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


Aug 31, 2015

Robin Booth is an internationally respected parenting expert and educational consultant. From his home base in Cape Town, South Africa he shares with us his positive approach to parenting and education. In this fascinating interview Robin talks about the changes that our educational system must go through to better serve our kids. Robin also shares with us a simple way parents can change they way they communicate that will make a huge difference in their relationship with their kids.

Click here to viisit Robin's web site

Our musical guest today is Chris Hardy. Chris' music is fun, upbeat and has a great positive message.

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The We Choose respect Live School Assembly program kicked off the new school year with performances in Pownal & Bennington, VT.

Click here to check out our live school assembly

Aug 28, 2015

The start of the new school year is right around the corner. I wanted to invite Peggy Richard to come on and share some tips on how we can help our kids get a great start to the school year. Peggy is a bi lingual, nationally board certified early childhood educator. She is also a certified yoga instructor. She offers some great advice to help kids of all ages have a positive and empowered startto a wonderfully successful school year.

Click here to connect with Peggy on her Facebook page

Click here to learn about my school assembly programs

Aug 26, 2015

One of the things that people love most about my school assembly programs is that they are totally interactive. I love watching the faces of my volunteers light up as they cause something magical to happen in their own hands. I also know I will be far more effective in motivating kids to be respectful if they are a big, active part of the show.

This week my friend Holli Kenley and I are on a mission to transform my podcast into the Totally Interactive  We Choose Respect ParentCast!!! I am going to let Holli tell you in her own words, taken, with permission, directly from her blog. Click here to check out Holli's blog!!!

"Over the next eight weeks, Jedlie of "We Choose Respect Podcast " and I invite you to join us as we guide our listeners through some of the tough challenges parents and their children face today. Incorporating the life-changing lessons within Another Way, each week Jedlie and I will encourage and empower our audiences, providing them with tools and strategies to create healthy changes in their children's lives!
Our introductory podcast aired just a few weeks ago.  Take a listen. And get ready to be inspired!

"We Choose Respect Podcast" Welcomes "Another Way"


Then, each Wednesday, Jedlie and I will present a new lesson, following the chapters in Another Way.  Get a copy of "Another Way", and follow along!  At the end of each podcast, an autographed copy of "Another Way" will be given away when one lucky listener is the first person to answer our podcast question through my email - or contact me through  Holli Kenley website.

This week, you will be introduced to a few of the characters in "Another Way"!  Learn about Chloe Wheeler, Amanda Hill, Youth Pastor Rick Summers, and others!
Aug 24, 2015

Jenn Kozek is a fierce advocate for her son. She is the author of the book Healing Without Hurting. The book tells her story of her son who has experienced a life filled with physical and developmental issues. Even though Jenn is a medical professional she was uncomfortable following her physicians suggestions of giving her son powerful whith potentially dangerous side effects. Jenn searched high and low for better diagnosis and less risky, and more effective treatments. This heart wrenching story has a very happy ending.

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Aug 21, 2015

Sweet, spicy and sexy, Azlin Bloor brings a taste of the World to the ParentCast.

Azlin Bloor is a former English and Economics teacher, now a Homeschooling Mum of 4, Live Food Show Host, Cookery Teacher and Private Chef.

She is passionate about food, cooking and eating! She loves to experiement with new recipes with her husband and kids. She is excited that as her kids get older, they are starting to experiment in the kitchen too.

Azlin was born and raised in Singapore, in a family as multi cultural as the United Nations  and is now based in the UK.   She is has a number of online cooking classes available on the Udemy learning platform and is the author of Simply Singapore. In this episode of the ParentCast Azlin introduces us to her Smokey Marsala

Click here to visit Azlin's website

Aug 19, 2015

Melissa Cohen is an LCSW based in New York City. She is the author of the amazon best selling book ParentKnowlogy, a Simple Guide To Surviving Your Teen. In this interview Melissa tells us how the teenage brain is different from a fully formed adult brain, explaining why teens often engage in risky behavior. Melissa is also a big proponent of parents living in the present, that we work to give teens the tools they need to grow to be the adults they are meant to be, not the adults we ant or need them to be. Melissa also suggests we all take time to practice the three R's, reset, refocus and reconnect.

Click here to purchase ParentKnowlogy

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Aug 17, 2015

You could call this episode of the ParentCast "Confessions of a thong selling writing teacher."

Chris Pilny is not a dad, he is not a doctor or the author of a book on parenting. He is not one of our usual guests here on the We Choose Respect ParentCast.

Chris is, as our proposed title suggests, a young man who left the rough and tumble world of selling thongs and other lacy under garments to teach inner city kids creative writing, and survived to talk about the experience!

This is a fun interview that will help you appreciate your kids' teachers and your kids' potential.

Aug 13, 2015

Bob Lancer is the force behind the, a web site that is simply filled with time tested knowledge and advice. In this episode Bob asks "are you parenting from Peace" and challenges us to "stop arguing, stop complaining, stop blaming."

Aug 11, 2015

Barbara Beery is the founder and visionary behind She is a firm believer in empowering kids through teaching them about food and how to cook and prepare their own meals. She is the author of the Snow Princess Cookbook

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Aug 10, 2015

Dianna Beirne Amazon page says that "shelives in a fantasy world. Okay not really, but part of her wishes she did and, since that's technically impossible, she writes about fantasy worlds instead."

Diana's first Young Adult novel entitled Aurelious Forty; Volume One tells the story of a troubled teen who feels alone in the World. He has already bounced in and out of nine foster homes. When we meet him he is afraid and angry, and then discovers that he has a special gift.

In her interview Diana shares with us her inspiration in writing the story, and he belief that we all must do more to make everyone feel accepted and valued.

Aurelious Forty Volume One is the first in a series of Young Adult titles. Voumes Two and Three are available now, Voume Four will be published in the Fall.

Diana's Amazon page also tells us that "when not writing, she's generally daydreaming which morphs into wondering if that last daydream could turn into a book. She has also recently discovered podcasts but doesn't exactly understand what they are or why they're different from regular radio shows."

We don't know if appearing on the ParentCast has helped Diana understand that difference, but we do know you will love her interview.

Click here to visit Diana's Amazon Page

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Aug 7, 2015

Rich Korb is the author of the book "Motivating Defiant & Disruptive Children To Learn". He has over 30 years experience as an educator. He says the secret to motivating these hard to motivate students is in the equation 3 plus 6 equals 1. Sounds crazy? Not after Rich explains it all.


Aug 5, 2015

ADHD is an issue facing many families. Dr Craig Wiener has a different perspective when it comes to treating adhd with powerful drugs. He has a warning about the possible long term effects these drugs can have on our kids. He has written a book called Parenting Your Child With ADHD

Aug 3, 2015

The Trotters of Tweeville is one of a delightful series of children's books that entertain while educating kids about being the best they can be. Author and therapiast Shirin Zarqa Lederman talks to us about her books and about how we can instill good values in our kids.