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How do you conquer you and your kids’ anxiety as we move back to normalcy? What activities should you focus on? These key discussion points about getting your kids back on track and more on The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show this week. This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I’m your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

This is Episode #11 and we’re talking getting your kids back on track with Dr. Courtney Bolton, Clinical and School Psychologist, Founder of Veer Clinic, and fellow mom of four. You’ll really appreciate her expert insight on praising your kids and being there to support as we return to normalcy. Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – follow and leave a 5-star review if you learned something!

How Do You Get Your Kids Back on Track as We Return to Normalcy?

In today’s episode, I talk to Dr. Courtney Bolton – Clinical and School Psychologist, Founder of Veer Clinic, and fellow mom of 4. Hear how to conquer you and your kids’ anxiety as we move back to normalcy, what activities to focus on, why risky play can be good, how to treat each child in the way that’s best for them, and praise their effort. We chatted everything from the highs and lows of summer to what to do when you need some time to yourself. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • Do people think Dr. Courtney’s crazy for being a mom of four?
  • What can we do to support our kids as the pandemic eases?
  • How should parents view their kids’ well-being right now?
  • What is an unstructured block schedule?
  • Are kids’ risk willingness impacted by how they were raised?
  • What is a Growth Mindset?
  • How are parents responding to these changes vs. how kids are responding?
  • Should you parent your kids based on each of their needs?

Find out more about Dr. Courtney at DrCourtneyBolton.com and on Instagram at @DrCourtneyBolton and @VeerClinic.

I found Dr. Courtney’s advice on risky play super helpful and relevant. There’s so much more where that came from. Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

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Show Notes

What is The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show?

This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I’m your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

Interested in getting your little one to play independently?

Check out my Purposeful Playspace e-course to learn how to create a space for your children that invites them to play in ways that are more engaging, purposeful and independent.

Want more information about how play impacts your child’s development?

Check out my e-book: Simply Play: Everything You Need To Know About The Most Important Part of Childhood

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