Life with kids is messy. We celebrate all the messes...so you know you are not alone! And you GOT this..
Episode #224 The Learning Poem
Here is my favorite poem and a few thoughts on The Learning Poem because all learning really is about emotions, a process of skill building, mistake-making and L E A R N I N G!
Episode #223 Anxiety - Yours Mine Ours
For many of us, these are stressful times! They are especially stressful for parents trying to help children manage anxiety when grownup anxiety is so close to the surface. We welcome Tara Kebre, licensed marriage and family therapist from Boca Raton Counseling Center, to help us navigate these challenging times. Tara shares extraordinary hope that it's the connection our children feel that matters most! We can do that, even when we are at a loss for words or the "right" thing to do. Thank you Tara for this valuable and amazing conversation!
You can contact Tara Kebre through www.BocaRatonCounselingCenter.com
Episode #222 Sorry, Not Sorry
Teaching children empathy and the skill of repairing mistakes is developmental and complicated. Here's a great conversation from Karen's new podcast with Rabbi David Steinhardt, called The Language of Ahava. We embrace our imperfections and our mistakes in order to grow and learn...with more love!!! Special Guest, Rabbi Amy Pessah from ASoulfulJourney.com and author of Parenting on a Prayer available from benyehudapress.com
Episode #221 Monster Big Feelings
A special preview of Karen's new podcast with Rabbi David Steinhardt, called The Language of Ahava. With special guest Avi Steinhardt and Louis, the Blue Monster! Let's talk about BIG emotions - giving expression to the wild within and feeling safe through the emotional storms.
Check out Monster Insight on Instagram and Facebook for more Louie - song, insights, and the feeling that you are not alone!!!
Episode #220 Children's Anger
What to do when your child's angry? When your child can't "hear" your calming messages? Anger is a big, challenging emotion for the children experiencing it and for the parents trying to help, support and guide a child through the emotional storm. Listen to the real struggle with special insights from Dr. Marnee Schneider, a pediatric clinical neural psychologist (see her website - https://www.drmschneider.com/)
At the Table with Marnee and Lauren
Episode #219 Laughter & Emotional Intelligence
Our goal is to raise children who have strong emotional intelligence, who are resilient, resourceful, flexible and experience joy. The developmental arc of emotional intelligence is to move from the amygdala brain to executive function with "whole brain" thinking. Early Childhood Educators have always known that "play" is the way to self-regulation, to meaning-making and to raising competent, capable, socially respectful children. Here are a few takeaways from a Keynote Presentation I'm doing next week called Laughing Our Way to Better Teacher. Laughter and humor and play are essential building blocks for emotional intelligence - not just for teachers but for parents too.
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Karen Deerwester is truly brilliant, insightful and genuine and offers meaningful, impactful invaluable messages with every podcast!
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Karen Deerwester is a BRILLIANT resource for all parents with young children but especially for moms. Hearing the stories in these podcasts reminds us all that we are not alone and that despite our best efforts, we all make mistakes along the way. As a mother of a 4 and 6 year old, this podcast helps restore a little bit of much needed sanity. Thank you Karen!