Matthew Phillion has created a world of incredible characters and adventures that he shares with us through his series The Indestructables. A solar powered girl. A ballerina vigilante. A boy with an alien sharing his brain. A girl with a black hole for her heart. And, a werewolf. This is the next generation of heroes Doc Silence has gathered together, a random collection of amazing kids he hopes to train to make the world a better place. You are going to love the Indestructibles, and you are going to love meeting author Matthew Phillion.
Oh, and you are going to love a new member of the We Choose Respect ParentCast cast of experts. Renaud Alexandre is the founder and kotvating force behind Pheonix Fitness Squared, and he will be joining us on a regular basis to share great fitness tips, exercises we can do with our kids to help them develop a love of fitness.
We close out the show with a blast from the past, Rapmaster Jedlie returns to sing his fun motivational song "Boss Of My Body!!!"
This episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast is brought to you by "Not A Nugget" a great children's book by our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer. "Not A Nugget" shows children a different way to view animals and their food.
Doggy Dan Abdelnoor is a fun guy and a world class dog trainer. He is also the author of a great new book called "What The Dogs Taught Mre About Being A Parent" Our conversation was fun, funny and often touching and contains great advice for parents.
We are also joined by our musical guest Chasing The Light who share their song Free.
Every marriage begins with hope, hope for a life time of happiness together. Unfortunately that hope is shattered by divorce far too often in today's world. Amanda Nicole is here today to tell us that we can and must work to heal after the pain of divorce. She offers great advice that will help ex parents continue to parent effectively and respectfully.
We are also joined by our musical guest Arlene Quinn with her song No Where To Go But Up.
Michael Swartz is the author of Ratara, Legend of Damien, an exciting world of fantasy & adventure. Michael Schwartz spent his youth involved with karate training and dragon slaying in the woods of New Hampshire. He was fond of role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, and even created his own written adventures and modifications. At the young age of eighteen he fell in love with and married his neighbor and high school sweetheart, Kimberly. After graduating high school he embarked on a short term of service in the United States Marine Corps, during which his two sons were born. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks had a profound effect on Michael’s outlook of life, God, and His purpose for mankind. He was moved to study theology and philosophy, in particular religiously inspired warfare. Trying to discover the answer to divinely justified murder, and man’s eager claim to it, he wrote this book series.
Our friend Stephanie Dreyer, Veeg Mama returns with another delicious treat to create with our kids.
And we are joined by another friend of the show, Chris Hardy and his song Children of the Good.
“Bader Field, How My Family Survives Suicide” began as homage to Carl's father, Samuel David, the legendary art dealer in Philadelphia, who died suddenly & unexpectedly at the age of 58 while on a buying trip in England. This book started so that Carl's children, not yet born, would know the extraordinary greatness of their grandfather whom they would never otherwise know. But, as the years passed and the book evolved, its true perspective emerged.
After more than 25 years of Carl's personal struggle and torment, Bader Field would reveal the story of how his own American family lived through and fought to survive his brother's shocking death by suicide. In an instant, this one act shattered Carl's young life when he was just 16 and nearly destroyed his family. As a young man and as a brother, Carl battled through his own personal wasteland with one vision, but later, upon becoming a husband and father, he could only imagine the pain his parents had suffered.
Carl said: "I needed to reach out to those who are on the brink of killing themselves to show them there is always a better way. There is love, hope and help available. I want them to see how such a violent act not only ends the life of the victim, but also forever scars the lives of their families & friends. My mission is to bring to those who contemplate suicide an awareness about what a horrific tragedy it produces & to offer solace to all who have lost loved ones this way by showing how my family came to terms with my brother's taking his life. This is my way of 'paying it forward'.
Our musical guest is Paula Ralph Birkett. Paula explores stories of trials and tiumph thru R&B, soul & jazz so listeners can imagine their own path of possibilities. Today Paula shares her new song Fearless.
Tim Schwaba has created a fantastic online class called The Art of Parenting. Tim has been teaching Developmental Psychology at a Technical College for the past 7 years. He holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, a Master of Science in Education degree from University of Wisconsin.
Our music guest is one of our favorite artists Jasmine Crowe. Her powerful voice is absolutely captivating. You are going to love her song Supernove.
Celine Meyong Krishack is an exciting new children's author. Her books are fun and at the same time address issues important to so many kids.
Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer returns with another great recipe idea.
Our friends Peter & Ellen Jarratt are here to talk about an exciting art project that brought kids from different cultures together.
And our high energy rocking buddies Rocquette from Austria are back with another great song.
Oh what a fabulous episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest today is Geoffrey McSkimming, author of the Phyllis Wong Mysteries. Phyllis Wong is a courageous and loyal friend, and a very clever conjuror. You are going to love meeting Phyllis and her lovable collection of friends. You are also going to love meeting her creator, Geoffrey McSkimming.
Also joining us are two of our favorite guests, from the Institute of Curiosity Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Siggins. They are here to encourage us to look at our kids teachers through more than just one story.
And our musical guest is also one of our favorites, Chris Hardy.
Based in Scotland, Kain is the Director of Strategic Coaching who designs unique training courses for individuals who want to increase their personal performance, develop stronger emotional resilience and transform their personal or professional relationships.
At various stages of his life, Kain developed successful careers in the HM Forces, the Finance Sector, in Sales, Marketing & Business Development, and more recently as an influential leader in the Personal Development industry.
Our musical guest is our friend Trevor Hager
The New Year is here, Instead of making a long list of grandiose resolutions that are difficult to achieve and will almost always be forgotten by February, why not focus on making fundamental life style changes that will help you come alive. Our friend Evita Ochel returns to tell us how we can embrace the 5 Pillars of Optimal Health and make 2016 our best year ever.
We also welcome singer songwriter Joanna Marie from Dublin, Ireland to the We Choose Respect ParentCast family.