"The Mindful Mama podcast is changing my life in so many good ways. I have had so much fun implementing the things I’m learning,
sharing them with others, and seeing the change in my family. Thank you for your podcast, Hunter!"
"This podcast is answering all the questions swirling in my head about how to be an amazing parent. Hunter Clarke-Fields
is a totally relatable mom and super entertaining."
Why do emotions feel automatic and uncontrollable? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? The brain is so amazingly complex and still largely a mystery. My conversation with Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, who is among the top one percent most-cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, provides a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, answering these questions and so much more.(more…)
During this time of remote learning, there are so many questions that are coming up around screen time. Are our kids getting too much screen time? Is there such a thing as “healthy” screen time? When is time to cut back on screen time? Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time: Digital Parenting Without Fear, helps us get to the bottom of these questions, along with many others.(more…)
Our parenting styles are strongly influenced by both how we were parented and current societal norms. However, what if how we have learned to parent doesn’t feel right? What if we believe our children deserve more? In this conversation, I talk to Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand about her experience growing up in an authoritarian culture and how she has looked to the history of her ancestry to change the future.(more…)
We parents are often unknowingly (and knowingly) making some big communication mistakes with our children. These mistakes can cause resistance, resentment, and damage to your relationship. How can we communicate better? I talk to Jennie Rosier, Ph.D. about how to improve our communication with our kids.(more…)
How is it that we are here in February and STILL struggling with remote learning? Sigh. Yes, the pandemic will end one day, but in the meantime, remote learning is not working super-well for a bunch of kids. For help, I talk to author and educator Steven Greene about how we can make it better.(more…)