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
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.
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 :)
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.
There are some funny similarities in train a puppy and raising a kid. Are we overcompensating for our girls? are the boys being left in the dust? What can we do today to give our kids "true grit"? No, I'm not talking about the movie! Https://howtoraiseamaverick.com/donate
The #1 Things Parents Need to Do in Order To Raise Grounded Kids... The more parenting advice we read and listen to the more confusing it can be. After years of raising kids and studying the research about each generation, I have come to a conclusion. If you want your kids to have a work ethic, grit empathy, and curiosity... SEND THEM OUTSIDE! It really is that easy. You don't have to come up with crafts from Pinterest, buy any new toys or supplies. Open the door and let them run free. Trust me they will find all the tools and toys they need. And no you don't need to have a playdate to make this happen. Some of the best experiences in nature are done in solitude.
Researchers have found some amazing way to influence people with the use of film and movies. Curing them of their fears and shyness is just a small sample. So many parents are afraid to talk about porn with their kids... are you?
Celebrities are Not Our Pets. What would you do if someone grabbed your baby's arm? In the news today Blac Chyna got into a fight over someone grabbing her baby, as a result, she lost sponsorship because of the altercation. In my opinion, no mother should ever be condemned for protecting their babies! And this is a great chance to have a discussion with the kids that just because we see these entertainers on the screen/web they are not our pets. Their personal life and kids should never be negatively affected. They are just human!!!! In this episode, we also talk about sex-ed being taught at age 5 in the U.K. I'll list the books I recommend to start conversations about body safety and sex at an early age. Should babies be left in -5 weather to nap? In Stockholm they do. And last but not least I share my experience of "accidentally" teaching women at a detention center how to take criticism through art.
But they no longer will be protected by the CDA ( Communications Decency Act). For the past ten year victims of human trafficking were unable to hold platform like Craigslist.com or Backpage.com responsible for damage from them promoting and approving the adds to sell the victims for sex.
Another amazing win this week was the decriminalization of Free- Range Parenting in Utah. You now can use your own judgment as to whether or not your child can walk to school or play at the park unsupervised.
Here is the link for the Let's Grow FreeRange pass that you can have your kids carry.
https://harborchurch.life/madness to buy tickets to the Madness of Motherhood event! In this episode ... As we enter into different environments are we fully aware of how our actions will affect those around us? Are we teaching our kids the same kind of respect for not only other people but animals as well?
How do we teach our youngest kids about the dangers of the modern world in an age-appropriate way?
In this episode, I explain some easy ways to start planting seeds about protecting our minds, understand predators and body responses. All while out in nature.
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What to do if you are a Christian and your kids comes out to you. How to unclog your energy drain and let money, emotions, and love flow to you. What if the stock market crashes and I lose all my money? All these questions answered and more.
We need to be honest with ourselves and our kids about money. Without it we have no freedom and limited power to do great things that can better other's lives. Wake Up You Need To Make Money!
Work Ethic, Grit, Empathy and Curiosity are the four pillars of being a Maverick or anyone that has the ability to change the world for the better. One of the best ways to be sure you don't raise a selfish child is for you to be selfish yourself. Listen in and find out why.
Think superpower, not learning disability. How to be there for your kids without hovering. What can you do to help someone who has Ulcerative Colitis sleep through the night?
White males have the highest rate of suicide in the U.S. Let's talk about what we are going to do about it!
After a very sad day that was meant for love... we took the day off to be with our family to eat chocolate and learn about dinosaurs. We hope everyone finds their peace today. Love Emily
The new Facebook Kids Messenger App and what you need to know. Where to start if you know nothing about investing in the stock market. What you need to know when getting a colonoscopy in you think you have ulcerative colitis.
Really!!! Have we all completely lost our minds!!! To empower women and support the #metoo movement Sports Illustrated decide to completely take away swimsuits and just go with full nudity!
Is it time to stop telling our kids not to fight? Are good old-fashioned fistfights better than the year of bullying and torment that can go on? Finally, advertisers are telling Google and FB to clean up their act or they won't advertise. Rewinding in the city? How to support someone who has Ulcerative Colitis? All that and more.
How is the market crash like raising kids? I'll show you in today's episode as we talk about being prepared for life crashes.
California is the latest state to put X as an option rather than just female or male on the birth certificates. Issues like this are not always what they seem. I'll give you what the real deal is with the new X option.
There is so much sex education out there and not enough talk about how "sex" is a physical expression of LOVE. More and more we see the media trying to tell us and our kids that violent abusive sex is love. WHAT!!!??? Movies like 50 Shades of Grey keep reinforcing the hype that like Beauty and the Beast that abusive relationships are not only OK they are sexy and normal. For all the women in Hollywood that are coming out of the woodwork with assault claims... you think they would be fighting to keep movies like this made.
Kids Might Just Be Stronger If We Take a Few Steps Back When we stand close to our kids ready to catch them... they can use that as a crutch for their own development. Do we hover over them because deep down we don't believe that they are capable? What would happen if we changed that lens and looked and behaved differently towards them? ie changing our lens.
Rise to the top with simply being able to empathize. Your relationships, your work, your kids... will all make or break if you do not have empathy. 2nd Facebook founders are now speaking out against the app and we'll chat about what the stock market is and how you should feel about it being down.