14 episodes

Welcome to the Parenting Well Podcast with the Parent Engagement Network! I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host. This podcast provides perspectives on parenting, so that you can fill your parenting well with information, strategies, and resources that help you raise healthy, happy kids. Filling your well will leave you more engaged, educated and empowered to support your children in being strong, resourceful, confident and resilient in the face of life's challenges and adventures. Let’s fill that well!

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Welcome to the Parenting Well Podcast with the Parent Engagement Network! I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host. This podcast provides perspectives on parenting, so that you can fill your parenting well with information, strategies, and resources that help you raise healthy, happy kids. Filling your well will leave you more engaged, educated and empowered to support your children in being strong, resourceful, confident and resilient in the face of life's challenges and adventures. Let’s fill that well!

    #14 Using Sweet Spots to Maximize Potential and Strengthen Relationships

    #14 Using Sweet Spots to Maximize Potential and Strengthen Relationships

    I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL source is Whitney Walpole.  Whitney is the co-author of the book: “The Sweet Spot: Leveraging Your Talents in Leadership and Life.” She has been a trusted partner and professional leadership coach to hundreds of business owners and executive teams. Prior to this, she was a 7th grade English teacher and started her own private school focused on engaging children to take more responsibility for themselves, as well as their creativity and learning. She has a passion for children and parenting and raised two kids of her own using the tools from this book. You can reach her at whitney@culturecounts.biz In this podcast, we talk about:What your sweet spot is and why it’s a powerful thing to know. The characteristics of the 7 Talents or Archetypes: Server, Priest, Artisan, Sage, Warrior King, & Scholar. How to use the book to identify your 3 archetypes. Practical tips to live into your archetypes Why your archetypes impact the way you show up and function in the world. How we mask the archetypes of those around us. Why knowledge of archetypes impacts how you interact with your child, monitor your own emotions, and support your child in understanding of themselves. The importance of self – care and using your sweet spot to know what you need most. The journey of self-discovery and appreciating yourself and others.Resources:Whitney’s Website: Culture CountsBook: The Sweet Spot: Leveraging Your Talents in Leadership and Life”  

    • 44 min
    #13: Coaching Your Teen Makes Life Easier

    #13: Coaching Your Teen Makes Life Easier

    I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL source is Culum Walsh. Culum is a Professional Certified Coach with 21 years of classroom teaching experience. After retiring from teaching, he started his own coaching business, coaching students from 6th grade all the way up through graduate school. His mission is that they become happy and comfortable with themselves, because he knows that when they do, they can do anything they want in school and life. He grew up in Denver, and he currently lives in Thornton. He is married and has 2 children. You can reach Culum via his website below, by email at info@humanbyhumancoaching, or by phone at 303-656-7708 In this podcast, we talk about:Academic Life Coaching Unique issues facing families with the outbreak of COVID-19 The challenge of everyone being home 24/7 Default ways of parenting Using a coaching approach in your parenting Useful coaching questions How this approach helps children solve their own problems Using an example to compare default parenting with coachingResources:Culum's Website: Human by Human Coaching Tool: 100 Most Powerful Life Coaching Questions Website: The Gottman Institue: A Research Based Approach to Parenting Book: The Whole Brained Child by Daniel J. Siegel

    • 31 min
    #12 Nurture Your Relationship with Your Child: You are in it for Life

    #12 Nurture Your Relationship with Your Child: You are in it for Life

     I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL source is Brooks Witter. Brooks is the co-creator of Wise Roots Parenting, a set of online programs that support parents in successfully launching their child into adulthood. As a licensed professional counselor, he has the skills required to help parents who are both experiencing challenging times with their children and struggling to take care of themselves in the process.  As a therapist, supervisor, coach, clinical director, and parent himself, Brooks looks to core values of courage, compassion and clarity as guideposts to measure his activities.   In this podcast, we talk about: The role of parents Modern challenges Perspective taking Regulating emotions Strategies for being in relationship with your child The importance of one-on-one time Setting clear expectations and boundaries Implementing predictable consequences Distinguishing normal from disruptive behavior  Resources: Article: Winnicott’s Good Enough Parenting Book: The Good Enough Parent by Bruno Bettelheim Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Online Parenting Programs for Successful Launch: Wise Roots Parenting 

    • 42 min
    #11 Resilience: The Key to a Stress Free and Flourishing Life

    #11 Resilience: The Key to a Stress Free and Flourishing Life

    I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL source is Wendy Van Besien. Wendy is an inspiring positive psychology practitioner that weaves together critical examples, expertise, and easy to apply steps that will motivate you to reach your potential and live a flourishing life. In this podcast, Wendy shares how to: Develop and foster resilience Deal with everyday disturbances Tap into people's strengths Relieve stress and anxiety Use neuroscience to understand our response to challenges Change limiting beliefs, assumptions and interpretations that impede your success and happiness Live a flourishing lifeResources:The father of Positive Psychology: Dr. Martin Seligman Ted Talk: Brené Brown - The Power of Vulnerability  Brené Brown: Dare to Lead and other works Book: Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Ted Talk: Developing a Growth Mindset Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Co-founder of the Happiness Whole Being Institute Book: Kristin Neff - Self Compassion Ted Talk: Kristin Neff - The Three Components of Self Compassion Book: Reconstructing Amelia: A Novel

    • 40 min
    #10 Temperament: Parenting by Personality

    #10 Temperament: Parenting by Personality

    I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL source is Wendy Gossett.  Wendy is a parenting and relationship coach based in the Denver metro area. Her primary focus is temperament psychology, which is a technique parents can use to understand what their child is doing and why they are doing it. By recognizing their brain functions,  parents can learn to accept and pull the best out of their children. This podcast focuses on:Understanding temperament and how it can be recognized in your child as early as infancy. Recognizing your own temperament and the temperament of other family members. The relationship between temperament and personality tests like the Meyers Briggs. The four brain functions and how they can help you see strengths that may have been invisible before. How your understanding of brain functions can expose underlying reasons for parent-child conflict. Strategies for capitalizing on your child's strengths and building self-esteem. How temperament type correlates with issues like sensory processing, impulse control, ADD/ADHD, high sensitivity, inflexibility, depression and stress & anxiety. Resources Book: Your Child's Inner Drive: Parenting by Personality from Toddlers to Teens by Wendy Gossett Youtube: Denver Woman Dances in the Middle of Highway Traffic | Wendy Gossett Resource: Child's Inner Drive Assessment and Starter Packages The Meyers Briggs Foundation 

    • 50 min
    #9 - Shane Niemeyer’s Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman to Dedicated Family Man & Entrepreneur

    #9 - Shane Niemeyer’s Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman to Dedicated Family Man & Entrepreneur

    I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL source is Shane Niemeyer. By the time Shane was 28 years old, he was a heroin addict and had been arrested 25 times. After a failed attempt to take his life by suicide, he transformed himself. Today, Shane is a motivational speaker, elite triathlete racing ironman and 70.3 distances, full-time strength and endurance coach, and author of The Hurt Artist: My Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman. He has interacted with hundreds of parents and thousands of adolescents on topics related to substance abuse, wellness, fitness, criminal justice and mental/emotional well-being. We all have a lot to learn from Shane. At the heart of his message is the importance of respect for yourself and others, generosity, grit, and importance of constantly growing and learning to be a better steward of humanity.In this podcast, Shane shares the life experiences, challenges, transformative moments, and ongoing personal growth that has made him who he is today. We dive deep into:What life was like for him growing up and into young adulthoodFactors that led to his ability to heal and develop after prisonStrategies for providing a healthy environment for your children can grow and developGoing beyond the disease model of mental disordersIdentity developmentHandling your inner criticHaving an authentic relationship with your childBeing true to yourselfThe benefits of exercise to health and wellbeingThe importance of learning and growing as a person so that you can give backResourcesBook: The Hurt Artist: My Journey from Suicidal Junkie to IronmanJean Twenge: iGen: The Smartphone GenerationJonathon Haidt: The Dark Psychology of Social NetworksBook: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. FranklBook: The Gulag of the Archipelago by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynBook: Flow: They Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiBook: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal RinpocheBook: My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte TaylorAuthor: Thich Nhat HanhPodcast: The Knowledge Project with Shane ParrishPodcast: Making Sense Podcast with Sam HarrisPodcast: The Jordan B Peterson Podcast 

    • 50 min

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Richele Mein ,

This is a must listen to podcast!

This is a must listen to podcast for parents or anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of opioids.  Dr. Rieder does an amazing job of explaining the difference between addiction and dependence and describing the relationship between tolerance and overdose.  He also shares important information for parents on what you need to know if your child is prescribed an opioid. Thank you, Dr. Shelly Mahon, for another interesting, thoughtful and engaging podcast! 

Wendy Gossett ,

Fascinating topic and very informative!

Dr. Shelly and Dr. Travis bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the topic of opioids and addiction. Both have experienced very traumatic and painful injuries where they had first hand experience with opioids. They discuss the difference between addiction and dependence and go into how addiction occurs and other key points to help anyone with a loved one who may need opioids at some time in their lives. Dr. Shelly is a bright and charismatic host! i look forward to more episodes!

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