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19 minutes | a day ago
Coaching Kids to Be Grateful
“Gratitude helps us create and spread meaning out of the goodness and kindness we experience.” In this episode, Dr. Giacomo Bono describes how gratitude is “growable.” He explains the relationship between gratitude and learning, and provides practical tips for parents who want to coach their kids to be grateful.
21 minutes | 8 days ago
How Does My Child Actually Learn?
“Parents are brain changers.” In this episode, Dr. Anne Gutshall joins us to break down the learning process. She describes how connections form in the brain when we learn something new. She also gives us simple steps parents can take to support this important brain work. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! In this episode:-Neurons are fascinating! We keep getting more, no matter how old we are. (5:18)-Experiences cause neurons to activate, fire, and connect. (5:55)-All brains come equipped to learn. (6:30)-Serve and return parenting (7:15)-Attention and memory are both part of learning. (8:48)-The brain will get rid of neurons it’s not using – neuron pruning. (10:36)-New learning takes time and you make mistakes. (11:45)-Parents can capitalize on a child’s curiosity. (12:35)-“Tell me more” is an easy and effective strategy to help children make sense of information. (14:20)-The brain does some of its most important when we sleep. (15:30)-The brain works best when it gets breaks. (16:47)-Multi-tasking is not a thing. (17:15)
7 minutes | 15 days ago
Is My Child On Track at School?
Most of us are non-stop throughout the week and none of us want to be blindsided at report card time. This episode is all about helping you get a better grasp on how your child is doing with schoolwork. We offer busy parents three tips for keeping track and a bonus tip about celebrating progress.
6 minutes | 22 days ago
Read, Read, And Read Some More
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert EinsteinReading is a critical activity when it comes to learning. Reading on a regular basis sets your child up for success in school and life. In this episode we’ll offer some ways for parents to encourage a love of reading. We’ll also give you a few ideas for making reading fun!
12 minutes | a month ago
Making Friends While Learning Remotely
Are you concerned about your child’s social connections? You’re not alone. With a new school year underway and a persistent pandemic, parents want to make sure their children aren’t missing out on the social aspect of learning. In this episode, we talk to two parent friends, Tera Ali and Annie Nihls, about their concerns and how they’re creating opportunities for their children to socialize.
8 minutes | a month ago
The Emotional Side of Learning
Learning is an emotional experience. It’s hard to not know something, and especially hard when you know you don’t know. In this episode, hear what you can do to support your child’s emotions when they are learning. Find out how to help your child confidently move from the emotional place of not knowing to knowing.
6 minutes | 2 months ago
Structure to Help Your Child Thrive
Did you know your child actually wants rules, routines, and procedures? That’s right. Your child’s brain thrives on structure. In this episode, hear how creating routines and procedures allows your child to focus on learning new things. You’ll hear a few ways you can immediately add structure to support your child’s learning.
5 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 0: Parent As Learning Coach
The events of last spring and the pandemic exposed a role in the parenting gig most of us rarely considered – the parent as learning coach. Many parents have now been up close and personal with what goes into making sure their children are successful in school and they want to know if they are “doing it right.” In this episode, we introduce School House as the space where school and house meet. You’ll also hear why consistency is foundational to the learning process. Children thrive when they know what to expect and what’s expected of them.
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