31 episodes

A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Oh Crap I Love My Toddler... But Holy F*ck Jamie Glowacki

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

    Emergency Episode: Back to School Choices

    Emergency Episode: Back to School Choices

    Jamie discusses options available to parents who are gearing up to send their children back to school

    • 31 min
    Patreon Unlock: Returning to School or Homeschooling?

    Patreon Unlock: Returning to School or Homeschooling?

    The prospect of schools reopening is gradually dawning on us all, and with it comes the news of the potential restrictions which will be in place. As so many of the restrictions seem to greatly impact the level of socializing that children will be able to enjoy upon their return, I am currently fielding a large number of questions regarding homeschooling. In today’s episode, my aim is to address the questions that seem to be the most frequently asked.
     
    It’s important to note that laws and rules regarding homeschooling will vary by, and in some cases within, states, so the information I offer here today is fairly general and you really need to check with a local homeschooler or homeschooling group to understand the specifics for your area. What I can share with you is the remarkable difference between the schooling we’ve all been doing for the last few months and actual homeschooling, some ideas regarding learning styles and curriculum, and some of the basic facts about homeschooling and unschooling. I can also tell you that you have the right and the ability to educate your child at home – you have done it from the moment they were born. Sending your child back to a school filled with social restrictions may rightfully seem daunting to you at the moment, and if you are considering homeschooling, this episode will provide you with information and advice based upon a vast amount of experience and research that can help you begin your decision making process.
     
    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
      Nobody was actually homeschooling these past few months – we were ‘crisis schooling’   The actual academics don’t take as long as a school day   Every state has their own laws and rules about homeschooling, so go to a local homeschooler or group for advice   A lot of people opt in to homeschooling because they want to opt out of standardized testing and ‘teaching to the test’   Beware of the tendency for school districts to offer their opinion on homeschooling rather than the policy   The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HLDA) is the only legal defense association in the country to help with homeschooling issues   Nobody should ever go into your home to ‘check out your homeschooling environment’   You do not to be certified to teach   If you are just trying homeschooling for a year, you’re tied to the school’s curriculum – that’s not my favorite way   There is a large choice of other curricula out there, so you need to determine your child’s learning style   You don’t need a curriculum for pre-school – read to them, love them, take them outside   When unschooling, follow the ‘rabbit holes’  
    Quotes:
     
    “Homeschooling looks so much different than what we just did.”
     
    “It’s your constitutional right to direct the education of your child.”
     
    “I’m not anti-school, but I am anti-bad school.”
     
    “I am more and more of a facilitator.”
     
    “I would argue that we’re always all homeschooling.”
     
    “When you’re working with something you’re passionate about, and you love, you’re going to hit these spots where you have to work through a yucky part of it.”
     
    “I am unabashed in my love of homeschooling…it’s such a lifestyle choice.”
     
    “You know your kid - you are 100% the expert on your child - so lead with that.”
     
    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738
     
    Jamie’s Patreon Page:   https://www.patreon.com/join/jamieglowacki?

    • 41 min
    Patreon Unlock: Rhythm, Routine, Rituals, and Anxiety

    Patreon Unlock: Rhythm, Routine, Rituals, and Anxiety

    With all the talk these days of reopening society, I want to take this opportunity to speak with you about not only the anxiety which our children are experiencing during the ‘lockdown’ – and, believe me, they are feeling anxious – but also the anxiety that will be generated through the reopening process itself. Rhythm, routines, and rituals all have a part to play in this process, and I’m here to help support you and your children through it all.
     
    In today’s episode we look at exactly what we mean by rhythm, routine, and rituals, and acknowledge that both during the pandemic and after, rhythms are going to change. We look at behaviors and how to evaluate and work with them, determine when anxiety becomes ‘not normal’, and face up to the reality of the generational trauma our children are experiencing these days. I will also offer you some suggestions for finding your new rhythms and helping ease your children through the transition of ‘reopening society’. While there is undoubtedly going to be a lot of ‘mental health cleanup’ in the wake of our current circumstances, today’s episode is all about what can be done now to help ensure our children know that they are safe and they are loved and that we are here to provide all the emotional and physical swaddling they need.
     
    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    We are all finding a new rhythm during this pandemic The change in rhythm is generating anxiety in our children You need to determine if a behavior is new or if it’s an ‘amped up’ version of an existing behavior Don’t be crushed by demonstrations of kids clinging to one parent and rejecting the other and don’t give in to it What’s good for our children is a firm, strong voice and actions that say, ‘You don’t have to worry about this’ Everything you choose now is going to be a habit When anxiety interrupts or affects your quality of life, it has slipped into ‘not normal’ and you should seek out help This pandemic is creating ‘generational trauma’ The first few outings during the ‘reopening of society’ transition is where you will want to note anxiety in your child, lean in, and help ease them through it The biggest thing will be finding a new rhythm once again Creating an emotional tether with your child will help during transitions  
    Quotes:
     
    “Our little ones thrive on non-verbal communication…they 100% know that something’s going on…and so there’s anxiety.”
     
    “Any shitty behavior your kid had is going to be amped up.”
     
    “Huge right now is a ‘mommy clinginess’.”
     
    “If they’re given control, they’re going to run with it in the wrong direction.”
     
    “Your average 3-year-old is on par with your average dog brain-wise.”
     
    “Hey, do you need some love right now? Because it’s looking like you need some love.”
     
    “When anxiety hits, every kid just needs physical contact to know they are loved and safe. They need emotional swaddling, but they need physical swaddling too.”
     
    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738
     
    Jamie’s Patreon Page:  https://www.patreon.com/join/jamieglowacki?
     

    • 44 min
    Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Jamie is back after a bit of a hiatus, and she hits the ground running by delving into the complexity of parenting during these uncertain times. There is so much going on out there these days, and Jamie is here to offer some strategies which can be implemented immediately to help parents and children alike, and to also remind everyone to be gentle with themselves.
     
    Comparing the response to this pandemic to the stages of grief, Jamie recognizes that a lot of people are in that anger/bargaining stage, and are at risk of becoming overwhelmed by trying to justify things as educational while also learning how to be together in these unique circumstances. In addition, she highlights just how important it is to ensure that children know they are safe, to talk with them about what’s going on in terms they’ll understand, and above all, to make sure that all of you take the time you need to look after your own mental health.
     
    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    Justifying things as educational can lead to excessive anxiety Loosening up your usual screen time allowance is okay these days You are not in charge of your child’s education Learn how to be together during this pandemic Children need to know that they are safe, and emotional swaddling is necessary now more than ever Ensure that all family members get some alone time and ‘combination times’ Children need to feel touch and to engage in ‘big play’, especially these days Take some time for yourself to tend to your own mental health Talk about this pandemic with your kids in terms they can understand The story behind Jamie’s hiatus and her new Patreon account  
    Quotes:
     
    “If you have to work, and you have a child under the age of 5, you have to give them some screen time. It’s a non-solvable problem.”
     
    “You need to tell your child that they are safe, and they are loved, and you are taking care of them.”
     
    “Our kids need us to be taking care of our mental health.”
     
    “Please prioritize yourself.”
     
    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738
     
    Manuela Molina’s COVIBOOK:   https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
     
    Jamie’s Patreon Page:   https://www.patreon.com/join/jamieglowacki?
     

    • 37 min
    Balance is a Verb

    Balance is a Verb

    Jamie’s addressing one of the most frequently asked questions listeners and followers have for her: how does she balance everything and keep her life in order, especially as a single mom? Her answer is simple and two-fold: 1. it’s HARD, and 2. it’s a fool’s game to try to do everything at once. The parental balancing act is an art of setting a schedule and picking your battles.
     
    In this episode, Jamie explains how our phones can dominate our already busy schedules if we’re not careful, debunks the myth of multitasking, and compares keeping our life in balance to, of all things, four pots on a stove.



    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    What’s “uh-huh” parenting and why we absolutely need to avoid it. Establishing consistent phone time for yourself and being honest with your children about when you’ll need to do some scrolling. How airplane mode has become Jamie’s best friend. Why Jamie isn’t a fan of multitasking—and in fact has some pretty harsh things to say about it. What Jamie’s past experience as a circus performer—yes, you heard that right—taught her about maintaining balance. Jamie’s “four-burner stove” theory for keeping all of the major elements of your life in check. In the end, remember that even the people who look like they have all their shit together still struggle with balancing it all.


    Quotes:
     
    “Stop with the half-assed parenting. It’s not fair to our kids!”
     
    “You can’t do everything well if you’re trying to do it all together.”
     
    “Balance is a verb. It is not a noun, it is not a destination.”
     
    “You HAVE to show up as a whole person to be a good parent.”



    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 27 min
    On Swearing

    On Swearing

    You’ve got to face the facts: try as hard as you might, your kid is going to swear at some point, and when they do drop a big fat expletive it will probably be in the worst time and place. It’s going to be embarrassing, but it’s also a valuable moment that will help your kid understand what is or isn’t acceptable among certain crowds, while allowing you both to acknowledge the emotion beneath the swearing.
     
    In this episode, Jamie discusses her approach to teaching Pascal about swearing and the impression it gives off and suggests how you can help your own children to understand the effect of bad—or rather, “strong”—words.



    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    How Jamie’s son Pascal and his preschool class were exposed to swearing en masse—and what it taught them about the power of words. There are some parents who don’t care about swearing  but of course, you need to set boundaries on where and when that happens.  Helping your little one understand that swearing can affect how others see them, and how Jamie has imparted this lesson to her son. Why swearing in inappropriate contexts can actually teach your kid a lot about hurt and shame. The reason Jamie refers to cursing as “strong words” rather than “bad words.”


    Quotes:
     
    “Swearing is just words we’ve given extraordinary power to.”
     
    “The more power you give the words the more it has and that’s just how it goes.”



    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

mummyteacher123 ,

Fabulous podcast

Really helpful, clear and easy to listen to. Jamie’s humour and personality make me want to listen and her advice is useful, practical and respectful.

Morriscorpion ,

Oh crap! Jamie is powerful

The wisdom she shares through her books, videos, podcast, etc. needs to be digested mindfully. I'm so thankful for finding this woman in my life. Thanks Jamie! You really rock on :)

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