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Break the cycle of generational trauma by doing your own work, connecting to your authentic self, so that you can raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.

Our Motto is: Raising Our Children, Growing Ourselves.

Authentic Parenting explores how you can find more calm, connection and joy in parenting through the process of self-discovery and inner growth with a trauma-informed lens.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 203 Ratings

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Break the cycle of generational trauma by doing your own work, connecting to your authentic self, so that you can raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.

Our Motto is: Raising Our Children, Growing Ourselves.

Authentic Parenting explores how you can find more calm, connection and joy in parenting through the process of self-discovery and inner growth with a trauma-informed lens.

Enjoy!

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Youth Mental Health: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? with Judith Warner

    Youth Mental Health: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? with Judith Warner

    Jonathan Haidt, author of The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness argues that a sharp uptick in depression, anxiety, loneliness, and suicide among young people is directly tied to the wide distribution of smartphones. Is there a mental health crisis in youth today? Is it worse than pre-pandemic? And are the smartphones to be blamed? 
    Returning guest, author and journalist Judith Warner on her review of The Anxious Generation in the Washington Post and the state of youth mental health.
    Ep. 276. Making Sense of Middle School with Judith Warner The Kids Aren’t All Right. Are Phones Really to Blame? article by Judith Warner LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Support the podcast by making a donation (suggested amount $15) 732-763-2576 call to leave a voicemail.  info@authenticparenting.com Send audio messages using Speakpipe. Join the Authentic Parenting Community on Facebook. Work w/Anna. Listeners get 10% off her services.  Visit authenticparenting.com  Follow Anna on Instagram.  
     

    • 47 min
    Mindwandering: How to Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity with Moshe Bar

    Mindwandering: How to Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity with Moshe Bar

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    • 59 min
    What Does it Mean to Be Nourished? with Deborah MacNamara, PhD

    What Does it Mean to Be Nourished? with Deborah MacNamara, PhD

    Clinical counselor and educator Dr. Deborah MacNamara on how food has become divorced from attachment, how we make it so stressful, how food creates relationship issues and vice versa and why family meals are not the full answer. Also, how to handle picky eating, and treating feeding our children like we treat a bedtime routine.
    Her new book is Nourished: Connection, Food, and Caring for our Kids (and everyone else we love).
    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Support the podcast by making a donation (suggested amount $15) 732-763-2576 call to leave a voicemail.  info@authenticparenting.com Send audio messages using Speakpipe. Join the Authentic Parenting Community on Facebook. Work w/Anna. Listeners get 10% off her services.  Visit authenticparenting.com  Follow Anna on Instagram.

    • 58 min
    How to Stop Holding a Grudge with Judith Rabinor, PhD

    How to Stop Holding a Grudge with Judith Rabinor, PhD

    Dr. Judith Rabinor on why we hold onto grudges, the impact on our well-being and relationships, and practical strategies for letting go and finding peace. 
    We also explore why some people struggle more than others with letting go, examine the role of trauma and the transformative power of updating our life story to move past feeling stuck. And the significance of developing inner safety and resources in overcoming trauma, and the profound role of gratitude, among other insights.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Support the podcast by making a donation (suggested amount $15) 732-763-2576 call to leave a voicemail.  info@authenticparenting.com Send audio messages using Speakpipe. Join the Authentic Parenting Community on Facebook. Work w/Anna. Listeners get 10% off her services.  Visit authenticparenting.com  Follow Anna on Instagram. OTHER EPSIODES YOU MAY LIKE
    The Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship with Judith Rabinor, PhD The Power of Storytelling with Kristy Lauricella and Judith Rabinor, PhD How to turn Self-Care into a Way of Life with Judith Rabinor, PhD The Power of Deep Listening wiht Judith Rabinor, PhD How Mother Loss Shapes Who We Become with Hope Edelman and Judith Rabinor, PhD

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Parenting through Connection Instead of Coercion with Pam Leo

    Parenting through Connection Instead of Coercion with Pam Leo

    Author of Connection Parenting (the book is about 20 years old!) Pam Leo on why connection matters, how build and rebuild connection with our children on a daily basis, and what it looks like in reality. 
    Also, we talk about respecting children. the importance of play, literacy, and so much more.

    Pam shares a truly powerful exercise from her book to help you with your parenting goals and values.

    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Support the podcast by making a donation (suggested amount $15) 732-763-2576 call to leave a voicemail.  info@authenticparenting.com Send audio messages using Speakpipe. Join the Authentic Parenting Community on Facebook. Work w/Anna. Listeners get 10% off her services.  Visit authenticparenting.com  Follow Anna on Instagram.  
     
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Overcoming Trauma: Releasing Shame and Healing the Body with Peter Levine, PhD

    Overcoming Trauma: Releasing Shame and Healing the Body with Peter Levine, PhD

    Renowned developer of powerful healing modality Somatic Experiencing (SE) Peter Levine on how trauma lodges itself to the body, wreaks havoc on the nervous system and what it takes to heal. Also, he shares his personal experience with rape when he was 12 years old, a trauma he carried most of his life and how using his own method he overcame it. He talks about how dreams, synchronicities and 4 powerful women influenced him in developing his method and so much more.
    Hiw new book is called An Autobiography of Trauma: A Healing Journey. 
    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Support the podcast by making a donation (suggested amount $15) 732-763-2576 call to leave a voicemail.  info@authenticparenting.com Send audio messages using Speakpipe. Join the Authentic Parenting Community on Facebook. Work w/Anna. Listeners get 10% off her services.  Visit authenticparenting.com  Follow Anna on Instagram.  
     

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

perdy_mama ,

Excellent content for both parents and for child-free adults!!

I’ve been listening to Anna for about a year, and she quickly made it onto my listen-to-every-episode list. Over the past year, I’ve sent multiple episodes to my child-free friends because the content is so applicable to adults in general. Having said that, her guidance and suggestions and even just her personal musings have brought so much richness to my parenting approaches. Her content has helped me cultivate a deeper level of self-compassion, positive self-talk, and sincere self-care, which has all worked together to make parenting easier without changing a thing about my kid’s behavior. I’ve listened to many episodes multiple times, including How to Regulate Your Nervous System, and Mother Hunger: How Adult Daughters Can Understand and Heal From Lost Protection, Guidance and Nurturance. I’ve listened to both of these three times, and I’m sure I’m not done. Her content has also helped me cultivate a deeper sense of sincere empathy for my kid, and helped me focus on developing strategies for connection and collaboration with them versus ways to change their behaviors. As a consequence, I’m seeing far more desired behaviors without the power struggles.

I recommend this show to anyone hoping to heal from childhood trauma in order to live a life with contentment, ease, compassion and delight. Being a parent is not required.

laurenann053 ,

So grateful for this podcast.

Anna’s parenting wisdom has been helping me for the past eight years of my parenting, and for that I am so grateful. I love how real she is and how she coaches with no judgment, just compassion. I refer back to this podcast constantly for different topics, since she’s covered so much. And her guest speakers are just as inspirational as she is. One of my favorite parenting podcasts/resources for sure!

Mactonight12 ,

Great parenting resource

Anna does a lovely job with finding authors, methods, and discuss new ideas in the parenting space that help to stop generational patterns. Helping parents determine who they are and how they want to show up authentically.

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