44 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.

Teach. Play. Love. Parenting Advice for the Early Years Bright Horizons Family Solutions

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.1 • 16 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.

    Math Matters REPLAY

    Math Matters REPLAY

    Some love math, many hate it, but we all need it. And no matter how you feel about it, it’s critical to your child’s development. Take another listen to this episode as Rachel Robertson and Ruth Fidino discuss appropriate math activities for your child. Go beyond counting, teach the bigger concept of numbers and what they stand for, and find out how to set up simple everyday learning experiences!

    • 16 min
    Play and Learning

    Play and Learning

    With the approach of summer comes camps, family vacations, and outdoor fun. But you may be wondering, when will you have time to prepare your child for the new school year? Luckily, outdoor fun encourages learning for your child. Play contributes to the imagination and encourages healthy risk-taking. When we’re outside moving our bodies, we’re doing a lot of beneficial things for our brains. Hear from Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss, who are here to assure you that you don’t have to choose between summer adventure and learning support.

    • 14 min
    No!

    No!

    Does it seem like your child’s favorite word is “no” these days? Why are they suddenly opposed to everything? Find out what’s really going on and how to get through this frustrating phase from our own early childhood experts, Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss. Learn why saying “no” is a positive milestone and hear how to nurture your child’s emotions, offer other ways to express frustration, present options to get through sticky situations, celebrate the wins, and more.

    • 12 min
    How to Approach Hitting and Biting

    How to Approach Hitting and Biting

    Biting, hitting, kicking, “I hate you!” Why does physically aggressive behavior happen in the early years? Where does it come from, and what can you do to deal with it proactively and manage it in the moment? Our early childhood experts Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss explain the many different underlying reasons why your young child might get physical, how to react when it happens, and how to help them work through their emotions.

    • 28 min
    Difficult Conversations with Kids: Your Body

    Difficult Conversations with Kids: Your Body

    “Where do babies come from?” Your child’s inevitable questions are coming — but when? What if they come up in inopportune moments or places? How should you answer? On this episode, early childhood experts (and moms!) Rachel Robertson and Claire Goss share guidance and personal tips. Tune in to learn how to prepare for body conversations, make everyone feel more comfortable, promote a healthy view of the body, and offer simple answers — even when you’re caught off-guard. 

    • 17 min
    Difficult Conversations: Race

    Difficult Conversations: 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. 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 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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