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Steph and Dr. Elana recap episode 140 (Setting Boundaries to Reduce Burnout with Nedra Glover Tawwab MSW, LCSW) and episode 141 (Play Based Therapy for Kids with Jillian Kelly-Wavering MSSW, LCSW, RPT). This episode highlights key takeaways from the episodes and Steph and Dr. Elana share personal stories of how they effectively use some of these tools in their own relationships with their kids and partners.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How Steph’s boundaries and needs changed when she went from 1 to 2 children
  • How Dr. Elana communicates her boundaries/needs with her husband effectively 
  • What Steph does to continuously practice expressing her needs
  • Ways to effectively communicate boundaries in a compassionate way
  • What play therapy looks like in our homes
  • Tips on staying calm during tantrums 
  • Why play therapy is especially important after kids go through trauma. Dr. Elana shares her personal story of a traumatic experience as a child.

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This episode's guest

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.