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Author: Avital Schreiber Levy

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Hi,
I’m Avital.
(pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal)
I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.
18 Episodes
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The Real Reasons You’re Not Decluttering (and how to overcome them)
“No mommy I love this, this is my all time favorite toy” – said every kid whose parent ever tried to declutter the toy that they have not touched in 2 years.   Sound familiar?   Tens of thousands of parents have gone through this free and simple process with me and it can make such a dramatic difference in their child’s play.  The problem parents run into is not due to the complexity of decluttering but is actually due to their own beliefs sabotaging the efforts they make.     On the surface decluttering toys doesn’t seem like a big deal.  What parents don’t realize is that it usually leads to a pandora’s box of emotions and fears.   In this episode you’ll discover the seven most common reasons people have too many toys and why it’s difficult to downsize. It’s time to overcome these limiting beliefs and clear the way for a decluttered, soothing play space!   [3:37] “You’re not a real minimalist!” [5:36] But EVERYTHING sparks Joy 🥰 [11:20] #1: It’s all about Love! 💕 [13:23] #2: The hidden ball and chain [15:16] #3: How else will she become the next Einstein? [17:42] #4: Gotta keep up with the Jones’ kids! [19:32] #5: The most seductive of our methods [21:49] #6: Don’t pay for it twice! [23:24] #7: Fear Fear Fear 😱   Ultimately the relationship we have with our stuff mimics the relationship we have with ourselves and 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 selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @theparentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can! Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5 star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.    Want to connect to like minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital    The (free) three week Reclaim Play challenge started April 15th Grab Your Spot NOW!   Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/17
TPJ 16: How to Discipline Your Child (an Uncomfortable yet Empowering Approach!)
How can we discipline our children in a way that’s effective, meaningful, and peaceful? Do you ever feel like you are under incredible pressure to “discipline your child” but aren’t quite sure what exactly that means or what to do? It can be difficult with culture’s mandates and our own irritation levels to know exactly what to do.   In this episode, you’ll discover the true meaning of discipline.  I’ll be giving you 3 actionable steps to take toward better disciplining your child.   [2:55] How do punishments work? Hint hint - not the way you think [3:55] What does discipline even mean anyways? [6:51] I’ve told him time and time again [10:05] What does practice have to do with discipline? [13:49] Step 1 - Show, don’t tell [19:28] Step 2 - We get what we pay for [26:14] Step 3 - Be the student   Be the change you wish to see in your child and guide them along the way!   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 selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @theparentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5 star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.    Want to connect to like minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital    The (free) three week Reclaim Play challenge is dropping April 15th Grab Your Spot NOW    Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/16
TPJ 15: Approach Parenting the Way an Olympian Approaches Her Sport
Do you want to create a meaningful relationship with your children? One that you have earned their trust and respect? A relationship that even a teenager (or any age for that matter) will still find some points of connection or interest in the relationship with you? What does it take to sustain a true relationship? What if we approached our relationship with our children the same way Olympic athletes approach their sport and their training? In this episode you’ll discover how you can be the best parent you can be, worthy of a gold medal. You’ll learn how to develop a game plan and feel confident you’re focusing on the right things – the right things for YOU and YOUR child. Here’s what you’ll hear: [3:20] Why meaningful relationships require a game plan [6:17] Who we are really competing against [9:10] Olympic athletes choose their sport - are you owning your choice? [11:40] Step 1 - Find your area of genius and focus on that [20:51] Step 2 - How to compound your results [25:37] Step 3 - Be Consistent [28:05] Step 4 - Your environment is your biggest supporter or your biggest saboteur. [32:12] Step 5 - Who are you as a parent? Who do you want to be as a parent? What is your identity as a parent? [37:19] Step 6 - Fill your own cup first [39:44] Step 7 - Celebrate your successes and learn from your failures Remember, this journey of parenting is an important, meaningful, and worthy endeavor, let’s show up to it with the same enthusiasm, passion and joy that an olympic athlete shows up to her sport. 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 selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @theparentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5 star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.   Want to connect to like minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital    The (free) three week Reclaim Play challenge is dropping April 15th Grab Your Spot NOW    Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/15
TPJ 14: How Your Children *Actually* Learn (Surprising & Uncomfortable) 🤯
Which school should you send your kids to? What extracurricular activities should they participate in? What books should we read? We’re obsessed with providing the best for our kids. In this episode I’m going to tell you why none of that matters as much as we think it does, and what I believe we should focus on instead.Spoiler alert - it's not what (or how) you think.  Think back to your childhood - what were the biggest lessons you learned? Were they the ones that were dictated to you? The ones taught directly in school via a lesson plan?   Or perhaps were they the ones that weren't directly spoken or intended? Usually the real lessons came between the “lessons.”  How the adults in our lives spoke to us, spoke to each other, how they behaved, how they viewed the world - these were the real lessons for better or worse. In this episode, I’m sharing my belief that *I* am my children’s biggest and most powerful curriculum, and you are YOUR children’s biggest and most powerful curriculum...here’s what you’ll hear: [3:14] The “real” lessons we learned in our childhood. [5:47] The default way you are probably parenting, for better or worse [7:53] What is the true curriculum of childhood 📚 ❓ [8:52] Lecturing does not work. Do you learn best by being directed? [12:06] What educational institutions are teaching your kids (🤦) [15:29] The real curriculum is you (what you do, not what you say). Where to find the real curriculum [20:53] Don’t abdicate! (spoiler alert this is uncomfortable) [22:25] What we must demand of ourselves [28:46] How kids learn Social Skills 👯 [31:27] How your kids are learning to Life Management skills 🕐 [35:05] Model a healthy mindset. Mindset 🧠 How you show up, how you treat others, how you manage your life, and the mindset you carry through it all - this is what our children will learn. 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 selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @theparentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5 star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.  Want to connect to like minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital  The (free) three week Reclaim Play challenge is dropping April 15th Grab Your Spot NOW  Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/14
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Samantha Perry

Thank you Avital! It's like you know what I need to hear and when. You've changed the way I see parenting!

Apr 8th
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