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Episode #104 Personality at Birth - Temperament
Temperament is the key to all parenting - to understanding your child's rhythms and routines, preferences and strengths, ways to comfort, how to encourage new skills and new situations, how to master change and unpredictability. When we understand a child's temperament, we understand that children are individual people with their own way of being in the world.
Episode #103 Parenting in a Worrisome World
Listen for some timeless wisdom about how to continue to raise resilient, optimistic children in a stressful world. Dr. Aaryn Gottesfeld brings a calm and reassuring voice as she helps us all find our coping strategies in the face of anxiety, worry and uncertainty.
Episode #102 Bilingual and Multilingual Families
Raising children in bilingual and multilingual homes gives parents a personal and powerful way to share their roots and connections to stories and traditions. It gets complicated though because children don't always embrace everything that parents want to share with them. Here is a great conversation about raising children in multilingual homes that goes beyond language to the heart and soul why language is so personal and changes how our children think, feel and connect to the world.
Episode #91 Parents - United and Separate
This podcast helps parents find their way to consistency and compromise and creating a united front when it really matters while respecting individual differences and different parenting styles.
Episode #85 Unplugging - taking breaks from technology
Unplugging from technology, whether it's for a few hours, a day or as part of a summer routine, will change everything! Listen as this experienced parent and educator creates the skills and the routines to help her family unplug. The benefits are enormous - children who know who they are and who they are becoming, children who know each other better, a family who has a deep openness to learning and curiosity, who create meaningfulness based on reflection and connection, and who have the ability to share stories and memories based on "how something felt" not merely "how something looked". This podcast shows us all how to create a life connected to self, to each other and to the world!
Episode #82 Couple Power - parenting after infertility and surrogacy
Today's podcast brings together two strong, resilient and resourceful couples who shared the heartbreak of infertility and the challenges of surrogacy. Through their experiences, they learned about mutual support and the ups-and-downs of uncertainty and dreams deferred. Now, they have lots to share with other parents facing the emotional roller coaster of life-with-kids.
Episode #45 Infertility and the Silent Stories that Come Before Baby
We sit in baby and toddler classes all across the country beaming with joy as if everyone who ever wanted to start a family got their wish without heartache, sadness and unimaginable loss. Those stories don't erased when the baby comes. Today, we honor the painful journey that many parents take to get here, here to family. And we remind everyone with a silent story that they are not alone....especially when sitting in Mommy & Me class, at storytimes or on playgrounds.
Episode #78 Social Media - Perfect Parents
Social media creates unique challenges to everyone today, particularly parents. The value of sharing with others others and connecting to distant friends and family is enormous. But appearances and comparisons and the illusion of perfection begin to change our real-time interactions and how we measure up against those images and ideals. This conversation may help you find your balance and the genuine connections that sustain you in those very "connected" world.
Episode #76 Tantrums and Fairy Dust
Here it is - a conversation on tantrums that will give your peace about tantrums. Tantrums are part of childhood (and adulthood too when things gets overwhelming) and part of the journey to social-emotional skill building. Our goal is to sprinkle the fairy dust on all the emotional messiness so children can feel safe in the emotional storms and parents can bring calm to the crazy-making moments that are part of living with children.
Episode #71 Dad's Perspective on Parenting Styles
Here it is - dads supporting dads! Dads writing their own path to understanding and raising kids! You'll laugh. You might cry a few tender hearted tears. What makes a dad the father he is? Listen to these 4 awesome dads!!!!
Episode #65 Inner Resources - Finding Everything You Need Within
This podcast is full of hope and optimism with three extraordinary women whose daily practices help them find strength, courage, patience, calm and unconditional love to manage day-to-day life with kids. They speak from experience and as writers and teachers bringing mind, body and spirit together.
At the table with Louise Goldberg, author of Classroom Yoga Breaks and Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs; Meryl Davids Landau, author of Enlightened Parenting and Downward Fog; and Natalie Kline Sager, "modern hippie momma".
Episode #60 Helicopteryness - Overworrying or Too Laid Back?
No one wants to be a helicopter parent but everyone has some degree of helicopteryness (thank you Jenn for the perfect word). Finding the right balance between over-worrying and being too laid back is an on-going process that changes with each child and stage of development. Listen to how these parents navigate being all-in, loving, teaching, supportive parents and give their children the space and time to learn, make mistakes, discover and grow.
Episode #12 Talking with Children about Death
Talking to children about death is one of the hardest things a parent will ever need to do. This podcast conversation may help listeners begin to think about their thoughts and feelings - to find the words, to try to understand what you believe, to feel all the feelings. It's not an easy or fun conversation but one that can't be avoided.
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