Bedtime Struggles - S3E19

June 20, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla tackle an issue in this episode that most of us deal with; bedtime struggles. They discuss the value of routines (structure) and rituals (nurture) at bedtime and why the cause of the issue may or may not be what you think.

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Will Parenting This Way Prepare my Child for the Real World? - S3E18 (Repost)

June 12, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla talk about the fear that connected parenting doesn't prepare our kids for the real world, and why the reasons behind this fear are unfounded.

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Teenagers - S3E17

May 31, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla spend some time discussing teenagers. The teen years are difficult for most as identity and power struggles are magnified.

TBRI for Teens video

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Lying - S3E16

May 25, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla discuss a question they get from many parents. And that question is, "why do my children lie and what can I do about it"? The answer requires a lot of grace and may not be what most people think it is.

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How Does Connected Parenting Work in a Big Family? - S3E15

May 16, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla are joined once again by Maggie Popp and they discuss how to implement TBRI concepts and strategies in large families. The three families have 15 kids between them. 

 

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Why Traditional Parenting Doesn’t Work for Our Kids - S3E14

May 10, 2017

 

Chris, Kayla and Ryan are joined by Maggie Popp to discuss why traditional parenting doesn't work for foster and adopted kids. They discuss, amongst other things, why time-outs and yelling don't work.

Maggie is an Empowered to Connect parent trainer with her husband Brian in the St. Louis metro area. They have six children: two adopted out of the foster care system, three biological kids, and one foster child.

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Creating an Environment of Felt Safety with Predictability - S3E13

May 1, 2017

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan discuss how we can create an environment of felt safety in our homes with predictability. A lack of consistency and can be processed as chaos by our children and they need predictability to feel safe.

 

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Practice Outside of the Moment - S3E12

April 12, 2017

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan discuss how practicing outside of the moment helps us respond appropriately in the moment. They also discuss how parents need to have developmentally appropriate expectations while helping their kids grow and heal.

Navigating the Holidays

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Empowered to Connect Conference Preview - S3E11

March 31, 2017

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan preview the upcoming Empowered to Connect Conference in Franklin, TN April 7-8. They discuss what you can expect, why you should attend (in person or at one of the 450 simulcast sites), and why it's good for you to attend even if you're not new to connected parenting.

Click here to find a simulcast site near you

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Empowering Principles: Creating an Environment of Felt Safety - S3E10

March 23, 2017

The team discusses why empowering our kids is a crucial part of their healing process and can move them from fear-based responses to trust-based responses. A key component is creating an environment of felt safety in our homes. They offer practical examples you can use at bed time and explain why it's important that we learn to speak our kids language. 

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