206 episodes

Camp Director, Mom, Author, and Speaker Audrey Monke and other youth development experts discuss summer camp, family life, raising thriving kids, and ideas for living more connected and happier lives.

Sunshine Parenting Audrey Monke

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 90 Ratings

Camp Director, Mom, Author, and Speaker Audrey Monke and other youth development experts discuss summer camp, family life, raising thriving kids, and ideas for living more connected and happier lives.

    Camp Secret #1: Connection Comes First (Happy Campers)

    Camp Secret #1: Connection Comes First (Happy Campers)

    Audio excerpt from Audrey Monke's book, HAPPY CAMPERS: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults.
    Now available at Audible.

    • 58 min
    [ENCORE] Ep. 121: The Power of Showing Up

    [ENCORE] Ep. 121: The Power of Showing Up

    Dr. Tina Bryson and I talk about her phenomenal book, The Power of Showing Up.

    • 37 min
    Promoting Mental Health

    Promoting Mental Health

    Show notes & links available here. In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Jess Shatkin, about preventing mental illness and promoting health in children and adolescents. As a clinician, researcher and educator, Dr. Shatkin is one of the country's foremost experts in adolescent mental health, risk and resilience. Big Ideas Extensive research about mental health has led us to a good understanding of what we can do preventatively for young people. Dr. Shatikin offers practical strategies for parents and people

    • 36 min
    The New Adolescence with Christine Carter, Ph.D.

    The New Adolescence with Christine Carter, Ph.D.

    In this podcast episode, I'm joined by my friend Christine Carter, a sociologist working out of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and author of some of my favorite parenting books. We are talking about her newest book, The New Adolescence, Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distractions.

    • 43 min
    [ENCORE] Ep. 52: 9 Ways to Help Kids Process Summer Camp and Other Experiences

    [ENCORE] Ep. 52: 9 Ways to Help Kids Process Summer Camp and Other Experiences

    In Episode 52, Sara Kuljis and I chat about ways to help our kids process experiences. The ideas work for post-summer camp debriefing but also for our kids’ other adventures and experiences. Sara is a 20-year veteran camp director and parenting trainer who has great insights and ideas about parenting and counseling kids. Sara, with her husband Steve, owns and directs Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp, a Christian adventure camp for children

    • 36 min
    Raising Happy, Durable Kids

    Raising Happy, Durable Kids

    Discussion with Jenifer Joy Madden, author of How to be a Durable Human. We participated in a conversation for Digital Wellness Day, and this episode is a recording of our conversation from that webinar.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Dpippen ,

☀️☀️☀️

Audrey's joy is so contagious. I'm so grateful to be connected to someone who takes parenting seriously but doesn't live like a martyr. I love how she always thinks in terms of possibilities!

wmgossett ,

The only Parenting podcast you will need!

Audrey “Sunshine” Monke that’s up to her name with her positive outlook and velocity on how she works with kids. Since she works with thousands of kids and has raised five of her own, she KNOWS kids and what is happening in the current landscape. The guests she has on her show are relevant and give tangible advice for younger children as well as adult children.This podcast will infuse your parenting with sunshine!

CMuchnick ,

Sunshine in my life

This podcast brings on a variety of interesting guests who are hosted as though they are friends of Audrey’s. What they share in their conversations about parenting makes listeners want to do better. So many terrific, timely and helpful topics. I love this podcast.

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