Sunshine Parenting

Sunshine Parenting


Latest Episodes

Ep. 110: Keep Calm & Parent On
October 18, 2019

I’ve had such an incredible time this fall meeting with parents, teachers, and kids in person to talk about some of the strategies I write about in my book, Happy Campers. One topic that comes up regularly is the importance of learning to keep ourse

Ep. 109: Parenting Challenges Q & A
October 11, 2019

In this episode, I am speaking live with parents from Wayne Highlands School District and Superintendent Greg Frigoletto at Lakeside Elementary. We discuss my book, Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults, and my k

Ep. 108: Simple Acts of Giving Back with Natalie Silverstein
October 04, 2019

In episode 108, I’m chatting with Natalie Silverstein about her new book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back. We talk about the importance of instilling the value of service and acts of kindness. She shares how she created a r

Ep. 107: How College Makes or Breaks Us with Paul Tough
September 27, 2019

In episode 107, I’m talking with Paul Tough about his latest book, The Years That Matter Most: How college makes or breaks us, a powerful mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States. We talk about the state of higher education t

Ep. 104: Know and Love Yourself AND Your Kids
September 06, 2019

At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge. – The Enneagram Institute Website In Episode 104, I’m chatting with my daughter Meredith

Ep. 103: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids
August 30, 2019

In Episode 103, I’m chatting with Carla Naumburg, a writer, speaker, clinical social worker, and parenting coach. She’s the author of three parenting books, including the one that we discuss in this podcast episode, How To Stop Losing Your S**

Ep. 101: Entitlemania with Richard Watts
August 16, 2019

  “Giving too much is oftentimes an affliction of the wealthy, but taking away the struggle is a problem with everybody.” -Richard Watts “Palm trees, in that process of growing, what’s actually happening in the wind is they&#8

Ep. 100: Teens’ Advice for Raising Responsible, Independent Kids
August 09, 2019

In Episode 100, I’m chatting with an amazing group of young adults ages 16 and 17 who participated in a month-long junior counselor program. They share their thoughts on ways parents can raise thriving, independent and responsible young adults. BIG

Ep. 98: “Camplifying” the World with Tom Rosenberg
July 23, 2019

In Episode 98, I’m chatting with Tom Rosenberg, CEO of the American Camp Association. Last year, in Episode 46, we talked about summer camp, accreditation, and #CampKindnessDay (July 23, 2019). In this episode, we talk about the research about the p

Ep. 97: Parenting the Challenging Child
July 19, 2019

  In Episode 97, I’m chatting with Signe Whitson. We talk about her book, Parenting The Challenging Child: The Four-Step Way To Turn Problem Situations Into Learning Opportunities, which is based on her work at the Life Space Crisis Intervention,