The Parental Compass
Surviving the Holidays ”Joyfully” (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode 113

Surviving the Holidays ”Joyfully” (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode 113

November 30, 2022

Family conflict, the loss of a loved one, and the pressures of materialism. All of these can make the holidays a difficult time of year. Accomplished author Barbara Coloroso (www.kidsareworthit.com) joins The Compass to discuss navigating these challenges in a way that honors and respects everyone, including yourself.  

Surviving the Holidays “Joyfully” (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode 113

Surviving the Holidays “Joyfully” (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode 113

November 30, 2022

Family conflict, the loss of a loved one, and the pressures of materialism. All of these can make the holidays a difficult time of year. Accomplished author Barbara Coloroso (www.kidsareworthit.com) joins The Compass to discuss navigating these challenges in a way that honors and respects everyone, including yourself.  

Navigating Middle School Friendships (Guest: Jessica Speer) Episode 112

Navigating Middle School Friendships (Guest: Jessica Speer) Episode 112

November 23, 2022

In middle school, social relationships become a lot more complicated. It is a time when many friendships start to change.

Jessica Speer is the award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School- Safety Goggles Advised. She joins The Compass to discuss how to best support your child navigate their social relationships through this difficult period. 

To learn more about Jessica's work, visit https://jessicaspeer.com/

Navigating Middle School Friendships (Guest: Jessica Speer) Episode 112

Navigating Middle School Friendships (Guest: Jessica Speer) Episode 112

November 23, 2022

In middle school, social relationships become a lot more complicated. It is a time when many friendships start to change.

Jessica Speer is the award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School- Safety Goggles Advised. She joins The Compass to discuss how to best support your child navigate their social relationships through this difficult period. 

To learn more about Jessica's work, visit https://jessicaspeer.com/

Building Empathy through Volunteerism(Guest: Natalie Silverstein) Episode 111

Building Empathy through Volunteerism(Guest: Natalie Silverstein) Episode 111

November 16, 2022

We all want to raise empathetic, grateful, and grounded children. Natalie Silverstein is the author of the Simple Acts Guide book series. (simpleactsguide.com)

Natalie joins The Compass to discuss volunteerism, modeling empathetic behaviors, and how you can include helping others in your family's busy life. 

Building Empathy through Volunteerism (Guest: Natalie Silverstein) Episode 111

Building Empathy through Volunteerism (Guest: Natalie Silverstein) Episode 111

November 16, 2022

We all want to raise empathetic, grateful, and grounded children. Natalie Silverstein is the author of the Simple Acts Guide book series. (simpleactsguide.com)

Natalie joins The Compass to discuss volunteerism, modeling empathetic behaviors, and how you can include helping others in your family's busy life. 

LIVE EPISODE- Raising Children in the Digital Age (Guest: Dr. Devorah Heitner) Ep. 110

LIVE EPISODE- Raising Children in the Digital Age (Guest: Dr. Devorah Heitner) Ep. 110

November 9, 2022

This week The Parental Compass is coming to you LIVE from the Strengthening Families Conference. Our guest, Dr. Devorah Heitner, is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive and Survive in Their Digital World and the forthcoming, Growing Up In Public (2023) and has published articles about kids and tech in the Washington Post, CNN Opinion, and The New York Times. Dr. Devorah Heitner discusses how to navigate raising children in the digital age.

 

For more information about Devorah’s work visit

www.devorahheitner.com

LIVE EPISODE- Raising Children in the Digital Age (Guest: Dr. Devorah Heitner) Ep. 110

LIVE EPISODE- Raising Children in the Digital Age (Guest: Dr. Devorah Heitner) Ep. 110

November 9, 2022

This week The Parental Compass is coming to you LIVE from the Strengthening Families Conference. Our guest, Dr. Devorah Heitner, is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive and Survive in Their Digital World and the forthcoming, Growing Up In Public (2023) and has published articles about kids and tech in the Washington Post, CNN Opinion, and The New York Times. Dr. Devorah Heitner discusses how to navigate raising children in the digital age.

 

For more information about Devorah’s work visit

www.devorahheitner.com

Supporting Neurodivergent Children (Guest: Mona Delahooke) Episode 109

Supporting Neurodivergent Children (Guest: Mona Delahooke) Episode 109

November 2, 2022

Child Psychologist and author Mona Delahooke joins The Compass to discuss supporting neurodivergent youth through relational safety, advocacy, and approaching situations with empathy. 

Supporting Neurodivergent Children (Guest: Mona Delahooke) Episode 109

Supporting Neurodivergent Children (Guest: Mona Delahooke) Episode 109

November 2, 2022

Child Psychologist and author Mona Delahooke joins The Compass to discuss supporting neurodivergent youth through relational safety, advocacy, and approaching situations with empathy. 

Managing Misbehavior with Collaborative Problem Solving (Guest: Kim Hopkins) Episode 108

Managing Misbehavior with Collaborative Problem Solving (Guest: Kim Hopkins) Episode 108

October 26, 2022

When your child is misbehaving, it is not because they want to do bad but rather because they don’t yet have the skills to meet expectations. Kim Hopkins of Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.com) joins The Compass to discuss Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.

Managing Misbehavior with Collaborative Problem Solving (Guest: Kim Hopkins) Episode 108

Managing Misbehavior with Collaborative Problem Solving (Guest: Kim Hopkins) Episode 108

October 26, 2022

When your child misbehaves, it is not because they want to do bad but because they don’t yet have the skills to meet expectations. Kim Hopkins of Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.com) joins The Compass to discuss Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.

Teen Academics and Mental Health (Guest: Cindy Muchnick of The Parent Compass) Episode 107

Teen Academics and Mental Health (Guest: Cindy Muchnick of The Parent Compass) Episode 107

October 19, 2022

This week The Parental Compass meets The Parent Compass.

Cindy Muchnick, the author of the book The Parent Compass, joins the show to discuss how to be supportive of your child’s academics while not becoming so involved that it becomes disempowering. She also speaks on encouraging your child to follow their passions and be their own advocate.

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Teen Academics and Mental Health (Guest: Cindy Muchnick of The Parent Compass) Episode 107

Teen Academics and Mental Health (Guest: Cindy Muchnick of The Parent Compass) Episode 107

October 19, 2022

This week The Parental Compass meets The Parent Compass.

Cindy Muchnick, the author of the book The Parent Compass, joins the show to discuss how to be supportive of your child’s academics while not becoming so involved that it becomes disempowering. She also speaks on encouraging your child to follow their passions and be their own advocate.

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Our partners at KMRE Radio in Bellingham are increasing their signal! Each Monday at 10am, KMRE airs The Parental Compass in its entirety. To support their expansion efforts, visit https://kmre.org/auction/

Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss (Guest: Andrea Dorn) Episode 106

Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss (Guest: Andrea Dorn) Episode 106

October 12, 2022

Andrea Dorn, the author of When Someone Dies: A Children's Mindful How-To Guide on Greif and Loss, joins The Compass to discuss speaking with children about death, tools for them to process emotions, and how to honor a person's memory.

To learn more about Andrea's work, visit https://www.andreadorn.com/

Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss (Guest: Andrea Dorn) Episode 106

Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss (Guest: Andrea Dorn) Episode 106

October 12, 2022

Andrea Dorn, the author of When Someone Dies: A Children's Mindful How-To Guide on Greif and Loss, joins The Compass to discuss speaking with children about death, tools for them to process emotions, and how to honor a person's memory.

To learn more about Andrea's work, visit https://www.andreadorn.com/

  

Protecting Against Addiction (Guest: Jessica Lahey) Episode 105

Protecting Against Addiction (Guest: Jessica Lahey) Episode 105

October 5, 2022

Jessica Lahey is a best-selling author, writer for the New York Times, parent, and recovering alcoholic. She joins The Compass to share what she's learned about preventing addiction in her own children. Jessica explains speaking with your child about addiction, the less thought about risk factors and building up protections. 

Protecting Against Addiction(Guest: Jessica Lahey) Episode 105

Protecting Against Addiction(Guest: Jessica Lahey) Episode 105

October 5, 2022

Jessica Lahey is a best-selling author, writer for the New York Times, parent, and recovering alcoholic. She joins The Compass to share what she's learned about preventing addiction in her children. Jessica explains speaking with your child about addiction, the less thought about risk factors and building up protections. 

Self-Compassion (Guest: Carla Naumburg) Episode 104

Self-Compassion (Guest: Carla Naumburg) Episode 104

September 28, 2022

As a parent, it is easy to be critical of yourself. The mistakes always seem to stand out more than the successes!

This week The Compass is joined by best-selling author Carla Naumburg.  Carla discusses how to practice self-compassion and her newly released book, “You Are Not A Sh*tty Parent.”

To find Carla Naumburg’s new book and learn more about her work, visit https://www.carlanaumburg.com/

Self-Compassion (Guest: Carla Naumburg) Episode 104

Self-Compassion (Guest: Carla Naumburg) Episode 104

September 28, 2022

As a parent, it is easy to be critical of yourself. The mistakes always seem to stand out more than the successes!

This week The Compass is joined by best-selling author Carla Naumburg.  Carla discusses how to practice self-compassion and her newly released book, “You Are Not A Sh*tty Parent.”

To find Carla Naumburg’s new book and learn more about her work, visit https://www.carlanaumburg.com/

Trust Based Parenting (Guests: Penny Michel & Stephanie Rodrigues) Episode 103

Trust Based Parenting (Guests: Penny Michel & Stephanie Rodrigues) Episode 103

September 21, 2022

When a child has had their trust broken, especially by closest to them, that trauma can dramatically impact their behavior. Guest Penny Michel and Stephanie Rodriguez join The Compass to discuss Trust Based Relational Intervention and share their strategies for support.

 

To learn more about TBRI visit  

https://child.tcu.edu/about-us/tbri/#sthash.2ECok5EB.d5fdsifQ.dpbs

 

Or sign up for a training at

https://cpe.socialwork.uw.edu/alliance-courses/content/trust-based-relational-intervention-introduction-and-overview-tbri#group-tabs-node-course-default1

 

Trust Based Parenting (Guests: Penny Michel & Stephanie Rodrigues) Episode 103

Trust Based Parenting (Guests: Penny Michel & Stephanie Rodrigues) Episode 103

September 21, 2022

When a child has had their trust broken, especially by closest to them, that trauma can dramatically impact their behavior. Guest Penny Michel and Stephanie Rodriguez join The Compass to discuss Trust Based Relational Intervention and share their strategies for support.

 

To learn more about TBRI visit  

https://child.tcu.edu/about-us/tbri/#sthash.2ECok5EB.d5fdsifQ.dpbs

 

Or sign up for a training at

https://cpe.socialwork.uw.edu/alliance-courses/content/trust-based-relational-intervention-introduction-and-overview-tbri#group-tabs-node-course-default1

Helping Your Teen with Stress (Guest: Dr. Stuart Shankner) Episode 102

Helping Your Teen with Stress (Guest: Dr. Stuart Shankner) Episode 102

September 14, 2022

Dr. Stuart Shankner (of York University and the Self-Regulation Institute) joins The Compass to discuss the teen stress epidemic. He explains stress warning signs, brain chemistry, causes, and how you, as a parent, can offer support.  

 

To learn more about Dr. Shankner’s work, visit www.self-reg.ca

Helping Your Teen with Stress (Dr. Stuart Shankner) Episode 102

Helping Your Teen with Stress (Dr. Stuart Shankner) Episode 102

September 14, 2022

Dr. Stuart Shankner (of York University and the Self-Regulation Institute) joins The Compass to discuss the teen stress epidemic. He explains stress warning signs, brain chemistry, causes, and how you, as a parent, can offer support.  

To learn more about Dr. Shankner’s work, visit www.self-reg.ca

Absent Fathers (Guest: Tim Olson) Episode 101

Absent Fathers (Guest: Tim Olson) Episode 101

September 7, 2022

Tim Olson is the author of the new book, The Legacy of Absence. He joins The Compass to talk about the impact of absent fathers, steps to remain emotionally present, and forgiveness.

To learn more about Tim Olson or to purchase his new book, visit www.TimOlsonAuthor.com

Absent Fathers (Guest: Tim Olson) Episode 101

Absent Fathers (Guest: Tim Olson) Episode 101

September 7, 2022

Tim Olson is the author of the new book, The Legacy of Absence. He joins The Compass to talk about the impact of absent fathers, steps to remain emotionally present, and forgiveness.

 

To learn more about Tim Olson or to purchase his new book, visit www.TimOlsonAuthor.com

 

Engaging Your Child in Activities They Love (Guest: Bobby Williams, Guest Host: Nathan Hodge) 100th Episode Celebration!!

Engaging Your Child in Activities They Love (Guest: Bobby Williams, Guest Host: Nathan Hodge) 100th Episode Celebration!!

August 31, 2022

This week we celebrate the 100th episode of The Parental Compass. To help commemorate the occasion, Bobby takes the interview chair to discuss how you can help youth develop skills they will carry with them for the rest of their lives by engaging them in their passions. 

This week's episode is guest hosted by Nathan Hodge of Razor Tongue Radio. 

 

To learn more about Bobby's work with The Bridge Music Project, visit www.bridgemusicproject.org

To learn more about Nathan Hodge's work with Razor Tongue Radio and beyond, visit www.razortonguemedia.com

Engaging Your Child in Activities They Love (Guest: Bobby Williams, Guest Host: Nathan Hodge) 100th Episode Celebration!!!

Engaging Your Child in Activities They Love (Guest: Bobby Williams, Guest Host: Nathan Hodge) 100th Episode Celebration!!!

August 31, 2022

This week we celebrate the 100th episode of The Parental Compass. To help commemorate the occasion, Bobby takes the interview chair to discuss how you can help youth develop skills they will carry with them for the rest of their lives by engaging them in their passions. 

This week's episode is guest hosted by Nathan Hodge of Razor Tongue Radio. 

 

To learn more about Bobby's work with The Bridge Music Project, visit www.bridgemusicproject.org

To learn more about Nathan Hodge's work with Razor Tongue Radio and beyond, visit www.razortonguemedia.com

Finding the Right Child-Care (Guest:Gary Burris) episode 99

Finding the Right Child-Care (Guest:Gary Burris) episode 99

August 24, 2022

Gary Burris, Executive Director of the Child Care Action Council, joins The Compass to share his insights on the child care industry and his tips for finding the right center for your child.  

Finding the Right Child Care (Guest: Gary Burris) Episode 99

Finding the Right Child Care (Guest: Gary Burris) Episode 99

August 24, 2022

Gary Burris, Executive Director of the Child Care Action Council, joins The Compass to share his insights on the child care industry and his tips for finding the right center for your child.  

Sex Talks with Tweens (Guest: Amy Lang) Episode 98

Sex Talks with Tweens (Guest: Amy Lang) Episode 98

August 17, 2022

Talking with your children about sex can be an incredibly uncomfortable conversation. How do you approach the topic? What information should you share when? How do you make sure your children understand your values around sex?

Amy Lang has taught sex education for 25 years and is the author of “Sex talks with Tweens.” She answers these questions and more in this week’s episode of The Parental Compass.

Sex Talks with Tweens (Guest: Amy Lang) Episode 98

Sex Talks with Tweens (Guest: Amy Lang) Episode 98

August 17, 2022

Talking with your children about sex can be an incredibly uncomfortable conversation. How do you approach the topic? What information should you share when? How do you make sure your children understand your values around sex?

Amy Lang has taught sex education for 25 years and is the author of “Sex talks with Tweens.” She answers these questions and more in this week’s episode of The Parental Compass.

Sensory Challenges & How to Help! (Guest: Sally Carman) Episode 97

Sensory Challenges & How to Help! (Guest: Sally Carman) Episode 97

August 10, 2022

Physical therapist Sally Carman joins The Compass to explain children's sensory challenges and strategies for offering support. She discusses sensory systems that are less understood but greatly impact a young person’s quality of life.

Sensory Challenges & How to Help! (Guest: Sally Carman) Episode 97

Sensory Challenges & How to Help! (Guest: Sally Carman) Episode 97

August 10, 2022

Physical therapist Sally Carman joins The Compass to explain children's sensory challenges and strategies for offering support. She discusses sensory systems that are less understood but greatly impact a young person’s quality of life.

The COVID Vaccine Update (Guest: Dr. Paul Offit) Episode 96

The COVID Vaccine Update (Guest: Dr. Paul Offit) Episode 96

August 3, 2022

Paul Offit is a doctor who helped create the Rotavirus vaccine, credited with saving millions of lives worldwide. He joins The Compass the give us an update on Covid, how the vaccine is working so far, and his thoughts on why it is still important to be vaccinated.

The Covid Vaccine Update (Guest: Dr. Paul Offit) Episode 96

The Covid Vaccine Update (Guest: Dr. Paul Offit) Episode 96

August 3, 2022

Paul Offit is a doctor who helped create the Rotavirus vaccine, credited with saving millions of lives worldwide. He joins The Compass the give us an update on Covid, how the vaccine is working so far, and his thoughts on why it is still important to be vaccinated.

Youth Depression and Mental Health (Guest: Eliana Stockwell-Ferber from NAMI) Episode 95

Youth Depression and Mental Health (Guest: Eliana Stockwell-Ferber from NAMI) Episode 95

July 27, 2022

Today youth mental health is a more widely discussed issue than ever before. Still, it can be tough to know where to turn when your child is struggling.

Eliana Stockwell-Ferber from NAMI (the world’s largest grassroots mental health organization) joins The Compass to discuss her challenges growing up, what her parents did to help, and steps you can take to provide support.

 

For more about NAMI’s Stop the Silence Campaign, visit www.NAMITM.org

Youth Depression & Mental Health (Guest: Eliana Stockwell-Ferber from NAMI) Episode 95

Youth Depression & Mental Health (Guest: Eliana Stockwell-Ferber from NAMI) Episode 95

July 27, 2022

Today youth mental health is a more widely discussed issue than ever before. Still, knowing where to turn when your child is struggling can be tough.

Eliana Stockwell-Ferber from NAMI (the world’s largest grassroots mental health organization) joins The Compass to discuss her challenges growing up, what her parents did to help, and steps you can take to provide support.

 

For more about NAMI’s Stop the Silence Campaign, visit www.NAMITM.org

Encouraging Your Child to Be Their Authentic Selves (Guest:Natasha Tarpley) Episode 94

Encouraging Your Child to Be Their Authentic Selves (Guest:Natasha Tarpley) Episode 94

July 20, 2022

Natasha Tarpley, author of the best-selling children’s book “I Love My Hair,” joins The Compass to discuss encouraging your children to be their authentic selves. Natasha shares wisdom she gained growing up, the inspiration behind her stories, and creating safe environments where children can thrive.  

www.NatashaTarpleyWrites.com

Encouraging Your Children to Be their Authentic Selves (Guest: Natasha Tarpley) Episode 94

Encouraging Your Children to Be their Authentic Selves (Guest: Natasha Tarpley) Episode 94

July 20, 2022

Natasha Tarpley, author of the best-selling children’s book “I Love My Hair,” joins The Compass to discuss encouraging your children to be their authentic selves. Natasha shares wisdom she gained growing up, the inspiration behind her stories, and creating safe environments where children can thrive.  

www.NatashaTarpleyWrites.com

Parenting Life Lessons (Guest: Sports Broadcaster- Tony Ventrella) Episode 93

Parenting Life Lessons (Guest: Sports Broadcaster- Tony Ventrella) Episode 93

July 13, 2022

As a professional commentator, Tony Ventrella is a staple in Seattle sports. He is also the author of “Smile in the Mirror” and “Here’s Smiling at You.”

Tony joins The Compass to discuss the lessons he learned as a child, managing a family with a career, and the core values he hopes to leave his children.

Parenting Life Lessons (Guest: Sportscaster- Tony Ventrella) Episode 93

Parenting Life Lessons (Guest: Sportscaster- Tony Ventrella) Episode 93

July 13, 2022

As a professional commentator, Tony Ventrella is a staple in Seattle sports. He is also the author of “Smile in the Mirror” and “Here’s Smiling at You.”

Tony joins The Compass to discuss the lessons he learned as a child, managing a family with a career, and the core values he hopes to leave his children.

Helping the Addicted Child (Guest: Richard Capriola) Episode 92

Helping the Addicted Child (Guest: Richard Capriola) Episode 92

July 6, 2022

As a parent, you don't always know the extent of your child's substance use but can usually sense when something's wrong.

Addiction counselor and author of "The Addicted Child: a Parents Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse" joins the Compass to discuss warning signs, approaching with compassion, and maintaining hope. 

To learn more about supporting youth with substance abuse challenges, visit www.HelpTheAddictedChild.com

Helping the Addicted Child (Guest: Richard Capriola) Episode 92

Helping the Addicted Child (Guest: Richard Capriola) Episode 92

July 6, 2022

As a parent, you don't always know the extent of your child's substance use but can usually sense when something's wrong.

Addiction counselor and author of "The Addicted Child: a Parents Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse" joins the Compass to discuss warning signs, approaching with compassion, and maintaining hope. 

To learn more about supporting youth with substance abuse challenges, visit www.HelpTheAddictedChild.com

Supporting Your Child with ADHD (Guest: Diane Dempster) Episode 91

Supporting Your Child with ADHD (Guest: Diane Dempster) Episode 91

June 29, 2022

This week on The Compass, we are joined by ADHD parenting coach Diane Dempster of Impact Parents. Diane explains helping your child when they feel emotionally hijacked, academic challenges, and providing support without coddling them. 

 

For a free "12 Fool-Proof Tips to Parent a Complex Teen" information sheet, visit www.ImpactParents.com/Compass

Supporting Your Child with ADHD (Guest: Diane Dempster) Episode 91

Supporting Your Child with ADHD (Guest: Diane Dempster) Episode 91

June 29, 2022

This week on The Compass, we are joined by ADHD parenting coach Diane Dempster of Impact Parents. Diane explains helping your child when they feel emotionally hijacked, academic challenges, and providing support without coddling them. 

For a free "12 Fool-Proof Tips to Parent a Complex Teen" information sheet, visit www.ImpactParents.com/Compass

Resolving Conflict with Your Child (Guest: Cynthia Klein) Episode 90

Resolving Conflict with Your Child (Guest: Cynthia Klein) Episode 90

June 22, 2022

Every parent experiences conflict with their child at some point. Still, how you respond to the conflict can make all the difference. 

Parenting Coach Cynthia Klein (www.AllyParenting.com) joins The Compass to explain the different roles parents can take for managing those tough situations.  

Resolving Conflict with Your Child (Guest: Cynthia Klein) Episode 90

Resolving Conflict with Your Child (Guest: Cynthia Klein) Episode 90

June 22, 2022

Every parent experiences conflict with their child at some point. Still, how you respond to the conflict can make all the difference. 

Parenting Coach Cynthia Klein (www.AllyParenting.com) joins The Compass to explain the different roles parents can take for managing those tough situations. 

Youth Mentorship (Guest: James Miles of Mentor Washington) Episode 89

Youth Mentorship (Guest: James Miles of Mentor Washington) Episode 89

June 15, 2022

As an actor, teacher, and advocate, James Miles has had several mentors help him along the way. He now leads Mentor Washington, an organization that helps connect thousands of youth with quality mentors.

James joins The Compass to discuss his journey, qualities that make a good mentor, and the impact someone taking you under their wing can have.  

Youth Mentorship (Guest: James Miles of Mentor Washington) Episode 89

Youth Mentorship (Guest: James Miles of Mentor Washington) Episode 89

June 15, 2022

As an actor, teacher, and advocate, James Miles has had several mentors help him along the way. He now leads Mentor Washington, an organization that helps connect thousands of youth with quality mentors.

James joins The Compass to discuss his journey, qualities that make a good mentor, and the impact someone taking you under their wing can have.  

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