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

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

May 5, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.  

Understanding Fatherhood (Guest: Keoki Kauanoe) Episode Twenty One

Understanding Fatherhood (Guest: Keoki Kauanoe) Episode Twenty One

February 10, 2021
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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. 

Understanding Fatherhood (Guest: Keoki Kauanoe) Episode Twenty One

Understanding Fatherhood (Guest: Keoki Kauanoe) Episode Twenty One

February 10, 2021

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

Early Childhood Development, Ages 0 through 5 (Guest: Cheryl Heywood and Jessica Friberg of Timberland Regional Library) Episode Twenty

Early Childhood Development, Ages 0 through 5 (Guest: Cheryl Heywood and Jessica Friberg of Timberland Regional Library) Episode Twenty

February 3, 2021
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Cheryl Heywood and Jessica Friberg discuss day to day steps you can take to help your young child (0 to 5 years old) develop their language and coordination skills. 

Early Childhood Development, Ages 0 through 5 (Guest: Cheryl Heywood and Jessica Friberg of Timberland Regional Library) Episode Twenty

Early Childhood Development, Ages 0 through 5 (Guest: Cheryl Heywood and Jessica Friberg of Timberland Regional Library) Episode Twenty

February 3, 2021

Cheryl Heywood and Jessica Friberg discuss day to day steps you can take to help your young child develop their language and coordination skills. 

Foster Parenting (Guest: Nathan LaChine & Craig Smith) Episode Nineteen

Foster Parenting (Guest: Nathan LaChine & Craig Smith) Episode Nineteen

January 27, 2021
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Clinical Consultant, Craig Smith & Foster Parent, Nathan LaChine discuss the joys and challenges of foster parenting, how to manage behaviors and expanding the definition of "family." 

Foster Parenting (Guest: Nathan LaChine & Craig Smith) Episode Nineteen

Foster Parenting (Guest: Nathan LaChine & Craig Smith) Episode Nineteen

January 27, 2021

Clinical Consultant, Craig Smith & Foster Parent, Nathan LaChine discuss the joys and challenges of foster parenting, how to manage behaviors and expanding the definition of "family." 

When a Family Member Struggles with Addiction (Guest: Kassie Trotter) Episode Eighteen

When a Family Member Struggles with Addiction (Guest: Kassie Trotter) Episode Eighteen

January 20, 2021
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When a family member struggles with addiction it is hard to know where to turn. Kassie Trotter (Leader of the PCAP Program) discusses boundaries, self care and a person's willingness to change. 

When a Family Member Struggles with Addiction (Guest: Kassie Trotter) Episode Eighteen

When a Family Member Struggles with Addiction (Guest: Kassie Trotter) Episode Eighteen

January 20, 2021

When a family member struggles with addiction it is hard to know where to turn. Kassie Trotter (Leader of the PCAP Program) discusses boundaries, self care and a person's willingness to change. 

Community & Connection (Guest: Sally Frandsen) Episode Seventeen

Community & Connection (Guest: Sally Frandsen) Episode Seventeen

January 13, 2021
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Sally Frandsen discusses the importance of connection, not only for children, but their parents. 

Community & Connection (Guest: Sally Frandsen) Episode Seventeen

Community & Connection (Guest: Sally Frandsen) Episode Seventeen

January 13, 2021

Sally Frandsen discusses the importance of connections, not only for children, but their parents. 

Helping Your Child Become a Stronger Reader (Guest: Jennifer Williamson-Forster) Episode Sixteen

Helping Your Child Become a Stronger Reader (Guest: Jennifer Williamson-Forster) Episode Sixteen

January 6, 2021
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Jennifer, Executive Director of the South Sound Reading Foundation discusses why books matter, learning disabilities and include reading in your family culture. 

Helping Your Child Become a Stronger Reader (Guest: Jennifer Williamson-Forster) Episode Sixteen

Helping Your Child Become a Stronger Reader (Guest: Jennifer Williamson-Forster) Episode Sixteen

January 6, 2021

Jennifer, Executive Director of the South Sound Reading Foundation discusses why books matter, learning disabilities and include reading in your family culture. 

Best of 2020 (Episodes 1 through 15)

Best of 2020 (Episodes 1 through 15)

December 30, 2020

On this week's show Bobby takes a look back at some of our best interview moments throughout the year. 

Best of 2020 (Episodes 1 through 15)

Best of 2020 (Episodes 1 through 15)

December 30, 2020
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On this week's show Bobby takes a look back at some of our best interview moments throughout the year. 

Difficult Conversations with Family (Guest: Erin Jones) Episode Fifteen

Difficult Conversations with Family (Guest: Erin Jones) Episode Fifteen

December 23, 2020
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Erin Jones explains how to approach difficult conversations with from a family from a perspective that focuses on their humanity. 

Difficult Conversations with Family (Guest: Erin Jones) Episode Fifteen

Difficult Conversations with Family (Guest: Erin Jones) Episode Fifteen

December 23, 2020

Erin Jones explains how to approach difficult conversations with from a family from a perspective that focuses on their humanity. 

Overcoming Addiction (Guest: Hweqwidi Hanford Mccloud) Episode Fourteen

Overcoming Addiction (Guest: Hweqwidi Hanford Mccloud) Episode Fourteen

December 16, 2020
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Hweqwidi Hanford Mccloud, a member of the Nisqually Tribal Council, discusses overcoming addiction through community & cultural heritage. 

Overcoming Addiction (Guest: Hweqwidi Hanford Mccloud) Episode Fourteen

Overcoming Addiction (Guest: Hweqwidi Hanford Mccloud) Episode Fourteen

December 16, 2020

Hweqwidi Hanford Mccloud, a member of the Nisqually Tribal Council discusses overcoming addiction through community & cultural heritage. 

Raising Ethical Children (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode Thirteen

Raising Ethical Children (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode Thirteen

December 9, 2020
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Barbara talks about media violence, forgiveness and the difference between punishment vs discipline. 

Raising Ethical Children (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode Thirteen

Raising Ethical Children (Guest: Barbara Coloroso) Episode Thirteen

December 9, 2020

Barbara talks about media violence, forgiveness and the difference between punishment vs discipline. 

Raising Your Child to Stand Up to Racism (Guest: Malika Lamont) Episode Twelve

Raising Your Child to Stand Up to Racism (Guest: Malika Lamont) Episode Twelve

December 3, 2020
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Community Health Advocate, Malika Lamont discusses the ways parents can stand up to racism in their community and encourage their children to do the same. 

Raising Your Child to Stand Up to Racism (Guest: Malika Lamont) Episode Twelve

Raising Your Child to Stand Up to Racism (Guest: Malika Lamont) Episode Twelve

December 3, 2020

Community Health Advocate, Malika Lamont discusses the ways parents can stand up to racism in their community and encourage their children to do the same. 

Parenting Through Grief (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode Eleven

Parenting Through Grief (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode Eleven

November 25, 2020

Howard Winkler has faced extreme tragedy in his life. On this episode of the Parental Compass, he joins Bobby to discuss processing grief and helping your children handle difficult situations.  

Parenting Through Grief (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode Eleven

Parenting Through Grief (Guest: Howard Winkler) Episode Eleven

November 25, 2020
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Howard Winkler has faced extreme tragedy in his life. On this episode of the Parental Compass, he joins Bobby to discuss processing grief and helping your children handle difficult situations.  

Dealing with Stress (Guest Paul Figueroa) Episode Ten

Dealing with Stress (Guest Paul Figueroa) Episode Ten

November 18, 2020
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Paul Figueroa has work across Washington state to teach families how to better manage stress. This week on The Parental Compass he shares some of his methods. 

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