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The Importance of Play (Even When Your Child is Older) and How it Echoes into Adulthood with Guest Roya Dedeaux

The 6570 Family Project

This episode is so fun, as you would expect an interview with an expert on play to be.Roya and Nellie go deeper than the smiles and giggles when it comes to play and examine the bigger effects at play (pun totally intended!)How does play affect their curiosity, validation, perspective on diversity, tolerance, problem-solving, and more!We are not just talking about barbies, cars, and kitchen here either. We are talking about video games, board games, card games, interactive play, and those things that tweens and teens do to explore their curiosity and creativity. This is a great episode to help connect parents with their kids through play and, bonus, we go through some great television for your family to enjoy together! About the Guest:Roya DedeauxLicensed Marriage and Family Therapistroyadedeaux@gmail.comwww.royaboya.comhttp://instagram.com/royadedeauxRoya Dedeaux MFT:Roya Dedeaux is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on parenting and play. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and a Master’s degree in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach.About the Host:Nellie Harden is a wife of 20+ years, mom to 4 teen/tween daughters, dreamer, adventurer, servant, multipreneur, forever student, and a devoted teacher, but her ride-or-die passion is her work as a Family Life Coach & Mentor. Coming from a career background in marine mammal sciences, behavioral work, and a host of big life experiences, both great and not some not so great, she decided that designing a life of purpose and freedom was how she and her husband, along with their 4 daughters, wanted to live. Her work and passions exist in the realms of family and parent mentorship because she believes that a family filled with creativity, fun, laughter, challenge, adventure, problem-solving, hugs, good food, and learning can not only change a person’s life but is the best chance at positively changing the world. She helps families build Self-Led Discipline™ & Leadership Into their homes, sets their children up for a wildly successful life on their terms, and elevates the family experience with big joy, palpable peace, and everyday growth!With a lifelong passion and curiosity in thought, choice, behavior, and growth she has found incredible joy in helping families shift perspective, find answers, and a path forward. (Nellie has been coaching families for over 10 years and has degrees in Biology, Animal Behavior and Psychology. )  LINKS:Family Success Vault- https://www.nellieharden.com/vaultWebsite- https://www.nellieharden.comOnline Community- https://www.facebook.com/groups/the6570projectInstagram- https://www.instagram.com/nellieharden/Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/nellie.harden/ Thanks for listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the podcastIf you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.Leave us an Apple Podcasts reviewRatings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.


25 May 2022

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# 285 with Roya Dedeaux


"A hero is a pioneer. They change lives in new areas with love and interest." This statement of truth was shared with Cassey and Stacy by our distinguished guest, Marriage and Family Narrative therapist, Roya Dedeaux. As a play therapist, she shares fabulous and useable information for parents on teaching your children to 'Connect with Courage' by adding attention and riches and by providing an opportunity for them to play, learn, and figure out how to dive into life.  


14 Mar 2022

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S02E04: Roya Dedeaux - Playing with feelings in difficult times.

Hey! I Want Your Job!

Life since March of 2020 has been harder than any adult could have imagined. For those of us with kids - even more so.  Trying to navigate our own feelings, let alone those of developing humans or a relationship is at best overwhelming, and at worst.... well.  Worse.  Roya Dedeaux is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping people connect and play their way through these times.  She leads with laughter, and vulnerability in a way that is impossible to not be drawn to.   Here's how Roya describes herself: Roya Dedeaux is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on parenting and play. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and a Master’s degree in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach where she now teaches in the Recreation and Leisure Studies department. This experience has led her to both a private therapy practice and career in business training. She believes strongly in the importance and power of play for all ages, and has spent the majority of her personal and professional life inspiring others to become more playful. She has been a featured or keynote speaker at over 60 conferences, speaking about the importance of  supporting kids interests and using play with purpose to improve relationships, learning, mental health, and overall well-being. As a grown homeschooler, she conducted the largest study related to mental health and homeschooling in the United States.  Her first book Connect with Courage: practical ways to work through fear and find joy in the places your kids take you is now available at all major book retailers. Roya specializes in using art in her therapy practice, and as her own creative outlet, she creates handmade jewelry out of clay and crochet at Royaboya Handmade. She uses her event management and recreation background with her love of supporting mom owned businesses to host a regular multi-vendor virtual Bazaar for small businesses. She recently launched a youth-entrepreneur sponsorship program which supports kids and teens who are interested in learning how to run small businesses. She also loves to play with her wonderful children, husband, and animals where they live and homeschool  in Southern California. This episode has some genuine tears, and a lot of truth telling so get ready.  If you're moved afterwards to find out more about Roya here's how: Website: https://www.royadedeaux.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roya-dedeaux-09986632/ Instagram: @royadedeaux TikTok: @royadedeaux Get her book and more here: https://www.royadedeaux.com/shop Hey! I Want Your Job is sponsored by the resume and career experts at O&H Consulting. Find out more about O&H's services at: https://www.oandhconsulting.com/.  This week's episode is hosted by Michele Olivier. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heyiwantyourjob/support


24 Jan 2022

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HOST JACKIE TANTILLO - Unconventional And Selfless with Guest Roya Dedeaux

Should Have Listened to My Mother Podcast

As a licensed Marriage and  Family Counselor, author and public speaker, Roya Dedeaux hears lots of 'mom' stories. The one she's most proud of is the story of her own mother, Pam. Pam and her siblings as well as her mother, Roya's grandmother, were all educators.  Education and learning was always a topic of concern whenever they got together.   So when Roya's mom said she wanted to 'unschool' Roya and her sisters, the girls were all very confused.Roya was just finishing up 4th grade and mom said  "I'm not sending you back to school next year." Well you can imagine the confusion amongst the siblings, especially Roya who was going to be starting 5th grade.Mom was determined to make this work and pleaded, " just trust me for 3 months, if you don't like it, you can go back to school." I am not an expert by any means, but what I do know is that 'Unschooling' is all about encouraging your child or children to pursue their passions and follow their dreams, whatever they may be. For example, if your child loves animals or marine life, study animals and marine life-take them to zoos and aquariums, do projects-indulge them in their interests. And the same is true for any interest or field of study. "Supporting your children's interests, helps promote better mental health and fulfilled relationships," believes Ms. Dedeaux.This project of unschooling worked extremely well for my guest. Roya started taking college classes at the age of 13-always taking classes that she was interested in and she had full support from both her father and her mother. She says this was " a celebration of doing things differently, always keeping an open mind about possibilities."This process encourages and engages kids because these are topics of interest not mandatory subjects of study where tests are required.The bottom line is that it requires full attention from the parent and your children are happy. Make every adventure and  trip a hands on learning experience-as though learning through osmosis.Roya had no interest in going back to school after a short time and says "my mom gave me to myself forever with her decision to unschool us." With many many years of higher education, Roya and her sisters are all very happy with the lessons their mom taught them. Roya refers to her mom as "a  pioneer," and is so grateful to her mom for the tough decisions that she made when the girls were young."Connect With Courage-Practical Ways to Release Fear and Find Joy In The Places Your Kids Take You," is Ms. Dedeaux's most recent book.I hope you enjoy this episode of SHLTMM.Roya Dedeaux can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok.LINK FOR ROYA'S BOOK- "CONNECT WITH COURAGE: Practical ways to work through fear and find joy in the places your kids take you." https://www.royadedeaux.com/product-page/connect-with-courageCatch episodes of SHLTMM Podcast now on youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoUWxgQECqrMqI1ylVH9Dpw


4 Jan 2022

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EU286: Connect with Courage with Roya Dedeaux

Exploring Unschooling

Roya Dedeaux joins me on the podcast this week to talk about her new book Connect with Courage. Roya is a grown unschooler, a marriage and family therapist, and an unschooling mom of three, so she has lots of experience to draw from as she considers how children learn and thrive. In her book, Roya […]


15 Jul 2021

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Parenting through Covid-19 with Roya Dedeaux Marriage and Family Therapist

Real Women's Work Podcast

Whoa. Don't you feel like you are going to wake up tomorrow and all of this will have been a dream- or rather a nightmare? We went from living one way to living another way in the span of about 24 hours. There is so much legitimate fear right now. We have no answers. We cannot wrap our heads around this because we don't even have a strong sense of what "it" is.  We want our kids to feel safe. How do we help them when we ourselves don't even feel safe? Should we be strict and regimented? Let them do whatever they want to keep them distracted?  There are also the practical challenges like working and schooling from home by necessity. Living together literally 24/7 is new for a lot of people. Roya Dedeaux is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a focus on parenting and play. In this episode Roya offers us a shift in the way we think that could turn this time from chaos and disconnection to a time that might offer beauty, connection, and new understandings of each other. Here are the links referenced in today's show: Find Roya and schedule a 1/2 price texting session by clicking here.  Find Jane McGonigal's Super Better by clicking here. Find Darcel White of The Mahogany Way by clicking here. 

1hr 3mins

19 Mar 2020

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40: Protecting Passions with Roya Dedeaux

Sage Family

Today I’m here with Roya Dedeaux talking about Protecting Passions. Roya is a homeschooler, heritage artist, therapist, and professor who combines her interests and work in play and recreation with mental health and relationships. We go over judgment, fears, reparenting, reframe, benefits, support, and role modeling. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenting.com/podcast40 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 19mins

17 Dec 2019

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Therapist, Author, and Artist with Roya Dedeaux

Real Women's Work Podcast

With one of her degrees in Recreation and Leisure, Roya Dedeaux practices what she teaches. Roya's passion for play guides her writing, teaching, therapy practice and parenting and she is sharing her valuable knowledge and observations with all of us in her soon to be published book "Protecting their Passions." Listen in as Roya talks about her unique childhood as an Unschooler, what her days are like, and how everything is coming together to create a blissfully productive passion filled life!

1hr 27mins

13 Nov 2018

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EU024: Growing Up Unschooling with Roya Dedeaux

Exploring Unschooling

Roya Dedeaux left school at age ten and her family began unschooling. Now an adult, she has a Master’s degree in Counseling and is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, as well as a lecturer at California State University. She’s also married with a wonderful child of her own, and a busy life of fun […]

1hr 6mins

16 Jun 2016