Calm Down Kids

Tsunami Turner

Ever wonder what it takes to be a better parent? It can feel disheartening struggling for years between not knowing if what you’re seeing from your kid is “normal” and hoping that your abilities as a parent are enough to shape and redirect their behavior to fit society’s expectations. There is a lot of pressure to be a parent with obedient kids who are always well put together and mind their manners, but reality is often the exact opposite. Parenting is the hardest job ever and there is no manual, or is there?  Join child therapist (and avid kid’s movie fan), Dr. Tsunami Turner, as she explores parenting lessons from popular movies. Dr. Tsunami has worked in private practice for over 5 years helping children and their parents reconnect when behavioral problems, lack of communication, and mental illness have driven them apart. You don’t have to feel lost, suffering, or powerless to help your child. You will learn tools to create a deeper, more meaningful connection built on trust and understanding in the parent-child relationship. Dr. Tsunami takes a unique perspective in improving your parenting skills utilizing movies as a launching point to help answer common parenting questions. You will walk away from every episode with a better understanding of what your child is thinking, feeling, and why they act the way they do. Our goal is to help you build your connection with your child to reduce stress, arguments, and become a better parent in short weekly episodes. Subscribe to be notified of new episodes. Questions? Visit us at calmdownkids.com or follow us on Instagram at calmdownkids.ca. read less
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Episodes

Episode 6: What Red Notice Can Teach You About Parenting Influence
Dec 10 2021
Episode 6: What Red Notice Can Teach You About Parenting Influence
This week Dr. Tsunami talked about Red Notice and the underlying message throughout the movie of the important role that parents play in their children’s development. We talk about how the choices you make in your life directly impact your child’s choices and values as they grow up. Dr. Tsunami takes a look at the relationships the main characters (played by Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot) had with their fathers in Red Notice and what you can learn from this. Things we talk about:0:37 How my parents influenced me2:05 Summary of Red Notice3:44 The impact of fathers 9:03 How you can influence your child Subscribe for weekly uploads.Follow on Instagram: @calmdownkids.caAccess the Transcript....Disclaimer: Your use of this podcast indicates your understanding of the following: The information and resources contained on this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical and/or mental health disease or condition. The use of this podcast does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. Furthermore, the information obtained from this podcast should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional. This podcast includes links to other websites for informational and reference purposes only. This podcast does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other websites. Examine the content carefully. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Episode 5: What Kung Fu Panda Can Teach You About Weight
Nov 4 2021
Episode 5: What Kung Fu Panda Can Teach You About Weight
Hello again! This week we will review the movie Kung Fu Panda and talk about weight, health, exercise, and body image development in children. Parents are the best teachers for helping kids learn about how to take care of their bodies. In the movie, Kung Fu Panda, we learn how to accept that different body shapes and sizes are great and nothing to feel ashamed of! And somewhere along the way I started talking about Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. Enjoy! Things we talk about:0:38 Development of Childhood Obesity  3:45 Movie Summary 5:03 The Problem with Social Media 7:48 Non-judgemental Acceptance Subscribe for weekly uploads.Follow on Instagram: @calmdownkids.caAccess the Transcript....Disclaimer: Your use of this podcast indicates your understanding of the following: The information and resources contained on this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical and/or mental health disease or condition. The use of this podcast does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. Furthermore, the information obtained from this podcast should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional. This podcast includes links to other websites for informational and reference purposes only. This podcast does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other websites. Examine the content carefully. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Episode 4: What Hocus Pocus Can Teach You About Sibling Rivalry
Oct 31 2021
Episode 4: What Hocus Pocus Can Teach You About Sibling Rivalry
In this episode we are reviewing Dr. Tsunami’s favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus! This movie covers the experience of a set of siblings as they navigate through their first Halloween in a new town. We discuss the impact of birth order on parenting styles. Then the episode touches on the importance of treating your children with equity. Lastly, Dr. Turner talks about how to reduce sibling fighting for a calmer and more peaceful home. Things we talk about:3:00 Movie Summary 4:09 Birth Order Theory8:09 Parenting with equity not equality10:33 What to do when your children fight with each other Subscribe for weekly uploads.Follow on Instagram: @calmdownkids.ca Access the Transcript....Disclaimer: Your use of this podcast indicates your understanding of the following: The information and resources contained on this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical and/or mental health disease or condition. The use of this podcast does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. Furthermore, the information obtained from this podcast should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional. This podcast includes links to other websites for informational and reference purposes only. This podcast does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other websites. Examine the content carefully. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Episode 3: What Black Widow Can Teach You About Forgiveness
Oct 21 2021
Episode 3: What Black Widow Can Teach You About Forgiveness
This week Dr. Tsunami talked about Black Widow and the lessons of forgiveness and family that are interwoven throughout the movie. We focused on ways that you can improve your "forgiveness muscles" and model compassion and letting go to your child. Lastly, Dr. Tsunami mentioned the importance of asking for forgiveness and gave examples of how this was done in Black Widow. Things we talk about:0:45 The dinner scene2:35 What is forgiveness?4:48 It's never too late to apologize Subscribe for weekly uploads.Follow on Instagram: @calmdownkids.ca Access the Transcript. Disclaimer  Your use of this podcast indicates your understanding of the following: The information and resources contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical and/or mental health disease or condition. The use of this website does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. Furthermore, the information obtained from this site should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional. This website includes links to other websites for informational and reference purposes only. This website does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other websites. Examine the content carefully.. . .Audio copy from "It Was Real To Me" Black Widow 2021 HD Emotional Scene . . .All rights go to Marvel Disney Enterprises Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational,  or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Episode 2: What Legend of the 10 Rings Can Teach You About Loss
Sep 16 2021
Episode 2: What Legend of the 10 Rings Can Teach You About Loss
In this episode Dr. Tsunami discusses the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings. In this movie grief and loss has torn apart a family. This week we learn how to support each other through grief and loss of a loved one. Through reviewing the plot of the Legend of the 10 Rings, Dr. Tsunami works through the journey of the grieving process and teaches you how to talk to your children about grief, loss, and death. Things we talk about: 1:47 Grief and Loss in times of COVID 4:00 Summary of the movie 6:27 What is grief? 8:02 The 5 stages of grief 11:26 How to talk to kids about death Books Mentioned: The Memory Box The Goodbye Book The Invisible String SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Subscribe for weekly uploads.Follow on Instagram: @calmdownkids.ca Access the Transcript.. . .Disclaimer: Your use of this podcast indicates your understanding of the following: The information and resources contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical and/or mental health disease or condition. The use of this website does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. Furthermore, the information obtained from this site should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional. This website includes links to other websites for informational and reference purposes only. This website does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other websites. Examine the content carefully. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational,  or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Episode 1: What Space Jam Can Teach You About Parenting Expectations
Jul 29 2021
Episode 1: What Space Jam Can Teach You About Parenting Expectations
In this episode I talk about the new movie Space Jam and reflect on how the father/son relationship evolves through the movie. I point out the underlying problems to commonly held beliefs about child development and educate you on how to be better than LaBron. Lastly, I explain how intergenerational trauma can impact your parenting practices and cause some of the same problems that are seen in Space Jam. Things we talk about: 1:50 Summary of the movie 2:55 The impact of invalidation 6:54 Who is Vygotsky and why you should care? 10:16 How does intergenerational trauma happen? Subscribe for weekly uploads.Follow on Instagram: @calmdownkids.ca Access the Transcript....Disclaimer: Your use of this podcast indicates your understanding of the following: The information and resources contained on this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical and/or mental health disease or condition. The use of this podcast does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. Furthermore, the information obtained from this podcast should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional. This podcast includes links to other websites for informational and reference purposes only. This podcast does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other websites. Examine the content carefully. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational,  or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.