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!
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.
Keeping Kids Safe Online - What Works and Doesn't Work
In this episode, Chris McKenna from Protect Young Eyes, explains why kids are so drawn to screens, why filters don't work on their own, and how to approach tough conversations with our kids. You do not want to miss all of his incredible insights. You will go away with a lot to ponder, but with a very practical approach to taking action in your own family. My favorite takeaway is his idea of leveraging the tech skills my kids have in a way that will benefit our entire family. Thank you, Chris!
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!!