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.

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.  

The Facts About Marijuana (Guest: Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.) Episode 88

The Facts About Marijuana (Guest: Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.) Episode 88

June 8, 2022

Between movies, music, and other media, it can feel like marijuana is everywhere. It can be hard to get to the facts with all the messages your children receive.  

 

Jason Kilmer (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington) joins The Compass to explain weed, its impact on the brain, and how to approach speaking with your children.  

 

For more information about supporting your children, visit:

www.StartTalkingNow.Org

www.LearnAboutMarijuanaWA.Org

www.CollegeParentsMatter.Org

The Facts on Marijuana (Guest: Jason Kilmer) Episode 88

The Facts on Marijuana (Guest: Jason Kilmer) Episode 88

June 8, 2022

Between movies, music, and other media, it can feel like marijuana is everywhere. It can be hard to get to the facts with all the messages your children receive.  

 

Jason Kilmer (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington) joins The Compass to explain weed, its impact on the brain, and how to approach speaking with your children.  

 

For more information about supporting your children, visit:

www.StartTalkingNow.Org

www.LearnAboutMarijuanaWA.Org

www.CollegeParentsMatter.Org

Talking with Your Children About Vaping (Guest: Amy Taylor of the Truth Initiative) Episode 87

Talking with Your Children About Vaping (Guest: Amy Taylor of the Truth Initiative) Episode 87

June 1, 2022

Vaping rates among teenagers are at an all-time high. This week, Amy Taylor of the Truth Initiative (www.truthinitiative.org) joins The Compass to discuss vaping’s impact on mental health, how much is still unknown about vaping, and how to speak with your children without a finger waving approach.

Talking with Your Children About Vaping (Guest: Amy Taylor of the Truth Initiative) Episode 87

Talking with Your Children About Vaping (Guest: Amy Taylor of the Truth Initiative) Episode 87

June 1, 2022

Vaping rates among teenagers are at an all-time high. This week, Amy Taylor of  the Truth Initiative (www.truthinitiative.org) joins The Compass to discuss vaping’s impact on mental health, how much is still unknown about vaping, and how to speak with your children without a finger waving approach.

Bonus Episode - School Shootings (Guest: Officer Tyler Boling)

Bonus Episode - School Shootings (Guest: Officer Tyler Boling)

May 27, 2022

In the midst of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas we decided to release our episode with Officer Tyler Boling. 

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.

Bonus episode- School shootings (Guest: Officer Tyler Boling)

Bonus episode- School shootings (Guest: Officer Tyler Boling)

May 27, 2022

In the midst of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas we decided to release our episode with Officer Tyler Boling. 

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 to Work with the School AS A TEAM when Your Child is in Trouble (Guest: Matt Gale) Episode 86

How to Work with the School AS A TEAM when Your Child is in Trouble (Guest: Matt Gale) Episode 86

May 25, 2022

Education Specialist Matt Gale (of Treehouse) joins The Compass to share how you can work with schools AS A TEAM to better support your child. Matt discusses education cultures, how you can advocate, and how much of a difference having one adult your child likes at school can make.

How to Work with the School AS A TEAM when Your Child is in Trouble (Guest: Matt Gale) Episode 86

How to Work with the School AS A TEAM when Your Child is in Trouble (Guest: Matt Gale) Episode 86

May 25, 2022

Education Specialist, Matt Gale (of Treehouse) joins The Compass to share how you can work with schools AS A TEAM to better support your child. Matt discusses education cultures, how you can advocate, and how much of a difference having one adult your child likes at school can make.

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 

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