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“I spent the whole morning painting and doing origami and felting projects with my daughter – and not only did she not say “thank you,” but she refused to help clean up!” (I actually said this myself this morning:-)) “We took our son to Disneyland and went on every ride he wanted to go on…Listen to the full episode
In just a few years, today’s children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents. While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that “content is king,” neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need.…Listen to the full episode
In this short episode I reflect on where we’ve been over the past year, my plans to slow down a bit at the end of the year (as well as a super exciting project I’m working on!), and what episodes we have lined up for the new year. In this episode I also mention…Listen to the full episode
In this episode we do something we haven’t done before – talk with podcast listeners who aren’t parents yet! Kellie and Jon are an amazing couple living in Tennessee. Kellie is a bit of a planner (by which I mean that during her Ph.D program Jon noticed Kellie was getting stressed about when they…Listen to the full episode
Sleep! It’s a topic that’s on pretty much every parent’s mind. We’ve already looked at this from a cultural perspective, where we learned our Western approach to sleep is by no means universal, and that this can result in quite a few of the problems we face in getting our children to sleep. In…Listen to the full episode
Sugar has a bad name these days – much like fat did back in the 1990s. “Research shows” that it’s addictive…that it shrinks your brain…that it’s likely to lead to all kinds of health problems. But will it really? I interviewed Dr. Michael Goran, author of the recent book Sugarproof: The Hidden…Listen to the full episode
I hear from a lot of parents who are worried about their children’s learning. They tell me things like: “I want to encourage my child’s learning and creativity and confidence as a learner without solely focusing on literacy and numeracy.” “We’ve been in lockdown here in Melbourne for a very long time, with…Listen to the full episode
Is your child gifted? Do you wonder if they’re gifted but aren’t quite sure? Do you want to know how to support your gifted child’s learning in a way that doesn’t pressure them or make them resist working with you? If so, this episode will help. I have to say,…Listen to the full episode
We don’t just think with our brains. What?! How can that possibly be true? I struggled to understand it myself for quite a while, until I read the fabulous English philosopher Andy Clark’s description of what happens when someone writes, which essentially involves ideas flowing down the arm and hand, through the pen and ink,…Listen to the full episode
Do you worry that your child isn’t eating enough…or is eating too much? Do you wish they would eat a more balanced diet…but don’t want to be the Vegetable Police? Do you find yourself in constant negotiations over your child’s favorite snacks? You’re not alone! Join me for a conversation with Ellyn Satter MS, MSSW,…Listen to the full episode