We Choose Respect Podcast

We Choose Respect is dedicated to giving parents the information they need to help their kids grow to be happy, healthy and respectful. The show features interviews with authors and parenting experts from around the World. The show's host is Jed Doherty, also known as Jedlie, a former licensed, certified social worker who has been presenting motivational magic shows at schools, churches and public events throughout the US and Puerto Rico since 1983.
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Welcome to the We Choose Respect Podcast!!!

Providing Parents With The Information & Tools They Need To Help Their Kids Grow To Be Happy, Healthy & Respectful


Oct 19, 2016

Talk about an all star line up! Today's episode of the ParentCast has four exceptional and inspirational women joining us. Dr Kelly Baez, the Fit Shrink is back with more great advice to help us develop healthier life styles.

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VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is here to teach us another great, totally interactive and awesomely delicious recipe.


Carole Cravath is here to share some games we can play with our kids to help them learn to be more empathetic.

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And our musical guest is our good friend Kim Krenick

Check Out All Of Kim's Great Music

We Want To Help You Build A More Respectful Community


Oct 17, 2016

This is the PopSy edition of the ParentCast. What is the world is PopSy you ask? is the fascinating web site developed by Marie McLeod. PoPsy exists to teach practical positive psychology to parents, educators and organisations, so that they can learn, live and embed the evidence based strategies for flourishing.

Be sure to visit the Popsy web site

Our musical guest today is Ed Roman. Ed will be a featured guest on a future episode of the ParentCast.

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Oct 14, 2016

Super empowering episode of the ParentCast. We visit with Simone Colwill, the author of What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick? His Mom is sick. How can he help? Join Jonny and Bear as they go to the hospital to investigate. LEARN who the staff working in the hospital are and what they do. DISCOVER Jonny's secret weapon. BECOME EMPOWERED to offer practical help to a sick person.

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We are also celebrating that our buddy Chris Hardy and his wife Victoria weathered Hurricane Matthew. Chris has been a part of every episode of the ParentCast, either as a voice talent, guest or musical guest.

Take A Trip To Chris Hardy World


What are the kids in your community thankful for? Bring Jedlie's We Choose Respect & Find Out

Oct 12, 2016

I LOVE this episode of the WCR ParentCast. Our featured guest is Tola Okogwu, author of a beautiful new children's book series called Daddy Braid My Hair. She is also founder of the hair and beauty blog, My Long Hair Journey (MLHJ). Tola holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has written for several beauty publications including Black Beauty and Hair Magazine.

An avid reader, Tola enjoys spending time with her family and friends around her home in Kent where she lives with her husband and daughter. ‘Daddy Do My Hair? Beth’s Twists’ is Tola’s first children’s picture book and was inspired by the relationship between her husband and daughter.

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We also welcome back fan favorite VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer with another delicious, totally interactive recipe.

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And our musical guest is Mari!

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Jedlie Has Been Motivating Kids To Be Respectful Since 1983. We Want To Motivate Your Kids

Oct 10, 2016

Today we welcome a fellow podcaster to the ParentCast. Filip Valica is the host of and driving force behind The Product Start Up web site and podcast. Filip is a mechanical engineer who is passionate about helping others make their dreams a reality.

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Our friend Mike Veny is back with important advice for both kids and parents to share with their kids.

More Wisdom From Mike Veny @ Transforming Stigma

And our musical guest is our friend from Maine Dean Richardson.

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Oct 7, 2016

Oh boy, this is a truly magical episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest today is Michael Grandinetti. Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician. With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the country, with Oscar-winning composers and symphony orchestras, for NFL and NBA halftime shows and major sporting events, in large-scale parades, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at The White House, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as a talented entertainer with a unique style, a compelling creative vision, and an engaging personality.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has been driven to make magic contemporary and to give it a wide, mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II” television special, The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” series, and Pop TV’s “Don’t Blink” series. And best of all he is a really great guy.

Check out all the magic at Michael's website

Our musical guest is our dear friend Chris Hardy.

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Give your kids the gift of unlimited reading!!!

Oct 5, 2016

This week we are concluding our look at Dr Roger Lucas' ground breaking book More Chocolate, No Cavities.

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Our friend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is back with another amazing recipe.

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And we welcome a new member of the ParentCast family, national Catholic recording artist Anna Nuzzo. Anna recently discussed her decision to focus her talents on creating beautiful faith based music for a series of interviews produced for folks who see my live, Gospel magic shows. Her voice is a true gift, and no matter what your faith I think you will be moved by her amazing talents.

Visit To Be Inspired By Anna's Music

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Oct 3, 2016

Life can be tough. We have so many challenges, bills, worries about our kids. Sometimes we can feel like we are looking at the world from the bottom of a dumpster. Dr Reggie Padin literally found himself in that position. He pulled himself out of that dumpster and went on to become an internationally sought after consultant and speaker. He is here to motivate you to pull yourself out of what ever dumpster life may have dropped you into.

Start Your Journey Out Of The Dumpster At Dr Reggie's Web Site

Our musical guest is Eddie Mann encouraging us to Rise Up. Is Home To Some Fabulous Music, Check It Out

Since 1983 Jedlie Has Been Motivating Kids To Make Healthy Choices & To Be Respectful, Find Out How You Can Invite Him To Your Community

Sep 30, 2016

This is the Dog is Good episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Gila Kurtz, the founder and driving force behind the Dog is Good lifestyle brand. She is also the author of the book Fur Covered Wisdom where she shares some of the secrets of life that were revealed to her through her furry friends.

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Our musical guest is our friend Chris Hardy and his song Space Cats.

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Sep 28, 2016

Dr Kelly Baez is back to help us learn how to develop healthier lifestyles. She is not a fan of fad diets, she is a fan of helping you become the best you can be by developing great habits that will lead to a happier, healthier life.

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Always ready to help us whip up a healthy and totally interactive meal, VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is back with another delicious dish.

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And we also welcome back our friends Small Forest.

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We have been motivating kids to be more respctful since 1983!!!

Sep 26, 2016

This is the Escape From Anxiety edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Peggy Sealfon, author of the book Escape From Anxiety. Peggy tells us her life story, how she was able to escape the clutches of the anxiety that was ruining her life and learn to live happily.

Find Out More By Visiting Peggy's Web Site

We are also joined by our most popular guest ever, up and coming country star JessLee. Many people who now JessLee now will be surprised to hear that she struggled with weight and body image issues as a young teen. She shares that sturggle with us, and how she came to love herself and find fitness and happiness. And of course we couldn't have JessLee here without having her share a song.

Treat Yourself To Some Of JessLee's Sweet Sounds


Parents, Educators & Kids Everywhere Are Inspired & Delighted By The Magic Of Jedlie!!!

Sep 23, 2016

Our featured guest today is Dr David James. Dr David has led a fascinating life. His passion is to see you make amazing changes in your life. He Hase a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and graduate degrees in Theology and Spirituality. Heis the author of three books on personal transformation. He has also served as a Professor of Psychology and Spirituality as well as an ordained minister, was a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and retired from the Chino Police Department. He is here to talk about the benefits of hypnotherapy.

Click here to find out more about Dr David James

We are also joined by our friend Mike Veny. Mike is the force behind the blog Transforming Stigma and has a great message we can share with our kids.

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And back with us once again is musical guest iPain reminding us to reach out with hope to and for folks with chronic pain.

Empower folks with chronic pain

We want to help you motivate your kids to be respectful

Sep 21, 2016

Dr Roger Lucas is a respected dentist and is out to help kids have better dental health. His solution - More Chocolate, No Cavities!

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We are also joined by our great firend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who has a delicious recipe for Grilled Portabellos.

Great Recipes & So Much More

And back with more music from his Spillover Effect project is Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy World Is A Great Place To Visit


We Want To Help You Build A More Respectful Community


Sep 19, 2016

On today's episode of the ParentCast we meet three fascinating women. Our featured guest is Dr Michele Summers Colon, a physician, surgeon, health coach, yoga teacher, anatomy instructor, author and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is known as The Holistic Podiatrist of Southern California and has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. Dr. Michele combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her clients.

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We also meet a young tween named Skylar, as portrayed by the incredibly talented Bo Jarratt. Bo is the daughter of our friends Peter & Ellen Jarratt. This "interview" was done completely spontaneously and I believe it gives a great look into the pysche of a young woman in middle school trying to discover who it is she is meant to be.

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Our musical guest is now to the ParentCast. Alison Reynolds is a multi talented singer songwriter that I am sure you will love.

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Motivate The Kids In Your Community To Be Respectful


Sep 16, 2016

The author of Search & Seizure, Marc Hoberman is here to tell his inspiring life story. Marc tells us "The things in life that help us become successful and fulfilled can be based upon both positive and negative experiences. Our friends, family, colleagues, and personal decisions all assist us in becoming the people we see in the mirror each morning." Marc is also the founder is driving force behind Grade Success, a web site and service that is helping kids everywhere to achieve success.

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Our musical guest today is our friend Chris Hardy.

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Sep 14, 2016

This is a powerful episode of the ParentCast. Internationally acclaimed writer, director and rpoducer Ziad Hamzeh joins us to talk about his latest project The Flower of Aleppo. This is an incredibly compelling story about a Tunisian woman struggling to hold on to the remains of her broken family when her son gets ensnared in ISIS. This story is based on real life events happening to families throughout the Middle east and throughout the World. This is a discussion that is going to challenge you to look at events from every angle, and to have empathy for all victims of hate and violence.

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We are also joined by up and coming Hollywood, and Bollywood star Dhruv Bali. Dhruv talks about the many twists and turns this journey into the business we call show has taken him on.

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Our musical guest is our friend Jonas Woods with his song 1000 Miles.

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Sep 12, 2016

I love introducing you to amazingly talented people. Today I have the honor of introducing you to two incredibly talented authors. Jackie LeDuc is a 17 year old author from Massachusetts. She has three of her books published, a children's book and two young adults books that are a bit on the dark side, The Demonic Eyes and World Domination Bloody Nightmares.

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We will also have a chance to meet the author of The Karris Family, Ruhani Chhabra who is, get this, 11 years old!

Meet The Karris Family

Our musical guest is our friend, Trevor Hager, who we used to think of as young but compared to Ruhani and Jackie he is an experienced old hand

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Sep 9, 2016

This is a very important episode of the ParentCast. We are joined by Francie Healey, author of the book Eat To Beat Alzheimers. Eat to Beat Alzheimer's offers a practical guide and an empowering tool to bring nourishing, healthful, and delicious food into the lives of people concerned about Alzheimer's and other cognitive problems. Almost 9 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and the toll is rapidly increasing. This book will appeal to everyone concerned about dementia and memory loss in either themselves or a loved one.

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Our musical guest is our good friend, the one and only Chris Hardy

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Sep 7, 2016

This is a fun interview. Today we meet Max Ivey. He grew up in a family of carnival owners. All he ever wanted to do was to continue in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business.

As you might guess, that didn't happen. I did help in the business over the years, but couldn’t sustain it after the early death of his father. Max then turned to helping people sell their amusement equipment by starting The Midway Marketplace web site.

Max started blogging to promote that site and met a lot of wonderful people in the blogosphere. They all agreed that Max has an amazing and inspirational story. I think you will agree as well.

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We will also be joined by our great musical guest Mari with her song It's A Beautiful Day.

It Is Always A Beautiful Day At

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Sep 5, 2016

Dr Joanny Liu is a doctor in Chinese Medicine who tells us she specializes in providing extraordinary sports medicine that delivers extraordinary results. She is here today to talk about the extraordinary work she has done with patients suffering from consussions. She tells us that her patients experience faster recoveries, especially from concussions. A fascinating conversation.

To Learn More Visit Dr Joanny's Web Site

Our musical guest today is Ed Roman. Ed will be a featured guest on an upcoming episode of the Parentcast. Today we hear his single "I Am Love"

Great Music Available At Ed Roman's Web Site

We Want To Motivate Your Community To Be Respectful - Click Here To Find Out How

Sep 2, 2016

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet the President of the International Pain Foundation Barbie Ingle and her husband Ken Taylor. Barbie is one of the millions of people world wide who suffer from chronic pain. She is here with her husband to talk about chronic pain and how we can support individuals who are suffering from it. They are also here to tell us about a very exciting program they are launching called Music Moves Awareness. Our musical guest is the artist known as iPain, singing Hope Is True, the anthem that is launching the Music Moves Awareness Project.

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Music Moves Awareness & Magic Motivates Kids To Be Respectful - Visit To Find Out How

Aug 31, 2016

Dr Kelly Baez is known as the FitShrink and she wants to change the way you think about health. She wants to know, How many diets have you tried? How many times have you gotten the latest exercise video, or joined a gym, only to realize that at the end of the day you are too tired and too busy?

She knows because she has been there too. And she wants to share what she learned on her journey with you.

And she is here to tell us the secret: it's not about finding the right diet plan - it's about making your own plan. One that works for you. You are going to love Meeting Dr Kelly Baez, the fit shrink.

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We are also joined by our favorite chef VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer and our favorite musical guest Chris Hardy.

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Aug 29, 2016

Not sure if I should call this episode "Why Can't We Just Play?" in honor of our guest Pam Lobley's wonderful book, or if I should call it "Oh boy can that guy play" in honor of our guest Richard Lynch's amazing talents. Either way, this is sure to be an episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast that you don't want to miss!!! And if that is not enough you will also hear about my great tour of the South with my daughter Alejandra and my Italian daughter Chiara!!!

Be sure to check out Richard Lynch's web site

And be sure to check out Pam Lobley's web site where you can find all of her great books

And please be sure to check out my web site to find out how you can bring my exciting motivational magic show to your community

Aug 26, 2016

On today ParentCast we meet Marla Mervis Hartman. Marla is dedicated to empowering others to heal themselves spiritually, physically and emotionally. As a Living Light Reiki Master for over 10 years, Marla enthusiastically practices and teaches Reiki. In addition to reiki, she leads women’s tantra classes and teaches yoga. She works on staff at Rehab Journey Malibu bringing reiki, meditation, yoga and massage to the clients. She joins us today to talk about ways we can help our kids, and ourselves, have a positive body image.

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Our musical guest today is iPain and her song Hope Is True, bringing awarenees to the millions of folks suffering from Chronic Pain.

Learn More About The Music Moves Awareness Project

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Aug 24, 2016

Dr Roger Lucas is a dentist who is bringing us some really exciting news. The name of his book is More Chocolate, No Cavities. In it Dr Lucas shares his new way of thinking about cavity prvention for kids that is a diet first based approach.

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We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who is sharing her Gaspacho Soup Recipe.

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And one of our favorite singer songwriters Kim Krenik is back.

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