Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 28: The First Semester Transition: What to Expect and How Mom Can Help

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

I am thrilled to bring you this episode!

Not only is if overflowing with content that I wish I had known before my daughter headed off to school, but I also learned a few things.

My guest, Katy Oliveira, Host of the Collegehood Advice podcast, shares her advice and tips on navigating the first semester and how we, as mothers, may help our children.

Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
My Guest: Katy Oliveira, Host of the Collegehood Advice podcast
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Your role as benefactor
  • How grade notifications are handled in college, and a quick chat about FERPA
  • Campus resources that parents should be aware of for their child
  • What are challenges our child might face in the first semester
  • Katy’s best piece of advice

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What are you most focused on for your child’s first semester?
  2. If you went to college, what are some defining moments from your first semester? Do you remember any?

Where to find this episode’s guest: Katy Oliveira, Host of the Collegehood Advice Podcast

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 27: What Are You Making Grades Mean?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

So, I wonder if this episode is the one that gets my listeners worked up. These are thoughts that we don’t hear often, so I’m putting them out there. If you aren’t a fan of my approach – it is all good, differences are what makes this world interesting.

However, if you can barely stand to listen to my take on grades, I challenge you to take a look at your thoughts and be curious as to the why. Ask yourself, “Who would I be in the world, if for a moment, I tried on these new thoughts and could find myself in a space where I believe them?”

Let me know where you are and let’s chat about it.  If you are happy with who you show up in the world as with your thoughts on this topic, then you are all good!

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • To question what you are making a GPA/grades mean
  • To challenge your thinking about the 4.0
  • To think about who gets to walk across the stage at graduation
  • To question what you make grades mean in your life

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How much does your child’s grade change your mood?
  2. How were your grades in school?

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 26: Changing your mind is OKAY!

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
We change our mind all of the time, don’t we?
 
But how do you treat yourself when you do change a decision that you have made? Guess what? It isn’t time to beat yourself up. It is time to be curious, to question it, check it and then be all in on your new decision: whether it is to stay the course or do something different. 
 
Easy? Maybe not, but I’ve got you! Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • How the path to future you is like a spider web
  • To be kind to yourself when you question if you are on the right path to future you
  • Things you need to do in order to expand your future (rest, plan, adjust & repair)
  • About spider webs

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How do you normally treat yourself when you change your mind?
  2. How do you feel about spiders? 🙂

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 25: My Partner is Driving Me Crazy!!

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
This one is real. We all have our moments where it isn’t easy to think the best of our partner. When the days turn to weeks and months – what can we do?
 
You may not love my answer. It isn’t the easy answer but it is the life changing answer.
 
Of course, once again, it all starts with you – and those wildly creative thoughts of yours. I’ve got you! Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • What to do when your partner is driving you crazy
  • Our thoughts change everything
  • To be responsible for your own happiness
  • Who should control your emotional health
  • My answer to: Is my relationship going to make it? 

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How are you and your partner doing?
  2. How has parenthood changed you, and has it impacted your relationships?

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 24: With My Child Heading to College, are the Thoughts I am Having Normal?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
My future empty nest friend, I want to talk about the normal thoughts that you may expect to have as you prepare for your child heading to school. 
 
Our minds like to be creative. Here are some that I’ve heard from friends, clients, and family: 
 
  • Will they ever bathe in college?
  • Will they find a community that welcomes them?
  • How will they focus enough to study with the many distractions available on a college campus?
  • What the heck am I going to do with my time?
  • Will they eat well?
  • Will they party too much and drop out of school?
  • What if they take seven years to get through school?
  • Motherhood is over!
I’ve got you! Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • A new visualization of your thoughts
  • How to treat your thoughts of your child heading to college (leaving home)
  • How your thoughts are like drops of water on eye glasses
  • And more!

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Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What silly thought does your mind like to present to you?
  2. How are you doing with noticing your thoughts?

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.