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Reading With Your Kids is all about encouraging parents to read with their kids, and cook with their kids, and do activities with their kids, and experience tv, movies and music together. In other words, our podcast is all about helping parents build stronger relationships with their kids.

Mar 26, 2024

Parents, don't miss this episode of Reading With Your Kids! Sue Atkins, a BBC parenting expert, emphasizes modeling hopeful behavior for kids and guiding their technology use. She returns to promote her book club featuring books addressing child anxiety.

 She discusses delaying smartphones for kids to protect mental health, instead prioritizing family activities. Parents are encouraged to reflect on their own phone usage and mindfulness. She also tells us about a volunteer reading program is shared where reluctant readers find joy in stories. The importance of reading to develop confidence and critical thinking is highlighted.

 Author Gina Prosch promotes her new book "Hope More Than Wishful Thinking" teaching kids that hope requires hard work, not just wishes. Her character Holly learns this lesson. 

Finding positivity each day through gratitude is discussed, even on hard days. While social media algorithms spread negativity, focusing on real-world hobbies and reading together is recommended to cultivate joy and resilience in children.

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