Do you ever wonder why your child does the things that they
do? Have you ever worried about the impact you are having on their
growth and development as a person? In this episode, Kate deep
dives into what makes our kids unique, how to love and appreciate
them for who they truly are, and how to support them with patience
and love from infancy through childhood. This in-depth episode will
leave you feeling encouraged and prepared to guide your children to
become independent and amazing adults.
“the purpose of the child’s
early birth is now clear. It allows for the development of
independence, coordinated movement, language, and will, in
relationship to an environment set in historical time. Adaptation
to human circumstances and custom is therefore virtually limitless.
The child is a spiritual being who asks, why am I here? What is my
task, my responsibility? Adults need to recognize this search for
purpose inlife as they seek to aid the child in her completion as a
human being.” excerpted from: “Montessori from the Start”
book by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard
Jessen. This book has been influential to the way I view infancy
and toddlerhood, and I highly recommend it!
Here is an
incredible interview on infant sleep with James
McKenna, Director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at
the University of Notre Dame.
Kim John Payne on the importance
of filtering out the adult world. Read more in one of my favorite
parenting books “Simplicity
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Streamlined Motherhood Podcast is a show on positive motherhood, personal growth, and intentional parenting. Each episode Kate shares tips and encouragement for thriving on your motherhood journey and creating a "full cup" life. Pop in your earbuds, listen to these short mom-guilt free episodes, and uplevel your motherhood, one baby step at a time.