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What kind of hijinks did you get up to as a kid? Did you climb trees? Did you run around outside barefoot? Did you eat raw cookie dough? Maybe you wanted to do these and other crazy things, but you weren't allowed… Let me ask you this: what if your children wanted to? Would you let them? If you hesitate there, well, you're in the right place. The We Turned Out Okay podcast is where we learn the hows and whys of hovering less and enjoying our young children more. You get to learn from host Karen Lock Kolp's mistakes, but especially from the successes of her guests. Each helpful, lively conversation illustrates why this show really is "The Modern Guide to Old-School Parenting."
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Aug 27, 2019

Whether public school, charter school, private school, or homeschool, this time of year brings massive changes to lots of families' lives.
It's exciting, but it can also be stressful.
Today I want to help you stay more on the positive side of the exciting/stressful balance!

How are you feeling about the start of the new school year?
Today we discuss 4 ways to start the year off right.

Important Program Notes:
– In this episode you'll hear me talk about a Streamline Your Mornings workshop, that was to take place in the We Turned Out Okay Facebook group… Instead of that I have created an in-depth, 4-part series, each exploring one way to start the year off right!
Included in the fourth part, called "A free tool you can use to streamline your family's weekly schedule," you'll find the updated We Turned Out Okay Weekly Planner. (You'll hear me talk about the Facebook group at the end of this episode, as the place where you can find that tool. Instead, to make your life super easy, click here so you can read the newsletter, and download that free PDF.)

– Also! Educating Happy Kids: 9 Ways to Help Your Young Children Learn What They Need to Know is out in the world!
If you are a Ninja Parent: click here for the forum post where you can download your FREE PDF copy of my latest parenting book!

If you are not a member of the ninja parenting community, go to weturnedoutokay.com/books for your ecopy!

I'm so excited that it's done and you can read it!

– There's a moment in this episode where I credit author and researcher Gretchen Rubin with something author and researcher Laura Vanderkam did (I rectify this in the break, but did want to tell you about it here as well). Sorry for the confusion!
Click here for Gretchen Rubin's amazing book The Four Tendencies; and click here for Lara Vanderkam's website.

Plus in Parenting News: A podcast by one of We Turned Out Okay's beloved guests! I share about the Calm and Connected podcast by coping skills expert and LMHC Janine Halloran, and talk about how it will help you get this school year off to a great start.

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Go to weturnedoutokay.com/293 for a cheat sheet on the 4 ways to start the school year off right, key links from this episode, free guides (on potty training, picky eating, and how to handle every temper tantrum), and lots more resources!
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And thank you so much for listening!

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