Episode 73: To Force or Not to Force Grandparent Affection

Q: My mom gets really upset when my kids refuse to hug and kiss her hello or goodbye? Should I make them?

My answer combines old school values about respecting your elders with a new fresh approach on the summer series.

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Episode 72: Mastermind Mascot: Teaching your kids about private vs. public behavior

Recently I had a mom ask about her 6 year old’s penis touching “habit”.

When you're a family that talks about EVERYTHING…

Sometimes touchy subjects arise.

In this summer VLOG, I combine some old school common sense with a newer age method to help this mama have a productive penis convo:)

I think you’re gonna find it helpful as you begin to tackle these things with your own kiddos…

AND yes, you’re allowed to have some fun with it!

Enjoy.

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Episode 71: Mastermind Mascot: Old School Parenting...Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

Happy Summer!

Most of us want our kids to have good manners.

We want them to grow up to be responsible citizens of the world.

We want them to NOT embarrass us in front of grandparents.

I consider these old school basics.

Unfortunately, many of the old school values were taught in a way that ended up shaming, berating and belittling kids.

So how do we support our kiddos in learning all the “things"?

I believe it’s a dance that combines these old school values with new age methods that don’t mutilate their spirit.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be covering the Mastermind Parenting choreography to effectively accomplish this.

I’ll be discussing a few touchy subjects we don’t normally talk about.

Like how to handle potty talk, penis and vagina touching and whether to force or not to force grandparent affection.

My message today is that when it comes to manners and some of the old school values, we wanna use common sense.

Essentially, we don’t want to...

“Throw the baby out with the bathwater”

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Episode 70: Mastermind Mascot: Is your kiddo quick-tempered and defiant?

Is your kiddo quick-tempered and even "defiant" more often than you’d care to admit?

If you’re nodding hell to the yessssss…

I think you’ll find this week’s short podcast helpful.

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Episode 69: Are you sick of doing EVERYTHING?

Are you sick of reminding your kids about EVERYTHING?!

You may even find yourself doing the "things" for them that you know they can do for themselves.

And even though it feels sometimes like your life is not your own, you continue to do the "things" for them.

Because you're tired.

Tired of reminding.

Tired of arguing.

Tired of power struggling.

Tired of them procrastinating. 

I mean just take a FREAKING bath already and get ready for bed.

So you oversee and assist and it usually ends in a screaming match. 

This is not what you envisioned.

This does NOT feel like a life filled with freedom and joy.

In honor of July 4th... let freedom ring more often in your home.

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Episode 68: Mastermind Mascot: My Daughter is Turning 18

My daughter’s 18th birthday is in 5 days. 

I can’t believe I blinked and we are entering her 18th summer.

On the podcast this week, I discuss my feelings as a mom of an almost grown and flown daughter. 

I also give the deets on the backstory of choosing whether or not to hold her back as a kid with a summer bday. 

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Episode 67: Mastermind Mascot: Sleepaway Camp and Homesickness

This week on the summer "Mastermind Mascot" convo, I’m talking about sleepaway camp and homesickness.

My 3 tips that I discuss are:

1. Meet them where they are.
2. What you focus on grows.
3. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

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Episode 66: Mastermind Mascot : “The Kid Who Used to be SO Damn Angry”

This summer, we are taking a pause from our regular podcast format. However, I’m sharing the audio from a short video I made for my private weekly email list. 

This episode is about a success story and our first official Mastermind Mascot kiddo. If you’d like to be added to my weekly email list where I share different resources, you can sign up at https://randirubenstein.activehosted.com/f/1

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Episode 65: The Missing Ingredient to Creating Your Peaceful Family

In this episode, I talk about what I typically see missing from the equation when you just can’t stop fighting with your kids. We have to get in the habit of having conversations ahead of time or at least at a non-relevant moment.

Topics Covered:

  • The messy moments

  • Q.T.I.P. - Quit taking it personally

  • Productive Conversations

  • After School Restraint Collapse

  • Hurt people hurt people

  • Timing is key when effectively teaching kids all the “things”

  • The 3 Ps - have a plan, establish protocol and  be on the same page

  • How to establish consequences ahead of time 

If indecision, overwhelm and feeling stuck is a big issue for you - it might make sense for you to reach out and schedule a time for us to chat. randirubenstein.com/discovery

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Episode 64: Exhausted People Suck - Sleep Episode with Certified Sleep Consultant, Cory Greenberg

In this episode, I sat down with sleep consultant, Cory Greenberg, to help all you exhausted parents. There is SO much gold in this convo. You guys are gonna love it!

Topics Covered:

  • Assessing basic needs - sleep and nutrition

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Early puberty and the link to heightened cortisol is often caused by a lack of quality sleep

  • ADHD and how it links to sleep issues

  • How ADHD and sleep deprivation symptoms look similar

  • Putting on your mama detective hat  rather only listening to the Western medicine “experts”

  • Screens and sugar and how they affect sleep

  • Consistency of sleep routine and what needs to happen leading up to it

  • Proper amounts of  sleep

  • Parenting strategies involving empowering choices and proactive connecting moments and how it supports healthy sleep patterns

  • "I love you" rituals before bed for toddlers and teens

  • Your family team and how to help your kids feel a sense of value on the family team

  • Why sticker charts and reward systems don’t work long term

Resources: Cory is a Certified Child Sleep Consultant, working with families from pregnancy through age 5. She is also a mom of three kids, ages 9, 7, and 5, so has been in the trenches of those early years of sleep deprivation. 

She was a Clinical Social Worker in her former life, working with families in the CPS system, and draws on that experience and others to identify the family dynamics and other root causes of baby and toddler sleep issues. She honors each family's parenting style and philosophy to devise a comprehensive and customized path to optimal sleep for everyone.

To reach out to Cory, you can find her at https://www.sleepforallconsulting.com/

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