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  • 00:29

    Connecting to your Child through Reflective Listening

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    We frequently discuss listening and communication. We have talked to you about our experiences and knowledge about children that have come from being mental health counselors trained in play therapy and as credentialed play therapists. In this episode we will talk about what the most important listening skill: Reflection and why it is helpful and necessary for creating remarkable relationships with your children. We will also give you an insider’s perspective of making reflections part of your listening on a day to day basis, improving ALL your relationships. We know how difficult it can be to connect even your own children; we believe we can help. With over 25 years combined clinical experience with children we can help you, help your child. In this show will cover several strategies that can help you help your children to become Freakishly Well Behaved kids. This episode will focus on Reflective Listening.
    Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children. 
    If you are willing to learn, listen, grow, and work hard at this, your results will be nothing short of miraculous! You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too! Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!

  • 00:38

    What Does It Mean To Be a Mother?

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    In observance of Mother's Day we will talk about what it means to be a mother, including how this meaning is changing over time, or is it really? Dr. Annie Abram will be interviewed by Rondi Charleston.  Dr. Abram is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, and holds a PhD in clinical social work. Her practice is in Norwalk, CT.
    Rondi Charleston, a Juilliard graduate, is an award winning jazz singer/lyricist/composer whose work has appeared in film, TV and on stage throughout the U.S. and Europe.
    Her most recent album, Signs of Life, climbed the Jazz Week charts for ten consecutive weeks and has critics raving; Jazz Times proclaims: “she is a songwriter whose poetic, narrative, and compositional skills are comparable to such modern masters as Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.” Touring in support of Signs of Life, Rondi and her all-star band have given sold out performances from coast to coast – from Yoshi’s in San Francisco, to Mayne Stage in Chicago, to Joe’s Pub in New York. Along the way, Rondi has appeared as a featured guest on such prestigious television – PBS Chicago Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, and ABC Windy City Live. Prior to her jazz career Rondi worked at ABC News as a journalist. She received an Emmy and Peabody Award as a television journalist and investigative reporter for Primetime Live.

  • 00:16

    The Reason Your Kids Are Screwed Up is You! (Intro by Fire!)

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    You are a bad parent, now start doing something to fix it.
    08/07/2016 Assignment: 
    What is the one thing that if accomplished would have the greatest impact on your life?
    My One Thing is . . .
    Name three simple action items that you can take to start the process of acheiving this one thing.
    1)  ________________________________________________________
    2) ________________________________________________________
    3) ________________________________________________________
    *Each day for the next 7 days, write down three simple (acheivable) easy action items that you want to complete each day.
    TIP:  Buy a cheap spiral bound student notebook to record your goals and action items.

  • 01:01

    Sage Mentoring Moments: Child Support - What Is It To Be Used For?

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    The dictionary states that child support is “funds to be paid by one parent to the custodial parent of a minor child after divorce or separation. Usually the dollar amounts are based on the income of both parents, the number of children, the expenses of the custodial parent and any special needs of the child.” The debate on what child support funds should be used for continues to get more and more heated as the number of single parenting cases rise. Some women feel it’s okay to use the money for whatever they want to as long as the child is being cared for and some men feel the money needs to be accounted for penny by penny as directly being used for the child(ren)’s needs. Hosts Monica “MoGeSu” Sumter and Danielle “Virtuous Diva” Harrell will talk about their own personal experiences and get feedback hopefully from both males and females on the topic of child support and what it should be used for.

  • 00:25

    Shawntel Speaks The Science of the Time Out Child

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    Shawntel Speaks The Science of the Time Out Child Shawntel Green will be discussing the Science of the Time Out Child and her latest series of books available on Amazon.com The 2 Minute Textbook: The Science of the Time Out Child. Green authors this book from a very personal place rearing an active child with a kinesthetic learning style.
    Key discussions will include:
    Logic Behind the Behavior of Children Pathway of the Time Out Child Positve Intervention Strategies To Support The Time Out Child Understanding the impact of learning styles as it relates to behavior Wisdom TIPS More information on this subject please visit www.tipstoclass.com and take the course for credit. Also you can become a member of TIPS for Child Care Institute for no more than $25 a year for up to 120 Clock Hours.

  • 00:19

    Special Parents Confidential 45 Soledad O'Brien

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    Soledad O’Brien Interview.
    A few months ago, while in a doctor’s office for a checkup, reading the usual magazines, my wife happened to see an article about Soledad O’Brien. She talked about her son Jackson, who was having issues in school with behavior and not understanding instructions from the teacher. Finally, Jackson was diagnosed with 80% hearing loss and is now receiving special support help in school. The interview detailed much of the work that Soledad does, not only for her own children’s education, but also her charity, The Starfish Foundation, which helps support education for middle to low income girls in school.
    The article inspired us to get in contact with Soledad’s production company to ask if she would be willing to talk about some of the work she does and the issues that matter to her most about education and special education in America, and around the world. We’re pleased to say that she graciously agreed and this is episode is the resulting interview.
    A Great Advocate For Education
    As you listen to hear speak, it’s clear that Soledad O’Brien is not only a great advocate for education, but she stresses the importance of all parents being involved in their children’s education, whether the child is in special education or general ed. She is also passionate about the need for proper funding for public education and special education. As she says in the interview, “…the amount of money that it takes to keep people in prison could pay for them to go to Harvard.”

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  • 00:30

    And Still We Rise by Miles Corwin

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    And Still We Rise A Book By Miles Corwin. July 16, 2014 at 1:05pm Notes: Chapter 1 - Sadikifu - Tell Me Why I. Tell Me Why is a Poem written by Sadi about his family, his neighborhood, and plight of black people in America A. Sadi won first prize in the original poetry category at the city speech championship B. Sadi has recited his poem for classes and assemblies C. He is accepted by the gifted students - even the gangbangers like him due to his poetry D. Sadi joined Speech Club because he felt like an outsider - He gravitated to the poetry competitions E. Sadi was lonely outside of the gifted program F. When he tried to articulate his opinions the other students shouted, "Stop trying to act White" G. Sadi once felt like a traitor for excelling in school II. Home Life for Sadi A. He lived in a 3 story apartment building with welfare families B. The community was filled with Gang Graffiti C. There were abandoned businesses in his neighborhood D. Sadi dislike his father for leaving his mother E. Sadi Rebel at School in the Early years III. Sadi did consort with gang members A. He instigated a fight between his tagging crew and a rival set B. Sadi lost his best friend to gun violence C. Sadi witnessed gun fights D. Sadi was arrested for consorting with gang member E. Sadi joined the Front Hood 60's F. When Sadi was young he joined a tagging crew IV. Sadi did experience high and lows with School A. Sadi was expelled for insigating a fight  

  • 00:31

    What's Going On With Millennials?

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    We will explore the world of Millennials regarding the challenges of balancing family, children and careers. Several guests will share their perspective about the fulfillment of personal/professional goals while maintaining familiy, children and careers. Stay tuned! 

  • 00:27

    Dr. Amber Brooks DAN Professional

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    Join me as I interview a DAN- Defeat Autism Now doctor Amber Brooks. 

  • 00:20

    Yadira en el Reino Feliz!!!

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    Bienvenidos a nuestro primer show ... Yadira en el Reino feliz!
    Hoy vamos a presentar los objetivos, las normas y los sueños.
    Nuestro tema principal: Transparencia, Honestidad desde una perspectiva de los padres
     Se discutirá el ying y el yang de la vida desde nuestra perspectiva
    ¡Un poco sobre mí!
    Yadira V. Calderón, oriunda de Puerto Rico, come, respira, sueña, desafia y acepta el autismo en los últimos cinco años. Ella es una guerrera dedicada directora de cortometrajes y autora del libro pronto será publicado Autismo: El reino feliz. Tiene una Maestria en Relaciones Internacionales y Diplomacia, habla tres idiomas y ha vivido en seis países, después de haber viajado a otro veintisiete. Sus amigos saben que ella es determinada, persistente, positiva, creativa, de mente abierta y realista, y cree que estos atributos y los descubiertos recientemente, la han preparado para convertirse en la madre de  Thomais, de ocho años de edad.
    Yadira ha trabajado como editora de Publicaciones para la industria de alimentos; Logística - Industria del Cemento; Profesora a tiempo parcial en China - Liaoning Normal Univ / MO State Univ .; y Asistente de Maestro en 3 escuelas medias - aulas de educacion especial. En la actualidad, ofrece apoyo a los adultos con necesidades especiales.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/autismhappykingdom/
    Yadira en el Reino feliz! se puede disfrutar en:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yadirareinofeliz
    Preguntas: Envíenos un correo electrónico: autismhappykingdom@gmail.com

  • 00:45

    Beyond Codependency

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    Do you know the actual definition of codependent? No? That’s okay, because no one does. It’s a term that was created by treatment professionals in the 80’s. In the early 80’s when treatment centers became overrun with people abusing and addicted to alcohol and drugs, clinicians attempted to lump them all together and find one label to cover the myriad of phases of addiction their clients were showing up in (read: diagnoses were becoming more and more difficult to make, and were often wrong). This led to a change in the terminology from “alcoholism” and “addicted” to “chemical dependency”. On tonight's podcast we'll discuss where the term "codependent" came from, and whether or not it actually applies to you.