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The Impactful Parenting Podcast gives useful tips, advice, and resources to parents of school-aged children. Why? Because parenting is difficult and you don’t need to do it alone. I believe that parents need other parents. School-aged children bring different challenges to parenting than the toddler years and babies. Then right when you got things figured out, the kids become teenagers, and now the game changes again. The more support you have and the more help you can get- it will make your journey easier.

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The Impactful Parenting Podcast gives useful tips, advice, and resources to parents of school-aged children. Why? Because parenting is difficult and you don’t need to do it alone. I believe that parents need other parents. School-aged children bring different challenges to parenting than the toddler years and babies. Then right when you got things figured out, the kids become teenagers, and now the game changes again. The more support you have and the more help you can get- it will make your journey easier.

    Help! My Child is Transgender

    Help! My Child is Transgender

    Help! My Child Is Transgender with Jack Ori gives lots of tips for how to support your transgender child and what parents can do for themselves also.  This video provides resources, advice, and parent education for any family going through transition and awareness.

    This powerful video educates about the struggles of families with a transgender child.  Support is important for everyone in the family.  This video provides links for support, coaching, and parent education.  Topics include parent's most common fears, keys to supporting your child, common challenges for the parents of transgender children, common challenges for trans children, common triggers for trans kids, and MUCH MORE!  This is a must-watch for any family going through the transition of gender dysphoria.

    Help! My Child Is Transgender

    For additional support with your trans child, you can reach The Impactful Parent at https://theimpactfulparent.com/work-with-me. 

    In addition, Jack Ori can be reached at www.facebook.com/groups/supportnetworkforparentsoftransgenderkids

    and

    http://www.jackori.com

    Video Markers and Topics:

    0:00​ intro
    0:58​ Definition of transgender
    3:39​ Parents first reaction
    5:29​ Is my child sure? Parent fears.
    6:44​ Common parent challenges
    8:00​ Communication skills
    9:10​ Most common fears
    11:24​ Parents feeling helpless
    12:48​ What happens if I don't support it?
    14:02​ Keys to supporting your child
    15:48​ Triggers
    21:35​ What if I can't accept it?
    23:36​ Parent support
    26:33​ Contact information and resources
    29:35​ Final thoughts

    IF YOU HAVE A STORY OF INSPIRATION AND LEARNING and want to share your story with The Impactful Parent community, let’s talk!  Go to https://theimpactfulparent.com/work-with-me and sign up for a quick phone call to tell me what your story is all about!  We want to learn from you too!

    To make an authentic connection with your child, try one of my FREE 30 Day challenges.   Sign up today and you'll receive a new question to ask your child every day- for 30 days.  These questions provoke a new conversation with your child and get you away from the boring questions like, "How was your day, and do you have any homework?"  Start connecting with your child one question at a time!  Completely FREE, so NO excuses! Sign up NOW and watch your connection grow with your child in 30 days! https://theimpactfulparent.com/connection

    Don't forget to check out all the FREE resources and tips that The Impactful Parent has to offer!  https://theimpactfulparent.com  Links to the YouTube channel and social media post are there too!  Join The impactful Parent community by signing up for the weekly newsletter. Don't miss an impactful tip!

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    • 31 min
    How Do I Stop The Eye Rolls From My Child?

    How Do I Stop The Eye Rolls From My Child?

    4 tips parents can use to stop the eye rolls and start connecting better with their child.  These 4 tips will have you talking to your child and connecting better during the rough pre-teen and teenage years.

    It is Question and Answer LIVE and today's question was:  My pre-teen and I are starting to butt heads.  It feels like they aren’t listening to me anymore, and my sweet daughter is becoming a diva.  What irritates me the most is how much she seems to ignore my requests.  How can I stop this now before it gets worse?

    FREE PDF Questions To Ask Your Child So They Will Learn From Their Mistakes:  https://theimpactfulparent.com/learningquestions

    Submissions for Q&A LIVE can be either emailed to The Impactful Parent directly or direct messaged through any of these social media platforms.  Submissions are anonymous and are never mentioned in the Live Recording to respect the privacy of The Impactful Parent audience.  Email:  theimpactfulparent@gmail.com

    **This episode was broadcasted live on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  Submissions for Q&A Thursday can be either emailed to The Impactful Parent directly or direct messaged through any of these social media platforms.  Submissions can be anonymous and are never mentioned in the Live Recording to respect the privacy of The Impactful Parent audience.  Email:  theimpactfulparent@gmail.com

    Don't forget to check out all the FREE resources and tips that The Impactful Parent has to offer!  https://theimpactfulparent.com  Links to the YouTube channel and social media post are there too!  Join The impactful Parent community by signing up for the weekly newsletter. Don't miss an impactful tip!

    Make an authentic connection with your child. Try a FREE 30 Day Challenge. You'll receive a new question to ask your child every day- for 30 days. Get away from the boring questions and start connecting with your child one question at a time! https://theimpactfulparent.com/connection

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    Transcript for How Do I Stop The Eye Rolls From My Child?:

    Today we are going to talk about getting your child to listen to you better!

    Today’s question is:  My pre-teen and I are starting to butt heads.  It feels like they aren’t listening to me anymore, and my sweet daughter is becoming a diva.  What irritates me the most is how much she seems to ignore my requests.  How can I stop this now before it gets worse?

    Step 1:  Calm yourself down first.  When our kids get us angry or annoyed, we tend to talk down to them in our anger.  This is a bad habit that many parents get hooked on when kids are small because younger children will take it.  As your children get older, they begin to resent you for how you may be talking “down” to them.  To stop yourself from yelling or speaking from anger or disappointment, it is important that parents pause for a moment, collect themselves, and calm down first.  If I am angry, I tell my kids that I am mad and need 5 minutes to collect myself before addressing the problem.  This role modeling is awesome for your kids to see, and it gives me a few minutes to collect my feelings. Remember: How you respond to your child’s behavior will greatly

    • 13 min
    Expectations Are The Death of Connection

    Expectations Are The Death of Connection

    Expectations Are The Death of Connection

    To make an authentic connection with your child, try one of my FREE 30 Day challenges.   Sign up today and you’ll receive a new question to ask your child every day- for 30 days.  These questions provoke a new conversation with your child and get you away from the boring questions like, “How was your day, and do you have any homework?”  Start connecting with your child one question at a time!  Completely FREE, so NO excuses! Sign up NOW and watch your connection grow with your child in 30 days! https://theimpactfulparent.com/connection

    Don’t forget to check out all the FREE resources and tips that The Impactful Parent has to offer!  https://theimpactfulparent.com  Links to the YouTube channel and social media post are there too!  Join The impactful Parent community by signing up for the weekly newsletter. Don’t miss an impactful tip!

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    Transcript:

     “Ms. Campos, I know I am disappointing my parents.  I’ve tried my best, but nothing I do is ever right.  How am I going to tell them that I failed again?”

    -Anonymous Teen

    Your child has likely felt the same way at some point.  Yep, EVEN YOUR CHILD! It is not our intention to make our kids feel this way, but we do it all the time.   How?  Expectations. We expect more from our children than anyone else.  “What?  No, I don’t Kristina.  Not me,” you might be saying.  Well, I am going to challenge you on that thought. 

    We all start parenthood with an ideal dream.  Think back to your pregnancy with your first child. You had high hopes and were full of excitement.  You wanted that happy family.  You probably even daydreamed about your new life as a parent and envisioned your child in your imagination.  You saw yourself parenting better than your parents did and raising a fantastic human being who was going to turn out successful. 

    What does “successful” mean to you?  I challenge you to stop here for a moment and brainstorm words that equal success in your mind.  Does that mean to have a good job, make a certain amount of money, or have a certain amount of independence? Then, what does your child have to do to BE successful? Get good grades, not play video games, become a good athlete, be heterosexual, or dress a certain way?  These questions take time to answer and a lot of soul searching, but if you take the analysis seriously- then you will get to the heart of your expectations. 

    Expectations hurt our relationship with our children.  Eventually, children will fall short of meeting our expectations, and when they do- they feel hopeless, sad, confused, and worthless. Over time, if our child keeps feeling that they are not living up to our expectations, they can eventually give-up all together, feel unlovable, and disconnect from our parent-child relationship. 

    Do you remember having those feelings as a child?  Which of your parent’s expectations did YOU not meet?  Consider reflecting on your own childhood and your own hidden expectations you have for your child, then watch this week’s Bigger Impact Video on Wednesday, where I will discuss this topic further.  Step one is acknowledging these expectations so that we can move into a better and closer relationship with our kids!

    Are you frustrated with your child because they simply aren’t turning out the way you expected? Maybe parenting life- just isn’t the peachy-keen reality you were hoping for?  We all feel this way from time to time, and when you get into those ruts- you need to watch this video!  This disappointment I know you are feeling- stems from having expectations.  You see, expectations ruin relationships and kill happiness.   In today’s video, I am going to explain why expectations ruin your connection

    • 12 min
    Parenting During and After Divorce

    Parenting During and After Divorce

    Parenting During and After Divorce gives tips on:

    How to limit the negative impact on your kids
    Tips for making your communication effective
    How to talk to kids and what to say
    Things to talk about with your EX
    Things to talk about with your new love interest
    How to introduce a new love interest to your children
    and much more!

    Do you have a child that struggles with ANGER? I CAN HELP! The FREE webinar on my fully online course to help children with big emotions will give you the framework you need to see a change in your child's behaviors! Check it out at https://theimpactfulparent.com/anger-webinar

    IF YOU HAVE A STORY OF INSPIRATION AND LEARNING and want to share your story with The Impactful Parent community, let’s talk!  Go to https://theimpactfulparent.com/work-with-me and sign up for a quick phone call to tell me what your story is all about!  We want to learn from you too!

    Don't forget to check out all the FREE resources and tips that The Impactful Parent has to offer!  https://theimpactfulparent.com  Links to the YouTube channel and social media post are there too!  Join The impactful Parent community by signing up for the weekly newsletter. Don't miss an impactful tip!

    Follow The Impactful Parent on social Media! Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Pinterest, and YouTube.

    Rate, Review, & Subscribe!

    "I love Kristina and all the FREE tips that she has to offer!  Thank you for making my parenting journey better!"  – If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you!!!

    Rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven't done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I'm adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you're not subscribed, there's a good chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!

    Transcript for Parenting During And After Divorce:

    Kristina:  Welcome to The Impactful Parent Inspire and Learn series. Real parents tell their real stories of inspiration and learning because a wise man learns from his mistakes. Still, a wiser man learns from other people's mistakes, and today we're going to learn from our guest speaker, Aaron Windtke. Aaron will talk to us about divorce and a father's perspective on going through a divorce. Thank you for being here, Aaron.

    Aaron, you have four daughters, but I also know that you have gone through a divorce from talking to you earlier. And when that happens, family dynamics change. It is going to hurt the kids, no matter whether it's amicable or not. Divorce is just a painful transition for every family. Do you have any tips or advice that you can give the audience who are going through a divorce and try to minimize the negative impact that it might have on their family?

    Aaron:  Yeah, what a great question, and not an easy topic, so I'll do my best to address it. When I was going through my divorce, the first thing was to put the kids in counseling. It's very important that the kids understand it's not their fault and that they're not why the two adults are going their separate ways.

    Also, I actually think I became a better dad because of my separation from my ex-wife. This is sad to say, but I took time with my kids for granted as a married man.  I was just in a routine, you know. I got up, go to work, came home, and just never took time to appreciate all the little things. Once I got separated, I had time by myself versus time with the kids. I was more engaged in spending quality time with the children.

    Kristina: My audience knows I'm a single mom of four kids. I have met plenty of single dads, and I hear that message from other single dads too.  Once they got divorced, they became better fathers because they appreciated time with their kids so much more. Time with the children was not for grant

    • 28 min
    8 Lessons You Need To Teach Your Kids To Keep Them Safe

    8 Lessons You Need To Teach Your Kids To Keep Them Safe

    It is Question and Answer LIVE and today's question was: How do I keep my teenage daughter safe now that she is independent?  Answer: 8 Lessons You Need To Teach Your Kids To Keep Them Safe

    **This episode was broadcasted live on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  Submissions for Q&A Thursday can be either emailed to The Impactful Parent directly or direct messaged through any of these social media platforms.  Submissions can be anonymous and are never mentioned in the Live Recording to respect the privacy of The Impactful Parent audience.  Email:  theimpactfulparent@gmail.com

    Don't forget to check out all the FREE resources and tips that The Impactful Parent has to offer!  https://theimpactfulparent.com  Links to the YouTube channel and social media post are there too!  Join The impactful Parent community by signing up for the weekly newsletter. Don't miss an impactful tip!

    Make an authentic connection with your child. Try a FREE 30 Day Challenge. You'll receive a new question to ask your child every day- for 30 days. Get away from the boring questions and start connecting with your child one question at a time! https://theimpactfulparent.com/connection

    Follow The Impactful Parent on social Media! Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Pinterest, and YouTube.

    Rate, Review, & Subscribe!

    "I love Kristina and all the FREE tips that she has to offer!  Thank you for making my parenting journey better!"  – If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you!!!

    Rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven't done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I'm adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you're not subscribed, there's a good chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!

    Transcript for  8 Lessons You Need To Teach Your Kids To Keep Them Safe:

    Today we will talk about children’s physical safety.  Don’t miss this Q and A Live video.  I will be giving you 8 Must-Have-Lessons you need to do with your child today, whether you have an 8-year-old or an 18-year-old- it doesn’t matter.

    Hi, My name is Kristina, founder of The Impactful Parent, and I come here every Thursday to answer one of your questions LIVE.  If you have a question for me next week, you can directly message me on social media or email me at theimpactfulparent@gmail.com.  All submissions are kept anonymous.

    Okay, let’s talk about our question today: How Do I Keep My Teenage Girl Safe now that she is an independent young person doing her own things?

    I know that letting your teen become more independent is scary.  The best way to combat your fears and keep your child safe is to teach them how to stay safe.  Today I will give you my 8 MOST IMPORTANT SAFETY LESSONS YOU NEED TO TEACH YOUR CHILD.  And yes- teach them these 8 lessons at ANY age.   You should practice and talk about these safety tips at least once a year, like a fire drill.  Repeating this conversation once a year is super impactful!  It will allow your child to grow with the lesson, understand it in new ways. As they grow, the lessons become ingrained in their brain. The more the lessons are revisited, your chances increase that your child will do the right thing if presented in a situation where they need to call on their skills.

    Lesson 1: Teach your child to be aware of their surroundings.  Now, more than ever, kids are distracted from the world because they stare at a screen.  Parents will teach their children to put down the phone when they drive, but many forget to teach their children to put down the phone when they walk.   Walking with your head looking down and distracted by a screen makes your child an easy target for profiling, mugging, kidnapping, and other offenses.  Teach you

    • 14 min
    Overprotective Parenting

    Overprotective Parenting

    Overprotective Parenting

    To make an authentic connection with your child, try one of my FREE 30 Day challenges.   Sign up today and you’ll receive a new question to ask your child every day- for 30 days.  These questions provoke a new conversation with your child and get you away from the boring questions like, “How was your day, and do you have any homework?”  Start connecting with your child one question at a time!  Completely FREE, so NO excuses! Sign up NOW and watch your connection grow with your child in 30 days! https://theimpactfulparent.com/connection

    Follow The Impactful Parent on social Media! Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Pinterest, and YouTube.

    Transcript:

    What do you want more than anything else in the world for your child?

    To be happy, right?!  Is that what you said in your brain.  If it is, you apart of the majority of parents out there.  I am here to tell you that although this is natural- it also could be a problem!

    Why?  Because a lot of us take this “wish” for our kids to extremes and the result is:             Enabling, Hover parents, and anxiety and stress in our kids AND for ourselves!

    I am picked this topic this week because we are approaching the holiday season and this season is especially ridiculed with “expectations and the need to be happy”.  So although it is natural to want happiness for your child, you need to step back and consider the consequences. 

    Let’s break this down a little further.  What do we really mean when we say “we want our kids happy?”  Well, for most of us- this means we don’t want our kids to experience pain.    As a parent, you can step in and help your child avoid physical pain, however, you can not protect them from emotional pain- nor should you want to!  Life is full of emotional pain.  It is how we live.  Having emotional pain and sadness teaches us to be grateful for happiness.  If you are trying to prevent your child from experiencing emotional pain, then you are also robbing them of living and learning from it. 

    One of my favorite examples of this is from Walt Disney’s Nemo.  Dory is so wise in the movie when she is talking about Nemo to Marlen.  Marlen is Nemo’s dad and a classic hover parent.  She says to him,

    “You can’t ever let anything happen to him.  Then nothing would ever happen to him!”

    You have to let your child experience life and part of that experience is emotional pain.  When you think of it that way, you realize that protecting kids from pain is unrealistic.  In fact, it is doing them a disservice!   The best lessons in life are learned through pain.  I am sure that you have had a painful experience in your life and when you recovered from it, you were wiser and better for it.   Maybe it was a heartache, maybe you got caught doing something… whatever it was- it was the EXPERIENCE that made you LEARN and then you grew from that experience.   As a teacher, I can tell you with all certainty that we don’t learn best from books or theory- we learn from experience. 




    So is it unrealistic to hope for no pain for our children or to shelter them too much?   I am not saying that you let them do whatever they want- yes, boundaries are important, but there is a balance between protecting them and letting them live and make their own choices. 




    Furthermore, IF it is unrealistic to expect no pain in their lives then we, as parents, are setting OURSELVES up for disappointment and heartache when we try to overprotect them.  This is a parenting expectation that you can’t win.   So let go of this unrealistic expectation.  

    I am going to go one step further and suggest that you teach your kids that pain, failure, heartache, and disappointment in their life is absolutely NORMAL.    Some of the depression that exists in our young people today stems from unreali

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I’m so glad I found this podcast! Like most Moms, I struggle at times trying to be the best parent I can be, but don’t have time to read lengthy books or attend seminars. Kristina’s short but wisdom-filled podcasts cut right to the chase as she provides simple and effective parenting tips on a variety of topics. Unlike others who can be patronizing and judgy, or just plain boring, she delivers sound parenting advice as a totally relatable Mom of four, with humor and empathy. Can’t wait for the next episode!

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