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Raising Playful Tots is the place for making the most with the time you have with your child but you don't know what activities to do, need some new ideas and you feel like you're wanting to create a simple playful home full of your values.

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Mindfulness practices for families to have peaceful homes

6/10/2017
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School age kids have a lot of big feelings. Dr Carla Naumberg from Carla Naumberg shares mindfulness practices families can do that help develop skills of listening, paying attention and empathy. Mindfulness sets the stage for dealing with stress and managing big feelings. Growing Nimble Families podcast encourages the celebration of school age […] The post Mindfulness practices for families to have peaceful homes appeared first on Growing Nimble Families.

Duration: 00:39:41


Positive Phrases all kids should hear

5/13/2017
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May is the season of testing. With testing comes stress and anxiety. And that’s just the parents! Just kidding. Well not really. There’s a different tone in the house as each child in the family prepares for tests. Whether they are elementary or Primary kids who just go in and test or middle and secondary […] The post Positive Phrases all kids should hear appeared first on Growing Nimble Families.

Duration: 00:48:27


Kids and project work not a breeze? Try these

4/14/2017
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Project work can really test the limits of modern families. We all tackle projects differently and each child is no different. Do you have a cram it all in at the last minute, stay up late child? Do you have a start strong and get sidetracked with the colours and font child? Chances are […] The post Kids and project work not a breeze? Try these appeared first on Growing Nimble Families.

Duration: 00:33:12


Big changes

3/30/2017
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There are some big changes for RaisingPlayfulTots and Play-Activities. Tune in and hear what’s up! Would welcome your feedback WHAT TO DO NEXT: So you’ve listened to this episode – if you liked it and want to hear other ones – and I really think you will….you should do this right now: […] The post Big changes appeared first on Growing Nimble Families.

Duration: 00:08:17


How to protect without being overprotective

2/10/2017
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That gap between loving them in a protective cocoon and letting them experience the struggles and hardships of life is so hard for parents. Even a butterfly has to leave that protective cocoon and fly. Parents are often told they are overprotective. It’s not good. Do different. There’s a lot of fear around what […] The post How to protect without being overprotective appeared first on Raising Playful Tots.

Duration: 00:46:01


Nurturing Whole Family Systems

1/21/2017
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Routines and Rhythms become more important as our lifestyles change. In the early years there were a lot individual milestones like walking, reading first words, blowing bubbles, staying and playing with something for longer and longer times. As we move on into the school years we need many more whole family systems. Systems where […] The post Nurturing Whole Family Systems appeared first on Raising Playful Tots.

Duration: 00:29:53


Building Family Culture during the school age years

11/19/2016
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We know about Early Childhood, Tweens and Teens but what is that time between Early Childhood and Tweens all about? We discuss that school aged time I call Midhood that starts at aged 5 and goes through to about 12. Today I want to talk about the importance of the school age years and […] The post Building Family Culture during the school age years appeared first on Raising Playful Tots.

Duration: 00:23:16


Start with teaching kindness online with Galit Breen

10/28/2016
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If you’ve not seen,Raising a digital kid without having been one by Galit Breen of theselittlewaves.net you are missing out. It’s a really good TED talk. Galit is our guest today and is author of the book Kindness Wins. In an age of grit, perseverance and growth mindset some of the other skills […] The post Start with teaching kindness online with Galit Breen appeared first on Raising Playful Tots.

Duration: 00:47:27


Tackling Ten Tricky Social Life Skills

10/8/2016
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Today we’re continuing the theme of Life Skills but not the practical hands on life skills of mowing the lawn or following a system like learning how to use a washing machine. We’re going to look at 10 social life skills. Social life skills are trickier to pin down. Just like life skills over time […] The post Tackling Ten Tricky Social Life Skills appeared first on Raising Playful Tots.

Duration: 00:59:15


How to thrive more with your partner and there’s kids about

9/23/2016
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Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo, who are best selling authors and hosts of the world’s #1 Marriage Podcast, One extraordinary marriage. share their tips on maintaining relationships, marriage and the art of balancing kids, the spouse and not forgetting yourself. We get into adult conversation about relationships so maybe this is an episode for headphones […] The post How to thrive more with your partner and there’s kids about appeared first on Raising Playful Tots.

Duration: 00:46:34


Developing your family meal ritual

9/10/2016
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Part two of creating a family meal ritual that lasts for families. Listen to part one Now we're at the table and beginning to eat. Listen in to hear ideas on how to create your family meal ritual full of memories and connection that grows with you from high chair to teens. Leave a comment below or on a voicemail Raising Playful Tots - the podcast for parents who want to make the most of their playtime and enjoy simple parenting Click the play button above and let's get some...

Duration: 00:33:39


How to prepare for the school year as a parent

8/19/2016
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New choices to make with the new school year for everyone. What will happen in your family this year? It's really easy to just fall into a routine with back to school but our family is different each and every year. We made different priorities depending on our stage, where we live and what's going on with work. Do we want some of what we had last year or a lot of something new? When we start a new school year we have a chance for a new start in our parent mindset. A new way we want...

Duration: 00:27:36


Start your family meal ritual

6/11/2016
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Families should gather together over a meal. Yeah yeah yeah! We've heard that before. Tried it before and it didn't really work out. This week we we focus less on the why and more on the how we create a meal ritual so that family times run smoothly. ( For the family and us!) Leave a comment below or on a voicemail Raising Playful Tots - the podcast for parents who want to make the most of their playtime and enjoy simple parenting Click the play button above and let's get some...

Duration: 00:24:28


Progress as a better measure for children

6/1/2016
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We only know what we know. This episode is a little different, perhaps in mindset as different education systems are shared. But the theme is simple parenting. We want all our children to make progress and achieve. The common measurement for achievement is usually solely high attainment or grades. The higher the grade the better. There will be many children who find achieving those high grades and maintaining them hard or they are just unobtainable however they have worked hard and...

Duration: 00:46:45


When they make mistakes and fail-practical ways to help parents and children learn how to navigate this undertalked about topic during childhood

5/16/2016
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Do you get stuck in the loop of nag, complain, wait, nag, complain and wait? We know that learning from our mistakes and failures makes us a better person but it is so so hard to see our children heading for a fall or when failure is just visible. Parents usual are quick to jump in and rescue. Shouldn't we rescue? Isn't that part of our role? As children get older some seem moreresilient when theymake mistakes and brush them off. Others have parents who manage their children's lives to...

Duration: 00:52:10


Simple Summer Traditions for Families

4/30/2016
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Summer is coming! What memories do youhave of childhood? Often they are around summer. If youwant to create lasting memories why not try some simple family traditions. Every season is a good opportunity to have special traditions just for that season. Summer is no different. There are lots of traditions to choose from and you can't do them all. But when you find you few then it's awesome. Everyone looks forward to them. Listen into this episode to hear some ideas for simple summer...

Duration: 00:34:24


Three things we don’t rotate in our parenting but maybe we should

4/16/2016
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There are so many things that we are juggling with parenting. If this is you then this episode might be just what you're looking for because if we're so busy trying to keep all the plates spinning we may not realize that we don't actually need all the plates spinning. There might be another way. As usual in this episodes I want to challenge you to think deeply about your family and see if small changes will make big impacts in the family atmosphere and the way our families run. We rotate...

Duration: 00:43:10


Why losing sleep is a big deal for kids

3/25/2016
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Who doesn't love sleep? When I cut my sleep time I know what will happen and often we assume the same thing will happen to our children. We'll just be a little blurry and we just have to get through it! Brain science is telling us differently now. Children with sleep loss have very different effects than adults. It's surprising how differently sleep loss is to a child and teen than it is to an adult. We're not talking about babies and sleep but elementary and older children. So much...

Duration: 00:27:19


Solving Screen time woes and suggestions

3/19/2016
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Screens are a magnet in some homes and not in others. Lisa Weiner from Handmade Parenting in this episode talks aboutwhat types of things children can be doing if they are not on screens. We look at other screen time woes in this interview and peek into a screen free home and ask those questions. During this episode we explorescreen time questions for families. Listen out for the special coupon code. 2.18 What types of things will the children be doing if we're not on screens ? 6.33...

Duration: 00:42:08


5 easy ways to close the “Word Gap” and have quality verbal interactions

3/12/2016
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If I want to have quality verbal interactions, what are 5 ways that I can improve that? The famous Hart/Risley study showed us the massive ( 30 million) word gap that happens between a low income family and other families in a very specific age group. Further down I have lots of resources to learn about why thathappens and more detail about the study. The bigger question now for us is how do we have quality verbal interactions beyond the instructional with each child when we lead full...

Duration: 00:25:42

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