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Hi,
I’m Avital.
(pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal)
I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.

The Parenting Junkie Sho‪w‬ Avital Schreiber Levy

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 255 Ratings

Hi,
I’m Avital.
(pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal)
I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.

    TPJ 99: Motivate Kids To Get Ready To Go

    TPJ 99: Motivate Kids To Get Ready To Go

    Do you struggle to get your kids out the door in the morning? Are you ever late for things because you’re arguing with your kids or having trouble getting them ready for the day? You’re not alone. Kristen from our Present Play community asked for advice about how to deal with this. 

    In this episode I’ll discuss my thoughts and help you get back your sanity!

    • 21 min
    TPJ 98: Help Your Toddler Play Independently

    TPJ 98: Help Your Toddler Play Independently

    Do you have a little toddler at home and you're tearing your hair out, trying to find ways to keep this person busy without always resorting to screens? 
     
    If so, I've got you. I totally feel it. And I am here with five ways that toddlers generally love playing independently and that you can use today to keep your little person occupied and busy without screens.
     
    [00:53] #1 - Sensory Play
    [04:30] #2 - Movement
    [06:17] #3 - Music
    [07:21] #4 - Dressing up
    [08:52] #5 - Pretend play



    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you.


    Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here. 
     
    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies?
    Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.
     
    Resources:
     
    Join my membership, Present Play! Download your Childhood Design Guide  
    Full Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/98

    • 11 min
    TPJ 97: Can Babies Play Independently?

    TPJ 97: Can Babies Play Independently?

    Can babies play independently? Is that even possible? Or is it something that only develops later (if at all)? The answer is...they can! And in this episode I’m going to talk about 10 ways they can play and how to encourage them to do so. 

    • 17 min
    TPJ 96: How To Sleep Better During Pregnancy

    TPJ 96: How To Sleep Better During Pregnancy

    When you’re pregnant, it can be so hard to get enough sleep. Between the hormones and feeling so uncomfortable, it can be very hard to sleep. And if you have other children or issues in the mix, it can be even more challenging to get the rest we need.  




    While there certainly are some things outside of our control, there are quite a few things that are within our control. In that light, I’d like to offer 10 suggestions to help you prioritize sleep so you can get more rest.  

    • 15 min
    TPJ 95: 10 Reasons You Might Hate Parenting (And What To DO About It)

    TPJ 95: 10 Reasons You Might Hate Parenting (And What To DO About It)

    Do you ever hate this whole parenting thing? There’s absolutely no shame here...I think most parents feel this way at some point in their parenting journey. 

    In this episode I’m going to cover 10 reasons you might hate parenting, and most importantly what you can do about it. 

    Full Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/95

    • 27 min
    TPJ 94: How To Ward Off Depression

    TPJ 94: How To Ward Off Depression

    Let’s talk depression. First I want to say that I have gone through seasons where I needed professional help, and there’s absolutely no shame in that. If you feel you need some help, please don’t hesitate. It can make a world of difference. 
    But even if you’re not feeling clinically depressed, it’s common to go through seasons of feeling “the blues” or feeling down. Thankfully, there are some things we can do to help bolster our mood and help us feel better! 
    In this episode I’m going to give you 15 things you can do when you’re feeling down.
    [00:45] 1 - Normalize
    [02:56] 2 - Express don't suppress
    [04:23] 3 - Seek professional help
    [05:54] 4 - Do "The Work" by Byron Katie
    [06:40] 5 - Get outside
    [07:18] 6 - Get a listening partnership
    [08:33] 7 - Get enough sleep
    [09:14] 8 - Move your body
    [10:09] 9 - Laugh (watch some comedy)
    [10:47] 10 - Pamper yourself
    [11:25] 11 - Eat well
    [12:58] 12 - Check if you need supplements or a dietary change
    [13:14] 13 - Cleanse your mental diet
    [14:41] 14 - Take a break from social media
    [15:10] 15 - Help others
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you.

    Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here. 
    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies?
    Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.
    Resources mentioned:
    Book "Loving What Is" By Byron Katie Join my membership, Present Play! Books about CBT:
    Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders by Aaron Beck Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns CBT Made Simple by Seth J. Gillihan (I haven’t read this...yet. It looks promising) Books about mindset:
    Don't Just Sit There!: 44 Insights to Get Your Meditation Practice Off the Cushion and Into the Real World by Biet Simkin Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabby Bernstein  Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther & Jerry Hicks  Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Wayne Dyer The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Full Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/94 

    • 19 min

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255 Ratings

255 Ratings

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