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The Joyful Courage Podcast is a place for inspiration, education and entertainment on the parenting journey. You are not alone, and this podcast exists to remind you of that...

I am your host, Casey O'Roarty, and I am honored to get to share conversations with leading parenting experts about challenges that show up while we raise our kids.

PLEASE NOTE: The show is rated "explicit" because sometimes I say "hell," "damn," or "pissed off." Rarely will you hear any of the more offensive swear words - just trying to keep it real over here.

Feel free to head over to my website www.joyfulcourage.com for more information about online and live classes, as well as to read my blog.

Opt in now for a four part FREE offer from moving from Chaos to Calm in your home athttp://www.joyfulcourage.com/chaos-to-calm-sign-up

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Joyful Courage - A Conscious Parenting Podcas‪t‬ Casey O'Roarty

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 157 Ratings

The Joyful Courage Podcast is a place for inspiration, education and entertainment on the parenting journey. You are not alone, and this podcast exists to remind you of that...

I am your host, Casey O'Roarty, and I am honored to get to share conversations with leading parenting experts about challenges that show up while we raise our kids.

PLEASE NOTE: The show is rated "explicit" because sometimes I say "hell," "damn," or "pissed off." Rarely will you hear any of the more offensive swear words - just trying to keep it real over here.

Feel free to head over to my website www.joyfulcourage.com for more information about online and live classes, as well as to read my blog.

Opt in now for a four part FREE offer from moving from Chaos to Calm in your home athttp://www.joyfulcourage.com/chaos-to-calm-sign-up

Thank you for listening!

    Eps 263: Solo Show- Belief Behind Behavior Deep Dive Part 1

    Eps 263: Solo Show- Belief Behind Behavior Deep Dive Part 1

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
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    This week’s episode is a solo show!
     
    Takeaways from the show:
    Perception matters The goal of behavior is to find and feel a sense of belonging and significance Iceberg metaphor Mistaken goals: Undue attention Connection vs. attention Tune into how your kid’s behavior makes you feel Parents contribute to beliefs kids have about connection The coded message behind annoying behavior is notice me and involve me usefully Redirect by involving your kids in a useful task Say what you will do Avoid special services Plan 1 on 1 time with your kids Involve your kids in creating routines Eps 261 | Downloadable Mistaken Goal Chart 
    See you next week!! :)
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    Getting clear on Boundaries, Consequences and Punishment: Middle School and Beyond…
    FREE WEBINAR THIS TUESDAY (that’s tomorrow for anyone listening to this show the day it’s coming out) from 5:30 - 7pm PST.
    This webinar is for you if you are a parent or a caregivers who are currently parenting kids in middle and high school. The information presented and activities facilitated come straight from Positive Discipline theory.
     
    During the webinar we will:
    Connect around the common goal of raising teens with character and life skills Tease apart the difference between punishment, consequences and boundaries Learn the tools and mindset for more collaboration, problem solving and follow through  
    Participants who engage in the webinar, try on the learning, and put the tools into practice will be able to make an impact on the challenges they are facing with their child.  AND, this may be a starting point for you. There is nothing magic about what is shared in this webinar, the magic exists in how you implement what you learn and your willingness to try again and again and again.
    All you need to do to get signed up is go to joyfulcourage.com/webinar
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    Parenting for the Season You’re In - MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BEYOND
    I am super excited to announce that there is a BRAND NEW LIVE CLASS happening for parents of Middle Schoolers and BEYOND in March!
     
    Each week will be a live session with me, where I will deliver content and facilitate learning, followed by time for parent hot seats - time for parents to share their real and relevant challenges and get laser sharp coaching from me!  AND, each week participants will get a downloadable guide as well as a companion audio meditation to use to stay connected to what they are working to integrate into their relationships with their adolescent.
     
    Some of what we will cover includes:
     
     
    Being with the roller coaster of the teen years Recognize where we are adding to our kids discouragement, and how to step back into relationship Communication tools that build resilience and connection How kindness and firmness looks the same, and different as our kids get older Being the parent you want to be  
     
    School, screens, peers, attitude - all of what you learn during the Seasons course will support you showing up to the challenges of THIS season in a way that aligns with your values.
     
    Here’s what parents said about the Seasons course: 
     
    “In these uncertain times I needed the grounding I get from Positive Discipline. Casey does a brilliant job of teaching the core concepts and guiding you through the challenges of putting them into practice. This program is for everyone. If you are familiar with Positive Discipline it’s a fantastic refresher. If you are new to Positive Discipline this will be a game-changer for your family. Your time and money will be very well spent. ”
    — Mama Sarah
     
    “I loved learning what draws us closer to our children and what pushes our children away. I know this stuff, however it was go

    • 28 min
    Eps 262: Supporting Our Teen's Pathway to Higher Education with Dr. Pamela Ellis

    Eps 262: Supporting Our Teen's Pathway to Higher Education with Dr. Pamela Ellis

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
    Live and Love with Joyful Courage
    Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
    ::::
    My guest today is Pamela Ellis. 
    In her more than 20 years working in education research and as a financial executive in the private sector, Pamela Ellis—The Education Doctor® has emerged as a leading authority on what it takes for students to thrive in education and, thereby, in life.
    Her work supports parents find the school where their children can thrive—the one that feels like home.
    Takeaways from the show:
    Struggles parents are going through with supporting kids for college Myths about getting into college ACT and SAT myths  Looking for a college that fits with you How soon parents of college bound kids should be making moves for their future Benefits of taking a gap year Breaking down what to think about as your kids move through each year of high school Reading for pleasure Understanding scholarships Where to find Pamela:
    Real Ballers Read | Pamela’s Website | FaceBook | Instagram
    What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
    Joyful Courage to me is confidence. That’s what’s key and that’s why I can do what I do with so much energy and smiling and having that Joyful Courage, it’s the confidence.
    See you next week!! :)
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    Parenting for the Season You’re In - MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BEYOND
    I am super excited to announce that there is a BRAND NEW LIVE CLASS happening for parents of Middle Schoolers and BEYOND in March!
     
    Each week will be a live session with me, where I will deliver content and facilitate learning, followed by time for parent hot seats - time for parents to share their real and relevant challenges and get laser sharp coaching from me!  AND, each week participants will get a downloadable guide as well as a companion audio meditation to use to stay connected to what they are working to integrate into their relationships with their adolescent.
     
    Some of what we will cover includes:
     
     
    Being with the roller coaster of the teen years Recognize where we are adding to our kids discouragement, and how to step back into relationship Communication tools that build resilience and connection How kindness and firmness looks the same, and different as our kids get older Being the parent you want to be  
     
    School, screens, peers, attitude - all of what you learn during the Seasons course will support you showing up to the challenges of THIS season in a way that aligns with your values.
     
    Here’s what parents said about the Seasons course: 
     
    “In these uncertain times I needed the grounding I get from Positive Discipline. Casey does a brilliant job of teaching the core concepts and guiding you through the challenges of putting them into practice. This program is for everyone. If you are familiar with Positive Discipline it’s a fantastic refresher. If you are new to Positive Discipline this will be a game-changer for your family. Your time and money will be very well spent. ”
    — Mama Sarah
     
    “I loved learning what draws us closer to our children and what pushes our children away. I know this stuff, however it was good to have it in a list that so clearly gave me visuals for how those actions show up in my life.”
    — Mama Kimberly
    Head over to www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons to find out more.
    ::::
    The Book, The Coaching
    Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.
    READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection

    • 46 min
    Eps 261: Solo Show- Getting Curious About the Belief Behind Behaviors

    Eps 261: Solo Show- Getting Curious About the Belief Behind Behaviors

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
    Live and Love with Joyful Courage
    Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
    Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!
    www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
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    This week’s podcast is a solo show!
    Takeaways from the show:
    Concepts and theories of Positive Discipline Belief behind behavior Iceberg metaphor  Positive discipline 101 Behaviorist vs. Positive Discipline The concept of belonging and significance School drama You must start with self reflection if you want to create lasting change Pay attention to how it feels when school drama comes up with your child The first reason for our kids to misbehave is that they desire attention and connection If kids don’t get the connection, they move on to seeking power Eps 259 | Alison Smith interview
    See you next week!! :)
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    Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit
    We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.
    The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.
    I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:
    Navigating the changing and challenging school model Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty Raising the social justice advocates we need Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times Tending to our parenting soul This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 
    I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.
    Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.
    ::::
    SUPER FAM
    Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestreams , monthly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
    ::::
    The Book, The Coaching
    Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.
    READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book
    CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/jccoaching

    • 30 min
    Eps 260: Nurturing a Growth Mindset with Alexandra Eidens

    Eps 260: Nurturing a Growth Mindset with Alexandra Eidens

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
    Live and Love with Joyful Courage
    Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
    Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!
    www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
    ::::
    My guest today is Alexandra Eidens.
     
    Alexandra is the founder of Big Life Journal, a growth mindset company for children and teens. Alexandra’s company specializes in creating practical tools to help parents and teachers integrate growth mindset into their everyday lives.
     
    Their guided journals are now used by over 500,000 children world wide. When not creating journals, Alexandra is reading the latest research on brain science and the mind-body connection.
     
    Takeaways from the show:
    The foundations of Big Life Journal Nurturing a growth mindset Personal development in parenting Growth vs. fixed mindset Model the human experience to your children Be process oriented vs. outcome oriented Teach your children to set learning goals Rejection is an indication that you are putting yourself out there How to deliver feedback to your child Make a habit of learning new things Embrace struggle and adversity Compare yourself to yourself only Engage in deliberate practice Comfort vs. stretch zone Model being vulnerable in your own experiences The best thing you can do as a parent is love your kids unconditionally  
    Where to find Alexandra:
    Ebook | Big Life Journal | FaceBook 
     
    What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
    It means to be brave, to do whatever you want to do in life. Taking a step into the unknown and creating the life you want to live. The first step would be to understand what kind of life you want to live. I know that it’s not an easy step, but that’s the joy part of it. The courage is actually doing it.
     
    See you next week!! :)
    ::::
    Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit
    We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.
    The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.
    I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:
    Navigating the changing and challenging school model Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty Raising the social justice advocates we need Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times Tending to our parenting soul This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 
    I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.
    Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.
    ::::
    SUPER FAM
    Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestreams , monthly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
    ::::
    The Book, The Coaching
    Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning w

    • 37 min
    Eps 259: Solo Show- Exploring "Is This Positive Discipline?"

    Eps 259: Solo Show- Exploring "Is This Positive Discipline?"

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
    Live and Love with Joyful Courage
    Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
    Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!
    www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
    ::::
    Today’s podcast is a solo show!
    Takeaways from the show:
    Teen Counseling The 5 Criteria of Positive Discipline Questions to ask yourself to see if the response your giving in a situation meets the criteria for Positive Discipline Come into it expecting your kids to follow through Your kids behavior lets you know what kind of experience they’re having Invite your kids into more expression of what’s going on for them Most of our mischief comes from the perception that we don’t feel like we matter Everyone has their own unique lenses they see out of Whatever we do, we want our kids to feel more connected, seen, and like they matter Trust the process Our kids learn through experience over time Celebrate mistakes, focus on solutions Model your own self-regulation Help your children discover how capable they are Recognize this isn’t a formula or a gimmick Healthy human beings are expressive Resources mentioned:
    Jane Nelsen Positive Discipline Website
    See you next week!! :)
    ::::
    Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit
    We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.
    The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.
    I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:
    Navigating the changing and challenging school model Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty Raising the social justice advocates we need Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times Tending to our parenting soul This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 
    I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.
    Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.
    ::::
    SUPER FAM
    Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestreams , monthly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
    ::::
    The Book, The Coaching
    Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.
    READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book
    CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current iss

    • 38 min
    Eps 258: Teasing Apart Emotional Labor with Gemma Hartley

    Eps 258: Teasing Apart Emotional Labor with Gemma Hartley

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
    Live and Love with Joyful Courage
    Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
    Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!
    www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
    ::::
    My guest today is Gemma Hartley.
    Gemma is a freelance journalist and the author of Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward. She’s a mom of 3 kids, 5, 7 and 10
    Takeaways from the show:
    Gemma’s journey of being a writer The article that started her career  Not wanting to ask your family to do something, just wanting them to know to do it Teasing apart emotional labor The pressure that lays on moms’ shoulders What are shared standards Acknowledge your standards exist for a reason  Holding resentment when your significant other feels like they should get praise for things you do on a daily basis Being in conversation with our family in a way that supports everyone Make it normal to talk about emotional labor  Vulnerability with your partner is scary but necessary  When going into emotional labor conversations, be clear on your intentions The process of re-evaluating the life you share should include everyone being involved Tools that help make everyone feel supported in emotional labor Asking your kids to “help” you with household chores implies it is your job, which it isn’t Recognize the subtle messaging you’re giving your kids Where to find Gemma:
    Book | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Women Aren’t Nags Article | Emotional Labor Article
    What does joyful courage mean to you?
    I think for me it means doing the scary and vulnerable work that's going to lead to a life with more joy. 
    See you next week!! :)
    ::::
    Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit
    We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.
    The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.
    I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:
    Navigating the changing and challenging school model Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty Raising the social justice advocates we need Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times Tending to our parenting soul This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 
    I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.
    Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.
    ::::
    SUPER FAM
    Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestreams , monthly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
    ::::
    The Book, The Coaching
    Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.
    READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Y

    • 47 min

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157 Ratings

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I just love how real Casey is!

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Where has this been all my parenting life?!

So happy to have found this podcast! I absolutely love what Casey is putting out there. I’m only a few episodes in but already feel empowered with support and tools to keep on with this parenting thing! Maybe I’ll make it after all 😁

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Love this show!

Casey has put a lot of care into building this community of parents and I am so grateful she covers such a wide variety of parenting topics. This podcast gives me the space I need to process and show up more for my kids! Thank you Casey!

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