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166: Kids that Mouth Off, Positive Discipline

How do you get those sassy kids to stop mouthing off? There are 4 reasons kids will talk back and you must sort out which of the four they are in order really nip that sassiness in the bud.


165: Bonus Back To School Episode

2 great things!! Kids are heading back to school AND if you are going to be in Colorado August 18th and 19th we are doing a crazy fun Mini- Maverick Photoshoot. You get amazing portraits of your kids taken by "yours truly" and All the money goes to educating single moms on how to keep three kids safe from sexual abuse. Spots are VERY limited! So book them now!!!


164: Book Review of Ellen Gendelmen's, 'When Ice Cream is Not Enough'.

Ellen Gendelman's book 'When Ice Cream is Not Enough' does NOT try to convert you to some crazy way of parenting. It does not try to convince you that our future generation is ruined because of your bad parenting skills. It actually does not tell you what to think at all! Refreshing right! Ellen Gendelman has simply and brilliantly presented over 20 snapshots of relationships, you get to hear from both perspectives and you never actually hear how the story ends. You are simply gifted two...


162: LT. Col. Dave Grossman, Medical Influence on Crime Stats, Sleep Deprivation & the Myth of Killers

The Truth Behind Video Games The United States is the only industrialized country that does not have regulations on the sale of violent video games to minors. How has this fact affected the homicide in the United States? Well, you might have guessed... it's not good!. LT. Col. Dave Gross, U.S. Army (Ret.) has made it his mission to spread the word about the devastating effect video games and screens, in general, have had on our youth. Listen in for some amazing truth bombs and...


161: Girls Leadership, Kim O'Malley

Kim O'Malley is the powerhouse here in Colorado running and spreading the word of the Girls Leadership Programs. She lets us in on the amazing work these women are doing across the country to help girls and their caregivers refine their EQ (emotional quotient).


160: Narcissistic Kids and Adults

How do you deal with Narcissistic behavior in kids? Or perhaps your partner or what if you are are the one with narcissistic tendencies. Dr. Ramani walks us through what to do and not to do when you one of these tricky personalities in your life. Https://


159: Lazy Moms Manifesto

10 ways to do less so your kids can be more.


158: 4 Myths About Sexual Abuse

Myth #1: Telling kids how they were "made" is a good way to explain the 'Birds and the Bee's'. Myth #2: "We use anatomically correct names for private parts..." Myth #3 - I'm fine; I have heard everything I need to know from friends who have taken body safety courses. Myth #4 - It's too early (the kids are too young) or it's too late (the kids are too old).


157: Discipline Tools: Positive Time Out for Kids and Parents

From Hot Head Mom to Calm, Cool and Collected For many many moons, I have had my skinny little toolbox of trick that I can pull out when kids decide to push ALL my buttons. BUT things have changed and I now have the ability to withstand the creative wrath my offspring can throw at me. What happened you may ask... well I have been working VERY hard for a year to acquire the skills of a "master Parent (if there is such a thing). While I am still a far cry away from a perfect mom I have had a...


156: Part 2 Medication for Mental Disorders, Natural Consequences, Pros, and Cons

Part 2: How to get tested to see if you will become violent or suicidal before taking medication that could cause involuntary intoxication. Then we talk about discipline and natural consequences. The pros and cons.


155: Psychoactive Medication: What Parents Need to Know

Is Anyone in Your Family on Antidepressants or Other Psychoactive Medications? -Before we dive into this I want to let you know that you can be tested to find out if you are susceptible to these side effects.- Selma Eikelenboom-Schieveld is M.D and a medical forensic expert who is examining the relationship between psychoactive medication (treating anxiety disorders and depression) and involuntary intoxication (which can lead to suicide, homicide and extreme violence). WOW is all I can...


154: Changing Youth Sports w/ John O'Sullivan, Kids, Coaches and Parents

When Did Youth Sports Stop Being Fun? Screaming parents, crying kids, and frazzled coaches. You don't have to look far to find parents that take their kid's soccer/ baseball/football game WAY to serious. John O'Sullivan the author of Changing the Game and founder of Changing the Game Project brings some great wisdom to the reality of youth sport today. The three main takeaways ... The things that you think you are doing to help your kids may actually be hurting them. Coaches and parents...


153: Neuro-linguistic-Programing, Parenting Kids that Don't Shoot up Schools

Help keep HowToRaiseaMaverick going. My gosh! Yet another school shooting! This week I explore the idea that what we are dealing with is partly the Werther Effect. Which is the backstory that explains copycat suicides and mass shootings like what we just saw at Santa Fe High School in Texas. I have spoken before about the fact that white males have the highest rate of suicide in the U.S and I have a firm belief that these shooting go hand in hand with...


152: Respecting Authority: Parenting Kids to Navigate Coaches, Teachers, and Bosses

The topic of authority and kids is a fascinating one for me. On one hand, we would love for our kids to respect us, but we don't really want them to be part of a mindless herd following an authority figure. This week is about how to navigate this tricky subject and teach our kids to wisely and critical follow those worth influencing them. These are the three main lessons that will help decipher whether to stay and be mentored or find a new path. 1. Appear to conform. Do what you are told...


151: Getting Kids To Cooperate : Positive Discipline Parenting

More Anyone else have a kiddo that is a scrapper? I do. Not that she gets into fistfights, but she loves to get me all riled up. When she sees that I'm angry she gets a little sh** eating grin. Some kids are a struggle because they want attention, some it's a power struggle, others are trying to get back at you and finally there are those that feel they are inadequate. The way we deal with each one is VERY different. In this week's episode we are talking...


150: Positive Discipline Parenting: Getting Kids to Listen to Their Parents

Donate Getting your kids to do what you ask without bribing or punishing!?!? Can it be done? Well, I'm going to give it my best shot. I will be applying the Positive Discipline system in my house and keeping you up to date with my experience. But first, let's explore the history of the theory and what exactly Positive Discipline is.


149: Puppies, TED Talks and Grit

There are some funny similarities in train a puppy and raising a kid. Are we overcompensating for our girls? are the boys being left in the dust? What can we do today to give our kids "true grit"? No, I'm not talking about the movie! Https://


148: Nature Knows Best: Teaching Ethics, Empathy and Grit Through Nature

The #1 Things Parents Need to Do in Order To Raise Grounded Kids... The more parenting advice we read and listen to the more confusing it can be. After years of raising kids and studying the research about each generation, I have come to a conclusion. If you want your kids to have a work ethic, grit empathy, and curiosity... SEND THEM OUTSIDE! It really is that easy. You don't have to come up with crafts from Pinterest, buy any new toys or supplies. Open the door and let them run free....


147: Curing Phobias and Shyness

Researchers have found some amazing way to influence people with the use of film and movies. Curing them of their fears and shyness is just a small sample. So many parents are afraid to talk about porn with their kids... are you?


146: Blac Chyna, Preschool Sex-Ed and Coat Nazis

Celebrities are Not Our Pets. What would you do if someone grabbed your baby's arm? In the news today Blac Chyna got into a fight over someone grabbing her baby, as a result, she lost sponsorship because of the altercation. In my opinion, no mother should ever be condemned for protecting their babies! And this is a great chance to have a discussion with the kids that just because we see these entertainers on the screen/web they are not our pets. Their personal life and kids should never be...