We read a fair amount of parenting books, and lately we’ve seen the idea of “influence” popping up when it comes to the role we play with our children. That’s why we were so excited to welcome author Kelly Rippon as a guest on Spawned with Kristen and Liz this week. You may recognize her as the mom of Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, but as a single mom of six kids, along with being a corporate speaker and college instructor, she’s taken everything she’s learned and turned it into a fantastic new parenting book: Parent Up: Inspire Your Child  to Be Their Best Self.

You can listen right now, but if you have a moment, make sure you’re a Spawned subscriber so you never miss an episode (and PS: leave us a review too!)

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Topics from our show

– How influence is the antithesis of control in parenting

– How to parent beyond external performance

– The difference between optimism and positivity

– Why words matter, not just expletives!

– The importance of grace, and how to talk to your kids about mistakes and failure (this is so good!)

– How to teach your kids good habits that will last a lifetime

And a whole lot more! Including our Cool Picks of the Week! You won’t want to miss Kristen’s reco! 

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