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Getting Kids To Listen

Getting Kids To Listen

By James Deas
When kids just won't listen, parents often feel stuck between two choices: to give in, or get angry. It's exhausting! We give you the top techniques, directly from the experts, helping you on your path to a more peaceful, respectful and joyful life with your kids.
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Bridgett Miller - Parent Consultant and an Authorized Facilitator of the Neufeld Institute
Bridgett Miller is an educator, remedial therapist, presenter, parent consultant and an authorized facilitator of the Neufeld Institute. She combines nearly two decades of personal experience as a teacher and parent to support adults to nurture the children in their lives using their heads and their hearts. Bridgett is the author of “What Young Children Need You to Know: How to see them so you know what to do for them” which just came out, and the creator of Look with Love and Parenting with Intention on Facebook and Instagram. Born and raised in South Africa, she now resides with her husband and two daughters in Vancouver, Canada. In this interview, we covered some topics from her book that have not been discussed much or at all in the podcast - lying and shyness. Bridgett explained that lying in a young child before the age of 5 is completely developmentally normal and expected. She also mentioned that shyness is an instinct. We are all born with shyness and the reason that we are is because its supposed to keep us safe by keeping us close to the people who are close to us and have our best interest at heart. These and more key takeaways so please tune in! Recommended Resources: Personal Links:
July 03, 2020
Celeste Roseberry McKibbin - University Professor, Speech Pathologist and Amazon Best-Selling Author
Today’s show is all about Getting Kids to Listen and Talk from a an expert who knows best - a speech pathologist by the name of Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University  and is now a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento.  Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin is also currently a part-time itinerant speech pathologist in the San Juan Unified School District where she provides direct services to students from preschool through high school. Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin's primary research interests are in the areas of assessment and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse students with communication disorders as well as service delivery to students from low-income backgrounds.  She has over 70 publications, including 16 books, and has made over 370 presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels.  She is a Fellow of (American Speech and Hearing Association), and winner of their Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. She received the national presidential Daily Point of Light Award for her volunteer work in building literacy skills of children in poverty. Celeste is such a rich resource of information. In this interview, she mentions her 3 steps on getting young kids to listen, how she gets teenagers to listen, the importance of reading in speech and language development, where parents can get information about typical language development, why anger does not work and tips on how to develop young kid’s communication skills. At the very end of the show, she also talks briefly about her experience living in Manila,Philipines and leaves us with an inspiring personal story about her son and how they were able to work through his learning difficulties. Celeste’s Recommended Resources
June 26, 2020
Rebecca Sheikh (MA) - Parent Educator and Founder of Flourishing Childhood, UK
All the way from the United Kingdom, Rebecca Shaikh shares about the Aware Parenting philosophy. She is a certified Level 2 Aware Parenting teacher, and her passion lies in helping parents find ways to discipline without the use of punishments or rewards. She taught as primary school teacher for 17 years before having her first child. She is now the mother of two children (ages 7 and 4). She completed an MA in Counselling in Education and has an Oncology Certified Nurse qualification in Gentle Sleep Methods. She is currently doing her counselling skills and will be working towards BACP accredication and training to be a sandplay therapist. Rebecca leads staff meetings in schools to help teachers look at alternatives to punishments and rewards and leads Attachment Play workshops regularly and offers consultations to support parents with the Aware Parenting approach. More recently she is invloved in setting up a gentle play group and a gentle parent and child groups. Rebecca also works on the executive councll of The International Attachment Network. Rebecca shares plenty of playful anecdotes and examples of activities that she does with her kids to get their cooperation. She also talks about the 3 reasons why's children 'misbehave' and most importantly about how we can use play to heal from stress and trauma in children's lives as well as support their behaviour. Rebecca’s Recommended Resources and Links: Dr Solter’s Aware Parenting and Attachment Play - The Aware Parenting Podcast -
June 19, 2020
Anna Seewald - M.Ed. Parent Educator, Keynote Speaker and Host of The Authentic Parenting Podcast
Anna Seewald of talks about the CALM formula that can help parents when they find themselves in difficult situations with kids. She has a podcast of her own called The Authentic Parenting Podcast. With a background in psychology and education and having worked with children for 18 years, she helps conscious moms and dads to become calm and connected to themselves and their children through trauma-informed education. She believes in helping children by helping parents. She has a private practice that specializes in parent education, where she provides one-on-one parent coaching, parenting, court ordered, and co-parenting classes. In the show, Anna also talks about the importance of self-care for parents and we share this advocacy of approaching parenting with love and compassion instead of control and fear. She hosts a free parenting support group on Facebook and has so much more useful parenting content to offer, so make sure to head towards her online platforms linked below. Anna Seewald’s Links: 1. 2. Authentic Parenting Podcast - 3. Authentic Parenting on Facebook - 4. Authentic Parenting Podcast on Instagram - 15 Keys To Effective Communication: Building Strong Parent Relationship by Anna Seewald
June 12, 2020
Hayley Francis Cann - Music Therapist and Author of Children's Books
Hayley Francis Cann, BMT, MTA, NMT currently provides music therapy services to Katarokwi/ Kingston, ON and Area in Canada. Throughout her life, Hayley enjoyed performing in various ensembles and choirs in the community and volunteering at hospitals and seniors homes. This lead her to pursue a career involving music and connecting with people in a meaningful way. She studied at Acadia University to obtain a Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT). In this programme she received advanced training in piano, guitar, and voice, as well as saxophone as her principle instrument. In June 2017 Hayley became an accredited music therapist recognized by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT). In May 2018, Hayley became a recognized Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) with The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy specializing in music therapy approaches for rehabilitation. She has clinical experience with seniors including dementia and Alzheimer’s, individuals with developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation including stroke, acquired brain injury, and amusia to name a few. Hayley is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Aging and Health at Queen’s University to further explore the impact of the arts on aging process and collaborate with professionals in the healthcare industry on ways to promote wellbeing during the aging experience. Hayley is also using her love of the arts to author a Children’s book that has been recently released. In everything she does, Hayley aims to provide an authentic experience that is respectful toward all people no matter their age, diagnosis, background, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Hayley’s Book Ocean Drum
June 05, 2020
Kathryn Katie Gately - Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Professional Counselor
Katie is a dually-certified Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Professional Counselor who focuses on creating a healthy brain-environment and is passionate about empowering children and their parents to overcome life’s obstacles. Katie’s mantra is: Wellness, structure, awareness and a healthy brain equals a happy child. Influenced by her neuroscience background and experience working at some of the nation’s most highly-regarded agencies and schools, Katie is driven to help children reach their potential and create healthier kids and happier parents. In this interview, we discuss how to help kids get out of stress cycles, how to get their attention with the five senses and the importance of validations, giving consequences, and giving them freedom to control certain situations. It was a pleasure to speak with Katie and I sincerely want to invite her back on the show to discuss more topics regarding behavior management. Contact Katie: Her recommended resources:
May 29, 2020
Agata Dela Cruz - Founder of Tano's Mom: Emotional Intelligence
We will listen to a very personal sharing of parenting stories and childhood experiences from today’s guest - Agata Dela Cruz. She is a mother dedicated to applying emotional intelligence and growth mindset with herself and her son. As a full time working mom, first time parent and wife, she faces her own emotional challenges and obstacles and shares personal experiences as opportunities for learning and personal growth. We also talked about holding space - an important part of socio-emotional intelligence, choosing and connecting with therapists and a little on whole mind-body wellness. If you are curious and interested in self awareness and emotional well being, join her community of other like minded parents and individuals on her very artistically designed Instagram page on this link: Here are Agata’s recommended resources: Dan Siegel’s The Whole Brain Child Growth Mindset - Carol Dweck
May 19, 2020
Stephanie Appelhanz - B.A., CCLS - Certified Child Life Specialist
We will discuss tools that get kids to listen today that are also our guest’s passion - Building rapport, providing age appropriate preparation and teaching coping skills to children, siblings and parents. Stephanie Applehanz is a Child Life Specialist with extensive experience creating and implementing plans of care for children and their families to use during their hospital stay and upon returning home. She enjoys collaborating with members of multiple interdisciplinary teams to advocate and provide the best care for patients and families. She is skilled at creating documents, presentations and trainings to continue to educate others of children’s needs. She is also proficient in creating and implementing IEPs, as well as coordinating with school and camp counselors. In this episode, she details a list of toys to use with kids that are not only used for fun but also tools to facilitate rapport and conversations. Stephanie also explains why getting on eye level is important for kids and what other techniques to use when building rapport as an external family member is difficult during hospital care. There are many child life tricks out there that can be directly applied to home situations - and Stephanie named a few. Stephanie’s Personal Links: LinkedIn - Email - Stephanie’s Recommended Resources: -Mr. Men and Little Miss book series:// to learn about child life and how we help children to cope - to learn more about how to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration - is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5 - creative art and feeling/coping books - offering choices - information for parents on how to talk to children about COVID
May 12, 2020
Arcadia Kim - CEO and Founder at Infinite Screentime
Arcadia Kim is the founder of Infinite Screentime, a movement dedicated to dispelling the negative connotations of screentime and building a community of coaches, educators, and child advocates that helps to raise the screen-smart kid. Arcadia has her MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Wellesley College where she majored in Theatre and Film. She was also a retired Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts Los Angeles, where she had the privilege of working on blockbuster titles such as The Sims, Medal of Honor, Command and Conquer, and The Lord of the Rings franchise. She is now a mom of 3 screen-loving kids and helping parents manage screentime at home by focusing on good tech choices. With Arcadia’s impressive credentials and being in Asia, where they have been coping with the pandemic since January, she is the best resource for managing online schooling and screen time activities after school closures. This episode will give us an overview of how Hong Kong is dealing with the pandemic, how she fosters connection with her kids around screen time and her favourite and most recommended video games! Arcadia Kim’s Social Media Links: Email: Website: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn: Recommended Resources: Book: The Art of Screentime by Anya Kamenetz Thanks for visiting this page! For questions/comments/concerns, contact the host, James Deas, at
May 05, 2020
Katherine Jara - Online Teacher from Brazil
We have an energetic show today with Katherine Jara and she will talk about online learning, a topic that is very timely with the surge of virtual schooling currently happening all over the world.  She has 10 years of experience working as an English teacher and being a workshop presenter in 3 national and international English as a Second Language (ESL) conferences in Brazil. She is proven to be a creative, enthusiastic and proactive professional of the area and as evidenced by our interview, she is a very engaging teacher of young kids.  After she graduated in English Pedagogy with a Major in Education, she started teaching the language to teens and adults at language schools.  In 2012, she decided to move to Brazil where she started her journey as a Young Learner teacher, but it was in 2017 that Katherine found the enjoyment of being an Online Teacher for toddlers and kids.  Teaching Spanish and English online has given her the opportunity to know kids from all over the world and to study, adapt and apply classroom activities to the online environment. She co-authored a free downloadable ebook entitled “A Guide to Start Teaching Online” and conducts workshops for teachers called “Lights, Camera, Teach Kids!”. She has a lot of things to teach us - how to use visuals to attract the kids’ attention, how to improve how you present yourself in front of the screen, how to deal with kids’ short attention span and she demonstrates the games that she usually plays with kids during lessons. Instagram: Download her free e-book here:
May 01, 2020
Krickett Jones Halpern - Child Development Specialist, CEO of Drum to Learn and Krickett Enterprises
Krickett Jones Halpern will give us an insight on teaching growth mindset to young kids. She is a Child Development Specialist, author-illustrator, mother, founder and CEO of Drum to LEARN, Inc., and Krickett Enterprises, all using the creative arts as vehicles to help guide children develop healthy methods of expression, coping skills, and greater confidence. In 1996, Krickett received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from California State University of Northridge. She has more than 25 years of experience working with young children. Using her creativity through art, drumming and her children’s books, she builds and improves social and emotional skills among children from the ages of 2 – 5 years. Krickett’s passion includes guiding children to think for themselves, cope with their emotions, foster their wholeness and experience overall well-being.   You can reach Krickett at: Emails:; Website: Facebook: Instagram: Krickett's Children's Books: Better to Look Up than Down Bounce Back Like a Ball I Can I Am and I Can Thanks for dropping by. For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
April 28, 2020
Brita De Stefano - Pediatric Physical Therapist
Brita De Stefano, a pediatric Physical Therapist and owner of a mobile, in-home and virtual practice called Progress Through Play which supports children from birth to 5 years old. She offers traditional physical therapy along with infant developmental wellness. Brita graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience in 2007 and then attended Emory University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). She went on to complete a one year pediatric physical therapy residency program through the University of Central Arkansas and in 2013 she became board certified as a Pediatric Specialist (PCS). Brita has worked in a wide variety of pediatric therapy settings including acute care, school-based, outpatient clinics, early intervention, sub-acute rehabilitation centers etc. She has a background in dance and has also taught ballet classes for children with special needs. Throughout her career as a pediatric PT she has become increasingly passionate about serving infants and toddlers and helping to establish the building blocks of motor development. In this episode, Brita and James talked about how easier it is to control the environment than to control the child, why kids do not need too many toys in their play space, and how to validate kids’ emotions. Brita’s Website and Social Media: Brita’s Recommended Resources: Thanks for dropping by. For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
April 24, 2020
Marcela Collier - Licensed Therapeutic Provider and Creator of Parenting with Understanding Program
Marcela Collier is a Licensed Therapeutic Provider within the state of Arizona, mom of twins, and helps parents understand what their children communicate through their behaviors. She is the creator of The Parenting With Understanding program that takes parents from “I don’t know what I am doing,” “I’ve tried everything and nothing is working,” to responding with what their children exactly need. In the show, she talks about how to identify challenging behaviours, how to be “need detectors” as parents, how not to yell when situations with kids get challenging and why parenting tips that we find from the internet may not work all the time. She mentions that - You dont have to be a child behavior expert to help kids manage their behavior. You will hear more about how to do that by tuning in. Marcela’s Links: Website: Free Roadmap: Instagram: Tiktok:@highimpactclub Facebook: Recommended Book Resource: Toddler 411 Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
April 21, 2020
Tracie Osborne - Mindful Parenting Coach and Conscious Living Specialist
This episode is about Mindfulness and Meditation with Tracie Osborne. She is a Mindful Parenting Coach and Conscious Living Specialist. Her 14+ years of wisdom, experience, and mindfulness have transformed countless parents and kids around the world. Tracie works with moms and kids through group coaching or 1-on-1 coaching. She also facilitates 30 day no yelling challenges, workshops, and classes and the #noyelingmovement campaign on social media. She also host a weekday mindful parenting journal on Instagram stories, where she shares tips on how to yell less and have a stress free morning. Tricia has also recently became #1 international bestseller for her book entitled, “Yes, I Can: 22 Success Secrets from Inspiring People Around the World.” If you want to listen to her talk more about mindful parenting, she has a radio show on wellbeing radio every Tuesdays which is linked below. Website: Instagram: Community: Purchase her bestselling book here: Mindful Parenting With Tracie Osborne. Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
April 17, 2020
Alyssa Blask Campbell - CEO of Seed and Sew LLC and Host of Voices of Your Village
On this episode, we have a leading expert in emotional development to talk about getting kids to listen. She is Alyssa Blask Campbell, also the CEO of Seed and Sew, LLC. She speaks to people around the world, hosts a podcast called Voices of Your Village and was featured in publications such as The Washington Post, Kids VT and Family Education. Alyssa is deeply passionate about building emotional intelligence in children, stating, “It’s never too early or too late to start.” Alyssa’s show up as you are approach welcomes people into her village to get support at all ages and stages, shame free. The episode touched on the importance of community support and we both shared some personal conflict-resolution strategies that worked from our experience. Alyssa also invites every parent in tough situations with kids to look beyond the behaviour. Parent needs to identify what the kids are really communicating by figuring out their secondary emotion and their unmet need. These and more things to take note from so click the play button! Alyssa’s Recommended Books and Instagram Accounts: All books from - Self-Reg by Dr Shanker - Mind in the Making by Ellen Belinsky - You can learn from Alyssa through these links: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
April 10, 2020
Analise Lotz - Certified Child Life Specialist
Analise Lotz is a Child Life Specialist in Colorado working in the Emergency Department. She holds two bachelor degrees in psychology and religious studies from the University of New Mexico and is a trained mental health therapist with a master's degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Analise has been a Child Life Specialist for 8 years with experience working at children's hospitals in Utah, Arizona, and Minnesota as well as for Make-a-Wish. You can reach Analise for your questions through her LinkedIn profile. To know more about childlife, visit: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
April 03, 2020
Sami Bell - S.U.R.E. Parenting Mentor, Amazon-Published Author, Teacher, & Speaker
Sami Bell is a wife, mom, teacher, and mentor. Professionally, her degree is in Elementary Education with additional studies in Early Childhood Education and a focus on child development and child psychology. Personally, she overcame a volatile childhood and rewired her brain to eliminate strong triggers and harmful patterns so she could become the mother she wanted to be. She uses these experiences to guide other parents through the journey towards a more peaceful enjoyable relationship with their children. This episode is full of quotable tips that we like to post on our Instagram page. Because of her rich background in child development and her real experience as a mother raising 3 kids, she was very articulate in talking about toddler brain development and self-regulation. You will hear her sing a little, say out her personal self-regulating mantra and talk about the importance of vulnerability. If you want to be SURE in parenting, make sure to tune in to this episode. Sami’s Links: Website: Twitter: Youtube is Podcast is Classes are Sami’s Book: S.U.R.E. Parenting: Building Blocks to Create Their Best Childhood Schedule a free call: IG: FB Page: FB Group: Sami's Recommended Resources: All books by What to do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner Books by L.R.Knost Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
March 27, 2020
Beril Ozay - Child Life Specialist and Recreational Therapist
Beril Ozay is a dually certified child life specialist and a recreational therapist. Beril told stories about her work as an infant and toddler development specialist and managing behavioural issues with teenagers. She also shared her knowledge on utilizing community and social resources for parents who seek to educate themselves about parenting strategies and engage in self-development activities.  Beril is very animated and passionate in imparting her expertise and welcomes anyone to contact her through her facebook page entitled Recreation Therapy RX to ask her questions about child development and behaviour management. Beril recommends the following parenting resources: The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
March 20, 2020
Myla Leinweber - A Parent Coach and Parent Educator from British Columbia
Myla Leinweber, from British Columbia, is a former kindergarten teacher with a Masters in Education. Currently,  she helps parents of young children navigate parenting challenges and find more joy in parenting, and ultimately life. Her goal is to eliminate 'mom or parent guilt' and empower parents to be confident in parenting situations. Her practice is based on positive psychology, and the model that she uses is to find the strengths in the family and work and build from those, rather than offering a prescriptive program of 'how to.’ In the show, she talked about her experience as a parent coach, why she loves it and how she sees kids as whole people with preferences, feelings and experiences. She also discussed that parenting strategies are different to each family and it is important to consider creating a "kid-generated plan”. What exactly is a kid-generated plan? Listen to this episode to find out. Myla’s Recommended Resources: Where to find Myla: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
March 17, 2020
Anne Maxwell - Psychotherapist and Author of No.1 Bestseller: Would you Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?
Anne is a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, families and adults. Trained as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, RPT-S. She is also an Access Consciousness® Certified Facilitator and #1 International Best Selling Author. In addition to her therapy practice, she travels across the country and around the world, facilitating workshops and speaking to groups of parents, school staffs, and medical and mental health professionals, to create awareness and change for kids, families and adults. In this episode, Anne told a few good stories about how she has helped families manage kids’ behavior and she discussed a very important point - how to listen to kids through their behavior. Stay tuned to hear what and where you can learn more from Anne Maxwell. More About Anne: Facebook: Instagram: Purchase Anne's Book Here: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
March 13, 2020
Cassandra Treges - Child Psychologist based in South Africa and Founder of Nanny Knows 101
Cassandra Treges started working with kids as a nanny and pursued her passion about child behavior and development by studying Child Psychology. She keeps herself up to date with the current parenting, behavioural, brain and child development research and information. She is also a homeschooling mother and has been helping parents to communicate better with their children through home visits, online consultation and mini courses. Her mission is to help parents address behavioural issues in homes as early as possible, so that they can better communicate with their children, that children are better understood, and that a balance can be obtained so that both parents and children develop to their full potential. In the podcast, Cassandra shared some anecdotes about her son, why she likes conscious parenting, how to make children cooperate through connection and many other helpful parenting tips that you can’t miss. Cassandra’s Website and Social Media: Website: Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: Cassandra’s Recommended Parenting Resources: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Atomic Habits by James Clear Peaceful parenting - Dr Laura Markham The Conscious Parent - Dr. Shefali Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
March 10, 2020
Krysten Taprell - Psychologist, Children's Book Author and Founder of The Therapist Parent
Krysten Taprell is a psychologist from Australia who have worked for 20 years with children and families. She has implemented social and emotional learning programs in primary schools and authored a children’s book about coping with nightmares, which will be released this year. There is so much to learn from her, to name a few, she mentioned about understanding children’s brain development, valuing the kids’ feelings as people like all of us, co-regulating with kids during a tantrum and allowing them to automatically breathe when you put your hand on the child’s diaphragm. She also discussed why punishments don’t work and how to use reward charts effectively. Krysten’s Recommended Resources: Krysten’s Personal Links: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 28, 2020
Sarah R. Moore - Published Writer and Founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting
Sarah R. Moore is a published writer and the founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting. Certified by the Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring, she works alongside bestselling parenting author Elizabeth Pantley. She also spent a year observing Teacher Tom, a leading practitioner of ‘democratic play-based’ education. She has extensive experience teaching and raising little kids, including highly sensitive children, with play-based and positive parenting. Before you listen to this episode, you may be interested to check out my interview with her daughter who chose the name Stream Buggy for the show. Stream Buggy related the importance of being supported in tough times and Sarah has explained in detail why this particular strategy worked. She also shared her forest school experience and her strategies in connecting with kids using play and non-verbal communication.  You can check out her recommended parenting resource links below: You can subscribe to Sarah Moore's Positive Parenting content through these websites: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 25, 2020
Stream Buggy - 6 Years Old, Product of Worldschooling and Positive Parenting
How do we get kids to listen? It is time to learn from the best resource - a kid! In this episode, 6-year old Stream Buggy tells us why timeouts don’t work and what adults could do to help children when they are having a hard time. She also shares a game that she plays with her mom, Sarah, to get chores done around the house. As they say, children are the best teachers, so make sure to hear and follow Stream Buggy’s parenting advice for all adults. After this show, check out Sarah Moore’s episode to learn about the family's positive parenting strategies in detail. Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 21, 2020
Colleen Cherry - Masters Level Child Life Specialist
This podcast is about the importance of play when children are in vulnerable situations. Today’s guest, Colleen Cherry, is a Masters Level Child Life Specialist with a Certification in Thanatology, (Death education and bereavement). Its tough stuff to talk about, but when a child is terminally ill, or loses a family member, its crucial to have somebody there who knows how to navigate that in a way thats developmentally appropriate for kids. She provides medical and diagnosis education, palliative care, hospice support and bereavement to children. She also has a degree in Art Education, so even more coping strategies through visual and verbal expression. Colleen shared in this episode the importance of play and her unique set of resources to help busy parents to play with kids and make mundane activities more engaging. To get in touch with Colleen Cherry, you may visit the following links: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 18, 2020
Angela Dixon- Chiropractor with a Passion for Kids!
Dr Angela Dixon is a prenatal and pediatric focused chiropractor. Moms see her to have healthy pregnancies that lead to healthy deliveries. Parents bring their kids to her clinic for a variety of reasons including but not limited to hyperactivity/ADHD, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, anger/aggression, developmental delays, ear infections, colic, trouble nursing, bed wetting, trouble with classroom learning, and so much more. Let’s listen to learn how Dr Angela helps children function better in their daily routines. Click the following links to get to know more about her services: Website: Social Media: Upcoming Classes: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 09, 2020
Kathie Williams, RN, DrPH - Director of Public Health, EdVenture Children’s Museum
During more than 30 years of public health experience, Kathie Williams has worked in Africa and the U.S. in health care delivery, maternal and child health education, nursing education, development of health literacy materials, and accessing health care for refugees resettled in the United States.  Dr. Williams holds a B.S. in Nursing from Duke University, M.P.H. in public health nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a DrPH in Health Promotion Education and Behavior from the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health at USC-Columbia. After joining EdVenture in 2007, Kathie worked to expand health programming at EdVenture to include greater community collaboration, opened the BioInvestigations Lab as part of a National Institutes of Health grant and opened the Taste Buds Nutrition Lab.  In 2011 EdVenture was awarded a National Medal for Museum and Library Services for their health programs. You may contact Dr. Kathie Williams at To learn more about Edventure Children's Museum, visit Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 07, 2020
Sara Sharnoff Chesley - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Sara Sharnoff Chesley helps teenage girls with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions and self expression. Sara was born and raised in Columbia, SC, graduated with Psychology Degree from Indiana University and a Masters of Science in family therapy from the University of Massachusetts Boston. After working at an adolescent outpatient eating disorder clinic in Waltham, MA, she moved to Charleston, SC to continue working as a licensed therapist with individuals, couples, and families. Let’s listen to the episode as Sara details her very valuable family-based approach of treatment for teens who are facing mental health issues.  Check out Sara Chesley's services and profile at: Instagram: @sarasharnoffchesley Facebook: Sara Sharnoff Chesley Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 04, 2020
Shawna Adams - Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Shawna Adams is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specialist. She has worked with children with Autism in the home, clinic, and school settings. Starting in her second year of graduate school, she began working with individuals through the child welfare system by teaching parenting behavior management classes as well as assisting with in-home behavior management for foster, adoptive, and biological families. She received her degrees of Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Psychology from Florida State University. Her work touches on how to motivate children to perform desirable behavior and affect some change in the environment to help anyone struggling with behavior. In this interview, Shawna has explained how to get kids to listen from a behavioural standpoint and gave simple tips for parents on how to use reinforcers and consequences. You may find Shawna's office at Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
February 04, 2020
Rachel Tomlinson - Registered Psychologist and Author of Teaching Kids to be Kind
Rachel Tomlinson is a Registered Psychologist in Australia.  She has experience working with adults and children in a variety of settings, including; generalist counseling, play therapy, education settings, residential support and attachment/parenting groups. Rachel presents at national conferences and provides expert commentary to journalists on mental health topics. She is a parenting expert with a book, Teaching Kids to be Kind (by Skyhorse Publishing) that has just been released. Her amazing work can be found at, a website where she posts her podcast, her blog, her books, activities with kids, upcoming projects and her contribution to media. She can also be found on Instagram - @towardwellbeing and Twitter @RachLTomlinson. Tune in to the episode to learn why kids do not need a lot of rules and what kind of values and consequences should we set for the kids in order to make them feel loved and secure. Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
January 24, 2020
Rezsaun Lewis - Executive Director at Lowcountry Youth Services
Our first gentleman on the show, Mr. Rezsaun Lewis, recently received the 2019 Spotlight Award. This an award local to Charleston that recognizes and honors servant leaders who give their time, energy and money to help others and to make a positive impact in the local community. Rezsaun Lewis   has done that in a lot of ways, most recently with his work as the Executive Director of the Lowcountry Youth Services Program. He leads the Distinguished Gentlemen's Club, a mentoring program for boys 3rd – 12th-grade which is all about helping them to become confident, positive contributors to their worlds, the neighborhoods. The club helps steer these young gentleman away from discipline problems, school attendance issues and potential drug use. Rezsaun Lewis, is also a teacher and a motivational speaker. He hosts a video podcast called Real Talk with ReZsaun, with weekly live episodes. You can find his podcast and activities on the following link: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
January 24, 2020
Jill Keefer - Yoga Teacher
Jill Keefer is a yoga teacher who educates children about the importance of movement and the power of breathing. She began her practice 11 years ago shortly after having her first child and realized how Yoga was changing her life. She not only became physically stronger, but was more calm, patient and able to live life with a clearer mind. After years of being a stay at home mom and much soul searching, Jill decided to deepen her Yoga practice and journey with the 200-hr Teacher Training at Holy Cow Yoga in 2011. Jill loves to teach kids yoga and holds two kids teaching certifications, one from Holy Cow and the other from Yoga Kidz. Jill volunteers with Yoga Kidz at Mitchell Elementary School. She is also certified to teach Yin, Gentle, Restorative and Prenatal yoga. She hopes to inspire students of all ages and walks of life to let their practice on the mat enrich their lives off the mat. In this episode, she narrates how she gets children to listen by beginning each session with rules that facilitate respectful behaviour towards themselves and others. She also makes sure that the learning environment for her classes is calming and fun. She has golden tips on the benefits of breathing exercises and strategies that parents can do at home with their kids to manage their emotions. More information about Jill and her classes are provided in this link: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
January 24, 2020
Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP - Author of Mothering with Courage
Bonnie Compton is a child and adolescent therapist, parent coach, pediatric nurse practitioner, and one of America’s most trusted resources when it comes to parenting. Her 30+ years of well-earned wisdom, hard-won experience, and results-driven techniques have touched and transformed countless parents and kids across the nation and around the world. With a practice that’s accessible in person and via phone, Skype, Zoom, or conference line, Bonnie works with parents and families through 1-on-1 or group parent coaching. She also facilitates parenting retreats, workshops, and classes. In her best selling book Mothering with Courage and Daily Om Course: The Messages We Send Our Children, Bonnie’s mission is clear: to educate, inspire, and empower all parents to learn to trust their own inner voice. It’s that inner wisdom that allows women to become their child’s best parenting advocate. When they own and honor their innate knowing, it creates a ripple effect, touching each and every member of the family. Bonnie passionately shares her vision for Parenting With Courage through speaking, webinars, the media, and as host of her own podcast radio program Wholehearted Parenting Radio, available on iTunes, Web Talk Radio, Radioactive Broadcasting Network, and Stitcher Radio. In this episode, she discussed how to lessen the parent-child battle in dealing with daily activities such as toothbrushing. She emphasized the importance of making a connection, being open to learn from children, talking to children about choices and consequences, and taking courage as a parent to handle daily family situations. Bonnie also enumerated the top parenting advice from other professionals that parents should NOT follow. You may check her work at the following links: Website: Parenting with Courage Community: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
January 24, 2020
Shiela Keaise - The Singing Librarian
Shiela Martina Keaise is the Singing Storyteller! She is a children’s  librarian at Colleton County Memorial Library but she is more than that.  She is also a TV show host, an author of multiple children’s books, a  book publisher and she promotes storytelling and literacy in her YouTube  channel. In the podcast, she share her tips on how to address  interruptions during storytime and how she get kids to stay listening  throughout her storytelling sessions. Find out more about Shiela’s fun  and impressive work at and (YouTube Channel). Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
January 24, 2020
Rev. Christian King - Executive Director of Pink House
You will be touched by the inspiring and transformative story of the Pink House Resource Neighborhood Resource Center. Founded by Rev. Christian King, the center aims to teach children on reading fundamentals, reading comprehension and community service. At the same time, it is a safe space for the children from potentially harmful home and social environment. Having the children engaged in the Pink House reduces their chances in getting involved with drug dealing, early pregnancy and violent crimes. Rev. King discussed how she was able to help the children obtain high standardised test scores and use teachable moments to internalise self-awareness and self-empowerment. You may find more information about the resource center on the following links: Facebook Page: Website: Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
January 22, 2020
Catherine Glenn -- Getting Teens to get younger kids to listen.. on a farm!
Working with teens on a farm in  Charleston, SC, Catherine coordinates them to manage busloads of younger  kids. Lots of opportunity for problems but Catherine knows how to get  these kids to listen and tells us her tips. Thanks to Catherine Glenn for her patience and courage in going first! In the farm, teens are assigned to get  younger kids to listen to the rules. In this episode, Catherine shared  her personal strategies in maintaining a positive working environment  with teenagers and her guidelines to redirect them back to the tasks  when they do not seem to listen. She also gave tips on managing  overwhelming situations with the teens and her favorite resource book on  communicating effectively with kids. Resource recommended: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at
January 22, 2020