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Mama, Take Heart

with Robrenna Redl

Mama, Take Heart Episodes
Helping Your Gen-Z Child Work through Anxiety and Trauma
February 24, 2021 - 30 min
Every one of us has been traumatically impacted by the events of the past year. If your Gen Z child is struggling with anxiety or other trauma right now, this interview with Patria Rector has a lot of practical guidance for you. Topics Discussed in this Episode: • The difference between “Big T” and “little t” trauma • Secondary trauma, or compassion fatigue. This happens when we bear witness to the traumas of others. This is mostly present in adulthood, but children can experience this, especially in the Internet age. • How can I tell if my child is experiencing trauma? • What is the difference between experiencing trauma and being traumatized? • How can parents who are traumatized help their children navigate their own trauma? • How our bodies experience trauma and how we can help our children navigate symptoms in their bodies • What is resilience and the formula for each child’s unique resilience • Attunement – what it is and why we need this skill in order to attend to our children Resources Mentioned in this Episode: For a list of ways to take care of ourselves and each other, go to Patria’s website, The more on the work of healing: by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD by Robrenna Check out these Podcasts: Your Daily Prayer - Follow Robrenna: | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Elena_Zlatomrezova
How to Help and Support Your ADHD Child
February 17, 2021 - 18 min
Today, we’re continuing our ADHD conversation with Jennifer Kampfe. We’re discussing specific strategies you can use to help your child manage their ADHD. Jennifer’s Tips: 1. Learn as much as you can about ADHD. 2. Be discerning. 3. Adjust your expectations for your child and stop comparing them with their siblings or peers. Most ADHD children are 3-5 years behind their peers in executive functions and emotional maturity. 4. Routines are key for ADHD children. Jennifer has some great tips for how to create routines that help ADHD children thrive. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: ADDitude Magazine - https://www.additudemag.com Recommended Doctors who specialize in ADHD: Dr. Russell Barkley - https://www.russellbarkley.org Dr. Ned Hallowell - https://www.drhallowell.com Dr. Thomas Brown - https://www.brownadhdclinic.com About Jennifer: Jennifer Kampfe is a wife, a mom of five children, and an ADHD coach from Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a master's degree in music therapy from Radford University in Virginia. After having two sons diagnosed with ADHD, and wanting to help them more, she began her training at the ADD Coach Academy. Connect with Jennifer online at Follow Robrenna: |
Understanding Your ADHD Child
February 10, 2021 - 25 min
In this episode, Robrenna talks with ADHD expert and coach Jennifer Kampfe about: • Their journey through their children’s diagnosis with ADHD. • What ADHD means and why it is important to understand that people with ADHD have different brain wiring that causes deficits in everyday functions. • The latest research says that ADHD isn’t actually a deficit of attention, it’s a deficit in self-regulation. • Why ADD is no longer a diagnosis and the new subsets of ADHD. • Why girls struggle to get ADHD diagnosis and why they often show different symptoms of ADHD than boys. • ADHD medication - should your child be on medicine for their ADHD? About Jennifer: Jennifer Kampfe is a wife, a mom of five children, and an ADHD coach from Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a master's degree in music therapy from Radford University in Virginia. After having two sons diagnosed with ADHD, and wanting to help them more, she began her training at the ADD Coach Academy. Connect with Jennifer online at Follow Robrenna: | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadia_Bormotova
Face-to-Face Connections in a Screen-to-Screen World - Ep 7
February 03, 2021 - 32 min
Robrenna talks with Jonathan McKee about his new book, A Teen’s Guide to Face-to-Face Connections in a Screen-to-Screen World. He wrote the book with his daughter, Alyssa, who is right on the line between Millennial and Gen-Z. Topics Discussed in This Episode: • Why 2012 was such a turning point in the digital world • Why the vulnerability and honesty of younger generations can help us learn how to manage new technologies • New research on the effects of social media on girls • What happened when Alyssa decided to take a social media break • Teaching our kids that what they post now may have repercussions in the future • The benefits of delaying giving your kids phones (and how you can talk to them about waiting for that coveted phone) • How to deal with potential predatory behavior in social media apps Find more from Jonathan: Jonathan’s books can be found . Follow Robrenna: | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadia_Bormotova
Navigating Smart Phones and the Digital World with Your Kids - Ep. 6
January 27, 2021 - 30 min
Today, we’re talking about how to help our kids make wise and safe choices on social media, the Internet, and gaming apps. START Co-Founder and Executive Director Tracy Foster joins Robrenna today, and together they talk through how to engage with our kids in conversation about technology. Topics Discussed in this Episode: • How parents can feel competent and confident in awkward conversations about technology • Why the generations before us really can’t help us navigate this new frontier like we wish they could (and what we can do about it) • The #1 question Tracy gets: “How do I juggle this world where I can’t get away from screens?” • Keeping your kids safe, sane, and relationally seen in the virtual world • Why the question of quality screen time matters more than quantity of screen time (creating, connecting and consuming) • Having a “Define the Relationship” conversation with your kids about how they want you to interact with them on social media Resources Mentioned: START | Stand Together and Rethink Technology (check the resources tab for all the resources mentioned in the podcast): https://www.westartnow.org/ Check out their new podcast, Follow Robrenna: | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Irina_Strelnikova
Episode 5: Social Media Mania and The Gen-Z Generation
January 19, 2021 - 16 min
In this episode we’re going to talk about: The good, bad and scary of social media. For adults, social media is information-driven. For teens, it’s a social currency. We’ll talk about how we approach these tools differently and what you need to know about helping your Gen Z child navigate social media responsibly. We’ll also talk about anxiety, doomscrolling and how social media affects mental health in teens. Finally, Robrenna will share some practical ideas and tips for helping you think through smartphone usage for your kids. Verses Referenced: James 1:5 Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Netflix documentary by Andy Crouch Check out . She co-wrote a book with Dr. Gary Chapman titled "Screen Kids." for ways to help your kids and fight pervasive technology. Episode Image Credit: Getty/PaperFox
Episode 4: Gen Z and Cancel Culture
January 12, 2021 - 15 min
How can we be the redeeming culture in a cancel culture world? In this episode, we’ll discuss the best and worst of online boycotts, hashtag movements, hashtag activism and how we as parents can navigate the media with our children. We’ll also talk about helping our kids develop wisdom when it comes to what they post on social media. Key Bible Verses: Isaiah 1:17; John 8:1-11, Ecclesiastes 3:17; Romans 2:4; Mark 2:13-17; Romans 8:31-37 Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Episode Image Credit: Getty/wildpixel
Episode 3: How to Begin Building Trust with Your Gen Z Kid
January 06, 2021 - 14 min
Gen Z is the most post-Christian generation ever. 37% of Gen Z’ers say that there is no way to know if God is real. They see church-goers are hypocritical. 17% believe that church feels like an exclusive club. All of this tells me we’ve got work to do. And that work starts with building trust through authentic relationships. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: https://axis.org/ - Axis: Connecting Parents, Teens & Jesus in a Disconnected World Episode Image Credit: Getty/Kudryavtsev-Pavel
Episode 2: A Few Fast Facts about Gen Z
December 16, 2020 - 13 min
In this episode, we look at the latest research about the values, passions and norms of our youngest generation, and throw some fast facts your way. https://axis.org/ - Axis: Connecting Parents, Teens & Jesus in a Disconnected World About the Host: Robrenna Redl is a real, raw, no-filters, kind of girl. She is the executive administrative assistant for the anti-sex-trafficking organization . Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nataliia Nesterenko
Episode 1: Getting to Know Generation Z
December 14, 2020 - 12 min
As a mama to a 17-year-old and 19-year-old, I’ve been through the roller coaster of emotions, the social media mishaps, the friendship fiascos, and we’ve dealt with anxiety, depression and yes, bullies. I’ve also seen growth, joy, affirmation and hope in the midst of these things, and my goal is to equip you with resources and practical takeaways as you walk through your parenting journey. Today, we’re going to take time to learn a little about Gen Z, who they are, how they communicate, how they see themselves and the world around them, and how they view security both in the world and in themselves as individuals. Episode Resources: https://axis.org/ - Axis: Connecting Parents, Teens & Jesus in a Disconnected World About the Host: Robrenna Redl is a real, raw, no-filters, kind of girl. She is the executive administrative assistant for the anti-sex-trafficking organization . Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadia Bormotova
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