32 episodes

Boys Built Better is bringing you experts in all areas of parenting boys, from the normal everyday parenting stuff to big current day issues. Join me so we all can live a slightly saner life and do better for our boys, one episode at a time.

Part of the NoCo FM family of podcasts. Hear Boys Built Better first on Tuesday nights at 9pm ET/7pm MT on the live stream at https://www.noco.fm or get our free mobile app.

Boys Built Better Jessica Crow and NoCo FM

    • Parenting
    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

Boys Built Better is bringing you experts in all areas of parenting boys, from the normal everyday parenting stuff to big current day issues. Join me so we all can live a slightly saner life and do better for our boys, one episode at a time.

Part of the NoCo FM family of podcasts. Hear Boys Built Better first on Tuesday nights at 9pm ET/7pm MT on the live stream at https://www.noco.fm or get our free mobile app.

    BBB 032: Family and Show Updates

    BBB 032: Family and Show Updates

    Tune in for an update on where my family is now vs. when Boys Built Better started two years ago. There is more details in the episode, but for now, this is our last regularly scheduled show. Be sure to subscribe or like us on Facebook or Instagram for updates on new episodes.

    https://www.facebook.com/boysbuiltbetter/
    https://www.instagram.com/boysbuiltbetter/

    • 22 min
    BBB 031: Vaping 101

    BBB 031: Vaping 101

    Vaping has been all over the news lately, but if you are raising a young adult vaping has probably been something that they have been exposed to for a lot longer than the recent headlines. Today I am chatting with health educator Christa Timmerman about the basics of vaping, its health concerns and how to talk to you child.

    Show Notes and Links

    For more information on vaping check out:
    https://www.larimerhealth.org/vaping

    For resources on how to help you child quit visit:
    https://www.larimerhealth.org/youthquit

    Does your child want to become a youth advocate? Check out:
    https://youthactionforhealth.com

    Like Boys Built Better on
    https://www.facebook.com/boysbuiltbetter/ or follow us at https://www.instagram.com/boysbuiltbetter/

    Timestamps
    •What is an e-cigarette (3:56)
    •Why is vaping so interesting to teens? (8:18)
    •Vaping rates in boys (10:00)
    •What regulations are in place to protect kids? (11:57)
    •Health Risks associated with vaping (15:36)
    •Recent Headlines (18:11)
    •What addiction really means (21:20)
    •How can parents prevent vaping (22:13)
    •Vaping in the community (24:24)
    •What to do if you find vaping products (25:24)
    •Does vaping hlep smokers quit? (26:38)

    • 30 min
    BBB 030: Tough Conversations with Your Kids (Part 2)

    BBB 030: Tough Conversations with Your Kids (Part 2)

    Boys Built Better returns on NoCo FM with part two of our conversation recorded live at Heyday Fort Collins with guest Kori Wilford. Learn more about how to have tough conversations with your kids.

    • 48 min
    BBB 029: Tough Conversations with Your Kids (Part 1)

    BBB 029: Tough Conversations with Your Kids (Part 1)

    Earlier this summer, I was asked by my neighbor and friend Jennifer Little if I would speak at her shop Hey Day as part of its Hey Day grows series. We’d had several conversations about raising kids at our neighborhood get togethers and decided that it was information worth sharing.

    Would I speak alone? Oh, no! I reached out to my resident conversation expert and previous guest Kori Wilford.

    In this episode, we tackle how to talk to your kids about tough things while also respecting their curiosity and their right to know. The longer I host this show, the more I learn that this, above all other parenting topics, is the heart of our relationships with our kids.

    Want more Kori? Check out our original episode on talking to your kids about sex:
    https://boysbuiltbetter.com/podcast/creating-sexually-healthy-boys-of-all-ages-and-talking-to-your-son-about-sex/

    Want more Jen? Check out Hey Day online:
    https://theheydaystore.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/theheydaystore/

    Want more Boys Built Better? Follow us:
    https://www.boysbuiltbetter.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/boysbuiltbetter/
    https://www.facebook.com/boysbuiltbetter/

    • 59 min
    BBB 028: Starting Middle School (Rebroadcast)

    BBB 028: Starting Middle School (Rebroadcast)

    Reposting an episode from last summer about transitioning to middle school. In addition to my chat with parent Erin Dirvonas, I’m reflecting on how my son did during his first year. Listening to this again, it’s amazing how much stuff that she mentioned also came up for us. Is your child heading into middle school? Get prepped with this episode.

    Topics

    • The sixth-grade experience
    • Similarities to Elementary?
    • Teacher Communication
    • Developing Independence
    • Lunch Questions
    • Dealing with the locker
    • Time Management
    • Learning to speak for yourself
    • Picking an instrument
    • All the girls
    • Changing throughout the year/ grades
    • What to prepare for ahead of time
    • Learning to contemplate and expand ideas
    • Devices and social media
    • Parenting through middle school

    • 43 min
    BBB 027: Transitioning to Elementary School (Rebroadcast)

    BBB 027: Transitioning to Elementary School (Rebroadcast)

    Re-airing last year’s episode about transitioning your child to kindergarten. Last year I was working really hard to get my youngest prepared and am know happy to report back that he had a great, successful year. Is your own child about to start elementary school? From academics to independence skills, we’ve got a lot of great tips on how to make the transition a success.

    Looking for some last minute prep ideas? Find recommended workbooks at:
    https://boysbuiltbetter.com/education/best-workbooks-for-pre-k-children/

    The easy way I taught my middle son to tie shoes is available at:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b0PiWo5rC4

    My favorite lunchbox is can be found at:
    https://amzn.to/2lgav6L

    • 33 min

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