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Wild Medicine

Sep 6, 2022

In this throwback episode, Dr. Michelle interviews Kim Marshall! Kim is a mom of kindergarteners and is the creator of the online group Starting School with Roots and Wings, her online community that has grown immensely in the last 2 years. Her group accompanies families in this huge transition period when the intention is to prepare their children for kindergarten. Kim delivers awesome online resources, courses, teaching in-person, and online.

If you have children that will be going to kindergarten soon or you know anyone that would benefit from information, this is the right episode for you; Kim shares her top 6 tips to prepare families for kindergarten as well as tons of valuable content.


Key Takeaways:

[6:05] Kim Marshall shares her story.

[9:25] Kim’s Facebook group and her approach to education.

[12:19] Top 6 tips to prepare families for kindergarten.

[15:26] Tip #1: You know your child as a child, not as a learner: trust the teacher.

[17:07] Learning resilience and grit when you are young.

[17:37] Tip #2: Use the circle of control.

[20:14] Make sure basic needs are met.

[21:19] Helping our most emotional kids during the transition.

[24:00] The most difficult times for kindergarteners during the school year.

[26:03] Tip #3: Make the unfamiliar more familiar.

[29:14] Parents are nervous about sending their kids to school because they don’t understand it.

[30:05] Tip #4: It takes a village.

[31:24] Get help when things don't feel well.

[35:40] Have positive conversations with teachers at the beginning of each year.

[36:35] Tip #5: Encourage independence.

[38:38] Teach your children to listen to their bodies.

[42:03] Give your child space to persevere.

[43:25] Tip #6: Unschedule.

[44:46] It is easier to put things back on the calendar than take them away.

[46:15] The issue regarding the extra-curricular activities.

[49:44] Kim Marshall talks about her journey.

[53:52] If it is on you, you have to share it!

[55:26] Rapid fire questions.


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Did you know that 1 of 3 people have a digestive compromise? This means that even if you are eating a great diet or taking all of your vitamins, you might not actually be digesting and absorbing everything. IV Vitamin Therapy is the treatment that helps you absorb 100% of vitamins into your system.


Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy:

- Boost your immune system

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- Fight off infections

- Boost your mood

- Improve sleep quality

- Calm your nervous system

- Health optimization

- Prevention of disease

- Anti-aging and collagen production boost


Reach out to the Poppy Clinic! You don’t need a referral. We look forward to meeting you very soon! 


Get in touch with Kim Marshall. 

Starting School with Roots and Wings

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