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Welcome to ParentTalk, where we strive to parent authentically and continue to grow alongside our children.
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    • 4.8 • 55 Ratings

Welcome to ParentTalk, where we strive to parent authentically and continue to grow alongside our children.
Understand more about your child’s growth and development through different ages and stages.
Join Geneviève Kyle-Lefebvre and her Co-Host on this parenting journey and get the most up-to-date, expert information for today’s parents.

    E166 - How to manage stubborn behaviour in children with Sonja Latifpour | Parent Talk

    E166 - How to manage stubborn behaviour in children with Sonja Latifpour | Parent Talk

    No one likes being told what to do… but kids who are stubborn can find it downright unbearable, as they hold values ​​like responsibility, autonomy, and freedom at the highest level of their scale of values.

     

    “Strong-willed” children are not just “difficult”: it is important to understand that from their point of view, they feel that their integrity is compromised if they are forced to submit to the will of another person. On the contrary, if they are allowed to choose, they will love to cooperate with you!


    This week at Parent Talk podcast we are talking with Sonja Latifpour from Bright Star Counselling about how to manage stubborn in children with Sonja Latipour.

     

    By listening to this episode you will learn many good tips on how to deal with your child’s stubborn behaviour and how to talk to your stubborn child to get their buy-in.

     

    Happy Listening!

     

    Genevieve & Becca

     

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    • 28 min
    E165 - How to help children set goals to build independence with Ginny Chui | Parent Talk

    E165 - How to help children set goals to build independence with Ginny Chui | Parent Talk

    We all know that setting and achieving goals is a life skill necessary for success and happiness, but it’s one that even adults REALLY struggle with. Studies show that only about 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions!

    How can we teach children to set realistic goals — and actually achieve them?

    Research shows that children learn best when they’re playing and enjoying themselves at the same time. Fun experiences increase levels of endorphins, dopamine, and oxygen, all of which promote learning. 

    One problem when kids make goals is that while some children know how to set a goal, they don't understand how to achieve it. They seem to think that just wanting something will somehow make it happen. This can be especially true for gifted children, for whom everything comes easily. This leads to them being discouraged, give up, and deterring future successes.

     

    By helping your child achieve  their goals you will also help them believe in themselves, build

    self confidence and build independence.

     

    Don’t miss this week podcast with Ginny Chui. She will be giving you great tips on how to guide your child set his own goals and achieve them.

     

    Happy listening!


    Genevieve,  Becca & Ginny

     

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    • 25 min
    E164 - The Benefits of Art Therapy with Michelle Oucharek-Deo | Parent Talk

    E164 - The Benefits of Art Therapy with Michelle Oucharek-Deo | Parent Talk

    Did you know that the playfulness of art therapy is among one of its greatest benefits?

    Through activities such as dance, music, theater, visual arts, body language, literature, or applied Arts (design, jewelry, textile), children can develop social and expressive skills, and improve their self-confidence and self-esteem.

    Other benefits of art therapy in both children and adults are learning to navigate conflicts and solve problems to reduce stress or to achieve growing introspection.

    If you are curious or if you want to know more about Art Therapy and its benefits, this week's podcast is a must-listen.

    E164 - The Benefits of Art Therapy  With Michelle  Oucharek-Deo

    Michelle will be answering all your questions and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more!

    Happy listening 🎧


    Genevieve,  Becca & Michelle

     

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    • 24 min
    E163 - Meditation journey for children with Hayley Winter | Parent Talk

    E163 - Meditation journey for children with Hayley Winter | Parent Talk

    Did you know that meditation for children could lead to benefits such as:
     
    An improvement in their executive functioning skills
    A sense of physical, emotional and social well-being



    A decrease in unwanted behaviour in children



    Improved academic performance of students



     
     
    These benefits are due to, among other things, the fact that meditation contributes to the development of the prefrontal cortex of the child.
     
    In this week’s episode, we are talking with Hayley Winter about meditation for children. 
     
    Dont miss this episode if you want to learn how to meditate with your children or if you are starting to be curious about meditation for you or for your family.
     
    Happy Listening!
     
    Geneviève & Becca 
     

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    • 20 min
    E162 - When can parents allow their children to make their own decisions with Linda Clement | Parent Talk

    E162 - When can parents allow their children to make their own decisions with Linda Clement | Parent Talk

    At what age have you started making your own decisions?

    I know we live in a different world then when we were young, so…

    Among the many difficult issues for parents is the determination of how much freedom to give their children to make their own decisions.

    The types of decisions that children can reasonably assume varies with their age, their capacity to manage their behaviours, and their trustworthiness, among other factors.

    Don’t miss this week episode with Linda Clement, Linda is giving us some age-appropriate guidelines to help you know when your kids can make their own decisions.

    Inspiring them to be themselves and live their own path throughout making their own decisions!

     

    E162 - When can parents allow their children to make their own decisions

    Expert: Linda Clement, Parenting Coach

     

    If you want Linda Parent's Menu or if you have any unanswered questions, don't hesitate to contact us!
     
    Happy Listening!
     
    Genevieve & Becca xo
     

     

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    • 26 min
    E161 - How to talk about the war with your child with Laura Linn Knight - Parent Talk

    E161 - How to talk about the war with your child with Laura Linn Knight - Parent Talk

    As the war in Ukraine unfolds in front of our eyes, we can't forget that our kids are watching too...

    They're hearing things at school, listening to the news on TV at home, and seeing images on their social media feeds.

    How can parents talk to kids about what's happening in an age-appropriate way?



    To help us navigate this new situation with our child we have asked Laura Linn these questions: 


    Would you talk about war with your pre-schooler? Or would they be too young? Should they be shielded from this? 

    What do you say at different age levels? How do you start the conversation?  

    Should you ask what they know? How do they feel about it?

    What if they are scared war will come to America? How can you address their fears? How can you make them feel safe and secure?

    If they ask questions you don't know the answers to, how do you respond? 

    How can you help your children make sense of war if you can't wrap your own mind around it? 


     
    By listening to this episode you will feel more confident and have better skills on how to approach this new reality with your child. Also, you will learn how to answer your child's questions in an age-appropriate way.
     
    If you have any unanswered questions, don't hesitate to contact us!
     
    Genevieve & Becca xo
     


    Tittle: E161 - How to talk about the war to your child


    Guest: Parenting Educator Laura Linn Knight is the author of the upcoming book "Break Free from Reactive Parenting” and she’s a former Elementary School Teacher, Certified Positive Discipline Educator, and a Meditation Teacher who specializes in helping parents, teachers, and kids create more calm in the home and in the classroom.

    Laura was just interviewed on this topic for NBC’s TODAY.com, and she's also appeared on Good Day L.A., Great Day Washington, PureWow, and now on the Parent Talk podcast.


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