Raising Today's Kids is a podcast that empowers parents to lift their children to reach their incredible potential in this challenging digital world. Each hope-filled episode identifies the challenges of growing up today, offers tools for avoiding or overcoming these challenges, and tells inspiring stories from parents who get it!
Raising Today's Kids Announcement and Invitation
I love creating episodes of Raising Today’s Kids. It is a project that comes straight from my heart. I have learned and grown so much as I have interviewed guests, analyzed research, and shared my stories. Over the last couple of years I have also been working diligently on another project I am passionate about, called Project STAND. The mission of Project STAND is to prevent exploitation by empowering youth, parents, and school communities to STAND and thrive by using media in healthy ways. In this episode I will tell you more about it and why (with a mix of emotions) I am taking a break from Raising Today’s Kids during 2023 to focus on Project STAND. You can learn more at projectSTAND.org.
The Roles of Faith and Religion in Raising Kids
If you are a regular listener, you know that I value science and spirituality in my episodes. And they both play a significant role in my parenting. I love learning about and sharing scientific research that can help us guide our children toward the best outcomes, and I love nurturing my children toward that spiritual wholeness that cannot be quantified, and joining you as you do the same for yours. Unfortunately, we live in a secular time when faith and religion are often forced to take a back seat to science, leaving a gaping hole that cannot be filled in any other way. That's why I invited Jared Halverson (religious scholar and creator/host of the podcast, Unshaken Saints), to talk about the important role of spirituality and religious practice in raising today's kids and what we can do to nurture both.
Part 2 - Helping Kids Master Technology
Everyone can learn to install an internal filter. As parents, we get to be on the frontlines of helping our kids with that process. This episode (Part 2 of 2) gives you concrete steps you can take to help your kids reach their potential through their use of technology. It outlines how to help our children use the power of questions, values, goals, and choices to be the best they can be with every click, swipe, post, play, or share.
Part 1 - Helping Our Kids Master Their Use of Technology
Parents are the most important protective factor for their kids, but digital parenting doesn’t come with a handbook, and it is hard! I am so grateful for technology, but often feel like I am running to catch up with it and keep my kids safe. In this episode (Part 1 of 2) I will give you concrete steps you can take to put in the base layers of protection for your kids.
Grieving the Loss of Children with Jen Larsen
Jen’s painful, beautiful story will teach you about grief and how to help your kids process grief. She will teach you about finding joy during hard times, and something about the purpose of the hard times we go through. As you listen, you will sense the faith that radiates from her. It drives everything she does and gives her a reason to go on.
The Hopeful Mom Talks about Porn
A tidal wave of harmful pornography is washing over our culture leaving devastation in its wake. Children are being victimized just through their exposure. What is to be done? Barb Winters recognizes the challenge parents are facing, yet she is filled with hope that the future is bright. Listen in as she shares her reassuring perspective.
Wow! I don’t listen to podcasts much but this one is the best! As a parent, sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by the issues my child will face as she’s growing up. This podcast provides information, resources, support and real life examples of how to address the challenges our kids will face!! And HOPE for parents! 💕💕💕
New to this channel and so far I love all the episodes that I have listened to. Straight to the point and very humble ways to approach subjects.
So many helpful parenting tips
I learn so much from Raising Today’s Kids! I feel better prepared as a parent as I consider the most important aspects discussed on this podcast. Brittney has a kindness and strength that inspires and lifts each time I listen, thank you!!