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The Mama Instincts Podcast

Apr 8, 2020

On this special episode I'm interviewing child psychologist and head of school at the Seneca Academy, Dr. Michelle Parker, on how to support our children mentally, emotionally, academically and socially during the pandemic.

On this episode Mama Instincts talks about:

  • How to share information about the pandemic with your children without overwhelming them
    • Age appropriate tips
    • How to follow your children's lead
    • Modeling social-emotional skills
  • How to identify and reduce our children's stress
    • How children process the stress and fear present in our homes
    • How to leverage a schedule and routine to alleviate anxiety
    • How changes in children's normal behavior are a form of communication
    • What behavioral changes can be expected 
    • Tips for strategic use of technology
  • How to balance self-care for parents
  • How to manage sibling dynamics
  • Why prioritizing social-emotional development is more important than academic development

After listening to this episode you will feel confident in understanding, anticipating and supporting your children's social emotional development throughout the chaos of our new lives during the Pandemic. You will be inspired to find a routine that balances your children's needs with your own to create a healthy home environment.

For full show notes, click here.


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