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In this episode, we learn about the impact of craniofacial difference on early child development and how wonderful organizations like myFace offer support to families and children with craniofacial differences and how the Wonder Project, based on RJ Palacio's bestselling book, Wonder about craniofacial difference, helps typically developing kids in schools across the world better understand life from that perspective. Listeners will learn about craniofacial difference and about how to begin speaking to their children about the beauty of difference.
In this episode, you'll learn how to get yourself out of a thinking trap, how to prevent yourself from spiraling and how to regulate your own emotions before addressing your children's or other's concerns. The episode will also delve into best practices for self-regulation in children. Enjoy a small, but insightful dose of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Ariella Azaraf, a wonderful and successful psychotherapist on the Upper East Side.  
"IQ might get you hired, but EQ gets you promoted" - Time MagazineThis episode delves into the construct of Emotional Intelligence, one of the most important ingredients towards future life success. Learn what Emotional Intelligence is, why it's important, how it relates to the brain and finally, how can we enhance our current Emotional Intelligence with clear, helpful and practical strategies!
What do Fancy Nancy, Sofia the First, Curious George, Goldie & Bear and Firebuds have in common? They all have an incredible writer behind them...Matt Hoverman! Matt is an Emmy Award-Winning Children's TV Writer, Actor and funny Adult Playwright. He has written a variety of shows for Disney and his numerous successful plays have been showcased on and off-Broadway.  Here's a unique peak at Matt's incredible and thoughtful insights and advice. For more information on Matt Hoverman and to see some of his wonderful work, please visit his website: www.matthoverman.com.  
Evan Rabin, a National Chess Master, shares the wonderful benefits of chess for children and adults alike. Whether it's Critical Thinking, Socialization, Strategic Planning or Cognitive Flexibility, Chess can have wonderful benefits for individuals of all ages. Delight in Evan's incredible journey with his company, Premier Chess and let the games begin!  
Tobey Lass, a BCBA Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum and children with other, diverse disabilities, offers her insights on what all parents, teachers and practitioners should keep in mind and on how to ensure the best possible outcomes for individuals with disabilities. 
This episode delves into best practices for early childhood educators. How do you keep the school day engaging, especially during a worldwide pandemic? How do you reach students from all different backgrounds and interest them in academics. Mister Kay brings his knowledge, kindness, empathy and experience to the table and all can benefit!
Ronni Rancich, with expertise in Integrated Development, Neuroplasticity, Brain Health, and Energy, shares her incredible neuro-tips and insights for how to integrate the best aspects of yourself and create your ultimate potential and life purpose. You'll leave feeling centered, empowered, and with a great modus operandi for enhancing your life and the life of your children!
How does Barbara Heller, an Actor, Singer, Podcaster, Voiceover Artist and Coach achieve balance each and every day? This episode delves into the importance of mindfulness, meditation and art in achieving a sense of balance and purpose each day.  You'll even get to hear some fun celebrity impressions at the end!
Who is most prone to developing an anxiety disorder? Is Anxiety always a bad thing? What is the relationship between Anxiety and Depression? Between Anxiety and sleep disorders? How do we treat Anxiety? How do we maintain those changes? Is Anxiety medication recommended? How do children manifest anxiety and what are best practices for parents to keep in mind? These valuable questions and others will be addressed by Dr. Evelyn Behar, a brilliant Anxiety expert and Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and at Hunter College of The City University of New York.  
David Warshaw's clear, concrete and practical financial planning tips will  offer you hands-on, ready-to-use steps towards planning a successful financial future! His wisdom, insight, expertise and years of experience are immediately evident and will be a wonderful gift to all of you listeners! To learn more about him, you can visit: www.thewealthplan.com. The WealthPlan LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where The WealthPlan LLC and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by The WealthPlan LLC unless a client service agreement is in place.
What is creativity and how can we inculcate creativity and divergent thinking in our children? Which intelligence theories and personality characteristics align most with creativity and how can parents and teachers provide the proper environments and opportunities to inspire creativity in their children? Tune in to find out! 
In this episode, Lindsay Green, Assistant Director of Disability Services at Marymount Manhattan College, joins Dr. Nava to share her wisdom regarding how to best assist students with disabilities in their transition to college. she shares recommendations for parents, teachers, as well as for the students, themselves. She also shares some tidbits about how best to accommodate individuals with varying disabilities in the theater.   
Let's get down to the nitty gritty, to the wit of grit! Grit is a critical ingredient for future life success! It's highly predictive of educational success over IQ and SAT Scores. It also predicts how well cadets do at West Point and is associated with flourishing, with various positive personality characteristics and with a growth mindset. It focuses on the importance of effort, perseverance and persistence for long-term goals despite obstacles and setbacks. Tune in and get ready to celebrate some serious life success for both you and your children!  Dr. Nava Silton is a Developmental Psychologist, a Psychology Professor and a Mother of five! She is a regular psychological correspondent for Fox 5 News and has worked at Nickelodeon, at Sesame Street Workshop and has consulted for Netflix, Blue's Clues, and The Autism Seaver Center. She has edited six full academic textbooks and has written well over three dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, academic chapters and encyclopedia entries in areas ranging from Child Development/Parenting to Creativity, Disabilities, Positive Psychology and Religion and Health. She created The Realabilities Comic Book Series and The Addy & Uno off-Broadway Musical, which ran on Theater Row at 42nd Street for over 18 months. Her brand-new Realabilities: The Omnibus is now available on BookBaby, Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
While IQ might get you hired, EQ or a high emotional quotient will get you promoted!! While grit is one critical ingredient for life success, emotional intelligence is another integral component to academic, work, personal and social success, beyond IQ, GPA and SAT scores combined. Emotional Intelligence (EI), which involves both personal and social competencies, shows us how important self-awareness, empathy, relationship management, motivation and social skills are towards achieving those goals.  This episode will not only share a brief history of EI and define it, but it will contextualize EI in the brain and will give you more than a dozen practical ways to expand your EI competencies. So sit back, relax and plan for your future success!Dr. Nava Silton is a Developmental Psychologist, a Psychology Professor and a Mother of five! She is a regular psychological correspondent for Fox 5 News and has worked at Nickelodeon, at Sesame Street Workshop and has consulted for Netflix, Blue's Clues, and The Autism Seaver Center. She has edited six full academic textbooks and has written well over three dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, academic chapters and encyclopedia entries in areas ranging from Child Development/Parenting to Creativity, Disabilities, Positive Psychology and Religion and Health. She created The Realabilities Comic Book Series and The Addy & Uno off-Broadway Musical, which ran on Theater Row at 42nd Street for over 18 months. Her brand-new Realabilities: The Omnibus is now available on BookBaby, Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
No Camp or Summer Plans? This episode offers key ingredients for turning lemons into lemonade this summer! You'll learn how to alleviate the anxiety associated with the uncertainty of the pandemic, the quarantine and of changed work and life plans. You will also learn how to best optimize time with your kids, their summers and your respective summers! Tune in, reframe, and enjoy a nice cold glass of lemonade!  Dr. Nava Silton is a Developmental Psychologist, a Psychology Professor and a Mother of five! She is a regular psychological correspondent for Fox 5 News and has worked at Nickelodeon, at Sesame Street Workshop and has consulted for Netflix, Blue's Clues, and The Autism Seaver Center. She has edited six full academic textbooks and has written well over three dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, academic chapters and encyclopedia entries in areas ranging from Child Development to Creativity, Disabilities, Positive Psychology and Religion and Health. She created The Realabilities Comic Book Series and The Addy & Uno off-Broadway Musical, which ran on Theater Row at 42nd Street for over 18 months. Her brand-new Realabilities: The Omnibus is now available on BookBaby, Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
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