Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom (Cathy Cassani Adams) and a logical and practical dad (Todd Adams). Anyone else living a life like that?
Rethinking and Unlearning
Todd and Cathy discuss some quotes from Adam Grant, Author of Think Again, and why rethinking our beliefs leads to a wider perspective and a more compassionate viewpoint. They also discuss why allowing our kids to have different beliefs and perspectives allows them to “individuate” or find their own sense of self.
Teaching Responsibility- Podcast #635
Todd and Cathy discuss how we ask our kids to be responsible for themselves, but we also encourage them to ask for help. They process how to help our kids discern between the two requests, and how we can be more clear about our expectations. They also share some clips from the upcoming Zen Parenting Summit and how mindfulness and meditation are related.
The Case for Optimism- Podcast #634
Cathy and Todd offer the case for optimism (but don’t worry, it’s not toxic positivity…). They share some actual good news and why we are stronger and more resilient than we think.
Finding Strength (Replay)- Podcast #633
Cathy and Todd discuss the road to wellness and why shame, judgment, anxiety, and hope all play a role. They also discuss why asking for help is so essential, and why asking for help is an act of bravery and strength. They discuss what it means to be a strength-based parent and play a clip from Lea Waters, author of The Strength Switch. Todd plays a clip from the TED Talk podcast about how people with less money actually give more to those in need, and how exposure and empathy are the keys to greater giving.
Hypervigilance- Podcast #632
Cathy and Todd discuss hypervigilance, or the elevated state of constantly assessing potential threats. They discuss how our uncertain and ever-changing world can create this, or how some of us learned it in childhood. They also discuss the mental wellness of our kids and how we can talk to them about self-care and staying hopeful.
Infidelity; A Conversation with Annmarie Chereso- Podcast #631
Todd+Cathy talk with coach and author Annmarie Chereso about recovering from infidelity, the process of self-awareness, and the importance of forgiveness. They discuss how we can notice our attachments and live with more presence and compassion.
Loved the Practicing Difficult Emotions Episode!
This episode is a must listen and is loaded with great nuggets!
I really enjoy Zen Parenting Radio podcasts. Kathy and Todd give insight to where kids are coming from, realistic expectations and how to get along better with your kids.
I do not always agree with their views but it is very interesting to listen and helps me understand my kids.
Thx so much.
Monika from CA
Thanks for providing content that I can apply to my life
Thank you Todd and Cathy for providing great content that I can apply to my life that expands beyond my parenting. I appreciate everything you two do for this world. “Keep on trucking”. Todd’s words.