Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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

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. I wonder if their big emotions and high energy will continue to affect our everyday lives, or if we will be able to have memorable outings that don’t require quite so much emotional energy with managing expectations and refereeing.

Katherine Reynolds Lewis,  an award-winning journalist and certified parent educator, had the same questions as she raised her own strong-willed children. The more she looked around at other parents and children, the more she realized that she wasn’t alone–kids today just seemed to be harder, even though parents devote more time and energy to their children than in any other generation.

This seeming epidemic of strong-willed kids with difficult behavior is the reason that she embarked on writing her book, The Good News About Bad Behavior– Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever and What to Do About It.

After years of incredibly detailed research, Katherine found there are three overarching reasons why  kids today have less ability to regulate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors:

  1. The decline in unstructured play and outdoor time.
  2. The growth of media and technology .
  3. The increased focus on achievement and performance, instead of character and contribution.

In this episode, Katherine unpacks each of these areas and gives suggestions for what we as modern parents can do about it.

And don’t forget to come back next week for part two of this super interesting discussion!

Show Notes

Katherine’s website: katherinerlewis.com
Katherine’s Instagram: @katherinereynoldslewis
Katherine’s book: The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever– and What To Do About It 

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061: Avoiding Bedtime Battles // Marietta Paxson, LMFT

SLEEP WEEK continues! In this bonus episode with Marietta Paxson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about real scenarios she faces as a therapist, sleep consultant, and mom.

Marietta has seen in both her clients and her own children how sleep impacts behavior and health. She shares tips for creating boundaries around bedtime routines, how to curb endless bedtime requests, and more.

Marietta runs Little Dreamers, a priceless resource where she works with families to make an individualized plan to help their infants and toddlers get the sleep they need. If you have ever wondered if a sleep consultant might be able to help your child, don’t hesitate to visit Marietta’s website and book a free 15-minute call! 

And in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out Monday’s episode with Dr. Katie Penry where she and I discuss newborn sleep and how it can impact the mental health of a mom.

Show Notes:

Marietta’s website: littledreamers.us

Marietta’s Instagram: @littledreamers.us

Check out her FREE Q+A on Facebook and Instagram every week where you can submit a question:

https://www.facebook.com/littledreamers.us/

Newborn sleep workshop in Pleasant Grove, Utah: “Exhausted Mama, No More.” Listeners can use code “3in30” to get 25% off!

https://www.littledreamers.us/newborn-sleep

 

Other Related Resources:

033: Getting Your Kids to Do Quiet Time: https://3in30podcast.com/quiet-time/

060: 3 Facts You MUST Know about Infant Sleep: https://3in30podcast.com/infant-sleep/

 

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060: Three Facts about Infant Sleep You MUST Know // Dr. Katie Penry

3 Facts You MUST Know about Infant Sleep

It’s SLEEP WEEK here at 3 in 30!  This week I will be bringing you TWO episodes from two different sleep experts, each focusing on a different aspect of how to get your little ones to sleep well. (Because I don’t know about you, but when I’m exhausted because my littles won’t sleep, everyone in the family suffers!)

Today on the show we have a guest who is a fan favorite, Dr. Katie Penry, a specialist in maternal and infant mental health. She and I discuss newborn sleep and how it can impact the mental health of a mom.  Dr. Penry is such an encourager and even protector of mothers–and this episode will give you permission to make decisions about your family’s sleep that will benefit both your baby AND you.

Come back on Thursday for a follow-up episode from a sleep consultant who will teach us how to avoid bedtime battles with our toddlers and preschoolers (and even elementary schoolers!).

This is going to be a fun and different week at 3 in 30.  Don’t miss it!

Show Notes

25 Infant Sleep Tips: afriendlyaffair.com/25sleeptips

Newborn 101 Course: https://afriendlyaffair.teachable.com/p/introduction-to-parenting/

“Happiest Baby on the Block” DVD: https://amzn.to/2S4VvE7

Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp: https://amzn.to/2USjKXR

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth: https://amzn.to/2LnF6s6

Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman: https://amzn.to/2UR7hE1

Episode 23 “How to Stop Looking at Your Phone So Much–and Why It Matters”: https://3in30podcast.com/phones/

Episode 41″How to Really See Your Child and Help Them See You”: https://3in30podcast.com/look-with/

Dr. Katie Penry’s website: afriendlyaffair.com

Dr. Katie Penry’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afriendlyaffair/?hl=en

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How to Take Control of your Motherhood Story // Cate Johnson

How to Take Control of your Motherhood

“At any given point, you can say, ‘This is not how the story is going to end.'”

Cate Johnson was a mother of two young children with a big, beautiful home in the country.  From the outside, it looked like she was “living the dream,” but inside, she felt like she was drowning.

She craved peace and connection with her children–but instead she felt only chaos and overwhelm. She spent hours cleaning her big home while her kids watched television. She felt heartbroken that she was not the mother that she had always wanted to be.

After hitting a breaking point, she decided to take control of her motherhood story. She took a few drastic actions–such as deciding with her husband to sell their home in the country and move into a small apartment in the city–but most of her shifts were small. But they altered her motherhood story and the way she felt about motherhood.

Cate has a message of hope for all of us: We can live true to our values as mothers and take control of our motherhood stories.  Listen in to learn how!

Show Notes

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne: https://amzn.to/2LCK2JC

Lullaby Playlist: https://www.amazon.com/Lullaby-Playlist-Dream-Baby/dp/B00HEHXH6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511810328&sr=8-1&keywords=Lullaby+PLaylist

WholeFamilyRhythms.com

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046: Three Life-Changing Mantras to Remember During the Marathon of Motherhood // Taffy Micheli of ‘The Joyful Soul Project’

3 Life-Changing Mantras to Remember during the Marathon of Motherhood

Whether or not you are a runner, you are going to love this episode about lessons that Taffy Micheli has learned about motherhood while training for marathons.

Listen in to hear her share three truly life-changing mantras that she has relied on to get her through long runs and difficult experiences. I’ve heard from many listeners that this is one of their all-time favorite episodes–so don’t miss it!

Show Notes

Taffy’s Podcast, “The Joyful Soul Project”: https://www.thejoyfulsoulproject.com/

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3 in 30 episode about “looking up” from our phones: https://3in30podcast.com/phones/

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” by D Todd Christofferson: https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ces-devotionals/2011/01/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread?lang=eng