Smart Family Podcast

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Smart Family Podcast

Smart Family Podcast

Do you ever feel like being at home isn’t what you thought it would be? Somehow, it just seems to fall short. You try so hard to juggle the moving pieces and keep everyone happy, but you feel like you’re surviving instead of thriving. There’s so much advice about parenting and adult relationships, it’s hard to focus on what you really need to know. Let us help you. We started The Smart Family Podcast with you in mind. We exist to offer you high quality, practical advice to help you strengthen your marriage and boost your parenting to the next level. We’ll help you understand the latest research. We’ll bring you easy-to-digest conversations with experts on family life. We’ll save you time by doing the leg work for you, so you can thrive at home.

  • SFP 021 | Raising Kids with an Instinct for Racial Justice; Lifestyle and Anti-racism; Related Parenting Best Practices and Pitfalls - with Dr Bryan Loritts and Ashlee Eiland

    August 24, 2020

    SFP 021 | Raising Kids with an Instinct for Racial Justice; Lifestyle and Anti-racism; Related Parenting Best Practices and Pitfalls - with Dr Bryan Loritts and Ashlee Eiland

  • SFP 020 | Modelling Sincere Apologies For Your Kids; Avoid Missing the Point with Your Apologies; and Why Sometimes Sorry Isn't Enough - With Dr Jennifer Thomas

    August 5, 2020

    SFP 020 | Modelling Sincere Apologies For Your Kids; Avoid Missing the Point with Your Apologies; and Why Sometimes Sorry Isn't Enough - With Dr Jennifer Thomas

  • SFP 019 | Screen Time, Social Media, Technology and Your Kids - WIth Jeff and Wendy Henderson

    July 22, 2020

    SFP 019 | Screen Time, Social Media, Technology and Your Kids - WIth Jeff and Wendy Henderson

  • SFP 018 | With Dr Gary Chapman - On How COVID-19 Has Affected Relationships; Five Simple Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage Today; And Why Taking The First Step To Improving Your Marriage Is So Hard But So Important

    July 8, 2020

    SFP 018 | With Dr Gary Chapman - On How COVID-19 Has Affected Relationships; Five Simple Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage Today; And Why Taking The First Step To Improving Your Marriage Is So Hard But So Important

  • SFP 017 | Avoiding Toxic Conflict as a Couple; How to Make Family Fights Safe for Kids; Dodging the Lasting Impacts of Poor Communication - With Lisa Emms Wice

    June 24, 2020

    SFP 017 | Avoiding Toxic Conflict as a Couple; How to Make Family Fights Safe for Kids; Dodging the Lasting Impacts of Poor Communication - With Lisa Emms Wice

  • SFP 016 | With Dr. Kara Powell - On The Paradox Of Teens Growing Up More Quickly and More Slowly At the Same Time; Why Anxiety in Teenagers is Increasing; And A Super Practical Approach To Partnering With Our Teens

    June 17, 2020

    SFP 016 | With Dr. Kara Powell - On The Paradox Of Teens Growing Up More Quickly and More Slowly At the Same Time; Why Anxiety in Teenagers is Increasing; And A Super Practical Approach To Partnering With Our Teens

  • SFP 015 | On Perinatal Mental Health - How Depression and Anxiety Can Steal Away The Joy of Motherhood; How Fathers Also Struggle  With Mental Health in The Perinatal Period; And How Perinatal Mental Health Is About So Much More Than Postpartum Depression

    June 3, 2020

    SFP 015 | On Perinatal Mental Health - How Depression and Anxiety Can Steal Away The Joy of Motherhood; How Fathers Also Struggle With Mental Health in The Perinatal Period; And How Perinatal Mental Health Is About So Much More Than Postpartum Depression

  • SFP 014 | With Dr Tom Phelan - Why 1-2-3 Magic as a Strategy is Effective; How Routines Promote Positive Behaviours; And Why Having Fun One-on-One with each Child is Important

    May 20, 2020

    SFP 014 | With Dr Tom Phelan - Why 1-2-3 Magic as a Strategy is Effective; How Routines Promote Positive Behaviours; And Why Having Fun One-on-One with each Child is Important

  • SFP 013 | With Ian Morgan Cron (Part 2)  - How Knowing Your Enneagram Number Can Improve Your Parenting; Your Child's Personality Development; and What Parents of Certain Enneagram Types Need to Be Mindful Of

    May 13, 2020

    SFP 013 | With Ian Morgan Cron (Part 2) - How Knowing Your Enneagram Number Can Improve Your Parenting; Your Child's Personality Development; and What Parents of Certain Enneagram Types Need to Be Mindful Of

  • SFP 012 | With Ian Morgan Cron (Part 1) - How The Enneagram Can Help You Grow Closer As A Couple; The Enneagram as a Tool for Personal Growth; Why Understanding How You Respond in Crisis Is Vital

    May 6, 2020

    SFP 012 | With Ian Morgan Cron (Part 1) - How The Enneagram Can Help You Grow Closer As A Couple; The Enneagram as a Tool for Personal Growth; Why Understanding How You Respond in Crisis Is Vital

  • SFP 011 | With Ron Deal On The Key Ingredients to Making a Blended Family Strong; How to Nurture a Relationship With A Stepchild; and Why Forcing A Relationship Too Quickly Can Lead to Disappointment

    April 29, 2020

    SFP 011 | With Ron Deal On The Key Ingredients to Making a Blended Family Strong; How to Nurture a Relationship With A Stepchild; and Why Forcing A Relationship Too Quickly Can Lead to Disappointment

  • SFP 010 | With Dr JoAnne Pedro-Carroll - Helping Your Kids During and After Divorce; How to Avoid Putting Children In the Middle; and How to Co-parent for Resilience

    April 15, 2020

    SFP 010 | With Dr JoAnne Pedro-Carroll - Helping Your Kids During and After Divorce; How to Avoid Putting Children In the Middle; and How to Co-parent for Resilience

  • SFP 009 | Shaunti Feldhahn on How to Stop Fighting Over Money; Understand More About Money Conflict and Your Fears; And Start Having Real Conversations About Your Finances

    April 1, 2020

    SFP 009 | Shaunti Feldhahn on How to Stop Fighting Over Money; Understand More About Money Conflict and Your Fears; And Start Having Real Conversations About Your Finances

  • SFP 008 | With David Thomas on Understanding How Boys Develop; And How To Talk With (and Listen To) Boys at Every Stage

    March 18, 2020

    SFP 008 | With David Thomas on Understanding How Boys Develop; And How To Talk With (and Listen To) Boys at Every Stage

  • SFP 007|BONUS episode: Coronavirus and Your Kids: Advice from Dr Rob

    March 12, 2020

    SFP 007|BONUS episode: Coronavirus and Your Kids: Advice from Dr Rob

  • SFP 006| "Why Anxiety in Girls Has Become So Common; The Link With Social Media; How Parents Can Make Anxiety Better (or Worse!)"

    March 4, 2020

    SFP 006| "Why Anxiety in Girls Has Become So Common; The Link With Social Media; How Parents Can Make Anxiety Better (or Worse!)"

  • SFP 005 | BONUS Episode: Carey Nieuwhof interviews our co-hosts Dr. Rob and Toni on Avoiding Some of the Trips and Traps of Parenting:  Anxiety in Kids, Healthy Tech Limits and Parent Conflict

    February 26, 2020

    SFP 005 | BONUS Episode: Carey Nieuwhof interviews our co-hosts Dr. Rob and Toni on Avoiding Some of the Trips and Traps of Parenting: Anxiety in Kids, Healthy Tech Limits and Parent Conflict

  • SFP 004 | Dr Craig Brannan on How Shame has a Negative Impact on Marriage; How Vulnerability Helps Couples with Intimacy; and How Craig Uses Humility to Strengthen his Family Ties

    February 12, 2020

    SFP 004 | Dr Craig Brannan on How Shame has a Negative Impact on Marriage; How Vulnerability Helps Couples with Intimacy; and How Craig Uses Humility to Strengthen his Family Ties

  • SFP 003 | Dr Michael Sytsma on Keeping Your Sex Life Strong When Your Kids are Young; Honest Communication Helps Couples with Babies Stay Intimately Connected

    February 12, 2020

    SFP 003 | Dr Michael Sytsma on Keeping Your Sex Life Strong When Your Kids are Young; Honest Communication Helps Couples with Babies Stay Intimately Connected

  • SFP 002 | With Michael Gurian - Brain Science Explains Why Boys and Girls Learn Differently; Hacks on Enhancing School Success for Boys and STEM for Girls; and Nurturing Aggression but not Violence

    February 5, 2020

    SFP 002 | With Michael Gurian - Brain Science Explains Why Boys and Girls Learn Differently; Hacks on Enhancing School Success for Boys and STEM for Girls; and Nurturing Aggression but not Violence