Podcast: Passport to Parenting

Podcast: Passport to Parenting 2019-05-18T11:58:37-08:00

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 DeWitt

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

Celebrating Mistakes

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

Ethical Parenting

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)

Overparenting Anonymous

Parenting as a Team

Parenting Children with Special Needs

Parenting Styles

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