Start With the End Result in Mind

In this episode of POP Parenting with Jenni and Jody, we are kicking off a series on topics that affect high schoolers. Now don’t be tempted to think it’s not for you just because your kid is still middle school or even elementary school. Truth be told, this is information you should have WAY before high school starts. So grab a cup of coffee, a notebook and a pen, and come join the conversation with Jenni and Jody.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Helping Kids Befriend Peers with Special Needs

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In this episode of POP Parenting with Jenni and Jody we are wrapping a series on special needs with a very special show. We’re talking to an author who has a child with Down Syndrome about how to coach our kids to interact with and befriend peers with special needs. 

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Helping Special Needs Kids Understand Complex Social Situations

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In this episode of POP Parenting with Jenni and Jody we are talking about helping special needs kids understand complex social situations using illustrated storybooks. On the line with us are authors Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky, who have recently published a book to help children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs cope with death.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Advocating for Kids with Special Needs

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In this episode of POP Parenting with Jenni and Jody we are continuing a series on Special Needs with a discussion about advocating for your special needs child in school, with the child’s medical team, in social settings, at church and in extracurricular activities. We are also talking briefly about how to help the young adult with special needs transition into a vocation.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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What is Early Intervention and Is It Right for My Child?

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In this episode of POP Parenting with Jenni and Jody we are kicking off a series on Special Needs with a look at Early Intervention — what it is, when should you call, who should you contact, what should you say and what can you expect.

Early Intervention was established by the U.S. Congress as Part C of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). It is the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, a federal grant program that assists states in operating a comprehensive statewide program of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities, from birth through the end of the child’s second year, and their families.

Click here to find out how to contact Early Intervention in your state.

 

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Montessori Principles Parents Can Use at Home

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The Montessori Method of education, developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori, is a child-centered approach to learning that has proven to be widely successful. Many of the Montessori principles can be used at home to give kids their best start.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Potty Training Pro Tips

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One of life’s greatest milestones often happens in a child’s third year — the year between her second and third birthday. It’s potty training! And in this episode, we are talking to our most favorite potty training expert, Jamie Glowacki, the pied piper of poop and author of Oh Crap! Potty Training.

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Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Healthy Brain Development in Baby’s Second Year

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Humans are one of the only species on earth born unfinished. Throughout this month, we are talking about giving babies their best start, and in this episode Jenni and Jody are talking about things parents and caregivers can do in the baby’s second year of life to boost brain function.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Giving Babies Their Best Start in the First Year

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This episode is chock full of fun things parents and caregivers can do to give babies their best start in the first year of life. Our guest Aimee Ketchum is a pediatric occupational therapist.

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Aimee Ketchum of aimeesbabies.com

Through her education, research and experience, Aimee has learned a great deal about brain function and developmental delays in children. She travels the country doing early childhood development lectures at hospitals, daycares and colleges. Aimee also does home visits for baby massage instruction. She has some great iphone Apps that can help parents and caregivers give babies their best start, and in this episode, you’ll find out how to get those.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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How Game Theory Can Help Your Family With Time Management

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This episode of POP Parenting radio show is all fun and games! Our guest Steve Shenbaum is an expert on game theory and how the principles behind childhood favorites like Hide and Seek can offer families time management tools.

This show is part of a current series on helping kids develop healthy habits. Take a look at the schedule for July, and remember, you can always listen live at 9:00AM ET. If we are not on a radio station local to you, visit our page on Genesis Communications Network, and you can listen streaming. If you’d like to be able to listen to POP Parenting locally, click on the contact button above to let us know, and we’ll tell you how you can help.

Saturday, July 2 — Healthy Habits for the Mind with Jenni & Jody

Saturday, July 9 — Healthy Habits for the Body with Dr. Samantha Brody

Saturday, July 16 — Healthy Habits for the Spirit with Rabbi Elaine Glickman and Pastor Tony Faeth

Saturday, July 23 — Healthy Habits for Organization with author Evan Zislis

Saturday, July 30 — Healthy Habits for Time Management with Steve Schenbaum, founder of Game On.

This Week’s Show Topic

 

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This week on POP Parenting, we are talking to Steve Shenbaum, founder of Bradenton, Florida based game on Nationone of the most respected firms in communication, character development, leadership, and teambuilding training. Through a groundbreaking, game-based training technique, called MILE™, game on’s program harnesses the positive power of Mystery, Incentive, Laughter, and Empowerment to create immediate improvement people can see, feel, and measure.

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The impressive client list of game on includes

  • NASCAR
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 2015 USWNT World Cup Champs
  • 2015 NCAA Champion FSU Women’s Soccer
  • University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • NBA Rookie Transition Program
  • USO
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • All four branches of the military

In the episode, Steve offers practical advise for helping families develop healthy time management habits through the understanding and use of game theory. We had a blast with Steve in the studio, and you are sure to have fun too as you listen and gather some new tips and tools. Be sure to click on the podcast link below and listen.

 

Caught in the Act

This week’s “Caught in the Act” is a mom who created an amazing way to celebrate her daughter’s 16th birthday. Cynthia Schrock tells us about this unique way to honor a child and to touch their heart. Cynthia has written a book about it. The Ultimate Gift of a Birthday is available on Amazon. Have a listen to this inspiring segment, and then check out her book!

Cynthia Schrock

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Brother, Brother Music

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Hey, if you dig the sound of POP Parenting, we encourage you to check out Brother Brother! They are a super fun two-man Indie Americana band comprised of brothers Bradley and Brett Anderson. They have a new album coming out soon, and we have had the chance to hear some of it — it’s awesome! So go visit them, like them on Facebook and check out their music.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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