“KEEP IT REAL” PARENTING
By Malinda Beth Zachary
No theories, no fluff, but candid, REAL, conversations, about tips and tricks that work and don’t work, in the REAL world of parenting & teaching young people. Malinda Zachary shares legit examples in her weekly podcast from her own perspective as a Mom of 26yrs & as a teacher/coach for 13yrs. There are NO PERFECT PARENTS but you can parent in a CONFIDENT & POWERFUL way in REAL life situations! You can’t make this stuff up! Join Malinda and friends today!
“KEEP IT REAL” PARENTING Apr 10, 2020
Episode 19: Having Fun for Free!
Join Malinda as she shares some fun ideas for rainy and sunny days at home or in the neighborhood without breaking the bank!
Jun 28, 202222:55
Episode 18: Classroom in the Car Seat!
Join Malinda as she gives practical ideas for quality, teachable moments in the car!
May 05, 202216:44
Ep 17: GAME CHANGER ALERT! Helping your kids recognize their Circle of Influence and what that means
Join the conversation as Malinda shares some concrete activities you can do with yourself and children to help your kids take ownership of their role in daily circumstances and how to respond appropriately so they can be heard and respected and make positive choices in life.
Sep 10, 202115:15
Episode 16: Helping Your Child or Teen Take Ownership of THEIR future!”
Join the conversation about helping your children of all ages take ownership of their futures! Malinda gives practical examples of things you can do with your kids from the cradle through college and beyond!
Mar 04, 202135:52
Episode 15: “If Your Kids Aren’t Ever Mad at You...Then You Probably Aren’t Parenting!”
Malinda reminds us all that we are not called to be our kids friends but we are called to parent them, lead them and give them consequences. This week her friend Peyton Mott is the guest sharing about the adults in her life who were tough on her and helped her become the successful adult she is today. Push back is normal from our kids when we are parenting like we are called to do.
Jan 30, 202152:42
Episode 14: “It benefits your kids to make them do things they DON’T WANT TO DO!”
Malinda talks about the importance of making kids and young people do things they don’t want to do! Her guest this week is her former player and now women’s collegiate basketball coach Brittany Clark. Join the conversation as we focus on helping shove our baby birds out the nest to watch them soar!
Nov 24, 202038:32
Episode 13: “Memos from Your Child” and other ”MOM sayings” from Malinda
Malinda shares some of the statements in a document called “memos from your child”. These statements helped her be encouraged and have confidence when she was parenting her young boys as a single mom. She hopes that by sharing them, it will help other parents too. She also shares some of her famous “mom” one-liners that she used in the classroom and at home.
Oct 17, 202026:09
Episode 12: “I Didn’t Sign Up For This!” Helping Parents Navigate Virtual Learning at Home
Guest Mom, Wanda Hayes is on this episode sharing some words of wisdom and tips for parents and grandparents who have found themselves teaching their kids at home because of the pandemic. You won’t want to miss this episode as it will encourage you that this unexpected role of schooling at home can really be a blessing and used in a wonderful way To teach and train and reach your children in a way that you never would have been able to before. It’s not just about reading writing and arithmetic it’s about life lessons and teaching them the love of Jesus Christ at home.
Oct 04, 202042:52
Episode 11:: It takes 2 to be INTERRUPTED!
Malinda discusses how kids of all ages can be interruptive and how it doesn’t have to be that way. There are tools and boundaries you can put in place to teach your children to be patient and considerate instead of rude and interruptive. Even college & adult children can be interruptive. So join the discussion no matter your kid’s ages!
Sep 19, 202031:31
Episode10: Old Fashioned Fun! Tons of games and activities you can do at home for cheap!
Malinda shares out of her game bag of tricks this week! Her girlfriend from Dallas also gives some awesome ideas anyone can do for good old fashioned fun on a shoestring budget! Don’t miss out on the fun in episode 10!
Aug 15, 202026:34
Episode 9: NO EXCUSES! Helping Our Children to Reach Their Full Potential
Malinda shares her fav “go to” statement of NO EXCUSES and how that mentality will instill determination and confidence in young people. She shares some practical stories and tips to try at home or in the classroom to reinforce NO EXCUSES!
Jul 15, 202027:10
Episode 8: EXCELLENCE - raising the bar and your expectations to instill excellence in your children
Join Malinda and her youngest son as they discuss practical every day things you can do to raise the bar and expect excellence in the small things and big things too! You don’t want to miss this episode as Malinda wraps up the PRIDE series with the letter E for excellence.
Jun 26, 202038:23
Episode 7: helping your child to be determined even when they rebel.
Malinda interviews a former student and player who rebelled and because of her parents determination she persevered and is now a great Mom of 2 kids and thanks her parents every day for their determination to make tough decisions to keep her on track.
Jun 16, 202044:07
Episode 6: Directing determination in children toward a positive path to achieving great things!
Malinda shares part one of a two part discussion about directing determination in children in a positive way. It takes determination to succeed in life!
Jun 05, 202034:29
Episode 5: “Independence with money and being responsible for THEIR things”
Malinda shares about teaching children a solid work ethic and managing their money. Teaching them to also be responsible with remembering their assignments, sports uniforms, lunch money, or whatever it may be.
May 24, 202039:09
Keep it REAL Parenting Episode 4: Independence is the goal! Send ‘em out with confidence!
Malinda and the Garza parents talk about practical things you can do to help instill confidence, responsibility, and independence in your kids from the crib to college!
May 15, 202034:07
Episode 3: “Independent young people turn into responsible, considerate, adults.”
Instilling independence in your children and young people is the focus of Malinda’s episode 3. She gives practical things you can start doing today with your kids to make an impact on the kids’ attitudes about their future. Getting the kids to take ownership of their future and help them be excited about it as well. Instilling Independence is the goal for all parents. Tune in for some great tips and tricks you can really use, both in your own life and the lives of your young people!
May 10, 202041:12
Episode 2: Pride is important...RESPECT is essential!
Malinda has a guest Mom from Kansas City on the episode as they speak on instilling pride in your children and how respect is the key in almost every situation. Practical ideas and tips are shared that you can use in your home!
May 03, 202024:08
Episode 1: Don’t turn YOUR whole world upside down!
Malinda shares a foundational principle she followed from the cradle through the college years with her boys and students she taught. She also stresses the importance of having a plan. “If you fail to plan...you are planning to fail.”
Apr 24, 202023:51
KEEP IT REAL PARENTING Trailer: what this no fluff parenting podcast is all about!
Helpful tips and techniques that work for all ages in the real life trenches of parenting! Teaching young people to see their value and to give them the “want to” to reach their potential! I want to give you CONFIDENCE to parent in a POWERFUL way!
Apr 10, 202002:11