In each podcast, “Beyond Good Intentions” with Kristen Duke, shares a heartfelt discussion with guests on topics related to parenting teenagers. Whether you are currently in the trenches with teens, or hanging with toddlers, this is for you, it doesn't hurt to PLAN AHEAD! You'll walk away with strategies for deliberate parenting that help to move beyond good intentions to a stronger family.
Kristen, a mother of 4, has shared her passion for strengthening families and building strong relationships on her family-lifestyle website “Capturing Joy” for over 10 years. Beyond Good Intentions is a podcast that helps answer the parenting questions she herself seeks.
#101 Moms Words of Encouragement: Shawni Pothier
I have admired Shawni's parenting from afar as I've read her blog 71Toes.com for many years. She is just about 3 years ahead of me in this parenting gig, and I felt inspired seeing how she mothered just a few steps ahead of me.
I was so delighted to hear her words of encouragement for teens, words she hopes her kids will know before leaving the home and under her roof. She came up with a list of 5 all encompassing hopes for her kids, which I loved hearing her thoughts.
For more on my thoughts, I shared about Episode 41 of 10 things I want my kids to know.
If you are new around here, I encourage you to scroll and listen to past episode, and join the teen topic discussions on Instagram: @KristenDukeChats
#100 My High School Best Friend Natalie
Episode #100!!!! I'm so excited to introduce you to my high school best friend, Natalie. We met right after my 14th birthday, the week I moved from Louisiana to Texas about to begin my freshman year of high school. We had so much fun during our teen years, and you'll hear us talk about the good, the crazy, our parents, and then of course how all of that has affected how we parent our teens.
One of my favorite quotes from Natalie in this episode:
"Worry is a wast of imagination. I'd like to imagine the best case scenario."
I invite you all to do that. Imagine the best.
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Come share on Instagram (@KristenDukeChats) your thoughts after listening, and TAG your high school bestie!
If you missed any previous episodes, check them out! The first year I was really good and writing a blog post sharing a summary here on the home page Beyond Good Intentions Podcast.
Email me if you've listened to all 100 episodes!
#099 Moving Teens with Katie Hughes
In March, we talked all about TEENS and FRIENDS. Friends are SO important for teenagers, and as parents, we often run this challenge about how to navigate friendships we are concerned about, as well as how to help them make friends. If you missed episode #98 with Dr. Justin Coulson about toxic friendships, I encourage you to LISTEN!
But with Katie, she moved with teens, and is in the trenches of helping her kids adjust, and I REALLY wanted to pick her brain, as I knew it was likely in our family future, and as I type this in May (when the interview was in February) we now know we ARE in fact moving, and helping my girls with friendships is high priority for me.
So many wisdom nuggets, even if you aren't moving. Katie is an intentional mom, and I've gleaned so much from watching her share insights over the years.
After you listen, check out these links!
Find Katie on Instagram: @TheHughesHouse Find her daughters account: @postingthepositive Link to love language quiz for teens My AMAZON store favorites Come chat about this on IG! @KristenDukeChats If you haven't yet, leave an iTunes review!!!
#098 Toxic Friends with Dr. Justin Coulson
My friends, I've declared this episode among my top 10 favorites in my two years of podcasting. So many wisdom nuggets on information, it's worth the 1 hour listen!
Dr. Coulson not only shares some gems about how to help our teens with toxic friends, but it applies to so many relationships as well.
You can find @DrJustinCoulson on Instagram and JustinCoulson.com
And his book Miss-Connection on Amazon (kindle best in the US).
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#097 Teens + Friends with Vanessa Quigley
This episode is full of little tidbits about how we can help our teens be a better friends and make good friends. LISTEN and SHARE, and leave an iTunes review if you felt inspired!
You can find Vanessa on IG at @VanessaQuigley If you aren't already following @Chatbooks, do that! Study on pictures: Printed photos = Stronger Families. MomForce Podcast episode about strengthening families through the printed photos. My CHATBOOKS DIY BOOKSHELF. Visit our AMAZON store as the official sponsor of this podcast.
#038 Sex Talk
My teen friends--have you talked to your parents about sex? I mean, beyond the birds and the bees of "how babies are made?" I would expect that most of you haven't, but if you have...yay! I'm giving you MY thoughts on the sex talk, as if you were my teenagers.
With that, I encourage you to TALK TO YOUR PARENTS! Ask them questions, invite them into your world of curiosity. My hope is that they will be honest and forthcoming and open with you.
This is a jumping off of my Teens+Sex chat on the Beyond Good Intentions podcast #96 if you want to share that with your parents. It's got 20 questions to chat about.
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Sex talk with teens
Thanks so much for this conversation. I feel a lot more empowered after listening!
Even though I’m not a parent, I’m a teenager and this podcast helps a lot. I listen to Fist Bump and then come back and listen to this because it goes into more depth. It’s really helpful!!
Kristen-Thank you for having a heart for teens and sharing your ideas to help preserve, grow, cultivate our relationships with our teens!!
Just got done listening to Episode 90 and by minute 8, I was like “I’ve got to share this with my mom tribe! They need to listen to this episode!”
Although I don’t agree on everything-it’s ok to agree to disagree-Kristen still has lots of great ideas and nuggets of insight and inspiration!