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#10: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Josh Straub)

0:27 – WELCOME

You grew up talking but your kids are growing up texting. Dr. Meg brings on kids and technology expert, Dr. Josh Straub, to share the hard truth with you. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by it. In this episode, Dr. Meg provides some simple, practical steps to help you to have a healthy reply and exchange with your children.

1:47 – PARENTING TOOL – THE STRONG PARENT PROJECT

2:47 – GUEST DR. JOSH STRAUB

Dr. Meg talks with him about kids and technology.

20:12 – 3 POINTS TO PONDER

31:12 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meg answers questions: about a female breadwinner’s concern about how her daughter perceives her at-home-dad, and about a father who is wondering if he should have cut off all contact with his rebellious 19-year-old daughter.

41:24 – PARENT PEP RALLY

43:04 – CALL TO ACTION

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Bring on the female superheroes! | Christopher Bell

https://download.ted.com/talks/ChristopherBell_2015X-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Why is it so hard to find female superhero merchandise? In this passionate, sparkling talk, media studies scholar (and father of a Star Wars-obsessed daughter) Christopher Bell addresses the alarming lack of female superheroes in the toys and products marketed to kids — and what it means for how we teach them about the world.

The Tale of How Ants Conquered the Earth with Corrie Moreau

Why are there so many different species of ants? That’s what entomologist Corrie Moreau wants to know. There are more species of ants than there are species of mammals and birds – combined! Her quest starts in the jungle and ends in a lab, where she unravels the story of ants conquering the earth. Plus, listeners tell us what THEY know about ants! Take Corrie’s advice: Get outside and play with bugs! Then tell us about it. What did you see and observe? Take photos and make drawings. Email them to us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com Subscribe on iTunes! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tumble-podcast/id984771479 Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast And visit us on our website, www.sciencepodcastforkids.com Photo from Wikipedia

#9: What We Say Matters

0:27 – WELCOME

Parents, your words matter. You have the power to either offer blessings or curses. Let’s get intentional about what you say around your children and what you say to them.

1:41 – SPECIAL GIFT / FREE SHORT E-BOOK

What we say matters. For assistance, download the free short e-book: megmeekermd.com/words

2:34 – POINTS TO PONDER

Make a list of words that are off-limits in your vocabulary.

Keep your tone in check.

Pay attention to your body language.

16:05 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meg answers a question about when to allow your child to quit a sport.

She also answers a question about broken trust with a teenager.

25:46 – PARENTAL PEP RALLY

26:45 – CALL TO ACTION

The Meow of the Misunderstood Cat with Brains On

Are cats evil, or just misunderstood? That’s what our friends at Brains On debate for a panel of kid judges. Find out what they decide in this special guest episode! Plus, Lindsay and Marshall weigh in on their conclusions.  What do you want to know about cats? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages, or email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com. Support Tumble on Patreon, and you can have your name read on the show (and get more great stuff!) Pledge at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tumble-podcast/id984771479

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I truly meant to come back “in two weeks with a new story to share” after that last episode, but life just didn’t go as planned. I have decided to take a break sooner than anticipated in order to prepare for the arrival of my new tiny person.

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