Cleverly Changing Podcast

Check in with your hosts, Elle and Miriam, to see what was different this school year and how their families have weathered the expanding needs and requests of the children.

Show Notes

2022 has been a difficult year for many families, people are still learning how to adjust to life during a pandemic; in addition, there are people who are struggling with their mental health. Unfortunately, the news has been devastating, there have been over 100 mass shootings, but the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX have devastated communities worldwide, so today we are discussing ending the school year and coping with school shootings on the Cleverly Changing Podcast.

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Something to Explore:
Which continent has the youngest population in the world?
If you guessed Africa, then you're correct. Africa has a relatively young population. The average age in Africa is about 19 years old (Learn More).

African Proverb
A family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break. ~ African proverb

Word of the Episode
Duro means wait in Yoruba. 

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Grown Folks Section: Ending the School Year and Coping with School Shootings

If you've been following the podcast then you know that both Elle and Miriam put some of their children into the traditional school system after much thought and conversation. Here's what you can expect to hear in this episode.
  • Elle shares how she and her girls have handled the school year. It's great news that is sure to reassure you if or when you decide to enroll your kiddos in traditional school.
  • Miriam shares how her eldest daughter's transition has been as she finishes the homestretch of middle school.
  • At the time of this recording there has been a lot of turmoil regarding keeping children safe in schools. The hosts talk about the fears that come with sending your children into a school building or any another type of learning center.
  • Mental health and the importance of being compassionate, aware and supportive.
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What is Cleverly Changing Podcast?

Hosts Elle and Miriam are two Black homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.