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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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Feb 6, 2018

We have expectations and things we "think" we need to live. Where do those expectations come from? 

Feb 3, 2018

Marijuana, University and Ulcerative Colitis. Should you give your kid their college money that you have saved if they are spending $500 a month smoking weed and not going to school? How to get you kids a step up and ready for the "real" world. "My son has just been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis..."

Feb 2, 2018

How Do We Deal With The Millennial Problem? Start by recognizing that they are NOT the problem. Mike Miles completely turned my brain inside out with this interview. Are we wrong about how we perceive each generation? Are we in fact just jumping on the bandwagon that is using the generation before and after theirs as the scapegoat. I can honestly say that this is one of the most important interviews I have ever done. Be prepared to have your eyes (and ears) opened.

Feb 2, 2018

You asked for it... and here it is. Why should you listen to me? Who is Emily Gaudreau?

Jan 30, 2018

Stop Telling Us and Our Kids It's OK To Fail! Everywhere I turn these days there is the message... "failure is what achievement is built on". Humm no. That's actually incorrect.  Statements like "Failure is NOT an Option" is what inspired true greatness.  There are some people who say that they have failed and failed and that's how they got to the place they are now. No... they did not fail! They kept at the same thing until they made it.  Keep your eye on the prize... your method might change, is that failure NO. It's called a pivot.  You are not failing if you are still working toward your goal. You fail when you completely walk away from the entire mission.  Show your kids how to commit to your vision and not promote your lack of drive as "part of the process". Choose NOT to fail.

Jan 29, 2018

3 Steps to Teach Empathy and Eliminate Risk of Exploitation

"College Kids are about 40% lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 to 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait." Says Sara Konrath, who is a researcher at U-M Institute for Social Research  The biggest drop in empathy was is after the year 2000 

Candace Joice who is the Education Director at i-empathize is tackling this drop in empathy head on. Today Candace shares with us the three elements that i-empathize teaches kids during their entertain events to build empathy, be open and proactive about their areas of weakness a.k.a "push points" and how to recognize the difference between a negative and positive pull.

[6:07]  Nurturing Empathy: There are three natural human responses that humans can happen when we seeing suffering.  1. Apathy. A simple response of "I don't care"  2.Sympathy. "I feel really bad that I am watching someone go through this" For kids it might be watching someone gets bullied in the hall or watching someone come to school every day hungry. Sympathy is just a feeling and can be burdensome to carry it inside of you. 3. Empathy is an action and an empowering position because it is acknowledging the capacity you have to make a difference in someone's life.

[8:01]  What happens when kids are taught to be empathetic?  Their own self-esteem will be ignited along with their sense of empowerment by communication with the kids that they can make such a huge difference in the life of someone else.

[8:33]  We are born with a sense of empathy. A baby who hears another baby cry will also cry because there is a sense of "someone else is in pain and I feel that". But over time if that empathy is not nurtured it will fade away. Nurturing empathy in kids is essential to weeding exploitation out of our cultural soil.

[9:27] Why are we seeing this lack of empathy and disregard for human life? Author Michele Borba who wrote 'Unselfie Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me-World' Says that we have definitely hit a new generation of the youth that is called the "selfie generation" and that social media is all about displaying and curating a certain kind of image, that can take over from what we hope would be the concern for others and what others want and need.

[12:15] What is a push factor? A push factor is something that is outside of your control that can make you feel vulnerable. For young people, it could be something like not enough food or a lot of alone time because the parents are out of the home. I-empathize whats kids to be able to recognize the things that make them feel scared or unsafe. Once that feeling can be translated and recognized you can find help and safe place to deal with it. Another way to look at a push factor is that it is a weak link, a place in the chain that is not safe. 

[14:52] What are negative and positive pulls? After the kids identify a place that makes them feel unsafe, then they can start thinking about who could be a positive pull or someone that could help them deal with it in a positive way. Because of the fact that "push factors" are places that can be used against the kids and be used to easily manipulate them in a negative way. In the youth programs, they teach the kids how to recognize those positive and negative pulls so they can navigate their personal situation in a safe way that is less likely to land them in a place where they are no longer in control. 

[17:35] My (Emily's) personal experience with a 'negative pull' when I was 16. 

[20:03] Candace gives us in detail what a lesson in "good pull, bad pull" would look during one of their events. 

Jan 28, 2018

What happens when you make a five-year-old do their own laundry?

Jan 27, 2018

I'm a mountain girl at heart and there are a few plants that will save your life if you know how to use them. Yarrow is one of them.

Jan 25, 2018

We think that we are ruining our kid's life and setting them back because of hardships in our families. So often we want to soften the blow of divorce and other difficult things that have happened. But what if that hardship was where they will get their strength in the end, and trying to soften it is where the real damage comes in?

Jan 24, 2018

What can we learn about the effects of our media on kids from Ted Bundy? Is porn healthy sexual outlet? 2. Sex workers have the right to make money and can do what they want with their bodies. Is it just a sexual expression? 3. Does porn help marriages?

Jan 23, 2018

A great mindfulness practice to help kids understand basic etiquette of walking into a room.

Jan 22, 2018

Good Golly, I hope not! Well, all I can say is that in my house the moment you get behind the wheel of a car you had better have your "adulting" skills down pat!

Jan 20, 2018

Now is the time that we must stop relying on the government to keep the children safe.

Jan 18, 2018

Is our food getting to be too safe? With my history and being so close to the food industry, I have watched the FDA put more and more regulations on the food producers to create a cleaner and cleaner food. What could go wrong?

Jan 17, 2018

A couple of announcements. We now have a closed Facebook Group for all of you Mavericks. I despise Facebook and the general judgment that spews out of it. So this is a great place for us free thinkers to share and support each other.

Jan 17, 2018

An example of how to talk to your kids about body safety.

Jan 16, 2018

In honor of the woman who raised 4 kids while partnering with one of the worlds most influential civil right leaders.

Jan 15, 2018

We Want To Be and Raise Dreamers. Once you understand the "path"  or "journey " of a dreamer, The obstacles that will get in your way will be easy to overcome. So often our ideas and dreams get stopped by the naysayers, the "giant" and often by our own family. The best book I have ever found on the subject of how to follow your dreams is Bruce Wilkinson. His book The Dream Giver is hand down the best read for those given a dream. 

Jan 13, 2018

The physiology of forgiveness.

Jan 12, 2018

Two Simple Ways to Teach Forgiveness

Learning how to forgive can take a lifetime for some of us. But what if we could teach our kids at an early age to forgive? Holding on to anger and the victim mentality has been scientifically proven to have negative effects on our lives and relationships. 

Jan 12, 2018

Three Ways to Protect Your Child From Human Trafficking There are now over 30 million people in the world that are slaves or live like one. In fact, there are more slaves now than ever before in human history. There are also 800,000 kids, and young adults are trafficked across international borders each year. For not just sex slavery but labor slavery as well.

Jan 10, 2018

I am a hot head in the worst way. I have never been able to control my anger problem and when I became a mom, that's when it became a real issue.

Jan 9, 2018

What is a Cult Anyway? There has been quite a bit in the news about the Church of Scientology being a cult. Since have all watched the stories of Tom Cruise and any many other celebrities come to the surface as being members, it's made me wonder... What is a cult anyway?  How do people get sucked into these things? How can we make sure that our kids' will be able to cut through any scam and not drink the cool-aid? In my lifetime I have seen first had a few smaller cults, watched the people in them and have come up with a list of things Mavericks need to be aware of. ~>Cults can come in the form of religious, corporate, self-help programs and political groups. ~>They usually all have one leader and use a "pyramid " style recruiting process. That means that the member that recruits you get the credit and discredit for what you do. ~>They are secretive about what they do. If you find that they have not been straight up about how they operate... that is a red flag. ~>Your money and time are theirs. If you are finding it hard to find time for your friends and family as a result of being pressured into activities and they are asking for more and more money. Working for free and needing to pay for services, books, and workshops that get progressively more and more expensive in order to "succeed"... look for the door and start running. This article is referring to a cult that witnessed in the UK. Cults "target vulnerable students" By Emily Sheffield In Greater Manchester, which has nearly 70,000 students, the union has discovered plans by the Manchester Christian Church, a branch of the International Church of Christ UK (ICC), to rent a room on the campus to hold weekly meetings in October. The controversial cult has already been accused of preying on students and there are fears the latest series of meetings held in the Deaf Centre, a campus building, have been specifically aimed at the city's students who returned last week for the start of the new term. Anthony Noun, welfare officer for the Manchester university Students Union, said: "We are aware of cult activities close to campus and would like to alert students. Followers sometimes even drop out of their academic courses because the cult takes up all of their time and they are asked to hand over part of their income." ~> Sleep and food deprivation are classic ways to weaken the brain and has been used to manipulate members of the cults. ~> Character defamation is a handly trick cults like to use. No one likes to be called out and shamed in a group so they use that power to create fear and motivate the other members to do more work harder and give more money. ~> Isolation.  If anyone discourages you from contacting friends and family, this is (usually) a bad sign. That is unless your friends and family are cult members :) At the end of the day... just make sure your kids QUESTION EVERYTHING. Any group that doesn't allow questioning is suspect.

Jan 8, 2018

Let's Not Be Jerks Abroad. There are about 3000 Americans that get arrested abroad every year. Some of those people were doing "bad" things, and others were just being stupid.

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