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Parenting for the Future

Author: Petal Modeste

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Parenting for the Future helps parents understand - the phenomena that will shape the world in which their children will come of age and the science and strategies for raising their children to find their own voices so that they can thrive and shape that world in their unique way.
83 Episodes
Jonathan Rubenstein is father to one daughter and the founder and CEO of Joe Coffee, New York City’s original specialty coffee company and a pioneer of the Third Wave Coffee Movement.    The award-winning collection of cafes is best known for brewing the highest quality coffee and serving its community of customers with warm, authentic hospitality.   Jonathan is here to talk about how cup of coffee and a lot of care can make the world a better place  
Laurie Palau is a mom two almost grown-up daughters, host of the super popular weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life, and  founder of Simply B Organized, a lifestyle company helping people declutter their lives so they could live simply and more meaningfully.   Laurie’s advice has been featured in national publications including Real Simple and The New York Times and she speaks frequently on clutter, parenting, and entrepreneurship.     She is the author of the best-selling book Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized.   This book is the topic of our conversation today.
New York Times bestselling author, Susan Verde is mom to three teenagers, two cats a dog and a tarantula. She is also a yogi and a mindful human who teaches yoga and mindfulness to kids of all ages. Susan has written more than twenty picture books for children, in which she captures and celebrates the unique experience of being a child. Her books are used around the world to support mindfulness, yoga and  social-emotional learning programs in schools and libraries.  Today,  Susan is here to talk about her latest book and her first book for adults: Say one Kind Thing: Lessons in Acceptance, Love, and Letting Go. 
The Metropolitan Opera (the Met) is the largest performing arts institution in the United States. Each season, the Met stages more than 200 opera performances in New York with over 800,000 people in attendance.   Millions more experience the Met through its 90-year-old radio broadcast series, its new media partnerships and state-of-the-art technology, including Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Met Opera on Demand and  free live audio streaming of performances on its website during the opera season. Yet for all of its acclaim and reputation for being innovative and forward thinking, true inclusion has not been part of the Met’s story.   Enter Marcia Sells, the first Chief Diversity Officer for the Metropolitan Opera and a phenomenal mom to her daughter and step-son. Marcia joined the Met Opera after serving as Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Harvard Law School. Her storied career includes positions in academia, the private sector and public service. She is here to talk today about her work to make opera inclusive and ready to thrive in an increasingly diverse  world
Dr. Mona Delahooke is mother to three adult children, and grandmother to one grand-daughter. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than thirty years of experience and serves as senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults.  Her latest book, Brain-Body Parenting builds on the lessons of Beyond Behaviors and offers a radical new approach to parenting based on her clinical experiences as well as the most recent research in neuroscience and child psychology.  This book  is the topic of our conversation today.  
Rebecca Chandler Leege is a mother and the Chief Impact Officer at Worldreader, a US based global technology non-profit that expands vulnerable children's access to books.  Worldreader was born out of the belief that inexpensive technology and local content could help millions of children learn to read and ultimately create a better future for themselves. Since 2010, the company and its partners have distributed over 58 million digital books in 52 languages, to children and young adults in 100 countries. Rebecca has more than 20 years of leadership experience and a proven track record of growing innovative organizations through creative collaborations, cross-sector partnerships, and strategic vision.  She is here today to discuss the work of Worldreader and the positive impact it is having on the lives of millions of children. 
Lisa L. Lewis is mother to two children and a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of parenting, public health, and education. She has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, TIME, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, and Your Teen, among others.  Her new book, The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive is an outgrowth of her previous work on  teens and sleep, including her role in helping get California’s landmark legislation on healthy school start times passed.  This book is the topic of our conversation today.  
LaMonica Williams is mother to two children and the Director of Program, Pre K - 2 Division at Teaching Matters, a national professional learning organization dedicated to helping teachers and school leaders develop the skills they need to close the gaps created by a radically unequal education system. La Monica’s expertise is in elementary literacy and she also manages the work of Teaching Matters to support educators and train them to use data to advance students’ reading and writing abilities.   She joins us to discuss how Teaching Matters is creating a more equitable education landscape.
Sarah Jaffe is mother to one daughter.  She began her career as an attorney for children in the foster care system, advocating for some of the most vulnerable children in our nation, but it was not until she became a mother, that she took real stock of, and became deeply troubled by, the stark differences between the lives of the children she met at work and the lives of the children she met in her parenting life.  She began to question whether her only duty as a parent was to get “the best” for her own child or whether she had an obligation to make decisions that would help create a more equitable society for all children. Her questions led her to write her first book, Wanting What’s Best: Parenting, Privilege, and Building a Just World.  This book is the topic of this episode.
Alkesh Shah is a Managing Director and Head of Web3, Crypto and Digital Assets Strategy at Bank of America Global Research. He drives thought leadership in the digital asset space and his research covers crypto-assets, including tokens and infrastructure companies, and applications, such as Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs), Decentralized Finance (DeFi), stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs). He joins us today to discuss the digital asset economy and the future of money
Pamela Capalad is mother to one son, a certified financial planner, and an accredited financial counselor, who has been in the financial services industry since 2008. She is the founder of Brunch and Budget, a financial planning company with a bold mission, to create a revolutionary shift in the lives and prospects of marginalized communities by teaching them financial literacy and helping them understand and practice building generational wealth. She joins us today today to help us learn how to raise our children to have a healthy relationship with money, and to inspire all of us to do our part to bring about true economic inclusion. Welcome Pamela to Parenting for the Future. 
Luma Mufleh is mother to two daughters and one son. She is a Syrian/Jordanian entrepreneur, a coach, and a thought leader in refugee and English Language Learner education. The daughter and granddaughter of Syrian refugees, Luma grew up in Amman, Jordan, where she was one of the only Arab students in her class at an American School and one of the only girls who played on her soccer team. As a young adult in a country where being gay was considered a crime, Luma came out to her parents and was disowned. Granted asylum in the US, Luma navigated the broken immigration system to build a life for herself, opening a coffee shop and coaching soccer. She joins us today to discuss Fugees Family, the first accredited school for refugees in the United States, which she founded in 2006. The school has grown into a nationally acclaimed network of academies bringing educational equity to refugee resettlement communities across America. 
Dr. Jennifer Heisz is a mother to one daughter and an expert in brain health. She is associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and directs the NeuroFit Lab which focuses on the effects of exercise on brain health. Jennifer received her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from McMaster and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Brain Health and Aging at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital. Her research examines the effects of physical activity on mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults and individuals with Alzheimer's disease. She joins us today to discuss her first book, Move The Body, Heal The Mind, which explores her groundbreaking research on how fitness and exercise can combat mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and dementia, as well as improve our focus, creativity and sleep.
Sophie Brickman is mother to two children, she's also a writer, reporter, and editor. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, as well as the Wall Street Journal. She wrote a monthly column for Elle, interviewing influential women, including Nancy Pelosi and Joyce Carol Oates about their paths to success and is currently a columnist at The Guardian. Sophie graduated with honors from Harvard College, studying social theory and philosophy. She joins us today to discuss her first book, Baby, Unplugged: One Mother's Search for Balance, Reason, and Sanity in the Digital Age. It is about the intersection of parenting and technology. 
For over two decades, Dr. Todd Jason Feltman has been working in the New York City public school system and in local independent schools. He has been a classroom teacher, mentor, literacy coach, citywide literacy achievement coach, and assistant principal. Todd has master's degrees in childhood education, literary education, and school supervision and administration. He received his doctorate in urban education from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. During Todd's career, he has come to understand exactly why some students succeed and why others fail. And he has written two wonderful interactive handbooks to help all elementary and middle school students succeed. His first handbook is for students and it is called a Student-Friendly Handbook for Navigating Success: You Need to Take Charge of Your Education! The second is for teachers of students in grades two through eight, and is called Mentoring My Elementary-and Middle-School Students to Become Powerful Navigators of Success. He joins us today to discuss this second handbook.
Bill Brady is father to five children and the co-founder and CEO of Troomi Wireless, a cellular network, specifically designed for kids to give them a safe introduction to apps and the internet. In partnership with Samsung, Troomi has released two smartphones for kids, the Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32, both come preloaded with Troomi's kids smart operating system. The system has built-in parental controls and empowers parents with kids ages seven and up to choose the websites their kids can access, set limits on activities like gaming and restrict access to inappropriate and dangerous content like pornography and apps which attract bullies and predators. Bill joins us today to talk about his work to keep our kids safe on their smartphones and to help them engage with technology in healthy, productive ways. 
Stephanie Haynes is a mother, a veteran educator, and an education coach and consultant. Her expertise is in providing custom consulting and coaching to high school students and their parents, with an emphasis on post-high school pathway development, goal setting and time management. Stephanie's goal is to motivate her clients to create a compelling vision for their future, and develop actionable steps to build it into a reality. She joins us today to discuss her thought-provoking new book, College is Not Mandatory: A Parent's Guide to Navigating all the Options Available to Our Kids After High School. 
Stephanie Malia Krauss is mother to two children. She has an extensive background in education, youth development, and social work, and has been a teacher, coach, school leader, and nonprofit executive. Today, she works at the intersection of education, human services, and workforce development with a relentless focus on what young people need to be ready for the world and what the world needs to be ready for them. She joins us today to continue our conversation discussing her fascinating new book called Making It: What Today's Kids Need for Tomorrow's World. 
Stephanie Malia Krauss is mother to two children. She has an extensive background in education, youth development, and social work, and has been a teacher, coach, school leader, and nonprofit executive. Today, she works at the intersection of education, human services, and workforce development with a relentless focus on what young people need to be ready for the world and what the world needs to be ready for them. She joins us today to discuss her fascinating new book called Making It: What Today's Kids Need for Tomorrow's World. The book goes beyond the question of what young people need to succeed in school, to ask what they need to be ready for life. Making It is the essential reading for anyone who wants to ensure that young people are prepared to thrive and make their unique contribution in the challenging and ever-changing world in which they will come of age. 
Dr. Rakesh Jain is stepfather to one son, a clinical professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and also has a private practice in Austin, Texas. Dr. Jain attended medical school at the University of Calcutta, India, and graduate school at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. He served a three year residency in psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, a two year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, and completed a post doctoral fellowship in research psychiatry at the University of Texas Mental Science Institute.  Dr. Jain has been involved in well over 100 research projects studying the effects of medications on short-term and longterm treatment of depression, anxiety, pain, mood overlap disorders, ADHD and psychosis in adult and child populations. He has co-authored six books that range from patient education to cutting edge neuro biological findings in psychiatry and mental health. He joins us today to talk about ADHD in children, and share his advice for how parents of children with ADHD can ensure their wellbeing and that of their children during this challenging pandemic time.
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