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Author: Ken Bass and Michelle Bass, LMSW

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The Resilient Parenting Podcast tackles tough issues facing ANYONE in a parenting role.  Every family is different. The Resilient Parenting Podcast explores the unique challenges and strengths of every family. Join Ken Bass and Michelle Bass, LMSW as they interview experts in the field. Building parental resiliency and hope by creating a supportive, healing, and learning community.

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Send us a Text Message.Ken and Michelle are joined by Mary Jo Surges-Prokop, Early Childhood Education Specialist with the Boise Parks and Recreation Department. Learn why exploring nature is important for building connection and curiosity with your children. There are many green spaces to explore from big to small and for different comfort levels. You do not need to climb a mountain to be out in nature. Go outside with your child, be curious as you explore, look at bugs, or the unique shapes...
Send us a Text Message.EPISODE #10!! On this episode Ken and Michelle visit Central District Health to learn about the Parents As Teachers Program. Joining this week's podcast is Michelle Graff, Program Manager, Family & Clinic Services (FCS) | Parents as Teachers, and Melanie Quas, Parent Educator, Program Services:Personal in-home visits: Clients will receive personal visits from certified parent educators offering timely, age-appropriate information.Peer Support: Clients wil...
Send us a Text Message.In the third installment of Parenting 101 Ken and Michelle explore the difference between giving children praise versus encouragement and the long-term effects of both. Learn how to support your children to become independent thinkers while building their self-confidence, self-reliance, and courage to be imperfect. Resources:http://blog.positivediscipline.com/2012/12/encouragement-vs-praise.htmlhttps://www.positivediscipline.com/parentsHandout: https://www.pos...
Send us a Text Message.Ken and Michelle traveled to the Downtown Boise Library this week to chat with Kate Radford, Youth and Homebase Services Supervisor. Did you know the library has many FREE Programs and Resources for you and your children? But wait there's more...Did you know the library also provides free WIFI, Computers to use, Programs and Resources for Adults? But wait there is even more...more. Did you know many libraries offer families online resources to access from ho...
Send us a Text Message.Join Ken and Michelle as they travel to British Columbia....well technically they were on Zoom, but it still counts. Sean Larsen, PhD shares the science of sleep and what we need to do to get better sleep for ourselves and for our children.Sean's Recommendations:Book: Why We Sleep Matthew Walker, PhDBook: The Sleep Solution: Why your sleep is broken and how to fix it. W. Chris Winter, MDBrought to you by the Idaho Children's Trust Fund
Send us a Text Message.Join Ken and Michelle as they explore the importance of play at every age and stage with Kim Hemmert from the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Additional Resources:* Libraries are a great resource for play. Many libraries build play into their programming, and have check out kits with games, puzzles, and science to take home and play.https://libraryfinder.org/* Parents as Teacher is a great resource for parents to learn ages and stages of development and how to play w...
Send us a Text Message.Join Ken and Michelle as they travel (virtually) to Idaho Falls to visit Director of Development Katie Francis at the Idaho Resilience Project. Katie shares a little about the programs and resources the Idaho Resilience Project supports. Katie also introduces a different way to discuss body regulation with your children. No Tigger or Pooh in this episode but you will find a Tiger, Meerkat and a Wise Owl. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.c...
Send us a Text Message.April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Join Ken and Michelle as they visit Amanda Mills at the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children. Amanda shares the 5 PROTECTIVE FACTORS to strengthen families. Learn about local and national resources and what you can do right now to strengthen your family and community!Visit: https://www.idahoaeyc.org/about https://www.idahoaeyc.org/family-resources Not in Idaho? Visit: https://www.naeyc.org/resources ...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode Michelle and Ken expand on "Our Bodies as Engines" and introduce a new color and character. Learn about the stress cycle and why it is important to be aware of your body state. Feel like you need to put yourself on the backburner? Learn why body awareness and self-care is vital for your mental and physical health. New resource: https://zonesofregulation.com/ (ZONES OF REGULATION)Some of the information shared from this episode came from the So...
Send us a Text Message.How's your engine running? Depending on different factors, including stress, our energy can fluctuate throughout the day. Ever wonder why it seems your child goes from 0 to 100? Learn how to identify your current body energy and those of your child and then ways to bring the energy back to JUST RIGHT. Brought to you by the Idaho Children's Trust Fund
Send us a Text Message.The debut episode! Ken and Michelle Bass are joined by Roger Sherman, Executive Director of The Idaho Children's Trust Fund (ICTF). Learn about the mission and work of the ICTF. How the Resilient Parenting Podcast came to be. What it means to be resilient, and what makes a family a family. If you are in a parenting role....THIS PODCAST IS FOR YOU.https://idahochildrenstrustfund.org/ Brought to you by the Idaho Children's Trust Fund
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