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27 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
The Coach Approach to Parenting (Episode 100)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Elaine Taylor-Klaus, an author, parent educator, and certified coach. The co-founder of ImpactADHD.com, co-creator of Sanity School® (an online behavior therapy program), and co-author of Parenting ADHD Now! Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD, she provides coaching, training and support for parents of complex kids—and parents raising kids in complex times. Her newest book, The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More will be out in September 2020, and is available on pre-order with bonus gifts including a “Parenting in a Pandemic” supplement. Elaine has served as a parent advisor for the American Academy of Pediatrics and on the national Board of Directors of CHADD. She is the mother in an ADHD++ family of six. “Coaching is an empowerment way of being in the world,” Elaine says. “Coaching is about helping people see what they want and what they need to achieve. … When we invite parents to take a coach approach, we see our kids as independent beings and we want to empower them.” Elaine is offering listeners to this podcast “10 Tips for Calm & Confident Parenting of Complex Kids.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about the importance of recognizing your child’s uniqueness. Connect w/Elaine Twitter: twitter.com/impactADHD LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/impactadhd Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImpactADHD Instagram: www.instagram.com/impactadhd/
26 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
The Power of Play (Episode 99)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Janet Carter, a speaker, writer, and a certified John Rosemond Leadership Parent Coach. She is a graduate of James Madison University and taught middle and high school English as well as homeschooling her own children. Janet served for eight years as the children’s ministry director for Hope Church, developing the ministry from the ground up, working with families of young children, birth to fifth grade. She lives in Richmond, Va., and is mother to four and grandmother to six. “Children are unaccustomed to just taking the toys that they have, sitting down and playing with them,” Janet says. “This is about the only time in their life when they have the freedom day-after-day to let their imagination run wild.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about the importance of recognizing your child’s uniqueness. Connect w/ Janet Website: www.coachjanetcarter.com Twitter @janetgcarter Facebook: Janet Carter Instagram: Coach Janet Carter
26 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
The Developing Brain (Episode 97)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I discuss brain development with Dr. Catherine Jackson (Dr. J), America’s #1 brain psychologist. She is a speaker and an experienced licensed clinical psychologist, neurotherapist, coach, and nutrition and integrative medicine provider who inspires others to live their best lives. Dr. J has been featured as an expert in more than 70 media sources including Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, Prevention Magazine, Reader’s Digest and The Washington Post. To reach more people than she can in one on one practice, Dr. Jackson created Optimal Neuroholistic Services, LLC, and founded Dr. J’s Holistic Health & Wellness nonprofit. With more than 10 years of clinical experience, Dr. J has become a sought after expert in mental health, neurotherapy, relationships and holistic health and wellness. “We think our kids should know how to handle emotions but they don’t” said Dr. J. “The bonding phase is very important so that our kids can get a sense of security. They are learning from parents their cues for everything. If they don’t get that critical bonding, then everything else is hard.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about. Connect w/Dr. J Instagram: @DrCatherineJackson Twitter: @DrCCJackson Facebook: facebook.com/Dr.Catherine.Jackson
26 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Encouraging Your Kids to Fail (Episode 96)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I chat with Brian Weisfeld about giving kids an entrepreneurial mindset. Brian has helped build a number of well-known billion-dollar companies including IMAX Corporation and Coupons.com. He is the founder and chief squad officer of The Startup Squad, an initiative dedicated to helping girls reach their potential and follow their dreams, whatever their passions. Brian lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. “Right now, our society is pushing boys more toward some of these entrepreneurial aspects than girls,” Brian says. “Part of it is making sure girls have role models so they can see examples of women and girls doing great things.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about the importance of recognizing your child’s uniqueness. Connect w/Brian Website: thestartupsquad.com, www.brianweisfeld.com Facebook: @thestartupsquad and @chiefsquadofficer Instagram: thestartupsquad Twitter: @thestartupsquad and @weisfeld Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/thestartupsquad/ Video: TED Talk
26 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
The Hope Found in Gratitude Journaling (Episode 95)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Kristina Schnack Kotlus is a two-time brain cancer survivor and author of the book I Quit: Facing Cancer with Faith, Family & Friends. She has a degree in comparative religion from George Mason University by way of Holy Cross College. She was baptized a Lutheran, currently attends an Assemblies of God church, and is married to a non-practicing Jew. Her writing has been published in numerous local magazines and newspapers, as well as on her own website, PwcMoms. Kristina was recognized as Blogger of the Year in Northern Virginia, 40 Under 40 in Northern Virginia, and an Influential Woman in Prince William County. She currently resides in Manassas, Va., with her husband and three children, whom she homeschools. “A child’s hope index score is a better predicator to if they’ll be successful in life, in college, in their career, than their SAT score,” Kristina says. “Giving our children the ability to have hope and putting hope into practice in our families isn’t something that will get us through coronavirus—it will get us through life.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about the importance of recognizing your child’s uniqueness. Connect w/Kristina Website: kristinakotlus.com
25 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
Happiness in the Midst of Bad Circumstances (Episode 94)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Dr. Derwin Gray, author of The Good Life. Derwin is the founder and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, S.C.. Gray met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University (BYU). They have been married since 1992 and have two adult children. After graduating from BYU, he played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers. In 2008, Gray graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude with a Master of Divinity, with a concentration in apologetics. While there, he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher Dr. Norman Geisler. In 2018, Derwin received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary under Dr. Scot McKnight. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Derwin is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart, Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future, Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study and The High-Definition Leader. “We cannot outsource our theology to the youth leader,” Derwin says. “Our children learn theology over the dinner table, how we handle our finances, how we argue, how we spend money. Discipleship is not only taught—it’s also caught.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about how to help our children find happiness despite their circumstances. Connect w/Derwin Website: http://www.derwinlgray.com/ Facebook: Derwin L. Gray Twitter & Instagram:@DerwinLGray Church: http://www.TransformationChurch.tc/
17 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Is This Normal? The Teen Years Edition (Episode 93)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I answer listener questions about teens, those kids between the ages of 15 and 19. If you have a question about your child, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The teenage years don’t have to be feared. Instead, parents should embrace the opportunity to move into a mentor relationship with their teens. On this podcast, I discuss smoking, disrespect and preparing your teen for college. Listen to the podcast for more insights into teens.
26 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
How to be a Strong Parent in Uncertain Times (Episode 92)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I chat with Sharon Lamberth, an educator whose career has spanned over 30 years. She has served as a home-hospital instructor, elementary school classroom teacher, curriculum facilitator, assistant principal and principal. Sharon holds multiple degrees, the first of which focused on early childhood education. She understands the importance of the early years and the impact parents, and other adults, have on children as they grow and develop. Sharon’s entire career has involved working with children and families. She has observed, first hand, parenting struggles that are all too common in society today. Having been raised on the philosophy espoused by John Rosemond, she continues to pursue her passion for helping parents by becoming a certified parent coach. Married for over 35 years, Sharon is the mother of two adult children and a grandmother. Her approach is both compassionate and forthright, with the goal of helping the next generation parent from a position of love and leadership using a common-sense approach. “If you’re a strong parent in certain times, then chances are, you’ll be a pretty strong parent in uncertain times,” Sharon says. “Children look at adults differently than adults look at children.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about the importance of recognizing your child’s uniqueness. Connect w/Sharon Email: email@example.com
24 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
How to Have a Good Day (Episode 91)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Kaye Wilson, a certified leadership parenting coach, former homeschooler. Kaye has served both as a teacher and headmaster of a classical Christian school in Oklahoma City. She came to motherhood with an expectation that her kids would be like she was—quiet and eager to please. They weren’t. Through trial and error, lots of prayer, and some books by John Rosemond, she learned that being a mom can actually be a joy! Kaye presents classes and workshops for church and parent groups, and does private coaching. She especially enjoys working with parents of toddlers, helping them lay a good foundation for the challenges to come. She has five grown children. “You know what they say: If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy. When you’re got things on your mind that you’re trying to process, it overshadows the other things that you want or need to do,” Kaye says. “Talking through those things as a family can make a difference.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about the importance of recognizing your child’s uniqueness. Connect w/Kaye Website: kayewilsonparenting.com
22 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
The Risk Factors of Kids, Teens Developing Mental Disorders (Episode 90)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Tracey Maxfield about toxic stress in kids and teens. Tracey is a retired nurse with more than 36 years of experience in gerontology, mental health and dementia care. Tracey has written articles on dementia care, medical research and mental illness/bullying in teenagers. She is the Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador for the Okanagan, B.C. and NAASCA Ambassador for B.C., Canada Tracey experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties and lived with chronic depression ever since. Tracey has appeared on ABC, NBC and FOX TV morning shows, live radio and more than 60 podcasts in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom. “Because of the changes in society right now compared to when I was a kid, I think parents are not realizing so many expectations are actually leading to an increase in mental illness or mental disorder in children and teenagers,” Tracey said. “There’s been a significant uptick in mental illness diagnoses in children and teenagers. Some of the risk factors for someone developing mental disorders include generic, in-utero environment and external environment of the child.” Connect w/Tracey Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/escapingtherabbithole Youtube: Engage Educate Empower Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about how to help our kids cope with stress.
10 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Sarah Hamaker on Parenting and Pandemics
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk about parenting with Claude Jennings with WGTS-FM/Washington, D.C. Included are how to handle all the kids at home this summer and how to help our kids get along better. Enjoy!
17 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Is This Normal? The Young Teen Years Edition (Episode 89)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I answer listener questions about young teens, those kids between the ages of 13 and 15. If you have a question about your teen, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Middle school and early high school teens can swing between being a kid and trying to be an adult in the flash of an eye. On this podcast, I discuss grades, kids who are ashamed of their parents, navigating health concerns and peer pressure. Listen to the podcast for more insights into young teens.
23 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
Why Parents Should Focus On Character (Episode 88)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Amy Carney about visioning as parents. Amy is a Leadership Parenting Coach, author and speaker who writes about intentional parenting and family life on her blog, as well as for various freelance print and online outlets. Amy started Parent on Purpose to create content, products and events to better equip and empower moms and dads during the 18-year journey of full-time parenthood. Amy and her husband of 21 years, Keith, are parents to 18-year-old triplet sons, a 16-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son adopted out of the Arizona foster care system. “You should start with a parenting purpose statement, because if you don’t know where you’re headed, however will you know how to live out today?,” Amy said. “You have to focus on who we want our kids to be … and we forget to develop the relationships and the character in our home we had wanted to instill in our kids.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about how to guide our kids into adulthood.
29 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Developing a Good Mother-Daughter Relationship (Episode 87)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh about the sometimes tricky relationships between moms and daughters. Blythe is a literary agent and marketer with more than 20 years of experience in publishing. She has written for Proverbs 31 Ministries, Focus on the Family, Ann Voskamp, Christian Retailing, and she links bloggers with readers through the agency’s blog network. The daughter of Dr. Helen McIntosh, she lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. Dr. Helen McIntosh (EdD, Counseling Psychology) is a counselor, speaker, educator, and author of Messages to Myself and Eric, Jose & The Peace Rug. Her work has appeared in Guideposts, ParentLife, and HomeLife magazines. She resides in Georgia with her husband Jim. They have two children and five grandchildren. “What my mom and I learned about our relationship with each other is that we realized we had done things healthier than we realized,” Blythe said. “That came because of intentional work and effort in our relationship.” “We stumbled on life-giving principles that I believe can help other women with their broken dreams and their broken conversations with one another,” Helen said. “Blythe and I have appreciated so much the positive things that have happened in our relationship, and our hope has been to help others.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about how to have a good relationship with your mom or daughter—or both.
19 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
The Changing Landscape of Parenting (Episode 86)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Mary Kaarto about how raising kids has changed over the years. Mary is a retired award-winning editor and former freelance writer for the Houston Chronicle. She and her husband enjoy their lives together every day, no matter how exciting or mundane! They have one amazing daughter who is a military wife and mom of the world’s best grandkids. While waiting for her husband to retire, she writes books, volunteers through several ministries, read loads of books, rock the house down listening to some of my favorite artists (Bruce Springsteen is #1!), and gives heartfelt smiles to everyone she sees. “The world itself has changed since my daughter’s birth three decades ago,” Mary said. “My heart goes out to parents of kids of all ages today because of school shootings, online bullying and gender identity issues. … It can be difficult for parents to keep up with all of these things plus apps and other online concerns.” Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about how to navigate parenting in the 21st century.
19 minutes | May 31, 2020
Supporting Your Grad (Episode 85)
On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Janet McHenry about how what our college and high school graduates need from us. Janet is a national speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling 50 Life Lessons for Graduates: Surprising Advice from Recent Graduates (Worthy). The mom of four college grads, she worked as an educator and counselor for more than two decades and created the blog, Senior Year 101. With her rancher husband Craig, she lives in the Sierra Valley in northern California. “The life lessons actually came from young people who had graduated from college. They simply wanted to express that they’ve learned more than calculus, English or history—that they really learned something about life,” Janet said. “What they had learned about people, about themselves and about life really gave me confidence that this generation is going to do wonderful things in this world.” Connect w/Janet Website: https://www.janetmchenry.com Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about how to encourage your college or high school graduate.
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