Preschool and Beyond Episodes

Speech and Language Development – Episode 35

Speech-language pathologist, Jill Odle, joins us to discuss how a child's language develops through the preschool years. We look at common concerns of parents of preschoolers in language development, strategies for improving your child's communication ...

Surviving the Toddler Years – Episode 34

Heather Spohr joins us to discuss strategies for successfully making it through the toddler years with your child. Heather and her husband, Mike, are the authors of The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed. The book combines...

Understanding ADHD – Episode 33

Brendan Mahan joins us to discuss ADHD during the preschool years. We talk about what ADHD looks like in preschoolers, early intervention, and parenting strategies for children who have, or may have ADHD. Brendan is an ADHD/Executive Function consultan...

Family Dinner Reboot – Episode 32

Registered dietician nutritionist, Liz Weiss joins us to discuss tips and tricks for creating healthy and enjoyable family meals. Liz hosts the cooking podcast and blog, Liz' Healthy Table, and she is the author of the books several cookbooks includin...

Who’s the Boss? – Episode 31

Psychologist Dr. Kristen Wynns returns to the podcast to discuss her new book, The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook. Dr. Wynns shares strategies for parents feeling frustrated, helpless or stressed, on how they can change the dynamics in their homes, and...

Learning to Self Regulate – Episode 30

Lara Kehle joins us to talk about the importance of learning self-regulation, and she discusses strategies to help children develop skills to manage their bodies, emotions, and maintain their focus and attention. Lara is an early childhood mental healt...

Let Them Eat Dirt? Episode 29

Dr. Marie-Claire Arrieta, co-author of Let Them Eat Dirt, joins us to discuss the dangers of raising children in an oversanitized environment, and what new scientific research teaches us about ways that we can help keep our children healthy.

The Importance of a Quality Pre-K – Episode 28

Dr. Suzanne Bouffard, author of The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children, joins us to discuss her research studying pre-K classrooms, and why high quality programs are so valuable to children and families.

Early Entry to Kindergarten – Episode 27

Season 2 Premiere - Psychologist Dr. Kristen Wynns of Wynns Family Psychology joins us to discuss the process of early entry into kindergarten, as well as factors parents should weigh when considering early entry for their child. Show Page -...

Episode 26 – Sibling Relationships (Season 1 Finale)

Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings, and founder of Aha! Parenting, joins us to discuss ways parents can help support the development of positive relationships between siblings. Show Notes: http://www.discoverychilddevelopmen...