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


Nov 30, 2015

Tara Kennedy Kline os a certified family parenting coach and edutainer best known as the acclaimed author of "Stop Raising Einstein: Discover The Unique Brilliance In Your Child" She is also the host of Parent Nation Radio. Se has been dubbed the "Queen of Accountability" and works directly with parents to guide them through the challenges of raising value driving kids in today's technology centric world.

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Our friend Dr Stephanie O'Leary os back to answer listener questions.

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And one of our favorite musical guests is back, Dean Richardson is here to sing Coming Back To Love."

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Nov 27, 2015

It's time for another Family Fun Friday Episode here on the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Christobel Llewellyn, founder of KinderJazz, a 12 piece Australian band that creates great jazz music that is kid friendly.

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We are also joined by our friend VeegMama Stephanie Dryer who teaches us how families can work together to create delicious Soba Noodle Bowls.

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And our friends Peter & Ellen Jarrat continue their Top Tips series.

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Nov 25, 2015

Wow, we have a jam packed Thanksgiving Eve Episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Thrre authors join us to tell us about their books. Dr Lynn Ann Migdal talks about her book "Wind Kissed". Ron Stelle introduces his book "Streets of Our Youth" and Stenetta Anthony shares about "The Love Story." Also joining us is one of our favorite musical guests Jasmine Crowe

Nov 23, 2015

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we are joined by Cultural Expert & Anthropologist Tegan Sabatier. Tegan was initially invited on to talk about the benefits of exposing our kids to different cultures. However in the days leading up to the interview the World was horrified by the events that tore Paris apart. Tegan was kind enough to share her thoughts on how we can talk to our kids about terrorism. Tegan also shares with us some of her understanding of how young people are literally being brainwashed into committing terrorist acts.

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We are also joined by our good dog expert Sharon Bolt. Sharon helps us understand how to get our dogs to stop pulling while walking.

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And we debut a new musical guest. Melanie Devaney joins us to sing "Sink or Swim".

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Nov 22, 2015

A very special episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast featuring Auggie the Doggie's Turkey Day Rap. (Featuring the vocal talents of Chris Hardy) A fun song for you and your kids.

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Nov 20, 2015

What can be more fun than snuggling up with your kids and reading a great story? Today's featured guest Christopher Holley is a New York City public school teacher who has created a series of fun and exciting reading books that the entire family will love.

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Once you get done reading you will probably be hungry. Excellent, because our favorite Vegan, VeegMama Stephanie Dryer is here to teach us how to make delicious Vegan Sushi Rolls.

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Now that you are all energized with that delicious Sushi Rolls, it's time to create with our friends Peter & Ellen Jarrat. They are continueing their Top Tips Series today to help us have more confidence in helping kids be creative.

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And we are all going to end of Family Fun Friday dancing to some soulful Latin Jazz performed by KinderJazz.

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Nov 18, 2015

Natalie Moore is a holistic marriage and family therapist based in Pasadena, CA. Natalie believes that therapy is a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. She enjoys working with clients to establish goals for treatment and work in tandem every step of the way to ensure that your objectives are being met. In this featured interview Natalie discusses a wide range of topics important to families.

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Our Sleepy Lion Sleep Consultant Nicole Janse Van Rensburg returns to answer listener questions on how we can help our kids get the sleep they need.

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We close our show with a powerful performance from Amanda Vernon. Her new song "Justice For All" is sure to move you.

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Nov 16, 2015

Tamara Hartley wants you to "Stop Wasting Your Time Blamming Others For Your Life!" In fact she feels so strongly about it she wrote a fabulous new book called, strangley enough "Stop Wasting Your Time Blaming Others For Your Life!" Tamara offers great, no nonsense advice for parents, kids and people at all stages of their lives. I know you will love her energy, wit and personality.

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We are also joined by Steven Roberts, the College Cash Champion who will share more tips that will help our kids get their college education without going into debt.

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And here celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band is Rocquette with their song "Go Pirates Go"

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Nov 13, 2015

Prue Madden is the founder of, an Australian based producer of online learning courses. Prue joins us today to share her innovative "Read Before School" Program that can help parents teach kids as young as three years old to read.

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Peter & Ellen Jarratt, the founders of new Zealand based Create and Educate, return to the ParentCast to share some Top Tips that will help us teach virtues to our kids through the arts and creativity.

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And Singer songwriter Joe Frey from Vermont in the US shares "The Chasing Song" with us.

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Nov 11, 2015

David Oliver is a master magician who has appeared on some of the World's biggest stages. Within the magic community David is known for his selfless giving as a mentor to young magicians, leading the most active chapter of the Society of Young Magicians. Not too long ago that love was returned as the magic community rallied to David's side when he needed a double lung transplant. You will be moved by this story of love, hope and courage.

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Dean Richardson also joins us to sing Far From Finished Yet.

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Nov 9, 2015

Before the emergence of modern medicine human beings relied on wisdom passed down from generation to generation for healing. Today's featured gues Greg Friedman calls himself "a modern version of that which has existed in every culture, a spiritual guide and mentor. He builds bridges and helps clear paths, in part, by taking the ancient wisdom of indigenous cultures and making it applicable to us in our everyday lives." He admits that some people might call what he studies "woo woo" but I think that you will find him fascinating.

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Today's Expert Guest is our friend Sharon Bolt, BBC Good Dog training expert. As always Sharon joins us to answer listeners questions.And as always Sharon invites listeners to receive a free Good Dog Report.

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And we welcome a new musical guest, Hannah Belle. Hannah Belle is a true country girl hailing from Red Lick, MS where she grew up learning how to live the country way. Singing since she was three, country music came naturally to her, having a love and respect for the traditional country sound, but also embracing the modern sounds of country music today.

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Nov 6, 2015

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast features interviews with two great children's authors. Gladys Barbieri is the author of Red Shoes, a story that encourages gratitude.

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Danielle Soucy Mills is the author of Tina Tumbles, a fun book that tells the story of a girl who loves to tumble.

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Nov 4, 2015

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we welcome back celebrated author Catherine Ryan Hyde. Catherine is a prolific author best known for her novel “Pay It Forward”. Catherine is back to speak about her new book “Worthy” which was released this past Summer and her soon to be released book “Ask Him Why”. But our visits with Catherine always turn into more than an opportunity to promote her books. Today we talk a lot about living gratefully.

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Following Catherine’s interview we say hello to our friends from the Institute of Curiosity, Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Siggens. This mother and daughter team talk about the dynamics involved in mother – daughter relationships.

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And after saying hello to three old friends we introduce a brand new friend to the We Choose Respect ParentCast family Jasmine Crowe. Jasmine is a dynamic singer song writer who shares with us her song “Skeleton”.

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Nov 2, 2015

"Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's... a reference to the Bible?" Keven Harvey is the author of a brand new book called "All You Want To Know About The Bible In Pop Culture" and he tells us there are lots of references to the Bible in comic books, movies, tv series, music. This is a fun conversation that also talks about how parents can use all types of media to teach our children the value of being respectful.

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Dr Stephanie O'Leary returns to answer a listeners question about how to help a child get over a phobia.As Dr Stephanie tells us, we can empower our children and help them get over their extreme fear of things like dogs and clowns.

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And we are proud to introduce our musical gues the Jo Petty Band.

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