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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.
What does it mean to be “cool”? What message should we be sending our 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.
Family road trips can be wonderful! Check out these concrete tips on packing (list included), car time, hotels and more from a mom with lots of road trip experience.
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
Realistic expectations. Small bite-sized jobs. Job training. This stuff can make a huge difference in the happiness and cleanliness of our homes. Check out Saren’s bite-sized job list and a quick video of the certification process that works with her kids.
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 episode, Saren talks with Katie Kimball about concrete ideas to help us really enjoy cooking alongside our children as we teach them responsibility, build their skills and self-confidence, and get them excited about healthy eating.
I want to cherish my children and bind our hearts together while they’re young so that hopefully we’ll be close on into the future. Here are are some simple but powerful little “traditions” that have helped me soak in my “babies” for as long as they’ll let me.
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.