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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

Jody and special guest Dr. Janice Kelly discuss the importance of fathers in childrens' lives, myths and truths of fatherhood in society and in the media, and provide parenting advice and resources for dads. Special attention is given to... more

This month on Parents Tool Talk, we will reach out to new moms by offering wisdom and support for the first year of their child's life. Our special guest is Dr. Wendy Middlemiss, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the... more

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and foster and adoptive families are integral to child abuse prevention. So this month on Parents Tool Talk, we will discuss the topic of "Celebrating Foster and Adoptive Families." Our special... more

Jody Pawel and special guest Ron Huxley of discuss parenting after divorce and answer questions from callers. Topics covered will include: what research says about divorced parents and how their children fare;... more

Our guest expert will be Greg R. Thiel, a Certified Family Life Educator, husband and father of two children. We will be fielding questions as well as talking amongst ourselves about the value of having FUN with your spouse or partner at many... more

Join us this month, on Friday January 9th, at noon Eastern time, for the never-before-aired pilot episode of Parents Tool Talk, in which Chris (the producer) was the host and I was the guest! Chris asked me all kinds of... more

The holiday season is upon us, and Parents Tool Talk is here to make sure you survive it! In this pre-recorded teleseminar, Jody discusses a wide variety of common parenting challenges most parents face this time of year. Jody shares... more

In the spirit of the holiday season, we have gathered together a cornucopia of content and format samples that we're considering for future shows. We'll air segments of interviews with guests (including our pilot show where I was the... more

"Bullying: How to Redirect Children's Aggression and Empower Victims" Many parents face the challenge of having a child who either is bullied or are bullies themselves. Joining us on this show will be Sela Gaglia, from Challenge Day, a... more