Season 11 Podcasts

Building Resilience in Your Kids

Building Resilience in Your Kids

Jeff is the founder of Resilient Sons. He is the father of three boys and a well-known commentator in the world of American parenting. His most recent book is the 2nd edition of “Four Lessons from My Three Sons – How You Can Raise Resilient Kids,” in which he outlines...

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The Importance of Cursive Writing in the 21st Century

The Importance of Cursive Writing in the 21st Century

Patricia is the founder of the Nia Academy for Careers and Literacy. She is interested in helping young people enjoy success in a rapidly changing society. She is a Parent & Reading Specialist who has seen floundering kids become capable adults repeatedly. She...

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Simple Strategies to Improve Your Parenting

Simple Strategies to Improve Your Parenting

Lisa Reichelt is a Parent Coach at Champion Your Parenting. As an educator and mom to five, plus a grandmother to 10, she understands you. Parenting is hard work and you deserve support! She works with parents like you every day. She meets you right where you’re at,...

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Season 10 Podcasts

An Educator’s Approach to the Bullet Journal Method

An Educator’s Approach to the Bullet Journal Method

On this episode of Smart Parents Successful Students, you will hear: How bullet journaling helps kids who struggle with perfectionism and anxiety Ways that bullet journaling increases mindfulness and improves organization The benefits of studying literature and how it...

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Inclusive Technology Apps for Student Success

Inclusive Technology Apps for Student Success

On this episode of Smart Parents Successful Students, you will hear: The way that technology tools are helping kids with learning disabilities How technology gamifies tasks to improve executive functioning skills Strategies to improve kids’ time management skills...

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What Parents Should Know About the Math Curriculum

What Parents Should Know About the Math Curriculum

On this episode of Smart Parents Successful Students, you will hear: The common weaknesses students have in math Some everyday activities for parents to engage kids in learning math The benefits of mental math and memorization skills for kids Ways for parents to...

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100th Anniversary Episode:  Much Gratitude

100th Anniversary Episode: Much Gratitude

Welcome to our 100th Anniversary Episode of Smart Parents Successful Students!  We are so excited that we have hit this great milestone!  We have been blessed to meet many great experts and have shared their knowledge with you over the last 3 years!  We have...

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Supporting Your Child With Executive Function

Supporting Your Child With Executive Function

Carrie Bonnett is a veteran teacher and lifelong list-maker. She is an Executive Function coach based in Bend, Oregon where she lives with her husband and two children. Carrie works with students and families all over the world. Her no-shame approach, and the...

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Season 9 Podcasts

The Importance of Strategy & Planning for Physics & Math

The Importance of Strategy & Planning for Physics & Math

Richard Woods is a tutor for Dynamis Learning.  He has been with the company for over a year, tutoring many of the high-level math and science courses. On this episode of Smart Parents Successful Students, you will hear: The significance of dual enrollment and how it...

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Practical Tools for Family Stress and Meltdowns

Practical Tools for Family Stress and Meltdowns

Ursula Lentine is the owner of Healing with Ursula where she has facilitated over 5,500 individual healing sessions and worked with thousands of people in groups since 2010.  She works individually with clients to reveal and remove internally embedded beliefs and...

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De-stressing to Take Care of You and Your Kids

De-stressing to Take Care of You and Your Kids

Casey Howard is the founder of Flourish for Moms where she guides stressed out moms along their self-care journey to create their best life by implementing a daily routine of self-care.  Casey teaches women to remember to put themselves first so that they will...

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Making Money Easy for You and Your Kids

Making Money Easy for You and Your Kids

Eileen Joy is a divorced single mom who went from rock bottom, bankrupt, and broke to having a fully funded emergency fund, paying off her car three years early, and being debt-free and on track to retire early!  She specializes in working one-on-one with independent...

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How Astrology Can Help You Become a Better Parent

How Astrology Can Help You Become a Better Parent

Master Astrologer and Life Coach Dave Haskins runs a global coaching business where he helps people understand themselves so that they can be the best version of themselves in this world. He specializes in helping others connect better in their relationships,...

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What Every Parents Needs to Know About AI Now

What Every Parents Needs to Know About AI Now

Dr. Sarah Rubinson Levy has been involved in education since 2001, teaching, consulting, and writing in the areas of supplemental, day school, adult, and experiential education. She has always believed that students deserve the best possible education—an experience...

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Reading Skills:  How They Can Change Your Child’s Life

Reading Skills: How They Can Change Your Child’s Life

On this episode of Smart Parents Successful Students, you will hear: How to help kids who have experienced learning gaps Strategies to help students who struggle with reading The types of issues kids face during the transition years Ways to help kids gain confidence...

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Facilitating a Child’s Learning Through Brain Science

Facilitating a Child’s Learning Through Brain Science

Julie Anderson is an in-demand international public speaker, bestselling author, and Certified Brain Health Coach with over 27 years of experience in brain science. She provides solution-based training on business, programs for entrepreneurial success, and brain-based...

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The Key to Choosing a Good Pediatrician for Kids

The Key to Choosing a Good Pediatrician for Kids

Dr. Kimberly N. Works, MD, FAAP, is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and Certified Lactation Counselor who brings high-quality and personalized pediatric care to “little ones” and adolescents. Four years after her residency, she decided to open Pediatric Works because...

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Season 8 Podcasts

Implementing a Child’s Gratitude Practice

Implementing a Child’s Gratitude Practice

Vismaya Rubin is a mental health advocate, founder of Living in GRATITUDE Today, and the #1 GRATITUDE Gangsta!  Vismaya shows people how to manage emotions, challenge negative thought patterns, and improve relationships by Living in GRATITUDE Today. Vismaya’s approach...

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Tips for Overwhelmed Kids and Adults

Tips for Overwhelmed Kids and Adults

Irina Shehovsov is a single parent, entrepreneur, and author who’s on a mission to help women feel empowered, healthy and to have a renowned sense for life that uplifts them to go after their dreams. Irina believes that we are multidimensional beings; therefore, she...

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How to Improve Your Connection With Your T(w)een

How to Improve Your Connection With Your T(w)een

Clarissa Constantine is part of Parent T(w)een Connection, a community of parents with kids between the ages of 10 & 20 and the professionals who support them.  The community is a place where they talk about anything and everything and give parents knowledge and...

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How to Raise Financially Successful Kids

How to Raise Financially Successful Kids

Christina Rosenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Kid Millionaire where the company provides the real support needed to engage kids and reveal the unlimited opportunity they possess when they leverage the talents that lie within to completely transform their trajectory...

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Kids Making Mistakes:  It’s Okay!

Kids Making Mistakes: It’s Okay!

Ebony Ragoo is a Dynamis Learning tutor with over six years of experience in education.  She is certified in special education, and she has a reading endorsement.  Ebony has worked for multiple school systems, and she understands children's academic needs. On this...

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Autism: Resources & Support for Families in Georgia

Autism: Resources & Support for Families in Georgia

Claire Dees is the executive director and co-founder of Spectrum Autism Support Group in Gwinnett County, Georgia, which was started in 1998 by two moms and over 100 people who attended the first meeting.  In addition to being a support group, Spectrum provides camps,...

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Disability or Superpower? Helping Your Child Cope

Disability or Superpower? Helping Your Child Cope

Nancy Grabe is the founder of Foundational Family, an online Parent Coaching program. She is a clinical social worker, speaker, and parenting coach who helps parents understand their children's challenges so they can help them live fulfilling lives.  Nancy is a wealth...

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Parenting Blind Spots:  Seeing & Moving Past Them

Parenting Blind Spots: Seeing & Moving Past Them

Carmelita “Cat” Tiu is a life strategist and mindset coach for high-achieving moms and the podcast host of “Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them.”  Through her podcast and coaching, she helps moms define what makes them authentically and holistically happy so that they can...

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Helping Young People Find a Career Direction

Helping Young People Find a Career Direction

Thea Litsios is a career coach who assists teens through 20-somethings to discover a college major or career that is most aligned with their natural strengths and interests by utilizing a set of unique assessments and coaching techniques.  It is more important than...

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Season 7 Podcasts

Diving Into Your ADHD Kid’s Brain

Diving Into Your ADHD Kid’s Brain

Tyler Dorsey is an ADHD life coach and the owner of Focus Forward where she helps people of all ages with ADHD develop a personal game plan to take control of their lives and thrive.  Tyler was diagnosed with ADHD in 5th grade but didn’t learn how to manage it until...

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The Power of Play for Kids

The Power of Play for Kids

Lakshmi Jayanthi is the founder of the mobile app, Pickup Sports for Families, which is bringing back neighborhood sports for kids.  As a mom of two young kids, Lakshmi was tired and frustrated with the overwhelming schedules and professionalization of youth sports....

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4 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Time Management Skills

4 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Time Management Skills

Bill McElhaney is a Dynamis Learning Academy tutor who understands the academic needs of K-12 students. He has tutored multiple children at all levels in math, language arts, and writing, and sees the skills that are missing among our youth to help them be successful...

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Managing Emotions:  Strategies for Adults & Kids

Managing Emotions: Strategies for Adults & Kids

Lynn McLaughlin is an award-winning and best-selling author and the host of the inspirational podcast “Taking the Helm” where she interviews guests who have overcome crises in their personal or professional lives.  An active Rotarian dedicated to community causes and...

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Start Early: Pre-Teen Planning for Post-Secondary Success

Start Early: Pre-Teen Planning for Post-Secondary Success

Veteran educator, Erica Peddi, has taught in Cobb County, and currently teaches in Fulton County, Georgia.  Specializing in chemistry, Erica has taught many of the science courses offered by most districts.  She is currently working on her Ph.D. in education with an...

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3 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Study Skills

3 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Study Skills

Bill McElhaney is a Dynamis Learning Academy tutor and assistant who understands the academic needs of K-12 students. He has tutored multiple children at all levels in Math, Language Arts, and Writing, and sees the skills that are missing among our youth that are...

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Season 6 Podcasts

Helping Your High Schooler be Successful in Math

Helping Your High Schooler be Successful in Math

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she completes our season 6 podcasts by interviewing Marithza Rendon about how you can help your high schooler  be successful in Math.  Marithza is one of our own Dynamis Learning Academy tutors who is also a high school math teacher in...

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Balancing the Light in the Brain

Balancing the Light in the Brain

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she continues our new season 6 podcasts by interviewing Dr. Jeri Lavigne about how important it is to balance the light in the brain.  Dr. Lavigne is founder of efficientbrain.com and neuro-solutionlaser.com.  Listen as Helen and Dr....

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How to Raise a Child in Todays World

How to Raise a Child in Todays World

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she continues our new season 6 podcasts by interviewing John Rosemond, founder and director of The Leadership Parenting Institute.  Listen as Helen and John discuss how to raise a child in today’s world, and how it may be different from...

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Problems Elementary Students Encounter in Writing

Problems Elementary Students Encounter in Writing

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she continues our new season 6 podcasts by interviewing Dr. Corey Barnes, one of our own Dynamis tutors.  However, Dr. Barnes is not only a great tutor, but also ads being a teacher and principal to his list of accomplishments.  Listen...

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The IEP Table – Tools for Meaningful Input

The IEP Table – Tools for Meaningful Input

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she continues our new season 6 podcasts by interviewing Heather Wright, owner of Heather Wright Consultants, is a special education consultant and Master IEP coach who works with families of children with learning disabilities to help...

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Benefits of Resiliency and Community for Teens

Benefits of Resiliency and Community for Teens

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she continues our new season 6 podcasts by interviewing Amy Saloner, a licensed clinical social worker and the co-founder of The Intentional Community, the Emerald Village in North County, San Diego.   Helen and Amy discuss the benefits...

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The Best Parenting Skill is Right Inside of You

The Best Parenting Skill is Right Inside of You

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she continues our new season 6 podcasts by interviewing Therese Connolly, the owner of Mindful Kids and Families.  Mindful Kids and Families is a parent and family coaching practice for parents of tweens and teens. In this episode, you...

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Three Secrets for Successful and Confident Students

Three Secrets for Successful and Confident Students

Join our owner, Helen Panos, as she continues our new season 6 podcasts by interviewing Michelle Mehta, an accomplished author and confidence expert.  Join them as they discuss how children can develop the confidence they need and what parents can do to facilitate...

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Season 5 Podcasts

5 Mindfulness Tips for Parents and Children

5 Mindfulness Tips for Parents and Children

Helen Panos, founder and CEO of Dynamis Learning Academy, discusses the stresses our children can be experiencing and gives 5 tips for achieving mindfulness in today’s difficult world. In this episode, you will learn: What the 5 tips are for achieving mindfulness How...

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Family Time Benefits of Being Outside

Family Time Benefits of Being Outside

Helen Panos, founder and CEO of Dynamis Learning Academy, invites you to meet Sarah and Rob Gardner, founders of Joovy, a toy and sporting goods company with products targeted to juveniles. In this episode, you will learn: What the journey was for Rob and Sarah in...

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9 Tips to Help Children Get Past Homework Hangups

9 Tips to Help Children Get Past Homework Hangups

Helen Panos, founder and CEO of Dynamis Learning Academy, invites you to listen as she discusses 9 specific tips that parents can do to assist their children with homework hang-ups. In this episode, you will learn: Why homework can be an important factor in a child’s...

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Writing Strategies for Elementary School Students

Writing Strategies for Elementary School Students

Helen Panos, founder and CEO of Dynamis Learning Academy, invites you to listen as she discusses writing strategies for elementary school students with Rachel Noel, a teacher with 10+ years of experience in early childhood education and a current tutor with Dynamis...

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What is Needed to Boost Reading Levels

What is Needed to Boost Reading Levels

Helen Panos, founder and CEO of Dynamis Learning Academy, invites you to meet Mary Bowen, an elementary school teacher and Dynamis tutor who specializes in reading strategies that can boost your child’s reading ability. In this episode, you will learn: How coaching...

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Neurodiversity What is it & What Can You Do About It

Neurodiversity What is it & What Can You Do About It

Helen Panos, founder and CEO of Dynamis Learning Academy, invites you to meet Ekua Walker, creator of the podcast “Moms Changing the World” as she discusses what parents can do in today’s world to ensure the proper development of their children.  In this episode, you...

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Season 4 Podcasts

One Hope For Kidz

One Hope For Kidz

Partnering with One Hope for Kids = Technology for Kids’ Education  Narrative:  Elizabeth Peters is the founder of One Hope for Kidz, an organization whose goal is to ensure that every child has access to technology.  They believe in changing the lives of youth by...

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7 Top Myths Surrounding the SAT & ACT

7 Top Myths Surrounding the SAT & ACT

SAT & ACT Prep = Well-Prepared Students Narrative:  Helen Panos is the owner of Dynamis Learning Academy and an expert educator with over 25 years of experience.  She believes in the importance of helping children reach their potential and become well-rounded,...

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Tips for Graduating Debt-Free from College

Tips for Graduating Debt-Free from College

Early Financial Planning for College = Graduating Debt-Free  Narrative:  Elizabeth Rosner is a certified trainer for Martin Luther King's philosophy and methodology of nonviolence and the founder of Thriving with Dr. Roz, an organization whose mission is to guide...

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Helping Your Children Obtain a More Fulfilled Life

Helping Your Children Obtain a More Fulfilled Life

Nurtured Intuition = Independent Kids Narrative:  Elly Molina is an international advisor to public figures, celebrities, and entrepreneurs.  She is the creator of the Psi-Kids Academy, a program that helps children and their parents unlock a child’s natural mind...

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7 Benefits of Being Tutored for the SAT & ACT

7 Benefits of Being Tutored for the SAT & ACT

SAT & ACT Tutoring = More Choices for Students Narrative:  Helen Panos is the owner of Dynamis Learning Academy and an expert educator with over 25 years of experience.  She believes in the importance of helping children reach their potential and become...

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Helping Children Be Successful with Dyslexia

Helping Children Be Successful with Dyslexia

Strengthening the Parent's Role = Kids Who Thrive  Narrative:  Tina Engberg is currently the State Leader of Decoding Dyslexia Georgia (DDGA).  She is actively involved in the legislative side of the DDGA work and is currently working to ensure that the parent voice...

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7 Ways to Prepare and Score High on the SAT & ACT

7 Ways to Prepare and Score High on the SAT & ACT

Early Preparation for the SAT and ACT = Better Test Scores Narrative:  Helen Panos is the owner of Dynamis Learning Academy and an expert educator with over 25 years of experience.  She believes in the importance of helping children reach their potential and become...

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Organizing For Better Grades in School

Organizing For Better Grades in School

Organized Students = Better Grades  Narrative:  Tracy Hoth has been a professional organizer and a certified life coach for 13 years, and she has helped hundreds of families get organized.  In her one-on-one coaching programs and her Organized Life Academy, she is...

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Which Test Is Best For My Child? SAT or ACT

Which Test Is Best For My Child? SAT or ACT

Determining the Right Test = Greater Chances for Success  Narrative:  Helen Panos is the owner of Dynamis Learning Academy and an expert educator with over 25 years of years of experience.  She believes in the importance of helping children reach their potential and...

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Season 3 Podcasts

Cracking the Code to Free College for Kids

Cracking the Code to Free College for Kids

International best-selling author and TEDxTenayaPaseo speaker Denise Thomas inspires, educates, and equips parents in taking an active role in supporting their children to live a life of financial freedom.  She tells parents, “Keep your money, and let your kids go to...

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How Diet Plays a Huge Part in a Child’s Success in School

How Diet Plays a Huge Part in a Child’s Success in School

For over 9 years, Janice Marto has been supporting women and their families who want to set their life on a better path to health with holistic nutrition and wellness counseling.  She is passionate about her work which is dedicated to healing clients through solutions...

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Season 2 Podcasts

Strategies to Help Families Become Emotionally Healthy

Strategies to Help Families Become Emotionally Healthy

Holli Howard is a child advocate and the owner of Positive Living Coaching.  She is a Parent Coach & Educator with a focus on helping parents create a functional, fun-loving, and happy home so that they can build strong, connected relationships...

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Mindful Parenting Techniques

Mindful Parenting Techniques

Anita Prendergast is the founder of Village Academy for Families and a licensed massage therapist.  After 20 years helping children and adults recover from physical and mental stress, and dealing with her own parental burnout, Anita created Village Academy Courses....

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Gaming:  The Benefits to Children from a Parental Experience

Gaming: The Benefits to Children from a Parental Experience

Having served as a member of two of the top morning shows in the city’s history, Melissa Carter is a familiar voice in Atlanta.  She has also been a part of a nationally-syndicated team on the Westwood One radio network and won several awards for her work.  Melissa is...

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The Problems and Dangers of Social Media for Kids

The Problems and Dangers of Social Media for Kids

Bernadette Barone Pannier is the CEO of Barone Pannier Consulting. She is a sales leader, speaker, and social media expert, and has secured millions of dollars in revenue for fortune 500 companies over her almost 20-year career.  Bernadette has won the Presidents Club...

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Being an Empath:  What it Means and How it Affects Children

Being an Empath: What it Means and How it Affects Children

Ursula Lentine is the owner of Healing with Ursula, and she has facilitated nearly 5000 individual healing sessions and worked with thousands of people in groups.  She offers unique, powerful, and transformational deep healing services.  If you feel stuck or have...

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Importance of Organization:  Problem-Solving for Children

Importance of Organization: Problem-Solving for Children

McPatti Langston is the owner of McOrganize4u and has been a professional organizer in the metro Atlanta area for 13 years.  She loves helping people create organizing systems for their lives to improve time management and aid in the process of decluttering.  McPatti...

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Season 1 Podcasts

Financial Priorities for a Family & Saving for College

Financial Priorities for a Family & Saving for College

Debra Donaldson Scott is an investment advisor representative with Cetera Advisors LLC d/b/a Atlanta Planning Group.  Debra is passionate about sharing how families can avoid financial pitfalls for their children and businesses.    On this episode of Achieving Your...

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The Benefits of Working With a Family Mediator

The Benefits of Working With a Family Mediator

Tracy Gould Sheinin owns the company Clarity Mediation.  She has been a professional mediator for more than 20 years specializing in family matters such as separation, divorce and post-divorce issues. She feels honored to provide experienced support to people as they...

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Advocating for Success in Children with Special Needs

Advocating for Success in Children with Special Needs

Deborah Fawaz is an advocate for student success and a compassionate support system for parents.  She works with parents and the school to discover what strategies and educational environments are appropriate for their child's needs.  Deborah received her Bachelor's...

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