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Bedtime Boundaries

 

00:00:01 Alyssa
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

 

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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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Holding Space for Big Feelings

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 157. Today, we're diving into what it looks like to hold space for those big feelings. We've been getting questions about this: what do you mean by holding space, Alyssa? How do I actually do that? In today's episode we're going to dive into just that. I'm going to give you an outline of what it means to hold space for somebody's feelings and what it doesn't look like but before we dive in have you signed up for a webinar yet? We had our first webinar on Tuesday and our next one is tonight! Then we have a webinar coming next week on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, where we're diving into...

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Self-Reg with Dr. Shanker

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 156. Oh my gosh, what a dream it is for me to bring this episode to you. I got to hang out with someone that I have such deep respect for; whose work I have followed for a while and who has been such an influence in my work and the work that we get to do together. Dr. Stuart Shanker the author of one of my favorite books of all time, in fact the only adult book on the holiday gift guide: "Self Reg: How to Help Your Child and You Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life". Dr. Shanker is Canada's leading expert in the psycho-physiological theory of self-regulation. You know...

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REBROADCAST - Boundaries with Kids

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 155. In this episode, we are sharing a snapshot into the Tiny Humans Big Emotions course with you. This portion is all about boundaries. We get so many questions about what it looks like to set boundaries with kids, to hold them, what if they say no to both choices, what do you do? How do you structure boundaries so that you can be in collaboration with your kiddos, rather than in conflict. Before we dive in,  I wanted to let you know about a free challenge that we're doing! We're doing a five day challenge; we heard from you loud and clear after our December workshop on re-parenting that...

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Building Resiliency in Kids

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 154 in this episode. Dr. Smita Malhotra, a pediatrician, and I got to dive into building resiliency in kiddos. What a year for building resiliency. I feel like we've all had so much practice over the last year and as we head into 2021 here, I want to look at how do we take challenges from "I didn't get the cup I wanted" or "I'm frustrated as I'm trying to do my schoolwork" to "I can't see my friends or go to school in the way that I used to", how do we take those things and navigate them and work through them and come out the other side resilient. Dr. Smita has a practice in California,...

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Sneak Peek into the S.E.E.D. Certification Workshops!

 

 

Welcome back to another episode of Voices of Your Village, today is episode 139. I am so jazzed about this episode, because we get to share a snapshot of the S.E.E.D. Certification with you! You will get to hear snapshots of each workshop. We have 5 different instructors: myself, Lori Goodrich who is an occupational therapist, Emily Lesher who is a speech-language pathologist, Jasmine Price has a masters in Early Childhood and is a current PhD candidate, and Dr. Lynyetta Willis who is a psychologist. 

 

“These humans are so incredible and such beautiful teachers, I am really pumped to share these workshops with you.”

 

When I was a teacher I...

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