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Emily Gaudreau How To Raise A Maverick

How to Raise a Maverick is a daily parenting podcast that supports and inspires the movement to parent kids that know how to work, have grit, show empathy. Emily Gaudreau interviews the top independent thinkers, entrepreneurial parents, and family experts. How to Raise a Maverick is for anyone with kids in their life that wants to see them grow into happy, resilient people that work their butts off and do the right thing. This Podcast was created for YOU, if you’re co-parenting, a single parent, a foster parent, a mom, dad, grandparent, teacher, counselor or youth pastor. If you’re looking for simple actionable advice for really difficult situations while you drive, work-out or take a break Emily will have it for you. Each episode gives you unique tools and resources that will no doubt change the way you engage with your kids. Listening to How to Raise a Maverick will prepare you for ANYTHING kids can throw at you. Parenting is a crazy job don’t do it without the experts.
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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 31, 2018

When Did Youth Sports Stop Being Fun? Screaming parents, crying kids, and frazzled coaches. You don't have to look far to find parents that take their kid's soccer/ baseball/football game WAY to serious. John O'Sullivan the author of Changing the Game and founder of Changing the Game Project brings some great wisdom to the reality of youth sport today. The three main takeaways ... The things that you think you are doing to help your kids may actually be hurting them. Coaches and parents need to work together... coaches are not the enemy (and neither are the referees). The chances of your child ever getting a scholarship are extremely slim, but the paybacks from playing sports are guaranteed.

May 24, 2018

Help keep HowToRaiseaMaverick going. https://howtoraiseamaverick.com/donate My gosh! Yet another school shooting!  This week I explore the idea that what we are dealing with is partly the Werther Effect. Which is the backstory that explains copycat suicides and mass shootings like what we just saw at Santa Fe High School in Texas.  I have spoken before about the fact that white males have the highest rate of suicide in the U.S and I have a firm belief that these shooting go hand in hand with the suicide issue. Listen in and let me know if you agree. NEXT...  Neuro-Linguistic-Programming is an AMAZING therapy that I have just discovered. As a huge believer in counseling and therapying being the best parenting tool, there is, I am always looking to better myself and make sure I am in the best mental place to raise my kiddo. Cause God only knows I need all the help I can get!!!   So I have done my fair share of sitting in a chair spilling my guts... but to be honest it seems like I'm not really getting to the heart of an issue. I just feel like a whining baby complaining about life and trying to find something worth talking about. BUT... NLP is completely different.   You focus on a specific outcome that you would like to achieve. This sounds SO stupid... but all I wanted was to remember to take my supplements, morning and night. It seems like a silly thing to go to therapy for but it is a real issue for me and I HAVE to take them or I will get very sick (I know this from experience).  Anyways, after just two sessions, I have had a complete paradigm shift and have been able to shift issues that are seemly unrelated. I am completely blown away by how well it works.  If you live in Colorado the extremely talented practitioner that I see is Cheryl Breault. That is a wrap for this week!  Shine On, Emily 

May 17, 2018

The topic of authority and kids is a fascinating one for me. On one hand, we would love for our kids to respect us, but we don't really want them to be part of a mindless herd following an authority figure. This week is about how to navigate this tricky subject and teach our kids to wisely and critical follow those worth influencing them. These are the three main lessons that will help decipher whether to stay and be mentored or find a new path. 1. Appear to conform. Do what you are told even if you think/ know better ways of doing something. 2. Does it FIT? Teach them to (internally) question if what they're being told to do fits within their moral core. If not, they can respectfully leave the organization/group. 3. Be curious and observant. Watch and learn objectively. If you have an authority figure worth following you will learn and grow. Or you may find that their results are poor and their morals are low.

May 10, 2018

https://howtoraiseamaverick.com/donate Anyone else have a kiddo that is a scrapper? I do. Not that she gets into fistfights, but she loves to get me all riled up. When she sees that I'm angry she gets a little sh** eating grin. Some kids are a struggle because they want attention, some it's a power struggle, others are trying to get back at you and finally there are those that feel they are inadequate. The way we deal with each one is VERY different. In this week's episode we are talking about how to handle each of those personalities. If you are struggling to motivate your kids, then listen in for sure! There are some truth bombs that will be sure to help you get those kids butts moving :)

May 3, 2018

Donate Getting your kids to do what you ask without bribing or punishing!?!? Can it be done? Well, I'm going to give it my best shot. I will be applying the Positive Discipline system in my house and keeping you up to date with my experience. But first, let's explore the history of the theory and what exactly Positive Discipline is.

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