Parenting through the lens of connection and cooperation.

September 16, 2020

Imagination and Independent Play

Independent play and having a vivid imagination opens up so many doors for our children.  We want to see their ability to play by themselves and create a whole world for themselves while we get our adult stuff done or even sit down and feel some independence ourselves. We go in depth into how to facilitate the development of both and what works and doesn't work for us. Check our Instagram page for a journaling guide around play and join our Facebook Community Group for more discussion. 

 

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September 9, 2020

The Argument against Reasoning and Lecturing

Reasoning and explaining can often feel like a need for us. In our adult minds we believe if we explain why things are a certain way, our child will relinquish their upset feelings. Yet just the opposite is true. Listen in as we give the 411 on why reasoning can be considered a punishment in itself. Don't forget to check out our Patreon for all new freebies from Michelle! 

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September 2, 2020

Back to School

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We're back for Season Two!! We're kicking off with an episode all on getting back to school. This can be difficult for parents and children alike but even more difficult with all the changes this year. While we all navigate the "new normal," and try to find our peace within this tumultuous time, we discuss what’s become obvious over the last year and how to start this year with as much ease as possible. We referenced a couple books that may be helpful for kids as we transition back, find them here: How Full Is Your Bucket? and Alexander.

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September 2, 2020

Trailer: Season Two

We're so excited to continue this journey with you in our second season! Please support us on Patreon and leave us a review!! 

July 24, 2020

Teenagers

Glitch in the last episode, this should be the full.  Please message us if it does not work either. Thank you!! 

July 15, 2020

Fears

We, as parents, want to help our children overcome their fears and reason them away with simple messages like, "there are no monsters in the closet," "just jump in the water, you'll be fine," or "there's no such thing as the boogie man."  But does this really help them overcome the fear itself?  Or do they just shove it down to appease us?  We are talking about why we sit through all the fears that come up in childhood and how to facilitate a safe space for them to process and eventually come to terms with their fears.  Learn how to get more connected and cooperative kids with Michelle's Guide to Cooperation Course

July 1, 2020

Potty Training

Training our kids to pee and poop in the toilet can be a daunting task! Between the two of us, we've been through it four times and Michelle has helped numerous families through the process. Listen in for our take on it and all the ways we've found that make connection well worth the time! Michelle's Guide to Cooperation is a great aid for potty training and so much more and here is the link to an article that may be helpful in getting started! 

June 24, 2020

Shame

We're talking about shame when it comes to our kids, ourselves and others.  We believe our children need to hear how wrong they are for their behaviors or words at times and we use shame to do this.  We have come to realize it actually makes them act out even more and the cycle of shame continues.  Listen to how we avoid shame in all aspects. If you haven't already, check out Michelle's Guide to Cooperation course for even more!! 

June 17, 2020

Lying

We want our kids to be moral, honest people but that pressure can cause us to reject lies at all costs.  Are all lies wrong?  We're talking about how to manage lying from our kids, where it comes from and how to change the dynamic around it.  Check us out all over social media, support us on our Patreon and for extra help, Michelle has created an amazing course on Cooperation!! 

June 4, 2020

Navigating Racism and Privilege with Our Children

Wendi DeMorst joins us for this special episode to discuss what it's like to be a black American child and how to talk to our children about racism and privilege. Listen in as she helps us provide guidance in educating ourselves and doing the work of unlearning, all while showing our children we can make a difference. Here are some links if you're interested in learning more: books for kidsblack history kids booksthe talk and Ben & Jerry's statement. Please feel free to open up discussion with us through any social media platform!