Ep.1442: Somi and Ep.1443: Communicating with Kids

March 9, 2022
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Entrepreneur Rebecca Rolland EdD.Entrepreneur Bukola Somide introduces “Somi” the Computer Scientist. This beautiful interactive African American doll focuses on exposing kids to computer science concepts in a fun way. Her aim is to engage, educate, and inspire children everywhere. The Somi doll also touches on Cyberbullying, to bring awareness to what it is and to then encourage better online conduct. This interactive STEM doll also uses real life situations to explain coding terminology to children. Somide has worked for big tech giants like Intel. She’s worked in the IT industry for 17 years and throughout her career recalls being the only Black person or Black woman on the Software Development team. After years of success in her field, Somide's vision is to help increase the number of minority girls thriving in the Computer Science industry.Kathryn also interviews Author Rebecca Rolland EdD. Science has shown that the best way to help our kids become independent, confident, kind, empathetic, and happy is by talking with them. Yet, so often, parents, educators, and caregivers are at a loss and have trouble communicating with kids. Conversations can feel trivial or strained—or worse, are marked by constant conflict. Rebecca Rolland, EdD, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and language specialist in the Neurology Department of Children’s Hospital Boston shares an invaluable guide that provides readers with evidence-based tools and techniques to communicate more effectively with children, helping them foster relationships with less conflict and more joy and kindness. Rolland frequently consults with organizations working to design powerful learning experiences for kids and adults, including the World Bank.

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Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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