Episode 17 – Fun Friday: Connecting with Your Gamer

We’ve been talking with Alok and Kruti Kanojia, co-founders of Healthy Gamer. We’ve explored the world of gamers, the kinds of gamers and their real life skills, gifts and talents, and we’ve explored when gaming is a problem and how to support our gamers. Today, we’re talking about having FUN together as a family and finding ways that are fun for all!

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Episode 16 – Thankful Thursday: 5 Types of Gamers and Real World Skills

We are talking again with Alok and Kruti Kanojia, the co-founders of Healthy Gamer. We’ve been talking about technology and gaming and relationships, when we have something we need to be concerned about and listening to our intuition. It’s been such a rich conversation. Today we’re going to be talking about setting goals as a family and supporting the gamer, which is something that’s totally not the way we normally think. We’ll be sharing the 5 types of gamers and the real world skills the different types of gamers have.

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Episode 15 – Wisdom Wednesday: When is Technology a Problem?

We’re continuing our conversation with Alok and Kruti Kanojia of Healthy Gamer. Today we’re exploring the question of when technology and gaming is a problem? While physical health, emotional stability, social growth, real-world outcomes and mental health are some areas to explore, we’re most concerned with how can we stay in relationship while we’re identifying when something doesn’t seem to be working?

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Episode 14 – Time-in Tuesday: Staying Connected with the Healthy Gamer

We continue our series about Healthy Gaming. Our conversation moves into family disconnections that can happen around technology. How can we stay connected? How do we support our kids to be healthy gamers and respect everyone’s needs and experiences? What can you do when your child doesn’t show up for dinner that doesn’t involve punishment or unplugging the computer or turning off the internet? Alok (aka Dr. K) and Kruti Kanojia, co-founders of Healthy Gamer are back to share their insights.

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Episode 13 – Mindful Monday: Healthy Gamer, Defining the Challenges

Parenting and technology are really challenging for parents, especially for parents who want to stay in connection with their children. This week, we’re joined by Alok and Kruti Kanojia, co-founders of Healthy Gamer. We’re going to be talking about what the challenges actually are with gaming and technology and how you can know if there’s actually a problem. Dr. K is a psychiatrist and healthy gamer himself who nearly failed out of school because of gaming, so he speaks from his personal and professional experiences to help us stay connected to our kids WITH technology.

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Episode 1 – All Relationships Can Heal

All Relationships Can Heal. It’s a bold statement, but one that I stand behind.

Most people have a relationship that needs some healing balm. I’ve dedicated my life’s work to helping families to do the healing work to make their lives better, to empower them to create relationships that work, that are emotionally healthy, and to finish what is unfinished in whatever way is possible. In our first episode, you’ll get an introduction to the healing of relationships and what you can expect in our podcast!

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Podcast Episode #3 – What is Your Family Culture?

Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and now The Book Fairy Pantry Project, joins Rebecca Thompson Hitt for this important conversation about WHAT it looks like in real life to make reading, singing, and storytelling a way to connect with our kids. In our third and final conversation in our series with Pam Leo, we explore ways we can explore literature and expand literacy without even picking up a book. We invite the question: How can what you love be turned into a way to connect with your kids? You’ll end this episode with many great ideas for connecting with your kids and what it can really look like in your family, whether you like reading to your kids or not and you’ll learn why every interest your child has is a doorway to literacy.

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Podcast Episode #2 – Chocolate, Not Medicine

Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and her new love, The Book Fairy Pantry Project, joins Rebecca Thompson Hitt to explore WHY reading, singing, and storytelling is SO important for our kids. In our second conversation in our series with Pam Leo, we explore what connection through singing, storytelling, and reading can look like in our daily lives with our children. We explore what we can do with our kids when they’re little to integrate literacy into our daily care-giving activities, as well as what it looks like as they grow older. We talk about how the most important part of these activities is connection. This may require us to set aside our own adult ideas about what things like reading look like. This episode is full of lovely ideas to connect in real life with our kids!

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Podcast Episode #1 – The Oasis of Literacy

Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and her new love, The Book Fairy Pantry Project, joins Rebecca Thompson Hitt to explore WHY reading, singing, and storytelling is SO important for our kids. Before our kids even go to school, they’re learning the skills that lead to reading and we’ll be talking about what you need to know to give your kids a good start. We’ll also be talking about older children, too, and you’ll learn WHY it’s so important to connect through literacy. If you’re one of those parents who doesn’t like reading to your kids, we have some ideas for you, too! You’ll learn why it’s so important to talk to your kids and narrate your day, even when your kids are teens!

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“Mama, will you read?”

We read during easy times when things are going smoothly and everyone is happy. But more and more, as he gets older, we have moments of misunderstanding, disagreement, and frustration. We feel disconnected and it can be hard to come back together. So often it’s those times where he asks me to read because he knows it will recenter us both.

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