Our featured guest T J Walker believes that learning how to be a good public speaker is one of the most important and valuable skills your child could learn. Why? As TJ explains, no matter what line of work your child will go into he or she will need to know how to express themselves. He also has found that these skills will also help your children better deal with conflicts in school.
Our friends Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggens from the Insititute of Curiosity return to talk about looking at our spouses through more than just one story.
And get ready to rock out with our musical guests, Megaweapon. Megaweapon is a punk band all about "having fun and kicking ass." They are from New York and feature Michi Turk on vocals/keytar, Andrew Stieglitz on vocals/guitar, Michael McCarthy on drums, and Erik Unkrich on bass.
Laura Johnston Khol was an idealistic young woman who wanted to care for others. That desire to care led to her to become a member of a church known as The People's Temple. The charismatic leader of that church, Jim Jones, led his people to create a community in the jungles of Guyana called Jonestown, the scene of the most horrific mass murder. Laura shares the horrors of that experience.
We are also joined by Eileen Cameron, author of the children's book Rupert's Parchment that celebrates the signing of the Magna Carta.
Our musical guest is our friend Jonas Woods.
Dr John DeGarmo returns to remind us that there are hundreds of thousands of kids in foster care in America in need of support. His family has been home to dozens of foster kids over the years. He has launched a campaign to build a new home for more than a dozen older boys in need of love and support.
Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer returns to share some new delicious treat ideas.
Peter & Ellen Jarratt challenge us to create a special 2016 family mural.
We close our special Christmas edition of the ParentCast with our musical guest Chris Hardy.
This episode of the We Chose Respect ParentCast celebrates the return of Robin Booth. Robin is an internationally acclaimed expert in providing emotionally intelligent solutions to everyday parenting challenges. Over the last 15 years he has supported hundreds and thousands of teachers and parents from around the world create breakthroughs in getting their children to cooperate with them.
Internationally he is mostly known for founding the Synergy Schooling Approach. This approach demonstrates how easily personal and academic excellence can be achieved when a teacher uses skills in boosting self esteem and developing the child's internal motivation for success . Today Robin discusses ways to make sure we are not raising a brat.
Also joining us is our favorite sleep consultant Nicole Janse Van Rensburg. Nicole returns to answer listener questions.
And making his debut on the ParentCast is the multi talented musician, singer & songwriter Joe Sneider.
Dr Lori Barr is a pediatric radiologist and the author of the best selling book "Think & Grow Well." Dr Lori has a fun and positive attitude towards life. One of her claims to fame is her expertise in following Walrus pregnancies. (We'll let her explain.) She loves being able to show children that they are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
Our friends from the Institute of Curiosity, Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggins, return to help us look at the many different stories that we can experience during the holidays.
And our friend Trevor Hager is here to share the title track off his new CD Don't Give Up.
Twas the week before Christmas and all of here at the We Choose Respect ParentCast put together a great Family Fun Friday Episode for your listening enjoyment. Our featured guest is up and coming Country Rocker Donica Knight. Donica shares her music with us, along with memories of the people that have supported her on her journey to make her dreams come true, her parents, teachers, other family members.
We are also joined by Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer who will teach us how to make delicious Holiday Nog French Toast.
The Jarratts from New Zealand, Peter & Ellen, share with us some great ideas of how we can encourage our kids to create beautiful, heartfelt home made holiday gifts.
Elliott Katz is the author of the book "Being The Strong Man A Woman Wants" Despite what you maight think the title implies, Elliott is not advocating that men regress to dominating neanderthals. Quite the contrary. Elliott says he has spoken with countless women who are frustrated that the men in their life seem unwilling to make a decision.
We are also joined by Holistic Therapist Natalie Moore for the conclussion of her series on SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder.
And we are delighted to introduce the ParentCast audience to the music of Jonny Diaz. Jonny is a singer - songwriter based in Nashville who has a brand new single out called "Breathe"
Rhea Lalla has coached hundreds of parents who are searching for the exact words to use and the mind-set to hold so they parent their kids in a way that feels connected, loving and gives them the results they want. Known for the ability to take complex ideas and break them down into simple how to's that are easy to follow and engaging is where her strength and success lies.
Holistic Therapist Natalie Moore continues her three part series examining Seasonal Affective Disorder. Today she discusses some of the behaviors that might tell us one of our loved ones is suffering.
Our music guest is singer song writier Trevor Hager. Trevor shares a cut from his new CD "Don't Give Up"
Victoria S Hardy is the author of the novel Kicking The Goat Silly, a fun read that mixes mystery, a bit of the occult, romance, fun and a very likeable lead character. I will be honest, I was very surprised by how much fun IO had reading the book, and was delightedly surprised by how much fun I had talking with Victoria.
We are also joined by our Holistic Therapist Natalie Moore. Natalie returns to the We Choose Respect ParentCast with the first in a three part report on Seasonal Affective Depression. This is an important series of reports.
We end the show with the return oof our friend Chris Hardy. Chris provides many of the voice acting you hear on the ParentCast. He is hear today to share his song Painting the Future.
This is the comeback edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our magnificent ParentCast studios suffered a major meltdown, otherwise known as my laptop crashed. Scrambling to replace that laptop gave me a chance to put into practice some great advice our featured guest Dr Laurie Hollman recommends for every parent.
We are also joined by our Sleepy Lion Sleep Consultant Nicole Janse Van Rensburg answering listener questions. If you have a question for Nicole be sure to send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org
And our friends Trevor Hager & Jessica Shea join us to sing "Never Gonna Stop" which is ironic given Dr Hollman's advice.
In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Tia Ross, a powerful Certified Master Facilitator for Motivating the Teen Spirit. Tia facilitates workshops that focus on emotional healthiness and personal accountability, she has touched the lives of parents and youth in schools, in the juvenile justice system, and in social services across the nation.
Her experience is in the juvenile justice system of San Diego, CA, where she has held numerous positions that include student worker, family support worker, SAY San Diego, CAT Team, WINGS Program Coordinator, and church services leader with volunteers of probation.
We are also joined by Steven Ross, the College Cash Champion, sharing more great tips that will help families find ways to fund their kids' college educations.
We end this great episode of the ParentCast with a song from our friends The Jo Petty Band.
Its time for another Family Fun Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect Parentcast!!! Our feautred guest is Kevin Christofora, author of the "HomeTown All Stars" series of children's books. Kevin is passionate about motivating kids to get outside and play, to experience more green and less screen. And the best way to do that, he says, is for us to get out and play with our kids.
VeegMama Stephanie Dryer returns to tell us how to make delicious Stuffed Calzones with our kids.
Peter & Ellen Jarrett return with another of their top tips series.
And to kick off the Christmas season rising country music star Donica Knight sings "White Christmas"
In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Trillion Small, author of the Caged In Heart. Trillion believes if you want to change the world around you, you must first change the world within you. Trillion talks about the trauma many people have suffered throughout their lives and how to overcome those hurts.
We are also joined by our favorite mother - daughter team, Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggins, from the Institute of Curiosity.
Our musical guest today is Hannah Belle who sings Porchin' It
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Tara Kennedy Kline os a certified family parenting coach and edutainer best known as the acclaimed author of "Stop Raising Einstein: Discover The Unique Brilliance In Your Child" She is also the host of Parent Nation Radio. Se has been dubbed the "Queen of Accountability" and works directly with parents to guide them through the challenges of raising value driving kids in today's technology centric world.
Our friend Dr Stephanie O'Leary os back to answer listener questions.
And one of our favorite musical guests is back, Dean Richardson is here to sing Coming Back To Love."
It's time for another Family Fun Friday Episode here on the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Christobel Llewellyn, founder of KinderJazz, a 12 piece Australian band that creates great jazz music that is kid friendly.
We are also joined by our friend VeegMama Stephanie Dryer who teaches us how families can work together to create delicious Soba Noodle Bowls.
And our friends Peter & Ellen Jarrat continue their Top Tips series.
Wow, we have a jam packed Thanksgiving Eve Episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Thrre authors join us to tell us about their books. Dr Lynn Ann Migdal talks about her book "Wind Kissed". Ron Stelle introduces his book "Streets of Our Youth" and Stenetta Anthony shares about "The Love Story." Also joining us is one of our favorite musical guests Jasmine Crowe
In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we are joined by Cultural Expert & Anthropologist Tegan Sabatier. Tegan was initially invited on to talk about the benefits of exposing our kids to different cultures. However in the days leading up to the interview the World was horrified by the events that tore Paris apart. Tegan was kind enough to share her thoughts on how we can talk to our kids about terrorism. Tegan also shares with us some of her understanding of how young people are literally being brainwashed into committing terrorist acts.
We are also joined by our good dog expert Sharon Bolt. Sharon helps us understand how to get our dogs to stop pulling while walking.
And we debut a new musical guest. Melanie Devaney joins us to sing "Sink or Swim".
A very special episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast featuring Auggie the Doggie's Turkey Day Rap. (Featuring the vocal talents of Chris Hardy) A fun song for you and your kids.
What can be more fun than snuggling up with your kids and reading a great story? Today's featured guest Christopher Holley is a New York City public school teacher who has created a series of fun and exciting reading books that the entire family will love.
Once you get done reading you will probably be hungry. Excellent, because our favorite Vegan, VeegMama Stephanie Dryer is here to teach us how to make delicious Vegan Sushi Rolls.
Now that you are all energized with that delicious Sushi Rolls, it's time to create with our friends Peter & Ellen Jarrat. They are continueing their Top Tips Series today to help us have more confidence in helping kids be creative.
And we are all going to end of Family Fun Friday dancing to some soulful Latin Jazz performed by KinderJazz.
Natalie Moore is a holistic marriage and family therapist based in Pasadena, CA. Natalie believes that therapy is a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. She enjoys working with clients to establish goals for treatment and work in tandem every step of the way to ensure that your objectives are being met. In this featured interview Natalie discusses a wide range of topics important to families.
Our Sleepy Lion Sleep Consultant Nicole Janse Van Rensburg returns to answer listener questions on how we can help our kids get the sleep they need.
We close our show with a powerful performance from Amanda Vernon. Her new song "Justice For All" is sure to move you.
Tamara Hartley wants you to "Stop Wasting Your Time Blamming Others For Your Life!" In fact she feels so strongly about it she wrote a fabulous new book called, strangley enough "Stop Wasting Your Time Blaming Others For Your Life!" Tamara offers great, no nonsense advice for parents, kids and people at all stages of their lives. I know you will love her energy, wit and personality.
We are also joined by Steven Roberts, the College Cash Champion who will share more tips that will help our kids get their college education without going into debt.
And here celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band is Rocquette with their song "Go Pirates Go"
Prue Madden is the founder of Skillsmosis.com, an Australian based producer of online learning courses. Prue joins us today to share her innovative "Read Before School" Program that can help parents teach kids as young as three years old to read.
Peter & Ellen Jarratt, the founders of new Zealand based Create and Educate, return to the ParentCast to share some Top Tips that will help us teach virtues to our kids through the arts and creativity.
And Singer songwriter Joe Frey from Vermont in the US shares "The Chasing Song" with us.
David Oliver is a master magician who has appeared on some of the World's biggest stages. Within the magic community David is known for his selfless giving as a mentor to young magicians, leading the most active chapter of the Society of Young Magicians. Not too long ago that love was returned as the magic community rallied to David's side when he needed a double lung transplant. You will be moved by this story of love, hope and courage.
Dean Richardson also joins us to sing Far From Finished Yet.
Before the emergence of modern medicine human beings relied on wisdom passed down from generation to generation for healing. Today's featured gues Greg Friedman calls himself "a modern version of that which has existed in every culture, a spiritual guide and mentor. He builds bridges and helps clear paths, in part, by taking the ancient wisdom of indigenous cultures and making it applicable to us in our everyday lives." He admits that some people might call what he studies "woo woo" but I think that you will find him fascinating.
Today's Expert Guest is our friend Sharon Bolt, BBC Good Dog training expert. As always Sharon joins us to answer listeners questions.And as always Sharon invites listeners to receive a free Good Dog Report.
And we welcome a new musical guest, Hannah Belle. Hannah Belle is a true country girl hailing from Red Lick, MS where she grew up learning how to live the country way. Singing since she was three, country music came naturally to her, having a love and respect for the traditional country sound, but also embracing the modern sounds of country music today.
In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast features interviews with two great children's authors. Gladys Barbieri is the author of Red Shoes, a story that encourages gratitude.
Danielle Soucy Mills is the author of Tina Tumbles, a fun book that tells the story of a girl who loves to tumble.