From Doctor to Homeschooling Mom: Balancing Career and Your Child’s Education Needs with guest Carline Crevecoeur, MD

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Are you concerned that your child’s current school environment might not be the right choice?  Are you considering homeschooling but worried about making it work with your career? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Carline Crevecoeur, a physician and author of the book, Pressure Makes Diamonds: From Homeschooling to the Ivy League- A Parenting Story

Dr. Carline gave up her medical practice to homeschool her 5 children and then won a seat on her local school board. Dr. Carline shares her story of sacrifice, perseverance, and advocacy for her children’s education while battling a life-threatening illness. Tune in to be inspired!  Read More

Save Money Paying for College with guest Brad Baldridge

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Are you worried about the high cost of college? Thinking about how you or your kids are going to afford to pay for college? Wondering if student loans are the right way to go? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview college funding consultant Brad Baldridge. Brad is a financial planning expert and the host of Taming the High Cost of College podcast. 

He shares how complex the college financial planning process can be. From finding scholarships to deciding about loans to deciphering the true cost of college (it’s not always what the school website says), Brad says busy parents can use help with the heavy lifting. And the cost of hiring a college funding consultant is often recovered by the money you can save on tuition! Tune in to learn about working with a college funding consultant and get access to Brad’s free videos about college scholarships.

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The “Why” Behind Tantrums and Meltdowns with guest Dr. Ashley Taylor

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Are your child’s temper tantrums and meltdowns stressing you out? Then this episode of Brainy Moms is for you. Dr. Amy and Teri interviewed Dr. Ashley Taylor, a child psychologist and author of two books that explain the why behind a child’s tantrums.

Dr. Taylor tells listeners how to look for the meaning behind these behaviors, what’s happening in the brain that helps explain tantrums, and the importance of regulating our own emotions when our kids are upset—a process called co-regulation.  She talks about praise, sleep, screen time, and even diet in relation to your child’s ability to regulate their emotions. Want to understand your child’s behavior better? Listen in!

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Smart but Falling Apart? What’s Happening to Your Child and How You Can Help with guest Dr. Jeannine Jannot

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Do you have a smart kid who has always done well and now suddenly seems to be falling apart? Are you having a hard time understanding how a child who rarely struggled in school before is now at risk of failing?

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview developmental and child psychologist, Dr. Jeannine Jannot. Dr. Jannot is the author of the book, The Disintegrating Student: Struggling but Smart, Falling Apart, and How to Turn It Around. She explains to us what’s happening to these smart kids, why it happens, and how we can help.

This episode gets personal. Dr. Amy and Teri have both experienced this with their own children and needed to hear that they aren’t alone. And neither are you. Catch this episode for some expert advice.

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Problems with Friends? Help Your Daughter Navigate Difficult Friendships with guest Jessica Speer

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Do you have school-age daughter? Then you know all too well the perils of friendships, cliques, and girl drama. Are you frustrated with the tears and the fights and the complaints of feeling left out?

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller, MS Psy interview Jessica Speer, author of the book, BFF or NRF: A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships. We explore topics of gossip and drama, and hear from Jessica about some ways to help girls navigate difficult friendships and nurture the important ones. Join us for some great tips from an expert in social science and school-age relationships. 

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From Broken Bird to Falcon: Health Benefits of Self-Affirming Beliefs with guest Dr. Janeeka Benoit

What is the mission statement for your life? What beliefs about yourself are holding you back? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller, MS Psy interview Dr. Janeeka Benoit, physician and CEO of MEDFit DO. 

Dr. J shares the importance of recognizing and turning our self-limiting beliefs into self-affirming beliefs, and adopting a wellness mindset that can change the life course of our mental and physical health and that of our children. This is such an inspiring episode where we really dig in to the difference between seeing ourselves as broken birds or falcons.

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The “Unschooling” Homeschooling Movement with guest Ashley Logsdon

Are you thinking about homeschooling for your children? Are you already homeschooling but still wondering if it’s the best fit for your family? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller, MS Psy interview Ashley Logsdon, host of the Mama Says Namaste podcast and an expert in the unschooling movement. Ashley breaks it all down for us and even answers some tough questions about unschooling as an alternative to homeschooling as we know it. Tune in to this eye-opening episode on educational choice. 

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Taking Control of your Child’s Special Health Care Needs with guest Aaron Hartman, MD

Does your child have complex medical conditions or special health needs but you’re still struggling to find effective care? Are you worried about giving your child multiple prescription drugs? Maybe you need help determining the root cause of your child’s condition, or even your own. On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller, MS Psy interview functional medicine physician, Dr. Aaron Hartman. Dr Hartman shares how lifestyle interventions…things we can do at home…might be the answer you’re looking for. Tune in to hear how his own child overcame serious illness and how your child might benefit from this approach as well.

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ABA Therapy for Autism: What You Need to Know with guest Nichole Daher

If you have a child on the autism spectrum, you’ve no doubt heard of ABA therapy. And you’re probably aware of the controversy about whether or not it’s an ethical intervention. Some moms are fans, others are not. In fact, it’s a polarizing topic in the ASD community. On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Nichole Daher, the CEO of Success on the Spectrum. Nichole gets real with listeners about the controversy, shares where it comes from, sets the record straight, and tells us exactly what parents need to look for when it comes to ethical and effective ABA therapy for kids on the autism spectrum. If you have a child with ASD, you need to tune in for this!

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Parenting Teenage Girls: Expert Tips from a Teen Life Coach with guest Sheri Gazitt, MA

If you have a daughter, you know or have heard that the teen years are tough. Teen girls are enigmas and parenting them can make you feel like you’re losing your mind somedays. On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview teen life coach Sheri Gazitt. Coach Sheri talked to us about some difficult topics that parents and teens face like friendship issues, why friends are so important to them, social media and perfectionism, and why teen girls pull away from their moms. She shares the importance of  knowing their love language and even gives us some insights into the science of the teenage mind. Her specialty is teen girls, but this episode is relevant for parents of teen boys as well. We can’t wait for you to hear from her!

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