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  • 00:44

    Parenting without labels

    in Family

      Brandi Jordan, MSW, IBCLC For the past decade, Brandi has been helping new families grow, adjust, and find balance. Brandi is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Pediatric Sleep Specialist, Newborn Care Specialist and a Certified Postpartum Doula. She holds a BA in Child Development and a Master's of Social Work from USC.  In 2009, she opened The Cradle Company Parenting Center and Boutique, a Los Angeles resource center for parents. Brandi's work as a consultant, group leader, and in-home practitioner has lead her to to develop a unique philosophy of parenting, fondly named Practical Parenting™, a pragmatic, practical and healthy approach for the "whole" family

  • 01:02

    Parenting in a Technological World

    in Family

    "How can we balance our enjoyment of social media with our yearning to connect in our own home, eye to eye with our children, to model this for them so that they don’t practice a way of seeing that doesn’t require them to look up?" This is an excerpt from an article by Lu Hanessian.

    Lu is an award-winning writer and science journalist, educator, author of acclaimed book "Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood" (St. Martin's Press, 2004), former NBC anchor/host (Real Life;Unsolved Mysteries) and Discovery Health Channel host of Make Room for Baby and Total Family Health, and active speaker. For five years, she hosted The Science Show, syndicated in 110 countries, translated into 17 languages. In 2012-13, Lu co-hosted an educational television program in NYC called Liberty Treehouse. She is a frequent guest contributor on FOX5 Live in New York as an education and parenting author, expert and advocate.
    Lu's essays and articles have been published in The New York Times,Mothering, Parenting, Fit Pregnancy and Redbook. She has been a guest on The View, CNN, NPR, FOX, MSNBC, Life & Style, the Today Show, WABC and more.She is an award-winning newspaper columnist.

  • 00:55

    Mindful Parenting a discussion with Abby Bordner

    in Family

    Mindful parenting can start in your pregnancy. Join us today as we discuss what it means to be mindful and how being mindful can affect your parenting and your relationships with others. 
    My guest is Abby Bordner. I am excited to have Abby on the show, I've been a big fan for years. 

    Abby’s background is in medical settings, community education and entrepreneurship. She currently has many online and in person projects for the non profit sector and her private business.

    Certified Labor Doula and Lactation Educator (CAPPA): Abby works with families in pregnancy education, labor support, birth advocacy and postpartum. She provides home visits, as well as teaches to groups, to assist in childbirth preparation and breastfeeding.

    Certified Childbirth Educator (ICEA): Abby teaches childbirth preparation in a relatable, intelligent way. She provides information and inspires transformation for all who experience her presentation.


  • 00:49

    Michele Howe- Empty Nest: What's Next? Parenting Adult Children

    in Moms and Family

    Empty Nest: What's Next?: Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind By Michele Howe

    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Michele Howe. The original live interview was 9/18/15.

    Unlike the first eighteen years of parenting, moms and dads now take on more of an advisory role and step out of the daily hands-on instructional role. In theory, this stepping to the sidelines parenting style should lead to a simpler, less stress-free life for the parents. However, real-life parenting young adults is often much more challenging than all the earlier years put together. Combine young adult immaturity with a dangerous world, and parents frequently find themselves beset with worry, fear, and anxiety. Intellectually letting go is one thing; emotionally letting go is much more difficult, especially when the consequences are adult sized. This resource will offer parents true stories of other moms and dads who are facing the very same challenges.

    Michele Howe is a reviewer for Publishers Weekly, FaithfulReader.com, Retailers + Resources, Foreword Magazine, TeenReads.com, KidReads.com, among many others national and international publications. Her work has been published in MORE, FIRST for Women, Good Housekeeping,

    Her website is http://www.michelehowe.wordpress.com/

    To order the book click HERE

    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 00:10

    Parenting ~ Three simple child management skills - a short interview with paren

    in Self Help

    Parenting ~

    Three simple child management skills - a short interview with parenting coach Corneilia Lockitch.

    This is Dr. Kenner's "Today's Podcast" at http://bit.ly/auKJV8 and is also listed as podcast number 1. After today it will remain available but move down in the list. All past podcasts are also listed.

  • Top 10 Affects of Parenting on Children

    in Motivation

    Liam Cawley of Ireland asks;

    It is sad to hear of the passing of Bobbi Christina Brown yesterday. Was her death due to bad parenting or can we hold parents responsible for their children? Is that too much of a burden to lay at anyone's feet? That anyone can be responsible for another soul? I know my own relationship with my parents is good but it wasn't always so and I blamed my mom particularity as a teen for a lot. Looking back now I could have being more considerate of her and her attempts to do her best with a child(me) at times that was so hard to deal with. Also as children and parents alike what can we each do to make life more fulfilled/loving etc for all involved because I can only imagine being a parent has its challenges but perhaps being a child has too as was the case with Bobbi. Kindest regards Nadia. 

  • 01:55

    Parenting 101

    in Christianity

    The Bible instructs us to raise up our children in the wisdom of the Lord. Join us as we discuss techniques on how to effectively parent in 2015.

    Facilitator: Pastor David Williams

  • 01:47

    Parenting 101 - Part 2

    in Christianity

    Join us as we discuss Christian parenting techniques and tips for 2015. This is a continuation from last week.
    Facilitator: Pastor David Williams

  • 01:00

    The Value of Puppies, Children, and kisses

    in Lifestyle

    Have you thought about why humans own puppies?  Have you thought about why people have children?  What is the purpose of life, anyway?  What is puppy love?  What is friendship love, what is romantic-love?  How do you get the feelings associated with love.  What is love?  Where does love come from?

    Do you long for the peace that is associated with a lasting loving relationship?  Do you yearn for more than a dry kiss?  Do you want a big smack on your lips when you get home from work?  Not a kiss from the puppy, but, from a human being who cares about what you do to be of value?  Well, let's talk about love today!

  • 01:03

    Children and Social Media

    in Non-Profit

    Today show Matthew will take about social media and pitfalls that we make as parents. "Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites such as YouTube; and blogs. Such sites offer today's youth a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years." http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/4/800.short

    Don't let these sites teach your children what they need to know about life...

  • 00:36

    Managing Holiday Stress (the Parenting Center)

    in Parents

    Ah, the holidays – it’s a time when many parents dread the stress and pressure of family visits, additional budget demands, and expectations from family and friends. Today, I’m welcoming Jessica Seidel, Family Life Educator with The Parenting Center to the show to talk holiday stress: causes, effects and tips to manage your stress. Tune in to hear more.


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    Jessica Seidel, M.S., NCC

    Family Life Educator

    The Parenting Center

    2928 W 5th Street

    Fort Worth, Texas 76107