted to share her triumph in the hopes that it inspires some of you out there. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:57
May 17, 2018
Ep 21 Help! My child doesn't want to practice the violin!
In this episode, I talk about a question I got from a mom whose daughter was resisting practicing the violin. In my discussion with this mom, something very telling came out. I hope I give you some good food for thought in this episode. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
03:42
May 16, 2018
Ep 20 A Powerful Word for your Parenting Vocabulary
In this episode, I share a story about how a word helped me to navigate a frustrating situation with my son in a very smooth, productive manner. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
09:25
May 15, 2018
Ep 19 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique
In this episode I share a powerful technique that will help you learn to "mind your mind." I teach this to all of the parents I work with and I hope it is helpful for you, too! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
10:27
May 14, 2018
Ep 18 Happy Mother’s Day!
I wanted to offer thoughts on this Mother’s Day to each of you listening. Whether you are a mom, have a mom or anything else. I hope my words here bring you comfort, joy and gratitude today. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:41
May 13, 2018
Ep 17 What does an iceberg have to do with my child?
In this episode, I share a very powerful tool - one of my favorite parenting tools of all time. I teach this to my coaching clients, I use it in all of my workshops and anywhere else I can squeeze it in. I also wrote a blog about the iceberg, which you can read and grab your own FREE copy of here - http://erin-taylor.com/awareness/use-iceberg-compass-parenting/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:58
May 11, 2018
Ep 16 Teachers - give that challenging child a wink!
This episode was inspired by a teacher who called in to Gary Vaynerchuk's podcast and asked how teachers can make an impact in the life of a student in today's world. I loved his answer so much that I wanted to share it with you here! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:20
May 10, 2018
Ep 15 Help! Another adult is correcting my child in a way I don't like!
In this episode, I answer a mom's question about how to deal with another adult who is correcting her child in a way she is not comfortable with. I hope this episode helps you if you have found yourself in this situation.
04:00
May 9, 2018
Ep 14 Help! My 14 year old is drifting away from me!
In this episode, I help a mom to feel less stressed and anxious about her son pulling away from her a little bit. This is developmentally normal at this age, and in this episode I share some ideas of ways to connect in this new chapter of his boyhood. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:33
May 8, 2018
Ep 13 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bedtime idea for your anxious kiddo
In this episode, I share a bedtime practice I began with my daughter when her worries started weighing heavily on her when she was 8 years old. This worked well for her and I hope it does for your child too! I'd love to know what you think - drop me an email at erin@erin-taylor.com. Here are a few blogs and FREE downloads I wrote around anxiety: http://erin-taylor.com/anxiety/8-tips-manage-childs-anxiety/ http://erin-taylor.com/anxiety/even-ways-help-anxious-child/ http://erin-taylor.com/anxiety/4-steps-to-help-your-sensitive-child/ I also discussed anxiety back in episode 2 which you can listen to here - https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting-for-todays-kids/episodes/Ep-2-MORE-Ways-to-Help-Your-Child-Manage-Anxiety-e1blm8 And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:01
May 7, 2018
Ep 12 Help! I'm being pulled in a million directions!
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a dear friend and fellow mom about "The Myth of the Supermom." Is there anyone who successfully fits this role? Here, I talk about the conclusions I came to about the most fulfilling way to live life, as well as some of the tips and tricks to help you achieve just that. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:10
May 4, 2018
Ep 11 The Power of our Village
A conversation I had with a mom yesterday inspired today's episode, where I talk about how important it is to reach out to our village when we are struggling. We are wired for connection and connect, we must! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:21
May 3, 2018
Ep 10 Help! My child is overly sensitive!
In this episode, I share some common traits of highly sensitive people, also called empaths, from the amazing Dr. Judith Orloff, who can be found at www.drjudithorloff.com. I also share a powerful tool for empaths to use to protect their highly sensitive natures when interacting with others. I also wrote a blog on this topic, along with a FREE quiz you can take to determine if your child is an empath. You can check it out here - http://erin-taylor.com/anxiety/4-steps-to-help-your-sensitive-child/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:31
May 1, 2018
Ep 9 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) It Takes A Village!
This episode was inspired by two moms I met at my son’s beach volleyball tournament. Shout out to you guys - you know who you are! It does take a village to raise a child, so make sure you create your tribe. You deserve it! And so does your child. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:01
May 1, 2018
Ep 8 Help! How do I find time for me???
I recorded this episode on a walk in the woods behind my house, which is one way that I recharge my batteries. In this episode, I answer a mom's question about how she can find time for herself with two little ones. I also wrote a blog on the importance of self-care, along with a FREE download, which you can pick up here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
04:46
April 28, 2018
Ep 7 Help! My child won't listen to me!
In this episode, I answer another question emailed to me by a mom whose 6 year old son won't listen to her and she is very frustrated. I share one of my favorite concepts - the Iceberg. Take a listen and I'd love to hear what you think! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
09:21
April 27, 2018
Ep 6 Help! My Spouse and I are NOT on the Same Parenting Page!
In this episode I share a response I gave to a mom who emailed me frustrated that she and her husband are not on the same parenting page. I realized that there are many, many parents feeling frustrated about this and decided to share my answer with all of you. I hope it brings you some comfort and peace. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
07:39
April 25, 2018
Ep 5 What Qualities are you Instilling in your Young Athlete?
This episode was inspired by watching my son's volleyball match against a team that was not nearly as talented as his team. I watched the sportsmanship displayed by him and his teammates and wanted to talk about what qualities we should be instilling in our young athletes, as parents and as coaches. As a parent of a young athlete for the past 15 years as well as a soccer coach, I have seen the best and worst displays in youth sports. Here is the blog I referenced in this episode if you want to check it out - http://erin-taylor.com/communication/parents-young-athletes/. And here is the video I created to go along with it https://youtu.be/z82ycfUSWGU. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
06:04
April 24, 2018
Ep 4 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) - Box Breathing
Join me for my new segment called MOM (Mindfulness on Monday). In today's episode, I share a powerful tool called Box Breathing. Take a few moments to listen in and add this to your parenting (and life!) toolbox! I recorded a video on my youtube channel to give you a few minutes of peaceful mindfulness. Check it out here! https://youtu.be/Oqy2KeTQOLg And I wrote a blog on this topic along with a FREE download, which you can get here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/tool-will-get-anything/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
05:27
April 23, 2018
Ep 3 The Power of Gratitude
Today I share the power of a gratitude practice and all the benefits you can experience from it. At the end, I offer you a challenge. Join me, won't you? And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
09:20
April 22, 2018
Ep 2 MORE Ways to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety
In this episode, I share some powerful tools to help younger and older children manage their anxiety. I also explain common symptoms of anxiety and what you as a parent can do when your child is anxious. Here are a few blogs and FREE downloads I wrote around anxiety: http://erin-taylor.com/anxiety/8-tips-manage-childs-anxiety/ http://erin-taylor.com/anxiety/even-ways-help-anxious-child/ http://erin-taylor.com/anxiety/4-steps-to-help-your-sensitive-child/ And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
18:09
April 18, 2018
Ep 1 The #1 Way to Overcome a Power Struggle with your Child
In this first episode of Powerful Parenting for Today's Child, I talk about how you can navigate and avoid power struggles with your child. I use a fabulous example that one of my clients had with her daughter recently. It is my hope that you get something really valuable out of this first episode, and thank you for tuning in! I also wrote a blog on this topic, and created a FREE download you can get here - http://erin-taylor.com/relationships/the-1-way-to-overcome-power-struggle-with-your-child/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting - https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/.
12:40
April 13, 2018
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