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Camp Director, Mom, Author, and Speaker Audrey Monke and other youth development experts discuss summer camp, family life, raising thriving kids, and ideas for living more connected and happier lives.

Latest Episodes

Live Above the Noise with Rob Reiher

In this episode, I'm chatting with Dr. Rob Reiher, co-host of the Live Above the Noisepodcast. Dr. Reiher is a developmental and educational psychologist, media expert and author. We discuss the escalating impact of technology, media, and consumerism and the overload on children, families, and society. Dr. Reiher focuses on educating parents on the importance of teaching children to live above the noise and distraction of our world.

36 MIN2 days ago
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Live Above the Noise with Rob Reiher

Ep. 79: Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

In this episode, Sara and I are chatting with Pam Roy, who offers research-based and important information for parents about education and career planning. We talk about how the world we’re working in has changed and evolved since we were in college and how to position our kids for a successful future. This episode was recorded in response to the recent news about the college admissions scandal. Here are a few relevant posts to check out on P

43 MIN4 days ago
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Ep. 79: Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

Know and Love Yourself AND Your Kids

In Episode 104, I’m chatting with my daughter Meredith who–like me–enjoys learning more about herself and other people. The tool we discuss most is the Enneagram, which Meredith discovered last year through her employer and introduced to me and the rest of our family.

36 MIN1 weeks ago
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Know and Love Yourself AND Your Kids

Ep. 68: 12 Parenting Tips for Happier, More Connected Families

Each month this year, I’ve shared aOne Simple Thingtip for creating happier, more connected families. For this episode, I share all twelve tips! 12 Tips for Happier, More Connected Families January: Daily Family Sharing February:

36 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ep. 68: 12 Parenting Tips for Happier, More Connected Families

Ep. 103: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

In Episode 103, I'm chatting with Carla Naumberg, a writer, speaker, clinical social worker, and parenting coach. She's the author of three parenting books, including the one that we discuss in this podcast episode, How To Stop Losing Your S*** With Your Kids: A practical guide to becoming a calmer, happier parent. BIG IDEAS Mindful parenting allows you to have stronger relationships with your children and enjoy parenting more. The strategies you use to remain calm with your kids will work with everyone else as well. Parents often feel deep, overwhelming shame about the way they explode at their kids and this often gets in the way of their ability to parent in the way they want to. When parents become triggered, it's the fight or flight response of their nervous system being activated. Parents need the time to exercise, to get some quiet time alone, and to do some fun things. This will make them less likely to yell at their kids. Parents need support. Parents should realize that it'...

39 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ep. 103: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

Ep. 2: 10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs

Episode 2 10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs Listener Question: How do I help my 13-year-old daughter with her social anxiety? Social Anxiety Resources: What is Social Anxiety?

17 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ep. 2: 10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs

Ep. 102: Grown and Flown with Lisa Heffernan

In Episode 102, I'm chatting with Lisa Heffernan, the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the popular website, blog and Facebook group with nearly 120,000 members. We talk about the brand new book that she has co-authored with Mary Dell Harrington, called Grown And Flown, How To Support Your Teen, Stay Close As Family, And Raise Independent Adults, which draws upon the expert advice they've curated over the years. Just as their tagline suggests, "Parenting Never Ends." Kids need different types of support from their parents when they've left home and parents need to make big adjustments, as well. We discuss some common issues faced by parents with "grown" kids.

37 MIN3 weeks ago
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Ep. 102: Grown and Flown with Lisa Heffernan

Ep. 101: Entitlemania with Richard Watts

"Giving too much is oftentimes an affliction of the wealthy, but taking away the struggle is a problem with everybody." -Richard Watts "Palm trees, in that process of growing, what's actually happening in the wind is they're actually cracking and they're breaking. And when the skin breaks, they scar. And when they scar, they become stronger. And as they get older and older, they get to the point where they have so much scarring that they can withstand almost any storm. And what we do with our kids, it's almost like taking a palm tree indoors. We want to grow them and nurture them in a greenhouse..." -Richard Watts Entitlemania: How Not to Spoil Your Kids, and What to Do if You Have Back in April, when Sara Kuljis and I spoke at Pegasus School, parents there told me about Richard Watts, who had spoken at the school earlier in the year. We were introduced, and he then sent me a copy of his book Entitlemania. In this episode, we talk about the book and Richard's ideas about what to do ...

35 MINAUG 17
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Ep. 101: Entitlemania with Richard Watts

Ep. 100: Teens' Advice for Raising Responsible, Independent Kids

In Episode 100, I'm chatting with an amazing group of young adults ages 16 and 17 who participated in a month-long junior counselor program. They share their thoughts on ways parents can raise thriving, independent and responsible young adults. BIG IDEAS To help kids learn, gain confidence and independence, there are things parents should be letting their kids do early on, such as: traveling alone, navigating the airport, even flying by themselves packing bags, getting their own school stuff together doing their own laundry cooking (especially holiday meals), managing their time Establish expectations and a level of trust with your teen. Using technology to track your kids can cause unnecessary stress. Camp is a great break for parents because they don’t track their kids. They know they’re safe and so they can relax. Talk ahead of time about safe, comfortable ways to communicate with your teen while they are out so that you can be there to help when needed. Trust first. Trust that...

33 MINAUG 9
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Ep. 100: Teens' Advice for Raising Responsible, Independent Kids

The Myth of the Perfect Girl with Ana Homayoun

The Myth of the Perfect Girl In Episode 99, I talk with Ana Homayoun, a nationally recognized counselor and consultant specializing in positive strategies for junior high and high school students. Ana was previously on the podcast (Ep. 45) talking about her book Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World (Corwin Teaching Essentials). I feel equally as enthusiastic about her book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life, and that's the book we talk about in this episode. We cover a few of the topics from the book, including why girls tend to think they have to be perfect, why girls are especially sensitive to and influenced by the expectations of others, and ways we can encourage our daughters to seek their own path and their own interests in life. Big Ideas Ana and her team at Green Ivy Educational Consulting want kids to develop into thoughtful, resilient, and interesting ...

34 MINAUG 2
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The Myth of the Perfect Girl with Ana Homayoun

Latest Episodes

Live Above the Noise with Rob Reiher

In this episode, I'm chatting with Dr. Rob Reiher, co-host of the Live Above the Noisepodcast. Dr. Reiher is a developmental and educational psychologist, media expert and author. We discuss the escalating impact of technology, media, and consumerism and the overload on children, families, and society. Dr. Reiher focuses on educating parents on the importance of teaching children to live above the noise and distraction of our world.

36 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Live Above the Noise with Rob Reiher

Ep. 79: Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

In this episode, Sara and I are chatting with Pam Roy, who offers research-based and important information for parents about education and career planning. We talk about how the world we’re working in has changed and evolved since we were in college and how to position our kids for a successful future. This episode was recorded in response to the recent news about the college admissions scandal. Here are a few relevant posts to check out on P

43 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Ep. 79: Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

Know and Love Yourself AND Your Kids

In Episode 104, I’m chatting with my daughter Meredith who–like me–enjoys learning more about herself and other people. The tool we discuss most is the Enneagram, which Meredith discovered last year through her employer and introduced to me and the rest of our family.

36 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Know and Love Yourself AND Your Kids

Ep. 68: 12 Parenting Tips for Happier, More Connected Families

Each month this year, I’ve shared aOne Simple Thingtip for creating happier, more connected families. For this episode, I share all twelve tips! 12 Tips for Happier, More Connected Families January: Daily Family Sharing February:

36 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Ep. 68: 12 Parenting Tips for Happier, More Connected Families

Ep. 103: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

In Episode 103, I'm chatting with Carla Naumberg, a writer, speaker, clinical social worker, and parenting coach. She's the author of three parenting books, including the one that we discuss in this podcast episode, How To Stop Losing Your S*** With Your Kids: A practical guide to becoming a calmer, happier parent. BIG IDEAS Mindful parenting allows you to have stronger relationships with your children and enjoy parenting more. The strategies you use to remain calm with your kids will work with everyone else as well. Parents often feel deep, overwhelming shame about the way they explode at their kids and this often gets in the way of their ability to parent in the way they want to. When parents become triggered, it's the fight or flight response of their nervous system being activated. Parents need the time to exercise, to get some quiet time alone, and to do some fun things. This will make them less likely to yell at their kids. Parents need support. Parents should realize that it'...

39 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Ep. 103: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

Ep. 2: 10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs

Episode 2 10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs Listener Question: How do I help my 13-year-old daughter with her social anxiety? Social Anxiety Resources: What is Social Anxiety?

17 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ep. 2: 10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs

Ep. 102: Grown and Flown with Lisa Heffernan

In Episode 102, I'm chatting with Lisa Heffernan, the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the popular website, blog and Facebook group with nearly 120,000 members. We talk about the brand new book that she has co-authored with Mary Dell Harrington, called Grown And Flown, How To Support Your Teen, Stay Close As Family, And Raise Independent Adults, which draws upon the expert advice they've curated over the years. Just as their tagline suggests, "Parenting Never Ends." Kids need different types of support from their parents when they've left home and parents need to make big adjustments, as well. We discuss some common issues faced by parents with "grown" kids.

37 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Ep. 102: Grown and Flown with Lisa Heffernan

Ep. 101: Entitlemania with Richard Watts

"Giving too much is oftentimes an affliction of the wealthy, but taking away the struggle is a problem with everybody." -Richard Watts "Palm trees, in that process of growing, what's actually happening in the wind is they're actually cracking and they're breaking. And when the skin breaks, they scar. And when they scar, they become stronger. And as they get older and older, they get to the point where they have so much scarring that they can withstand almost any storm. And what we do with our kids, it's almost like taking a palm tree indoors. We want to grow them and nurture them in a greenhouse..." -Richard Watts Entitlemania: How Not to Spoil Your Kids, and What to Do if You Have Back in April, when Sara Kuljis and I spoke at Pegasus School, parents there told me about Richard Watts, who had spoken at the school earlier in the year. We were introduced, and he then sent me a copy of his book Entitlemania. In this episode, we talk about the book and Richard's ideas about what to do ...

35 MINAUG 17
Comments
Ep. 101: Entitlemania with Richard Watts

Ep. 100: Teens' Advice for Raising Responsible, Independent Kids

In Episode 100, I'm chatting with an amazing group of young adults ages 16 and 17 who participated in a month-long junior counselor program. They share their thoughts on ways parents can raise thriving, independent and responsible young adults. BIG IDEAS To help kids learn, gain confidence and independence, there are things parents should be letting their kids do early on, such as: traveling alone, navigating the airport, even flying by themselves packing bags, getting their own school stuff together doing their own laundry cooking (especially holiday meals), managing their time Establish expectations and a level of trust with your teen. Using technology to track your kids can cause unnecessary stress. Camp is a great break for parents because they don’t track their kids. They know they’re safe and so they can relax. Talk ahead of time about safe, comfortable ways to communicate with your teen while they are out so that you can be there to help when needed. Trust first. Trust that...

33 MINAUG 9
Comments
Ep. 100: Teens' Advice for Raising Responsible, Independent Kids

The Myth of the Perfect Girl with Ana Homayoun

The Myth of the Perfect Girl In Episode 99, I talk with Ana Homayoun, a nationally recognized counselor and consultant specializing in positive strategies for junior high and high school students. Ana was previously on the podcast (Ep. 45) talking about her book Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World (Corwin Teaching Essentials). I feel equally as enthusiastic about her book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life, and that's the book we talk about in this episode. We cover a few of the topics from the book, including why girls tend to think they have to be perfect, why girls are especially sensitive to and influenced by the expectations of others, and ways we can encourage our daughters to seek their own path and their own interests in life. Big Ideas Ana and her team at Green Ivy Educational Consulting want kids to develop into thoughtful, resilient, and interesting ...

34 MINAUG 2
Comments
The Myth of the Perfect Girl with Ana Homayoun

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