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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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Ep. 158: The Science of Attachment with Bethany Saltman

SHOW NOTES Join the Sunshine Parenting PATREON squad for bonus perks, including bonus podcast episodes and exclusive posts and resources! Join Audrey’s email subscriber community for resources and ideas for happier, more connected families.  Bethany Saltman Bethany Saltman, this week’s ...READ MORE...

Ep. 157: Personal Update & Insights during COVID, Fires, & General Mayhem

SHOW NOTES Those things that are really, really important are generally the things that you wouldn't be able to take in a fire.Audrey Monke Hi Podcast Friends,This week I share a personal update and some insights I've gained over the ...READ MORE...

Ep. 156: The Tech Solution with Dr. Shimi Kang

SHOW NOTES​We know about 70% of parents say that tech use is a constant battle in their home. And I think that we need to recognize that issue goes beyond tech. It really is impacting our relationships, our attachment with ...READ MORE...

Ep. 155: The Bottom Line for Baby with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

SHOW NOTES This week’s conversation is with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., the trusted, down-to-earth parenting expert many of us have grown to trust over the years due to her pragmatic, research-based approach and advice. Tina has researched and written the ...READ MORE...

Ep. 154: Race-Based Stress of Black Americans and Coping Strategies

SHOW NOTES Dr. Courtney Thomas Tobin with her husband Danny and son Jameson. This week on the podcast, I bring you my conversation with Dr. Courtney Thomas Tobin, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the ...READ MORE...

Ep. 153: Rethinking School & Education During the Pandemic

SHOW NOTES Hi Podcast Listeners, This episode is the second in my two-part conversation with Sara Kuljis. Last week, in Episode 152, Sara and I discussed what we need to do for ourselves as we transition into more pandemic disruption ...READ MORE...