43 episodes

Do you have this whole parenting thing figured out? Are you the perfect parent? Neither are they. Drs. Early Denison, Matthew Housson and Andy Stoker are three dads but, together, have nearly sixty years of experience cultivating the minds, bodies, and spirits of children, parents, and families through their work as a pediatrician, a clinical psychologist, and a minister. Their goal is to help you raise kids who can thrive in this complex, messy, beautiful world.

Rates of anxiety and depression, especially in our kids, are up. Early, Matthew, and Andy believe that challenging this trend starts at home with parents, caregivers, and families. They will share their conversations and connect with other experts in their fields to help you engage your kids, enhance your parenting strategies, and have fun with your family. They don’t have all the answers, but they know that we are stronger if we all work together to become more proactive and engaged parents and families.

Parenting For The Present Parenting For The Present

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Do you have this whole parenting thing figured out? Are you the perfect parent? Neither are they. Drs. Early Denison, Matthew Housson and Andy Stoker are three dads but, together, have nearly sixty years of experience cultivating the minds, bodies, and spirits of children, parents, and families through their work as a pediatrician, a clinical psychologist, and a minister. Their goal is to help you raise kids who can thrive in this complex, messy, beautiful world.

Rates of anxiety and depression, especially in our kids, are up. Early, Matthew, and Andy believe that challenging this trend starts at home with parents, caregivers, and families. They will share their conversations and connect with other experts in their fields to help you engage your kids, enhance your parenting strategies, and have fun with your family. They don’t have all the answers, but they know that we are stronger if we all work together to become more proactive and engaged parents and families.

    Enneagram Parenting with Joey Schewee

    Enneagram Parenting with Joey Schewee

    Welcome to Season 2 of Parenting For The Present! We're back to continue the conversation on how to be a proactive parent. We're all looking for tools and wisdom that will help us on our parenting journey; our good friend Joey Schewee joins us today to share something that has shaped not only her parenting, but her marriage and professional life as well.
    As an Enneagram 8 who has been a student of the Enneagram for twenty five years, Joey has seen the profound effect this tool can have on families. She and her husband, Billy, have a genuine passion for teaching the Enneagram and have used their parenting experience to create an intuitive Enneagram & Parenting curriculum for families seeking to benefit from this ancient wisdom.
    Whether you know your Enneagram number, or have never heard the word "Enneagram," there is knowledge and encouragement in this episode for you!

    • 44 min
    Season 2 Premieres Monday, October 11!

    Season 2 Premieres Monday, October 11!

    Get ready! Season 2 premieres this coming Monday, October 11. This season, Early, Matthew and Andy ask the question, “What are the virtues of proactive families?” With each guest, they build the case for a virtue through parenting for the present. Listen and learn with them as, together, they dig deep into the powerful practices of experts and friends along the way. You won't want to miss it - subscribe now!

    • 1 min
    Season 2 Coming Soon!

    Season 2 Coming Soon!

    We're taking a bit of a break for the summer as we prepare for Season 2 - give this trailer a quick listen to hear how it's all coming together, and when we'll be premiering the first episode of the new season!

    • 2 min
    Behind The Curtain: A Look Ahead To Season 2

    Behind The Curtain: A Look Ahead To Season 2

    After a fantastic first year of our podcast, we thought it was time to take a look back with appreciation, and a look ahead with anticipation. Up to this point, all of our conversations about the direction of the show have been away from the microphone - but no more. Today, come sit at our table as we hash out what Season 2 of Parenting For The Present might hold. 

    • 35 min
    Prep Matters with Ned Johnson

    Prep Matters with Ned Johnson

    When it comes to standardized tests for our kids, preparations matters - just maybe not in the way you think. Ned Johnson, an expert on such preparation, doesn't just focus on the material; he addresses stress reduction, anxiety management, and intrinsic motivation. He reveals how grade hunting doesn't prepare our kids for adulthood near as well as developing their own passionate pursuits, and has the science to back it up. Ned's clear, thoughtful approach to parenting is sure to be a gift to you and your family.

    • 42 min
    Happy Campers with Audrey Monke

    Happy Campers with Audrey Monke

    We’ve likely all heard the idiom “happy campers” thrown around - maybe even from our own mouths as we wish a better attitude on our kids! But for Audrey Monke, those two words have taken on a whole new meaning. She has taken her 36 years of experience as a summer camp owner/director and turned it into a parenting website, a podcast, and now a book - titled “Happy Campers”. In the book, and on this episode, she shares with us camp secrets for raising kids who become thriving adults. She has seen what works at camp, and is inviting each of us to bring a little of that camp spirit into our homes and families.
    Find out more about Audrey and her parenting resources at sunshine-parenting.com

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Dhm0803 ,

Sound, compassionate advice.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and appreciate the multi-disciplined approach to providing compassionate, loving guidance (not necessarily direction) to raising my sons. Helping me remember to see and love them just as they are, with gentle parental bumpers reinforcing the foundation they have at home is a great approach to parenting today.

Melty17 ,

A wonderful resource I recommend to friends and neighbors

This podcast has been a gift to our family. It has given my husband and I new tools to help us feel better equipped to emotionally meet the needs of our children. The weekly episodes allow for meaningful conversations between my husband and I to discuss the various topics. Thank you for being a wonderful resources.

BrookeandSwede ,

Actionable Advice for Parents Who Want to Show Up for Their Kids

This podcast has taught me a lot about what it means to parent well. It’s not about perfection, but showing up for your kids, being intentional about the efforts we put into raise them. Each episode offers little golden nuggets of wisdom that can be easily implemented - very grateful for this podcast!

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