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  • 00:45

    Mediation, Elder Abuse & Saving the Family

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    As Americans are getting older, more and more issues arise relating to elder abuse in financial and health care settings.  Studies show that the majority of abuse occurs within the family.  What can be done to resolve these issues?  Talk with a respected elder abuse mediator and author, Steve Mehta, to address these difficult issues.
    Here are strategies for avoiding elder abuse:
    1) Be vigilant and watch for the early signs in your senior family member that might indicate "diminished capacity." You can do this by... a) Visiting your elderly family member more often especially if you do not live close by b) Calling on a regular basis so as to prevent isolation from that senior member of the family c) Talking to friends and family to get more information on how the elderly family member and caregiver are doing2) Before making accusations about elder abuse or neglect, get knowledgeable about the situation and try to understand what is happening a) Don't jump to conclusions or accusations b) Try to understand from the caregiver's perspective whether it be a sister, brother or other family member who lives day-in and day-out with the elder person3) Change the words you use from "You should have" or "You did that" TO I-statements. Take ownership of your feelings and thinking by saying "I feel left out." or "I think mom needs.." or "I believe..." This will prevent putting the other person on the defense.4) Stop talking and LISTEN without interruption.
    Steven G. Mehta is one of California's premier award-winning attorney mediators thanks to his work in helping resolve disputes in a variety of types of civil litigation. Steve has been successfully mediating complex cases since 1999. 

  • 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.

  • 01:30

    Dr. Kevin Leman - Have a New Kid by Friday

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    Dr. Kevin Leman, internationally-known psychologist and bestselling author, joins MomRN to discuss how to change your child's attitude, behavior & character in 5 days.

  • 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 . . .
    ________________________________________________________________________
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    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.

  • 00:30

    Parenting & Disciplining That Works with Lorena Seidel

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    Parenting & Disciplining That Works While Also Fully Honoring Your Child 
     
    How it all started… How about parenting strategy What messages are children getting? (Positive Perception of Self Other, and the World/ Survive vs Thrive?) Bigger Parenting Picture (2 lists, parenting tools, bunny story) Thriving Environment - (5 elements: physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual) The Big Why (and our common goal) Setting the tone for a lifetime of peaceful and positive interaction between you and your children.  
    How to Successfully Parent While Fully Honoring the Child’s Body, Mind and Spirit
     http://www.thepurposefulchild.com/online-program.html

  • 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.

  • 00:30

    Child Behavior Coach Jillian Newkirk Shares Tips for Regaining Peace in the Home

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    My guest is Jillian Newkirk, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Her business is Fly on the Wall Counseling and she provides online support and coaching for parents of children presenting behavior challenges. Jillian’s experience has led her to be an expert in working with children with behavior and mood disorders, and their families. Jillian also works with parents whose children have not received any diagnosis, but need additional support and want to feel more confident in their parenting. What is unique about her services, is that Jillian provides her sessions and observations virtually, so that she is able to provide a convenient service to busy parents and capture children’s behavior in their natural home environment. She has seen significant changes and growth in her clients by implementing customized therapeutic and psychoeducational strategies and interventions. It is her joy to restore her clients’ hope and help them regain peace in their hearts and homes.
    To learn more about Jillian, please her website at FlyOnTheWallCounseling.com

  • 01:27

    Cut it Out! The Epidemic of Cesarian Sections

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    Join me for a rich bold jazzy converstion with Theresa Morris, author of Cut It Out: the C-Section Epidemic in America.  Professor Morris' primary areas of specialization are Organizational Theory, Sociology of Reproduction and Birth, Political Sociology, and Sex and Gender. 
    Theresa challenges most existing explanations of the unprecedented rise in c-section rates, which locate the cause of this trend in physicians practicing defensive medicine, women choosing c-sections for scheduling reasons, or women’s poor health and older ages. Morris’s explanation of the c-section epidemic is more complicated, taking into account the power and structure of legal, political, medical, and professional organizations; gendered ideas that devalue women; hospital organizational structures and protocols; and professional standards in the medical and insurance communities. She argues that there is a new culture within medicine that avoids risk or unpredictable outcomes and instead embraces planning and conservative choices, all in an effort to have perfect births. Based on 130 in-depth interviews with women who had just given birth, obstetricians, midwives, and labor and delivery nurses, as well as a careful examination of local and national level c-section rates, Cut It Out provides a comprehensive, riveting look at a little-known epidemic that greatly affects the lives, health, and families of each and every woman in America.
     

  • 00:58

    Parents Let's Revisit the Old SAT

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    While parents we spoke about this subject once before here on the Parents Coaching Parents Network.  It is time to address it once more.  We are still placing our children in this akward position.  Why do we feel the need to reclass our athletes in today's society?  I could address a number of cases in the past where children would have benefitted from another year of education.  With modern technology and social media boom, if your child falls behind then you may have fail to proper plan.  What is your story?????????????

  • 00:29

    Updates and More

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    We could not allow another day to go by without going live with our clients and followers. Listen in on some awesome things in the making for MDO and some past events recently experienced by our President.