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


Mar 30, 2016

LEGACY OF WISDOM is the great new book by Gabrielle V. Taylor. Gabrielle's book tells a journey into the development of wisdom, and the path of that legacy through generations, as seen through the lens of a profound relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter. Practical scientific research and multi-generational family stories come together to offer a complex look at what the word "wisdom" truly represents, how individuals develop it, and how we pass it on.

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We are also joined by singer songwriter Jonas Woods.

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Mar 28, 2016

Today's guest on the We Choose Respect ParentCast is author Shannon Love. Shannon Love, a seemingly happy woman, through unforeseen circumstances, falls into a critical psychotic state, while living in Beijing, China. Enchanted by a voice in her head, she becomes suspicious of humanity--most of all Charles, her husband, believing he wishes her dead. Shannon's hallucination, along with relentless delusions, send her into a state of terror, landing her in a Chinese psychiatric hospital, as the only foreigner. Then, after sinking deeper into madness, she must be evacuated to the U.S. for intense treatment. Meanwhile, her husband, with his undying love, holds firm to his matrimonial vow "for better or for worse," and never gives up on his wife--even through the turmoil of a relapse. Shannon eventually returns to him as her sane self but concedes that she may have never broken free, if not for his eternal devotion. This is an incredible story, and can help us develop more empathy for folks with mental illness.

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We are also joined by our good friend Chris Hardy.

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Mar 25, 2016

Mike Ferry is a teacher and author of the book Teaching Happiness and Innovation. He believes that whether you are a parent, a grandparent, or a teacher, you want kids to find happiness and success in life. He believes that happy and creative kids will develop the new businesses, works of art, technologies, medical advances, and public policies that bring us to a more peaceful and sustainable world.

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We are also joined by one of our favorite guests VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who will teach us how to make Gnocchi Pomodoro.

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Mar 23, 2016

Joanie Connell is here to talk to us about being helicopter parents, or more to the point, about not being helicopter parents. She is the suthor of the book Flying Without a Helicopter. This book teaches readers what it takes to be successful in the workplace and how to get there. It is about parenting, educating, and managing to help young adults build skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

It advises parents, educators, and managers, as well as young adults, on what is important to help produce healthy, independent, self-reliant employees who will thrive on their own. The advice in this book is based on decades of experience in working and consulting with employees, managers, and executives in the business world.

Joanie Connell’s expertise on what it takes to make it in the real world of work has been accumulated over 20 years of experience in the workplace and over a decade of research in academic literature and the media.

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We are also joined by musical guest Jonas Woods. Jedlie uses this occasion to announce that Jonas will be performing a concert to benefit the St Mary of the Hills Shelter Ministry Program, a program Jedlie and his wife lead.

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Be Sure To Visit Jedlie's Website To Learn About His Great School Assembly Programs

Mar 21, 2016

We know that being a parent isn't easy. You have so many responsibilities, so many things to worry about, so many people depending on you for so many things. Dr Kathy Gruver knows this too, and is here to help you destress.

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We are also joined by musical guest Kim Krenik

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Mar 16, 2016

On today's edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet K Scott, author of the thought provoking book Drive Me To Think. This book ends all forms of distracted driving through self-awareness, commitment, and oneness. Drive Me to Think is for anyone who isn't using drive time to make their lives flourish. Great for: Commuters, Younger Drivers, Deep Thinkers, Law of Attraction Lovers & Frequently Agitated Drivers.

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We are also joined by Malcolm Gauld. Malcolm is the recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on character education and parenting. His character development program, delivered at the Hyde schools, has been featured on The Today Show, PBS, and much more. A natural storyteller, Malcolm uses humor and personal experience to convey his practical, insightful, and timely messages on parenting, character, and leadership to a wide mainstream audience.

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Our musical guest is Dean Richardson sharing his song Doctor.

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Experience Great Snacks While Helping To Feed Hungry Kids

Mar 14, 2016

At the We Choose Respect ParentCast we strive to bring you informative, fascinating guests, and on today's show we "hit it out of the park!!!" Our first featured guest is Susan Bremer O'Neill, a former scientist and exotic dancer, and the author of "From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal". To say that Susan has had a fascinating life journey would be an understatement.

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We are also joined by world renowned therapist Dr Gregory Jantz. Dr Jantz is the founder of A Place of Hope and the author of over a dozen books, including "Raising Boys By Design."

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Our musical guest is our friend Hannah Belle singing "Stay Strong"

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Take the guess work out of buying great wine

Mar 11, 2016

We have a jammed packed Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Clyde P Riddlesbrood, director and driving force behind the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company, joins us to talk about the benefits of children being involved in theater.

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Our friend Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is here to help us create a great breakfast treat.

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Renaud Alexandre, our fitness fanatic, is here to help us strngthen our core's with planks, and our host Jedlie shares his oh so silly song Windbreaker.

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Mar 9, 2016

On this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Tami Goldstein. When her youngest child was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Tami spent the next few years in a tailspin trying to find ways to help her daughter. She watched in amazement as a more holistic, all natural approach did what no western medicine techniques could accomplish. Tami writes about this journey in her book Coming Through The Fog, refering to her daughter as someone who is recovering from autism. It is a fascintating conversation.

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Also joining us is our friend singer songwriter Melanie Devaney.

Lots of great music can be found at Melanie's Web Site

Great interactive fun for families that builds STEM skills

Mar 7, 2016

The We Choose Respect ParentCast is honored to be the first media outlet in the World to feature new author Dominic Parisi. Dominic's first book, "My Dragon's Time Machine, A Prehistoric Visit" is a delightful and imaginative book that is a fun read for kids and parents. The story in engaging, the illustrations fun and colorful, and did we mention, Dominic is 13 years old? You are going to love Dominic's confidence and heart. He is joined by his friend and mentor Sheri Fink.

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We also feature author Saniyyah Mayo. Saniyyah is the author of the book "Identifying and Breaking The Cycle" that helps people break through damaging cycles of behavior.

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And our good friend Trevor Hager is back as our musical guest.

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Mar 4, 2016

This is a super spectacular Family Fun Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. All of our favorite guests are here. Peter & Ellen Jarrat are here to tell us how to create wearable recycled costumes.


Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is here to tell us how to create Peanut Butter, Banana Protein Smoothies.

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Our fitness friend Renaud Alexandre is here to teach families all about A,B, C sit ups.

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And our buddy Chris Hardy is back with another great song.

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Mar 2, 2016

Our featured guest today is Keli Lenfield, a former elite supermodel. Today Keli indentifies herself as a Single mother, Author, Social entrepreneur, Vocational trainer and Animal ambassador.

She is also a contributing author and independent author in her own right redefining the personal branding space and loves nothing more than helping people realise their full potential.

She develops and delivers training on the 7 core skills of personal branding that come from over 20 years in the most competitive industry on the planet.

She is involved in the 'Single Pride' project in Uganda, is working with ATSAQ and is the founder of Model Alliance.Global.

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We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests Kim Krenik who shares her song What I Have Been Waiting For.

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