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Board Certified Behavior Analysts Angela Nelson and Kristin Bandi bring together more than three decades of experience working with children, teens, and their parents. Their knowledge and expertise in implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has already helped thousands of parents better understand their children and improve everyday behaviors. Behaviorally Speaking focuses on common scenarios most parents face and provides tangible, lighthearted tips and techniques you can use in your own home.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts Angela Nelson and Kristin Bandi bring together more than three decades of experience working with children, teens, and their parents. Their knowledge and expertise in implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has already helped thousands of parents better understand their children and improve everyday behaviors. Behaviorally Speaking focuses on common scenarios most parents face and provides tangible, lighthearted tips and techniques you can use in your own home.

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United States

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Board Certified Behavior Analysts Angela Nelson and Kristin Bandi bring together more than three decades of experience working with children, teens, and their parents. Their knowledge and expertise in implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has already helped thousands of parents better understand their children and improve everyday behaviors. Behaviorally Speaking focuses on common scenarios most parents face and provides tangible, lighthearted tips and techniques you can use in your own home.

Language:

English


Episodes

Summer Hacks for Moms and Dads

6/21/2022
On this episode, Angela and Kristin discuss some tips and tricks to a productive summer. From keeping chores, routines, and academics going to making a summer bucket list and anti-boredom jars, parents can integrate some new ideas to make sure summer stays on track while still proving to be a fun time for all! Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with expertise on human behavior and child development. They spend their days working with...

Duration:00:43:00

Reducing impulsive and risky behavior in kids and teens

5/25/2022
On this episode, Angela and Kristin discuss one of the most frustrating of parenting experiences- dealing with kids and teens’ impulsive behaviors. They dive into tips and strategies from those early behaviors, from grabbing and interrupting, to more risky impulsive behaviors such as unsafe driving habits of some teens. From modeling appropriate behavior, reminders of actions and consequences, using positive reinforcement vs. punishment and more, our listeners will come away with some ideas...

Duration:00:46:58

How to Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health

4/27/2022
On this episode, Angela and Kristin are joined by Dr. Darren Sush, a clinical psychologist and fellow behavior analyst. Darren shares practical tips with parents around broaching the topic of mental health with our kids and teens. He discusses the importance of normalizing these discussions, prioritizing our own mental health, spotting potential concerns, and more. Today, taking care of our mental health is just as important, and intertwined with, our physical health! Angela Nelson, MS,...

Duration:00:33:01

Juggling Parental Stress: It’s About Awareness

3/27/2022
On this episode, Angela and Kristin are joined by Vicki Westra, the founder of Autism Shifts and mother of a young adult woman with autism. Vicki shares her perspective on parenting stress, how to tackle it by being intentional and aware, and the power of harnessing sources of support. Vicki explains how an acceptance of her daughter has improved her outlook on life and expanded into a career supporting the neurodiversity community with their employment goals. Although not always easy,...

Duration:00:36:00

Inclusion: Building a Sense of Belonging

2/28/2022
On this episode, Angela and Kristin are joined by two guests to discuss the very important topic that families should be talking about - inclusion. Nicole Kelly is a well-known disability speaker and openly shares her lived experiences as a person with a disability. Danny Jordan shares his journey as an author of the award-winning series, The Capables, a TV producer, and a dad raising a toddler with a disability. Together, Angela and Kristin get a chance to ask some deep questions many...

Duration:00:48:51

Goal Setting – Keep it S.M.A.R.T.

1/29/2022
On this episode, Angela and Kristin discuss the importance of helping kids set achievable goals. They walk parents through how to set SMART goals with their kids, when to talk about goal setting, and remembering who’s goal it really is. They share ideas on how to successfully achieve goals through breaking them down, making them visual, and remembering it’s ok to revise them. They highlight that barriers may pop up and give insights on how to course correct. Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and...

Duration:00:35:23

Let’s Get It Done

12/21/2021
On this episode, Angela and Kristin discuss how to teach time management and prioritization skills to kids and teens. They walk parents through ideas such as the Time Detective (i.e., how much time you think it takes you to get ready for school vs. how much time it actually does), breaking large tasks into more manageable ones to prevent procrastination, and using those handy-dandy visual supports to support organization. They also infuse some variations of tips for different age ranges,...

Duration:00:47:35

Let’s Get Going

11/24/2021
On this episode, Angela and Kristin talk about one of those frustrating parenting scenarios that goes something like this: “Jordan, it’s time to start homework….Jordan, you need to start your homework…Jordan, get going on homework!!” Starting tasks, especially those which are non-preferred, can be hard for kids (and parents too). Homework, chores, and many other things we need our kids to do can cause stress for the family. Angela and Kristin talk about what might be causing this “not...

Duration:00:46:31

Let’s talk teens…

9/30/2021
On this episode, Angela and Kristin are joined by 3 parents of tweens and teens to discuss all things pertaining to parenting teens. Angela and Kristin ask their guests questions to gain insight on the joys, wins, and challenges with this age group. Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Rethink Benefits. They spend their days working with parents and caregivers of children with learning, social, and behavioral challenges, or...

Duration:00:36:00

Resiliency and Growth Mindset: You Got This!

8/27/2021
On this episode, Angela and Kristin talk about two hot topics in school and parenting- growth mindset and resiliency. They break down what each concept is and give lots of tips on how to teach these skills to both children and teens. Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Rethink Benefits. They spend their days working with parents and caregivers of children with learning, social, and behavioral challenges, or developmental...

Duration:00:51:58

Going back to school: How do we do this again?

7/27/2021
On this episode, Angela is joined again by special guest, Jennifer Wilkens, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, to talk about the transition back to school. Angela and Jen will dive into how to prepare kids socially, emotionally, and academically for being back on campus with peers and educators again. They will also provide reminders to get to know state, local, and school guidelines around Covid-19 safety as well as tips for getting back into those school routines. Angela Nelson, MS,...

Duration:00:37:51

Let’s Make It a Habit

5/29/2021
On this episode, Angela is joined by special guest Jennifer Wilkens, a fellow Board Certified Behavior Analyst, to talk about understanding how habits form, developing healthy habits and creating a framework for them. Angela and Jen will discuss some elements of social/emotional learning, including stress management, goal setting and resilience. You’ll hear ideas for setting goals and creating reward systems for healthy habits and learn how to implement them in your own home. Angela...

Duration:00:31:53

Parenting Siblings: Can’t We Just Get Along?

4/26/2021
On this episode, Angela and Kristin talk about siblings. They cover the all-too-common fighting, addressing what contributes to fighting and when – or if – to draw the line. Their practical, easy-to-implement advice is geared toward helping promote good, strong relationships. You’ll hear ideas for listening without taking sides, giving siblings the opportunity to resolve their own conflicts and proactively praising positive interactions. Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA,...

Duration:00:51:27

How to Stop Whining: It Starts with Recognition

2/23/2021
On this episode, Angela and Kristin discuss the steps to recognize, address and eventually stop whining. They break down behavior strategies you can implement to curb this unwelcome behavior and offer alternatives to support your child in getting their needs met. From implementing warnings to recognizing how your own behavior might be playing a role, they uncover it all with their step-by-step techniques. Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior...

Duration:00:40:10

Taming Tantrums: Uncovering Why They Happen and Strategies for Change

1/27/2021
On this episode, Angela and Kristin discuss the fine art of tantrums, and why your child might be throwing them. They provide expert tips for identifying the cause and age-appropriate strategies for resolutions you can implement at home. They will walk you through real-life scenarios and help you identify patterns and triggers, so you don’t get stuck in a box trying to solve for the wrong root causes. Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior...

Duration:00:55:51

Let’s Pay Attention! Another Lesson in Executive Functioning

12/23/2020
Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Rethink Benefits. They spend their days working with parents and caregivers of children with learning, social or behavioral challenges, or developmental disabilities. In this episode, Angela and Kristin aptly turn their focus to paying attention, one of the key executive functioning skills. Through clinically backed strategies and tips for teaching them, they break down ideas you can implement...

Duration:00:49:25

Let’s Get Organized! A Lesson in Executive Functioning

12/2/2020
Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Rethink Benefits. They spend their days working with parents and caregivers of children with learning, social or behavioral challenges, or developmental disabilities. In this episode, Angela and Kristin focus on organization, one of the executive functioning skills we often learn as children. Their clinically backed tips and tricks will provide insights into helping you assist your child with...

Duration:00:52:01

Virtual Learning Report Card: Celebrating Successes & Giving Yourself Grace

9/25/2020
Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Rethink Benefits. They spend their days working with parents and caregivers of children with learning, social or behavioral challenges, or developmental disabilities. In this episode, Angela and Kristin take a step back to evaluate how virtual school is going – both for them, as parents, and those parents who may still be trying to find successes throughout a still-hectic schedule at the kitchen...

Duration:00:56:04

Focus on Education: Parent-Teacher Collaboration During a Pandemic and Beyond

8/19/2020
Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Rethink Benefits. They spend their days working with parents and caregivers of children with learning, social or behavioral challenges. In this episode, Angela and Kristin are joined by teachers – and fellow BCBAs – Maria Wilcox, MA, BCBA, and Louise Kennett, MSc, BCBA. They discuss preparing parents for the unusual return to school in 2020 amid the current global pandemic. Maria, a...

Duration:00:49:03

Screen Time, Video Games and Social Media

7/22/2020
Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, and Kristin Bandi, MA, BCBA, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Rethink Benefits. They spend their days working with parents and caregivers of children with learning, social or behavioral challenges. In this episode, Angela and Kristin discuss screen time, a topic that a lot of parents have been thinking about in recent months. They talk about the different types of screen time – from television and video games to social media and mobile devices – and the...

Duration:00:54:12