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 47: 3 Tips to Raise Responsible Kids

In this episode, I discuss the concept of being “too good of a mom” and how it creates a pattern of unhelpful kids. When we allow our kids to experience natural consequences as well as establishing expectations of what it looks like to be a “valuable” family team member, they grow up with confidence and resilience. This recipe is the best teacher of life skills for our kiddos and the bonus is that we don’t feel unappreciated, resentful or like motherhood feels like martyr-hood.

Topics Covered:

The 3 tips are:

  1. Own your role

  2. Lean out

  3. Stop fixing

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Episode 42: The Lessons From the “Red Balloon Moment”

In this episode, I want to discuss what it looks like to have the courage to put your kids first...above other people’s opinions of you as a mom and even allowing THEM to be wrong about you. I tell a story about a recent situation at the park involving a 3-year-old who wants a balloon from a bday party where he wasn’t invited. 

Topics covered:

  • Primal sense of belonging for all humans

  • Mind mastery and self-awareness

  • Wayne Gretsky: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

  • Mom Judgment

  • Dirty future pain

  • Leaning into negative emotions takes 90 seconds to move thru us

  • Teaching our kids to go for the shot and be willing to face negative emotions

  • Deciding what type of mom you’ll be?

  • Will you be one who puts the possible judgment of you as a mom 1st? 

  • Or will you teach your kid to go for the shot and support them through potential negative emotion?

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Hear about my family history and the tools that have helped me replace old parenting patterns that simply don’t work with these puzzling kiddos. It's my way of paying it forward as a human that wants our kids to experience a kinder and more generous world. Head over here to get your copy https://mastermindparenting.com/book

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Episode 38: Thanksgiving and Having an Attitude of Gratitude

In this episode I discuss what gratitude really means to me as a mom and a person. I believe the ultimate gratitude practice is believing your strong willed child happened “for” rather than “to” you and I walk you through an exercise about how to do that.

Topics:

  • Hedonic Adaptation

  • Gratitude is a practice that can be cultivated and directly links to happiness

  • Gratitude affects many areas of your life in positive ways - personality, health, emotional, social and career

  • Strong willed kids happen “for” not “to” you

  • “Future You” exercise to get you into a gratitude practice

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Episode 37: What Makes A Great Dad?

In this episode, I FINALLY made an episodes all about Dads and what it means “in my book” to be a good dad. Moms - share this one with your hubby or ex-hubby. Of course, there are plenty of personal stories and “Randi-ramblings” in this one. Enjoy!

Topics covered:

  • The Family Team

  • Feeding the people

  • Love is in the details

  • Enjoying your role and your kids for real

  • Delegation and resisting the martyr-hood and what that looks like

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This guide contains the condensed nuggets of my mind mastering parenting recipe. I've been developing my signature Mastermind Parenting method for over twenty years and I'm BEEEyond thrilled to share it with you. It has the power not to just improve the conversations and relationships in your family but digging in and doing this work will change your life. I can't wait for you to get started so I can teach you everything! Head over here to get your copy https://mastermindparenting.com/freeguide

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Hear about my family history and the tools that have helped me replace old parenting patterns that simply don’t work with these puzzling kiddos. It's my way of paying it forward as a human that wants our kids to experience a kinder and more generous world. Head over here to get your copy https://mastermindparenting.com/book

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Episode 23: Favorite Mastermind Parenting Tools - Straight from the mamas!

In this episode, I speak about my 3 FAVORITE mastermind parenting tools and included interviews with 4 of my mastermind mamas speaking about their favorite tools. This episode is PACKED with loads of powerful content. Enjoy!

Topics covered:

  • Sibling mediation tool
  • “You can try again tomorrow”
  • Replacing yelling with a deep audible breath
  • Seeing your kid’s perspective
  • Being the soft place to land and what that looks like
  • Why so many parenting tools feel unnatural
  • The best way to send our kids the message that they are good enough exactly as they are and shaping positive self worth
  • Listen and Stop Fixin’
  • Empathy. Empathy. Empathy.
  • What we mean by Jedi mind tricks
  • Sign up for the The Live Masterclass - For Badass Mamas: Creating a Happier Household (even if you have a grumpy or strong willed kiddo)

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To sign up for my FREE virtual masterclass on August 16th: http://mastermindparenting.com/masterclass

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Thank you so much for listening and being an amazing mama that listens to parenting podcasts! I absolutely love connecting with other moms during the “Real Coaching with Randi” monthly segment and share their story. If you’d like to get some free coaching on a future episode, head over to https://mastermindparenting.com/freecoaching/ and hit the Apply button.

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Hear about my family history and the tools that have helped me replace old parenting patterns that simply don’t work with these puzzling kiddos. It's my way of paying it forward as a human that wants our kids to experience a kinder and more generous world. Head over here to get your copy >> https://mastermindparenting.com/book

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Episode 21: Top 3 Tips for Managing Fortnite & Other Video Game Obsessions

In this episode, I recorded a FB Live in response to a podcast listener’s request for help with her teen son’s Fortnite addiction. There are 3 simple steps I cover in terms of navigating the boundaries around video game balance. This is realistic guidance for those of us who allow our kids to play video games and want to supervise and manage the situation without it becoming a constant power struggle. We are looking for video game balance. This is not a relevant episode for parents that have a screen free household…and for the record, hats off to ya! I’m secretly jealous and missed the boat on being able to pull that one off. Plus, if I’m really being honest, I've used technology as a sanity saving babysitter with my kids over the years. Just keepin’ it real people!  

Topics covered:

  • 3 tips:

1. Adopt a set of rules and communicate at a non/relevant time using Pack Leadership language and assertiveness.

2. Expect to remind and repeat often.

3. Follow through consistently without matching your child's upset attitude.

  • Laying the foundation with a productive convo
  • Addiction and how video game addiction compares to smoking or HEROIN!
  • Strong willed kiddos and why these tips work with all kids.
  • Productive convos are logical and respectful and therefore you’re kids are receptive.

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Hear about my family history and the tools that have helped me replace old parenting patterns that simply don’t work with these puzzling kiddos. It's my way of paying it forward as a human that wants our kids to experience a kinder and more generous world. Head over here to get your copy >> https://mastermindparenting.com/book

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Episode 20: Allowance, Chores and How to talk to our kids about money - A REAL Convo with Colin Ryan

In this episode, I have a conversation with author and speaker, Colin Ryan. Colin travels around the country speaking to college students about money. Can you believe they actually have a good time while learning about money?!? I picked Colin’s brain about his views and suggestions re: the pressure we face as parents in terms of raising kids that will go out to responsibly earn in the world. Colin really has his finger on the pulse of productively speaking to young people about money and setting them up for success. His book is called A Comedic Guide to Money.

Guest Bio:

Colin Ryan is a one-of-a-kind comedic speaker, a financial educator and author with the background of a professional comedian and storyteller. His work is to bring hope and humor to an area of life where everybody needs to feel more comfortable yet nobody thinks it's okay to talk about. As a speaker, in the hour he spends with students and adults he gives them the tools to reinvent their money relationship. How to save up, borrow safely, and spend in line with who you are - these things influence what's possible for you. Because your ability to manage your money directly affects your ability to reach your dream.

Topics covered:

  • When to start talking to your kids about $$$

  • Allowance

  • Entitlement

  • Instilling a hard work ethic

  • Why and how we usually handle the topic of money unproductively with our kids

  • Colin’s approach to take with kids

  • How fear and a scarcity mindset around money will sabotage your kid’s creativity and ability to find work they love

Resources Mentioned:

To visit Colin’s website: https://www.colinryanspeaks.com/

To order Colin’s book, A Comedic Guide to Money, https://www.colinryanspeaks.com/product/a-comedic-guide-to-money-paperback/

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Hear about my family history and the tools that have helped me replace old parenting patterns that simply don’t work with these puzzling kiddos. It's my way of paying it forward as a human that wants our kids to experience a kinder and more generous world. Head over here to get your copy >> https://mastermindparenting.com/book

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Episode 18: Creating a Life of Independence and Ultimately Freedom as Balanced BADASS Mamas

In this episode, I share a clip where I’m being interviewed by fellow mom, Conny Lee for her Balanced Parent Show. We talk about lots of topics that July 4th represents in our modern day as women looking for independence, strength and ultimately the feeling of freedom.

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Episode 17: Real Coaching with Randi - featuring podcast listener, Aimee

In this episode, we dig into our first “Real Coaching with Randi” segment with podcast listener, Aimee. Aimee is a single working mama with an almost 6-year old strong willed son. We tackle a few different scenarios - mealtime and morning stress and what to do when you’re worried about raising entitled kiddos with a case of the “gimme gimme gimme”.

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