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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The Top 6 Episodes of 2021

Are you a new listener to our Brainy Moms podcast and want to know what you’ve been missing all year? Or maybe you’ve been listening since the beginning but wonder which topics everyone else liked the best. On this special year-end episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri recap the 6 most popular episodes of 2021. We share which one had the most downloads, the key takeaways from each of those guests, and we even play a short clip from all 6 of those episodes. Join us to hear what you’ve missed and what should be next on your playlist! 

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‘The No BS Mama’ Gets Real About Depression & Anxiety with guest Megan Eddinger

As a mom, how often have you felt anxious or depressed but felt like you had to hide those feelings from friends and family? On social media, do you only post the good stuff? Do you feel like you have to appear perfect on the outside while hiding your imperfections on the inside? You’re not alone! On this episode of Brainy Moms, Teri interviews the host of the No BS MAMA Podcast, Megan Eddinger.  Megan shares her own story of depression and the impact it had on her marriage and family. It’s a raw and honest conversation about her journey to becoming an advocate and supporter for moms who struggle with mental health issues. It’s such an important topic and Megan is a bright light in a dark room. Don’t miss this one if you or a mom you love is struggling. 

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Unlocking Secrets to Happiness with guest Teri Karjala, LPC, LMFT

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Teri Karjala, LPC, LMFT. Teri is a therapist, transformational life strategist, and best-selling author of the book Be the Magic of You: Tools to Transform Your Life! with a foreword by Jack Canfield.  In just one hour, we learned eight secrets to removing the roadblocks that keep us from achieving our dreams as moms, mompreneurs, and business leaders.  Teri talks about negative thinking , self-sabotage, the myth of multi-tasking, limiting beliefs, imposter syndrome, time management, and more as what stands in our way of happiness and success. Join us for a tip-filled episode that can put you on the road to transformation.

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What Drives Your Child? Understand, Motivate, & Communicate Better with Your Kids with guest Gail Swift

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Gail Swift, Kolbe Youth Advocate and expert in measuring a part of the mind called conation, or how a person acts on their thoughts and feelings and their natural and unchanging instinct to approach problems in particular ways. Join us to learn how to discover what drives your children, how to motivate them, and how to overcome the communication roadblocks we face by learning how your kids are naturally wired. 

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The Enneagram for Moms: How Your Type Impacts Relationships at Home and Work with guest Sarah Wallace

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Sarah Wallace, Enneagram Business and Life Coach and host of the Enneagram MBA podcast. Sarah walks listeners through the Enneagram personality types and how each type influences your parenting style at home and your leadership style at the office. Your type helps explain why you keep having the same challenge with your kids, the same fight with your partner, and the same issues at work. Knowing your type can have a significant impact on those issues and relationships! Whether you’ve never heard of the enneagram or you’re already an enneagram enthusiast, this episode is full of amazing insights.

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Mindset, Marketing, & Selling from the Heart for Moms in Leadership with guest Sashka Regina

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Sashka Regina, an expert in building brand authority by marketing from the heart. Sashka is a brander, marketeer, podcaster, and author of the book, Soul’d Out: Your Guide to Finding Your Life’s Purpose.  This episode is perfect for mompreneuers, moms who run businesses, or moms who are dreaming of launching a brand or service.  It’s an inspiring conversation with a big personality about creativity, disrupting current marketing trends, growth hacking, and connecting your marketing message to your personal identity and purpose in life. 

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Raising Girls (Who Think For Themselves) with guest Dr. Tim Jordan

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Dr. Tim Jordan, developmental and behavioral pediatrician and author of the book, She Leads: A Practical Guide for Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence, and Lead.  Dr. Tim specializes in working with girls. He shares how we can support their intrinsic motivation, how we can teach them to stop giving their power away, how to teach them to advocate for themselves, how to help them become leaders in their own way, and how to strengthen connections as a family overall. It’s an episode full of great strategies for raising girls who think for themselves.

A note from Dr. Amy: I’m a boy mom. But Dr. Tim’s advice to our listeners on how we can (and can’t) motivate our kids, how we can connect as a family by taking breaks from devices,  how we should and shouldn’t use rewards, and how we need to gently nurture our kids’ exploration of their futures…it’s all gender-neutral advice. Boy moms will walk away smarter after this episode, too! 

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Positive Parenting Essentials with guest Dr. Candice Jones

On this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Candice Jones, pediatrician and author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics book, High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids.  Dr. Candice shares 5 essentials to positive parenting, talks about the importance of controlling our own emotions, and reveals how attention is a parent’s super power.  Are you wondering if spanking is okay? Wondering what to do if you and your partner don’t have the same parenting styles? Get answers to these questions and much more on an episode full of amazing advice from one of our nation’s parenting experts. 

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