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The Biggest Game Changer in My Emotion Processing

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You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 176. It is a rebroadcast of episode 78. I used to go through life ridden with anxiety, right? So I would start to have an anxiety attack and then I would tap into a coping mechanism. For me, it was often like organizing or creating my to-do list or checking things off my to-do list or going shopping, hello Target, or Amazon. I can fill a cart like it's nobody's business. I sometimes scroll through my phone, just like, distract myself from it, what I wanted was to make sure that I was just going to stop feeling a little. Right. And I would tell myself like oh if I did this thing, I would feel better than I would have...

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Constant Attachment vs. Secure Attachment, with Dr. Becky Kennedy

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 173. In this episode I got to hang out with Dr. Becky. You might know her as Dr.Beckyathome over on Instagram and we chatted about constant versus secure attachment. So if you tuned into last week's episode, we re-broadcasted Sam Casey's interview about fostering a secure attachment. After that episode, we had a bunch of questions about what this looked like, to walk away from a child if they were upset or how to support a kiddo without necessarily being right next to them all the time. We had a lot of questions around constant versus secure attachment. So, Dr. Becky came to hang out with me...

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REBROADCAST - Cultivating a Secure Attachment with Kids

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 172 today's a rebroadcast of one of our most downloaded episodes ever and an episode that I find myself going back to over and over Sam Casey a therapist out of Australia hung out with me to chat about fostering a secure attachment with tiny humans. Ya'll, my number one goal with tiny humans is to foster a secure attachment. To be that safe space for them to break down where they know they're not responsible for our adult feelings. It's a unique relationship, that parent/child or caregiver/child relationship and it's different than peers. It is the foundation for how a child will move through...

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REBROADCAST - Responding to Anxiety in Kids

 

 00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 170. Today we are rebroadcasting this episode on anxiety in the tiny humans. It's a topic we've been getting a lot of questions about I think especially after this last year with so much upheaval. For this episode. I got to hang out with my friend Jess. You might know her handle as Our Mama Village over on Instagram and we dove into what anxiety looks like in tiny humans and how to best support kiddos through it. Jess is a therapist out of Canada and I had such a pleasure hanging out with her for this conversation. I can't wait to hear your biggest takeaways. All right folks. Let's dive...

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Navigating Codependency

 

 0:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 169. In this episode I got to hang out with Courtney Berg. We dove into the topic of codependency. This is something that so many of us grew up with and frankly. I didn't even realize I had grown up with it until way down the road and I just found myself doing things like people pleasing or feeling nervous to set and hold boundaries for myself or practice self-care. I found myself nervous about what other people thought of me and really seeking others approval. As I dove into this work. I started to realize that these were markers of codependency and so much of this comes from our...

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Bedtime Boundaries

 

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You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 166. Oh, this was so fun to do, I got to hang out with Rachel, our sleep program director and one of my best friends in the world to chat about bedtime boundaries. We get tons of questions about kiddos pushing those boundaries at bedtime what to do about it, how to support them, things we can do proactively and then what to do in the the moment. This episode is a real and raw episode. You hear things from Rach about personally sitting outside of her daughter's bedroom door to reinforce some boundaries and what this can look like with younger kids as well. It's always fun when I just get to hang out with...

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Why Kids Thrive with Routines

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 165. Today we're talking about routines and don't mix this up with schedules, we'll go into the difference in this episode. But routines are crucial for our regulation both as adults and kids when we know what to expect, when we know what's coming next it helps our nervous system feel regulated and calm. We're going to chat about about how you can implement routines with your kiddos, how to change a routine and what happens when your kiddo pushes a boundary or has some big behaviors about routines. All right folks. Let's dive in. 

 

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A Deep Dive into Neurodiversity with OT, Rachel Coley @Canddokiddo

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 164. I got to hang out with Rachel Coley. You might know her as @Candokiddo over on Instagram. We chatted about neurodiversity. Rachel is an occupational therapist, which you all know, here we go again. I love OTS. We got really nerdy together. And this is one of my favorite episodes that I've ever done because we talked about what neurodiversity means, what the sensory systems are and what it could look like if every single one of us knew how our sensory systems worked, what was helpful for us for regulation, what pulled from our withdrawals and then we're able to self-regulate so that...

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The Importance of Early Intervention

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 163. I got to hang out with Amirra Johnson. She's an occupational therapist working in early intervention. Early intervention is such a gift and we broke down why it's important, what it is, when you might want to look into it and where the gaps in the system are, ways that you might have to advocate for your child. I'm a huge proponent of supporting kids early on if we're noticing that there's anything that's getting in their way. If there are any roadblocks that are keeping them from developing. Typically we want to support them because the brain is able to change so early on, that when we...

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When Multiple Kids Need Support

 

159 - When multiple kids need support final

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 159. So often folks reach out and they're like this sounds great. If you have, like, one kid and you can devote all your attention and time to them to respond and all that jazz, but what do you do when multiple kiddos need your support? That's what so much of this work has looked like in practice for me. It's very rare that I have had one child where I can devote my time and energy to; most of this practice for me has been in a setting where I have seven infants or nine toddlers or 18 preschoolers or multiple kids in a home of different ages and...

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