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Sensory Regulation for High Energy Kids with Julia Ieslin

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 263. Y 'all know I love hanging out with an OT, an Occupational Therapist, and today I got to hang out with OT Julia Ieslin to talk about high energy kiddos. We are diving into what it looks like to support those sensory seekers who have a lot of energy, and trying to meet those needs-- and what does that look like? How do we do that as an adult? How do we do that in families of multiples or in a classroom setting when you can't give one-to-one attention? It can be exhausting. I loved getting to team up with Julia for this episode and I'm so jazzed to get to bring it to you. I don't think this...

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Tiny Humans, Big Emotions with Alyssa Blask Campbell

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. And today your special guest is me! I got to be on the other side of the mic for this one where Rachel Lounder, one of our Seed team members, in fact, our first ever Seed team member is interviewing me to ask me questions that you submitted about Tiny Humans, Big Emotions, my upcoming book. This was so fun to get to dive into, to give the backstory on the book, to talk about how it's different and why we wrote it. Listen, I am here to add value, not noise. And so in writing this book, I really wanted to make sure that that's what we were doing, that there wasn't something out there that we could just send people to...

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A Roadmap for Parenting Even the Most Challenging Kids with Dayna Abraham

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village, and I don't know about you, but I have found myself looking at parenting advice or tips or accounts or things like that, and being like, okay, that sounds great, but my child would not respond to that. That wouldn't work for them. You know that I am not here for a one -size -fits -all approach, which is why Dayna Abraham's book, "Calm the Chaos, A Fail-Proof Roadmap for Parenting Even the Most Challenging Kids" is so darn helpful. 

 

00:00:54    Alyssa

I was actually recently in a Facebook group for parents that I'm a part of for my local community, and someone was recommending this book, and I...

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A back to school Q&A with Ellen Drolette and Alyssa Blask-Campbell

#real life #teachers voyv Aug 03, 2023

00:00:02    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. Today, I get to hang out with Ellen Drolette, and I get to be on the other side of the mic. Ellen got to ask me questions about back to school, and really, how can we support our kids? What can we do to prepare them for what's to come with a new classroom or new teachers or new school, new kids, new routine, all that jazz. There's so much that we can do now and to prepare and then also what it looks like to navigate this in the moment and beyond. I'm diving into a little bit of that here, and I wanted to let you know I have a free workshop, a live workshop coming for you next week. I'm doing two of them, one for...

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Busy Toddler’s Susie Allison on what Kindergarten readiness really looks like

#real life #teachers voyv Jun 15, 2023

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. And today we're gonna dive into what kindergarten readiness really looks like. I got to hang out with the dreamboat Susie Allison from Busy Toddler. I could have hung out with Susie forever. We speak the same language. Also. She's hilarious. If you're not following Busy Toddler already, it's an incredible follow over on on Instagram. She's an incredible follow. Sorry, Susie, for calling you it. And I loved this conversation so much because we got to talk about the history of kindergarten and how we even got where we are and what it looked like to move forward and what really matters when we're looking at child...

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How to build a culture of inclusivity at home with Heather Avis

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. And today we get to hang out with my pal Heather Avis from the Lucky Few Foundation. Maybe you follow The Lucky Few Official on Instagram. Fantastic follow. Heather wrote one of my absolute favorite children's books. It's called Everyone Belongs. And I honestly, I cannot read it without crying. It's so good.  It's one of my favorite gifts to give at kids' birthday parties. And today we get to dive in with her on how to build a culture of inclusivity at home. I love Heather's approach and work and influence in this space. And it was truly a dream to get to sit...

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How Wonderschool is changing childcare systems with Chris Bennett

 00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village, this is episode 227. In this episode I get to hang out with the CEO of Wonderschool, Chris Bennett. Chris and I got to dive into how Wonderschool is changing childcare systems. Ya'll know I am not here for a Band-aid on a bullet hole. I love really taking a million steps back and looking at the whole picture, getting that bird's eye view and saying, how do we create systems change? Change that supports Early Childhood educators, that's best for families and for kids. What does this really look like and how do we afford to do it? What does it look like logistically? Wonderschool is a huge piece of that...

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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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