The Grow Kinder® Podcast Is Back with an All-New Season!

Show Notes

Welcome back, listeners! After a two-year hiatus, the Grow Kinder® podcast has returned and it’s better than ever.  In this exciting relaunch, your host, Andrea Lovanhill, CEO of Committee for Children, along with her co-hosts, Dr. Tia Kim and Shauna McBride, kick off an incredible new season with a promise of enlightening discussions on all things social-emotional learning (SEL).

This season features a stellar lineup of guests, including education experts, well-being advocates, communication specialists, health professionals, and research leaders. Each episode is meticulously crafted to address the SEL topics that matter most to parents and educators.

Shauna McBride emphasizes the core mission of this season, which is to help listeners understand what SEL is and why it’s crucial to creating lasting positive effects for children like improved academic achievement in math, reading, and writing. Dr. Kim shares her excitement about exploring the Second Step® social-emotional learning programs, which are designed to empower preschoolers, teenagers, and all age groups in between with the essential skills for success, such as communication, resilience, and problem-solving.

Andrea Lovanhill gives a sneak peek of the season’s upcoming discussions, ranging from the dangers of misinformation in education to the role of AI in shaping the future of learning. The season begins with an insightful conversation with Helen Westmoreland from the National Parent-Teacher Association on the collaborative efforts of parents and teachers in implementing SEL in the new school year.

Stay tuned for a thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. You can catch us on your favorite podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more. For additional information, visit

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