So many parents view screen time and technology as a stressful conundrum that they need to solve for their children. But it works better if we view it as an opportunity to teach our children discernment as we work with them to develop guidelines for healthy technology use. In this episode, Saren interviews Andrea Davis, founder of Better Screen Time, about how we can help our children learn to use technology in a positive and healthy way.
What are you struggling with right now? What parenting advice do you need? We’d love to help. Just type your questions into the comments on this post and we’ll consider them as we plan which topics to address in future posts, podcast episodes, and Instagram and Facebook discussions.
In this week’s encore episode, Saren interviews her sister Saydi about the simple, kid-friendly Christ-centered Easter activities she does with her family each year. Gathering ideas from many sources, Saydi has created a plan for how families can celebrate Christ’s miracles, teachings, Atonement, death and resurrection in tangible and beautiful ways .
Join Saren and April Perry (Director of Power of Moms) for a 20-minute conversation where they share simple tried-and-true ideas for making one-on-one time with each child into a regular and meaningful part of the family routine.
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.