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Mindful Mama Mentor Hunter Clarke-Fields shares inspiration, interviews, and more. Mindful Mama is about becoming a less irritable, more joyful parent. We know that you cannot give what you do not have. And when you are thriving, when you have calm and peace within – then you can give it to your children. Learn about Mindful Parenting. Listen and get inspired!
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What does it mean to live gratefully every day? In my conversation with Kristi Nelson, executive director of A Network for Grateful Living, we talk about living a life of gratefulness, the transformative effects of changing perspective, and how to bring more gratefulness into your family. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Embrace the mud Savor and cherish the things that you love Generosity is an outcome of a foundation of gratefulness Kristi is a stage IV cancer survivor who has turned her life - and seeks to turn others - toward gratefulness. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong! Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/HUNTER. Go to GreenChef.com/90hunter and use code 90hunter to get $90 off including free shipping! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at kiwico.com/HUNTER
In order to be happy, do we always have to think happy thoughts, banishing the negative ones? Dr. Andrea Bonior, licensed clinical psychologist and the author of “Detox Your Thoughts” counters this, saying that unhappiness comes not from having negative thoughts, but from paying too much attention to them, thus giving them too much power. In our conversation we talk about this idea, as well as how to approach negative thoughts, so you can work through them and not become stuck in them. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! 3 Takeaways: We often give our thoughts too much power Lean into negative thoughts and feelings instead of blocking them How to help your kids work through negative self-talk Dr. Andrea Bonior is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, media commentator, and author of “Detox Your Thoughts.” She serves on Georgetown University’s faculty. (She's also a Mom!) Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: 25% off your first order. Head on over to www.missionfarmscbd.com and use code HUNTER. Take the first step, and go to seshtherapy.com today or download the Sesh app in the app store today. Go to getcubo.com and use my code "HUNTER" for $10 off your purchase.
As children get older, they begin to realize just how big the world is, triggering fears and creating anxiety. As a parent, they look to us for reassurance and guidance. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Aude Henin, Ph.D. about helping children cope with stress, anxiety, and OCD, how to help our children work towards facing their fears, and how to recognize when our children need additional support. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! 3 Takeaways: Effective learning tools for difficult emotions Expressing anxiety at different ages When to seek professional help for your child Dr. Aude Henin is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Child Cognitive Behavior Program and Clinical Director of the Child Resiliency Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Henin specializes in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) of children with mood, autism spectrum, disruptive behavior, and anxiety disorders. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Apply now at chime.com/HUNTER. Visit ThriveCausemetics.com/HUNTER for 15% off your first order! Go to FelixGrayGlasses.com/HUNTER for the best Blue Light glasses on the market.
The Terrible Twos. The Three-nagers. Why are these years so hard, filled with countless meltdowns, frustration, and stress? Does it have to be this way? In today’s podcast, I talk to Devon Kuntzman, ACC and ICF certified coach about how we can overcome the challenges and experience the joy of toddlerhood. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Tantrums are not a reflection of ourselves or our children Tantrums are a necessary emotional release Some of the best learning opportunities can come post-tantrum Devon Kuntzman, ACC, is an ICF-certified coach on a mission to transform the myth that toddlerhood is terrible. Devon empowers toddler parents to overcome the challenges of toddlerhood, nurture development and create confidence in their skills by being the Loving Leader & Guide™ through using positive, respectful, and developmentally appropriate parenting tools. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Each new user receives a free 2 week trial. Take the first step, and go to seshtherapy.com today or download the Sesh app in the app store today.  Go to Naturesscript.com and use promo code MINDFUL for 30% off your order.
What is attachment theory? How can I help my child develop secure attachment? What if I don’t have a secure attachment style, myself? Today, I talk to Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Attachment Specialist, Paula Sacks. We discuss the importance of secure attachment and how the attachment a child develops with their primary caregiver sets the foundation for all future relationships. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: What are the three styles of attachment? The five primary conditions needed for secure attachment. Why we need to be intentional in our interactions with our children. Paula Sacks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Attachment Specialist. She is an award-winning author and is passionate about developing secure attachment in children. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Get 10% off your first order with my promo code MINDFUL at OSEAmalibu.com. ShesBirdie is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase when you go to ShesBirdie.com/HUNTER. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code HUNTER at kiwico.com.
When are fears normal for kids and when are they a cause for concern? In this episode, I talk to Natasha Daniels, anxiety & OCD Child therapist and a mom to three kids with anxiety and OCD, who helps us to distinguish between the two. She offers valuable insights into what signs to watch for and how we are best able to support our kiddos. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: What normal anxiety looks like versus an anxiety disorder How to help our kids cope with and learn from anxiety The importance of empowering our kid and celebrating their bravery Natasha Daniels is an anxiety & OCD Child therapist and a mom to three kids with anxiety and OCD. She is the host of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast, the Youtube channel Ask the Child Therapist, and the creator of AT Parenting Survival.com. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong! Join the Mindful Parenting membership. Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Each new user receives a free 2 week trial. Take the first step, and go to seshtherapy.com today or download the Sesh app in the app store today. Visit Gemmist.com to get your personalized recommendation and enter HUNTER at checkout for 20% off and free 2-day shipping.
In this podcast episode, I talk to Dr. Meghan Owenz, author of the book, Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need. Dr. Owenz explains why screens should be avoided for children under 5 and are actually necessary (to an extent) for older kids. We talk about finding a balance, using her S.P.O.I.L. method, and tools that can be used to reclaim some of the time our kids are dedicating to their screens. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways:  Some negative effects of screen time have nothing to do with the screen itself 5 activities for children that support a better relationship with screen time Teens with the best mental well-being have a moderate amount of screen time Dr. Meghan Owenz is the author of the book, Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need. She is also a parent, psychologist, and university professor. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong! Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Visit Gemmist.com to get your personalized recommendation and enter HUNTER at checkout for 20% off and free 2-day shipping. Bulldog Yoga – Use the code HUNTER at bulldogonline.com for an additional 50% off your first paid month! Apply now at chime.com/HUNTER.
Our bodies have so much to tell us. Why aren’t we listening? Today, I talk to Kimberly Ann Johnson, a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner and author of the newly released book, Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Power, and Use It for Good. We have a fascinating discussion about how tuning into our bodies is the starting point for understanding our needs, improving communication, and finding our inner jaguar. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Our bodies have a register of everything that we’ve been through. How our social nervous system influences our behaviors and actions. Removing the judgment from our view of predator and prey energies. Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Sexological Bodyworker, yoga teacher trainer, birth doula, and single mom. She is the author of the upcoming Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Power, and Use It for Good as well as the early mothering classic, the Fourth Trimester. Formerly known as Magamama, she is the host of the Sex, Birth, and Trauma podcast. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com.   Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Visit Gemmist.com to get your personalized recommendation and enter HUNTER at checkout for 20% off and free 2-day shipping. Get the world’s smartest litter without leaving home by visiting PrettyLitter.com and use promo code hunter for 20% off your first order. Visit ThriveCausemetics.com/HUNTER for 15% off your first order!
What makes Mindful Parenting different? What do you learn inside Mindful Parenting? How is it different from “mindfulness for parents?” In this very special reverse-interview, Hunter answers questions posed by Lynn Weller, the Mindful Parenting Community Manager. You’ll learn about why Mindful Parenting came about, Hunter’s own struggles, and what’s inside the ground-breaking course she developed. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Mindfulness practices change the brain in ways that parents need. Learning to take care of our own difficult feelings is a game-changer. Parents are making some unconscious communication mistakes that make things harder. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong! Join the Mindful Parenting membership. Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Bulldog Yoga - Use the code HUNTER at bulldogonline.com for an additional 50% off your first paid month! Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code HUNTER at kiwico.com. Get 10% off your first order with my promo code MINDFUL at OSEAmalibu.com.
Montessori is an innovative education modality that puts great emphasis on preparing the environment to help children succeed. They follow children’s sensitive periods for more individualized learning. Montessori has prepared some amazing creative thinkers, including Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon), Larry Page and Sergey Brin (founders of Google), Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Helen Keller! Let’s bring some of that power into our homes! *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: A mindset shift can help to create connection. How Montessori creates confident, respectful kids. How not to kill your child’s joy of learning. Author of “The Montessori Toddler” and the blog and podcast, “The Montessori Notebook”. Simone currently runs parent-child Montessori classes in Amsterdam at her school Jacaranda Tree Montessori and is a mother to two young adults. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Visit pipettebaby.com and get 30% off with [hunter]. Go to greenchef.com/90hunter and use code 90hunter to get $90 off including free shipping! Bulldog Yoga - Use the code HUNTER at bulldogonline.com for an additional 50% off your first paid month!
How can dads step up to the plate and become better dads to their kids? Larry Hagner, the creator of The Dad Edge Podcast, is here to let us know. Find out how dads can become better role models and improve marital relationships too! *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Model taking responsibility for mistakes. Creating psychological safety for your kids. Build patience, starting from the moment you wake up. Larry is the creator of The Dad Edge Podcast. Featured as one of the top dad podcasts on iTunes, the show has received over 5 million downloads. Larry is the author of 2 bestselling books. He has featured some of the most elite humans on the planet. He lives in St. Louis MO with his wife Jessica and their four boys. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong! Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Bulldog Yoga - Use the code HUNTER at bulldogonline.com/ for an additional 50% off your first paid month! Hellowater - For 10% off right now, that’s hellowater.com, promo code HUNTER
Hunter makes a guest appearance on Sage Family Podcast, with Rachel Rainbolt. In this conversation, they talk about what it means to parent mindfully. They discuss topics like what’s happening in our brains and bodies when we feel the stress response, what mindfulness is, and how it is helpful when we’re in that stress response, we can hold a beginner’s mind, the parenting superpower - empathy, and how to get both our needs as well as our children’s needs met more peacefully. *New!* Watch video clips from other episodes on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: What’s happening in our brains and bodies when we feel the stress response. Empathy is the parenting superpower. Get creative with finding a solution that meets the needs of everyone. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week’s sponsor: Ana Luisa - go treat yourself and your loved ones with a unique gift and get 10% off at analuisa.com/hunter. Hellowater - For 10% off right now, that’s hellowater.com, promo code HUNTER She's Birdie - Right now, ShesBirdie is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase when you go to ShesBirdie.com/HUNTER.
Birds & Bees. This is a conversation so many of us put off. Perhaps, it’s the uncomfortable memories we have of having an awkward conversation with our parents, or maybe it’s a conversation our parents never even had with us. However, this is the single most important conversation that we should be having with our kids. How and when we should be having these conversations? How do we keep our kids safe online? What is “normal” in sexual development? Amy Lang, Parenting & Sexuality Educator, breaks it all down for us, providing strategies and resources to help make this conversation a basis for further open communication. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! 3 Takeaways: Use parental controls and monitoring on every single device. Empower kids by using the real names for private parts. Talk about body boundaries starting when they are young. Sexuality educator Amy Lang has helped 1000’s of parents around the world become their kid’s go-to birds and bees source. Amy is a Mom’s Choice Award Winner for her book & video and the host of Just Say This! an advice-column style podcast offering parental guidance for the birds and bees talks. Mentioned Resources: Books - all are here. Birds and Bees talk - It’s NOT The Stork (2 - 4 yo) - It’s SO Amazing (4 - 11 yo) - It’s Perfectly Normal (11+ - and you if you are feeling rusty!) Porn management - Good Pictures Bad Pictures, Jr (4 - 8 yo) - Good Pictures Bad Pictures (8+) Body safety - Consent for Kids (8+) - C is for Consent (5 - 8 yo) - Protecting the Gift (adults) Monitoring and parental controls: Circle - this link will give $20 off  Info about keeping kids safe out in the world. https://www.missingkids.org/theissues Help for adults: RAINN.org Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week’s sponsor: Go treat yourself and your loved ones with a unique gift and get 10% off at analuisa.com/hunter Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code HUNTER at kiwico.com. Go to hunterNuCalm.com and get 50% off your 30-day subscription of NuCalm
Why do emotions feel automatic and uncontrollable? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? The brain is so amazingly complex and still largely a mystery. My conversation with Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, who is among the top one percent most-cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, provides a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, answering these questions and so much more. *New!* Watch video clips from this episode on the Mindful Mama Youtube channel! If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I'd love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Emotions aren't happening to you, your brain makes them as you need them. Practicing a skill provides your brain with experience to use to predict automatically in the future. Our bodies develop metabolic illnesses as a result of running on a negative body budget for too long. Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University. She is the author of How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain and Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain. She also holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe - we're over 25 thousand strong! Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week's sponsors: 10% off at analuisa.com/hunter Get your next delicious bowl of guilt-free cereal at MagicSpoon.com/hunter and use the code HUNTER to get five dollars off. Visit pipettebaby.com and get 30% off with [hunter]. For 10% off right now, go to hellowater.com, promo code HUNTER
During this time of remote learning, there are so many questions that are coming up around screen time. Are our kids getting too much screen time? Is there such a thing as “healthy” screen time? When is time to cut back on screen time? Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time: Digital Parenting Without Fear, helps us get to the bottom of these questions, along with many others. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Think of creating healthy screen time habits like you create healthy eating habits. Family participation in conversations around appropriate screen time usage is key. Consider not only time spent but also who they're engaging with and what they’re doing. Anya Kamenetz is an NPR Education Correspondent and author. Her most recent book is The Art of Screen Time: Digital Parenting Without Fear. She is currently working on a book about children in the coronavirus pandemic. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week’s sponsor: Visit pipettebaby.com and get 30% off with [hunter]. Go to magicspoon.com/hunter and use our promo code HUNTER at checkout to save five dollars off your order. Right now, ShesBirdie is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase when you go to ShesBirdie.com/HUNTER.
Our parenting styles are strongly influenced by both how we were parented and current societal norms. However, what if how we have learned to parent doesn’t feel right? What if we believe our children deserve more? In this conversation, I talk to Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand about her experience growing up in an authoritarian culture and how she has looked to the history of her ancestry to change the future. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: We all bring different cultural parenting habits and patterns. An essential step to liberation for you and your kids is re-mothering yourself. Oppression begins in the home. Are we teaching our kids to use their voices? Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand is a first-generation non-Black Xicana with Rarámuri lineage. She is a mother to three biracial children and a certified Parent Coach with over 13 years of experience. Leslie’s vision is of a movement rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families towards liberation. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week’s sponsor: Go to Pipettebaby.com and use the coupon code HUNTER for 30% off now. Go to MunkPack.com, then enter the code HUNTER at checkout to save 20% off your purchase Go to hunter.NuCalm.com and get 50% off your 30-day subscription of NuCalm and their money-back guarantee.
We parents are often unknowingly (and knowingly) making some big communication mistakes with our children. These mistakes can cause resistance, resentment, and damage to your relationship. How can we communicate better? I talk to Jennie Rosier, Ph.D. about how to improve our communication with our kids. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: One of the biggest mistakes we make with kids is minimizing their feelings Ask yourself, “Would I say this to my mother?” A great phrase to use in repairing: “What I wish I had said was…” Jennie Rosier, PhD, is an Associate Professor at James Madison University, the Director of The Relationships, Love, Happiness Project, and the author of several journal articles and books. As an expert in romantic and parent-child relationships, Rosier directs her research, speaking, and writing on helping others create more realistic expectations while enhancing the communication skills needed to maintain these bonds including empathy, respect, and attachment. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Download the audio training, Mindfulness For Moms (The Superpower You Need) for free! It's at mindfulmomguide.com. Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week’s sponsor: Visit pipettebaby.com and get 30% off with hunter. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code HUNTER at kiwico.com. Get 20% off your first purchase of ANY Munk Pack product by visiting MunkPack.com and entering our code HUNTER at checkout.
How is it that we are here in February and STILL struggling with remote learning? Sigh. Yes, the pandemic will end one day, but in the meantime, remote learning is not working super-well for a bunch of kids. For help, I talk to author and educator Steven Greene about how we can make it better. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: This is an excellent opportunity to break away from the curriculum-based model of school and give kids a chance to free play in a sense academically.  Highschoolers are at most risk for falling behind and it has a long-term impact on their future. Parents should be advocating for their child's success. Speak to their teacher and offer solutions. Steven Greene is an Author, Educator, and founder of mAke the grAde, a tutoring/education/training company. A lifelong educator, Dr. Greene holds a state teaching certification in Comprehensive Science. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong! Download the audio training, Mindfulness For Moms (The Superpower You Need) for free! It's at mindfulmomguide.com. Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week’s sponsor: Go to GreenChef.com/90hunter and use code 90hunter to get $90 off including free shipping! Go to ShesBirdie.com/HUNTER for 15% off your first purchase.
Do you feel guilty if you don’t like to play with your child - or feel bad because you want a break from your child? Don’t! These are new developments in WEIRD (western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic) societies—that don’t actually benefit children. Author and anthropologist David F. Lancy compares our parenting with other societies across time and around the world. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: Attachment parenting is a myth. Mothers are not the sole caretakers in other cultures. Overparenting and overprotecting diminish children’s resiliency. Just observing is more effective than direct teaching. David Lancy is an anthropologist, researcher, and author of The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings and Raising Children: Surprising Insights From Other Cultures. He has conducted extended fieldwork in Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad, Madagascar, Uganda, Yemen, and more. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Download the audio training, Mindfulness For Moms (The Superpower You Need) for free! It's at mindfulmomguide.com. Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out this deal from this week’s sponsor: Go to Munkpack.com and select ANY product, then enter the code HUNTER at checkout to save 20% off your purchase.
When we are in autopilot mode or reactive, we tend to be at our worst at our parenting—missing chances to connect and see what’s going on under the surface for our children. Without a mindfulness practice in our lives, we can become overrun by reactivity. Learn how mindfulness works to lower reactivity and becomes our parental superpower and how to bring it into your life. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to  Apple Podcasts or  Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong!  Download the audio training, Mindfulness For Moms (The Superpower You Need) for free! It's at mindfulmomguide.com. Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: Go to HunterNuCalm.com and get 50% off your 30-day subscription of NuCalm and their money-back guarantee. Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/HUNTER or enter code HUNTER at checkout.
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wth_mrcks

Thank you so much for this episode! I need Radhika Lakhani in my life.

Jul 9th
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Trina Gray

great podcast really enjoy listening, just wondering I know in this podcast a few books were mentioned one's to read and talk to your kids with, do you happen to have a quick list of those by any chance? thank you so much for everything you do and share it really helps :)

Apr 23rd
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Kimberly Ann Coale

I loved this episode. I will be trying some of the tools that were shared.

Apr 1st
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Q Zaman

Wow i found that very informative. I should write the steps down because in the middle of and anxious episode you just forget what you are supposed to do. I have a question, you mentioned how feelings aren't because something is wrong you just have to fix them. But where do you draw the line what if something is actually wrong and instead of resolving the problem you just persist with calming exercises instead of facing your problem. How do you know if its just a feeling to be felt or theres something more to it that you are ignoring?

Oct 22nd
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