25 episodes

Confused by all the parenting resources? Looking for the definitive voice? Let our experts cut through the noise. Subscribe to the Bright Horizons® podcast, "Teach. Play. Love. Parenting Advice for the Early Years." Listen as parents and early childhood educators come together to cull the competing advice, separate fact from fiction, and focus on what does – and doesn’t – matter during these early years. Be more confident, have less worry…and let Bright Horizons help make parenting the joy it was meant to be.

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    • 4.4 • 13 Ratings

Confused by all the parenting resources? Looking for the definitive voice? Let our experts cut through the noise. Subscribe to the Bright Horizons® podcast, "Teach. Play. Love. Parenting Advice for the Early Years." Listen as parents and early childhood educators come together to cull the competing advice, separate fact from fiction, and focus on what does – and doesn’t – matter during these early years. Be more confident, have less worry…and let Bright Horizons help make parenting the joy it was meant to be.

    Finding Your Parenting Path

    Finding Your Parenting Path

     “Am I doing this right?”

    “How will my child turn out?”

    Overwhelming, isn’t it?

    Join Rachel Robertson and Ruth Fidino — early education experts and parenting veterans — who say that parenting doesn’t have to be perfect to be successful. There are so many ways to be a good parent, and you’ll find what works for you. Tune in to hear what worked for them as they reflect on their many years of parenthood.

    • 37 min
    How to Talk to Children About Race

    How to Talk to Children About Race

    Your child’s brain is hardwired to categorize things — so they’re going to notice and ask about differences. The question is: how should you respond? Join early childhood experts Rachel Robertson and Melanie Brooks to find out how to explore race with your child in a sensitive, positive manner. Plus, learn how to use play, books, images, and experiences to integrate important conversations on diversity, inclusion, and equity into your child’s everyday life.

    • 22 min
    Staying Connected While Staying Apart 

    Staying Connected While Staying Apart 

    Building secure, social attachments…during a pandemic? None of us have trained for this. But it is possible to help your child stay connected with others, even while staying apart. Get ideas that will boost social-emotional development for little ones through elementary schoolers — including games, cooperative play, interactive technology, virtual field trips, and more. 

    • 20 min
    Bringing the Classroom to Your Living Room

    Bringing the Classroom to Your Living Room

    School has started, but it’s far from what we’re all used to. Are you scrambling to create a remote learning environment that will make things easier on you and your child? Our early childhood experts Rachel Robertson and Ruth Fidino have ideas that can help. Tune in to hear how to set up a learning space, establish routines, rituals, classroom jobs, and more.  

    • 22 min
    A Parenting Mindset for Back-to-School

    A Parenting Mindset for Back-to-School

    Remote learning, a hybrid model, or fully in-person — no matter how your school district decided to start the academic year, it’s sure to look and feel different than you and your child expected. And, on top of that, no one knows what’s coming next. Hear from Rachel Robertson, education and development vice president, and Ruth Fidino, senior education advisor, as they discuss success strategies for approaching this unusual school year. 

    • 13 min
    Parenting through Uncertainty

    Parenting through Uncertainty

    World events shake all of us — parents and children alike. So how do you answer when your child asks, “Are we going to be okay?” On this episode, Bright Horizons early childhood education expert Rachel Robertson gives concrete advice on all of it — supporting your child through difficult times, giving calm, simple reassurances to tough questions, and using play time to help process and express feelings.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Alimoto29 ,

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.

EJH802 ,

Scripted

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.

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