119 episodes

Talking About Kids is a weekly podcast for parents, educators, and direct service providers that explores the latest information on issues impacting children and adolescents, from preventing bullying to unlocking creativity. Hosted by R. Bradley Snyder, author of The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids, each episode presents a new topic and introduces listeners to authors, academics, and visionaries from around the globe. 

Talking About Kids R. Bradley Snyder

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 84 Ratings

Talking About Kids is a weekly podcast for parents, educators, and direct service providers that explores the latest information on issues impacting children and adolescents, from preventing bullying to unlocking creativity. Hosted by R. Bradley Snyder, author of The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids, each episode presents a new topic and introduces listeners to authors, academics, and visionaries from around the globe. 

    What kids learn from wordless novels and relief printmaking with George Walker

    What kids learn from wordless novels and relief printmaking with George Walker

    George Walker is an artist, educator, and historian, who is best known for his books about public figures ranging from Leonard Cohen to Tom Thomson. George tells these stories without words, using only images printed from wood he engraves. These wordless novels, as they are known, are in the tradition of works by Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, and Otto Nückel, all famous artists who have inspired George and whom he has written about in his more academic books on creating relief prints and on appr...

    • 53 min
    How to teach kids about hope and joy with Gina Prosch

    How to teach kids about hope and joy with Gina Prosch

    As a writer, social media figure, and, now, children’s book author, Gina Prosch has focused on hope and joy. The second book in her Holly’s Choice series was just released. It is called, Hope! More Than Wishful Thinking. True to its title, it addresses hope, but, as you will hear, Gina’s conception of hope is not a Pollyanna one, but a practical and empowering one that, in my opinion, aligns with a growth mindset. More information about Gina and her books is at talkingaboutkids.com.

    • 33 min
    How mentors can support antiracist action in youth with Noelle Hurd

    How mentors can support antiracist action in youth with Noelle Hurd

    Mentors have come up before on Talking About Kids, but the work of my guest today, Noelle Hurd, challenges more traditional notions of how mentors are identified and recruited and their role in the life of a kid, especially a racially or ethnically marginalized one. Noelle is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where she also runs the Promoting Healthy Adolescent Development (PHAD) Lab. More information about Noelle is at talkingaboutkids.com.

    • 41 min
    How a healthy democracy can support healthy families with Sandra Gutierrez

    How a healthy democracy can support healthy families with Sandra Gutierrez

    Vot-ER is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that believes that a healthy and inclusive democracy makes for healthy communities. To that end, Vot-ER works to integrate civic engagement into healthcare. My guest this episode to discuss Vot-ER’s rationale, how it goes about promoting an inclusive democracy, and what you can to do to achieve similar goals in your community and for issues you care about is Vot-ER’s West Coast Deputy Field Director, Sandra Gutierrez. The episode was recorded li...

    • 28 min
    How faith communities build resilience in kids with David Myles

    How faith communities build resilience in kids with David Myles

    The website for the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University lists the factors that “predispose children to positive outcomes in the face of significant adversity.” Among them is “sources of faith.” My guest this episode to help me understand how faith traditions build resilience is David Myles. David is an award-winning speaker, radio host, and professor who attributes his own resilience in the face of adversity to his faith. David generously allowed me to ask him some difficult...

    • 42 min
    What you need to know about mandated reporting and child maltreatment with Rachel Rosenberg and Sarah Catherine Williams

    What you need to know about mandated reporting and child maltreatment with Rachel Rosenberg and Sarah Catherine Williams

    Child maltreatment is a major public health concern in the United States, but are the mandated reporting laws that were intended to reduce child maltreatment working? My guests this episode, Rachel Rosenberg and Sarah Catherine Williams, are two of the authors of a new report from ChildTrends. As you will hear, their research suggests that mandated reporters need better training to help make the system more effective and to reduce the stigmatization of families who are experiencing financial ...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

thechoxenone ,

Love this!

I binge these podcasts because they make me feel like I’m not the only mom dealing with this. They cover so many good topics but also explain the reason behind it. There is so much truth in these episodes and I absolutely love listening and putting into practice things that I’m learning. Raising 2 boys is better with this resource!!

paulbruce45 ,

Saving

The host has been extremely helpful in giving tips on how to listen to your kids and finding out what their need/want is when they are acting up instead of getting upset with them. Gives me hope for harmony in my household ❤️❤️❤️

xxxorangutan ,

Practical Parenting Tools

This podcast has given me concrete, practical tools and mindset shifts to parent my child with more connection and confident leadership. I feel less frustrated and resentful with my kiddo, and I’m enjoying and appreciating him more. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Brad!

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