Tag: Parenting

Episode 62: Hush Little Baby

“Don’t buy your kids all the things you wished you had, teach your kids all the things you wish you’d known” ~author unknown
It’s not the things you give or buy for your children that will make the difference, it’s the lessons we teach and the time we spend that will be what matters.
This Father’s day weekend I was reflecting on a number of things and a few different things stood out. I lost my father 11 years ago, but I was fortunate and blessed enough to have him in my life up until my mid 30s. Many children are not fortunate enough to have a father in their life at all. This is one of the major problems we face as a society. Much more of an issue than most of the nonsense we’re lead to believe are the great problems we face today.

Being a father has been the greatest gift and honor of my lifetime and reading to my daughter daily is one of my great joys. I recently had a conversation with my wife about a book my daughter has me read to her all the time, several times a week in fact. The book is a different version of the classic lullaby “Hush Little Baby”. This wonderful book was written by Sylvia Long. My daughter loves it and in this episode I speak about a very powerful lesson Sylvia Long has conveyed in her version of this classic.

Episode 58: Comfort Zone to Courage Zone; Interview with Debora Keegan

Have you ever heard someone say, “you have to step outside of your comfort zone”? That can be scary for people sometimes, but that is where the action is, that is where you can really grow as a person and attain that life you really love! Master Life Coach and Behavior Change Specialist, Debora Keegan is someone who knows all about stepping out of her comfort zone and helping others do the same so they can live a life they really love.

Who is Debora Keegan?
Debora Keegan is a certified Master Life Coach and Behavior Change Specialist assisting her clients using various tools and techniques to re-frame thoughts and modify behaviors to build a life they love.
Learn more by checking out this episode of the Derate the Hate podcast!

Episode 54: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids… Interview with Stephanie Pinto

Talking Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids with Stephanie Pinto

Highlights
~What is emotional intelligence?
~How do we as parents learn to become emotionally intelligent and exhibit emotionally intelligent behavior?
~Why is it so important to raise emotionally intelligent children?
~Resilience in children
~Self-confidence in children
~What is the difference between discipline and punishment?