Episode 5: Parenting Challenges

I woke up this morning wrapped in a flannel dream–the weight of the comforter tucked around me a protective barrier from the ever-lightening gray sky outside, my feet nuzzled underneath Molly, my constant canine love.  And then I felt it–a ten year old boy, all knees and elbows, crawling in next to me, shoving Molly off with a decidedly unceremonious leg push.  He explained, in great detail, a dream about living as a viking on an island, a dream which ended in his plummeting to death inside an abandoned viking ship, and he followed up this dream story with several good morning farts.  Sigh.  Bubble.  Broken.

This episode is all about parenting, or said more accurately, all about the current parenting trials and tribulations in the Kerley and Jameson households.  We laugh, we cry, and we offer very little in the way of true advice.  Jk, jk, there’s some advice thrown in there too.  We hope you’ll give it a listen, and please let us know what you think!  Also, we mention quite a few books in this episode, so see below for titles.

Thanks again for listening!


J and S



The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman,  Ph.D.

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegal

The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz

Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy

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