Tune in this Saturday, April 19 at 4pm to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070!

Understanding anxiety

Is it shyness or is this anxiety? At what point does a parent need to be concerned? Also, how can parents manage their own anxiety and not pass it along to their kids?

My guest for this topic is Julie-Anne Richards, a registered counsellor who provides psychotherapy, counselling and life coaching for adults and psycho-educational assessments for children. Julie-Anne’s private practice is located in beautiful Ladysmith, British Columbia.

Broaching difficult topics with kids

“In spite of the six thousand manuals on child-raising in the bookstores, child-raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything.  You just need a lot of love and luck – and, of course, courage.” – Bill Cosby, Fatherhood, 1986.

It’s true, there are no manuals for parenting that fit all parents’ needs. So when it comes to discussing difficult topics, it can sometimes be uncomfortable. Kyla Ward, a Children’s Pastor at Victoria Pacific Rim Alliance Church, joins me to explore the different approaches parents might choose for broaching those big issues with their kids and to have honest, continuous communication with them.

Both the above guests, Kyla Ward and Julie-Anne Richards will be speaking at the upcoming Making Tomorrow Conference.

Go play outside!

Every Wednesday, CTV weather host Astrid Braunschmidt will take her viewers on an outdoor adventure, profiling some of the best places to have fun with your family in the Capital Region and up and down Vancouver Island. From fly fishing to hiking and beachcombing, Astrid shows us how to have fun outside, no matter what the weather. Tune in to learn more about Astrid’s favorite things to do with her family outside!

Call in with your comments on these topics during the show: 250-386-1161


Tune in to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 this Saturday, April 12 at 4pm!

Impact of technology on developing brains

Paul Mohapel, a former neuroscientist, uses his knowledge of the brain to enrich our understanding of human and organizational dynamics. Paul is a part-time associate faculty at Royal Roads University and the Canadian Medical Association, as well as running his own leadership consulting business.

We’ll discuss the impact of screens, gaming and the Internet on the young person’s brain, the myth and dangers of multitasking, and the addictive properties of technology. We’ll also touch on how to have a mindful approach to using technology at home and in the classroom.

Decluttering your home with the kids

Spring is a great time to get decluttering and create some serenity in the home. This week I welcome guests Carly Russell-Huntley and Amber Bosma from UsedVictoria.com. Tune in for their tips on organizing a decluttering system and reducing all the toys and stuff around the house that the family just doesn’t use anymore. We’ll also chat about getting the kids & teens involved in chores & spring cleaning.

Share your thoughts by calling 250-386-1161 during the show.

(The podcast of this show can now be found on CFAX 1070 here.)


Dads: Smoke free & healthy, Cloth Diapering & 2014 KidsRun

April 4, 2014

TweetPlease join me this Saturday, April 5 at 4pm PT for Real Parenting on CFAX 1070. Dads: Smoke free & healthy Dr. John Oliffe is a professor at the UBC School of Nursing with a research program in men’s health. His work focuses on men’s depression and suicide, tobacco reduction and smoking cessation and psycho-social [...]

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Mom panel: teen hygiene, pop culture, brain cancer and the CTFD parenting style

March 29, 2014

TweetTune in to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 this Saturday March 29 at 4pm. I’m joined in the studio by a group of moms to discuss all kinds of real issues that can come up for parents. So grab a cup of tea,  tune in and feel free to share your thoughts during the show [...]

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Childhood foundations of adult happiness, Poison prevention, Measles & more

March 21, 2014

TweetTune or stream live to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 this Saturday March 22 at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET. Childhood foundations of adult happiness Parents want their children to have happy and successful lives. They want to build great brains. But how? Frank Kros joins me to discuss what decades of research tell us about [...]

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$10 a day child care plan + Teen troubles & keeping connected

March 14, 2014

TweetTune in to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070 at the new time slot, Saturdays at 4pm PT. $10 a day child care plan Join in the conversation as my guest Sharon Gregson and I explore the $10 a day child care plan created by the Child Care Advocates of BC. How would it work? How [...]

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New time slot! Internet safety, holidays during school, closing Sundance

March 7, 2014

TweetReal Parenting is on at a new time! Join me Saturdays at 4pm PT on CFAX 1070. Here’s what we’re talking about this Saturday, March 8th at 4pm PT on CFAX 1070… Internet Safety Darren Laur of Personal Protection Systems is an internationally recognized safety expert/advocate, award winning author, and highly sought after keynote speaker, [...]

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Dad panel discuss Dad stereotypes, kids & videogame addiction, modelling commitment

March 1, 2014

TweetTune in this Saturday, March 1st at 12pm on CFAX 1070 for the Dad Panel! A panel of three dads join me to discuss parenting topics from a dad’s point of view. From Dad stereotypes, to kids’ video game addiction, to modelling commitments with our relationships, sports teams, and more. I look forward to welcoming [...]

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Happy family under two roofs, Creative discipline, Step-parenting & teen mental health

February 21, 2014

TweetTune in this Saturday, February 22 at 12pm PT to Real Parenting on CFAX 1070. Creating a happy family under two roofs after divorce “Divorce is one of the most difficult challenges a family can face. But it doesn’t have to tear your family apart. You can still preserve your family, ensure your kids grow [...]

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Teaching kids about money + Secrets to preventing tantrums

February 14, 2014

TweetTune in to Real Parenting radio on CFAX 1070 this Saturday, February 15 at 12pmPT. We have several books to giveaway so call in to win during the show at 250-386-1161 Teaching kids about money One day our kids will be off on their own in this big world and it will be their responsibility to [...]

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