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The Count of Three

Kids & Family Podcasts

The Count of Three is a podcast from Texas PTA, hosted by President Suzi Kennon and Executive Director Kyle Ward. As parents, Suzi and Kyle are raising their children like the rest of us – by trial and error, with a lot of laughter along the way. Each episode invites a special guest to discuss something on nearly every parent's mind (and search engine). Season 1 topics include deciphering our parenting style; taking a vacation from guilt trips; navigating the health foods aisle; and much more. Listen, learn, and laugh your way through this crazy thing called parenting!

The Count of Three is a podcast from Texas PTA, hosted by President Suzi Kennon and Executive Director Kyle Ward. As parents, Suzi and Kyle are raising their children like the rest of us – by trial and error, with a lot of laughter along the way. Each episode invites a special guest to discuss something on nearly every parent's mind (and search engine). Season 1 topics include deciphering our parenting style; taking a vacation from guilt trips; navigating the health foods aisle; and much more. Listen, learn, and laugh your way through this crazy thing called parenting!

Location:

United States

Description:

The Count of Three is a podcast from Texas PTA, hosted by President Suzi Kennon and Executive Director Kyle Ward. As parents, Suzi and Kyle are raising their children like the rest of us – by trial and error, with a lot of laughter along the way. Each episode invites a special guest to discuss something on nearly every parent's mind (and search engine). Season 1 topics include deciphering our parenting style; taking a vacation from guilt trips; navigating the health foods aisle; and much more. Listen, learn, and laugh your way through this crazy thing called parenting!

Twitter:

@txstatepta

Language:

English

Contact:

512-320-9823


Episodes

Parenting Awes and Oh Mans

5/25/2021
Every day is a new adventure in parenting! Hosts Suzi Kennon, Kyle Ward, and special guest co-host Carolyn Brown (public speaker and Honorary PTA Life Member) will share very real and personal parenting stories from listeners. That crazy thing your kid did the other day — hear how you're not alone!

Duration:00:33:46

Straight to Voicemail

5/18/2021
From teachers to grandparents and even babysitters, there are a lot of people involved in raising children – people we rely on every day. So it’s important we maintain healthy relationships with them. Guest Demi Austin-Thomas (family dynamics coach) discusses ways to build a better rapport for the sake of the kids.

Duration:00:25:48

Shelf Shock

5/11/2021
Parents want to feed their families the very best, but sometimes grocery shopping isn’t so cut and dried – especially for produce. Organic or conventional? Frozen or canned? Guest Shreela Sharma, PhD (UTHealth School of Public Health) discusses how families can shop healthy and smart with confidence.

Duration:00:25:19

Welcome to Tantrum Town

5/4/2021
Explosive crying, screaming, kicking – all because a parent forgot to cut crusts off a sandwich? Our small kids have big feelings, and how we handle them in the moment matters a lot. Guest Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author, No-Drama Discipline) discusses the anatomy of a tantrum and the best way to help kids through mega meltdowns.

Duration:00:28:15

BONUS EPISODE: Happiness Is More Than a Click Away

4/29/2021
Nowadays a lot of parents are hitting social media hard, rivaling what our tweens and teens are up to. But this endless stream of content isn't always the best depiction of real life. Guest Rebecca Fox (parent educator and public speaker) discusses how to scroll social media with a grain of salt.

Duration:00:16:38

Addiction's Silent Triggers

4/27/2021
Many things can contribute to a child's predisposition to substance abuse. Topping the list is a parent's own relationship with drugs and alcohol. Guest Jessica Lahey (author, "The Addiction Inoculation") discusses the genetic legacy parents can pass on to their children, plus risk factors attributed to school and home life to look out for.

Duration:00:27:48

Take a Vacation From Your Own Guilt Trip

4/20/2021
So many parents don't cut themselves any slack. To make matters worse, the pandemic has thrown everyday guilt into overdrive. Guest Paul L. Underwood (father and writer, incl. The New York Times and Esquire) makes a case for why parents need to be kinder to themselves.

Duration:00:32:21

Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems

4/13/2021
We've all heard someone say, "Just wait until they're teenagers!" Hitting double digits seems to amplify problems for our kids, which can be especially overwhelming for families with children with developmental disorders like Autism. Guest Dr. Holly Harris (developmental pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital) discusses what families can expect during puberty and how to start the conversation early.

Duration:00:29:35

Are Your Teens Vaping?

4/6/2021
For many parents, vaping may seem like a far-off problem, but the reality is that e-cigarettes can easily sneak into our homes and schools under the watchful eye of adults. Guests Meredith Berkman and Dorian Fuhrman (co-founders, Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes) discuss the tell-tale signs of vape use and what we can do for our kids.

Duration:00:27:23

Landing the Helicopter

3/30/2021
Parenting styles come in all shapes and sizes, but there is one we hear about all the time that can be bad for both parent and child. We're talking about "helicopter parenting." Guest Julie Lythcott-Haims (author, "How to Raise an Adult") will help listeners identify whether they fall into this parenting style, and what we can do to finally "land the helicopter."

Duration:00:30:18

How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

3/23/2021
Many parents tend to shield their children from difficult things—deciding they’re too young to understand something—or feel unequipped to talk about the issues themselves. Guests Jordan Thierry (author, “A Kids Book About Systemic Racism”) and Shimon Cohen (social work educator, parent, and podcaster, “Doin’ The Work: Frontline Stories of Social Change”) discuss how all families can start this important conversation at home. Learn more about the guests here. From the Episode: A Kids Book...

Duration:00:27:12

Official Trailer

2/9/2021
Check out Kyle and Suzi's special introduction to Texas PTAs brand new podcast, The Count of Three!

Duration:00:02:39