Sunshine Parenting Episodes

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Veteran summer camp director and mom of five Audrey Monke discusses summer camp, family life, raising thriving kids, and ideas for living more connected and happier lives. She interviews parenting experts and youth development professionals and shares stories and ideas from her 33 years working with thousands of campers, parents, and young adult counselors. Specifically geared towards parents of kids school age and up.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 106: Motherhood So White with Nefertiti Austin

In this episode, I’m chatting with author Nefertiti Austin about her latest book, Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America. We talk about her journey to adoption as a single Black woman and some of...

Ep. 105: Live Above the Noise with Rob Reiher

In this episode, I'm chatting with Dr. Rob Reiher, co-host of the Live Above the Noise podcast. Dr. Reiher is a developmental and educational psychologist, media expert and author. We discuss the escalating impact of technology, media, and consumerism ...

Ep. 104: Know and Love Yourself AND Your Kids

At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge.- The Enneagram Institute Website In Episode 104, I'm chatting with my daughter Meredith...

Ep. 103: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

In Episode 103, I'm chatting with Carla Naumberg, a writer, speaker, clinical social worker, and parenting coach. She's the author of three parenting books, including the one that we discuss in this podcast episode, How To Stop Losing Your S***...

Ep. 102: Grown and Flown with Lisa Heffernan

In Episode 102, I'm chatting with Lisa Heffernan, the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the popular website, blog and Facebook group with nearly 120,000 members. We talk about the brand new book that she has co-authored with Mary Dell Harrington,...

Ep. 101: Entitlemania with Richard Watts

  "Giving too much is oftentimes an affliction of the wealthy, but taking away the struggle is a problem with everybody." -Richard Watts "Palm trees, in that process of growing, what's actually happening in the wind is they're actually cracking...

Ep. 99: The Myth of the Perfect Girl with Ana Homayoun

The Myth of the Perfect Girl In Episode 99, I talk with Ana Homayoun, a nationally recognized counselor and consultant specializing in positive strategies for junior high and high school students. Ana was previously on the podcast (Ep. 45) talking...

Ep. 98: “Camplifying” the World with Tom Rosenberg

In Episode 98, I'm chatting with Tom Rosenberg, CEO of the American Camp Association. Last year, in Episode 46, we talked about summer camp, accreditation, and #CampKindnessDay (July 23, 2019). In this episode, we talk about the research about t...

Ep. 97: Parenting the Challenging Child

  In Episode 97, I'm chatting with Signe Whitson. We talk about her book, Parenting The Challenging Child: The Four-Step Way To Turn Problem Situations Into Learning Opportunities, which is based on her work at the Life Space Crisis Intervention,...

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