Today we’re chatting with Ayelet Marinovich, who helps families feel confident they can raise great humans from day one – without having to buy a single toy. She is a mother of two young boys, a parent educator, singer, author, and pediatric speech-language pathologist gone rogue. She is the host of the Learn With Less Podcast, and creator of the Learn With Less™ Curriculum, supporting parents and caregivers along their journey through early parenthood.  

Parenting in modern society can feel impossible at times. We’re constantly bombarded with advice and research and studies and opinions about the “right way” to raise our kids in the modern age. The information is often conflicting or outdated or sets us up for trying to meet impossible standards. I’ve also personally found that most of the advice doesn’t apply to my child or isn’t in alignment with our family’s core values. That’s why I wanted to bring Ayelet onto the show. Her approach really helps parents re-focus on what’s really important in parenting: connecting with our children in simple and natural ways. We don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on toys or contraptions. We don’t have to sign them up for every extra-curricular activity. We don’t have to do academic drills with them. All they need is our love and acceptance. Ayelet shares with us how we can integrate that love and connection into our daily life in practical and simple ways. 

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Ayelet Marinovich Website

Ayelet Marinovich Facebook

Ayelet Marinovich LinkedIn

Ayelet Marinovich Twitter

Ayelet Marinovich Instagram

Understanding Your Baby by Ayelet Marinovich

Understanding Your Toddler by Ayelet Marinovich

Wonder Weeks by Xaviera Plas-Plooij and Frans X. Plooij PhD

Wonder Weeks App

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

Your Parenting Mojo Podcast

The Argenal Institute Website

The Argenal Institute Library

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The Working Parent Resource Podcast is a place where we explore how to defeat burnout as working parents so we can finally enjoy these precious years of our lives. My name is Sarah Argenal, and I’m the host of this show, as well as the founder of The Argenal Institute, and creator of the Whole SELF Lifestyle™, which provides a sustainable and long-term approach to fulfillment for working parents. The show notes for this episode, as well as other resources, free training materials, and information about the Whole SELF Lifestyle™ can all be found on our website at


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