Sunshine Parenting Episodes

Ep. 11: The Opposite of Spoiled with Ron Lieber

What summer camp offers is the opportunity to quite deliberately place them [children] in a very different environment, and if you are careful about that, you can use that summer period as almost a “spiritual delousing.” -Ron Lieber In Episode...

Ep. 10: Homesick and Happy with Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

In Episode 10 of the podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite parenting and camp experts, best-selling author Michael Thompson, Ph.D. For more than three decades, Thompson has been a clinical psychologist, school and camp consulta...

Ep. 7: Family Pace and Space with Sara Kuljis

“A moderately paced schedule serves our children better.” -Sara Kuljis In Episode 7 of the podcast, I’m talking again with my good friend Sara Kuljis. Sara is the owner and director of Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp and Emerald Cove Day...

Ep. 6: Staying Underwhelmed with Erica Jameson

“Not WHO you are but HOW you are.” -Erica Jameson I learned a lot talking with Erica Jameson, the third generation owner and director of Jameson Ranch Camp, a sustainable, working ranch in California’s southern Sierras. Campers at Jameson learn how...

Ep. 5: Using a Growth Mindset with Jeff Cheley

In Episode 5 of the Sunshine Parenting Podcast, I interview Jeff Cheley, the 4th generation director of Cheley Colorado Camps, a world-renowned summer camp founded in 1921 in Estes Park, Colorado, by Jeff’s great-grandfather. Jeff is in his 18th year a...

Ep. 4: Giving Kids’ Phones a “Vacation”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “We want this party to be with all the girls being present and in the moment with their friends.” -Ashley, Parent Ashley’s Facebook post caught my attention – it was a photo of the text she had sent to...

Ep. 3: Raising Resilient, Independent Kids with Sara Kuljis

In Episode 3 of the Sunshine Parenting Podcast, I interview my good friend Sara Kuljis about raising resilient, independent kids. Sara is a 20-year veteran camp director and parenting trainer who has great insights and ideas about parenting and counsel...