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


Mar 6, 2021

Thomas Ray Garcia returns to the Reading With Your Kids Podcast to celebrate his nonprofit organization CSLAP (College Scholarship Leadership Access Program). This program helps high school students with the college application process so that no one is unable to move onto higher education due to lack of access or resources. They provide individual guidance through mentors that not only help them get into college, but also grow as people. It’s an important conversation about the systemic barriers for low income college-applicants and how communities can rise above them.

Jun 9, 2020

Today we meet the incredibly talented Anna Nuzzo. In this interview Anna tells us how she came to dedicate her talents to singing to praise Jesus.

Nov 16, 2016

On this episode of the We Choose Respect Parentcast we meet Mira and Mark Halpert. Many students with learning disabilities, ADHD and anxiety challenges learn differently and would benefit from a hands-on approach to learning and natural and effective methods to improve attention and reduce anxiety. They have developed a 7 step process to help parents to help their child to go from Stress to Outrageous Success -- which is also part of our book "The 3D Learner - From Stress to Outrageous Success for Your Child.

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Francie Healey, author of Eat To Beat Alzhiemers is back with a recipe for Super Food Pudding, a totally interactive recipe that will help kids focus.

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And our musical guest is Dean Richardson.

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Nov 9, 2016

On today’s episode of the ParentCast we meet Maureen Craig McIntosh. Maureen is a therapist who has been working with teens and families for years in Moncton, New Brunswick. She is with us today to give us some insight into how we can talk to our kids about sex. Powerful information every parent needs.

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We are also joined by our favorite Vegan Chef VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer. Stephanie is here to share her delicious Veggie Stack Recipe.

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Joining us from New Zealand is Neil Newton, a wonderfully nerdy fifth grader played by the amazingly talented Bo Jarratt, daughter of Pete and Ellen Jarratt from Jarratt’s Create and Educate.

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Our musical guest today is our favorite friend Chris Hardy.

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Great School Assembly Programs To Motivate Kids



Nov 2, 2016

What did you dream of doing when you were in third grade? Joe Granato dreamt of creating an 8 bit video game. His attempts to create this game in the third grade failed, but the dream never died, and sure enough as an adult Joe, with the help of a great team, created his game. He also created a wonderful documentary about this journey. You will love hearing about this incredible journey.

Check Out The New 8 Bit Heroes Movie, Game & Tool

Francie Healey, author of Eat To Beat Alzheimer's, is back with a great, totally interactive recipe that will help our kids focus better in school.

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And we welcome a great new musical group, Mile Twelve, to our musical guest spot.

You Are Going To LOVE Mile Twelve, Check Out Their Music Here

Comedy & Magic That Inspires Kids To Be Respectful & Cooperative


Oct 31, 2016

Its The Attack of the Teenage Zombie Episode, or perhaps more accurately, Rescuing Our Teenage Zombie Episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our guest is Dr David Henderson, author of the fabulous new book My Teenage Zombie, Rescuing the Undead Adolescent in Your Home. Dr Henderson tells us that Zombies are not just found in horror movies, sometimes they’re lying on your living room couch. These are undead adolescents whose psychological and social development have come to a screeching halt. Torn by their yearning for freedom and their fear of surviving the outside world, they have stalled in their maturity, motivation, and purpose in life, hijacked by a helplessness and fear of responsibility. Parents often feel ill-equipped to love, support, and guide them—especially when they may be facing a midlife crisis of their own and battling some of the same issues in their own lives. Is it really possible to escape this “undead” state of being? The answer is YES, thankfully. David L. Henderson explains the parts of a teenage zombie (their brain, heart, and spirit), how they got into this undead state, and how to resurrect them back to life. Using real-life examples of families he has counseled, he describes both their physical and psychological characteristics and offers practical suggestions on how to deal with, and in many cases avoid, having an undead adolescent in your home.

Check Out My Teenage Zombie!!!

Our musical guest is my little doggie Auggie, (with help from Chris Hardy) with his spooky Halloween Song

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Oct 28, 2016

Michael and Meghan Knorpp have got to be the most unique guests we have ever had on the We Choose Respect ParentCast. They decided to pack up their RV and start traveling around the US, with their NINE kids!!! You are going to love hearing about their adventures, and misadventures, and all of the love their family is sharing.

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And to celebrate that Love we asked our good friend Eddy Mann to share his song Love is Splediferous

Discover All of Eddy Mann's Great Music

Jedlie Has Been Helping Schools Build Cultures Of Caring & Respect For 25 Years. Find Out More At Our Web Site

Oct 26, 2016

Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the field of epigenetics.

Dawson has published numerous scientific papers, with a focus on the remarkable self-healing mechanisms now emerging at the intersection of emotion and gene expression. He applies these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through, which is one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.

Explore The EFT Universe

We are also joined by two of our favorite guests. VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is here with another totally interactive and delicious recipe.

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And Chris Hardy treats us to his fun, family friendly music.

Explore The Always Wonderful Chris Hardy World

The Kids and Families In Your Communities Will Love Jedlie's Unique Mix of Magic & Motivation

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