The Parental Compass
Focusing on Solutions (Guest: Craig Smith) Episode 58

Focusing on Solutions (Guest: Craig Smith) Episode 58

October 27, 2021

When your child has been through a tough time it is easy to get caught up in addressing the “problem.” That doesn’t always have to be the case though.

Therapist, Craig Smith joins The Compass to discuss being solution focused. He explains how getting your child engaged in activities and focusing on what is working can help.

Focusing on Solutions (Guest: Craig Smith) Episode 58

Focusing on Solutions (Guest: Craig Smith) Episode 58

October 27, 2021

When your child has been through a tough time it is easy to get caught up in addressing the “problem.” That doesn’t always have to be the case though.

Therapist, Craig Smith joins The Compass to discuss being solution focused. He explains how getting your child engaged in activities and focusing on what is working can help.

Self Care (Guest: Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite) Episode 57

Self Care (Guest: Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite) Episode 57

October 20, 2021

Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite joins The Compass to give an in-depth look at what self-care actually means. She discusses setting boundaries, depression warning signs, and having your own adult identity.

Self-Care (Guest: Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite) Episode 57

Self-Care (Guest: Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite) Episode 57

October 20, 2021

Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite joins The Compass to give an in-depth look at what self-care actually means. She discusses setting boundaries, depression warning signs, and having your own adult identity.

Joint Custody with a Jerk (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 56

Joint Custody with a Jerk (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 56

October 13, 2021

Author, Julie Ross joins The Compass to discuss divorce, social media, effective communication, and treating your ex like a business partner with a billion-dollar account.

Joint Custody with a Jerk (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 56

Joint Custody with a Jerk (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 56

October 13, 2021

Author, Julie Ross joins The Compass to discuss divorce, social media, effective communication, and treating your ex like a business partner with a billion-dollar account.

The Balance of Fatherhood (Guest: Randal Wyatt) Episode 55

The Balance of Fatherhood (Guest: Randal Wyatt) Episode 55

October 6, 2021

Randal Wyatt is a popular MC from Portland and Founder of the non-profit, Taking Ownership PDX. He joins The Compass to discuss how he’s managed to balance fatherhood with a career and creative passions. He also talks about fighting toxic masculinity, the power of music, and advocating for his children at school.

The Balance of Fatherhood (Guest: Randal Wyatt) Episode 55

The Balance of Fatherhood (Guest: Randal Wyatt) Episode 55

October 6, 2021

Randal Wyatt is a popular MC from Portland and Founder of the non-profit, Taking Ownership PDX. He joins The Compass to discuss how he’s managed to balance fatherhood with a career and creative passions. He also talks about fighting toxic masculinity, the power of music, and advocating for his children at school.

Teaching Children About Money (Guest: Rozanne Garman) Episode 54

Teaching Children About Money (Guest: Rozanne Garman) Episode 54

September 29, 2021

Entrepreneur Rozanne Garman discusses financial lessons she learned from her mother, who raised three children on a thousand dollars a month. As an adult, she has gained new knowledge about money that she hopes to pass on to her children.

Teaching Children About Money (Guest: Rozanne Garman) Episode 54

Teaching Children About Money (Guest: Rozanne Garman) Episode 54

September 29, 2021

Entrepreneur Rozanne Garman discusses financial lessons she learned from her mother, who raised three children on a thousand dollars a month. As an adult, she has gained new knowledge about money that she hopes to pass on to her children.

Raising Your Spirited Child (Guest: Dr. Mary Kurcinka) Episode 53

Raising Your Spirited Child (Guest: Dr. Mary Kurcinka) Episode 53

September 22, 2021

Some children are particularly “spirited.” They feel their emotions intensely. They’re sensitive. They’re aware. While this is a gift, it also comes with its own set of challenges. Dr. Mary joins the Parental Compass to discuss how to help these children wade through life’s obstacles while maintaining their spirit.

Raising Your Spirited Child (Guest: Mary Kurcinka) Episode 53

Raising Your Spirited Child (Guest: Mary Kurcinka) Episode 53

September 22, 2021

Some children are particularly “spirited.” They feel their emotions intensely. They’re sensitive. They’re aware. While this is a gift, it also comes with its own set of challenges. Dr. Mary joins the Parental Compass to discuss how to help these children wade through life’s obstacles while maintaining their spirit.

The Philosophy of Feeling Safe (Guest Mike Pereira) Episode 52

The Philosophy of Feeling Safe (Guest Mike Pereira) Episode 52

September 15, 2021

Clinical Social Worker, Mike Pereira discusses how you can make your home and family feel like a safer atmosphere by understanding your subconscious mind, using empathy, and using “life hacks”.

The Philosophy of Feeling Safe (Guest Mike Pereira) Episode 52

The Philosophy of Feeling Safe (Guest Mike Pereira) Episode 52

September 15, 2021

Clinical Social Worker, Mike Pereira discusses how you can make your home and family feel like a safer atmosphere by understanding your subconscious mind, using empathy, and using “life hacks”.

Parenting a Child Who‘s Experienced Trauma (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode 51

Parenting a Child Who‘s Experienced Trauma (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode 51

September 8, 2021

Clinically trained counselor & former executive director, Scott Hanauer joins the Compass to discuss Trauma. When a child has been through trauma, it can have a major impact on behavior now. Scott discusses the parenting strategies and attitudes that have been PROVEN to help children in these situations.

Parenting a Child Who‘s Experienced Trauma (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode 51

Parenting a Child Who‘s Experienced Trauma (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode 51

September 8, 2021

Clinically trained counselor & former executive director, Scott Hanauer joins the Compass to discuss Trauma. When a child has been through trauma, it can have a major impact on behavior now. Scott discusses the parenting strategies and attitudes that have been PROVEN to help children in these situations.

Sensory Training (Guest: Trent McEntire) Episode 50

Sensory Training (Guest: Trent McEntire) Episode 50

September 1, 2021

Trent McEntire was born with class one cerebral palsy.  He joins the Compass to discuss how sensory training helped to expand his range of motion. He also speaks about how developing a child’s senses can influence their ability to learn, make decisions, and remain centered.     

Sensory Training (Guest: Trent McEntire) Episode 50

Sensory Training (Guest: Trent McEntire) Episode 50

September 1, 2021

Trent McEntire was born with class one cerebral palsy.  He joins the Compass to discuss how sensory training helped to expand his range of motion. He also speaks about how developing a child’s senses can influence their ability to learn, make decisions, and remain centered.     

Back to School, Pandemic Edition (Guest: Superintendent Patrick Murphy) Episode 49

Back to School, Pandemic Edition (Guest: Superintendent Patrick Murphy) Episode 49

August 25, 2021

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent of the Olympia School District discusses how schools are going to keep students safe, caught up on grades and deal with the emotional challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Back to School, Pandemic Edition (Guest: Superintendent, Patrick Murphy) Episode 49

Back to School, Pandemic Edition (Guest: Superintendent, Patrick Murphy) Episode 49

August 25, 2021

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent of the Olympia School District discusses how schools are going to keep students safe, caught up on grades and deal with the emotional challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Teaching Children About Disabilities (Guest: Simon Calcavecchia) Episode 48

Teaching Children About Disabilities (Guest: Simon Calcavecchia) Episode 48

August 18, 2021

Simon is the author of the popular children's book series "The Adventures of Frank and Mustard". He joins the compass to talk about how to teach your children about disabilities so that they approach people with respect and understanding. 

Teaching Children About Disabilities (Guest: Simon Calcavecchia) Episode 48

Teaching Children About Disabilities (Guest: Simon Calcavecchia) Episode 48

August 18, 2021

Simon is the author of the popular children's book series "The Adventures of Frank and Mustard". He joins the compass to talk about how to teach your children about disabilities so that they approach people with respect and understanding. 

School Shootings (Guest: Officer Tyler Boling) Episode 47

School Shootings (Guest: Officer Tyler Boling) Episode 47

August 11, 2021

Since Columbine there have been over 280 school shootings in America.  Officer Boling joins The Compass to discuss what is being done to keep children safe, how they can protect themselves, and responsible gun ownership.

School Shootings (Officer Tyler Boling) Episode 47

School Shootings (Officer Tyler Boling) Episode 47

August 11, 2021

Since Columbine there have been over 280 school shootings in America.  Officer Boling joins The Compass to discuss what is being done to keep children safe, how they can protect themselves, and responsible gun ownership.

How School Discipline is Changing (Guest: Nicolette Oliver) Episode 46

How School Discipline is Changing (Guest: Nicolette Oliver) Episode 46

August 5, 2021

Nicolette Oliver has been a school behavioral specialist, a principal and has taught internationally. She joins The Compass to discuss the ways schools are changing their discipline policies, how to advocate for your children if they are being mistreated, and new approaches to special education.

How School Discipline is Changing (Guest: Nicolette Oliver) Episode 46

How School Discipline is Changing (Guest: Nicolette Oliver) Episode 46

August 4, 2021

Nicolette Oliver has been a school behavioral specialist, a principal and has taught internationally. She joins The Compass to discuss the ways schools are changing their discipline policies, how to advocate for your children if they are being mistreated, and new approaches to special education.

Children and Sleep (Guest: Emily McMason) Episode 45

Children and Sleep (Guest: Emily McMason) Episode 45

July 28, 2021

Bedtime can be one of the biggest challenges of the day when raising a child. This week, parenting coach, Emily McMason joins the Compass to discuss why babies have a hard time sleeping through the night, how to fall asleep easier, and what happens in our brains after we close our eyes.

Children and Sleep (Guest: Emily McMason) Episode 45

Children and Sleep (Guest: Emily McMason) Episode 45

July 28, 2021

Bedtime can be one of the biggest challenges of the day when raising a child. This week, parenting coach, Emily McMason joins the Compass to discuss why babies have a hard time sleeping through the night, how to fall asleep easier, and what happens in our brains after we close our eyes.

Transitioning Your Child Out of the Pandemic (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 44

Transitioning Your Child Out of the Pandemic (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 44

July 21, 2021

Critically acclaimed author, Julie Ross discusses transitioning your child to the “new normal” post-pandemic world. She answers questions such as how can I get them to put the video game controller down? Why do they seem so unmotivated? Most importantly, what can I do to help?

Transitioning Your Child Out of the Pandemic (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 44

Transitioning Your Child Out of the Pandemic (Guest: Julie Ross) Episode 44

July 21, 2021

Critically acclaimed author, Julie Ross discusses transitioning your child to the “new normal” post-pandemic world. She answers questions such as how can I get them to put the video game controller down? Why do they seem so unmotivated? Most importantly, what can I do to help?

Why Therapy? (Guest Melissa & Trinity Bright) Episode 43

Why Therapy? (Guest Melissa & Trinity Bright) Episode 43

July 14, 2021

We hear a lot about therapy but how many of us understand why it actually works? Melissa Bright (Host of The Bright Side of Life Podcast) and daughter, Trinity Bright join the Compass to discuss their personal experiences with therapy, the impact it has had on their lives, and the lessons they’ve learned along their journey.

Why Therapy? (Guest Melissa & Trinity Bright) Episode 43

Why Therapy? (Guest Melissa & Trinity Bright) Episode 43

July 14, 2021

We hear a lot about therapy but how many of us understand why it actually works? Melissa Bright (Host of The Bright Side of Life Podcast) and daughter, Trinity Bright join the Compass to discuss their personal experiences with therapy, the impact it has had on their lives, and the lessons they’ve learned along their journey.

Choosing the Right Childcare (Guest: Terri Kosik) Episode 42

Choosing the Right Childcare (Guest: Terri Kosik) Episode 42

July 7, 2021

A childcare center is one of the first places your daughter or son develops as a person. The question is how can you tell if they are receiving quality care?

Terri Kosik has 48 years experience as the Director of the Early Child Development Center in South Bend, Indiana. She joins the Compass to discuss childcare best practices, what to avoid and how to help your child adjust to their new surroundings.

Choosing the Right Childcare (Guest: Terri Kosik) Episode 42

Choosing the Right Childcare (Guest: Terri Kosik) Episode 42

July 7, 2021

A childcare center is one of the first places your daughter or son develops as a person. The question is how can you tell if they are receiving quality care?

Terri Kosik has 48 years experience as the Director of the Early Child Development Center in South Bend, Indiana. She joins the Compass to discuss childcare best practices, what to avoid and how to help your child adjust to their new surroundings.

Parenting on a Tight Budget (Guest: Karin Oceguera) Episode 41

Parenting on a Tight Budget (Guest: Karin Oceguera) Episode 41

June 30, 2021

Being out of work is a challenge, not only for parents, but entire families. The anxiety and stress can be debilitating.  This week, we are listening for solutions from Forbes Financial Contributor and Chief Financial Officer, Karin Oceguera.

Karin explains job searching, and how you can reduce your monthly cost, while still enjoying life!

Parenting on a Tight Budget (Guest: Karin Oceguera) Episode 41

Parenting on a Tight Budget (Guest: Karin Oceguera) Episode 41

June 30, 2021

Being out of work is a challenge, not only for parents, but entire families. The anxiety and stress can be debilitating.  This week, we are listening for solutions from Forbes Financial Contributor and Chief Financial Officer, Karin Oceguera. Karin explains job searching, and how you can reduce your monthly cost, while still enjoying life!

When Your Child Struggles In School (Guest: Bret Anderson) Episode 40

When Your Child Struggles In School (Guest: Bret Anderson) Episode 40

June 23, 2021

Bret Anderson has been a principal and teacher who has taught across the world. He joins the compass to discuss:

- How to help your children with their homework when you don't know the answers. 

- What to do when a child is misbehaving in class. 

- The parent/ teacher relationship. 

When Your Child Struggles In School (Guest: Bret Anderson) Episode 40

When Your Child Struggles In School (Guest: Bret Anderson) Episode 40

June 23, 2021

Bret Anderson has been a principal and teacher who has taught across the world. He joins the compass to discuss:

- How to help your children with their homework when you don't know the answers. 

- What to do when a child is misbehaving in class. 

- The parent/ teacher relationship. 

Discipline (Guest Shelly Willis) Episode 39

Discipline (Guest Shelly Willis) Episode 39

June 16, 2021

Shelly Willis, parenting coach and Executive Director (of Family Education and Support Services) discusses effective discipline methods, why they work, and what you are teaching your children.  

Discipline (Guest Shelly Willis) Episode 39

Discipline (Guest Shelly Willis) Episode 39

June 16, 2021

Shelly Willis, parenting coach and Executive Director (of Family Education and Support Services) discusses effective discipline methods, why they work, and what you are teaching your children.  

The Impact of Music (Guest Jennifer Hermann) Episode 38

The Impact of Music (Guest Jennifer Hermann) Episode 38

June 9, 2021

Jennifer Hermann (former music teacher and Executive Director of the Olympia Symphony) discusses the influence music can have on a young person's brain development, community and perspective. 

The Impact of Music (Guest Jennifer Hermann) Episode 38

The Impact of Music (Guest Jennifer Hermann) Episode 38

June 9, 2021

Jennifer Hermann (former music teacher and Executive Director of the Olympia Symphony) discusses the influence music can have on a young person's brain development, community and perspective. 

Different Parenting Styles (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode 37

Different Parenting Styles (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode 37

June 2, 2021

Howard Winkler explains the different types parents, what to do when parenting styles clash and how to maintain balance. 

Different Parenting Styles (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode 37

Different Parenting Styles (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode 37

June 2, 2021

Howard Winkler explains the different types parents , what to do when parenting styles clash and how to maintain balance. 

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth (Guest: El Sanchez) Episode 36

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth (Guest: El Sanchez) Episode 36

May 26, 2021

El Sanchez joins the Compass to discuss supporting LGBTQ+ youth, navigate pronouns, and handling bullies. 

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth (Guest: El Sanchez) Episode 36

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth (Guest: El Sanchez) Episode 36

May 26, 2021

El Sanchez joins the Compass to discuss supporting LGBTQ+ youth, navigate pronouns, and handling bullies. 

Preventable Child Injuries (Dr. Helen Chea) Episode 35

Preventable Child Injuries (Dr. Helen Chea) Episode 35

May 19, 2021

Summer is the worst season of the year for child injuries. Pediatrician, Dr. Helen Chea joins The Compass to discuss how child injuries happen, some facts you wouldn't know, and how to prevent them! 

Preventable Child Injuries (Dr. Helen Chea) Episode 35

Preventable Child Injuries (Dr. Helen Chea) Episode 35

May 19, 2021

Summer is the worst season of the year for child injuries. Pediatrician, Dr. Helen Chea joins The Compass to discuss how child injuries happen, some facts you wouldn't know, and how to prevent them! 

Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Children (Guest: Cheryl Stines) Episode 34

Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Children (Guest: Cheryl Stines) Episode 34

May 12, 2021

Cheryl Stines, a 30 veteran of the Thurston County Sherif's Office, joins the Compass to talk about the message domestic violence sends children and how to help them heal. 

Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Children (Guest: Cheryl Stines) Episode 34

Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Children (Guest: Cheryl Stines) Episode 34

May 12, 2021

Cheryl Stines, a 30 veteran of the Thurston County Sherif's Office, joins the Compass to talk about the message domestic violence sends children and how to help them heal. 

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