Its The Attack of the Teenage Zombie Episode, or perhaps more accurately, Rescuing Our Teenage Zombie Episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our guest is Dr David Henderson, author of the fabulous new book My Teenage Zombie, Rescuing the Undead Adolescent in Your Home. Dr Henderson tells us that Zombies are not just found in horror movies, sometimes they’re lying on your living room couch. These are undead adolescents whose psychological and social development have come to a screeching halt. Torn by their yearning for freedom and their fear of surviving the outside world, they have stalled in their maturity, motivation, and purpose in life, hijacked by a helplessness and fear of responsibility. Parents often feel ill-equipped to love, support, and guide them—especially when they may be facing a midlife crisis of their own and battling some of the same issues in their own lives. Is it really possible to escape this “undead” state of being? The answer is YES, thankfully. David L. Henderson explains the parts of a teenage zombie (their brain, heart, and spirit), how they got into this undead state, and how to resurrect them back to life. Using real-life examples of families he has counseled, he describes both their physical and psychological characteristics and offers practical suggestions on how to deal with, and in many cases avoid, having an undead adolescent in your home.
Our musical guest is my little doggie Auggie, (with help from Chris Hardy) with his spooky Halloween Song
Michael and Meghan Knorpp have got to be the most unique guests we have ever had on the We Choose Respect ParentCast. They decided to pack up their RV and start traveling around the US, with their NINE kids!!! You are going to love hearing about their adventures, and misadventures, and all of the love their family is sharing.
And to celebrate that Love we asked our good friend Eddy Mann to share his song Love is Splediferous
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the field of epigenetics.
Dawson has published numerous scientific papers, with a focus on the remarkable self-healing mechanisms now emerging at the intersection of emotion and gene expression. He applies these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFTUniverse.com, which is one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
We are also joined by two of our favorite guests. VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is here with another totally interactive and delicious recipe.
And Chris Hardy treats us to his fun, family friendly music.
Our musical guest Ed Roman is back to share more music from his Red Omen album.
This is a record breaking episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. In this episode we meet Ed Roman. Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide. Recently, this Top 100 MTV.com and #1 Reverbnation artist traveled to Jamaica to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to the island, while shooting the music video for “Jamaica.” Ed is also a Heart Songs for Veterans artist, donating money to help veterans with his single and Top 10 Yallwire.com video,, “Lay One Down.” His last album, Letters From High Latitudes (an homage to his Ontario home) was a critically-acclaimed vehicle for Ed’s socio-political, earthly-conscious and globally-aware messages. This conversation, which will go down as the longest conversation we have had on the ParentCast, felt like I was having a conversation with a life long friend I had just met for the first time.
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.
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.
And our musical guest is our good friend Kim Krenick
This is the PopSy edition of the ParentCast. What is the world is PopSy you ask? Popsy.com.au 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.
Our musical guest today is Ed Roman. Ed will be a featured guest on a future episode of the ParentCast.
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.
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.
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.
We also welcome back fan favorite VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer with another delicious, totally interactive recipe.
And our musical guest is Mari!
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.
Our friend Mike Veny is back with important advice for both kids and parents to share with their kids.
And our musical guest is our friend from Maine Dean Richardson.
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.
Our musical guest is our dear friend Chris Hardy.
This week we are concluding our look at Dr Roger Lucas' ground breaking book More Chocolate, No Cavities.
Our friend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is back with another amazing recipe.
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.
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.
Our musical guest is Eddie Mann encouraging us to Rise Up.