Podcast-Reaching-Roots

A Podcast for Parents & Family

Reaching Roots

Hi, my name is Jaison Dolvane and I’m the host of “Reaching Roots”, a podcast with a goal to make life easier for parents and families – so, they can reach further. We’re talking to people who inspire us with their journey, tell us about the problems they are solving, and provide us insight that helps us and our children learn and grow. Reaching Roots is a metaphor for continuing to grow, reaching further, exploring new roads, and strength.

Dr. Ashley Miller, Children Mental Health during COVID

Dr. Ashley Miller


Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Author

BC Children's Hospital

“Encourage play, safe social connections, and give kids tasks that they can feel some sense of competence“

In this episode, we talk about the positive and negative impacts of COVID on your children’s mental health.  Dr. Ashley Miller talks about practical tips for you to nurture positive growth and learning in your children during this time.   She provides ways for you to understand your kids’ behaviour and feelings, validate them, and support your children, so everyone feels better.

Dr. Ashley Miller is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the BC Children’s Hospital, speaker, award-winning educator and co-author of the book “What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work”

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Michelle Icard, Author, NBC News Learn, Today Show Parenting Team, The Fourteen Talks for Teens

Michelle Icard


Today Show Parenting, NBC News Learn

Author,

“Middle school can be awkward & hard, but an amazing time of life. Your child's brain, body, and identity are changing and it means they have so much potential.“

Your Tweens and Teens face many challenges – figuring out who they are, more school work, peer pressures, social media, romantic interests and changing bodies.   In this episode, Michelle provides invaluable advise on how you as a parent, can help them navigate their coming of age and steer clear of issues that shut them down.  Michelle Icard is a member of the TODAY Show parenting team and NBC News Learn. The author of Middle School Makeover and FOURTEEN TALKS BY AGE FOURTEEN, her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Time, and People.

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Jessica Lahey, Gift of Failure - Resilient Kids through Failure

Jessica Lahey


Writer, Author

Gift of Failure

“We’re trying to snowplow the way for our kids - in the end, we're actually undermining their capacity to learn“

Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education.  Parents who rush to school to deliver forgotten assignments, challenge teachers on report cards, interfere in children’s friendships and on the playing field, might be depriving their kids of important life skills.

In this episode Jessica Lahey talks about how parents can step back from their instincts and embrace their children’s failure.   She provides advice for handling everyday school & social situations and how, by letting our children fail, we can set them up to succeed.

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Leslie Josel. Reaching Roots Episode: Kids getting their homework done. Leslie Josel on Procrastination

Leslie Josel


Author, Coach, Founder

Order Out Of Chaos

“You know, overcoming procrastination is a life skill, not necessarily a school skill“

Leslie Josel, an ADHD-academic, parenting coach, award-winning author and a columnist for ADDtitude Magazine and recognized as a top 20 Time Management expert in the world.

Do your kids wait until the night before to do their homework?  Students don’t procrastinate because they are lazy, but instead due to deeper issues of fear and difficulty.   This can start a cycle of low self-confidence that sabotages success in school and life.

In this Episode Leslie Josel, author of “How to Do it Now Because it’s Not Going Away” dives into the deeper issues on why your child procrastinates and how you can help your kids overcome procrastination.

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teach your kids physical literacy melanie levenberg PL3Y wishslate podcast reaching roots

Melanie Levenberg


Author, Teacher, Founder

PL3Y

“Parents should think - what different environments can I have my child learn how to move their bodies in“

Melanie Levenberg is an author, teacher and expert in children’s fitness. In 2020 alone, over 1 million kids participated in PL3Y fitness programs that follow 3 rules: Be Positive. Be Fun. Be Yourself. Today, our ‘digitally distracted’ way of life creates a social disconnect, poor mental health, obesity and unhappiness. Basic movement skills, like jumping, running, skipping, throwing are difficult activities for some kids who don’t know how to move. This adds to issues of increased screen time and decreased outdoor free play.

In this episode, Melanie talks to us about teaching physical literacy in our children, which is a combination of motivation, confidence, and physical competence to be active.

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celebrate a zoom birthday party

Dawn Lopez


Award Winning Lifestyle Blogger

Cutefetti

“If you get creative, there are so many ways that you can keep connected with people and celebrate moments“

Dawn Lopez is the owner of Cutefetti, an award-winning blog with over 300,000 members. Cutefetti provides practical resources that inspire families to celebrate life’s most important occasions.  In a pandemic year – your birthdays, thanksgiving and other occasions are very different. Who knew that large family get-togethers & group celebrations would be a risk to our health?

Online or physical – celebrations involve stresses of finding resources, coming up with ideas, figuring out online platforms, shopping, baking and gifting. In this episode, Dawn Lopez gives us ideas and time saving shortcuts for pandemic celebrations.

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Monica Tanner talks about intimacy in marriage reaching roots podcast by wishslate

Monica Tanner


CEO

On The Brighter Side

“Best thing you can do for your children is to make your marriage strong and lasting. How?“

Monica Tanner is a relationship and intimacy expert. There are lots of ups and downs in a marriage and it feels too much.  A study at the U. of California found that after children, couples’ marital satisfaction declines & there is a gradual increase of conflict, negatively affecting kids. As children grow, there is a cumulative erosion of satisfaction.   Complicating this further are the demands of work & everyday life that leave you feeling guilty, unsupported by your spouse or resentful.

In this episode, we talk to Monica about how you can navigate these, work on your marriage, make it wonderful, feel better and make your children thrive.

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Camille Walker


Founder

MyMommyStyle.com

“Remember what makes you you. It is something that is difficult with motherhood unless you actively pursue it“

Camille Walker is the founder of MyMommyStyle.com and host of the “Call me CEO” podcast, and a champion to help mothers find their passion and creativity, while balancing motherhood and being their own boss. Beth Berry, of MotherWhelmed says “Motherhood heavily engages some aspects of self, while leaving almost no room for the growth of other essential parts”.

In this episode, we talk to Camille about how she is helping mothers put their skills to work in harmony with motherhood, while feeling fulfilled and doing it on their own terms.

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improve your kids sleep

Megan Copeland


Founder

SlumberFeed

“When kids are tired, It's really hard to learn or be available. They can be irrational and emotional“

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In this episode, we talk about the dangers of kids not getting enough sleep and what parents can do to help their children develop healthy sleep habits.  Lack of sleep has serious negative consequences for your overtired child including unhealthy weight gain, bad moods, accidents, trouble in school and bad judgement. If your kids don’t sleep, you as parents don’t sleep – and there are consequences to this also.

Copeland is a certified sleep consultant and the founder of SlumberFeed, a company she founded to help tired parents and kids figure out how to improve their sleep.

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Gift-giving for the holiday season

Teresa Mears


CEO

LivingOnTheCheap

“If you have not already bought gifts, don't buy them“

Teresa says: “as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, we often are filled with a sense of dread: How will we ever find the perfect gift for everyone on our list, the time to finish our shopping and the money to pay for all the stuff we need to buy?”  Her latest article “How to stop the exchange of useless holiday junk” was published recently and in this Episode. Teresa talks to us about holiday gift-giving and saving.

Teresa Mears has spent her career as a newspaper editor & writer for the Miami Herald and other publications including the LA Times, Boston Globe and The New York Times. Teresa is currently the CEO of LivingOnTheCheap.com – a network of hyperlocal websites across the USA that cover lifestyle, family and personal finance.

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Unfiltered: How to be happy on social media

Jessica Abo


Award Winning Journalist

Author & Speaker

“For anyone unhappy or with that less than feeling, I wanted to empower them the next time they go online“

Social sites like Instagram, Facebook have negative effects, especially on young people’s mental health – negative body image, bullying, depression. However, there are also positive effects of social media – self-expression, community & emotional support.  Jessica is a bestselling author whose book Unfiltered: How To Be As Happy As You Look On Social Media was named #1 by Women’s Health on its list of self-love books & was in the official GRAMMY Awards Gift Bag.  In this Episode, Jessica talks about how to identify what makes you unhappy, how to navigate toxic relationships, and how to build a more positive life on social media.

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Help your child choose a career path blog post wishslate reaching roots podcast JP Michel

JP Michel


Founder

SparkPath

“If all we’re doing is introducing career exploration through the lens of job titles, there’s no way we’re going to succeed“

JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge mindset and the founder of SparkPath, the company that helps kids answer the question “What do I want to be when I grow up?” A common answer parents get from their children to this question is “I don’t know.”. Now what.

In this episode, JP talks about how traditional career resources have failed young people by focusing on obsolete job titles. JP provides a better way for parents to help their kids understand themselves, what they enjoy, and figure out how to navigate the modern world of work, so our kids can have hope & confidence that the world needs them.

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Diana Graber talks about internet safety for kids on the reaching roots podcast

Diana Graber


Author & Creator

CyberWise & CyberCivics

“Kids will tell you they’re doing homework & they’re probably toggling between homework and Snapchat or TikTok.“

Diana Graber is the author of “Raising Humans in a Digital World”, a book about Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology. She is also the creator of the internationally recognized Cyber-Civics middle school program that is actively taught in schools across 47 US states and many other countries.

Today 1 in 3 children will use phones before they learn how to talk. Our average attention span is less than that of a gold-fish. Research tells us that a brain on games looks similar to a brain on drugs. In this episode, Diana’s provides guidance on how we can teach our kids to safely connect and collaborate with technology. Her Cyber Civics education reflects the true realities of what kids.

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Julie Aigner-Clark on the Reaching Roots podcast by WishSlate, and talks about how parents how they can teach your children well

Julie Aigner-Clark


CEO

Wee School

“I look out my office window … parents walking by with babies & strollers and … those parents are looking at their phones.“

Julie is CEO of Wee School, and previously the founder of Baby Einstein, an infant products company sold to Disney, an Emmy-Award winning creator of children’s videos, and a New York Times best selling author of over 30 children’s books. Recognized by President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address, Julie has been featured in People, Oprah, Kiplingers, USA Today, The Today Show & The View.

In this episode, Julie talks about how we as parents are underserving our kids when it comes to education. She has devoted her life to educating children and shares her insights with us and provides a curriculum that can help parents better serve their children.

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Carlee-Krtolica, Styled and Sparkle, Stay at home mom, mom blogger

Carlee Krtolica


Blogger & Influencer

Styled to Sparkle

“Having a nine to five job, it just wasn’t the fit that I knew was right for myself and my family.“

Carlee Krtolica is a stay at home mom, editor-in-chief and founder of Styled to Sparkle, a lifestyle blog for moms and parents. It is no secret that mothers working full-time always grapple with the guilt that they are not giving enough time to their children. Managing kids, taking care of the family and juggling responsibilities at home and at work creates lots of pressure. After working a 9 to 5 job, Carlee felt that her lifestyle did not suit her family ambitions, which led her to take more control of her life and find something she loves.

Carlee is an interior designer, loves DIY home decor, travelling, and wine. In this episode, Carlee shares with us her story, her journey to becoming a stay at home mom, a full-time blogger and family stresses.

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Jaison-Dolvane

Jaison Dolvane


Founder & CEO

WishSlate

“I personally found that gifting caused me anxiety as I struggled to find the right gift for my wife, kids, parents.“

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My name is Jaison Dolvane. I am the host of this podcast, “Reaching Roots” and also the founder of WishSlate, which is a company I
founded to change the way we gift.

This is a short intro to who I am, my story, and why we are doing this Podcast.

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