45. [Re-PLAY: Special Guest, Stephanie Arsht] Where you are embraced
Today we give you a re-play of Episode 10 of the podcast, featuring our first special guest, Stephanie Arsht. We've brought you a new podcast almost every Monday this year and as we say farewell to 2023, we want to...View Episode
44. Making, spending, giving, saving (Talking with children about money)
It's never too young to begin sharing with children about the concept of money - what is it for? Why do we need it? How do we use it? Join Susan and Lindsey for a chat on how to address these questions and more in...View Episode
43. To share or not to share?
To share or not to share? You may be thinking, "Is that even a question?!" In this podcast episode, Susan Caruso and Lindsey Mills discuss the hot topic of sharing: why at Sunflower Creative Arts, we approach it a bit...View Episode
42. Breathe in courage, breathe out peace
There will always be conflict - in the world and in our lives. How can we meet that difficult truth with love? Susan and Lindsey share about how perhaps peace out in the world begins with compassion and understanding...View Episode
41. [Re-PLAY!] Yes, You Can: Encouragement vs. praise
Today we’re bringing you an encore of Episode 22 of the podcast, where we talk about how leaning on encouragement rather than praise can greatly benefit your relationship with your child. ~ 22. Yes, You Can:...View Episode
40. [Special Guest: Lora McCoy] "Our purpose is to serve the kids"
Joining Susan for a second time on the podcast today is Lora McCoy, her best friend since their children were born more than four decades ago. These two good friends sat down for another chat en plein air, this time...View Episode
39. [Sunflower Staff Interviews: Part 1] Did you have chores?
Today's episode features interviews with members of Sunflower Creative Arts' staff and teachers in our Seedlings Preschool program. Susan Caruso continues our conversation from last week about chores, allowance and...View Episode
38. It's our home, so we keep it clean together
The topic of "chores" is yet another area of parenting where Sunflower does things a bit differently. We don't sing a clean-up song, and we don't recommend tying a monetary reward to the act of tidying up. Our...View Episode
37. [Special Guest: Kimberly Hopkins] Your children are happy playing in the dirt - and they'll be ok!
Today's episode features Kimberly Hopkins, mother of three and a Sunflower Bridge program alum many times over. Kim, Susan and Lindsey share a joyful conversation about why the conditions at Sunflower allowed Kim and...View Episode
36. Mistakes are how we learn (The 80/20 Principle)
We've all made mistakes, this much is sure! In this episode, Susan and Lindsey break down The 80/20 Principle: the idea that no one is going to be perfect all of the time - so how can we learn to embrace our...View Episode
35. [Special Guest: Jill Erwich] What are you going to do with what's in front of you?
Joining Susan Caruso on the podcast today is Jill Erwich. Jill is a former Sunflower parent, and forever a member of the Sunflower community. Jill's daughter, Eleanor attended Sunflower programs from the age of 6...View Episode
34. Whose homework is this?
Today we're asking, "Whose homework is this?" The concept of homework is one that has steadily begun infiltrating the classroom at younger and younger ages. So, if it has to be a part of your lives, how can you as a...View Episode