Today on the ParentCast we meet Gretchen Downey. Gretchen Downey is a prevention specialist in children and adult health, author, transformational coach and parent. Having worked professionally for over 25 years with hundreds of thousands of children, teens and families in the areas of substance abuse, mindful awareness education, nutrition, eating disorders, physical/emotional/social health education, applied neuroscience and program development, she has seen what works and what doesn’t regarding children’s well-being. She is here to share information unlike anything that you’ve ever received before – information that she knows will help you in every aspect of yours and your children’s lives. Forever!
We also welcome back our musical guests, Long Island's own MegaWeapon
Today on the ParentCast we meet Chrstine Alisa, author of Your Amazing Itty Bitty Communicating with Your Teenager Book. When their child reaches teenage years many parents struggle with adjusting to the new changes in their son or daughter. To say the least, communication becomes difficult. This book gives strategies to help parents feel more equipped for the task of navigating those years.
Our musical guest today is the up and coming pop singer MARi!
It is another jammed packed Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. We first meet Kevin Kessler, a true modern day renaissance man. A former pro wrestler, a current podcaster and podcast network owner and the author of Rosinanti. The Rosinanti Dragons are no more. Since their extinction nearly one thousand years ago these primal powerhouses have fallen into the obscurity of history’s forgotten lore. In that time, humans have come to dominate the world of Terra, peacefully ignorant to one horrifying truth: that ancient evil stirs around them, waiting to reclaim its lost world. It is a great read.
We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who shares her recipe for delicious homemade hummus.
Pete and Ellen Jarratt talk about the importance of teaching creativity to our kids.
And we end the show with our favorite musical guest Chris Hardy.
In this episode of the ParentCast we meet Marty Barth, author of the book The Shattering. The Shattering is a novel based on the true life story of abuse that Marty experienced growing up. Marsha Lynn Barth (Marty) an inspirational speaker for 20 years, has spoken at various retreats and conferences. She has DJ'd on Christian radio and is actively involved in prison ministry. A business woman by profession for 26 years, she runs the family business with her husband Mike in Pennsylvania. She is the mother of two children, and has five grandsons.
We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests Kim Krenik and her song The Lion
Today's featured guest is Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL. Jennifer believes your body is a miracle. You can put it through hell, feed it terribly or suffer long-term disease, and it will bounce back full of life and energy again – simply with the right tools.
Jennifer and her team at Oasis Wellness have created a system that will do just that. At Oasis, they believe healing for good is possible. They have watched too many people suffer and not be able to live their lives freely and to the fullest because they just didn’t have the information or the tools to do it.
Jennifer is on a mission to teach 1 million people how to honor this incredible physical, emotional, and spiritual body we have been given.
We are also joined by up and coming music artist MARi and the title track from her new album Treasure.
I think this is one of the all time greatest Family Fun Friday episodes we have published. It certainly is jammed packed with great guests and music. Our featured guest is up and coming country music star T J Leonard from Stockholm, Sweden. You are going to love TJ's music, but you are also going to love TJ. He is a real, down to earth parent who has his priorities in the right place.
Veeg Mama Stephanie Dreyer is here with her classic Soba Noodle Recipe.
Peter & Ellen Jarret talk about helping our kids think and be creative.
And our friend Chris Hardy is here with his song The Year of Love.
This is a special edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast created especially for Dyslexic and Unstoppable
In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet Doug and Luccie Curtis, authors of the book Dyslexic and Unstoppable, who help us explore dyslexia. One of the first things we discover is that kids with dyslexia think and learn differently. This posses a problem in schools because most classroom teachers do not have the training and resources to help these kids learn in a way that is natural for them. It is a fascinating look into this often misunderstood topic.
We are also joined by country music star Richard Lynch.
Today's Parentcast is a continuation of a past show discussing how we can better connect with our kids, especially our teens. Susan Shafffer is the co author of the book How To Connect with Your Iteen. How To Connect With Your iTeen is the lifeline every Twenty-First century parent or educator needs. This realistic guide shows adults how to reopen communication with “silent” teenage boys and cut through the drama of teenage girls. Written in clear, straightforward language, it offers successful techniques for navigating everything from socially complex issues surrounding sexting and bullying to such everyday challenges around school and homework.
We are also joined by up and coming Christian Pop Music artist Mari. Mari will be a featured guest on the show in just a few weeks. Today we have a chance to experience Mari's beutiful voice and infectious pop beats.
Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 3 decades.
He has been cast in over 1,200 TV and radio commercials, corporate films, feature films, television and print ads. Along with Aaron’s acting and modeling work, he is also America’s Premier Acting and Commercial Modeling Career Coach. In 1984, Aaron was a full-time college student when he began working as an actor and commercial model on a part-time basis. Without knowing anything about or anybody in the industry, Aaron had to teach himself how to succeed as an actor and commercial model completely on his own. He learned how to get work through trial and error. Without having a mentor or someone to guide him, he learned that having success can be a long, hard and expensive process. He is the author of the great book How To Become A Successful Actor & Model.
We are also joined by our Family Fun Friday friends VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer & Chris Hardy
This episode of the We Choose Respect Parentcast is very important as today we will be discussing the sad realities of divorce. People go through a lot of trouble and embarrassment during this period and we will discuss more civilized way to deal with divorce and how to be together without hurting each other and your family. Our featured guest today is Rosalind Sedacca, a certified Divorce coach who will share with us more pleasant ways to deal with the pain of divorce and how we can learn to continue to parent together and to be respectful to one another so that children can be happy, healthy and respectful.
Our musical guest today is Trevor Hager with his lovely song called Breathe the stars.
Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that not only can turn a happy retirement into a time of misery, but also leads to a wide range of health problems. Depression increases the rate of disease such as stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease and worsens the course of others such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cancer. It also contributes to avoidable disability and premature death.
Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer alerts readers to this untold story. It challenges beliefs that depression is normal in old age because old age is depressing, instead helping readers see that depression is a serious brain disease, often related to changes in the brain associated with the aging process. Gary S. Moak clearly and compassionately explains depression as a physically destructive state, in which a brain on overdrive runs the body ragged, accelerating age-related wear and tear. Depression is not a harmless condition older adults can live with, and Dr. Moak addresses the impact of depression on specific geriatric health problems. Case stories, taken from the author’s experience practicing geriatric psychiatry for thirty years, are used to illustrate the physically and mentally harmful effects of depression and the road to recovering well.
We are also joined by up and coming country music star Richard Lynch
Birgitte Rasine is an award-winning author, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur whose work marries sustainability with storytelling, mobile apps with print books, and art with technology. She is the author of numerous literary works and articles, and has spoken on topics ranging from media to sustainability on three continents. If you liked "The Golden Compass" and "The Chronicles of Narnia," be prepared to fall in love with mythic fantasy all over again. The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree pulls you into a mesmerizing world that blurs the lines between science, mythology,and the hidden magic of nature most adults find all but impossible. One of the world's authorities on chocolate, the C-Spot, calls the book "a strong contender for the best [chocolate] title in the last 5 years."
When American-born Max and Maya-born Itzel open the pods of the Sacred Cacao Tree one night, they unwittingly unleash forces that threaten the past and future of the world's most desirable food--and awaken two mythic beasts guarding the very DNA of chocolate.
This book is perfect for book club discussions. A sequel, a coloring book, and an interactive game are all in the works for fans.
Nutritional expert Jennifer Schmid joins us to share her home made sports drink recipe.
And our friend Chris Hardy is our musical guest.
It is hard to believe, but our guest today, author Nancy hartwell, tells us there are over 60 million human beings today caught up in human trafficing, sentenced to live a life of slavery. This is an outrageous and disturbing reality that we must not turn away from.
We are also joined by up and coming country music star TJ Leonard. T J will be a featured guest in an upcoming show. Today we get to hear TJ's song The River.