Navigating Co-Parenting Challenges with Emotional Regulation and Self-Care
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by Laura Jenkins
3d ago
In this episode, Mikki Gardner, a certified life and conscious parenting coach, shares her personal journey of co-parenting and the insights from her latest book, 'The People Pleasers Guide to Co-Parenting Well.' She discusses emotional regulation, self-care, and the framework for identifying and overcoming people-pleasing tendencies. Mickey emphasises the importance of self-awareness, agency, and aligned action in navigating co-parenting and step-parenting challenges. Mikki’s free gift: www.mikkigardner.com/harmonious-home See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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PREVIEW: Navigating Co-Parenting Challenges with Emotional Regulation and Self-Care
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by Laura Jenkins
4d ago
In this episode, Mikki Gardner, a certified life and conscious parenting coach, shares her personal journey of co-parenting and the insights from her latest book, 'The People Pleasers Guide to Co-Parenting Well.' She discusses emotional regulation, self-care, and the framework for identifying and overcoming people-pleasing tendencies. Mickey emphasises the importance of self-awareness, agency, and aligned action in navigating co-parenting and step-parenting challenges. Mikki’s free gift: www.mikkigardner.com/harmonious-home See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The Realities of Becoming a Stepmum at 40
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by Laura Jenkins
1w ago
Belinda Mercorella, a stepmum, shares her journey of becoming a stepmum at 40. She initially had reservations about dating someone with kids but was attracted to Nigel's dedication to parenting. Belinda faced challenges in letting go of control and adjusting to living with children. She also felt isolated and faced the decision of whether to add a baby of their own into the mix. Belinda shares valuable lessons she has learned about herself and being a stepmum, including the importance of communication, flexibility, and self-care. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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PREVIEW: The Realities of Becoming a Stepmum at 40
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by Laura Jenkins
1w ago
Belinda Mercorella, a stepmum, shares her journey of becoming a stepmum at 40. She initially had reservations about dating someone with kids but was attracted to Nigel's dedication to parenting. Belinda faced challenges in letting go of control and adjusting to living with children. She also felt isolated and faced the decision of whether to add a baby of their own into the mix. Belinda shares valuable lessons she has learned about herself and being a stepmum, including the importance of communication, flexibility, and self-care. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Love Languages in Blended Families
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by Laura Jenkins
2w ago
In this episode, we hear from repeat guest Ron Deal, a leading expert in blended family dynamics and co-author of Building Love Together in Blended Families with Dr. Gary Chapman. We explore how the Five Love Languages apply specifically to blended families, and the importance of these languages in building strong bonds. Ron shares effective strategies for step-parents to bond with their stepchildren as well as common challenges blended families face in building love and connection. The conversation also delves into tips for identifying and adapting to the different love languages of each fa ..read more
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My Favourite Tip #20: Limit how much you talk about the ex
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by Laura Jenkins
3w ago
In this favourite tips episode we rewind to a valuable conversation I had with stepmum specialist (aka The Stepmom Whisperer) Susan Haworth on setting boundaries with an ex-partner. Susan shared a strategy that emphasises the importance of evicting the third person from your marriage or partnership. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or simply unsure about handling ex-related dynamics, Susan's insights are sure to help you through. For the full episode visit https://intheblend.com.au/podcast/susan-haworth-on-expert-advice-from-the-stepmom-whisperer/ See omnystudio.com/listener ..read more
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My Favourite Tip #19: Get a parenting plan
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by Laura Jenkins
2M ago
In this episode, we revisit a conversation I had with authors Daniella Rigon and Tracey Duff, creators of "Child-centred Co-Parenting." Tracy shared many valuable co-parenting tips during our chat, including how parenting plans made it easier for her to maintain a harmonious relationship with her ex. If you're co-parenting, especially after a recent separation, Tracy’s insights will be incredibly insightful and practical. Listen to the full episode: https://intheblend.com.au/podcast/tracy-duff-and-daniella-rigon-on-embracing-child-centred-co-parenting See omnystudio.com/listener for pri ..read more
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My Favourite Tip #18: Using story to broach tricky conversations with kids
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by Laura Jenkins
2M ago
In this Favourite Tips episode we revisit a conversation I had with psychologist and author Rachel Brace, who has penned two children’s books relating to blended families: Harriet’s Expanding Heart and Max’s Divorce Earthquake. As part of our conversation she offered up some great ideas around how to use story to broach what can be ordinarily difficult conversations with your kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Finding Peace in Blended Family Conflict
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by Laura Jenkins
2M ago
During this chat, Caroline Neale shares her experiences and insights as a stepmother in a blended family. She emphasises some of her key learnings from over the years such as the importance of focusing on your partner and maintaining a strong connection, the challenges of balancing multiple roles and the need for clear communication and boundaries. Additionally, we cover the importance of supporting children with trauma and the value of emotional regulation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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PREVIEW: Finding Peace in Blended Family Conflict
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by Laura Jenkins
2M ago
During this chat, Caroline Neale shares her experiences and insights as a stepmother in a blended family. She emphasises some of her key learnings from over the years such as the importance of focusing on your partner and maintaining a strong connection, the challenges of balancing multiple roles and the need for clear communication and boundaries. Additionally, we cover the importance of supporting children with trauma and the value of emotional regulation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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