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A podcast for parents who want to do things differently from birth and beyond! Parenting Specialist, Child Development Specialist, and Play Therapist, Chelsea Vail, educates parents on hot topics from a “crunchy” perspective and drops knowledge on research based techniques for raising loving, happy, healthy kiddos. Waldorf inspired and an advocate for all things Waldorf. Please support on by subscribing and joining the tribe at WholeHeartCrunchyParenting.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whole-heart/support

Whole Heart: Crunchy Parenting Chelsea Vail

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 34 Ratings

A podcast for parents who want to do things differently from birth and beyond! Parenting Specialist, Child Development Specialist, and Play Therapist, Chelsea Vail, educates parents on hot topics from a “crunchy” perspective and drops knowledge on research based techniques for raising loving, happy, healthy kiddos. Waldorf inspired and an advocate for all things Waldorf. Please support on by subscribing and joining the tribe at WholeHeartCrunchyParenting.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whole-heart/support

    Christmas Roots: Simplifying the Season

    Christmas Roots: Simplifying the Season

    Waldorf advocate, Chelsea Vail, explains Christmas from an agnostic and historical perspective to include all beliefs and bring various traditions into your home to simplify the season without losing the joy and the magic. 


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    • 17 min
    Fight for Freedom for Your Child(ren)

    Fight for Freedom for Your Child(ren)

    This episode is about fighting back against mandates, being the voice of reason for your child(ren) and hopefully avoiding negative impacts of state mandates and covid restrictions on your young family. 


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    • 34 min
    Choose Wisely What You Read

    Choose Wisely What You Read

    Parenting Specialist, Chelsea Vail, shares how to excite a love of reading in young children and how to choose books wisely to inspire imagination and support moral development. 


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    • 26 min
    Sibling Rivalry

    Sibling Rivalry

    Chelsea Vail, Parenting Specialist, tells parents to embrace sibling rivalry and how to model interpersonal relationship skills for young children. 


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    • 23 min
    I Believe...in Love

    I Believe...in Love

    "Hippie" mom, Chelsea Vail, shares how her beliefs affect her work with babies and young children. This episode is a bit "crunchy", but listen with an open mind and an open heart. 


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    • 29 min
    Do the Opposite of What You Think You Should Do

    Do the Opposite of What You Think You Should Do

    Chelsea Vail tells parents that the best strategies for raising happy, healthy kids is often counter-intuitive. More often than not, we should do the opposite of what we think we should do. Please subscribe and share your favorite episodes with others. 


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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

S. Roman ,

Wonderful!

I completely stumbled upon this podcast at 2 am when I got awoken by my newborn twins. Great advice, personal and very loving. Give this a listen!

chasingtranquility ,

Spreading misinformation

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. They are not entitled to their own facts. Avoid this podcast if you are looking for well-researched, holistic parenting advise. You will not find that here. You will, however, find one woman’s opinions, so if you’re into that you’re in the right place.

mutha urth ,

Say their names

Chelsea Vail has unconventional and unique parenting tips that are quite progressive. However, her attitude towards racial tensions are a bit triggering for me. She made a generalization that all the “Black Lives Matter” protesters were being violent, looting, and “destroying the city [of Austin]”.
There are plenty of kind and caring people in Austin TX, but there is also a great deal of racist people. I’m hoping she’s not one of them.

Overall it’s a good podcast, but the disdain towards the homeless and people of color makes me cringe.

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