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  • 00:27

    Episode 29: Releasing Negative Patterns Our Parents Set Up For Us

    in Self Help


    About this episode: Today we'll talk about releasing negative patterns our parents set up for us.

    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.

    Contact me: http://losingyourparents.org/contact


     

  • 00:10

    "Children Obey Your Parents"

    in Spirituality

    3.17.15


    Exodus 20:12 


    Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God give the thee. 


    King James Bible


    Evangelist Gayle International Ministrie

  • 00:02

    "Children Obey Your Parents"

    in Spirituality

    3.17.15


    Exodus 20:12 


    Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God give the thee. 


    King James Bible


    Evangelist Gayle International Ministries

  • 00:28

    Competing Parents Harms no one more than their Children

    in Religion

    To say that the fighting between parents do not affect the children is to deny that there are bones within our bodies.  It does affect them and in a way that only those who grew up in a busted home where one or both of the parents were absent knows this.  But even with that knowledge, we still cannot help ourselves when that selfish moment hits and we fail to see the damage that we do to our own kids for the sake of getting back at the other.  I am as guilty of such an ignorant thing as anybody which is why I feel as though I am more than knowledgeable enough about this to scream and yell at others.


     


    The ultimate proof of how stupid we can be when it comes to trying to get revenge on the other parent is when we attempt to hurt the ones we love more than a total stranger ever could is in this article.  It is titled “Schiller Park woman accused of trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice” written by Tom Negovan and Judy Wang.  In this article it reports that “Krystle El Khatib, 29, of Schiller Park, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice because she was angry with their father.  According to prosecutors, El Khatib crushed up benzodiazepine pills, an anti-anxiety drug, into some apple juice, and forced her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter to drink two glasses each. She threatened to hit her son if he didn’t do so.  Then, they say she tried kill herself with a similar cocktail.  Authorities say the 9-year-old boy woke up the following day, vomiting, and was able to get in touch with his father.  At the hospital, a criminal complaint against El Khatib says she “told a social worker at the hospital that she brought her kids into this world and she can take them out.”

  • 00:33

    Parents who kill their children..

    in Motivation

    A USA TODAY examination of more than three decades of FBI homicide data shows that on average, 450 children are killed every year by their parents. Northeastern University criminologists applied statistical models to the records. USA TODAY analyzed the database for a detailed look at who kills, who is killed and how. Several patterns are apparent:


    The vast majority of child victims – three out of four – are under 5. More than a third of all victims are under a year old.
    Nearly half of all victims died from physical beatings or other injuries at a parent's hands.
    Fathers are more likely to kill. Men killed six out 10 children, most often beating or shooting them. Fathers were at fault in 75% of cases when children were shot to death by a parent and in 64% of cases when a child was beaten. "Violence is a masculine pursuit," says Jack Levin, a Northeastern University criminologist.
    When mothers kill, they are far more likely to kill victims under the age of 1 than children of any other age. Nearly 40% of all children killed by their mothers were less than a year old.
    When a parent is accused of killing a child, it dominates headlines and social media.


    "People are fascinated by this," says Sara West, a forensic psychiatrist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. "It's an unfathomable concept."

  • 00:47

    Parenting With a Story: Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children

    in Family

    Children's Corner: Parenting With a Story: Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share with Paul Smith


    Tell a young person what to do - play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand - and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more profound. Parenting with a Story gathers 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life, reflecting unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others.


    The lessons illuminate the power of character - integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and more - to prepare us for anything. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny, always compelling, these stories impart wisdom and help steer choices about: Resisting peer pressure; Remaining open-minded; Being humble; Making courageous decisions; Standing by their word; Bouncing back from failure; Showing compassion; and, Picking friends wisely. Stories help shape who we are and who we aspire to become. Share these, discuss them, and watch your child grow into the adult you'll be proud of.


    Paul Smith is a popular keynote speaker and corporate trainer in leadership and storytelling techniques, a former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company, and the author of two books: Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire; and Parenting with a Story: Real-life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share. He can be found at www.leadwithastory.com.

  • 01:00

    Episode 12: Real Talk with Parents of Newark School Children

    in Politics

    Join us tomorrow 7pm–8pm for some RealTalk with a few Newark parents who are making tough decisions about how to best educate their children.


    Khadijah Kemp?: She’s 44 years old and a grandmother of 6. Khadijah currently has custody of 4 grandsons ages 3,6,7, and 9. She is a substance abuse counselor and a full time graduate student. Khadijah is originally from Passaic, NJ but has been a resident of Essex County for close to 20 years.


    Khadijah’s has 3 grandsons currently attending North Star Alexander and the youngest will begin Head Start in East Orange in a few weeks.


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    Tawanda Dowdell-Sheard?: She’s a single mother of two.  Tawanda’s daughter attended Bragaw Avenue School from kindergarden to fourth grade.  Last year she learned that the District and Cami Anderson planned to close Bragaw and that Life Academy known as Team Academy Charter School which offers k-4 would replace it.  Tawanda has chosen to send her child’s education at Hawthorne Avenue School—a  traditional Public School.


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    Rob Carpenter: He’s a father of four children. He’s got a daughter who’s a Rutgers graduate and who’s currently studying for her masters. Rob’s son is a graduate of Kean University with a degree in Business. Rob’s third son will be graduating New Jersey City University and his 8 year old daughter attends a Charter School 


    Rob is a Newark resident of 40 plus years is an author and entrepreneur. He attended Winston Salem where he studied Political Science and then Ho Hocus College where he studied electrical systems. Rob sits on the board for the Central Business District and is an advocate education and community development.

  • 00:51

    State needs to ‘protect’ children from religion & Parents

    in Current Events

    Richard Dawkins: The state needs to ‘protect’ children from religion…and their parents, We now have whats being called a " Third Gender ", Whos is the Tea Party? we will explore, The California Supreme Court has ruled that the silence of suspects can be used against them.CA Handgun Sales Skyrocket, Gun-Related Homicides Plummet, Alien Smuggler Accused of Assaulting a Border Patrol Agent Claims He Was Deported 49 Times, ,


     

  • 00:32

    Parents Who Kill Their children Part II

    in Motivation

    The purpose of this phenomenological study was to identify commonly occurring factors in filicide-suicide offenders, to describe this phenomenon better, and ultimately to enhance prevention of child murder. Thirty families' files from a county coroner's office were reviewed for commonly occurring factors in cases of filicide-suicide. Parental motives for filicide-suicide included altruistic and acutely psychotic motives. Twice as many fathers as mothers committed filicide-suicide during the study period, and older children were more often victims than infants. Records indicated that parents frequently showed evidence of depression or psychosis and had prior mental health care. The data support the hypothesis that traditional risk factors for violence appear different from commonly occurring factors in filicide-suicide. This descriptive study represents a step toward understanding filicide-suicide risk.

  • 00:30

    Show-#019- Empowering Parents!!!

    in Motivation

    Guest: Shirley Solis, creator of the Building Character with Children program.


    http://www.ShirleySolis.com


    She is a wife, mother of six, author of Not Just Tacos and creator of the Building Character with Children program.  Shirley Solis is a Family and Business Catalyst to powerful women! Through her video blogging, articles, and coaching programs, she helps women become physically, emotionally and spiritually strong, so they can inspire her family to live with purpose, passion and contribution.


     

  • 00:31

    Episode 21: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 2: What to do with parents stuff

    in Self Help

    About this episode: We'll continue the conversation on how to face the task of getting organized with your parents belongings that they've left behind.


    Listen to all parts of THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES.


    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.

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