36 episodes

CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, invites you to their conversations with mental health professionals and others about topics that concern us as we navigate our parenting journeys and support our kids struggling with their emotional well-being. So put in your earbuds, take these 30 minutes for you and join our conversation.CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance. © CATCH 2023

Parenting the Mental Health Generation CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health

    • Health & Fitness

CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, invites you to their conversations with mental health professionals and others about topics that concern us as we navigate our parenting journeys and support our kids struggling with their emotional well-being. So put in your earbuds, take these 30 minutes for you and join our conversation.CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance. © CATCH 2023

    Embracing Life's Glimmers: Finding Joy with Ease

    Embracing Life's Glimmers: Finding Joy with Ease

    If you’re stuck in the muck of parenting, you can make positive change without sticker charts and timeouts.  Yes, there is another way, and you’ll find it by searching for glimmers, those minor moments that deliver peace and joy.  During this episode, we meet an artist who made a big life change for the better and shares how you can follow her lead with small steps.

    SHOW NOTES:
    B Kez website
    B Kez Instagram (@BKez)

    Music Credit: Line Up / POND 5
    ©CATCH 2024
    To find all of the resources CATCH provides to caregivers of young people struggling with their mental health, go to www.catchiscommunity.org.

    Follow us on social media
    Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @catchiscommunity

    CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance.

    • 39 min
    A Lesson in Kicking the Habit of Checking Our Child’s Grades

    A Lesson in Kicking the Habit of Checking Our Child’s Grades

    How often are you or your child checking their grades?  How is that impacting your relationship with your child? In this episode of Parenting the Mental Health Generation, we dive deep into the addictive nature of online grade tracking systems for both parents and students. Join us as we look at the toll these systems take on our families and learn how we can break free from what Julie Lythcott-Haims calls the "insidious parent portal."

    SHOW NOTES
    00:28 Julie Lythcott-Haims One Week Cleanse
    00:30 NY Times Article: Snowplow Parents Are Ruining Online Grading
    02:30 Deerfield Parent Network
    13:24 Guest's One Week Cleanse Experience and Lessons Learned
    23:10 PMHG Episode 3 (Season 3) Setting Students Up for Success, A Teacher's Perspective

    music credit: Line Up / POND 5
    ©CATCH 2024
    To find all of the resources CATCH provides to caregivers of young people struggling with their mental health, go to www.catchiscommunity.org.

    Follow us on social media
    Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @catchiscommunity

    CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance.

    • 32 min
    Avoiding the Overparenting Trap

    Avoiding the Overparenting Trap

    Parents are facing real pressures to keep kids active, focused, and accomplished.  But to what end?  The award-winning documentary, Chasing Childhood, emphasizes the importance of free play and independence as the keys to a kid’s success.  In this episode of Parenting the Mental Health Generation, we dig into what’s best for our children and offer guidance on avoiding the overparenting trap.

    SHOWNOTES:
    Chasing Childhood Documentary

    If you would like to host an intimate documentary viewing and discussion with your friends, email info@catchiscommunity.org. 
    Music credit: Tune 2 go / POND 5
    ©CATCH 2023


    To find all of the resources CATCH provides to caregivers of young people struggling with their mental health, go to www.catchiscommunity.org.

    Follow us on social media
    Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @catchiscommunity

    CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance.

    • 36 min
    Setting Students Up for Success: A Teacher’s Perspective

    Setting Students Up for Success: A Teacher’s Perspective

    From the intense pressures of the college application process to the societal expectations shaping student extracurricular choices.  Our kids are doing it all.  Are they achieving success?

    Join Amy O. and Dr. Lisa in a candid conversation with Aimee Wool, a seasoned high school teacher, as they delve into the evolving world of student stress. Wool shares valuable insights into the changing dynamics of education and offers thought-provoking perspectives on redefining success and happiness beyond traditional benchmarks.

    Tune in to discover the crucial role teachers and parents play in fostering a healthy balance between academic achievement and overall well-being.

    SHOW NOTES:
    10:00 The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
    10:30 TEDx Bloomington, Shawn Achor, "The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance"
    15:00 PMHG S3 E2: What Really Matters Most in High School May Surprise You 
    music credit: Tune 2 go / POND 5
    ©CATCH 2023
    To find all of the resources CATCH provides to caregivers of young people struggling with their mental health, go to www.catchiscommunity.org.

    Follow us on social media
    Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @catchiscommunity

    CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance.

    • 28 min
    What Really Matters Most in High School May Surprise You

    What Really Matters Most in High School May Surprise You

    "It's wild to me that we throw all these things at teenagers and expect them to handle it with the grace and poise that a 35-year-old would. And so, if I were speaking directly to teenagers of today, what I would say to them is that it makes so much sense that you feel this pressure. It makes so much sense that you feel stressed out. The environment that you are in is such a competitive and high pressure one that I would feel the same exact way."  Meg Ruocco - 2015 High School Graduate
    Two 2015 grads from Glenbrook North High School reflect and share their experiences growing up on Chicago's North Shore in this episode of the pod.  Meg Ruocco and Kathleen Nolan talk with Amy O. and Dr. Lisa about the risks that are worth taking, what they want current high school students to know, and offer parents advice on how best to support their kids.  

    Meg is currently finishing on her Masters of Fine Arts in screenwriting at Brooklyn College in New York City. Kathleen just started her final semester of a Master of Nursing program at the University of Illinois in Chicago.


    ©CATCH 2023
    Music Credit: Tune 2 go / POND 5
    To find all of the resources CATCH provides to caregivers of young people struggling with their mental health, go to www.catchiscommunity.org.

    Follow us on social media
    Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @catchiscommunity

    CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance.

    • 35 min
    The Power of Stories, A Conversation with Northbrook’s Tara LaCerra

    The Power of Stories, A Conversation with Northbrook’s Tara LaCerra

    " I guess we shouldn't make up someone else's story," stated a kindergartner after hearing the book Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena.

    That is the powerful message one kindergarten student walked away understanding from their library time with Tara LaCerra. LaCerra is a beloved librarian at one of our local elementary schools. She sees firsthand how our youths’ mental health has changed over the last decade; the anxiety, the frustration, the struggle to build resilience. And she shares a message of hope noting that stories are still powerful tools for self-identification and acceptance of others. Amy and Dr. Lisa sat down with her to start season three of Parenting the Mental Health Generation, LaCerra talks with our podcast hosts about how stories and conversations create connections with our kids.

    Check out our Show Notes for all of the wonderful books she brought with her to share during our conversation.

    SHOW NOTES
    06:00 Wait Until 8th Instagram
    10:43 Perfectly Norman, Tom Percival (preschool-3rd grade)
    11:43 Odd Dog Out, Rob Buddulph (preschool - 3rd grade)
    12:39 El Deafo, Cece Bell (3rd-7th grades)
    13:28 Starfish, Lisa Fipps (5th-6th grades)
    22:22 Milo Imagines the World, Matt de la Pena (preschool-3rd grade)
    26:46 Don't Feed the Worry Bug: A Children's Book About Worry, Andi Green (preschool-2nd grade)
    27:06 Parenting the Mental Health Generation: Help! My kid is falling apart!
    27:47 Fish in a Tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt (5th-9th grades)
    30:16 Each Kindness, Jacqueline Woodson (kindergarten-3rd grade)
    33:55 Dr. Becky's Good Inside website

    ©CATCH 2023
    Music credit: Tune 2 go / POND 5
    To find all of the resources CATCH provides to caregivers of young people struggling with their mental health, go to www.catchiscommunity.org.

    Follow us on social media
    Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @catchiscommunity

    CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance.

    • 35 min

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