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: https://www.childlife.org/.

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Sami Bell – S.U.R.E. Parenting Mentor, Amazon-Published Author, Teacher, & Speaker

Sami Bell is a wife, mom, teacher, and mentor. Professionally, her degree is in Elementary Education with additional studies in Early Childhood Education and a focus on child development and child psychology. Personally, she overcame a volatile childhood and rewired her brain to eliminate strong triggers and harmful patterns so she could become the mother she wanted to be. She uses these experiences to guide other parents through the journey towards a more peaceful enjoyable relationship with their children.
This episode is full of quotable tips that we like to post on our Instagram page. Because of her rich background in child development and her real experience as a mother raising 3 kids, she was very articulate in talking about toddler brain development and self-regulation. You will hear her sing a little, say out her personal self-regulating mantra and talk about the importance of vulnerability. If you want to be SURE in parenting, make sure to tune in to this episode.
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Beril Ozay – Child Life Specialist and Recreational Therapist

Beril Ozay is a dually certified child life specialist and a recreational therapist. Beril told stories about her work as an infant and toddler development specialist and managing behavioural issues with teenagers. She also shared her knowledge on utilizing community and social resources for parents who seek to educate themselves about parenting strategies and engage in self-development activities. Beril is very animated and passionate in imparting her expertise and welcomes anyone to contact her through her Facebook page entitled Recreation Therapy RX to ask her questions about child development and behaviour management.

Beril recommends the following parenting resources:
The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

 

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Myla Leinweber – Parent Coach and Parent Educator from British Columbia

Myla Leinweber, from British Columbia, is a former kindergarten teacher with a Masters in Education. Currently, she helps parents of young children navigate parenting challenges and find more joy in parenting, and ultimately life. Her goal is to eliminate ‘mom or parent guilt’ and empower parents to be confident in parenting situations. Her practice is based on positive psychology, and the model that she uses is to find the strengths in the family and work and build from those, rather than offering a prescriptive program of ‘how to.’ In the show, she talked about her experience as a parent coach, why she loves it and how she sees kids as whole people with preferences, feelings and experiences. She also discussed that parenting strategies are different to each family and it is important to consider creating a “kid-generated plan”. What exactly is a kid-generated plan? Listen to this episode to find out.

Myla’s Recommended Resources:
https://drshefali.com/
https://www.drdansiegel.com/
https://neufeldinstitute.org/

Where to find Myla:
Emal: mylaleinweber@parentcoaching.ca
https://www.instagram.com/parent_coaching/
www.parentcoaching.ca
https://www.facebook.com/myleinweber/

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Anne Maxwell – Psychotherapist and Author of No.1 Bestseller: Would you Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?

Anne is a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, families and adults. Trained as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, RPT-S. She is also an Access Consciousness® Certified Facilitator and #1 International Best Selling Author.
In addition to her therapy practice, she travels across the country and around the world, facilitating workshops and speaking to groups of parents, school staffs, and medical and mental health professionals, to create awareness and change for kids, families and adults.
In this episode, Anne told a few good stories about how she has helped families manage kids’ behavior and she discussed a very important point – how to listen to kids through their behavior.
Stay tuned to hear what and where you can learn more from Anne Maxwell.
Purchase Anne’s Book Here: https://amzn.to/2RqQeYH
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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.
Cassandra’s Website and Social Media:
Cassandra’s Recommended Parenting Resources:
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Krysten Taprell – Psychologist, Children’s Book Author and Founder of The Therapist Parent

 

Krysten Taprell is a psychologist from Australia who have worked for 20 years with children and families. She has implemented social and emotional learning programs in primary schools and authored a children’s book about coping with nightmares, which will be released this year. There is so much to learn from her, to name a few, she mentioned about understanding children’s brain development, valuing the kids’ feelings as people like all of us, co-regulating with kids during a tantrum and allowing them to automatically breathe when you put your hand on the child’s diaphragm. She also discussed why punishments don’t work and how to use reward charts effectively.

Krysten’s Recommended Resources and Personal Links:
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Sarah R. Moore – Published Writer and Founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting

Sarah R. Moore is a published writer and the founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting. Certified by the Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring, she works alongside bestselling parenting author Elizabeth Pantley. She also spent a year observing Teacher Tom, a leading practitioner of ‘democratic play-based’ education. She has extensive experience teaching and raising little kids, including highly sensitive children, with play-based and positive parenting. Before you listen to this episode, you may be interested to check out my interview with her daughter who chose the name Stream Buggy for the show. Stream Buggy related the importance of being supported in tough times and Sarah has explained in detail why this particular strategy worked. She also shared her forest school experience and her strategies in connecting with kids using play and non-verbal communication.

You can check out her recommended parenting resource links below:
https://elizabethpantley.com/
https://www.handinhandparenting.org/
https://www.ahaparenting.com/
https://raffifoundation.org/

You can subscribe to Sarah Moore’s Positive Parenting content through these websites:

 

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Stream Buggy – 6 Years Old, Product of Worldschooling and Positive Parenting

How do we get kids to listen? It is time to learn from the best resource – a kid! In this episode, 6-year old Stream Buggy tells us why timeouts don’t work and what adults could do to help children when they are having a hard time. She also shares a game that she plays with her mom, Sarah, to get chores done around the house. As they say, children are the best teachers, so make sure to hear and follow Stream Buggy’s parenting advice for all adults. After this show, check out Sarah Moore’s episode to learn about the family’s positive parenting strategies in detail.

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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/

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