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Childhood Evolved

This podcast is here for you; to help you become better informed about child development, preschool, parenting, teaching, and anything else that will improve the day to day lives of children. So if you are a parent, a teacher, or anyone else who cares for children, you are in the right place!

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Consuming News in a Healthy Way, and How it Affects Children.

On the episode I talk about the role of news media in our own lives, as well as self care as a practice to sustain and nourish us in our work with children. Then, I talk about the effects of news media on young children. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

16mins

23 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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How to Give Your Child Gifts to Inspire Creativity, Nurture Passion, and Cultivate Learning This Holiday Season.

In this episode I talk about some of the more predatory gifts on the market this holiday season, especially those centered around screens. I talk about how children best learn, and engage with the world, especially through PLAY. Then, I give some of my own gift ideas and recommendations for young children this holiday season.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

27mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Why "Better Safe Than Sorry" is Terrible Advice. Teaching Children to Manage Risk

This episode is about safety, danger, risk, reward, and decision making. The world is a complicated place; how do we help children learn to navigate all of that? Hint: Putting them in a bubble ain't the answer. Check out my Patreon! www.patreon.com/childhoodevolved And please, if you haven't done so already, review me on iTunes. It helps a lot. THANK YOU! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

15mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Gender Identity 101

In this episode I try to give a breakdown of some basic terms around gender identity. I also delve into my own personal journey with gender. Please check out the Genderbread person, found easily on google image search. Also check out my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/childhoodevolved . It would mean the world to me if you would become a supporter today! It would also mean so much for you to give me a great rating at the iTunes store. Thanks everyone!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

29mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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How to Raise a Reader Part Two...

In this episode I continue to discuss ways to infuse a love of reading, literature, stories, and books into the lives of young children. Here are some of the specific books we talked about today: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Dr. Stuart Brown Dragons Love Tacos, 1&2 by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri On A Magical Do Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna King Alice by Matthew Cordell Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

22mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Germcast Day Two: "Facts are better than dreams."

There are so many different ideas and opinions circulating right now, and so much conflicting information. How do we make sense of it all? How do we know what to do right now? And how do we plan for the future? What will it even look like?  Please reach out with your questions at ChildhoodEvolved@gmail.com , and check out my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/childhoodevolved . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

13mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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Germcast Day One: Introduction

Things are getting a little crazy out there, but maybe they aren't as bad as they can appear. Starting now I am going to post a short update each day, especially taking into consideration your questions, comments, and topic ideas. Please reach out to me at ChildhoodEvolved@gmail.com . My goal  is to reduce your stress levels and provide positive, nurturing information each day to support you in responding with strength to this unfolding situation.  If you haven't done so already please check out my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/childhoodevolved .  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

8mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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How to Cultivate Deeper Attention Spans in our Children (and Why we Should).

In this episode I dive into the importance of attention span development in children...and in adults! I also talk about why this is so important. Please take a moment to review the show on whatever platform you are using to listen-it helps more than you know! And if you haven't done so already, check out my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/childhoodevolved Thanks! On this show I mention the book "Deep Work" by Cal Newport. Check it out!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

31mins

1 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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How do we Raise Readers, and Foster a Culture of Reading with our Children?

In this episode I talk about the new book "How to Raise a Reader" by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of the New York Times book review. I also mention Cal Newport's book "Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World" by Cal Newport. I talk about my own history with reading and what it has meant to me, especially in this age of screens and distractions. Please support me on Patreon, it would mean the world to me! www.patreon.com/childhoodevolved  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

44mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Control! How do we Know When to Take Charge, and When to Hand Control Back to Children?

In this episode we get into the issue of control, and how much to give children, especially around food. How do we know when to retain control, and when to let children have more power? I also reference the book "Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense" by Ellyn Satter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

14mins

30 Jun 2019

Rank #10