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Life with kids is messy. We celebrate all the messes...so you know you are not alone! And you GOT this..

See Me Hear Me Love Me Karen Deerwester

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Life with kids is messy. We celebrate all the messes...so you know you are not alone! And you GOT this..

    Episode #227 The Developmental Impact of the Covid Years

    Episode #227 The Developmental Impact of the Covid Years

    When was the "last normal school year"? For 12th Graders, it was 9th Grade. For 6th Graders, it was 3rd Grade. For Kindergartners through 2nd Grade, NEVER! Our preK children were in the 2's. And our Family Time children are all "Covid babies" born during the pandemic!

    So, we want to know: How has the isolation, the masking, the social precautions, the talk of catching and/or spreading a virus shaped our children? Is it a short term hiccup based on changes in children's social routines or will there be long term losses and gains that will change social and educational assumptions for a large number of children?

    With co-host, Rabbi David Steinhardt and Dr. Marnee Schneider, a Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist from www.drmschneider.com

    • 29 min
    Episode #226 When a Child asks, "Is God Evil?"

    Episode #226 When a Child asks, "Is God Evil?"

    Why doesn't G-d make Covid go away! Join us as we explore how to answer really hard questions from children when we are struggling with the same questions. How can parents be brave and positive in the face of on-going stress and uncertainty - should they even try? Listen to Rabbi David Steinhardt, psychotherapist and poet Avi Steinhardt, Louie the Blue Monster's observations of being human, and our friend and colleague Allison Sherman asking the really hard parent questions.

    • 34 min
    Episode #225 Is My Best Friend a Robot? Talking with children about medically complicated situations

    Episode #225 Is My Best Friend a Robot? Talking with children about medically complicated situations

    This is an inspiring and fearless conversation with Mandi Franklin, pediatric nurse practitioner and children's book author. Her new book is called Is My Best Friend a Robot? The book is truly a gift to young children and families. It gives readers of all ages the words to talk about things we don't understand - whether it's an insulin pump, other childhood illnesses or any misunderstood differences. It is truly a book about curiosity, differences and what it means to be a true friend! Listen to this conversation and you will hear strategies and tools to talk to young children and also to encourage empathy and playfulness! I recommend this book for every home and every classroom. And I recommend Mandi to be a guest reader and speaker. She is a fabulous resource to families!

    • 31 min
    Episode #224 The Learning Poem

    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!

    • 16 min
    Episode #223 Anxiety - Yours Mine Ours

    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

    • 41 min
    Episode #222 Sorry, Not Sorry

    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

    • 26 min

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28 Ratings

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Great advice, insightful commentary, practical tips

I love this podcast and the host, Karen Deerwester- this a great for parents and early childhod educators.

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