Extremely Good Parenting
By Kara Carrero
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Let’s face it having and raising awesome kids is hard. But little steps of intentional parenting are the key to working towards raising great kids. Each week, author & host Kara Carrero invites guests to help troubleshoot problems modern moms & dads face every day. She also will do a second show each week of 10-minute tips to survive parenthood. Because despite the rough patches we all have, how we handle each situation is what makes us extremely good parents.
||CleanPicking our battles but not with our kids||Dive a little deeper into how you spend time as a parent and how you can reduce "busy" to maximize time with your kids.||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to solo-parent when your spouse is away||Guest, Kylie Hastings from Scribbles and Dots discusses both short-term and long-term tips for parenting your kids when your spouse is away.||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEstablishing a longterm parenting self-care routine||--||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNurturing emotional intelligence and empathy in our kids||Spreading compassion in the world by raising our children to be empathetic and understand their emotions. 6 main ways you can easily teach empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence to raise socially intelligent kids.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching life skills to end entitlement||Guest, Kristen Mason, from Busy Kids Happy Mom and I discuss how to teach life skills to our children and how it relates to independence and ending entitlement. From Kristen's tip to simplify family life to how her son thought the word "bored" was a...||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe rarely beautiful art of tidying up with kids||Because messes happen, kids have a ton of toys, and not all of us live in an HGTV dream world. So how do you teach responsibility and have fun while letting your kids learn to help with the messes?||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe trouble with overpraising children||Guest, Val from Bon Bon Break and I discuss why we shouldn't be constantly praising our kids or be too quick to say "good job". We have lots of great resources for you too and interesting topics like how parenting and narcissism can be...||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuggling parental priorities - balance doesn't exist||After a brief hiatus because of sick kids and unexpected travel plans, I'm back with an episode on how balance doesn't exist because you cannot give yourself equally to everyone and everything. Learn how to do this and how to create a plan.||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to expect when adding a baby to the family||Expanding your family and the first two months of two kids.||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTough questions about child abuse great parents ask||Because it can happen to any family.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleep solutions for kids of desperate parents||Liz from Love & Marriage Blog discusses one of her favorite subjects with me -- getting kids to sleep. She wrote the book Hacking Sleep and is passionate about helping parents get their kids to sleep better so they too can sleep better. ...||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExplaining Terrorism & Easing Anxieties in Kids||Talking to our kids about terrorism in the world or other catastrophic events doesn't have to be scary as a parent. Easy ways to discuss terrorism, ease fears, and teach safety to young children.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe power of saying "maybe" to your kids||3 simple ways to set and teach positive expectations and boundaries with your children. Read more about Parenting without saying no (more detailed) and about positive negotiating with kids.||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSanity-saving ways to get kids to listen||Guest Katie Joiner and I chat all about great ways to connect with kids and get them to really listen. From little tricks that work to understanding parent-child dynamics when communcating. 2:35 My Extremely Good of the week...||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising Out-of-the-box thinkers to change the world||A quick 14-minute episode for surviving parenthood 3:00 Scary Mommy No Our kids do not need exercise bike desks Posts mentioned on problem solving & Independence Raising kids to problem solve so you don't have to Encouraging...||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising Selfless Kids in a Selfish World||Guest, Megan Sheakoski from Coffee Cups & Crayons, talks about acts of kindness||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBridging the communication gap even with a whining child.||A quick 14 minute episode for surviving parenthood 1:07 My Extremely Good of the week 3:05 What really is communication? 6:25 Why looking eye-to-eye is important 9:15 Detailed explanation of learning styles in communication....||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy kid is melting down in public, what do I do?!||Guest, Dayna Abraham from LemonLimeAdventures.com||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning to view the world through the eyes of your child||Short, 10-minute Surviving Parenthood Episode||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenthood is hard and I am about to break. Help me!||Guest, Amanda Rueter from DirtAndBoogers.com||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Extremely Good Parenting Podcast||--||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtremely Good Parenting Podcast Promo||Peaceful Parenting Podcast Launching February 29, 2016||2/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally a podcast that dives into the raw and real moments of parenting.
This podcast isn't about being a perfect parent. It's about embracing your parenting imperfections and using them to your advantage. I love the balance between practical parenting tips and heartfelt mom moments shared by guest contributors to the podcast. Parenting is exhausting. This podcast simplifies. Highly recommend to all parents.