144 episodes

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

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 113 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!

    Coaching Call: Beyond Video Games and Later Bedtimes - Thinking Outside the Box When Offering Age-Appropriate Privileges

    Coaching Call: Beyond Video Games and Later Bedtimes - Thinking Outside the Box When Offering Age-Appropriate Privileges

    Deana and Kira chat with one of their members for a coaching call about choosing age-appropriate privileges that go beyond screens, video games, junk food and later bedtimes. They also discuss natural and logical consequences for kids when we need to engage in some gentle discipline.

    Episodes referenced: Raising Responsible Adults, Spin Cycle: Natural Consequences

    Want to become a member? You’ll be eligible for coaching calls just like this! Visit futurefocusedparenting.com/membership to sign up!

    • 31 min
    I Have A Question...

    I Have A Question...

    Kira and Deana take Kira’s famous phrase “I have a question” and turn it into an episode! Through a series of questions, they share personal stories, thoughts, fears and favorite things.

    Want to support the show? Become a member! Visit futurefocusedparenting.com/membership to learn more!

    • 33 min
    How To Handle Procrastination with Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos

    How To Handle Procrastination with Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos

    Deana and Kira chat with Leslie Josel from Order Out of Chaos. Leslie cracks the procrastination code for parents and gives tangible tools and tips for how to help your kids be successful in areas where they may be struggling. This episode is packed with ideas, some of which might surprise you. Find out why “math in the bath” is a thing and listen to this amazing episode.

    More on Leslie:
    https://orderoochaos.com

    • 35 min
    Getting Our Kids To Listen

    Getting Our Kids To Listen

    Deana and Kira talk about how we can help our kids learn to listen well, not just to our instructions but to each other. They discuss ways to tackle feelings of constant repetition, ways to teach active listening and also the places we may need to look at our own behavior first.

    • 28 min
    Safe Sleep For Your Baby with Shayna Raphael of The Claire Bear Foundation

    Safe Sleep For Your Baby with Shayna Raphael of The Claire Bear Foundation

    Kira and Deana talk with Shayna Raphael, co-founder of The Claire Bear Foundation. Shayna shares her own story and how it has shaped the work she does in order to support and inform families to make the safest sleep choices for their infants. She also shares the ABCs of safe sleep, ways to find safe childcare and other safe sleep resources for parents.

    The Claire Bear Foundation:
    https://www.theclairebearfoundation.org/

    FB and IG: @clairebearfoundation
    TikTok informational videos: @shaynaraphael

    • 33 min
    Cringeworthy Parenting Moments

    Cringeworthy Parenting Moments

    Deana and Kira chat about the parenting moments that make us cringe! Together they unpack the gray area around when we feel our kids are a reflection of us and our parenting, why we feel that way and when we might need to let that go.

    Our new Parenting on the Same Page course can be downloaded at https://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop. Use your listener code of RAISINGADULTS at checkout to get 15% off!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

84Tricia ,

Amazing

These women have such great perspectives on all things parenting. I really like the fact that they are so different but show how it is possible to integrate their strategies into any home. I share their podcasts with friends/on social media all the time because I feel that their approach to parenting is universal. Thank you for all of your wisdom!!

LB-Demeo ,

Best Parenting Podcast

In my quest to find the best parenting podcast, I finally found what I’ve been looking for! Originally searching for discussions on emotional intelligence I discovered the Future Focused Parenting podcast. FFP has now become my favorite go-to parenting podcast. Not only do I feel better informed in my parenting journey, but also I have a sense of relief and comfort knowing I have the FFP podcast as a resource. Deana and Kira are brilliant and humble, and they have a magnetic synergy which makes listening incredibly informative and fun. My husband and I also recently worked with Deana for private coaching. My 3 year old was having sleeping issues and Deana helped us work through a plan and strategy that helped us achieve our goal within 1 month. The transformation has been life changing and now we can all enjoy solid sleep. Deana has been an invaluable source of knowledge, insight and support – so much that we’ve continued to work with Deana for additional coaching. I recommend FFP without reservation for anyone looking for parenting advice.

Grfddh ,

Great Content and Fun

This podcast is my new go-to for practical parenting advice. The hosts have so much experience and expertise between them. They present the material in digestible 30 minute segments that get straight to heart of the “why” and the “how”.

Thanks, ladies!

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