#27 Your Relationship Shapes Your Child's Behavior
The Parenting Junkie Show
by Avital Schreiber Levy
6d ago
What happens when peaceful parenting unintentionally takes a toll on your relationship? In this episode, we're unraveling the paradox of practicing zen parenting while forgetting to extend the same grace to our partners.  It's not about the tools of peaceful parenting causing the turmoil; it's about the pitfalls of neglecting peaceful partnering too. What are those double standards that may be unknowingly sabotaging your efforts? Discover why your kid might be echoing negative behaviors, and how the example we set in our partnerships becomes the blueprint for their future interactions. Hi ..read more
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#26 Feminism's Consequences on Your Marriage
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
2w ago
Feminism has contributed significantly to the world, bringing forth numerous benefits. Over the years, it has evolved into a complex and multifaceted movement. Alongside its positive impacts, however, some drawbacks have subtly infiltrated our subconscious. These factors now influence not only how women perceive men and themselves but also impact our relationships. It is crucial to acknowledge these aspects so we can build stronger families and marriages. If you're seeking a fulfilling connection and are curious about the silent forces shaping your perceptions of your partner - join us in this ..read more
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#25 Trade-Offs: Sleep, School, Screens & Sugar
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
1M ago
Sleep experts, parenting gurus, and influencers will come out with dramatic, dogmatic, and sometimes even fanatic statements, like "Never ____" or "The choice to ______ is akin to abuse". But these types of statements encourage a delusion in us parents: that there is ONE right, true and perfect way to parent. That there are whole and complete solutions to our queries and all we have to do is to keep swiping left until we find them. In this episode, I break down why Thomas Sowell was so, so right when he said: "There are no solutions, only tradeoffs." and I encourage you to take a more nuances ..read more
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#24 How to Raise Resilient Kids (Even When I Don't Feel Resilient Myself)
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
2M ago
One of the most common questions I get asked by parents around the world is: "How can I give my child something I, myself, don't have?"  We all want to give the best to our children - to "level up" from generation to generation. But then we're faced with the reality that it's very hard to give something that we feel we lack!  So, whether it's about body image, communication skills, health, or confidence - this episode will give you the framework to develop essential life skills in your child and impart the priceless asset of a strong mindset. ~ Want to develop true resilience? Become ..read more
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#23 Strength Over Safety: Raising Courageous Kids in an Unsafe World
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
3M ago
It might be hard to imagine, but the emphasis on "safety" as one of the main goals for parents, was not always the prevailing value that humans sought after. Today, there's an acute obsession with physical and emotional safety. Caution signs and buzzwords like "safe space" and "trigger warnings" permeate societal circles. But "safetyism" actually leads us all to be less safe.    In this episode, I share 3 surprising ways in which a high emphasis on safety actually deteriorates resiliency and 3 strategies you can start practicing now to raise children who are strong - physically, emot ..read more
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#22 Parenting in the Unknown: How to Live the Long Game When Life Is In Limbo
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
3M ago
Sometimes our biggest challenges come by surprise. There are times in our lives when we can plan, research, and make informed decisions. And then there are times when... we can't. When you're facing the fears and uncertainty of the future, it's very challenging to live the long game. And yet, as a parent, we're called to be leaders. Whether you're in "decision limbo" or your life is "on hold" - this podcast will help you find your footing again, despite... not knowing. My mission is to help you create a family life you love. If you'd like more on that, join my newsletter (HiFam.com/newsle ..read more
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#21 From Israel: Building a Strong Family is Not Just a Tagline
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
4M ago
Do you ever think, "What is this all for? Does what I do for my family really make a difference?" I've often said, that your family is the most meaningful project of your life. It's been my mission to equip parents of all backgrounds to build a strong family culture that creates a sense of togetherness, belonging, and meaning.  Today, I'm sharing why I am personally doubling down on my resolve to build a strong family, even in the midst of the most petrifying and grievous circumstances. In every situation, even the most awful, there are lessons to be learned. This episode is my way of cre ..read more
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#20 Uproot the Seed of Resentment in Your Marriage: The Myth of Compatibility
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
4M ago
If you sometimes waver in your undying commitment and love in your marriage, the resounding advice from the self-help experts of the decade is: "Well, maybe you're just not a match." Has this seed of doubt been planted in your mind?  In this podcast, I share a clip of Mel Robbins giving advice that's not at all uncommon today. As someone who has been categorically labeled as "incompatible" by well-meaning friends, family, and even personality tests that actually point out all the ways that my husband and I are NOT compatible ...allow me to respectfully disagree with Mel and bust ..read more
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#19 Five Lessons Learned In 4 Years Writing a Book As a Mother
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
5M ago
"You have 5 little kids and you published a book? HOW???" This has been the refrain I've been asked over the past couple of weeks since my book, Reclaim Play, hit Amazon. It certainly wasn't an easy process for me and maybe that's why it took me four whole years! I love to learn from every area of my life and writing a book is no exception. There were many lessons that I gleaned from this process and today I'm sharing them with you - whether it's a book you want to write, a marathon you want to run, a business you want to start or even just a greater sense of productivity and capacity tha ..read more
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#18 Play Was STOLEN (How To Reclaim It)
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by Avital Schreiber Levy
5M ago
Phew! They say writing a book is not for the faint of heart and I now fully understand why 87% of people who want to write a book - don’t ever write one. But with gratitude to my children who played independently for enough hours for me to actually both write and illustrate this book (yep, those doodles are mine), I have now escaped that statistic and my book baby has been born!!! ? Reclaim Play delivers an inspiring manifesto on why play is critical for children and a comprehensive how-to for parents to bring back the magic of childhood.  In this podcast episode, hear me narrate chapter ..read more
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