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If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people!

Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to specific parenting issues. Then we dive into the “what” and “how” of each topic, moving quickly into actionable tools and strategies our listeners can start using right away.

As your co-hosts, we bring our professional experience to bear, but never fail to share our own struggles as parents. In addition, we have some unique differences in our personalities and beliefs. This dynamic creates a distinct feel, allowing our listeners to explore varying ways to approach parenting topics and ultimately decide what works for their family.

We invite you to listen to the groundbreaking parenting podcast that starts with the end in mind. Stop raising kids; start Raising Adults!

Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 132 Ratings

If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people!

Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to specific parenting issues. Then we dive into the “what” and “how” of each topic, moving quickly into actionable tools and strategies our listeners can start using right away.

As your co-hosts, we bring our professional experience to bear, but never fail to share our own struggles as parents. In addition, we have some unique differences in our personalities and beliefs. This dynamic creates a distinct feel, allowing our listeners to explore varying ways to approach parenting topics and ultimately decide what works for their family.

We invite you to listen to the groundbreaking parenting podcast that starts with the end in mind. Stop raising kids; start Raising Adults!

    Bonus Episode: Guess Where We Are!

    Bonus Episode: Guess Where We Are!

    We finally made it back into the laundry room! No, we aren't relaunching the show, but we thought it would be fun to update our listeners and say a quick hello! Sending love to our FFP Family and hoping 2022 is off to a great start. - Kira and Deana

    • 9 min
    The Final Episode - You Have All The Tools You Need

    The Final Episode - You Have All The Tools You Need

    In today's final episode of Raising Adults, we remind you that you have all the tools you need to crush parenting and enjoy the journey as an FFP!
     
    "We want you to know that you have all the tools you need to move forward without us!" - Kira Dorrian
     
    "Intentionality comes from a strong why. If you know why you're doing what you're doing, it does make it easier to make those strong decisions that are best, rather than the ones that might be expedient or get the behavior you don’t like to stop. " - Deana Thayer
     
    Today's final discussion includes: 
    Three Pillars of Future Focused Parenting Philosophy (2:25) FFP Discipline Philosophy (6:24) Importance of communication and collaboration as a team (7:29) Demonstrating responsibility and gaining more privileges (11:47) Kira shares final thoughts on working with Deana and what the podcast has meant to her (14:44) Deana shares her final thoughts on working with Kira and what the podcast has meant to her (16:12) New email address and reminder that the podcast and all 150 episodes will remain live for you to listen to anytime (20:02)  
    Thanks for joining us today on our final episode of Raising Adults. We have truly enjoyed being with you each week for the past 150+ episodes and are thankful for every one of you. 
     
    Just remember, you have all the tools you need. 
     
    Much love FFPs,
    Kira and Deana  
     
    Huge thanks to our sponsor: The Cozi App!
     
    Cozi is the #1 organizing app that families use to juggle school schedules, practices, meetings, doctor's appointments and even a work out or date night. The shared grocery list lets the whole family add items in real time, and you'll never find yourself at the store without the list - it's always on your phone and up to date. The best part? It's all FREE in Cozi. Just download Cozi from the app store to get the free app today!
     
    Don’t forget our Blowout Sale happening now until 12/25! All our programs are $5 with the exception of the Flagship program that is $10. 

    • 20 min
    Bonus Episode - A Heartfelt Farewell

    Bonus Episode - A Heartfelt Farewell

    Kira and Deana share their decision to close Raising Adults Podcast and Future Focused Parenting. The final episode will air on Monday, December 13th. They also share details for the Future Focused Patrons and how to reach out for parent coaching in the future.

    • 5 min
    Things We Wish We'd Said

    Things We Wish We'd Said

    Sometimes after a recording has finished or an episode has aired, Kira and Deana realize that they have something they wish they had said. In today’s episode, they share those tidbits including a few extra ideas for talking about sex with kids, extra thoughts on peer pressure and more.
     
    Today's discussion includes: 
    A few extra birds and the bees guidelines (3:12) The power of voting with your dollar and the power of boycotting (8:06) An extra tool for combating peer pressure (9:59) The story behind Kira's tattoo (13:25) Imposter syndrome with parenting (16:04) Favorite foods (22:03) If Deana hears this noise, she'll run for the hills (26:36) Kira can eat what in a soup bowl? (27:31)  
    Thanks for joining us today to look back at previous episodes and what we wished we would have said. Wasn't this a fun episode? Please come and share it with us on our social media and give us a follow! We would love to reach 1k followers on social media before the end of 2021. 
     
    Resources Mentioned 
    Talking With Kids About Sex 
    Teaching Kids About Social Justice 
    Kids and Peer Pressure 
    Tattoos, Piercings and Body Modifications 
    I Have A Question 
    What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? 
     
    Huge thanks to our sponsor: The Cozi App!
     
    Cozi is the #1 organizing app that families use to juggle school schedules, practices, meetings, doctor's appointments and even a work out or date night. The shared grocery list lets the whole family add items in real time, and you'll never find yourself at the store without the list - it's always on your phone and up to date. The best part? It's all FREE in Cozi. Just download Cozi from the app store to get the free app today!
     
    Thanks for joining us on today's episode of Raising Adults! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes, give us 5 stars, and leave a review to help us reach even more Future Focused Parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram, to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
     
    Our show cannot run without listeners like you! Join us over on Patreon to become a Future Focused Patron. Just $5 a month keeps Raising Adults going strong. 

    • 28 min
    The Three Types of Consequences

    The Three Types of Consequences

    In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira break down the three types of consequences, how to use them, and when to use them. If you find yourself asking what's an appropriate consequence, this episode is for you. 
     
    "The design isn't to be punitive. The design is to help the world make sense because we are our children's teachers for how to navigate the world later on." - Deana Thayer
     
    Today's discussion includes: 
    The importance of follow-through and meaning what you say (6:36) Empty threats lose power over time (7:36) First type: A Natural Consequence (9:52) Second type: A Logical Consequence (14:38) Third type: A Currency Consequence (19:24) Why experiencing these consequences in childhood help prepare kids for adulthood (26:04)  
    Thanks for joining us today for this great conversation about the three types of consequences. What was your biggest takeaway? Please come and share it with us on our social media and give us a follow! We would love to reach 1k followers on social media before the end of 2021. 
     
    Resources Mentioned 
    Coaching Call - Beyond Video Games and Later Bedtimes - Thinking Outside the Box When Offering Age Appropriate Privileges 
     
    Huge thanks to our sponsor: The Cozi App!
     
    Cozi is the #1 organizing app that families use to juggle school schedules, practices, meetings, doctor's appointments and even a work out or date night. The shared grocery list lets the whole family add items in real time, and you'll never find yourself at the store without the list - it's always on your phone and up to date. The best part? It's all FREE in Cozi. Just download Cozi from the app store to get the free app today!
     
    We are doing a blowout sale before the end of the year. So if you have been wanting to get any of our online programs, we have many. This is the time to do it, because everything is on sale for $5, except our flagship program, which normally retails at $57, is on sale for 10. And everything else is five bucks.
     
    Thanks for joining us on today's episode of Raising Adults! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes, give us 5 stars, and leave a review to help us reach even more Future Focused Parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram, to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
     
    Our show cannot run without listeners like you! Join us over on Patreon to become a Future Focused Patron. Just $5 a month keeps Raising Adults going strong. 

    • 32 min
    Cutting Through the Overwhelm with Heather Chauvin

    Cutting Through the Overwhelm with Heather Chauvin

    In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira have the pleasure of chatting with Heather Chauvin, a leadership coach who helps overwhelmed, ambitious women become leaders at work and home while conquering their fears. She's also the host of the Mom Is In Control Podcast, where she reveals her most vulnerable truths about womanhood, marriage, parenting, living through stage four cancer, and running a successful business without burning out.
     
    "Women walk around this earth pretending that they are robots, pretending that they don't matter. When you think about it, we probably take better care of our house plants than we do our bodies. We water the plants and we can't remember the last time we drank water." - Heather Chauvin
     
    Today's discussion includes: 
    Why Heather does this work (2:37) How Heather had to recalibrate after her diagnosis (8:02) When our behavior is really about feeling in control (15:12) Noticing our resistance, fear and guilt (21:10) The importance of remembering that we are our child’s teacher (27:59)  
    Thanks for joining us today for this great conversation with Heather. What was your biggest takeaway? Please come and share it with us on our social media!
     
    Connect with Heather Chauvin
    Instagram 
    Facebook 
    Mom Is In Control Podcast 
    Website 
    Dying To Be A Good Mother
    Dying To Be A Good Mother's Action-Plan Workbook 
     
    Huge thanks to our sponsor: The Cozi App!
     
    Cozi is the #1 organizing app that families use to juggle school schedules, practices, meetings, doctor's appointments and even a work out or date night. The shared grocery list lets the whole family add items in real time, and you'll never find yourself at the store without the list - it's always on your phone and up to date. The best part? It's all FREE in Cozi. Just download Cozi from the app store to get the free app today!
     
    Thanks for joining us on today's episode of Raising Adults! If you enjoyed today's episode, please head over to iTunes, give us 5 stars, and leave a review to help us reach even more Future Focused Parents. Don't forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or hang out with us on Instagram, to stay up-to-date on what's in store for you.
     
    Our show cannot run without listeners like you! Join us over on Patreon to become a Future Focused Patron. Just $5 a month keeps Raising Adults going strong. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

PrincessLizabeth ,

Love it!

I absolutely love and this podcast! I feel like I’ve finally found experts who match my ideal parenting style. I only wish I had found them sooner! There is so much great advice, and I really appreciate that they give you both the “why” and the “how” in each episode. Their ideas are practical and they seem to find a perfect middle ground between permissive and authoritarian parenting. They help you solve the problems of right now while also teaching your kids lessons that will serve them into adulthood.

Jay Thooft ,

The Brandon Larson episode was incredible

So many great insights for current and future fathers!

Julie Hinman ,

Grateful for this podcast

I am a mother of two 5 and 2 and busy professional. Having two little children is demanding and requires us to show up every day with intention. I started out this journey with many books. First around sleep, then the challenges of motherhood began around free will and independence as the toddler years hit. My sister also a mother to littles shared this podcast and it has been amazing. Such easy tips and perspectives shared on every episode. And the hosts are easy to listen to and engaging.

I want raise loving, problem solvers who step out with confidence and kindness every day into their growing world. I feel like this podcast helps give me the tools to improve my own self as their guide through these developmental years.

Thank you! You deserve all 5 stars and more for your work!

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