As our kids grow up, parenting can become more complicated – and more lonely. Where should we let go? Where should we hold on? How should we hold on? And who can we talk to about the challenging and sometimes heart-wrenching issues we’re facing?In this week’s epsisode, Saren and two of her dear friends, Tiffany Sowby and Allyson Reynolds, talk openly and honestly about the challenges involved in parenting teenagers and adult children.
There are so many things we want to do and be as parents and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed. So we decided to start issuing a really simple and super do-able weekly challenge at Power of Families. In this week’s episode, Saren talks about the effect the challenges have had on her and her family and shares experiences other members of our community have had as they’ve participated.
Did you know that about 20% of people deal with serious depression at some point in their lives? How can you recognize depression in yourself and your loved ones? What can you do about it? This week’s episode features Emmy-winning journalist, Jane Clayson Johnson (who served as a coorespondent at ABC News and co-hosted the CBS Early Show) about her personal experiences with depression and about her new book: Silent Souls Weeping: Sharing Stories, Finding Hope
Listen as Saren and her mother, NYT #1 Bestselling Author, Linda Eyre, discuss why it’s so important to really pay attention to our children and to the world around us. As we work to be more fully present and focus on nurturing awe in ourselves and our children, we can be better parents and better people. As we tell others (especially our family members) about what we notice, we can take things to a whole new level.
In this week’s episode, Saren interviews Stephanie Langford from Entrefamily.com about her amazing and budget-friendly around-the-world family travels and how every family can help their children become “citizens of the world” even if serious family travel isn’t in the cards.
How can we enbrace the fun of elves and Santa and gifts while helping our children understand the real meaning of Christmas? This episode is full of simple but powerful ideas for traditions that can bring the magic AND infuse more meaning.
We all know that strong marriages are the foundation of good families. We also know that we need to be deliberate and pro-active in our parenting. Plus we recognize that we really need to take good care of ourselves in order to be the spouse and parent we need to be. But how do we manage to focus on “marriaging”, parenting and self-care without one taking away from the others?
In this episode, Saren and her sister Shawni (blogger at 71toes.com) share some personal stories and talk about how hard it can be to know when to help our kids or push them to do certain things and when to stand back.
In this week’s episode, Saren answers these questions from our community about helping kids deal with school-related anxiety, how to say yes and no to the right things for yourself and your kids, how to make the most of car time, and how to set up a good after-school routine.
In this week’s episode, NYT #1 Bestselling Authors Richard and Linda Eyre offer simple ways that we can proactively teach our children about honesty, kindness, respect and other values/character traits that will bring them happiness and success.
We all know it’s a good thing to spend time outdoors with our families. But it can be SO HARD to get everyone out the door! This wonderful 7-minute film offers a realistic and beautiful look at how we really can unplug our kids from electronics and get them into nature – even if they aren’t thrilled about the idea initially.
In this week’s episode, Saren and April (from Power of Moms) share detailed, tried-and-true ideas for summer learning and fun. We hope it fills your mind with fun do-able ideas that will work for you and your family!