FIVE TIPS TO HELP YOU TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL - CITY GIRL GONE MOM
Choosing a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong conversation. The earlier you begin talking to your kids about saying NO to underage drinking the better. Danielle Schaffer, of City Girl Gone Mom discusses how and why she talks to her kids about underage drinking as early as elementary school and why it's important to her to keep the conversation going.
HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS ABOUT BIG EMOTIONS & LOSS OF RITUALS - THE PARENTOLOGIST
Listening, and asking open ended questions helps kids to open up more. As kids miss out on exciting celebrations and time with their friends it is important to check in with them often about their feelings and how they can cope. Dr. Kim Van Dusen, of The Parentologist shares her tips on how to talk to your kids and make the best out of this new normal and loss of rituals.
WANTS AND NEEDS: HOW TO SHOW OUR KIDS THE DIFFERENCE - JENNIFER BORGET
Do your kids know the difference between what they need and want? Hear from Jennifer Borget, author of Cherish 365, as she tackles cliches such as “Mommy needs wine” and how she has taught her daughter the difference between wanting something and actually needing it.
SOME PARENTING CLICHÉS JUST DON’T STAND THE TEST OF TIME- JENNIFER KINDHOUSE
“Perhaps it’s not ‘mommy needs wine.’ Perhaps it’s ‘mommy needs community.’” Hear from Jennifer Kindhouse, author of Life in Italics, on why she is doing away with parenting clichés and modeling healthy behavior for her kids.
HOME ORGANIZATION- I’M A LITTLE UNORGANIZED ABOUT IT- JENNIFER KINDHOUSE
Sometimes cleaning can feel as chaotic as making the mess. Hear from Jennifer Kindhouse, author of Life in Italics, on how she models responsibility by keeping her family organized.
4 PARENTING CLICHÉS THAT NEED TO GO AWAY- ANDY HERALD
Many kids can’t navigate the underlying messages of clichés and end up taking them literally. Hear from Andy Herald, author of How to be a Dad, about how clichés can impact your kids’ outlook on situations.
PARENTS SHOULDN’T NEED A DRINK- JILL KRAUSE
Words matter. Hear from Jill Krause, author of Baby Rabies, on how choosing the right words can make an impact on your kids views about wants, needs, and responsibility.
IT’S A BIG DEAL, IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL- WHEN MOM AND DAD DRINK- JILL KRAUSE
Responsibility can be a balancing act. Hear from Jill Krause, author of Baby Rabies, about how she puts words into action by modeling responsible behavior and having conversations with her kids about alcohol and saying “no” to underage drinking.
RESPONSIBILITY STARTS WITH ME #TALKEARLY - JILL KRAUSE
As generations change, so do responsibilities. Hear from Jill Krause, author of Baby Rabies, on how her kids’ upbringing differs from hers and how she strives to model responsibility every day.
WHAT DO PARENTS SAY ABOUT ALCOHOL? – SILI RECIO
Talking to kids about alcohol should be a level playing field. Hear from Sili Recio, author of My Mamihood, on the importance of both parents taking an active role on having conversations about alcohol early in their kids’ childhoods.
RESPONSIBILITY VS. MULLET: A TRUE STORY: WHIT HONEA
“There is power in parenting.” Hear from Whit Honea, author of Dads4Change, on his journey to being able to model responsible behavior for his kids.
BIRTHDAYS, UNDERAGE DRINKING AND THE GIFTS WE NEED SPEAK OF – WHIT HONEA
Having open conversations about why you chose to drink alcohol are important. Hear from Whit Honea, author of Dads4Change, about how he plans to #TalkEarly with his kids about underage drinking.
PARENT CLICHÉS I’M SICK OF HEARING- LIZ STANLEY
Not all clichés are humorous. Hear from Liz Stanley, author of Say Yes, about how changing the narrative about parenthood can help parents and their kids connect on a more empathetic level.
WILL YOU JOIN ME AND #REFRESHYOURFUNNY THIS MONTH? – CHRISTINE KOH
Social media mindfulness is key. Hear from Christine Koh, author of Boston Mamas, about the negative impact that sharing misleading clichés about parenting and alcohol can have on kids and how you can #RefreshYourFunny.
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION & SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT MESSAGE ARE YOU SENDING TO YOUR KIDS?- CHRISTINE KOH
What messages are your kids being exposed to? Hear from Christine Koh author of Boston Mamas on how being mindful of what you share on social media can affect your kids on- and offline.
PARENTING IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS- CASEY BROWN
Parenting takes a village. Hear from Casey Brown, author of Life with Roozle, on how as her conversations about alcohol with her kid evolved, so did her support system.
YES, I DRINK ALCOHOL, AND YES, I SOMETIMES DRINK IN FRONT OF MY KID- CASEY BROWN
Kids form their own opinions from an early age. Hear from Casey Brown, author of Life With Roozle, on what her daughter thinks of her choice to drink alcohol in front of her and how she keeps the lines of communication about alcohol open.
SHARED CUSTODY IS AWFUL, SHARED CUSTODY IS FINE- CASEY BROWN
Begin again. Hear from Casey Brown, author of Life With Roozle, about how shared custody allows her to start fresh, make space for tough conversations, and model responsible behavior for her daughter.
SLOW LIVING: THE SELF CARE MOMS REALLY DESERVE- VANESSA BELL
No one can do it all. Hear from Vanessa Bell, author of De Su Mama, on how she adopted a slow living lifestyle, her tips, and how it’s impacted her parenting style.
UNWIND WITHOUT THE WINE- DEVA DALPORTO
As a parent, finding time to wind down can be difficult. Hear from Deva Dalporto on how you don’t need wine to wind down and other ways you can amplify your self-care routine.
BEING A CONDITION SETTER – JULIE MINER
Setting rules and conditions can promote responsibility. Hear from Julie Miner, author of Rants from Mommyland, on how setting conditions and being present with her kids creates security and promotes growth.
DO YOU DRINK IN FRONT OF YOUR KIDS?- JULIE MINER
Be honest about your experiences. Hear from Julie Miner, author of Rants from Mommyland, on why she is honest about her choice to drink alcohol and honest about her experiences with her kids.
10 SIMPLE SELF-CARE IDEAS - JEN MANN
Actively implementing self-care into your routine is a great way to model responsibility. Hear from Jen Mann, author of People I want to Punch in the Throat, as she shares her list of self-care ideas to help you be at your best.
FIGURING OUT WHY I DRINK- JEN MANN
Kids notice how you deal with daily stressors. Hear from Jen Mann, author of People I Want to Punch In the Face, about identifying her stressors and talking to her kids about why she chooses to drink every now and then.
RESPONSIBILITY STARTS WITH ME- LAURA FUENTES
Being open and candid in a loving way is the best way to speak to your children about life. Hear from Laura Fuentes on why she is taking the “Responsibility Starts With Me” approach to parenting and talking to her kids about alcohol.
RESPONSIBILITY STARTS WITH ME- ANNA LUTHER
Kids are constantly growing and changing. Hear from Anna Luther, author of My Life and Kids, about how she realized that the time to have important conversations with her kids came sooner than she had imagined.
DO YOU DRINK IN FRONT OF YOUR KIDS?- ANNA LUTHER
What is your family’s safe signal? Hear from Anna Luther, author of My Life and Kids, on why she chooses to drink in front of her kids and how passing down her safe signal helps her kids to feel protected no matter what she’s doing.
LIFESTYLE AND LESSONS- JESSICA SHYBA
Life is about lessons. Hear from Jessica Shyba, author of Momma’s Gone City, as she talks about the lessons she wants to teach her kids about alcohol.