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Imagine a world where Lisa Lampanelli, Chelsea Handler, and June Cleaver created a test tube love child.

That love child would grow up to be none other than Parent Nation's Tara Kennedy-Kline! Irreverent, traditional, unconventional, and envelope-pushing, Tara's the host of the internet's top talk radio show featuring real talk for real parents, shaken AND stirred up with a twist.

Parent Nation, this ain't your mama's parenting show. But it can be a place to pull up a chair, shake up a cocktail, and kick up your heels while you tune in to the refreshingly real talk about what it takes to be a functional - and fun - parent in today's wild world of raising kids.

Each and every week, Tara tackles all the latest hot button and pop culture issues facing parents and kids. She also dishes up filter-free conversations with her fellow mom friends (you know you want to listen), and introduces you to guests whose take on all things parenting just might make you spit out your drink - or raise a glass in their honor.

Tara is a highly sought after parenting advocate in the media. You can find out more about her on her website.

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Teens and Parenting


This week's show highlights:

  • Single moms doing it all
  • Parenting teens

 

Aria Craig is an Empowerment & Leadership Strategist: Award-Winning Author, Certified Coach/Consultant, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and MBA. Her core objective is to mentor, motivate and empower parents (particularly single, divorced or part of blended-family households) in developing strong leadership strategies that can transform the three most important aspects of their lives:

 

- Parenting (through support)

- Relationships (through guidance)

- Careers/Professional Development (through coaching)

In addition, she is the Award-Winning Author of The Single Mother DiariesTM, Volume 1: Tips and Wisdom on Being a Fabulous and Successful Single Mother and currently completing Volume 2: Tips and Wisdom on Being Career Savvy (available this Spring). In addition, she has developed several workshops for teen mentoring and also leadership development for parents aspiring to move into the next level of their careers. She is working on her next big venture for mothers entitled The M.I.L.E. Movement (Moms Influencing Leadership & Empowerment). She has been featured on several blogs and magazines with a mission of service to other parents who have a desire to transform their goals into results. Please visit her website, www.AriaCraig.com, for more information. 

 

Russ Irving is the author of TEENS! IMPROVE YOUR LIFE - DON'T OVERLOOK THE OBVIOUS. He has spent years in human services working with diverse populations, which allowed him a unique perspective when dealing with family and relationship issues. He has been a counselor for substance abusers, including 1-1 sessions, and groups, Health and sexuality advisor for adolescent girls, and manager of a group home serving as a pilot program for emotionally troubled and developmentally challenged adolescent males.

 

 

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Are Parents EVER Good Enough?

 

This week's show highlights:

  • Good Enough Parenting
  • Summer Camp and Kids

 

 

 

Combing the aisles at Target in search of the best deal on Cheerios, it hit Rene Syler like the stench of a dirty diaper on a hot summer's day. Not only is perfection overrated its utterly impossible! Suddenly empowered, she figuratively donned her cape, scooped up another taco kit for dinner and Good Enough Mother was born.

Then and there, Rene decided she wanted to pull back the curtain and expose the myths about modern motherhood; it's both terribly rewarding and ridiculously stressful, exhilarating and exhausting, fun and frustrating. She now spends her time running www.goodenoughmother.com, a leading community for moms who understand the challenges of kids who think they know everything but won't eat anything, neighbors for whom failure is not an option and mothers-in-law who just KNOW you're doing it wrong.

 

In a little under two weeks, children will begin heading off to summer camp - many for the first time. As you know, this can, at first, be stressful for the child and parents. However, it is an important rite of passage that gives children the independence, leadership and character-building skills they need to be successful.

Steven Schlozman, M.D. is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He also serves as course director of the psychopathology class for the MIT-HMS Program in Health, Sciences and Technology. Dr. Schlozman practices child and adult psychiatry at MGH, where he also serves as the primary consultant to the pediatric transplant service. He received B.A.s in English and biology from Stanford University, and his M.D. from the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine.

So pull up a chair, shake up a cocktail, and kick up your heels while you tune in to the refreshingly real talk about what it takes to be a functional - and fun - parent in today's wild world of raising kids.

 

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Wired to Whine (Kids AND Parents)


 

This week's show highlights:

  • Parenting from the sideline
  • Wired to Whine

 

Janis Meredith, coach's wife for three decades and sports mom for 21 years is a sought-after youth sports expert, who sees life from both sides of the bench. She writes for her site jbmthinks.com as well as other sites such as USAfootball.com and Coachup and has been featured on CNN.com and Huffington Post. She produces a bi-weekly podcast and a bi-weekly youtube parent chat.

Our kids will create the future.  What skills should they be learning at school and at home to help them along the way?  Mike Ferry, veteran teacher and parent of four children, calls for us to teach happiness and innovation.  Humorous, optimistic, and personal, this book offers new ways of thinking about parenting and education and the values our children need to attain.  Ferry discusses the importance of perseverance, gratitude, creativity, collaboration, and many other characteristics while offering suggestions to help kids develop them.

 

So pull up a chair, shake up a cocktail, and kick up your heels while you tune in to the refreshingly real talk about what it takes to be a functional - and fun - parent in today's wild world of raising kids.

Call in to join the conversation 877-864-4869

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When Parenting Backfires

DAD DAY!

 

This week's show highlights:

  • When Parenting Backfires
  • Dads and podcasts

 

For 15 years Dr. David Simonsen has been helping people work through challenges in their lives. This experience has given him the ability to get to the source/s of the challenges quickly and efficiently. He uses humor along with directness to help people get back on track in their relationships. He has a passion for helping teens and parents connect. David has his Ph.D. in Psychology and M.S. in Marriage and Family therapy. He has been married 18 years and has 6 kids.

Ben Mullen and Nick Browne met as neighbors shortly after the birth of their kids, Nicks 2nd, and Ben's 1st. After discovering mutual interests in parenting, podcasting and blogging, the two formed The Poppin' Bottles Dad-Cast. As a podcast for Dads they have tackled issues from changing diapers to dealing with depression, as well as hosting guests from influential places in the parenting world. 

So pull up a chair, shake up a cocktail, and kick up your heels while you tune in to the refreshingly real talk about what it takes to be a functional - and fun - parent in today's wild world of raising kids.

Call in to join the conversation 877-864-4869

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Blissful Parenting

 

This week's show highlights:

  • Single moms do it all
  • Blissful Parenting

 

Aria Craig is an Empowerment & Leadership Strategist: Award-Winning Author, Certified Coach/Consultant, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and MBA. Her core objective is to mentor, motivate and empower parents (particularly single, divorced or part of blended-family households) in developing strong leadership strategies that can transform the three most important aspects of their lives:

- Parenting (through support)

- Relationships (through guidance)

- Careers/Professional Development (through coaching)

In addition, she is the Award-Winning Author of The Single Mother DiariesTM, Volume 1: Tips and Wisdom on Being a Fabulous and Successful Single Mother and currently completing Volume 2: Tips and Wisdom on Being Career Savvy (available this Spring). In addition, she has developed several workshops for teen mentoring and also leadership development for parents aspiring to move into the next level of their careers. She is working on her next big venture for mothers entitled The M.I.L.E. Movement (Moms Influencing Leadership & Empowerment). She has been featured on several blogs and magazines with a mission of service to other parents who have a desire to transform their goals into results.  

Sharon Ballantine has always felt that one of her missions in life was to be the best parent she could possibly be. She has raised three children and her greatest joy is being with them. She is a parenting coach, life coach and founder of The Ballantine Parenting Institute-her online course for parents. She has just completed her first book, "The Art of Blissful Parenting - Teaching Your Children How To Follow Their Internal Guidance" (Balboa Press, January 2016, available now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and soon to independent bookstores) in which she guides parents on the practical and spiritual aspects of raising happy, self-reliant kids. Her core message is that by following our own Internal Guidance System and teaching our children to follow theirs, parents have more freedom and ease in their relationship with their children.

 

So pull up a chair, shake up a cocktail, and kick up your heels while you tune in to the refreshingly real talk about what it takes to be a functional - and fun - parent in today's wild world of raising kids.

Call in to join the conversation 877-864-4869

Return to the Parent Nation Show Page
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Teens and Parenting
07-05-2016
Good Enough Parenting
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Parenting from the sideline
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Parenting Backfire Moments
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Blissful Parenting
05-31-2016
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05-24-2016
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