Kira and Deana speak with Luis Versalles from Courageous Conversation to talk about the ways that parents can go beyond race conscious parenting to make a difference at the systemic level – particularly in our schools.

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Kira and Deana talk about the power of catching our kids being their amazing selves and positively reinforcing their behavior. They share ways to honor kids when they get it “right” as well as ways to honor what makes them unique and special just by being themselves.

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Deana and Kira share ways to be the parent without being a tyrant and the positive impact this can have on your relationship with your child. They also give tools and tips for re-balancing your home if things are out of whack.

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In their final episode of the Mental Health Series, Kira and Deana speak with Erica Whitfield, MACP, LMHC, BC-TMH about self-harm and NSSI (Non-Suicidal Self-Injury). Erica shares the difference between suicidal acts, suicidal ideation and NSSI as well as strategies for families who might be walking alongside a child engaged in self-harm. She also shares the ACT Model which helps families create a safe environment for kids to feel seen and heard.

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In their third week of the Mental Health Series, Kira and Deana speak with Elizabeth Vu, LICSW about kids and depression. Elizabeth shares the difference between general sadness and clinical depression as well as ways that parents can spot the need for extra support. She also gives listeners fantastic tips for truly supporting a child who is depressed and talks about the most common mistakes parents make when it comes to this issue.

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https://www.innerrootscounseling.com

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In the second of their four-part Mental Health Series, Deana and Kira chat with psychologist Amy Crow about kids and body image. Amy shares the different types of body image disorders (including eating disorders and Body Dysmorphia or BDD), what can cause them, how to spot them and what parents should (and should never) do.

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In the first of their four-part Mental Health Series, Deana and Kira chat with LMHCA Buffy Curtin about kids and anxiety. Buffy shares how to spot anxiety, what every parent should look for if they seek outside help, and most importantly how parents can support their kids and walk with them as they navigate their anxious feelings.

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Deana and Kira answer a listener question about teaching our kids the difference between telling and tattling. How do we raise upstanders without raising tattletales?

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Deana and Kira discuss the ambiguous loss that back to school will bring for both parents and kids, as well as the many losses we’ve already felt, and those that are yet to come. Together they share a few ideas about how to mitigate what will be an unprecedented start of the school year.

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Deana and Kira discuss the importance of quiet time for children of all ages. They share the long term benefits of teaching young kids how to embrace downtime, play independently and grow into adults who know how to take a break! The good news is, it’s never too late to make Quiet Time a regular occurrence in your home!

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