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Enriching & Fun!

"This is one of my favorite podcasts. Audrey always interviews fascinating insightful guests. I finish each show with new ideas and more energy to be the kind of mom I want and strive to be."

Karen AG

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:37:13-07:00

Karen AG

"This is one of my favorite podcasts. Audrey always interviews fascinating insightful guests. I finish each show with new ideas and more energy to be the kind of mom I want and strive to be."

Must listen

"I love Audrey’s philosophy on parenting. The podcasts are informative and useful."

Eunice811

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:37:56-07:00

Eunice811

"I love Audrey’s philosophy on parenting. The podcasts are informative and useful."

A Must For All Parents

"A very REAL podcast perfect for any parent! If you are having a hard time letting your child soar you need to listen to this! Especially if you are unsure about summer camp!"

Renee Say

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:38:48-07:00

Renee Say

"A very REAL podcast perfect for any parent! If you are having a hard time letting your child soar you need to listen to this! Especially if you are unsure about summer camp!"

NOT JUST CAMP

"Don’t let the title fool you - this is about raising children, pure and simple. Audrey brings together amazing experts and makes every guest feel like a friend. Run, don’t walk, to catch the episodes you may have missed. There is a treasure in each one."

TKinDC

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:39:29-07:00

TKinDC

"Don’t let the title fool you - this is about raising children, pure and simple. Audrey brings together amazing experts and makes every guest feel like a friend. Run, don’t walk, to catch the episodes you may have missed. There is a treasure in each one."

Great food for thought from one of my favorite mentors!

"I love listening to this podcast! Sunshine is warm and genuine in her delivery of relatable stories. I credit her with a great deal of my personal development as a childcare provider. She incorporates research, personal stories, and engaging guests’ input into each episode."

Megan Dougherty

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:40:52-07:00

Megan Dougherty

"I love listening to this podcast! Sunshine is warm and genuine in her delivery of relatable stories. I credit her with a great deal of my personal development as a childcare provider. She incorporates research, personal stories, and engaging guests’ input into each episode."

Excellent

"It's great! You are a wonderful person and you mean a lot to all of us who are engaged in children and camping! Thank you! Hello, Rada from KompKamp, Serbia!"

RadoslavaK

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:41:48-07:00

RadoslavaK

"It's great! You are a wonderful person and you mean a lot to all of us who are engaged in children and camping! Thank you! Hello, Rada from KompKamp, Serbia!"

Insightful, Positive, Uplifting!

"Thank you, Sunshine Parenting for helping me support my high school students. This is not just a parenting podcast - it's a podcast for anyone striving to live a more positive and friendship-filled life!!"

Gretchen Monke

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:42:33-07:00

Gretchen Monke

"Thank you, Sunshine Parenting for helping me support my high school students. This is not just a parenting podcast - it's a podcast for anyone striving to live a more positive and friendship-filled life!!"

The best!!!

"Great advice and really fun to listen to! My favorite podcast to listen to on walks."

Char22334554433

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:43:32-07:00

Char22334554433

"Great advice and really fun to listen to! My favorite podcast to listen to on walks."

Amazing information

"Sunshine has incredible advice and insight! I love learning from her and enjoy these podcasts so much. Could not recommend more!!!"

Charlotte Pecot

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:44:50-07:00

Charlotte Pecot

"Sunshine has incredible advice and insight! I love learning from her and enjoy these podcasts so much. Could not recommend more!!!"

Great Advice!

"I love Sunshine Parenting in all forms, and the podcast is one of her best! Great information and advice on bringing kids up and keeping families healthy and happy!"

KingEmma

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:45:28-07:00

KingEmma

"I love Sunshine Parenting in all forms, and the podcast is one of her best! Great information and advice on bringing kids up and keeping families healthy and happy!"

Love Sunshine Mom!

"Always informative, uplifting, and really hits home! I listen and I am subscribed to the emails! I love both"

Elyse Thompson

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:46:03-07:00

Elyse Thompson

"Always informative, uplifting, and really hits home! I listen and I am subscribed to the emails! I love both"

Useful real life parenting advice!

"Such good real-life advice for busy parents. Loved the episode about books and reading levels. The podcast is full of advice that can be implemented easily and makes a real difference. New episodes are always great tips to connect and be a better parent. This podcast is the real deal for parents! Enjoyable :)"

Suzanne Arnzen Curtis

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:47:05-07:00

Suzanne Arnzen Curtis

"Such good real-life advice for busy parents. Loved the episode about books and reading levels. The podcast is full of advice that can be implemented easily and makes a real difference. New episodes are always great tips to connect and be a better parent. This podcast is the real deal for parents! Enjoyable :)"

Awesome parenting and teaching help

"Not just for parents! Great conversations for anyone interested in raising thriving kids! Audrey is a great host and her blog posts are so well written and researched!"

AwesomeMontana

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:48:05-07:00

AwesomeMontana

"Not just for parents! Great conversations for anyone interested in raising thriving kids! Audrey is a great host and her blog posts are so well written and researched!"

Uplifting and Brilliant Show!

"Such a well-rounded show! Audrey and her guests address an awesome variety of topics that shine a light on Parenting, Summer Camp, and Happiness. It was very refreshing to hear Audrey's guest, Becky talk about the No Cell Phone Zone policy she implemented to her Middle School Lunch period and that the outcome was a transformation on actively engaging with their peers. Thank you for sharing such impactful messages with hopes to inspire other schools to set a positive tone for Cell Phone Free Zones and knowing it will cause a positive ripple effect!"

CaraF13

Podcast
5
2020-09-22T11:49:26-07:00

CaraF13

"Such a well-rounded show! Audrey and her guests address an awesome variety of topics that shine a light on Parenting, Summer Camp, and Happiness. It was very refreshing to hear Audrey's guest, Becky talk about the No Cell Phone Zone policy she implemented to her Middle School Lunch period and that the outcome was a transformation on actively engaging with their peers. Thank you for sharing such impactful messages with hopes to inspire other schools to set a positive tone for Cell Phone Free Zones and knowing it will cause a positive ripple effect!"

Wow!

"Audrey's podcast is my go-to place for words of encouragement and inspiration. I am always positively impacted by her fabulous choice of authors and experts to interview and the guidance they share. I come away from her episodes feeling uplifted and hopeful about the parenting challenges I'm facing on any given day. Audrey's curiosity and care for young people is evident in all that she does."
Podcast
5
2020-09-15T17:03:38-07:00
"Audrey's podcast is my go-to place for words of encouragement and inspiration. I am always positively impacted by her fabulous choice of authors and experts to interview and the guidance they share. I come away from her episodes feeling uplifted and hopeful about the parenting challenges I'm facing on any given day. Audrey's curiosity and care for young people is evident in all that she does."

Simple and powerful

"This podcast is in my heavy rotation and should be in yours. I'm a summer camp professional and parent of three. Despite lots of training and a career in youth development, I find my dad self forgetting what my camp self knows and does. Audrey's podcast reminds me how to put what I know is good into action by backing it up with current research and examples. I'm a better dad (and camp director) with her nudges and suggestions of how to stay focused on the big picture and my hopes for myself and my kids."
Podcast
5
2020-09-15T17:05:30-07:00
"This podcast is in my heavy rotation and should be in yours. I'm a summer camp professional and parent of three. Despite lots of training and a career in youth development, I find my dad self forgetting what my camp self knows and does. Audrey's podcast reminds me how to put what I know is good into action by backing it up with current research and examples. I'm a better dad (and camp director) with her nudges and suggestions of how to stay focused on the big picture and my hopes for myself and my kids."

Insightful and Applicable

"The Sunshine Parenting podcast is one of six podcasts I keep returning to for insight and growth in my life. Whether Audrey is speaking or she has a guest speaker, the high quality and directly applicable insights and ideas provide direction for improving my parenting and teaching life. I am so thankful for the ongoing learning I receive from this podcast and look forward to listening to it each week."
Podcast
5
2020-09-15T17:07:10-07:00
"The Sunshine Parenting podcast is one of six podcasts I keep returning to for insight and growth in my life. Whether Audrey is speaking or she has a guest speaker, the high quality and directly applicable insights and ideas provide direction for improving my parenting and teaching life. I am so thankful for the ongoing learning I receive from this podcast and look forward to listening to it each week."

Perfect for Teachers and Parents

"I have been professionally trained as a teacher, but with that comes a lot ideologies about conformity, rigorous structure, and punishment. Sunshine Parenting focuses on connection, having fun with your children (or students), and simplifying life so that everyone is less stressed and able to grow more. I absolutely recommend the episode on THE YES BRAIN, which falls right in line with Audrey's message on the podcast. As adults, we are inevitably going to change the kids we interact with. The Sunshine Parenting Podcast has changed the way I change kids lives for the better."

Iamlovedxoxo

Podcast
5
2020-09-15T17:09:51-07:00

Iamlovedxoxo

"I have been professionally trained as a teacher, but with that comes a lot ideologies about conformity, rigorous structure, and punishment. Sunshine Parenting focuses on connection, having fun with your children (or students), and simplifying life so that everyone is less stressed and able to grow more. I absolutely recommend the episode on THE YES BRAIN, which falls right in line with Audrey's message on the podcast. As adults, we are inevitably going to change the kids we interact with. The Sunshine Parenting Podcast has changed the way I change kids lives for the better."

Love Sunshine Parenting!!

"Wonderful information that is so helpful in navigating a fast changing world!"

Susan

Carmel Valley Tennis Camp

Podcast
5
2020-09-15T17:10:26-07:00

Susan

Carmel Valley Tennis Camp

"Wonderful information that is so helpful in navigating a fast changing world!"

Positive Parenting Inspo and Insights

"Full disclosure: I have known Sunshine (and was introduced to her as Sunshine in 1997!) for more than 20 years...but that doesn't change the fact that she's an amazing inspiration to all who surround her orbit. Audrey's podcast, Sunshine Parenting, seeks out guests and topics that empower and engage the listener. Audrey seeks to offer tips and insight from her own personal experience as a mother of 5 and as a camp director for 34+ years. She's always looking for wonderful and simple ways to engage as humans - especially with children. In this age of technology, these are necessary and welcome conversations. I highly recommend this podcast as well as her blog of the same name. I cannot wait for her new book to come out in May of 2019 so I can devour that as well!"

Anne Driscoll
Mom, Indie Bookstore Owner, Podcast Enthusiast

Podcast
5
2020-09-15T17:14:23-07:00

Anne Driscoll
Mom, Indie Bookstore Owner, Podcast Enthusiast

"Full disclosure: I have known Sunshine (and was introduced to her as Sunshine in 1997!) for more than 20 years...but that doesn't change the fact that she's an amazing inspiration to all who surround her orbit. Audrey's podcast, Sunshine Parenting, seeks out guests and topics that empower and engage the listener. Audrey seeks to offer tips and insight from her own personal experience as a mother of 5 and as a camp director for 34+ years. She's always looking for wonderful and simple ways to engage as humans - especially with children. In this age of technology, these are necessary and welcome conversations. I highly recommend this podcast as well as her blog of the same name. I cannot wait for her new book to come out in May of 2019 so I can devour that as well!"

Great resource for personal and professional growth

"Audrey's podcasts and other content on Sunshine Parenting have consistently proven to be engaging, practical, and universal."

Jeff Gamble, Camp Jefunira

Podcast
2020-09-16T14:08:22-07:00

Jeff Gamble, Camp Jefunira

"Audrey's podcasts and other content on Sunshine Parenting have consistently proven to be engaging, practical, and universal."

Love this parenting postcast!

"Love all of the variety of topics and thought leaders that Audrey has on her podcast! One of my favorite parenting podcasts for sure."

ParentOnPurpose

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T15:44:07-07:00

ParentOnPurpose

"Love all of the variety of topics and thought leaders that Audrey has on her podcast! One of my favorite parenting podcasts for sure."

An insightful podcast for parents

"I’m relatively new to the podcast world but found Sunshine Parenting and listen to every episode. Audrey has a pleasant demeanor and features great guests who I often start following as well. This is a must-have podcast if you want to raise confident kids. I know I need all the help I can get!"

Mtnpepsi

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T15:45:53-07:00

Mtnpepsi

"I’m relatively new to the podcast world but found Sunshine Parenting and listen to every episode. Audrey has a pleasant demeanor and features great guests who I often start following as well. This is a must-have podcast if you want to raise confident kids. I know I need all the help I can get!"

Much needed fresh take on parenting

"Audrey, I think the word that best describes your podcast is “refreshing.“ Thank you for bringing such useful and uplifting advice and ideas to us parents."

Karen Lock Kolp

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T15:46:47-07:00

Karen Lock Kolp

"Audrey, I think the word that best describes your podcast is “refreshing.“ Thank you for bringing such useful and uplifting advice and ideas to us parents."

Great on parenting and camp issues!

"Highly recommend!"

AM-Alma

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T15:50:00-07:00

AM-Alma

"Highly recommend!"

LOVE this podcast

"LOVE this podcast. It's fun to listen to, full of helpful information that is relevant, important, and practical. Highly recommend!"

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T15:58:34-07:00

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

"LOVE this podcast. It's fun to listen to, full of helpful information that is relevant, important, and practical. Highly recommend!"

Great for anyone who works with kids!

"I’m really enjoying the topics covered in Audrey’s podcasts. This recent one about teens and camp provides loads of info on the benefits of camp for teens and gives great relatable examples. Easy to listen to with a clear and concise message for parents, teachers, and teens!!"

Misskellye

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T15:59:37-07:00

Misskellye

"I’m really enjoying the topics covered in Audrey’s podcasts. This recent one about teens and camp provides loads of info on the benefits of camp for teens and gives great relatable examples. Easy to listen to with a clear and concise message for parents, teachers, and teens!!"

Incredibly Real and Informative

"Audrey is articulate, speaks from reality, and brings along insightful guests. I enjoy listening to the tips she has shared as a parent and successful business owner. Keep going. Our family loves it."

Squirby76

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T16:00:56-07:00

Squirby76

"Audrey is articulate, speaks from reality, and brings along insightful guests. I enjoy listening to the tips she has shared as a parent and successful business owner. Keep going. Our family loves it."

Knowledgeable host

"Audrey is knowledgeable from years of camp experience. But she also has interesting guests. She asks thoughtful questions and it all adds up to a terrific resource for parents."

Podcastaddict

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T16:03:21-07:00

Podcastaddict

"Audrey is knowledgeable from years of camp experience. But she also has interesting guests. She asks thoughtful questions and it all adds up to a terrific resource for parents."

Great energy! Great info!

"Audrey's energy is as high as her commitment to serving families. As an avid proponent of summer camps, I highly recommend her podcast to answer all your camp questions or to reminisce about your sweet camp memories!"

Tosha Schore, MA

Podcast
5
2020-09-16T16:13:25-07:00

Tosha Schore, MA

"Audrey's energy is as high as her commitment to serving families. As an avid proponent of summer camps, I highly recommend her podcast to answer all your camp questions or to reminisce about your sweet camp memories!"
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On the Sunshine Parenting Podcast with Audrey Monke, I interview youth development experts who share ideas about working with and raising kids who become thriving adults. In each interview, we discuss concepts and strategies for communicating and connecting better with young people, so that they get the support and encouragement they need to grow into their best selves.

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[Encore] Ep. 61: National Adoption Awareness Month

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Ep. 165: Cultivating Kindness

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Ep. 164: Growing Gratitude

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Ep. 163: Finding the Beauty Underneath the Struggle with Niki Spears

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Ep. 162: The Power of Selectively Ignoring Behavior

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Ep. 161: An Inside Look at Sunshine’s Parenting

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