Author: Brie Tucker

Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator. She's a divorced mom to two teenagers.
Podcast Episode 65: 5 Things We’ve Learned Over the Past Year
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Podcast Episode 65: 5 Things We’ve Learned Over the Past Year

These past 12 months have tested us so many of us in so many ways, we lost count at #5,627. However, through all the ups and downs we have learned a lot this past year. A lot about the rules in our houses, how our kids get along (or don’t), what we really need for ourselves outside of our families, and life hacks Brie was fighting out of pure stubbornness!

Podcast Episode 64: How to Normalize the Conversation and Talk to Your Kids About Disabilities
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Podcast Episode 64: How to Normalize the Conversation and Talk to Your Kids About Disabilities

We teach our kids how to be nice to others and what it means to be a good friend, but we rarely spend as much time teaching our kids how to talk to others with disabilities. Now is the time to normalize the conversation about disabilities.

Podcast Episode 63: Mistakes Every Parent Makes When Disciplining Their Kids (and how to avoid them)
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Podcast Episode 63: Mistakes Every Parent Makes When Disciplining Their Kids (and how to avoid them)

You’ve tried everything and nothing is working with the misbehaviors! Why won’t they listen? Why isn’t it working? We hate to tell you this, but you’re probably sabotaging things.
Here are the 3 biggest mistakes parents make that are sabotaging their discipline at home, how you can stop doing them, and what to do instead to fix it.

Podcast Episode 62: Money Secrets About College You Might Not Know, but Definitely Should
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Podcast Episode 62: Money Secrets About College You Might Not Know, but Definitely Should

Ron Liber shares with us some tips to help squash that guilt tied to whether or not we can pay for college while acknowledging the roles that fear, guilt, and elitism play in the current higher education environment and how those things affect our thoughts and actions as parents.

Podcast Episode 61: How Logical Consequences are More Effective Than Punishments at Home
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Podcast Episode 61: How Logical Consequences are More Effective Than Punishments at Home

Too often, we fall into the trap of punishing our kids in the heat of the moment after something’s happened. But that hardly ever works. Here, we’ll discuss the difference between logical consequences and punishments, as well as how to make effective logical consequences that will have a positive impact on your discipline at home.

Podcast Episode 60: Guarding Kids Against Addiction
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Podcast Episode 60: Guarding Kids Against Addiction

Addiction is a difficult subject to navigate with your kids. And in families with a significant track record of substance addiction, parents face additional challenges when it comes to educating their children about drugs and alcohol.

Jessica Lahey shares her research and personal stories about addiction, kids, and how we can best guard our kids against addiction.

Podcast Episode 119: Finding your Authentic Self with Ryan Haddon

Podcast Episode 119: Finding your Authentic Self with Ryan Haddon

It can be hard finding your authentic self when we put so much energy into our family every day. It becomes so difficult to untangle where your identity ends and your identity as a parent begins (news flash- they are different)! We’re going to share 3 things you can do to have healthy boundaries with our kids and family and help you find your authentic self.

Podcast Episode 86: Parenting on the Same Page with Amy McCready
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Podcast Episode 86: Parenting on the Same Page with Amy McCready

It’s hard enough when you are trying to pick a place to go out to eat and no one is on the same page, but when you and your partner or co-parent aren’t on the same page…it can be downright agonizing! We discuss with Amy how parents can identify what the real issue is causing their parenting struggles and how to best get on the same page and become a united front.

Podcast Episode 112: What is Social Justice Parenting?
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Podcast Episode 112: What is Social Justice Parenting?

When it comes to parenting, so many of us want to raise “good kids”. Kids who will be kind to others, who can problem solve, kids who truly understand and act out of compassion, and who understand inclusivity, justice, and equality. But there is often a space between raising “good kids” and raising pro-justice kids. That’s where the concept of Social Justice Parenting comes in.

Podcast Episode #146: How to Parent Like a Spy with Christina Hillsberg
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Podcast Episode #146: How to Parent Like a Spy with Christina Hillsberg

Have you ever thought that being a parent should carry some training? How about spy training? I mean, who doesn’t want to learn how to parent like a spy? Meet Christina Hillsberg, former CIA agent and author who shares how her training as a spy has influenced her parenting with her 5 kids.

Homework Helper Middle School
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Homework Helper Middle School

Dread your middle schooler’s homework every night? These tips for middle school parents will guide you in effective homework strategies.

There I was, sitting in my son’s 7th grade Parent-Teacher conferences, listening to the Literature teacher tell me the same thing I have heard for the past few years at every single conference…

“Your son is very bright, well-behaved, an absolutely pleasure in class. However, he doesn’t seem to get his homework done. And our first test of the year didn’t go very well for him.”