Kid Perspective: What Does it Mean to be American?

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What does it mean to be an American? A very special 4th of July edition with two tween girls talking about America, 4th of July and BOYS!

Show Highlights

Stephanie and the girls relating on their shared love for sparklers.

The girls sharing their fondest for 4th of July through the foods they like.

The girls breaking out in songs from Disney’s Moana.

The girls sharing why SpongeBob would make a good president and some “thoughts” about Patrick as president.

The moment right before the “mushy” heart-swell where Natalyn whispered to Madylin before she shared her heart-swell.

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Backstory Behind Stephanie and Guest

This was my first time meeting and talking with Madylin and Natalyn. These girls kept me on my toes!  I had so much fun with them. I was reminded of the curiosity and expressiveness children have and found myself thinking several times in this interview, “Adults need to recapture this authentic playfulness.” This day will be cherished by me for a long time as a day of free, unedited expression…the perfect way to celebrate Fourth of July. – Stephanie Michele

Social Challenge of the Week

This week, I encourage everyone to spent 30 minutes asking a child questions about life and listening to them. Borrow one of your friend’s children if you have to…I promise it will be worth it.

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