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The Working Parents Lawcast is a weekly show dedicated to helping working moms and dads understand your workplace rights and discover practical tips on parenting and balancing it all.

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EP033: Considering Building a Family But Not Sure Where to Start? WPL Welcomes Gestational Surrogacy Expert Carey Flamer-Powell

Director and Founder at All Families Surrogacy, Carey Flamer-Powell, shares her own personal experience of surrogacy and how others can help give the gift of life to aspiring families. She explains what both possible surrogates and intended parents should expect in the way of costs, legal formalities and what tools exist to help children to understand the process. Her organization has helped couples from all over the world build the family they desire. Key Takeaways: [3:22] Carey started Gestational Surrogacy to assist gay and lesbian couples to achieve their dreams. [6:36] Books can help children understand the concept of surrogacy and the different flavors of childbirth. [10:28] First steps to takes if a person is interested in gestational surrogacy include online research. [11:51] A surrogate will never lose anything financially as the intended parents are contractually obligated to cover the costs. [16:17] What costs should the intended parents expect? [20:35] Contact informatio...

22 MIN2016 MAY 16
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EP033: Considering Building a Family But Not Sure Where to Start? WPL Welcomes Gestational Surrogacy Expert Carey Flamer-Powell

EP032: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 6 | Islands of Personality

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the sixth in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and child specialist shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. This is the last podcast in this 6 part series. If you would like to listen to the first 5 episodes where we cover the individual emotions please visit WorkingParents.Lawyer/podcast. Key Takeaways: [2:57] The Island of Personality has normal memories and core memories which are represented as marbles. [5:00] Kids use parents as a mirror. They internalize reflected messages and call upon them when they need them later in life. [7:27] When parents don’t sugar coat things and keep thing...

20 MIN2016 MAY 9
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EP032: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 6 | Islands of Personality

EP031: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 5 | Sadness

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the fifth in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and child specialist shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us on the next episode (Part 6) for our discussion about the Islands of Personality. Key Takeaways: [3:21] How sadness is portrayed as a character in the movie. [5:35] Children should express sadness because it is important for their emotional health. [7:44] Parents should be aware of how the words “It makes me sad when you…” may make children feel responsible for how the parents are feeling. [11:08] A real life example of how a child is able to understand their own complex em...

29 MIN2016 MAY 3
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EP031: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 5 | Sadness

EP030: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 4 | Joy

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the fourth in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and child specialist, shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us on the next episode (Part 5) for our discussion on the emotion, Sadness. Key Takeaways: [3:44] Joy can be infectious. When you bring joy into your household you change the emotional climate. [9:22] How to help kids develop emotional intelligence and a healthy sense of self. [10:54] How to get the free Inside Out posters from Working Parents Lawcast. [15:30] A real life example of how you may be pushing your joy on to your child, therefore discounting their emotions. Mentioned...

21 MIN2016 APR 25
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EP030: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 4 | Joy

EP029: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 3 | Disgust

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the third in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and child specialist, shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us on the next episode (Part 4) for our discussion on the emotion, Joy. Key Takeaways: [4:36] Disgust can be a protective emotion which is often mixed in with anger or fear. [6:28] Exploring disgust can bring kids out of rigidity and acknowledge their curiosity. [11:41] This is how to get free Inside Out posters from Working Parents Lawyer. [14:24] You can create conversations about real world issues, such as self-loathing and prejudice using this poster. Mentioned in This Episo...

19 MIN2016 APR 19
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EP029: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 3 | Disgust

EP028: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions Part 2 | Fear

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the second of a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to use apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a licensed clinical social worker and child specialist, shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us for our the next episode (Part 3) for our discussion on disgust. Key Takeaways: [2:09] Parents should be more curious when their children express fear and/ or worry. [4:20] Many Often times, parents will try to rescue children from the fear instead of giving them the tools to overcome the fear. [13:00] Older kids can use learned skills and apply them to real life situations as their world becomes more complicated. [15:18] We will send you free Inside Out posters, which sh...

20 MIN2016 APR 11
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EP028: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions Part 2 | Fear

EP027: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions, Part 1 | Anger

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the first of a 6 part series where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions, and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Biebel, a licensed Clinical Social Worker and child specialist shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style using examples from the movie. Join us for our next episode (Part 2) for our discussion on fear. Key Takeaways: [3:16] Here is why we are using the movie “Inside Out” to talk about children’s emotions, starting with anger. [4:33] If you show your kids it’s OK to feel anger, they will see it as just another emotion that comes and goes. [9:15] Managing your emotions is an executive function skill. [14:30] It’s important to teach kids self-compassion and how to have compassion for others. [18:35] Empathy absorbs emot...

20 MIN2016 APR 4
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EP027: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions, Part 1 | Anger

EP026: Divorce Sucks: Practical Tips for How to Make It Suck Less for Your Kids

Dealing with divorce is a difficult life event and when children under the age of 18 are involved it can be tough to know what is best for everyone. Shemia talks to Family Law Attorney, Dan Margolin, a founding partner of Stephens & Margolin LLP. He is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and has been named a Super Lawyer by a national publication. Listen in to hear Dan talk about which steps to take first when both spouses have decided on a divorce, alternatives solutions to resolve custody disputes without going to court, and practical advice for parents involved in messy divorces. Key Takeaways: [3:51] Where do you start when you and your spouse have decided to divorce and there are kids involved? [6:41] Common pitfalls and solutions for families facing the challenges of a divorce. [8:49] What is the difference between custody and parenting time? [12:54] Practical advice for parents involved in a messy divorce, so the kids don’t feel the burden. [15:36] Coaches can h...

27 MIN2016 MAR 29
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EP026: Divorce Sucks: Practical Tips for How to Make It Suck Less for Your Kids

EP025: How Do I Save for the Kids' College While I'm Still Paying for Daycare? – Interview with Family Financial Planner, Christy Aleckson

The first step to preparing for your financial future is to assess your existing weak spots. Look for high interest loans that offer no tax deductions and areas where your family members may find themselves high and dry if unexpected expenses should come up. Family financial planner, Christy Aleckson of Single Point advisors, recommends you get several months of normal expenses saved up before committing to paying off any of your existing debt. She tells us this offers a feeling of security, which will allow you to successfully manage the rest of your financial future. Life insurance options, saving for college, student loan debt, and tax deductions are all thoroughly inspected in this episode. Listen in & you will be pleasantly surprised at all the useful information contained within. And if you like what you hear, subscribe to this show in iTunes. Key Takeaways: [3:47] Assess weak spots first and have a life insurance plan in place [5:57] Term life insurance policies for women cos...

26 MIN2016 FEB 16
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EP025: How Do I Save for the Kids' College While I'm Still Paying for Daycare? – Interview with Family Financial Planner, Christy Aleckson

EP024: DON'T PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH!! You can help get rid of toxic toys | Interview with League of Conservation Voters

As working parents, wouldn’t it be nice to know all lawmakers took a stance against toxins in the environment and vowed to focus on problems as big as the world and as small as your kitchen table? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Lobbyists who represent toy and chemicals companies are using perverse tactics to sway perceptions about the use of dangerous chemicals in and around our homes. Their hope is to confuse the public about what is safe and what is not. Our guest today, Christy Splitt is the External Affairs Director of the well-respected Oregon League of Conservation Voters. She shares information about legislation, which has been passed in Oregon; as well as on what happened to bills that were never passed. She tells us where to find information on toxin levels in everyday products and how to stay informed and get involved. As she said, “Just because it says ‘all natural’ on the label, doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals.” Subscribe to this pod...

27 MIN2016 FEB 9
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EP024: DON'T PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH!! You can help get rid of toxic toys | Interview with League of Conservation Voters

Latest Episodes

EP033: Considering Building a Family But Not Sure Where to Start? WPL Welcomes Gestational Surrogacy Expert Carey Flamer-Powell

Director and Founder at All Families Surrogacy, Carey Flamer-Powell, shares her own personal experience of surrogacy and how others can help give the gift of life to aspiring families. She explains what both possible surrogates and intended parents should expect in the way of costs, legal formalities and what tools exist to help children to understand the process. Her organization has helped couples from all over the world build the family they desire. Key Takeaways: [3:22] Carey started Gestational Surrogacy to assist gay and lesbian couples to achieve their dreams. [6:36] Books can help children understand the concept of surrogacy and the different flavors of childbirth. [10:28] First steps to takes if a person is interested in gestational surrogacy include online research. [11:51] A surrogate will never lose anything financially as the intended parents are contractually obligated to cover the costs. [16:17] What costs should the intended parents expect? [20:35] Contact informatio...

22 MIN2016 MAY 16
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EP033: Considering Building a Family But Not Sure Where to Start? WPL Welcomes Gestational Surrogacy Expert Carey Flamer-Powell

EP032: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 6 | Islands of Personality

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the sixth in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and child specialist shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. This is the last podcast in this 6 part series. If you would like to listen to the first 5 episodes where we cover the individual emotions please visit WorkingParents.Lawyer/podcast. Key Takeaways: [2:57] The Island of Personality has normal memories and core memories which are represented as marbles. [5:00] Kids use parents as a mirror. They internalize reflected messages and call upon them when they need them later in life. [7:27] When parents don’t sugar coat things and keep thing...

20 MIN2016 MAY 9
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EP032: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 6 | Islands of Personality

EP031: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 5 | Sadness

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the fifth in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and child specialist shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us on the next episode (Part 6) for our discussion about the Islands of Personality. Key Takeaways: [3:21] How sadness is portrayed as a character in the movie. [5:35] Children should express sadness because it is important for their emotional health. [7:44] Parents should be aware of how the words “It makes me sad when you…” may make children feel responsible for how the parents are feeling. [11:08] A real life example of how a child is able to understand their own complex em...

29 MIN2016 MAY 3
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EP031: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 5 | Sadness

EP030: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 4 | Joy

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the fourth in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and child specialist, shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us on the next episode (Part 5) for our discussion on the emotion, Sadness. Key Takeaways: [3:44] Joy can be infectious. When you bring joy into your household you change the emotional climate. [9:22] How to help kids develop emotional intelligence and a healthy sense of self. [10:54] How to get the free Inside Out posters from Working Parents Lawcast. [15:30] A real life example of how you may be pushing your joy on to your child, therefore discounting their emotions. Mentioned...

21 MIN2016 APR 25
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EP030: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 4 | Joy

EP029: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 3 | Disgust

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the third in a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and child specialist, shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us on the next episode (Part 4) for our discussion on the emotion, Joy. Key Takeaways: [4:36] Disgust can be a protective emotion which is often mixed in with anger or fear. [6:28] Exploring disgust can bring kids out of rigidity and acknowledge their curiosity. [11:41] This is how to get free Inside Out posters from Working Parents Lawyer. [14:24] You can create conversations about real world issues, such as self-loathing and prejudice using this poster. Mentioned in This Episo...

19 MIN2016 APR 19
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EP029: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids Emotions Part 3 | Disgust

EP028: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions Part 2 | Fear

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the second of a 6 part series, where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to use apply with their children. Tracey Beibel, a licensed clinical social worker and child specialist, shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style by using examples from the movie. Join us for our the next episode (Part 3) for our discussion on disgust. Key Takeaways: [2:09] Parents should be more curious when their children express fear and/ or worry. [4:20] Many Often times, parents will try to rescue children from the fear instead of giving them the tools to overcome the fear. [13:00] Older kids can use learned skills and apply them to real life situations as their world becomes more complicated. [15:18] We will send you free Inside Out posters, which sh...

20 MIN2016 APR 11
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EP028: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions Part 2 | Fear

EP027: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions, Part 1 | Anger

The plot of the movie Inside Out focuses on a young girl’s emotional state after going through a move with her family. Her emotions are portrayed as characters. This podcast is the first of a 6 part series where we examine all of the movie’s characters or emotions, and discuss possible teaching ideas for parents to apply with their children. Tracey Biebel, a licensed Clinical Social Worker and child specialist shares her insights on how to adapt your parenting style using examples from the movie. Join us for our next episode (Part 2) for our discussion on fear. Key Takeaways: [3:16] Here is why we are using the movie “Inside Out” to talk about children’s emotions, starting with anger. [4:33] If you show your kids it’s OK to feel anger, they will see it as just another emotion that comes and goes. [9:15] Managing your emotions is an executive function skill. [14:30] It’s important to teach kids self-compassion and how to have compassion for others. [18:35] Empathy absorbs emot...

20 MIN2016 APR 4
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EP027: Using Inside Out to Teach your Kids about Emotions, Part 1 | Anger

EP026: Divorce Sucks: Practical Tips for How to Make It Suck Less for Your Kids

Dealing with divorce is a difficult life event and when children under the age of 18 are involved it can be tough to know what is best for everyone. Shemia talks to Family Law Attorney, Dan Margolin, a founding partner of Stephens & Margolin LLP. He is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and has been named a Super Lawyer by a national publication. Listen in to hear Dan talk about which steps to take first when both spouses have decided on a divorce, alternatives solutions to resolve custody disputes without going to court, and practical advice for parents involved in messy divorces. Key Takeaways: [3:51] Where do you start when you and your spouse have decided to divorce and there are kids involved? [6:41] Common pitfalls and solutions for families facing the challenges of a divorce. [8:49] What is the difference between custody and parenting time? [12:54] Practical advice for parents involved in a messy divorce, so the kids don’t feel the burden. [15:36] Coaches can h...

27 MIN2016 MAR 29
Comments
EP026: Divorce Sucks: Practical Tips for How to Make It Suck Less for Your Kids

EP025: How Do I Save for the Kids' College While I'm Still Paying for Daycare? – Interview with Family Financial Planner, Christy Aleckson

The first step to preparing for your financial future is to assess your existing weak spots. Look for high interest loans that offer no tax deductions and areas where your family members may find themselves high and dry if unexpected expenses should come up. Family financial planner, Christy Aleckson of Single Point advisors, recommends you get several months of normal expenses saved up before committing to paying off any of your existing debt. She tells us this offers a feeling of security, which will allow you to successfully manage the rest of your financial future. Life insurance options, saving for college, student loan debt, and tax deductions are all thoroughly inspected in this episode. Listen in & you will be pleasantly surprised at all the useful information contained within. And if you like what you hear, subscribe to this show in iTunes. Key Takeaways: [3:47] Assess weak spots first and have a life insurance plan in place [5:57] Term life insurance policies for women cos...

26 MIN2016 FEB 16
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EP025: How Do I Save for the Kids' College While I'm Still Paying for Daycare? – Interview with Family Financial Planner, Christy Aleckson

EP024: DON'T PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH!! You can help get rid of toxic toys | Interview with League of Conservation Voters

As working parents, wouldn’t it be nice to know all lawmakers took a stance against toxins in the environment and vowed to focus on problems as big as the world and as small as your kitchen table? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Lobbyists who represent toy and chemicals companies are using perverse tactics to sway perceptions about the use of dangerous chemicals in and around our homes. Their hope is to confuse the public about what is safe and what is not. Our guest today, Christy Splitt is the External Affairs Director of the well-respected Oregon League of Conservation Voters. She shares information about legislation, which has been passed in Oregon; as well as on what happened to bills that were never passed. She tells us where to find information on toxin levels in everyday products and how to stay informed and get involved. As she said, “Just because it says ‘all natural’ on the label, doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals.” Subscribe to this pod...

27 MIN2016 FEB 9
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EP024: DON'T PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH!! You can help get rid of toxic toys | Interview with League of Conservation Voters
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