Jill Keefer – Yoga Teacher

Jill Keefer is a yoga teacher who educates children about the importance of movement and the power of breathing. She began her practice 11 years ago shortly after having her first child and realized how Yoga was changing her life. She not only became physically stronger, but was more calm, patient and able to live life with a clearer mind. After years of being a stay at home mom and much soul searching, Jill decided to deepen her Yoga practice and journey with the 200-hr Teacher Training at Holy Cow Yoga in 2011. Jill loves to teach kids yoga and holds two kids teaching certifications, one from Holy Cow and the other from Yoga Kidz. Jill volunteers with Yoga Kidz at Mitchell Elementary School. She is also certified to teach Yin, Gentle, Restorative and Prenatal yoga. She hopes to inspire students of all ages and walks of life to let their practice on the mat enrich their lives off the mat. In this episode, she narrates how she gets children to listen by beginning each session with rules that facilitate respectful behaviour towards themselves and others. She also makes sure that the learning environment for her classes is calming and fun. She has golden tips on the benefits of breathing exercises and strategies that parents can do at home with their kids to manage their emotions.
More information about Jill and her classes are provided in this link: https://www.holycowyoga.com/meetus.


Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at james@gettingkidstolisten.com.

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP – Author of Mothering with Courage

Bonnie Compton is a child and adolescent therapist, parent coach, pediatric nurse practitioner, and one of America’s most trusted resources when it comes to parenting. Her 30+ years of well-earned wisdom, hard-won experience, and results-driven techniques have touched and transformed countless parents and kids across the nation and around the world. With a practice that’s accessible in person and via phone, Skype, Zoom, or conference line, Bonnie works with parents and families through 1-on-1 or group parent coaching. She also facilitates parenting retreats, workshops, and classes. In her best selling book Mothering with Courage and Daily Om Course: The Messages We Send Our Children, Bonnie’s mission is clear: to educate, inspire, and empower all parents to learn to trust their own inner voice. It’s that inner wisdom that allows women to become their child’s best parenting advocate. When they own and honor their innate knowing, it creates a ripple effect, touching each and every member of the family. Bonnie passionately shares her vision for Parenting With Courage through speaking, webinars, the media, and as host of her own podcast radio program Wholehearted Parenting Radio, available on iTunes, Web Talk Radio, Radioactive Broadcasting Network, and Stitcher Radio. In this episode, she discussed how to lessen the parent-child battle in dealing with daily activities such as toothbrushing. She emphasized the importance of making a connection, being open to learn from children, talking to children about choices and consequences, and taking courage as a parent to handle daily family situations. Bonnie also enumerated the top parenting advice from other professionals that parents should NOT follow. You may check her work at the following links:


Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at james@gettingkidstolisten.com.

Shiela Keaise – The Singing Librarian

Shiela Martina Keaise is the Singing Storyteller! She is a children’s librarian at Colleton County Memorial Library but she is more than that. She is also a TV show host, an author of multiple children’s books, a book publisher and she promotes storytelling and literacy in her YouTube channel. In the podcast, she share her tips on how to address interruptions during storytime and how she get kids to stay listening throughout her storytelling sessions. Find out more about Shiela’s fun and impressive work at  https://msliteracy.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsc8BCUA3ezgnVcXuA3tPuA/featured (YouTube Channel).

Rev. Christian King – Executive Director of Pink House

You will be touched by the inspiring and transformative story of the Pink House Resource Neighborhood Resource Center. Founded by Rev. Christian King, the center aims to teach children on reading fundamentals, reading comprehension and community service. At the same time, it is a safe space for the children from potentially harmful home and social environment. Having the children engaged in the Pink House reduces their chances in getting involved with drug dealing, early pregnancy and violent crimes. Rev. King discussed how she was able to help the children obtain high standardised test scores and use teachable moments to internalize self-awareness and self-empowerment. You may find more information about the resource center on the following links:

Catherine Glenn – Getting Teens to get younger kids to listen.. on a farm!

Working with teens on a farm in Charleston, SC, Catherine coordinates them to manage busloads of younger kids. Lots of opportunity for problems but Catherine knows how to get these kids to listen and tells us her tips.

Thanks to Catherine Glenn for her patience and courage in going first!

In the farm, teens are assigned to get younger kids to listen to the rules. In this episode, Catherine shared her personal strategies in maintaining a positive working environment with teenagers and her guidelines to redirect them back to the tasks when they do not seem to listen. She also gave tips on managing overwhelming situations with the teens and her favorite resource book on communicating effectively with kids.

Resource recommended: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish