The Empowered Parent Podcast
Building the Staircase of the Brain - S06 E04

Building the Staircase of the Brain - S06 E04

May 15, 2019

Chris wanted to go back to the basics for this episode, so he, Ryan, and Kayla talk about that most important organ in the body: the brain. They dissect—not literally—the components of the brain and talk about how parents of vulnerable children need to pay attention to how things are working in the minds of our kids.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

BETTER TOGETHER - Staying Connected in Marriage While Parenting Kids From Trauma - S06 E03

BETTER TOGETHER - Staying Connected in Marriage While Parenting Kids From Trauma - S06 E03

April 29, 2019

Let's be honest: parenting kids from hard places is exhausting. It can drain us physically, emotionally, and mentally, and leave us feeling like we have nothing else to give. This can be a dangerous place to find ourselves when it comes to our marriages.

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla talk about some things to be aware of in your marriage as you parent and offer some thoughts on re-engaging and reconnecting with your spouse. Kids from trauma need strong families, and strong families start with strong marriages.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

 
 
Incorporating Play into Everyday - S06 E02

Incorporating Play into Everyday - S06 E02

April 11, 2019

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla continue the discussion on the importance of play with our kids, this time by providing practical examples for incorporating play. Topics range from finding the time to turning everyday activities into games.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Play! - S06 E01

Play! - S06 E01

March 7, 2019

 

Chris is joined once again by Ryan and Kayla to talk about play. Play is vitally important for children, especially our kids from hard places, some of whom may not have had the opportunities for individual or shared play like they should have. The three talk about different types of play for different ages, and give a few ideas. (Chris is always a proponent for lightsaber fights.)

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Setting Up For Success: Practice Outside the Moment (Part 2) - S05 E22

Setting Up For Success: Practice Outside the Moment (Part 2) - S05 E22

December 24, 2018

In our final episode of 2018, Chris, Kayla, and Ryan again share their thoughts on how to make Christmas Day a success. This time, they discuss practicing outside of the moment when it comes to receiving gifts and traveling for the holidays.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Setting Up For Success: Practice Outside the Moment (Part 1) - S05 E21

Setting Up For Success: Practice Outside the Moment (Part 1) - S05 E21

December 20, 2018

In this episode, Chris, Kayla, and Ryan share their thoughts on how to make Christmas Day a success. They discuss practicing outside of the moment when it comes to food and extended family. They offer practical tips on how to handle foods your kids don’t usually eat as well as interacting with relatives they don’t know.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Pam Parish (Part 3) - S05 E20

Pam Parish (Part 3) - S05 E20

December 16, 2018

In this final of three episodes with Pam Parish, she, Ryan, Kayla, and Chris talk about Pam's books, including how and why she began writing them. 

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Pam Parish (Part 2) - S05 E19

Pam Parish (Part 2) - S05 E19

November 25, 2018

In this second of three episodes with Pam Parish, she, Ryan, Kayla, and Chris discuss how Connections Home was founded, its mission, and why everyone deserves someone.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Pam Parish (Part 1) - S05 E18

Pam Parish (Part 1) - S05 E18

October 27, 2018

Ryan, Kayla, and Chris sit down for a conversation with Pam Parish. Pam and her husband Steve adopted seven of their eight daughters through the foster care system. They saw a real need for those who are close to aging out of the foster care system or have already done so. This need, plus that of older children and young adults who are in poverty and homeless, led to their founding of Connections Homes. In addition, Pam has written three devotional books for foster and adoptive parents.

In this first of three episodes, the gang talks with Pam about how she and Steve got involved with foster care and adoption.

 

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Making Sense of Your Worth with Cindy Lee - S05 E17

Making Sense of Your Worth with Cindy Lee - S05 E17

October 12, 2018

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla welcome their long-time friend Cindy Lee to talk about her session for Tapestry Conference 2018. Cindy shares the background of the Making Sense of Your Worth curriculum, how it came to be, and how encouraging the early sessions using it have been. Given the tough times we inevitably encounter as parents of kids from hard times, it's so important for us to have a healthy perspective of our own self-worth, so we can help our children to heal.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North