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090: How to Talk With Your Teens Instead of at Them // Brooke Romney

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 15, 2019

Let’s imagine that you have a friend who, every time you get together, tells you all the things that she doesn’t like about you and that she hopes you will change. Would you want to spend time with that friend or open up to her?Unfortunately, this is the basis of a lot of our interactions…

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089: When Should I Give My Teen a Cell Phone? // Andrea Davis of Better Screen Time

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 8, 2019

When I was a senior in high school, my parents got me my first cell phone so I could touch base with them if I was at after school activities or out with friends. This was not a big decision for them. My simple phone was harmless– it did not have the internet or even…

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088: The Unexpected Loneliness of Parenting Teens // Tiffany and Allyson from The Sisterhood Podcast

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 1, 2019

It’s TEEN MONTH at 3 in 30, and I’m so excited to kick it off with two of my motherhood mentors, Tiffany Sowby and Allyson Reynolds, who I met about seven years ago when I worked for the organization Power of Moms. The transition into motherhood and the different stages of it often comes with…

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087: My 3 in 30: How to Find JOY with Your Children this Summer // Molly Callister, Elisa Hunter, Julie Tobi

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 24, 2019

In this week’s episode, you will hear from three amazing mothers, all with unique life experiences, who are going to help us feel excited and encouraged to have fun with our children this summer: Molly Callister is a stay-at-home mom, travel enthusiast and writer of a family travel blog called Exploring Through Life. Molly and…

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086: 3 Easy Ways to Build Life-Long Bonds with Your Children

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 17, 2019

People are often amazed by just how close my sisters and I are to my dad. Our mom passed away when we were teenagers, so Dad planned our weddings, comes to help us after we have babies, and talks to us frequently about our lives. I truly believe that the small but meaningful ways my…

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085: 3 Steps to Help Kids Rewire Difficult Behaviors (Encore!) // Chrissy Austin

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 10, 2019

As a follow up to our wonderful series with Katherine Reynolds Lewis (click to listen to Part 1 and Part 2), I knew I wanted to re-air Episode 19 with Chrissy Austin, a speech language pathologist with 18 years of experience teaching children the skills they need to self-regulate. All of our kids get stuck in…

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084: The 3 Cs of Transformative Discipline // Part 2 with Katherine Reynolds Lewis

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 3, 2019

**Please fill out the 3 in 30 Demographics Survey! It will take you less than 5 minutes, and it will truly help me so much!! Click >>>> here <<<<<<. Last week, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, the author of The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever– And What to Do About It, taught…

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083: Are Kids Today Harder Than They Were In The Past? // Katherine Reynolds Lewis

By Rachel Nielson | May 27, 2019

There’s no question that parenting has been difficult for every generation– but has it always been this difficult? I’ll admit, my dreams of parenthood were idealized in many ways, but I often wonder if the day will ever come that my children actually stay in their seats at dinner long enough for good conversation and connection.…

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082: How to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Pain or Illness as a Mom // Candace and Becky of Mindful Art Company

By Rachel Nielson | May 20, 2019

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Moms shouldn’t be allowed to get sick!” And it’s true–we shouldn’t! We need to take care of our families, and family life doesn’t just pause when Mom isn’t feeling well. It’s hard enough for the household to continue functioning for a week when Mom gets a bad cold or…

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081: How to Be a Loving Mother Even if You Weren’t Raised by One // Sarah Badat-Richardson

By Rachel Nielson | May 13, 2019

The more I share my heart on this podcast, the more often people reach out to me and share their hearts and stories. And over the past year, many listeners have told me about their heartache over *not* being raised by a loving mother. I’ve had listeners relay stories to me about mothers who were…

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