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Parenting Leading and Teaching With Emotional Intelligence and Love

Parenting Leading and Teaching With Emotional Intelligence and Love

By Shawn Edwards
Stronger boards, school leaders, teachers and parents cultivates strong children who joyfully engage and contribute to the world. Join me for weekly shares, hightlighting best practices in school leadership, management and teaching. And, of course, parenting tips and tools that are sure to support the developmen of your child's full potential.
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Feeling Triggered or Challenged by Behavior?

Parenting Leading and Teaching With Emotional Intelligence and Love

Health, Sex, Substance Use and Abuse and Your Adolescent!
Guiding Adolescents starts with discerning their level of emotional intelligence and their internal locus of control.  Who are they?
October 04, 2022
Montessori Monday - Preparation of the Adult
Learn about the importance of preparing the adult in a way in which children can really thrive and love to learn.  How do the adults prepare themselves to make that happen?
September 19, 2022
Feeling Triggered or Challenged by Behavior?
This episode proivdes information on the effectiveness on Positive Discipline tools for parents, teachers and really...anyone!
September 13, 2022
Montessori Monday: The Prepared Environment
Considering Montessori as a preschool education for your child?  Understand the prepared environment! 
September 13, 2022
Montessori Monday - Freedom and Responsibility
Understanding Montessori's approach to discipline through the philosophy of freedom and responsibility
August 19, 2022
Supporting Students and Schools Using the SIMPLE PLAN...Starting with the "S"....Strategic Planning!
Today, learn about the importance of strategy when it comes to supporting your school and students.  A strategic plan looks at all aspects of schools (generally nine areas of school operations) in support of student success.  Hiring a consultant to provide that perspective with emotional abstraction is really helpful.  Contact me or Maura for help:; 
August 02, 2022
Attracting, Hiring and RETAINING the Right Staff
Staffing is challenging across the globe - hear some of our strategies!
June 30, 2022
Recruiting, Hiring and RETAINING Staff in Your Schools
As leaders in schools, we have all struggled with recruiting the right staff, hiring them and retaining them. Listen to our strategies and share yours!
June 28, 2022
The Practical Life Curriculum in Montessori
The Montessori Practical Life Curriculum develops a child's skill and sense of capability.  It also helps them develop concentration, control and coordinated movements.  Self management and self regulation serve all of us!  Late, practical life becomes the skill of time management, prioritization and making goals!  We can all benefit from practical life skills!
June 28, 2022
The Adolescent!
Leading, teaching and parenting with emotional intelligence and love!  How does this pertain to the adolescent.  Meet Adam Shilt - a college and friend who specializes in ths plane of development! 
June 22, 2022
Montessori Monday - Fostering Independence
This week's Montessori Monday topic is on fostering independence!  When people are independent with tasks, they feel capable and confident and intentionally engage in the world with joy. 
June 20, 2022
Do You Know When You are Enabling?
There are many shapes and forms of enabling.  Rescuing?  Yes!  Hovering, overprotecting, giving too much and even punishment and control are forms of enabling.  
June 14, 2022
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June 07, 2022
Tuesday Tool with Maura Lewis and the SIMPLE plan
Meet Maura Lewis - educational consultant specializing in the "Whole" adolescent.  Learn about her vast experience and expertise and her creation:  the SIMPLE plan! Contact her here: 
June 07, 2022
Montessori Mondays with ToolHows: The Three Levels of Obedience
In Montessori we recognize that children develop and grow based on their environments and experiences.  We support their emotional development in going from the whole to the detail as we do everything.  We help them understand action and reaction.  Rather than encouraging them to react to outside stimuli...we help them learn to develop a deep sense of integrity with which to make decisions.  Enjoy this episode!
June 06, 2022
The Need Behind Behavior When it is Hurtful!
I am bringing to life the Parenting with Emotional Intelligence and Love Podcast after taking a year off to lead a school!  Please let me know if you have any requests for topics!!
June 01, 2022
After you have flipped your lid with your child or teen...
We all lose our cool from time to time.  We're human.  Yes, we are working on being the best parents we can be, and we are still human!  After you flipped your lid, it's important, for purposes of modeling and sustaining health in the relationship to recognize, take responsibility, reconcile and them move to resolution - the four r's of recovery.  Enjoy this brief episode! 
May 26, 2021
Set boundaries and limits with kindness and firmness
Setting boundaries and limits helps your children feel safe.  Set them with a consistent approach of using kindness and firmness!
May 19, 2021
Good Parenting Begins with Understanding Yourself
This week's Tuesday Tool is an interview with Ev Vieria who discusses her thoughts on a transformational family trajectory and how parenting begins with becoming whole and complete.  
May 19, 2021
The Preparation of the Adult
In this episode, guest interviewee, Tammy Oesting talks about the importance of adult learning and growing.  The preparation of the adult is crucial to the development of the child.  We can always be growing, learning and modeling for children through our own transformations. 
May 11, 2021
The Power and Method of Observing Your Children
In this podcast, I interview Laura, owner and founder of One Tree Montessori.  She discusses the method of powerful observations!
May 05, 2021
The Practical Life Skill of Managing Money
This podcast interviews Christophe Bakunas - founder of Wondrous - a strategic development designed to help children develop independence with money management and investment.  Maria Montessori would be so proud!  
April 20, 2021
Leading by Understanding Yourself and Your Constituents!
Use the CARE profile, developed by Dr.'s Bob and Judith Wright - the founders of the Wright Graduate University for the Human Potential. 
April 08, 2021
Encouragement is Good, Praise is not!
Season two will consist of videos and interviews around the topic of parenting!  Enjoy! 
April 06, 2021
What's Under the Tip of the Behavior Iceberg?
Join my parent coaching/facilitation group where you will gain powerful tools, a solution oriented problem solving process and the community support of like minded parents!  The first session is free...Monday, March 22nd from 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST.  Here is the Zoom link for that session: 
March 19, 2021
Watch Your Language Parents!
This episode unpacks the way in which the language we use when parenting may invite cooperation and feelings of capability, value and strength in our children....or not!
December 16, 2020
Your child’s perceptions and skills!
Learn to foster the development of three perceptions and for skills in your child! What is the need behind that unpleasant behavior and how should I respond?
December 07, 2020
How Do You See Your Child as an Adult?
Do you know what characteristics and skills you want your child to possess as a young adult? Do you respond and interact in a way that is going to foster the development of these skills?
December 01, 2020