Episodes

  • Play is such an important part of your child's development!

    Intentional play can be a powerful part of the caregiver-child relationship. Play is the way children communicate and we can learn so much about the children in our lives when we get on their levels and engage in play.

    There are so many benefits of play and they include improved social skills, language development, and improved parent-child relationships. In this episode we talk about the benefits of play, why it may be difficult for some parents to play, and also ways that you can intentionally play with the children in your lives!

    Note of the Week- Connecting with your child through play

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  • The summertime is an exciting time of year for so many reasons! The warm air, summer nights, outdoor playtime, vacations, and much more. For some of you listening, your children have already finished the school year and for others, the school year will be wrapping up soon! Therefore, summer planning is in full effect!

    We know that the summer months can be difficult for some children for a wide variety of reasons such as changes in the routine, lack of engagement, changes in caregivers, and /or lack of supervision. In this episode of the podcast, I discuss various ways that your can support your child's mental health this summer.

    Note of the Week- Support your child's mental health this summer

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  • Depression is a very serious mental health concern and it is crucial that we have conversations about how it presents in children.

    This episode continues my Mental Health awareness series. This series has focused on bringing it back to basics by discussing common mental health conditions that children are very often diagnosed with. With mental health entering mainstream conversations, it is critical that we all have a solid understanding of how mental health impacts the everyday lives of children and adolescents.

    This week I am discussing depression in children. We know that all children will experience sadness. For some children, this feeling is overwhelming and is accompanied by other symptoms of depression. In this episode, I talk about the symptoms of depression and how they present in children. I also discuss what steps parents can take if they suspect their child is struggling with depression.

    Note of the Week- The Depressed Child

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  • This may be one of my favorite episodes!

    This episode continues my Mental Health awareness series. This series has focused on bringing it back to basics by discussing common mental health conditions that children are very often diagnosed with. With mental health entering mainstream conversations, it is critical that we all have a solid understanding of how mental health impacts the everyday lives of children and adolescents.

    This week I am discussing common disruptive behaviors. Specifically, why it is so important for parents and caregivers to understand where disruptive behaviors come from. I also discuss how we can intentionally support children who present with these disruptive behaviors. Lastly, I talk about the importance of changing the language we use when talking about children with disruptive behavior.


    Note of the Week- Guide to Problem Behaviors

    Check Out This Past Episode- Teaching your children to express their emotions

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  • Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? This year Mental Health America is bringing it back to basics. With mental health entering mainstream conversations, it is critical that we all have a solid understanding of how mental health impacts the everyday lives of children and adolescents.

    Each week I will be discussing common mental health diagnoses that are given to children and adolescents. This week I am discussing Anxiety in Children. In this week's episode, we discuss the most common ways that anxiety presents in children. We also discuss ways that parents and caregivers can support their children when they are experiencing symptoms of anxiety.

    Note of the Week- Brighter Futures for Anxious Kids

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  • This is a very sad week in our country.

    This week on May 24, 2022, 19 children and 2 adults were murdered in a Mass School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Many parents, caregivers, and teachers are struggling with how to talk to their children about the Tragic school shooting at Robb Elementary School.
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    On this episode of the podcast, I talk about ways in which you can navigate difficult conversations about school shootings with your child.
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    Please share with any parent, caregiver, teacher, or person who loves a child that would benefit from tips on how to have hard conversations today.

    Resources

    https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-guidelines-helping-youth-after-recent-shootinghttps://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/teachers_guidelines_talk_about_mass_violence.pdfhttps://www.nea.org/advocating-for-change/new-from-nea/talking-students-about-texas-elementary-school-shootinghttps://www.sdcoe.net/about-sdcoe/news/post/~board/news/post/resources-to-discuss-school-shootings

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  • Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? This year Mental Health America is bringing it back to basics. With mental health entering mainstream conversations, it is critical that we all have a solid understanding of how mental health impacts the everyday lives of children and adolescents.

    Each week I will be discussing common mental health diagnoses that are given to children and adolescents. This week I am discussing Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In this week's two-part series you will learn about the core symptoms of ADHD and we will discuss how you can manage your child's ADHD.

    Note of the Week- ADHD Parenting Tips

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    Resources I Recommend:

    Thriving with ADHD workbook for kids

    Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens: Improve Focus, Get Organized, and Succeed
  • Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? This year Mental Health America is bringing it back to basics. With mental health entering mainstream conversations, it is critical that we all have a solid understanding of how mental health impacts the everyday lives of children and adolescents.

    Each week I will be discussing common mental health diagnoses that are given to children and adolescents. This week I am discussing Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In this week's two-part series you will learn about the core symptoms of ADHD and we will discuss how you can manage your child's ADHD.

    Note of the Week- ADHD Parenting Tips

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    Resources I Recommend:

    Thriving with ADHD workbook for kids

    Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens: Improve Focus, Get Organized, and Succeed
  • Helping your child to develop a growth mindset encourages them to be confident and to become great problem solvers as they mature. It is never too early to encourage your child to develop a growth mindset and, in this episode, we will dive into some simple actionable tips that you can start implementing today to help your child develop a growth mindset.

    Grab your notebooks and get ready to take notes on how you can start fostering a growth mindset in your child today. Because children with a growth mindset know from an early age that with practice, they can develop new skills and strategies to be successful in their efforts.

    Welcome to another episode of Notes From A Child Psychologist.

    Episode Highlights

    [00:02:00] How to develop a growth mindset in your child and how to help them.

    [00:04:25] Note of the week, Developing A Growth Mindset For Kids.

    [00:06:00] What is a growth mindset vs a fixed mindset and how does this affect children as they grow.

    [00:09:51] When you are differentiating between a growth mindset a fixed mindset, take notice of how your child handles setbacks.

    [00:12:03] How can you help encourage your child to develop a growth mindset.

    [00:14:08] Encourage your child to ask for help and when you should step in to help them.

    [00:17:20] How to engage and foster conversations with your child about what they can learn from failures.

    [00:19:50] How praise can help your child to develop a growth mindset and not a fixed mindset.

    [00:22:45] A quick rundown of how you can foster a growth mindset in your child.

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    Note of the week- Growth Mindset For Kids

  • Don’t be afraid to broach the topic of therapy/mental health treatment with your child.

    Parents are often surprised by how willing their children are to speak with someone about what is going on in their lives. Many parents make the assumption that mental health may mean that their child will be stigmatized or that they may automatically require medication or even a hospital stay. What we know is that therapy can be a great place for your children and adolescents to learn new coping strategies, learn problem solving skills, and can even be helpful in improving your relationship with your child.

    Today we are going to jump into a few ways that you will know your child needs therapy and what that looks like for them.

    Welcome to another episode of Notes From A Child Psychologist.

    Episode Highlights:

    •[00:01:30] Note of the week, Signs Your Child May Need A Therapist.

    •[00:03:33] How to know your child needs therapy and what therapy is.

    •[00:05:34] What therapy looks like for children in adolescence and what actually happens in therapy for children in adolescence.

    •[00:09:29] Many sessions may take place virtually

    •[00:11:00] A lot of therapy for adolescents looks like playing or drawing, or even sketching because these are forms of communication for children.

    •[00:13:44] Position yourself in such a way that your adolescent knows that therapy is a safe space for them and do not expect for the therapist to reveal everything that was discussed during the session.

    •[00:16:50] Common signs to know that your child needs therapy.

    •[00:18:40] Ask yourself, is this causing significant impairment in my life and is this changing my family dynamic.

    •[00:21:14] America is currently in a mental health crisis and waiting list are full, so it is best to monitor the symptoms that you are concerned with along with interventions.

    •[00:24:54] Therapy is a process and some treatments may take longer than others.

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    Note of the week- Signs That Your Child May Need A Therapist

  • Likes, comments, subscribers - Oh my!

    Social media plays a significant role in peer-to-peer interaction for today's children- if you're 35 years old or older, you grew up differently. You built friendships through face-to-face interactions at prescribed times (school, recreational activities, and playing outside until the street lights came on;)

    We often talk about the harmful impacts of social media. Yet, we rarely have conversations that balance social media's positive and negative components until today!

    In today's episode, I discuss the pros and cons of social media while sharing strategies that families can use to set boundaries, ensure safety, and, most importantly, tend to the mental health needs of their children.

    Welcome to another episode of Notes From A Child Psychologist.

    Episode Highlights:

    [00:03:36] Note of the week, Social Media Effects On Child Mental Health [00:06:31] How social media satisfies the need for social connections in today's adolescents[00:08:52] As the world goes, digital social media is a resource that improves children's technical savvy[00:09:52] Is your child a creative person that struggles to find outlets in their school and community? Social media can help children express their creativity and find their tribe. Listen as I explain how. [00:11:43] Worried that your adolescent is developing an addiction to their phone and social accounts? You may not be wrong. [00:12:54] Is there such a thing as too much time spent on social media? According to research, there is, and the consequence can lead to anxiety and other mental health concerns. [00:14:49]The Facebook Study on social media and female self-esteem [00:16:06] Cyberbullying is a real concern, and it's impacting children in ways that weren't possible 20 years ago; listen as I explain how to protect your child. [00:18:37]Strategies for setting boundaries on your child's social media usage and minimizing inappropriate content[00:20:28] The million-dollar question - Is checking your child's phone fair? Here I weigh in with my professional opinion[00:22:29] Talking to adolescents and preteens can be tricky. Here are a few strategies and alternatives to social media that your child may not mind engaging. Resources:

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    Note of the week -Social Media Affects Mental Health

    Mentioned In This Episode:

    Listen to: Who makes the parenting rules?

    Additional Resource

    Understanding Social Media and your child's mental health

  • Technology, namely portable devices, has impacted every industry imaginable while giving us unprecedented access to information. Through these advancements, our children have learned online during a pandemic, connected to relatives in different parts of the world, and gained knowledge at a speed that we could have only imagined 20 years ago.

    Despite the positive impact that portable computers, tablets, and smartphones have provided, we cannot ignore the negative impact. As children become more connected to devices, parents and caregivers often ask me how these devices and the media that children consume on them impact their mental health.

    In this episode, we discuss screen time through the lens of mental health for children. We'll cover screen time recommendations based on The American Psychological Association's research for different age groups and strategies to help parents and caregivers monitor and control access to what their children are consuming.

    [00:01:30] How screen time has evolved from Millennials and Generation Z and the Note of the week from The American Psychological Association[00:05:30] The American Psychological Association has released media guidelines- here is what parents and caregivers should know about introducing screen time.[00:07:50] Are you a parent or caregiver struggling to set limits on screen time and media for your teenager? Here are a few strategies that you can use to set age-appropriate boundaries while limiting the drama. [00:08:45] The importance of parents and caregivers monitoring media and providing context[00:13:02] The negative impacts of screen time and what parents and caregivers can do to minimize it.[00:14:58] Screen time and sleep habits [00:17:38] Cyberbullying and how to protect your child [00:21:41] How to use your parenting values to create your family's framework around screen timeResources:

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    Note of the week - APAs Screen Time Recommendations

    Additional Article- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6214874/

    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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  • When children feel their needs aren't met physically or emotionally, they get angry, frustrated, and annoyed. But, unlike us, our children don't have the emotional language to express themselves —leading to temper tantrums/big emotions. Often when parents and caregivers find themselves frustrated when managing their child’s big emotions.

    In this two-part episode, we explore age-appropriate tantrums (yes, some tantrums are a part of normal development), The ABCs of emotions, and responses that parents and caregivers can use to guide children through Big Emotions. In part two of this episode, we will explore a variety of ways that parents can manage their child’s disruptive behaviors.

    Join me for another episode of Notes From A Child Psychologist

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    Note of the week - How Parents Make Tantrums Worse


    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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  • When children feel their needs aren't met physically or emotionally, they get angry, frustrated, and annoyed. But, unlike us, our children don't have the emotional language to express themselves —leading to temper tantrums/big emotions. Often when parents and caregivers find themselves frustrated when managing their child’s big emotions.

    In this two-part episode, we explore age-appropriate tantrums (yes, some tantrums are a part of normal development), The ABCs of emotions, and responses that parents and caregivers can use to guide children through Big Emotions. In part two of this episode, we will explore a variety of ways that parents can manage their child’s disruptive behaviors.

    Join me for another episode of Notes From A Child Psychologist

    [00:04:33] Join the Parenting Values Workshop on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST.[00:05:37] Note of the week- How Parents Make Tantrums Worse [00:12:13] What is the definition of a tantrum? Join me as I walk through the questions parents and adults can ask themselves about their child's Big Emotions. [00:17:01] Tantrums are a part of a child's development and don't stop after grade school - Join me as I share what tantrums look like at various ages [00:20:32] Manipulative behaviors vs. Cycles of interactions in younger children[00:22:23] Understanding the ABCs of emotions and feelings [00:24:14] Two questions parents and caregivers can ask themselves before responding to a child's tantrums [00:25:41] The #1 strategy that I recommend to parents and caregivers navigating a child's tantrums[00:29:24]Supporting children as they navigate Big Emotions and what to expect for our next episode Resources:

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    Note of the week - How Parents Make Tantrums Worse

    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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  • The complexities of foreign policy and long-standing feuds between nations are too intricate for adults to understand let alone children. Therefore, I understand why many adults shy away from having conversations about war and conflict.

    This podcast exists to assist parents and educators in navigating these critical conversations so that we can protect the mental health of our children. In this episode, we discuss how to talk about the War In Ukraine with our school-age and adolescents children

    My goal with this episode is to give adults the tools to help children manage the emotions that come with exposure to images of war and extreme violence. We want to help children develop empathy and ease emotional distress.

    Show Highlights:

    [00:01:45]The importance of fostering empathy and providing children context into what's going on in the world. [00:02:43] Difficult conversations provide parents and caregivers with the chance to help children develop an emotional vocabulary and critical thinking skills - Listen as I share other benefits of providing safe spaces to talk about emotions. [00:03:24]How do children process complex information? Join me as I share what happens when children don't have context and the importance of developing compassion in children. [00:06:19] Note Of The Week- Talking To Children About War[00:07:52] Understanding is not based on age but cognitive, social, and emotional functioning - Here I share how to discuss the war with various age groups and conversation starters. [00:17:47] The problem with news and media is that is not designed for children. Listen as I share strategies for protecting children's mental health.[00:30:50] Strategies for understanding the emotional language of children and how to adopt their communication style to encourage open dialogue.[00:29:15] Self-care for parents and caregivers and the importance of modeling authenticity is explained here.

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    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

    REGISTER HERE

    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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    How do I navigate tough parenting situations in a way that looks and feels good to me?

    How do I become the parent I've always dreamed of being?

    How do I create healthy rules and guidelines for my children?

    I'll be answering these questions and more in the Parent Goals: 5 Keys to Value-Based Parenting Masterclass!

    Value Based Parenting is an effective tool in helping parents and caregivers manage the challenges that arise in parenting.

    And parents who choose to parent based on their values find that they are more successful in building and maintaining authentic relationships with their children.

    Who is this Masterclass for?

    This Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values. This Masterclass is also for parents and caregivers who would love a space where they can think about and explore the values they bring to parenting.

    What will I learn in this Masterclass?

    You’ll leave with:

    Techniques to identify your personal valuesTechniques to identify your parenting valuesTips on how to communicate your values to your familyWays to be consistent and maintain your values

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    What does the cost include?

    When you purchase a ticket you will have exclusive access to the Live Masterclass and complementary worksheets to accompany the live material.

    Where will class take place?

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST.After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link 24 hours before class starts.


    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

    REGISTER HERE

    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

    REGISTER HERE


  • Many adults deal with mental health concerns, leading to challenging relationships with their children. Challenges occur due to the day-to-day issues parents encounter caring for their children's physical and emotional needs while also handling their mental health.

    Couple these challenges with stress from work and societal unrest, and it's easy to see why many parents report feelings of anxiety.

    In this podcast episode, we explore how Parenting impacts the mental health of adults and caregivers. We also offer tips for maintaining positive relationships with your children while caring for your mental health needs.

    Episode Highlights:

    [00:06:10] Note of the week, How to enjoy the often exhausting, depressing role of parenthood

    [00:08:44] Parenting is filled with an intense array of emotions - Listen as I share how to identify these feelings and tools for managing the stress of being a parent and caregiver.

    [00:20:32] It's uncomfortable for adults to admit disappointment when they've held onto expectations for their children that don't come to fruition - Here, I share strategies to help adults cope with these feelings while learning to celebrate their child's uniqueness.

    [00:23:23] Are your expectations the cause of distress or anxiety for your children. Adopting a parenting style that supports open communication may be what your child needs to feel understood and supported, but where do you start - I'll share a few strategies you can use here.

    [00:26:08] Identifying your parenting values and using them to guide you in times of disappointment, stress, grief, and happiness are critical to supporting your mental health as a parent and caregiver. Join me as I share why.

    [00:30:29] Interested in joining the upcoming parenting values workshop on March 28th? The details are included here.

    Mentioned In This Episode:

    Article by Alice G. Walton

    How to Enjoy the Often Exhausting, Depressing Role of Parenthood

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    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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  • Welcome to the final episode of our Black History 2022 wellness series.

    When I heard the news concerning the suicide of Cheslie Kryst, attorney, television correspondent, and former Miss USA, I was left speechless like many of you. Suicide rates amongst people of color look are skyrocketing. And for every story that makes national headlines, ten more don't.

    I understand that many of my listeners are parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles dealing with children, adolescents, and young adults living with mental health concerns.

    In this final episode, I want to discuss the stigma surrounding mental health in the black community. Together, we will examine the cultural attitudes that keep the stigma in place and have an honest conversation about creating real change starting in our own families and the children around us.

    [00:10:36]What is Mental Health Stigma, and how does it show up in the black community? [00:12:12]How can parents and caregivers address mental health stigmas around children. [00:18:59] Acknowledging the harassment, bullying, and abuse around black children and adolescents with mental disorders and how we can protect our most vulnerable members of society. [00:23:36] Addressing the black communities' mistrust of mental health care and treatments and advancements in practice.[00:24:18] The trouble with dismissive language and improperly labeling those who struggle as "crazy" - is one of the ways we promote hiding and prevent individuals from seeking help - Listen as I share the importance of handling those we love with respect. [00:25:18] The impact of religious coping and other mechanisms used in the black community leads to missed opportunities to get help - here is how we can change that.[00:30:09] Creating communities of mental health professionals starts here. [00:31:49] Getting community buy-in to support your children [00:34:20] Breaking generational curses by sharing information and creating safe spaces to have conversations.

    Resources:

    Recommended Black History Month Reading List for Children:

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  • Welcome back to part 3 of this 4-part Black History Month Series!

    Five years ago, 3-year old Sophia from South Carolina went viral when she visited a Target with her mother and chose a doll made in the image of her favorite cartoon character -Doc McStuffins.

    The cashier questioned why Sophia, a 3-year old white child, would choose a black doll. Sophia's response was heard worldwide as she explained how she and Doc McStuffins were the same - including they were both doctors and both pretty.

    The moral of the story is that representation and exposure matter for all children. While Sophia's story makes my heart sing as a doctor, I want us to do more to ensure that children of all genders and races see themselves represented in media and academics. In today's episode, I am focusing on why representation matters for black children and the ways that adults and the community at large can advocate for representation.

    [00:02:15] Listen as I recap our 4- Part Black History Series and updates about future episodes[00:06:46] The article of the week: The 1940's Doll Test The Study of The Psychological Effects of Segregation and how it relates to representation. [00:10:06] What is representation - and how adults can use it to impact their child(rens) mental health positively. [00:11:49] Research-based information on how representation impacts children's mental health -such as identity development and more. [00:18:07] Discovering how diversity and exposure encourages empathy and compassion for other races and cultures[00:20:47] What can we do to make sure that there's diversity in a child or adolescence? Mindful strategies for parents and caregivers[00:30:31] Helping to instill pride and a positive self-image.

    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

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  • Welcome to the second installment of this 4-Part series:

    In last week's episode, we discussed: How Knowing Their History Can Improve Your Child's Mental Health.

    In this week's installment, I am sharing a framework that parents and caregivers can use to begin discussing race, racism, and social justice with children and adolescents.

    In this intimate conversation, we cover the following:

    How adults prepare mentally and emotionally for these difficult conversations.The key to having developmentally appropriate conversations with your children about race, racism, and social justice. How families who do not identify as Black can advocate for social justice.

    This episode aims to ensure that all children feel safe, seen, and heard.

    Feature episodes in this series include:

    Why representation is crucial for your child's mental healthThe importance of breaking the stigma around mental health for Black Children and Adolescents[00:01:20] Upcoming episodes on race and mental health[00:03:10] The note of the week and the fantastic resources on PBS.org[00:06:35] Children listen to what you say, but what they really focus on is your behavior. Listen as I share tips that adults can use to check their personal biases and prepare to have meaningful dialogue. [00:07:21] Strategies to navigate and process your emotions before engaging with your child(ren). [00:09:31] Techniques for age-appropriate conversations and [00:11:51] Modeling authenticity and several conversation openers that you can use to initiate the discussion [00:13:44]The importance of validating your child's emotional response. [00:17:38] Why authenticity matters[00:18:19] How can non-black families talk about race, equal treatment, anti-racist behavior? Here I discuss the importance of teaching children about the complexities of people to promote equal treatment. [00:25:48] Using the resources provided in the show notes and ways that children and families can get involved

    Resources:

    PBS Article

    Recommended Black History Month Reading List for Children:

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    The Value-Based Masterclass is for parents and caregivers who need guidance to identify their Parenting Values and who would love a space where they can explore the values they bring to parenting.

    The Masterclass will take place Live via Zoom on Monday, March 28th at 8:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm CST. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.

    REGISTER HERE