Revolutionary Parent Radio
By Kevin Geary
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Revolutionary Parent Radio is a show that is dedicated to helping you raise physically and psychologically healthy kids. You can think of this show as the intersection of real food, peaceful parenting, alternative education, and voluntaryism. This practical, down-to-Earth, and peaceful approach to parenting will transform your relationship with your children and restore sanity to your household.
||CleanShould We Lead Boys & Girls Differently?||Janet Allison from BoysAlive.com joins me to discuss the innate differences between girls and boys and what adjustments we can make as parents and teachers to make sure we're able to connect with these differences so we can stop leaving so many boys be..||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside Look 002: Revolutionary Parenting Consult with Ben||As promised, the second of three "inside looks" at a Revolutionary Parenting consult. Today's parent is Ben and that's all I'm going to say. You have to listen to get the value. - In the intro, I talk about our new Patreon campaign that you're going t...||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside Look: A Private Revolutionary Parenting Consult with Kevin||Audio Issue Fixed. - We're making a shift in our approach at RevolutionaryParent.com. In the past, we've been strictly focused on education, motivation, and community building. Now, we're shifting our focus to implementation---rolling up our sleeves a...||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreparing Your Kids for a Rapidly Changing Economy with Isaac Morehouse||Isaac Morehouse joins me to discuss the importance of nurturing entrepreneurial skills in your children, protecting them from having their problem solving and innovation skills destroyed by schooling, and the keys to raising children who will be succes...||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevolutionary Parenting Discussion (Kevin on the Isaac Morehouse Podcast)||Listen to Kevin's discussion with Isaac Morehouse on Revolutionary Parenting where we discuss: praise & punishment, the problems with demanding obedience, respect vs fear, cultivating empathy, tools vs rules, the importance of letting kids fail,||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpic Rant: Does Authentic Parenting Leave Kids Ill-Prepared for the Real World?||Warning: Explicit. I'm not pulling any punches. This is one of the most important episodes I've recorded thus far. Not only does it address the fear and arguments often levied against this parenting and alternative education paradigm,||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQ&A – Being An Enlightened Witness, Potty Training, New Siblings, & Button Pushing||Back with the first episode since my second daughter was born. I'm going off teleprompter for this one. No notes, just answering questions off the cuff. Enjoy!||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Inauthenticity of Teaching Religion to Kids with Wes Bertrand||So, today’s show, as you can tell from the title, is very controversial. But I think it’s important to tackle controversial topics. We can’t be afraid to have important conversations—and this is a very important conversation. -||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise (Kevin on SSP)||I was recently a guest on the School Sucks Podcast with Brett Veinotte to discuss two articles I published recently: Kids Don't Need or Want Your Praise and Kids Don't Need Positive Reinforcement. - The show takes a lot of twists and turns and we end ...||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Change Parenting Paradigms with an 11 Year Old?||Hey friends. We're back with another Q&A show. This time we're tackling the specifics about changing paradigms with a pre-teen---making dramatic changes after your children have experienced years of your old parenting style. -||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Drama Discipline with Dr. Dan Siegel||We've rebranded! The podcast will now be called "Revolutionary Parent Radio" to go along with our brand new website at RevolutionaryParent.com. Our Facebook Group for parents, teachers, and caregivers has also been changed to "Revolutionary Parenting.||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 Important Lessons From The Assault at Spring Valley High||This is an impromptu podcast episode due to the recent events that occurred at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina. Please take a listen, especially to the solutions laid out at the end that every man and women on this planet can take action on...||10/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Authentic Parenting Really Apply to All Ages?||Listener Daniel sends in five questions challenging the authentic parenting principles I've laid out in the context of how well they apply universally to all ages. This is first Q&A episode that is a response to challenges of the authentic parenting pr...||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow You Talk to Your Child Becomes Their Inner Voice (with Wes Bertrand)||My guest today is Wes Bertrand who runs completeliberty.com and happinesscounseling.com. Wes is a guy that I greatly respect who has done some magnificent work in the areas of liberty, non-violent communication, adverse childhood experiences,||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging the World Through Authentic Parenting – Kevin Interviewed on Simon on the Sofa||This is a bonus episode. I was invited to be on the Simon on the Sofa show to discuss my article published on Medium.com, There’s Only One Way to Truly Change the World, And It’s This. It ended up being a really fruitful and powerful conversation,||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Handle an Older Sibling Who is Too Rough With a Younger Sibling||Welcome back everyone—if you’re new to the PowerFul Parenting Podcast you can think of this show as the intersection of real food, peaceful parenting, alternative education, and healthy lifestyle habits for kids.||9/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSchool Is Not Education with Brett Veinotte and Darrell Becker||Brett Veinotte (School Sucks Project) and Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions) join me for a special episode of the Powerful Parenting Podcast. It's a discussion about the differences between schooling and education. It's a long one,||9/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConstructive vs Destructive Praise, Passing Babies Around, And Daycare||On this episode of the Powerful Parenting Podcast I answer a question from Ben: If praise for helping someone is bad, what kind of praise is good praise? What about making the winning goal at a soccer tournament? Is good job OK,||8/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Mainstream Activities Like Soccer, Dance, and Karate Psychologically Healthy For My Child?||On this episode, I discuss whether or not mainstream activities like soccer, dance, and karate are psychologically healthy for children. Support the Show The Powerful Parenting Podcast is a crowd-funded show.||7/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Need to Leave, But My Child Says “No.”||On today's episode, we answer a question from Emily. She wants to know how to handle situations where she has to leave, but her 2 1/2 year old daughter doesn't want to come with her. She's been having to force her child to come and wants to know if the..||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAuthentic Parenting From Day One||In the first Q&A episode of the show we answer a question from Jeramie about building a foundation for Authentic Parenting with his 10 month old. It was a great question for kicking off the Q&A format because authentic parenting works best when it's se..||7/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2C12: Theory to Practice||In this final foundational episode, I'll be reading the last chapter from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal of the previous batch of podcasts was to lay the foundational princip||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2C11: Negotiation (Pillar #5)||In this episode, and the next few episodes that follow, I'll be reading chapters from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal is to lay the foundational principles for all of the future...||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2C10: Patience (Pillar #4)||In this episode, and the next few episodes that follow, I'll be reading chapters from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal is to lay the foundational principles for all of the future...||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2C9: Self-Awareness (Pillar #3)||In this episode, and the next few episodes that follow, I'll be reading chapters from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal is to lay the foundational principles for all of the future...||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2C8: Integrity (Pillar #2)||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2C7: Empathy (Pillar #1)||In this episode, and the next few episodes that follow, I'll be reading chapters from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal is to lay the foundational principles for all of the future.||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1C6: Authenticity||In this episode, and the next few episodes that follow, I'll be reading chapters from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal is to lay the foundational principles for all of the future.||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1C5: Passive Parenting||In this episode, and the next few episodes that follow, I'll be reading chapters from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal is to lay the foundational principles for all of the future.||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1C4: Anger, Yelling, and Raging||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1C3: Trickery||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1C2: Punishments and Rewards||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1C1: The Inauthenticity and Immorality of Coercion||In this episode, and the next 12 or so episodes that follow, I'll be reading chapters from my short book, Without a Fight: Ending the Struggle for Power and Leading Children Authentically. The goal is to lay the foundational principles for all of the f.||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Short Introduction||Yes, I said "peaceful parenting" by accident at the beginning. I'm trying hard to undo my perfectionism though, so I'm not going to go back and fix it. Sorry! Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Powerful Parenting Podcast,||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
While this may appeal to some parents, the given advice will have little chance of raising children in a respectful and calm family, while frustrating parents.
For example, in the "Punishments and Rewards" episode Kevin Geary advises not using "time out" for toddlers. He goes on to advise not using spanking, taking things away, and food to coerce children to comply.
While I agree there may never be a reason to spank or take away food, "time out" is a useful tool to teach discipline. Kevin doesn't recommend what tools to actually use, which leads to what I observe in shopping malls of parents attempting to explain and negotiate to toddlers and young children, then begging for compliance, then raising their voice (threatening), then offering a reward treat for compliance. I observe out-of-control kids and frazzled parents.
I never spanked my children. My children did receive "time out" and did lose access to items when they were not behaving. My children do comply on the times I say things must be done. In my house, yes means yes. In Kevin's house, apparently more explaining and negotiating will somehow teach discipline, though I don't think it is going to work on young children.
Though Kevin Geary's advice is going to lead to unhappy families, I did not give his podcast the lowest rating because there are probably some parents who like Kevin's psycho-babble of which he has not shown it being effective.
Keeping me sane!
My go to corner when I need help polishing my parenting skills. A wonderful blog and great to have these podcasts easily accessible now.
I'm glad this podcast is back. Makes me aware of my flaws and provided great advice.
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