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Discover the joy in parenting with The Imperfect Heroes Podcast! DJ Stutz, an Early Childhood Specialist with over 20 years of teaching expertise, brings you insightful episodes to navigate the rewarding yet challenging journey of raising children. Join DJ and her guests as they share knowledge and experiences, offering valuable insights to empower you with confidence and peace. Become the imperfect hero, fostering independence, productivity, and happiness in your children's lives. Tune in for practical parenting tips and stories that resonate with your unique journey!

Imperfect Heroes: Insights Into Parenting DJ Stutz

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Discover the joy in parenting with The Imperfect Heroes Podcast! DJ Stutz, an Early Childhood Specialist with over 20 years of teaching expertise, brings you insightful episodes to navigate the rewarding yet challenging journey of raising children. Join DJ and her guests as they share knowledge and experiences, offering valuable insights to empower you with confidence and peace. Become the imperfect hero, fostering independence, productivity, and happiness in your children's lives. Tune in for practical parenting tips and stories that resonate with your unique journey!

    Episode 156: When Joy is Contagious with Anastasia Aruz

    Episode 156: When Joy is Contagious with Anastasia Aruz

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, DJ and guest Anastasia Aruz talk about the importance of finding joy and playfulness in everyday moments with children, while also identifying and nurturing their interests and passions. Listen in as they discuss the need to manage media consumption to protect mental health, and create a healthy family system by acknowledging and addressing parenting mistakes. And stay tuned as they explain that by prioritizing joy, playfulness, and mental well-being, p...

    • 34 min
    Episode 155: A Time to Be Joyful with Emily Guarnotta

    Episode 155: A Time to Be Joyful with Emily Guarnotta

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, DJ and special guest Emily Guarnotta discuss strategies for parents to find joy in their daily lives and raise joyful children. Tune in to hear them emphasize the importance of prioritizing self-care, modeling positivity, and being present and supportive. Listen in as they discuss the importance of recognizing patterns of survival mode, finding joy in the present moment and as they share strategies for increasing awareness, such as pausing and taking a ...

    • 34 min
    REPLAY: Life is Better With Teeth with Dr. Ted Bennion

    REPLAY: Life is Better With Teeth with Dr. Ted Bennion

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode REPLAY from season one, DJ dives into the often challenging world of oral care for kids with Dr. Ted Bennion. Join in as they explore how parents can make a significant impact on their children's tooth care, the best ways to discuss oral hygiene with your child, and address common concerns such as thumb sucking and the use of fluoride. Listen in as they also cover when to start oral care and how to make tooth brushing a fun and loving activity, transform...

    • 51 min
    Episode 153: Awakening Joy in Our Children

    Episode 153: Awakening Joy in Our Children

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, DJ discusses the importance of introducing joy to young children to help them develop a happier life. Listen in as host DJ Stutz talks about the significance of modeling joyful behavior, nurturing joy in children, and creating a positive atmosphere in the home. Stay tuned as she explains how to prioritize fostering joy and positivity in children's lives through joyful learning environments, managing conflicts, and encouraging essential social skills. An...

    • 34 min
    Episode 152: Stop the Whining and Manipulation. Persevere!!

    Episode 152: Stop the Whining and Manipulation. Persevere!!

    Send us a Text Message.This podcast episode focuses on the theme of perseverance, wrapping up a four-part series on the subject. In the segment, DJ discusses the importance of perseverance for both parents and children, emphasizing how continued effort and resilience can lead to better outcomes in various aspects of life. Tune in as DJ shares personal anecdotes and stories to illustrate the benefits of perseverance, such as improved self-esteem, stronger relationships, and reduced stress. Sta...

    • 34 min
    Episode 151: Parenting with Perseverance: Dr. Christine Li Shares The Secrets

    Episode 151: Parenting with Perseverance: Dr. Christine Li Shares The Secrets

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, DJ invited fellow Podcaster, Psychologist and Procrastination Coach, Dr. Christine Li on the show to discuss strategies for teaching children resilience and clutter management. In the segment, Dr. Li shares the importance of setting realistic expectations, providing a sense of accomplishment, and creating a routine involving children in the process. Listen in as their discussion highlights the connection between procrastination and perseverance and offe...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Dana S. Diaz ,

Must listen for all parents!!

Despite my unfortunate area of expertise being in narcissistic abuse, DJ was gracious to invite me to be a guest on her show to discuss bravery and resilience in parenting within difficult circumstances. The episode won't be released until later this year. However, I'm so pleased with how easily our discussion flowed. Like all her other episodes, it is well-organized and intended to give parents perspective in raising their children to reach their full potential.

The Real Jerry Dugan ,

Parenting Advice from Parents

DJ delivers a show for parents by parents as they share how they applied principles in raising children in the way they should go while also keeping our own sanity. She brings a lot of positive energy and motivation that parenting can be done right. We are not alone. Listen to this show and subscribe!

Ganeshananda ,

The Power Of Fairy Tales

What an inspiringly delightful conversation I enjoyed with DJ! Her wisdom and love from a lifetime devoted to teaching and enriching the lives of children and families is a treasure chest to immerse yourself in! I look forward to more precious moments together!

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