Parenting = Biggest job of your life. (No pressure, you got this!)
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This podcast offers strategies for falling apart, staying connected + kind, and giving ourselves permission to feel hard things. March 27, 2020 Podcast title: Brené on Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth, and Settling the Ball
Clinical psychologist Lisa Damour says instead of jumping into problem-solving mode, parents can learn to ride the wave of emotional management with their children. This 18 min NPR Life Kit podcast speaks with Damour about her book The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable and Compassionate Adolescents. 2023 (20 min)
"How come dumb things I do seem so smart while I'm doing them?" Dennis The Menace
Hopefully all parents and educators know by now that teenage brains share some of the same the brain circuitry as toddlers. Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor helps us all understand the adolescent brain in this Ted Talk “Keep them alive til 25!”| 17 minute 2013
"Bababa, dadada, ahgaga. Babies are speaking to us all the time. To researchers, though, babbling conveys important information about a baby’s readiness to learn." Check out this 50 min Hidden Brain NPR podcast. Learn how your parenting increases or decreases your stress level and how you can improve or inhibit your child's resiliency and creativity. Aired Dec 2021
What's the relationship between introversion, sensitivity, and social anxiety? Susan Cain shares parenting tips, neuroscience updates and more information about highly sensitive kids," Her Quiet Podcast covers how to parent introverted kids in an overstimulated, hyper-sensory world. nine different episodes each under 25 min. 2016
Rethinking anxiety: Learning to face fear. Yup, you saw this video in the anxiety video section of this website. I placed it again in this section as well because parents don't always know how to help children overcome anxiety, face fears and transform worry into wisdom. Dawn Huebner | 2015 TEDx 18 min
Video #10 Parenting tools talking about sex. "For some reason, says educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the US all come from baseball -- scoring, getting to first base, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser. Instead, he suggests a new metaphor, one that's more about shared pleasure, discussion and agreement, fulfillment and enjoyment. Let's talk about ... pizza!" TedX 2013 (8 min)
Video #11 Love, no matter what
"What is it like to parent a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents -- asking them: What's the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance?" Ted.com Talk 2013 (24 min.)
4. Help with academics Khan Academy .
5. TrailsToWellness.org is a website with free materials, manuals and worksheets anyone may use to address fear, anxiety, depression at appropriate age levels
6. Books and games your family may benefit from:
Family Talk ® is a fun, portable conversation game designed to keep families connected. The game includes 100 conversation questions.
Greenwood E. (2018) My Mixed Emotions. Help your kids handle their feelings
Kennedy, Becky (2022) Good Inside
McCloud C. (2011) Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
McCloud C. (2018) Buckets, Dippers and Lids
McCue, Kathleen (2011) How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness
Cline, F W. & Fay, J.(2020) Third Edition Parenting With Love And Logic
Cleo Wade reads her NYT Best Selling children's book What The Road Said
A delightful book for parents to help children overcome fear of the unknown by becoming a leader in their journey through life. Published 2021 6 min video
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