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Motivate Your Kids
Your child has the desire to build new skills and learn new tasks from day one — but motivation is something they need to learn. And you can impact the inner workings of their brain to help them do so. In this episode, early childhood experts Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss cover strategies for inspiring motivation and the foundational steps that will set your child on the right track for becoming a happy, successful, and motivated person.
What Happened to My World?
“What happened to my world?” “Am I going to be okay — will everyone be okay?” When stress and trauma disrupt your child’s life, what can you say and do to help them feel safe and secure? Early childhood experts Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss say the four pillars of security — people, places, routines, and rituals — can guide your child through difficult times. On this episode, learn how to bring these pillars to life and find out how you can use them to offer reassurance and reduce the effects of toxic stress.
Teaching Empathy to Children
We’re all born hard-wired for empathy — but we have to work at it. How can you help your child build this lifelong skill? In this episode, early education experts Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss offer a run-down on what empathy is and why it’s important. Plus, hear how to set appropriate expectations for your child’s age group and learn proactive, simple ways to encourage empathy in everyday life.
Hands-On, Minds-On: How Kids Learn
Hands-on, minds-on — that’s how children learn best. When they can touch, wonder, explore, and discover, the opportunities are endless. In this episode, get expert advice from Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss on encouraging immersive and meaningful learning experiences. Plus, you’ll find out how to build a foundation for happy, healthy development.
Build Healthy Habits Early REPLAY
Healthy eating is an important part of your child’s development. Nutrition impacts energy and brain function, so building healthy habits early on is key. But high cost and low availability of some foods, busy schedules, and picky eaters can throw a wrench in your healthy plans. Take another listen to this episode as Rachel Robertson and Ruth Fidino discuss how to make make healthy eating fun, easy, and accessible.
The New School Year
Wondering how to help your child feel ready as they head back to the classroom? After remote or hybrid learning, the school-year transition might feel like a whole new ball game. But the good news is: your child needs the same strategies they’ve always needed to prepare for back to school. Tune in to hear early childhood experts, Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss, discuss what you can do to ease the summer-to-fall transition, including practicing the change in routine, boosting your child’s confidence, connecting with your child’s teacher, and more.
Great info, odd presentation
I really like the content and topics but it’s painful to listen to the scripted “conversation.” Listeners expect a podcast to be conversational, not read word-for-word in a way that attempts to sound spontaneous but clearly isn’t. It’s like a confusing mix between an audiobook, theater play and podcast.
The content is good but these episodes are so painfully scripted, it’s distracting. I would suggest writing down the talking points and then speaking on them off the cuff. Reading off of notes sheet is terrible for the listener.