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Each episode we'll be chatting about a different aspect of parenting and raising young children. You'll hear from parents to get their perspective on the topic. Then, you'll get some advice and insights from the experts at Encompass.

Encompass is a non-profit based in King County, Washington. We offer Early Learning, Pediatric Therapy and Family Enrichment Programs for families with children birth to 8 years old.

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    • Kinder und Familie

Each episode we'll be chatting about a different aspect of parenting and raising young children. You'll hear from parents to get their perspective on the topic. Then, you'll get some advice and insights from the experts at Encompass.

Encompass is a non-profit based in King County, Washington. We offer Early Learning, Pediatric Therapy and Family Enrichment Programs for families with children birth to 8 years old.

    Choosing a Preschool

    Choosing a Preschool

    Choosing a preschool for our children is a big decision for many parents, especially if you live in an area with lots of options. In this episode of Parent Talks, we’re talking with two mothers about what they took into consideration as they made their decisions. And Encompass Early Learning Manager, Julie Forslin, shares her thoughts and guidance to parents preparing to send their children to preschool.

    • 13 Min.
    Handling Holiday Stress

    Handling Holiday Stress

    Holiday gatherings and activities, shopping for gifts, cooking and baking—while the holiday season is meant to bring us fun and joy, it can also bring extra stress and anxiety, especially for those experiencing trauma. In this episode of Parent Talks, two moms experiencing challenging family situations share how they’re managing this holiday season with their children. Then Encompass Behavioral Health Manager Megan Walsh sits down with us to walk through some steps you can take if you have a child who struggles with behavior and offer some tips on self-care during this busy time.

    • 12 Min.
    Chores for Children

    Chores for Children

    Even the youngest of children can help around the house. But, what chores are appropriate for kids? Should you pay them for the jobs they do? Should we even call them chores? We’re answering some of your most pressing questions about household responsibilities.

    • 20 Min.
    Picky Eaters

    Picky Eaters

    Chicken nuggets and mac ‘n cheese may be a staple for many families with young children, but when food preferences turn into restrictions it can lead to more serious developmental issues. On this episode of Encompass Parent Talks, two moms share the experiences they had with picky eaters, we’ll offer some tips on what you can do to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits, and you’ll find out what steps you can take if your child is already refusing certain foods.

    • 20 Min.
    Screen Time: Beyond the Basics

    Screen Time: Beyond the Basics

    Whether it’s a tablet, cell phone, television or computer, kids have access to a whole lot of screens these days. While we know it’s important to monitor how much time they spend on these devices, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. On this episode, we’ll be tackling the deeper issues of kids and technology – like how we can use research to determine whether an app is really educational and how to help our kids develop good habits that will continue even when mom and dad are no longer looking of their shoulder.

    • 21 Min.
    Finding a new "normal."

    Finding a new "normal."

    For Episodes 3 & 4, the Parent Talks Podcast dives into the emotional and confusing issue of finding out your child has a life-long medical diagnosis like Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

    As you heard in Episode 3, coming to terms with a diagnosis is just the first step of a very long, and often confusing, journey of being a parent to a child with special needs. In Episode 4, we hear from our parent panel how they made it through the first few years and get more insights from Early Intervention Specialist Sally Rasmussen.

    • 31 Min.

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