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The Mother Flipping Awesome Podcast

Season 3, Episode 16: Modern Manners for Moms & Dads

On this episode, Abigail interviews...

Sarah Davis and Evie Granville

Today I am speaking with Dr. Sarah Davis and Evie Granville, M.Ed., are parent educators and the authors of Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations. Real-life best friends and moms to six young kids, Evie and Sarah are the creators of the Solar System Parenting Framework, which helps parents learn how to balance their own needs, their child’s, and everyone else’s. Their advice has been featured by Parents, MSN, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Reader’s Digest, and other major media outlets. And today they are here with US.


Sneak peek:

This week Abigail speaks with Dr. Sarah Davis and Evie Granville, M.Ed. of Modern Manners for Moms & Dads. We all share personal stories about some of the sticky social situations we have found ourselves in, and Sarah and Evie share the framework they've created for how we can better handle them next time!

2:00 Meet Evie and Sarah!

3:30 Evie and Sarah explain why the concept of “manners” is important.

4:45 Abigail shares her “Parmesan Story,” and recounts her own embarrassing experience with crossing the line of social expectations others have around our children’s behavior.

6:30 Abigail talks about how being in touch with our own values can greatly affect how we show up in the world.

8:00 Evie and Sarah talk about the framework they have constructed for what they see as four different types of parents, and how knowing this framework can help each type handle sticky situations. 

10:00 When is your parenting perspective a handicap?

11:00 Abigail shares her realization that she and her husband hold very different parenting perspectives: Easy vs. Thorough.

13:30 This is not your grandma’s etiquette. 

14:00 Evie and Sarah talk about their friendship and the necessity of community in motherhood. 

18:30 Evie and Sarah share the rudest things they’ve ever done as parents.

21:00 Evie and Sarah discuss the impact of our current political climate on our kids. 

24:30 The importance of digital fluency.

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