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Hi,
I’m Avital.
(pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal)
I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.

The Parenting Junkie Show Avital Schreiber Levy

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Hi,
I’m Avital.
(pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal)
I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.

    TPJ 55: C.R.E.A.T.E Family Bliss

    TPJ 55: C.R.E.A.T.E Family Bliss

    In this episode I’m going to give you a framework that you can use to create anything you want in your marriage, family, and life.
    [02:52] You can create family bliss
    [02:59] We want people to move from just consuming our content to creating.
    [05:31] What do we mean by "create"? 
    [06:11] Commit
    [09:39] Reframe
    [12:03] Educate
    [13:58] Action
    [15:54] Trust
    [17:22] Envision
    It’s a cycle...when you commit to making changes, reframe your circumstances, educate yourself, take action, trust the process, and envision what life could be, it fuels the process and creates more energy to continuously propels you through C.R.E.A.T.E process.  
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

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    Resources:
      Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/55

    • 21 min
    TPJ 54: Michelangelo Can Transform Your Relationship

    TPJ 54: Michelangelo Can Transform Your Relationship

    Mindset is so important when it comes to growth, challenges, and the daily "grind." In this episode I want to share a mindset shift that we can use to reframe the work it takes to create great relationships. And it comes from a surprising source...Michelangelo. 
    [03:21] Our shortcomings can leave us feeling broken, overwhelmed, and frustrated.
    [05:55] Sometimes we look to others to model what we should do, and over-work ourselves trying to fit someone else's mold.
    [10:27] Move toward a model that feels more organic and whole. 
    [11:47] There's a "power couple" inside of you and your partner. 
    [13:49] We are “figures slumbering in the stone.”
    [14:34] Focus on chipping away at those things that don't serve us.
    [16:53] You're the sculptor. No one else can do it for you. 
    [18:16] It’s more helpful to focus on what you need to take away vs. what you need to add. 
    [22:10] Chip away at our “low vibe mindsets.”
    [23:52] Chip away at our toxic patterns and behaviors.
    [25:25] Chip away at our misaligned choices
    When we start to chip away at these areas, we start to reveal our inner power couple. You’ll find that if you focus more on removing what doesn’t serve you, your relationships will transform and you’ll see real, lasting change. 
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

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    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies?
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    Resources:
    Get my new [free] eBook, The Ten Zen Secrets Of Persuasion.  Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/54

    • 29 min
    TPJ 53: Ignorance is NOT Bliss

    TPJ 53: Ignorance is NOT Bliss

    When it comes to your relationship with your partner, do you ever feel like you're just managing? Like you’re just roommates? You may even feel downright miserable. 
    If you’ve ever experienced disappointment, frustration, unmet expectations, loss of passion, mediocrity, or misery, you’re not alone! Many people have experienced this, including myself. 
    In this episode we’ll discuss how ignorance and the desire to maintain the status quo may be holding you back from your dream relationship. 
    [05:17] Why I talk about partnering & relationships. 
    [06:07] Is ignorance really bliss?
    [08:36] Staying ignorant keeps us stuck in place, stuck in the status quo, and holds us back from our hopes and dreams.
    [12:34] Ending the relationship is not your only option.
    [14:15] Feeling like there's something missing and wanting more isn't wrong and doesn't mean you're broken.
    [17:52] You can't force someone else to change. The answer is to roll up our sleeves, get to work, and create the bliss we desire.
    [21:45] Either way you're expending energy...you might as well put it into activities that will improve your relationship!
    Redirect the energy you’re putting into staying unhappy to things that will move you forward. You’ll soon notice a difference and will build momentum in the right direction.  
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

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    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies?
    Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.
    Resources:
    My new eBook, The Ten Zen Secrets Of Persuasion.  Live Webinar Feb 3 (or catch the replay) Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/53

    • 27 min
    TPJ 52: From Plotting Your Escape To Power Couple

    TPJ 52: From Plotting Your Escape To Power Couple

    How would you rate your relationship with your partner? Is it everything you dreamed of having? Or are you planning your escape? 
    Whether you’re miserable or fairly satisfied with your partnership, I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to have the relationship you’ve always wanted, EVEN if you’re ready to throw in the towel. 
    In this episode we’re going to discuss the 5 rungs of the “Partnership Ladder”, how you can assess where you’re at in 3 key areas of your relationship, and the mindset shift that needs to occur in order to climb the ladder. 
    [05:16] Divorce/breaking up can often be avoided with intentional work on our part.
    [08:07] Let's switch from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset regarding our relationship.
    [13:29] Key area number 1: Teamwork.
    [15:11] Key area number 2: Parenting styles.
    [16:56] Key area number 3: Connection.
    [18:09] The 5-step “Partnership Ladder.”
    [18:50] Rung 1: It's miserable.
    [21:28] Rung 2: It's stressful.
    [22:21] Rung 3: It's manageable.
    [24:49] Rung 4: It's satisfying.
    [26:22] Rung 5: It's blissful.
    [32:54] The places where we have the least amount of energy and capacity are often the places that need it most.
    [33:26] Our partnership influences every other area of our lives (for better or worse).
    [36:53] Life isn't a fairytale. It won't end happily ever after by chance. It's takes work! But it is possible. 
    It’s important to assess where we are in each key area, and commit to getting to the next rung in at least 1 key area. If you adopt a growth mindset and put in the work, you’ll be well on your way to having the relationship you’ve always wanted!
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you.

    Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here. 
    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies?
    Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.
    Resources:
    My new eBook, The Ten Zen Secrets Of Persuasion.  Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/52

    • 42 min
    TPJ 51: Potent, Free, and Available to All

    TPJ 51: Potent, Free, and Available to All

    Would you like to know one thing you can do today to radically change your relationship with your partner? 
    Do you want to take your relationship to the next level? Instead of just treating symptoms and avoiding pain, can you work on improving your relationship into “peak performance” and make it the best it can be? And is it worth that level of effort? 
    Yes and yes! 
    In this episode we’ll discuss how we hold the power to make this kind of change in our relationships, and the choice is ours. 
    [06:46] What I learned from HypnoBirthing (and how it can improve our relationships).
    [11:39] We get to choose the story we tell ourselves, good or bad.
    [15:54] This is a key way to create power in our relationships
    [17:01] What words are you currently using to describe your partner?
    [18:09] Speaking poorly of others is very damaging.
    [19:16] Before we speak, ask ourselves these questions.
    [20:07] The power of not gossiping. 
    [21:35] If you wouldn’t say it to their face, don’t say it behind their back.
    [24:36] Drop the negative labels and words we use for our partner and relationship.
    [25:57] Use "I" statements.
    [27:09] Refrain from using hyperboles (exaggerations).
    We hold the power. We can choose to flip the switch, to focus on the positive instead of the negative. We can change the words we speak over our relationships, and in the process, change those relationships. The choice is ours! 
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you.

    Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here. 
    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies?
    Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.
    Resources:
    Our course Parent In Love Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/51

    • 37 min
    TPJ 50: Do You Want Your Parent’s Marriage?

    TPJ 50: Do You Want Your Parent’s Marriage?

    We’ve all inherited a blueprint for relationships from our parents, whether we’ve acknowledged it or not. And unless we examine it further, we’re destined to have the same relationship as our parents.
    Some of us may have been blessed with a great model for how to properly treat others, communicate, and resolve conflicts. But many were not so blessed, and even if you were, there are likely things about your parent’s relationship that you would do differently. 
    In this episode we’re going to discuss the process of examining our parent’s relationship and how we can create the relationship and family we’ve always wanted (plus set up our kids for relational success!). 
    [02:52] Ask yourself: Do I want my parent's relationship?
    [04:48] Our parent's relationship formed a sub-conscious blueprint for our own relationships.
    [07:07] If we don't address it, we're likely to repeat it. 
    [08:35] Or we reject it completely and try to do the exact opposite.
    [11:08] Our kids learn how to interact with others from the way they see us interact with our partner.
    [15:26] Pick the best from our parent's marriage, and find alternatives for the rest.
    [17:57] Look at your parent's marriage with an external, objective viewpoint.
    [19:46] Envision the relationship and family you want to create.
    [22:27] Develop the skills necessary to make our dream a reality and start making small changes to our thoughts, words, and actions.
    We owe it to ourselves and our children (and their children!) to put in the work to create the marriage and family of our dreams. There will be a cascading effect that will change generations.  
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you.

    Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here. 
    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies?
    Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.
    Resources:
    Our course, Parent In Love Episode 14 (You are your kid’s curriculum) Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/50

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

Wendy Gossett ,

Your Parenting Philosophy is spot on!

Avital is a very authentic and knowledgable guide through this sometimes bewildering parenting journey! She offers practical tips that can give your parenting an instant pick me up! She has wonderful guests on her show as well who are in step with positive parenting techniques. In a recent episode I learned that I have ued my "warrior" voice when I really didn't need to and even though I too am a parenting coach, I learned some fresh new perspectives.

loriannhoney ,

Game-changing parenting support!

Thank you Avital for not only laying the groundwork for us by faithfully following your heart, learning the steps and walking the talk- but thank you also for having the courage to share it all with the world. I’m not one to leave reviews but I have to share with you that in the 6 months that I’ve been enacting your advice I’ve decluttered our entire home, become a unified force of love and patience with my husband/parenting partner and yell/scream/freak-out at my kids, like, 92% less than I did before (which was what initially led me to find your work). I am really thankful that I stopped crying alone in my closet, looked for help, and found your brilliant, real, grounded and determined self. Thank you, thank you!

mmoorechicago ,

I finally love parenting!

I can’t even describe the way this podcast has changed my life and our family dynamics. I knew I wanted to parent differently from how I was raised, but leaning towards an extreme attachment parenting style wasn’t really working well for my family either. The parenting junkie has helped me find a happy medium that feels so good and right. Avital discusses parenting-related topics in a way that is so nonjudgmental and helps you tune into your own instincts. She is the voice I needed in a time of crisis. Parents are so bombarded with opinions and information already- I love that there are no rules/tools/guidelines that go along with TPJ- just a simple mantra to love parenting, and parent from love. I only wish I had learned of TPJ sooner! I recommend this podcast to all parents, no matter where they are in their journeys. Thank you, Avital, for the important work you are doing. It empowers me to see the importance of the work my husband and I are doing, too!

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