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.
RSS Feed



All Episodes
Now displaying: 2016

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


Jul 13, 2016

Great parentcast with Dr Maxine Starr of Sunflower Therapies. In this epsiode of the ParentCast we talk about relationships, how we can help support our kids as they form healthy relationships and what we should be aware of that might indicate that a relationship could be unhealthy.

Connect with Dr Maxine on Facebook

We are also joined by a great musical guest Sarah Kervin. Sarah is bringing her great talents to the Boston area on July 17.

Check Out Sarah Kervin's Great Web Site

The best school assemblies ever -


Jul 11, 2016

Great Episode. Counselor Cindy Collick is a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and experienced Play Therapist, who is committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

She works individually with both adults and children on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

Visit Counselor Cindy's Web Site

We are also joined by blogger extrodinaire Darla Noble, creator of the Because Momma D Says blog where she dished good old fashioned wisdom.

Find Great Wisdom At Because Momma D Says

And did you know our most popular guest of all time is none other than today's musical guest, our great friend, up and coming Country Music Star JessLee.

Be Sure To Visit JessLee's Fabulous Web Site

The start of the school year is right around the corner, visit to bring Jedlie's nationally accalimed assembly to your kids' school

Jul 8, 2016

It's time for another Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect Worldwide ParentCast. Our featured guest is Adonis Lenzy. Adonis Lenzy is an author, speaker, and pastor who enjoys speaking to people from all walks and stages of life, inspiring them to live the life they have imagined by going after their dreams.

He has developed a unique style of communicating in creative, illustrative and humorous ways to his audiences. With ingenuity he crosses all ethnic, denominational and cultural barriers. You are going to love his positive message and his energy.

Get Ready To Make Your Next Day Your Best Day

We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer with her Pomegranet Popsicle Recipe.

For More Great Recipes Visit

And our friend Chris Hardy is back with more music from his new SpillOver Effect Project. - A wonderful world to hang out in

Motivate Your Kids To Be Respectful -

Jul 6, 2016

Jessica McIntyre is a Los Angeles based therapist dedicated to being a caring professional. She has helped those who feel they have lost their way or lost their professional edge and simply need the the support of a knowledgeable therapist who first relates by careful listening and then helps with the applicable counseling.

Check Out Jessica's Web Site

We are also joined by the author of Saying Goodbye: My Spiritual Journey through Death and Dying. Jean C West dares to face the basic reality that so much of modern culture strains itself to deny: everyone who lives will die. The hope and the encouragement come, not in pretending that death will not happen, but in shaping the way in which one says “goodbye” to friends and family.

Find Jean's book here

And our musical guests are a great band from Augusta Maine, Chasing The Light.

Great Chasing The Light Music Can Be Found Here

Check Out

Jul 4, 2016

Great episode of the ParentCast. Our first guest is author Tim "Timo" Olson. He is the author of the book Growing Up Nobody. Tim's story is a great story of hope in the face of tragedy.

Check Out Tim's Web Site

Our second guest is Sheryl Lynn Bennett, author of It's Time For A Village Meeting. Sheryl Lynn is a big proponent of people coming together to support young families.

Check Out Sherilyn's Spiritual Sweets Web Site

And our musical guest is one of our favories, the incredible MARi!

Check Out MARi's web site & Discover Why We Love Her So Much

The Very Best Educational Enrichment Program Anywhere

Jul 1, 2016

Wow, this is a star studded Family Fin Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our first guest is one of our favorite authors, Geoffrey McSkimming. Geoffrey is here to announce the rerelease of his Cairo Jim series of books on the Kindle Platform. The first to be released is Cairo Jim on the Trail to Cha Cha Muchos. Legend has it that somewhere in Peru, atop a towering, jungle-covered mountain, stand the ruins of ChaCha Muchos, the Lost City of the Dancers. What happened there nearly five hundred years ago remains a mystery. Who were these people? Why did they build their city so far from civilisation? And why, in the end, did the entire tribe dance itself to extinction?

Be sure to check out

Perhaps the tribe was caught up in the excitement of our musical guest MARi's new album Treasure. MARi is here to share her music, talk about her inspirations and her family.

You Can Cha Cha Mucho At

We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer with another delicious, totally interactive and nutritious recipe.

And after you cha cha mucho be sure to reenergize at

The Very Best School Assembly Can Be Found At

Jun 29, 2016

Today on the ParentCast we meet Gretchen Downey. Gretchen Downey is a prevention specialist in children and adult health, author, transformational coach and parent. Having worked professionally for over 25 years with hundreds of thousands of children, teens and families in the areas of substance abuse, mindful awareness education, nutrition, eating disorders, physical/emotional/social health education, applied neuroscience and program development, she has seen what works and what doesn’t regarding children’s well-being. She is here to share information unlike anything that you’ve ever received before – information that she knows will help you in every aspect of yours and your children’s lives. Forever!

Visit the Home of the KId Whisperer

We also welcome back our musical guests, Long Island's own MegaWeapon

Check Out MegaWeapon's Music Here

Find Out About Jedlie's Great School Assembly Programs

Jun 27, 2016

Today on the ParentCast we meet Chrstine Alisa, author of Your Amazing Itty Bitty Communicating with Your Teenager Book. When their child reaches teenage years many parents struggle with adjusting to the new changes in their son or daughter. To say the least, communication becomes difficult. This book gives strategies to help parents feel more equipped for the task of navigating those years.

Visit Christine's Web Site

Our musical guest today is the up and coming pop singer MARi!

Check out all of MARi's Music

For The Best School Assembly Ever Visit

Jun 24, 2016

It is another jammed packed Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. We first meet Kevin Kessler, a true modern day renaissance man. A former pro wrestler, a current podcaster and podcast network owner and the author of Rosinanti. The Rosinanti Dragons are no more. Since their extinction nearly one thousand years ago these primal powerhouses have fallen into the obscurity of history’s forgotten lore. In that time, humans have come to dominate the world of Terra, peacefully ignorant to one horrifying truth: that ancient evil stirs around them, waiting to reclaim its lost world. It is a great read.

Get Your Copy Of Rosinanti

We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who shares her recipe for delicious homemade hummus.

Please visit

Pete and Ellen Jarratt talk about the importance of teaching creativity to our kids.

Get your family's creative juices flowing at Jarratt's Create & Educate

And we end the show with our favorite musical guest Chris Hardy.

Take a trip to a very groovy place -

Check Out Jedlie's New Program -

Jun 22, 2016

In this episode of the ParentCast we meet Marty Barth, author of the book The Shattering. The Shattering is a novel based on the true life story of abuse that Marty experienced growing up. Marsha Lynn Barth (Marty) an inspirational speaker for 20 years, has spoken at various retreats and conferences. She has DJ'd on Christian radio and is actively involved in prison ministry. A business woman by profession for 26 years, she runs the family business with her husband Mike in Pennsylvania. She is the mother of two children, and has five grandsons.

Find The Shattering Here

We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests Kim Krenik and her song The Lion

Check Out All Of Kim's Music At

The Best School Assemblies Bar None -

Jun 20, 2016

Today's featured guest is Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL. Jennifer believes your body is a miracle. You can put it through hell, feed it terribly or suffer long-term disease, and it will bounce back full of life and energy again – simply with the right tools.

Jennifer and her team at Oasis Wellness have created a system that will do just that. At Oasis, they believe healing for good is possible. They have watched too many people suffer and not be able to live their lives freely and to the fullest because they just didn’t have the information or the tools to do it.
Jennifer is on a mission to teach 1 million people how to honor this incredible physical, emotional, and spiritual body we have been given.

Visit Oasis Wellness

We are also joined by up and coming music artist MARi and the title track from her new album Treasure.

Check Out All Of MARi's Great Music

Jedlie wants to come to your community, click here to find out more

Jun 17, 2016

I think this is one of the all time greatest Family Fun Friday episodes we have published. It certainly is jammed packed with great guests and music. Our featured guest is up and coming country music star T J Leonard from Stockholm, Sweden. You are going to love TJ's music, but you are also going to love TJ. He is a real, down to earth parent who has his priorities in the right place.

Get TJ's New Music Here

Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is here with her classic Soba Noodle Recipe.

Please visit

Peter & Ellen Jarret talk about helping our kids think and be creative.

Get Creative With Your Kids

And our friend Chris Hardy is here with his song The Year of Love.

Chris Hardy World is a wonderful place to visit

Bring the best assembly program ever to your school -

Jun 16, 2016

This is a special edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast created especially for Dyslexic and Unstoppable

Jun 15, 2016

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Doug and Luccie Curtis, authors of the book Dyslexic and Unstoppable, who help us explore dyslexia. One of the first things we discover is that kids with dyslexia think and learn differently. This posses a problem in schools because most classroom teachers do not have the training and resources to help these kids learn in a way that is natural for them. It is a fascinating look into this often misunderstood topic.

First Lucie & Doug's Web Site, The First Place To Go To Help Your Dyslexic Child

We are also joined by country music star Richard Lynch.

Check Out Richard Lynch's Music Site

It's Happenning This Weekend - See Jedlie @ The Northeat Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza!!!

Jun 13, 2016

Today's Parentcast is a continuation of a past show discussing how we can better connect with our kids, especially our teens. Susan Shafffer is the co author of the book How To Connect with Your Iteen. How To Connect With Your iTeen is the lifeline every Twenty-First century parent or educator needs. This realistic guide shows adults how to reopen communication with “silent” teenage boys and cut through the drama of teenage girls. Written in clear, straightforward language, it offers successful techniques for navigating everything from socially complex issues surrounding sexting and bullying to such everyday challenges around school and homework.

Get Your Copy of How To Connect With Your iTeen

We are also joined by up and coming Christian Pop Music artist Mari. Mari will be a featured guest on the show in just a few weeks. Today we have a chance to experience Mari's beutiful voice and infectious pop beats.

Be Inspired & Dance with MARi!!!

Find Out About Jedlie's New Program @

Jun 10, 2016

Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 3 decades.
He has been cast in over 1,200 TV and radio commercials, corporate films, feature films, television and print ads. Along with Aaron’s acting and modeling work, he is also America’s Premier Acting and Commercial Modeling Career Coach. In 1984, Aaron was a full-time college student when he began working as an actor and commercial model on a part-time basis. Without knowing anything about or anybody in the industry, Aaron had to teach himself how to succeed as an actor and commercial model completely on his own. He learned how to get work through trial and error. Without having a mentor or someone to guide him, he learned that having success can be a long, hard and expensive process. He is the author of the great book How To Become A Successful Actor & Model.

Visit Aaron's Site to Receive 3 Free Videos

We are also joined by our Family Fun Friday friends VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer & Chris Hardy

Check Out

Find The SpillOver Effect at

Celebrate Father's Day With Jedlie at

Jun 8, 2016

This episode of the We Choose Respect Parentcast is very important as today we will be discussing the sad realities of divorce. People go through a lot of trouble and embarrassment during this period and we will discuss more civilized way to deal with divorce and how to be together without hurting each other and your family. Our featured guest today is Rosalind Sedacca, a certified Divorce coach who will share with us more pleasant ways to deal with the pain of divorce and how we can learn to continue to parent together and to be respectful to one another so that children can be happy, healthy and respectful.

To Learn More Please Visit

Our musical guest today is Trevor Hager with his lovely song called Breathe the stars.

Check Out All Of Trevor's Music Here


See Jedlie Live At Northeast Comic Con

Jun 6, 2016

Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that not only can turn a happy retirement into a time of misery, but also leads to a wide range of health problems. Depression increases the rate of disease such as stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease and worsens the course of others such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cancer. It also contributes to avoidable disability and premature death.

Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer alerts readers to this untold story. It challenges beliefs that depression is normal in old age because old age is depressing, instead helping readers see that depression is a serious brain disease, often related to changes in the brain associated with the aging process. Gary S. Moak clearly and compassionately explains depression as a physically destructive state, in which a brain on overdrive runs the body ragged, accelerating age-related wear and tear. Depression is not a harmless condition older adults can live with, and Dr. Moak addresses the impact of depression on specific geriatric health problems. Case stories, taken from the author’s experience practicing geriatric psychiatry for thirty years, are used to illustrate the physically and mentally harmful effects of depression and the road to recovering well.

Get Dr Gary's Book Here!

We are also joined by up and coming country music star Richard Lynch

Visit Richard Lynch's Music Page

Check Out Jedlie's Great New Program

Jun 3, 2016

Birgitte Rasine is an award-winning author, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur whose work marries sustainability with storytelling, mobile apps with print books, and art with technology. She is the author of numerous literary works and articles, and has spoken on topics ranging from media to sustainability on three continents. If you liked "The Golden Compass" and "The Chronicles of Narnia," be prepared to fall in love with mythic fantasy all over again. The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree pulls you into a mesmerizing world that blurs the lines between science, mythology,and the hidden magic of nature most adults find all but impossible. One of the world's authorities on chocolate, the C-Spot, calls the book "a strong contender for the best [chocolate] title in the last 5 years."

When American-born Max and Maya-born Itzel open the pods of the Sacred Cacao Tree one night, they unwittingly unleash forces that threaten the past and future of the world's most desirable food--and awaken two mythic beasts guarding the very DNA of chocolate.

This book is perfect for book club discussions. A sequel, a coloring book, and an interactive game are all in the works for fans.

Get Your Copy of the Jaguar & the Cacao Tree

Nutritional expert Jennifer Schmid joins us to share her home made sports drink recipe.

Check out Jennifer's Earth Based Medicine website

And our friend Chris Hardy is our musical guest.

Check out

See Jedlie Live At the NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza


Jun 1, 2016

It is hard to believe, but our guest today, author Nancy hartwell, tells us there are over 60 million human beings today caught up in human trafficing, sentenced to live a life of slavery. This is an outrageous and disturbing reality that we must not turn away from.

To Learn More Please Visit Nancy's website

We are also joined by up and coming country music star TJ Leonard. T J will be a featured guest in an upcoming show. Today we get to hear TJ's song The River.

Connect with TJ Leonard on Facebook


See Jedlie Perform Live At The Northeast Comic Con & Collectables Extravaganza

May 30, 2016

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Nancy Virden, a suicide attempt survivor who is passionate about sharing hope with those in emotional pain. Diagnosed with Major Depression Recurrent in 2005, and closely related to people with the same disease, Nancy has been on two intense sides of the spectrum as the patient and as a key support. Her goal is, through the telling of her story, to encourage those who struggle with depression or despair, and to help supports be effective without becoming overwhelmed.

​Nancy is also an author, a Mental Health and Recovery Advocate, and Founder of Always the Fight Ministries. ​She has shared her experiences and knowledge from the East Coast to Chicago, in interviews for
national and international publications, websites, radio​, and podcasts, and via her ​books and Compassionate Love blog​.​
Nancy offers insights into major depression and recovery as only one who has been there can. Her books​ titled​ Called to Live: A Chronicle of Recovery After Attempted Suicide, and Always the Fight: A Living Testimony of What Only God Can Do, inspire readers to relate and find hope.

To Learn More Please Visit

We are also joined by musical guest The Jo Petty Band and their song Hold Tight.

Powerful music at jopetty

See Jedlie Live @ NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza

May 27, 2016

It's time for another Family Fun Friday Edition of the ParentCast/ Today our feautred guest is Bridgette Alexander, author of Southern Gothic: A Celine Caldwell Mystery. This book series helps in getting kids excited about going to art museums, especially given defunding of art education in our schools; the book and series also introduces and explores the often rarified world of art, including museums, auction houses, galleries; and individuals such as art collectors and patrons; the series will engage and inspire kids to reach beyond their boundaries to discover new worlds and in a lot of cases with Celine Caldwell, the protagonist in the series, have the courage to right wrongs.

Get Your Copy of Southern Gothic Now!

We are also joined by our favorite chef VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer. Thsi week we will learn how to make Vegan Beef and Cheese Tacitos.

Please Visit

And our good friend Chris Hardy is here with his song Energy Moves.

Get Chris' Great New Album at

Jedlie's Totally Interactive, Fun & Amazing Extravaganza!!!

May 25, 2016

Born of Spanish, Asian, Italian, and other Meditteranean ancestry, award-winning author Debbie Roppolo grew up in the Blackland Prairie region of Texas, where miles of grassland and her horse were her best friends.

Roppolo's stories have been published in newspapers, magazines, and in several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her children's book series, Amelia Frump and her Peanut Butter Loving Imagination, is published by Dancing With Bear Publishing, where she is now the editor-in-chief.

Cooking is her second passion, and Roppolo holds the honor of being a six time award-winning baker, and the author of an award-winning cookbook.

Married for over twenty-two years, she resides in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and two children.

Get your copy of The Toilet is Overflowing & The Dog is Wearing My Underwear

We are also welcoming back one of our favorite musical guests Kim Krenik. Kim is here to share her song The Promise.

Get All Of Kim Krenik'c Music Here

Motivate Your Kids With Our Great New School Assembly Program

May 23, 2016

Shenandoah Chefalo is a graduate of Michigan State University (holding a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science), a Core Essentials Graduate from Coach U, a Certified Law of Attraction Advanced Practitioner, a member of the National Speakers Association, and volunteers with several organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Locally she is also much sought after for her advice and understanding of Social Media Marketing. Shenandoah Chefalo is also the author of an e-book entitled Setting Your Vision and Defining Your Goals, and is currently working on another book called Hiking for Stillness. After spending nearly 20 years as a Law Office Administrator, Shenandoah became unsettled by the ever-revolving door of the criminal justice system, and set out to find a way to change it. She attended Coach U and became a certified life coach. Working through that program, Shenandoah began to understand her childhood in a way she never had before.

She began researching, and learned that there are nearly 400,000 children in the foster care system each day in the United States. Out of those children, nearly 61% age out of the system without having a place to live; nearly 50% end up incarcerated within two years of aging out; and almost 80% of people on death row are former foster alumni. These (and other statistics) made Shenandoah realize that she had to do something.

Learn More Bu Visiting

Our musical guest today is one of our most popular guests of all time, up and coming Country music Star JessLee. JessLee shares her story of struggling with body image issues and shares her song She's Me.

Check out all of JessLee's great music at

Secret Energy Booster... Do you feel tired most of the time? Have a hard time waking up or getting through the work day? Don't bother taking caffeine or "energy" drinks. There is an all natural and clinically proven method that over 57,220 people have used with complete success! Discover how by clicking here...

May 20, 2016

In this Family fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Lance Allred. Lance Allred is Deaf, with a 75–80% hearing loss. He is the first legally Deaf player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. He is also the author of Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA, his memoir/autobiography published by Harper Collins. The book was critically acclaimed and featured in several sports publications.[4] In summer 2015, Allred retired from professional basketball, after a successful 10-year career around the world, established his own company, L Squared Productions LLC and transitioned into keynote motivational speaking and sports commentary in both television and radio. 


Be sure to visit Lance's web site

Our favorite chef VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is here to teach us how to make delicious Baked Gluton Free Onion Rings, mmm!

Recipes, videos and more at

And Chris Hardy is here with his song Making Tea from his brand new album.

You have to take a trip to

Jedlie's Totally Interactive, Multi Media Extravaganza!!!

« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next »