Parenting Up, Parenting Down is a podcast designed to support caregivers. The biggest growing population, the sandwich generation, are those who are caring for their growing children and their aging parents. Sometimes, all at once. This generation of individuals are feeling more stress than any other age group as they try to balance these responsibilities. The job is extreme, demanding, and can bring on conflicting emotions. So, pour yourself a cup of coffee, cozy up on the couch with a blanket and allow us to support you through this journey of laughter, hope, and reinvention. You are not alone.
It’s a Wrap. A Look Back at Our Year of Podcasting
It’s a wrap – One year of podcasting. Two Seasons. 42 Episodes. Friend of the podcast, Matt Olin, hosts today’s special show and leads a lively discussion with Jen, Elena and Sheila to review the first year of the podcast. Jen, Elena and Sheila share their favorite episodes, what they learned professionally and personally, who their dream guests are and what’s next for 2022. Tune in – it’s a great conversation.
Oh Boy! He won't do it like you do it.
OH BOY! Janet Allison, founder of Boys Alive!, joins the podcast to discuss the many ways that men and women experience intensely emotional events differently. You may be surprised at what you learn, starting with how our tear ducts are different. (Who knew, right?) Janet shares her insight and wisdom with the hosts while giving practical suggests on how best to engage men and boys in supporting aging parents. This is a great conversation about gender differences and all the ways men and women can support each other.
Humanity 101: How to Raise Anti-Racist Children Part II
The second part of a two-part show, join us for this critically important conversation on how to raise anti-racist kids. We are joined again by Jayme Alilaw (coach, mother, activist and opera singer) and Hillary Hittner (coach, doula and mother) to dive more deeply into the why raising our kids to be anti-racist is so important. We look at the critical role of parents in process and how to make a real difference in this area for you, your kids and your community.
Mindfulness; A Sensory Delight
Are you ready to take a mundane task, like washing dishes or making the bed and turning it into a Sensory Delight? Leila Forbes, PhD, connects with us on the topic of Mindfulness. In this episode you will better understand the definition of meditation and mindfulness. If you struggle with the word meditation, take it out of your vocabulary. The practice itself opens up a world of possibility and helps broaden your approach to mindfulness, leading you to discover something you can actually enjoy doing.
Avoid “Grade Burnout”; Inspiring kids to love high school
Join us as we talk about how to support our high school aged kids to stay inspired and interested in school through an exploration of Project Based Learning (PBL) with alternative education expert, Laura Jeanne "Jeannie” Penrod.
Today is going to be "the good old days" tomorrow
Special guest and Certified Life Coach, Mary Remmes, joins co-hosts Jen and Elena as an aging parent guide and relationship expert. Mary’s professional and personal experiences are incredibly valuable to our Parenting Up|Parenting Down family. Listeners will walk away understanding that you have more control than you realize over how you experience the caregiving season of life. Mary shares tips and tactics on how to respond instead of react, managing your mind, how to serve your aging parents.
Very interesting and useful topics and conversations. Well worth listening to if you are currently parenting and are also helping to take care of older family members.
Intentional and thoughtful
The hosts put in care with their discussions and do a good job of breaking down big picture topics into smaller, easily consumable ideas.