By Don Sturm and Stephanie Brown
CareUSep 20, 2023
Recharge Part 1
What Does Veterans Day Mean to You with Dr. Joe Sander
In this episode, we connect with Dr. Joe Sander and explore Veterans Day. We also share quotes from veterans in our district and conversation starters for listeners. We hope you enjoy the episode!
How to Make Family Meal Time Enjoyable
Do you dread dinner time because of all the choices, the potential for someone to not like what is served, not being fully prepared or because of the rush of it all? This episode will unveil how to make mealtime enjoyable…or at least give us some things to think about and a few tools to consider!
The Importance of Playing Games with Stefanie Crawford
Never Enough Book Talk
In this episode, we share a few of our thoughts on the contents of Jennifer Wallace’s new book Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic and What We Can Do About It. We have really appreciated the contents of this book, and we hope you enjoy this episode!
Social Media with Julie Smith
Repair the Rupture with Dr. Krista Leh
In this episode, we learn from the expertise & experiences of Dr. Krista Leh about how to repair when we make mistakes as caregivers. We hope you enjoy the episode!
Back to School
In this episode, we share a few ideas of what caregivers should think about as we get ready to go back to school. We hope you enjoy the episode!
We Appreciate You!
Thank you for all you do as a caregiver. Join us as we talk with Christina Kienitz about the importance of intentionally showing our appreciation. Please know that we appreciate you!
The Role of Nature
What role does nature play in your house? Join us as we take a dip into research around how nature impacts the children in our care.
The Gifts of Imperfection Recap
Join us on a reflective journey talking about our first-ever Care U Community book study. We touch briefly on the contents of the book we read and discussed together and shared some of the feedback from our participants.
Let’s Explore the Essential Skills Our Kids Need with Faith Waterfield & Laura Steiner
Welcome Faith Waterfield and Laura Steiner to discuss how we can be intentional about teaching, modeling and practicing the essential skills we want our children to master. Hope you enjoy it!
Navigating Caregiving and Sports with Kate Wyman
In this episode, we discuss caregiving and sports with elementary school principal and mom of 4 Kate Wyman. Kate shares insights and advice as a parent and provides practical tools for caregivers. We hope you enjoy the episode!
Making Praise Count: Positive Encouragement Beyond Good Job
Join us as we dive into the power of being intentional about providing encouragement and positive feedback to the children in our care.
What Caregivers Need to Know About the Brain!
Welcome Steve Graner to Care U. In this episode, Mr. Graner shares relevant information about the brain and how it works. This episode will not disappoint and we hope you enjoy it!
All Things Common Sense Media
Sneak Peak with Andrew McPeak!
In this episode, we connect briefly with Andrew McPeak. He is a well-known speaker that works with the Growing Leaders organization. Andrew has experience with educators, parents, and coaches all around the world, AND he is coming to speak to our educators and caregivers. He will be in Morton on February 13th. His presentation will focus on being intentional about leading our future adults. More information is on the Care U website.
Screen Hygiene 101
This episode explores screen hygiene, screen time, and our technology practices. We navigate the big topics and share resources and reflective prompts with our listeners. We hope you enjoy the episode!
Exploring Hard Work with Deidre Ripka
In this episode, we explore the idea of hard work with Deidre Ripka. Deidre shares insights as both a parent and educational leader and provides practical tools for caregivers. We hope you enjoy the episode!
Bonus Episode: Holiday Hustle
Teaching Responsibility with Dina Emser
In this episode, we explore the idea of teaching responsibility with Dina Emser. Dina shares her expertise around this essential topic and provides simple yet powerful tools for caregivers to use. We hope you enjoy the episode!
The Value of Gratitude
In this episode, we explore the value of gratitude and share different ways to practice & express gratitude. A variety of tips & tricks for both grown ups and for the children in our care are shared. We are grateful for YOU!
Parenting Styles: Interview with Morton CUSD#709 Superintendent Dr. Craig Smock
Welcome Dr. Craig Smock to Care U. In this episode, we discussed his journey as a parent and educator. Dr. Smock took the opportunity to reflect on his parenting style. It is chock-full of insightful nuggets, and we hope you enjoy the episode!
Here is a link to the book he references in the interview.
What to Expect from Care-U
This episode dives into our intention behind Care-U. Although there is no magic wand, we know there is power in reflection and being intentional with our practices as caregivers. We wanted to communicate that this is our small way to help those caring for children. Your feedback and/or topic suggestions are always appreciated. You can leave a voice message for us on the Anchor app or fill out this Google Form.