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What kind of hijinks did you get up to as a kid? Did you climb trees? Did you run around outside barefoot? Did you eat raw cookie dough? Maybe you wanted to do these and other crazy things, but you weren't allowed… Let me ask you this: what if your children wanted to? Would you let them? If you hesitate there, well, you're in the right place. The We Turned Out Okay podcast is where we learn the hows and whys of hovering less and enjoying our young children more. You get to learn from host Karen Lock Kolp's mistakes, but especially from the successes of her guests. Each helpful, lively conversation illustrates why this show really is "The Modern Parent's Guide to Old-School Parenting."

What kind of hijinks did you get up to as a kid? Did you climb trees? Did you run around outside barefoot? Did you eat raw cookie dough? Maybe you wanted to do these and other crazy things, but you weren't allowed… Let me ask you this: what if your children wanted to? Would you let them? If you hesitate there, well, you're in the right place. The We Turned Out Okay podcast is where we learn the hows and whys of hovering less and enjoying our young children more. You get to learn from host Karen Lock Kolp's mistakes, but especially from the successes of her guests. Each helpful, lively conversation illustrates why this show really is "The Modern Parent's Guide to Old-School Parenting."
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What kind of hijinks did you get up to as a kid? Did you climb trees? Did you run around outside barefoot? Did you eat raw cookie dough? Maybe you wanted to do these and other crazy things, but you weren't allowed… Let me ask you this: what if your children wanted to? Would you let them? If you hesitate there, well, you're in the right place. The We Turned Out Okay podcast is where we learn the hows and whys of hovering less and enjoying our young children more. You get to learn from host Karen Lock Kolp's mistakes, but especially from the successes of her guests. Each helpful, lively conversation illustrates why this show really is "The Modern Parent's Guide to Old-School Parenting."

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Episodes

What Gets Us Through Tough Times: Talking with Diane Hessan, Mom, Entrepreneur, and Columnist | Podcast Episode 246

10/9/2018
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Diane Hessan always knew she wanted to work full-time, while raising her daughters. Today she shares what that was really like, and how her life's work prepared her to fulfill a super important role in today's frightening and demoralizing political climate. Nowadays, Diane speaks daily with 500 American voters. These are people from every area of the country, every walk of life, every creed, every color. And as she connects with them Diane is learning important lessons that she takes into...

Duration:01:00:08

When to potty train, How to potty train? Podcast Episode 245

10/2/2018
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When should you start potty training your child? [caption id="attachment_1787" align="alignleft" width="150"] Don't you wish your kid looked this happy sitting on a potty?[/caption] How should you potty train your child? I've done some research on these two questions, and let me tell you, they are asked really often in Google. Is this on your mind? Or, are you already trying to potty train, but hitting serious roadblocks? Then, today's episode is for you! In it I share 3 ways to know...

Duration:00:42:14

Corporal Punishment in Schools: Why is this still a thing? Podcast episode 244

9/25/2018
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Recently one of the moms in my parent coaching community wrote in to share that her 4-year-old sons were about to start school… in a preschool-through-12th-grade school where corporal punishment is used. "I can't imagine [my boys] doing anything that would warrant a paddling, but I could not make myself check that box saying it was okay," she wrote in our forums. She then shared that, if parents check the "no, don't spank my kid" box, children are exposed to other punishments such as a...

Duration:00:51:29

How to raise trustworthy kids – Talking with Dad and Author Jonathan Greene (Podcast Episode 243)

9/18/2018
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You'll love today's conversation if you look at your little kids and can't imagine how they could possibly become functioning – never mind happy or successful – adults. Dad and author Jonathan Greene shares wisdom, and great stories, with us today! Our conversation is all about how Jonathan went from being a latchkey kid – who was routinely mugged, and didn't let it bother him – to a hovering father of young children. Today he's a dad of teens who's formed really great bonds with his...

Duration:01:02:08

3 Ways to help young children through trauma: Podcast Episode 242, a Your Child Explained episode

9/11/2018
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"Today my 2.5-year-old and his Dad were in a car accident… This happened around 1 PM today and my son has been talking about it and asking questions all evening. I'm trying to answer in simple clear terms but I feel over my head. It feels like a punch in the gut every time it comes up again." So wrote one of our Ninja Parenting Community members over the summer. Scary stuff! Helping her process her young child's trauma, and helping her through her own, has been a real focus of mine ever...

Duration:00:33:04

Bonus: Why you should join the FREE 5-Day Streamline Your Mornings Challenge

9/6/2018
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"[My husband and I, and our little daughter] are rushing out the door and late to work most mornings. I'm looking forward to participating in the challenge to figure out how to get to work on time!" "With kindergarten I feel like I'm about to toss [my daughter] to the wolves. I'm worried I will have to practically push her through the door. How can I help her overcome her fear and her habitual morning anxiety?" Do you, like these listeners, struggle with chaotic mornings? If so sign up...

Duration:00:08:19

What part do goals and milestones play in your child's education? Podcast episode 241

9/4/2018
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To wrap up our Back-to-School Bootcamp series we take a look today at milestones, guidelines, and goals in our kids' education. How important is it to have a 20,000-foot view of a young child's life? What kind of goals should you set, and what kind of milestones should you look for? That's what today's episode is all about. Go to weturnedoutokay.com/241 for notes to this episode... Sign up for the upcoming Streamline Your Mornings challenge by clicking here:...

Duration:00:40:24

A parent's role in education: 3 critical actions to take so your child can thrive (Podcast Episode 240)

8/28/2018
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Glad you are here for Module 3 of our Back-to-School Bootcamp! Today we follow up on last week's discussion of what to do about school or childcare problems, so listen back to that one if you're wondering "how do I handle THIS?" Many of us wonder "what is my role in my child's education, how can I best help?" I've got three crucial actions you must take so your child can thrive! Go to weturnedoutokay.com/240 for more on these 3 steps, help getting your child to love reading, and links to...

Duration:00:32:42

Handling school and childcare problems with 3 key steps (Podcast Episode 239)

8/21/2018
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Glad you are here for Module 2 of our Back-to-School Boot camp! Today we follow up on last week's determination of readiness, so listen back to that one if you're wondering "is my child ready for this?" Problems can crop up whether your child is "ready" for this step or not, so I've got three crucial steps you need to take to handle challenges! Go to weturnedoutokay.com/239 for more on these 3 steps, help getting your child to love reading, and links to back episodes of everything… And...

Duration:00:33:57

"Is my child ready?" – 3 ways to know if your child is ready for back-to-school (Podcast Episode 238)

8/14/2018
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We've got a great August coming up for you, a whole series of new episodes on overcoming the perils of back-to-school! Starting with today's episode, in which I share three ways to know if your child is ready – for preschool, for kindergarten, for first or second grade, for relocating to a new school… You name it and we cover it in this episode. If, after you listen, you're thinking "maybe my kid ISN'T ready for this…" Hang onto your hats for next week. That is when we will discuss what...

Duration:00:35:42

How do we handle big parental pressures? Talking with KJ Dell'Antonia, author of the forthcoming book How to be a Happier Parent (podcast episode 237)

8/7/2018
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Talking with returning champion KJ Dell'Antonia is always a pleasure, and this episode is maybe my favorite conversation with her yet! KJ has got a book coming out later this month, and if you're feeling the pressures of parenting, you are going to LOVE her book, How to be a Happier Parent. Like so many of my favorite conversations, this one zooms around and goes in directions that I didn't envision when we sat down to talk. And every direction offers something valuable for you to take...

Duration:00:54:04

What are your back-to-school challenges? (Bonus podcast episode)

8/2/2018
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What's toughest for you about this time of year? Maybe it's your worries about how your child will handle the upcoming school year… Or maybe it's just that you can't stand the thought of the crazy schedule changes that are coming your way… Or maybe you're worrying about how to work with teachers or administrators? I'm creating a Back to School Bootcamp to directly address your toughest struggles! We'll have new Bootcamp podcast episodes all throughout August to get you the help you...

Duration:00:17:04

Troubleshooting Family Weeknights: Part 5 of our series on how to have good weeknights (Podcast Episode 236)

7/31/2018
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Welcome to Part 5 of our series on how to have good weeknights with your kids! Click here for our FREE Tame the Weeknight Chaos Guide Today we are talking about what to do when things go wrong with even the best-planned weeknight.. I've got 3 easy steps that you can use to overcome the frustrations, troubleshoot the problems that come up, and truly enjoy weeknights with your children! Watch this video for more on these steps to solve weeknight issues: Want my concise roadmap to...

Duration:00:33:44

When you are fed up of weeknights with kids altogether: Part 4 of our series on making weeknights good (podcast episode 235)

7/24/2018
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Welcome to Part 4 of our series on how to have good weeknights with your kids! Click here for the FREE Tame the Weeknight Chaos Guide Today we are talking about how to say positive, weeknight after weeknight, even when you are burned out on family time.. I've got 3 easy steps that you can use to overcome the feeling of being fed up and instead truly enjoy weeknights with your children! Watch this video for more on these steps to overcome weeknight burnout: Want my concise roadmap to...

Duration:00:33:24

234: Start weeknights off right: Part 3 of the Tame the Weeknight Chaos series (Podcast Episode 234)

7/17/2018
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Welcome to Part 3 of our Taming the Weeknight Chaos series! Click here for the FREE Tame the Weeknight Chaos Guide, including Video & Checklist Today we are talking about how to start weeknights off right. I've got 3 easy steps that you can use to get a peaceful and enjoyable start to this very evening! Want my complete, free Guide to Taming Weeknight chaos, which includes a 6-point checklist and a video? Get the guide – and also watch the video module I made to accompany this episode...

Duration:00:30:00

"There's just not enough time to do everything" – Part 2 of the Taming Weeknight Chaos Series! (Podcast Episode 233)

7/10/2018
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Welcome to Part 2 of our Taming the Weeknight Chaos series! Today we address a huge challenge in every parent's efforts to create enjoyable, smooth family weeknights: there's just not enough time to get everything done. In fact today is a troubleshooting episode, because we tackle that problem – and also the "I'm always the bad cop" problem that comes up for tons of parents! You'll find this episode really helpful if weeknight chaos is a problem for you. Go to weturnedoutokay.com/233...

Duration:00:42:53

WHY are weeknights with kids so tough? Taming Weeknight Chaos Part 1 (Podcast Episode 232)

7/3/2018
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Today is the start of a new series here at We Turned Out okay! It's all about taming the chaotic and crazy weeknights that so many of us experience in raising kids. We start by investigating: WHY are weeknights so tough? For us parents, evenings – especially weeknights – are a constant slog. I want to make this series tailored exactly to your needs, and in order to do that I need you to respond to the poll I've got going on this very topic! Go to the We Turned Out Okay Facebook page to...

Duration:00:24:18

On Keeping Your Child Safe (Podcast Episode 231)

6/26/2018
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Today we're talking about safety – just simple safety. I've got three unconventional ways to help you ensure that your child is safe, in a variety of situations and from the time that they are very small… For notes on the three ways I share this episode to keep your child safe, and also for every podcast back episode, Go to weturnedoutokay.com/231 And for podcast extras you will LOVE go to patreon.com/weturnedoutokay... Thank you so much for listening! How to share about today's...

Duration:00:34:13

How we parents can stop feeling anxious, with author and dad Charlie Hoehn (Podcast Episode 230)

6/19/2018
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I'm so happy to share this wonderful conversation with Charlie Hoehn, dad, podcaster, person who helps people publish books, and (most important for our conversation today) author. Charlie's book, Play It Away, shares his experience with soul-sucking anxiety, and the simple cure he found. The thing about this cure is, it's something humans all do naturally, and it's as important to us as sleep. But yet we often grow up and forget how important it is; the lack of this crucial element in...

Duration:00:54:51

Are Timeouts Effective Discipline? A Your Child Explained Episode (Podcast Episode 229)

6/12/2018
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I'm so excited to bring you this week's show, all about timeouts! Patreon.com/weturnedoutokayhere to join the We Turned Out Okay Facebook grouphere to watch in YouTubePatreon.com/weturnedoutokay Do you find that giving a time out to your young child is an effective way to change that child's behavior? Maybe you find, as one coaching client of mine does, that timeouts become "a battle of wills" and aren't effective at all. Maybe your young child runs away from the timeout chair,...

Duration:00:34:39