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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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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