The Parental Compass
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. 

Autism Part II (Guest: Victoria Romero & Tanner Calder) Episode 33

Autism Part II (Guest: Victoria Romero & Tanner Calder) Episode 33

May 5, 2021

Members of the Lewis County Autism Collation, Victoria & Tanner join the Compass to speak about living with the condition, advocating at schools and building community. 

Autism Part II (Guest: Victoria Romero & Tanner Calder) Episode 33

Autism Part II (Guest: Victoria Romero & Tanner Calder) Episode 33

May 5, 2021

Members of the Lewis County Autism Collation, Victoria & Tanner join the Compass to speak about living with the condition, advocating at schools and building community. 

Keeping Your Child Out of Court (Guest: Sara Dotson) Episode 32

Keeping Your Child Out of Court (Guest: Sara Dotson) Episode 32

April 28, 2021

Sara Dotson (of the Thurston County Juvenile & Family Court) discusses the judicial process, falling in to the 'wrong crowd', and where to find support.

Keeping Your Child Out of Court (Guest: Sara Dotson) Episode 32

Keeping Your Child Out of Court (Guest: Sara Dotson) Episode 32

April 28, 2021

Sara Dotson (of the Thurston County Juvenile & Family Court) discusses the judicial process, falling in to the 'wrong crowd', and where to find support.

Positive Sibling Relationships (Guest: Lynn Price) Episode 31

Positive Sibling Relationships (Guest: Lynn Price) Episode 31

April 21, 2021

Lynn Price is the founder of "Camp to Belong" and has dedicated her life helping siblings in foster care stay connected. She joins the Compass to discuss sibling rivalry, playing favorites and why conflict can actually be a positive.  

Positive Sibling Relationships (Guest: Lynn Price) Episode 31

Positive Sibling Relationships (Guest: Lynn Price) Episode 31

April 21, 2021

Lynn Price is the founder of "Camp to Belong" and has dedicated her life helping siblings in foster care stay connected. She joins the Compass to discuss sibling rivalry, playing favorites and why conflict can actually be a positive.  

ADHD (Guest Dr. Holttum) Episode 30

ADHD (Guest Dr. Holttum) Episode 30

April 14, 2021

Dr. Holttum has worked with thousands of youth throughout his career. He joins the Compass to discuss ADHD, medications and even the positive sides of the condition. 

ADHD (Guest Dr. Holttum) Episode 30

ADHD (Guest Dr. Holttum) Episode 30

April 14, 2021

Dr. Holttum has worked with thousands of youth throughout his career. He joins the Compass to discuss ADHD, medications and even the positive sides of the condition. 

Raising a Child with Autism- Part One (Guest: Erin Jones) Ep. 29

Raising a Child with Autism- Part One (Guest: Erin Jones) Ep. 29

April 7, 2021

Former teacher and state-wide candidate, Erin Jones shares her experiences with the successes and challenges of raising a child with autism.

Raising a Child with Autism- Part One (Guest: Erin Jones) Ep. 29

Raising a Child with Autism- Part One (Guest: Erin Jones) Ep. 29

April 7, 2021

Former teacher and state-wide candidate, Erin Jones shares her experiences with the successes and challenges of raising a child with autism.

Preparing your Child for the Workforce (Guest: Luke Burns) Ep. 27

Preparing your Child for the Workforce (Guest: Luke Burns) Ep. 27

March 31, 2021

Luke Burns, has employed thousands of young people across his career. He joins the Compass to discuss helping youth find their passion, build confidence develop the work experience they need to move forward. 

Preparing your Child for the Workforce (Guest: Luke Burns) Ep. 27

Preparing your Child for the Workforce (Guest: Luke Burns) Ep. 27

March 31, 2021

Luke Burns, has employed thousands of young people across his career. He joins the Compass to discuss helping youth find their passion, build confidence develop the work experience they need to move forward. 

Preventing Suicide (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode Twenty Seven

Preventing Suicide (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode Twenty Seven

March 24, 2021

Scott Hanauer returns to discuss preventing suicide, what the warning signs are, and what to do next. 

Preventing Suicide (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode Twenty Seven

Preventing Suicide (Guest: Scott Hanauer) Episode Twenty Seven

March 24, 2021

Scott Hanauer returns to discuss preventing suicide, what the warning signs are, and what to do next. 

Keeping Youth Sports Fun (Guest: Lynsi Polanco) Ep. 26

Keeping Youth Sports Fun (Guest: Lynsi Polanco) Ep. 26

March 17, 2021

Coach, Lynsi Polanco discusses the importance of failure, team dynamics, and how to keep calm while cheering in the stands.  

Keeping Youth Sports Fun (Guest: Lynsi Polanco) Ep. 26

Keeping Youth Sports Fun (Guest: Lynsi Polanco) Ep. 26

March 17, 2021

Coach, Lynsi Polanco discusses the importance of failure, team dynamics, and how to keep calm while cheering in the stands.  

Teen Dating Violence (Guest: Tammy Bacigalupo & Erin freely) Episode Twenty Five

Teen Dating Violence (Guest: Tammy Bacigalupo & Erin freely) Episode Twenty Five

March 11, 2021

Guests, Tammy and Erin (from Turning Pointe- Survivor Advocacy Center) discuss teen abusive relationships, warning signs and steps parents can take to offer support. 

Teen Dating Violence (Guest: Tammy Bacigalupo & Erin freely) Episode Twenty Five

Teen Dating Violence (Guest: Tammy Bacigalupo & Erin freely) Episode Twenty Five

March 10, 2021

Guests, Tammy and Erin (from Turning Pointe- Survivor Advocacy Center) discuss teen abusive relationships, warning signs and steps parents can take to offer support. 

Teen Dating Violence (Guest: Tammy Bacigalupo & Erin freely) Episode Twenty Five

Teen Dating Violence (Guest: Tammy Bacigalupo & Erin freely) Episode Twenty Five

March 10, 2021

Guests, Tammy and Erin (from Turning Pointe- Survivor Advocacy Center) discuss teen abusive relationships, warning signs and steps parents can take to offer support. 

Video Game Addiction (Guest: Hilarie Cash) Episode Twenty Four

Video Game Addiction (Guest: Hilarie Cash) Episode Twenty Four

March 3, 2021

Hilary Cash is the founder of ReStart, a residential treatment for video gaming addicts. This week on the show she discusses what gaming addiction looks like, the odds of becoming a professional gamer, and what steps you can take to help a loved one. 

Video Game Addiction (Guest: Hilarie Cash) Episode Twenty Four

Video Game Addiction (Guest: Hilarie Cash) Episode Twenty Four

March 3, 2021

Hilary Cash is the founder of ReStart, a residential treatment for video gaming addicts. This week on the show she discusses what gaming addiction looks like, the odds of becoming a professional gamer, and what steps you can take to help a loved one. (www.restartlife.com

Healthy Brain Development (Guest: Chris Moon) Episode Twenty Three

Healthy Brain Development (Guest: Chris Moon) Episode Twenty Three

February 24, 2021

Professor of Early Learning and Education, Chris Moon discusses brain development from the angle of nutrition, physical activity, emotional safety and play. 

Healthy Brain Development in Children (Guest: Chris Moon) Episode Twenty Three

Healthy Brain Development in Children (Guest: Chris Moon) Episode Twenty Three

February 24, 2021

Professor of Early Learning and Education, Chris Moon discusses brain development from the angle of nutrition, physical activity, emotional safety and play. 

The COVID Vaccine (Guest: Dr. Akavan) Episode Twenty Two

The COVID Vaccine (Guest: Dr. Akavan) Episode Twenty Two

February 17, 2021

Board Certified, Dr. Akavan answers a wide variety of questions about the COVID vaccine, how it works and its impact on your family's health.  

The COVID Vaccine (Guest: Dr. Akavan) Episode Twenty Two

The COVID Vaccine (Guest: Dr. Akavan) Episode Twenty Two

February 17, 2021

Board Certified, Dr. Akavan answers a wide variety of questions about the COVID vaccine, how it works and its impact on your family's health.  

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