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E153 - The Waldorf Education Philosophy with Jennifer Deathe | Parent Talk

E153 - The Waldorf Education Philosophy with Jennifer Deathe | Parent Talk

May 26, 2021

Are you familiar with the different options that are available for your child’s education?
Do you wonder what the best education philosophy is for your child's personality and learning style?

We all want the very best for our children, giving them a solid foundation to grow from, and that will look different for different families. Part of making that decision is to research and learn about the many options available to your family. Everything from different teaching philosophies, education in different languages, to private or public schools.

In today’s new episode, we are welcoming the Enrolment Director of the Waldorf Academy in Toronto, Jennifer Deathe. Jennifer will be sharing information pertaining to the Waldorf Education Philosophy. How it started, how it differs from other education philosophies, and ways we can incorporate this philosophy in our own homes. Jennifer also has first hand knowledge of the value of the Waldorf experience as a parent of two children who both attended the Waldorf Academy.

Feel inspired and excited at the possibilities that are available for your child’s education as we learn about the Waldorf Education Philosophy together!

Happy Listening!

Genevieve & Heather

Episode: E153 The Waldorf Education Philosophy 

Guest(s): Jennifer Deathe, Enrolment Director of the Waldorf Academy in Toronto, and Mom of two.

E152 - Physiological Sleep with Candice Tizzard

E152 - Physiological Sleep with Candice Tizzard

May 11, 2021

Do you know why your newborn wakes up at night?

What does a safe sleep environment look like for baby?

How do you sleep safely with baby in your bed?

In today’s new episode, we are exploring these questions and so many more!

Sleep (or lack there of, lol!) is definitely a topic talked about by many parents but not alway understood. How should sleep actually look for infants, babies, and toddlers? Luckily we have Sleep Educator, Candice Tizzard with us to help us all sleep a little easier. 

Whether you’re expecting or you’re already wading through that new parent fog, we’re confident that you will feel more confident about all things sleep.

Happy Listening!

Genevieve & Heather

Episode: E152 - Physiological Sleep

Guest(s): Candice Tizzard, Birth Doula, Photographer, and Baby Sleep Expert. Owner of Stages Doula and Photography.

E151 - Surrogacy with Vanessa Wideski | Parent Talk

E151 - Surrogacy with Vanessa Wideski | Parent Talk

April 27, 2021

Are you curious about the evolution of surrogacy in Canada?

Have you ever considered using a surrogate or even being one yourself?

Did you know that the increase in surrogacy in Canada has been dramatic with an estimate of 400% over the last decade!

The main reasons for this increase is 1- Infertility, with couples waiting till later in life to try and conceive as well as 2- Gay couples who are choosing to become parents.

In today’s new episode, Vanessa Wideski shares her own personal experience of being a surrogate mother and explains the whole process.

Enjoy listening to this beautiful story of such a pure expression of love. Maybe it will introduce you to an alternative solution in your own fertility journey or possibly even inspire you to become a surrogate yourself!

 

Happy Listening!

Geneviève & Heather

Episode: E151 Surrogacy 

Guest(s): Vanessa Wideski, two time Surrogate Mother, and Mom of two.

E150 - Music therapy with Brian Deo | Parent Talk

E150 - Music therapy with Brian Deo | Parent Talk

April 13, 2021

Music Therapy,

What is it and how can it help?

In today’s new Episode, we welcome Certified Music Therapist Brian Deo. Brian has extensive experience working with geriatrics and children with disabilities. He currently has his own practice, Van-Art Expression, working primarily with children and adults diagnosed with Autism, however everyone can benefit from Music Therapy.

Brian explains how Music Therapy uses music as a therapeutic tool for health and healing.  The incredible power of sound has the ability to reach into the body and literally heal, cast away pain, and save lives.

A fellow colleague of his from Calgary has a beautiful motto, ´Music Speaks when Words can not.´

We know you’ll enjoy learning all about this powerful alternative therapy that just might be right for you or your family!

 

Happy listening!

Geneviève & Heather

 

Episode: E150 - Music Therapy 

Guest(s): Brian Deo, Certified Music Therapist with Van-Arts Expression. 

E149 - Picky Eating vs. Problem Feeding with Becca Yu | Parent Talk

E149 - Picky Eating vs. Problem Feeding with Becca Yu | Parent Talk

March 30, 2021

Are you getting ready to start solids with your little one?

Do you know the early milestones for eating?

Maybe you’ve already started and have questions?

What about pouches and sippy cups, can they impact your little one’s development?

 

On today’s new episode, Speech and Language Pathologist Becca Yu is here to answer all these questions and more!

Feel confident with this new stage knowing what to look for and who to see if you need help!

 

Happy Listening!

Genevieve & Heather

 

Episode - E149 Picky Eating vs. Problem Feeding

Guest(s): Becca Yu, Speech & Language Pathologist, Founder and owner of Citadel Speech and Language Services, and a Mom of two.

E148 - Nurturing our Children from the Inside Out with Ashley Avinashi | Parent Talk

E148 - Nurturing our Children from the Inside Out with Ashley Avinashi | Parent Talk

March 17, 2021

How can we nurture our children and rebuild the connection?

What is our core responsibility as parents?  

What is authentic parenting?

In today’s new episode, we are welcoming back Ashley Avinashi. Ashley is a Parenting Coach, International Best-selling Author, Founder of Raising Humanity, and a Mom of two boys. 

She explains that in order to be the best parents we can be, we may need to unlearn our past conditioning and clear the path for our own children. We need to be as present as possible but understand that things will not always go the way we want and that this journey we’re on called Parenthood, is messy and that’s ok!

Listening to Ashley is always inspiring, we know you’ll love this episode!

Happy Listening!

Genevieve & Heather

 

Episode - E148 Nurturing our Children From the Inside Out 

Guest(s) - Ashley Avinashi, Parenting Coach, International Best-selling Author, Founder of Raising Humanity, and a Mom of two boys

E147 - Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 101 with Lacey Forsyth | Parent Talk

E147 - Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 101 with Lacey Forsyth | Parent Talk

March 1, 2021

Do you experience pain during intercourse? Do you have pregnancy related pain?
Did you have a c-section?
Do you need to cross your legs before you sneeze?

These are just a few reasons why we might see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.

In today’s new episode, Registered Physical Therapist, Lacey Forsyth with Bump Physio & Co. joins us to go through the basics of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and how it may be exactly what we need!

 

Happy listening!

Genevieve & Heather

 

Episode - E147 Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 101! 
Guest(s) - Lacey Forsyth, Registered Physical Therapist, owner of Bump Physio & Co. and Mom of two. 

E146 - The Juggling Mother hangs on during COVID with Dr. Amanda Watson

E146 - The Juggling Mother hangs on during COVID with Dr. Amanda Watson

February 16, 2021

Overwhelmed, burnt out, and just plain exhausted. Sound familiar?

Are you trying to juggle it all but no matter how hard you try you still feel like you’re dropping the ball somewhere.

These days, especially now during COVID, so much of the load falls on the mother. We feel guilty and want to be able to master it all but right now it’s just about surviving.

Dr. Amanda Watson’s book, The Juggling Mother - Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety, explores all of this and more.

The true lesson in this Podcast is to be compassionate with ourselves, we must give ourselves grace. Take a listen and fill your cup today!

Enjoy!

Genevieve & Heather

 

E146 - The Juggling Mother hangs on during COVID. 

Guest(s): Dr. Amanda Watson, Author, Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University and a Mom of two. 

Click here to find Amanda on our Panel of Experts!

https://www.parenttalk.ca/dr-amanda-watson/

 

 

E145 -Tantrums, the Opportunity to Connect with your Child with Dr. Deborah MacNamara | Parent Talk

E145 -Tantrums, the Opportunity to Connect with your Child with Dr. Deborah MacNamara | Parent Talk

February 2, 2021

Are you triggered by your child’s tantrums?

Do you give in just to make them stop?

Did you know that this is actually an opportunity to connect with your child?

Dr. Deborah MacNamara with the Neufeld Institute joins us today to explain how.

Take a listen and find out what’s actually going on inside those little brains. Once you know how to support your child through these big emotions, you will feel much more calm and confident the next time your child has a tantrum.

Enjoy!

Genevieve & Heather

 

E-145: Tantrums, the Opportunity to Connect with your Child.

Guest(s): Dr. Deborah MacNamara, Clinical counselor, Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, Speaker, and Author.

 

 

E144 - What you need to know about Virtual Health Care with Dr. Alissia Valentinis | Parent Talk

E144 - What you need to know about Virtual Health Care with Dr. Alissia Valentinis | Parent Talk

January 12, 2021

Have you used Virtual Health Care for your family? If not, you might be wondering how it works and what is available. Due to COVID-19, most Doctors are not seeing their patients in person as often and are taking most appointments over the telephone or by video chat. Here in Canada, we are also very fortunate to have a Health Care App, ‘Babylon’ by Telus Health! This is a great option for the whole family if you don’t currently have a family doctor or you need to see someone sooner then your own Doctor can see you.

Today Dr. Alissia Valentinis, Family Physician and the Ontario Medical Director for Babylon by Telus Health is here to let us know all about it! How to schedule an appointment, how and what to prepare for our virtual visit, and of course what to expect. 

After listening today, you will feel confident and ready for your next virtual appointment!

Happy listening!

Genevieve & Heather

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