Krickett Jones Halpern – Child Development Specialist, CEO of Drum to Learn and Krickett Enterprises

Krickett Jones Halpern will give us an insight on teaching growth mindset to young kids. She is a Child Development Specialist, author-illustrator, mother, founder and CEO of Drum to LEARN, Inc., and Krickett Enterprises, all using the creative arts as vehicles to help guide children develop healthy methods of expression, coping skills, and greater confidence. In 1996, Krickett received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from California State University of Northridge. She has more than 25 years of experience working with young children. Using her creativity through art, drumming and her children’s books, she builds and improves social and emotional skills among children from the ages of 2 – 5 years. Krickett’s passion includes guiding children to think for themselves, cope with their emotions, foster their wholeness and experience overall well-being.

You can reach Krickett at:

Krickett’s Children’s Books:
Better to Look Up than Down
Bounce Back Like a Ball
I Can
I Am and I Can

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Brita De Stefano – Pediatric Physical Therapist

Brita De Stefano, a pediatric Physical Therapist and owner of a mobile, in-home and virtual practice called Progress Through Play which supports children from birth to 5 years old. She offers traditional physical therapy along with infant developmental wellness. Brita graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience in 2007 and then attended Emory University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). She went on to complete a one year pediatric physical therapy residency program through the University of Central Arkansas and in 2013 she became board certified as a Pediatric Specialist (PCS). Brita has worked in a wide variety of pediatric therapy settings including acute care, school-based, outpatient clinics, early intervention, sub-acute rehabilitation centers etc. She has a background in dance and has also taught ballet classes for children with special needs. Throughout her career as a pediatric PT she has become increasingly passionate about serving infants and toddlers and helping to establish the building blocks of motor development.
In this episode, Brita and James talked about how easier it is to control the environment than to control the child, why kids do not need too many toys in their play space, and how to validate kids’ emotions.

Brita’s Website and Social Media:

Brita’s Recommended Resources:
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Marcela Collier – Licensed Therapeutic Provider and Creator of Parenting with Understanding Program

Marcela Collier is a Licensed Therapeutic Provider within the state of Arizona, mom of twins, and helps parents understand what their children communicate through their behaviors. She is the creator of The Parenting With Understanding program that takes parents from “I don’t know what I am doing,” “I’ve tried everything and nothing is working,” to responding with what their children exactly need. In the show, she talks about how to identify challenging behaviours, how to be “need detectors” as parents, how not to yell when situations with kids get challenging and why parenting tips that we find from the internet may not work all the time. She mentions that – You dont have to be a child behavior expert to help kids manage their behavior. You will hear more about how to do that by tuning in.

Marcela’s Links:
Free Roadmap:
Recommended Book Resource: Toddler 411

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Tracie Osborne – Mindful Parenting Coach and Conscious Living Specialist

This episode is about Mindfulness and Meditation with Tracie Osborne. She is a Mindful Parenting Coach and Conscious Living Specialist. Her 14+ years of wisdom, experience, and mindfulness have transformed countless parents and kids around the world. Tracie works with moms and kids through group coaching or 1-on-1 coaching. She also facilitates 30 day no yelling challenges, workshops, and classes and the #noyelingmovement campaign on social media. She also host a weekday mindful parenting journal on Instagram stories, where she shares tips on how to yell less and have a stress free morning. Tricia has also recently became #1 international bestseller for her book entitled, “Yes, I Can: 22 Success Secrets from Inspiring People Around the World.” If you want to listen to her talk more about mindful parenting, she has a radio show on wellbeing radio every Tuesdays which is linked below.
Mindful Parenting With Tracie Osborne (Radio Show):

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Alyssa Blask Campbell – CEO of Seed and Sew LLC and Host of Voices of Your Village

On this episode, we have a leading expert in emotional development to talk about getting kids to listen. She is Alyssa Blask Campbell, also the CEO of Seed and Sew, LLC. She speaks to people around the world, hosts a podcast called Voices of Your Village and was featured in publications such as The Washington Post, Kids VT and Family Education. Alyssa is deeply passionate about building emotional intelligence in children, stating, “It’s never too early or too late to start.” Alyssa’s show up as you are approach welcomes people into her village to get support at all ages and stages, shame free. The episode touched on the importance of community support and we both shared some personal conflict-resolution strategies that worked from our experience. Alyssa also invites every parent in tough situations with kids to look beyond the behaviour. Parent needs to identify what the kids are really communicating by figuring out their secondary emotion and their unmet need. These and more things to take note from so click the play button!

Alyssa’s Recommended Books and Instagram Accounts:
All books from –
Mind in the Making by Ellen Belinsky –

You can learn from Alyssa through these links:
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Analise Lotz – Certified Child Life Specialist

Analise Lotz is a Child Life Specialist in Colorado working in the Emergency Department. She holds two bachelor degrees in psychology and religious studies from the University of New Mexico and is a trained mental health therapist with a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Analise has been a Child Life Specialist for 8 years with experience working at children’s hospitals in Utah, Arizona, and Minnesota as well as for Make-a-Wish. You can reach Analise for your questions through her LinkedIn profile. To know more about childlife, visit:

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