• Sexuality, race, God?! How to talk about difficult stuff with kids.

    Lets talk about some of the more challenging stuff- sexuality, death, religion, and racism. How do we handle this stuff with our children?

    15m - Apr 1, 2023
  • 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


    On this show I mention the book "Deep Work" by Cal Newport. Check it out!

    30m - Feb 1, 2020
  • 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.

    26m - Dec 1, 2019
  • 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. 

    15m - Nov 23, 2019
  • 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.


    15m - Oct 14, 2019
  • 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

    21m - Sep 17, 2019
  • 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 

    43m - Sep 9, 2019
  • 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!

    29m - Aug 30, 2019
  • What Even is "School Readiness?"

    In this episode I attempt to debunk the "myth" of school readiness....or is it a myth?

    17m - Aug 25, 2019
  • Stop Telling Children "You're OK" When They are Upset.

    In this episode I get into the phrase "You're OK!" Often parents, caregivers, and teachers use this phrase in an attempt to help children calm down, but it can actually have quite the opposite effect. In this episode I explain why, and help to give some suggestions for things we can say and do instead.

    21m - Jul 18, 2019
  • 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.

    13m - Jun 30, 2019
  • "I'm Scared!" How to Help Children Overcome Their Fears.

    Most parents and teachers have had to deal with a frightened child at one time or another. In this episode I discuss ways to help children overcome their fear, and to feel stronger and more powerful. One of my favorite ways to do this is with scary stories. I will link some albums on Spotify below.

    Big Joe the Storyteller:

    His "Spooky Ooky" album is the one I reference on this episode. I highly recommend it for your preschooler!



    Mark Binder:

     I recommend his classic stories for preschool age. Note: His scary album is likely too frightening for your preschooler.


    14m - Jun 23, 2019
  • How Experiences Can Add (or Subtract) Value From the Lives of our Kids.

    One of the many things we are responsible for as adults is deciding how children spend their time. In this episode I reflect on the practice of Circle Time in particular. Are we really being good stewards of children's time? How can we add more value to the lives of our kiddos?

    21m - Jun 12, 2019
  • Supporting Children in Recovering from Their Mistakes.

    Young Children are still learning, and often bump up against adult rules and expectations. They also have conflicts with friends and siblings that can be quite heated! How do we support them in learning from their mistaken behaviors, and how do we help them recover from these moments?

    16m - Jun 2, 2019
  • How to Make Your Child's Life in Preschool or Childcare Better.

    In this episode we take a look at things you can do to help improve your child's day to day experience in their daycare, preschool, or child care center. Whether you LOVE your program, are OK with it, or are thinking of bailing out, there are many small (and bigger) things you can do to help your child out, starting right now!

    18m - Jun 1, 2019
  • How to Find an Amazing Preschool (or Childcare Program), Plus: Getting in.

    In this episode we talk about how to find preschools, daycares, and childcare centers...and how to determine if they might be a good fit for your family. We also discuss how to tour, what questions to ask, and finally....a few tips on how to increase your odds of getting in.

    NAEYC Accreditation Search: https://families.naeyc.org/search_programs

    CA CCLD Facility Search: https://secure.dss.ca.gov/CareFacilitySearch/

    QRIS information: https://qrisguide.acf.hhs.gov/states

    25m - Jun 1, 2019
  • What are the Most Important Things to Look for When Choosing a Preschool?

    In this episode I talk about the two most important things to look for in a potential preschool or childcare program: PLAY, and Relationships.

    21m - Jun 1, 2019
  • Transitions, Transitions, Transitions! How to Support your Child(ren) Through Navigating Change.

    Whether children are graduating from preschool to Kindergarten, or changing classrooms within their school, or just saying goodbye to old friends and welcoming new faces-it can be a lot to process. In this episode I discuss ways to support children through these challenging times.

    20m - May 31, 2019
  • Start Here! What is Childhood Evolved all About?

    Childhood Evolved was born out of long standing belief I have that...things can be better. In this mini-episode as I explain more about why I started the podcast, and what my vision for it is.

    5m - May 30, 2019
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