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Don't worry, we are professionals. Ryan, Lori and Shawn talk about parenting children in these complex modern times. Topics will vary and through it all you'll be informed, restored, empowered and entertained.

Don't worry, we are professionals. Ryan, Lori and Shawn talk about parenting children in these complex modern times. Topics will vary and through it all you'll be informed, restored, empowered and entertained.
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Don't worry, we are professionals. Ryan, Lori and Shawn talk about parenting children in these complex modern times. Topics will vary and through it all you'll be informed, restored, empowered and entertained.

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English


Episodes

Part 1: "The Whole Brain Child" Book Discussion

6/13/2019
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Shawn, Ryan, and Lori discuss the introduction, chapter 1 and chapter 2 of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This Summer we are going to dive into a discussion of the book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. (https://amzn.to/2IJuJh4) This is one of several books that CK Family Services...

Duration:00:42:06

Summer is Here! Managing Transitions (Part 2)

5/30/2019
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A well-managed transition can make or break your day. It can be the difference maker, for the difference maker (a.k.a. YOU). Whether you are preparing for a macro-level transition like school year to summer break, graduation to life after school, or something as world-changing as becoming a foster or adoptive parent . . . the ability to recognize, anticipate, plan for and then roll with the actual experience of transition is essential for you and your family's well being. In this episode...

Duration:00:43:28

Summer is Coming, Managing Transitions

5/16/2019
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While many have been focused on the arrival of Winter in recent months, I assure you . . . Summer is Coming. One of the best methods parents can use for improving their own experiences is to plan ahead and help their children manage transitions. As the school year comes to end, opportunities to manage transitions abound. Ryan, Lori, and Shawn discuss the importance of helping our children prepare for transitions in this episode.

Duration:00:29:52

Happy Mother's Day?

5/9/2019
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May 12, 2019, we celebrate Mother’s Day, which became a national holiday in the United States in May 1914. Anna Jarvis is credited with founding Mother’s Day several years earlier in 1908 as a day to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Today, celebrations vary by family and culture, but most include children honoring their mother by giving her gifts and setting aside time to spend with her. The holiday can be challenging for those who have experienced the loss of their...

Duration:00:30:47

Let's Keep Parenting Real

5/2/2019
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September 12, 1962, President John Kennedy spoke the following words, “But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?” His response sets the stage for this episode of our podcast, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills,...

Duration:00:32:52

Can Support Networks & Community Make a Difference?

4/18/2019
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We were made for relationship. We were meant to live in relationship with other people. Nothing lives in isolation. At some point, you are going to need help. If you don’t have people around you who are equipped to help and love you, you are going to have a crisis. You need people who are willing to help you when you are on the wrong path. As individuals, we all need other people who we are “doing life” with and families need other families they are “doing life” with as well. Parents...

Duration:00:21:49

Self-Regulation: Just Breathe . . .

4/5/2019
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Karyn Purvis described self-regulation as “the body's ability to calm itself, by itself”. The discussion in this episode centers around three stages of regulation; outside-regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation. Each of these three stages stair-step upon one another such that until one has experienced competent outside-regulation, co and self-regulation are unattainable. Frequently, our road block, as parents, is our predetermined expectations based on a child’s chronological age. We...

Duration:00:27:27

What is Trauma?

4/4/2019
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Trauma has become something of a buzz word lately. If you are a parent, or supporter of parents, of children with special needs, you've likely heard "trauma informed", "trauma aware" or some other variant used to describe programs, techniques, and clinical practice until you are just "trauma tired". None the less, we can't very well discuss parenting without going there. In this episode Ryan, Lori and Shawn attempt to set a common foundation for what we mean when we talk about trauma. We...

Duration:00:23:54

Felt Safety: Why Knowing we are Safe is not Enough

4/4/2019
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We've all seen that look in our children's eyes (or perhaps our spouse's or our own). We are confident; we know they are safe. They may even say they know they are safe as well. But they are frozen with fear, running away from the circumstances or posturing for a fight and we, as parents, are forced by their actions to pause our plans and parent in that moment. For children and many adults, it is simply not sufficient to "know" we are safe. Our children must "feel" they are safe. Ryan, Lori...

Duration:00:25:01