In Episode 1, developmental and educational psychologist, Dr. Rob Reiher, and host Wayne Yercha, introduce parents and families to a power they call Choice-Fullness. They explain why helping children become more Choice-Full (increasing Awareness, Ability, and Control) is the key to protecting and preparing them for a fulfilling future in our accelerating digital world. Their […]
In Episode 2, Wayne and Rob talk about the troubling effect of NOISE (Distraction, Distortion, Disruption, and Overload) on our children, and how Noise is hi-jacking their ability to make wise choices. They discuss brain re-wiring, attention span, the emotional promise in marketing, relative value systems, disrupted relationships, and the Cycle of Noise.
In Episode 3, Rob and Wayne talk with award-winning author and science journalist, Catherine Price. They discuss her book, “How To Break Up With Your Phone”, and explore topics such as the still face experiment, perpetual distraction, good choosers, setting limits, and more.
In Episode 4, Wayne and Rob discuss a crucial cornerstone of Choice-Fullness – high braindevelopment. They talk about neuro marketing, emotional brain stimuli, and the critical interplay between biology, psychology and culture.
In Episode 5, Rob and Wayne talk about TIME – our most precious commodity. They introduce a new approach (Time Design) that helps us value the quality of our time, and discuss the five types of time – TCB (Taking Care of Business) Time, Toxic Time, Coping Time, Enrichment Time, and Inner Time. […]
In Episode 6, Wayne and Rob continue their discussion about TIME. They talk about time and space compression, digital dementia, dopamine, levels of communication, intimacy, self-identity, and emotional intelligence.
In Episode 7, Rob and Wayne talk with mom of two, Christine K., to get her perspective on how Noise and lack of time is affecting her life and family. They discuss parenting choices and trade-offs, martyr moms, Body Noise, Enrichment Time, and other topics that many moms will identify with.
In Episode 8, Wayne and Rob talk about a new kind of balance – one that is essential in today’s accelerating digital world. They discuss inside and outside communication, cognitive load, digital versus real life, and creating happiness, meaning, and fulfillment in the Age of Noise.
In Episode 9, Rob and Wayne introduce the first of a critical set of proactive self-management skills they call, Life-Choice Skills. They discuss how CenterPoint Communication(Life-Choice Skill #1) relates to critical thinking, job skills, freelancing, the consumer worldview, our inner sense of play, and the power of stories.
In Episode 10, Wayne and Rob introduce parents to a unique family-friendly method designed to help them better understand, motivate, and communicate with their children – in order to develop Choice-Fullness. They discuss Innertainment, the Motivational Theatre, direct vs indirect communication, and the Family Story Team.
In Episode 11, Wayne and Rob welcome mom of four (and founder of Turning Life On) Adrienne Principe to the podcast, as they explore the use of Story Spotlighting to help parents uncover their children’s often-hidden motivations, revealed through their favorite entertainment characters.
In Episode 12, Adrienne Principe (mom of four, and founder of Turning Life On) joins Rob and Wayne as they explore the first three dimensions of THE INNER IQ, a powerful new tool designed to help strengthen parent/child communication and connection. #1. INNER I.Q. MODEL
In Episode 13, Adrienne Principe (mom of four, and founder of Turning Life On) joins Wayne and Rob as they discuss THE INNER IQ, and the critical importance of helping children develop self-management.
In Episode 14, Adrienne Principe (mom of four, and founder of Turning Life On) joins Wayne and Rob again as they continue to explore THE INNER IQ, and the critical importance of helping children develop meaning and mastery in their lives.
In Episode 15, Rob and Wayne talk with parenting expert, Audrey Monke. They discuss her important new book, “Happy Campers”, which reveals nine powerful techniques that parents can use to help their children grow and thrive.
InEpisode 16, Wayne and Rob are joined by Adrienne Principe (mom of four, and founder of Turning Life On) as they explore another critical dimension of the INNER IQ – “Me” Communication.
In Episode 17, Rob, Wayne, and Adrienne Principe (founder of Turning Life On) discuss indirect communication as an effective tool that parents can use to create better connection with their children.
In Episode 18, Wayne, Rob and Adrienne Principe (founder of Turning Life On ) talk about the final dimension of the INNER I.Q. – “T” Communication (Transcendent / Transpersonal Communication) – and discuss how to nurture its development in our children.
In Episode 19, Wayne and Rob talk with award-winning teachers, Joe Clement and Matt Miles, authors of the must-read book, “SCREEN SCHOOLED”. They provide a candid, revealing look at how technology is affecting our children’s education – and address the issues that critically impact our children’s future.
In Episode 20, Rob and Wayne continue their conversation with award-winning teachers, Joe Clement and Matt Miles, authors of the must-read book, “SCREEN SCHOOLED”. They address two more common myths related to how technology is affecting our children’s education. Tips-for-Parents-Handout
In Episode 21, Rob and Wayne talk with author and child development expert, Karen Lock Kolp, host of “THE WE TURNED OUT OK PODCAST”. Together, they draw on Karen’s extensive expertise as a parent coach to provide families with practical advice that every parent and family can benefit from.
In Episode 22, Wayne and Rob talk with family screen time specialist, Jean Rogers, author of the book, “KIDS UNDER FIRE”, and the director of the Children’s Screen Time Action Network. They discuss four trade-offs that today’s children and families are being compelled to make due to the escalating impact of tech, media, and consumerism. These four trade-offs […]
EPISODE 23: BULLYING PREVENTION – JULIE HERTZOG, DIRECTOR OF THE PACER NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION CENTER
In Episode 23, Wayne and Rob talk with Julie Hertzog, a nationally recognized leader in the area of bullying prevention. Julie is the director of the PACER NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION CENTER. They discuss the things today’s families need to know about bullying (including cyber bullying), and what parents can do to help protect their children.
EPISODE 24: PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN FROM BULLYING – PART 2 – JULIE HERTZOG, DIRECTOR OF THE PACER NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION CENTER
In Episode 24, Wayne and Rob continue their conversation with Julie Hertzog, a nationally recognized leader in the area of bullying prevention. They explore the difference between bullying and conflict, and discuss effective strategies parents can use to help support their children and protect them from bullying.
In Episode 25, Wayne and Rob talk with child development specialist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson. They discuss her important new book, “The Power of Showing Up” (with Dr. Dan Siegel), and get her valuable insights on the four crucial building blocks of a child’s healthy development, which Dr. Byson and Dr. Seigel call […]
In EPISODE 26, Wayne and Rob talk with Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and creator of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany has been described by Newsweek as “one of the women shaping the 21st Century”. She’s the co-founder of 50/50 Day, Character Day, and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Her films have been translated into […]
EPISODE 27: DR. DAN SIEGEL – NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MINDSIGHT INSTITUTE
In EPISODE 27, Wayne and Rob talk with Dr. Dan Siegel, Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Dr. Siegel is a New York Times Bestselling Author whose many books include Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, […]
In EPISODE 28, Wayne and Rob talk with John Reid, the founder and CEO of the pro-social, elevated branding company, WE ARE SKY. They discuss John’s experiences with racial injustice growing up as a person of color in Oakland, California, as well as the effect of such experiences on the development of self-identity, and how certain power […]
EPISODE 29: DR. MICHELE BORBA – EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, PARENTING EXPERT, AND AWARD – WINNING AUTHOR OF “UNSELFIE”
In EPISODE 29, Wayne and Rob talk with internationally renowned educational psychologist, Dr. Michele Borba, author of UNSELFIE: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World. They discuss the critical importance of helping children develop empathy, and why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in […]
In EPISODE 30, Wayne and Rob discuss unique and engaging tools that parents and families can use to strengthen and support family communication and connection. In addition, they preview an upcoming episode that will feature an exciting family activity designed to help develop Choice-Fullness…THE FAMILY INNERTAINMENT CHALLENGE.