154 episodes

If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people!

Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to specific parenting issues. Then we dive into the “what” and “how” of each topic, moving quickly into actionable tools and strategies our listeners can start using right away.

As your co-hosts, we bring our professional experience to bear, but never fail to share our own struggles as parents. In addition, we have some unique differences in our personalities and beliefs. This dynamic creates a distinct feel, allowing our listeners to explore varying ways to approach parenting topics and ultimately decide what works for their family.

We invite you to listen to the groundbreaking parenting podcast that starts with the end in mind. Stop raising kids; start Raising Adults!

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people!

Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to specific parenting issues. Then we dive into the “what” and “how” of each topic, moving quickly into actionable tools and strategies our listeners can start using right away.

As your co-hosts, we bring our professional experience to bear, but never fail to share our own struggles as parents. In addition, we have some unique differences in our personalities and beliefs. This dynamic creates a distinct feel, allowing our listeners to explore varying ways to approach parenting topics and ultimately decide what works for their family.

We invite you to listen to the groundbreaking parenting podcast that starts with the end in mind. Stop raising kids; start Raising Adults!

    Mealtime Transformation with Laura Hernandez of Mama Systems

    Mealtime Transformation with Laura Hernandez of Mama Systems

    Deana and Kira chat with Laura Hernandez of Mama Systems about how to have mealtime transformations. Laura shares key tips for making mealtime intentional and bringing peace into your home through customized systems. Ditch the mealtime stress and find time to be intentionally together around the dinner table.

    • 27 min
    Correction vs. Criticism

    Correction vs. Criticism

    Deana and Kira chat about the difference between correcting our kids and criticizing them. How can we be sure to come across with love, kindness and understanding when we need to correct a behavior? How can we keep in check what we can expect of them and what they might only be learning as they grow? And, how can we keep ourselves calm in the process? Deana shares an on-the-fly acronym and Kira shares two key phrases you can use right away.

    • 31 min
    Bonus Episode - Keeping Kids Safe Online with Bill Brady of Troomi.com

    Bonus Episode - Keeping Kids Safe Online with Bill Brady of Troomi.com

    Kira and Deana chat with Bill Brady of Troomi Wireless about how to keep kids safe online, on their devices and more. Bill shares some of the ways parents can create trust with their children around technology use as well as help their children learn the skills necessary to navigate social media, app use, email and messaging in a way that is safe now and for their future.

    Learn more about Troomi Wireless:
    https://troomi.com

    • 26 min
    Re-Entry Is Real: Supporting Our Kids As They Emerge From A Pandemic

    Re-Entry Is Real: Supporting Our Kids As They Emerge From A Pandemic

    Kira and Deana discuss re-entry as the pandemic shifts and the world starts to open up again. How do we support our kids? How do we help them to be understanding of each other and the variety of experiences their friends may have had? How do we teach them the compassion, empathy and patience they will need for others and for themselves as we begin to return to “normal?”

    • 31 min
    Simple Stress Relief: Self Care That Fits Into Your Busy Life with stress relief coach Sandy Fowler of the Mighty Parenting Podcast

    Simple Stress Relief: Self Care That Fits Into Your Busy Life with stress relief coach Sandy Fowler of the Mighty Parenting Podcast

    Deana and Kira talk with Sandy Fowler, stress relief coach and host of the Mighty Parenting podcast. Sandy shares tips for creating stress solutions that actually fit into your busy life as well as ways to make the most of sleep, and create quick and easy stress relief moments throughout the day.

    More about Sandy:
    https://sandyfowler.com
    https://mightyparenting.com/podcast/

    • 33 min
    You Asked, We Answer!

    You Asked, We Answer!

    Deana and Kira answer your questions about everything from imaginative play, emotional intelligence for kids under 18 months, linking your why to your values and more!

    Episodes referenced: The Importance of a Strong Why, Figuring Out Your Family’s Values, Raising Kids With Emotional Intelligence

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

JadeGL81 ,

So informative

I love listening to this podcast. Their different personalities offer different options, so their content isn’t preachy. I’ve applied some of their advice to my parenting. I know I’m a great Mum but feel like I’ve got ALL the bases covered after I’ve listened to them, if you know what I mean..Thank you for the content! x

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