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Diving into the Sensory System with OT Lori Goodrich

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 225. I got to hang out with one of my dear friends, Lori Goodrich. She is an occupational therapist and truly transformed how I live my life, how I show up as a parent, how I show up as a teacher. She was so influential in my journey and continues to be. We're going to dive in to the sensory systems, what they are. We hear that word sensory a lot, but what does that even mean? And spoiler alert, it's how we function in the world. It is the foundation for how we show up, for how we feel, for how we process emotions, for everything. This episode is pure gold, and I'm so excited to share it with...

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The American Childcare Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

The statistics are staggering. On average, preschool teachers are paid half of what kindergarten teachers are paid. The wage gap is more extreme for educators of color, who make up 40% of the ECE workforce. 20% of the early childhood workforce turns over every year.

As one of the wealthiest nations in the world, how did we get to a place where early childhood educators are so undersupported that they’re leaving the field entirely?

 
Our childcare system began in space where it was primarily stay at home parents. During WWII, more women began to enter the workforce and the childcare landscape began to shift. People came together to help each other, and a lot of family...

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The cost of childcare and what to do about it with Aly Richards

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 224. The cost of childcare we all know is outrageous, and our Early Childhood educators are making next to nothing. I got to hang out with Aly Richards, the CEO of Let's Grow Kids here in Vermont, who has dedicated her work at LGK to bringing high quality, affordable childcare to every Vermont family. In this episode, we got to dive into the cost of care and what to do about it on a state level. What does this investment look like? How much is it? Where do the funds come from? How do we truly change this system so that every single child has access to high quality care, so that teachers are paid to...

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Building resilience for Early Childhood Educators with Ellen Drolette

00:00:01    Alyssa

 You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 223. For this episode I got to hang out with my dear friend Ellen Drolette to chat about building resilience for Early Childhood educators. Ellen is the author of "Overcoming teacher burnout" where she goes into strategies for supporting Early Childhood educators in this field that we know is so ripe with burnout. Ya'll we need to support our Early Childhood educators and Ellen and I got to chat about how to do just that. We know that now more than ever there is a teacher shortage and teachers leaving the field in droves. Because we're exhausted, we're overworked and underpaid and alone and...

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How our coping mechanisms in childhood show up in our parenthood with Dr. Gabor Mate

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 222. I got to hang out with Dr. Gabor Mate and dive into his new book, "The Myth of Normal". It is such an incredible book. We had a rad discussion about how of our coping mechanisms in childhood show up in parenthood. What makes this culture toxic and what is trauma? Why is it widespread and yet so misunderstood? And what can we do to help support our tiny humans? I am so grateful to have been able to have this conversation with him. I've loved his work for so long. You all run, don't walk to go get "The Myth of Normal." It's a New York Times bestseller. And deservedly so. All right, folks, let's...

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How to discuss gender with kids with Wes Chernin

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village this is episode number 221. I got to hang out with someone who I have loved following over on Instagram, my friend Wes Chernin. Wes is a gem of a human and we have learned so much from him, and it was such an honor to get to hang out with him. And I felt like I got to really show up here as a parent and ask questions and learn from him and be vulnerable and real. Because I don't know about you but the way we address gender and talk about it with kids and see it is different than the way that I was raised and what I know culturally and so it's a learning curve for me, I'm forever learning on this journey....

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How to connect with your child for conscious parenting with Dr. Shefali part two

 

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 220. Wow. What an incredible time I got to have with Dr. Shefali. So exciting and so much jam packed in that we broke it up into two episodes. Let's dive in to part two with Dr. Shefali. 

 

00:00:26    Alyssa

Hey there. I'm Alyssa Blask Campbell. I'm a mom with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and co-creator of the Collaborative Emotion Processing method. I'm here to walk alongside you through the messy, vulnerable parts of being humans, raising other humans with deep thoughts and actionable tips. Let's dive in together.

 

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How to connect with your child for conscious parenting with Dr. Shefali

 

 

You're listening to voices of your village. This is episode 219. Today I got to hang out with someone I have so much love and respect for in this space. Dr. Shefali. Dr. Shefali's new book, The Parenting Map: Step by Step Solutions to Consciously Create the Ultimate Parent Child Relationship, is coming out soon. It's available for preorder now. And we have had so much to discuss in this episode, we actually broke it up into two episodes. Today is part one, and then next week, next Thursday, we're coming back with part two. We get to dive even deeper into this work with Dr. Shefali, y'all. You don't want to miss this one. She is a wealth of knowledge, and her previous...

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When Your Child Says "I Hate You!"

When your child says “I hate you!” it can really hit a nerve. You might find yourself getting defensive (“How could you say that to me? I do everything for you!”). You might feel the urge to assert control over the situation (“You’re not going to speak to me like that!”). Narratives you hold around obedience and respect may come up and you may have fears that you aren’t raising a respectful child.

Here’s the thing: a child's hurtful words often come from a place of frustration or lost control. While adults use "hate" as a permanent feeling, children use it fleetingly to express a big emotion. 

The key to connecting with your child...

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School and Childcare Transition Series: Episode 5

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to episode five of our School and Childcare Transition series. In this episode, we're going to chat about the routines and what to expect once this is underway. Note, there will be a lot of messiness, and we are here for it. We've got you. All right, let's dive in. 

 

00:00:27    Alyssa

Welcome to Voices of Your Village, a place where parents, caregivers, teachers and experts come to support one another on this wild ride of raising tiny humans. We combined decades of experience with the latest research to create the modern parenting village. Let's dive into honest conversation about real parenting challenges, so it doesn't...

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