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In this blended family podcast, hosts Cody and Jen will discuss the ins and outs of parenting, stepparenting and navigating the tumultuous relationships that come with being blended. This podcast is for grown ups, so if you're a bio parent or a stepparent looking for someone to relate to, laugh with, or sometimes at, while learning something along the way, then this is the podcast for you!

Latest Episodes

Eo:33 How NOT to put your partner, or stepkid, in defense mode.

EDo you feel you're being helpful, only to be snapped at? Is your stepkid rolling their eyes at you? Do you feel at a loss when trying to connect with kids? Then you need this episode all about Phrasing. Cody's super distilled show notes: Talking to kids: 1. Address them by their name. 2. Don't change your voice. 3. Physically get down to their level. 4. Go with the flow of conversation. 5. "Tell me more." 6. Name drop. 7. Show them your scars. 8. Learn a few kid games. 9. Get resourceful. 10. Avoid cheap tricks. 11. Be yourself. Getting your kids to do what you say: 1. Always say what you Do want your child to do, and not what you Don't. 2. Create the illusion of choice. 3. Talk as if its a given that your child will do what you ask. 4. Say "Thank you" before, rather than after. 5. Always give your reasoning. (Yes. Sometimes, "Because I said so!", is valid reasoning. We've all been there.) 6. Put a positive spin on moaning. Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions for what yo...

65 MIN1 w ago
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Eo:33 How NOT to put your partner, or stepkid, in defense mode.

Ep:32 Disengaging Interview with Maarit from Blended Family Frappé!

EIs it time to disengage from your step kids before one of you loses your mind? Do you feel like you're a stepparent that somehow cares more about certain aspects of your stepchild's life than the bio-parent? What is disengaging and how do you do it? Maarit, from Blended Family Frappé has the answers! You can read more about disengaging at www.blendedfamilyfrappe.com Follow Maarit on instagram @blendedfamilyfrappe. Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

65 MIN3 w ago
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Ep:32 Disengaging Interview with Maarit from Blended Family Frappé!

Ep:31 Mother's and Father's day with a Stepparent in the Picture.

EHow does your blended family do Mother's and Father's day? Do you need some tips? Did this year not go quite as planned? Well we have some advice for you so strap in for another Unqualified Parenting episode! Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

64 MINJUL 6
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Ep:31 Mother's and Father's day with a Stepparent in the Picture.

Ep:30 Jealousy in the Blended Family!

EWhether you're a step mom or a step dad, you've experienced jealousy! Towards your stepkids. Jealousy towards your spouse, or maybe stepkids have dealt with jealousy towards you, but odds are you've dealt with jealousy in some form or another. We dive deep into why this happens, and how to help your partner, or yourself, through it! The 7 steps of becoming a stepparent. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

62 MINJUN 22
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Ep:30 Jealousy in the Blended Family!

EP:29 What's NOT your job as a stepparent or bio parent!

EWhat can you step back from, and not feel guilty about? It's time to sit back and relax, or try to bite your tongue, and learn how and when in this episodes tips and advice. Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

63 MINJUN 8
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EP:29 What's NOT your job as a stepparent or bio parent!

Ep:28 Quarantine Life for Kids. 1918 Compared to 2020.

EWhen the Spanish Flu hit in 1918, life was a lot like it was today in many ways, and very different in others. Schooling remotely? Wearing a mask? Social Distancing and battling boredom as a child? Hear all about the interesting comparisons, and how to tell your kids to stop complaining by feeding them facts about how much worse it could be. Notes from the show: Articles cited: https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/04/spanish-flu-1918-quarantine-life-coronavirus.html https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/03/how-cities-flattened-curve-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic-coronavirus/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/school-during-the-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic/2020/05/12/7d606c90-7f32-11ea-9040-68981f488eed_story.html https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

77 MINMAY 28
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Ep:28 Quarantine Life for Kids. 1918 Compared to 2020.

Ep:27 Respectful Parenting! From newborn to college.

EIt's never too late, or too early, to start parenting respectfully, and we can get you started! Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

59 MINMAY 11
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Ep:27 Respectful Parenting! From newborn to college.

Ep:26 I Just Need A Freaking Break!

EYou're a parent. Which means you're barely holding it together! You're stuck! You're tired! And we feel you. Whether you have a toddler, tween or teen, we have some tips for you, your partner and your child to try to create some space for you to breathe! Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and dont' forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

85 MINAPR 27
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Ep:26 I Just Need A Freaking Break!

Ep:25 Kids on Social Media, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

EAre you wondering at what age is it appropriate for your kids to be on social media? Do you NEVER want them to be on and don't see the harm in not allowing them? You just might want to listen to this episode to get a good view on the risks, and the benefits, before deciding what's best for your family. Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and dont' forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

45 MINAPR 13
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Ep:25 Kids on Social Media, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

Ep:24 8 Tips to Beat COVID-19 Anxiety and 3 Bonus Quarantine Boredom Tips! Juuuuuuust the tips!

ESome of us have never felt the panicked claws of anxiety gripping their throats until dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. And even winter months don't compare to the isolation of quarantine and social distancing. We're here to help you from losing your cool and to not only survive, but thrive in these crazy times. Link to the CDC's page on Coronavirus (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html) Link to the WHO page on Coronavirus (https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus) As always,if you have a Coronavirus question, story or tip, or any other question, story or tip? Share it with us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

51 MINMAR 30
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Ep:24 8 Tips to Beat COVID-19 Anxiety and 3 Bonus Quarantine Boredom Tips! Juuuuuuust the tips!

Latest Episodes

Eo:33 How NOT to put your partner, or stepkid, in defense mode.

EDo you feel you're being helpful, only to be snapped at? Is your stepkid rolling their eyes at you? Do you feel at a loss when trying to connect with kids? Then you need this episode all about Phrasing. Cody's super distilled show notes: Talking to kids: 1. Address them by their name. 2. Don't change your voice. 3. Physically get down to their level. 4. Go with the flow of conversation. 5. "Tell me more." 6. Name drop. 7. Show them your scars. 8. Learn a few kid games. 9. Get resourceful. 10. Avoid cheap tricks. 11. Be yourself. Getting your kids to do what you say: 1. Always say what you Do want your child to do, and not what you Don't. 2. Create the illusion of choice. 3. Talk as if its a given that your child will do what you ask. 4. Say "Thank you" before, rather than after. 5. Always give your reasoning. (Yes. Sometimes, "Because I said so!", is valid reasoning. We've all been there.) 6. Put a positive spin on moaning. Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions for what yo...

65 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Eo:33 How NOT to put your partner, or stepkid, in defense mode.

Ep:32 Disengaging Interview with Maarit from Blended Family Frappé!

EIs it time to disengage from your step kids before one of you loses your mind? Do you feel like you're a stepparent that somehow cares more about certain aspects of your stepchild's life than the bio-parent? What is disengaging and how do you do it? Maarit, from Blended Family Frappé has the answers! You can read more about disengaging at www.blendedfamilyfrappe.com Follow Maarit on instagram @blendedfamilyfrappe. Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

65 MIN3 w ago
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Ep:32 Disengaging Interview with Maarit from Blended Family Frappé!

Ep:31 Mother's and Father's day with a Stepparent in the Picture.

EHow does your blended family do Mother's and Father's day? Do you need some tips? Did this year not go quite as planned? Well we have some advice for you so strap in for another Unqualified Parenting episode! Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

64 MINJUL 6
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Ep:31 Mother's and Father's day with a Stepparent in the Picture.

Ep:30 Jealousy in the Blended Family!

EWhether you're a step mom or a step dad, you've experienced jealousy! Towards your stepkids. Jealousy towards your spouse, or maybe stepkids have dealt with jealousy towards you, but odds are you've dealt with jealousy in some form or another. We dive deep into why this happens, and how to help your partner, or yourself, through it! The 7 steps of becoming a stepparent. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

62 MINJUN 22
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Ep:30 Jealousy in the Blended Family!

EP:29 What's NOT your job as a stepparent or bio parent!

EWhat can you step back from, and not feel guilty about? It's time to sit back and relax, or try to bite your tongue, and learn how and when in this episodes tips and advice. Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

63 MINJUN 8
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EP:29 What's NOT your job as a stepparent or bio parent!

Ep:28 Quarantine Life for Kids. 1918 Compared to 2020.

EWhen the Spanish Flu hit in 1918, life was a lot like it was today in many ways, and very different in others. Schooling remotely? Wearing a mask? Social Distancing and battling boredom as a child? Hear all about the interesting comparisons, and how to tell your kids to stop complaining by feeding them facts about how much worse it could be. Notes from the show: Articles cited: https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/04/spanish-flu-1918-quarantine-life-coronavirus.html https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/03/how-cities-flattened-curve-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic-coronavirus/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/school-during-the-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic/2020/05/12/7d606c90-7f32-11ea-9040-68981f488eed_story.html https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

77 MINMAY 28
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Ep:28 Quarantine Life for Kids. 1918 Compared to 2020.

Ep:27 Respectful Parenting! From newborn to college.

EIt's never too late, or too early, to start parenting respectfully, and we can get you started! Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

59 MINMAY 11
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Ep:27 Respectful Parenting! From newborn to college.

Ep:26 I Just Need A Freaking Break!

EYou're a parent. Which means you're barely holding it together! You're stuck! You're tired! And we feel you. Whether you have a toddler, tween or teen, we have some tips for you, your partner and your child to try to create some space for you to breathe! Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and dont' forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

85 MINAPR 27
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Ep:26 I Just Need A Freaking Break!

Ep:25 Kids on Social Media, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

EAre you wondering at what age is it appropriate for your kids to be on social media? Do you NEVER want them to be on and don't see the harm in not allowing them? You just might want to listen to this episode to get a good view on the risks, and the benefits, before deciding what's best for your family. Questions, comments, or suggestions for what you want to hear next? Email us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com and dont' forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

45 MINAPR 13
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Ep:25 Kids on Social Media, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

Ep:24 8 Tips to Beat COVID-19 Anxiety and 3 Bonus Quarantine Boredom Tips! Juuuuuuust the tips!

ESome of us have never felt the panicked claws of anxiety gripping their throats until dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. And even winter months don't compare to the isolation of quarantine and social distancing. We're here to help you from losing your cool and to not only survive, but thrive in these crazy times. Link to the CDC's page on Coronavirus (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html) Link to the WHO page on Coronavirus (https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus) As always,if you have a Coronavirus question, story or tip, or any other question, story or tip? Share it with us at hello@unqualifiedparenting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unqualified-parenting/message

51 MINMAR 30
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Ep:24 8 Tips to Beat COVID-19 Anxiety and 3 Bonus Quarantine Boredom Tips! Juuuuuuust the tips!
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