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The Empowered Parent Podcast with Kayla and Ryan North is a trust-based, trauma-informed, connected parenting resource. Hosted by Chris Turner.

The Empowered Parent Podcast with Kayla and Ryan North is a trust-based, trauma-informed, connected parenting resource. Hosted by Chris Turner.
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The Empowered Parent Podcast with Kayla and Ryan North is a trust-based, trauma-informed, connected parenting resource. Hosted by Chris Turner.

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English


Episodes

Setting Up For Success: Practice Outside the Moment (Part 2) - S05 E22

12/24/2018
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In our final episode of 2018, Chris, Kayla, and Ryan again share their thoughts on how to make Christmas Day a success. This time, they discuss practicing outside of the moment when it comes to receiving gifts and traveling for the holidays. One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy Executive Producer: Ryan North

Duration:00:31:41

Setting Up For Success: Practice Outside the Moment (Part 1) - S05 E21

12/20/2018
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In this episode, Chris, Kayla, and Ryan share their thoughts on how to make Christmas Day a success. They discuss practicing outside of the moment when it comes to food and extended family. They offer practical tips on how to handle foods your kids don’t usually eat as well as interacting with relatives they don’t know. One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy Executive Producer: Ryan North

Duration:00:28:43

Pam Parish (Part 3) - S05 E20

12/16/2018
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In this final of three episodes with Pam Parish, she, Ryan, Kayla, and Chris talk about Pam's books, including how and why she began writing them. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Pam ParishConnections HomesThe Gift: Unwrapping God's Design for Foster Care & AdoptionReady or Not: 30-Day Discovery for Families Growing Through Foster Care and AdoptionReady or Not for Battle-Weary ParentsOne Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses...

Duration:00:24:05

Pam Parish (Part 2) - S05 E19

11/26/2018
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In this second of three episodes with Pam Parish, she, Ryan, Kayla, and Chris discuss how Connections Home was founded, its mission, and why everyone deserves someone. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Pam ParishConnections HomesThe Gift: Unwrapping God's Design for Foster Care & AdoptionReady or Not: 30-Day Discovery for Families Growing Through Foster Care and AdoptionReady or Not for Battle-Weary ParentsOne Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music:...

Duration:00:29:11

Pam Parish (Part 1) - S05 E18

10/27/2018
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Ryan, Kayla, and Chris sit down for a conversation with Pam Parish. Pam and her husband Steve adopted seven of their eight daughters through the foster care system. They saw a real need for those who are close to aging out of the foster care system or have already done so. This need, plus that of older children and young adults who are in poverty and homeless, led to their founding of Connections Homes. In addition, Pam has written three devotional books for foster and adoptive...

Duration:00:29:31

Making Sense of Your Worth with Cindy Lee - S05 E17

10/12/2018
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Chris, Ryan, and Kayla welcome their long-time friend Cindy Lee to talk about her session for Tapestry Conference 2018. Cindy shares the background of the Making Sense of Your Worth curriculum, how it came to be, and how encouraging the early sessions using it have been. Given the tough times we inevitably encounter as parents of kids from hard times, it's so important for us to have a healthy perspective of our own self-worth, so we can help our children to heal. Resources Mentioned in...

Duration:00:26:18

Questions to Consider About Self (Soul) Care with Jayne Schooler - S05 E16

10/5/2018
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Jayne Schooler joins Ryan, Kayla, and Chris to give an overview of their Questions to Consider About Self (Soul) Care workshop she and her husband David are conducting on Friday, October 19 at the 2018 Tapestry Conference. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Tapestry Conference 2018Jayne and David Schooler10% Conference Discount Code: EMPOWEREDPARENT One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced by Dallas...

Duration:00:25:55

Tapestry Conference 2018 - S05 E15

9/13/2018
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Chris, Ryan, and Kayla are excited about Tapestry Conference 2018, and you should be, too! They talk about the speaker lineup, featuring Jayne Schooler, and including Cindy Lee, Andrew & Angela Holland, and many more. Ryan and Kayla also share some of the changes in the ministry over the past few months leading up to this year's conference. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Tapestry Conference 2018Jayne and David SchoolerTapestry Conference 2018 SponsorsWounded Children, Healing...

Duration:00:33:10

The Healing Power of Story - S05 E14

9/4/2018
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Chris, Ryan, and Kayla talk about how being an empathetic listener to our children's stories can help with their healing, and why it's important for us to tell our own stories to others to help in our own healing. For when we learn how to help heal ourselves, we can help our children in their own healing. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Dan Siegel explains adult attachment styles Anatomy of the Soul - Curt Thompson One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast...

Duration:00:24:57

How Do We Deal with Drama? - S05 E13

8/21/2018
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Some of our kids have big emotions. Chris talks with Ryan and Kayla about how we deal with drama when the emotions go from big to bigger to biggest. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Harry Chapin - The Cat's in the Cradle One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy Executive Producer: Ryan North

Duration:00:19:39

What is the Impact of Foster Care on Kids in Our Home? - S05 E12

8/8/2018
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Listener Jamie asks, how do we prepare the kids already in our home for the journey into foster care? This is something as parents we do not always consider, especially if the kids already in our home are very young. Chris talks with Ryan and Kayla about ways to help kids prepare for and deal with the ups and downs of life as a foster family. One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced by Dallas...

Duration:00:24:22

Preparing Those Who Are Walking Alongside You - S05 E11

7/9/2018
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Listener Jamie asks the team about resources for family members and friends to help educate them on how they can best support their family as they navigate foster care and adoption journeys. Resources Mentioned in the Episode The Whole Brain ChildTBRI Overview VideoThe Science of Neglect VideoBrene Brown TED Talk on VulnerabilityThe Connected ChildBack2Back MinistriesOne Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced...

Duration:00:24:01

How to Love Our Children When We Don't Like Them - S05 E10

6/12/2018
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Whether we admit it or not, it's a thought adoptive and foster parents have at least once: how do I love my child when I don't like them? Chris, Kayla, and Ryan explore this in detail, starting with the need to continually remember behavior is an expression of a need. We need to do the detective work to help our kids! Resources Mentioned in the Episode Les Carter - When Pleasing You Is Killing Me: A Workbook One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music:...

Duration:00:28:26

Preparing Kids for Summer Camp - S05 E09

5/27/2018
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Listener Jeremy wants to know about prepping kids from hard places for summer camps, so Ryan, Kayla, and Chris discuss the best ways to manage this. They also discuss how those working at these camps might be able to help out in that environment. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Sky Ranch @ Horn Creek Adoptive & Foster Family Camp, August 5-11, 2018 One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced by Dallas...

Duration:00:24:36

Give Me an Example: Round 4 - S5E8

5/15/2018
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It's time once again for another episode of everyone's favorite game show! Okay, alright, maybe not *everyone's* favorite game show, but it's certainly ours. Ryan and Kayla go head-to-head once again in Give Me an Example! They'll discuss repairing your mistakes, how to encourage and praise liberally, and responding to sensory processing needs. Who will win this round? It's a thrill a minute! Resources Mentioned in the Episode Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck One...

Duration:00:31:01

Building Your Child's TEAM - S5E7

5/6/2018
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Helping kids from hard places involves more folks than just parents. There are teachers and professionals, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and dear friends gathered around our families. If they're not gathered around, we need to bring them in to the fold, because it's important our kids have a TEAM helping them heal and reach their potential. Chris talks with Ryan and Kayla about the best way to do this. One Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by...

Duration:00:27:09

Expectations - S5E6

4/27/2018
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There are so many places where our unmet expectations get in the way of connection with our kids. Chris, Ryan, and Kayla are joined again by Allison Highton, and they talk about these various expectations, which begin even before our kids come home. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Mealtime Struggles episodeThe Connected ChildThe Body Keeps ScoreOne Big Happy Home Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email | Podcast Swag Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Duration:00:27:43

What To Do When You Get Home From a Conference? - S5E5

4/17/2018
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Even if you haven't been to an adoption and foster care conference, such as Empowered to Connect or CAFO Summit, you may have attended a seminar or one-day class that had you coming out of it thinking, "Yes! I can do this! I'm going to change the way I parent my kids!" But the excitement wears off. Motivation falters. And what are we left with? In light of the 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference happening April 13-15, and CAFO Summit coming up in May, Chris, Ryan, and Kayla tackle these...

Duration:00:31:55

Schooling Options - S5E4

4/6/2018
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Chris, Ryan, and Kayla are joined by Allison Highton. Allison, along with her husband Russ, is an Empowered to Connect parent trainer in New Jersey. Allison works with Miriam's Heart, a non-profit adoption ministry that radically supports families who take action on behalf of adoptive and foster children. The group discusses various schooling options for our kids from hard places, from public to private to homeschooling. Is your adopted or foster child in public school? You should know...

Duration:00:30:37

Make Play a Part of Every Day - S5E3

3/30/2018
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The team discusses how playing with our kids is a great way to connect with them. Play is fun and disarming and makes us enjoy our kids as much as it makes them enjoy us. Play is the language of children but is sadly something most of us are no longer fluent in. One Big Happy Home: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Email Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere Produced by Dallas Stacy

Duration:00:27:44