17 episodes

The Eras and Errors of Parenthood Podcast is brought to you by Love Play Grow, a leading play therapy and professional counseling boutique located in New Jersey. In this podcast, we dive deep into the intricacies of family dynamics, parenting, and the ever-evolving journey of personal growth.Join us as we explore the insightful words that have the power to transform families. As the hosts, we've made it our mission to articulate the unspoken, to become the missing words for families seeking connection and positive change. In every episode, we aim to bring joy back to parenting by shedding light on the keys to building a healthier family system.With a foundation in play therapy, we infuse each episode with a sense of playfulness and understanding. Listeners are taken on a journey that goes beyond conventional parenting advice, diving deep into the realms of emotions, relationships, and personal growth.The podcast doesn't shy away from the inevitable errors and missteps that occur in parenting. Instead, it turns these moments into valuable opportunities for learning and growth. We share our own experiences, as well as those of our guests, creating a relatable and supportive space for parents.Each episode is a blend of insightful discussions, expert interviews, and practical tips, making Eras and Errors of Parenthood a go-to resource for navigating the complexities of parenthood. Discover the profound impact of parents truly understanding their children and vice versa. We believe that when there's a genuine level of understanding, communication flourishes. And as we all know, better communication is the cornerstone of effective problem-solving within the family system.Whether you're a new parent, a seasoned caregiver, or someone simply curious about the world of parenting, the Eras and Errors of Parenthood podcast offers a comforting and informative guide to help you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of raising children. Subscribe now and embark on a transformative journey with us as we explore the eras of family life and navigate through the errors, all while striving for growth, understanding, and a happier family dynamic.

The Eras & Errors of Parenthood Podcast Love Play Grow | Christina Eromenok & Kerri Adams

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

The Eras and Errors of Parenthood Podcast is brought to you by Love Play Grow, a leading play therapy and professional counseling boutique located in New Jersey. In this podcast, we dive deep into the intricacies of family dynamics, parenting, and the ever-evolving journey of personal growth.Join us as we explore the insightful words that have the power to transform families. As the hosts, we've made it our mission to articulate the unspoken, to become the missing words for families seeking connection and positive change. In every episode, we aim to bring joy back to parenting by shedding light on the keys to building a healthier family system.With a foundation in play therapy, we infuse each episode with a sense of playfulness and understanding. Listeners are taken on a journey that goes beyond conventional parenting advice, diving deep into the realms of emotions, relationships, and personal growth.The podcast doesn't shy away from the inevitable errors and missteps that occur in parenting. Instead, it turns these moments into valuable opportunities for learning and growth. We share our own experiences, as well as those of our guests, creating a relatable and supportive space for parents.Each episode is a blend of insightful discussions, expert interviews, and practical tips, making Eras and Errors of Parenthood a go-to resource for navigating the complexities of parenthood. Discover the profound impact of parents truly understanding their children and vice versa. We believe that when there's a genuine level of understanding, communication flourishes. And as we all know, better communication is the cornerstone of effective problem-solving within the family system.Whether you're a new parent, a seasoned caregiver, or someone simply curious about the world of parenting, the Eras and Errors of Parenthood podcast offers a comforting and informative guide to help you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of raising children. Subscribe now and embark on a transformative journey with us as we explore the eras of family life and navigate through the errors, all while striving for growth, understanding, and a happier family dynamic.

    016: The One With Feeling Aren’t To Be Feared

    016: The One With Feeling Aren’t To Be Feared

    In this conversation, Christina and Kerri discuss the importance of not fearing feelings and embracing discomfort. 
    They explore how feelings, both positive and negative, follow a predictable pattern and can be managed effectively. 
    The conversation also highlights the significance of allowing children to be themselves and reframing thoughts to find balance. 
    Overall, the conversation emphasizes the need to embrace and understand our feelings rather than fearing them.
    Subscribe for more conversations about authentic parenthood on the Eras and Errors of Parenthood Podcast. Happy parenting!

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    • 14 min
    015: The One With The Plastics: Guiding Children and Teenagers Through The Challenges of Growing Up

    015: The One With The Plastics: Guiding Children and Teenagers Through The Challenges of Growing Up

    In this conversation, Christina and Kerri discuss the movie Mean Girls and its relevance to the social issues faced by children and teenagers. 

    They highlight the importance of friendships and peer relationships during this developmental stage and the chaos it can cause. 

    The concept of neuroplasticity is introduced, emphasizing that the brain is malleable and capable of change throughout life. 

    The conversation also explores the fluidity of identity and the need to avoid labeling children based on temporary behaviors. 

    The main takeaway is to provide calm understanding and support to children as they navigate the challenges of growing up.



    Friendships and peer relationships are crucial during the developmental stage of adolescence.The brain is malleable and capable of change throughout life due to neuroplasticity.Labels should not be applied to children as they are constantly growing and changing.Parents should provide calm understanding and support to their children as they navigate the challenges of growing up.

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    • 12 min
    014: The One With Failure Before Success: Children Learning How to Be Bad At Things In Order To Succeed

    014: The One With Failure Before Success: Children Learning How to Be Bad At Things In Order To Succeed

    In this conversation, Christina and the Kerri discuss the importance of failure in achieving success.

    They highlight the counterintuitive concept that children need to learn how to be bad at things in order to succeed in the long run.

    The conversation explores the societal aversion to failure and the pressure to always be successful.

    Personal stories and examples are shared to illustrate the impact of failure on personal growth and development.

    The conversation concludes with a call to parents to support their children in experiencing and learning from failure.

    Takeaways
    Children need to learn how to fail in order to succeed in the long run.Acknowledging and supporting failure is essential for personal growth and development.The pressure to always be successful can have negative effects on children's mental health.Developing grit and the ability to persevere through failure is a crucial life skill.Subscribe for more conversations about authentic parenthood on the Eras and Errors of Parenthood Podcast. Happy parenting!

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    • 15 min
    013: The One With Returning Responsibility: Empowering Children to Take Ownership In Decisions

    013: The One With Returning Responsibility: Empowering Children to Take Ownership In Decisions

    In this conversation, Christina and Kerri discuss the concept of returning responsibility in parenting and play therapy. 

    They debunk the misconception that play therapy is only for young children and emphasize its relevance across the lifespan. 

    They highlight the importance of allowing children to take ownership and make decisions, even if it means temporarily struggling. 

    The conversation also touches on the significance of the pause in parenting and the difference between facts and feelings. 

    Practical strategies for returning responsibility in daily routines are shared, along with the benefits of avoiding power struggles. 

    The episode concludes with a reminder to practice returning responsibility and empower children.


    Returning responsibility is a key concept in play therapy and parenting, allowing children to develop independence and confidence.Parents often struggle with returning responsibility due to the discomfort of watching their child struggle temporarily.The pause in parenting is essential for allowing children to take ownership and make their own decisions.Avoiding power struggles and adopting a cheerleader role as a parent can facilitate the process of returning responsibility.Returning responsibility helps children develop self-regulation skills and boosts their confidence.Subscribe for more conversations about authentic parenthood on the Eras and Errors of Parenthood Podcast. Happy parenting!

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    • 12 min
    012: The One With Something Must Be Wrong With My Kid: Discovering What is Happening with Kids Today

    012: The One With Something Must Be Wrong With My Kid: Discovering What is Happening with Kids Today

    In this conversation, Christina and Kerri discuss the misconceptions about kids' mental health and behavior: 

    They debunk the idea that kids today are worse off than previous generations and emphasize the importance of understanding and connecting with children. 

    The conversation highlights the role of parents in shaping child behavior and the need for consequences and accountability. 

    They also discuss the positive impact of encouraging emotional expression and teaching kids how to appropriately express their feelings. 
    Subscribe for more conversations about authentic parenthood on the Eras and Errors of Parenthood Podcast. Happy parenting!

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    • 10 min
    011: The One About the Baby Race: Letting Go of Parental Pressures

    011: The One About the Baby Race: Letting Go of Parental Pressures

    In this episode, Christina and the host discuss the Bluey episode 'Baby Race' and how it reflects the pressure parents feel to meet societal expectations.

     They explore the theme of parental comparison and the anxiety it can create. The conversation emphasizes the importance of accepting and embracing children's differences and the negative impact of information overload and self-blame. 

    They highlight the imperfections of parenting and the need to let children be themselves. 

    The episode concludes with a call for questions from listeners.
    Subscribe for more conversations about authentic parenthood on the Eras and Errors of Parenthood Podcast. Happy parenting!

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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Andreamont ,

Authentic and fun!

It’s great hearing from professionals who are also moms going through the challenges of being a parent. Christina and Kerri are so easy to listen to and really make you feel like you aren’t alone. Looking forward to future episodes!

Kristin Gil ,

Relatable

Finally advice that feels doable. Thank you Kerri & Christina. Cant wait for the next episode!!

Sierra K F ,

Refreshing!

Wonderful insight from licensed professionals in the mental health field on how to be a present parent without the guilt and shame of imperfection. Looking forward to more episodes!

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