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Welcome to Raising Adults, the groundbreaking podcast that STARTS with the END in mind!

Together we can stop raising kids and start raising adults!

Brought to you by Future Focused Parenting.

May 3, 2021

Laura Hernandez and her husband, Tony, live in the Dallas area, raising seven biological and three adopted children. That's right; they have ten amazing children - She's our hero! Laura created Mama Systems to help others bring peace to their homes through customized systems. She offers coaching and courses that...


Apr 26, 2021

Deana and Kira chat about the difference between correcting our kids and criticizing them. How can we be sure to come across with love, kindness and understanding when we need to correct a behavior? How can we keep in check what we can expect of them and what they might only be learning as they grow? And, how can we...


Apr 19, 2021

Kira and Deana discuss re-entry as the pandemic shifts and the world starts to open up again. How do we support our kids? How do we help them to be understanding of each other and the variety of experiences their friends may have had? How do we teach them the compassion, empathy and patience they will need for others...


Apr 5, 2021

Deana and Kira answer your questions about everything from imaginative play, emotional intelligence for kids under 18 months, linking your why to your values and more!

Episodes referenced: The Importance of a Strong Why, Figuring Out Your Family’s Values, Raising Kids With Emotional...


Jan 25, 2021

Deana and Kira chat about the parenting moments that make us cringe! Together they unpack the gray area around when we feel our kids are a reflection of us and our parenting, why we feel that way and when we might need to let that go.

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