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Welcome to the 3D Parent Podcast! I’m Beaven Walters, your host and guide on this crazy and fulfilling journey as a parent.

As a certified parent coach, parent educator and mom of 4 children, I am passionate about helping parents navigate the tough stuff while maintaining dignity, direction and deep connection in your family relationships. I have spent over 10 years teaching in a variety of educational settings with multiple age groups, and now I am delighted to bring those experiences to you at home. Throughout this podcast, we will cover topics such as tantrums, sibling conflict, screen time overload and transitioning into the teenage years.

My goal is to provide you with tools that help inform, empower and boost your confidence as a parent so you can make the best decisions possible for you and your family. Parenting is challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone.

I am here to guide you through the 3D Parent approach to parenting, so you can stop struggling and start celebrating all of the time you have with your children.

The 3D Parent Podcast Beaven Walters

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

Welcome to the 3D Parent Podcast! I’m Beaven Walters, your host and guide on this crazy and fulfilling journey as a parent.

As a certified parent coach, parent educator and mom of 4 children, I am passionate about helping parents navigate the tough stuff while maintaining dignity, direction and deep connection in your family relationships. I have spent over 10 years teaching in a variety of educational settings with multiple age groups, and now I am delighted to bring those experiences to you at home. Throughout this podcast, we will cover topics such as tantrums, sibling conflict, screen time overload and transitioning into the teenage years.

My goal is to provide you with tools that help inform, empower and boost your confidence as a parent so you can make the best decisions possible for you and your family. Parenting is challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone.

I am here to guide you through the 3D Parent approach to parenting, so you can stop struggling and start celebrating all of the time you have with your children.

    Uneven Distribution of Emotional and Mental Labor in Parenting Partnerships

    Uneven Distribution of Emotional and Mental Labor in Parenting Partnerships

    In this episode of the 3D Parent Podcast, I’m discussing the uneven distribution of emotional and mental labor and how this impacts parenting partnerships. Emotional and mental labor is the work required for both logistical and psychological aspects of families. It doesn’t usually affect marriage partnerships until after couples have children. And the sad truth is that typically, one person in a marriage is doing the majority of the work. In heterosexual couples, it’s usually women. In the episode, I’ll illustrate what this unequal division looks like and how it can impact your family.
    Points we discuss include:
    Examples of emotional and mental labor Who takes on the work The impacts of the unequal distribution of labor What to do about it Carrying the majority of mental and emotional labor for your family is exhausting, but the first step to changing it is awareness of it. I encourage you to talk about this issue and share this episode with people you care about to get the discussion going. I hope that this episode validates your experience and gives you some tools for starting to shift the unequal balance.
    I’ll see you back here after the summer break! Stay tuned for some exciting and fresh content in August. Have a great summer vacation.
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    Do you have a parenting question for an upcoming episode? I would LOVE to connect with you and answer your questions.  Please share your parenting question here! 
    Schedule a free parent coach consultation/interest call! 


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    EPISODE RESOURCES: 
    The Bulk of Emotional Labor Falls on Moms
    Moms Do More Invisible Labor
    The Hidden Load

    • 30 min
    Could Sleep-Away Camp Be Beneficial for Your Child?

    Could Sleep-Away Camp Be Beneficial for Your Child?

    In this episode of the 3D Parent Podcast, we are talking about sleep-away camp and whether or not your child should go. This can be a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow in maturity and independence, make new friends, and just have an incredibly fun summer experience. Today, I’ll guide you through some things to consider as you decide whether attending a sleep-away camp would be a good option for your child. 
    Points we discuss include:
    Possible benefits of sleep-away camp How to prepare your child for camp How to help your child hold onto your connection when you are apart Post-camp “re-entry” Sleep-away camp can be an invaluable experience for children. They have the opportunity to make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. However, your child may not be ready for it yet, or it may not ever be a good fit for them. You have to find the opportunity that’s best for you and your family. I hope this episode helps you take the necessary steps to make this decision.
    If you have enjoyed this episode of the podcast, take a screenshot, head on over to Instagram and share it your IG stories and tag me, @the3Dparent 
    Do you have a parenting question for an upcoming episode? I would LOVE to connect with you and answer your questions.  Please share your parenting question here! 
    Schedule a free parent coach consultation/interest call! 
     
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    EPISODE RESOURCES: 
    Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow

    • 53 min
    Why Don’t My Kids Listen (and How Do I Fix This)?!

    Why Don’t My Kids Listen (and How Do I Fix This)?!

    In this episode of The 3D Parent Podcast, I’m talking about why kids don’t listen to their parents. This is an issue I hear many parents talk about in my coaching practice, and I also have personal experience with this issue as a mother of four children. Parents often assume that kids don’t listen because they are being disrespectful or lack discipline. But it’s actually an issue with how parents communicate. 
    Points we’ll discuss include:
    The reasons children don’t listen How parents can fix the issue We all would love our children to do what we say just because we are the parent. But it doesn’t work like that. And ask yourself: do you like to be ordered, threatened, punished, or lectured? Neither do your kids! A relationship-focused approach to communicating with your kids is always better and sets them up for respectful communication with others in the future.
    If you have enjoyed this episode of the podcast, take a screenshot, head on over to Instagram and share it your IG stories and tag me, @the3Dparent 
    Do you have a parenting question for an upcoming episode? I would LOVE to connect with you and answer your questions.  Please share your parenting question here! 
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    EPISODE RESOURCES: 
    How to Get Your Child to LISTEN!
    10 Reasons Your Kids Don’t Listen to You

    • 39 min
    Natural Consequences vs. Imposed Consequences

    Natural Consequences vs. Imposed Consequences

    In this episode of The 3D Parent Podcast, I’m discussing the difference between natural and imposed consequences and how they affect our children’s behavior. All parents want their children to grow into true maturity and take responsibility for their actions. The traditional methods of issuing rewards and punishments may seem to work, but it ultimately backfires. In the episode, I’ll talk about how to use natural consequences and our relationship with our child to help them grow and learn from mistakes. 
     
    Points we discuss include:
    The difference between natural and imposed consequences The problem with imposed consequences Using natural consequences to our advantage How our connection with children influences their behavior I hope you'll think a little bit more about the use of both natural and imposed consequences and how they affect your children. When your children make a mistake, I invite you to take a step back and get to the reason why the mistake was made in the first place. Instead of jumping right into issuing an imposed consequence, take a step back and see if you could figure out the root of the behavior. Perhaps nature can teach the lesson through a natural consequence, and you can see if you can help your children come up with their own solution in a way to make things right in the future.

    • 32 min
    7 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF PET OWNERSHIP FOR KIDS

    7 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF PET OWNERSHIP FOR KIDS

    In this episode of The 3D Parent Podcast, I’m sharing the surprising benefits of pet ownership for children. Taking care of animals can help children develop responsibility, empathy, and motivation. It can be wonderful for both their physical and emotional health. 
     
    Points we discuss include:
    How pet ownership helps children develop into maturity The ways animals can help regulate emotions Points to consider before bringing animals into your family  
    While pet ownership is a big responsibility, it can bring so much joy into the lives of children. Should you decide to dive into pet ownership, you might discover and experience all the hidden benefits a pet can provide for your child and find a new way to connect as a family through your pet(s).
     
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    Do you have a parenting question for an upcoming episode? I would LOVE to connect with you and answer your questions.  Please share your parenting question here! 
     
    Schedule a free parent coach consultation/interest call! 
     
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    EPISODE RESOURCES:
    25 Benefits for Kids Growing Up with Pets
    How Pets Can Help Children with Mental Health and Development
    The Best Pets for Kids at Each Age
    12 Best Pets for Kids
    13 Low Maintenance Pets for Kids
    Episode 19: The Power and Importance of Play
    Episode 23: Parenting the Highly Sensitive “Orchid” Child
    Episode 42: Parenting Dominant “Alpha” Children
    Episode 47: Encouraging Empathy in Children
    Episode 50: Parenting an Anxious Child
    Episode 70: How to Help the Child who Bullies

    • 41 min
    BEST SCHOOL FIT FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILDREN

    BEST SCHOOL FIT FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILDREN

    In this episode of The 3D Parent Podcast, I’m focusing on finding the best school fit for highly sensitive children. Typical or traditional school environments can often be highly overwhelming and even wounding for highly sensitive children. An overly stimulating classroom can cause high alarm for children with this temperament. Today we will examine the unique needs of children who are highly sensitive and discuss how to make the best decision for your child and your family.
     
    Points we will discuss include:
    How traditional school environments affect highly sensitive children Special considerations for the schooling environment of highly sensitive children How to know if your current school environment is working or if it’s time for a change If you have a highly sensitive child and a typical school environment seems like it is not a good fit for your kid or is not working, you may be right. Realize that you may need to go down a different path than you anticipated or change your child’s world if it is not working. And remember that what’s needed now will not necessarily be what is needed forever. Trust yourself to make the best decision for your child and your family. 
    If you have enjoyed this episode of the podcast, take a screenshot, head on over to Instagram and share it your IG stories and tag me, @the3Dparent 
     
    Do you have a parenting question for an upcoming episode? I would LOVE to connect with you and answer your questions.  Please share your parenting question here! 
     
    Schedule a free parent coach consultation/interest call! 
     
    CONNECT WITH THE 3D PARENT:
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    EPISODE RESOURCES:
    Episode 23: Parenting the Highly Sensitive “Orchid” Child
    The Perfect School for Highly Sensitive Children Article

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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60 Ratings

ElizRoy ,

Listening and loving…

Loving my life better thanks for this podcast. Great tools for parenting with ease and intention. I feel like this has change the dynamic in our household to a degree I never knew was possible. Thank you and continuing doing great work!

Intentional Bon Vivant ,

Empathetic and practical advice for parents

Parenting can be tough, and I tend to be tough on myself when I’m struggling to get it right. Beaven provides practical advice with a dose of empathy that reminds me I’m not the only one for whom getting the kids out to the car can feel like climbing a mountain.

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Realistic, practical and effective guidance

This parenting podcast provides realistic, practical and effective guidance for parents and caregivers in an easy to digest format. The content is approachable and well balanced by great research and the insight of an experienced parent.

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