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Welcome to the Parenting Pickup Podcast. With over 50 years of experience in early child care and education, we're here to share all things child-related. Every episode is designed for families' education and support from parenting tips and tricks, trending topics, fun activities, child development, and so much more! Special guests in early childhood and education will join our host Cara, to share their expertise and help answer some of the most challenging questions.

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Welcome to the Parenting Pickup Podcast. With over 50 years of experience in early child care and education, we're here to share all things child-related. Every episode is designed for families' education and support from parenting tips and tricks, trending topics, fun activities, child development, and so much more! Special guests in early childhood and education will join our host Cara, to share their expertise and help answer some of the most challenging questions.

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English

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Episodes
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Season 3 Episode 2: 'Quality Screen Time' with Momo Hayakawa

6/17/2024
Nowadays, it is impossible to get away from a screen since everyone has a phone, restaurants have TVs mounted everywhere, and children are on tablets at school, so it's more important than ever that we make sure that what they are watching is appropriate content. To give us some guidance, Momo Hayakawa joins us to discuss what that looks like. She is the Director and Development Researcher at Twin Cities PBS and TPT, and has had shows play on PBS Kids! Today she'll explain to us what "quality screen time" looks like, and how we can make sure our little ones are getting it. This episode, we'll go over: Below are helpful resources for assessing the media our children are interacting with: https://pbskids.org/ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ https://joanganzcooneycenter.org/ https://medium.com/@brycebecker_30628/foregrounding-equity-and-representation-in-childrens-media-34eb98397b3f Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:25:32

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Season 3 Episode 1: 'Raising Inclusive Children' with Dianne Haulcy

5/20/2024
Welcome to a new season of Parenting Pickup! Today's episode features Dianne Haulcy, the host of Minnesota Public Radio's Early Riser's podcast, and CEO of The Family Partnership, a non-profit organization that provides holistic structures and resources for families and children within cycles of poverty. Dianne explores ways in which early childhood is an essential period of life to educate our young ones about racism, bias, culture, diversity and inclusion. We go over: Additional resources from Little Moments Count: Video: Teaching Anti-Racism: Making Sense of Race and Racism for Young Children From Little Moments Count: Racial Justice Resources From NAEYC: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families PDF: Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn About Race Think Small Institute: Additional Resources Online discussions: MPR News Raising Kids in Minnesota group on Facebook. Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:28:02

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Season 2 Episode 8: Benefits of Music

12/21/2023
On this episode of Parenting Pickup, we are grateful to talk to our partner at MacPhail Center for Music, Dianna Babcock, Director of Sing Play Learn, to learn why music is essential in a child's life. Dianna talks about the program's mission for each child's specific stage of development. With each class, children are encouraged to explore musical concepts and experiment with new instruments, which helps develop school-readiness skills in an active learning environment that feels like playtime! MacPhail Website: https://www.macphail.org/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:38:30

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Season 2 Episode 7: Pediatric Oral Health

11/10/2023
In this insightful podcast episode, we are all treated to a wealth of knowledge on pediatric oral health with an engaging conversation with Dr. Matt Scribbins from Maple Grove Pediatric Dentistry, a seasoned dentist with a passion for children's dental care. Dr. Scribbins shares his expertise on age-appropriate oral hygiene practices, the importance of regular dental check-ups, and common challenges faced in pediatric dental care. Followers can expect to gain valuable insights that empower them to prioritize and safeguard the oral health of their young ones. Dr. Scribbins' enthusiasm for his field shines through, making this podcast episode informative and engaging for anyone interested in ensuring the well-being of children's smiles. Maple Grove Pediatric Dentistry: https://www.maplegrovepediatricdentistry.com/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:25:27

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Season 2 Episode 6: How to Help Children with Grief

10/11/2023
We brought back a special guest, Kate Wessinger, to share her wealth of knowledge and expertise on the importance of open and honest communication with grieving children. Throughout the episode, she offers practical tips on creating a safe space for children to express their emotions, understand the concept of death, and navigate the stages of grief. She also discusses age-appropriate ways to help children memorialize and remember their loved ones, fostering resilience and emotional healing during grieving. Doctor Bruce Berry Resource: https://therapistuncensored.com/episodes/tu117-resilience-trauma-and-the-brain-w-guest-bruce-perry-md-phd/ How to Talk to Your Children Resource: https://www.newhorizonacademy.net/talking-to-your-children-during-uncertain-times/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:46:52

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Season 2 Episode 5: Potty Mastery

8/15/2023
Potty training can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be! In this podcast episode, we discuss potty training your child with Steph Schmidt, a New Horizon Academy District Curriculum Coordinator. We'll cover everything from introducing the potty to dealing with accidents. Whether you're just starting the training process or feeling stuck, we've got you covered. Join us on this journey and learn how to master potty training with ease! Conscious Discipline Podcast Episode: https://consciousdiscipline.com/e-learning/podcasts/podcast-episode-79/ Potty Training Resources: https://www.newhorizonacademy.net/tried-true-potty-training-tips/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:20:36

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Season 2 Episode 4: The Bilingual Advantage

6/30/2023
In this episode, we talk to Theresa Gunderson, owner and language learning expert at O'Neill Language Academy, about the importance of early learning of a second language. Theresa discusses the many benefits of bilingualism, including improved cognitive function, academic success, and career opportunities. She also shares tips on best supporting your child's language learning journey. Theresa Gunderson is a language learning expert with over 20 years of experience. Theresa is passionate about helping people learn new languages and believes that bilingualism is a valuable asset for everyone. O'Neill Language Academy: https://www.oneilllanguage.com/ Resources: https://www.oneilllanguage.com/store-787485.html Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:43:42

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Season 2 Episode 3: Importance of Play

6/5/2023
Most families are unaware that unstructured play is significant for children. Play fosters cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. More specifically, it helps creativity, imagination, problem-solving, and social skills! Sara Reichstadt from Kinderberry Hill discusses why children must explore, create and discover without predetermined rules or guidelines. Read Why Play is Important: https://www.newhorizonacademy.net/why-unstructured-play-is-important-to-child-development/ Kinderberry Hill Website: https://www.kinderberryhill.com/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:26:00

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Season 2 Episode 2: Listening

4/10/2023
Being distracted while your child is talking to you can be a big problem when communicating. We have all been there, listening while holding a phone or not making eye contact. MiaLisa from Doing Good Together is a special guest on this episode to talk about how and why it is critical to be listening fully. Doing Good Together: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/ Doing Good Together - Power of Listening: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/dgt-newsletter/listen-with-heart Doing Good Together: Making Room to Listen: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf/blog/making-room-to-listen Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:37:18

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Season 2 Episode 1: Hitting

3/23/2023
Getting hit by your child or having your child hit others can be embarrassing and infuriating. Many families worry that their child's aggression toward them and others is a bad sign and reflects on their parenting. But, what Amanda Mason explains, it's all about how you react to the hitting and what you do moving forward that makes the difference. Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:26:15

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Season 1 Episode 9: Early Childhood Milestones

12/1/2022
In this episode of the Parenting Pickup Podcast, Anna Paulson, current Program Coordinator for Help Me Grow, a licensed teacher in the areas of Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Elementary Education, and a certified Early Childhood Education advocate, talks about helpful information and practical steps to take for families to understand and support your child's early childhood development. Help Me Grow: https://helpmegrowmn.org/HMG/index.htm Learn the Signs - Act Early: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html CDC’s Milestone Tracker App: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones-app.html Help Me Connect: https://helpmeconnect.web.health.state.mn.us/HelpMeConnect/ Reach Out and Read: https://reachoutandreadmn.org/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:35:23

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Season 1 Episode 8: Building Cultural Awareness

11/7/2022
Thuba Nguyen is an early childhood education advocate and teacher who is passionate about celebrating cultural diversity and multiculturism and is the author of the book My Daddy Tells Me. Her children's book is about a life-changing love between fathers and daughters, immigration, self-esteem, and positive affirmations. With over twelve years of experience in the field, Thuba talks about how vital it is to have multiracial representation in all creative markets and education. Her work inspires future generations to break cycles of intergenerational trauma and oppression. Buy Book: https://www.mnchildrensbookauthor.com/ List of Resources: https://adobe.ly/3ThWX51 Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:19:45

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Season 1 Episode 7: Kindergarten Readiness

10/31/2022
You want to ensure your children are ready for kindergarten regarding academic, social, and emotional skills. We chatted with Bev Bauman, New Horizon Academy's Vice President of Staff Development and Education, about the different skill sets children should or are expected to have before they start kindergarten. More Information: https://www.newhorizonacademy.net/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:28:24

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Season 1 Episode 6: Biting

8/30/2022
It happens in every family. Your child bites, has been bitten, or both! So, what do you do? Kate Wessinger, our Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, dives into why biting is happening, how to prevent it, and what to do. Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:26:22

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Season 1 Episode 5: Picky Eaters

8/3/2022
We met with Jill Weldon, New Horizon Academy's food and nutrition expert, to talk about one of the most asked questions, how to help children who are selective eaters. My Plate: https://www.myplate.gov/ Solid Starts: https://solidstarts.com/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:19:10

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Season 1 Episode 4: Raising Caring Children

6/27/2022
MiaLisa from 'Doing Good Together' explains how important it is to instill caring and kindness in your child as character traits and values. She provides crucial facts, tips, and shares helpful resources on how to raise children to be kind. Doing Good Together Website: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/ Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:16:11

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Raising Caring Children

6/24/2022
MiaLisa from 'Doing Good Together' explains how important it is to instill caring and kindness in your child as character traits and values. She provides crucial facts, tips, and shares helpful resources on how to raise children to be kind. Doing Good Together Website: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/

Duration:00:30:25

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Season 1 Episode 3: Conscious Discipline

5/3/2022
Jessi Grittner, a Conscious Discipline Coordinator, shares how teachers, parents, and children can utilize conscious discipline every day to better understand the brain stages, feelings, communication, and intelligence through a self-regulation program that involves social and emotional learning and discipline. Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:20:13

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Season 1 Episode 2: New Siblings

2/16/2022
Amanda Mason, New Horizon Academy's Mental Health Specialist, talks about the steps to take to get your child ready for a new sibling and what to do once the new addition has made its appearance. Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:20:52

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Season 1 Episode 1: Meltdowns

1/25/2022
Children of all ages have meltdowns. There is no surprise there. But, many parents aren’t sure how to help their children when they have a tantrum or a meltdown. We sat down with Kate Wessinger, an expert on behavior and mental health, to give up beneficial advice. Contact New Horizon Academy InstagramFacebookYouTubeTik Tokwebsite Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:43:43