Cassandra Treges – Child Psychologist based in South Africa and Founder of Nanny Knows 101

Cassandra Treges started working with kids as a nanny and pursued her passion about child behavior and development by studying Child Psychology. She keeps herself up to date with the current parenting, behavioural, brain and child development research and information. She is also a homeschooling mother and has been helping parents to communicate better with their children through home visits, online consultation and mini courses. Her mission is to help parents address behavioural issues in homes as early as possible, so that they can better communicate with their children, that children are better understood, and that a balance can be obtained so that both parents and children develop to their full potential. In the podcast, Cassandra shared some anecdotes about her son, why she likes conscious parenting, how to make children cooperate through connection and many other helpful parenting tips that you can’t miss.
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Colleen Cherry – Masters Level Child Life Specialist

This podcast is about the importance of play when children are in vulnerable situations. Today’s guest, Colleen Cherry, is a Masters Level Child Life Specialist with a Certification in Thanatology, (Death education and bereavement). Its tough stuff to talk about, but when a child is terminally ill, or loses a family member, its crucial to have somebody there who knows how to navigate that in a way thats developmentally appropriate for kids. She provides medical and diagnosis education, palliative care, hospice support and bereavement to children. She also has a degree in Art Education, so even more coping strategies through visual and verbal expression. Colleen shared in this episode the importance of play and her unique set of resources to help busy parents to play with kids and make mundane activities more engaging.

To get in touch with Colleen Cherry, you may visit the following links:

playwellchildlife@gmail.com

https://www.playwellchildlife.com/

Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at james@gettingkidstolisten.com.