Notes from a Child Psychologist

Notes from a Child Psychologist

Welcome to the “Notes from a Child Psychologist Podcast”, a place for parents who aspire to be intentional about meeting their child’s mental health needs. The “Notes From a Child Psychologist Podcast” is hosted by Dr. Tasha Brown, a licensed clinical psychologist. In her clinical practice, Dr. Brown provides a wide variety of evidence-based clinical services to parents and children. Dr. Brown is passionate about helping the individuals she works with function adequately at home, school, and in their communities. She is EXCITED about using this platform to help parents make decisions about their children’s everyday lives. Each week the podcast will explore topics that directly impact the mental health of children. Parents will walk away with facts, resources, and practical tools that will help them make decisions for their children and family that work for them!

Episodes

February 6, 2024 65 mins

Hey parents and caregivers! Are you looking for tips on managing your child's extracurricular activities? Well, this week we've got something special for you. 

This week, we dive into the captivating world of Dance, exploring its incredible benefits for young ones. Join us for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Jessica Meister, a pediatric neuropsychologist who discovered the tremendous advantages of dance firsthand. 

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 I often receive questions from caregivers about managing extracurricular activities for their children. Balancing your child's free time can be quite challenging. This week, get ready to be inspired as we hear from Division 1 lacrosse player, Tommy Garofalo. He will share his incredible journey as a  someone who as always been deeply involved in team sports.

Together, we'll delve into Tommy's story from a d...

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Another Episode!

This week we continue to  explore  music as an extracurricular activity ! Meet Kate Saluti, a talented junior at Boston University, who has immersed herself in various musical and artistic endeavors from a young age. Join me as we dive into her inspiring journey, and discuss the advantages of music education for your child. Discover Kate's fascinating background, the...

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Another Episode!

This week we are exploring music as an extracurricular activity! Meet Kate Saluti, a talented junior at Boston University, who has immersed herself in various musical and artistic endeavors from a young age. Join me as we dive into her inspiring journey, and discuss the advantages of music education for your child. Discover Kate's fascinating background, the invaluab...

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The start of the new school year is here! It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for the summer adventures. But now, it's time to embark on this exciting journey once again.  As your child braces for the return to school, their routines and habits undergo yet another transformation. Keep an eye out for potential behavioral challenges, anxiety, and even occasional bouts of low mood.

 Let's navigate this together an...

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August 29, 2023 38 mins

 In an increasingly complicated world,  caregivers have to equip their children with the tools to advocate for themselves, their needs, and their safety. Assertiveness is not innate to children. It is a muscle that has to be exercised. A child’s ability to use their voice will translate to success in the classroom, in social circles, in extracurricular activities, and will foster confidence and competence. 

In today’s episode,  we d...

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Whether or not your child struggles with anxiety throughout the year, chances are your child is having some nerves about the school year. This specific anxiety is so common that it is  dubbed: “First Day Jitters”. 

Thus, as the school year creeps up on us, I thought it would be relevant to discuss what you as a parent can do to relieve some of your child back to school anxiety.  I will be providing you with tangible methods to imple...

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August 1, 2023 31 mins

Praise! Believe it or not, praise can be a controversial and dividing topic for parents, caregivers, and people who work closely with children. Praise is an extremely powerful tool that can be utilized by parents; it can be a reinforcer, it can increase positive behaviors, and it can draw you and your child closer together. 


In this episode, I am going to walk you through clinically-backed methods to utilize praise in your rela...

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Summer usually entails relaxation, fun activities, and making up for lost time with loved ones. Maybe your child has a trip to grandma’s on the calendar or a sleepover at their aunt’s house. Maybe your family is gearing up for the annual family reunion!

You know your child. It is important to make sure that trusted adults in your child’s life know your child too.

On this week’s episode of the podcast, we are discussing how ...

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In today’s world, there is no escaping the barrage of likes, comments, and follow requests. Our children are growing up in a world where social media is becoming increasingly accessible to younger audiences by the day. Instead of fighting the online world, we have to prepare our children to become responsible digital citizens. From privacy, to safety, to screen time, it seems like there are countless topics we must help our childre...

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It is finally Summertime! This is the perfect time for your child to take a step back from the pressures of the school year, and have some fun. Summer boasts endless opportunities for growth in all aspects of your child’s life. Your family may have fun activities planned, summer camp on the calendar, or a trip to visit family coming up. 

Though it is easy to get wrapped up in our newfound free time, it is important for par...

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School is out for the Summer! It is finally time for both you and your child to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Summertime is an exciting season for families, as we now have the time to take a break and pursue the things we love. Whether that be summer camp, quality time with family and friends, exploring a new hobby, or simply preparing for the school year ahead, these next months boast endless opportunities for both y...

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This week we are in part 2 of the 2023 Black History Month Series!

On this week's episode of the podcast, I talk about the importance of representation. 

There is a plethora of research that suggests that it is extremely important for children to be exposed to positive images of people who looked like them! Representation is when children and adolescents see people who look and/or have similar experiences to ...

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Having conversations around race, racism, and social justice is very often hard for parents and caregivers. Yet, parents and caregivers are the most equipped to create spaces for healthy dialogue—today, children have access to news, commentary, and social media but lack the context that history provides.

This month I am celebrating Black History Month, in my annual Black History Month Series. We're kicking this series off with ...

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Happy New Year!

The podcast is back with an exciting episode. Inspired by the new show The Parent Test, on this episode I talk all about Parenting Styles and give my thoughts on the new hit show.

When we talk about parenting, I believe that it is crucial to have conversations about parenting style and how it impacts parents and caregivers. Join me as we break down parenting styles, how they impact children, and how parents...

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Although it seems like we were just preparing for back to school, it’s that time of year again- Holiday Season!!!!!!

No matter what you celebrate or how you choose to celebrate, the holiday season can be an exciting time for many parents, caregivers, and their children. During this time, many start engaging in family traditions, traveling, spending time with relatives and friends, engaging in fun activities, and thinking a...

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Although it seems like we were just preparing for back to school, it’s that time of year again- Holiday Season!!!!!!

No matter what you celebrate or how you choose to celebrate, the holiday season can be an exciting time for many parents, caregivers, and their children. During this time, many start engaging in family traditions, traveling, spending time with relatives and friends, engaging in fun activities, and thinking a...

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November 17, 2022 1 min

Although it seems like we were just preparing for back to school, it’s that time of year again- Holiday Season!!!!!!

No matter what you celebrate or how you choose to celebrate, the holiday season can be an exciting time for many parents, caregivers, and their children. During this time, many start engaging in family traditions, traveling, spending time with relatives and friends, engaging in fun activities, and thinking a...

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 With the start of the new school year, it is SO important that we talk about what your child needs to succeed. We know that success looks different for EVERY child. One major way we set children up for success during the school year is to think critically about the many ways that we can support their Mental health, and that's what this series is about.

This is the LAST episode of the Back-to-School Series. The series...

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Back-to-school can be an exciting time for many parents, caregivers, and their children and for some parents/caregivers and their children, it can be an anxiety-producing time. With the start of the new school year, it is SO important that we talk about what your child needs to succeed. We know that success looks different for EVERY child. One major way we set children up for success during the school year is to think critically ab...

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