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


Dec 30, 2015

Our featured guest T J Walker believes that learning how to be a good public speaker is one of the most important and valuable skills your child could learn. Why? As TJ explains, no matter what line of work your child will go into he or she will need to know how to express themselves. He also has found that these skills will also help your children better deal with conflicts in school.

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Our friends Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggens from the Insititute of Curiosity return to talk about looking at our spouses through more than just one story.

Discover the power of curiosity

And get ready to rock out with our musical guests, Megaweapon. Megaweapon is a punk band all about "having fun and kicking ass." They are from New York and feature Michi Turk on vocals/keytar, Andrew Stieglitz on vocals/guitar, Michael McCarthy on drums, and Erik Unkrich on bass.

Get ready to have fun with MegaWeapon

Dec 28, 2015

Laura Johnston Khol was an idealistic young woman who wanted to care for others. That desire to care led to her to become a member of a church known as The People's Temple. The charismatic leader of that church, Jim Jones, led his people to create a community in the jungles of Guyana called Jonestown, the scene of the most horrific mass murder. Laura shares the horrors of that experience.

Check out the Jonestwon Survivor Web Site

We are also joined by Eileen Cameron, author of the children's book Rupert's Parchment that celebrates the signing of the Magna Carta.

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Our musical guest is our friend Jonas Woods.

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Dec 25, 2015

Dr John DeGarmo returns to remind us that there are hundreds of thousands of kids in foster care in America in need of support. His family has been home to dozens of foster kids over the years. He has launched a campaign to build a new home for more than a dozen older boys in need of love and support.

Help Dr John & His Family Build A True Home For Foster Kids

Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer returns to share some new delicious treat ideas.

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Peter & Ellen Jarratt challenge us to create a special 2016 family mural.

Get More Great Ideas At The Jarratt's Home Page

We close our special Christmas edition of the ParentCast with our musical guest Chris Hardy.

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Dec 23, 2015

This episode of the We Chose Respect ParentCast celebrates the return of Robin Booth. Robin is an internationally acclaimed expert in providing emotionally intelligent solutions to everyday parenting challenges. Over the last 15 years he has supported hundreds and thousands of teachers and parents from around the world create breakthroughs in getting their children to cooperate with them.

Internationally he is mostly known for founding the Synergy Schooling Approach. This approach demonstrates how easily personal and academic excellence can be achieved when a teacher uses skills in boosting self esteem and developing the child's internal motivation for success . Today Robin discusses ways to make sure we are not raising a brat.

Check out Robin's Udemy Page

Also joining us is our favorite sleep consultant Nicole Janse Van Rensburg. Nicole returns to answer listener questions.

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And making his debut on the ParentCast is the multi talented musician, singer & songwriter Joe Sneider.

Check out Joe's CD Baby Page

Dec 21, 2015

Dr Lori Barr is a pediatric radiologist and the author of the best selling book "Think & Grow Well." Dr Lori has a fun and positive attitude towards life. One of her claims to fame is her expertise in following Walrus pregnancies. (We'll let her explain.) She loves being able to show children that they are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.

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Our friends from the Institute of Curiosity, Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggins, return to help us look at the many different stories that we can experience during the holidays.

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And our friend Trevor Hager is here to share the title track off his new CD Don't Give Up.

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Dec 18, 2015

Twas the week before Christmas and all of here at the We Choose Respect ParentCast put together a great Family Fun Friday Episode for your listening enjoyment. Our featured guest is up and coming Country Rocker Donica Knight. Donica shares her music with us, along with memories of the people that have supported her on her journey to make her dreams come true, her parents, teachers, other family members.

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We are also joined by Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer who will teach us how to make delicious Holiday Nog French Toast.

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The Jarratts from New Zealand, Peter & Ellen, share with us some great ideas of how we can encourage our kids to create beautiful, heartfelt home made holiday gifts.

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Dec 16, 2015

Elliott Katz is the author of the book "Being The Strong Man A Woman Wants" Despite what you maight think the title implies, Elliott is not advocating that men regress to dominating neanderthals. Quite the contrary. Elliott says he has spoken with countless women who are frustrated that the men in their life seem unwilling to make a decision.

Check out Elliott's book here

We are also joined by Holistic Therapist Natalie Moore for the conclussion of her series on SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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And we are delighted to introduce the ParentCast audience to the music of Jonny Diaz. Jonny is a singer - songwriter based in Nashville who has a brand new single out called "Breathe"

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Dec 14, 2015

Rhea Lalla has coached hundreds of parents who are searching for the exact words to use and the mind-set to hold so they parent their kids in a way that feels connected, loving and gives them the results they want. Known for the ability to take complex ideas and break them down into simple how to's that are easy to follow and engaging is where her strength and success lies.

Click here for Rhea's Ninja Parenting Class

Holistic Therapist Natalie Moore continues her three part series examining Seasonal Affective Disorder. Today she discusses some of the behaviors that might tell us one of our loved ones is suffering.

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Our music guest is singer song writier Trevor Hager. Trevor shares a cut from his new CD "Don't Give Up"

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Dec 11, 2015

Victoria S Hardy is the author of the novel Kicking The Goat Silly, a fun read that mixes mystery, a bit of the occult, romance, fun and a very likeable lead character. I will be honest, I was very surprised by how much fun IO had reading the book, and was delightedly surprised by how much fun I had talking with Victoria.

Click here to check out Kicking The Goat Silly

We are also joined by our Holistic Therapist Natalie Moore. Natalie returns to the We Choose Respect ParentCast with the first in a three part report on Seasonal Affective Depression. This is an important series of reports.

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We end the show with the return oof our friend Chris Hardy. Chris provides many of the voice acting you hear on the ParentCast. He is hear today to share his song Painting the Future.

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Dec 9, 2015

This is the comeback edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our magnificent ParentCast studios suffered a major meltdown, otherwise known as my laptop crashed. Scrambling to replace that laptop gave me a chance to put into practice some great advice our featured guest Dr Laurie Hollman recommends for every parent.

Click Here To Visit Dr Laurie Hollman's Website

We are also joined by our Sleepy Lion Sleep Consultant Nicole Janse Van Rensburg answering listener questions. If you have a question for Nicole be sure to send it in to

Get The Information You Need About Your Sleepy Lion

And our friends Trevor Hager & Jessica Shea join us to sing "Never Gonna Stop" which is ironic given Dr Hollman's advice.

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Dec 7, 2015

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Tia Ross, a powerful Certified Master Facilitator for Motivating the Teen Spirit. Tia facilitates workshops that focus on emotional healthiness and personal accountability, she has touched the lives of parents and youth in schools, in the juvenile justice system, and in social services across the nation.

Her experience is in the juvenile justice system of San Diego, CA, where she has held numerous positions that include student worker, family support worker, SAY San Diego, CAT Team, WINGS Program Coordinator, and church services leader with volunteers of probation.

Click here to visit Motivating The Teen Spirit

We are also joined by Steven Ross, the College Cash Champion, sharing more great tips that will help families find ways to fund their kids' college educations.

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We end this great episode of the ParentCast with a song from our friends The Jo Petty Band.

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Dec 4, 2015

Its time for another Family Fun Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect Parentcast!!! Our feautred guest is Kevin Christofora, author of the "HomeTown All Stars" series of children's books. Kevin is passionate about motivating kids to get outside and play, to experience more green and less screen. And the best way to do that, he says, is for us to get out and play with our kids.

Check Out The Hometown All Star Web Site

VeegMama Stephanie Dryer returns to tell us how to make delicious Stuffed Calzones with our kids.

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Peter & Ellen Jarrett return with another of their top tips series.

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And to kick off the Christmas season rising country music star Donica Knight sings "White Christmas"

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Dec 2, 2015

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Trillion Small, author of the Caged In Heart. Trillion believes if you want to change the world around you,  you must first change the world within you. Trillion talks about the trauma many people have suffered throughout their lives and how to overcome those hurts.

Visit Trillion Small's Website here

We are also joined by our favorite mother - daughter team, Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggins, from the Institute of Curiosity.

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Our musical guest today is Hannah Belle who sings Porchin' It

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