Anna Nyakana guest expert on "Parenting Beyond the Headlines" - Essex, CT

I had the esteemed pleasure to be a guest expert on "Parenting Beyond the Headlines" podcast hosted by Dr. Amy Alamar and emmy-award winning journalist Sarah Cody. Listen to the full podcast episode below as we discuss the importance of traveling with your children and exposing them to world cultures!

LISTEN HERE: "Talking About the Importance of Exploring with Your Children" With Special Guest: Anna Nyakana, Author of Niyah Zuri and The Pharaoh's Throne


About Dr. Amy Alamar

Dr. Amy Alamar has worked in the field of education as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, parent educator, and education reformer for over fifteen years. She has conducted significant research in the areas of student stress, parent involvement, learning and instruction, curriculum design and implementation, and using reflective practice to support engagement and communication. In late 2014, Dr. Alamar’s first book was published. Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in Your Parenting through Reflective Practice (For the Genius Press). The book is a comprehensive guide to becoming the most thoughtful and confident parent possible, with anecdotes and details relating to the guidance and support of children throughout their formative years. Her second book, The Parenting Project: Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Kids through Daily Conversation (Fair Winds Press), focuses on communication strategies to maintain influence with kids. Dr. Alamar hosted the Parenting from the Trenches on and is a contributing author to the Disney parenting website, Babble and the Psychology blog, Hey Sigmund.

About Sarah Cody

For nearly twenty years, Sarah has been sharing stories about interesting places and inspiring people throughout Connecticut. At WTIC-TV in Hartford, she produced and hosted the popular Mommy Minute and DayTrippers series, in addition to covering breaking news events, such as 9/11 and the Michael Skakel Trial.  She also spearheaded an Arts and Entertainment segment, interviewing celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Jewel, Jessica Simpson, Julie Andrews and Martin Short. Sarah writes the Current Parent column for the Hartford Courant.  She also contributes home and travel features to Hartford Magazine.

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