Leadership, Military and Boy Scouts
Stephen S. Brightman graduated from West Point and was commissioned as US Army Officer from the United States Military Academy in 2010. During his seven years in the Army, he served in various leadership positions from platoon leader, assistant operations officer, an aide to a two-star general, and culminated his service as a Battery Commander, supervising over seventy Soldiers overseas. He is also an Eagle Scout, certified sexual assault/harassment victim advocate, and currently resides in North Carolina, where he is launching his own podcast Daily Leadership Lessons focused on bringing his listeners advice on how to be more effective leaders.
Julie Ross, M.A., is the Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children's lives through parent and teacher education. With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Ross has led parenting workshops nationwide. In New York City, she frequently works with Parents in Action, The Parent's League, The Board of Jewish Education, the NYC Public School system, and many NYC private schools. Her work can be found in Good Housekeeping, New York Family Magazine, and Real Simple, among other national publications. Mrs. Ross has appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Montel Williams show, NPR: Weekend America, Good Day New York, and Oprah and Friends Radio's "Meet the Peetes." Julie Ross is currently a member of the American Counseling Association and runs ongoing parent workshops and support groups.
Peer Abuse & Bullying. Brenda High has become a passionate crusader, a mom on a mission to stop school bullying and peer abuse. It is not uncommon to see Brenda doing email or on the phone talking about bullying as well as advising parents, students, teachers, state and federal lawmakers, media and community members about the emotional and physical dangers of bullying, which can lead to bullycide, (a suicide attributed to bullying).
You CAN travel the world with your kids
Traveling the world with her kids and writing hilarious stories about all of it, is what A. K. Turner does best. Challenging the traditional humdrum ways of parenting, she shows all of us that the life of a digital nomad is not just for the childless free spirit anymore. In fact, she believes that taking your kids outside of the traditional walls of a school could be a better way to educate them.
Self-labeling to soon prevents the natural growth of our children.
Dr. Harl Hargett is a forensic psychologist who is an expert in addictions and brain trauma. He has been working with kids for over 30 years primarily focusing on those dealing with mental health, difficulty adjusting to foster care and social connectivity. In this episode, Dr. Hargett and Emily talk about the three major things that are impacting kids today and their families (3:48), the importance of kids not labeling themselves (8:40), and when kids start being skeptical of you as a parent (19:37).