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Sometimes, your child forgets to share the notes from their backpack that tell you everything that’s happening at their school. On Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed—in school and at home. We discuss real issues with parents and experts—from handling homework to school discipline—to support you every step of the way! Join the conversation using #BackpackNotes and learn more at PTA.org/BackpackNotes.
 
Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey. Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.
 
Welcome to Traumatic transformation which is dedicated to people who are going through or have gone through a traumatic life event or life phase and are looking to find hope, peace, and purpose through it. In each episode, I plan to share science-backed actionable tips, strategies, real-life wisdom, and experiences of being a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, and a Trauma Specialist. I plan to also present to you the most insightful people (athletes, coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists, su ...
 
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Parents can often feel overwhelmed when they receive their child’s test scores. What do the scores mean and do they even matter? Dr. Andrew Ho, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, breaks down what you need to know about standardized testing so you can understand what really matters for your child’s learning and development. Res…
 
If you have a toddler with a newborn on the way, this episode is for you! Kate Morse, Executive Assistant here at Little Z's Sleep, has a 4 month old and a 3 year old, and life is BUSY to say the least! In this episode she's sharing how she prepared her toddler for the arrival of a new sibling, what routines are like and how she's juggling the oppo…
 
Whether your child is transitioning to a new school or a new country, change can be hard. We can learn a lot from military families who experience these types of transitions more frequently than most. Dr. Keith Mispagel, superintendent of Fort Leavenworth Unified School District, talks with our hosts about helping children adjust to new environment…
 
Celebrity chef, Duff Goldman, joins the show to help you and your family have a blast in the kitchen. Duff shares tips for teaching your kids science while cooking and helping them develop independence and confidence using tools and appliances. The hosts also discuss his parenting style and cooking journey! Resources: Watch Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Ti…
 
From people who mispronounce your child’s name to teachers who expect them to explain your family’s holiday traditions to the class, your child may be struggling with the pressure to represent an entire culture. Actress and author Sheetal Sheth joins the show to discuss how families can help kids embrace their identities and explains how she shared…
 
Every day of your little one's life you'll be doing the same routine over and over again...Bath, feed, PJs, book, bed. Maybe a few tiny differences between each family, but the essential steps are the same! So, why not take these mundane tasks and focus in on how we can begin to develop speech & language with our kids from the beginning of their li…
 
Help your child channel their frustrations into social action! This week, our hosts chatted with author and founder of 1000 Black Girl Books, Marley Dias, and her mom, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, who is an educator and author as well. They share how you can help your child develop their entrepreneurial spirit and enhance their problem solving skills—a…
 
You have have imagined "tongue tie" was only reserved for newborns who have trouble feeding. But the truth is, there are many people walking around this world with tongue ties who have a domino effect of issues- including trouble sleeping!! Carmen Woodland, Myofunctional Educator Expert is the one to have on today's podcast episode! >> LEARN MORE O…
 
Over the last month as Halloween decorations became more widespread, our oldest daughter Ellie (7yo) started to carry those scary images in her mind to bed. This, combined with some school anxiety plus her distractions in her room caused her to at times not fall asleep until 10PM, and even one time catch her reading at midnight!! Today, Chad & I si…
 
How can schools do a better job affirming children’s racial identities? Dr. Shawn Jones, psychologist and professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, joined the podcast to offer guidance on creating schools that better serve students of color. He shares how families can help by talking openly and honestly about their own experiences with rac…
 
This is a conversation that we have not covered on the Little Z's Podcast, and today I'm so grateful to invite Elizabeth King (Certified Fertility Health Coach, Master Certified ICF Life Coach, Birth & Bereavement Doula and New Parent Educator) onto the show to discuss secondary infertility. Elizabeth's mission is to help people of all backgrounds …
 
If you're feeling like every morning you go from 0 to 60 with your kiddos, this episode is for you! Breakfast Invitations is a concept created by Beth of Days with Grey who is passionate about using play to ignite learning with your children. Beth's Quick Start Materials List: Paper Painters tape Markers Need Ideas At The Ready? Check Beth's blog t…
 
From the cyberbullying risks to dangerous social media challenges, many parents feel terrified when their child enters the world of social media. How can families have proactive discussions about navigating the online world responsibly? Dr. Sameer Hinduja, director of the Cyberbullying Research Center joins the show to share practical tips and resp…
 
In this episode I'm giving you ALL the nap stats you need from Newborn to 5 years old! Here's how this episode works: Write down your child's current schedule Listen in as I share the details on daily nap stats, and see how things are going! Make tweaks right away in your schedule if needed! Rate & review this podcast!! EPISODE MENTIONS: 3 to 2 Nap…
 
What life skills does your child need to thrive? There’s a lot of learning happening in schools that goes beyond academics. Karen Van Ausdal joined our hosts to talk about Social and Emotional Learning. She shares what Social and Emotional Learning looks like, why it’s important and how families can support. Resources: Explore CASEL’s helpful tools…
 
As we enter our second Back-to-School season filled with COVID-19 safety precautions, it’s vital that you stay informed. We invited a special guest, Captain Erin Sauber-Schatz, community guidance subject matter expert for CDC's COVID-19 Response, to share the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Resources: Watch National PTA’s Back to Class…
 
How would you fill in the blank: "The road after birth is ________." Our guest today, Deb Flashenberg, says, "The road after birth is bumpy" -- and she's right! There is so much about your recovery, journey and new chapter after birth. Deb is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. Along with being a prenatal yoga teacher, she …
 
We know that you get get sleep help for your kids, but what about YOU? YES! YOU can get help! On the podcast is Katie Pitts of SleepWise Consulting. She has recently launched her team of Adult Sleep Consultants to work with you to finally solve your issues with sleep and get a full night of rest every night! Learn more about working with SleepWise …
 
What is Co-Regulation? How does this impact our child's development and future? If you're spending even 5 minutes searching through positive parenting accounts on social media, you're likely left feeling confused about co-regulation. Enter Drs. Jenna Elgin and Shanna Alverez of Helping Families Thrive! Today on the podcast these women talk with me …
 
A big part of the bedtime routine around here at Little Z's is getting cleaned up! Bath, wash face or shower- it's always been a step that we simply imply...but haven't talked too much about. In this episode Lauren & Brooke of The Skin Sisters share insights on eczema, sunscreen and when to think about beginning a true skin care routine with your c…
 
In June 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission released new guidelines for products marked as "sleepers" on the baby product market. >>See the full guidelines Of course, this brought up a LOT of questions and I knew exactly who to ask them to! Holly Choi of Safe Beginnings is back on the podcast to share what these new regulations will mean, …
 
Over the last 6 years we've enjoyed so much travel with the girls, and I *think* we've finally landed in a place where it's a pure JOY to be traveling with them! Find All Travel Blogs + Podcast Episodes: How To Travel Internationally With Baby Travel Checklist For Your Child How We Kept Our Kids Sleeping 12 Hours On Vacation How To Handle Sleep On …
 
No one ever said that if your child has a sleep schedule you have to STAY on the sleep schedule 100% of the time! Getting out, making memories and staying up late is so much fun. With the Fourth of July coming this weekend, we're sharing strategies to help you enjoy the night with specifics for newborn all the way to preschool age. PRODUCT MENTIONS…
 
If you're feeling anything like me, your children LOVE screens but you're realizing how much of a monster they turn into after just one show. I reached out to Andrea Davis of Better Screen Time to have her on the podcast....mostly just to give ME a pep talk and plan! This episode is for families with children of all ages. Andrea tells us it's never…
 
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