Let's get REAL about parenting and kids. Let's talk boundaries, positive discipline (that works), AM and PM, food, homework, the list goes on and on. Let's do this. Let's laugh, vent and talk about all things parenting. Let's get REAL.
Amazing ADHD Advice
The amazing, Michael McLeod, from GrowNOW Therapy, took a break from parenting a super (hella cute) newborn to tell us all about what is new in ADHD. It will blow your mind how different the ideas are now and the ways to help your kids are wayyyyy different too. Take a listen and see how you can help your kids whether you are a parent, teacher, coach, mentor or anyone in the life of a child. These ideas are life changing. I have already started to use them myself. For more about GrowNow head to https://www.grownowtherapy.com/.
Y’all. Y’ALLLLLL. I HAVE WANTED TO THIS PODCAST FOR A WHILE NOW!!!!! Thanks to my amazing pal I got hooked up with Dane Menkin, he answers all of my (and probably your) questions about the whole transgender process as it refers to kids. There are so many misconceptions about the whole process. We, well he, clears it up. I love this talk so much. It was so much fun and I thought I knew a lot and I learned stuff too. Everyone needs to listen to this. With education we can save these children from depression and death by suicide or thoughts of suicide. It will be up tomorrow!!!! I’m so excited you can totally hear me freaking out on the podcast, haha.
Dane is the divisional director of LGBTQ services at Main Line Health where he provides LGBTQ specific clinical care with a focus on gender-affirming-care for children, adolescents and adults. Dane’s role allows for access to a large healthcare system in the region to focus on an LGBTQ-competency-curriculum implementation and workforce education. Dane is the recipient of the AANP Award for Excellence for PA in 2019. He is a member of WPATH and served on the Board of Directors for The Jim Collins Foundation as well as serving as a consultant for TransLine. He has presented across the country to healthcare and social service providers working with trans and non-binary clients and patients.
LINKS: www.glma.org www.WPATH.org Book: https://www.amazon.com/APNs-Guide-LGBTQ-Inclusive-Health/dp/0826169155
Jess LaBarca Art Therapist: Talks Kids And Eating Disorder Prevention And Treatment
Jess helps us take a deeper dive into the whole body battle issue. Last time I talked about by own personal experiences with poor body image. Now I brought on an expert to talk about prevention and treatment. Eating disorders, disordered eating (I learned what that was) and how to prevent and recover from them. We talk about what art therapy is and how it helps folks. It's a really interesting talk and I learned a lot!!!! You will too. Discover how to avoid giving our kids our body traumas and what to do if they DO have them. For more about Jess head to http://www.jessicalabarcaartpsychotherapy.com/about-1
Gut Gabbing With Melissa Bloom
Gut health info, interest, obsession, has been on the rise the past few year. What is it? What does it mean? Why do we care? What does good or bad gut health mean for our kids (A LOT). Poor gut health has been linked to allergies, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety and SOOOOOO much more. Take a listen and learn something new. I have seen it in action. When good gut health is restored it can change a child (or grown-up) in the most amazing and positive ways. This is not medical advice, we are not docs BUT Melissa is highly informed on this subject and has first hand experience with watching better gut heath change her child for the better. I mean as a human he was great but his health of course. If you have questions for her or want to talk more hit her up at email@example.com. I can't tell you how excited I am about this episode. She is also a cool ass chick!!!
Want to know what will change your parenting life? CONSISTENCY!!!! I tell you the how, why and more about consistency.
Starting Small With Family Jobs
When do family jobs (chores) start? How old? How many? What kind? Rewards or no? SOOOOOO MANYYYYY QUESTIONSSSS. Well, I have your answers. Let's do this.
Timely talk on Transgender Topics
It seems that these days our children/tweens/teens have access to topics that were not talked about when we were kids. This podcast gave beautiful, understandable definitions and cleared up some common misconceptions. Whether you’re a parent whose child is dealing with gender identification issues, an educator or a coach, or a friend’s parent it is a must listen. Thank you for the talk and the resources!
Brandi tells it like it is. In earnest and with empathy.
I’ve listened to all of the podcast but the conference one hit home. I am so much more prepared and intend to be a better advocate
For my kiddos! As always, thank you Brandi!! And also, Can we just say THANK YOU to these amazing teachers!!!