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 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!
Post Traumatic Growth: A Birth Mom's Story
You guys, I am so glad you are listening today. You know I don’t typically do episodes this long, but this one is unlike any other and I just couldn’t cut anything out. If you are anything like me, you will laugh, you will cry, you will feel compassion and courage, and so many other emotions. My guest, Tamra, is here to tell a raw and vulnerable story about how, as an adolescent, she chose to place her baby for adoption. And then how, in the midst of his trauma, she was reunited with him 16 years later. It’s not for the faint of heart. It is full of beauty and joy, but also intense pain and heartbreak. It has moved me to tears again and again. Above all, her experience gives incredible evidence of God’s role in our lives and how He has a plan for our children, who are truly His. Whether or not you approach parenting from a Christian perspective or whether you have any personal connection with adoption, Tamra’s story will resonate with you. There are messages for every parent in today’s episode.
How to Change Your Baby's Diaper (April Fool's!)
For all those parents who haven't mastered the art of diaper changing, your lives are about to change forever!
Goals and the Power to Progress
I have fallen in love with setting goals! Almost a year ago, my family and I decided to start setting weekly goals in four categories (intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social). It has changed our lives. We are so much more productive, efficient, and happy since we started being more intentional with how we live our lives. In this episode I share how our family approaches goal-setting and give ideas about how to find what will work for your family!
Parenting in the Digital Age - tips and tricks
Raising kids today is a struggle! There is so much uncharted territory that we have to figure out. When I started this podcast in 2018, it was hard enough, but fast forward to 2021 and suddenly we are navigating life during a worldwide pandemic and an awakening to heavy, unresolved social justice issues. Because we’re all a little more physically distanced from our communities, and in some cases even our loved ones, we are relying even more on technology to connect. Many of our kids are relying more on technology this school year than ever before. Technology is amazing. We have the ability to do so much good, but with it comes many threats to children and families. Everything good can be turned into evil and used for destructive purposes. Today I want to talk about how to not let that happen!
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!!
Addresses a spectrum of applicable topics
I love this podcast. Each episode pulls me in. I love her wide range of topics! And each one is applicable. Also, the host isn’t afraid to sometimes address heavy subjects (albeit in a hopeful, sensitive way), topics that every parent must be willing to learn about in order to succeed. We can be loving, nurturing, and fun parents, but if we fail to provide our kids with knowledge and safeguards regarding the exploitation that happens in our world today, which often targets children, we are doing our children a great disservice. We are metaphorically leaving them to the wolves. And if we think, “These heavy topics don’t affect me and my family,” we are kidding ourselves.
Such an awesome podcast!!
Thank you for creating this podcast! I love it. I love what you are doing and the lives you are touching. You make such a difference. Your thoughts, kindness, compassion and strength are overwhelmingly good. So much to learn for all of us!!! Thank you!!