All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast

Make family life a whole lot easier for you with the help of science only here at All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast! Presented by Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Labs – the pioneers of life management.

Listen on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Google Podcasts
  • Podbean App
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • iHeartRadio
  • PlayerFM
  • Samsung
  • Podchaser

Episodes

Friday Feb 16, 2024

Welcome to our discussion on navigating family resilience in the face of loss, featuring renowned clinical psychologist, family therapist, and author Froma Walsh, Ph.D.
Loss can profoundly affect family dynamics, challenging the very fabric of our connections. But amidst grief, how do families find resilience?
Join us as we delve into this crucial topic with Froma Walsh, Ph.D., a distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago. Dr. Walsh, co-founder of the Chicago Center for Family Health, brings a wealth of expertise in family resilience, trauma, and multi-stress conditions. With over 120 scholarly publications, her groundbreaking work has earned her numerous accolades in the field of mental health.
In our conversation, we explore the complexities of loss, drawing insights from Dr. Walsh's acclaimed book, "Complex and Traumatic Loss." Discover the various types of traumas surrounding loss, the roles within family dynamics, and the diverse pathways to healing.
Connect with Froma Walsh, Ph.D. via email at fwalsh@uchicago.edu and visit Chicago Center for Family Health official website at https://www.ccfhchicago.org/. Take a visit to her latest published books:
Strengthening Family Resilience (3rd ed., 2016) https://www.guilford.com/books/Strengthening-Family-Resilience/Froma-Walsh/9781462529865
Complex and Traumatic Loss: Fostering Healing and Resilience (2023) https://www.guilford.com/books/Complex-and-Traumatic-Loss/Froma-Walsh/9781462553020 
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA 

Friday Feb 02, 2024

With mental health topics coming out into more daily practices and conversations, families are finding out so much more about the struggles teenagers go through on a regular basis. It’s important not only to acknowledge their issues but to support them. However, the need to know what is going on can sometimes lead to pushing a conversation they’re not ready to have.
Our guest today shares the importance of balancing privacy and communication in a household. Paul Sunseri, Psy.D., joins Dina to talk about some strategies parents can have in their toolbelt. Paul is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and owner of New Horizons Child and Family Institute. Within this institute, he has created a form of therapy that focuses on a familial approach to working through a child's mental health, Intensive Family-Focused Therapy (IFFT). Alongside his direct work with families, Paul is also the author of "Family-Focused Treatment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health: A New Paradigm." In this book, his primary focus looks into the world as it is today and how to help teens navigate it, including topics such as social media, screen time, social isolation, and the family disconnect.
Paul and Dina delve into crucial aspects of mental health within families, ranging from recognizing early signs of mental health issues in children and adolescents, to how a healthy family dynamic can impact the mental well-being of children and adolescents. How improved family communication contributes to creating a supportive environment, especially for young individuals grappling with mental health issues is also underscored in this episode.
Visit Paul’s work at https://www.myiift.org/ and watch his latest TED talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDQ5tgd1_HY. Connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-a-sunseri-psy-d-54033b7.
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA 

Friday Jan 19, 2024

When it comes to sibling relationships—sibling rivalry, jealousy, and empathy can take place. When navigating a sibling relationship alongside the challenges of disability, it may occasionally impact the dynamic, posing long-term challenges.
In today’s show, Dina is joined by Dr. Carolyn Shivers, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Niagara University, NY. Shivers has been a part of multiple research papers, many addressing the dynamics in a sibling relationship with a disabled sibling. The family system typically depends on the disabled child’s needs, such as doctor's appointments, which can create instability in some aspects of the routine.
Dina and Dr. Shivers talk about the implications this can have on the sibling dynamic, including jealousy and preferential treatment. Tune in to find out how impactful it is in the long run, and how you can provide emotional support to your teenagers.
Stay updated with Carolyn’s work by visiting her research space at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carolyn-Shivers/
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXFAmazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcastiHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181
 
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA  

Friday Jan 05, 2024

Now, we are approaching the dawn of a new year, the perfect time to rejuvenate and reassess our lives, giving us an opportunity to create resolutions and plans, particularly in the context of our partnerships. But how do we bring up the discussion for renewal to strengthen our relationship?
Welcome to a brand new episode of All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast. Join host Dina Sargeant in today's insightful conversation with licensed professional counselor-supervisor, Jill Robin Payne, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, hailing from Houston, Texas.
With an impressive 40+ years of experience in the mental health field, Jill is not only a seasoned counselor but has also shared her expertise in numerous local TV and radio interviews. Her commitment to enhancing communication is reflected in her book, "Bempathy®: Looking through Children’s Eyes to Simplify Communication," available on Amazon. Her latest publication, "Meeting People: It’s Not a Game," adds another layer to her impactful work.
In this episode, Dina and Jill explore the art of initiating discussions about renewal within relationships. Discover the significance of setting aside dedicated time to discuss your goals as a married couple, from the grand milestones to the seemingly mundane tasks. Aligning your visions for the new year can set the stage for positive communication throughout the upcoming months – a valuable insight shared by Jill.
Tune in to gain valuable insights from Jill on her recommendations to maintain a strong connection with your partner, and learn how Bempathy can seamlessly integrate into your relationship dynamics.
Stay updated on Jill Robin Payne’s latest works and activities by visiting her LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/jillrobinpayne/ 
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA 

Friday Dec 22, 2023

With children off school and families gathering together, there can be a number of challenges families face on their usual routine. Everyone in close quarters, different celebratory traditions and cultures amongst the family. 
In today's episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Sarah Lee, clinical psychologist and PhD candidate. Dina and Sarah discuss the various dynamics within a family and how culture can change the ways in which parents approach parenting. Both share their own personal journey to finding their own autonomy outside family expectations and cultural practices, however negative that may seem to other family members. 
Especially during the holiday season, families all in one place with so many different traditions and practices, Sarah shares some ways to keep the peace amongst all family members while also creating new traditions for families to enjoy. Sarah and Dina also share their experiences with Sarah’s second interest field within the neurodivergent world. 
Stay updated on Sarah Lee’s latest work by visiting her published works at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Lee+JYS&cauthor_id=36152473 
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA 

Friday Dec 08, 2023

I know what you’re thinking: How do art and communication go together? Family relationships can be conflicting, nurturing, or safe for each member. Sometimes individuals also perceive those relationships differently.
In today's episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Su Mei Tan, founder of Art Tearapy and an art therapist based in Melbourne. While she began her journey by building houses in third-world countries, she discovered her passion for helping children through art. This led to her exploration of art therapy, culminating in the creation of Art Tearapy. Art Tearapy focuses on using the creative mind to understand and improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Dina and Su Mei discuss the various dynamics within a family and how these dynamics can either facilitate communication or create resistance to healthy communication patterns. They share observations on how people communicate, including how certain patterns can foster negative relationships among family members. Su Mei also explores how art therapy can be utilized for team-building exercises involving the entire family, encompassing both verbal and non-verbal communication.
Stay updated on Su Mei Tan’s latest work by visiting her website at https://www.arttearapy.com/
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA  

Friday Nov 24, 2023

Before the journey of marriage even begins, many individuals grapple with the apprehension of settling down after their first marriage. Prenup seems to act as a trigger for a lot of people, seen as a harbinger of the worst rather than the better.
In today's episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Dr. Henry Kha, a Senior Lecturer of Law at Macquarie University. With primary research interests in family law and history, Dr. Henry delves into the intricacies of family law, examining it from both a legal historical and contemporary perspectives. While societal norms have evolved, the legal landscape seems to lag behind.
Dina and Dr. Henry explore the role that prenuptial agreements play in shaping modern marriages, especially in second marriages, and discuss how this conversation influences the dynamics between individuals.
Stay updated on Dr. Henry Kha’s latest work by visiting his faculty page at https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/henry-kha 
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA 

Friday Nov 10, 2023

Every family has different ways they have learned to communicate. This particular pattern impacts how we speak to each other, how we solve problems that occur, and the ways in which we care for each other.
In this episode of "All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast," host Dina Sargeant is joined by Dr Jennifer L. Bevan, a professor in the School of Communication at Chapman University in California, United States. Her research interests focus upon the negotiation of difficult relational interactions, such as ongoing conflict, jealousy, family caregiving, chronic illness, as well as related psychological and physical health correlates of these experiences. She has published more than 75 scholarly communication books, articles, and book chapters appearing in such journals as Human Communication Research, Communication Research, Social Science and Medicine, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. She was recognized in 2009 and 2016 as one of the most prolific and central scholars in the field of communication and received multiple book awards for her 2013 book The Communication of Jealousy (Peter Lang Press).
Dina and Dr. Jennifer delve into a deeper understanding of caregiving, widening the conversation to include not only elderly care but also the care for family members with disabilities. Dr. Jennifer also shares her valuable viewpoints, combining the communication patterns we observe and create in our families, which can significantly affect our relationships with those whom we take care of. Communication challenges that can either be taken the wrong way or get heated very quickly in many families are explored, and Dr. Jennifer offers practical strategies to reduce potential conflicts and arguments that may arise.
Stay updated on Dr. Jennifer L. Bevan's work through her Chapman University faculty page at https://www.chapman.edu/our-faculty/jennifer-bevan or connect with her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-bevan-55119317/
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA  

Friday Oct 27, 2023

With Grandparents' Day approaching, there are significant questions surrounding family relationships from the perspective of grandparents: how they interact with family members, provide family support, and set boundaries to balance family life with their own.
In this episode of the All Together Podcast, Dina is joined by Dr. Robyn Mills, a retired psychologist and a grandmother of six children. She has enjoyed a 50-year career in the health field, working in psychiatric units, emergency departments, private practice, and teaching at various universities across multiple disciplines, including psychology, nursing, and natural medicine. Her PhD in Organizational Psychology has provided her with an in-depth understanding of optimal workplace practices in a psychiatric unit.
Over the past decade, Robyn has produced and hosted a radio platform, where she interviewed inspiring people from around the world. This endeavor has been highly successful, with more than 500,000 downloads of her programs. She is also a founding and integral member of Win Win Parenting, where she educates parents and makes a positive difference in the lives of the current and next generation of children. She believes her greatest achievement is raising her three beautiful daughters and being an inspiring and positive influence in the lives of her grandchildren. Now, Robyn's passion is creating 'Humanity's Heart,' whether through her art, singing, or spoken words. She believes that when we pour love into the collective heart of humanity, we leave a heartprint of love that shapes the world.
Dina and Robyn discuss the differences between being a parent and being a grandparent, including the authoritarian role that a grandparent plays in a child's life. Robyn also shares her advice on maintaining the boundaries set to balance her life as a grandparent and as a retiree, including some key conversations to have while earning respect.
Follow Robyn Mills work via https://www.drrobynmills.com/ or connect with her via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drrobynmills/. You can also connect with her through email at robyn@robynmills.com.au 
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA 

Friday Oct 13, 2023

Welcome to a new episode of the All Together Podcast: The Family Science Insights Podcast, where we explore the intricate dynamics of remarriage and the journey of building a strong, secure, and loving blended family. Host Dina Sargeant engages in a candid conversation with Ron Deal, a licensed family and marriage therapist, and the founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®.
Ron Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the U.S. He is also the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books, including the bestselling 'Building Love Together in Blended Families' (with Dr. Gary Chapman) and the highly referenced book 'The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family.' Ron also gives speeches at conferences, hosts the FamilyLife Blended podcast, and has been training therapists for over two decades in the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In this engaging episode, Dina and Ron delve into the challenges and lessons of integrating new members into a family while healing from past dynamics. They address common concerns faced by families in second marriages, emphasizing the crucial role of communication in shaping healthy family dynamics. Ron shares invaluable strategies aimed at fostering strong family bonds, even in the face of past traumas.
Additionally, Ron offers a unique perspective by discussing his own show, where he explores the experiences of adult children who have grown up with step-parents. Tune in to gain profound insights and actionable advice on navigating the complexities of building a harmonious blended family. 
Connect with Ron Deal on:Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronldeal/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyLifeBlended/ Pinterest: https://id.pinterest.com/FLblended/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FamilyLifeBlended/ 
Visit his works at  https://www.familylife.com/familylifeblended/blended-families/, also learn more about becoming a Recognized Smart Stepfamily Therapy Provider at https://smartstepfamilies.com/ 
Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ and visit http://fa.lmsl.net/ for additional information about Family Science Labs.
Follow us on social media to stay updated: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@familysciencelabs/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/family.science.labs.1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/family.science.labs/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/showcase/familysciencelabs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaScienceLabs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@family.science.labs/ Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/familysciencelabs/ 
You can also subscribe and listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcasting platforms:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast/id1648226863 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KsAHQ9cboyvEwXq2oNGXF Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/97921230-f6e8-4e0b-aaf6-57475fa796d7/all-together-the-family-science-insights-podcast iHeart Radio: https://iheart.com/podcast/102676509 Podbean: https://familyscienceinsights.podbean.com/ PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3401811 Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/all-together-the-family-scienc-4903181 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2ZhbWlseXNjaWVuY2VpbnNpZ2h0cy9mZWVkLnhtbA 

Image

All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast

Dina Sargeant, your host, is here to talk to experts about the things we don't think about like marriage prep, family finances, and so much more! Each topic addresses an element from the comprehensive framework of several domains and elements created by the Center for Family Science.

Make family life a whole lot easier for you with the help of science only here at All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast! Presented by Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Labs - the pioneers of life management.

Copyright 2022 All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20230822