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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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Special Message: Listening and Learning How to be Anti-Racist

Listening & Learning How to be Anti-Racist (Links) The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. Albert Einstein Long after the ...READ MORE...

Ep. 142: Using Gratitude, Attitude, and Courage to Cope with COVID

Show Notes Tap into the camp values of gratitude, attitude, and courage to help you and your family cope during COVID-19! This week on the podcast, I’m chatting with camp professional and podcaster Cole Kelly about summer camp and how ...READ MORE...

Ep. 141: The “Ecohappiness” Challenge with the Happy Science Mom

In this episode, I’m chatting with “Happy Science Mom” Sandi Schwartz about how we can use nature to help us – and our kids – feel happier during COVID-19 and beyond. At the time of our recording, Sandi was on ...READ MORE...

Ep. 140: Good News About Our Kids’ Bad Behavior with Katherine Lewis

Link to show notes for this episode. Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an independent journalist, author and speaker based in the Washington D.C. area on topics including parenting, children, education, mental health, technology, work, entrepreneurship, caregiving, diversity, equity and inclusion. Her ...READ MORE...

Ep. 139: Doing Life with Your Adult Children with Jim Burns

Interested in positive strategies for happier children, adolescents, and families? Check out Sunshine Parenting Coaching! Show notes & links available here. In this episode, Audrey’s guest is Jim Burns, President of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center ...READ MORE...

Ep. 138: Unselfie with Dr. Michele Borba

Download this episode. Interested in positive strategies for happier children, adolescents, and families? Check out Sunshine Parenting Coaching! Show notes & links available here. In this episode, Audrey’s guest is Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist, parenting expert, and author ...READ MORE...

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