14 episodes

Let's dig into all things children and the importance of raising children with skills and tools for feelings, kindness and everyday mental well-being.

Raising Resilient Children Tara Gratto M.S.Ed, MA, OCT

    • Kids & Family

Let's dig into all things children and the importance of raising children with skills and tools for feelings, kindness and everyday mental well-being.

    Transitions Are a Hard Part of Parenting

    Transitions Are a Hard Part of Parenting

    One of the most impactful workshops I gave this year was about Tricky Transitions so I thought I would share some of the highlights with you in today's episode.

    Catch the workshop replay HERE

    The reality is, transitions are a big part of everyday parenting and also the things that makes parenting really challenging at times.

    By understanding a little bit more about transitions and how you can support your child, you can make parenting that little bit easier to navigate.

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    • 10 min
    How Change Makers Can Support Your Parenting - Terry Fox's Legacy

    How Change Makers Can Support Your Parenting - Terry Fox's Legacy

    In this episode I'm sharing how you can use the stories of change makers to support building essential skills for social emotional well-being and resiliency with your children. By sharing the life stories of impactful individuals, children have an opportunity to learn from experiences that can help shape their ability to navigate different situations.

    With the Terry Fox Run just around the corner, I wanted to share how his legacy stories can guide you with ways of fostering tools and skills for: 
    growth mindsetresiliencyperseverancedeterminationI also introduce the idea that stories like these are an important way to have conversations with children around big topics like grief, cancer, terminal illness and dying.

    It can be tempting to avoid difficult conversations, but when we actively build tools and skills with our children we are supporting them with navigating a whole range of experiences.

    Something I shared was  how books can help make these conversation more concrete, build them in age appropriate ways and take the pressure off.

    Here are some of the recommendations I shared in the episode:

    Run by Eric Walters (Middle School book)

    Terry Fox: A Story of Hope by Maxine Trottier (age 5/6+)

    Terry Fox and Me by Mary Beth Leatherdale & Milan Pavlovic (age 3+)

    Book Pairs:

    Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen.

    Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying by Joyce C Mills & Cary Pillo

    Some of the books from a kids book about series:

    a kids book about cancer by Dr Kelsie Storm & Sarah Porter
    a kids book about grief by Brennan C Wood
    a kids book about death by Taryn Schuelke

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    • 19 min
    Parent Overwhelm and the Habit of Doing Too Much

    Parent Overwhelm and the Habit of Doing Too Much

    I cover a lot of ground in this episode because I think one of the leading causes of parenting exhaustion and overwhelm is that we are in the habit of doing too much for our children. Whether it's little things like unloading backpacks or the bigger things like developing independent play skills and tools for emotional regulation.

    It's unintentional, but it snowballs before we realize it and suddenly you find yourself doing a lot more than you need to be. As a result you are exhausted and your child isn't building some essential life skills.

    In this episode I'm focussing in on the importance of building in time for developing child responsibilities (chores) and some of the misconceptions people might have around how long these types of skills take to build, when things become habits and how our background and experience plays a role in development.

    Ready to learn how building social emotional skills will make your everyday parenting easier. Check out my FREE ON-DEMAND Course Why Do I Lose My Cool HERE

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    For more information about how to start your own podcast visit their website or email mike@cardinalstudio.co.

    • 29 min
    What About How YOU Feel About Back to School

    What About How YOU Feel About Back to School

    In this episode I'm talking about something that not many people talk about. How YOU, the parent, is feeling about the process of Back-to-School. Especially those of you who have children starting school/daycare for the very first time or children headed off to high school.

    A lot of what’s out there is focussed on supporting children and this is super important BUT, the reality is, transitions like this might be having a big impact on you as well because you have feelings too.

    Let's dig into why this is important to talk about and how you can support yourself and your child through this process.

    Ready to learn how building social emotional skills will make your everyday parenting easier. Check out my FREE ON-DEMAND Course Why Do I Lose My Cool HERE

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    This podcast is produced, mixed and edited by Cardinal Studio.

    For more information about how to start your own podcast visit their website or email mike@cardinalstudio.co.

    • 11 min
    What About the Worries and Whatifs

    What About the Worries and Whatifs

    As we are head back to school, a common topic I get asked is how to address our children's worry thoughts. So, today I'm talking about how you can start to support your children with building some skills for worries and whatifs using my three step framework.

    3 Steps to Building Tools for Worries & Whatifs
    Identify them (label them)Learn about them (understand them)Build Tools for ThemAs a part of learning about them I recommend using picture book to support your conversations.

    You can find my latest blog on Books for Talking About Whatifs and Worries HERE

    Curious to learn more about my program Building Resilience Through Kindness click HERE

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    This podcast is produced, mixed and edited by Cardinal Studio.

    For more information about how to start your own podcast visit their website or email mike@cardinalstudio.co.

    • 8 min
    Digital Safety and Children with Paul Davis

    Digital Safety and Children with Paul Davis

    In this episode I'm talking to Paul Davis, a Social Media and Cyberbullying Educator about keeping our children safe online and in the digital world.

    Our conversation focusses on 4 main topics:

    1) Sharing Pictures

    We tackle some important thoughts to consider when posting pictures of children on-line. Paul outlines a strategy for sharing pictures in a way that will protect your child's on-line privacy.

    2) Using Platforms like YouTube

    Paul shares his three pillars for online safety when it comes to elementary school kids to help guide you with supporting your child.

    3) Cell Phones

    We talk about Paul's recommended age, strategies for what to do in the mean time and alternatives to smart phones!

    4) Privacy and Individuality

    Paul shares his thoughts on choices around privacy and safety and what parents need to consider to keep their children safe.

    Where to find Paul:

    Presentations for Students, Educators, Parents & Law Enforcement.

    Paul Davis - www.socialnetworkingsafety.net
    Twitter: @pauldavisSNS
    Web: www.socialnetworkingsafety.net
    Instagram: @followpauldavis

    Newsletter sign up: https://mailchi.mp/9753d54aaa82/pdnewsletter

    For more information on how to connect with me you can email me at info@taragratto.ca or follow me on Instagram at Raising Resilient Children
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    This podcast is produced, mixed and edited by Cardinal Studio.

    For more information about how to start your own podcast visit their website or email mike@cardinalstudio.co.

    • 46 min

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