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


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.

Check out all 15,000 Square Feet of Fun at Kids World LA

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.

Be sure to Visis Jarratts Create & Educate

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.

Check Out Parenting 4 Success

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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Learn about Jedlie's Exciting Live School Assembly Programs

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.

Check out Dr Rebecca Deurlein's web site

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".

Check Out More Great Music From Chasing The Light

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.

Check out Spilled Milk

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.

Check Out All Of Jonas' Great Tunes

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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.

Check Out Trevor Hager's Fantastic Music

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.

Rock Out At Rocquette's Official Website

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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.

Click Here To Learn More About MYGYM Fitness Centers

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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.

Click Here To Visit Get It Together Girl Media

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!!!

Jan 22, 2016

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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.

See All Of Matthew's Books Here

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.

Check Out Renaud's Phoenix Fitness Squared Facebook Page

We close out the show with a blast from the past, Rapmaster Jedlie returns to sing his fun motivational song "Boss Of My Body!!!"

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Jan 20, 2016

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.

Check Out Not A Nugget On Amazon

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.

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Check Out What The Dogs Taught Me About Being A Parent

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We are also joined by our musical guest Chasing The Light who share their song Free.

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Jan 18, 2016

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.

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We are also joined by our musical guest Arlene Quinn with her song No Where To Go But Up.

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Jan 15, 2016

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.

Check Out Ratara Here

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.

Chris Hardy World is a great place to visit

Help Your Kids Develop A Love Of Stories & Reading


Jan 13, 2016

“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'.

Check Out Carl's Book On Amazon

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.

Down Free Music From Paula's Web Site

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Jan 10, 2016

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.

Check Out The Art Of Parenting

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.

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Grow Closer To Your Kids While Having FUN!!!


Jan 8, 2016

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.

Visit Celine's Amazon Page

Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer returns with another great recipe idea.

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Our friends Peter & Ellen Jarratt are here to talk about an exciting art project that brought kids from different cultures together.

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And our high energy rocking buddies Rocquette from Austria are back with another great song.

Rock out with Rocquette

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Jan 6, 2016

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.

Check out the Phyllis Wong Website

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.

Achieve a Higher State of Curiosity

And our musical guest is also one of our favorites, Chris Hardy.

Check out all of Chris' fun music

Help Jedlie achieve his dream of performing 225 shows this year!

Jan 4, 2016

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.

Click here to visit Kain Ramsey's Web Site

Our musical guest is our friend Trevor Hager

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Jan 1, 2016

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.

Make 2016 the best year ever, discover the 5 Pillars of Optimal Health

We also welcome singer songwriter Joanna Marie from Dublin, Ireland to the We Choose Respect ParentCast family.

Check out all of Joanna Marie's music & videos

Help Jedlie reach his goal of presenting 225 shows this year

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