I Don't Know Jack About Parenting

I Don't Know Jack About Parenting

By Ryan Roy
Parenting done the right way... usually. Well, it's a learning process and Ryan Roy will give it to you straight.
You Will Thank Me Later
 Building the foundation for a happy productive adult-to-be is not easy or quick... but it's worth doing. Your children will thank you later.
12:24
May 23, 2019
The Importance Of Three Little Words
 Say it often... "I Love You". Back it up with your actions. Stop spending money, start spending time.
12:47
May 22, 2019
Transitioning Into Kindergarten
 Make the transition to a new school easier for your child. Get involved in the school if possible, know your way around, set expectations for your child and prepare them to succeed on day 1.
17:39
May 21, 2019
I Am Proud Of You Because
 I believe in you, I love you, I am proud of you because... these are all things we need to say regularly and frequently to our children. Today, I'm going to discuss "I am proud of you because". Watch your children's faces light up when you say exactly WHY you are proud of them.
11:36
May 20, 2019
The Ripple Effect
 We don't know the long term ramifications of our daily actions. Good actions will produce long term good outcomes, and bad actions will produce bad. Stay in high integrity and do your best every day and the world will become a better place because of it. Do your part and trust.
12:25
May 17, 2019
No Excuses!
 I don't allow my clients to get away with it, nor do I let my kids or their friends. It takes a little extra time, but it's worth it to get direct answers about situations.
11:10
May 16, 2019
Repeat After Me
Trust is a two way street. Of course you want to raise children that you can trust, but you must act in a way that your child can trust YOU too. Children may not hear what you say, but they certainly watch what you do!
11:24
May 15, 2019
How Busy Can Your Kids Possibly Be
 Are your kids TOO busy? Do they (and you) have time to think, reflect and be present? Maybe it's time for everyone to unplug and experience the simple things. There is nothing better than the sound of a kid laughing
11:35
May 14, 2019
Happy Mothers Day
We think of our parents in unique ways. Some of us see them as superheroes and others see them as villains. They are just people doing the best that they know how. We, as adults, have the ability to make our own choices. Choose to forgive, love and celebrate.
26:02
May 13, 2019
7 Strategies To Build Trust With Your Children (2 of2)
 Trust is a two way street. Of course you want to raise children that you can trust, but you must act in a way that your child can trust YOU too. Children may not hear what you say, but they certainly watch what you do!
06:39
May 10, 2019
7 Strategies To Build Trust With Your Children (1 of 2)
 Trust is a two way street. Of course you want to raise children that you can trust, but you must act in a way that your child can trust YOU too. Children may not hear what you say, but they certainly watch what you do!
15:35
May 9, 2019
Are You Teaching Your Kids To Be Resourceful
 Buying things isn't always the answer. Sometimes we have to be clever to get the things we want. Are you teaching your kids there is more than one way to get things done and be successful?
13:58
May 8, 2019
Deal With Problems IMMEDIATELY
 When you are involved with your kids and the community, it's much easier to know what's going on... and you can jump in and take appropriate action when needed.
13:52
May 7, 2019
You Have No Patience!
 When you day gets off to a rough start, do you react or do you respond. When all else fails perhaps it time to be grateful.
11:07
May 6, 2019
10 Ways You Can Help Your Kids Believe In Themselves
 Self Esteem is extremely important. Self esteem means having confidence that you can handle whatever life throws at you. Here are 10 ways you can help your child build their confidence.
25:58
May 2, 2019
6 Ways Parents Destroy Their Kids Without Trying
 It's always good to be self aware and learn and attempt to be a better person and a better parent. Here are 6 ways you may be hurting your kids that you haven't thought of. It takes effort to be a good parent.
17:09
May 1, 2019
4 Ideas In Parenting That No One Is Talking About
 I read a great article by Gary Vaynerchuk about parenting. I found that we have a lot in common about raising kids. In this episode, I discuss 4 things that Gary V stresses.
14:52
April 30, 2019
Bully Prevention
 Believe it or not, preventing bullying starts at home. What you do at home can prevent your child from becoming a bully or from being bullied.
14:54
April 29, 2019
Death Questions From My Son
 The innocence and resilience of childhood, plus the amazing questions about death and funeral services. It's good to be honest, open and aware of your child's needs. 
15:09
April 26, 2019
Let’s Talk About Death – The Dos and Don’ts (2 of 2)
 I needed information, so I Googled what I needed. I suggest you do the same, but here is what I found and how it played out in our lives (2 of 2) 
14:11
April 25, 2019
Let’s Talk About Death – The Dos and Don’ts (1 of 2)
 I needed information, so I Googled what I needed. I suggest you do the same, but here is what I found and how it played out in our lives (1 of 2) 
16:19
April 24, 2019
18 Month Milestones... NOOO!!!
 Milestone of hitting 18 months old and thankful for Facebook and the reminders of my first one at this age.
15:22
April 23, 2019
Helicopter Parents... STOP!!!
 Every ounce of me makes me want to tell him to stop. But my job as a parent is to prepare him for life... and that includes letting him make his own mistakes.
14:00
April 22, 2019
Your Are The Key Ingredient To Your Children’s Success
 It's all about the stories, the memories made, being involved... and seeking approval. We are all motivated and driven by our relationships with our parents. 
12:55
April 19, 2019
Death Is A Part Of Life
 My son's best friend lost his mom. It brought up a lot of questions about how to help our son deal with life and death. Sometimes too much experience on our part makes it hard to understand how to respond.
08:52
April 18, 2019
It Takes A Village To Raise Children
 The tragic death in our community has helped me to realize that we all need to do our part to not only take care of our own children, but to do simple but impactful things to raise others up too.
13:13
April 17, 2019
I Hate School But I Love To Learn
 School vs. Learning. Allowing the school to dictate whether or not your child enjoys learning vs. getting involved with the learning experience. 
10:08
April 16, 2019
Living With A Mini Rocky Balboa
 What do you do when you want your kid to protect himself, but you don't want him to fight? What if you're thrilled that his self-esteem is high and he won't be a victim, but you don't want to set a precedent?
10:05
April 15, 2019
Your Perfectionism Is Killing Your Kids
 Do you want it perfect now, or do you want help later? Do you want a relationship with your kids and build creativity, or do you want to make your kids feel 'less than'?
11:36
April 12, 2019
You Don't Pay Attention To Your Kids
 We all have things we're interested in, and we like to share those interests with the people we care about. Take extra time and attention to show the ones you care about that you share their interests.
13:26
April 11, 2019
Why Your Kids Might Leave You Alone In A Nursing Home
 Pour into your kids now. It's not sacrificing, it is a good parents way of life. If your kids can't talk to you when they're young, why expect them to later?
11:36
April 10, 2019
Do Your Leave Your Kids With Just Anyone?
 Of course there will be times when you need to trust other people to watch your kids. What are your boundaries? There is no definitive answer, but you should always look to protect your children against the unknowns if possible.
13:18
April 9, 2019
You Should Never Coach Your Kids
 Someone will be coaching your kids. You can be the coach, support the coach, coach from the sidelines or whatever you choose to do. But be the leader that you are and always continue to support and encourage your children.
15:53
April 8, 2019
Krista Lockwood The Declutter Queen
Ryan interviews the Experts... MOMS! Today he talks to Krista Lockwood and her method to declutter so parent have less stress and more time to spend with the kids
44:36
April 5, 2019
You Don't Appreciate Your Spouse
 Honor your spouse with gratitude. We all want love and we all want to be appreciated. Now is a good time to start doing that for YOUR spouse. You just might be surprised how it is returned.
13:36
April 4, 2019
Parents Don’t Need Sleep
 Last week I got virtually NO sleep. Kids can be challenging, so I recommend the book '12 Hours In 12 Weeks'. I think I figured out what's keeping my 17 month old awake!
08:50
April 3, 2019
Tell Your Kids To Stop Throwing The Ball
 Throwing the ball is what my younger son loves to do. I don't tell him 'no', but I do give him a target. Encourage your kids. Encouragement leads to success, wherever that may be.
12:24
April 2, 2019
It Sucks Being A Single Parent
 I admire all the "non-traditional" parents out there. The single parent sacrifices a LOT for the kids. They don't have as many options when things go crazy or need a break. I appreciate my mom more every day for what she went through.
13:49
April 1, 2019
Part 5 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
 A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone... Day 5... Combining Thursday and Friday... I'm golden, I'm almost there... Lessons in the Rocky movies... Stronger together though each of us is capable
13:50
March 29, 2019
Part 4 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
 A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone... Day 4... International phone calls... Too many moving parts... Dad's melt down... Back to Rocky and the project... Do parents ever sleep?
11:07
March 28, 2019
Part 3 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
 A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone... Day 3... The routine is starting... the reason for this series... smacked in the mouth... the melt-down
12:17
March 27, 2019
Part 2 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
 A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone... Day 2... My normal responsibilities done change... Hikes, friends, forts... Cabin fever... The Rocky series... The project is due... the coming meltdown
09:14
March 26, 2019
Part 1 of 5 The Week Without The Wife
 A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone... Day 1... sending the wife off and getting started the next day with 100% of the responsibility instead of 50%. Lot's of one on one time.
09:26
March 25, 2019
Parents- This Is Why You Should Love Video Games
Video games... I don't love them, never have. But now it seems like I need to disconnect the video games before the video games further disconnect this family. It's challenging.
12:03
March 22, 2019
Are Your Kids Afraid Of The Dark?
 Fears are normal. I didn't have a fear of the dark, but my seven-year-old is having issues. No judgment, just communicate. Being a "safe place". We are designed to need each other.
12:05
March 21, 2019
Would You Buy Weapons For Your Kids
 Encouraging the entrepreneurial child. Think about what others what and how you can serve them... and who actually pulls out the money. Moms don't want to buy weapons for their kids!
13:34
March 20, 2019
Booger or Burger?
 The tools I'm using to encourage my boys to learn to speak. Repeat after me... Mimicking... Give the right information not negative reinforcement.
09:36
March 19, 2019
You Don't Have Any Imagination
 Kids have a great imagination. Encourage it. Don't stifle it. Don't put your limitations on them. Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean your child doesn't.
13:00
March 18, 2019
Parents - Forget About Self Care - Focus On The Kids
 Focus on the kids first... not a great plan. In fact, it's the opposite of what you should be doing. You are an individual first, then part of a couple THEN you are a parent.
16:11
March 15, 2019
Let Your Small Kids Use Big Tools
Harness the joy and pride of trusting your children (once they are ready) to handle big tools and responsibility.
10:09
March 14, 2019
Stop Doing Your Kids Homework
 Help your children with their homework. Empower them to learn and have fun... but don't cheat them or create long term problems for yourself by doing it FOR them.
10:34
March 13, 2019
Let's Talk About The Birds And The Bees
 Talking about the birds and the bees (the sex talk) with your young children who may be just starting to explore their bodies.
09:39
March 12, 2019
Road Trips With The Kids Suck!
Do you dread taking a road trip with young kids? It doesn't have to suck like you think it's going to. Ryan gives a step by step example of how to do it right.
11:12
March 11, 2019
Latch Key Kids
 At what age is it okay to leave your kids home alone? At what age, in your state, is it LEGAL to leave you child alone? Do you know your child well enough to trust him/her?
08:18
March 8, 2019
You're Never Going To Change
 There is only one person you can change, but it isn't easy... that's you. So stop expecting to change others. Accept it. If they weren't good parents, don't expect them to be good grandparents.  
12:02
March 7, 2019
You Don't Get It
 You don't get it... but if you DID get it, life would be easier. It's about re-framing how you look at life. One way life can be hard, the other way life is a gift.  
09:35
March 6, 2019
What If Your Child Has A Temperature Of 103?
 How are parents different in dealing with stressful situation? Does one handle illness better than physical dangers? We all parent differently, but it's time we attempt to step outside our comfort zones but stay calm for the betterment of our children.  
14:09
March 5, 2019
Growing Pains Of Parenthood
 Growing Pains of Parenthood... for the parents. Things change as we have more kids and as they get older. We must be aware, understand the current situation and adapt.  
08:14
March 4, 2019
My Biggest Parenting Fear - Am I Enough
What is fear? It's NOT what most people think it is or what they first say. Look it up. Then give your children what they need most and everything will be fine. You can do this.
15:10
March 1, 2019
Your Toddler Does Not Need A Pacifier
As parents, we are very critical of ourselves, we don't need anyone else to help with that! So if your child needs a little comforting give it to them, even if that comfort is a pacifier!
10:16
February 28, 2019
Do Your Kids Really Know What Hard Work Is?
Kids don't know what hard work is... very few adults even know what hard work is. Smart work is what we need... Your kids doing homework and think that's hard? That is called "practice".
10:02
February 27, 2019
Reasons Or Results - You Can't Have Both
The number one reason parents tell me WHY they can't engage with their kids more... you can have reasons or you can have results, but you can't have both. Which is more important to you?
12:07
February 26, 2019
Dads Are A Little Dumb
When most guys find out they're going to be a dad, they imagine the kid at five years old already... they don't think about all that goes into getting them to five years old!
14:09
February 25, 2019
Preparing To Fly With Kids
 There's a lot more to preparing for a trip besides packing clothes and toys. Do you dread flying with your kids? Do you dread seeing other kids on what you hoped would be a nice, quiet flight? Here is the trick behind those "good kids" you see on trips. It's no accident!  
14:40
February 22, 2019
Your Kids Don't Listen To You
 Your kids will not listen to you unless your actions are in alignment with your words. Easy to understand, but critical for you to do. Your actions are what they mimic. Choose wisely.  
15:38
February 21, 2019
Preparing For College Financially
 Numbers don't lie. The sooner you get started the easier it is, but don't fall into a trap.  
09:48
February 20, 2019
It's Better To Give
 Giving is good for everyone. Ryan's favorite cause is "Sock It To Em Socks". http://sockittoemsockcampaign.org/ Today Ryan is on his way to pick up 2,200 socks that were donated by Zkano. https://zkano.com/ Socks are the #1 thing requested by the homeless and these two organizations are helping to fulfill that need.  
14:35
February 19, 2019
Gillette - The Best A Man Can Get
 What is the controversy about? Do we have room to get better? What effect does it have on the kids?  
10:54
February 18, 2019
Let's Have Some Fun!
 Some things, like getting sick or getting stuck in traffic and not fun. But guess what, it's possible to make them fun anyway. Why not? Isn't fun better than miserable and complaining?  
10:48
February 15, 2019
Google It!
 There are a lot of things we know nothing about, but we have a friend that knows far more than we do. He's called 'Google'. He's there if you have a question.  
13:15
February 14, 2019
The Key To Happiness For Your Children
 Happiness, perspective and serving others. A simple story with a powerful message that will benefit not only your children but you too. http://sockittoemsockcampaign.org/
10:10
February 13, 2019
Do You Say "I'm Sorry"?
 When kids do the wrong thing, we expect them to apologize. But apologies are a learned response. What are you modeling?  
14:31
February 12, 2019
Parenting Is Like Playing A Game Of Dodgeball
 In parenting, like dodgeball, things are coming at us at a very fast pace. We have to learn to dodge and redirect what life throws at us  
13:51
February 11, 2019
Mine!!! Your Kids Don't Share Because...
Sharing is a learned skill. It has nothing to do with birth order.
09:45
February 8, 2019
And My Wife Doesn't Know Jack Either
She's not right and I'm not wrong, we just come from different perspectives. We need to find some middle ground.
11:02
February 7, 2019
My Kids Made $200 Today
 When should you start discussing money, REAL money, not the digital stuff we use every day
11:17
February 6, 2019
Parenting Is Simple, You Complicate It
 If they didn't have it 100 years ago, maybe it's time you reevaluate what the baby's true needs are today
13:44
February 5, 2019
I’m A Man, So I Don’t Know Jack
 When dads step up and get involved, treat them with the same inclusion and respect that you do the moms. Thank you...
20:10
February 4, 2019
Tell Your Kids The Truth And Stop Lying To Them!
 Let your kids dream and believe that anything is possible if they put their mind and efforts behind it. Don't let your own limiting beliefs hold them back
16:14
February 1, 2019
Are You Teaching Your Kids To Treat You Badly?
 You are the example of how your children will treat you. Break the cycle. Forgive. Do it for your children and for yourself.  
16:59
January 31, 2019
Positive Affirmations Don't Work
What kind of messages are you sending to your children? They are listening and paying attention.
14:24
January 30, 2019
Kids And Fireplaces
What do you do when your 14-month-old is running toward the fireplace... and all of your instincts are wrong
10:43
January 29, 2019
I Love You
Three of the most powerful words in the English language. Use them often with you children
13:15
January 25, 2019
Hurt People, Hurt People
People that are hurt tend to hurt other people. Ryan shares a very private story about his hurt and how he healed himself so he wouldn't pass the pain to his son. This is generational healing and it's extremely important to learn!
11:50
January 24, 2019
Your Kids Will Go To Extremes
Until you get to the root of the problem (attention) you will not solve it... and the solution is much easier than ignoring it.
15:11
January 23, 2019
Do Your Kids Have You Trained Yet?
If you aren't training them, then they are training you. Who's bed is it anyway?
17:25
January 22, 2019
Never Take Your Kids To The Park
Most parents don't even have a clue what the park is for, or why their kids are there, or what their role is when they are both there. There's a LOT more to it than you realize...
21:20
January 18, 2019
When Kids Get Sick
What happens to you when your kids get sick? What are your options?
07:30
January 17, 2019
Superbowl Champ Example
If a Superbowl Champ coach can make his family his #1 priority, is this something you can do too? Are you willing to? Tough question, but this may help you understand why it matters
10:15
January 16, 2019
Watch The News With Your Kids?
Is it really a good idea to watch the news with your kids, or even have it playing where they can hear it? Do you know what kids really need most? Listen and hear what Ryan Thinks
12:36
January 15, 2019
2 Sons, 2 Dads, 2 Different Relationships
The mom was baffled, but once she read the book she understood why one son wouldn't talk to his dad and the other went to extraordinary lengths to visit his... and the shocking twist 
10:42
January 11, 2019
Winning The Parenting Lottery
Do you play the lottery? What would you do if you won... or more importantly, what can your child and you teach each other?
13:13
January 10, 2019
You Are A Bad Dad
Co-sleeping... Is it good? Is It bad? Here are my thoughts, and a totally different way to look at it. It's likely to make a few people really mad at me. Oh, well
14:36
January 9, 2019
My Little Brother Blues
It takes a little extra effort to be aware of how to keep the older siblings from resenting the younger ones. There are some great lessons here.
15:24
January 8, 2019
4 Signs of Anxiety In Your Child
4 Signs of anxiety in children... what they are, how to recognize them and what to do
15:23
January 7, 2019
Digging for gold in the diaper... and finding it!
Stick with me on this one, it's about minding your language... because your kids for sure are!
14:08
January 4, 2019
He Punched Himself In The Face!!!
I had never seen this before. It was hard. But I know there was work to be done. 
11:52
January 2, 2019
From Absolute Fear To Life Mission
Ryan's father abandoned him when he was only 5 years old. His biggest fear was becoming a father and damaging another child. This episode is how he went from his biggest fear to finding his life's mission... and why he wrote his bestselling book... and why he started this podcast
16:11
January 2, 2019
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