Parenting IS Easy, Said No One Ever! - SE3EP10 - Chananya Abraham
Chananya's expertise extends to working with teenagers, young adults, and their families to be the best versions of themselves. His approach is deeply rooted in the transformative power of resilience, empathy, and the willingness to embrace life’s complexities with a sense of humor. His mantra 'And...that’s OK!' is a testament to his philosophy that within the chaos of life lies the potential for growth.
As the host of the acclaimed podcast 'Parenting IS Easy, Said No One Ever!,' Chananya blends humor with heartfelt insights, offering a fresh perspective on the trials and tribulations of parenthood. His multifaceted approach includes DBT, IFS, CBT, and trauma-based interventions.
Redefining Mother-Daughter Relationships - SE3EP9- Nadine Rajeh
Nadine is an international speaker, an award-winning author, an engineer with over sixteen years of experience, and a mother of four.
Nadine integrates her diverse expertise into helping teens level up their social and leadership skills, build resilience, and lead joyful, balanced lives while pursuing their goals in a tech-savvy world. She champions parents who want their teens to reach their highest potential.
From Courtroom to Delivery Room: How to Prepare for Childbirth - SE3EP8 - Gina Mundy
Gina is not your average attorney; she specialises in childbirth cases, offering insights that extend from the courtroom to the delivery room. But that's not all—Gina is also a bestselling author who's shifting the narrative from being reactive to proactive in childbirth. Her groundbreaking book serves as a comprehensive guide for expectant parents, covering everything from the essential labor and delivery lingo, to selecting the right healthcare team, to monitoring your baby's well-being during labour. Don't miss this episode if you're looking for actionable insights that can help you prepare for one of life's most transformative experiences.
Turning Adversity into Impact - SE3EP7- Shaun Banks
Meet Shaun Banks, a global youth development specialist, published author, and an incredible force of inspiration for kids around the world.
Overcoming personal hardships like domestic violence and homelessness, Shaun has transformed adversity into a life mission.
He founded the "I AM Defense Institute" to teach self-defence and personal development to women and children, launched Camp Warrior King to provide marginalised kids with enriching summer experiences, and established the "You Can Have It All" initiative that includes Youth Conferences, a magazine, and even an orphanage in Uganda.
The Untapped Potential: Why Coding is a Game-Changer for Homeschoolers
In an ever-evolving digital world, coding has swiftly become as essential as reading, writing, and arithmetic. While traditional schools are slowly integrating these skills into their curricula, homeschooling offers a unique advantage: the ability to adapt and update educational plans seamlessly. As a parent of a primary school-aged child, you're not just their first teacher—you're their most influential one. And there's a compelling case to be made for integrating coding into your homeschooling efforts.
The Psychology of Parenting in the Tech Age -SE3EP6 - Briton Kolber
Briton Kolber has been in private practice since 2012, specializing in geek-centered therapy. As someone who has spent a lifetime understanding the complexities of human behavior, Briton brings a unique perspective on mental wellbeing, especially for those who identify with geek culture. Briton has also written a book, it's called Not Fishy Enough, a ridiculous parable about finding worth through self-acceptance. And this captivating read not only takes you on an adventure of aquatic proportions, but it also comes with a commentary self-help and discussion section designed to dive deeper into themes like self-worth, social pressure and critical thinking, providing actionable guidance for both you and your kids. It's ideal for children aged 8 to 12.
Homeschooling & Unschooling: Nurturing Connection, Creativity, and Individualised Learning - SE3EP4 -Morgan Ryza
Today we are excited to have Dr. Lorea Martinez-Perez join us, an award-winning advocate for social emotional learning. where she's worked tirelessly to help schools, districts and organisations infuse SEL into their practices. Her extensive background includes training teachers, leadership teams and guiding ed tech companies into integrating social and emotional learning into their products. As an esteemed faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College Lorea's contributions to emotional intelligence and SEL are well recognised and her research has made a significant impact. She's also the author of the book, Teaching with the Heart in Mind. where she shares valuable insights on creating a supportive school environment, a three-step process for lesson planning and over 90 activities for social and emotional learning implementation.
Homeschooling & Unschooling: Nurturing Connection, Creativity, and Individualised Learning - SE3EP4 -Morgan Ryza
In this episode, we are joined by Morgan Ryza, a homeschooling and unschooling advocate with over 12 years of experience. Morgan's mission is to help parents build lasting relationships, create shared memories, and customize their child's education. With a master's degree in education and a wealth of firsthand experience, Morgan is here to share her expertise and insights. Get ready for an engaging and enlightening conversation about homeschooling, unschooling, and the power of personalised education.
Empowering Neurodiverse Learners: A Conversation with Dr. Bibi Pirayesh - SE3EP3 -Dr. Bibi Pirayesh
Dr. Bibi is an educational therapist based in Los Angeles who has been in private practice for over a decade. She has a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Education, a Master's in Developmental Psychology and she also has a Doctoral degree in education and social justice.
Dr. Bibi is a sought-after speaker who is passionate about helping children with learning differences, and she speaks on topics such as neurodiversity, educational therapy, and learning disability as a social justice issue. She started the "Difference Not Deficit Project" to help shift special education one story at a time.
Shaping the Future: Investing in a Children's Education Franchise
Children's education is more than a fundamental necessity; it's a vibrant and ever-expanding industry that holds the keys to the future. In a world driven by technology, traditional education models are being supplemented and even transformed by specialised programs that cater to the burgeoning demand for skills in coding, maths, and STEM. As our society advances, the tools and methodologies required to equip the next generation evolve as well. The connection between technology and education has never been stronger, and it's leading to a remarkable growth in opportunities within the children's education sector.
16 Things to teach kids that school won't - SE3EP2 - Brian Perry and Luke Grim
Today we are joined by Brian Perry and Luke Grim - creators of "These 16 Things." Brian is a Christian, husband, and father of 7 kids. He spends time coaching soccer, running obstacle course races, and serving as a counselor at a church camp for kids. Luke is a Christian, husband, and a proud father of eight children. Luke served in the U.S. Army and since retiring, is a 12th-grade teacher, youth soccer coach, church camp counselor, and men's group leader. Their book "16 Things to Teach Kids That School Won't" is a guide for parents aimed at preparing teens for adulthood. It outlines 16 essential life skills, providing practical strategies for teens.
Raising teens: A conversation with Helen Wills - SE3EP1 - Helen Wills
Today, we're joined by Helen Wills on our show. Helen, a vibrant midlife mom to two teens, and the host of the Teenage Kicks podcast. Through her blog 'Actually Mummy,' Helen shares her candid parenting experiences and life as a woman over 50. She's a passionate traveller, an advocate for Type 1 diabetes, and believes in making life after 50 more visible and celebrated.Join us for an insightful conversation with Helen about her journey as a mom and advocate, and how she navigates parenting in today's tech-driven world.
How a book can change a child's life - SE2EP20 - Jeff Tucker
Today, we're joined by Jeff Tucker, a Professional Counselor and National Certified School Counselor, and children's Author.
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeff is an avid reader and writer who combines his passions to advocate for children's emotional well-being. Through our discussion, Jeff will share insights on using literature to address complex topics and guide children through the challenges of life in the digital age.
In today's episode, Jeff will provide valuable recommendations for parents, equipping them with tools to support their children's emotional resilience and navigate life with greater confidence.
How martial arts can help kids develop critical skills - SE2EP19 - Matthew Eyler
Matthew is a former New York State General and Special Education teacher with a decade of experience in the classroom. However, feeling frustrated with the state of public education, he made a bold decision to follow his passion and utilize martial arts to empower students mentally, physically, and emotionally. With over 20 years of martial arts training and a 5th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, Matthew brings a unique perspective to parenting in the digital age. He has developed a martial arts curriculum and character development program that not only strengthens families within the studio but also extends its positive impact on the community.
From Conflict to Collaboration: Mastering Co-Parenting and Divorce - SE2EP18 - Tiffany Rochester
Tiffany is a Co-Parenting Coach and Clinical Psychologist who is passionately dedicated to nurturing families and providing support to parents, ensuring that children can thrive in warm relationships with both parents, even across two separate homes.
With a deep understanding of the emotional and financial toll of adversarial legal systems on families, Tiffany is resolute in her mission to guide separated parents towards collaborative pathways for success in their new lives. She recognizes the importance of raising children as a unified family, free from the constraints of legal processes.
Changing the Narrative of Childhood Development with Conscious Stories - SE2EP17 - Andrew Newman
Today, we're joined by Andrew Newman, author of Conscious Stories, a collection of mindfulness books for children. Andrew's mission is to help families connect amidst the chaos of everyday life through his stories.Andrew's vision is to assist parents in nurturing their children's spirituality early on, aiming for a future where children can avoid the missteps of previous generations. Andrew's stories are gifts of wisdom and understanding, intended to foster family connection.
Navigating the Challenges of Raising Resilient Teens - SE2EP16 - Rehn Boothey
In this episode, we have a very special guest joining us, Ren Boothey, the director of Renaissance Youth, a visionary organization empowering young people to navigate their social and emotional lives with resilience and confidence. With over a decade of experience working closely with youth, Rehn has developed a profound passion for seeing young individuals thrive.
From Screens to Skills: How Technology Can Enhance Parenting in the Digital Age - SE2EP15 - Estelle Lloyd
Our guest today is Estelle Lloyd, the founder of Macadamia, an award winning global ed tech company behind DaVinci and Azumi. Now Macadamia is dedicated to providing educational programming and interactive learning activities for families through their platforms, Azumi and DaVinci. They deliver premium TV shows, documentaries, and interactive experiences in 22 languages, reaching an audience of 250 million kids and families worldwide. So let's dive into this insightful conversation and explore the remarkable work being done by Macadamia in shaping the digital learning landscape.
Global Classrooms: Exploring Worldschooling - SE2EP14 - Lainie Liberti
Lanie is an author, a speaker, a community leader, and an advocate for alternative education, who has been pioneering the world schooling movement. She has founded transformative mentoring for teens, co-founded Project World School, and has recently released her first book, Seen, Heard, and Understood, which quickly climbed to the top of the parenting new releases category on Amazon. Through her work in travels, Lanie has developed a wealth of knowledge on the subject of personalized learning and adolescent mental health, and we are very excited to dive into these topics and more in today's podcast.
How Tabletop Role Playing Games Can Help Kids Thrive - SE2EP13 - Dr. Megan Connell
Today we have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Megan Connell, a board-certified psychologist, author, speaker, and game master. In her work, Dr. Connell utilises tabletop role-playing games as a clinical intervention. And in 2017 she co-founded the media company Geeks Like Us, which focuses on geek and gaming culture, author of the book, Tabletop Role-Playing Therapy, and serves as a board member for Geek Therapeutics, which is a training platform that helps develop professional programs teaching the inclusion of games in clinical practices.