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Duration: 01:08:25

5 Strategies to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

Description This is our monthly special episode where I co-host the show with another colleague. For now, I have a Mystery Seat for each month and I invite passionate coaches or parent educators to host the show with me. This should be fun. For the monthly special episodes the show has a different format. We have 4 segments. Examples from Our Home What’s Up with You? Answering listener parenting questions Favorite Finds ---------------- In the first segment I tell a story that...

Duration: 00:59:04

How To Communicate Your Needs In a Relationship?

About my guest Max Rivers is the lead mediator at where he pioneered using mediation to save marriages instead of to assist in divorce. He has developed a six-session process to help couples learn how to use NVC, Nonviolent Communication to navigate their difficult conversations. He is available at his office in Philadelphia, or worldwide over video conferencing. He is the author of a book about his work with couples called, “Tired of Having the Same Old Argument?”...

Duration: 00:59:01

100th Episode Celebration!

We have made it! Yay! 100 episodes under our belt. Where did the time go? This special episode is for you. I want to celebrate, you, my dear listener! Audience participation. Woohoo! Thank you so much for being part of Authentic Moments community. Listeners who appeared on this episode: Isabelle, Angela, Katja, Carla, Tina, Ashley, Corrine, Elizabeth, Melanie. Here are some of your favorite shows mentioned in this episode. 1. How To Stop Yelling 2. Are You Stuck In The Past? 3. Are...

Duration: 00:57:03

Healing From Trauma

My guest for this episode is Christina Louise, The Peaceful Parenting Mentor and World's #1 Freedom Coach offers a unique understanding of what you and your child are going through right now, because she WAS a challenging child and troubled teen herself! Because her parents didn’t understand how to manage their emotions without going into fight or flight mode, she wound up experiencing years of abuse and neglect, which resulted in self-loathing, anxiety, trouble with the law, and other...

Duration: 00:50:07

Why You Might Be Feeling Tired, Negative and Overwhelmed

Do you sometimes feel tired, negative and overwhelmed? By chatting with Dr. Corrine Seeley it became clear that there is scientific reasons why you feel that way especially when you don't get enough adequate sleep. In this episode we talk about the importance of sleep both for parents and children. Corrine started doing fertility meditation on youtube, earned her PhD at 8 months pregnant and started her business when her baby was 6 months old. Highlights: -how a career-oriented woman...

Duration: 00:44:52

How to Find and Maintain Happiness No Matter What

How to find happiness and maintain it is a central question. Do you know that we have what’s called a set point for happiness? According to Dr. Puff we can change that. We can raise our set point and what he calls become superenjoyers. We can raise our set point of happiness. Happiness is a lot like our weight. You have to do things to maintain your healthy weight. To begin to change our happiness begins with awareness. Dr. Puff shares four steps to creating happiness. Here they...

Duration: 00:45:52

Why “Hate” is Not a Bad Word [monthly special episode]

This is the monthly special episode where I am joined by my lovely friend and colleague Sarah MacLaughlin. If you are a regular listener then you know that we have 3 main segments: Examples From Our Home in which we both share parenting fails and triumphs. What’s Up With You? in which we answer your parenting questions Favorite Finds in which we talk about what we have read, or found to be helpful, resources, podcasts and such. Anna’s story is all about a hair mask disaster. Her 9 year...

Duration: 00:39:15

Parental Self-Sacrifice: Break The Mold and Be Free

Should parents sacrifice their own happiness, dreams, life for their children? Highlights: -as a child Katerina wanted her mom to be happy but as a mom she repeated the same mistakes -how she went from being a supermom to a happy mom -she almost lost her marriage to infidelity What does it mean to create your own happiness? Don't focus on one aspect of your lifeWill the kids be fine?Are you putting someone else’s happiness before yours? QUOTE from this episode:“Happiness is seeing...

Duration: 00:38:25

Are We Over-Parenting in America?

I recently visited Armenia with my family for the first after 12 years. Even though I was born there and know pretty much what the culture is but to my surprise things had changed. This visit was special because I was visiting as a parent and parent educator and I was very intentional to observe how the Armenian people do the parenting business. Also, I met my friends there for the first time as parents with families. For this episode I invited my dear friend Lusine to join me via Skype to...

Duration: 00:36:06

Overseas Travel: Honest Sharing from My 9 Year Old

My 9 year old daughter shares her honest impressions, observations about our recent overseas travel to Armenia. It was her first time. She was going to meet my dad, her grandpa are you ready-for the first time. It was a big, emotional trip for me as well since I was going back after long 13 years. Many mixed feelings. If you listened to my episode with Bridgett Miller The Hardship of Uprooting and Establishing a Home in a New Place then you know what I mean. Curious what she saw and what...

Duration: 00:21:53

The Benefits of Negative Emotions

How comfortable are you with your uncomfortable feelings? Do you feel your emotions? Emotions Are Not Bad Behavior Do you remember yourself at age 10? Do you think children are born authentic? How do you cultivate authenticity in your children? How has your sense of self change over time? Also... -how much freedom should we give to our kids -why it’s hard to listen to kids big emotions -how to encourage self expression -what is acceptance and how can we fully accept our children...

Duration: 00:48:46

Childhood Trauma: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self

What is authenticity? What does it mean to live an authentic life? How do traumatic childhood experiences impact the trajectory of our life? Imagine being a 10 year old and silently suffering a bullying... In this episode: -what is trauma -early childhood experiences and their impact on our life and parenting in particular -why it’s imperative to take time off from your kids -can authenticity be cultivated? My guest for this episode is Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a...

Duration: 00:39:36

[Archive] How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids

How to get kids to listen without yelling and nagging? We all want our children to cooperate easily. Many parents do struggle with challenge. That was the case for Carla who later ended up writing books on mindfulness. Why? Because it was helpful in combating the bad habit of yelling. Yelling doesn’t have to be part of your parenting repertoire. Carla shares with us her own definition of mindfulness which I love. -how she integrated mindfulness into her family – how it has changed her...

Duration: 00:53:58

[Archive] From Punishments To Gentle Parenting: Raising 6 Kids In South Africa

Spanking or corporal punishments break the bond between parent and child. They erode the trust. It is NNOT by inflciting pain we need to teach our children. There is a different way. You'd be surprised to learn that using physical punishments to "discipline" children is still legal in the world. In the United States 19 states still use corporal punishments in their schools and homes. In today’s episode I am talking to my lovely friend, gentle parenting advocate Lelia Wes Schott. She is from...

Duration: 00:55:40

[Archive] Why You Are Addicted To Facebook and How To Defeat It

How much time do you spend on Facebook? How often do you check your emails? Do you know that the more you check your email the less happy you feel? Do you have FOMO? The surprising findings from behavioral research may have some shocking answers for you. yes, we are talking about rats. This is a true story. I battled with it. But I have come to face the reality and take some responsible action to defeat my obsessions. I came up with 7 rules for myself and they literally saved my sanity,...

Duration: 00:22:55

[Archive] Push The Reset Button

In this episode of Authentic Moments host Anna Seewald and guest Christina Fletcher talk about Christina's journey of becoming a spiritually aware parent. Christina Fletcher is a spiritually aware parent coach who helps parents tap into their own inner resources and be their authentic selves, as well as to see their children as the true spiritual beings we all are through tools, meditations and exercises. Christina is also an author and has released 4 books, as well as freelanced for...

Duration: 00:44:54

The Hardship of Uprooting and Establishing a Life in a New Place

What is your definition of HOME? What do you call home? Is it people or is it a place for you? Where do you feel most at home? In our society and in the world in general people move a lot from place to place and establish lives in new places. Transitions, cultures, cultures shocks, identity shifts, evolution... Today we are talking about the hardship of uprooting. My guest for this episode is Bridgett Miller is a mother of two and lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. She has a...

Duration: 00:38:12

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