Participation Trophies

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Happy Friday listeners! We are new this week with a somewhat controversial topic, participation trophies. We have all seen the memes and jokes about children receiving participation trophies, but we wanted to have a real conversation on the topic and the background behind the trophies, pros and cons, and does it really make our children entitled? We were surprised with what we found and how our own opinions changed.

Show notes:
History of participation trophies
Psychological debate round participation trophies
Food for thought…

More links to come…

Parent Fails

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In our episode today, we discuss “parent fails” or incidents where parents have good intentions but those intentions fall short or fail completely. Like the perfect family photo that isn’t so perfect. Or a bad clothing decision for your child, especially on picture day. Or even letting something slip and your child keeps repeating those words for everyone to hear. We discuss some of the best parent fails we found online and some of our own we have experienced. Please join us for a good laugh!

Show links:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g3729/funny-parent-fails/
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-parenting-fails/ utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

Random stuff:
How Microexpressions Can Make Moods Contagious
Satellite images show items left behind at Apollo 11 moon landing site 50 years later

Interview with Cecily White-Cooper – Mom of twins (Part 2)

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This week we finish our interview with Cecily White-Cooper, who is a teacher and a mother of twins. She also has a podcast of her own on teaching: Teacher CES Podcast. In part 2 of our talk with Cecily, we discuss what is like being the mom of twins.

We discuss what it was like for her finding out she would be having twins, what are the biggest differences giving birth to twins over having a single baby, and what it’s like to suddenly have two newborns to care for. We also discuss challenges that come with having multiples as well as any misconceptions people might have about raising multiples. We also touch base on how friends and family can help out a new mom of multiples and provide any support.

We had a great time talking with Cecily and we know you will enjoy this conversation we had with her. For more information on Cecily and to listen to her podcast, visit:
Podcast website: http://teacherces.libsyn.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/teacherces
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teacherces
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teacherces

Interview with Cecily White-Cooper (Teacher)

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We are back! We hope you all had a wonderful July 4th break.

This week we interviewed a wonderful woman, Cecily White-Cooper, who is a teacher and a mother of twins (we will discuss that next week) and has a podcast of her own on teaching: Teacher CES Podcast.

We discuss her experience being a teacher, what subject she loves to teach, and even the pros and cons of being a teacher. We also discuss how to prepare your children ready for kindergarten when they are rising kindergarteners. How do you as a parent help your child get a good start in school? What do parents need to do to connect with their child’s teacher?

We had a great time talking with Cecily and we know you will enjoy this conversation we had with her. For more information on Cecily and to listen to her podcast, visit:
Podcast website: http://teacherces.libsyn.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/teacherces
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teacherces
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teacherces

Crazy Parenting Advice Throughout History – Part 2

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We are finishing up our discussion of crazy parenting advice throughout history. We are wrapping up focusing on the 1940’s through the 1970’s. We hope you enjoy and have a good laugh as we did. Personally, we think parents had it a little easier “back in the day”.

Show links: coming soon.

Crazy Parenting Advice Throughout History – Part 1

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Have you ever read past parenting advice or hear from a relative what they would feed a baby “way back when”? Well after our Old Wives’ Tales episode, we thought we would go another step and look at parenting through history. Beginning with the turn of the 20th century (around 1900) and ending at the 1970s. Part 1 discusses the periods between 1900-1930s. This has been hilarious and eye-opening for us and we hope you will appreciate the humor and how parenting has evolved over time.

Show links:
https://www.redbookmag.com/life/mom-kids/g4109/worst-parenting-advice-through-the-decades/?slide=1

https://howtoadult.com/childrearing-practices-1800s-8084427.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/dont-think-of-ugly-people-how-parenting-advice-has-changed/275108/

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/baby/caring-for-baby/85019454/terrible-parenting-advice-from-the-1920s

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g4223/weird-parenting-trends-100-years/

https://www.positive-parenting-ally.com/parenting-styles.html

Random crap links will be posted with Part 2.

Keeping Kids Safe Online

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We previously discussed how to connect with your children within the digital age, but how do we keep them safe? How do we monitor the things they could be exposed to when there is so much out there and easily available? This week we discuss this issue, offer some tips from experts, and other advice we have found through our research. We know our children are a lot younger, but we try to discuss protecting all age groups.

Show links:
Cyberbullying stats
Online predator and precautions
5 Easy Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online
How to protect young kids from inappropriate internet
6 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media

Random stuff:
News of the Weird
Articles:
Wisconsin Walmart Weirdness
What a Pain in the Neck!

Photo by bruce mars from Pexels

Mom Guilt

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This episode topic might be a touchy subject, but we feel that all moms have felt some type of “mom guilt” at certain points of motherhood. Whether it is an unorganized, messy house, long hours at the office, or missing a child’s practice or rehearsal, we all understand that nagging feeling in our guilt that says we are doing enough. Or we aren’t there enough. Or we aren’t good enough. Today, we discuss this and the psychology behind where “mom guilt” comes from. We also dive into some research that may prove “mom guilt” is not truly anything but a feeling that is society-driven and not personally-driven.

We do have a few laughs and a several serious moments as we discuss this topic.

Show links:
What is mom guilt?
What Exactly IS Mom Guilt Anyway? A Clinical Psychotherapist Explains
Why mom guilt is the biggest lie of all
5 Myths About Mom Guilt, Debunked

Brene’ Brown TED Talks
Power of Vulnerability
Listening to Shame

Random stuff:
https://www.huffpost.com/section/weird-news
Guns N’ Roses Sues Brewery Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer
Child Discovers $40,000 Worth Of Meth Inside Box Of Legos

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels




Random stuff:
https://www.huffpost.com/section/weird-news
Guns N’ Roses Sues Brewery Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer
Child Discovers $40,000 Worth Of Meth Inside Box Of Legos

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels



Random stuff:
https://www.huffpost.com/section/weird-news
Guns N’ Roses Sues Brewery Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer
Child Discovers $40,000 Worth Of Meth Inside Box Of Legos

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels

Picky Eaters

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We are discussing how to handle and deal with picky eaters within your family. We look into the psychology behind picky eaters, tips on getting your child to try a food at least, and how to recognize the signs if the picky eating maybe a more serious issue.

Show links:
What makes kids picky eaters?
Picky eaters
The science of picky eaters: Why do children reject foods that we find tasty?
Long-term Impact of Picky Eating
Children’s nutrition: 10 tips for picky eaters
How to End the Picky Eating Struggle

Random stuff:
Binge watching leads to less sex
Woman’s ex-boyfriend accused of hiding in attic for 3 weeks

Photo by Tiago Pereira from Pexels

The Sleep Help Institute

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Hello listeners! Recently, we were contacted by the Sleep Help Institute. They are a site devoted to spreading awareness of sleep health and wellness. Currently they have been researching steps expecting parents can take to get a restful comfortable sleep throughout all stages of their pregnancy and beyond. Here are a few resources they recommend to help:

Sleep Help for New and Expecting Parents
The Best Body Pillows for Pregnant Women
Co-Sleeping and Bed-Sharing with your Baby

For more information, visit The Sleep Help Institute’s site: https://www.sleephelp.org/

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