Kate Whitfield is a speaker, author, social entrepreneur, and the founder of FearlesslyGIRL – an internationally recognized anti bullying organization dedicated to creating a Kinder Girl World, reaching over 50,000 girls annually through clubs and school programs.. Kate has established herself as a “go-to” expert on girl world and anti-bullying, and was selected by Instagram and the Prime Minister’s Office as an #EducationCan Ambassador, advising the Prime Minister on youth and education related issues, and named an “Exemplary Canadian” by Facebook Canada for her work empowering young women.
Well, it’s back to school time and it’s the perfect time to gather some of our best tips from our top experts who have provided some insight on what we must know to help our kids have a successful school year. The latest messages I’ve received from parents have been about homework, bullying and mindset so I thought it would be fun, given that this is a milestone podcast episode as we march forward from 100,000 downloads towards 200,000, 500,000 and more, that we take a look back on the best school-related advice we can get from the top experts who can put it all in perspective for us.
Dr. Robyn Silverman is a well-known professional speaker, child & teen development specialist and leadership coach who appears regularly as an expert on many national TV such as The Today Show, Nightline and Good Morning America. She is a monthly parenting columnist for US News and World Report and is often quoted in print articles for her hands-on parenting and child development expertise. Known for her positive and accessible solutions to challenging problems, she speaks worldwide to diverse audiences; from company leaders and corporate groups to educators, camp professionals, government offices, children and parents. An award-winning writer and success coach, she has contributed as a child development expert to over for 20 books and is currently writing her second book based on her popular parenting podcast, How to Talk to Kids about Anything. On her podcast, she interviews the top experts in their fields who give all the tips, scripts, stories and steps to make every conversation (even the really tough ones!) easier. From talking to kids about divorce, adoption, anger, stress management and allowance to how to talk about death, sex, porn, screen time or ADHD (and more!), she’s got you covered! Check it out on iTunes of her website. You can find out more about Dr. Robyn at DrRobynSilverman.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DrRobynSilverman, on twitter at @DrRobyn or on instagram @DrRobynSilverman.
Hello Sweet friends!
Wow. I am beyond humbled and excited to share with you the exciting news! With the last two podcast episodes, we plowed through 100,000 downloads of my parenting podcast, How to Talk to Kids about Anything! ?
When I first started the podcast about 16 months ago, I had interviewed some of my trusted friends and colleagues to get things underway. They believed in my desire to not only provide parents and educators with tips and strategies to help all kids thrive but also to provide them with the scripts of EXACTLY what to say when challenging, uncomfortable or sensitive topics were broached.
After 68 podcast episodes so far, we’ve covered subject matter from how to talk about death, divorce, ADHD, tantrums, technology and anxiety to how to talk about sex, porn, failure, bullying, neurodiversity, (this week’s on challenging behavior with best-selling author, Dr. Ross Greene!) and so much more. I have taken copious notes, had my mind blown, and even squirmed in my seat along side of you as we learned from the best– top experts and best-selling authors who knew their stuff cold. It’s been one master class after the other and I feel privileged to be learning, growing and expanding my mind along side of all of you. I feel truly honored to be the host of How to Talk to Kids about Anything.
And as I write my book, based on all these amazing lessons I am gathering from this podcast, I hope you’ll continue to share with me what tips and scripts you are using in your families that you’ve learned here. We are all part of the same tribe. And I hope you’ll remember, even on the days we fall short, you are 10X the parent (and teacher!) you think you are. Parenting is the ultimate do-over and you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
So, sweet friends, here’s to the next 100,000! May it continue to make us better, stronger and more open parents and educators. I’m right there with you. I hope you’ll celebrate with me! ❤️?? And if you love this podcast like I do– would you kindly rate and review it– it means so much!
Let’s continue expanding our minds together– it’s a win for our entire parenting community and of course, to our kids.
Love to all.
Dr. Ross Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. He is the author of the influential, well-known best-selling books The Explosive Child and Lost at School as well as Raising Human Beings, Lost and Found and Lost in School and has helped to bring about an upcoming documentary called “The Kids We Lose.” He is a fierce and articulate advocate for the compassionate understanding and treatment of behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers. Drawing upon vast clinical and consultation experience and research in the neurosciences, his innovative, research-based Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach – which posits that challenging behavior is the result of lagging skills (rather than lagging motivation) and emphasizes solving problems collaboratively (rather than use of motivational procedures) – has been implemented in countless families and hundreds of schools, inpatient units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities. The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model helps parents, teachers, and kids work together to solve problems in a way that respects our kids while supporting them in improving their behavior. Dr. Greene is also the founder of Lives in the Balance, which aims to provide resources and programs to caregivers of behaviorally challenging kids, address the issues that cause many of these kids to slip through the cracks; and to promote practices that foster the better side of human nature in all children.