Tuesday 21st of May 2013
As a Transformational Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Message Coach, Amanda Johnson helps aspiring and struggling speakers, authors, coaches...and now parents...change their lives and their world with powerful messages. After years of engaging, clarifying, and helping others develop powerful messages (as a Student, a Teacher, and a Master Writing Coach), Amanda uncovered her own. The decision to share it with the world launched her on a journey of personal and professional transformation that quickly made her limited life unrecognizable. In her #1 bestselling book Upside-Down Mommy, Amanda shares The Butterfly Approach philosophy responsible for her successes as a parent, a wife, a coach, and an entrepreneur.
Tuesday 14th of May 2013
Priscilla Gilman is the author of the acclaimed memoir The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy (Harper), a beautiful exploration of our hopes and expectations for our children, our families, and ourselves, and the ways in which experience may lead us to re-imagine them. Using literature as a touchstone, Gilman reveals her journey through crisis to joy, illuminating the flourishing of life that occurs when we embrace the unexpected. The Anti-Romantic Child was excerpted in Newsweek and featured on the cover of its international edition. It was an NPR Morning Edition Must-Read, Slate's Book of the Week, and selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by both The Leonard Lopate Show and The Chicago Tribune. The Anti-Romantic Child was one of five nominees for a Books for a Better Life Award for Best First Book and in July 2012, it was awarded the Mom's Choice Gold Award, honoring the best in family-friendly media and literature.
Gilman received her B.A. summa cum laude and with Exceptional Distinction in English and her Ph.D. in English and American literature from Yale University. She was an assistant professor of English at both Yale and Vassar before leaving academia in 2006. From 2006-2011, she worked as a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates, representing a wide range of literary fiction, memoir, parenting, and psychology/education books. During these years, she also taught poetry appreciation to inmates in a restorative justice program and to New York City public school students, and spoke at numerous early childhood and education conferences and events.
Wednesday 8th of May 2013
The amazing true story of Kym Rock's journey from abused housewife to karate world champion.
Kym was a small-town high school athlete who thought she had won the boyfriend lottery when she began dating the star football player from a nearby private school. Married soon after graduation, he pursued a career in law enforcement as she took a job at a bank. It didn't take long for the dream to become a nightmare. After suffering numerous beatings, broken bones and actually being raped by her husband, and finding the local law enforcement unwilling to do more than turn a blind eye, she began taking karate lessons but lied to her husband and told him she was taking banking classes. Under Sensei Jerry Lemon's tutelage, Kym regained the self-esteem she had in high school and found the courage to leave her abusive marriage. That alone is a triumphant story, but nobody expected what happened next. Kym proved to be an amazing student of martial arts and quickly earned her first black belt and began competing as soon as she was able. She fought her way up the ladder to become Virginia State Champion, then the US National Champion and was eventually crowned World Champion, not once, not twice, but seven times, and has since been inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame and the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Tuesday 30th of April 2013
What do you get when you combine 10 kids, 4 diagnosis's, 2 moms and a Comedian?...A Side splitting, knee slapping, truthful show about raising amazing special needs kids! That's what!
Lynette Louise is a "Mom Extraordinaire" of 8, Therapist, Performer, and Comedienne Author of Miracles are Made: a Real Life Guide to Autism and the Host of A New Spin on Autism: Answers! She knows and teaches that the best therapies for autism combine science with a healthy dose of PLAY and she weaves the learnings of her lifetime with comedy and brain science in to her musical comedy show "Crazy to Sane"!
Lynette is a woman on a mission to change the world view, beliefs and treatment of autism and brain disorders.
Tuesday 23rd of April 2013
Got CRAP? Don't we all?! Too much of anything is a hindrance on our mental, emotional, and physical health. Is all the clutter in your home stressing you out? My guest this week shares with us tips and tricks to kick that clutter to the curb!
Vali Heist is a Certified Professional Organizer® and Owner of The Clutter Crew in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. She is the author of "Organize This! Practical Tips, Green Ideas, and Ruminations about your CRAP". CRAP means Clutter that Robs Anyone of Pleasure. Vali explores why we have so much CRAP in our homes, why we don't throw it out, and why we don't want to deal with it. Vali's goal is to create and share simple organizing ideas with her clients and readers and help them organize their best life. Vali has a Master's in Education and an extensive background of 24 years in Higher Education.
Tuesday 16th of April 2013
Amy O’Connell is the mother of 4 and wife to “The Captain.” A self-proclaimed “boy mom”, that title changed when Madeline, born with Down Syndrome, graced their lives on earth for a beautiful 16 months.
Throw autism into the mix and her boys (ages 13, 11 and 9) keep her going but not necessarily sane.
She has frequently been described as: “you know who she is… the one with all the boys.” Repeatedly asked if she was writing this stuff down, she started her blog,Life According to Johnny where she chronicles her adventures in autism, general chaos, and life after loss.
Amy’s writing has been featured in the online literary magazines, Exhale and Still Standing. She will appear in the Washington DC cast of Listen to Your Mother on April 28, 2013, at Syntetic Theater at Crystal City, Arlington, VA.
Join Amy and I as we tell it like it is (and occassionally bust a gut) about our lives and adventures raising children on the spectrum. It may not all be fun and games, but most of the time it is some funny shit!
Tuesday 9th of April 2013
Adrienne Bashista is a writer, publisher and special needs advocate as well as the co-editor of the blog: Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories.
Adrienne believes that parents are the only TRUE experts on their children and that parenting children with brain based disabilities is one of the most stressful parenting situations there is.
Join us as we discuss some of the biggest stressors on parents of kids with special needs and some ways to manage the stress in your life, including the importance of taking care of ourselves first, finding good support networks, and becoming your child's best advocate.
Tuesday 2nd of April 2013
Mike is an author, speaker, consultant and is no stranger to storms. After growing up in a broken home, he rose above his challenges to serve in the US Marines. Those grueling years lead to a interest in the martial arts and the desire to help others succeed in life.
Today, Mike helps others to StormProof their lives through empowering people young and old to overcome personal challenges and develop the skills needed to weather the storms of life.
Tuesday 26th of March 2013
Obesity, behavior modifying drugs, bullies, predators...let's face it, being a kid today is no picnic! Enter Dorothy Wallace. As the creator of The LadyBugs (an animated all girl rock and roll group) she's found a way to deliver those serious messages to kids with an edgy, hilarious musical vibe they will actually WANT to hear!
Dorothy is a singer, songwriter and creator of The LadyBugs (a cross between South Park and School House Rock) her series and her music teach children tolerance and safety tips- with a healthy dose of toilet humor...
If you are ready to reach your kids while laughing your A** off...this is a NOT TO BE MISSED show!
join us on Tues. March 26th at 11am EST.
Tuesday 19th of March 2013
is interviewing 4 panelists from The Genius Parent Summit!!!
Tuesday 5th of March 2013
Has America become so focused on 'Entitlements", "Rights", "Civil Liberties" and "Freedoms", that we have forgotten that kids and the institutions that teach them require RULES, RESTRICTIONS, BOUNDRIES & POLICIES that our kids may not like?!
On this show, we will celebrate DAD-DAY! With our very special guest and bullying expert Joe the Biker Wojcik
As an author, speaker, foster parent (to more than 100 children) and bike enthusiast...Joe has "owned" the subject of bullying and masterfully shares his message of hope and possibility in the face of what has become the biggest threat to America's Children.
Listen in as Joe and I discuss:
How Children Become Bullies, Why Bullying is worse today than it was 20 years ago, What parents can do if they suspect their kid is a victim of bullying, how to contact your SCHOOL about bullying, and When to step back and let your children work it out.
Tuesday 19th of February 2013
Organization and tidiness are important, but Meryl Neiman says parents need to loosen up and embrace the chaos to let children thrive! Listen to this show and larn the 5 essential skills your kids learn from unstructured play (and no where else) as well as how to get your kids to stop playing violent video games and what you are missing that your momma probably had that made her life easier.
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Tuesday 22nd of January 2013
The parent's credo "Do as I say, not as I do" has become the tagline of the hypocrit, and parents (and kids) are starting to realize that children learn more from watching what their parents do than they ever will by listening to what they say. If your child is showing signs of disrespect, laziness, apathy or self sabotage...you need to listen to this show, because it may just be that once you turn your OWN thoughts to your needs and truths as a person, your kids will begin to respect and follow your lead as a parent.
Guest Valerie Remy-Milora shares her wisdom and experience as the founder of www.scrumptiousmoms.com a website dedicated to providing women with the inspiration and tools to live balanced, bold and beautiful lives filled with passion purpose and joy.
Tuesday 15th of January 2013
Too many people dying and too much blame being misplaced on our kids. It's time to talk about social skills training, it's time to get to the root of the problem and it's time to wake the hell up and stop looking for excuses outside our own front door...because we created the breakdown in communication that started this breakdown in society and only we can fix it, starting in our livingrooms.
Tuesday 8th of January 2013
Tuesday 18th of December 2012
when our child comes into our life, we know we have received a gift. We want everything for our child and we give them everything we can...most times, we use our own memories and interests to choose those things we most want our little ones to experience, have and do...but what if our child's interests and passions and gifts are NOTHING like ours?
Listen in as I speak with Susan Marcus & Cynthia Herbert, the creators of "The Missing Alphabet: A parents' guide to developing creative thinking in kids" about how we can and should be exploring and encouraging the unique creativity and interests in our children to help them succeed and THRIVE in life.
Tuesday 4th of December 2012
Who does your kid put on a pedestal? On this show, I talk with guest Dad, Scott Ventrella about teaching kids values, integrity and what makes a person a true "Hero"! Just in time for Holiday Family conversation...this show will give you tips, conversation starters and tools to create traditions and moments that teach and inspire your kids (and you) to be the best person you can be.
Tuesday 27th of November 2012
Tips, advice and stories about creating gratitude and thankfulness in children. With Christy Whitman, creator of "the Enlightened Kid" program, law of attraction coach and mom of 2 boys.
Tuesday 20th of November 2012
Join me and my guest Jan Helson, author of "Global Game Changers" as we give you tips on how to use digital tools to teach children about giving back and making the world a better place & discuss ways to encourage children to "Ignite Good" in their lives on this special Thanksgiving edition of Stop Raising Einstein!
Tuesday 13th of November 2012
Momma...if your 12 year old has nicer heels and a sexier wardrobe than you do...there is a problem! And we need to have a "Lunch with the Girls" to chat about it. Get clear with me and my guests Regena Garrepy of the Bye Bye Goodgirl movement and Francesca Escoto of WooHoo Radio's Livin Latina about what hot, what's not and how to teach your daughter to ditch the daisy dukes while maintaining your relationship.
Tuesday 6th of November 2012
Today's parents deal with expectation, entitlement, envy and a TON of whining when it comes to their kids wants, needs and gadgets. But it doesn't have to be as stressful as our little munchkins make it...grab a glass of whatever, put your feet up and listen as my guest Bill Dwight, founder of FamZoo and I show you how to get all that spending and demanding under control...and even get your kids to give back to those in need!
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012
"Life is simple...We complicate it"
What if you could solve your family frustrations, relieve stress and strengthen your relationships just by understanding the personality styles of the people around you?
Would it help to know that your kid is disorganized and energetic because he's an Otter?
If you are thoroughly confused...good! Listen to the show and it will all make sense!
Wednesday 17th of October 2012
Imagine growing up knowing there was something unique and different about you, but no one ever told you what that "something" was until you were 22 years old...and then they told you it was Asperger's Syndrome. What would you feel? How would you cope? What would you share with others?
Well this interview with my guest Travis Breeding, author of 4 books including "I'm a Child Just Like You." and "The Reality of Living Within Two Worlds" will open your eyes and your mind to what goes on in the head of a kid with Autism/Asperger's.
Tuesday 9th of October 2012
How does a passionate Wife, Career Woman and Mother commute seamlessly between Wall Street and Sesame Street? Well, according to my guest Wendy Levitt, author of At the Corner of Wall and Sesame...she would probably drive the family taxi!
All things considered, a woman's role in today's society is anything but "equal", but the truth is, we, the women, are probably the cause of our own stress and chaos. Listen in to this honest and empowering show to learn what we are doing to make our lives so crazy and 5 tips to take your life from "Woe is me" to "WOW! I'm Mom!"
Tuesday 2nd of October 2012
The horror that struck parents and schools all over the country when Penn State announced the Sandusky Sex crimes started a wave of uproar and anger that engulfed a nation. How could parents let this happen? Why didn't anyone tell? Why didn't anyone know!? Who investigates these coaches? How can we stop this from happening again?
Yet millions of children started school or community sports this fall and I'd bet very few parents know about the qualifications or background of their coaches. Did you know that volunteer coaches outnumber school employee coaches 6 to 1 in this country? And the US has no regulation of qualifications for volunteers!
Join in the conversation as my guest Dr John Mayer, author of Family Fit and The Parents mini-manual Series, and I discuss this very real and very scary topic of coaches and other volunteers in our children's lives as well as how to open up conversations with our kids that keep us all in the know without turning our kids into "victims" or making them feel threatened.
Tuesday 18th of September 2012
Listen in as I have a sit down and chat with Maria Marinakis of 10 Minute Parenting and we talk about all things "ease" when it comes to raising kids.
From the 3 Top tips that will virtually wipe out 75% of behavior problems, to How You Can Sleep Your Way to Parenting Success! Maria and I share tools, suggestions and ideas to make real changes in you and your child's behavior today!
Tuesday 11th of September 2012
The current Presidential election is being credited with being the most polarizing campaign in history.
Friends and neighbors are feuding or not speaking at all and our kids are right in the thick of it.
Schools are canceling mock elections and social studies classes will not allow discussion of politics in
How is all of this “bad behavior” affecting our kids and their view of politics and Government?
Join me and my guests Nancy Buck www.peacefulparenting.com and Dan Gutman, author of Election! A Kid's Guide to Picking Our
President, as we talk politics from a kid's point of view.
Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or none of the above, if you're a parent, this is a must listen..