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Kids + The News

In times like this, it can be hard to explain the News to our children. In today's episode, I'm chatting with Andrea Barbalich, the editor-in-chief of The Week Junior. The Week Junior is a brand new magazine that simplifies the news for kids. Andrea and I are discussing how to bring discussions around the news ...

Q&A | How can I design a play space for kids of different ages?

In today's episode we are discussing how to develop a play space that is suitable for children of multiple ages. Do we really need baby toys? Can we find toys that grow with children? How do we balance safety and developmental needs? These are questions we are diving into in this episode.

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How to Use a Reward Chart

Not all reward sticker charts are created equal. In today's episode, I'm going to explain how to use a reward chart effectively--and I will also explain why we don't use them very often. How to Use a Reward Chart When I was five-years-old, I was terrified of putting my head underwater in the pool. Swimming ...

Q&A | Am I doing enough to supplement my kid's education right now?

You are enough. You are doing enough. In today's episode, I'm taking a question that many parents across the world are wondering: Am I providing enough structure/educational stimulation for my child in this time of crisis?

5 Tips for Stress Behaviors

Irritability. Potty accidents. Night wakings. Tantrums (child AND adult). Difficult behaviors can increase during times of stress. In today's episode we are discussing the implications of stress and uncertainty on child and adult behavior. Because most of us are feeling it at this time, right? Show Notes/Links: Simple Families Foundations

Q&A | How do you get kids to do quiet time?

Who could use a little quiet time right now? I see you nodding your head. Yes, me too. In today's episode we are talking about initiating quiet time with young children. During this period of social distancing, even short periods of quiet time can be life-giving to parents who are all-hands-on-deck 24/7. Thanks for tuning ...