The use of screens has increased considerably during quarantine. Whether it be for school or work, for connection with family and friends, the consumption of screen time and constant use is not good for our child’s brain. Gail and Julie advise with tools to help you manage screen time and help you get clear about what you want and how to communicate that with your kids. 

Julie Freedman Smith has been involved in teaching for the past 24 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr. High music teacher, a choral conductor with the Calgary Boys Choir, and a choral clinician has resulted in extensive opportunities to work with children and adults in both individual and group environments.An inspiring speaker, Julie is a natural performer, having directed and performed in choirs throughout the world. Her honesty and down-to-earth nature contribute strongly to the relationships she forms with the families she helps. Julie holds B.Sc. Biology and a B.A. Psychology with Distinction from the University of Calgary.

Gail Bell’s career has always involved working with children, both in home and abroad. Her 20+ years in the public and private school systems both as an educator in the classroom, and as an administrator provides her with a broad experience base and unique insight when working with children and parents. Gail easily engages an audience with her enthusiasm for parenting, and her belief that all children want to learn, try their best, and do what is right, contributes to her goal of building positive relationships between parents and children. Gail holds a B.Ed. with Distinction and a M.A. (Honours) in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University.

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - OurMusicBox
http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

Barbara Coloroso joins us again to share her advice on the important topic of bullying. She has so much knowledge and expertise to share since her last time with us, we wanted to continue with another episode to hear what she has to say to help parents who have children being bullied and what we can do to help. 

If you missed the first episode with Barbara, you can find and listen to it here:

Barbara Coloroso: Bullying: How to Stop It

 

Barbara Coloroso is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the areas of parenting, teaching, school discipline, non-violent conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice. She is an educational consultant for school districts, the medical and business community, the criminal justice system and other educational associations around the world. 

She has appeared on Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR and has been featured in the New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national and international publications. 

Her uniquely effective parenting and teaching strategies were developed through her years of training in sociology, special education, and philosophy, as well as field-tested through her experiences as a classroom teacher, laboratory school instructor, university instructor, seminar leader, volunteer in Rwanda, and mother of three grown children. 

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

In the heat of the moment, it is easy to fall into the trap of offering bribes and threats to our kids so they can change their behaviour. But what are we teaching them and how do we feel afterwards? In today’s Tools for the Trade podcast, Julie and Gail offer insights as to how we can turn the situation around with expectations with the language needed to help parents teach our children internal motivation for actions.

Julie Freedman Smith has been involved in teaching for the past 24 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr. High music teacher, a choral conductor with the Calgary Boys Choir, and a choral clinician has resulted in extensive opportunities to work with children and adults in both individual and group environments.An inspiring speaker, Julie is a natural performer, having directed and performed in choirs throughout the world. Her honesty and down-to-earth nature contribute strongly to the relationships she forms with the families she helps. Julie holds B.Sc. Biology and a B.A. Psychology with Distinction from the University of Calgary.

Gail Bell’s career has always involved working with children, both in home and abroad. Her 20+ years in the public and private school systems both as an educator in the classroom, and as an administrator provides her with a broad experience base and unique insight when working with children and parents. Gail easily engages an audience with her enthusiasm for parenting, and her belief that all children want to learn, try their best, and do what is right, contributes to her goal of building positive relationships between parents and children. Gail holds a B.Ed. with Distinction and a M.A. (Honours) in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University.

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - OurMusicBox
http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

If you’re looking for a new perspective to help kids calm anxious feelings, our guest Olimpia Mesa offers a brain-based learning perspective to assist parents. Many of the concerns related to a child’s academic results, cognitive skills and wellbeing in school will fade away once complex brain processes are better understood and managed.

Olimpia Mesa is a leading expert and consultant on brain-based learning designed to help children understand how people learn, enabling parents to view learning and studying in a new way. She is the President of Instruction Design, a company behind hundreds of successful corporate and educational programs, both online and in person, and Creator of Book to Courses Online School which help teach authors to transform a nonfiction book into online academies.

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

Website: www.olimpiamesa.com

https://howpeoplelearnbook.com/

Blog post: 

https://howpeoplelearnbook.com/2019/11/10/secret-strings-body-how-to-step-out-of-fight-flight-freeze-mode/

 

Have a strong-willed child? They are assertive and know what they want. Julie and Gail provide parenting strategies and tools to help you flip things to a positive and guide your “bossy” child to develop great qualities as a leader. 

Julie Freedman Smith has been involved in teaching for the past 24 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr. High music teacher, a choral conductor with the Calgary Boys Choir, and a choral clinician has resulted in extensive opportunities to work with children and adults in both individual and group environments.An inspiring speaker, Julie is a natural performer, having directed and performed in choirs throughout the world. Her honesty and down-to-earth nature contribute strongly to the relationships she forms with the families she helps. Julie holds B.Sc. Biology and a B.A. Psychology with Distinction from the University of Calgary.

Gail Bell’s career has always involved working with children, both in home and abroad. Her 20+ years in the public and private school systems both as an educator in the classroom, and as an administrator provides her with a broad experience base and unique insight when working with children and parents. Gail easily engages an audience with her enthusiasm for parenting, and her belief that all children want to learn, try their best, and do what is right, contributes to her goal of building positive relationships between parents and children. Gail holds a B.Ed. with Distinction and a M.A. (Honours) in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University.

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - OurMusicBox
http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

Trying to find joy in our daily lives can be challenging on the best of days, but hearing Jessica Janzen’s story will inspire you to bring joy into your life every day. After the loss of her son, she has committed to sharing her story and keeping his memory alive through so many avenues and we are so pleased to share her story with you. 

Jessica Janzen wears many hats, but most notably a motivational speaker, a small business owner and co-founder of the Love the Lewiston Foundation, started with her husband to celebrate the short but influential life of her son, who passed away from Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of six months. She is also a published author of “Bring the Joy”, available May 2020. Following the loss of her son, Lewiston, Jessica has committed to sharing her story to encourage others to live in the moment and bring in joy with everything in their lives. Through her work with the Foundation, she keeps her son’s memory alive through their clothing line, The Lewiston Label to raise awareness and funds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.  

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

Over time, our patience can waver as our home becomes the place where the family spends all their time now. Kids are learning from home, parents are working from home, and families are spending all their time together at home. Today’s podcast episode helps you use time and space to allow for privacy as needed, with opportunities for the family to come together by separating them. 

Julie Freedman Smith has been involved in teaching for the past 24 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr. High music teacher, a choral conductor with the Calgary Boys Choir, and a choral clinician has resulted in extensive opportunities to work with children and adults in both individual and group environments.An inspiring speaker, Julie is a natural performer, having directed and performed in choirs throughout the world. Her honesty and down-to-earth nature contribute strongly to the relationships she forms with the families she helps. Julie holds B.Sc. Biology and a B.A. Psychology with Distinction from the University of Calgary.

Gail Bell's career has always involved working with children, both in home and abroad. Her 20+ years in the public and private school systems both as an educator in the classroom, and as an administrator provides her with a broad experience base and unique insight when working with children and parents. Gail easily engages an audience with her enthusiasm for parenting, and her belief that all children want to learn, try their best, and do what is right, contributes to her goal of building positive relationships between parents and children. Gail holds a B.Ed. with Distinction and a M.A. (Honours) in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University.

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - OurMusicBox
http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

How do you know where to begin when looking at post-secondary education options? There are so many questions to consider, for both the student and for parents to ask when making these decisions. Michael Kufeldt helps answer the biggest three questions when students and parents ask for help in their decisions for post secondary education. 

Michael Kufeldt is the owner of Kufeldt Educational Planning, a resource to help students and parents navigate the next stage in education. Michael has extensive experience as a high school counselor, providing an inside track to help students and families make the important decisions surrounding their post-secondary education options, including evaluating the possibility of a gap year. 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

Why is it so hard to get your child to say “sorry”. When your child misbehaves, we want them to apologize in the moment, but it doesn’t always work. Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell shares ideas to help you model the behaviour for your children when apologies are necessary and required.  

Julie has been involved in teaching for the past 24 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr. High music teacher, a choral conductor with the Calgary Boys Choir, and a choral clinician has resulted in extensive opportunities to work with children and adults in both individual and group environments.An inspiring speaker, Julie is a natural performer, having directed and performed in choirs throughout the world. Her honesty and down-to-earth nature contribute strongly to the relationships she forms with the families she helps. Julie holds B.Sc. Biology and a B.A. Psychology with Distinction from the University of Calgary.

Gail’s career has always involved working with children, both in home and abroad. Her 20+ years in the public and private school systems both as an educator in the classroom, and as an administrator provides her with a broad experience base and unique insight when working with children and parents. Gail easily engages an audience with her enthusiasm for parenting, and her belief that all children want to learn, try their best, and do what is right, contributes to her goal of building positive relationships between parents and children. Gail holds a B.Ed. with Distinction and a M.A. (Honours) in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University.

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - OurMusicBox
http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

Why is it so hard to get organized? Our podcast guest today is Mika Perry and she helps us with the 5 tips to help us get organized in our home and family so that we can have the freedom to live a more balanced, calm and joyful life. She outlines why we need patience, modelling, positive reinforcement, designated spaces and use of love languages to help get organized in our families and in our homes.

https://mikaperry.com/5-tips-to-help-your-spouse-and-kids-get-more-organized

Mika Perry is a mom blogger, entrepreneur, and co-host of the podcast Good To Be Home. She helps families live a more calm, organized and energized life with simple solutions and easy ideas.

 

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Rising Spirit
Jay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

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