Voices of Your Village

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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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REBROADCAST - Spring Daylight Saving Time

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 162. Folks, that time of year is almost here again where we change the clocks. I know it's such a doozy and every single time this comes around, twice a year. Here we are with the Spring Daylight Savings time. Every time it comes around, y'all are like help! Don't worry. We've got your back here. This episode is going to guide you through what to pay attention to, what doesn't matter and how to come back from this after the fact if you're still seeing sleep challenges. Remember it is one hour and we can totally do this. We have an outline for you here and head on over to seed.sleep on...

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Parenting with Different Cultural Backgrounds

 

161 - Parenting with Different Cultural Backgrounds

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 161. This was such a fun one to get to record because I got to hang out with one of our seed team members, Mariana. Mariana is a school psychologist and a mom of three. She is Mexican American and she is sharing today about parenting with different cultural backgrounds, different experiences in childhood and how how they can show up in parenthood and then how to get on the same page with your partner, how to navigate these conversations. Mariana is the gal leading our village membership. She recorded our re-parenting and Tiny Humans Big...

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REBROADCAST - Self Care in Motherhood

voices of your village Feb 18, 2021

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 160. This is a rebroadcast episode from one where I got to hang out with my pal Bryce. She runs the Instagram handle "Mom Brain Therapist" and she's a therapist who specializes in supporting moms on this journey. We were chatting about the social norms in the cultural context around moms and self-care in the martyrdom that often comes with motherhood and we work really hard at Seed to be inclusive and also to acknowledge spaces where there is certain social programming or cultural norms. And this is one of those where I think self-care in parenthood is crucial and I think that there needs to...

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When Multiple Kids Need Support

 

159 - When multiple kids need support final

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 159. So often folks reach out and they're like this sounds great. If you have, like, one kid and you can devote all your attention and time to them to respond and all that jazz, but what do you do when multiple kiddos need your support? That's what so much of this work has looked like in practice for me. It's very rare that I have had one child where I can devote my time and energy to; most of this practice for me has been in a setting where I have seven infants or nine toddlers or 18 preschoolers or multiple kids in a home of different ages and...

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Overcoming Perfectionism

 

 00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 158. In this episode I got to hang out with Dr. Jean Chang, a psychologist out of Singapore and we are diving in to overcoming perfectionism. We break down what it really is and what it stems from and consequently, like, what do you do from there? Where do you go from there? I don't know about you, but this was something that has come up in my life a lot and something I've had to do a lot of work around. It's something we talk about on the seed team a whole bunch that we couldn't put work out into the world and support you and walk alongside you on this journey if we were waiting until...

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Holding Space for Big Feelings

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 157. Today, we're diving into what it looks like to hold space for those big feelings. We've been getting questions about this: what do you mean by holding space, Alyssa? How do I actually do that? In today's episode we're going to dive into just that. I'm going to give you an outline of what it means to hold space for somebody's feelings and what it doesn't look like but before we dive in have you signed up for a webinar yet? We had our first webinar on Tuesday and our next one is tonight! Then we have a webinar coming next week on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, where we're diving into...

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Self-Reg with Dr. Shanker

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 156. Oh my gosh, what a dream it is for me to bring this episode to you. I got to hang out with someone that I have such deep respect for; whose work I have followed for a while and who has been such an influence in my work and the work that we get to do together. Dr. Stuart Shanker the author of one of my favorite books of all time, in fact the only adult book on the holiday gift guide: "Self Reg: How to Help Your Child and You Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life". Dr. Shanker is Canada's leading expert in the psycho-physiological theory of self-regulation. You know...

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REBROADCAST - Boundaries with Kids

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 155. In this episode, we are sharing a snapshot into the Tiny Humans Big Emotions course with you. This portion is all about boundaries. We get so many questions about what it looks like to set boundaries with kids, to hold them, what if they say no to both choices, what do you do? How do you structure boundaries so that you can be in collaboration with your kiddos, rather than in conflict. Before we dive in,  I wanted to let you know about a free challenge that we're doing! We're doing a five day challenge; we heard from you loud and clear after our December workshop on re-parenting that...

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