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41 minutes | 20 days ago
147: Carrying the Grief of Losing a Child
Guest: Megan Hillukka is a bereaved mother, with 6 children, 5 who are still here. Through her experience of the death of her daughter Aria, she helps parents carry their grief instead of suffering with grief, and to truly learn how to walk side by side with both grief and joy. In this episode, we will cover: Megan's own story of losing her child, Aria, was like for her and how she learned to cope with the sadness, depression, anger, PTSD and fear that she experienced because of it What the common experiences are of grieving process, for mothers, for fathers, for siblings What the most important thing a friend or family member can do for a grieving parent that makes the biggest difference Resources mentioned in the episode: link to her website: www.meganhillukka.com FB group for support for bereaved mothers: www.facebook.com/groups/cultivatedfamily Megan's Mini-Program to help parents who have experienced child loss: www.stoptalkingstartfeeling.com About Megan Hillukka: Megan Hillukka is a bereaved mother, with 6 children, 5 who are still here. Megan encourages and supports grieving mothers that though the worst thing has happened to them, their life is not over. She also experienced PTSD from finding her daughter Aria when she died, and has done the work to find healing in her brain and her life. From this, Megan wants everyone to know that PTSD is not a life sentence, and that healing is possible. Through her experience of the death of her daughter Aria, Megan has learned tools and ways of shifting grief so that it can become just a little bit lighter, and easier to live with. Because Megan has done the deep work of grief, made space for her grief and time for her grief, she now has room for joy, laughter, hope, and so much fun in her life. She will never forget her daughter Aria and they talk about her often as a family. She helps her clients carry their grief instead of suffering with grief, and to truly learn how to walk side by side with both grief and joy.
28 minutes | a month ago
146: 13 Things Strong Kids Do with Amy Morin
Guest: Amy Morin, the critically renowned author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and popular TEDx speaker. On this episode we talk about her newest book, 13 THINGS STRONG KIDS DO: THINK BIG, FEEL GOOD, ACT BRAVE which empowers tweens, teaching them how to think, feel, and act stronger than ever. In this episode, we will cover: Why it's so important, especially THIS YEAR, for our kids to learn how to be resilient in the face of strength stress and how we as parents can help them become stronger each day The unexpected and surprising feelings kids are having now that things are opening up once again this year (back to school, being able to socialize with other kids again, etc.) and what signs to look for Resources mentioned in the episode: link to Amy Morin's website: www.amymorinlcsw.com her book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Kids Do, can be purchased wherever books are sold About Amy Morin: Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, instructor at Northeastern University, and psychotherapist. She is the author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do. Amy is a regular contributor to Verywell, CNBC, Forbes, Business Insider, and Psychology Today. She gave one of the most viewed TEDx talks of all time and was named the “self-help guru of the moment” by The Guardian. She lives in Marathon, Florida. 13 Things Strong Kids Do is her fourth book.
68 minutes | 2 months ago
145: Perinatal and Pediatric Care-Interview with Dr. Jay Warren by Care Messer
On today's episode, the mic is getting turned around and Dr. Jay is the one that is going to be interviewed! Care Messer of the Birth Education Center is the guest host and she will sit down with Dr. Jay and pick his brain about perinatal and pediatric care and the work he does as a chiropractor working with pregnant women and infants. In the episode, we will cover: Is chiropractic safe in pregnancy and for infants? How the Webster Technique helps prepare a woman's body for birth and how to find a specially trained chiropractor in your area What the most common reasons why parents bring their baby to a chiropractor and how they are able to be helped Resources mentioned in the episode: Dr. Jay's website: www.drjaywarre.com Dr. Jay's online courses for pregnant women and for new dads: www.drjaywarren.com/courses Care Messer's website: www.birtheducationcenter.com How to find a Webster Trained Chiropractor in your area: https://icpa4kids.com/find-a-pediatric-chiropractor About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 20 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay now serves as an instructor for the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) teaching an online course called “Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy from the Baby’s Perspective”. Dr. Jay is the host of two popular podcasts “Healthy Births, Happy Babies”, interviewing experts on perinatal care issues and “The Dadhood Journey”, where he shares real-life lessons and practical tools to support new dads in navigating their parenthood experience. Dr. Jay has also created two online programs: “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding in-utero so that she is more confident as a parent and better able to soothe and connect with baby when they arrive. And the “New Dads Class” helps men navigate their transition into fatherhood and provides support through the last trimester, birth and beyond so that they can be the best dads they can be. www.DrJayWarren.com
42 minutes | 3 months ago
144: How Birth Education Has Changed with Care Messer
Guest: Care Messer is the founder of The Birth Education Center, which teaches new parents Hypnobirthing, Newborn Care, Infant CPR and Breastfeeding classes amongst many other birth and parenting topics. In this episode, we cover: what is different now for expecting couples now that so much of birth education has moved online - the advantages and disadvantages of it being delivered this way what topics Care feels every expecting couple should educate themselves on before baby arrives how to get the most of the classes you take (birth prep to newborn care) so you're best prepared for this life changing event and for starting your family right Resources mentioned in the episode: the www.BirthEducationCenter.com link to Care's FREE Downloadable Birth Preferences link to How to Prevent an Unnecessary C-section About Care Messer: Care is the founder of The Birth Education Center. When Care discovered Hypnobirthing for the birth of her daughter in 2008, it changed her life’s path. Care believes that babies can experience a “birth day” that is magical, loving, and gentle. When families are educated to resolve fears, birth becomes a beautiful positive experience. Care continued on to become a DONA Certified Doula became a Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor. From there, Care started her own business, San Diego Hypnobirthing where she has been educating families since 2009. She is a NATH Hypnotherapist, a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist, an Erotic Blueprint Coach®, an ICEA-trained Childbirth Educator, a CAPPA-trained Postpartum Doula, and an Innate Traditions Certified Postpartum Doula. She is also an Authentic Relating facilitator and leads women’s and couples circles, both at the Birth Education Center and for private events. She recently completed her certification as a Holistic Doula under the Matrona. Care is certified as a Professional Cuddler and Cuddle Facilitator through Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles and through Cuddlist.com. Care has certified with Jaiya as an Erotic Blueprint Coach ® and uses those skills in connecting families, both before and after birth. Care served as the Director of Cap Wellness Center. She is a mentor and educator for doulas across San Diego County in Professional Doula Classes created for the Birth Education Center. She has also trained students nurses at SDSU and held nurse trainings in local hospitals. She is a Board member at The Nizhoni Institute for Midwifery and served as Vice President of San Diego Birth Network. She is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters and two feisty Pomeranians.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
143: Preparing for Parenthood: Essential Conversations for Couples with Dr. Stephanie Dueger
Guest: Dr. Stephanie Dueger is a psychotherapist, parent coach, and educator, who works with expectant and new parents and their little ones. Her first book, Preparing for Parenthood: 55 Essential Conversations for Couples Becoming Families was published in February 2021. In this episode, we will cover: How her work with new families and becoming a mother herself inspired her to write the book that she wishes she’d had for herself when first becoming a parent. The basics of starting communication with your spouse so that both of you feel heard and understood. The most common conversations that new parents DON'T have before baby arrive and why it's so important to have them. Resources mentioned in the episode: link to Dr. Stephanie Dueger's website: www.drduegertherapy.com link to her book, Preparing for Parenthood on Amazon About Dr. Stephanie Dueger: Dr. Stephanie Dueger is a psychotherapist, parent coach, and educator, who works with expectant and new parents and their little ones. Her first book, Preparing for Parenthood: 55 Essential Conversations for Couples Becoming Families (2021), is the book she wishes she’d had for herself when first becoming a parent. She facilitates parent workshops, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the academic Journal of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Dr. Dueger lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and two daughters. Learn more about Dr. Dueger at www.drduegertherapy.com
56 minutes | 3 months ago
142: Exercise in Pregnancy and Postpartum with Dr. Lindsey Matthews of Birthfit
Guest: Lindsey Mathews is a doctor of chiropractic, birth doula, strength and conditioning coach as well as the founder and CEO of Birthfit!, one of the most popular prenatal and postpartum exercise companies in the world. In this episode, we will cover: What the most common misconceptions are about exercising while pregnant. Why exercising again at 6 weeks postpartum is much too soon for most new mothers and what a more realistic timeframe really is. Some important mindset shifts that women need to make about their exercise/activity identity when becoming pregnant and when recovering from birth. Resources mentioned in the episode: Link to Birthfit!: https://birthfit.com/ Link to Dr. Lindsey’s website: www.lindseykmathews.com To Birthfit! on IG: @birthfit About Dr. Lindsey Mathews: Lindsey Mathews is a doctor of chiropractic, birth doula, NLP practitioner, and strength and conditioning coach. Lindsey started BIRTHFIT in 2011 as a blog with a deep desire to support and educate all humans throughout the motherhood transition. BIRTHFIT started expanding in 2014 and since then has doubled in size each year. BIRTHFIT is a movement! Lindsey currently calls Austin, TX home where she takes on personal training and doula clients as well as teaches the BIRTHFIT Prenatal Series. Lindsey’s roster and schedule fills up in advance, so be sure to visit www.lindseykmathews.com to schedule your consult or session with her. Lindsey is a passionate believer in magic and love, views every obstacle as an opportunity to learn, and is a woman in pursuit of truth through food, travel, and relationships. Lindsey’s core values are LOVE, GROWTH, FREEDOM, RESPECT, and CONNECTION.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
141: Is a Home Birth Right for You? with Evie Steinhart
Guest: Evie Steinhart is a registered nurse and mother of 6 children, 3 who were born in the hospital and 3 who were born at a planned home birth. She just completed writing her book “Is a Home Birth Right For You?” that helps moms weigh the pros and cons of having a hospital birth versus a home birth. In this episode, we will cover: How Evie's experience as a nurse and as a woman who has birthed 6 babies led her to write a book about homebirth. What the significant difference is between birthing in a hospital vs. birthing a home What the most common question most expecting moms ask regarding homebirth options. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Link to Evie’s book: Is a Home Birth Right for You? in Amazon Link to Evie’s website: https://homebirthmom.com/ To connect with Evie on IG: @eviesteinhart About Evie Steinhart: She is a registered nurse and mother of 6 children, 3 who were born in the hospital and 3 who were born at a planned home birth. She just completed writing her book “Is a Home Birth Right For You?” that helps moms weigh the pros and cons of having a hospital birth versus a home birth. The book draws on interviews she had with home birth moms and birth professionals, and it cites an array of data and research studies to help women make an informed choice.
54 minutes | a year ago
140: A Powerful Birth Story That Didn't Go As Planned
My guests today are Emily and Chip, a married couple from Toledo, Ohio who are on the podcast today to share their birth story of their second-born, Ingrid. As you will hear, the birth they planned did not go as planned. But strangely, it went more like they had wished it would be. That might not make much sense, but when you hear them explain it, it will. About Chip and Emily Simon-Straub Emily and her husband Chip are a married couple from Toledo, Ohio. Chip is an industrial electrician and Emily owns her own residential cleaning business. This is her first year home educating their two daughters; Imogene, 4 and Ingrid, 2. After giving birth to her first daughter naturally in 2015, and free-birthing her second, Emily became passionate about the natural birth world. She loves sharing birth stories and encouraging women to birth without fear.
33 minutes | a year ago
139: Nurturing the Family with Jackie Kelleher
Guest: Jackie Kelleher is the author of “Nurturing the Family: A Doula’s Guide to Supporting New Families” In this episode, we will cover: What the term “doula” really means and how it applies to helping a new family lay a strong foundation for themselves as they get started the expectation new mom’s have of “getting back to myself again” and why women struggle so much with it “Doula tips” for new moms to set up your house and schedule in a way that is more supportive, efficient and realistic in those first weeks and months Resources mentioned in the conversation: Link to Jackie’s book “Nurturing the Family” in Amazon Link to Jackie’s article: “Don’t Call Me SuperMom” Link to Jackie’s website: https://www.nurturingthedoula.com/ About Jackie Kelleher: Jackie Kelleher has worked in the birth and early parenting field since 1995. Her career is a tapestry of family-support: doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, community organizer, author, doula trainer, and early parenting support group facilitator. The second edition of her book, “Nurturing the Family: A Doula’s Guide to Supporting New Families” is written for anyone wanting to better understand the needs of new families. Most importantly, she is mother to four lovely humans.
40 minutes | a year ago
138: Primitive Reflexes and What They Mean for Your Baby with Drs. Jim Thompson & Sarah Hogan
Guests: Drs. James Thompson and Sarah Hogan, chiropractors practicing as a team in Meaford, Ontario who specialize in family care and optimizing early childhood neurological development. In this episode, we will cover: What Primitive Reflexes are and what they are important to your baby’s brain development A timetable of when primitive reflexes are supposed to be there and when they are supposed to go away (or be “integrated”) What happens if a reflex isn’t there in your baby and what you can do about it Resources mentioned in the conversation: Link to the ICPA website: http://icpa4kids.org/ Link to their Salutometrics program for doctors: https://www.salutometrics.ca/ About Dr. James Thompson: Dr. James Thompson’s journey in chiropractic service began in 1975 when he graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He has operated a family wellness practice in Meaford Ontario since that time. His approach to chiropractic service in terms of both philosophy and technique has been influenced by two giants of the chiropractic profession with whom he worked closely. The first was Dr. J. Clay Thompson who developed a special type of adjusting able which made spinal correction easier on both the doctor and the patient. Clay Thompson also created a system of spinal analysis whereby by observing where in the human body misalignments of the spine were causing nervous system irritation the chiropractor could know how to correct the spine most efficiently. The second influence was Dr. Larry Webster, who is said to be the grandfather of chiropractic pediatrics. James Thompson taught with Dr. Webster for many years and from him learned many special methods of adjusting baby’s spines. During those years he also many children recover from seemingly impossible conditions. Dr. Thompson is married with two children of his own and he cherishes the time he spends teaching other chiropractors as he serves as one of the teaching team for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association About Dr. Sarah Hogan: Dr. Sarah Hogan is a 2013 graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While attending Dr. Thompson’s ICPA module, she found a great mentor. Dr. Thompson has helped shape her to become the chiropractor she is today. Since then, Dr. Sarah and Dr. Thompson have worked side by side in practice in Ontario and in teaching together around the world. As a team, they have also created, developed and launched the new SalutoMetric program, helping chiropractors confidently examine infants. Personally she enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle where fitness and healthy eating are high priorities for her.
36 minutes | a year ago
137: 3 Causes of Dystocia (Difficult and/or Prolonged Labor) and How to Prevent Them with Dr. Pamela Stone
Guest: Dr. Pamela Stone is the ICPA instructor who teaches the Webster Technique worldwide to chiropractors specializing in prenatal care. In this episode, we will cover: Discussion of the difference between “normal” vs. “common” labor Causes of Uterine Constraint and how it affects a smooth, natural labor How Pelvic Imbalance effects the ability for Baby to pass through the birth canal How positioning of the baby in-utero prior to labor effects dilation of the cervix and ease of the skull and body moving through the pelvis Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Pamela Stone’s website: www.activelifechiropractor.com To find a Webster certified chiropractor: http://icpa4kids.org/Find-a-Chiropractor/ About Dr. Pamela Stone: Pamela Stone, DC, DACCP owns a family wellness salutogenic-based chiropractic practice in Kennesaw, GA and has been certified in the Webster Technique since 1999. She has been an avid ICPA member since she was a student at Life University (March 2000 graduate), and has her Diplomate in pediatric and prenatal care through the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (DACCP certified). Dr. Stone is part of the extension faculty of Life University, hosting 4-6 student interns per year. She is also past-president of the Georgia Birth Network, is a board member of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, and is a member of the American Pregnancy Association, Holistic Pediatric Association, the Atlanta chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network, and is a peer reviewer for Chiropractic research journals. Over the years, Dr. Stone has developed relationships with local doulas, midwives, OB’s, pediatricians and more to create a referral-based practice that is now 100% cash based. She has been hosting Pathways Connect meetings within her community for the past 10 years. She has been published numerous times in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic, the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Pathways magazine, Today’s Chiropractic magazine, Chicken Soup for The Chiropractic Soul, as well as several local magazines & newspapers. She is also a speaker at local schools and community organizations. In her spare time, Dr. Stone is an avid runner and triathlete. She credits regular chiropractic care for allowing her to be healthy and injury-free.
26 minutes | a year ago
136: Letting Your Baby Develop Naturally with Dr. Linda Slak
Guest: Dr. Linda Slak practices with her husband in Burlington, MA where she has provided chiropractic care to families for over thirty years. She is dedicated to advancing the authentic philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic with a neurologically-oriented approach to optimizing the expression of human potential. In this episode, we will cover: Building on the information from the last couple episodes on Baby's milestones and primitive reflexes, Dr. Slak walks us through how to allow your baby to naturally grow and develop through the first year of life Understanding that neurodevelopment of your baby's brain is happening with breastfeeding (not just nourishment) Why we shouldn't keep a baby upright for more than 1-2 hours per day in the first months and how it can negatively affect their brain development Why the progression of going from lying down to coming to sitting should be done by the baby themselves rather than us "helping" them to sit too soon More on crawling, walking and the 2nd year of life too Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Linda Slak's website: https://drslak.com/ the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Linda Slak: Dr. Linda Slak, practices with her husband in Burlington, MA where she has provided chiropractic care to families for over thirty years. She is dedicated to advancing the authentic philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic with a neurologically-oriented approach to optimizing the expression of human potential. Dr. Slak earned her doctoral degree from Life University in Marietta, GA and then trained in prenatal, pediatric care and pediatric neurology with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and the Carrick Institute of Neurology. She is board certified through the Academy of Family Practice, The Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, the American College of Functional Neurology, and the American Board of Child Developmental Disorders. In addition, Dr. Slak sits on the boards of the ICPA, Partners in Perinatal Health and the Massachusetts Alliance for Chiropractic Philosophy. Dr. Slak has been a speaker for the Nursing Mother’s Council, The Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, Partners in Perinatal Health, Life University Continuing Education, The ICPA Summit, and many more. Dr. Slak is also an instructor for the ICPA certification program. She is the cofounder of the Slak Institute which provides advanced post graduate courses to doctors who specialize in chiropractic pediatric care.
42 minutes | a year ago
134: Bridging the Gap Between Crisis Care and Optimal Function with Dr. Tony Carrino
Guest: Dr. Tony Carrino is the founder and Clinic Director of the Chiropractic Family Wellness & Nutrition Centre in West Islip, New York and the immediate past President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. In this episode, we will cover: The difference between trying to treat symptoms and restoring natural function to your child's body The safety of a chiropractic adjustment performed on your child by a chiropractor trained in pediatrics Resources mentioned in the conversation: the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Tony Carrino: Dr. Tony Carrino is the founder and Clinic Director of the Chiropractic Family Wellness & Nutrition Centre in West Islip, New York. Dr. Carrino is the immediate past President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, a position he has held since 2005. In addition to running a full-time practice, lecturing in 15 US cities and 5 countries, Dr. Carrino has also served as an expert witness for numerous malpractice cases. His focus on patient education, lifestyle modification and true disease prevention has provided thousands of patients with a thorough understanding and foundation of natural healing and self-responsible living.
31 minutes | a year ago
133: Your Baby's Innate Intelligence with Dr. Armand Rossi
Guest: Dr. Armand Rossi is a father, grandfather and great-grandfather and is now Dean of Clinical Sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In this episode, we will cover: How Dr. Rossi's experience as a sick kid and becoming well himself inspired him to become a chiropractor and help families get healthy and stay well The definition of "Salutogenesis" and how it relates to your children's healthcare Resources mentioned in the conversation: the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Armand Rossi: Dr. Armand Rossi began practicing chiropractic in 1976 in Margate, Florida and after decades of serving families from all over the area, he is now Dean of Clinical Sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He still lectures around the world, although above all, his most prestigious honor is that of having two and three generations of chiropractic patients receive care on a regular basis. He and his wife, Terry, live in Inman, South Carolina and have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
30 minutes | a year ago
132: How to Find Your Parenting TRIBE with Dr. Peter Kevorkian
Guest: Dr. Peter Kevorkian is an international speaker and instructor as well as the with the President of the Board of Directors for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). In this episode, we will cover: Why having like-minded people around you is so important for your own family's physical and emotional health Why NO family should be an ISLAND - you are not meant to go it alone! How to go about find other parents that you can learn from, hang out with and be supported by in your community to help make growing your family a fun and supportive experience. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Find a Pathways Connect group in your area the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Peter Kevorkian: Dr. Peter Kevorkian is an international speaker and instructor as well as the with the President of the Board of Directors for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). For over 25 years, Dr. Peter and his wife, Dr. Patti, have practiced together in a very special home/office space Westwood, Massachusetts, serving pregnant women and new families. They have two children of their own, Katie and Christopher, who were both born at home.
33 minutes | a year ago
131: Creating Your Birth TEAM with Dr. Ian Shtulman
Guest: Dr. Ian Shtulman, a second generation chiropractor and instructor for the ICPA from Palm Beach County, Florida. In this episode, we will cover: Why having a team around you during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period is so important for your physical and emotional health A list of practitioners that you should consider adding to your team if you don't already have one Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Ian's practice: Shtulman Family Chiropractic Dr. Ian on Instagram: @drianshtulman the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Ian Shtulman: Dr. Ian Shtulman, DC, DACCP, is a second-generation chiropractor and an instructor for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. His passion for perinatal chiropractic led him to being the in-house chiropractor at a free-standing birth center in Palm Beach County, Florida He regularly publishes chiropractic success stories in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine and case studies in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health. He has fostered relationships with OB/GYNs and pediatricians, including being the first chiropractor invited to join the Palm Beach Pediatrics Society as a member, and is particularly interested in establishing subluxation correction as a routine component of prenatal and pediatric healthcare.
35 minutes | a year ago
130: Your Baby's First Year Milestones with Dr. Michael Hall
Guest: Dr. Michael Hall, a practicing chiropractor and instructor for the ICPA as an expert in pediatric clinical neurology. In this episode, we will cover: The 6 major milestones and the normal time frames your baby should reach them in your baby's first year The importance of each milestone and the problems associated with "skipping" a milestone What to look for along the way, what you can do to help your baby develop and learn each milestone and where you can get your baby help if they need it Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Hall's website: www.BrainDC.org the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Michael Hall: Dr. Michael Hall, has been practicing chiropractic and teaching clinical neurology since he graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1990. While primarily practicing in North Texas, Dr. Hall has also been the Executive Director of the NeuroLife Institute where he and his team provided advanced care for complex neurological cases, professional athletes and children with special needs. In addition to teaching and practicing, Dr. Hall has published and presented multiple scientific papers and clinical case reports at conferences globally. He is also the founder and developer of BrainDC - a recognized resource for patients and doctors seeking his expertise in functional neurology.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
129: The Power of Dadhood with Michael Byron Smith
Guest: Michael Byron Smith is the author of “The Power of Dadhood: How to Become the Father Your Child Needs”. He has dedicated himself to “Helping Fathers to be Dads”, the name of his Dadhood blog. In this episode, we will cover: The real difference between being a father and being a Dad. The 7 Characteristics of a Successful Dad and what it takes to become better at each one. The “Dad’s Self Inspection Checklist”, created out of Mike experience of being an USAF Colonel and how to use it to regularly take an inventory of how you’re doing as a dad and where you can improve. Resources mentioned in the conversation:w The Power of Dadhood book on Amazon His website: https://michaelbyronsmith.com/index.html Dr. Jay’s article on The Transition to Fatherhood: https://drjaywarren.com/the-transition-to-dadhood/ Dr. Jay’s other podcast: The Dadhood Journey – www.TheDadhoodJourney.com About Michael Byron Smith: Michael Byron Smith is an advocate for healthy families with an emphasis on fathering. He is a 69-year-old father of three and grandfather to four, a retired USAF Colonel and a former B-52 pilot. Michael is the oldest of a family of six that struggled. His alcoholic father was irresponsible in his role as a parent. The impact this had on Mike’s siblings, and two generations after that motivated him to be the best father he could be. Michael broke the cycle of dysfunctional families by earning a college scholarship and joining Air Force ROTC. After retirement, he dedicated himself to “Helping Fathers to be Dads”, the name of his Dadhood blog. He is also the author of “The Power of Dadhood: How to Become the Father Your Child Needs”.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
128: Brain Highways-What Your Baby's Brain Needs in the First Year with Nancy Green
Guest: Nancy Green is the creator of the Brain Highways program, an in-person and online course that teaches parents, kids and babies how to organize their brain so that it functions as intended. In this episode, we will cover: why "tummy time" is so much more than back strengthening exercises - it's about proper BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. how babies that skip crawling and other pre-walking activities may be more susceptible to problems later on with speech, reading, writing, focus, anxiety and other behavioral issues. what activities you can do with your infant right now that will ensure their brain develops as it should and what to look for if it's not. Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.BrainHighways.com the Babies Program by Brain Highways: https://brainhighways.com/bhbabies/intro About Nancy Green: Nancy Green is the creator of the Brain Highways program, which began nearly two decades ago in the public schools. Today, Brain Highways is an onsite program for those in the San Diego area and an international online program for participants throughout the world. Nancy has also led volunteer Brain Highways outreach programs with organizations, such as Rady Children’s Hospital, and is currently collaborating with the American Academy of Pediatrics (Chapter 3) to reach underserved communities. Nancy has two daughters and a grandson. Married for 37 years, she lives with her husband, Jim, and their golden retriever, Buddy.
42 minutes | 2 years ago
127: Bringing a New Baby Home to Older Siblings with Sophie Acott
Guest: Sophie Acott, the Founder of Sleep Play Love – whose mission is to help parents all over the world reclaim much-needed sleep, rest and joy to their parenting experience. She is a mother of four children, a homebirth enthusiast, and a conscious parenting advocate. In this episode, we will cover: 1) what to expect from your older child when your new addition arrives - from behavioral issues, sleep disturbance, eating changes, etc. 2) what to do months BEFORE the new baby arrives and what to do in the days, weeks and months after the birth 3) what the differences are between various ages of older siblings and advice on how to help them navigate the family change Resources mentioned in the conversation: • link to Sophie's Sleep Play Love website: www.SleepPlayLove.co • link to Sophie's book "Sleep, Play, Love" on Amazon About Sophie Acott: Sophie Acott is the Founder of Sleep Play Love – whose mission is to help parents all over the world reclaim much-needed sleep, rest and joy to their parenting experience. She is a mother of four children, a homebirth enthusiast, and a conscious parenting advocate. Having experienced first-hand the toll that lack of sleep can have on health, emotional well-being, relationships, and the entire family unit, Sophie is committed to supporting other families to overcome their own unique parenting and sleep challenges–restoring vibrancy, happiness, and harmony to the family unit. As a certified Life Coach and Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, motivating and inspiring others is Sophie’s life passion. Having trained with Hand in Hand Parenting, she adopts the Parenting by Connection approach personally and professionally; living and breathing this philosophy with her own children, and empowering other parents to success through a deeper understanding of the synonymous relationship between the parent-child connection, and sleep and behavioral challenges. Born and raised in Australia, Sophie now resides in San Diego, California with her husband and four young children. Her new book “Sleep Play Love” has recently launched and is available in print and kindle on Amazon.
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