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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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Other People’s Opinions

 

 

Guys, we did it! We made it to episode 100 of the Voices of your Village podcast! I am so grateful to any and all of you who have been listening since we first hit record in February of 2018. It has been one heck of a rollercoaster, y’all as we dove headfirst into a vast array of topics, most of which were directly requested by you, my village! So take a moment here to give yourself a pat on the back, because I couldn’t have gotten to 100 episodes without you! Not only did I get to share my insight on sleep, emotional development, and behavior support for your kiddos, but we also got to tap into the brilliant minds of so many other professionals whose passion...

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Punishments, Rewards, and Behavior Charts with Alfie Kohn

 

 

Hey villager, welcome to episode 99 of Voices of Your Village! Before we dive into this week’s topic-  Reward, Punishment, and Behavior Charts- I need to preface this episode by saying it is unlike any episode we’ve ever released before.

I got to interview Alfie Kohn who is widely known for his work on unconditional love and moving away from things like punishment reward systems. He is very outspoken and I find his message to be rather intense. He and I had only half an hour to speak, within that limited time I found it really hard to get a word in. It was a different type of interview than I’ve ever done before. I’ve been holding onto...

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Intimacy, Sexuality, and Connection in Parenthood

 

 

Hey guys! We are here today for a very requested episode about how to connect with your partner and what intimacy really looks like after having kids. I hung out on this episode with Michaela Boehm, a psychologist with extensive training in the yogic arts. She is fascinated by the intersection of relationships, sexuality, and the body. Specifically, she is driven by the quest to give people information in the realm of relationships, how their bodies work, and how to connect with their own bodies. Michaela has done more than 40,000 one-on-one client sessions in her career. Both focused on the feeling domain and the sexual, sensual domain so that all of her clients are...

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Independent Play

voices of your village Nov 28, 2019

 

 

In this episode, I was jazzed to talk with Lizzie Asso, the mom behind the Workspace for Children. Prior to becoming a mom, Lizzie received her Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education and taught nursery school in NYC. Fast forward a few years and she is a mom of three creative kids, ages six, nine, and eleven. She is a blogger and content creator, living in Maplewood, NJ, combining her passion for play, art, and parenting. It is her joy to provide knowledge that helps parents, teachers, and caregivers find joy in making space to be playful. At The Workspace for Children, you will find creative inspiration for living a play-based life with kids. 

We...

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Raising a Trans Child

 

 

Hey there! This week on the podcast I am joined by Mimi Lemay, author of the memoir “What We Will Become: A Mother, A Son, and a Journey of Transformation.” Back in 2010, Mimi and her husband had what they initially thought were three little girls until their middle child, M, began telling Mimi that they were a boy. With this new expression of identity came some uncharacteristic behavior changes with M, they were growing increasingly anxious and angry all the while insisting that they were a boy. This insistence lasted two years before Mimi and her husband gave M the option to transition.

 

“From that moment on M was Jacob and the transformation was...

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Navigating Anxiety as a Mama

 

 

 

 

Today’s episode is another episode in our Q&A series. I sat down with Nicole, a stay-at-home mama to an almost-two-year-old, who wanted to ask me questions and talk to me about the anxiety she feels as a mama, specifically as a response to her kiddo’s crying.

Watching anyone that we love, especially our tiny humans, feel something hard, is tough. I explained to Nicole that we’re never going to get to a place where it doesn’t bother us at all to hear them cry; our goal is getting to a place where we can regulate our own emotions in order to respond. 

Society puts so much pressure on mamas when it comes to a crying kiddo. If baby...

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