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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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


Apr 27, 2016

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.

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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.

Check out Bronte's Book Never Mind My Thigh Gap

And our musical guest is our friend Jonas Woods.

Check out all of Jonas fantastic music here

Join us for a night of Mystery & Music to help the Homeless

Apr 25, 2016

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.

Find David's book Taking Control on Amazon

We are also joined by our musical guest Kat Perkins, a contestant on Season 6 of The Voice.

Check out all of Kat's music on her web site

Jedlie Has A Great New Way To Raise Lots Of Funds For Your School!!!

Apr 22, 2016

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.

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We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who shares her vegan cookies and cream milk shake secrets.

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And Chris Hardy gets us to shakes our heads like a rattle!"

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Apr 20, 2016

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.”

Find Daniele's Not Afarid book on Amazon

We are also joined by the amazing Donica Knight.

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Apr 18, 2016

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 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”.

Click here to purchase Jacqueline book on amazon

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.

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Join Us To Remember Donna with a Night of Mystery & Music

Apr 15, 2016

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.

Visit Robin's Wed Site for More Great Parenting Tips

VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer helps us get our kids into the kitchen to create a healthy Avacado Sandwich.

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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.

Pump It Up With Phoenix Fitness Squared

And who better than to do Goblet Squats with but our buddy Chris Hardy!

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Apr 13, 2016

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.

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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.

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Apr 11, 2016

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,, 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.

Visit Jill's Hearts At Home web site

Our musical guest is Zolo who is here to share his brand new song "Brand New".

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Check out Jedlie's upcoming evening of Mystery & Music to support the St Mary of the Hills Ministry to the Homeless

Apr 8, 2016

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.

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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.

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Renaud Alexandre then joins us to help us burn off those Sweet Potato Calories with good old fashioned, but properly executed, push ups.

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And we end our family fun Friday episode with music from our buddy Chris Hardy.

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Apr 6, 2016

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.

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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.

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Apr 4, 2016

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.

Visit Angela's Creating The Mind Now Blog

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.

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Speaking of music, our musical guest is Sarah Kervin.

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Jedlie has a great new program that can help schools raise $6000. and more

Apr 1, 2016

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.

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We also welcome back our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer and her Vegan BLT recipe.

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Fitness expert Renaud Alexandre from Phoenix Fitness Squared is here to teach us a fun High Intensity Training Cardio workout for families.

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And Chris Hardy is here with another great fun song.

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Great New Program From Jedlie Can Help You Raise $6000 Or More For Your School


Mar 30, 2016

LEGACY OF WISDOM is the great new book by Gabrielle V. Taylor. Gabrielle's book tells a journey into the development of wisdom, and the path of that legacy through generations, as seen through the lens of a profound relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter. Practical scientific research and multi-generational family stories come together to offer a complex look at what the word "wisdom" truly represents, how individuals develop it, and how we pass it on.

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We are also joined by singer songwriter Jonas Woods.

Lots of Great Music at Jonas Woods beautiful web site


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Mar 28, 2016

Today's guest on the We Choose Respect ParentCast is author Shannon Love. Shannon Love, a seemingly happy woman, through unforeseen circumstances, falls into a critical psychotic state, while living in Beijing, China. Enchanted by a voice in her head, she becomes suspicious of humanity--most of all Charles, her husband, believing he wishes her dead. Shannon's hallucination, along with relentless delusions, send her into a state of terror, landing her in a Chinese psychiatric hospital, as the only foreigner. Then, after sinking deeper into madness, she must be evacuated to the U.S. for intense treatment. Meanwhile, her husband, with his undying love, holds firm to his matrimonial vow "for better or for worse," and never gives up on his wife--even through the turmoil of a relapse. Shannon eventually returns to him as her sane self but concedes that she may have never broken free, if not for his eternal devotion. This is an incredible story, and can help us develop more empathy for folks with mental illness.

Be sure to visit Shannon's website

We are also joined by our good friend Chris Hardy.

You can find lots of great music on Chris Hardy World

Jedlie has a brand new program that can help your school raise $6000!!!

Mar 25, 2016

Mike Ferry is a teacher and author of the book Teaching Happiness and Innovation. He believes that whether you are a parent, a grandparent, or a teacher, you want kids to find happiness and success in life. He believes that happy and creative kids will develop the new businesses, works of art, technologies, medical advances, and public policies that bring us to a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Great Information & Music at Mike Ferry's Website

We are also joined by one of our favorite guests VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who will teach us how to make Gnocchi Pomodoro.

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Find out about Jedlie's Fantastic Motivational Programs

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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Be Sure To Visit Jedlie's Website To Learn About His Great School Assembly Programs

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.

Grab Your Copy Of Drive Me To Think on Amazon

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.

Check Out Malcom's The Biggest Challenge We Will Ever Have

Our musical guest is Dean Richardson sharing his song Doctor.

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Experience Great Snacks While Helping To Feed Hungry Kids

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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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.

Be the difference, visit Keli's Website

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.

Check out all of Helga's music at her sound cloud page

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