Episode 16: How to have a stress free summer

In this episode I discuss summertime and how it can be pretty stressful for us moms. It’s so common for moms to think deep down that motherhood equals martyrhood. Ya, that never works out for us. It causes us to feel resentful and either check out or lose our sh!t with the people we love the most. I teach you my favorite tool so you can have a stress free summer.

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Episode 15: Achievement and Success - How to support your kids in achieving THEIR dreams

In this episode, I talk about the pressure of final exams for kids in middle and high school...stream of consciousness style, i.e. “Randi Rambling” on my evening doggy walk.  I bring up our achievement oriented culture while considering the need to possibly redefine the “successful” student in our changing world. Do we really think it’s the kids that excel at traditional education that will grow up to be the change agents we need to lead tomorrow?

I talk about thinking about the pressure we may accidentally put on our kids to live out our unpursued dreams. I share mistakes I’ve made and of course the best recovery method for all those EPIC parenting “fails”. When we handle those moments with the productive conversational method, i.e. with empathy, we end up even closer than if we’d handled it perfectly from the get go.


Topics covered:

  • The letter from a Singapore principal

  • Our rapidly changing world and that our kids will create their own jobs

  • Living vicariously through our kids when we’ve given up on our own dreams

  • Accidentally becoming the bully in our child’s life because we are trying to prevent pain or suffering we’ve experienced ourselves

  • Kids that are outta the box thinkers may just be the real leaders of tomorrow

  • Recovering from a parenting “fail” through having a productive conversation


You can grab a copy of The Parent Gap book for free. It’s my signature recipe to begin changing the convos in your home so that you start to feel like a team rather than like you’re living in a war zone.

It’s my gift to you for joining the Mastermind Parenting conversation. Go to mastermindparenting.com/book to get your free copy mailed directly to your doorstep.

If you'd like to be coached for free on one of my upcoming episodes, please apply here


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Episode 14: A Conversation on All Things Motherhood with Gabriela Gerhart

In this episode, I interview Gabriela Gerhart of Motherhood Center in Houston. We have a rich conversation where we dive into the difficult transition into parenthood and the lack of support for moms in our traditional society and why I am so obsessed with Motherhood Center. Gabi is the REAL deal and runs a thriving heart centered business that nurtures thousands of mothers and families. Her story is rich and her early childhood roots from the small village where she grew up in the Czech Republic are woven throughout our conversation and into her business.  We discussed motherhood, business and bringing back “the village” mentality into raising kids in our modern world.

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Episode 13: How to talk to your kids to help prevent school shootings

In this episode, I’m having a conversation with Danielle from The Silver Lining Mamas private FB group about school shootings. We recorded this episode the day of the school shooting in Indiana which happened to take place 20 minutes from Danielle’s house. Danielle had reached out to me about what we can do as moms to contribute to the solution and how we can empower ourselves and our children to help create a safer America.

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Episode 12: Lessons learned from Gary Vee’s mom - a woman I’ve never met

In this episode, I discuss a very successful business guy named Gary Vaynerchuk and his story. I think it’s important to find examples of the power we have as moms on shaping our kids and ultimately the future. If we truly understand the impact and power that an unconditionally loving, empathetic and connected mom has on her kids, we feel even more inspired to retrain our brains, master our minds and change the conversations in our homes.

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Episode 11: Blame and Judgment and Learning from Mistakes - How to raise good people?

 

In this episode, I unpack the default behavior for so many of us when life throws us a curveball - sitting in blame and judgment.

I explain why this is the case for me too and what I’m learning to replace these negative emotions with something more helpful.

I share some personal stories to explain all of this in more detail and ways to see an accident or mistake as an opportunity for real learning.

I also discuss the best way to ensure that you’re raising good people rather than creepy sh!theads.

Topics covered:

  • Blame and judgment culture

  • Judgment is a self projection

  • Brene’ Brown’s theory about common enemy intimacy

  • Empathy and how productive convos produce good people

  • The mom movement and how we are shaping the people that will lead us into the future

  • Spending time nourishing rather than depleting yourself and how to know that you are doing that

  • Mistakes are part of the human experience and are an opportunity to learn, grow and evolve

  • What to do to ensure that your kids respect you and other people

  • Model the behavior you seek from your kids - if you want kind respectful kids, treat them kind and respectfully

  • Mortified about your daughter becoming a mean girl? I tell you what to do to make sure that doesn’t happen

You can grab a copy of The Parent Gap book for free. It’s my signature recipe to begin changing the convos in your home so that you start to feel like a team rather than like you’re living in a war zone.

It’s my gift to you for joining the Mastermind Parenting conversation. Go to mastermindparenting.com/book to get your free copy mailed directly to your doorstep.

Apply for Free Coaching!

If you would like to be coached on one of Randi's upcoming podcast episodes, apply here

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Episode 10: How to Have a Productive Conversation with your kids

 

In this episode, I share my view on why we lecture and what to do instead. Lectures do NOT teach our kids the valuable life lessons we want to teach them. In fact, lecturing often reinforcing the behavior we wish to eliminate while also damaging our relationships. I have an approach that will teach you how to infuse empathy into your conversations so that they are actually effective, connecting and ultimately, PRODUCTIVE.

This is truly the best advanced tool that I teach. I completely teach you how it looks in real life in this podcast episode. This is the tool that my parenting programs lead up to...being able to master empathy to transform the convos in your home and create the family team you crave!

To download the cheat sheet with my 3 step recipe for having a productive conversation, go to this link and download: https://randirubenstein.lpages.co/productive-conversation/

Topics covered:

  • Empathy
  • Active listening
  • Seeing their perspective
  • Dan Pink and his quote about empathy
  • Positive communication tools                                         

You can grab a copy of The Parent Gap book for free. It’s my signature recipe to begin changing the convos in your home so that you start to feel like a team rather than like you’re living in a war zone.

It’s my gift to you for joining the Mastermind Parenting conversation. Go to the link below to get your free copy mailed directly to your doorstep.

http://www.mastermindparenting.com/book

 Thanks for listening!

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Episode 9: The difficult convos on my recent family vacation

In this episode, you will hear the audio version of a video I filmed for my private parenting community on the last day of our Colorado vacation. I discuss some hard topics and difficult conversations we had that added tremendous value to our memory making moments. 

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Episode 8: FB Live Q & A with a Mama’s Group

In this episode, I share a clip from my FB Live interview with Danielle Atkisson who runs the silver lining Mamas fb group. I started the clip on the tale end of answering a question from a mom that is worried about her 11 year old anxious daughter and how it’s hard to understand her bc they are opposites. We also went on to discuss defiance, sibling fighting and of course I share some stories from my own life. At the end of the episode I talk about my upcoming 30 day brain retraining parenting course, Closing the Parent Gap Basics. Enrollment closes April 28, 2018. You can read about it here. Http://www.randirubenstein.com/cpg

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