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Life is full of joy and parenting is no exception! Raising children is rewarding but can be hard work at times. The Imperfect Heroes Podcast is the creation of DJ Stutz, an Early Childhood Specialist with more than 20 years of teaching experience. DJ has an immense love for children and fully understands the challenges and concerns that come with parenting them. DJ and her guests share their knowledge and experience through thoughtful podcast episodes whose subject matter is designed to help you develop the confidence and peace to be a great parent and imperfect hero raising independent, productive, and happy children.

Life is full of joy and parenting is no exception! Raising children is rewarding but can be hard work at times. The Imperfect Heroes Podcast is the creation of DJ Stutz, an Early Childhood Specialist with more than 20 years of teaching experience. DJ has an immense love for children and fully understands the challenges and concerns that come with parenting them. DJ and her guests share their knowledge and experience through thoughtful podcast episodes whose subject matter is designed to help you develop the confidence and peace to be a great parent and imperfect hero raising independent, productive, and happy children.

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Life is full of joy and parenting is no exception! Raising children is rewarding but can be hard work at times. The Imperfect Heroes Podcast is the creation of DJ Stutz, an Early Childhood Specialist with more than 20 years of teaching experience. DJ has an immense love for children and fully understands the challenges and concerns that come with parenting them. DJ and her guests share their knowledge and experience through thoughtful podcast episodes whose subject matter is designed to help you develop the confidence and peace to be a great parent and imperfect hero raising independent, productive, and happy children.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 48: The Neurodiverse Child: Tools, Tips & Strategies for Success with Delphine Rule

5/23/2022
In this episode, DJ speaks with Delphine Rule… teacher, administrator, advocate, person with a disability and a parent of children with learning disabilities. Listen in as Delphine talks about her passion in supporting families and educators to help everyone get past the labels and limiting beliefs when you have a child who is neurodiverse. Stay tuned to hear them discuss getting past the diagnosis grieving process and the hurdles so you can work on implementing strategies and therapies and...

Duration:00:52:12

Episode 47: Getting All the Little Duckies in a Row with Rachel Bailey

5/16/2022
Do you have a child with BIG emotions and BIG dramatic responses… One who becomes outwardly upset or uncontrollable when things aren’t going their way? Or do you have a child who is ultra sensitive to criticism and disappointing people, still feeling things strongly but turning their emotions inward? Stay tuned for this episode! DJ speaks with Clinical Psychologist and Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey about how to support a child who is anxious, what you can do when they're melting down...

Duration:00:42:01

Episode 46: You're Not a Bad Parent, You're Just Having a Bad Day with Elizabeth Andreyeveskiy

5/9/2022
In this episode, DJ speaks with Elizabeth Andreyeveskiy, fellow podcaster and mom of 4 who has made it her mission to help stressed moms manage their emotions so they can stop being snappy and respond with patience and calm. Listen in as they discuss strategies to avoid your own emotional outbursts and how to purposefully manage your own emotions when interacting with your children so you stay calm and grounded. Elizabeth Andreyeveskiy is a Mom of 3 boys and 1 girl who has been married for...

Duration:00:50:49

Episode 45: Learn How to Teach Your Child to be Successful with Money with Laurel Makowem

5/2/2022
In this episode, DJ speaks with Laurel Makowem, a certified financial education instructor, about money… our beliefs around it, the words we speak aloud when in its presence and how all that shapes our children’s beliefs and actions around the currency that makes the world go round. Tune in to hear them discuss several thought provoking questions to ask yourself about your money beliefs and tips to move past your financial literacy shortcomings to teach your child to be financially...

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 44: Traveling When Kids are Inflexible, Anxious or Neuro-Diverse with Dawn Barclay

4/25/2022
In this episode, DJ speaks with travel expert, Dawn Barclay about traveling with children who are anxious, inflexible or neuro-diverse. She shares strategies to prepare your child before traveling and tips to try and avoid the chaos. Listen in as Dawn shares advice from her Summer 2022 book release about how to find autism friendly venues and ways to create familiarity and similarity when you and your child are in a strange new place. Dawn M. Barclay is an award-winning author who has spent...

Duration:00:43:14

Episode 43: Is Your Child a Mad Scientist? Would You Like Them to Be? with Stephanie Ryan

4/18/2022
Do you think a 2 or 3 year old is too young for science? Actually, they aren’t! In this episode, DJ talks with Dr. Stephanie Ryan, who specializes in understanding how children learn different topics, especially math and science. Stephanie explains that children as young as two and three are ready to begin learning the skills that will give them a head start in understanding how to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). STEM is a teaching philosophy that integrates all...

Duration:00:43:59

Episode 42: 4 Keys to Supporting Children With Autism with Rose Griffin

4/11/2022
April is Autism Awareness month! Do you know and love a child with autism? Stay tuned! In this episode, DJ hosted Rose Griffin, a speech language pathologist, behavior analyst and the Autism Outreach Podcast host to talk about the resources available to parents as well as tips and tools you can utilize to work together with your autistic child to learn both academically and socially. Listen in as they discuss steps to take after an autism diagnosis, how to assist your child through...

Duration:00:49:57

Episode 41: Punishment vs. Discipline with Bailey Olsen

4/4/2022
In this episode, DJ talked with Bailey Olsen about the difference between punishment and discipline… a teaching opportunity for you, the parent, to teach your children about controlling their own actions. Tune in to hear DJ & Bailey offer experienced advice and tools you can use to set parental goals to methodically practice controlling your own actions when disciplining so you can be the best version of you for your children… and how to give yourself some grace when you feel like you’re...

Duration:00:51:19

Episode 40: The No BS Mom with Megan Eddinger

3/28/2022
Whether you are a young or more mature parent, no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We overschedule. We are away at work too long. We have our own emotional triggers. We feel guilty about and try to make up for our own shortcomings by buying too much for our children... And we often feel like less than our efforts. STAY TUNED for this episode! DJ sat down with mom and The No BS Mama podcast host, Megan Eddinger. Megan and DJ share some great parenting stories and even greater advice on...

Duration:00:45:24

Episode 39: Building Resiliency in Children with Lisa Sugarman

3/21/2022
Our children absorb, internalize and regurgitate our behaviors and actions. If you’re so busy trying to stay perfect and inside the lines with your parenting techniques, what do you think that creates in your children? Stay tuned for this episode! DJ speaks with parenting book author, radio host & nationally syndicated humor columnist, Lisa Sugarman, about finding humor and positivity in parenting perfectly imperfect children and about skills you can utilize when you screw up, have a loss...

Duration:00:58:02

Episode 38: Slave No More with Paul Henderson

3/14/2022
In this episode, DJ talks with author and motivational speaker, Paul Henderson, about overcoming emotions and past experiences associated with difficult beginnings and how we will become better parents when we stop allowing our past or what we deem as lack of opportunity to dictate our future. Listen in as he explains that mindset will keep you in anguish and victimhood or help you flourish and thrive… depending on how you choose to see your circumstances. Paul A. Henderson is a Dean of...

Duration:00:37:01

Episode 37: Understanding the Introverted Child with Dr. Michael Alcee

3/7/2022
With balanced energy and the right replenishment, introverts can thrive just like anybody else! Are you an extroverted parent raising an introverted child? Tune into this episode to hear our special guest, Dr. Michael Alcee, explain that introversion does not always equal antisocial or socially anxious and is actually more about overstimulation by too much external stimuli. Listen in as he explains how to recognize what stimulates and gives your child energy, what over stimulates them...

Duration:00:49:38

Episode 36: Finding Joi - An Adoptee's Story with Joi Fisher-Griffith

2/28/2022
In this episode, DJ talks with Joi Fisher-Griffith who was adopted at three months old to a wonderful family who she has very close ties to. Growing up as an adopted child taught Joi a lot through constructive conversations with other adoptees, adoptive, and birth parents. This background inspired Joi to not only give her best in exploring the topics of children and adoption but gave her the unwavering audacity to spark conversations on the topic, provide direction and give hope to adoptees,...

Duration:00:50:53

Episode 35: Answers for Picky Eaters with Jessica Setnick

2/21/2022
In this episode, DJ talks with dietician Jessica Setnick about picky eaters. Do you have picky eaters… only eating the same 5 things? Have the battles over eating ever resulted in tears at your dinner time table? Stop what you’re doing and listen to this episode! Jessica explains that individuals actually taste things differently and that we're undoubtedly creating a bigger dilemma by actually forcing a child to eat something they don't like. She goes on to tell us about her own approach in...

Duration:00:49:55

Episode 34: Helpful Homework Hacks with Aimee Buckley

2/14/2022
In this episode, DJ talks with 25+ year veteran teacher, Aimee Buckley. Aimee shares how she noticed kids and parents needing extra support at the beginning of the Covid shutdowns and started an online tutoring platform for families to connect with credentialed teachers. She not only shares the great benefits of one-on-one learning and being able to provide the proper visual, auditory or kinesthetic learning but goes on to share some great tips on what parents can do to set up a positive...

Duration:00:43:18

Episode 33: Finding Joy in Parenting with Craig Parks

2/7/2022
In this episode, DJ was joined by Craig Parks whose own son is on the autism spectrum and taught him a lot about parenting, patience and love. Craig shares with us specific ways and things that we can do to find joy in parenting and he dished up some great advice on how to keep things engaged and positive, while still helping children understand there are expectations and boundaries. Craig Parks is a dad of two kids and has been a camp director for 25 years as well as being a professional...

Duration:00:53:06

Episode 32: Neo Positivity: Is the Law of Attraction Working in Your Family?

1/31/2022
In this episode, DJ spoke with Neo Positivity about the law of attraction. What is the law of attraction? Neo describes it like this: Have you ever thought of someone, and they ended up contacting you soon after? Think about that for a second. Your thought is triggering a series of events, convincing/forcing someone to act. That's some next level stuff right there! Well that "magic" can be used to get more than just a phone call. DJ and Neo discuss how an obsession with the law of...

Duration:00:44:26

Episode 31: Helping Children Through The Grief Of Losing A Sibling

1/24/2022
In this episode, DJ talks with Michele Benyo to discuss how to help your child(ren) cope with the grief of losing their sibling when you are coping with the grief of losing your child. Some try to heal from a loss by refusing grief and ignoring it. These people don't heal and have a harder time... Grief is a necessary part of healing. Tune in to this episode to hear one mother’s journey through the grief of losing her son to cancer and how she helped her young daughter learn to cope in a...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 30: How Drumming and Reading Go Together with The Maxwells

1/17/2022
In this episode, DJ talks with Max & Deanna Maxwell of Movin’ With The Maxwell’s about their “Little Drummer” course developed for young children to learn the basics of drumming while simultaneously gaining skills needed to be successful in school. Tune into this episode to hear how to inspire and hone your child’s comprehension, fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and focus through online enrichment activities and engaging and fun videos that teach your preschool and early elementary...

Duration:00:43:33

Episode 29: "FELT" The App That Builds & Restores Relationships with Maayan Malka

1/10/2022
Don’t miss this episode! DJ talks with Maayan Malka, a product designer and developer, son and father, about how his own journey to develop a better relationship with his father led to his creation of a conflict resolution app for children called Felt by The Catbears that is designed to give kids the right tools to express what they feel and what they need. Have you had experience using the Felt by The Catbears app? Please share your experience with us and tag us on Facebook or Instagram...

Duration:00:43:50