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Jody Johnston Pawel

Parents Tool Talk


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The Parents Tool Talk Radio Show is sponsored by Parents Toolshop Consulting, an organization dedicated to empowering parents by teaching unique, reliable problem-solving methods that help parents find individual solutions to their parenting challenges. Parents Tool Talk is hosted by Jody Johnston Pawel, author of the award-winning book, "The Parent's Toolshop: The Universal Blueprint for Building a Healthy Family."

On-Demand Episodes

This is our second of three open Q&A programs. Last time we talked about topics ranging from "teaching truthfulness" and "preventing kids running off" to "making mornings go more smoothly" and "preventing stress collisions at the end of the... more

What are the challenges that parents, single and married, face when their children leave the home? How and when should parents begin preparing for the empty nest? We address these questions and more in this episode. Our special guest... more

A new program for our valued listeners! Jody presents a LIVE, open Q&A (Question-and-Answer) program on effective parenting and parent education. Questions discussed include: how to respond to lies, how to teach patience, how... more

This January on the Parents Tool Talk Radio Show, we will offer real-world advice on how to discuss sex, love and relationships with children. This advice will include the "who," "what," and "when" of talking to kids about sex, and... more

This December on the Parents Tool Talk Radio Show, we will offer thoughtful and helpful advice on how parents can confidently navigate many of the joys and stresses each holiday season brings. This includes gift-giving and receiving, the... more

This month on the Parents Tool Talk Radio Show, we will discuss how parents can teach their children how to develop an attitude of gratitude in their daily lives. Our special guest expert, Annie Zirkel, is a Nationally Board Certified... more

This month on Parents Tool Talk we will discuss teen dating and offer practical advice for parents whose teen may be in an abusive relationship. Our special guest expert is Char Kamper, Certified Family Life Educator, co-author of "Being... more

This month on Parents Tool Talk, Jody will discuss blended families with special guest expert Deborah Cashen, Certified Family Life Educator and founder and co-owner of Parent Partnerships based in Houston, Texas. Jody and Deborah... more

This month, we will explore the special blessings and challenges grandparents experience and how we, as parents, can have a mutually supportive relationship. My special guest will be Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, adjunct assistant professor of... more

Jody discussing parenting older children with special guests Krsnanandini Devi Dasi and Tariq Saleem Ziyad of the Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute. They will discuss such topics as: - skills parents need to help their children transition... more