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


Oct 30, 2015

Hayley Rose is the creator of the lovable character Fifo. Fiifo is the star of a series of children's books that families can experience together.

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Our friends from New Zealand, Peter & Ellen Jarratt are back to share a fantastic activity that will get families out in the garden together with paper and pencil. We also learn that folks in New Zealand have a different word for an eraser.

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Our favorite exercise guruTrainer Jack is back to teach us some great exercises families can do together during commercial breaks.

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And Auggie the Doggie is back to share a Howlin' good Halloween Song

Oct 28, 2015

Holli Kenley is a therapist, counselor and author of the book "Another Way". For the ppast ten weeks Holli and I have been taking an indept look at the novel's message and how parents, teachers and youth workers can help teens discover their own worth, identify their own vaalues and make decisions based on those values.

Oct 27, 2015

This is a special free kids music download from your friends at the We Choose Respect ParentCast - It's Auggie the Doggie with his howlin' good Halloween song "Spooky"

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Oct 26, 2015

Dawn Dias is a funny lady. She is able to see the humor and humanity in all of the challenges we face as parents. In her new book, "Sh!t They Don't Tell You About Toddlers" she takes a special look at those wonderful years when our formerly adorable babies become "angry monkeys"

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Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Siggens are the mother and daughter team who founded the Insitute of Curiosity. They are returning to the ParentCast in the first of many special segments. Today Kathy and Kirsten talk about the dangers of looking at a person through a single story.

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We end our show with a return visit from our friend Susan Didrichsen ho shares her song "Spinning"

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Oct 23, 2015

We have a jam packed Family Fun Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Stephanie Dryer, also known as Veeg Mama, the author of "Not A Nugget" Stephanie talks to us about the benefits of being more aware of the foods we eat and of a Veegan lifestyle.

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Our friends from New Zealand, Peter & Ellen Jarratt talk to us about a fabulous family art project.Imagine the fun you will have sharing memories with your child and working together to create fun art.

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Fitness Expert Jack Wilson talks to us about the benefits of exercise and how easy it is to get the family to exercise together.

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Our musical guest is our friend Chris Hardy. Chris does all of the great character voices for the show. Today he is sharing his song "Butter on the Brain".

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And to close out the show our host Jedlie tells us how to cook delicious, gluten free, low calorie Banana Pancakes.

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Oct 21, 2015

Holli Kenley continues her ground breaking series based on her novel Another Way. Holli's novel, and this series, are dedicated to helping parents to help their kids discover their own worth, identify their own values and make choices based on those values. This episode is especially poignant as Holli discusses a very special student who served as an inspiration for one of the novel's main characters.

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Click here to visit the special Another Way Wednesday page

Click here to learn about Jedlie's live motivational magic assembly program

Oct 19, 2015

Did you know that many colleges cost over $50,000 per year!?! Did you know that student loans are unforgivable? Did you know that coming out of college with high student loan debt could hinder your kids' chance at getting a job? Steven Roberts, the author of Winning Te Money Game in College is here to share great tips with parents that will help them find ways to fund college education without going into debt.

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Also joining us this week is Dr Stephanie O'Leary to answer listeners questions.Dr Stephanie is the founder of Westchester Psychological Services.

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Musical guest dean Richardson will close the show with his song Doctor.

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Oct 16, 2015

What is really important in your life? The next promotion, the big car, saving a bazillion for your kids college tuition? Or is the most important thing in your life the relationships you have with your family? This is the challenging question Evita Ochel asks in today's episode of the WCR ParentCast. Evita is an internationally respected educator who is offering listeners of the WCR ParentCast an opportunity to take her online class "The Art Of Simplicity" at a 50% discount.

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Also joining us today from the United Kingdom is dog training expert Sharon Bolt.Sharon answers listeners questions about puppy training. She is offering listeners a free puppy training e book

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We close the show with one of Bob Dylan's favorite artists. That's right, legendary artist Bob Dylan is a fan of our guest Frank Dennull. Frank's music is filled with passion and compassion. His life is filled with love of humanity as well. He has a weekly music ministry that takes him behind the walls of the secure detention facilities housing Massachusetts' most violent youthful offenders. Frank sees the humanity and potential in every human being.

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Also during this episode our host reveals how his stage name Jedlie came to be.

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Oct 13, 2015

Therapist and recovery expert Holli Kenley continues her ground breaking series based on her novel Another Way. This novel and this series are wonderful tools that help parents help their kids discover their own worth, identify their own values and make decisions based on those values.

Oct 12, 2015

What do children think about God? How do parents open up the subject of God with their young children? Author Monica Parker chronicles conversations she’s had with children on these questions and more in the new book OMG! How Children See God. Using kids’ words and pictures, Parker uncovers the funny to the serious, and the confused to the spiritual when it comes to how they view God.

Parker was first intrigued by the child’s take on God when her then seven-year-old son started revealing his own opinions on God. “I was thrilled that we were talking about God. That conversation has never stopped,” says Parker. This led her to randomly ask young children how they felt about God. “Their answers always surprised and delighted me” Parker writes, “and, in many cases, made me laugh out loud. On occasion the answers also made me weep.”

OMG! showcases the differences and similarities shared by kids of every economic, cultural, and religious background. Their insights can be funny, poignant, and galvanizing, with deeply-rooted sentiments.

Joining us in this episode of the ParentCast is multi-talented singer song writer Jonas Woods.

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Click Here To Check Out Jonas Woods' Tales of the Bittersweet"


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Oct 9, 2015

Parenting is the most challenging responsibility we will ever take on. It takes so much time and energy to raise our kids to be healthy, happy and respectful. Dr Audrey Sherman joins us today to offer some advice, and to talk about the concerning trend of dangerous psychotropic drugs being prescribed to younger and younger children to control behavior.

Click here for Dr Sherman's Web Site & to get a free 30 minute consultation

We are also joined by Sleep Consultant Nicole Janse Van Rensburg. Nicole is a nationally recognized sleep expert. Today she answers the question "why does my toddler wake up every time I put himI lay him down?"

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We are also excited to introduce our musical guests Chasing The Light.

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Oct 7, 2015

Holli Kenley joins us to continue our indepth examination of her novel Another Way. In this episode Holli talks about forgiveness, reminding us that when we break down the word we get "for giving" and its purpose, "for giving ourselves a chance to make better choices" It is important to remember that when we make a mistake in our own lives we need to be willing to forgive ourselves.

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Oct 5, 2015

On a recent road trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary my beautiful wife and I traveled to the Maritime Provinces of Canada. While in Halifax, Nova Scotia we felt a level of friendliness and gratitude we do not often experience. We invited Halifax resident, and my Facebook friend Robert Lamar tom join us on the ParentCast to talk about his neighbors. Robert is Canada's Premier Stage Hypnotist. During our conversation Robert tells us about the 1917 Halifax explosion, an incredible man made disaster that devastated the city of Halifax and forever forged a bond of friendship between the people of Halifax and Boston. We also talk about hypnotism and about the Robert's courageous decision to put his touring career on hold for twelve years while he and his wife raised his kids.

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We are also joined by musical guest Kardia

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Oct 2, 2015

Sheri Fink is a dynamo! She is the author of a extremely popular kids book series, she has her own line of lip gloss, and now she is breaking into the world of romance! Sheri has chosen the ParentCast to announce to the world the llaunching of a special kickstarter campaign for her new book Cake In Bed. You are going to laugh and be inspired by Sheri's wit, wisdom and intelligence.

Our special musical guest is Alani Claire singing "I Am Gonna Tell". You will be blown away by Alani's powerful vocals, recorded when she was only 14, and the equally powerful lyrics written by Darcy Jeavons.

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