57 episodes

The Life Skills 4 Kids: Superstar Practical Strategies podcast is packed with, loads of practical strategies for helping kids do what they need to do! This is for all parents, whether you have a child with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, anxiety or a typical kid who's struggling to get out the door in the morning. Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist brings you daily struggles from the home and school front together with awesome ideas to make your home calmer and happier.

Life Skills 4 Kids Deb Hopper

    • Kids & Family
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The Life Skills 4 Kids: Superstar Practical Strategies podcast is packed with, loads of practical strategies for helping kids do what they need to do! This is for all parents, whether you have a child with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, anxiety or a typical kid who's struggling to get out the door in the morning. Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist brings you daily struggles from the home and school front together with awesome ideas to make your home calmer and happier.

    Challenges and How to Survive Single Motherhood

    Challenges and How to Survive Single Motherhood

    In Episode 49 of Life Skills 4 Kids Podcast, Deb talks with Julia Hasche, a blogger, podcast host, author, and mentor for single parents. She became a single mother in 2013 when her daughter was just a few months old and created the Single Mother Survival Guide in 2016.

    In this episode they cover
    - The challenges of single motherhood. Tackling feelings of loneliness, lifestyle changes, dating, co-parenting, and communication.

    - Top tips to give to single moms especially in the grieving process.

    - Finding your support and working on your mindset.

    - Prioritizing self-care

    • 25 min
    Helping Kids with Anxiety

    Helping Kids with Anxiety

    In Episode 50 of Life Skills 4 Kids, Deb is featured as a guest speaker in Julia Hasche podcast. Julia is a blogger, author, and mentor for single parents who also created the Single Mother Survival Guide in 2016.

    Deb talks with Julia about some of the verbal cues and behaviours that children do when they are anxious. Deb also discusses about the ways on how we, as parents, can make it easier for our children who experience anxiety.

    In this episode they cover:

    •Defining anxiety and how would you know if your child might have it?
    •Ways on Managing anxiety
    •How life can be better for children with anxiety
    •Signs/behaviors that your kids might unintentionally say or do leading to anxiety
    •What is the difference between "normal kid behavior" vs anxiety
    •Ways on how we can reduce anxiety in children
    •Teaching Kids to Manage anxiety book

    • 29 min
    Technology Anxiety: Helping Kids Cope with the Transition to the Classroom

    Technology Anxiety: Helping Kids Cope with the Transition to the Classroom

    Technology anxiety is real amongst children and young people who have been in lockdowns, back to face-to-face returning to the classroom and another change coming up - back into school holidays and the threat of the Omicron arriving in countries all over the world.

    During the last 2 years, most children have been learning online or through an increased amount of screen time rather than face-to-face. For children with anxiety or worries about the problems in the world, this has often been less stressful than engaging in activities in the real world.

    But what about when they return to face-to-face learning for a short time, and then back into school holidays shortly? And what is technology anxiety, anyway?

    • 11 min
    Covid Anxiety: The New Normal For Teens (and ways you can help)

    Covid Anxiety: The New Normal For Teens (and ways you can help)

    Covid anxiety is something no one has talked about much, especially when it comes to children and teens, who have been silently suffering from the side effects of the pandemic.

    But research is emerging now that we are almost two years into the pandemic and it's revealing some grim truths about the effects of the social upheaval on the health and wellbeing of our younger generations.

    • 10 min
    Hidden Anxiety: 7 Ways it looks like Something Else

    Hidden Anxiety: 7 Ways it looks like Something Else

    In episode 53 of Superstar Practical Strategies, Deb talk about hidden anxiety among children is surprisingly high, undoubtedly because it often masquerades as something else. And without understanding what they're dealing with, the adults in a child's life are often not equipped to handle it in the best way for the child.

    Anxiety arises when the amygdala, a small organ in the center of the brain, sends out signals chemical signals intended to give a person extra speed or strength in times of danger. It puts the whole body on high alert as it goes into "flight, fight, or freeze" mode whenever it perceives a threat.

    But anxiety doesn't often wave a banner and announce its presence, especially in children. And unless a parent or carer knows what to look for, what is essentially a cry for help may go unrecognized.

    So, what does hidden anxiety look like? (It's important to remember that each child is different and anxiety patterns are not uniform).

    • 8 min
    Goal-Setting How to Make it Work for Your Family

    Goal-Setting How to Make it Work for Your Family

    In episode 54 of Superstar Practical Strategies, Deb talk about the importance of Goal Setting in the Family as well as tips on how to make it work. Goal-setting is the common theme of January as New Year's resolutions are made. Things start out well at the beginning of the month, but by the end of the month, many of our grand plans have fallen in a heap and we give up on the idea of achieving our goals.
    So, what are some ways that you can make goals and keep them? How can you help your child to achieve some sustainable goals when it comes to life skills and learning?

    • 12 min

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