Welcome to Passport to Parenting — a podcast series featuring authentic conversations about parenting children of all ages.
Our hosts are real people and trained professionals with personal stories and practiced skills. You’ll discover engaging discussions that are both informative and entertaining. Each episode focuses on a different Positive Discipline tool or concept and is intended to deepen your understanding of your children and parenting. These tools help to reduce conflict, foster mutual respect, and create greater communication and connection with your loved ones.
Passport to Parenting is committed to helping all parents navigate their parenting journey.
Ann has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA) and Certified Parent Educator. She has a private practice in Lake Oswego. As a busy mom of a college and high school student, Ann brings “in the trenches” wit, wisdom and experience to her parenting classes, workshops and presentations. Ann’s goal is for you to experience passion in your marriage and fun in your family.
Kim DeMarchi, M.Ed., C.P.E.
Kim has been an educator for more than three decades. She holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a master’s degree in Education, and is a Certified Parent Educator and Family Coach in multiple programs. Kim is founder of Empowered Parenting, which offers courses, workshops and one-on-one coaching to parents, teachers, grandparents, healthcare workers and counselors. Kim’s goal for you is to help reduce conflict, foster mutual respect, and create deeper communication and connections with your loved ones. Kim is most proud of being a mother of teen boy/girl twins.
Passport to Parenting Episodes
Always Tired, Perpetually Cranky
Are We Having Fun Yet?
Avoiding Food Fights
Balancing Love and Discipline
Barriers That Prevent You from Developing Young Capable Kids
Bedtime Struggles: Go the *Bleep* to Sleep
Changing the Game: How to Give Youth Sports a Facelift
Commitments That Will Make You a Better Parent
Connection Before Correction
Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse by Kids (feat. guest Heidi Wallace)
Emotional Bank Accounts
Empowering vs. Enabling
Enhancing Children’s Self-Esteem While Setting Limits
Evidence-Based Tips for Fostering Empathy
Feeling Stoppers, Feeling Encouragers
Five Love Languages of Children
Five Love Languages of Teenagers
Freedom with Fences
GEMs: Genuine Encounter Moments
How Positive Discipline Started (feat. guest Jane Nelsen)
Hands Free Mama: Chapters 1-3
Hands Free Mama: Chapters 4-6
Hands Free Mama: Chapters 7-9
Hands Free Mama: Chapters 10-12
Have You Made Your Bubble List Yet?
Help! I’m a Slave to My Baby
How Many Balls Should Your Family Juggle at Once?
How to End the Homework Hassles
How to Handle the Holiday Gimmes
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk
Intensity with a Capital I
I Hate Myself, Mom
Jane Nelson and Favorite Tools
Keeping the In-Laws in Line
Kids in Sports: The Plusses and Pitfalls of Participation in Youth Sports
Listener Q&A: Homework Help and Team Sports
Managing the Media Monster
Meet the Tween
Morning Madness and Bedtime Battles
My Kid Screwed Up Again, Now What?
Oh Shift (feat. guests Jennifer Powers and Mark Tucker)
Parenting as a Team
Parenting Children with Special Needs
Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child
Parenting the Tigger Kid: They’re Bouncy, Trouncy, Flouncy, Pouncy and Fun
Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child
Positive Discipline for Single Parents
Power Struggles Part 1: Who’s the Boss
Power Struggles Part 2: Empowering Your Children
Praise vs. Encouragement
Seek First to Understand
Setting Limits and Sticking to Them
She’s Not Difficult, She’s Spirited
Sibling Relationships and Squabbles
Single Dad (feat. guest Scott Hanley)
Smart Parents: Guide to Smartphones
Sports Parents: How to Be the Best for Your Young Athlete
Steps to Prevent Threats and Bribes
Taking the Chore out of Chores
Tame Those Tantrums: Teaching Children Self Control
Temper, Tantrums and Tears, Oh My!
The ABCs of Emotional Intelligence
The Best Ways to Handle the Holiday Gimmees
The Caring Child: Developing Empathy
The Child Who Puts Their Foot Down
The Family Meeting
The Language of Firmness
The Most Important Four Letter Word in Parenting
The Road to Responsibility: Paving the Road to Your Child’s Success
Twice Exceptional Children (feat. guest Melanie Prager)
Turning Picky Eaters into Foodies
Vacation Parent vs. Drill Sergeant
What’s Wrong with Permissive Parenting?
What’s Wrong with Strict Parenting?
Why Children Misbehave: Part 1
Why Children Misbehave: Part 2
Why Kids Should Talk Back to Their Parents
Why Listen to Us? Because We Are Real
Winning the Whining War