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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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Ask Us Anything About Parenthood

voices of your village Dec 31, 2020

153 - Q&A with Alyssa and Zach

00:00:01    Speaker 1: 

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 153. What a fun episode to record! You guys have been requesting an episode with Zach and I, just an ask us anything episode and a lot of the questions that came up were about our relationship and also about parenthood and I had such a blast it was so fun, Zach was so nervous. It was adorable. He's used to being behind the scenes, you know. But we just got to hang out,  you get to hear a snapshot into who we are and what it looked like to kind of get here. We talked about how it wasn't always like this and at this point we have a pretty good flow...

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REBROADCAST - Setting Boundaries with Adults

voices of your village Dec 24, 2020

 

00:00:01    Speaker 1: 

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 152. This is a rebroadcast of one of my favorite episodes on setting boundaries with adults, and as adults. I got to hang out with my friend Xavier Dagba and dive into this. There are so many nuggets of wisdom in here. He is such a gem and it's such an important season to talk about boundaries. Let's get real, every season is an important season to talk about boundaries, but I feel like around the holidays and when we are connecting or interacting with folks that may trigger things from our childhood. It's really important to have boundaries in the forefront. Before we dive into this...

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Gender Norms and Stereotypes with Dr. Nadine Thornhill

voices of your village Dec 17, 2020

 

151 - Gender norms and stereotypes with Dr. Nadine Thornhill

00:00:01    Speaker 1: 

You're listening to Voices of Your Village, this is episode 151. I got to hang out with Dr. Nadine Thornhill to talk about gender norms and stereotypes and how these play out not just in the short term, not just in early childhood, but how it plays out in the long term in terms of how we show up in relationships how we show up at work etc. And what we can do to be supportive, and mindful as we are raising these tiny humans and getting to know who they are. So many of us have biases that we are bringing to the table that come from our social programming and our childhood that we can...

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Talking to Kids About Death

voices of your village Dec 10, 2020

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 150. Today we're diving into how to talk to kids about death. We had a bunch of these questions coming up in our Facebook group, from animals to people and how to navigate this conversation. What's appropriate at different ages and stages So today, we're going to dive into that jazz. This is a topic that is often very heavy for adults and tends to not be as heavy for kids because they have a whole different social context around what death means both in the short-term and the long-term. You know, the long-term for us is totally different. Our cognitive function allows us to project and predict things down the road that we might...

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Burnout in Parenthood with Anne Helen Peterson

voices of your village Dec 03, 2020

Happy podcast Thursday and welcome to episode 149 of Voices of Your Village! For this interview I got to hangout with Anne Helen Petersen and she was a real delight to chat with. I had such a fun time, we dove into burnout in parenthood: what it really looks like, what is really at the center of it, and what does it look like to move forward through it?

 

“How do we move from the culture of burnout that so many of us are living in into something that looks more balanced?”

 

We talk about systemic issues that feed into burnout and we know that burnout is so high right now in this season where so many of us have had our villages striped away due to Covid. We talk...

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An Alternative to Obedience

voices of your village Nov 19, 2020

Hello and welcome to episode 147 of Voices of Your Village! In today’s episode we are diving into an alternative to obedience with Casey Meyers. I could have kept talking to Casey for hours, and after this interview Casey and I actually kept getting nerdy about child development with one another for an additional 45 minutes. In this episode we dive into how we were raised and how our social programming and biases come up for us when we go to respond to kid’s big emotions, and how else we can navigate this outside of the obedience mindset.

 

This is so hard for so many of us because we are bringing a lot from our own childhood, or we might have certain expectations of...

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Developmentally Appropriate Gift Ideas

voices of your village Nov 12, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of Voices of Your Village! Over on Instagram I asked you villagers what would be the most helpful thing for me to do to support you this holiday season, and we got a bunch of requests for a gift guide. So, we put together this gift guide for you. We wanted to be really intentional with this, so that these toys are things that would last for a long time and that would support your child’s sensory and emotional regulation.

 

The gift guide is broken up into categories so that you can find exactly what you are looking for. There are links to absolutely everything so that you don’t have to do any extra work and, as a bonus, inside the gift...

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Understanding Impulse Control with Dr. Lockhart

voices of your village Nov 05, 2020

Hello and welcome back to another episode of Voices of Your Village! Today on Episode 145 I got to hang out with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart to chat about all things impulse control. So often we want children to control their impulses and have self-regulation skills, but how often are we even doing this as adults? How often do we reach the end of our rope and we react instead of responding, but expect kids to respond with intention every time? In this episode, Dr. Lockhart and I dove into the research, what to expect at different ages and stages, as well as how to support and cultivate regulation skills.

 

“What is developmentally appropriate and how can we respond with...

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