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43 minutes | May 26, 2021
E153 - The Waldorf Education Philosophy with Jennifer Deathe | Parent Talk
Are you familiar with the different options that are available for your child’s education? Do you wonder what the best education philosophy is for your child's personality and learning style? We all want the very best for our children, giving them a solid foundation to grow from, and that will look different for different families. Part of making that decision is to research and learn about the many options available to your family. Everything from different teaching philosophies, education in different languages, to private or public schools. In today’s new episode, we are welcoming the Enrolment Director of the Waldorf Academy in Toronto, Jennifer Deathe. Jennifer will be sharing information pertaining to the Waldorf Education Philosophy. How it started, how it differs from other education philosophies, and ways we can incorporate this philosophy in our own homes. Jennifer also has first hand knowledge of the value of the Waldorf experience as a parent of two children who both attended the Waldorf Academy. Feel inspired and excited at the possibilities that are available for your child’s education as we learn about the Waldorf Education Philosophy together! Happy Listening! Genevieve & Heather Episode: E153 The Waldorf Education Philosophy Guest(s): Jennifer Deathe, Enrolment Director of the Waldorf Academy in Toronto, and Mom of two.
38 minutes | May 11, 2021
E152 - Physiological Sleep with Candice Tizzard
Do you know why your newborn wakes up at night? What does a safe sleep environment look like for baby? How do you sleep safely with baby in your bed? In today’s new episode, we are exploring these questions and so many more! Sleep (or lack there of, lol!) is definitely a topic talked about by many parents but not alway understood. How should sleep actually look for infants, babies, and toddlers? Luckily we have Sleep Educator, Candice Tizzard with us to help us all sleep a little easier. Whether you’re expecting or you’re already wading through that new parent fog, we’re confident that you will feel more confident about all things sleep. Happy Listening! Genevieve & Heather Episode: E152 - Physiological Sleep Guest(s): Candice Tizzard, Birth Doula, Photographer, and Baby Sleep Expert. Owner of Stages Doula and Photography.
17 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
E151 - Surrogacy with Vanessa Wideski | Parent Talk
Are you curious about the evolution of surrogacy in Canada? Have you ever considered using a surrogate or even being one yourself? Did you know that the increase in surrogacy in Canada has been dramatic with an estimate of 400% over the last decade! The main reasons for this increase is 1- Infertility, with couples waiting till later in life to try and conceive as well as 2- Gay couples who are choosing to become parents. In today’s new episode, Vanessa Wideski shares her own personal experience of being a surrogate mother and explains the whole process. Enjoy listening to this beautiful story of such a pure expression of love. Maybe it will introduce you to an alternative solution in your own fertility journey or possibly even inspire you to become a surrogate yourself! Happy Listening! Geneviève & Heather Episode: E151 Surrogacy Guest(s): Vanessa Wideski, two time Surrogate Mother, and Mom of two.
48 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
E150 - Music therapy with Brian Deo | Parent Talk
Music Therapy, What is it and how can it help? In today’s new Episode, we welcome Certified Music Therapist Brian Deo. Brian has extensive experience working with geriatrics and children with disabilities. He currently has his own practice, Van-Art Expression, working primarily with children and adults diagnosed with Autism, however everyone can benefit from Music Therapy. Brian explains how Music Therapy uses music as a therapeutic tool for health and healing. The incredible power of sound has the ability to reach into the body and literally heal, cast away pain, and save lives. A fellow colleague of his from Calgary has a beautiful motto, ´Music Speaks when Words can not.´ We know you’ll enjoy learning all about this powerful alternative therapy that just might be right for you or your family! Happy listening! Geneviève & Heather Episode: E150 - Music Therapy Guest(s): Brian Deo, Certified Music Therapist with Van-Arts Expression.
18 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
E149 - Picky Eating vs. Problem Feeding with Becca Yu | Parent Talk
Are you getting ready to start solids with your little one? Do you know the early milestones for eating? Maybe you’ve already started and have questions? What about pouches and sippy cups, can they impact your little one’s development? On today’s new episode, Speech and Language Pathologist Becca Yu is here to answer all these questions and more! Feel confident with this new stage knowing what to look for and who to see if you need help! Happy Listening! Genevieve & Heather Episode - E149 Picky Eating vs. Problem Feeding Guest(s): Becca Yu, Speech & Language Pathologist, Founder and owner of Citadel Speech and Language Services, and a Mom of two.
30 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
E148 - Nurturing our Children from the Inside Out with Ashley Avinashi | Parent Talk
How can we nurture our children and rebuild the connection? What is our core responsibility as parents? What is authentic parenting? In today’s new episode, we are welcoming back Ashley Avinashi. Ashley is a Parenting Coach, International Best-selling Author, Founder of Raising Humanity, and a Mom of two boys. She explains that in order to be the best parents we can be, we may need to unlearn our past conditioning and clear the path for our own children. We need to be as present as possible but understand that things will not always go the way we want and that this journey we’re on called Parenthood, is messy and that’s ok! Listening to Ashley is always inspiring, we know you’ll love this episode! Happy Listening! Genevieve & Heather Episode - E148 Nurturing our Children From the Inside Out Guest(s) - Ashley Avinashi, Parenting Coach, International Best-selling Author, Founder of Raising Humanity, and a Mom of two boys
17 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
E147 - Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 101 with Lacey Forsyth | Parent Talk
Do you experience pain during intercourse? Do you have pregnancy related pain? Did you have a c-section? Do you need to cross your legs before you sneeze? These are just a few reasons why we might see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. In today’s new episode, Registered Physical Therapist, Lacey Forsyth with Bump Physio & Co. joins us to go through the basics of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and how it may be exactly what we need! Happy listening! Genevieve & Heather Episode - E147 Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 101! Guest(s) - Lacey Forsyth, Registered Physical Therapist, owner of Bump Physio & Co. and Mom of two.
25 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
E146 - The Juggling Mother hangs on during COVID with Dr. Amanda Watson
Overwhelmed, burnt out, and just plain exhausted. Sound familiar? Are you trying to juggle it all but no matter how hard you try you still feel like you’re dropping the ball somewhere. These days, especially now during COVID, so much of the load falls on the mother. We feel guilty and want to be able to master it all but right now it’s just about surviving. Dr. Amanda Watson’s book, The Juggling Mother - Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety, explores all of this and more. The true lesson in this Podcast is to be compassionate with ourselves, we must give ourselves grace. Take a listen and fill your cup today! Enjoy! Genevieve & Heather E146 - The Juggling Mother hangs on during COVID. Guest(s): Dr. Amanda Watson, Author, Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University and a Mom of two. Click here to find Amanda on our Panel of Experts! https://www.parenttalk.ca/dr-amanda-watson/
27 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
E145 -Tantrums, the Opportunity to Connect with your Child with Dr. Deborah MacNamara | Parent Talk
Are you triggered by your child’s tantrums? Do you give in just to make them stop? Did you know that this is actually an opportunity to connect with your child? Dr. Deborah MacNamara with the Neufeld Institute joins us today to explain how. Take a listen and find out what’s actually going on inside those little brains. Once you know how to support your child through these big emotions, you will feel much more calm and confident the next time your child has a tantrum. Enjoy! Genevieve & Heather E-145: Tantrums, the Opportunity to Connect with your Child. Guest(s): Dr. Deborah MacNamara, Clinical counselor, Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, Speaker, and Author.
16 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
E144 - What you need to know about Virtual Health Care with Dr. Alissia Valentinis | Parent Talk
Have you used Virtual Health Care for your family? If not, you might be wondering how it works and what is available. Due to COVID-19, most Doctors are not seeing their patients in person as often and are taking most appointments over the telephone or by video chat. Here in Canada, we are also very fortunate to have a Health Care App, ‘Babylon’ by Telus Health! This is a great option for the whole family if you don’t currently have a family doctor or you need to see someone sooner then your own Doctor can see you. Today Dr. Alissia Valentinis, Family Physician and the Ontario Medical Director for Babylon by Telus Health is here to let us know all about it! How to schedule an appointment, how and what to prepare for our virtual visit, and of course what to expect. After listening today, you will feel confident and ready for your next virtual appointment! Happy listening! Genevieve & Heather
22 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
E143 - Sex, Intimacy & Pleasure. A Return to Your Body with Corinne Underwood | Parent Talk
Do you feel as confident and satisfied with your intimate relationships as you’d like? Are you wondering what sex looks like after childbirth? How about desire or lack there of? We’ll be diving into all of this and more on today’s new episode with Certified Sex & Relationship Coach and Sex Educator Corinne Underwood, Founder of Choices for Sexual Health. It’s time to feel sexy and confident again. Take back control and allow yourself to enjoy whatever pleasures YOU! Enjoy! Genevieve & Heather Episode: 143 - Sex, Intimacy & Pleasure. A Return to Your Body. Guest(s): Corinne Underwood, Certified Sex & Relationship Coach, Sex Educator, and Founder of Choices for Sexual Health.
30 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
E142 - Merry Money Management with Angela Calla | Parent Talk
E142 - Merry Money Management Guest(s): Angela Calla, Mortgage Expert, Author, and Radio Host Do you feel overwhelmed by holiday expenses and debt? This year has been so different for many of us. Some have lost jobs, some are trying to juggle kids and work from home, others have lost loved ones, and all of us will miss seeing the family and friends that this season normally brings together. COVID Christmas is going to be about getting creative and connecting in new ways. On today’s new episode we are going to brighten your holiday spirit as we welcome Mortgage & Finance Expert, Angela Calla with some great tips for managing money, dept, and holiday spending. You will gain some great knowledge and tools that will help you feel empowered and ready to spread some holiday cheer! Happy listening! Genevieve &Heather Click here to find Angela on our Panel of Experts! https://parenttalk.ca/angela-calla/
24 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
E141 - Play with a Purpose with Traci Costa | Parent Talk
Episode 141: Play with a Purpose Guest(s): Traci Costa, CEO and Founder of PK Beans How does your child process their feelings, especially during these difficult times? Unstructured play for both physical and emotional development is so very important. Calming and nurturing, helping to heal and communicate what sometimes can be too difficult to put into words. We must keep things simple, carve out those moments, and give children space and time to be bored. On today’s episode of ParentTalk, Traci shares why she believes play is so important, and how we can make space for play with a purpose. Let go of the negative connotation that play can have, and that it’s just a waste of time. Embrace the the simplicity and joy that unstructured play can bring while watching your children create and explore. Everyone will feel happier and naturally less stressed. Happy listening! Genevieve & Heather
17 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
E140 - Helping Complex Kids and their Families Thrive with Dr. Nareeta Stephenson | ParentTalk
Episode: E140 - Helping Complex Kids and their Families Thrive Guest(s): Dr. Nareeta Stephenson, Chiropractor Do you have a complex kid? Maybe they’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, are somewhere on the spectrum or perhaps they’re just extra sensitive. This can bring different challenges when it comes to parenting, discipline, school and socialization. You as a parent might feel isolated and alone, lost with where to turn, and guilty that you aren’t doing enough. In today’s new episode, Chiropractic Doctor, Nareeta Stephenson, will be sharing how having her own complex kid left her feeling, the challenges she faced and how this led to her working with these children. Hopefully listening to this podcast will bring you more understanding, knowledge, and some new ideas. Above all else, knowing that you’re not alone! Happy listening! Geneviève & Heather
25 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
E139 - Homeschooling 101 with Tamara Strijack | Parent Talk
Episode: E139 - Homeschooling 101 Guest(s): Tamara Strijack Are you feeling overwhelmed with homeschooling? Not sure how to juggle multiple kids at different stages? With the current global pandemic, many parents have made the difficult decision not to send their children back to public school. This has brought on a lot of anxiety and pressure. On today’s episode, Tamara Strijack of the Neufeld Institute, is here to guide us through this new challenge. She will leave you feeling calm, confident and inspired, ready to jump in with both feet and actually have some fun! Tamara has a wonderful article and some additional resources available for our audience! To get your Free access, please visit the contact us section on our website, parenttalk.ca Happy Listening! Geneviève & Heather Click here to find Tamara on our Panel of Experts! https://parenttalk.ca/tamara-strijack/
7 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
E138 - Real Mom Moments | Canada Day | Parent Talk
Happy Canada Day! Welcome to ParentTalk’s REAL MOM MOMENTS!!! These segments include the "Cute and the Funny" as well as the "Crazy and Frazzled" moments that they are experiencing being mothers of young children. In this Episode, Geneviève and Heather record LIVE for Canada Day! Sharing a fun craft and of course their parenting stories. Happy listening! Geneviève & Heather
9 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
E137 - Real Mom Moments | Parenting during a Pandemic | Parent Talk
Hi Everyone, Welcome to ParentTalk’s REAL MOM MOMENTS!!! These segments include the "Cute and the Funny" as well as the "Crazy and Frazzled" moments that they are experiencing being mothers of young children. Geneviève and Heather are wrapping up the 3rd Season of ParentTalk and sharing how they and their families are handling being quarantined with little ones. Happy listening! Geneviève & Heather
21 minutes | May 25, 2020
E136 - How to Have a Successful Divorce or Separation with Juli Hall & Martha Sasser | Parent Talk
Episode: E136 - How to Have a Successful Divorce or Separation with Guest(s): Juli Hall & Martha Sasser Today on ParentTalk, Genevieve and Heather are welcoming Juli Hall & Martha Sasser with Co-Parenting Into The Future to talk about how to have a successful divorce or separation. We cover: How to create a partnership that will also empower their children going forward. The problems that ‘blaming the other parent’ cause for the children. How ‘getting responsible’ for what happened in the marriage can contribute to a powerful future. The importance of having agreements that work for the couple AND the kids. The importance of having a goal or a context that is bigger than just ‘getting along’ with your former spouse. Happy listening! Geneviève & Heather Co-parenting Into the Future Course, 10% OFF extended till the end of June! For more information visit coparentingintothefuture.com or call (832) 643-5908
24 minutes | May 18, 2020
E135 - Supporting your Child Through Grief with Sonja Latifpour | Parent Talk
Episode: E135 - Supporting your Child Through Grief Guest(s): Sonja Latifpour, Registered Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist, and Clinical Director at Bright Star Counselling. Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Registered Social Worker and Child Psychotherapist Sonja Latifpour with Bright Star Counselling, to talk about supporting our children through grief. We cover: At some point or another, our children will experience losing a loved one. This may be a parent, a grandparent, a friend or even a pet. Sonja shares some things a parent should know when explaining death to a child. How to know if your child is grieving. Signs to look for that your child is processing their feelings about the loss. What you can do as a parent to help your child understand and cope with a death. How to help your child when you are also grieving at the same time. When to seek professional help. Hoping this will be helpful to parents for when those difficult times come up. Here is another resource that could also be helpful, http://www.crccs.ca/ Geneviève & Heather Click here to find Sonja on our Panel of Experts! https://parenttalk.ca/sonja-laftifpour/
39 minutes | May 11, 2020
E134 - How to Manage Difficult Teenagers with Louise Clarke | Parent Talk
Episode: E134 - How to Manage Difficult Teenagers Guest(s): Louise Clarke, Parenting Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Podcaster, and Author Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Parenting Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Podcaster, and Author Louise Clark, to talk about How to Manage Difficult Teenagers. We cover: What we need to understand developmentally about our teens. The main struggles parents are facing with their teens. Strategies we should avoid. The best way to handle screen time and social media. How to encourage our teens to open up. What to do if our teens don’t ever seem to want to leave their rooms. Happy listening! Geneviève & Heather
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