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Episode #31- Jen Keefe on Self Care During the Holidays

11/13/2018
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Megan talks with Jen Keefe about the nature of self care and staying mentally healthy throughout the holiday season.

Duration:00:35:25

30 / Conversation with Octavius Bishop

11/5/2018
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The Family Brain is a podcast about how the mental well being of one family member affects the entire family system. This is a supportive community to share research, resources, stories, and life hacks for keeping the family brain healthy. Hosted by Megan Gipson, LCSW, Ed.M

Duration:00:34:00

Episode #29 / Adaptive Leadership with Suzie Byers

10/30/2018
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On this week's episode, Megan discusses Adaptive Leadership with Suzie Byers. Suzie Byers has served on the teaching teams of Ronald Heifetz, Hugh O'Doherty, and Tim O'Brien for MLD-201. After working in Emerging Markets at JP Morgan in New York, London, and Tokyo, Suzie decided to devote herself to teaching. With 19 years of experience as an educator, she has taught Spanish to every age group from toddlers to teens. After teaching English to students in Chile, she earned her Ed.M. at...

Duration:00:30:25

Episode #28 / Making Caring Common with Richard Weissbourd

10/23/2018
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The Family Brain is a podcast about how the mental well being of one family member affects the entire family system. This is a supportive community to share research, resources, stories, and life hacks for keeping the family brain healthy. Hosted by Megan Gipson, LCSW, Ed.M

Duration:00:33:29

Episode #27 / Becoming Love with Bob Goff

10/16/2018
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Megan speaks today with the incomparable Bob Goff! He is an author, the honorary consulate to the Republic of Uganda, and has established an organization, Love Does, that has been fighting for human rights and educating children in conflict zones for more than 15 years. He's whimsical and wise and distills ideas that feel complex, like loving people who "creep you out", into simple, actionable steps. His energy, humility, and kindness will leave you encouraged after this conversation....

Duration:00:28:34

Episode #26 / Kids and a Growth Mindset with Big Life Journal Founder Alexandra Eidens

10/9/2018
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The Family Brain is a podcast about how the mental well being of one family member affects the entire family system. This is a supportive community to share research, resources, stories, and life hacks for keeping the family brain healthy. Hosted by Megan Gipson, LCSW, Ed.M

Duration:00:27:18

Episode #25 / Michael Gurian, Author of Saving Our Sons

10/2/2018
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Megan speaks with Author and gender expert Michael Gurian about technology, biological gender differences and brain science in this episode of The Family Brain.

Duration:00:48:58

Episode #24 / Shifting Relationship Conversations with Relation-Shift Founder Justine Finn, Ed.M

9/25/2018
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Megan talks today with Justine Finn, who founded Relation-Shift at the Harvard Innovation Lab in order to end sexual violence, promote healthier relationships and create safer schools. 1 in 3 girls in relationships experience some level of abuse and 40% of sexual assaults are experienced before the age of 18. Relation-Shift aspires to help those in the K-12 space establish expectations and responses to violence or bullying to send the message that this behavior is harmful and deserves to be...

Duration:00:48:17

Episode #23 / Mandy Majors with Next Talk

9/18/2018
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In this episode, Megan talks with Mandy Majors, founder of Next Talk, about strategies for talking to kids about difficult-to-breach subjects in a healthy, age appropriate manner.

Duration:02:21:46

Episode 22: World Wide Parent with Laura Corwin Burkhart

9/11/2018
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Today, Megan talks with Laura Corwin Burkhart of World Wide Parenting. As Laura's kids were starting to engage more on electronic devices, she noticed a lack of guidance on best practices for handling this aspect of parenting, so she made her own! She advocates teaching your children to handle this responsibility at a younger age, when their mistakes are still small and they may be more receptive to your guidance. One piece of advice she's given to her kids that everyone could heed is not to...

Duration:00:39:25

Episode 21: Managing Media Creating Character with Kelly Newcom

9/4/2018
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Today Megan talks with Newcom of Brave Parenting. After a near child trafficking scare with her 15 yr old daughter, she founded this organization to help parents work together as a community to keep our kids safe and healthy as we navigate parenting with technology. She set out to see how we can set a standard for good character and how that translates to interacting online and with technology. They talk through the temporary happiness devices and games yield vs the long term impact of...

Duration:00:40:33

Episode #20 / Conversation with Richard Turner

8/28/2018
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Megan talks today with Richard Turner, the inspiring star of the award-winning documentary Dealt. Richard is a world-renowned card mechanic (someone who can control the outcome of a card game for all those playing at the table) who also happens to be blind. Richard tells the story of losing his vision and how he turned that into an asset for him, rather than a disability. The disciplined, driven life he has led will inspire anyone who hears his story! http://www.dealtmovie.com/ Richard...

Duration:00:59:37

Episode #19 / LGBTQ+ Youth/ Cheyenne Fox Tree-McGrath

8/21/2018
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Megan talks today with Cheyenne Fox Tree-McGrath, an advocate an educator around LGBTQ+ issues. This is a broad conversation, starting with definitions of less well-known terms as well as the evolution of language around this topic. The conversation touches on toxic masculinity, gender understanding in other cultures, and the universal need to find community. Cheyenne is a queer white-passing multiracial Native American cisgender woman whose pronouns are she/her/hers. She has worked with the...

Duration:00:43:40

Episode #18 / Conversation with Author Laurie Frankel

8/14/2018
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Megan talks today with Laurie Frankel, an author who has written three novels. The most well-known is "This is How it Always is" which deals with a family making choices for the transgender child and how that impacts the other members of the family. The book depicts a family dealing with unexpected challenges, and while their particular challenge is controversial, the author captures perfectly the angst of parenting in gathering the information you have, which is never enough, and making...

Duration:01:37:54

Episode #17 / Benta Sims, LPC/ Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

8/7/2018
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Megan talks today with Benta Sims, an LPC who specializes in postnatal depression and anxiety. After a traumatic birth, Benta experienced anxiety and panic attacks to the degree that she took a medical leave from work. Watching Donahue one day, she learned the name of what was happening to her and was able to seek a path to healing. She has taken her experiences and changed careers to help other women get treatment and move forward. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are thought to be the...

Duration:00:59:38

Episode #16 / Part II - Jennie and John Largent More Talk on Raising Teenage Boys

7/31/2018
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**CONTENT NOTE** This is Part Two of a Two Part Interview. Jennie and John Largent tackle the topic of parenting teen boys. Heads up NOT an episode for the whole family as we address sensitive topics related to teen life.

Duration:00:46:07

Episode #15 / Part I - Jennie and John Largent Talk Raising Teenage Boys

7/23/2018
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**CONTENT NOTE** This is Part One of a Two Part Interview. Jennie and John Largent tackle the topic of parenting teen boys. Heads up NOT an episode for the whole family as we address sensitive topics related to teen life.

Duration:00:51:51

Episode #14 / Dr. Sarah Sarkis, Psychologist, Writer & Performance Consultant

7/18/2018
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Megan talks today with Sarah Sarkis, a licensed psychologist and writer who helps break complex mental health situations into more understandable experiences for those outside the profession via her blog, The Padded Room. She talks about the ludicrousness of us being expected to make life decisions in our 20's as well as the importance of taking any next step so we don't get stuck. She has done interesting work on discovering how our brain comes "online", meaning how the two hemispheres of...

Duration:00:42:38

Episode #14 / Dr. Sarah Sarkis, Psychologist, Writer & Performance Consultant

7/17/2018
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On this week's show, Megan interviews Dr. Sarah Sarkis, Psychologist, Writer & Performance Consultant. https://www.drsarahsarkis.com/

Duration:01:54:23

Episode #13 / Laraine Gaunt from It's Ok to be Different

7/10/2018
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Megan talks today with Laraine Gaunt from It's Ok to be Different. While her children were in elementary school, Laraine was concerned children wouldn't learn to engage with children with disabilities. That concern sparked conversations and those conversations grew into a collaborative curriculum to teach empathy and respect at the elementary school level that is continuing to grow 38 years later! With the encouragement of school administrators and parents, Laraine continued developing the...

Duration:00:29:58