CHANGES PARENT SUPPORT NETWORK: A free parent support resource for parents of oppositional with unsafe behaviors with Jessi Stringham
Fight Like a Mother
by Cheryl Cardall
2w ago
Does your child have challenging and sometimes rebellious and unsafe behaviors that have you desperate for a resource?  Are you feeling fearful and desperate?   This podcast could be your answer.  Today my guest Jessi Stringham shares a resource for parents that is free and really amazing.  It is a peer led support group that is extremely well organized and    From the Changes website: https://cpsn.org Changes Parent Support Network was incorporated in December 1996 and groups officially started meeting in January 1997. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization an ..read more
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The Trauma of "Good Mom" Syndrome
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by Cheryl Cardall
3w ago
The trauma of “good mom syndrome” In this week's episode, we delve into the profound truths and challenges of parenting children with intense needs. The episode explores the concept of parenting trauma and the importance of acknowledging and validating the difficulties faced by parents in raising kids with unique challenges. Key Points: Toxic Positivity and Trauma: I address criticism received for acknowledging the traumatic aspects of parenting. Rejecting toxic positivity, the episode emphasizes the need to validate and openly discuss the challenges faced by parents. Studies on Moms Raisi ..read more
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When Parenting is Traumatic with Robyn Gobbel
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by Cheryl Cardall
1M ago
My guest today is Robyn Gobbel, therapist and parent educator. Robyn Gobbel, MSW, loves coffee, P!NK, and everything about the brain. Once (recently!) her teenager went ballistic on her for getting ANOTHER (glitter!) coffee mug in the mail. Robyn loves cultivating deep, resonant connections with anyone who is up for it, and is especially fond of all the grown-ups in the world who love and care for kids impacted by trauma- helpers, healers, educators, and parents. Her favorite thing ever (besides glittery coffee mugs) is teaching anyone who will listen to harness the power of neuroscience so th ..read more
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FLMP 087 The Cracks are Where the Sparks Shine Through
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by Cheryl Cardall
1M ago
The last time I chatted on this podcast was in April last year.  I chatted with two dear friends who I was planning a conference with.  We chatted about our lived experiences of having mental health challenges in our family and how much we needed support and couldn’t find it.   That was the kick off to sharing about our in person Fight like a Mother mental health conference in September.      I fully intended to continue regular podcasts and follow up about the conference etc…and it obviously did not happen.  Planning that conference was one of the brigh ..read more
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086 Our lived experiences needing support and resources with Aymee and Ember
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by Cheryl Cardall
10M ago
This episode highlights our "why" for creating the Fight like a Mother mental health conference on September 16, 2023.   All 3 of us in the last decade have desperately needed more resources and a supportive community surrounding mental health and raising our kids.  You'll hear each of us sharing personal experiences about how community and support and knowing about resources has been essential in our ability to grow and thrive and understand how to move forward. This conference will provide support, understanding, resources, community and HOPE!  We will have classes for parents ..read more
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085 What do you want?
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by Cheryl Cardall
11M ago
What do you want Cheryl?  It's a question I was asked by a therapist that shifted my perspective significantly!  Many times we don't give ourselves permission to go for what we want or even allow ourselves to think about what we want. In the episode I share a recent experience of being brave and asking for what I wanted and it was a life changing experience and I plan to focus on living life how I want and choosing my actions and perspective even in the mundane tasks of life. So go have a listen and think about what you want?   Also if you are in Utah, or want to travel to Utah ..read more
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083 Systems are failing parents of kids with mental health challenges with Cheryl Cardall and Dr. Nicole Beurkens
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by Cheryl Cardall
1y ago
 I was fortunate to be a guest on The Better Behavior podcast with Dr. Nicole Beurkens.  Dr. Beurkens is a champion of parents and families living with mental illness.  She is an amazing advocate and support to these families.  I was honored to be asked to be a guest because I have long admired her work.  If you are a parent raising a kiddo with extra challenges, this episode is for you.   In this episode, we are talk about an issue that isn’t covered or supported nearly enough: the current systems which are failing parents who are raising kids with mental health ..read more
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FLMP 082 The Window of Tolerance with Brenna Brooks
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by Cheryl Cardall
1y ago
In this episode I chat with therapist Brenna Brooks about the concept of a window of tolerance. The window of tolerance is when our nervous system is functioning well.  We can handle stress and big emotions.  Our pre frontal cortex is fully engaged so we can make good decisions, have good judgement and not be controlled by our stress or trauma. When we shift out of the window of tolerance we go to either hyper arousal or hypo arousal.  Our nervous system is sensing threat so it goes into fight or flight mode to protect us.  We have zero control when something is going to se ..read more
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081 Finding ease and miracles in the midst of challenges with Courtney Brown
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by Cheryl Cardall
1y ago
Courtney Brown is a brilliant CEO of the clothing company Cents of Style.  She is a mom of 3 kiddos and is married to John Brown.   She is also one of the most generous, kind, light filled people I've ever known. Courtney chooses an intention the beginning of every year and this year she chose the word Ease.  She sees it as an experiment, to learn more about the process of finding the ease and joy and miracles in the midst of our challenges.  She said when she chose this word she immediately became uncomfortable which to her meant it was right.   She was raised in a fa ..read more
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080 I wanna run to you with Lisa Paulsen
Fight Like a Mother
by Cheryl Cardall
1y ago
My guest this episode is my best friend of over 50 years, Lisa Paulsen.   Our friendship has ebbed and flowed over all of that time, but we have always known we will be there through thick and thin.  We are more sisters than friends and have had so many big life experiences and we have gotten through them together. Lisa has had big struggles in her life including a progressive neuromuscular disease and living life in a wheelchair and losing her husband Leif 18 years ago leaving her to raise 3 young children alone.   We are huge Whitney Houston fans and attended a concert togethe ..read more
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