The Parental Compass
The Challenges of Adopting a New Dog “And How to Fix Them” (Guest Lori Carmen) Episode 85

The Challenges of Adopting a New Dog “And How to Fix Them” (Guest Lori Carmen) Episode 85

May 18, 2022

There are so many new things to learn when adopting a new dog. The challenge is that dogs don’t speak the same language as us, and it can be tough to understand what their actions are telling you.

Lori Carmen of Dream Dogs is a professional pet trainer. She also trains animals for films and movies. Lori joins The Compass to break down the challenges of having a new dog and explains what steps you can take to include them as part of your family successfully.

The Challenges of Adopting a New Dog “And How to Fix Them” (Guest Lori Carmen) Episode 85

The Challenges of Adopting a New Dog “And How to Fix Them” (Guest Lori Carmen) Episode 85

May 18, 2022

There are so many new things to learn when adopting a new dog. The challenge is that dogs don’t speak the same language as us, and it can be tough to understand what their actions are telling you.

Lori Carmen of Dream Dogs is a professional pet trainer. She also trains animals for films and movies. Lori joins The Compass to break down the challenges of having a new dog and explains what steps you can take to include them as part of your family successfully.

The Grief of Infertility (Guest: Alicia Ferris) Episode 84

The Grief of Infertility (Guest: Alicia Ferris) Episode 84

May 11, 2022

So often the conversation around infertility can focus on the medical side, but what about the emotional challenges it brings? Therapist Alicia Ferris (simplejoycounseling.com) joins The Compass to share her experiences and what she has learned through her journey.

The Grief of Infertility (Guest: Alicia Ferris) Episode 84

The Grief of Infertility (Guest: Alicia Ferris) Episode 84

May 11, 2022

So often the conversation around infertility can focus on the medical side, but what about the emotional challenges it brings? Therapist Alicia Ferris (simplejoycounseling.com) joins The Compass to share her experiences and what she has learned through her journey.

Supporting Transgender Youth (Guest: Aytch Denaro ‘They/Them’ & Anna Boomgaarden ‘She/Her’ from Mary Bridges Children’s Hospital) Episode 83

Supporting Transgender Youth (Guest: Aytch Denaro ‘They/Them’ & Anna Boomgaarden ‘She/Her’ from Mary Bridges Children’s Hospital) Episode 83

May 4, 2022

For many parents, it can be tough to know how to best support transgender children.

Aytch Denaro (Clinical Social Worker) and Anna Boomgaarden (Clinical Nurse) from the Gender Health Clinic at Mary Bridge’s Children’s Hospital join The Compass to discuss parents' initial hesitancies, why chosen names and pronouns are so important, and navigating extended family.

Supporting Transgender Youth (Guest: Aytch Denaro ‘They/Them’ & Anna Boomgaarden ‘She/Her’ from Mary Bridges Children’s Hospital) Episode 83

Supporting Transgender Youth (Guest: Aytch Denaro ‘They/Them’ & Anna Boomgaarden ‘She/Her’ from Mary Bridges Children’s Hospital) Episode 83

May 4, 2022

For many parents, it can be tough to know how to best support transgender children.

Aytch Denaro (Clinical Social Worker) and Anna Boomgaarden (Clinical Nurse) from the Gender Health Clinic at Mary Bridge’s Children’s Hospital join The Compass to discuss parents' initial hesitancies, why chosen names and pronouns are so important, and navigating extended family.

Vroom: Early Learning Brain Development (Guest Daniel Torres from the Bezos Family Foundation) Episode 82

Vroom: Early Learning Brain Development (Guest Daniel Torres from the Bezos Family Foundation) Episode 82

April 27, 2022

A child’s brain is nearly fully developed before turning five years old. How can you make the most of such a critical time as a parent?

 

Daniel Torres from the Bezos Family Foundation joins The Compass to speak about Vroom. The Vroom app provides parents with ideas on how to engage their child’s mind that are backed by brain science.

To learn more about Vroom, visit www.Vroom.org  

Vroom: Early Learning Brain Development (Guest Daniel Torres from the Bezos Family Foundation) Episode 82

Vroom: Early Learning Brain Development (Guest Daniel Torres from the Bezos Family Foundation) Episode 82

April 27, 2022

A child’s brain is nearly fully developed before turning five years old. How can you make the most of such a critical time as a parent?

Daniel Torres from the Bezos Family Foundation joins The Compass to speak about Vroom. The Vroom app provides parents with ideas on how to engage their child’s mind that are backed by brain science.

To learn more about Vroom, visit www.Vroom.org  

Therapeutic Horsemanship (Guest: Kristy Dees) Episode 81

Therapeutic Horsemanship (Guest: Kristy Dees) Episode 81

April 20, 2022

Kristy Dees is the founder of Heart Strides, a non-profit organization that teaches therapeutic horsemanship. Her organization works with youth who have experienced incarceration and other extreme mental health challenges.

Kristy joins The Compass to explain how horses can read your emotions, help you be present in your own body, and eventually heal from trauma.

www.heartstridestherapeutichorsemanship.com

Therapeutic Horsemanship (Guest: Kristy Dees) Episode 81

Therapeutic Horsemanship (Guest: Kristy Dees) Episode 81

April 20, 2022

Kristy Dees is the founder of Heart Strides, a non-profit organization that teaches therapeutic horsemanship. Her organization works with youth who have experienced incarceration and other extreme mental health challenges.

Kristy joins The Compass to explain how horses can read your emotions, help you be present in your own body, and eventually heal from trauma.

www.heartstridestherapeutichorsemanship.com

Cyber Bullying (Guest: Marc Groman- Senior Privacy Advisor to the Obama Administration) Episode 80

Cyber Bullying (Guest: Marc Groman- Senior Privacy Advisor to the Obama Administration) Episode 80

April 13, 2022

Marc Groman is a cyber security expert, former advisor to the Obama Administration, and a father. He joins The Compass to talk about cyberbullying, youth brain development, and how to keep your children safe.

Cyber Bullying (Guest: Marc Groman- Senior Privacy Advisor to the Obama Administration) Episode 80

Cyber Bullying (Guest: Marc Groman- Senior Privacy Advisor to the Obama Administration) Episode 80

April 13, 2022

Marc Groman is a cyber security expert, former advisor to the Obama Administration, and a father. He joins The Compass to talk about cyberbullying, youth brain development, and how to keep your children safe.

Teaching Your Child Self-Regulation (Guest: Allana Robinson) Episode 79

Teaching Your Child Self-Regulation (Guest: Allana Robinson) Episode 79

April 6, 2022

Allana Robinson (www.allanarobinson.com) is a coach for parents with young children. She joins The Compass to discuss self-regulation strategies, why timeouts aren’t effective, and coping tools when your child has a sensory overload.

Teaching Children Self Regulation (Guest: Allana Robinson) Episode 79

Teaching Children Self Regulation (Guest: Allana Robinson) Episode 79

April 6, 2022

Allana Robinson (www.allanarobinson.com) is a coach for parents with young children. She joins The Compass to discuss self-regulation strategies, why timeouts aren’t effective, and coping tools when your child has a sensory overload.

Positive Foster Parent/ Bio Parent Relationships (Guest: Victoria Wagner) Episode 78

Positive Foster Parent/ Bio Parent Relationships (Guest: Victoria Wagner) Episode 78

March 30, 2022

Three years ago, Victoria's children were placed into foster care. Through a lot of work on herself and a positive relationship with her children's foster parents, Victoria regained full custody.

She joins The Compass to share what made her relationship with her children's foster parents so successful.

Positive Foster Parent / Bio Parent Relationships (Guest: Victoria Wagner) Episode 78

Positive Foster Parent / Bio Parent Relationships (Guest: Victoria Wagner) Episode 78

March 30, 2022

Three years ago, Victoria's children were placed into foster care. Through a lot of work on herself and a positive relationship with her children's foster parents, Victoria regained full custody.

She joins The Compass to share what made her relationship with her children's foster parents so successful.

Healthy Technology Use (Guest: Nathan Sutherland) Episode 77

Healthy Technology Use (Guest: Nathan Sutherland) Episode 77

March 23, 2022

For children, the impact of technology is immense. It can be a source of entertainment or a way to connect with friends. The question is, how can you tell if technology is having a healthy influence on your child or an unhealthy one.

Nathan Sutherland of Flint and Iron (www.flintandiron.org) joins The Compass to explain how you can help your children to use technology, not let it use them.

Healthy Technology Use (Guest: Nathan Sutherland) Episode 77
Potty Training (Guest: Anneliese Schlachter) Episode 76

Potty Training (Guest: Anneliese Schlachter) Episode 76

March 16, 2022

Potty training consultant Anneliese Schlachter (PottyTalkMama.com) joins The Compass to explain all things potty training. How do you avoid power struggles? What helps to keep a child motivated? How long does the whole process take? Learn these answers and more in this week’s episode!

Potty Training (Guest: Anneliese Schlachter) Episode 76

Potty Training (Guest: Anneliese Schlachter) Episode 76

March 16, 2022

Potty training consultant Anneliese Schlachter (PottyTalkMama.com) joins The Compass to explain all things potty training. How do you avoid power struggles? What helps to keep a child motivated? How long does the whole process take? Learn these answers and more in this week’s episode!

How a ’Spark’ Can Change Your Child’s Life (Guest: Parfait Bassale) Episode 75

How a ’Spark’ Can Change Your Child’s Life (Guest: Parfait Bassale) Episode 75

March 9, 2022

Parfait Bassale joins The Compass to discuss the impact that music and creativity have had on his life. He explains how having a passion or "spark" can change your child's sense of self, help them to develop life skills, and become successful adults. 

www.parfaitbassale.com 

How a ’Spark’ Can Change Your Child’s Life (Guest: Parfait Bassale) Episode 75

How a ’Spark’ Can Change Your Child’s Life (Guest: Parfait Bassale) Episode 75

March 9, 2022

Parfait Bassale joins The Compass to discuss the impact that music and creativity have had on his life. He explains how having a passion or "spark" can change your child's sense of self, help them to develop life skills, and become successful adults. 

www.parfaitbassale.com 

Helping Your Child Through Surgery (Guest: Maggie McMillen) Episode 74

Helping Your Child Through Surgery (Guest: Maggie McMillen) Episode 74

March 2, 2022

When a child is having surgery, it can bring up many questions. How can you explain to them what’s happening? How do you navigate managing pain? What does the recovery process look like? Registered pediatric nurse Maggie McMillen joins The Compass to answer these questions and more.  

Helping Your Child Through Surgery (Guest: Maggie McMillen) Episode 74

Helping Your Child Through Surgery (Guest: Maggie McMillen) Episode 74

March 2, 2022

When a child is having surgery, it can bring up many questions. How can you explain to them what’s happening? How do you navigate managing pain? What does the recovery process look like? Registered pediatric nurse Maggie McMillen joins The Compass to answer these questions and more.  

Fostering Teenagers (Guest: Jody Smetak & Scott Hanauer) Episode 73

Fostering Teenagers (Guest: Jody Smetak & Scott Hanauer) Episode 73

February 23, 2022

When you think about foster care, teenagers of often left out. Family therapist Jody Smetak and Clinical Director Scott Hanauer have been foster parents throughout their lives. They join The Compass to discuss using rewards to encourage positive behavior, finding youth’s “sparks,” and the impact of a child’s friends.

Fostering Teenagers (Guest: Jody Smetak & Scott Hanauer) Episode 73

Fostering Teenagers (Guest: Jody Smetak & Scott Hanauer) Episode 73

February 23, 2022

When you think about foster care, teenagers of often left out. Family therapist Jody Smetak and Clinical Director Scott Hanauer have been foster parents throughout their lives. They join The Compass to discuss using rewards to encourage positive behavior, finding youth’s “sparks,” and the impact of a child’s friends.

Kinship Care (Guest: Lynn Urvina) Episode 72

Kinship Care (Guest: Lynn Urvina) Episode 72

February 16, 2022

Lynn's whole life changed when she discovered she had a grandchild that she never knew of. She soon became this child's primary parent through Kinship Care. Lynn now joins The Compass to discuss setting boundaries, navigating the legal system, and learning to adjust your lifestyle.  

Kinship Care (Guest: Lynn Urvina) Episode 72

Kinship Care (Guest: Lynn Urvina) Episode 72

February 16, 2022

Lynn's whole life changed when she discovered she had a grandchild that she never knew of. She soon became this child's primary parent through Kinship Care. Lynn now joins The Compass to discuss setting boundaries, navigating the legal system, and learning to adjust your lifestyle.  

My Experience in Foster Care (Guest: Mike Jones) Episode 71

My Experience in Foster Care (Guest: Mike Jones) Episode 71

February 9, 2022

Mike Jones first entered foster care when he was 14 years old. He joins The Compass to talk about his experiences within the foster care system, advice for foster parents, and what helped him to become a successful adult.  

My Experience in Foster Care (Guest: Mike Jones) Episode 71

My Experience in Foster Care (Guest: Mike Jones) Episode 71

February 9, 2022

Mike Jones first entered foster care when he was 14 years old. He joins The Compass to talk about his experiences within the foster care system, advice for foster parents, and what helped him become a successful adult.  

Helping Children Through Grief (Guest: Michele Benyo) Episode 70

Helping Children Through Grief (Guest: Michele Benyo) Episode 70

February 2, 2022

When children go through tragedy, they express themselves differently than adults. It’s tough for parents to know how to help them process their feelings. Parenting coach and founder of Good Grief Parenting, Michele Benyo, joins The Compass to guide navigating through this challenging time.

Helping Children Through Grief (Guest: Michele Benyo) Episode 70

Helping Children Through Grief (Guest: Michele Benyo) Episode 70

February 2, 2022

When children go through tragedy, they express themselves differently than adults. It’s tough for parents to know how to help them process their feelings. Parenting coach and founder of Good Grief Parenting, Michele Benyo, joins The Compass to guide navigating through this challenging time.

Emotional Development (Guest: Caprice Paduano) Episode 69

Emotional Development (Guest: Caprice Paduano) Episode 69

January 26, 2022

Every parent wants their child to have positive relationships throughout their lives. Children start developing their relationship skills as soon as they are born.

This week on The Compass, we speak with professor Caprice Paduano about emotional development and how you can help guide your child through this complicated process as a parent.

Emotional Development (Guest: Caprice Paduano) Episode 69

Emotional Development (Guest: Caprice Paduano) Episode 69

January 26, 2022

Every parent wants their child to have positive relationships throughout their lives. Children start developing their relationship skills as soon as they are born.

This week on The Compass, we speak with professor Caprice Paduano about emotional development and how you can help guide your child through this complicated process as a parent.

Postpartum Depression (Guest: Suzanne Yatim Aslam) Episode 68

Postpartum Depression (Guest: Suzanne Yatim Aslam) Episode 68

January 19, 2022

This week on The Compass, the Author of “Postpartum Me,” Suzanne Yatim Aslam, shares her experience with postpartum depression. She discusses the fear of losing her identity, being overcome with shame, and how she ultimately overcame these challenges.  

Postpartum Depression (Guest: Suzanne Yatim Aslam) Episode 68

Postpartum Depression (Guest: Suzanne Yatim Aslam) Episode 68

January 19, 2022

This week on The Compass, the Author of “Postpartum Me,” Suzanne Yatim Aslam, shares her experience with postpartum depression. She discusses the fear of losing her identity, being overcome with shame, and how she ultimately overcame these challenges.  

Picky Eaters (Guest: Tanya Murray) Episode 67

Picky Eaters (Guest: Tanya Murray) Episode 67

January 12, 2022

Of course, you want your child to eat healthily, but what about when they only want dino-chicken nuggets? How can you tell if they are eating enough? What if you have your own struggles with eating healthy?

Professor, Tanya Murray explains tactics to help your child on track and how stages in their development play a significant role in how they eat.  

Picky Eaters (Guest: Prof. Tanya Murray) Episode 67

Picky Eaters (Guest: Prof. Tanya Murray) Episode 67

January 12, 2022

Of course, you want your child to eat healthily, but what about when they only want dino-chicken nuggets? How can you tell if they are eating enough? What if you have your own struggles with eating healthy?

Professor, Tanya Murray explains tactics to help your child on track and how stages in their development play a significant role in how they eat.  

Encore Episode- Understanding Fatherhood (Guest- Keoki Kananoe)

Encore Episode- Understanding Fatherhood (Guest- Keoki Kananoe)

January 5, 2022

This week, as The Compass gears up for our 2022 season we are taking look at Understanding Fatherhood with Keoki Kauanoe.

Keoki Kauanoe (Director of Fatherhood Engagement for FESS) discusses why fatherhood matters, how parent's words influence your inner voice, and the case against yelling. 

 

 

 

Encore Episode- Understanding Fatherhood (Guest: Keoki kauanoe)

Encore Episode- Understanding Fatherhood (Guest: Keoki kauanoe)

January 5, 2022

This week, as The Compass gears up for our 2022 season we are taking look at Understanding Fatherhood with Keoki Kauanoe.

Keoki Kauanoe (Director of Fatherhood Engagement for FESS) discusses why fatherhood matters, how parent's words influence your inner voice, and the case against yelling. 

 

The Best of The Parental Compass 2021

The Best of The Parental Compass 2021

December 29, 2021

In this week’s episode, we look back at some of the most memorable show moments from 2021. Topic’s ranged from sleep habits to advocating at schools, to what to do when your child’s having a total meltdown.

The Parental Compass Best Of 2021

The Parental Compass Best Of 2021

December 29, 2021

In this week’s episode, we look back at some of the most memorable show moments from 2021. Topic’s ranged from sleep habits to advocating at schools, to what to do when your child’s having a total meltdown.

Ask a Vet, Pet Ownership (Guest: Lisa Parshley) Episode 66

Ask a Vet, Pet Ownership (Guest: Lisa Parshley) Episode 66

December 22, 2021

A pet can add a lot to a family, but it can also be a significant source of stress. How do you know what pet is right for you?  What can you do if it gets sick? Should you microchip them? Here to answer these questions and more is Lisa the Vet!

Ask a Vet, Pet Ownership (Guest: Lisa Parshley) Episode 66

Ask a Vet, Pet Ownership (Guest: Lisa Parshley) Episode 66

December 22, 2021

A pet can add a lot to a family, but it can also be a significant source of stress. How do you know what pet is right for you?  What can you do if it gets sick? Should you microchip them? Here to answer these questions and more is Lisa the Vet!

Open Communication with Your Child (Guest: Khurshida Begum) Episode 65

Open Communication with Your Child (Guest: Khurshida Begum) Episode 65

December 15, 2021

While we want to feel like our children can come to you with anything, they sometimes say something that leaves us shocked. Facilitator, speaker, and businesswoman Khurshida Begum joins The Compass to discuss how having a shame-free attitude can lead to more open communication with your child.  

Open Communication with Your Child (Guest: Khurshida Begum) Episode 65

Open Communication with Your Child (Guest: Khurshida Begum) Episode 65

December 15, 2021

While we want to feel like our children can come to you with anything, they sometimes say something that leaves us shocked. Facilitator, speaker, and businesswoman Khurshida Begum joins The Compass to discuss how having a shame-free attitude can lead to more open communication with your child.

Step Parenting- Part Two (Guest: Juli Jager) Episode 64

Step Parenting- Part Two (Guest: Juli Jager) Episode 64

December 8, 2021

Parenting Teacher, Juli Jager is part of a blended family with six children. No parent wants to feel like the bad guy, especially when dealing with new stepchildren, but consistent rules for the whole family are important. Juli shares her experience with this and many other topics in this week’s episode.

Step Parenting - Part Two (Guest: Juli Jager) Episode 64

Step Parenting - Part Two (Guest: Juli Jager) Episode 64

December 8, 2021

Parenting Teacher, Juli Jager is part of a blended family with six children. No parent wants to feel like the bad guy, especially when dealing with new stepchildren, but consistent rules for the whole family are important. Juli shares her experience with this and many other topics in this week’s episode.

Step Parenting- Part One (Guests: Kyle Murphy & Danielle Dickinson) Episode 63

Step Parenting- Part One (Guests: Kyle Murphy & Danielle Dickinson) Episode 63

December 1, 2021

Kyle and Danielle moved in together in the middle of the pandemic. With them came two teenagers and two younger children. They join The Compass to discuss their experiences as new stepparents, how to help children navigate their feelings and handling discipline issues.  

Step Parenting – Part 1 (Guest: Kyle Murphy & Danielle Dickinson) Episode 63

Step Parenting – Part 1 (Guest: Kyle Murphy & Danielle Dickinson) Episode 63

December 1, 2021

Kyle and Danielle moved in together in the middle of the pandemic. With them came two teenagers and two younger children. They join The Compass to discuss their experiences as new stepparents, how to help children navigate their feelings and handling discipline issues.  

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