133 episodes

Welcome to Upbringing. We’re Hannah and Kelty - twins, mothers and works-in-progress. Upbringing is a movement that empowers parents to grow up alongside their kids for sanity and social change. Through this podcast, speaking and coaching, we focus on our personal work as parents- the awareness, mindset and approach needed to raise amazing kids while ALSO getting shit done.

Join us to radically redefine kids’ resistance as a magical opportunity to nurture skills and values like consent, non-violent communication, emotional intelligence, body positivity, independence and beyond. We do this by practicing powers beyond control — respectful, evidence-based tools that protect our kids’ personal freedoms, support their skill-building and better align with how we roll as people.

To us, this is the practice of parenting. When we can lean in and approach the hardest moments with our kids as an invitation to grow up ourselves, we all win. When we work to examine our triggers, face our fears and question our beliefs, we are bravely working against years of unconscious cultural conditioning. And when we work to rewrite those inherited legacies that don’t serve anyone... our kids are free, and so are we.

We’re going to make mistakes as parents. LOTS of them. And that’s ok- because our growth depends on it. We are right here with you, taking steps to better understand ourselves, our kids, and one another - one conversation at a time. Because when we can choose trust over fear, connection over control and progress over perfection, we’re not just raising our kids, we’re raising ourselves. Let’s show up and grow up!

Upbringing Hannah + Kelty

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 146 Ratings

Welcome to Upbringing. We’re Hannah and Kelty - twins, mothers and works-in-progress. Upbringing is a movement that empowers parents to grow up alongside their kids for sanity and social change. Through this podcast, speaking and coaching, we focus on our personal work as parents- the awareness, mindset and approach needed to raise amazing kids while ALSO getting shit done.

Join us to radically redefine kids’ resistance as a magical opportunity to nurture skills and values like consent, non-violent communication, emotional intelligence, body positivity, independence and beyond. We do this by practicing powers beyond control — respectful, evidence-based tools that protect our kids’ personal freedoms, support their skill-building and better align with how we roll as people.

To us, this is the practice of parenting. When we can lean in and approach the hardest moments with our kids as an invitation to grow up ourselves, we all win. When we work to examine our triggers, face our fears and question our beliefs, we are bravely working against years of unconscious cultural conditioning. And when we work to rewrite those inherited legacies that don’t serve anyone... our kids are free, and so are we.

We’re going to make mistakes as parents. LOTS of them. And that’s ok- because our growth depends on it. We are right here with you, taking steps to better understand ourselves, our kids, and one another - one conversation at a time. Because when we can choose trust over fear, connection over control and progress over perfection, we’re not just raising our kids, we’re raising ourselves. Let’s show up and grow up!

    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Holiday drama + spirited kids! Bad manners, clothing resistance, judgemental family + more!

    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Holiday drama + spirited kids! Bad manners, clothing resistance, judgemental family + more!

    Welcome back to our LIVE Q&A SERIES on the podcast, using the audio from our weekly Instagram LIVE videos. We're grateful you're here, growing up alongside us!
    Looking for a little support? JOIN THE CLUB!  SPIRITED KIDS CLUB small group coaching is now open for January enrollment! Join us Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!
    You’ll receive:
    4 coaching sessions with Hannah & Kelty
    2 hrs per weekly session (recording emailed)
    8 families to commiserate + connect with
    LIVE Resources, discounts + more!
    Join us to realign your personal values with your daily parenting practices when it comes to supporting your kid’s big feelings + challenging behaviors. We’ll build skills, connection and solidarity together over four 2-hour sessions. Head on over to our link in bio or www.Upbringing.co/spiritedkidsclub to learn more…
    Tune in and connect on our LIVE Q&As every week on Instagram. Catch up on past LIVE session on our IGTV tab. As always, we laugh, we cry, we lean in… join us!
    Relevant Links:
    - Our Freedoms Model
    - Our RESIST Approach
    - Our Shop - GUIDES + PRINTS!
    - Our Resources Page
    - Our Coaching page
    - Amber Okamura, Upbringing’s Artist
    - Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer
    - Alex Olavarria, our producer, musician, editor + husband/brother in law
    Visit our website, www.upbringing.co to learn more about us and sign up for our newsletter! We want to hear your thoughts. We care deeply about what you think and how you’re doin’, so get in touch -- we’re better together.

    Email us: info@upbringing.coFollow Upbringing on Instagram: @upbringing.co
    Join us to explore topics such as: parenting, motherhood, discipline, resistance, RIE parenting, feminist parenting, toddlers, tantrums, potty training, mindful parenting, conscious parenting, evidence-based parenting, positive parenting, respectful parenting, simplicity parenting and positive discipline.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Choose your own adventure thru conflict! Kids bossing, high energy, hurting dogs + babies, negative attitude + more!

    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Choose your own adventure thru conflict! Kids bossing, high energy, hurting dogs + babies, negative attitude + more!

    Welcome back to our LIVE Q&A SERIES on the podcast, using the audio from our weekly Instagram LIVE videos. We're grateful you're here, growing up alongside us!


    Looking for a little support? JOIN THE CLUB!  SPIRITED KIDS CLUB small group coaching is now open for January enrollment! Join us Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

    You’ll receive:
    4 coaching sessions with Hannah & Kelty
    2 hrs per weekly session (recording emailed)
    8 families to commiserate + connect with
    LIVE Resources, discounts + more!

    Join us to realign your personal values with your daily parenting practices when it comes to supporting your kid’s big feelings + challenging behaviors. We’ll build skills, connection and solidarity together over four 2-hour sessions. Head on over to our link in bio or www.Upbringing.co/spiritedkidsclub to learn more…


    Tune in and connect on our LIVE Q&As every week on Instagram. Catch up on past LIVE session on our IGTV tab. As always, we laugh, we cry, we lean in… join us!
    Relevant Links:

    - Our Freedoms Model
    - Our RESIST Approach
    - Our Shop - GUIDES + PRINTS!
    - Our Resources Page
    - Our Coaching page
    - Amber Okamura, Upbringing’s Artist
    - Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer
    - Alex Olavarria, our producer, musician, editor + husband/brother in law
    Visit our website, www.upbringing.co to learn more about us and sign up for our newsletter! We want to hear your thoughts. We care deeply about what you think and how you’re doin’, so get in touch -- we’re better together.

    Email us: info@upbringing.coFollow Upbringing on Instagram: @upbringing.co
    Join us to explore topics such as: parenting, motherhood, discipline, resistance, RIE parenting, feminist parenting, toddlers, tantrums, potty training, mindful parenting, conscious parenting, evidence-based parenting, positive parenting, respectful parenting, simplicity parenting and positive discipline.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Our real job as parents to spirited and sensitive kids + their resistance as our roadmap!

    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Our real job as parents to spirited and sensitive kids + their resistance as our roadmap!

    Welcome back to our LIVE Q&A SERIES on the podcast, using the audio from our weekly Instagram LIVE videos. We're grateful you're here, growing up alongside us!
    Tune in and connect on our LIVE Q&As every week on Instagram. Catch up on past LIVE session on our IGTV tab. As always, we laugh, we cry, we lean in… join us!
    Relevant Links:

    - Our Freedoms Model
    - Our RESIST Approach
    - Our Shop - GUIDES + PRINTS!
    - Our Resources Page
    - Our Coaching page
    - Amber Okamura, Upbringing’s Artist
    - Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer
    - Alex Olavarria, our producer, musician, editor + husband/brother in law
    Visit our website, www.upbringing.co to learn more about us and sign up for our newsletter! We want to hear your thoughts. We care deeply about what you think and how you’re doin’, so get in touch -- we’re better together.

    Email us: info@upbringing.coFollow Upbringing on Instagram: @upbringing.co
    Join us to explore topics such as: parenting, motherhood, discipline, resistance, RIE parenting, feminist parenting, toddlers, tantrums, potty training, mindful parenting, conscious parenting, evidence-based parenting, positive parenting, respectful parenting, simplicity parenting and positive discipline.

    • 1 hr
    GUEST SERIES // H+K on The Peace & Parenting Podcast - Redefining Parenting: Cooperation, Not Control

    GUEST SERIES // H+K on The Peace & Parenting Podcast - Redefining Parenting: Cooperation, Not Control

    Tune in for our interview with Michelle of The Peace and Parenting podcast (https://pca.st/CkuZBG) Subscribe and follow to find out how to come to parenting through the lens of connection and cooperation as she navigates through a parenting topic each week. Michelle is a mother of two girls, as well as a former teacher and counselor turned Certified Parenting Instructor. 

    In today's episode, Michelle has us on to discuss a new approach to connecting with our kids, so we can raise young adults that have a stronger sense of self and a more stable approach to life.

    We explore why we believe that by choosing to connect with our kids instead of controlling them, it can result in a relationship that positively reinforces self-discipline and accomplishing tasks for themselves-- instead of them simply following our words.
     
    Episode Highlights:

    Who We Are
    The parenting dynamics of old
    Why the old dynamics need to change
    What you can do instead of power-parenting
    Focus on building relationships with your kids
    How to approach your kids to get a better response
    Kids and their safe spaces
    Relevant Links:
    - Our Freedoms Model- Our RESIST Approach- Our Shop - GUIDES + PRINTS!- Our Resources Page- Our Coaching page- Amber Okamura, Upbringing’s Artist- Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer- Alex Olavarria, our producer, musician, editor + husband/brother in law
    Contact us! We want to hear your thoughts. We care deeply about what you think and how you’re doin’, so get in touch -- we’re better together.
    Email us: info@upbringing.coFollow Upbringing on Instagram: @upbringing.co
    Join us to explore topics such as: parenting, motherhood, discipline, resistance, RIE parenting, feminist parenting, toddlers, tantrums, potty training, mindful parenting, conscious parenting, evidence-based parenting, positive parenting, respectful parenting, simplicity parenting and positive discipline.

    • 26 min
    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Babies + young toddler drama! Resistance, regressions, big feelings + more

    LIVE Q&A SERIES // Babies + young toddler drama! Resistance, regressions, big feelings + more

    A few topics we covered in this episode:- 11 mo getting into everything- Baby won't let parent put them down- Rejecting spouse for baths + bed- Won't leave socks and hat on- Colicky and constantly screaming- Sleep regression- Baby hurting dog, toddler hurting baby- 22 mo biting her own hand when upset
    Our Right From The Start baby video course and community is now OPEN for enrollment! The course will bring you both the reassurance AND information you need in your baby’s first year to make the decisions that are uniquely right for your family. ✨ No prescribed rules, no perfection to attain… Just the essentials to help you move forward with clarity and confidence.
    In nine modules over eight weeks, Right from the Start will help you to:
    ✔️ Understand what scientific research says about baby’s sleep, attachment, feeding, play and other essential topics✔️ Know that you’re doing the best you can for your baby’s development✔️ Find your sense of yourself again (or maintain it if you’re not yet a parent!)✔️ Let go of the overwhelm and worry that there isn’t enough of you to go around✔️ Get clear on how to parent your baby with alignment of your greater values✔️ Find support and strength in a community of like-minded parents and parents-to-be
    Not just focused on quick fixes for daily challenges, this course will help you lay the critical groundwork for a lifelong relationship with your child based in trust, collaboration and respect. ✨
    If you’re expecting or are the parent of a child under 1, the Right from the Start course is for you.
    Click HERE to learn more…Sliding scale pricing is available, and no-one is turned away for lack of funds. 🌈
    Tune in and connect on our LIVE Q&As, every Tuesday AND Thursday at 5PM PST on Instagram. Catch up on past LIVE session on our IGTV tab. As always, we laugh, we cry, we lean in… join us!
    Relevant Links:
    - Our Freedoms Model- Our RESIST Approach- Our Shop - GUIDES + PRINTS!- Our Resources Page- Our Coaching page- Amber Okamura, Upbringing’s Artist- Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer- Alex Olavarria, our producer, musician, editor + husband/brother in law
    Contact us! We want to hear your thoughts. We care deeply about what you think and how you’re doin’, so get in touch -- we’re better together.
    Email us: info@upbringing.coFollow Upbringing on Instagram: @upbringing.co
    Join us to explore topics such as: parenting, motherhood, discipline, resistance, RIE parenting, feminist parenting, toddlers, tantrums, potty training, mindful parenting, conscious parenting, evidence-based parenting, positive parenting, respectful parenting, simplicity parenting and positive discipline.

    • 46 min
    GUEST SERIES // H+K on The Modern Mamas Podcast - Right From The Start With Upbringing

    GUEST SERIES // H+K on The Modern Mamas Podcast - Right From The Start With Upbringing

    This episode originally aired on the Modern Mamas Podcast -- we loved connecting with Laura! In this episode, you’ll hear about:

    -Supporting sibling conflict in general
    -Empowering our spirited and/or sensitive kids
    -Promoting consent culture in the home
    -Preparing and supporting older kids when bringing a new baby home

    As well as.....
    Our Right From The Start video course and community, which is open for enrollment! The course will bring you both the reassurance AND information you need in your baby’s first year to make the decisions that are uniquely right for your family. ✨ No prescribed rules, no perfection to attain… Just the essentials to help you move forward with clarity and confidence.
    In nine modules over eight weeks, Right from the Start will help you to:
    ✔️ Understand what scientific research says about baby’s sleep, attachment, feeding, play and other essential topics✔️ Know that you’re doing the best you can for your baby’s development✔️ Find your sense of yourself again (or maintain it if you’re not yet a parent!)✔️ Let go of the overwhelm and worry that there isn’t enough of you to go around✔️ Get clear on how to parent your baby with alignment of your greater values✔️ Find support and strength in a community of like-minded parents and parents-to-be
    Not just focused on quick fixes for daily challenges, this course will help you lay the critical groundwork for a lifelong relationship with your child based in trust, collaboration and respect. ✨
    If you’re expecting or are the parent of a child under 1, the Right from the Start course is for you.
    Click HERE to learn more…Sliding scale pricing is available, and no-one is turned away for lack of funds. 🌈 DOOR CLOSE NOV 3RD!
    Tune in and connect on our LIVE Q&As, every Thursday at 5PM PST on Instagram. Catch up on past LIVE session on our IGTV tab. As always, we laugh, we cry, we lean in… join us!

    Relevant Links:
    - Our Freedoms Model- Our RESIST Approach- Our Shop - GUIDES + PRINTS!- Our Resources Page- Our Coaching page- Amber Okamura, Upbringing’s Artist- Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer- Alex Olavarria, our producer, musician, editor + husband/brother in law
    Contact us! We want to hear your thoughts. We care deeply about what you think and how you’re doin’, so get in touch -- we’re better together.
    Email us: info@upbringing.coFollow Upbringing on Instagram: @upbringing.co
    Join us to explore topics such as: parenting, motherhood, discipline, resistance, RIE parenting, feminist parenting, toddlers, tantrums, potty training, mindful parenting, conscious parenting, evidence-based parenting, positive parenting, respectful parenting, simplicity parenting and positive discipline.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

kleigh131 ,

I stumbled upon this podcast..

And I’m so very grateful I did. I love the honesty that Hannah and Kelty present. The episodes are so helpful and relatable.

ashmh10 ,

The most sincere parenting guidance!

Hannah and Kelty, in the most genuine way, acknowledge the struggles of parenting and provide guidance and tools to help us do the most important job as a parent: make sure our children feel loved and seen and safe. Listening to these two helps me to be a much more calm and confident mom.

heyimsarah ,

Awesome, So Important!!

Amazing! These topics are so important and I love the “Instead of saying this…” “Try something more positive such as..” 💓

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