A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Emotional literacy is the primary objective of the show. Each episode tackles a single feeling or a combination of two feelings that kids may experience together. The hosts prompt listeners to pause the show and engage in personal reflection with a grown up in order to further their learning.
Clear and gentle guidance for approaching feelings as messages and embracing the information they have to offer. Coping skills for dealing with difficult emotions.
Positive Role Models
Each episode includes a story from another kid listener. The hosts highlight each child's strengths, even when the stories they tell are challenging.
Kids of a variety of backgrounds share their stories. Each child describes who they live with, so listeners can see different family structures reflected. Additionally, in the episode "Angry + Sad" a child shares a story of being excluded at school because of her skin color. The situation is discussed with tenderness and nuance by the show's hosts, who are both Black women.
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Violence & Scariness
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Products & Purchases
All episodes include a call to action for listeners to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts to gain access to an ad free version. Additionally, some episodes include an ad for other products made by A Kids Co at the beginning of the episode.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Everyday Feels is a gentle guide to emotions for children that affirms their experiences of both positive and negative feelings. Led by host Nakita Simpson, author of A Book About Feelings for Kids, and pediatric psychologist, Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, each episode explores a single emotion or combination of emotions and the messages those feelings are sending us. Intentional pauses in the structure of each episode allow for kid listeners to reflect and share with their grown ups about these feelings and, at the end, Dr. Lockhart shares tools and strategies for engaging with those feelings further.
Is It Any Good?
Gentle, engaging, and still deeply practical, this offering from A Kids Co breaks down feelings with a care and intentionality that will leave listeners with both a deeper understanding of their feelings and greater compassion for themselves. While many shows that attempt to promote emotional literacy emphasize coping skills for moving on from feelings like fear and anger as quickly as possible, Everyday Feels explains the reason we experience these emotions. Dr. Lockhart expertly breaks down the neuroscience at play for a kid audience and makes suggestions to help listeners work with their emotions, rather than trying to minimize or run away from them. This refreshing and deeply empowering approach will leave families with lots to talk about and, lucky for them, the show includes built in discussion breaks!
With beautiful sound design and expert hosts, Everyday Feels is a standout offering for social emotional learning. It's also a gift for parents hoping to start conversations about challenging emotions that are impacting their kids' lives, with episodes on social anxiety, overwhelm, and confidence, among others.
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