The Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast
Podcast 17 How To Talk About Sex With Your Kids with Sex Educator Annette Castillo

Podcast 17 How To Talk About Sex With Your Kids with Sex Educator Annette Castillo

January 15, 2020

Annette Castillo, RN shares how to speak to your children about sex education and current challenges for parents and for teens when addressing the conversation.

Podcast 16  The Sugden‘s Story: Adopting and Raising a biological daughter with Special Needs

Podcast 16 The Sugden‘s Story: Adopting and Raising a biological daughter with Special Needs

December 12, 2019

Dave and Marni Sugden share their journey of when they set out to adopt a child and then discovered they were pregnant.  The Sugdens discovered their biological daughter had unilateral deafness and cerebral palsy.  Dave and Marni share their experience of how they adjusted to their parenting challenges and continued to persevere to create a the family life they both desired. 

Podcast 15 Parenting Differently Wired Children with Author Debbie Reber

Podcast 15 Parenting Differently Wired Children with Author Debbie Reber

December 4, 2019

Debbie Reber, Author and Founder of Tilt Parenting a community for parents with differently wired children shares her personal journey with son Asher, and how communities can be more inclusive of differently wired children.  Debbie also speaks further about the Tilt Parenting Community which was a vision she had to help parents all over the world receive support and resources from fellow parents also raising children who are differently wired.  

 

Podcast 14 Surviving Grief  and Finding Solace as a Parent with Jeanne Pepper Bernstein

Podcast 14 Surviving Grief and Finding Solace as a Parent with Jeanne Pepper Bernstein

November 26, 2019

In 2018 Jeanne Pepper Bernstein's college age son Blaze Bernstein was murdered in Orange County during Winter Break.  Jeanne shares her journey about moving forward from loss and finding solace in advocacy for kindness and LGBTQ.  

Podcast 13 How Summer Camp Helps to Raise Thriving Kids

Podcast 13 How Summer Camp Helps to Raise Thriving Kids

November 19, 2019

Audrey Monke and Sarah Kuljis Camp Directors of  Gold Arrow and Yosemite Sierra respectively share their insights and wisdom on what life skills children gain by going to summer camp.  Both share personally how camp influenced their own upbringing and guided their choices as people and as parents.

Podcast 12 Entitlemania with Richard Watts Part 2

Podcast 12 Entitlemania with Richard Watts Part 2

November 12, 2019

Part II: Are well intentioned parents inadvertently raising entitled children?  How are we as parents contributing to the problem of entitlement which is becoming an epidemic in the United States.  Author Richard Watts share his wisdom as a parent himself and advisor to the extremely affluent what he has observed as the challenges of wealth, and how to raise kids to respect their own capabilities and not expect their parents to do everything for them.  You don't want to miss this.  In fact we had so much to discuss we needed to make this podcast in two segments!

 

Podcast 11  Entitlemania with author Richards Watts Part 1

Podcast 11 Entitlemania with author Richards Watts Part 1

November 12, 2019

Are well intentioned parents inadvertently raising entitled children?  How are we as parents contributing to the problem of entitlement which is becoming an epidemic in the United States.  Author Richard Watts share his wisdom as a parent himself and advisor to the extremely affluent what he has observed as the challenges of wealth, and how to raise kids to respect their own capabilities and not expect their parents to do everything for them.  You don't want to miss this.  In fact we had so much to discuss we needed to make this podcast in two segments!  Part One of two.

Podcast 10 Managing Test Anxiety for our Teens with guest Nick Standlea

Podcast 10 Managing Test Anxiety for our Teens with guest Nick Standlea

October 31, 2019

Preparing the teen mind and the parent mind for college can be absolutely stressful. Nick Standlea, CEO of Test Prep Gurus, discusses how to avoid the stress for both parents and teens.  Nick offers Mainspring listeners some test anxiety management tips and shares more in depth about how Orange County families  can hold a healthy perspective on testing during the college admission season.

Podcast 9 Halloween: Making Memories with our Families w/Barbara Mendez

Podcast 9 Halloween: Making Memories with our Families w/Barbara Mendez

October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween! Barbara Mendez, a Halloween enthusiast shares her joy about creating family traditions.  Recently, the Mendez Family bought a historic home linked to the Salem witch trials and Barbara shares more about the history and how this has bonded her family further.

Podcast 8 Transitioning picky eaters to Whole food eaters with Chef Carrie Paul

Podcast 8 Transitioning picky eaters to Whole food eaters with Chef Carrie Paul

October 20, 2019

Chef Carrie Paul from The Longest Fork in Corona del Mar educates us on working with our picky eaters at home and exposing them to the joys and nutritional benefits of eatings whole foods.  Chef Carrie shares her own experiences with supporting her daughter from combatting food allergies with diet change and her family philosophy of whole food eating, as well as educating her cooking students on how to eat delicious food but also keeping it healthy whole food.

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