In this Family Fun Friday episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we welcome our featured guest Patricia May. Patricia is the author of the ten-book collection, A Seashell Meditation for Children. Patricia's books offer a new and exciting way to introduce children to the world of meditation, using a short story rhyme in the form of a guided meditation while the child holds a seashell up to their ear, as a tool for focus and fun.
Our favorite Vegan Chef, VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is here with another totally delicious & totally interactive recipe for us to create with our kids.
And our buddy Chris Hardy returns as our musical guest.
Two of our most popular guests, Kathy Taberner and her daughter Kirsten Siggens are back to tell us about a great new program they are offering at the institute of curiosity! It is a brand new video class for parents that will help them understand what a curious conversation is & how it can eliminate conflict, The BIG mistakes you must avoid that can hurt your relationship and your child’s future (you may be doing them now!), Three essential skills needed for effective parenting (skills that will give your child a leg up on others), How to stay COOL when thing heat up – yup, drama free conversations & What makes curiosity so unique & why it is essential to your child’s future and your families happiness.
We are also joined by teenage author Bronte Huskinson who tells how she struggled with body image issues and choose to deal with those issues by entering a modeling competition.
And our musical guest is our friend Jonas Woods.
Today we have a great conversation with David Chatfield, the author of Taking Control, Cracking the Code to Happiness. Do you feel out of control, depressed, stuck, disillusioned, defeated, rejected, dejected, afraid, confused? If so, David's book will help you take back control of your life and give you the key to crack the code to happiness. You can get what you want, be the person you want to be, and most of all, you can be happy. The lessons in this book are time-proven, reliable, easy and fun. You will learn to live with integrity and gain the trust and confidence of your friends and family. You will learn about positive and healthy relationships, how to form them and how to maintain them. You will learn how to disconnect from toxic relationships. You will learn how to get what you want out of life. You will learn how to lose all types of fear. You will learn not to take yourself too seriously, not to settle for less than you want, and how to take disappointments and turn them into opportunities.
We are also joined by our musical guest Kat Perkins, a contestant on Season 6 of The Voice.
In her ground breaking book, Balanced & Barefoot, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.
We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who shares her vegan cookies and cream milk shake secrets.
And Chris Hardy gets us to shakes our heads like a rattle!"
Daniele Bolleli is a college professor, author, father & cage fighter. His new book, Not Afraid, is a meditation on facing fear, heartbreak, and mortality. In his own irreverent and inimitable style, Daniele Bolelli tells the story of his courtship and marriage, which would have been a sweet story had not all hell broken loose. Or as he puts it, “Hell was a ninja who entered my house without being seen. It all began in such an unremarkable way that it barely registered as anything meaningful. Little did I know that the experiences of the next five months would rip me apart and kill me. They would re-forge me into a different man. On that day, I became an unwilling traveler on a journey through the heart of fear. Every step along the way has forced me to face my fears time and time again.”
We are also joined by the amazing Donica Knight.
Jacqueline TD Huynh is the author of the Amazing Itty Bitty Book on Family Leadership. This is a great book that is filled with 15 simple tips that successful companies use that families can use in their homes. Listeners are invited to email Jacqueline at at Jacque@IntegrativeMinds.com I will email them a link to receive a free video download to “Family Harmony: Avoid the 3 Massive Mistakes Parents Make That Create Chaos and Repel Their Children”.
We are also joined by singer songwriter Jonas Woods. Jonas will be a part of the Remembering Donna event to raise funds for the Shattuck Shelter Ministry of St Mary of the Hills Parish.
What an amazing, all star Family Fun Friday Show we have for you today. Robin Booth joins us with an incredible simple yet oh so important way to help our kids learn to be polite.
VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer helps us get our kids into the kitchen to create a healthy Avacado Sandwich.
Of course once we eat we need to burn off those calories, and Renaud Alexandre is here to teach us how to do Goblet Squats.
And who better than to do Goblet Squats with but our buddy Chris Hardy!
Tracee Sioux is a Spiritual Business and Life Coach. She is the author of the book "Soul Vs Ego Smackdown!" and loves to ask folks what would you be able to do if you said yes to everything you spirit called you to do? We had a fun and fascinating conversation.
We are also joined by our friend from the great state of Maine Dean Richardson. Dan has an indiegog campaign to raise fiunds for a new full length album he is planning on recording in Nashville next month.
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of seven books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms…Real Jesus, Living With Less So Your Family Has More, and her most recent bestselling release No More Perfect Moms.
Featured on Focus on the Family, Crosswalk.com, and as the host of the Heartbeat radio program, Jill is the founder and director of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages moms. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, three who are married, two granddaughters and one grandson. They make their home in Normal, Illinois.
Our musical guest is Zolo who is here to share his brand new song "Brand New".
Alison Kero is the founder and driving force behind ACK Organizing. Having the ability to be organized can improve your quality of life in so many ways. Helping our kids learn to be organized is a great gift that will help them acheive more in school and their professional life.
We are also joined by our friend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who teaches us how to get into our totally interactive kitchens to create yummy Sweet Potato Chips.
Renaud Alexandre then joins us to help us burn off those Sweet Potato Calories with good old fashioned, but properly executed, push ups.
And we end our family fun Friday episode with music from our buddy Chris Hardy.
Dave Closson is the assistant Director at the Illinois Higher Education Center (IHEC) an agency that provides professional development, assessment, program planning, evaluation, consultation visits and host training related to alcohol, drug and violence prevention. The IHEC mission is “To reduce negative health and safety consequences to Illinois college students related to alcohol, other drugs and violence and to increase college and community environmental factors that support healthy and safe norms.”
He previously worked as an Eastern Illinois University Police Officer and served as the department’s Crime Prevention Officer. While serving in this role, he gave presentations to over 7,500 students, faculty and professional staff on topics ranging from Motivational Interviewing, Bystander Intervention, Alcohol/Drug Safety, Sexual Assault Prevention and Conflict Resolution. Dave joins us on the ParentCast to share ideas on the many ways we can help our collage age kids make healthy choices.
We are also joined by our great friend Jonas Woods. Jonas will be appearing with Jedlie on May 7th at St Mary of the Hills Parish for a night of Mystery & Music to support the church's Ministry to homeless men and women.
Angela is an autodidact, a self-taught person, and has spent the past four years educating herself on the mind and how it works. She has spent the past few years discovering new and effective ways to accomplish living her dreams.
We are also joined by Kory Livingstone. Kory is a multi talented musician, singer based in Toronto. Kory talks about the power of quiet determination and how learning to play an instrument can help improve kids' grades and SAT scores.
Speaking of music, our musical guest is Sarah Kervin.
On today's Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Dr. Kevin Ross Emery, a sought after leader, innovator, author, teacher, synergetic catalyst, speaker, and an expert in the ADD/HD field. He has worked for such companies as American Express, Dartmouth College, Hilton, and Sheraton. In the 80’s, he was a driving force for the creation and implementation of training programs in the banking, retail, food and financial service industries.
We also welcome back our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer and her Vegan BLT recipe.
Fitness expert Renaud Alexandre from Phoenix Fitness Squared is here to teach us a fun High Intensity Training Cardio workout for families.
And Chris Hardy is here with another great fun song.