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.
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Providing Parents With The Information & Tools They Need To Help Their Kids Grow To Be Happy, Healthy & Respectful


Mar 23, 2016

Joanie Connell is here to talk to us about being helicopter parents, or more to the point, about not being helicopter parents. She is the suthor of the book Flying Without a Helicopter. This book teaches readers what it takes to be successful in the workplace and how to get there. It is about parenting, educating, and managing to help young adults build skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

It advises parents, educators, and managers, as well as young adults, on what is important to help produce healthy, independent, self-reliant employees who will thrive on their own. The advice in this book is based on decades of experience in working and consulting with employees, managers, and executives in the business world.

Joanie Connell’s expertise on what it takes to make it in the real world of work has been accumulated over 20 years of experience in the workplace and over a decade of research in academic literature and the media.

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We are also joined by musical guest Jonas Woods. Jedlie uses this occasion to announce that Jonas will be performing a concert to benefit the St Mary of the Hills Shelter Ministry Program, a program Jedlie and his wife lead.

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Mar 21, 2016

We know that being a parent isn't easy. You have so many responsibilities, so many things to worry about, so many people depending on you for so many things. Dr Kathy Gruver knows this too, and is here to help you destress.

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We are also joined by musical guest Kim Krenik

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Mar 16, 2016

On today's edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet K Scott, author of the thought provoking book Drive Me To Think. This book ends all forms of distracted driving through self-awareness, commitment, and oneness. Drive Me to Think is for anyone who isn't using drive time to make their lives flourish. Great for: Commuters, Younger Drivers, Deep Thinkers, Law of Attraction Lovers & Frequently Agitated Drivers.

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We are also joined by Malcolm Gauld. Malcolm is the recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on character education and parenting. His character development program, delivered at the Hyde schools, has been featured on The Today Show, PBS, and much more. A natural storyteller, Malcolm uses humor and personal experience to convey his practical, insightful, and timely messages on parenting, character, and leadership to a wide mainstream audience.

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Our musical guest is Dean Richardson sharing his song Doctor.

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Mar 14, 2016

At the We Choose Respect ParentCast we strive to bring you informative, fascinating guests, and on today's show we "hit it out of the park!!!" Our first featured guest is Susan Bremer O'Neill, a former scientist and exotic dancer, and the author of "From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal". To say that Susan has had a fascinating life journey would be an understatement.

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We are also joined by world renowned therapist Dr Gregory Jantz. Dr Jantz is the founder of A Place of Hope and the author of over a dozen books, including "Raising Boys By Design."

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Our musical guest is our friend Hannah Belle singing "Stay Strong"

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Take the guess work out of buying great wine

Mar 11, 2016

We have a jammed packed Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Clyde P Riddlesbrood, director and driving force behind the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company, joins us to talk about the benefits of children being involved in theater.

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Our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is here to help us create a great breakfast treat.

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Renaud Alexandre, our fitness fanatic, is here to help us strngthen our core's with planks, and our host Jedlie shares his oh so silly song Windbreaker.

Pump it up with Renaud at the Phoenix Fitness Squared Facebook page

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Mar 9, 2016

On this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Tami Goldstein. When her youngest child was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Tami spent the next few years in a tailspin trying to find ways to help her daughter. She watched in amazement as a more holistic, all natural approach did what no western medicine techniques could accomplish. Tami writes about this journey in her book Coming Through The Fog, refering to her daughter as someone who is recovering from autism. It is a fascintating conversation.

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Also joining us is our friend singer songwriter Melanie Devaney.

Lots of great music can be found at Melanie's Web Site

Great interactive fun for families that builds STEM skills

Mar 7, 2016

The We Choose Respect ParentCast is honored to be the first media outlet in the World to feature new author Dominic Parisi. Dominic's first book, "My Dragon's Time Machine, A Prehistoric Visit" is a delightful and imaginative book that is a fun read for kids and parents. The story in engaging, the illustrations fun and colorful, and did we mention, Dominic is 13 years old? You are going to love Dominic's confidence and heart. He is joined by his friend and mentor Sheri Fink.

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We also feature author Saniyyah Mayo. Saniyyah is the author of the book "Identifying and Breaking The Cycle" that helps people break through damaging cycles of behavior.

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And our good friend Trevor Hager is back as our musical guest.

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Mar 4, 2016

This is a super spectacular Family Fun Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. All of our favorite guests are here. Peter & Ellen Jarrat are here to tell us how to create wearable recycled costumes.


Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is here to tell us how to create Peanut Butter, Banana Protein Smoothies.

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Our fitness friend Renaud Alexandre is here to teach families all about A,B, C sit ups.

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And our buddy Chris Hardy is back with another great song.

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Mar 2, 2016

Our featured guest today is Keli Lenfield, a former elite supermodel. Today Keli indentifies herself as a Single mother, Author, Social entrepreneur, Vocational trainer and Animal ambassador.

She is also a contributing author and independent author in her own right redefining the personal branding space and loves nothing more than helping people realise their full potential.

She develops and delivers training on the 7 core skills of personal branding that come from over 20 years in the most competitive industry on the planet.

She is involved in the 'Single Pride' project in Uganda, is working with ATSAQ and is the founder of Model Alliance.Global.

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We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests Kim Krenik who shares her song What I Have Been Waiting For.

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Feb 28, 2016

This episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast welcomes Personal Coach Caroline Greene. Caroline Greene is a recovering lawyer, chronic overachiever, and the Amazon best-selling author of MATTER: How to Find Meaningful Work That’s Right for You and Your Family and NEXT: How to Start a Successful Business That’s Right for You and Your Family. As a life and business coach, Caroline helps highlymotivated, determined moms start businesses and build lives that truly matter to them. In her former life, Caroline was a prosecutor and white-collar criminal defense attorney. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale College, and the University of Virginia School of Law, she currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her two smart and strong daughters, her diabetic cat, an adorable mostly-deaf dog, and her saint of a husband.

Be sure to visit Caroline's web site to get her free ebook

We are also joined by multi talented singer Helga Kaefer and her song Beautifully Human.

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Feb 26, 2016

It's time for another Family Fun Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. This week we travel to sunny Los Angeles, CA to speak with Kristina Kutsina, owner of Kids World LA, a great new indoor playground that folks are calling 15,000 square feet of Fun! This facitiy has it all, and is autism friendly.

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We are also joined by our friend Veeg Mama, Stephanie Dreyer who will teach us how to make a delicious Vegan Five Layer Dip.

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Our buddies Peter & Ellen Jarratt join us from their create and educate learning centrein New Zealand to teach us how to make fantastic Carnival Masks.

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And our musical guest is the one and only Auggie the Doggie!

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Feb 24, 2016

Elizabeth is the Director of Parent 4 Success. And as a parenting specialist, appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio. She appeared on BBC1 Breakfast (with Charlie and Louise on the sofa).
She has been interviewed on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, The BBC World Service, and appears regularly on Sky News. She has trained to run numerous different types of parenting courses. She uses the most effective methods she’s learned over the years on her courses and tailor-made parenting sessions.

Her teachings are so effective she now offers a guarantee that when you work with her one-to-one, your parenting problems will be solved or significantly reduced, or she’ll give your money back. She is the only parenting expert in the UK to offer this guarantee. Prior to setting up Parent 4 Success, she gained over five years’ experience training and supervising Home-Start volunteers who give support and friendship to families experiencing difficulties with children under 5.

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We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests Chris Hardy with his great song I Must Have Fancy Cheese!

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Feb 22, 2016

This episode of the We Chose Respect ParentCast features three incredibly strong and positve women. Our featured guest is Maura Sweeney, the driving force behind the web site Former corporate manager, business owner and home schooling mom, Maura launched her vocational career at midlife with the goal of positively impacting culture.

A Florida resident who has traveled to more than 50 countries, Maura combines a lifetime of personal and business experience to help others live their best, happiest and most authentic life.

See all that Maura has 4 u!

Stella Grizont is the Founder and CEO of WOOPAAH, dedicated to helping people and their companies flourish. WOOPAAH is loved by Google, Johnson & Johnson, Columbia University and many more awesome organizations for their programs in work place culture design, engagement and well-being.

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Our musical guest for this episode is JessLee. JessLee (Yes, all one word capital J & capital L), born in 1991, spent her early years in Loxahatchee,Florida. There, wild hogs, snakes, dirt roads and big trucks were the norm. Born into a family of musicians you can imagine how music was always playing in the house. Family and music are her everything. Even before she could walk she naturally kept rhythm with the music. Believe it or not at age three JessLee already knew what she wanted to do. She took an immediate liking to country music and she sang it all the time. From the time she started Kindergarten she was invited to sing with the Young Americans. Again from early ages on she has continued to perform the National Anthem in front of large audiences at West Palm Beach Stadiums for the Marlins and Cardinals baseball and many other venues and functions. Winning many vocal competitions throughout her young life was exciting but mostly just outlets to perform, which she loved more than anything. The spark that really lit up JessLee was when she wrote her first song, “Hold it in Your Hands”, at age nine. Today she shares her song "Just a Kiss"

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Feb 19, 2016

Its time for another Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. We have three delightful guests. Our featured guest is Danielle Lindner. Danielle is the founder of the London Day School. She is also the author of a wonderful series of children's books that address issues of character.

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Our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is back to teach us how to make delicious Power Bites!

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Speaking of power, our buddy from Phoenix Fitness Squared, Renaud Alexandre is here to remind us to take time out from our busy days to relax and meditate.

Connect with Renaud on the Phoenix Fitness Squared Page on Facebook

Our musical guest is none other than our host Jedlie as he shares with us "We Will ROAR!!!" a fun sing along from his motivational magic show.

Motivate your kids to shout we will roar, respect others, accept responsibility

Feb 17, 2016

Mike Veny considers himself a combination of a hard worker, limit pusher, and straight up trouble maker.

He believes that growth in any area of your life begins a willingness to be intentionally uncomfortable. In order to transform the stigma surrounding mental health, he says you must choose to get uncomfortable.

He believes that the stigma surrounding mental health is a repeating cycle: Stigma begins with shame. Shame leads to silence. Silence leads to socially isolating behavior, self harm, and suicide.

Mike also believes that we can transform this into strength: In order to transform shame, you must take care of yourself. In order to transform silence, you must to keep the subject of mental health in everyday conversation. In order to transform socially isolating behavior, suicide, and self harm, you must constantly look for teachable moments in life.

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This episode also features our friends from the Institute of Curiosity Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggens and special musical guests Small Forest.

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Feb 15, 2016

Dr. Rebecca Deurlein, aka Dr. D, is a 20-year veteran teacher, mother of two young adults, and a writer. She holds a doctorate in education and has spent her lifetime researching teen behavior and learning strategies. She specializes in understanding and correcting behavior issues and motivating children to higher levels of critical thinking. She is the author of a great blog called A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Teenagers.

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We Are also joined by Dr Dean Howell. Drawing on his extensive training as a naturopathic physician, Dr. Dean Howell combined deep muscle massage, craniopathy, Reiki, and Bilateral Nasal Specific Therapy, creating an exciting new treatment designed to correct the physiological imbalances caused by trauma, compression and misalignment Dr Howell admits his treatment is contreversal, and acknowledges that some other professionals refer to him as a quack.

Decide about Neurocranial Restructuring for yourself at Dr Howell's web site

One of our favorite musical guests, Trevor Hager, returns with his song Keep Your Silver.

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Feb 12, 2016

Dr. John McGrail is more than a clinical hypnotherapist. He is an established self-improvement expert and a sought after spiritual teacher who has become one of our country’s leading media experts and public speakers relating to personal growth and successful life transformation. His company, A Better You, Inc., serves a world-wide clientele; individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as select corporate clients. Services range from individual sessions, to motivational presentations, training seminars, and workshops. He joins us today to talk abaout his new book the Synthesis Effect.

Check out the Synthesis effect here

We are also joined by our favorite Vegan chef, the author of "Not A Nugget", Stephanie Dreyer, Veeg Mama! Stephanie is here to teach us how we can create delicious Gluten Free Banana Pancakes with our kids.

Discover more delicious treats at Veeg Mama's Web site

We end our show with our friends from Augusta, Maine, Chasing The Light and their song "Fade".

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Jedlie Is Coming To Cleveland & Pittsburgh in April!!!

Feb 10, 2016

The world is a beautiful, wonderful place. Not only can we experience the natural beauty that surrounds us we live in a time where amazing technology can transport us to any place in the world, can take us back in time and even give us a glimpse of the future. But just as in nature danger can be found in that wonderous technology. The same technology that allows our children to explore the world can allow dangerous ipredators into our children's lives. Dr Michael Nuccitelli, the founder of Ipredator, is here with important information and insights that can help us teach our kids how to safely use technology.

Download the Ipredator parents guide for free

Visit the Ipredator page for a wealth of free resources and information

We are also celebrating the 100th episode of the parentcast and have invited the only other voice that has been heard on every episode, Chris Hardy. Chris is a multi talented singer, song writer and voice actor. He has provided all of the amazing celebrity introductions that open our show, and has contributed some great music along the way as well. Today he tells us about his journey and about his new indiegogo project to fund the creation of his fifth solo recording.

Please check out Chris' web site and Indiegogo project


Feb 8, 2016

This episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast is all about reminding parents to look for hope. Our featured guest is K L Ranid, author of the book Spilled Milk. Spilled Milk is based on the author's true life story as a survivor of horrific child abuse at the hands of her father. But most of all it is a story of survival and hope.

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We also welcome Sharon Burstein, author of Life Snacks, 50 Tasty Motivational Messages.

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And our musical guest today is our friend Kim Krenik, who is here with her song Call Me Crazy.

Check Out All Of Kim's Music On Her Web Site

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Feb 5, 2016

Tovah Klein is the Director of the Barnard Collage Center for Toddler Development. She is also the author of the book "How Toddlers Thrive". For nearly three decades Dr. Klein has worked with parents and young children.
Dr. Klein writes for and is frequently quoted in the popular media including print, TV and web. She has been called the ‘toddler whisperer’ by Good Morning America. She consults worldwide to programs for young children including in NYC, Japan, China and Africa. She is a former developmental advisor to Sesame Street.

Check out the How Toddlers Thrive website

We are also joined by our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer with another sensational recipe we can create with our kids.

Check out Not A Nugget, Stephanie's Wonderful Kids Book

Our our good buddy Chris Hardy is back with another gem from his collection of great music.

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Feb 3, 2016

Dr Charlotte Thompson has been a pediatrician for over 50 years! She has a wealth of wisdom to share with parents. She is the author of ten books, including Your Personal Parenting Guide and Prescription RX for Parents. In this interview Dr Thompson shares great ideas for all parents.

Check Out All Of Dr Thompson's Books

Our musical guest is one of our favorite friends. Jonas Woods is back with his song When It Rains from his amazing album Tales from the Bittersweet.

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Feb 1, 2016

Have you always dreamed about starting your own business? James Beach is the host of School for Start Ups, a radioshow and podcast that encourages people to learn about low risk entrepreneurship. As Jim says "Entrepreneurship is not about creativity, risk, or passion! Anyone can be an entrepreneur!"

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Also joining us is our new favorite fitness expert Renaud Alexandre from Phoenix Fitness Squared. He is here to share another great exercise we can do with our kids to help them develop a passion for fitness.

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And our musical guest is the one and only Trevor Hager with his song Miss Grace.

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Great Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Jan 29, 2016

What is the world does parenting with gamification mean. It is quite simple according to our guest, Mario Herger. MARIO HERGER is CEO and partner of Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC, a strategic consulting company focused on gamification, innovation, creativity, social business, and intrapreneurship in the enterprise. He has created a wildly popular online class called Parenting with Gamification - Raising Empowered Children. With gamification, combining research from game design, behavior science, and motivational theories, learners get access to a powerful tool that makes parenting playful and fun, yet very effective. Children raised in such ways will become more empowered, socially apt, confident, and empathetic. This course will walk learners through the science behind children's reactions and motivations, showcase many practical examples, introduce tools that parents can apply for different situation in their interaction with children of any age.

Check Out Mario's Course on Udemy

We are also joined by our good friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer who will be sharing her delicious recipe for "black bean and Beyond Meat Beefy" Tacos. You are going to love to create this delicious dish with your kids.

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And our friends from Austria are back. Rocquette are hear with Wild Eagles.

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Jan 27, 2016

For the very first time Jedlie is going to perform an amazing and totally interactive magic trick, with you, here on the We Choose Respect ParentCast!!! It is a great trick that is sure to delight you, and will delight your kids once you figure out how to do it!

Click Here To Learn How To Bring Jedlie & His Totally Interactive Motivational Magic Show To Your Community

The show is also filled with three wonderful guests. Our featured guest is Emily Moore, an executive with My Gym Fitness Centers. Emily joins us to talk about an exciting new program that all of the My Gym Fitness Centers are launching that will teach kids age appropriate personal safety lessons.

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We are also joined by Karen Beach, president of Get It Together Girl Media. She is going to share some great tips that will help all of our kids get it together and become more organized.

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And we are very excited to introduce a new member of the We Choose Respect ParentCast family of musical guests; Kim Krenik who will be sharing her beautiful song Fire Lillies.

Great Music From Kim

Jan 25, 2016

This is a fantastic episode of the ParentCast. Gregory Caramans is a Neurocognitive and Behavioral Expert. He is the founder of Human Dimension and created the number one parenting class on the Udemy online learning platform, "Neuroscience for Parents, How To Raise Amazing Kids" In this class Greg reminds us that our kids are already amazing, and he is going to help become the best parents we can be. This is a fascinating and fun conversation that you simply do not want to miss.

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We are also joined by our Sleepy Lion Sleep Consultant Nicole Jnse Van Rensburg who is here to answer listener questions.

Click Here To Visit Nicole's Sleepy Lion Page

And we welcome a new musical guest to the ParentCast family, Small Forest, a trio of incredibly talented musicians from Wisconsin.

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Click Here To Learn Aboiut Jedlie's Nationally Acclaimed School Assembly Programs!!!

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