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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!

Parenting Well Podcast Parent Engagement Network

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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!

    #23 Emotional Literacy Develops Empathy, Generosity, and Kindness in Children

    #23 Emotional Literacy Develops Empathy, Generosity, and Kindness in Children

    Today’s well source is Deborah Farmer Kris. Deborah is a writer, teacher, parent educator, and school administrator. She writes for PBS KIDS, MindShift - an NPR learning blog, and Intrepid Ed News. She is the author of the book, “I Love You All the Time” which helps parents and caregivers communicate the one message children most need to hear: that they are unconditionally loved. Deborah has two kids of her own. As you can imagine they test her theories about child development all the time. She’s passionate about providing nuggets of practical wisdom that helps kids and families thrive.


    In this podcast we discuss:


    Building an emotional vocabulary.

    Validating all children's emotions.

    Identifying, normalizing, and navigating emotions.

    Being curious about a child's behavior as a form of communication.

    Recognizing emotional reactions as an opportunity and an invitation to be closer. 

    Using inductive discipline to link behaviors to natural consequences.

    Creating the context for children to express themselves when they are ready.

    Using the listen, limit, listen technique to curb misbehavior.

    Viewing stress as a natural human condition that can be productive.

    Understanding the brain's response to stress.

    Making children feel they are truly loved, welcomed, and appreciated.


    We hope today’s conversation has added to your parenting well, and that the information and insights shared will help you in raising happy, healthy humans!  If you are inspired, there are also options to make a donation or become a sponsor on our website, www.penbv.org


    It was an honor to have you join us and until next time, Happy Parenting!

    • 38 min
    #22 Creating a More Humane World: Disrupting Stereotypes, Division, and Judgements

    #22 Creating a More Humane World: Disrupting Stereotypes, Division, and Judgements

    We all have a good heart and we all deserve to be trusted.


    Today’s Well Source is Bill de la Cruz. Bill is an exceptional mediator and leader who has been guiding individuals and groups through the process of personal transformation for more than 30 years. He is passionate about helping individuals and groups build self-awareness, enhance relationships, and folstor positive and sustainable personal growth. His approach to bias work grew out of his own experiences attending hundreds of self-help trainings and self-help books that instructed him to “do the work”. However, they failed to define what “the work” should look like. From this, he has developed daily practices that continue to support his personal growth and self-awareness, and he is committed to sharing these with others. 


    This Podcast Covers:


    The “why” behind ending stereotypes, division, and judgements 

    Doing your own work instead of blaming others

    Using self awareness and critical self reflection to have productive conversations

    Showing up with vulnerability

    Developing daily practices 

    Understanding the difference between intentions and impact

    Developing strategies to let go of judgements and biases that lead to shame and blame

    Addressing situations that make you feel judged

    Finding the origination point of your biases 

    Recognizing the narratives that drive your behavior 

    Avoiding the defend, justify, or fix conversations

    Healing from trauma


    Resources:


    Website: Bill de la Cruz: Belonging and Inclusion Thought Leader


    Book: Finding the Origination Point: Understanding Our Biases to Create a More Peaceful World


    Podcast: Origination Point


    You can email Bill at inclusiontalk@comcast.net

    • 1 hr
    #21 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Principles and Techniques for Parents and Schools

    #21 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Principles and Techniques for Parents and Schools

    Today’s well source is Tom McSheehy. Tom is a licensed social worker and licensed teacher in Colorado and Illinois. He is also the founder of the Teaching Heart Institute, an organization dedicated to connecting the worlds of education and mental health and supporting teachers and parents in developing children’s and teenagers’ Social Emotion Intelligence. Further, he is the author of the book, Infocus: Improving Social and Emotional Intelligence, One Day at a Time. This is a brain-based manual that guides teachers in doing quick, daily lessons that develop the Social Emotional Intelligence of their students. Tom is one of the presenters of our upcoming Stress & Anxiety Conference of May 1st and 2nd. We want to thank our sponsors, Premier Members Credit Union, Centennial Peaks Hospital, and Sandstone Care Addiction Treatment Center for their generous sponsorship. You can visit our website, www.penbv.org to get yourself registered


    RESOURCES:


    Tom’s Website: Teaching Heart Institute


    Parent Book Resources from Tom


    Books & Resources from Tom: Infocus: Parents can use books in conjunction with teachers


    Study: Google Study on Soft Skills (SEL)


    Study: Terrie Moffit study on impulse control or self-control


    Economic Value of SEL


    Book: The Development of the Unconscious Mind by Alan N. Schore, Ph.D. 


    Hayden Hurst Video


     


     

    • 54 min
    #20 Reduce Stress Regardless of Your Circumstances

    #20 Reduce Stress Regardless of Your Circumstances

    Welcome to the Parenting Well podcast with Parent Engagement Network!  I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host. And today, you are listening to Parenting Well, where we know that parenting well is challenging and that all parents are the best parents they know how to be. The foundation for raising happy, healthy youth is for us as parents to fill our own well with useful, reliable, credible information, tools and strategies. This leaves us more engaged, educated and empowered to support our children in being strong, resourceful, confident and resilient in the face of life’s many challenges and adventures.


    So, let’s fill that well!


    Today’s well source is Isabelle Tierney. Isabelle is a licensed therapist, a stress management specialist, and an international speaker. She has two master’s degrees, a license in marriage and family therapy, and a certificate in energy healing. Over the last 25 years, she has maintained a thriving private practice and built an international speaking platform. After struggling with life-depleting stress herself, she discovered a path to the peace, love, and joy that lives at the core of all of us. Isabelle is committed to teaching this path to people all over the world with her “Feel Good Life” methodology.


    This podcast covers:


    Isabelle's Feel Good Methodology

    The impact of stress on your physical and mental health

    How to take control of your own well-being

    Concrete strategies for getting out of the "red zone"

    How to manage stress internally

    What to do if you can't get out of the "red zone"

    How to change the physiology of your brain so that you respond differently to stress

    Ways to model stress reduction and problem solving effectively 


    Resources


    Website: The Feel Good Life with Isabelle Tierney

    Course: The Feel Good Life Foundational Course

    Blog: The Feel Good Life Blog

    Challenge: Break Through Your Comfort Zone and Uplevel One Key Area of Your Life

    Blog Post: How to Stop Fighting in 5 Minutes or Less

    Book: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

    Book: Relax More, Try Less: The Easy Path to Abundance by Tim Grimes & Neville Goddard

    • 34 min
    #19 Minimize Power Struggles, Promote Critical Thinking & Improve Communication with Your Child

    #19 Minimize Power Struggles, Promote Critical Thinking & Improve Communication with Your Child

    Welcome to the Parenting Well podcast with Parent Engagement Network!  I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host. And today, you are listening to Parenting Well, where we know that parenting well is challenging and that all parents are the best parents they know how to be. The foundation for raising happy, healthy youth is for us as parents to fill our own well with useful, reliable, credible information, tools and strategies. This leaves us more engaged, educated and empowered to support our children in being strong, resourceful, confident and resilient in the face of life’s many challenges and adventures.


    So, let’s fill that well!


    Today’s well source is Karen Alonge. Karen is an Interpersonal Communication Consultant. She has been providing interpersonal and parenting consulting to volunteers, staff, management in education, social services, corrections, counseling, law, health care, and non-profits like PEN since 2006. Karen uses an evidence-based strategy called motivational interviewing to help her clients “choose their words wisely”


    This podcast covers how to:


    use motivational interviewing techniques in your communication.

    recognize typical communication breakdowns.

    set age appropriate expectations.

    reduce power struggles in your relationship.

    use communication to manage behavior problems.

    articulate your concerns without telling your kids what to do.

    help kids develop and learn how to access strategies that work for them.

    raise a critical thinkers.

    navigate change.

    leave your child free to move, think, and change without judgement.


    Resources:


    Karen's Website: Karen Alonge Interpersonal Communication Consultant

    Karen's Blog

    Website: Dr. Ross Greene  

    Self-help book on motivational interviewing: Finding Your Way to Change

    Parenting Advice Website

    • 38 min
    #18 Tips for Understanding & Navigating Depression & Suicide Prevention

    #18 Tips for Understanding & Navigating Depression & Suicide Prevention

    Welcome to the Parenting Well podcast with Parent Engagement Network!  I am Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host. And today, you are listening to Parenting Well, where we know that parenting well is challenging and that all parents are the best parents they know how to be. The foundation for raising happy, healthy youth is for us as parents to fill our own well with useful, reliable, credible information, tools and strategies. This leaves us more engaged, educated and empowered to support our children in being strong, resourceful, confident and resilient in the face of life’s many challenges and adventures.


    So, let’s fill that well!


    Today’s well source is Kathy Valentine. Kathy is the chairperson of the HOPE Coalition of Boulder County and has been on the coalition since its beginning in 2005. She is a retired school counselor and gave many workshops on depression and suicide awareness to various staffs while working. Kathy is also the Executive Director of Colie's Closet, a BVSD high school peer education program dealing with depression and suicide. Kathy is passionate about educating the entire community about risk factors around these issues and is excited to bring today’s panelists and community members together to begin the discussion about the importance of connection in our lives.


    This podcast covers:


    Resources for managing depression

    The role stigma plays in support services

    How to recognize warning signs of depression and what to do about it

    Some of the risk factors of depression

    The difference between being sad and having clinical depression

    Strategies for managing depression when you feel like you are "spiraling"

    What to do if you are worried about your child

    How kids should respond to their friend's depression

    The importance of self care, modeling, and talking to your children regularly


    Resources:


    Website: The Hope Coalition of Boulder County


    Resource: National Suicide Prevention Hotline


    Resource: COVID-19 Mental Health Resources


    Resource: Warning Signs of Depression


     

    • 24 min

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