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A parenting podcast bringing to you advice and expertise from Julie Freedman Smith, and Gail Bell and their guests in common parenting topics and concerns.

Latest Episodes

Tools for the Trade: The Value of a Walk with your Child

Going for a walk with your child is a great opportunity to talk to them about everything around them and everything you are doing together with them. Julie Freedman Smith talks to us about filling our babies ears and brains with language and conversation to help them learn and develop communication skills through a simple walk. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

5 MIN1 d ago
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Tools for the Trade: The Value of a Walk with your Child

Renee Jain: Growth Mindset - Making it work for parents

Mistakes are a part of the process and it’s important to help kids develop a growth mindset over a fixed mindset to become resilient, to persevere and overcome obstacles. Our guest, Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She also holds a masters in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. Her passion is taking research-based concepts and transforming them into fun and digestible learning modules. For children, she has created one-of-a-kind anxiety relief programs at GoZen! delivered via engaging animated shorts. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

20 MIN1 w ago
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Renee Jain: Growth Mindset - Making it work for parents

Tools or the Trade: Stop Telling Your Kids They're Smart!

We mean well with our intentions and think we are helping our kids but are we causing more harm than good? Gail Bell discusses the harm we can cause by telling our kids they're smart.Learn the difference between praise and encouragement to help your kids recognize the effort and expectations of a process rather than the result. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

6 MIN2 w ago
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Tools or the Trade: Stop Telling Your Kids They're Smart!

Liz Frazier: Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching kids about finances is an important life skill which can be easily incorporated in your daily lives. Having them understand the core concepts of finances will help them stay on the right track as they grow up. Liz Frazier is a financial expert, being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and regular financial contributor on Forbes.com, focusing on everyday personal finance that anyone can understand and use. She’s also the author of Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How To Teach Young Kids About Finance. (More information available here: https://lizfrazier.com/book/) She holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Liz provides relatable, simple and entertaining advice for all of life’s stages and changes. She brings energy, fun and passion to each event. Her goal is to inspire others and give them the confidence and tools to live their best life. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

10 MIN3 w ago
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Liz Frazier: Teaching Kids About Money

Tools for the Trade: The Magic of Books

Help your child develop reading skills through the magic of books. Gail Bell encourages listeners to read physical books together and take advantage of valuable resources through libraries to easily access books and help foster a skill that lasts a lifetime. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

5 MINSEP 23
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Tools for the Trade: The Magic of Books

Susanne Williams: Building Life Skills with Kids through Play

Kids need to play in order to learn and grow. And parents can connect with your child through play so they can build real-life skills through the process. Susanne Williams, mom of three, is an occupational therapist with a B Sc. in OT from Queen’s University. Susanne loves Occupational Therapy because she is able to look at the “whole child”. She also describes herself as a "brain nerd," having previously worked for many years in adult neurology. Currently, she sees children of all ages through her private occupational therapy practice - Touchstone OT, and she provides early intervention OT services for preschool-aged children. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

17 MINSEP 17
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Susanne Williams: Building Life Skills with Kids through Play

Tools for the Trade: Talking to your kids about vaping

Have you talked to your kids about vaping? If you don’t know where to begin, then you will want to listen to this week’s episode. Julie Freedman Smith will outline some resources to help you get started, with some tools to help you figure out how to talk to them about it. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

7 MINSEP 9
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Tools for the Trade: Talking to your kids about vaping

Laura Gassner Otting: Family Meetings that Work!

Family meetings are one of the pillars in Laura Gassner Otting’s household and she shares her advice on why it’s important to her family to help you make it a priority in yours. Blog post: https://lauragassnerotting.com/2018/06/13/the-one-meeting-you-need-to-add-to-your-calendar/ Laura Gassner Otting helps people get "unstuck" ― and achieve extraordinary results. As the founder of Limitless Possibility, Laura collaborates with entrepreneurs and investors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo. She is also the author of,Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life". ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

20 MINSEP 3
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Laura Gassner Otting: Family Meetings that Work!

Shawna Ryan: Helping Kids with Their Posture

It's all connected. When one part of the body is off, the flow is disconnected affecting the mental, physical and psychological part of the body. When we can teach kids how to take care of themselves, itmakes parents accountable for how we look after ourselves. Shawna is a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Master Bowen Therapist. She is a member of The Bowenwork Canada Registry and Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Her qualifications include Advanced Specialized Procedures, Mother-Baby Bowen, and Mind-Body. Shawna is honoured to be haumana (student) of Kumu (teacher) Lomilomi, Elder Francine Dudoit Tagupa, Director Traditional Hawaiian Healing, Waikiki Health Center. Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice integrating spiritual health, bodywork and energy flow. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising Spirit Jay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

13 MINAUG 27
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Shawna Ryan: Helping Kids with Their Posture

Erin Skye Kelly: Creating a vision board for your family RE-RELEASE

Creating a vision for your family helps set the foundation for all your choices and steer you towards the path you want aligning your values with your family choices. Erin Skye Kelly is a Award-winning and Best-selling Author and Advocate for Human Achievement. She learned a process for achievement at an early age, and it is still the process she uses today. Using very specific tactical psychological tools, she has created a system for goal-setting that has helped hundreds of thousands of people get the most out of life, while building their confidence along the way. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

18 MINAUG 19
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Erin Skye Kelly: Creating a vision board for your family RE-RELEASE

Latest Episodes

Tools for the Trade: The Value of a Walk with your Child

Going for a walk with your child is a great opportunity to talk to them about everything around them and everything you are doing together with them. Julie Freedman Smith talks to us about filling our babies ears and brains with language and conversation to help them learn and develop communication skills through a simple walk. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

5 MIN1 d ago
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Tools for the Trade: The Value of a Walk with your Child

Renee Jain: Growth Mindset - Making it work for parents

Mistakes are a part of the process and it’s important to help kids develop a growth mindset over a fixed mindset to become resilient, to persevere and overcome obstacles. Our guest, Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She also holds a masters in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. Her passion is taking research-based concepts and transforming them into fun and digestible learning modules. For children, she has created one-of-a-kind anxiety relief programs at GoZen! delivered via engaging animated shorts. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

20 MIN1 w ago
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Renee Jain: Growth Mindset - Making it work for parents

Tools or the Trade: Stop Telling Your Kids They're Smart!

We mean well with our intentions and think we are helping our kids but are we causing more harm than good? Gail Bell discusses the harm we can cause by telling our kids they're smart.Learn the difference between praise and encouragement to help your kids recognize the effort and expectations of a process rather than the result. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

6 MIN2 w ago
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Tools or the Trade: Stop Telling Your Kids They're Smart!

Liz Frazier: Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching kids about finances is an important life skill which can be easily incorporated in your daily lives. Having them understand the core concepts of finances will help them stay on the right track as they grow up. Liz Frazier is a financial expert, being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and regular financial contributor on Forbes.com, focusing on everyday personal finance that anyone can understand and use. She’s also the author of Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How To Teach Young Kids About Finance. (More information available here: https://lizfrazier.com/book/) She holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Liz provides relatable, simple and entertaining advice for all of life’s stages and changes. She brings energy, fun and passion to each event. Her goal is to inspire others and give them the confidence and tools to live their best life. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - Our MusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

10 MIN3 w ago
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Liz Frazier: Teaching Kids About Money

Tools for the Trade: The Magic of Books

Help your child develop reading skills through the magic of books. Gail Bell encourages listeners to read physical books together and take advantage of valuable resources through libraries to easily access books and help foster a skill that lasts a lifetime. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

5 MINSEP 23
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Tools for the Trade: The Magic of Books

Susanne Williams: Building Life Skills with Kids through Play

Kids need to play in order to learn and grow. And parents can connect with your child through play so they can build real-life skills through the process. Susanne Williams, mom of three, is an occupational therapist with a B Sc. in OT from Queen’s University. Susanne loves Occupational Therapy because she is able to look at the “whole child”. She also describes herself as a "brain nerd," having previously worked for many years in adult neurology. Currently, she sees children of all ages through her private occupational therapy practice - Touchstone OT, and she provides early intervention OT services for preschool-aged children. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

17 MINSEP 17
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Susanne Williams: Building Life Skills with Kids through Play

Tools for the Trade: Talking to your kids about vaping

Have you talked to your kids about vaping? If you don’t know where to begin, then you will want to listen to this week’s episode. Julie Freedman Smith will outline some resources to help you get started, with some tools to help you figure out how to talk to them about it. 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. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

7 MINSEP 9
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Tools for the Trade: Talking to your kids about vaping

Laura Gassner Otting: Family Meetings that Work!

Family meetings are one of the pillars in Laura Gassner Otting’s household and she shares her advice on why it’s important to her family to help you make it a priority in yours. Blog post: https://lauragassnerotting.com/2018/06/13/the-one-meeting-you-need-to-add-to-your-calendar/ Laura Gassner Otting helps people get "unstuck" ― and achieve extraordinary results. As the founder of Limitless Possibility, Laura collaborates with entrepreneurs and investors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo. She is also the author of,Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life". ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

20 MINSEP 3
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Laura Gassner Otting: Family Meetings that Work!

Shawna Ryan: Helping Kids with Their Posture

It's all connected. When one part of the body is off, the flow is disconnected affecting the mental, physical and psychological part of the body. When we can teach kids how to take care of themselves, itmakes parents accountable for how we look after ourselves. Shawna is a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Master Bowen Therapist. She is a member of The Bowenwork Canada Registry and Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Her qualifications include Advanced Specialized Procedures, Mother-Baby Bowen, and Mind-Body. Shawna is honoured to be haumana (student) of Kumu (teacher) Lomilomi, Elder Francine Dudoit Tagupa, Director Traditional Hawaiian Healing, Waikiki Health Center. Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice integrating spiritual health, bodywork and energy flow. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising Spirit Jay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

13 MINAUG 27
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Shawna Ryan: Helping Kids with Their Posture

Erin Skye Kelly: Creating a vision board for your family RE-RELEASE

Creating a vision for your family helps set the foundation for all your choices and steer you towards the path you want aligning your values with your family choices. Erin Skye Kelly is a Award-winning and Best-selling Author and Advocate for Human Achievement. She learned a process for achievement at an early age, and it is still the process she uses today. Using very specific tactical psychological tools, she has created a system for goal-setting that has helped hundreds of thousands of people get the most out of life, while building their confidence along the way. ••••••••••• Music By ••••••••••••• Rising SpiritJay Man - OurMusicBox http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox Announcer: Adam Smith Sponsored by Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons

18 MINAUG 19
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Erin Skye Kelly: Creating a vision board for your family RE-RELEASE