Heidi and John are checking in to give an update on all things pandemic parenting. They talk about how strict/lenient we should be with our kids during this time, growing up as a boy versus a girl these days, and more!
The worst of the pandemic is hopefully behind us, and some of the kids in our area are returning to school. So this week, John and Heidi are talking about some of the challenges they might encounter as they begin to socialize again. We also discuss the role of leniency in parenting during the pandemic as a way to promote positive family vibes!
This week we talk to Michelle Icard, who is an accomplished speaker, educator, and author of the new book, "Fourteen Talks By Age Fourteen." The book covers essential conversations to have with your teen or tween before they start high school. Michelle is one of our favorite experts on all things teenagers, so don't miss this one!
This week we're talking about President Joe Biden's inauguration and the uplifting atmosphere it created. We also unpack some of the underlying psychology of why certain people may be vulnerable to believing in lies that would make them participate in events like storming the Capitol. Enjoy, and take a deep sigh of relief!
This week, John finally reveals the secret retailer from which his vests are purchased! We talk about the ways that work and life are beginning to blend, the future of what American life might look like, the recent shenanigans of you-know-who, and whether or not kindness and nuance can ever prevail over the current situation. Nothing heavy here!
This week we're talking about the recent CDC study reporting that one-quarter of young adults has contemplated suicide during the last month. We attempt to unpack the pandemic-induced hopelessness this generation is facing, whether or not a popular coping mechanism is actually helpful, and how simply listening can be the best way to start sorting through this.
The ongoing, ever-changing situation about the uncertainty of the upcoming school year seems to have our kids in a general funk of disconnection and indifference. What can we, as parents, do about this? Can the pandemic actually serve as a common enemy for parents and kids to bond over? This week we're breaking down some of these things in an attempt to figure out how can we best help our kids during this time. Enjoy!