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 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.

You Have Got To Check Out Francie's Web Site

And our musical guest is Dean Richardson.

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Long Island Loves Jedlie - Check Out A Recent Story About Jedlie's Live We Choose Respect Assembly Program


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

Oct 24, 2016
The We Choose Respect ParentCast is happy to welcome back author Dawn Dais. Her two previous books, The Sh!t No One Tells You, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers, and The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women have topped best-seller lists. Her uniquely sarcastic yet inspiring tone has entertained thousands. ​Dawn's returns to introduce us to her most recent book The Sh!t No One Tells You About Baby #2. It is a funny and informational book that covers all a parent needs to know to once the reality of having two young children settles in.
Check Out Dawn's New Book

Our musical guest Ed Roman is back to share more music from his Red Omen album.

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Jedlie Is The Only Social Worker Presenting Research Based, Totally Interactive & Engaging School Assembly Programs. Click Here To Learn How To Bring Him To Your Community.

Oct 21, 2016

This is a record breaking episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. In this episode we meet Ed Roman. Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide. Recently, this Top 100 and #1 Reverbnation artist traveled to Jamaica to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to the island, while shooting the music video for “Jamaica.” Ed is also a Heart Songs for Veterans artist, donating money to help veterans with his single and Top 10 video,, “Lay One Down.” His last album, Letters From High Latitudes (an homage to his Ontario home) was a critically-acclaimed vehicle for Ed’s socio-political, earthly-conscious and globally-aware messages. This conversation, which will go down as the longest conversation we have had on the ParentCast, felt like I was having a conversation with a life long friend I had just met for the first time.

Check Out Ed Roman's Website

Jedlie Is America's Favorite School Assembly Performer, Check Our Website & Find Out Why


Oct 19, 2016

Talk about an all star line up! Today's episode of the ParentCast has four exceptional and inspirational women joining us. Dr Kelly Baez, the Fit Shrink is back with more great advice to help us develop healthier life styles.

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VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is here to teach us another great, totally interactive and awesomely delicious recipe.


Carole Cravath is here to share some games we can play with our kids to help them learn to be more empathetic.

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And our musical guest is our good friend Kim Krenick

Check Out All Of Kim's Great Music

We Want To Help You Build A More Respectful Community


Oct 17, 2016

This is the PopSy edition of the ParentCast. What is the world is PopSy you ask? is the fascinating web site developed by Marie McLeod. PoPsy exists to teach practical positive psychology to parents, educators and organisations, so that they can learn, live and embed the evidence based strategies for flourishing.

Be sure to visit the Popsy web site

Our musical guest today is Ed Roman. Ed will be a featured guest on a future episode of the ParentCast.

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Oct 14, 2016

Super empowering episode of the ParentCast. We visit with Simone Colwill, the author of What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick? His Mom is sick. How can he help? Join Jonny and Bear as they go to the hospital to investigate. LEARN who the staff working in the hospital are and what they do. DISCOVER Jonny's secret weapon. BECOME EMPOWERED to offer practical help to a sick person.

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We are also celebrating that our buddy Chris Hardy and his wife Victoria weathered Hurricane Matthew. Chris has been a part of every episode of the ParentCast, either as a voice talent, guest or musical guest.

Take A Trip To Chris Hardy World


What are the kids in your community thankful for? Bring Jedlie's We Choose Respect & Find Out

Oct 12, 2016

I LOVE this episode of the WCR ParentCast. Our featured guest is Tola Okogwu, author of a beautiful new children's book series called Daddy Braid My Hair. She is also founder of the hair and beauty blog, My Long Hair Journey (MLHJ). Tola holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has written for several beauty publications including Black Beauty and Hair Magazine.

An avid reader, Tola enjoys spending time with her family and friends around her home in Kent where she lives with her husband and daughter. ‘Daddy Do My Hair? Beth’s Twists’ is Tola’s first children’s picture book and was inspired by the relationship between her husband and daughter.

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We also welcome back fan favorite VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer with another delicious, totally interactive recipe.

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And our musical guest is Mari!

Wake Up Your Soul With A Visit To Mari's Website

Jedlie Has Been Motivating Kids To Be Respectful Since 1983. We Want To Motivate Your Kids

Oct 10, 2016

Today we welcome a fellow podcaster to the ParentCast. Filip Valica is the host of and driving force behind The Product Start Up web site and podcast. Filip is a mechanical engineer who is passionate about helping others make their dreams a reality.

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Our friend Mike Veny is back with important advice for both kids and parents to share with their kids.

More Wisdom From Mike Veny @ Transforming Stigma

And our musical guest is our friend from Maine Dean Richardson.

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Oct 7, 2016

Oh boy, this is a truly magical episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest today is Michael Grandinetti. Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician. With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the country, with Oscar-winning composers and symphony orchestras, for NFL and NBA halftime shows and major sporting events, in large-scale parades, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at The White House, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as a talented entertainer with a unique style, a compelling creative vision, and an engaging personality.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has been driven to make magic contemporary and to give it a wide, mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II” television special, The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” series, and Pop TV’s “Don’t Blink” series. And best of all he is a really great guy.

Check out all the magic at Michael's website

Our musical guest is our dear friend Chris Hardy.

Be sure to visit Chris Hardy World

Give your kids the gift of unlimited reading!!!

Oct 5, 2016

This week we are concluding our look at Dr Roger Lucas' ground breaking book More Chocolate, No Cavities.

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Our friend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is back with another amazing recipe.

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And we welcome a new member of the ParentCast family, national Catholic recording artist Anna Nuzzo. Anna recently discussed her decision to focus her talents on creating beautiful faith based music for a series of interviews produced for folks who see my live, Gospel magic shows. Her voice is a true gift, and no matter what your faith I think you will be moved by her amazing talents.

Visit To Be Inspired By Anna's Music

Be Sure To Visit And Check Out Our Amazing Levitation Illusion

Oct 3, 2016

Life can be tough. We have so many challenges, bills, worries about our kids. Sometimes we can feel like we are looking at the world from the bottom of a dumpster. Dr Reggie Padin literally found himself in that position. He pulled himself out of that dumpster and went on to become an internationally sought after consultant and speaker. He is here to motivate you to pull yourself out of what ever dumpster life may have dropped you into.

Start Your Journey Out Of The Dumpster At Dr Reggie's Web Site

Our musical guest is Eddie Mann encouraging us to Rise Up. Is Home To Some Fabulous Music, Check It Out

Since 1983 Jedlie Has Been Motivating Kids To Make Healthy Choices & To Be Respectful, Find Out How You Can Invite Him To Your Community

Sep 30, 2016

This is the Dog is Good episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Gila Kurtz, the founder and driving force behind the Dog is Good lifestyle brand. She is also the author of the book Fur Covered Wisdom where she shares some of the secrets of life that were revealed to her through her furry friends.

Be sure to visit Dog Is Good

Our musical guest is our friend Chris Hardy and his song Space Cats.

Check out all the cool cats at Chris Hardy World

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Sep 28, 2016

Dr Kelly Baez is back to help us learn how to develop healthier lifestyles. She is not a fan of fad diets, she is a fan of helping you become the best you can be by developing great habits that will lead to a happier, healthier life.

Visit The Fit Shrink

Always ready to help us whip up a healthy and totally interactive meal, VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is back with another delicious dish.

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And we also welcome back our friends Small Forest.

Come To The Small Forest Website

We have been motivating kids to be more respctful since 1983!!!

Sep 26, 2016

This is the Escape From Anxiety edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Peggy Sealfon, author of the book Escape From Anxiety. Peggy tells us her life story, how she was able to escape the clutches of the anxiety that was ruining her life and learn to live happily.

Find Out More By Visiting Peggy's Web Site

We are also joined by our most popular guest ever, up and coming country star JessLee. Many people who now JessLee now will be surprised to hear that she struggled with weight and body image issues as a young teen. She shares that sturggle with us, and how she came to love herself and find fitness and happiness. And of course we couldn't have JessLee here without having her share a song.

Treat Yourself To Some Of JessLee's Sweet Sounds


Parents, Educators & Kids Everywhere Are Inspired & Delighted By The Magic Of Jedlie!!!

Sep 23, 2016

Our featured guest today is Dr David James. Dr David has led a fascinating life. His passion is to see you make amazing changes in your life. He Hase a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and graduate degrees in Theology and Spirituality. Heis the author of three books on personal transformation. He has also served as a Professor of Psychology and Spirituality as well as an ordained minister, was a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and retired from the Chino Police Department. He is here to talk about the benefits of hypnotherapy.

Click here to find out more about Dr David James

We are also joined by our friend Mike Veny. Mike is the force behind the blog Transforming Stigma and has a great message we can share with our kids.

Visit Transforming Stigma

And back with us once again is musical guest iPain reminding us to reach out with hope to and for folks with chronic pain.

Empower folks with chronic pain

We want to help you motivate your kids to be respectful

Sep 21, 2016

Dr Roger Lucas is a respected dentist and is out to help kids have better dental health. His solution - More Chocolate, No Cavities!

Check Out The Dentist Dad

We are also joined by our great firend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who has a delicious recipe for Grilled Portabellos.

Great Recipes & So Much More

And back with more music from his Spillover Effect project is Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy World Is A Great Place To Visit


We Want To Help You Build A More Respectful Community


Sep 19, 2016

On today's episode of the ParentCast we meet three fascinating women. Our featured guest is Dr Michele Summers Colon, a physician, surgeon, health coach, yoga teacher, anatomy instructor, author and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is known as The Holistic Podiatrist of Southern California and has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. Dr. Michele combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her clients.

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We also meet a young tween named Skylar, as portrayed by the incredibly talented Bo Jarratt. Bo is the daughter of our friends Peter & Ellen Jarratt. This "interview" was done completely spontaneously and I believe it gives a great look into the pysche of a young woman in middle school trying to discover who it is she is meant to be.

Please Visit Jarratt's Create And Educate

Our musical guest is now to the ParentCast. Alison Reynolds is a multi talented singer songwriter that I am sure you will love.

Visit Alison's Web Site

Motivate The Kids In Your Community To Be Respectful


Sep 16, 2016

The author of Search & Seizure, Marc Hoberman is here to tell his inspiring life story. Marc tells us "The things in life that help us become successful and fulfilled can be based upon both positive and negative experiences. Our friends, family, colleagues, and personal decisions all assist us in becoming the people we see in the mirror each morning." Marc is also the founder is driving force behind Grade Success, a web site and service that is helping kids everywhere to achieve success.

Be Sure To Visit

Our musical guest today is our friend Chris Hardy.

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Sep 14, 2016

This is a powerful episode of the ParentCast. Internationally acclaimed writer, director and rpoducer Ziad Hamzeh joins us to talk about his latest project The Flower of Aleppo. This is an incredibly compelling story about a Tunisian woman struggling to hold on to the remains of her broken family when her son gets ensnared in ISIS. This story is based on real life events happening to families throughout the Middle east and throughout the World. This is a discussion that is going to challenge you to look at events from every angle, and to have empathy for all victims of hate and violence.

Learn More About Ziad's Films At

We are also joined by up and coming Hollywood, and Bollywood star Dhruv Bali. Dhruv talks about the many twists and turns this journey into the business we call show has taken him on.

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Our musical guest is our friend Jonas Woods with his song 1000 Miles.

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We Can Motivate Your Community To Embrace Respect

Sep 12, 2016

I love introducing you to amazingly talented people. Today I have the honor of introducing you to two incredibly talented authors. Jackie LeDuc is a 17 year old author from Massachusetts. She has three of her books published, a children's book and two young adults books that are a bit on the dark side, The Demonic Eyes and World Domination Bloody Nightmares.

Check Out Jackie's Books

We will also have a chance to meet the author of The Karris Family, Ruhani Chhabra who is, get this, 11 years old!

Meet The Karris Family

Our musical guest is our friend, Trevor Hager, who we used to think of as young but compared to Ruhani and Jackie he is an experienced old hand

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