In this episode, Tania talks to Emily Bradley about helping children deal with fear.

Emily Bradley is an educator, facilitator, entrepreneur and mother. For nearly a decade, she has been a Parent Education instructor with North Seattle College. In this role, she is committed to building communities of support and empowering families to find their own path through parenting. She teaches and learns alongside parents and their children in Seattle Co-op Preschools as well as Family Shelters for families experiencing homelessness. 

She first unlocked the synergy between performing arts and education while working with the parent education and community benefit department at Kaiser Permanente. In 2016, she opened the doors to the Little Fish Swim School, pairing her work in Child Development  and her long time expertise in helping children learn to love and be safe in the water. With 2 Seattle locations, the swim school serves more than 300 swimmers of varying abilities a year, guiding them to face their fears in the water, and carry that confidence into the world. 

Emily holds a BFA in theater, education and psychology from the Tisch School at New York University. She is trained in Positive Discipline and Executive Function Coaching. In 2015, she received the Val Donato award for Parent Education recognizing excellence in teaching and building community for children, families, and teachers. 

Emily’s biggest gift is in building connection and comfort for all she encounters. When not teaching in the pool or classroom you’ll most likely find her chasing her 3 boys along a PNW shoreline or working on her own her mindfulness practice, grounding her in growing as a parent to that brood of wild boys.

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