Family 360 Podcast

Family 360 Podcast

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July 7, 2020 34 min
In this episode, musician and producer Marcus Mosely shares his deep understanding of music as a wonderfully vibrant source of connection to our inner selves and to others. He shares from his 4 prolific decades as a performer, advocating for mutual respect and inclusiveness for all that is common between us.
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In this episode, author and parenting educator Maggie Dent explains, “Resilience isn’t a trait you are born with, it is determined by the systems we live within.” These systems include family, school and faith systems alongside a capacity to help others and ask for help ourselves. Maggie is an advocate for the simple things in life, believing nothing replaces human connection in building children and adults who thrive.
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Maggie Dent is an Australian parenting author, educator and speaker as well as the host of ABC’s Parental As Anything podcast. Known in Australia as the “Queen Of Common Sense”, Maggie specializes in resilience training, particularly in the early and adolescent years. In this 2 part episode, Maggie Dent explains, “Resilience isn’t a trait you’re born with. It’s cultivated and determined by the systems we live within.”
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In this episode, Dr. Ken Ginsburg describes our current world crisis as a generation defining moment. The loss of school, sports, activities and experience outside of home all cause unique levels of stress for teens. As well, it can be an opportunity for emotional growth. Dr. Ginsburg says, “Children need to learn to fill their own time, manage their own emotions, and solve their own problems. We should be like lighthouses - ever p...
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In this episode, author and educator Muriel Endersby shares from her five decades as a literacy specialist. Literacy is a basic currency for knowledge and the gateway to human progress. Alongside education, literacy is deemed the right of a child, yet many children and adults struggle to read.  Muriel describes environments and practices that open the door for expanded learning and growth, through nurturing a love and capacity for ...
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In this episode, environmental educator David Anderson describes his work with international environmental organization A Rocha, inspiring communities to practically engage and steward their neighbourhoods. He describes risk as a human necessity for engagement with nature, sharing a personal story of loss, that provides a resonant example of what it means to lean into nature, life and love.
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In this episode, poet, publisher and author Luci Shaw describes what she calls, “The crime of living cautiously.” Luci loves the idea that we can say to a child, “Look this way! There is something fresh to enter into your life,” rather than following the “well worn ruts of civilization.” Luci reflects on childhood, faith, and friendship, from her 9 decades of beautifully articulated perspective.
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This episode walks the uprooted and unsettled ground of our world health pandemic. Life is disrupted and stress and anxiety are natural responses in the midst of health, financial and family concern.  Child Psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe and Family Therapist David Loyst, share their personal and professional understanding of finding balance when life seismically shifts beneath our feet.
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March 18, 2020 32 min
In this episode, beloved children’s troubadour, environmental activist, and author Raffi, offers his holistic vision for honouring children and respecting the earth. He says,“If we are serious in our desire to give our best to the young, we need to know the interconnected world they live in, the connection between person, culture and planet." Woven together with his enduring music, Raffi reflects on his past while boldly speaki...
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In this episode, Jill Alexander shares the story of giving her child up for adoption. Her journey through loss, co-dependency and discovery shines light on the complex weight of shame and the hope of reconciliation and connection with her past. Together, Jill and her husband, Brian Fraser, speak to the potential and the joy of blended family.
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In this episode, family therapist and nonviolent communication specialist, Jamil Popatia, discusses a paradigm for mitigating conflict through the understanding of universal needs. Drawing on the work of Victor Frankl (Man's Search For Meaning) and Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life), Jamil explores tolerance and difference through dignified dialogue.
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In this episode, Child Psychologist, Author and Developmental Theorist, Dr Neufeld describes play as the “elixir” to healthy growth and development in all relationships including marriage. He explains The Pyramid of Potential; describing potential as a reality, fostered through attachment, emotional expression, rest and play. Dr Neufeld calls this, ‘the irreducible needs of a child'.
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In this episode, Child Psychologist, Author, and Developmental Theorist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, outlines 6 stages of growth and development for building ‘capacity for relationship’ within ourselves and with others. He describes ‘togetherness’ as a human instinct, paramount to even survival instinct, augmenting current scientific discovery on the necessity of enduring attachment, in both children and adults.
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January 5, 2020 33 min
In this episode, musician and activist, Steve Bell, describes the trauma of his childhood in the face of his mother’s mental illness. His story twists and turns through his childhood to a top security prison, where inmates offered his family a haven for belonging and fired his passion for music and meaning.
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January 5, 2020 35 min
In this episode, award-winning athlete, Rolande, tells the story of her adoption from Haiti and the implications of early separation on her mental health and well being. Through therapy and family support, Rolande’s story demonstrates the power of perseverance and practice, in learning to thrive in the midst of challenge and loss
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In this episode, child psychologist and best selling author, Dr Lapointe, explains the process of neuroplasticity. She describes how confident, capable, caring parents and caregivers act as a brain bridge for self regulation within a growing child. Interaction between a parent and a child directly affect the way a child’s brain wires and fires the pathways laid down in their developing mind.
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Welcome to the pilot episode of the Family 360 Podcast! Educator Rachel Cram and Music Producer Roy Salmond bring their diverse decades of expertise and experience to bring you Family 360, a podcast to encourage and explore the many angles of life together. Family 360 hosts in-depth conversations with Specialists, Artists and Storytellers. ABOUT OUR HOSTS Rachel Cram Rachel Cram is Founding Director of Wind & Tide Schools, a...
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