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EP 24 - Ignite your Childs Imagination & Creativity with Special Guest Drew Vernon and the TONIEBOX

EP 24 - Ignite your Childs Imagination & Creativity with Special Guest Drew Vernon and the TONIEBOX

July 22, 2021

Hey Parents! Welcome back to the No-Problem Parenting Podcast, Where we choose to deal with and overcome behavior problems in our home.

Are your preschoolers and elementary aged children constantly asking for screen time? 

Do you wish there was another product or device out there that your kids would be just as or even more excited about than their Ipad or video game?

Well you are in luck!   Today I’m speaking with Drew Vernon, Marketing Director at Tonies -  an alternative to Alexa for parents looking for audio storytelling without the Big Brother link.

Tonies sells its brightly colored Toniebox Smart Speakers, encouraging listeners ages 3 and older to play imaginatively. To date, the company has sold 1.7 million Tonieboxes.

Drew is much more than just the marketing guy, he is a former child and a dad. His passion for his family and children is the reason why he’s at Tonies.

Drew is going to introduce us to this NEW product that offers an alternative to screen time.

We’ll talk about why removing the screen is critical to our kids creative development process and how we can use the power of storytelling to empower our kids to be creators, authors and performers.

Get ready  to deal with and overcome another parenting challenge in todays episode of the show.

Enter to win a free Toniebox by doing these 3 things:

1) "LIKE" this episode

2)  Share this episode with your friends and family

3) Comment on this episode #tonies

And your name will be entered in to the drawing.  We’ll be giving 1 TonieBox away on August 5th so be sure to get entered right away for your chance to win!

To check out the Toniebox and Tonies figures/books/resources etc, go to

Parents: Join the Toniebox USA for Parents on Facebook: TonieboxUSAforparents

Teachers: Join the Tonies for Teachers on Facebook: Toniesforteachers

Tonies on Instagram click here:

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And finally, to get more information on how you can bring Tonies into your classroom, daycare, homeschool program or company, email Drew at;

Give your kids an opportunity to use their imagination and creative play without the screen time and share your experiences with us!  We'd love to hear them.




EP - 23 I’m Sorry isn’t Enough! Introducing the Make It Right Technique

EP - 23 I’m Sorry isn’t Enough! Introducing the Make It Right Technique

July 16, 2021

WELCOME BACK PARENTS! When your child misbehaves, causes a problem for or hurts someone, is your go-to response; "Tell me your sorry!" or "You better say sorry!"?

Yep!  Often times it is our go-to response!  I'm excited to share another option for your kids to learn the effects of their behavior on others and how allowing them to make up for their mistakes or wrong doing, builds character and self-esteem!

Introducing the Make it Right Technique. 

Wouldn't it be better to teach your kids to make right what they did wrong?

Apologizing for the misbehavior or unkind behavior is "icing on the cake" and of course we DO want our kids to apologize AND we also want them to "mean it"! 
Robbing our kids of a valuable lesson by only expecting them to apologize actually sets the stage for more misbehavior!

Have you ever been hurt or wronged and then lied to?  That's often exactly what happens when we make a child say they're sorry when they really aren't!  Think about that for a minute. 

It goes like this; your child hits another child (maybe out of frustration or because the other did something mean) and you interject with a "you better say sorry".  Guess what? Likely, your child is NOT really sorry. 

While there is no excuse for hitting or hurting others, instead of forcing our children to apologize, let's teach them a way to, make right what they did wrong and increase the odds they won't repeat the same behavior!  

And guess what?  After making it up to the person they caused a problem for, most often your child will offer an "I'm Sorry" all on their own!  It comes authentically from the inside out!  So Great!

Disclaimer: Use this technique only after you and your child are calm, and the problem behavior is “over”.  Be sure neither of you are in fight nor flight mode when using this technique.  If you or the child become upset while having the conversation, stop and try again later.  The goal is for the child to make right what they did wrong and make it up to you (or whomever they harmed or caused a problem for), not to punish them. 

You are teaching that when we make a mistake or cause a problem for others, we can correct the mistake and make it up to the people that were involved or affected. 

This can be used with any person your child’s behavior causes a problem for including siblings, teachers, classmates, coaches, you as the parent or others.  And, YOU can model this behavior with your kids!  After those epic parenting fail moments when you fly off the handle or do something that causes a problem for your kid!  YOU can Make It Right with them! 

If you are not sure whether it’s an appropriate technique for your situation be sure to check in with me!  Email me:

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For now Parents,

Hugs & High Fives!


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EP 22 - Organize & De-Stress Your Home with special guest Natalie Mel

EP 22 - Organize & De-Stress Your Home with special guest Natalie Mel

July 13, 2021

Welcome back No-Problem parents!  Hey, has your home become a source of stress and disorganization?

Did you know that your environment has a direct impact on you and your kids wellbeing?

My guest today is Natalie Mel, she’s a Certified Holistic Health Specialist, Transformational Nutrition coach & Organizing Maven.

Blending her passion for organizing and health & wellness, she founded Her Holistic Space after realizing that people's health were not being taken into consideration when it came to organizing.

Parents hire Natalie to transform their homes into health supporting sanctuaries, so that they can confidently raise healthy kids and feel amazing while doing it!

Her mission is to help break the cycles & patterns of generational dis-ease and she believes that every child has the right to grow up in a healthy home, and that starts with healthy parents.

If you’re ready to kick out the toxins, get organized and create a healthy living space for you and your family, listen in to todays episode.


Click this link to access Natalie's free guide to better sleep:  FREE GUIDE TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR SLEEP!

Find her on Instagram @herholisticspace, or her website; 

Hugs and High Fives Parents,



EP 21 - 100% Reading Engagement Techniques with Special Guest Joanne Cooper

EP 21 - 100% Reading Engagement Techniques with Special Guest Joanne Cooper

July 7, 2021

HELLO No-Problem Parents! Are your little kids reading this summer? or, are YOU

or your big kids reading to your little kids?

Today's special guest Joanne Cooper is going to share with us 3 techniques to achieve 100% Reading Engagement! 

So whether its you, the parent, reading to your littles or their older siblings, nanny, daycare provider or grandparent, listen in and learn how to help your children engage while being read to.

Joanne is a retired teacher who achieved her life long dream of writing books while cooped up during the pandemic.

And as if that's not cool enough, her 11 year old grandson is the Illustrator! 

Have you ever read a book written by a grandmother and illustrated by her 11 year old grandson?

"The Adventures of Kona & King" and "Kona and King Rockin' the Holidays and Other Special Days" are interactive books written in rhyming poem format, asking questions to stimulate children's imaginations and initiate conversations.

Kona and King are two real life Labrador Retrievers upon which the book is based. 

Stay tuned to learn how you can enter for a chance to win a signed copy of one of these fun and ENGAGING children's books!

"LIKE" this episode and enter the code words in the comments for your chance to win!  Drawing held on July 31st and winner posted in the comments of this episode.  Winners must reply to with their home address.

HUGS and High Fives Parents!


EP 20 - Parenting a Child who has lost a parent& Creating a Life you Love after Loss with special guest Kari Davis

EP 20 - Parenting a Child who has lost a parent& Creating a Life you Love after Loss with special guest Kari Davis

June 29, 2021

Welcome Back Parents!  Have your or someone you know lost a family member to death or divorce?

Today, my special guest Kari Davis shares a little bit of her family’s story.

Kari’s husband and father of her 3 children died suddenly of a massive brain hemorrhage on March 28, 2015. He was a healthy 39-year-old man and an amazing dad.

Suddenly, all of the control and good choices Kari made as a mom didn’t matter as much.

She didn’t have the energy to cook. Family time was the most painful parts of the day.

Sports and dinners and school functions were the loneliest reminders knowing that she would always raise these kids without their dad. Kari didn’t know what long-term consequences would result from the trauma they had endured.

And then, Kari found hope and confidence in herself and she began to dream again.

Meet Kari Davis - She lives in Naples, FL with her blended family of 5 kids and husband, Bobby. After being suddenly widowed at 38 years old, Kari is passionate about self-care, natural living, and creating a life you love after loss. Kari is an essential oil educator and holistic life coach.

She loves to coach other women who have been derailed by life but still desire to chase their dreams, find love again and raise amazing kids. Her wellness collaborative online space, is her passion project and she has just begun the "Find the Beauty Podcast". Tune in to be encouraged to dream again and create a life you love!


To learn more about how you can work with Kari, go to:

Find her podcast on iTunes here: Find the Beauty Podcast or search for it on your favorite podcast app.

For now, 

Hugs and High Fives Parents!




EP 19 - Homeschooling Your Kids with Special Guest Teresa Dumadag

EP 19 - Homeschooling Your Kids with Special Guest Teresa Dumadag

June 27, 2021

Hello No-Problem Parents! Today's special Guest is Homeschooling mom Teresa Dumadag!

Are you a current homeschooling parent?  Maybe you've been thinking about homeschooling your children but not sure if it's right for you? 

Teresa is going to share her unique and intentional homeschooling approach that not only serves her children well, it allows her to be the best teacher for her kids AND fulfill her professional passion.

Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is a multi-awarded author and Amazon bestselling author.
She has won in the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards in the past 3 consecutive years, has published 10 books and is the author of the award-winning blog Hands-On Parent while Earning.

She is the President of Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services, an international speaker, and an executive, parenting, homeschool, life and career transitions coach.

Teresa is a mom of three boys whom she has homeschooled since birth. She lives in Manila, Philippines with her husband and kids.

Click this link on June 30th or July 1st o get a FREE copy of Teresa's latest book;
and here's the link to Teresa's podcast FOLLOW GOD

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Keep on keeping on parents!  You Got This!
EP 18 - Raising Mentally Strong Kids with Special Guest Blair Critch

EP 18 - Raising Mentally Strong Kids with Special Guest Blair Critch

June 24, 2021

HELLO PARENTS!  Todays topic is on how to raise mentally strong kids – even in the midst of tough times.

My special guest, Blair Critch is going to talk about how even when you, the mom or dad are faced with adversity and when you’re in the midst of dealing with your own hardships and problems….you can show your kids and teach your kids how to become mentally strong right along with you. 

 Blair is a Success coach for Moms in business, and the co-creator of  BLESSED MOMMA BOSSES, a company that helps ambitious women achieve financial success without sacrificing time with their family. 

Her journey the past 15 years has been less than smooth sailing.  

Listen in as Blair shares how bankruptcy, her husbands addiction and her own battle with cancer has brought their family closer together.

She’s going to share 5 key things that she teaches her kids to become mentally strong and how they deal with and overcome problems in their home.

To connect with Blair and her business partner Kellie Hoover go to

Blair also shared The secret to balancing your family time and building a successful business is to solidify your vision

Click here to get the VISION BOARD COURSE


to get your free Time Blocking and Calendar Planning Worksheet, click this link: Master Your Time Planning Worksheet

To learn more about the Make It Right Technique and how you can become a No-Problem Parent go to

For now,

Hugs and High Fives Parents!



EP 17 - Creating Virtues & Building Character in your kids using the DISC assessment with Sandra Davis from People Smart World

EP 17 - Creating Virtues & Building Character in your kids using the DISC assessment with Sandra Davis from People Smart World

June 15, 2021

Welcome back to the No-Problem Parenting Podcast -

Hey Parents! Do your kids feel entitled or do wonder if you are raising selfish kids?

Instilling virtues and building character in our kids helps them to become responsible and respectful people AND improves their attitude and overall behavior as they grow.

AND sometimes, even though we’ve tried, we unintentionally get off track and find ourselves living with kids who are demanding and disrespectful.

What if your kids are now teenagers and not responsible or don’t seem to care?

Are you wondering if its too late?

The answer is no, it is not too late!

Today, my special guest is Sandra Davis from PEOPLE SMART WORLD

Sandra is going to share a free resource and describe to us how an understanding of each family members personality style can help us develop healthy virtues and build character in our kids.

Sandra Davis, is an expert facilitator, coach, instructional design and curriculum developer and consultant.

She is the Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleSmart Enterprises, the co-creator of the PeopleSmart DISC Interpretation Method & the DISCovering Me Program for youth, a Co-Founder of PEOPLE SMART ACADEMY which offers online courses for teaching People-literacy.

Sandra has trained as a facilitator with The Virtues Project and she’s been facilitating leadership development and business cultures that thrive by consulting with companies in New Zealand (where she lives) as well as several countries throughout the world including the United States.

Here's the link to get a FREE DISC assessment for you and each member of your family: FREE DISC ASSESSMENT

Click to join the Parents with Teens, Tweens and anything in between Facebook group

and use this link to join the People Smart Academy for just $1 -People Smart Academy

PeopleSmart Inner Circle is a mentorship and community for busy working parents. These parents are passionate about becoming their best selves and want to lead and inspire their children to also become the best they can be. It’s led by Sandra Davis and Carol Dysart who bring a combined 60 years of experience in coaching CEOs, leaders, managers, coaches, consultants, teachers and parents. The Inner Circle empowers individuals to have harmonious and joyful relationships at home and at work.

Be sure to share this episode with your friends, your kids teachers and your colleagues or take a screen shot of the episode and share on your favorite social media platform. Thank You!

Hugs and High Fives,



EP 16 - Parenting Kids with Anxiety and Big Emotions with special guest Kelly Winkler

EP 16 - Parenting Kids with Anxiety and Big Emotions with special guest Kelly Winkler

June 10, 2021

Welcome Back Parents! Today's episode introduces us to the benefits of becoming a mindful parent and getting ourselves prepared to respond to our kid's big emotions.  My special guest Kelly Winkler shares how her inspiration to become a yoga instructor for children and parents came from watching her preteen daughter fall in love with yoga and use it as a tool to deal with anxiety.

Kelly received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. She has an extensive background working with children. She started her career as a child life specialist in the hospital setting. She then obtained her elementary teacher certification and has taught children ranging in age preschool through fifth grade. She is also a mother of four children.

Kelly began her journey with yoga 16 years ago when she was pregnant with her first child. As a former educator and child life specialist Kelly became inspired to bring yoga to children. Over the years the environment in which she worked with children changed, however, one thing remained constant, her belief that the most important things she could bring a child were self-confidence, strength, and the power to create their own inner peace.

Kelly earned her children's yoga certification through Kidding Around Yoga and is a Kidding Around Yoga Trainer. She gives professional development for educators to incorporate mindfulness and yoga into their classroom.

Kelly believes the benefits of mindfulness are so powerful she has created a podcast for parents and teachers Mindful Moments for Families and Schools where she shares these tools. She strives to educate and engage children and their families in these practices. She is now offering a parent coaching to help families have a more calm and connected home.

To learn more about how you can help your child with anxiety and/or BIG emotions you can reach out to Kelly via the links below:

EP - 15 Kids and Anxiety

EP - 15 Kids and Anxiety

June 8, 2021

Welcome Back Parents! Today's Episode 15 is a quick overview of what anxiety can look like in kids.  I crammed ALOT of information in this short episode and only touched the surface of this very common, yet individualized natural response to stress!

There is SO much information about anxiety - this episode is my attempt to get the conversation started AND pre-introduce my next guest (Episode 16 coming soon).  Kelly Winkler is a mom, teacher and certified children's yoga instructor and she joins me in the next episode to talk about some things we as parents can do to help our kiddo's calm their anxious bodies and much more.

For more information about anxiety please go to The National Alliance on Mental Health or consult your pediatrician.

I'd love to hear from you!  What questions do you have about anxiety with your kids or as it relates to your parenting?  What have you tried that really helped?  Comment on this podcast or email with your questions and/or suggestions.

Hugs and High Fives Parents ~

You Got This!

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