Join host Dr. Christopher Fasano, a Ph.D trained developmental neuroscientist as he discusses the rise in mental health illness, the importance of promoting early mental wellness, and easy strategies to implement. Some of the topics discussed are Anxiety, ADHD, social media, screen time, depression, suicide, bullying, addiction, and more.
Episode 125 “Are We the Problem?”
We spend so much time talking about our kids as it relates to cell phone usage. But how much of that problem is actually our, the parents/adults, fault? We are more addicted to cell phones than them. So are we the cause of the problem, or at a minimum, making the problem worse? We discuss on this episode.
Episode 124 “Break the Routine”
Routines are habits, and not all habits are good for you. When we get in a routine, we are basically on autopilot and therefore remove real emotional and physical pleasure from our lives. On today's episode we discuss how routines can be detrimental and ways to shake it up.
Episode 123 “Life is Boring”
With all of the digital devices our kids have available to them, life void of digital inputs is just plain old boring. How do we combat this? How do we get our kids to love and be pleasured by life outside of the phone, ipad, TV, social media, etc? So glad to be back for another episode to talk about this topic.
Episode 122 “I Am So Sorry”
I have been away for 3 months, and I am so sorry for that. But in that time, I looked inside myself, and learned. On today's episode I share my learnings and hope you resonate with what I found.
Episode 121 “Don’t Be Nervous”
So many times we might hear our kids, or even ourself say "I'm nervous" about something we are doing. On this episode, we talk about a different way of looking at being "nervous". Rather than being nervous, be excited! In fact, I argue we should get rid of using the word nervous all together. Take a listen and let me know what you think!
Episode 120 “Just a Few Friends”
Humans need healthy relationships to help them through the challenges of life. One concept younger kids have a hard time understanding is with friends, less is more. It's not the number of friends we have, but it's the quality of the friendships that really make the difference. Today we discuss the value of having just a few, true friends and how to talk kids about this concept.
As an elementary school teacher and new mom, this podcast is SO GOOD! It is full of science-backed, peer-reviewed research and I love being able to apply it in my classroom at at home.
Because I’m so busy, I don’t have time to listen through fluff… this show outlines the most recent brain research and how it relates to the way we live and parent.
Just listen… it’s so, so good and worthwhile!
Love listening to the perspectives posed in this podcast. Chris is open minded, asks great questions and examines important topics. As a teacher and parent, the information is relevant to both.
Chris has such an easygoing, conversational tone which makes listening very easy! Enlightening information!