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Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation with Mr. Chazz

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 177. I got to hang out with my friend. Mr. Chazz. We met over on Instagram and it was so fun to get to hang out and have a real conversation. We dove into extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation and what this looks like to build intrinsic motivation with the tiny humans. I love how Mr. Chazz keeps it real about what the real world looks like. And the fact that there is extrinsic motivators all around us, we see rewards all around us and how this plays out in our work with the tiny humans, do me a favor. When you're tuning in, will you at take a screenshot and share it over on Instagram? Let me...

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The Biggest Game Changer in My Emotion Processing

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You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 176. It is a rebroadcast of episode 78. I used to go through life ridden with anxiety, right? So I would start to have an anxiety attack and then I would tap into a coping mechanism. For me, it was often like organizing or creating my to-do list or checking things off my to-do list or going shopping, hello Target, or Amazon. I can fill a cart like it's nobody's business. I sometimes scroll through my phone, just like, distract myself from it, what I wanted was to make sure that I was just going to stop feeling a little. Right. And I would tell myself like oh if I did this thing, I would feel better than I would have...

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Navigating Respectful Parenting as a Dad

 

 00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 175. What a joy this episode was, I got to hang out with my friend Keegan to talk about navigating respectful parenting as a dad. One thing that we have found in doing this work is that so often the folks coming to the table to have these conversations are moms and in this episode we're talking about dads and it's a pretty heteronormative conversation. I want to be really clear about that going in. We talked about the differences that Dad's face in respectful parenting in hetero relationships. I think it's really important for us to have specific conversations about certain groups of...

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Positive Parenting Myth: You Have To Do It Perfectly All The Time

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 174. We talked a lot about progress over perfection, but I feel like we are still holding ourselves to a standard of perfection. That when we make mistakes, in parenthood, or as humans, we experience hard emotions that we feel like we're failing. And I think this is something that's really important for us to discuss because it's going to be huge for the kids who are watching. And if we feel like we are failing when they have a hard emotion or a tantrum or a meltdown, what message are we sending to them? So, today we're going to dive into imperfectly parenting, this is a quick episode with me...

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Postpartum Anxiety with Chasity Holcomb

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 171. In this episode, I got to hang out with Chasity Holcomb who you might know as @Momfully.you over on Instagram. Chasity is a therapist and we drove into postpartum anxiety. We looked at the difference between some postpartum mood disorders and how postpartum anxiety might show up for you or for someone you love. We talked about ways that you can access support or help somebody else access support. There can be so much shame or guilt in the postpartum season, if you are struggling and I want you to know that you are enough and that you're doing enough and it is hard and you do not have to...

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REBROADCAST - Responding to Anxiety in Kids

 

 00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 170. Today we are rebroadcasting this episode on anxiety in the tiny humans. It's a topic we've been getting a lot of questions about I think especially after this last year with so much upheaval. For this episode. I got to hang out with my friend Jess. You might know her handle as Our Mama Village over on Instagram and we dove into what anxiety looks like in tiny humans and how to best support kiddos through it. Jess is a therapist out of Canada and I had such a pleasure hanging out with her for this conversation. I can't wait to hear your biggest takeaways. All right folks. Let's dive...

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Navigating Codependency

 

 0:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 169. In this episode I got to hang out with Courtney Berg. We dove into the topic of codependency. This is something that so many of us grew up with and frankly. I didn't even realize I had grown up with it until way down the road and I just found myself doing things like people pleasing or feeling nervous to set and hold boundaries for myself or practice self-care. I found myself nervous about what other people thought of me and really seeking others approval. As I dove into this work. I started to realize that these were markers of codependency and so much of this comes from our...

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Why Kids Thrive with Routines

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 165. Today we're talking about routines and don't mix this up with schedules, we'll go into the difference in this episode. But routines are crucial for our regulation both as adults and kids when we know what to expect, when we know what's coming next it helps our nervous system feel regulated and calm. We're going to chat about about how you can implement routines with your kiddos, how to change a routine and what happens when your kiddo pushes a boundary or has some big behaviors about routines. All right folks. Let's dive in. 

 

00:00:49    Alyssa

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A Deep Dive into Neurodiversity with OT, Rachel Coley @Canddokiddo

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 164. I got to hang out with Rachel Coley. You might know her as @Candokiddo over on Instagram. We chatted about neurodiversity. Rachel is an occupational therapist, which you all know, here we go again. I love OTS. We got really nerdy together. And this is one of my favorite episodes that I've ever done because we talked about what neurodiversity means, what the sensory systems are and what it could look like if every single one of us knew how our sensory systems worked, what was helpful for us for regulation, what pulled from our withdrawals and then we're able to self-regulate so that...

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The Importance of Early Intervention

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 163. I got to hang out with Amirra Johnson. She's an occupational therapist working in early intervention. Early intervention is such a gift and we broke down why it's important, what it is, when you might want to look into it and where the gaps in the system are, ways that you might have to advocate for your child. I'm a huge proponent of supporting kids early on if we're noticing that there's anything that's getting in their way. If there are any roadblocks that are keeping them from developing. Typically we want to support them because the brain is able to change so early on, that when we...

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