Episode 126: Going Up the Slide with Heather Shumaker

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare speaks with early childhood author and advocate, Heather Shumaker. While Heather is the author of three books, in this episode a spotlight is shined on It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids. LISTEN IN  Children’s Renegade Rights A right to plentiful, unstructured free …

Episode 111: Talking Technology with Anna & Nat

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare talks about technology with Anna from Kids Play Space and Natalie Smith from Brilliant Boys. Hear about the impact of screens on behaviour and development (especially before sleep), what children see when we’re staring at our phones, why ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies aren’t always wonderful and so much more! LISTEN HERE Links …

Episode 25: Screen Time 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare discusses screen time. Why are are children getting so much of it? In what ways can it be detrimental to their development? And how can we take positive steps forward to reduce it? Music by BenSound.com LISTEN IN