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Season 1, Ep. 11

Have you ever sat in an an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting and heard the term " Executive Functioning" being used ? It's term used a lot by therapists and educators. But what is it really? Most importantly how does it affect your child ability to function in school and life. In this Episode, Genie talks about Executive Functioning and provides some easy tips to support them at home.

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1/19/2021

Optimistic: Amazing Diverse Learning Programs Will Change Your Child’s World

Season 2, Ep. 2
In this episode of The Parenting Cipher, our host Genie Dawkins speaks with Anthony Frasier, the CEO of ABF Creative, to talk about all things “edutainment” and how finding the right media can have positive holistic benefits for your child. If you’ve ever worried about too much mindless “screen time,” hear about some solutions in this episode of The Parenting Cipher.Genie DawkinsHost of The Parenting Cipher, Genie Dawkins is a single mother of four and has over 25 years of being a parent advocate of special needs children. In addition to obtaining her Certification in Integrative Health Coaching, Lateefa holds an M.S. in Non-Profit Management and a B.S. in Social Sciences. Genie is the best-selling author of two books “Not My Child: Navigating Your Child’s Learning Difficulties with IEP’s and Education Resources” and a recent release “The Joyful Family Planner”. As an educational advocacy specialist, her mission is to help parents achieve a balanced life and overcome inevitable challenges both at school and home in a way that empowers parents and children.About our Guest:Anthony Frasier is a Black entrepreneur for over 10 years in the tech industry. Frasier has been featured on CNN, BET, and more. These past two years, he’s been solely focused on building ABF Creative, which is a major multiethnic podcast network that bridges the gap between culture and media, with a mission to impact 100 million people of color through audio. Frasier is publishing a new podcast out of Tanzania currently on Youtube called Akili and Me along with ABF original African Folktales.Insight from this episode:Details on the effectiveness of edutainment programs and what the Akili and Me podcast is all about.How a podcast can help increase your child’s sense of self identity and self love.Strategies on overcoming the struggle of discoverability and visibility of Black media.Benefits of representation of people of color in our media and where you can find it.Quotes from the show:“You’re more likely to see an animal talking than you are to see a Black child talking in a cartoon.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“People are yearning for stories and content that first of all, features a group and set of people that have been ignored but then also is for a group and a set of people that have been ignored… we looked around and just saw that no one was making content for Black children.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“Having a sense of pride in who you are and seeing yourself represented in the media is so important… if we’re not showing ourselves, if we’re not being represented, it’s affecting the self esteem of our children.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“Social media’s not doing [the youth] any favors. It’s not teaching them cause and effect. Also with the fact that we are not represented in our totality. We’re represented in the way that the people who have power want to show us.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“It’s very important that we own our platforms. And we don’t play small ball either… we’re trying to play the same game they’re playing. We need to be a $100 million company. We need to be just that big and just that Black.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“We hold all the platforms accountable… to make sure this stuff [like the Akili and Me podcast] is front and center.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“I have never seen a supplement [video] with a child that looks like mine until I came across Akili and Me’s Youtube video.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2Resources Mentioned: Don’t Dumb Down Your GreatnessAkili and Me Youtube ChannelStay Connected:Genie DawkinsWebsite: Genie DawkinsTwitter: @Genie49317Facebook: Genie DawkinsInstagram: @GenieDawkinsLinkedIn: Genie DawkinsAnthony FrasierWebsite: Anthony Fraiser and ABF CreativeTwitter: @AnthonyFrasier and @ABFCreativeFacebook: @AntFrasierInstagram: @AnthonyFrasierLinkedIn: Anthony FrasierThe Parenting CipherWebsite: The Parenting CipherPatreon: The Parenting CipherItunes: The Parenting CipherSpotify: The Parenting CipherTwitter: @ParentingCipherFacebook: @PcipherInstagram: @theparentingcipherYoutube: The Parenting CipherPost-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry.
1/13/2021

Come Into My House: Easy ways growth mindset will empower your life

Season 2, Ep. 1
Season two of The Parenting Cipher is all about possibilities. Start the year off right by learning in this episode what is a growth mindset and how you can use it to leverage the possibilities of your and your child’s goals. It’s easier than you think and totally worth it! Does your child have a fixed mindset? Hear about why you should think twice before calling your child “smart” in this episode of The Parenting Cipher.Genie DawkinsHost of The Parenting Cipher, Genie Dawkins is a single mother of four and has over 25 years of being a parent advocate of special needs children. In addition to obtaining her Certification in Integrative Health Coaching, Lateefa holds an M.S. in Non-Profit Management and a B.S. in Social Sciences. Genie is the best-selling author of two books “Not My Child: Navigating Your Child’s Learning Difficulties with IEP’s and Education Resources” and a recent release “The Joyful Family Planner”. As an educational advocacy specialist, her mission is to help parents achieve a balanced life and overcome inevitable challenges both at school and home in a way that empowers parents and children.Insight from this episode:Reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic and how to move forward and create your next possibilities in 2021.Tips to expand and support a growth mindset in yourself and your kids.How to take a leap towards your possibilities even if you’re afraid.Strategies on building awareness of your habits and learning how to do better.Quotes from the show:“That’s what this upcoming year is, a space of possibilities. How are we gonna turn this thing around?” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #1“My goal is to help people make things happen for themselves.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #1“We can we do? What is it that we want to do that we might just have to work on it? … Just so that we can make things happen.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #1“Everything is possible in the midst of chaos. It doesn’t all have to be terrible.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #1“You learn more when you make mistakes, so don’t even worry about making them.” –Genie Dawkins quoting her son The Parenting Cipher Ep. #1“When things aren’t going right, what are we saying to ourselves?” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #1Resources MentionedCarol Dweck’s MindsetThe Budgetnista: Tiffany AlicheStay Connected:Genie DawkinsWebsite: Genie DawkinsTwitter: @genie49317Facebook: Genie DawkinsInstagram: @geniedawkinsLinkedIn: Genie DawkinsThe Parenting CipherWebsite: The Parenting CipherPatreon: The Parenting CipherItunes: The Parenting CipherSpotify: The Parenting CipherTwitter: @ParentingCipherFacebook: @PcipherInstagram: @theparentingcipherYoutube: The Parenting CipherPost-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry.
1/6/2021

Season 2 Trailer

Season 2
Get ready! Season 2 of The Parenting Cipher kicks off on January 12th, 2021. Each episode our host Genie, parent confidence strategist and best-selling author, will give you the tools and resources to help your child thrive in school and in life. Ranked one of the Top 50 Black Mom Podcasts to Follow in 2020, The Parenting Cipher is for parents both new and veteran to the world of special needs who want to best support their children’s differences. Click the subscribe button to make sure you don’t miss a single episode as The Parenting Cipher moves into the space of possibilities in Season 2!Genie DawkinsHost of The Parenting Cipher, Genie Dawkins is a single mother of four and has over 25 years of being a parent advocate of special needs children. In addition to obtaining her Certification in Integrative Health Coaching, Lateefa holds an M.S. in Non-Profit Management and a B.S. in Social Sciences. Genie is the best-selling author of two books “Not My Child: Navigating Your Child’s Learning Difficulties with IEP’s and Education Resources” and a recent release “The Joyful Family Planner”. As an educational advocacy specialist, her mission is to help parents achieve a balanced life and overcome inevitable challenges both at school and home in a way that empowers parents and children.What to Expect in Season 2:Genie continues to help parents become more confident in navigating their child’s disabilities so they can reach their highest potential in school and in life.Episodes on diversity, self care, raising confident Black kids, and supporting your children around bullying.Conversations with other parents who have children with special needs.More laughter and support from Genie and The Parenting Cipher community.Quotes from the show:“You know that there is more for your child than what they’re being given, and you need to shortcut to that information that will empower you.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #0“I want to hear from you and get some of your thoughts, so that you can contribute to the Cipher!” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #0Stay Connected:Genie DawkinsWebsite: Genie DawkinsTwitter: @genie49317Facebook: Genie DawkinsInstagram: @geniedawkinsLinkedIn: Genie DawkinsThe Parenting CipherWebsite: The Parenting CipherPatreon: The Parenting CipherItunes: The Parenting CipherSpotify: The Parenting CipherTwitter: @ParentingCipherFacebook: @PcipherInstagram: @theparentingcipherYoutube: The Parenting CipherPost-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry.