In a world full of parenting advice and endless expectations, there's one podcast that dares to challenge the idea that there is a ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ way to parent.

Welcome to the Good Enough Parenting podcast! Join childhood mental health expert and mom of two, Carley Aroldi as she guides you through the rollercoaster of modern parenting while offering practical advice and proven strategies to bring more calm, connection and cooperation into your home.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, doubting yourself at every turn, and worried about messing up your kids forever, take a breath and relax. You’re not alone.

Tune in to learn how to embrace the messiness of family life with more patience, playfulness and peace.
Because our kids don‚Äôt need us to be perfect ‚Äď just good enough.

Episode #1:

Be the Thermostat!

How to set the emotional temperature of your home 

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Episode #2:

The Magic  of Play

How to use the power of play to connect with and help your big feeling kid 

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Episode #3:

Do I Have to Play? 

Why playing feels like such a chore and how to make it easier and more fun

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Episode #4:

Limts are Love!

How to set limits with calm, clarity, consistency and compassion.  

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Episode #5: Battling Parental Burnout

Feeling at the end of your rope all the time? Learn how to restore your nervous system to prevent burning out with your kids 

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Episode #6: 80'S Babies

Which parenting trends should we bring back from the decade of shoulder pads and slinkys? 

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Episode #7: Picky Eater's Club

Kid prefer boogers to broccoli? Registered dietician nutritionist, Caitlin Kiare shares how to foster healthy eating habits. 

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Episode #8: Judy Blume & Tough Talks

We all will need to have big conversations with our little ones. Learn how to support your kids in these vulnerable moments.

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Episode #9: Kids and Cancel Culture

Does your kid feel safe enough to screw up? Find out why punishing kids for their mistakes doesn't lead to better behavior. 

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Episode #10: Spoiled Child Syndrome

Want to avoid raising a spoiled kid? Learn how to focus on gratitude over gimmies 

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Episode #11: Play Therapist's Toy

Gift Guide

Learn which toys help kids express feelings, spark creativity and foster healthy relationships

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Episode #12: "Good Enough" Holiday Season

Find out how you can have a happier holiday season by slowing down, doing less, and being more 

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Episode #13: Helping Kids Find Their Voice 

Using the performing arts to help kids build community, foster creativity, and find their courage - with Broadway Star Jeanna de Waal!

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Episode #14: Regulate Yourself First

Learn the four step process for finding calm and clarity in your brain and body when you're feeling overwhelmed 

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Episode #15: New Year's Celebrations for the Whole Family

Simple rituals for all ages to release the old and welcome the new - and that don't require staying up until midnight! 

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Episode #16: Childcare Choices

Early childcare expert Lindsay Pearson joins the podcast to help parents know what to look for when choosing the best childcare fit for their family. 

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Episode #17: Successful School Mornings

Want to start your days with more smiles than screams? Listen in for 7 tips on how use play, physical touch and Pharrell for smoother school mornings! 

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Episode #18: Discipline Rule #1

The root of the word discipline means to teach, not to punish. Tune in to find out Carley's #1 discipline rule when kids are flooded with big feelings. 

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Episode #19: Wintering with Kids

Thinks of this season more about surviving than thriving. Carley shares insights on how to ride the waves of winter by focusing on what your family needs most. 

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Episode #20: Better Behavior with Brain Basics

Teaching kids about how their brain works normalizes their feelings and reduces challenging behavior. Tune in to learn how to share brain basics!

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Episode #21: How To Be Less Annoyed By Your Kid

Viewing our kids through a lens of love is a game changer. Learn how to find more connection with your typically annoying kid by appreciating their goodness.  

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Episode #22: Everything Sets My Kid Off! 

If every problem in your kid's life feels like a level 10 catastrophe, this episode is for you! Tune in for a game-changing parenting tool to right-size your kid's reactions

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Episode #23: Stop Screaming!

Do you find yourself screaming at your kid to stop screaming? Tune in to learn a play therapy game you can use to teach your kids about tone of voice and lower your kid's volume for more peace and quiet at home. 

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Episode #24: Mommy Don't Go! Handling Separation Stress

If you've ever had to peel your kid off your leg to say goodbye, listen now! Learn top tools for taming separation anxiety so you can say ta-ta without tears. 

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Episode #25: What Do You Need? 

Re-prioritizing our own needs is a difficult but crucial part of bringing joy to our family life. Tune in to learn how to tend to ourselves and break the self-sacrificing struggle. 

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Episode #27: Why Chore Charts Don't Work

Never start a chore chart again! Tune in to find how to help your kid become a helpful household citizen. Their future roommates will thank you. 

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Episode #28: Setting Better Boundaries

Have you ever said yes to your kid when you wanted to say no? Tune in to hear the importance of setting boundaries early and often to protect your relationship with your child. 

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Episode #29: Tricky Transitions

Getting our kids to move their energy from one activity to another is tricky. Listen in for tips on how to make little transitions (getting out the door) and big ones (moving) a little easier. 

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Episode #30: How to Make Lasting Change

We often want to make big changes quickly with our kids. But lasting change doesn't happen that way. Tune in to hear ways you can create real change for your family using "little and often" practices.  

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Episode #31: Dr. Feelgood

Hot take - kids make us feel how they feel. So if we want our kids to learn how to ride the up and down waves of ALL their many feelings, we need to model emotional surfing ourselves. Tune in today to learn how! 

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Episode #32: Got a Sick Kid? 

Nothing feels worse than having a sick kid - but getting them better shouldn't lead to more stress. Listen in to find out how to make healing less hair-raising. 

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Episode #33: How to Have a Happy Mother's Day 

If you've ever felt resentful that your mother's day did not meet your expectations, this episode is for you! Tune in to learn how to have a day that meets YOUR needs. Because you deserve a day for you. 

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Episode #34: Game On 

If you're looking for a way to connect with your kids, foster SE skills and develop exec functioning - check your game closet! Tune in to learn the benefits of using structured games for more joy and peace in family life.  

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Episode #35: Anxiety vs Autonomy 

One of the best ways to decrease your kid's anxiety is to increase their autonomy. Listen in to hear how fostering autonomy in young kids benefits the whole family - kids feel better and parents do less!

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Episode #36: How to Have a Sweet Summer 

Schools almost out - are you stressed about the endless time together the summer brings?? Fear not! Tune in for ways we can find more sweetness and less stress this season with our families. 

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Episode #37: Family Travel Tips 

Traveling with kids can suck. Delays, traffic, hearing "are we there yet" in your sleep. But getting out of our home comfort zone has endless benefits. Tune in for some ideas on how to make traveling with kids a little less painful and a lot more fun.

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Episode #38: 3 Types of Mom Friends

Female friendships are essential for surviving modern motherhood. But often these fall away as soon as kids enter the picture. Tune in to hear why prioritizing mom friends is so important and the types of moms it's helpful to have in your tribe. 

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Episode #39: How We Grow

We often believe that our child's social/emotional growth should occur in a very logical, linear manner. But that's not how it works! If you're wondering why your six year old is suddenly having tantrums when you thought that stage was over, tune in to understand why it all makee sense.

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