Cleverly Changing Podcast

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Show Notes

May is Mental health awareness month and there is no better month to share Avantika Dixit's story and expertise. Whether we homeschool, remote school, or send our children to school we need to be mindful of the mental health challenges that our children may experience, especially during this pandemic. Avantika is a  Clinical Psychologist and she shared her personal journey with wellness and also shared what we should look out for as it relates to our children.

The African proverb for this week's podcast is: (1:22)
The jungle is stronger than the elephant. – South African proverb

Word of the Episode ( 1:45)
"Junni" means 1000 in Wolof from Senegal.

The Grown Folks Section: (2:18)
Avantika  Dixit is a brain tumor survivor. She is also a Social Scientist, Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and Positive Psychologist. We spoke to Avantika to an understanding of wellness and how it relates to us as parents and children.

Some of the questions answered were: (listen to the broadcast to hear the Avantika's answers)
  • As a clinical psychologist what have you observed about the mental health of teens, preteens, and younger children who are dealing with the pandemic?
  • What are some signs of concern that parents should be aware of regarding the mental health of their teens and preteens?
  • What are some tools that they can use to become more resilient? 
  • How can parents encourage more dialogue with their teens who may not be in a habit of sharing their emotions?

About Woke Hero is an social wellness platform. Woke Hero's background and bringing social wellness to young people. The goal of the platform is to enhance the education and future planning for young people.

Share an overview of Woke Hero
  • Please share what problem Woke Hero seeks to solve?
  • How can families encourage their teens and young adults to use Woke Hero?
  • What inspires you to spread the Woke Hero movement across the world?

Connect with Avantika on her platform Woke Hero and show your support:
Head over to Woke Hero and register for an account today.

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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.