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Empowering Special Needs Education - SE3EP17 - Shelley Kenow

In this Episode, Jamie speaks with Shelley Kenow, a certified special education teacher with 30 years of experience, author, and an influential voice in the field of special education. Shelley's work focuses on partnering with parents, caregivers, and school districts to enhance the education of children with special needs. With a deep understanding of the IEP process, her mission is to build bridges between educators and families, fostering a collaborative environment that benefits children. She is the author of "Those Who 'Can't...' Teach: True Stories of Special Needs Families," and hosts two shows, #nolimits and Friday with Fran, which delve into the lives of individuals breaking societal limits and exploring topics in special education.

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From Classroom to Career: Guiding Your Teen's Journey - SE3EP16 - Sharna Dawson

Today, I'm pleased to have Sharna Dawson with us, a seasoned PDHPE teacher, careers advisor, and the founder of the innovative EDGE Workshops. With over two decades of experience in the education sector, Sharna brings a wealth of knowledge about guiding teens and their parents through the complex terrain of career choices and workforce navigation. As a mother of two teens and an advocate for equal employment opportunities, she's perfectly positioned to discuss our role as parents in supporting our children's unique career paths.

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Laughter & Lessons: Parenting with Humor - SE3EP15 - Chaya Topas

Today, we have the delight of speaking with Chaya Topas, a mom of three, who has taken her parenting journey and transformed it into a creative and humorous path of self-discovery. With a background in communications and a newly found passion for writing, Chaya has authored the whimsical and reflective children's book "WHEN WE VISIT YOU," which explores every parent's revenge fantasy in a lighthearted manner. Her approach to parenting – emphasizing laughter, giving kids autonomy, and embracing the unpredictability of raising children – offers a fresh perspective in our tech-centric times.

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Navigating life as a parent of a chronically ill child - SE3EP14 - Dr. Maureen Michele Petersen

Today, our guest is Dr. Maureen Michele Petersen, a remarkable individual whose personal and professional journey is nothing short of inspiring. Maureen, a mother, physician, life coach, pediatrician, an allergist/immunologist, specializes in helping parents of Type 1 diabetic children navigate the complexities of their unique parenting challenges. As a mother of three, including a child with Type 1 Diabetes and one who faced neuroblastoma, her experiences have equipped her with profound insights into managing life's unexpected turns. Michele is also an author, with her book 'RECLAIMING LIFE: A Guide for Parents of Chronically Ill Children' offering a deep dive into the emotional landscape of parents in similar situations.

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Life Lessons at Home: Exploring Homeschooling and Holistic Parenting - SE3EP13 - Angelica Stevenson

Today, we're excited to welcome Angelica Stevenson, a multi-award-winning author, counsellor, and mother of seven. Angelica's unique approach to parenting and self-improvement, combined with her talents in writing and her holistic program, Higher Connections & Communications, offers a fresh perspective on parenting in our digital era. Let's explore her journey and insights.

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History in the Home: The Role of History in Shaping Today's Digital Natives - SE3EP12 - Barbara Mojica

In this enlightening episode of "Parenting in the Digital Age," we sit down with Barbara Ann Mojica, a seasoned educator, historian, and author, who brings the past to life for children through her charming Little Miss History series. Barbara shares her wisdom on how historical knowledge can empower modern parenting, offering a treasure trove of insights on nurturing informed, critical-thinking young minds in an era saturated with digital distractions.

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Raising Resilient Kids - SE3EP11 - Jeff Nelligan

Today, we welcome Jeff Nelligan, a father of three boys, a renowned commentator in American parenting, and the author of “Four Lessons from My Three Sons – How You Can Raise Resilient Kids.” Jeff’s journey through parenting and his insights into the rebound from pandemic lockdowns are not just compelling, they’re essential for today’s parents. As a public affairs executive with a rich background in politics and law, and as an Army veteran and individual of Polynesian descent, Jeff brings a wealth of diverse experiences to our conversation. Let's dive into the wisdom he has to offer.

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