Playground Talks

Playground Talks

Playground Talks is a podcast for busy parents who want to own their parenting style! The podcast cover topics such as how to handle tantrums and understand the WHY behind them, Why setting boundaries is so important? How to help build your child's resiliency and form healthy habits. Tammy Afriat , the host, and the professional guests on the show share their knowledge, and provide actionable tools so you'll get both the parenting principles and practical aspects that resonate with you, give you confidence and joy in your parenting journey! So hit Subscribe, and follow @tammyafriat for more content!


May 28, 2024 9 mins
  • Why is it important to set boundaries for your child's perspective?
  • What happens to you, the parent, when you do not set boundaries?
  • How do consistent boundaries foster respect and empathy within the family dynamic?

This episode delves into why boundaries matter from the perspectives of children, parents, and families. 

It emphasizes the benefits of expressing clear expectations of needs and wants and respectful...

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As the holiday season approaches, many parents look forward to spending quality time with their families. 
However, the disruption of routines, the pressure to meet extended family members, and the challenges of traveling with kids can also bring frustration and stress.

This episode explores four crucial questions to consider before the holidays to ensure a mentally and technically prepared mindset and expections.

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How early can you start preparing your kid to learn?
How can you foster an internal motivation for studying?
What are the 4 signs that a child may be struggling academically?
What does print awareness mean?

Tune in to  Dr. Marisel Schweitzer and me, as we delve into how to foster learning skills and curiosoty from an early age.

Dr. Marisel Schweitzer is a parenting educator with 22 years of experien...

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As the Hostages Crisis is happening in Israel, Psychologist Dr.Emily Bashah and I had this important conversation where we discussed :

  • How can a parent implement the idea of restorative justice versus retributive justice as they handle sibling fights? 
  • Is the American citizens (children) immune to extremism? 
  • How to speak with your kids about tragedies happening in the world? 

Dr.Bashah is the author of the book "Additive...

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As the hostage crisis is happening in Israel, we had this important conversation with Dr.Emily Bashah, where we discussed:

  • What is extremism? 
  • How does extremism relate to one’s sense of agency?
  • How can you foster your children’s sense of agency?
  • 5 ways to Prevent Extremism from Childhood

Dr.Bashah is the author of the book "Additive Ideologies" and a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizon...

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Many times I hear parents wanting to spark that internal motivation in their children to learn, acquire new skills, and be kind. But how do you do this?

In this episode, you will learn what is intrinsic motivation, is external motivation bad? and how to support your children's internal motivation and how early you can do this.

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Why using external motivators are necessary for a child's development?
How to create a reward system that is effective and fair?
7  non-materialistic reward ideas

Today we discuss how to use external rewards to motivate your child to follow your directions, comply with certain routines, and develop good behaviors. We will cover the different types of external reward systems and address the concerns that some parents hav...

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At what age should the concept of consequences be introduced?
How to use the "Budget Principle" as a consequence?

What are logical vs natural consequences?
What are the 5 key elements for effective consequences?

This episode covers one of the most important tools you can have as a parent, and I know you might confuse punishment with consequences, so, tune in and understand the difference otherwise, yo...

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Empowering Your Child with Limits and Love is easier said than done.
So where to start? How to do it?

Today, we're diving into the important topic of setting boundaries for kids. Boundaries are crucial for your kid's development, teaching them appropriate behavior, respect, and healthy routines.

So Let's explore some key elements for effective boundary-setting and examples that will help you to...

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Can you imagine your family free from power struggles?

How can you tell if you are being caught in a power struggle or if you genuinely setting boundaries?

This episode delves into the topic of creating a power struggle-free zone in your home. 
You will hear about three common areas of conflict between kids and parents: food, getting to shower, and screen time. Those examples will help you to understand the underlying reasons beh...

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So what do lions, and lambs have to do with parenting style?
How that parenting style affects children?
And how is that all relate to boundaries? 

Inspired by the book "Raising Lions" by Joe Newman, in this episode of the Playground Talks podcast, you will explore the different parenting styles (permissive, authoritative, and authoritarian) and the delicate balance between child autonomy and parental au...

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It's not enough to set boundaries because there is a lot of impact on how your boundaries are perceived by the people around you, including your kids.

So what are the 3 types of communication styles and how would your message sound different when you change the way you deliver it? 

Tune in and tell me if it's intriguing something for you HERE.

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This episode is not only for kids, but it is also for us, the adults that sometimes unintentionally cross those intellectual boundaries between us...

So tune in and understand what are intellectual boundaries, how to set them, and how to coach your child to respond when it's being violated.

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May 3, 2023 8 mins

This episode  covers :

  • What falls under Physical Boundaries? One private space? Your child's body needs? 
  • What is your aunty's demand for a kiss from your child on Christmas? How do models consent to your kiddos?
  • How to respond when your child wants to eat right when it's bedtime??

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Have you ever heard a caregiver saying: "Don't be so dramatic!" 
"You  are too sensitive!"
"It’s just a scratch, don't make a big deal of it"

So this is actually dismissive of one feeling, and in this episode, I talked about what do healthy boundaries look like. and what are parents' roles when it comes to emotional boundaries? 
So join me for this important discu...

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This episode  covers :

  • What does a healthy material boundary look like?
  • How to prepare your kids for sharing toys before the playdate?
  • What's your material boundary (do you have to buy everything for your child? 
  • Do you must share your belongings (let's say, smartphone) with your kids?
  • What does material boundary violation look like?

Some food for thought:

  1. To whom do you feel comfortable borrowing things? 
  2. For how lo...
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This episode  covers :
What are boundaries?
Specifically, what do time boundaries actually mean?
What are some specific examples you can set time boundaries for yourself and for your kids?

Some food for thought:

  1. How much time do you need for yourself? 
  2. How much time do you want to spend with your kids?
  3. How do you encourage your kids to set time boundaries?

Before you mentor your kids around time boundaries...

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How can you shape your kid's perspective with your everyday stories? 
How storytelling and drama therapy can serve you as a parent? 

In this special episode, I was talking to Donna Griffit.
Donna is a corporate storyteller, who has worked globally for over 18 years with Fortune 500 companies, Start-Ups, and investors in a wide variety of industries. She has consulted and trained clients in over...
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How is it to be a foreign-born parent in the US?
What are nowadays parenting challenges?

 In this special episode, Nurzhan  Sterbenz, a mom of a twin and the host of the "Foreign-Born Mama" podcast and I talked about different parenting styles, Nurzhan shared her childhood experiences growing up in  Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia) and I shared my perspective around setting boundaries and why I transitioned fro...
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    What is Ultra-processed food and how it’s affecting your child's body?
    How much of the US population has a nutrition deficiency (according to the CDC)?
    Is it recommended to supplement your kid?
    What a balanced meal should look like? 

    Karin Adoni Ben-David is a highly sought-after Certified Nutritionist and Health Coach specializing in healthy lifestyles, emotional eating, and sugar detox. After suffering from severe...

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