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Simple Families offers solutions for living well with children. In this show, we focus on child behavior, positive parenting, family wellness, and decreasing the mental load. As a Mama with a doctorate in Child Development, Denaye’s perspectives are grounded in research, but more importantly real life.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 994 Ratings

Simple Families offers solutions for living well with children. In this show, we focus on child behavior, positive parenting, family wellness, and decreasing the mental load. As a Mama with a doctorate in Child Development, Denaye’s perspectives are grounded in research, but more importantly real life.

    I Can't Believe I Just Did That

    I Can't Believe I Just Did That

    It can feel impossible to carve out an identity and personal space in motherhood. In today's conversation, Eve Rodsky shares her own experiences and encouraging words to set us on the path to finding ourselves again. Eve transformed a “blueberries breakdown” into a catalyst for social change when she applied her Harvard-trained background in organizational management to ask the simple yet profound question: What would happen if we treated our homes as our most important organizations?

    Eve Rodsky is the New York Times best-selling author of Fair Play and National Bestseller, Find Your Unicorn Space.
    Links for this Episode

    Eve Rodsky: Fair Play

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everodsky


    Fair Play: https://www.instagram.com/fairplaylife



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    • 55 min
    Raising Critical Thinkers

    Raising Critical Thinkers

    In today's society, we could all use a little more practice in critical thinking. Julie Bogart is known for her common sense parenting and education advice. She’s the author of the beloved book, The Brave Learner, which has brought joy and freedom to countless home educators. Her new book, Raising Critical Thinkers, offers parents a lifeline in navigating the complex digital world our kids are confronting.
    You may know Julie Bogart from her award-winning, innovative online writing program Brave Writer, now 22 year old, serving 191 countries. Today, I chat with her about her new book and how creating an intimate bond with our children helps in raising critical thinkers.
    Links for this Episode

    Julie Bogart & Brave Writer

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliebravewriter/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bravewriter


    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bravewriter


    Simple Families Podcast Episode 302 & 303: Analog Curious I & Analog Curious II


    Simple Families Podcast Episode 309: Mental Chatter



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bunmi

    Bunmi

    I'm excited to chat with Bunmi Laditan--I've been a fan of her work for years and find myself repeating her beautiful words in everyday parenting. Bunmi, also know as The Honest Toddler, is a writer, poet, and mother who has inspired millions of women across the world. She's sharing more about life and her new book.
    Links for this Episode
    Find Bunmi on Instagram & Facebook
    Bunmi's Website: www.bunmiladitan.com
    Bunmi's Books
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    • 36 min
    Havening

    Havening

    In light of the recent tragic events in Texas, I am moving up the interview with Dr. Kate Truitt. I have found Dr. Truitt's method of Havening so simple, yet powerful for managing stress and anxiety. I utilize this self-directed method on myself and have been teaching it to my children. I hope you find it useful as well. 
    Dr. Kate Truitt is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist with an M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration and has dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of trauma and stress-related disorders. She leads her flagship organization, Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, headquartered in Pasadena, CA. She is the CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center (TCC) with offices throughout Los Angeles.
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    Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrKateTruitt 


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    • 49 min
    Q&A with Denaye

    Q&A with Denaye

    Got questions? Leave them for me on Speakpipe. Today, I am answering five different listener questions. Tune in to learn more about handling screen time, the middle childhood years, getting rid of toys and art, power struggles, and siblings challenges (we’ve all got ’em!).








    Links from this Episode





    Simple Families Podcast Episode 302 & 303: Analog Curious I & Analog Curious II


    Simple Families Podcast Episode 169: Too Many Toys


    Simple Families Podcast Episode 233: Expansion & Contraction


    Simple Families Podcast Episode 282: Power Struggle






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    • 32 min
    Mental Chatter

    Mental Chatter

    We all talk to ourselves. For better or worse, our “chatter” or self-talk can have a profound impact on our moods, relationships, and confidence. It’s easy to operate on auto-pilot and let these thoughts come and go. But in my conversation with Ethan Kross today, he gives us tools to pump the brakes and shift our self-talk so that it works for us rather than against us. Ethan’s is the author of the bestselling book Chatter: The Voice in Our Head and Why it Matters. He’s also a professor and researcher out of the University of Michigan.








    Links from this Episode





    Find Ethan on Instagram and Twitter


    Website: EthanKross.com


    Chatter: The Voice in our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It





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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
994 Ratings

994 Ratings

AEVanM ,

My favorite podcast

I don’t listen to many podcasts but this is the one I gravitate toward the most. The parenting and minimalism tips are helpful and relatable.

J Lee 622 ,

Not just for parents!

This podcast is a gold mine of information! As a parent I began listening with the hopes of learning new ways to parent but I have really enjoyed the personal revelations that have come from it as well. I regularly forward episodes to friends and family to listen to you since many of these issues are very applicable to us as adults.

MadBMill ,

Loyal listener

I can’t do parenting without Denaye. I’ve learned so much listening to her. The thoughtful approach to minimalism and parenting is a life saver. Thank you, Denaye!!

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