7 episodes

For over 50 years The School For Young Children. (a play-based preschool program residing in Columbus, OH) has maintained a consistent philosophy; that children be allowed to develop at their own pace in an atmosphere of free play enriched with a variety of creative materials and the support of teachers who respect them as individuals. Our podcast will provide discussion on practices and philosophies of the SYC approach and how to apply these strategies at home.

The SYC Approach: Empowering Preschoolers Through Play and Compassion‪.‬ Amy Rudawsky

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

For over 50 years The School For Young Children. (a play-based preschool program residing in Columbus, OH) has maintained a consistent philosophy; that children be allowed to develop at their own pace in an atmosphere of free play enriched with a variety of creative materials and the support of teachers who respect them as individuals. Our podcast will provide discussion on practices and philosophies of the SYC approach and how to apply these strategies at home.

    Risk Taking Through Play

    Risk Taking Through Play

    How can you allow for more risky play in your home or program? How do you decipher between risk, hazard and reward? Susan and Amy, discuss the importance of risk and risk assessment through play. Physical, Social and Emotional risk all play an important part in development.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Emotional Development: Understanding and Coping with Children's Big Feelings

    Emotional Development: Understanding and Coping with Children's Big Feelings

    Amy and Angela start their discussion with general emotional development. Then discuss normal big feelings children experience including tantrums. They discuss tools for handling tantrums at home and in public as well as how to get comfortable with feelings that are uncomfortable to witness.

    • 46 min
    How to talk to young children about Sex

    How to talk to young children about Sex

    Talking to your young children about sex can be uncomfortable. Here Amy, Ellen and Maureen discuss the importance of responding to your children's questions about sex by giving them accurate and honest answers . They discuss how this is not a one time conversation throughout life and how to bring it up if your children don't ask.

    • 47 min
    Things We Say

    Things We Say

    Teachers and families at SYC use a unique language. This episode describes the whys behind "Things We Say" and "Things We Don't Say". Tune into this episode to hear Susan and Amy talk about some of our SYC language.

    • 44 min
    Learning Through Conflict

    Learning Through Conflict

    Amy and Dawn discuss the importance of learning through conflict. What it looks like, tips for classroom and home and why it is necessary.

    • 48 min
    Discipline and Communicating Values Through Limits

    Discipline and Communicating Values Through Limits

    Amy and Angela talk about setting limits with consistency, setting limits is an act of love, the difference between discipline and punishment, explain misbehavior, and so much more!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

NDGrunen83 ,

Informative Parenting Podcast!!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this podcast! Some of the episodes, I have listened to multiple times. I appreciate the way you explain and repeat ideas/core beliefs. Your examples are completely relatable, thank you. Please keep teaching us better phrases to use that will help us raise more informed/well rounded people. “When we know better, we do better.” I really hope that there are future topics ahead. Some of my ideas are: how to help children cope with grief & explaining death at in age appropriate way; are calming corners helpful & if so, how to set one up/encourage use of one; how to teach kids when upset/angry to stop throwing food/toys; how to avoid power struggles. Many thanks and kudos to all participants of this podcast!!! :-)

RD- Philadelphia ,

Great for all parents!

Fantastic podcast, can’t wait to hear more- and don’t let the name fool you, it’s not just for young children, but applies to kids of all ages, and is a great reminder as a parent.