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Within every child, there is a hidden potential waiting to be revealed. We intuitively know this as parents, and yet our hearts ache because raising these precious creatures is so hard. Enter: Montessori. By observing and focusing on our child's secret developmental nature and using a gentle, compassionate discipline approach, we can make both of our lives a whole lot easier! Join Aubrey, a Montessorian and mom of two, in a discussion about parenting, homeschooling, and the magic of childhood.
 
The Preschool Podcast, brought to you by HiMama, is a platform for learning from leading professionals in early childhood education. If you work in a daycare, childcare or preschool setting, The Preschool Podcast will provide you with both practical advice for managing your organization, center or classroom, as well as thought provoking content and insights about the field of early childhood education. Each week, we chat with leaders in early childhood education, from teachers and educators ...
 
The Montessori Notebook podcast is the place for all your Montessori inspiration. Simone Davies, author of The Montessori Toddler, reveals all her insights from years of being a Montessori teacher and parent. Through conversations, answering listener’s questions, and sharing what she’s been learning lately, you’ll be inspired to take those ideas that resonate for you and put them straight into practice to be a more calm, supportive parent or teacher. Simone is down to earth, warm, and makes ...
 
A husband and wife team (Andrew Thomsen & Mikki Tuohy) discuss motherhood, montessori, and minimalism. You can check out all of our episodes at http://www.quirkyandthenerd.com/quirky-parenting-podcast/ Submit a question to us at http://www.quirkyandthenerd.com/questions Artwork by: Cyrus Cords http://www.cyruscords.com/ Music by: Nicolai Heidlas "Colorful Spots"
 
Parenting is often lived in the extremes. It’s either great joy or chaotic overwhelm. One moment you’re nailing it and the next you’re losing your cool. I want to help you find your way to the messy middle, to a place of balance. You see, balance is a verb, not a state of being. It is a thing you DO, not a thing you ARE. It’s an action, a process, a series of micro-corrections that we make, each and every day, to keep ourselves feeling centered. We are never truly balanced, we are engaged in ...
 
Inspiring moms to go from disconnection and chaos to connection and peace with themselves and families, so happy you are here! My name is Ashley and I am a Certified Conscious Parent Coach Practitioner, mama to two kiddos, , soul searcher, answer seeker, connecter and lover of growth. In this space I will authentically share my journey through motherhood shedding light on what I have learned and how to awaken, transform, liberate and free your family! My hope is that you walk away from this ...
 
Tell a young person what to do – play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand – and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, and the impact will be far more effective and long lasting. Based on interviews with over 100 people from around the world and from all walks of life as they reflect on their most profound and unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons help teach 23 powerful c ...
 
Parenting - it's both wonderful and nerve-wracking. But you can break that cycle!If you are a parent who wants to find balance and get to the end of the day with a smile on your face, if you want to understand your children and yourself better, and if you want to lead your family into calm waters while having fun doing so, this is the podcast for you.Hi, I'm Eran Katz. I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Parenting Counsellor, Attachment Researcher, and family man. In this show, I combine the art ...
 
I'm Whitney Port, and a lot has happened since you last saw me on The Hills. For starters, I'm a mom, I got married to the love of my life, Timmy, I run a business outside of fashion - it's time we finally catch up. There are so many facets that make up my life: relationships, parenthood, entrepreneurship, beauty, fashion, health, wellness and much more. Join me each week as we meet and discuss all these topics and more with trusted experts and favorite people on earth. Hopefully, we can emb ...
 
Melissa and Kate, two laid-back moms, explore the topics you most want to hear about it--family minimalism, adventuring with your kids, balancing family and work, and more--all in the time it takes you to brew your morning coffee. Sometimes ridiculous, always on point, these two best friends put the fun back in parenting and creating your happier, simpler home.
 
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We are now nearing the end of my 30-day play challenge! If you joined, I hope you are getting a lot of it. For the past weeks, we have been slowing things down, observing our own reactions to play, and reflecting on how we feel about it. Now, we are moving into ACTION! And so, I am happy to have my new friend join me for today's podcast. Haley from…
 
What DO you do with the child who does exactly what you told them not to and refuses to appear apologetic? How do you deal with their pursed lips, hands-on-hips, or outright giggles? Do your as your ears steam? Do you want to scream? Let's get you a plan of action, mama! Find the show notes to this episode at ChildoftheRedwoods.com Love, Aubrey…
 
In this episode, we talk with Karina Langevin, RECE and Co-Founder of the Early Childhood Education Committee of Ontario (ECEC-ON). She gives us some insight into the future of child care in Ontario and how the ECEC-ON organization is working to change the field of early childhood and help solve a worldwide problem of providing educators with resou…
 
Katherine Power is an amazing business woman that I have admired for years. I learned so much from her in this chat. She is a prolific consumer-brand builder, CEO, and investor focused on creating products and businesses that connect to millennial and Gen Z consumers. Katherine has taken age-old industries and reimagined them with data-led, digital…
 
How do you know if you parent the "right" way? Is there a right way? What do you do in order to keep up with what is important to you? It all depends on your ability to identify your parenting values and pursue them. In this episode, I'll show you what parenting values are, and how you can start to identify what they are. Check out my free training…
 
Prior to the pandemic, I had the pleasure of speaking with AmyAnn Cadwell, co-Founder & CEO of The Good Trade, a premier online destination for sustainable lifestyle content. She is cool and smart and thoughtful and present and confident and everything wonderful. During our chat, we discuss building a business from your passion, sustainability in f…
 
Working with children and their emotions can be a challenge. In this episode, Alyssa Blask Campbell, M. Ed, CEO and Found of Seed and Sew LLC, shares with us how you support children's emotional needs as an educator or parent. Alyssa breaks down the different areas adults can focus on with children and themselves in order to achieve a successful an…
 
In the previous episode, you have learned about the importance of independent play. But do you still hear your child say: "Mom, Dad, play with me!" multiple times that it felt like IT IS AN OBLIGATION to do so? And when you do play with them, it drains the life out of you? Well, I want to help you be free from this pressure and teach you how to hav…
 
Today I am highlighting an activity you can do at home any time of year but particularly when the air is chilly and your minds are dreaming of freshly fallen snow: cutting snowflakes! Let's learn some cool facts about snowflakes you can teach your kids and deep dive into the art and history of "kirigami". Show notes can be found at ChildoftheRedwoo…
 
Motherhood is like taking a road trip. However most of us have never really taken the time to sit down to put together a thought out plan backed by research, recommendations and wisdom from those that have already gone on the motherhood trip or are a few steps ahead of us. Here's the deal, if we don’t have a clear direction as to where we were goin…
 
Have you ever set a new year's resolution and failed to achieve it? Well, there's a reason for that, and it has to do with how connected you are to your values. In this episode, I will show you what values really mean, and why it is so important to be connected to your real values. You'll see how it will help you be a better parent and weather emot…
 
"Raise your eyes and look about; they all gather and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see, your heart shall throb and overflow, for the riches of the sea shall be emptied out before you, the wealth of nations shall be brought to you." Isaiah 60: 4-5 Epiphany…
 
Stephanie Gomes, RECE and director and co-founder of Play To Grow shares with us her journey on launching her new company that provides at-home learning experiences for children. Stephanie gives us a few easy techniques to incorporate technology in the classroom and start virtual learning in your own center or classroom. Learn more about Play To Gr…
 
This year has been a struggle for each of us and has challenged everyone’s mental health in some way. The uncertainty of the future is the most anxiety triggering for me. I start to spiral about the ‘what ifs” and then I just feel down. I miss seeing my family and “normalcy”...whatever that even means anymore. I am really thankful that I got to spe…
 
Happy New Year! ​The year 2020 gave us a lot of worries and fear but I hope you were able to welcome 2021 with positivity. And I wish that you and your family will have the peace and healing that you need from all that you have experienced in the past year. As we welcome the new year, I want to help YOU become more balanced, centered, and deeply co…
 
Are you still looking for that perfect Montessori homeschool routine? Me, too - and I've been doing this for 13 years! Good thing I don't believe in "perfect"....but I can tell you that changing up your routine now and then is good for you AND your children. Show notes at ChildoftheRedwoods.com! If you need help thinking about your routine and curr…
 
Jenn Sutherland and Beyond School I am joined by Jenn Sutherland, worldschooling mom, entrepreneur and CEO of Beyond School. In addition to homeschooling her own four children, from birth to university entrance while traveling the world, full time, for over a decade, Jenn has a degree in education and over 20 years experience in helping families bu…
 
Nurse researcher Linda Benskin, PhD, RN joins me for a discussion of Vitamin D's impact on immune health & specifically the impact of Vitamin D deficiencies on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms/outcomes. Show notes with links to the many studies referenced in today's episode & the guest's website can be found at www.justaddliberty.com/12…
 
Congratulations! We have officially got to the end of 2020. Who would have thought that this year would turn this way, huh? But it had, and now it's over, and we can start a fresh new year, full of hopes and dreams! But before we make a run into 2021, I believe we should stop for a couple of moments and say goodbye to 2020 by actually looking at th…
 
2020 has been a year of hardship, stress, sadness, anxiety, depression...a lot of negative. However, there have also been moments of learning, finding light, feeling shine and experiencing growth. I wanted to reflect on my year not only to share with you some of my lessons to hopefully inspire you to look at yours, but also to say things out loud. …
 
Early child developmental theorists used to believe that children are blank slates and it is our job as parents to "fill them in". Luckily the field has moved on from this and modern research has demonstrated repeatedly how untrue this really is. Children are curious beings who love to explore and discover new things. And thus, they are capable of …
 
Self reliance is a key component of living a free life. If you're dependent on others you're not really free. A lot of people around the world learned in 2020 that many of the luxuries (like open grocery stores) we take for granted are not inevitable. You may not always be able to run down the road to the store. A lot of coulda/shoulda's were comin…
 
“And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.” Luke 1:35 Each year we go through a time of preparation, the season called Advent, to prepare ourselves for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Yes, we …
 
Burnout has been top of mind for a lot of educators over the last year. In this episode, Anisha Grossett, RECE, BASc shares with us her experience in helping educators rediscover their passion for early childhood education in the classroom and how fellow educators can do the same. Anisha gives us a glimpse into her new book Zoey Has an Allergy- a g…
 
Timmy and I are currently making reaction videos to ‘The Hills’ on my YouTube! Did you know that?! Prior to watching 'The Hills' we binged the whole series of 'The City,' the show where I moved to NYC to follow my dreams! It was crazy and amazing, and I met some of the most inspiring people. One of those people is Joe Zee - someone I look up to imm…
 
In my Balancing U Membership Community Facebook Group, members are able to join me on the podcast for free Live Coaching. And so, for this week’s podcast, we will be having a live coaching call with one of the members. This member, who is a beautiful mom, bravely took this opportunity to take action towards bettering herself and her parenting for h…
 
The United States is a global leader in food waste. I was recently listening an episode of my friend Dann's Culinary Libertarian podcast, and he mentioned that restaurants can be either winners or losers depending on what gets thrown away vs repurposed. Given our current economic landscape with projected food shortages across the globe, his comment…
 
What does it mean to be a dad in the 21 century? What are the differences between being a dad or a mom, if there are any differences at all? These are just some of the questions that I discuss in today's episode with my guest Stephen Dypiangco. Steve is the co-founder of Dadventures (hellodadventures.com), an early stage startup helping parents fin…
 
Getting children to listen can be a difficult task, especially in a classroom full of young preschoolers. In this episode, Ron Shuali, M.Ed, and author of "Building the 21st Century Child" shares with us his insight on his award-winning behavior mastery program. Shuali shares his secrets on getting young children to listen in the classroom and disc…
 
The process of finding the right school for Sonny was daunting and scary. It’s a lot of pressure to send your child to the “right” place where they can flourish. When you start to look, you hardly know your child’s personality yet so it’s confusing to know what’s right. The more you search, the more you realize there isn’t just one “right” place. T…
 
I have been receiving a lot of questions from parents lately telling me that no matter what they do, they just can’t get their child to stop wetting their bed and/or having accidents, and the pandemic seems to only have made things worse. Have you been there too? Well, I just got the answers for you... are you ready for what we are affectionately c…
 
Resilience. We have all heard this word but do you know what the true definition of resilience is? Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Psychological resilience: Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when…
 
Access to reasonably priced health insurance is a big reason a lot of people stay in their unfulfilling jobs. It's one of the reasons I stayed at my old employer as long as I did, because I knew how expensive health insurance was on the open market, and I didn't want to go without. And if you're an uninsured adult you're looked upon as though you a…
 
While the world holds its breath, waiting for the covid-19 vaccinations, it's time to talk about a different kind of immunity - psychological immunity. In this episode, I share with you what does psychological immunity is and why it's so important for your children's lives. You will also learn how to help your children develop psychological immunit…
 
“Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.” John 15:4 Rebekah Rojcewicz joins us on the podcast again today to discuss her book Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues which will be available January 6th, 2021. She tells us about …
 
Story books are amazing tools to build relationships with and teach young children. In this episode, we chat with Rachel Robertson, VP of Education for Bright Horizons Family Solutions, about why story books are ideal for teaching life skills to young children. She shares the inspiration behind her writing and how she incorporates important life sk…
 
Timmy and I watch a lot of TV - especially reality and especially, especially the Bachelor franchise. Before even knowing Timmy, my family had Bachelor/Bachelorette viewings every Monday with family and friends. It was A THING in our household. Chris Harrison and friends even came over one Monday night on one of their classic mega-fan watching part…
 
You know that moment where you realize you haven't heard your kids for a few minutes; where your house is suddenly suspiciously quiet?? And then you go and look for them and find them happily engaged in... redecorating your walls with markers, squeezing all the toothpaste out on the counter, climbing a bookcase (😱) or, (as happened once in my house…
 
2020 gave us all quite a ride, but if you're listening YOU'RE STILL HERE! We are still on an official podcast break through the end of the year, but I have a holiday gift for you inside this episode. Go here to get it: www.childoftheredwoods.com/bedtime I also spend some time finding gratitude for 2020 and celebrate my strengths - and as you listen…
 
A conversation with father-of-two Troy Rivas about exploring nature, parenting with purpose, expressing our emotions around children, gaining from Montessori, and more Episode page: https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/out-in-the-world-with-a-montessori-parent | Troy's Instagram: @troymulousBy Jesse McCarthy
 
Karen Quinones aka Mrs. Q joins me to talk more about her historical walking tours of New York City circa the late 1700's/early 1800's. We discuss how she stumbled into her second career as a historian & tour guide. We also examine how she has had to shift gears a bit during her state's & city's lockdowns. Check out the full show notes over at www.…
 
Montessori. Until a couple of years ago, whenever I heard that word I thought it was some Italian dish that I HAD to try. But then I had children and started to learn about different educational methods and systems, but I never really learned what Montessori really is. But today, my friends, you and I are going deep into the Montessori world, with …
 
Homeschooling Your Differently Wired Child "Adapt and let go of the stuff that doesn't bring you joy and bring your kids a love of learning. Switch it to make it fun and make learning the goal, not the product the goal" Divergent thinker? Twice Exceptional? Gifted? Dyslexic? Differently wired kids? Are you homeschooling your differently wired child…
 
The role of technology in early learning has always been hotly debated. In our conversation with Ann Gadzikowski, Director of Early Learning at Encyclopaedia Britannica, we discuss the difference between being active users and passive consumers of technology. Ann shares why blocks are an amazing medium to promote STEM learning at a young age.…
 
Do you guys watch my YouTube channel? You should. Timmy and I spent the beginning of quarantine binging and filming our reactions to ‘The City,’ my spinoff from ‘The Hills’! It was so much fun and nostalgic (and cringy). We are amazed at the community we have built while premiering our videos with LIVE chats on Wednesdays and Fridays on our channel…
 
Tell me, does this sound familiar? ​You are getting your little one ready for bed but suddenly they burst into tears or explode into a tantrum. You are already tired from a long day and really just need bedtime to happen so that you can finally get a chance to relax, to turn off. But no matter what you do to try soothing your child and get them to …
 
November is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving. You may have a tradition where you go around the table and say what you are grateful for. Creating space throughout your day every day to express thankfulness is something you can implement all year round! I literally could not be more excited to have a very special guest on this episode to talk abou…
 
This episode was originally aired in March 2020, when the covid just started to show its face around the world. Now, as it is Thanksgiving of 2020, which means we are about to close off this year, I thought it's a good time to go back to this talk. Why? Because as crazy, unprecedented, and unpredictable this year had been, we would be wise to see t…
 
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