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In this episode DJ chats with Lindsay Miller, The Stress Nanny, who offers great advice on managing our own stress, as well as helping our children gain the skills and the tools to manage their stress. Listen in as they discuss tips to accept the chaos and embrace the calm when you start each day, appreciating the time you have, showing empathy, finding time for self care and uncovering opportunities to be creative.Lindsay Miller is a kids mindfulness coach, mindfulness  educator and host of The Stress Nanny Podcast. She is known for her  suitcase tricks and playful laugh. When she's not playing catch with her  daughter or rollerblading on local trails with her husband, you can  find her using her 20+ years of child development study and mindfulness  certification to dream up new ways to get kids excited about deep breathing. Having been featured on numerous podcasts,  platforms and  publications, Lindsay’s words of wisdom are high impact and leave a lasting impression wherever she goes. TIMESTAMPS• [5:25] DJ & Lindsay consider how we handle the stress in our lives will have a lot to do with how our kids manage stress, too. • [15:53] “When we can embrace both the imperfection of the moment and simultaneously accept it as a moment in our parenting journey, we have so much momentum.”• [26:29] Lindsay discusses the importance of noticing the signs that your kids are reaching their limit.• [37:32] The Stress Nanny shares how we can help our kids develop self-awareness and empathy.For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQLindsay Miller - Website: https://www.thestressnanny.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vibrantvillageyogaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestressnanny/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsay-seil-miller-79a409149/Twitter: https://twitter.com/millerlindsay2Link to Cicerone Society: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/cicerone-societyRegister for Babysitting Course: https://www.counsel-academy.com/service-page/babysitting-course-with-certificate?referral=service_list_widget
In this solo episode, DJ is sharing some things that are very personal to her about the trinity of holidays that occur between now and December 31st. Tune in to hear her thoughts about why they come in the order they do; how Thanksgiving, gratitude and being humble go hand in hand; how Christmas is about letting Christ into our hearts, being kinder, more caring and more understanding; and about how we typically see opportunities when the New Year approaches to improve our lives and the lives of those  around us.TIMESTAMPS• [1:57] DJ discusses the importance of being humble. • [8:59] “People who are humble are more compassionate, more caring, and less likely to be aggressive.”• [11:11] DJ shares the significance of humility in our lives. • [17:06] “You can be successful or you can make a difference.” For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LS
In this episode DJ and her guest, multi award winning children's author, Wanda Luthman, talk about the importance of gratitude, how we can make it a part of our family culture, and about teaching our children to have grateful hearts. Tune in to hear how studies have shown that living in gratitude has a profound effect on our emotional and spiritual well being, how it strengthens relationships and the effects it can have on our physical well being too.Wanda Luthman is an international multi-award-winning author. She’s been a Christian since she was 3 years old, was baptized at 12 years old, and attended a Christian College in the Midwest double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She has practiced in the field of counseling for over 20 years. But, she felt she really “met” God in her late 40’s when her Pastor taught her contemplative listening which is a Christian form of meditation. Since then, she’s been on a mission to share God’s love with everyone she meets.TIMESTAMPS• [11:14] Wanda explains when & why she started paying attention to what happened each day that she could be grateful for.• [16:52] Wanda tells DJ how we can help build thoughtfulness into children by encouraging them to think about other people and do something kind for them.• [18:22] “If you don't stop and pay attention to it, you wind up taking it for granted.” • [23:05] “When you look back, you can see… Wow! That really was instrumental in bringing me to who I am today.” For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQWanda Luthman - Website: http://www.wandaluthman.wordpress.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wluthmanInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wluthmanYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzGcKpvu1t7BkndyFTWDwPA/featuredLinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/wluthmanTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/wandalu64Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/wandaluthman
In this episode DJ and her guest, cognitive psychologist and brain training researcher Dr. Amy Moore, discuss things parents and teachers can do to help a child with ADHD and OCD. Listen in as they talk about differences in the brains of neurodiverse kids, the signs to look for and the variety of approaches from medication, nutrition and the importance of sleep to cognitive physical activity or brain training to help prevent inappropriate attention skills, impulsivity, and emotional dysregulation. Dr. Amy Moore is a cognitive psychologist and director of research at LearningRx in Colorado Springs, CO at the headquarters of the largest network of cognitive training centers in the world. She specializes in cognitive rehabilitation training and cognition assessment for ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, brain injury, learning disabilities, and age-related cognitive decline.TIMESTAMPS• [5:06] Dr. Moore shares the impact cognitive training can have in the classroom?• [7:34] “The sense of feeling defeated, impacts their motivation, impacts their desire to even try. Right. I mean, it can be devastating.”  • [11:42] Amy shares things parents and teachers can do to help their child with ADHD.• [39:23]Dr. Moore discusses the commonalities between ADHD and OCD. For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQDr. Amy Moore - Website: https://www.learningrx.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amylawsonmoore/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrainymoms/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJU_9Is2FpFkGJ9S9pzHSQ/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amylawsonmoore/
In this episode, Bailey Olsen is back to talk about what to do when the kids have lost their minds from being overstimulated and the tantrums or outbursts that ensue.  Listen in as she and DJ discuss your own behavior while the meltdown is happening,  how to handle your child’s big emotions during the occurrence, how to prepare for the next incident and a few things you can do after the fact to turn the situation into a learning moment for your little one.Bailey is a second and third grade elementary school teacher and just like our beloved host (who she happens to be related to), Bailey has a passion for teaching children. When Bailey isn’t performing her favorite job of them all, wife and mother, she serves as gymnastic coach which has been a passion since she was a young girl.TIMESTAMPS• [7:30] “I'm so much more calm. I get upset less. I am better at defusing these meltdowns…” • [10:58] “It is just staying calm myself, and looking at the positives. What are some alternatives?” • [23:14] DJ discusses the frustration that occurs when your young child really wants something but doesn’t have the vocabulary to express it. • [25:45] Bailey suggests, as a sensory release when a child is angry, to have them stomp their feet as hard as they can… For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQ
Does your child have difficulty focusing or paying attention? Are they hyperactive? And do you wonder if they may have ADHD? Today, we are talking to Dr. Walt Karniski, an ADHD expert and author for some answers. Listen in as he explains where ADHD comes from and helps us understand that the diagnosis doesn't mean that your kid is doomed. If you've ever wondered whether you or your child has ADHD, this episode will address some of those common questions. Walt Karniski is a Developmental Pediatrician. He trained at Boston Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical Center. He was the Director of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida for 15 years. He then opened a private practice and for 20 years, evaluated and treated children with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities and other developmental difficulties. TIMESTAMPS• [14:08] “The first question that I asked in my book is, is medication effective? Does it work? And there's actually three ways that we know that medication works and works extremely well.”• [17:11] Dr. Karniski shares why there is compelling evidence that medication works.• [19:54] “Many other people have been diagnosed with ADHD and they found ways to To make it a productive part of their lives…” • [26:54] Dr. Karniski explains, “as young as three years of age, we can distinguish that a child is having difficulty with hyperactivity, impulsivity, short attention span, distractibility…”For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Dr. Walt KarniskiWebsite: https://adhdmedicationbook.com/Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ADHD-Medication-Does-Work-Safe/dp/153815577X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=adhd+medication+does+it+work+and+is+it+safe&qid=1654545666&sprefix=adhd+medication+do%2Caps%2C82&sr=8-1Link to Cicerone Society: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/cicerone-societyLittle Hearts Academy - Challenge Group for Parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/154671059580181810-Day Challenge to Find your Peaceful Voice: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/your-10-day-challange-to-finding-your-peaceful-voice
In this episode, DJ speaks with Dr. Danny Brassell about getting your children to read more, read better and actually love reading! Listen in as Dr. Danny explains why  “Captain Underpants is the gateway drug to Shakespeare.” And stay tuned as he shares some of his proven techniques to incorporate reading outside of the classroom every day and how to flip the script to take it from teaching kids the misery of reading to sharing the wonder of reading. A highly-sought after speaker, trainer and coach known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell has spoken to over 3,500 audiences worldwide and authored 16 books, including his latest, Leadership Begins with Motivation. He helps entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners boost their business and impact by improving their communication skills.TIMESTAMPS• [7:17] “In 67 days, just over two months, I guarantee we’ll get your kid to read more, read better, and most importantly, to love reading…” • [10:03] “Wait a sec, are you telling me if I can get my kid to read for 10 minutes a day outside of school, I can take them from an F to a C?” • [11:32] Dr. Danny shares a technique he used on his own children about embracing TV and technology but charging an “admission” of a book to read before allowing the children to engage with the technology. • [13:54] Danny shares that turning on the closed captioning on your television set helps children tremendously with reading - especially if there are not a lot of books in the house. For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/The Book Without Pictures by B.J. Novak  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+book+with+no+pictures+by+b.j.+novak&i=stripbooks&crid=1MSCGA2T404WA&sprefix=The+book+with%2Cstripbooks%2C147&ref=nb_sb_ss_deep-retrain-50-ops-acceptance_2_13Just Disgusting by Andy Griffiths  https://www.amazon.com/Just-Disgusting-Andy-Griffiths-ebook/dp/B01LPH0XXU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ZAUNWW840M8&keywords=Just+disgusting&qid=1664555359&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjcwIiwicXNhIjoiMS43MiIsInFzcCI6IjEuNzkifQ%3D%3D&s=books&sprefix=just+disgusting%2Cstripbooks%2C151&sr=1-1Amelia Bedelia https://www.amazon.com/Amelia-Bedelia-Can-Read-Box/dp/0062443569/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1IGPJUL2QBGPI&keywords=amelia+bedelia&qid=1664555471&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI0Ljk2IiwicXNhIjoiNC43MCIsInFzcCI6IjQuNzYifQ%3D%3D&s=books&sprefix=Ameli%2Cstripbooks%2C199&sr=1-2Mike Rowe Foundation  https://www.mikeroweworks.orgwww.Freegiftfromdanny.com  Free e-copy of Read Lead and Succeed; Weekly newsletter, All access to 5-day reading challenge
In this episode, DJ talks with parent, grandparent, retired educator and children’s author, Barbara Ann Mojica, about the importance of learning our history so we can have a sense of where we've come from, who we are and how we fit into the world. Listen in as Barbara shares suggestions for parents to introduce history to their children at a very young age and how she has made history come alive using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series that makes learning history a truly fun filled adventure. Barbara Ann Mojica is an author, educator, and parent who provides tools to inspire, entertain and educate youth. Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara feels that history is the key to solving today’s problems. Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, she makes learning history a fun-filled adventure. Barbara firmly believes, "If you don't know your history, you don't know what you're talking about."TIMESTAMPS• [6:47] “I tell children that the moment you're born, you become a character in history.”• [7:14] “History is an evolution. It's ongoing. So everything in the world has a history, we have a history…”• [11:19] Barbara discusses the connections and context of things “because children always want to have the answers to those magic questions.” • [17:02] Barbara introduces facts and events in her books that people may not have been aware of. For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Link to Parent/Teacher Conference Workshop: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/parent-teacher-conferences-what-to-ask-and-what-to-shareBarbara Ann MojicaWebsite: http://LittleMissHISTORY.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/bamauthorFacebook: https://facebook.com/LittleMissHISTORY.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/bamYouYube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVUU3m8cCeBUr2wxHAQi6Lwchannel/UCVUU3m8cCeBUr2wxHAQi6LwLinkedIn: https://Linkedin.com/bamauthorPinterest: https://pinterest.com/bamauthor
In this episode, DJ talks with a Forbes ranked CEO, mother and author, Sherrie Barch, about experiencing the loss of a loved one and the terminology to use with smaller children about death and the grieving process. Listen in as they discuss the different vantage points for each family member when someone dies and how her book “Heaven's Bell” was written to help with difficult but healthy conversation starters so everyone can move forward in love, memory and compassion.Sherrie Barch is the CEO of two Forbes’ ranked top executive search firms and a leadership consulting company. As a mom, she describes herself as a part-time pancreas for her two youngest sons who were both diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes within the same year. Sherrie’s passion for storytelling and making room for serious and “heavy” conversations was a strong motivation for her to write her children’s book Heaven’s Bell based on a story of the same name she penned several years prior. One of her goals for Heaven’s Bell is to create and inspire a safe space for families to have a conversation about death and dying in a natural and productive way.TIMESTAMPS• [5:11] “As parents, we're kind of being forced to maybe create some space for difficult conversations.”• [8:13] “My family kind of shielded us from death. So they didn't take us to the funeral because it was so sad…” • [14:00] “ And it's not about covering up death and dying or making it a less serious topic. That's not it. Because where the conversation goes, is to be able to create some of those healthy conversations.”• [18:01] “When a family is experiencing a death, everybody in the family also has a different vantage point, whether you're a sister or a parent, or younger sister, older brother…”For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Link to Parent/Teacher Conference Workshop: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/parent-teacher-conferences-what-to-ask-and-what-to-shareSherrie BarchWebsite: https://www.heavensbell.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sherriebarch?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SherrieBarchAuthorLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherriebarch/Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Heavens-Bell-Sherrie-Barch/dp/1736263803
Is there something in school like music, art, woodshop, cheerleading or sports, that keeps your kids wanting to learn more? In this episode, DJ talks with Mark Taylor, a percussionist and instructor from the UK, about the classes and teachers that get kids excited about learning, and those that create an environment for them to grow, thrive, and be themselves. Listen in as they discuss how creativity is going to give rise to the skills, the understanding and the knowledge that we all need in the future for a sustainable, happy and tolerant planet. Mark has been a professional percussionist for 25 years and has had the opportunity of performing with some of the UK’s finest orchestras and theater companies. Finding his passion and ‘voice’ through music gave Mark the desire to share this understanding through his drum and percussion teaching which he provides in schools and in his private practice.TIMESTAMPS• [6:41] “It's the young people who are at the heart of everything that we're doing.” • [12:47] “I think the more we can take this sort of natural learning, understanding that we all know, as parents, and take that into a slightly more formal setting,”• [27:41] “We have to put our focus on what the child needs… how much information, how much support, how much general kind of extra things you put in play to give them what they need.”• [44:29] “The more you can give them the environment where they can step into who they really are and how they can help others, then that's going to change and that kind of positive reinforcement is going to be great for them…”For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Mark TaylorWebsite: https://www.educationonfire.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/taylormappshttps://twitter.com/homeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducationOnFireLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-taylor-71170650/ 
In this episode, DJ talks with pediatric sleep consultant, Becca Campbell about that precious commodity and foundation our children need to ensure health and wellness and being well rested… sleep! Tune in to hear how this mom gets her two elementary aged daughters to sleep 11 hours every single night! Curious about how she makes that happen? She has helped 1000s of families resolve exhausting sleep habits and she can help you too by listening to this episode.Becca Campbell, M.A.T., is a certified pediatric sleep consultant and the CEO and founder of Little Z’s Sleep (www.littlezsleep.com) and The Sleep Sorority. She has guided tens of thousands of families through the exhausting world of newborn, baby, and toddler sleep and is trusted by pediatric clinics and medical specialists across the country. Becca is also the host of the #3 globally-ranked pediatric podcast, Little Z's Sleep Podcast, and her expertise has been featured in outlets like Parents magazine, NBC news, yahoo!Life, and Toddler Purgatory. As a CEO, wife, and mother of two, she understands the importance of restful, restorative sleep, so she’s dedicated to helping families make sleep a thing.TIMESTAMPS• [4:56] Becca discusses how sleep is the foundation of health and wellbeing. • [7:54] “When you sleep, your appetite is regulated. When you sleep, your hormones, your emotions are regulated… sleep touches every part of your life.”• [14:08] Becca talks about consolidated sleep and the importance of getting through all the sleep cycles so our bodies can get the actual rest and the reprieve it needs for the brain to function properly.• [15:43] “75% of a child’s growth hormones that their body is going to be secreting are going to happen at nighttime.” For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Becca CampbellWebsite: https://littlezsleep.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/littlezsleepYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/littlezssleepconsultingTikTok: http://www.tiktok.com/littlezsleepAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/littlezsleep
Do you think there are questions in faith that we just shouldn't ask… or should we be able to ask questions? My guest in this episode is Jay Aedo and he has written a “what if” story from the Bible… a familiar story with a twist. His book, The Conscious Bible Stories: Cain and Abel, examines the possibility and what it might have looked like if Cain was unable to kill Abel and they work things out and move forward. Listen in as we discuss having open ended conversations with our children and how allowing them to come up with their own conclusions to things really sets them up for success.Jay Aedo is an international entrepreneur, teacher of practical philosophy and children’s book author. Born and raised in southern California, Jay often felt the weight of the different belief systems his parents, teachers and religious leaders followed. As a writer and community leader, he encourages his young readers to look beyond the antiquated programs of the stories that have repeated for centuries. For the first time in the history of children’s books, an author tells biblical stories from a super-conscious perspective.TIMESTAMPS• [6:20] Jay shares how his bible story with a twist is meant to represent a new story for humanity as to the potential of what we could be.  • [11:08] “You know, I feel like it's more like these conversations, these open ended conversations where we allow kids to come up with their own conclusions to things really sets them up for success to where they're, they're looking with confidence within themselves to find the answers.”• [18:15] “I feel it's very healthy to ask, what if? What if this? What if that? Isn't that where our natural curiosity stems from?”  • [23:37] “Because of our self consciousness, and our insecurities, and our self doubt and our fear, we've translated these stories to be more fearful stories as to who we're supposed to be.”  For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Dr. Jay AedoWebsite: https://consciousbiblestories.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conscious_bible_stories
In this episode, DJ talks with Dr. Corey Gilbert, an author, speaker and podcaster about what we can do as parents to teach our children the important values and ethics that they are going to need to survive in the world as adults. Listen in as they discuss being an active parent, paying attention to what they consume on social media and helping your kids see their true value and place in the world.Dr. Corey Gilbert is the CEO and Founder of the HealingLives Center, an acclaimed author, podcaster and sought-after speaker. Every day he works passionately to support and coach individuals of all walks of life as they overcome their pain, understand who they are, and even see value in their suffering. TIMESTAMPS• [6:44] Dr. Gilbert discusses the issue of absent fathers and that we should equip and encourage dads…• [8:42] “Your kids are watching every move you make, even if they aren't consciously watching it. They're unconsciously learning…” • [19:09] Corey encourages parents to be more active in their kid’s lives, to pay attention to what they are consuming on social media and to “think through what you really want in terms of measuring stick for the goals of who your kids become?”• [14:03] “We've misused and abused and devalued that's what the internet does.” For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit:  https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Dr. Corey GilbertWebsite: https://drcoreygilbert.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drghealinglives/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcoreygilbert/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drcoreygilbert/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/healinglives?reload=9
In this episode, DJ talks with best-selling author and fellow podcaster, Linda Bjork, about the hard times, the joyful times and how your overall attitude about parenting can make all the difference. Listen in as they discuss the worry, fear, sacrificing, protecting and paying attention to the way you show up for parenting. And the best news… We all have different approaches and there is more than one right way to do things as a parent!Linda Bjork is a personal development expert, advocate for hope and healing, best selling author, speaker, host of "Linda's Corner" podcast, and founder of Hope for Healing non-profit charity.  Some of her books include “Crushed: A Journey Through Depression,” and Amazon best seller “You Got This! An action plan to calm fear, anxiety, worry, and stress.”  Linda’s personal mission is to empower people to become their best selves.TIMESTAMPS• [7:12]”It is okay to be imperfect, because we are.” • [11:35] “We have different approaches. And the cool thing is, there's more than one right way to do things.” • [16:08] Linda talks about treating our kids with respect and the way we’d want to be treated. • [18:12] Linda talks about becoming more self-aware and waking up from being on auto-pilot and that “whenever we're trying to take care of another person, it matters with how we are feeling ourselves.”For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit:  https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Linda Bjork -Website: https://hopeforhealingfoundation.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindascornerpodcastInstagram: https://www.facebook.com/lindascornerpodcastLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-bjork-48002684/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0BwSTA7mh5A1OJVqNkKig/videosAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Crushed-Journey-Depression-Linda-Bjork/dp/0692047484/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1633399712&sr=8-1
In this episode, DJ talks with her niece, Bailey Olsen, about growing up in a large family… the craziness, the goofiness and sometimes scariness of it all. Listen in as they share stories of growing up amongst many siblings, raising their own children, disagreements, frustration, aging, love, laughter and the sheer joy of being a parent and part of a large family full of big and unique personalities.Bailey is a second and third grade elementary school teacher and just like our beloved host (who she happens to be related to), Bailey has a passion for teaching children. When Bailey isn’t performing her favorite job of them all, wife and mother, she serves as gymnastic coach which has been a passion since she was a young girl.TIMESTAMPS• [15:30] Bailey shares some of her earliest memories of childhood. • [19:07] DJ recalls that metamorphosis that occurred when her own dad went from being a father to a grandfather. • [33:06] DJ shares a funny & scary experience of riding in a large plastic pool on top of a car…• [51:11] DJ encourages listeners to think back to and write down some of your own childhood stories… and share them with your children. For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Many parents are looking for a way for their children to learn about self control, respect, and to be physically active. In this episode, DJ talks with Tim B., a martial arts coach and podcast host, about the benefits and best time to start martial arts with your kids, finding the right gym and how to be an involved parent by showing up and taking an active role in their accomplishments and growth.Tim is the founder and co-host of the FIGHT IN SIGHT podcast, which covers the world of mixed martial arts. Each week his podcast interviews individuals from around the world of combat sports including UFC athletes, coaches, judges, nutritionists, body language experts, and even criminal defense lawyers! Their positive and humorous, but educational take on the fight game is one they have been proud to be bringing to their viewers and listeners for the past year and a half.TIMESTAMPS• [8:17] “It’s so important to get people active… to get kids out of the house, away from their computer screens… away from their tablets, or their video games and get them out, get them doing something.”• [9:27] “Self confidence is the ability to have some sort of confidence in yourself… in your physical self and in your abilities to defend yourself.” • [16:23] Tim shares how to find the right gym for your child  and what to look for… • [20:56] “And when you're talking about your children going through these things, this is something that they're going to remember for the rest of their lives…”For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit:  https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQInstaCart: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/3434912/1402209/7412**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Tim B. -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fightinsightpodcast/YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC8ZW2w0va-VWeep_JtlhAjQ
In this episode, DJ talks with Rabbi Manis Friedman about raising healthy children beyond the basic necessities, our own parenting fears and insecurities of raising them and how to find your parenting authority and confidence. Listen in as they discuss not judging, doing away with labels, giving yourself credit where it is deserved and how to remain an enthusiastic parent along the way.Rabbi Manis Friedman is a world renowned author, lecturer, counselor and philosopher. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1946, immigrated with his family to the United States in 1950, and received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical College of Canada in 1969. Rabbi Friedman has been featured in over 200 international print articles and interviewed on more than 50 television and radio talk shows, including CNN, A&E Reviews, PBS, BBC Worldwide, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Guideposts, Insight, and Publisher’s Weekly.FREE WORKSHOP ALERT!I am hosting a FREE 10-day challenge to find your calm, loving voice as you encourage your children to complete tasks and routines, and listen to you more quickly with less drama.  There will be a total of 5 live events with new information and the chance to ask questions and share.  Let's find joy in parenting, together!REGISTER HERE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/TIMESTAMPS• [11:13] “There are many ways in which we can make our children healthy. Just basic necessities, like you mentioned, stability, security, safety.” • [12:10] “There's no rulebook that comes with the birth of a child that says, Do not machine wash, and I'd like you to figure that out on our own.” • [18:19] Rabbi Friedman explains confidence is what gives parents authority. • [26:11] “We're so concerned about our children's psychological health, that it makes us crazy.”  For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQRabbi Manis Friedman - Website: https://itsgoodtoknow.org/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rabbimanisfriedman/?hl=enTwitter: https://twitter.com/ManisFriedman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/manisfriedmanAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Manis-Friedman/e/B001HMTWK4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareInstacart Link:  https://www.instacart.com/store/hub/seasonal_campaign_2*DJ Stutz is an affiliate of InstaCart and may receive compensation when you use the link to sign up.
Sometimes the best way to connect with your child is when you join in the childish fun yourself. In this episode, DJ talks with James Heppner, a Results Coach and Podcast Host, about letting perfection go (because you don’t have to have it all figured out at this point) and how taking the time to relate to your child(ren) and expanding on your own point of view can make all the difference in the world. Listen in to hear them talk about the beauty of being a child, letting your own inner child resurface, being playful, developing curiosity and the rewards you will reap when you take the time to learn from your child(ren).James Heppner likes to think of himself as an artist of experience. His passion is to create transformational experiences for himself and others as a way to explore what it means to truly live fully alive. James is a Results Coach and founder of “Weekly Wins and Losses” podcast and weekly global community cop. He helps people in their journey to embrace all of life, both wins and losses equally. James helps you firmly establish the mental and physical courage needed to do difficult things, while guiding you to activate your ability to leverage the good news that lies at the heart of both a win and a loss.  FREE WORKSHOP ALERT!I am hosting a FREE 10-day challenge to find your calm, loving voice as you encourage your children to complete tasks and routines, and listen to you more quickly with less drama.  There will be a total of 5 live events with new information and the chance to ask questions and share.  Let's find joy in parenting, together!SIGN UP for our FREE 10 Day Challenge! This challenge is designed to help parents learn tools and techniques to stop being reactive and yelling at their kids to build enduring relationships with strong boundaries in peace and kindness.REGISTER HERE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/TIMESTAMPS• [6:30] “Instead of us just teaching the child something, how about we let the child and us we teach each other simultaneously because they're wise, we're wise.”  • [14:21] “It triggered me back to a remembrance of what true communication is, which is empathy…”• [16:43] James shares “ You don't have to be perfect. You don't have it all figured out.”• [41:36] “You know, the good news. I get to choose if I'm going to focus on what's wrong.” For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQJames Heppner - Website: https://www.jamesheppner.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesheppner/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesHeppnerCoach/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesMegHeppnerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXg9eAPhuWBPVlEv8qiObvg
In this episode, DJ talks with Nikole Thompson about how the media and social platforms are really having a negative effect on our kids. Listen in as they discuss how much screen time is appropriate, the violence, death, anger, pornography, sex and more that our kids are being exposed to at much earlier ages and how you as a parent can research, monitor and encourage healthier activities. Tune in as they discuss everything from appropriate music to appropriate movies or television programs and how you can make changes to be more aware and present… and set your child(ren) up to succeed.Nikole Thompson is a speaker, writer, and ministry leader, alongside her husband, Anthony.  They are the directors of Celebrate Recovery at Covenant Community Church in Madisonville, KY, where they reside.  Having nine grown children, and 12 grandchildren, so far biblical marriage and parenting is not just something she speaks about, but something she lives.  Passionate about sharing the gospel, it was 6 years ago they stepped out in faith, and launched Prisoner2preacher - their very own nonprofit.  50 Shades of Truth is Nikole’s personal testimony of walking away from a rebellious lifestyle, and now chasing after God.FREE WORKSHOP ALERT!I am hosting a FREE 10-day challenge to find your calm, loving voice as you encourage your children to complete tasks and routines, and listen to you more quickly with less drama.  There will be a total of 5 live events with new information and the chance to ask questions and share.  Let's find joy in parenting, together!SIGN UP for our FREE 10 Day Challenge! This challenge is designed to help parents learn tools and techniques to stop being reactive and yelling at their kids to build enduring relationships with strong boundaries in peace and kindness.REGISTER HERE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/TIMESTAMPS• [13:41] Nikole shares how/why she began monitoring her children’s screen time and how consistency made it successful. • [18:26] Nikki shares how she feels our children are being influenced by the current culture.  • [21:53] “That's what I'm hoping to share with your listeners that you have the authority in your home, you're the parent, you have to take it back for the sake of your child...”• [27:56] “They have just taken all of the restraints off and unless you are extremely intentional about guarding what comes on your screen, like that song says it takes a moment to make a memory but a lifetime to forget it, It is so hard to forget it once you've seen it. For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit: https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/Connect with Us!DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQNikole Thompson - Website: https://www.50shadesoftruth.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikole.thompson.9Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDhmBIHLHeQ&t=185sTikTok: https://tiktok.com/prisoner2preacher
In this episode, DJ talks with Danielle Ingenito who is an expert in healing after toxic relationships and she helps women turn their pain into power. Tune in to hear about not projecting your pain, fears and concerns on your children and instead, how to help them be prepared, not scared. By the end of the episode, you will understand how overprotecting your children will not allow them to develop the critical skills they will need as they grow and become adults and you will recognize the fine line between giving your kids the space and freedom they need to become independent problem solvers.Danielle Ingenito is the creator of the Let it Go Method which is a step-by-step process of helping women awaken their true self-worth & let go of the constant feeling of needing validation from other people. She is a Certified Life Coach and has helped thousands of women take their power back in her challenges and transformational programs.  FREE WORKSHOP ALERT!I am hosting a FREE 10-day challenge to find your calm, loving voice as you encourage your children to complete tasks and routines, and listen to you more quickly with less drama.  There will be a total of 5 live events with new information and the chance to ask questions and share.  Let's find joy in parenting, together!REGISTER HERE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/TIMESTAMPS• [5:39] Danielle shares that a lot of times after leaving a toxic relationship that we want to retreat to our comfort zone… • [7:27] Danielle shares that she really works with women and not projecting their fears, anger, etc. onto their children. • [18:48] “Everything I went through made me stronger.”• [31:18] “We don't talk about birds and bees… we talk about sex specifically - the real language. We don't talk around topics anymore… because it's out there… they're gonna see it on social media. So I explain it to them, instead of avoiding it.”For more information on the Imperfect Heroes podcast, visit:  https://www.imperfectheroespodcast.com/SIGN UP for our FREE 10 Day Challenge! This challenge is designed to help parents learn tools and techniques to stop being reactive and yelling at their kids to build enduring relationships with strong boundaries in peace and kindness.LINK TO 10 DAY CHALLENGE: Connect with Us!DJ Stutz - DJ Stutz: https://www.littleheartsacademyusa.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsacademy/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleheartsacademy/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpphCRklDJiFXdS76U0LSQDanielle Ingenito - Website: https://www.danielleingenito.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielleingenitohealerFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielleDeeIngenito/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DeesDivineGuidance TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@danielleingenitodee
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