Rad Parenting

By Joe Sib and Anea Bogue

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She’s an expert. He’s not. But they're both parents. Together, they help you navigate the willful waters of parenting. Hosted by author/self-esteem expert Anea Bogue, M.A., B. Ed, and comedian/record label owner Joe Sib, Rad Parenting is your go-to podcast to answer all of the difficult questions that come along with raising kids.

Episode Date
Good Job Vs. Good Try

While we all want our children to feel good about themselves is there ever a time when we are doing them a disservice by applauding every little outcome even when they haven't fully completed a job or truly done their best? Find out what Joe and Anea have to say about the sometimes overly used "Good Job!"

Jun 11, 2018
To Chore, or Not to Chore?

Wondering about the value of having your kids do chores around the house? Wishing you would have started chore responsibilities with your child and think it's too late? Joe and Anea chat about their own childhood and parenting experiences along side what research tells us. 

Jun 03, 2018
Selfish is not a Four Letter Word

The word "selfish" has been used as a criticism and a shaming word for generations. But how much better might we be as humans and as parents if our most important job was to actually BE "selfish" in terms of our commitment to being our best self? Tune in to find out. 

May 27, 2018
Unexpected Solo Parenting

Most parents living in two-parent homes still frequently settle into a consistent separation of kid duties they are primarily responsible for (whether balanced or not). So what happens when one parent has to be away for an extended period of time for work or to take care of sick parents? What can we do to ensure that the ship still sails smoothly and important balls aren't dropped and no one loses their mind? Tune in to hear some basic tips to help you survive unplanned single parenthood on the fly.

May 20, 2018
Parenting-What the Hell Did I Get Myself Into?

Many of us freak out when we have those "What was I thinking when I decided to have this kid?!" moments. But as it turns out, whether you're dealing with a newborn, the 'Terrible Two's' or the adolescent years, it's perfectly normal to feel complete overwhelm to the point of regret. Instead of beating yourself up or sitting in shame, tune in to find out how you can move through these moments and allow them to make you an even better parent. 

May 13, 2018
Arguing in Front of the Kids: The Do's and Dont's

Arguments are going to happen in relationships but how do we navigate an argument with our partner when the kids are around? Tune in to find out how conflict can provide powerful opportunities for teaching and modeling if we start moving through it with awareness, a willingness to take responsibility, and a plan for when things get heated. 

May 06, 2018
Father like Daughter

At your wit's end with your child's challenging behavior? Wondering why no one pushes your buttons like your child does? As it turns out, big internal reactions to our child's behavior are mostly about us. Joe and Anea tackle a listener email that sheds light on how our own wounds and attachment to personal agendas can derail our good intentions and hurt our children in the process. 

Apr 29, 2018
What is Discipline?

One of the biggest challenges we face as parents is how to effectively "discipline" our children. If our goal is to engage in conscious parenting, how can we think carefully about the essence of the child-parent relationship in order to meet our goal of raising whole, healthy, conscious humans?

Apr 22, 2018
Navigating the Puberty Party

Has your preteen jumped on the emotional roller coaster that is part of the puberty party? Are you pulling your hair out trying to figure out how you're going to survive the adolescent ride? Tune in as Joe and Anea cover some of the basics to help everyone make it through. 

Apr 15, 2018
What's in a Name?

Getting ready to have a baby? Just thinking about having a baby? Among the many 'get ready' steps you need to go through, choosing a name is a heavy item on the list. How can you move through this process with your partner in a meaningful way? How do you know when you've got it right? Tune in to find out.

Apr 09, 2018
#MeToo in 4th Grade?!

Imagine your 10-year-old daughter coming home and telling you that a boy at school said to her, "I'm going squish your pussy." What do you do? What do you say to her? How do you deal with the school? Tune in to find out how to make an unexpected and concerning scenario like this one into a powerful teachable moment for everyone involved.

Apr 01, 2018
Parenting with Facts Not Fear

One of the most common mistakes we make as parents is inserting our own fear, biases, and opinions into responses we give to our children's questions. Joe and Anea explore how this can limit our children's healthy development, their experience of the world, and in some cases even subject them to the very danger we are trying to prevent. Join us for another analogy filled episode!

Mar 25, 2018
Revisiting:Big Emotions in Front of Little Minds

With Joe and Anea both on the road this week, we decided to revisit one of Rad Parenting's most popular episodes to date. Parents are human and that means we experience emotions. Many of us think we are always supposed to put on a happy face so our kids don't see us sad...or mad but that can set an example for our children that leads them to stuff emotions that need to be felt and think that sadness means their world is caving in. Join Joe and Anea as they explore some of the important basics of raising emotionally healthy kids

Mar 18, 2018
Balancing Our 'No's' With More 'Yes's'

Sometimes saying 'no' becomes a knee jerk reaction with our kids and we need to take a beat and offer a few more 'yes's'. Inspired by the story of a mom who realized the importance of saying yes after her daughter almost died in a fire, this episode may just nudge you to seize the moment in your own life and allow your kids to do the same.

Mar 11, 2018
School Shootings and Other Tragedies- Help! What Can I say To My Child?

In response to listener emails about the recent tragic shooting in Florida, Joe and Anea tackle the first of two episodes on how to talk to your children after a school shooting.

Mar 04, 2018
Guiding Vs. Programming

 It may seem easiest to just plug our kids into our own values and ways of moving through the world. But if we want our kids to be able to make good choices in our absence and to develop into the truest and fullest version of themselves, it is essential that we avoid the "because I said so" approach (programming) and instead encourage their ability to ask questions and understand why they "should" do anything.

Feb 25, 2018
Parenting in Your Own Lane

Have you ever had to deal with that parent in your community who feels compelled to passive-aggressively offer commentary on a parenting choice you've made? Joe and Anea have and on this episode they're sharing their stories and offering tips to understand why people do it and what you can do to make it through those moments without losing your cool.

Feb 18, 2018
Parenting, Mini Vans and Vasectomies

Comedian and Screenwriter Bryan Erwin joins Joe and Anea to talk about his new comedy film 'FIXED'. What do you do when you wake up one day and find that the parenting train wasn't quite what you thought it was and that getting off is not an option? You embrace it, trust the daily shenanigans, and stay in touch with your original hopes and dreams. At least that's what Bryan did!

Feb 11, 2018
Tools For Toddler Tantrums

Among the biggest challenges we face with toddlers is the dreaded tantrum. Why do tantrums happen and what can we do when they happen? Joe and Anea offer tips you can use that will help you in the moment and can actually give your kids tools for life.

Feb 04, 2018
Marriage: The Good,The Bad,The Reality

Many of us have great marriages until we face the challenges of parenting. On this 100th episode Joe and Anea get real (and very transparent) on why it's so important to nurture your relationship or marriage as a core part of being a rad parent.

Jan 28, 2018
Are We Taking Our Kids Off Their Own Path?

Is it really possible to love the heck out of our kids, make them the center of our world AND constantly remember that they are completely separate humans on their own path? Turns out it's not only possible, it's essential to their wellbeing.

Jan 22, 2018
The Need Behind the Action

 Last week Sarah Silverman demonstrated the importance of looking behind a person's 'bad' behavior to see what's actually going on. As it turns out, there's an important tool for parenting in her inspiring response to a belligerent tweet - as parents it's important to look for and ask our kids what challenging emotion may be behind challenging behavior. Not only will this help to more effectively navigate, address, and change 'acting out', it will also provide tools to do self check ins and taking responsibility throughout our children's lives into adulthood.

Jan 17, 2018
Family Vacations Through Your Rearview Mirror

Welcome to RAD Parenting 2018! Joe and Anea kick off the year by reflecting on Joe's family trip over the holidays - everything that went right AND wrong. How can we all learn from the trips many of us just took with our family? What would we do the same and what would we do different to manage expectations and set ourselves up for success while offering teachable moments along the way that our kids can take into their own daily planning and beyond. 

Jan 09, 2018
Raising an only child?

Raising an only child and freaking out about how to ensure that they aren't going to be anti-social, non-sharing little brats? Have no fear! There are many steps we can take to create opportunities to learn many of the social skills children learn when they DO have other siblings...without having to invest in having more children. Find out what Anea and Joe have to say about this listener generated topic.

Dec 17, 2017
Altruism and creating happy and empowered kids.

Anea spent a day in prison (Yup! You read that correctly) and it ended up sparking a show all about the benefits of teaching our kids altruism. Beyond teaching our kids to simply 'choose kind', actually encouraging them to engage in conscious acts of altruism can go a long way in creating happy and empowered children. Tune in to hear how a day in a maximum security prison with Defy Ventures impacted Anea and how it prompted an unexpected show topic for this week!

Dec 10, 2017
Let's talk about 'different'

What do you tell your child when s/he starts to notice and express differences they see in others? Whether it's a person with different color skin, different shaped body, or someone on the autism spectrum, just to name a few, these are powerful teachable moments to encourage understanding and appreciation of differences of all sorts. Joe and Anea tackle this important subject with reference to specific steps you can take with your child.

Dec 03, 2017
Being a Rad Parent During The Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, various parenting challenges will inevitably present themselves. How can we teach our kids to honor their own traditions as well as those of others? What do we do about the rampant consumerism that can swallow up the spirit of love and kindness that we ultimately want the season to be about? Tune in to hear what Joe and Anea have to say on these challenges and more.

Nov 29, 2017
"Mom! Dad! Look what I found?"

 Imagine your 12-year-old snooping in your bedroom and finding a sex toy. That's exactly what happened to a Rad Parenting listener and Joe and Anea tackle what to say and do if it happens to you. You might want to listen to this one when the kids aren't in the car!

Nov 19, 2017
Diversity, Bullying, Lying, & Death

We love getting questions from the Rad Parenting community and today Joe and Anea are answering them on air. Tune in to hear a rad mix of topics all in one episode.

Nov 12, 2017
Parenting in the face of a sexual assault epidemic

As we watch the reality of sexual assault finally coming to the surface, many parents are wondering how to raise healthy girls and boys who will not find themselves becoming either victims or perpetrators of sexual assault in their teen or adult years. Join Joe and Anea as they discuss the reasons behind the high incidence of sexual assault and what we can do as parents to provide language and tools to create a vastly different reality.

Nov 05, 2017
"I'm 44 yrs old, lets get pregnant!"

Sarah Douger joins Joe and Anea to discuss her extraordinary journey from Punk Rocker to Professor to 'mother of advanced maternal age.' What happens when we find ourselves ready to be parents but our bodies have a different plan? What are the strengths and challenges of parenthood in our 40's? Tune in and find out.

Oct 29, 2017
Why is my kid so shy?!

Are you struggling with a child who clings to you in social settings and acts paralyzed around other kids even though you know s/he wants to play? Do you know the difference between being shy and being introverted? Tune in to find out how to make the distinction and how you can support your child whether shy or introverted.

Oct 22, 2017
Are we gaslighting our children?

While many of us have heard of gaslighting when it comes to adult relationships, it is possible to also engage in gaslighting as a parent with our children. Don't know what gaslighting is? Not sure if you're gaslighting your child? Tune in and find out.

Oct 15, 2017
Separation Anxiety Solutions

Is your child experiencing separation anxiety? Are you at your wits end trying to drop them off at daycare or school without a crying episode so you can get to work on time? Tune in to find out what you can do to support your child (and yourself) through this challenging obstacle of parenting.

Oct 08, 2017
Episode 85: Sorry Not Sorry
We often find ourselves commanding our children to 'say sorry' because it seems like the correct and socially acceptable thing to do. But is this really teaching our kids why it's important to say sorry? Are we setting them up to speak words just to end an uncomfortable moment instead of truly taking responsibility?
Oct 01, 2017
Rad Responses for Tough Requests

Sometimes our inclination as parents is to go for the hard 'No' when our kids make a request that throws off our packed-tight routines. But what if we could put in place a protocol that would encourage our kids to think through what they want, why they want it and how they might deal if the plan goes sideways? Joe and Anea approach this episode as a lab for themselves and for Rad parenting listeners and they want to hear from you.

Sep 18, 2017
My Body, My Rules!

An important part of keeping our kids connected to and caring for their body is to teach them bodily autonomy as early as possible. What is 'bodily autonomy' you ask? It's the inherent right of every human being to be the boss of their own body. From ensuring that kids are invested in healthy eating, sleeping and general care, to providing tools to set boundaries with their own body and respect those of others, teaching bodily autonomy is a fundamental part of raising whole, healthy humans.

Sep 10, 2017
The Good News About the Bad News

In the age of 'everywhere media' there is no sheltering our kids from 'bad stuff' going on in the world. In the face of the recent hurricane impact in Texas to the events at Charlottesville and so much more, conscious parenting skills are put to the test. Joe and Anea discuss how to create teachable moments by providing language, perspective and tools that will serve your kids throughout their lives.

Sep 03, 2017
The Back To School Episode

It's back to school time and that means we have an opportunity as parents to help our kids create a fresh start with new routines that will set them up for success. Join Joe and Anea as they provide tips and tools for parents of K-6th and 7th-12th graders that will make this important time a little more manageable.

Aug 27, 2017
From Summertime to Schooltime

As the summer wanes many of us want to hang on and savor every last minute of vacation mode. But that can make the first week back at school a chaotic nightmare. Anea and Joe offer three practical tips to create a smoother transition from summertime to school year schedule.

Aug 21, 2017
Telling Our Kids The Truth

Anea and Joe are back with a special episode inspired by Anea's daughter. The idea is simple, "tell our kids the truth". But, sometimes the follow through can be a real test for parents. In this episode, Anea suggests a few tools that can be helpful when answering those difficult questions kids WILL ask.

Aug 14, 2017
"I don't want to talk about kids ANYMORE!"

There is no doubt that becoming a parent can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of our lives. But what happens when we wear our parenting hat so much of the time that we forget how to be an individual and a partner capable of talking about something other than our kids? How can we maintain conscious balance between nurturing ourselves and our relationships in addition to nurturing our children? And why is it important for our children that we do?

Aug 06, 2017
Guidelines+Space=Healthy Kids

Most of us as parents will say that our number one goal in parenting is to raise whole, healthy children. But what does it take to achieve that goal? Most of us are really good at setting guidelines for our children but are we also balancing those guidelines with space for our children to explore and discover who they are, develop a voice, problem solving skills and more? Tune in as Joe and Anea discuss a powerful parenting equation that you can make your own.

Jul 30, 2017
Learning How to Talk With Aliens Disguised as Teenagers

Dreading the adolescent communication black out that you fear is either around the corner or will be here before you know it? As it turns out, our kids want lines of communication to remain open with their parents, even through their teen years. The catch is that we need to know how to communicate with them in a way that will keep them talking. Joe and Anea talk through some of the basics that you can start practicing with your kids no matter what their age so that by the time the 'aliens' show up, you know how to speak their language.

Jul 23, 2017
Episode 75: How much involvement with our kids is too much?
How much involvement in our children's lives is too much involvement? Joe and Anea explore 'helicopter parenting,' how it can limit our children's development, and ways we can learn to take a step back and give our kids space and opportunity to become the captain of their own ship.
Jul 16, 2017
How to do right by our kids even after we lose our cool

As parents, most of us have had a few cringe-worthy moments that we'd love to rewind and erase if we could. What can we do when we lose our cool and say things to or in front of our children that we wish we could take back? How can we ensure that our kids learn from our mistakes, even the ones we make with them? Fear not! There are ways to repair 'ruptures' that can actually be powerful teachable moments around the power of words, exploring our 'triggers' and taking responsibility for our own actions.

Jul 09, 2017
To Drink or Not to Drink...

As our kids move into their teen years trying on different experiences and ways of being in the world is part of the deal. What about when that includes experimenting with alcohol and drugs? What is the best approach to keeping kids informed and safe? Tune in to see what Joe and Anea have to say

Jul 02, 2017
How To Win The Eat Right Fight

On our mission to raise whole, healthy children, guiding them to develop good nutritional habits is extremely important. Nutrition expert, Annie Jubb, joins Joe and Anea to share mind-blowing realities about the connections between food/nutrition deficiencies and the incidence of anxiety, ADD, ADHD, and more AND how you can ensure that your child is getting what s/he needs from the beginning, how to expand a narrow palate and so much more.

Jun 25, 2017
Your Dog, Your Baby

Finally! Our answer to all those emails about what to do when you're about to have a baby and you're not sure how your beloved dog is going to handle the arrival of your bundle of joy. Guest expert Epi Gumatay joins Joe and Anea to talk about why it's (almost) never too late to teach an old dog new tricks so everyone remains safe and happy as you grow your family.

Jun 18, 2017
Failure IS an Option

As parents we are so often inclined to protect our kids from failures large and small but are we actually doing more harm than good? This episode explores the important benefits to a child's growth and resilience when they learn to sit with the discomfort of failure and allow for the many gifts it has to offer.

Jun 12, 2017
New baby+Extended Family=Good Times?

Bringing home a new baby and wondering how you're going to deal with well-intentioned parents and in laws who think they should be co-parents? Got older kids and you've been dealing with extended family members who are always offering unsolicited parenting advice? On this episode Joe and Anea offer basic tips for navigating this potentially unpleasant and challenging part of parenting

Jun 04, 2017
Breaking the Gender Box

As parents one of our number one priorities is keeping our children safe for the short-haul and for the long-haul, including incidents of sexual assault. Join Joe and Anea as they explore the ways in which long-standing 'gender boxes' are limiting both boys and girls and putting in jeopardy their healthy development as humans who can engage safely in both sexual and non-sexual contexts.

May 30, 2017
Spoiled Today, Spoiled For Life

Have you set a pattern of constantly giving your kids everything they ask for? Are you always at their beck and call? As it turns out, research tells us that we are limiting our kids' healthy development when we make them dependent on our constant attention AND giving them too much stuff. Take a listen as Joe and Anea discuss how to give our kids what they need rather than everything they want and help them become healthy, whole humans in the process.

May 22, 2017
Why do you want to be a Parent?

Join Joe and Anea for a show dedicated to a little spring cleaning for the brain as they ask, 'Why DO we have kids?' Whether you are contemplating having your first child or you've already got a couple and you're thinking about having more, this one's got something for you.

May 08, 2017
Sleep is Your Friend

After a busy week of touring with his family to promote his new comedy album, Joe discovered that a regular sleep schedule is important for teens, too. Join Anea and Joe as they talk about how much sleep kids need at every age, the impact when they don't get enough and how to set routines early on to ensure healthy, happy, high functioning kids.

May 01, 2017
Holy Sh$t! We have a new baby!

No matter how prepared you think you are, nothing can really fully prepare you for the first night (AND those first few weeks) with your new little human. Joe and Anea share some of their first 'new baby' experiences, including the ones none of the baby books seem to share.

Apr 24, 2017
"Mind the Gap"...the age gap, that is

Ever wonder what the ideal age gap is between children? Thinking that your children might fight less and like each other more if there was more or less of an age gap between them? Joe and Anea explore their own experiences among their children and look to what the experts say is ideal.

Apr 18, 2017
You're Ready To Date Again, But Are Your Kids Ready?

Take a listen as Anea and Joe tackle one of the many questions that divorce parents often ask when discussing dating. "When is the right time to bring someone new into the mix with me and my children?" Divorce can be sticky and so can dating after divorce.

Apr 10, 2017
"Mom, why is that little man so old and wrinkly?"

This episode is inspired from one of our listener's emails. Today's topic is about talking with our children about how people come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. In this episode Anea and Joe discuss the idea of how important it is to find these "teachable moments" that are born from the questions our children ask. 

Apr 03, 2017
9 Parenting Topics to Discuss BEFORE or AFTER You Have a Baby

Thinking about having a baby? Already have a couple and navigating the obstacles of parenthood? Join Joe and Anea as they talk through 9 parenting scenarios some experts are recommending you should discuss before having a baby together. Even if you are well into the journey with your child or children, this one is loaded with important topics of parenting that you don't want to miss.

Mar 27, 2017
"Mom, Dad, are you going to die?"

Among the most difficult topics we face as parents is the topic of death. What do you do when you need to discuss death with your child? Be it a favorite pet, a grandparent, or worse, the death conversation is the one we least want to have and yet, we must. Tune in to hear Joe and Anea tackle this tough one while still managing to keep the laughter rolling.

Mar 20, 2017
The Homework, Shower & Bedtime Battle

Are your kids wearing you down with the sometimes daily battle to do homework, to shower and to get to bed on time? Join Joe and Anea for tips to help you avoid waving the white flag of surrender.

Mar 13, 2017
Episode:57 Bad Kids, Good Kids, Our Kids

Is your child constantly befriending the 'troubled' kids at school? Are you unsure of how to handle signs that s/he is engaging in an unhealthy friendship? Before you make any big moves rooted in fear tune in to hear Joe and Anea tackle this all too common challenge of parenting.

Mar 05, 2017
Bullies, Boundaries and Building Healthy Relationships

Join Joe and Anea as they continue to tackle the challenge of raising our children with tools to create healthy relationships. Whether dealing with bullies or tricky friendship dynamics, resisting the urge to tell our kids to just run for the hills when they face a difficult social interaction, and instead using these opportunities as teachable moments is an investment in our kids' future ability to create and maintain healthy relationships.

Feb 27, 2017
Dressing Our Kids for Success

Join Joe and Anea as they discuss conscious parenting when it comes to how we dress our children. In spite of good intentions, we frequently limit the ability of our children (especially our girls) to move through the world actively, freely and safely by dressing them in clothes that either literally make it difficult to fully engage in play and exploration of the world and/or send strong messages about what makes them 'acceptable' as either girls or boys. Then, as our kids move into their adolescent years, the way in which we 'police' their clothing can do damage in a whole other set of ways. 

Feb 19, 2017
Break ups and Make ups

Whether your kids are young and dealing with friendship drama or teens dealing with their first break-up, helping them to develop healthy relationships, recognize signs of unhealthy relationships, and survive heartbreak are among the most important important tools we can give them. Join Joe and Anea as they tackle this important topic. 

Feb 13, 2017
Big Emotions in Front of Little Minds (and big ones)

Parents are human and that means we experience emotions. Many of us think we are always supposed to put on a happy face so our kids don't see us sad...or mad but that can set an example for our children that leads them to stuff emotions that need to be felt and think that sadness means their world is caving in. Join Joe and Anea as they explore some of the important basics of raising emotionally healthy kids. 

Feb 06, 2017
Kicking the Morning Chaos

Thanks to your questions and suggestions Joe and Anea are tackling the challenge of morning chaos. On those early school and work days, acting as the captain(s) of your ship to create a more calm, productive routine will not only set everyone off on the right foot for the day, it can help your kids to establish habits that will serve them through their childhood, adolescence and into their adult lives.

Jan 29, 2017
It Takes a Village

Joe and Anea discuss the challenge of parenting by your own standards and expectations when you have to deal with kids whose parents have very different expectations of their children...even when they come into YOUR house. How can you maintain your own house rules when applying them to someone else's kids? How do you get your kid to take responsibility for what you deem to be bad behavior when another set of parents is giving their kid a 'pass'? Tune in to find out.

Jan 22, 2017
One Night Stand-Up Father

Joe and Anea are joined by actor, comedian and father, Bill Dawes who shares his (sometimes) scandalous story of becoming a father after a one night stand. How did he manage to create a loving, healthy relationship with his now college-bound daughter in spite of a challenging relationship with her mother and living on opposite coasts? Tune in to find out how parenting, those always challenging, can be successful even under the most complicated circumstances.

Jan 17, 2017
Period Power

Dr. Suzanne is back in the studio with Joe and Anea and they are tackling the often taboo subject of menstruation. Research tells us that girls who learn about menstruation early and in a positive, celebratory way maintain a better connection to their bodies and have a healthier sense of being female. Tune in to find out how you can better educate yourself and your children (daughters AND sons) on this important biological function that just happens to allow for the continuation of our species. What?!

Jan 09, 2017
Potty Mouth

Joe and Anea ponder the impact of swearing around our kids. What is the power of words and what makes a good word bad? Tune in to find out.

Jan 04, 2017
Teaching Consent From Year One

 Joe and Anea welcome back Dr. Patricia to talk about the importance of teaching language and tools of affirmative consent to ensure your child has a clear sense of personal agency over her/his body and the ability to set healthy boundaries to stay safe now and in future more adult contexts.

Dec 19, 2016
Parenting In The Age Of Cell Phones

Unlike past generations cell phones are everywhere whether we like them or not. What is the appropriate age to allow your child to have a cell phone? How do we navigate ensuring their safety and appropriate access to the wealth of information available once they have a phone? Join Joe, Anea and Dr. Suzanne as they share their experience with this dilemma

Dec 12, 2016
The Magic of Santa

Why do so many of us break the 'no lying' rule when it comes to Santa and is it ok to do so? Joe and Anea compare notes on their own parenting experiences and explore the value of keeping the magic of Santa in our kids' lives.

Dec 05, 2016
Shared Custody Doesn't Have to be a nightmare with guest Julian McCullough

Joe and Anea welcome comedian and father, Julian McCullough, to talk about navigating shared custody of his 2 year old daughter. It's often the healthy choice for mom and dad (or mom and mom or dad and dad) not to be together any more but remaining conscious partners in parenting should never end. Tune in to find out what you can do to support your child's continued wellbeing post-divorce.

Nov 26, 2016
Surviving The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us which means it's time to navigate parenting through family gathering, travel and powder keg conversations. Join Joe and Anea as they offer suggestions to help you survive this challenging time of year. 

Nov 20, 2016
Inside the World of Teens on the Warped Tour (with Kevin Lyman)

Joe and Anea welcome Kevin Lyman, the man who created the Warped Tour 23 years ago and has spent more time than most adults experiencing teen life from the 'inside'. Join us to get the scoop on teens, learn why and how so many of them flock to this extraordinary music festival and find out how parents can come for FREE.

Nov 13, 2016
ADHD and Other 'Disorders' in a New Light

Joe and Anea welcome back Jennifer Waldburger along with psychotherapist Derek O Neill. Together they explore ADD, ADHD, Autism and more in a whole new light and the ways we, as parents, can better understand and better support our children, their energy and their true potential.

Nov 07, 2016
Home Schooling 'Test Results'

Join Joe and Anea for their Homeschooling follow-up interview with Finneas O'Connell the 19 year-old son of Home Schooling advocate Maggie Baird. No question is off the table as they explore home schooling benefits and challenges from the child's perspective.

Oct 31, 2016
I Can Teach My Child to Sleep Through the Night?!

Blurb: Joe and Anea welcome Jen Waldburger, co-founder of Sleepy Planet Parenting, to talk about why kids have trouble sleeping through the night and how parents can effectively teach their kids to be good sleepers, as early as 4-5 months of age. 

Oct 23, 2016
This Episode is for Parents of Gay Kids (with author Kristin Russo)

Joe and Anea welcome Kristin Russo, author of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, and together they explore the challenges parents face when their child 'comes out' as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Just as it can be extremely difficult for an adolescent to navigate 'coming out' to their family, many parents also face a 'coming-out-as-the-parent-of-a-gay-child' process of their own, usually with no map or guide on how to do so in a supportive, loving and accepting way.

Oct 17, 2016
Expectations of Parenting


Are you trying to be the perfect parent? This week Joe and Anea tackle the topic of managing the parenting expectations that we place on ourselves.


Oct 10, 2016
Home Schooling in a Whole New Light

Although an increasing number of families are choosing to home school their children, many of us are still unclear about the real benefits and challenges of doing so. Maggie Baird a seasoned homeschooler joins Joe and Anea to share her journey.

Oct 03, 2016
Wayne's World...with a toddler (Wayne Kramer)

Legendary musician Wayne Kramer is in the studio with Joe and Anea talking about becoming a parent after 60, the trials of toddlerhood and so much more.

Sep 25, 2016
Sex Ed Starts With You

Wanna raise a whole human being who is capable of one day creating healthy and fulfilling sexual experiences? Most of us do and Dr. Patricia is joining Joe and Anea to guide us through this extremely important but always daunting part of parenting.


Sep 19, 2016
Eenie, Meenie, Miney Mo...

...to what school should my children go? Joe and Anea are exploring one of the most difficult and important decisions parents have to make. Tune in to hear what their experience has guided them to learn and how it can help you.

Sep 12, 2016
There's a Freaking 4th Trimester?!?!


Dr. Suzanne is back and she's talking with Joe and Anea about the little known '4th Trimester'. Whether you've got a baby on the way, you've just had a baby OR you know someone who has, you're going to want to tune in for this game-changing episode that explains those crazy-making first three months out of the womb and what you can do to survive them.



Sep 06, 2016
Holding on to the Summer Yummy

It's back-to-school time and Joe and Anea are talking about how to hold on to the typically more calm energy and quality time of summer with our children. Tune in to find out how you can begin the new school year with the ability to keep some of the 'summer yummy', lessen the chaos, and still get it all the essentials done.

Aug 29, 2016
Spirituality in Parenting (with Ben Lee)

Joe and Anea welcome Australian musician and actor, Ben Lee. Tune in to hear them dive deep and explore the rich and layered topic of spirituality and how we can invite and create opportunities for spiritual exploration with our children.

Aug 22, 2016
The Zika Virus

Dr. Suzanne is back! Joe and Anea dive into the latest scare for pregnant women around the world... the Zika virus. Tune in to get the scoop on its causes and what you can do to protect yourself if you're pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.


Aug 15, 2016
Pink nail polish for everyone? Dealing with gender stereotypes.

Joe and Anea take on the challenging and charged topic of gender norms. How can we find balance between teaching our children not to be limited by gender stereotypes while providing them with awareness and tools to manage limiting societal messages they will inevitably see and hear through their peers, media and more? Tune in as Joe and Anea take a first pass at this important topic.

Aug 07, 2016
Single Parenting on Steroids (Fallon Smythe and Rebecca Prephan)

Joe and Anea welcome Nickelodeon actress Fallon Smythe and her mom Rebecca to talk about the challenges and triumphs of single parenthood from both the parent's and the child's perspectives.

Aug 01, 2016
To Be Alone or Not to Be...

Joe and Anea explore the pros and cons of children having alone time and the guidelines we, as parents, can apply to ensure maximum benefit. Doors open or closed? Should children have televisions in their room? How much screen and tech time is too much? A mix of opinions are flying around along with the usual banter in this very practically focused episode.

Jul 25, 2016
Growing Up Gay

Inspired by your emails, Joe and Anea welcome Clay Patane who shares with heartfelt eloquence his story of growing up gay and then raising children as a gay dad. Whether you are raising a child who is coming out, raising children as a gay parent or just want to make sure you are creating adequate and loving space for your child to discover their own unique self, this one's for you.

Jul 18, 2016
Self-Defense: Part 2 (With Self-Defense Expert Ellen Snortland)

On this follow up to Episode 22 on self defense, Joe and Anea welcome Impact Personal Safety Lead Instructor and author, Ellen Snortland. Beginning with her own traumatic experience being faced with a knife-wielding robber in her home to dedicating her life to 'normalizing' self-defense, Ms. Snortland makes compelling arguments for why providing self-defense classes for our children (and ourselves) is one of the most important things we can do as parents.

Jul 11, 2016
Running, Crying and Savoring the Moments

Ever find yourself lamenting the feeling that time seems to move at warp speed when it comes to your kids? Missing those snuggling toddler moments as you white knuckle your way through adolescence? Joe puts Anea on the spot and asks how she manages to navigate her relationships with her 20 year-old AND 7 year-old daughters and what she's learned along the way about enjoying every age.

Jul 03, 2016
Self-Defense Classes - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

From deterring bullies to defending themselves against predators, Joe and Anea examine the importance of self-defense classes for kids. With special attention paid to how self-defense classes instill the potentially life-saving notion for girls that they are NOT damsels in distress, this episode is a game-changer.

Jun 27, 2016
Fan Questions

It's here! Joe and Anea are answering your RAD emails on another informative and laughter-filled episode. What do we do when our child insists on lying? How can we effectively wear more than one 'hat' as a parent? And so much more...including an update on Joe's daughter's party - the one she asked him not to attend! 

Jun 20, 2016
Maz Jobrani

Joe and Anea sit down with comedian, actor and writer Maz Jobrani to chat about growing up Iranian AND American, figuring out how to balance an insane schedule while being a present, conscious parent and finding the lessons we most want to teach our kids.

Jun 13, 2016
Jimmy Lindberg and Tales From The Circle Pit of Parenthood

In this extended edition of Rad Parenting, Joe and Anea sit down with frontman and songwriter of the influential punk rock band Pennywise, Jimmy Lindberg. As the father of THREE girls and the author of Punk Rock Dad (the inspiration for the 2010 documentary The Other F Word), Jimmy had a lot to share about the balancing act required to being an effective parent while fronting an anti-establishment punk rock band...and always trying to find that sweet spot that allows him to be the best he can be at both.

Jun 07, 2016
Episode 19: Jimmy Lindberg and Tales From The Circle Pit of Parenthood

In this extended edition of Rad Parenting, Joe and Anea sit down with frontman and songwriter of the influential punk rock band Pennywise, Jimmy Lindberg. As the father of THREE girls and the author of Punk Rock Dad (the inspiration for the 2010 documentary The Other F Word), Jimmy had a lot to share about the balancing act required to being an effective parent while fronting an anti-establishment punk rock band...and always trying to find that sweet spot that allows him to be the best he can be at both.

Jun 06, 2016
Identity Crisis

Joe and Anea are answering emails again! This one is on a topic we can all relate to regardless of how young or old our kids are - how to maintain our identity and passions as individuals once we become parents and why it's so important that we do so.

May 30, 2016
Baby's on the Way! Now What?!

Pregnant and wondering what you've gotten yourself into as you ponder endless questions about pregnancy and child birth? Joe and Anea welcome special guest (and Anea's OBgyn) Dr. Suzanne to talk through some of the challenges expectant parents face and what we can do to embrace one of the most transformative rides of our lives. From the best time to start looking for YOUR ideal doctor to, vitamins you can take before and during pregnancy and how the non-pregnant partner can be a gold-star supporter.

May 23, 2016
Rad Parenting Even Through Divorce

Joe and Anea tackle one of the most difficult challenges many parents face - effectively parenting through a divorce. As it turns out, divorce doesn't have to screw up your children, especially if you go into it with clear intentions and an awareness that the end of a marriage does not have to mean the end of your family.

May 16, 2016
H2O's Toby Morse - One Life, One Chance

On this extended length episode, Joe and Anea chat with H2O's lead singer Toby Morse. They explore what it has been like for Toby to figure out how to be a great dad to his 13 year old son, in spite of growing up without a dad. They also talk about Tobey's life in the Punk Rock scene, his 20 year marriage, his 'straight edge' life style and commitment to doing impactful work with youth through his organization, 'One Life, One Chance'.

May 09, 2016
Be A United Front

 You've heard Joe and Anea talk about the fact that as parents, we are always on stage and our kids have a front row seat. In this episode they take it to the next level and discuss the importance of being a united front as much of the time as possible and why this is essential to healthy growth and development, giving your kids a sense of safety and so much more.

May 02, 2016
The Hazards of Modeling Inequality in Your Household

Fresh off of actually reading Anea's book, Joe is armed and ready with his questions on why it is so important to model equality in our home, especially since our kids have a front row seat for almost everything we do as parents.

Apr 25, 2016
Down with...Dad Shaming

On this episode Joe and Anea tackle a question about 'Dad Shaming'. How can a man deal with other people looking down on him for wanting to be a stay-at-home dad? What about when the guys tease him because he wants to hang with his kids? Where does the shaming come from? Take a listen and find out.

Apr 18, 2016
And then there were 3 w/ guest OK GO's Dan Konopka

Joe and Anea spend an information packed hour with OK GO drummer, Dan Konopka. From bringing home baby and struggling to stay connected to your partner, to setting boundaries with toddlers, this episode makes it comfortingly clear that parenting is the great equalizer.

Apr 11, 2016
Date Night? Really?

While our inclination as parents is to put our children at the center of our world, sometimes we get so caught up in our role as mom or dad that we forget to nurture the relationship with our partner. In yet another laughter-filled episode, Joe and Anea discuss why creating 'date nights' can be an essential part of good parenting.

Apr 04, 2016
Dad you're gross! Mom you're weird!

Has the day come when your child wakes up and suddenly wants nothing (or very little) to do with you? Or are you dreading the arrival of that inevitable day on her/his journey through adolescence? Join Joe and Anea for some comforting insight on why this is totally normal and healthy AND what you can do to make the best of it.


Mar 28, 2016
Steve Caballero

Joe and Anea sit down for an extended Rad-Parenting session and trip down memory lane with skateboard legend Steve Caballero, the man Thrasher Magazine named, 'Skater of the Century.' Steve shares his many life lessons as a superstar skateboarder and now as a parent and grandparent.

Mar 21, 2016
Chris Shiflett of The Foo Fighters

Buckle up and join Joe and Anea as they welcome Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett to talk about all things parenting and beyond. Chris shares his personal struggles with parenting three boys from afar while on the road touring, the ways he sees the influence of his own parents on his role as a dad, and his number one tip for parenting success.


Mar 14, 2016
Self-Defense Classes - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

From deterring bullies to defending themselves against predators, Joe and Anea examine the importance of self-defense classes for kids. With special attention paid to how self-defense classes instill the potentially life-saving notion for girls that they are NOT damsels in distress, this episode is a game-changer.

Mar 07, 2016
Making Your Home The Hangout Space

Playdates feel like a piece of cake compared to group hangouts when our kids become teens. Joe and Anea explore the benefits of making your home the place your teen and their friends want to hang out. From pizza ovens and fire pits to back yard movie screenings, how making your home a safe place for your teen and his/her friends will provide the social time they crave with safe guidelines...even when hormones are raging.

Feb 29, 2016
Let's Talk About Sex

You wouldn't want your child to drive or surf without being well informed so why are so many parents reluctant to talk to their kids about sex? Joe and Anea tackle the topic that makes most parents squirm at the thought of it. Why, when and how to let your kids’ question

Feb 22, 2016
Breaking the Code: How To Keep Communicating With Your Kids

When they're little it seems like they won't stop talking and then as adolescence sets in, they suddenly clam up, leaving you in the dark. Joe and Anea talk about the do's and don'ts of laying a strong foundation for communication with your kids throughout their lives, and what to do if you're worried that it's too late.

Feb 15, 2016
Mini-Me Syndrome

Joe and Anea explore what Anea calls 'The first rule of parenting: Check your ego at the door!' With stories of their own hilarious parenting triumphs and foibles (and tons of banter) Joe and Anea discuss the importance of maintaining balance between creating safe guidelines for your child while allowing room for discovery of her/his own likes and dislikes (even when they're radically different than your own!)

Feb 01, 2016
Daddy's Princess

Joe Sib and Ana Talk about parenting and it's awesome

Dec 15, 2015