63 episodes

This podcast will help all parents with kids of all ages to learn how to decode the mysteries and challenges of being a parent in today's challenging times. We will concentrate on practical parenting approaches that you as a parent can use right away! There are tips and tricks as well as plenty of real life stories to help you see that you can make a difference in your family's life in simple yet noticeable ways. In order for your kids to change, you need to change first! The ripple effect is real and lasting. Enjoy the ride!

Parenting Decoded Mary Eschen

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

This podcast will help all parents with kids of all ages to learn how to decode the mysteries and challenges of being a parent in today's challenging times. We will concentrate on practical parenting approaches that you as a parent can use right away! There are tips and tricks as well as plenty of real life stories to help you see that you can make a difference in your family's life in simple yet noticeable ways. In order for your kids to change, you need to change first! The ripple effect is real and lasting. Enjoy the ride!

    63 - Grumpy Kids: What to Do

    63 - Grumpy Kids: What to Do

    Grumpy kids can really put your home into a foul mood.  What can we do to help tame these dark clouds and bring some sunshine back into our lives?

    In this episode we'll cover these four steps:
    Step 1 – Keep Your Cool 
    Step 2 – Offer Empathy and Hugs 
    Step 3 - Fix the Broken Connection 
    Step 4 – Go on a Trigger Quest and Brainstorm

    The transcript for this episode is HERE

    Here are the resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Kings Corner Card Game YouTube Instruction Video Mood Meter Graphic Parenting Decoded YouTube Videos 
    Communicating with Teens and Tweens Parenting Decoded YouTube Video Getting Kids to Listen Being a Calm Parent Parenting Decoded Podcast Link 
    Anger Management for Parents  
    Email me at mary@parentingdecoded.com or go to my website at www.parentingdecoded.com.

    Have a blessed rest of your day!

    • 11 min
    62 - Rewards vs. Bribes: What Should Parents Use?

    62 - Rewards vs. Bribes: What Should Parents Use?

    Parents struggle with how to motivate their children toward certain behaviors. Typically rewards and bribes are used. 

    In this episode learn about when bribes and rewards are most likely to motivate your child.  There are pros and cons of both types of motivations.  Bribes tend to reinforce negative behaviors, while rewards are commonly thought of as something that's planned ahead and well-thought-out, used for positive behaviors. 

    However, sometimes our plans backfire!  When? How? What do we do?  Listen and learn!

    Click HERE for a written transcript on my website. 


    Email me at mary@parentingdecoded.com or go to my website at www.parentingdecoded.com.

    Have a blessed rest of your day!

    • 10 min
    61 - Bullying - How to Help

    61 - Bullying - How to Help

    Kids being bullied isn't new.  What's new is the extent at which they are being bullied and, with the internet, in new and harmful ways.  

    In this episode, we'll cover the different types of bullying:
    Verbal - teasing, name-calling, taunting, etc.,
    Social - spreading rumors, leaving kids out, embarrassing them, etc.
    Physical - hitting, spitting, tripping, etc. 
    Cyberbullying - using digital devices to cause others harm

    Why does bullying occur?

    What can families do?

    How you can role-play and brainstorm with your child.  

    Here are resources referenced in the podcast that are also on the transcript that is available and on my website blog:
    ·       https://router-network.com/education/anti-bullying-guide
    ·       https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/bullies.html
    ·       https://www.pacer.org/bullying/
    ·       https://www.stopbullying.gov/
     
    Email me at mary@parentingdecoded.com or go to my website at www.parentingdecoded.com.

    Have a blessed rest of your day!

    • 16 min
    60 - Anxious Kids and What Parents Can Do to Help

    60 - Anxious Kids and What Parents Can Do to Help

    Do you have an anxious child?   Does it worry you or drive you crazy?  Either way you need to listen to this podcast!

    In this podcast, hear from Stephanie Pinto, founder of Let’s Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids and author of the best-selling book From Chaos to Connection.   We talk about how parents can support their kids who have anxiety.  

    Learn about the 4 different types of anxiety, then the 4 parenting traps that we fall into when we attempt to "help" that wind up having negative impacts.
    Being over reassuringSwooping in/Jumping in too soonAllowing avoidanceBeing too tough or criticalWhat can we do to help?  Listen in!

    Find Stephanie and her resources at www.Stephaniepinto.com. She’s amazing!

    Here’s a link to her FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM if you’d like to follow her. 
    Email me at mary@parentingdecoded.com or go to my website at www.parentingdecoded.com.

    Have a blessed rest of your day!

    • 39 min
    59 - Body Image and How to Help Kids

    59 - Body Image and How to Help Kids

    Today with the launch of the Barbie movie and so much emphasis on selfies and having perfect bodies, it's worth considering how we help out the millions of kids who aren't "perfect". 

    In this episode I interview Pam Luk, Founder of Ember & Ace, a clothing brand for plus-sized kids.  We talk about how to support our kids both socially and emotionally as well as how we as parents need to tamp down our own feelings about perfection that harm our kids in emotional ways that hurt more than help.

    Here is a link to Ember & Ace if you'd like to take a peek at their offerings and learn more about them:
    https://www.emberandace.com/



    Email me at mary@parentingdecoded.com or go to my website at www.parentingdecoded.com.

    Have a blessed rest of your day!

    • 18 min
    58 - Helping Neurodivergent Kids Socialize

    58 - Helping Neurodivergent Kids Socialize

    What do you with kids who are wired differently?   Who might be on the spectrum (ADHD, Asperger's, OCD, etc.)?  Maybe they've had a diagnosis, maybe you just can see they are off the charts brilliant and some things but a total failure at socializing with kids their age. 

    If you have such challenges with your kids,  take a listen to Sam Young of Young Scholars Academy in this episode as he explains how his online community for neurodivergent and gifted children works.  He brings a strength-based approach to getting our kids to connect in healthy, positive ways while learning at the same time.   Lots of topics for kids to connect in small group classes with mentors who help them connect while teaching.  What a concept, like minded-students can finally find "their people"!

    Young Scholars Academy can be found at YOUNG SCHOLARS ACADEMY.

    A list of their classes for FALL 2023 is at FALL 2023 COURSES.  If you listen and need this link after Fall 2023,  just go to the main website and choose "Courses" from the main menu.

    For anyone listening, there's a special discount of 15% off any classes booked for first-time students! 

    Use Code: YSAPARENTINGDECODED15
    Email me at mary@parentingdecoded.com or go to my website at www.parentingdecoded.com.

    Have a blessed rest of your day!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

MountainMamaInTX ,

Thank you, Mary!!

I’ve never taken the time to write a podcast review before but this one is absolutely warranted. I grew up in a household that where concepts like conflict resolution, empathy, etc. were not taught. I resolved years ago not to repeat the same situation in my household with my own young family, but I lacked the “know how” to do so. This podcast is exactly the resource I needed. I can’t thank you enough!!!

HUGE SHANE WEST FAN ,

So helpful!

What a great practical resource!

Kennethjiang ,

Saved my relationship with my daughter

About 1 year ago, I was constantly at war with my daughter. I was feeling terrible and exhausted. I googled to see if there are local parenting support groups that could help me with my situation. I found Mary. Initially I wrote her off as "yet another useless consulting". But I eventually decided to give her a shot out of desperation. So glad that I did.

The advice Mary gave was practical and effective. For instance, she suggested I schedule a weekly bonding time with my daughter, which is now the most-anticipated activity of the week for both me and my daughter. Last week, I almost cried when my daughter told me that I'm her closest person in the world, given I was clearly her most-hated person less than a year ago!

My relationship with my daughter has been completely transformed since I met Mary. Wish more parents could get help from her!

Thank you Mary!

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