Play Learn Thrive. With Alanna Gallo

Play Learn Thrive with Alanna Gallo

Alanna has been traveling the world with her four children and we were finally able to catch up. Her philosophy at Play Learn Thrive of slowing down and simplifying your home is music to my ears. Have a listen and let me know your thoughts. 

What We Talked About

  • How and why Alanna chooses to travel internationally with her four children
  • The parent mindset shifts needed to let go of parental burnout
  • How the baby industry has you believing you “need’ things you really don’t
  • The importance of involving our children in everyday tasks
  • Feeling the need to constantly entertain your child is doing them a disservice

Things to Remember

“Parenting is about building a relationship.”

“Children learn best from natural experiences.”

“Children are born wanting to help.”

“If we want to be happier as parents and as moms, the key is for us to focus on slowing down and enjoying all of it.”

“When you’re striving for perfection, you’re always going to feel defeated, you’re always going to feel like a failure.”

– Alanna Gallo

“When you travel with your children, you are giving them something that can never be taken away… Experience, Exposure, and a way of life.” – Pamela T. Chandler

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

“We must take the child into the world and there he can take in all the impressions he needs.”

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Alanna and I want to know from you!

Do you struggle with needing to entertain your child? Listen in to learn why you don’t need to.

Leave a comment below and let us know, you’ll also be helping others to know what is possible.

Remember The Art of Parenting was created for you, if you have any suggestions for experts I should have on the show or parenting questions you want to be answered please let me know here.

More About My Guest

Alanna Gallo is the founder of Play. Learn. Thrive. She is dedicated to combating parental burnout by empowering parents to move away from Pinterest perfection and embrace a simpler approach to raising children. She is also a mother of four little ones and holds a master’s in teaching from the University of Southern California.

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