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


Feb 28, 2016

This episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast welcomes Personal Coach Caroline Greene. Caroline Greene is a recovering lawyer, chronic overachiever, and the Amazon best-selling author of MATTER: How to Find Meaningful Work That’s Right for You and Your Family and NEXT: How to Start a Successful Business That’s Right for You and Your Family. As a life and business coach, Caroline helps highlymotivated, determined moms start businesses and build lives that truly matter to them. In her former life, Caroline was a prosecutor and white-collar criminal defense attorney. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale College, and the University of Virginia School of Law, she currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her two smart and strong daughters, her diabetic cat, an adorable mostly-deaf dog, and her saint of a husband.

Be sure to visit Caroline's web site to get her free ebook

We are also joined by multi talented singer Helga Kaefer and her song Beautifully Human.

Check out all of Helga's music at her sound cloud page

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Feb 26, 2016

It's time for another Family Fun Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. This week we travel to sunny Los Angeles, CA to speak with Kristina Kutsina, owner of Kids World LA, a great new indoor playground that folks are calling 15,000 square feet of Fun! This facitiy has it all, and is autism friendly.

Check out all 15,000 Square Feet of Fun at Kids World LA

We are also joined by our friend Veeg Mama, Stephanie Dreyer who will teach us how to make a delicious Vegan Five Layer Dip.

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Our buddies Peter & Ellen Jarratt join us from their create and educate learning centrein New Zealand to teach us how to make fantastic Carnival Masks.

Be sure to Visis Jarratts Create & Educate

And our musical guest is the one and only Auggie the Doggie!

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Feb 24, 2016

Elizabeth is the Director of Parent 4 Success. And as a parenting specialist, appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio. She appeared on BBC1 Breakfast (with Charlie and Louise on the sofa).
She has been interviewed on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, The BBC World Service, and appears regularly on Sky News. She has trained to run numerous different types of parenting courses. She uses the most effective methods she’s learned over the years on her courses and tailor-made parenting sessions.

Her teachings are so effective she now offers a guarantee that when you work with her one-to-one, your parenting problems will be solved or significantly reduced, or she’ll give your money back. She is the only parenting expert in the UK to offer this guarantee. Prior to setting up Parent 4 Success, she gained over five years’ experience training and supervising Home-Start volunteers who give support and friendship to families experiencing difficulties with children under 5.

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We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests Chris Hardy with his great song I Must Have Fancy Cheese!

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Learn about Jedlie's Exciting Live School Assembly Programs

Feb 22, 2016

This episode of the We Chose Respect ParentCast features three incredibly strong and positve women. Our featured guest is Maura Sweeney, the driving force behind the web site Former corporate manager, business owner and home schooling mom, Maura launched her vocational career at midlife with the goal of positively impacting culture.

A Florida resident who has traveled to more than 50 countries, Maura combines a lifetime of personal and business experience to help others live their best, happiest and most authentic life.

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Stella Grizont is the Founder and CEO of WOOPAAH, dedicated to helping people and their companies flourish. WOOPAAH is loved by Google, Johnson & Johnson, Columbia University and many more awesome organizations for their programs in work place culture design, engagement and well-being.

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Our musical guest for this episode is JessLee. JessLee (Yes, all one word capital J & capital L), born in 1991, spent her early years in Loxahatchee,Florida. There, wild hogs, snakes, dirt roads and big trucks were the norm. Born into a family of musicians you can imagine how music was always playing in the house. Family and music are her everything. Even before she could walk she naturally kept rhythm with the music. Believe it or not at age three JessLee already knew what she wanted to do. She took an immediate liking to country music and she sang it all the time. From the time she started Kindergarten she was invited to sing with the Young Americans. Again from early ages on she has continued to perform the National Anthem in front of large audiences at West Palm Beach Stadiums for the Marlins and Cardinals baseball and many other venues and functions. Winning many vocal competitions throughout her young life was exciting but mostly just outlets to perform, which she loved more than anything. The spark that really lit up JessLee was when she wrote her first song, “Hold it in Your Hands”, at age nine. Today she shares her song "Just a Kiss"

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Feb 19, 2016

Its time for another Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. We have three delightful guests. Our featured guest is Danielle Lindner. Danielle is the founder of the London Day School. She is also the author of a wonderful series of children's books that address issues of character.

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Our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is back to teach us how to make delicious Power Bites!

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Speaking of power, our buddy from Phoenix Fitness Squared, Renaud Alexandre is here to remind us to take time out from our busy days to relax and meditate.

Connect with Renaud on the Phoenix Fitness Squared Page on Facebook

Our musical guest is none other than our host Jedlie as he shares with us "We Will ROAR!!!" a fun sing along from his motivational magic show.

Motivate your kids to shout we will roar, respect others, accept responsibility

Feb 17, 2016

Mike Veny considers himself a combination of a hard worker, limit pusher, and straight up trouble maker.

He believes that growth in any area of your life begins a willingness to be intentionally uncomfortable. In order to transform the stigma surrounding mental health, he says you must choose to get uncomfortable.

He believes that the stigma surrounding mental health is a repeating cycle: Stigma begins with shame. Shame leads to silence. Silence leads to socially isolating behavior, self harm, and suicide.

Mike also believes that we can transform this into strength: In order to transform shame, you must take care of yourself. In order to transform silence, you must to keep the subject of mental health in everyday conversation. In order to transform socially isolating behavior, suicide, and self harm, you must constantly look for teachable moments in life.

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This episode also features our friends from the Institute of Curiosity Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggens and special musical guests Small Forest.

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Feb 15, 2016

Dr. Rebecca Deurlein, aka Dr. D, is a 20-year veteran teacher, mother of two young adults, and a writer. She holds a doctorate in education and has spent her lifetime researching teen behavior and learning strategies. She specializes in understanding and correcting behavior issues and motivating children to higher levels of critical thinking. She is the author of a great blog called A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Teenagers.

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We Are also joined by Dr Dean Howell. Drawing on his extensive training as a naturopathic physician, Dr. Dean Howell combined deep muscle massage, craniopathy, Reiki, and Bilateral Nasal Specific Therapy, creating an exciting new treatment designed to correct the physiological imbalances caused by trauma, compression and misalignment Dr Howell admits his treatment is contreversal, and acknowledges that some other professionals refer to him as a quack.

Decide about Neurocranial Restructuring for yourself at Dr Howell's web site

One of our favorite musical guests, Trevor Hager, returns with his song Keep Your Silver.

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Feb 12, 2016

Dr. John McGrail is more than a clinical hypnotherapist. He is an established self-improvement expert and a sought after spiritual teacher who has become one of our country’s leading media experts and public speakers relating to personal growth and successful life transformation. His company, A Better You, Inc., serves a world-wide clientele; individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as select corporate clients. Services range from individual sessions, to motivational presentations, training seminars, and workshops. He joins us today to talk abaout his new book the Synthesis Effect.

Check out the Synthesis effect here

We are also joined by our favorite Vegan chef, the author of "Not A Nugget", Stephanie Dreyer, Veeg Mama! Stephanie is here to teach us how we can create delicious Gluten Free Banana Pancakes with our kids.

Discover more delicious treats at Veeg Mama's Web site

We end our show with our friends from Augusta, Maine, Chasing The Light and their song "Fade".

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Jedlie Is Coming To Cleveland & Pittsburgh in April!!!

Feb 10, 2016

The world is a beautiful, wonderful place. Not only can we experience the natural beauty that surrounds us we live in a time where amazing technology can transport us to any place in the world, can take us back in time and even give us a glimpse of the future. But just as in nature danger can be found in that wonderous technology. The same technology that allows our children to explore the world can allow dangerous ipredators into our children's lives. Dr Michael Nuccitelli, the founder of Ipredator, is here with important information and insights that can help us teach our kids how to safely use technology.

Download the Ipredator parents guide for free

Visit the Ipredator page for a wealth of free resources and information

We are also celebrating the 100th episode of the parentcast and have invited the only other voice that has been heard on every episode, Chris Hardy. Chris is a multi talented singer, song writer and voice actor. He has provided all of the amazing celebrity introductions that open our show, and has contributed some great music along the way as well. Today he tells us about his journey and about his new indiegogo project to fund the creation of his fifth solo recording.

Please check out Chris' web site and Indiegogo project


Feb 8, 2016

This episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast is all about reminding parents to look for hope. Our featured guest is K L Ranid, author of the book Spilled Milk. Spilled Milk is based on the author's true life story as a survivor of horrific child abuse at the hands of her father. But most of all it is a story of survival and hope.

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We also welcome Sharon Burstein, author of Life Snacks, 50 Tasty Motivational Messages.

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And our musical guest today is our friend Kim Krenik, who is here with her song Call Me Crazy.

Check Out All Of Kim's Music On Her Web Site

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Feb 5, 2016

Tovah Klein is the Director of the Barnard Collage Center for Toddler Development. She is also the author of the book "How Toddlers Thrive". For nearly three decades Dr. Klein has worked with parents and young children.
Dr. Klein writes for and is frequently quoted in the popular media including print, TV and web. She has been called the ‘toddler whisperer’ by Good Morning America. She consults worldwide to programs for young children including in NYC, Japan, China and Africa. She is a former developmental advisor to Sesame Street.

Check out the How Toddlers Thrive website

We are also joined by our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer with another sensational recipe we can create with our kids.

Check out Not A Nugget, Stephanie's Wonderful Kids Book

Our our good buddy Chris Hardy is back with another gem from his collection of great music.

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Feb 3, 2016

Dr Charlotte Thompson has been a pediatrician for over 50 years! She has a wealth of wisdom to share with parents. She is the author of ten books, including Your Personal Parenting Guide and Prescription RX for Parents. In this interview Dr Thompson shares great ideas for all parents.

Check Out All Of Dr Thompson's Books

Our musical guest is one of our favorite friends. Jonas Woods is back with his song When It Rains from his amazing album Tales from the Bittersweet.

Check Out All Of Jonas' Great Tunes

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Feb 1, 2016

Have you always dreamed about starting your own business? James Beach is the host of School for Start Ups, a radioshow and podcast that encourages people to learn about low risk entrepreneurship. As Jim says "Entrepreneurship is not about creativity, risk, or passion! Anyone can be an entrepreneur!"

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Also joining us is our new favorite fitness expert Renaud Alexandre from Phoenix Fitness Squared. He is here to share another great exercise we can do with our kids to help them develop a passion for fitness.

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And our musical guest is the one and only Trevor Hager with his song Miss Grace.

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Great Activities You Can Do With Your Kids