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Mama, Take Heart

with Robrenna Redl

Mama, Take Heart Episodes
GenZ and TikTok (with my daughter Savannah Redl)
June 1, 2022 - 14 min
In this special episode, Robrenna and her daughter Savannah sit down and talk about TikTok.

They cover:

1. Why the pandemic created a jump in TikTok users
2. How the app has produced Grammy-award winning artists and Broadway musicals
3. How TikTok helps young people open doors into industries they are interested in
4. The downsides of TikTok, notably plagiarism
5. Cosplay and the positive sides of TikTok

Next Steps for Parents:
1. Ask your GenZ girl about her favorite Tik Tok creators. Finding out what makes them exciting, and fun can lead to deeper conversations.

2. For our younger GenZ girls, keep an eye on the type of content and account profiles followed.

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Dating Apps - What Parents Need to Know
May 26, 2022 - 13 min
In this episode, Robrenna discusses:
- Why using dating apps is so appealing
- The different dating apps and their pitfalls and positives

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Listen to Episode 5: Social Media Mania and The Gen-Z Generation: https://www.lifeaudio.com/mama-take-heart/episode-5-social-media-mania-and-the-gen-z-generation

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/tinder-and-7-more-dating-apps-teens-are-using
https://www.bonobology.com/dating-apps-under-18/

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/best-dating-sites/

Consumer Reports Article on online dating data : https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/how-private-is-your-online-dating-data-a8496062441/

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Does Your Girl Suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder? (with Grace Larson)
May 18, 2022 - 16 min
In this episode, Robrenna and Grace discuss:

- Grace’s diagnosis with Social Anxiety Disorder
- How Grace felt in middle and high school
- What is helpful and unhelpful in discussing mental health issues
- How the church can be helpful and not harmful with mental health issues


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Preparing Your Kids for Family Moves & Other Big Changes (with Alida Sharp)
May 11, 2022 - 27 min
Alida Sharp moved with her family to Russia to be missionaries when her kids were 15 and 18. Moving overseas with teens was a huge challenge, but also a gift, and Alida shares what she learned about helping our kids navigate huge life changes.

CONNECT WITH ALIDA:
https://www.instagram.com/praysweateatrepeat/
https://praysweateatrepeat.com/
https://www.alidasharp.com/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/20706-praysweateatrepeat
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/25343-walk-fit-walk-worthy

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Talking with Our Daughters about Consent (with Tiffany Bluhm)
May 4, 2022 - 21 min
In this episode, Robrenna and Tiffany discuss:

- Why we put all the responsibility for purity AND blame for transgression on women
- “Just world mentality” and why it’s pervasive in purity culture
- Reimaging what consent could look like for boys and girls
- What kinds of conversations we need to have with both our little and pre-teen kids
- How we can coach our girls to say no with confidence
- Why we miss the point when we focus only on what girls are wearing


CONNECT WITH TIFFANY:

Website: https://www.tiffanybluhm.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiffanybluhm/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TiffanyABluhm/
Twitter: https://www.pinterest.com/tiffanybluhm/
WANT MORE HELP? SIGN UP FOR A WORKSHOP:
Unpacking Purity Culture, Sex, and Race https://www.unpackingworkshops.com/

TIFFANY’S BOOK:

Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up
https://amzn.to/3KDny8l

LISTEN TO TIFFANY’S PODCAST:

Why Tho Podcast with Tiffany Bluhm and Ashley Abercrombie: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-tho/id1437939954

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Disability and the Church (with Dr. Lamar Hardwick)
April 27, 2022 - 31 min
After years of silently struggling with social anxiety and sensory processing issues, Dr. Lamar Hardwick was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 36. This week, we’re going to talk about his book, “Disability and The Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion.”

In this episode, Dr. Hardwick and Robrenna talk about:

- Dr. Hardwick’s story and the earliest signs of his personal experience with autism spectrum disorder
- How he came to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder late in life
- How the church has fallen short in inclusion and support for those who are differently abled
- The parable of the banquet and what it can teach the church regarding loving the differently abled
- Practical steps churches can take to make adjustments for differently abled members



Check out Dr. Hardwick’s book: https://amzn.to/3F71Vfz


Follow Dr. Hardwick:

https://autismpastor.com/
https://www.facebook.com/autismpastor/
https://www.instagram.com/lamarhardwick/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/autismpastor


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How Your Church Can Support Autistic Kids and Their Parents
April 20, 2022 - 18 min
This is the second part of Robrenna's conversation with her friend Sherry. In this episode, they talk about the failures of the church to welcome families on the spectrum, and a few ideas to make parents and their autistic children feel more at home and included in the life of the church.

Here are helpful links for parents regarding Autism and Asperger’s:

Autism Speaks
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism#:~:text=Autism%2C%20or%20autism%20spectrum%20disorder,in%20the%20United%20States%20today.

Testing for Autism:

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
https://www.verywellhealth.com/adi-r-test-use-in-autism-diagnosis-260241#:~:text=The%20Autism%20Diagnostic%20Interview%2DRevised,and%20diagnose%20children%20with%20autism.

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com/faq/what-is-the-autism-diagnostic-observation-schedule/

Also on the Autism Spectrum: Gilliam Asperger's Diagnostic Scale (GADS).

Understanding Autism in Girls and Women
https://www.verywellhealth.com/autism-in-women-5209272

Understanding Non-verbal Learning Disorder
https://www.verywellhealth.com/non-verbal-learning-disorder-5218632


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A Conversation about Autism and Children – Part 1
April 13, 2022 - 40 min
April is Autism Awareness Month. In this episode Robrenna sits down with her friend Sherry to talk about her own personal journey as a parent of a child with autism.

Here are helpful links for parents regarding Autism and Asperger’s:

Autism Speaks
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism#:~:text=Autism%2C%20or%20autism%20spectrum%20disorder,in%20the%20United%20States%20today.

Testing for Autism:

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
https://www.verywellhealth.com/adi-r-test-use-in-autism-diagnosis-260241#:~:text=The%20Autism%20Diagnostic%20Interview%2DRevised,and%20diagnose%20children%20with%20autism.


Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com/faq/what-is-the-autism-diagnostic-observation-schedule/

Also on the Autism Spectrum: Gilliam Asperger's Diagnostic Scale (GADS).

Understanding Autism in Girls and Women
https://www.verywellhealth.com/autism-in-women-5209272

Understanding Non-verbal Learning Disorder
https://www.verywellhealth.com/non-verbal-learning-disorder-5218632


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More Than a Mom (with Kari Kampakis)
March 23, 2022 - 29 min
Most of us moms take care of a lot of people, but sometimes we can struggle to take care of ourselves. Kari joins Robrenna to talk about her new book: More than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (And Your Family) Thrive.

Pre-order Kari’s book now for a free bundle of goodies! https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/more-than-a-mom/

In this episode, Robrenna and Kari discuss:

1. Why taking care of yourself is not selfish, but actually helps you show up better for your family
2. Caring about your body and health set a good example for our daughters
3. Aging and the importance of making time for regular checkups before problems start
4. The joy of rediscovering your purpose as your kids get older and move out of your home
5. The importance of making space in seasons when you are overburdened


Links and Resources from Today’s Episode:

Be sure to Listen to Robrenna’s previous episode with Kari: Helping Your Girl Find Good Friends and Positive Influences - https://www.lifeaudio.com/mama-take-heart/helping-your-girl-find-good-friends-and-positive-influences-with-kari-kampakis

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Connect with Kari:

Grab a copy of her book “Love Her Well”: https://amzn.to/3Cp4Eho
Website: https://www.karikampakis.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karikampakiswriter/
Instagram: @karikampakis
Twitter: @karikampakis
Podcast: Girl Mom Podcast: https://apple.co/3HxdQUE

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Understanding What GenZ Cares About (with Bill Kollar)
March 16, 2022 - 29 min
Today, Robrenna talks with family friend Bill Kollar, the Leadership Development Director at Cru, a college campus, interdenominational Christian parachurch organization. He and Missy are parents to four children. Bill has worked for Cru for the past 33 years.

Here are some of the topics they discuss:

1. How Genz feels about God and the Bible: they are both open to religion and spiritual matters, but also distruss religious institutions and leaders.

2. Bill’s personal experiences interacting with Gen Z: the key is conversations.

3. What topics Bill often talks with GenZ’ers about (i.e.: anxiety, loneliness, faith and science)

3. What do GenZ’ers yearn for? (The Big Three questions: identity, belonging, purpose - see article link below)

4. What makes Bill hopeful about GenZ?

5. What should encourage parents about their GenZ’ers?


Connect with Bill:

Email: Bill DOT kollar AT cru DOT org
cru.org/thrive (also available on the App Store and Google Play)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
3 Big Question That Change Every Teenager by Kara Powell: https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/3-big-questions/

Trauma In America by Barna Group: https://shop.barna.com/products/trauma-in-america

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