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Spring Daylight Savings Time

 

 

Welcome to Podcast Wednesday! The days are getting longer, the light is getting brighter and you know what that means… Daylight savings time is upon us! I know this is dreaded by so many of you, but let me tell ya- it doesn’t have to rock your world. This episode is designed to give you tangible tips on how to navigate this time change without it being all-consuming. We have gotten through so much worse than this one hour time change you guys, we can handle this!

I am going to keep this short and sweet, because we do not need to overthink Daylight Savings Time. So often we get more nervous about what it’s going to be than what it actually is. Let’s...

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Timeouts, time-ins, and taking space

 

 

Hello and welcome to the 110th episode of Voices of Your Village! Today we’re talking about everyone’s favorite hot-button issue: timeouts. This topic was first brought to light a while ago when there were a few posts in our Facebook group asking for our village’s take on time outs. This began an ongoing discussion about how we save space for our kiddos to feel things, without punishing them in a time out.

Dr. Allison Mark joins me today to really get to the bottom of this timeout discussion. Allison is a clinical psychologist based in Miami, Florida who tests children in school who have learning and attention issues and works with parents to develop their...

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Use Your Words

voices of your village Feb 20, 2020

 

 

Hey guys! Happy podcast day, welcome to this week’s episode of Voices of Your Village. Today I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with Emily Lesher. Emily is a speech language pathologist in her tenth year, working closely with occupational therapists and focusing on how kiddos use language within play. She has been looking a lot at regulation, which is a term used so often in our world that tends to be misunderstood. What we mean when we say “regulation” is less about being calm all day every day, but instead being able to emotionally react appropriately to our circumstances. Regulation is all about matching the environment we are in. Emily has been...

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Imperfectly Parenting with Respect

 

 

Hi, everyone! Oh man, we have a very special episode of Voices of Your Village today that I am so jazzed about. I sat down with my friend Wendy Bertagnole, of the Exceptional Parenting Podcast, to dive into this idea we have of respectful parenting. While she and I were having this conversation we realized that as the respectful parenting community has grown (#RespectfulParenting) there’s this idea that it has to be perfect, that if you yell or say the wrong word you will somehow screw up parenting. I think we have to find a middle ground here, we’ve swung this pendulum from how a lot of us were raised (potentially without emotional development support) and now...

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Ideal Nap Times for Different Ages

 

 

Hello there, and welcome to episode 107 of Voices of Your Village! Today we are talking about everyone’s favorite topic… sleep regulation! More specifically, this week is a pen and paper in hand episode all about the specifics of ideal nap times for different ages. If you are looking for a deeper dive into sleep pressure and regulation, check out episode 41. Because today is all about the importance of timing and example napping schedules.

 

Sleep is a little like food-  when you want your body to be ready to sit down for a meal at breakfast, lunch, or dinner you don’t have a snack 10 minutes before you are ready to eat.

 

When we want...

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Welcoming a New Sibling

 

 

Come one, come all to episode 106 of Voices of Your Village! We’ve got a great episode this week, babe. It is chock-full of hot tips and reassurance about welcoming a new sibling into your family. Today I chatted with Bryana Kappa, a licensed marriage and family therapist and early childhood mental health specialist, with a private practice in Redondo Beach who works exclusively with new moms, infants, and toddlers doing attachment-based play therapy. Bryana is dedicated to building a village of mindful, conscious, women, and mothers trying to raise whole, healthy children.

 

“My goal is to create parents who can be therapists for their children while...

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When to Discuss the Behavior

 

 

Howdy, hello Villagers! Welcome to this week’s podcast and as always, thank you for tuning in. This week I dive into the logistics and reality of how and when to address your kiddos behavior, let’s get started!

 

When we are emotion coaching it is not a time for law enforcement or delivery of justice.  

 

Let’s say your child hits a friend at a play date. Your inclination might be to address the behavior first. But, if we are addressing the behavior right away the child’s needs are not being met and we will likely see a repeat of this behavior really soon. We won’t see a change in the future unless we teach our kiddos to be...

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When a Child Prefers One Parent

 

 

Howdy Villagers! And welcome to episode 104 of the Voices of your Village podcast. In today’s episode, I answer your questions and address your comments about one specific incident that arises in parenting: what does it look like when a child appears to favor one parent over the other.

 

There are adult feelings attached no matter which side you’re on.

 

When you are the parent who is the one your kiddo doesn’t want right now, there can be feelings of sadness and frustration. It can be lonely and disappointing, and you may feel left out when you are needed and desired by your kiddo for a long time at the beginning of their life to being no longer...

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Infant and Toddler Emotional Development

 

 

Hello, Villagers! Welcome to Episode 103 of Voices of Your Village. Today I am chatting about fostering emotional development in infants and toddlers. Unlike our kiddos at that age, this is no small subject! Before we dive in, tune in to hear a special announcement in the intro <3

So often when we talk about emotion coaching with kiddos we’re talking about kiddos who have verbal language, kiddos who are far enough along with their cognitive development that their receptive language is advanced enough for them to understand everything that we say to them, and perhaps they are able to verbally express their desires. However, we’ve been getting so many questions...

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Helicopter Parenting, Projection, and the Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey

 

 

Happy New Year everyone, and happy first podcast episode of 2020! This week I sat down with Jessica Lahey, the author of the New York Times Bestseller “The Gift of Failure”. Guys, this book is no joke. After I read it last year I had my whole team read it and, because my team is made up of parents and teachers, it really resonated with us. If you haven’t yet, you’ve gotta check it out. 

In addition to being a bestselling author, Jessica has been teaching English, writing, and Latin to six through twelfth graders for the past 20 years. When Jessica noticed that her own kids weren’t being motivated in school for the right reasons-...

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