Robin Booth is an internationally respected parenting expert and educational consultant. From his home base in Cape Town, South Africa he shares with us his positive approach to parenting and education. In this fascinating interview Robin talks about the changes that our educational system must go through to better serve our kids. Robin also shares with us a simple way parents can change they way they communicate that will make a huge difference in their relationship with their kids.
Our musical guest today is Chris Hardy. Chris' music is fun, upbeat and has a great positive message.
The We Choose respect Live School Assembly program kicked off the new school year with performances in Pownal & Bennington, VT.
The start of the new school year is right around the corner. I wanted to invite Peggy Richard to come on and share some tips on how we can help our kids get a great start to the school year. Peggy is a bi lingual, nationally board certified early childhood educator. She is also a certified yoga instructor. She offers some great advice to help kids of all ages have a positive and empowered startto a wonderfully successful school year.
One of the things that people love most about my school assembly programs is that they are totally interactive. I love watching the faces of my volunteers light up as they cause something magical to happen in their own hands. I also know I will be far more effective in motivating kids to be respectful if they are a big, active part of the show.
This week my friend Holli Kenley and I are on a mission to transform my podcast into the Totally Interactive We Choose Respect ParentCast!!! I am going to let Holli tell you in her own words, taken, with permission, directly from her blog. Click here to check out Holli's blog!!!
Then, each Wednesday, Jedlie and I will present a new lesson, following the chapters in Another Way. Get a copy of "Another Way", and follow along! At the end of each podcast, an autographed copy of "Another Way" will be given away when one lucky listener is the first person to answer our podcast question through my email - firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through Holli Kenley website.
Jenn Kozek is a fierce advocate for her son. She is the author of the book Healing Without Hurting. The book tells her story of her son who has experienced a life filled with physical and developmental issues. Even though Jenn is a medical professional she was uncomfortable following her physicians suggestions of giving her son powerful whith potentially dangerous side effects. Jenn searched high and low for better diagnosis and less risky, and more effective treatments. This heart wrenching story has a very happy ending.
Sweet, spicy and sexy, Azlin Bloor brings a taste of the World to the ParentCast.
Azlin Bloor is a former English and Economics teacher, now a Homeschooling Mum of 4, Live Food Show Host, Cookery Teacher and Private Chef.
She is passionate about food, cooking and eating! She loves to experiement with new recipes with her husband and kids. She is excited that as her kids get older, they are starting to experiment in the kitchen too.
Azlin was born and raised in Singapore, in a family as multi cultural as the United Nations and is now based in the UK. She is has a number of online cooking classes available on the Udemy learning platform and is the author of Simply Singapore. In this episode of the ParentCast Azlin introduces us to her Smokey Marsala
Melissa Cohen is an LCSW based in New York City. She is the author of the amazon best selling book ParentKnowlogy, a Simple Guide To Surviving Your Teen. In this interview Melissa tells us how the teenage brain is different from a fully formed adult brain, explaining why teens often engage in risky behavior. Melissa is also a big proponent of parents living in the present, that we work to give teens the tools they need to grow to be the adults they are meant to be, not the adults we ant or need them to be. Melissa also suggests we all take time to practice the three R's, reset, refocus and reconnect.
You could call this episode of the ParentCast "Confessions of a thong selling writing teacher."
Chris Pilny is not a dad, he is not a doctor or the author of a book on parenting. He is not one of our usual guests here on the We Choose Respect ParentCast.
Chris is, as our proposed title suggests, a young man who left the rough and tumble world of selling thongs and other lacy under garments to teach inner city kids creative writing, and survived to talk about the experience!
This is a fun interview that will help you appreciate your kids' teachers and your kids' potential.
Bob Lancer is the force behind the BestParentingAdvice.com, a web site that is simply filled with time tested knowledge and advice. In this episode Bob asks "are you parenting from Peace" and challenges us to "stop arguing, stop complaining, stop blaming."
Barbara Beery is the founder and visionary behind FoodKids.com. She is a firm believer in empowering kids through teaching them about food and how to cook and prepare their own meals. She is the author of the Snow Princess Cookbook
Dianna Beirne Amazon page says that "shelives in a fantasy world. Okay not really, but part of her wishes she did and, since that's technically impossible, she writes about fantasy worlds instead."
Diana's first Young Adult novel entitled Aurelious Forty; Volume One tells the story of a troubled teen who feels alone in the World. He has already bounced in and out of nine foster homes. When we meet him he is afraid and angry, and then discovers that he has a special gift.
In her interview Diana shares with us her inspiration in writing the story, and he belief that we all must do more to make everyone feel accepted and valued.
Aurelious Forty Volume One is the first in a series of Young Adult titles. Voumes Two and Three are available now, Voume Four will be published in the Fall.
Diana's Amazon page also tells us that "when not writing, she's generally daydreaming which morphs into wondering if that last daydream could turn into a book. She has also recently discovered podcasts but doesn't exactly understand what they are or why they're different from regular radio shows."
We don't know if appearing on the ParentCast has helped Diana understand that difference, but we do know you will love her interview.
Rich Korb is the author of the book "Motivating Defiant & Disruptive Children To Learn". He has over 30 years experience as an educator. He says the secret to motivating these hard to motivate students is in the equation 3 plus 6 equals 1. Sounds crazy? Not after Rich explains it all.
ADHD is an issue facing many families. Dr Craig Wiener has a different perspective when it comes to treating adhd with powerful drugs. He has a warning about the possible long term effects these drugs can have on our kids. He has written a book called Parenting Your Child With ADHD
The Trotters of Tweeville is one of a delightful series of children's books that entertain while educating kids about being the best they can be. Author and therapiast Shirin Zarqa Lederman talks to us about her books and about how we can instill good values in our kids.