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Sunshine Parenting

Jun 29, 2018

In Episode 43, I talk with Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. Jessica is a teacher, writer, and mom. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, and Vermont Public Radio. She...

Jun 22, 2018

"Don't use the power of your voice, use your feet"

-Maria Horner


In Episode 42, Maria Horner is back with the final installment of her Jedi Mom Tricks. This is Part 3, the final installment of our series! Listen here if you missed Jedi Mom Tricks (Part 1) and (Part 2)! These Jedi Mom Tricks are important lessons...

Jun 15, 2018

Part of helping kids learn to deal with discomfort is learning how to be uncomfortable ourselves.

-Christine Carter, Ph.D.

In Episode 41, I'm talking with my friend and favorite happiness guru, Christine Carter, Ph.D. I have been a fan of Christine's research, writing, and speaking since 2011, when I recruited her to...

Jun 8, 2018

We're craving those few people who know us and love us no matter what.
-Shasta Nelson

In Episode 40, I talk with Shasta Nelson, M.Div. Shasta is a leading expert on friendship. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong female relationships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong...