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Raising Healthy Kid Brains Podcast

Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Gross Motor Skill Development with Margaret Rice

Ep #11: Gross Motor Skill Development with Margaret Rice

Do you feel like your kids are spending too much time on their screens? Does it seem like kids these days don’t get nearly as much recess time as they used to? Are you worried about how that affects them? In this week’s episode, we’ll talk all about gross motor skill development and how you can play an important role in making sure your kids are getting the movement they need.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Bumps to the Head and Other Brain Health Stuff with Dr. Thomas Tervort

Ep #10: Bumps to the Head and Other Brain Health Stuff with Dr. Thomas Tervort

Has your child ever hit their head, leaving you concerned about how it might impact their brain? Have you ever wondered what exactly is going on inside their tiny little heads? Join Dr. Tervort and me for a great discussion on how to tell if your child’s brain is injured, how the activities that help us heal also help us grow, and how to guide your children to eat foods that will support their brains.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | How Food Changes Your Brain with Charlie Evans

Ep #8: How Food Changes Your Brain with Charlie Evans

Do you feel like sugar hijacks your child’s brain? Do you want to learn about what you can do to keep big spikes in blood sugar from affecting their memory and their learning?  On this week’s episode, Charlie and I talk about how blood sugar spikes impact the hippocampus, strategies around macronutrients, and tips for making sure your kiddos are listening to their body’s needs when it comes to food.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Helping Your Child Understand Their Feelings with Bree Nelson

Ep #7: Helping Your Child Understand Their Feelings with Bree Nelson

What makes us feel sad or mad? Is it what happens to us, or is it something else? Most of us grew up thinking that it is the thing that happens to us that causes an emotional reaction, but this week’s guest will change how you think about feelings—and how you feel them. Bree Nelson joins me for a great conversation about how to understand your feelings better, why you should try on thoughts like clothes, and the importance of taking emotional responsibility.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Understanding Attention, ADHD, and the Frontal Lobe with Dr. Alina Fong

Ep #6: Understanding Attention, ADHD, and the Frontal Lobe with Dr. Alina Fong

What is the frontal lobe, and what role does it play in your child’s brain? On this week’s episode of the podcast, I look at how the slow development of the frontal lobe affects our children’s ability to be able to reason, how it can lead them to have impulse behavior, and tips for healthy brain development in a fun and interesting conversation with Dr. Alina Fong.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | 5 Strategies for Improving Your Child’s Math Brain Through Games

Ep #5: 5 Strategies for Improving Your Child’s Math Brain Through Games

In this week’s episode, I talk about how parents have been playing fewer games with their kids, how to change that, and why those games (board games & card games) can change how your kids understand math. I also talk about number sense, your child’s ability to acknowledge chance and agility, and why you shouldn’t just let your children win the game.

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