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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. 127: The New Adolescence with Christine Carter, Ph.D.

  Show notes & links available here. In this podcast episode, I’m joined by my friend Christine Carter, a sociologist working out of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and author of some of my favorite parenting books. We are ...READ MORE...

Ep. 126: Connecting with our Daughters

 Download this episode. Show notes & links available here. In this episode, I’m joined by my good friend and longtime camp industry colleague, Brooke Cheley-Klebe. Both of us have three daughters, so we’ve had a lot of discussion over ...READ MORE...

Ep. 125: Transforming Schools with Positivity

Show notes & links available here. In this episode, I’m speaking with Niki Spears, the co-founder of the Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey. She started this organization to bring the positive messages of Jon Gordon’s book, The Energy Bus, ...READ MORE...

Ep. 124: Promoting Mental Health with Dr. Jess Shatkin

Download this episode. Show notes & links available here. In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Jess Shatkin, about preventing mental illness and promoting health in children and adolescents. As a clinician, researcher and educator, Dr. Shatkin is one of ...READ MORE...

Ep. 123: Connection Comes First

Show notes & links available here. In this episode, I’m talking about my theme for this month: Connection! All month long, my posts and podcast episodes are centered around this topic, and it’s one that I feel is critically important ...READ MORE...

Ep. 122: How to Connect with Your Teen with Chris Thurber

Show notes & links available here. In this episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Chris Thurber, a legendary trainer in the camp industry and a clinical psychologist who works at Phillips Exeter Academy, about how important it for parents to connect ...READ MORE...

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