Raising Reciprocity Podcast
#4 - Preparing the Entryway

#4 - Preparing the Entryway

October 1, 2021

Preparing your environment is one of the most essential tools you have in supporting your child's development! Join us for this conversation for strategies for preparing your entryway in order to support your transitions to and from your home. 

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#3 - Isn‘t It Wonderful - Anti-biased Parenting and Educating

#3 - Isn‘t It Wonderful - Anti-biased Parenting and Educating

September 17, 2021

Megan Eskander and Kate Mullican are educators, parents, activists, and run a Montessori preschool in Portland, Oregon. In this episode they share a go-to phrase that each has used in their own parenting and educating that opened the door for learning many wonderful ways to be in the world! Children make observations and share them, often bluntly! Learn this phrase and have it at the ready to start breaking down stereotypes and biases! 

#2 - Back to School (SupportingTransition)

#2 - Back to School (SupportingTransition)

August 29, 2021

With back to school season upon us let's explore how you feel. It’s a time of transitions, seasonally and in routines with school’s opening their doors. Where do you find yourself on the scale between anxiety and excitement for the various aspects to come and what are you doing to prepare yourself? Whether you are ready to go back to school or have already returned, this episode is chock-full of strategies to keep the transitions to and from home as easeful as possible.


(0.53) Prioritize Your Care and Preparation 

What are the healthy habits you do to take care of yourself? Put them into plan now in support of yourself for the changing season.


(2.52) Leave Time for Connection

No shame in setting up adult supports for yourself. Plus, there are benefits to saying no to invitations or opportunities in order to unschedule your calendar, leaving time to process emotions that may sneak up on you. Yep, you have permission to be a rebel and say no to being busy all the time!


(5.26) Tips for you and Your Child to Collaborate On

As you model your stress management techniques, use them as a teaching opportunities for your child. Consider weekly meal planning, collaboration on household upkeep, being intentional about your child’s bedtime, and setting up for a smooth morning through preparation of the evening before. Do you need to do all of them? Nope! Just the ones that work well for you and your household.


(12:51) How Much is Too Much Screen Time for a Child?

Here’s a review of recommended screen use by age group and what we see in our classrooms when children get screen time before school.


(14:50) Social Stories- A Tool to Support Changes in a Child’s Life

Example given that could be used for children ages one through early elementary years focused on the start of school. Just might help limit the number of nervous butterflies on that first day of school!


(17:34) Does My Child Need a Desk?

Defining a child’s workspace can lead to periods of concentration and wow, that can be truly satisfying! 


(18:30) The Witches Hour

Explore why sometimes children act “witchy” in the evenings and how you can prepare for it. 


(20:16) Give Yourself an Hour 

Reflection in planning can ease much stress that lives in your ever chattering mind. Give yourself a moment and then set some of these strategies into motion!

Share what you are doing to create ease at the start of the school year for you and your child, send us a question, or share tips about what has worked well for you in the past.

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Music Credit: End of the Day


#1 - Introduction Episode

#1 - Introduction Episode

August 27, 2021

Welcome to Raising Reciprocity! Join Megan Eskander and Kate Mullican in this introduction episode to hear a bit about our your hosts and our plans for this show.

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Music Credit: End of the Day


Raising Reciprocity Trailer

Raising Reciprocity Trailer

August 15, 2021

Welcome to Raising Reciprocity a podcast, a community, a resource where parenting is seen as a form of activism. We explore today’s challenging topics through the lens of parenting and educating our youth with the knowledge that we are all interconnected. The aim is to lift the individual to be their best self who then shows up for the community to work for the betterment of all.


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