The Empowered Parent Podcast
Just Say Yes! - S06 E07

Just Say Yes! - S06 E07

July 19, 2019

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan take on a listener question about Yes Jar, and expound on why it's important to give our kids as many yeses as possible. Giving a yes is an important building block of trust with kids from hard places.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Memories - S06 E06

Memories - S06 E06

July 1, 2019

You may laugh. You may cry. You may decide it's better than "Cats". No, Chris, Ryan, and Kayla aren't singing show tunes in this episode, but they are talking about memories. Implicit vs. explicit, exact reproduction vs. narrative, calm vs. aroused: how do these different types of memories affect our kids' beliefs and behaviors?

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Fear and Felt Safety - S06 E05

Fear and Felt Safety - S06 E05

June 19, 2019

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla revisit an important topic: helping our kids from hard places feel safe. As adults, we may intellectually know our kids are safe; safe from physical and emotional harm, safe from not having enough to eat, safe from being homeless, or any number of problem areas. That doesn't mean our kids feel safe from those things, so the discussion goes to how we can help them know and feel it.

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Empowering Principles: Creating an Environment of Felt Safety - S3E10

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

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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One Big Happy Home

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North