There is no rulebook to navigating parenting around the technology age. Our kids are living in this age where technology is a part of life. Our kids are digital natives and parents are the digital immigrants in this new world. How do we manage parenting and communication in this digital world? Technology Evangelist Marc Saltzman shares with us his perspective and that unplugging is not the answer. 

For the past 25 years, Marc Saltzman has been a prolific tech and gaming expert with one simple goal: to break down geek speak into street speak. Marc is a freelance journalist for more than 30 publications -- including USA TODAY, Costco Connection, Yahoo, MSN, Metro, AARP, Zoomer, Sun Media, and Toronto Star -- a prolific (16-time) author, radio and television personality, public speaker, and host of “Gear Guide,” which runs on Cineplex movie theatre screens across Canada. Beginning in July of 2019, Marc became the host of a new Bloomberg TV show, Tech Impact, which airs every other Saturday night at 830pm ET/530pm PT, in the United States. Marc lives in Toronto with his wife Kellie and three kids.

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Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell provide tools to help you prepare kids to navigate the online social space and how to handle themselves online.  

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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Announcer: Adam Smith

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Technology is causing a lot of stress in the home. While parents may be concerned about their childrens’ use of phones, kids are equally concerned about their parents’ cell phone use. Our guest today, Dr Joanne Orlando has advice to help us create awareness around technology use in the home to help us achieve an overall sense of digital well-being. 

Dr Joanne Orlando is leading international expert on family and digital lifestyles. She is best known for her groundbreaking insights into how to enhance children’s online safety, digital activity and wellbeing. Dr Jo’s insights come from her own cutting-edge research with children, evidence from science, social science and health, lessons from popular culture, and her own everyday observations and experiences that explore how we can make our digital lives better.

Most recently Joanne launched her own brand TechClever, a digital literacy education program for parents and children.

 

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Announcer: Adam Smith

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Children are not mini-adults and we are not actually parents. We actually substitute frontal lobes for them so we need to use techniques to help CALM them down. CALM is actually an acronym for a technique used in Connected Parenting and our guest Jennifer Kolari will share her insights and expertise with the CALM Method. 

One of the nation’s leading parenting experts, Jennifer Kolari is a highly sought-after international speaker and the founder of Connected Parenting. A child and family therapist with a busy practice based in Toronto and San Diego, Kolari is also the author of Connected Parenting: How to Raise A Great Kid (Penguin Group USA and Penguin Canada, 2009) and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting (Penguin Canada, 2011)

 

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Announcer: Adam Smith

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Start off with these 3 parenting tips to help you this year. Gail Bell discusses them in this podcast episode. What do you think are the top 3 things you can do? 

Link to the video that was referenced in the podcast:  https://youtu.be/apzXGEbZht0

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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Announcer: Adam Smith

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Barbara Coloroso delves deep into issues with bullying as overuse of the term contributes to educators and parents failing to discern the difference between conflict and what constitutes bullying. Conflict is natural, normal and necessary however bullying moves to a conscious, willful intent to harm and inflict pain upon another person. Know the difference between teasing and taunting and learn to recognize the actions of bullies from regular, normal conflict situations, among many other valuable lessons in our interview with Barbara.

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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Announcer: Adam Smith

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This is a great season to remind ourselves to make meaning in our actions and words for both parents and children as Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell discuss the attitude of gratitude. Flipping our language from “I get to” instead of “I have to” can change our perspective to one full of gratitude, in which our thoughts and actions have more meaning. 

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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Announcer: Adam Smith

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The early years of language development are critical for both brain and language development and can really shape a child’s future. Our guest, Lyda Bennett is a Speech Language Pathologist who will outline the importance of serve and return interactions and communications for young children to develop the necessary skills as they grow. 

With over 20 years experience working as a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, Lyda loves helping children become better communicators. There is nothing like seeing children gain confidence in their ability to interact and communicate with their families and peers. Lyda has worked with children with a variety of communication difficulties, including articulation, speech sound disorders, social communication, language and developmental delays. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Linguistics at the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Alberta in 1999.

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Announcer: Adam Smith

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Developing trust and building relationships with our kids happen over the long term and it’s important to build the foundation before they become teens. This week, Julie Freedman Smith discusses tools to help you build trust in your family.

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.

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Announcer: Adam Smith

Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

 

We continue the discussions around mealtimes and we are happy to bring you our guest, Katie Kimball as the expert to help you with tips to connect with your kids through cooking! 

Katie Kimball is the voice of healthy kids cooking working to restore the health of our young generation, one kitchen at a time. She’s a cookbook author, Stress Mastery Educator, and regular TV contributor who has shared her journey to real food and natural living for 10 years at Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that helps families stay healthy without going crazy. Along with her 4 children, she created the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse to help other parents teach their kids to cook, build family connection in the kitchen and supercharge kids’ confidence and creativity. 

 

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Announcer: Adam Smith

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