Raising Adults: Future Focused Parenting

By Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer

If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people! Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to specific parenting issues. Then we dive into the “what” and “how” of each topic, moving quickly into actionable tools and strategies our listeners can start using right away. As your co-hosts, we bring our professional experience to bear, but never fail to share our own struggles as parents. In addition, we have some unique differences in our personalities and beliefs. This dynamic creates a distinct feel, allowing our listeners to explore varying ways to approach parenting topics and ultimately decide what works for their family. We invite you to listen to the groundbreaking parenting podcast that starts with the end in mind. Stop raising kids; start Raising Adults!

  1. 1.
    Hitting and Biting and Breaking, Oh My!
    31:34
  2. 2.
    Closing The Gender Gap Using Context, Conversation and Communication with Janet Allison and Jennifer L.W. Fink of On Boys Podcast
    25:34
  3. 3.
    What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
    30:56
  4. 4.
    Embrace Your Flawsome
    32:59
  5. 5.
    Future Focused Foster/Adoptive Parenting with Amy Carney of Parent on Purpose
    27:55
  6. 6.
    Teaching Kids To Spot Unsafe Relationships
    29:58
  7. 7.
    Kids and Peer Pressure
    32:24
  8. 8.
    Mealtime Transformation with Laura Hernandez of Mama Systems
    27:21
  1. 9.
    Correction vs. Criticism
    31:15
  2. 10.
    Bonus Episode - Keeping Kids Safe Online with Bill Brady of Troomi.com
    26:13
  3. 11.
    Re-Entry Is Real: Supporting Our Kids As They Emerge From A Pandemic
    31:09
  4. 12.
    Simple Stress Relief: Self Care That Fits Into Your Busy Life with stress relief coach Sandy Fowler of the Mighty Parenting Podcast
    33:29
  5. 13.
    You Asked, We Answer!
    32:25
  6. 14.
    The Inner Work of Conscious Parenting with Laura Froyen, PhD, of The Balanced Parent podcast
    33:52
  7. 15.
    Moms Everywhere Are Not OK
    33:26
  8. 16.
    Protecting Kids and Teens From Substance Abuse with Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child
    40:33
  9. 17.
    The Resurfacing Of Grief: How Milestones Affect Families Of All Types
    33:42
  10. 18.
    Coaching Call: Beyond Video Games and Later Bedtimes - Thinking Outside the Box When Offering Age-Appropriate Privileges
    31:35
  11. 19.
    I Have A Question...
    33:38
  12. 20.
    How To Handle Procrastination with Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos
    35:05
  13. 21.
    Getting Our Kids To Listen
    28:02
  14. 22.
    Safe Sleep For Your Baby with Shayna Raphael of The Claire Bear Foundation
    33:37
  15. 23.
    Cringeworthy Parenting Moments
    36:20
  16. 24.
    Spin Cycle - Our Opinion...On Opinions
    4:25
  17. 25.
    Becoming a Fantastic Father with Brandon Larson of Fantastic Dads
    34:33
  18. 26.
    Spin Cycle - If You Wouldn't Say It To Their Face...
    9:27
  19. 27.
    Raising Responsible Adults
    30:27
  20. 28.
    Spin Cycle - Our New Year Goals
    5:57
  21. 29.
    Teaching Kids About Forgiveness
    32:42
  22. 30.
    Replay of "Siblings and Step-Siblings" from Season One
    31:17
  23. 31.
    Replay of "Parenting on the Same Page" from Season One
    28:20
  24. 32.
    Parenting With Self-Awareness
    34:39
  25. 33.
    How Research Can Help You Be Future Focused with Jen Lumanlan of the Your Parenting Mojo Podcast
    28:12
  26. 34.
    Handling Conflict In Front Of Our Children
    30:39
  27. 35.
    Replay of "Kids and Gratitude" from Season One
    34:50
  28. 36.
    Handling Inlaws Without Becoming an Outlaw
    31:31
  29. 37.
    Decluttering Motherhood with Rachel Nielson of the 3 in 30 Takeaways For Moms Podcast
    34:25
  30. 38.
    Teaching Kids To Be Grateful For Their Grown-ups
    28:43
  31. 39.
    Coaching Call - Big Feelings And Big Tantrums
    39:43
  32. 40.
    Winter Is Coming...
    26:52
  33. 41.
    Fostering A Love Of Reading
    30:04
  34. 42.
    Kids and Appearance
    34:14
  35. 43.
    Beyond Race-Conscious Parenting with Luis Versalles of Courageous Conversation
    42:27
  36. 44.
    Kids and Positive Reinforcement
    23:48
  37. 45.
    Who's The Boss?
    28:59
  38. 46.
    Mental Health Series Part 4 | Kids and Self-Harm with Erica Whitfield, MACP, LMHC, BC-TMH
    33:36
  39. 47.
    Mental Health Series Part 3 | Kids and Depression with Elizabeth Vu, LICSW
    29:43
  40. 48.
    Mental Health Series Part 2 | Kids and Body Image with Amy Crow, Psy.D
    33:39
  41. 49.
    Mental Health Series Part 1 | Kids and Anxiety with Buffy Curtin, LMHCA
    37:36
  42. 50.
    Grieving Back To School
    35:41

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