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Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and his guest,Sharyn Yuloff, who holds a BA in Child Development and an MBA in Non-Profit Management. In addition to serving on the board of other non-profits, she has been involved with www.YesICan.org (International Child Advocacy Network) since 2002 as a board member and past president.
She is a business owner, specializing in social media management and online marketing.
Recently, she was a 12-hour a day caregiver for her father-in-law who, while suffering from dementia and a worsening pressure ulcer, was admitted to a skilled nursing facility where he spent his last 129 days.
As an abuse survivor, she approached her caregiving with a different point of view and describes many of the challenges she encountered on her blog,www.ThatSaysItAll.com
Inspiration on Tap: Living and Thriving with Rustie MacDonald
Rustie Macdonald was born knowing that she wanted to help others to heal, to grow and to thrive. Her life story is a zigzag journey of survival, learning, and loving life. Having survived things no child should have to endure, Rustie refused to become bitter. Instead she used her experiences to foster in herself an internal strength, deep compassion and empathy for her fellow man in all circumstances. As a veteran of the foster care system, she became an advocate for other foster children, seeking a way to create opportunities for education and a better life. She founded Celiac Roads Life coaching to help community groups and individuals move beyond their perceived limits to thrive far beyond what they believed possible for themselves. Rustie is a gifted motivational speaker, with a down to earth, practical style.
In 2011, Rustie realized she could help a far wider audience by reaching out over the airwaves. She discovered blog radio and “Living and Thriving with Rustie MacDonald” was born. Every week Rustie brings inspiration to thousands with guest speakers bringing insight for Mind, body and soul. Her international audience numbers in the thousands and is growing every week.
Look for her new book “Having Tea with My Skeletons” coming this spring.
Rustie lives on the New England seacoast with her beloved Daughter.
Today on FOXOLOGY TODAY you will hear the compelling story of author and inspirational speaker Cynthia Luce. Her new book "Invisible Girl" shares personal narratives of serious problems plaguing society today, revealing what happens when children go unseen, unheard and remain invisible. Cynthia challenges us to truly see the painful existence of many children who are hiding painful secrets and dealing with them alone.
This is a conversation that will surely open our eyes to many everyday concerns that are perhaps being overlooked regarding children. With enough emphasis and effort, Cynthia hopes to bring help and healing to many individuals, children and families. Her book and advocacy efforts are driven by the deisre to implement change and help create a better tomorrow by informing of us how we can work collectively to address these important and urgent issues. I hope you can tune in!
For more information on Cynthia Luce and how to purchas "Invisible Girl", visit Cynthia Luce
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Tonight's special guest is Svava Brooks from San Diego, a returning NAASCA family member, one of our favorites, back with us again to share her most recent effort, "The Road To Recovery," a set of free tools to start one's healing after sexual abuse and trauma. Svava Brooks is a survivor of child sexual abuse and the co-founder of a nationwide child sexual abuse prevention and education organization in Iceland called "Blátt áfram." The mother of three children, Svava has dedicated her life to ending the cycle of child sexual abuse through education, awareness, and by helping survivors heal and thrive. She explains, "I truly believe that we can heal, we can restore and live a healthy and successful lives. I am walking living proof. I should not have made it. I am a 9 on the ACE's score. I have found a way to break the cycle of the impact of the abuse, and now have restored my faith in myself, my trust in the world, and that I am a loving caring compassionate human being." A certified instructor and facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children in San Diego, California, Svava's also a Crisis Intervention Specialist, a Parent Educator, a BellaNet Teen support group facilitator, and an Abuse Survivor Coach. Svava is also a facilitator for Advance!, a program created by Connections to restore authentic identity. Every week she leads a discussion forum on Child Sexual Abuse for Viverae Health, a national wellness and health management company. Please sign up for her monthly newsletter and weekly blog post on her web site at: www.educate4change.com
Katy Killilea, who writes at "Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes" joins us to talk about diabetes, LADA, TrialNet, celiac and more.
Katy started writing the blog Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes from her son Briggs's hospital room the day he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2011. Since that day, her older son has become a test subject in a drug trial to prevent Type 1 diabetes, she has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes herself, and her younger son has been diagnosed with celiac disease. The boys are now eleven and thirteen years old.
Raising the Mandingo Man Child ( Mother's Relationships with their Sons)With or without a husband or man in the household, raising a male child can be challenging for a woman. She wants to protect him from the world, prepare him to be a positive and responsible member of society, provide him with opportunities to succeed, pamper him with her love.
She has to deal with the forces and influences of society, whether the force is the school administration, officers of the law, the general community or her husband or her man or her family members.In his younger years, the bond is strong and they have a wonderful relationship. As he gets older, in his early teen or teen years, when he starts to feel himself, he begins to challenge her authority, act like the "man of the house" (that's what she called him) and suddenly there is conflict. When dad or father figure is in the home, some times, mom has protected her son against his advice, now the drama begins.
When dad is not in the house, many times mom will say in a militant tone, "I am sending you to your father," some times after having spoken negatively about his father all these years - a formula for disaster also.
How do we prepare our young men for success without emasculating them? Teach them survival skills so they will not depend on a woman or be desperate to find a woman to fill the place of mama? When should you stop breast feeding your son, allowing him to sleep in the bed with you, or allowing him to see you in the nude? When do you or should you teach him to cook, dance, hem his pants, wash and shop for his clothes?
Have a single mother, mother with a step father and mother with the birth father; also have a single father raising his son, father/exhusband without his son and a 30 year old raised by his mom on the show to discuss.
Offering Children Entertainment Focused on Positive Virtues, Jaci Velasquez debuts VeggieTales NOAH’S ARK
In a society with a social media mentality of instant gratification, one of the most important virtues – patience – can quickly be lost in this generation of children.
Hit Christian music artist and mother of two, Jaci Velasquez, joins Wayne Brady to star in NOAH’S ARK, a brand-new VeggieTales production featuring nine original songs, availableMarch 3 on DVD and Digital Download.
The film is about “patience, trusting and believing. Kids need to understand those things,” says Jaci. “Whatever we pour into our children is what will pour out of them – what they learn as children is what they will be as adults.”
Tips for being a positive, patient, role model for children
How music can be a powerful influence in a child’s life
Why she jumped at the chance to star in a VeggieTales project with Wayne Brady
About Jaci Velasquez: Actress and Grammy nominated Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer. Performing in both English and Spanish, she’s sold almost five million albums worldwide and had 16 #1 singles. The married mother of two sons also co-hosts “Family Friendly Mornings” on the Salem Radio Network. She’s currently writing a new book, Coffee and Concealer.
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Tonight's special guest is Arnold Herman from Keansburg, NJ, a father of five, who, along with his wife, has also fostered 32 children over the years, some of them from abusive backgrounds. He is an author of two books with problem solving ideas related to teenagers, and runs "Experience Counts Inc", a non profit organization working to prevent the abuse of adolescents and teenagers by educating parents and children on ways to deal with each other without getting into abusive situations. Arnold writes, "Parenting an adolescent or teenager is without a doubt one of the toughest jobs in the world it is a 24-hour per day, seven day a week task that requires the patience of a saint, the Wisdom of Solomon, and the money of Bill Gates. By the time we get really good at it, our children have grown to adulthood." And he goes on, "The wrong kind of parenting can lead to many problems. In addition to creating a poor relationship between parent and child, it can often lead to various type of abuse. Abuse of adolescents and teenagers is a terrible, but often preventable, problem. More often then not it starts with a simple lack of communication. Then escalates to verbal and physical abuse The parents who perpetrate this type of abuse are often not bad people, but rather parents who have become frustrated in their attempts to communicate with, relate to, and control their children. Sexual abuse may also start innocently, with parents often unaware of the behavior that could lead to this terrible tragedy." Be sure to download his free handbooks: "Bring Back The Woodshed" and "Raising Reasonable Parents."
Imagine growing up as a child and never being privy to the concealed activities of your loved one? Frank Monastra grew up believing his grandfather, Frank Brancato, was a tire salesman - yet to the world, he was a feared made man who controlled illegal gambling in Ohio for years. Today, we will discuss Brancato's life, his loves and how his influence left an impact on Mr. Monastra. Great interview coming!!!
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