Kids & Families

Hear about issues confronting kids and families today and the organizations working to help make a difference in their lives.


Stress Free Kids

Stress Free Kids
Air Date: March 12, 2018

Did you know that 70% of children say they experience worry? This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Lori Lite, founder of Stress Free Kids. Lori discusses how parents can help children decrease stress, lower anxiety, and control anger. Lite will walk listeners through some simple relaxation techniques and explain how to reframe stressful situation for their children.

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A Case for Kindness

A Case for Kindness
Air Date: August 14, 2017

40 days and 40 ways to change the world? With her fortieth birthday around the corner, Lisa Barrickman wanted to celebrate in a memorable way that would make a difference. That project became A Case for Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others, a book that chronicled her efforts and launched a movement. Hear her heartwarming story and learn kindness practices to enrich your life and have an impact.

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Experience Camps

Experience Camps
Air Date: January 16, 2017

“It’s the best week of the year!” That’s what kids say after attending Experience Camps, a week long camp for kids who have lost a close loved one. The week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re speaking with Experience Camps founder Sara Deren. She’ll discuss how the idea for Experience Camps was formed and how it’s brightening the lives of young people living with grief.

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Nurturing Minds in Africa

Nurturing Minds in Africa
Air Date: January 9, 2017

One woman’s dream is changing lives for girls at risk in Tanzania. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Polly Dolan, founder of Nurturing Minds in Africa, a non-profit with a mission to educate Tanzanian girls who are poor, marginalized and at-risk of becoming involved in exploitative forms of child labor. Dolan will discuss the organization’s SEGA Girls School and how it is educating girls and giving them the tools for successful, happy lives.

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Dharma Parenting

Dharma Parenting
Air Date: October 24, 2016

Every parent wants to raise happy and successful children. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re speaking with Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, co-author of Dharma Parenting: Understand Your Child’s Brilliant Brain for Great Happiness, Health, Success, and Fulfillment. Dr. Wallace will tell listeners how having a better understanding of children’s brains can help maximize children’s learning, behavior, and happiness.

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UnSelfie: Teaching children empathy

UnSelfie: Teaching children empathy
Air Date: August 22, 2016

Do you want your children to be good people? Start with empathy. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Dr. Borba will explain why empathy is essential and how parents can help their children be happier and more resilient.

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Young voices against hate

Young voices against hate
Air Date: June 27, 2016

Young voices can change the world. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we welcome back Dr. Stephen Post, founder and President of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. Dr. Post will tell listeners about an essay contest, co-sponsored by the United Nations, that challenged young people all over the world to consider how they can help combat against religious hatred. Dr. Post will share inspiring stories that show how young people are saying “no” to hate.

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The Miracle Foundation

The Miracle Foundation
Air Date: June 20, 2016

A trip to India transformed Caroline Boudreaux’s life and now she’s changing the lives of orphans in that country every day. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we welcome Caroline back to the show to discuss the latest developments with her non-profit, The Miracle Foundation. Caroline shares inspiring stories of how her work is impacting the lives of children in need and how listeners can help make a difference.

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Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Air Date: April 10, 2016

Because of the life of a little girl, thousands of families in crisis have been receiving help for nearly forty years. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking about the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund with founder Peggy Dolan. Peggy will tell listeners how the life of her daughter inspired her to start a fund to lighten the burdens and lift the spirits of families with seriously ill children.

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Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Air Date: March 14, 2016

It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with Kristen Welch, author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World. Welch will tell listeners about her own family’s journey toward a more grateful life and what other parents can take from the lessons she’s learned along the way.

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Family Lives On

Family Lives On
Air Date: February 29, 2016

When a child loses a parent, “you don’t move on, you move forward.” This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking about Family Lives On, a non-profit that provides grieving children and teens with opportunities for intentional remembering. Board Member Chris Cavalieri will tell listeners how the organization is helping children and their families move forward with their lives while honoring and remembers their loved ones.

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You Are Loved

You Are Loved
Air Date: December 21, 2015

“You are loved.” That’s the message children’s book author Nancy Tillman shares in her beautiful, best-selling stories. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with Tillman about some of her books, including On the Night You Were Born, Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You, and You’re Here for a Reason.

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Hayden's Heart

Hayden's Heart
Air Date: November 16, 2015

This week on BetterWorldians Radio, learn how a baby boy named Hayden inspired a nonprofit that is improving the lives of families in need. Our guest this week is Ady Dorsett, co-founder of Hayden’s Heart. Ady will tell listeners about the life of her son, Hayden, and how he inspired the foundation that is raising money and awareness for families dealing with Congenital Heart Defects.

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Emily's Entourage

Emily's Entourage
Air Date: October 19, 2015

When a group of passionate people come together, great things can happen! That’s the story of Emily’s Entourage, a nonprofit that raises funds and awareness to help find treatments and, ultimately, a cure for rare mutations of Cystic Fibrosis. Our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio is Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, co-founder of Emily’s Entourage. Emily will discuss her life with Cystic Fibrosis and how she hopes to fast track research to save lives.

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YMCA: Changing Lives, Making a Difference

YMCA: Changing Lives, Making a Difference
Air Date: August 17, 2015

Healthy spirit, healthy body, healthy mind. That’s the mission at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine in Pennsylvania. Our guest this week is President and CEO Denise Day. She’ll discuss the great programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and how it’s improving lives.

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Kevin from Heaven

Kevin from Heaven
Air Date: June 8, 2015

During life’s most difficult challenges, it helps to “Keep the Phaith.” That’s the message the Kevin from Heaven foundation hopes to share through acts of kindness for people facing life altering events. Our guest this week is Ken Johnston, a board member at the Kevin from Heaven foundation. He’ll tell listeners how a tragic event inspired a community to help others in need through hard times.

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Helping Children, Changing the World

Helping Children, Changing the World
Air Date: April 9, 2015

When you help a child, you can change the world. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Hollywood filmmaker Peter Samuelson who is making a big difference in the lives of children in need. Samuelson will discuss how his experience as a filmmaker gave him the skills to make a real impact in the lives of children around the world by founding charities such as Starlight Children’s Foundation, First Star, and Everyone Deserves a Roof (EDAR). Samuelson will share some of his success stories, like enlisting the support of heavy hitters Steven Spielberg and General Norman Schwarzkopf, and will tell listeners how they, too, can help make the world a better place.

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Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama
Air Date: January 15, 2015

Are you living your life hands free? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re discussing simple strategies to live hands free by letting go of meaningless distractions and truly connecting with the ones you love. Our guest this week is Rachel Macy Stafford, author of the New York Times best-selling book, Hands Free Mama. Rachel will discuss how living hands free changed her life and how she’s inspiring others to do the same.

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Books against bullying

Books against bullying
Air Date: November 13, 2014

How do you talk to your kids about bullies and friendship issues? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re discussing the how to teach our children about dealing with bullies and how be a good friend. Our guest is children’s book author Trudy Ludwig. Trudy will discuss her wonderful books, including The Invisible Boy and My Secret Bully, and how parents can help their kids navigate the sometimes confusing world of children’s social interactions.

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DoSomething

DoSomething
Air Date: November 6, 2014

You’re never too young to make a difference. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking about DoSomething.org, an organization that helps young people tackle campaigns that impact a multitude of causes, from poverty, to bullying, to the environment. Our guest is Aria Finger, COO of DoSomething.org. Finger will discuss how 3 million young people are helping to make the world a better place and how you can get involved. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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The Best Part of the Day: Teaching Children Gratitude

The Best Part of the Day: Teaching Children Gratitude
Air Date: October 30, 2014

For twenty years, Sarah Ban Breathnach has been inspiring women to practice gratitude every day. This week on BetterWorldian’s Radio we’ll discuss how she’s now sharing her message with kids through a beautiful new children’s book, The Best Part of the Day. Sarah Ban Breathnach is the best-selling author of Simple Abundance. She’ll talk about how The Best Part of the Day encourages children and families to celebrate and appreciate the wonderful moments in their lives.

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KaBOOM!

KaBOOM!
Air Date: September 11, 2014

What if all children could have the childhood they deserve? This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking to KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all children get the active and balanced play they need to thrive.

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Healthy Eating, Healthy Life

Healthy Eating, Healthy Life
Air Date: August 7, 2014

There’s a real connection between eating well and feeling good. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’ll talk with a renowned chef about how he’s helping give kids the nutritional foundation they need to grow and thrive. Our guest this week is Marc Vetri, the executive chef and owner of the acclaimed Vetri Family Restaurants in Philadelphia: Vetri Ristorante, Osteria, and Amis. Vetri will discuss how the Vetri Foundation for Children is improving school lunches and changing lives in the process. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation
Air Date: July 3, 2014

Did you know that over half of all college students report feeling anxious and lonely? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about how The Jed Foundation is helping young people navigate tough times. The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. We’ll talk with Executive Director John MacPhee about the unique programs The Jed Foundation offers college students and their parents, including Love is Louder and Half of Us. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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One Simple Wish

One Simple Wish
Air Date: June 26, 2014

Grant a wish, change a life. That’s the mission at One Simple Wish, a non-profit that grants the wishes of children in foster care. Our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio is Danielle Gletow, the founder of One Simple Wish. She’ll discuss how her organization is working to change the perception of foster care and adoption and how more people can get involved in supporting children in need. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Cradles to Crayons: Serving Children in Need

Cradles to Crayons: Serving Children in Need
Air Date: May 29, 2014

What if all children had the essentials they needed to thrive? That’s the mission at Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit that supplies kids with those essentials free of charge by “connecting communities that have with communities that need.” Joining us this week on BetterWorldians Radio is Michal Smith, Executive Director at Cradles to Crayons. Smith will discuss the impact her organization is having on children in the Philadelphia area and how Cradles to Crayons offers meaningful volunteer opportunities to thousands of individuals and families each year. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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A Mission to End Bullying

A Mission to End Bullying
Air Date: February 6, 2014

Do you want to learn how you can help identify and prevent bullying? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about why bullying happens and how to stop it. Our guests this week are Country Singer Josey Milner and Kim Harvey, the founder of Angels & Doves, a non-profit with a mission to end bullying. Josey and Kim will discuss what they are doing to help put a stop to bullying in schools and how you can get involved. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Everyone Can Make a Difference

Everyone Can Make a Difference
Air Date: December 5, 2013

Anyone, at any age, can make a difference in the world. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll share the story of a little girl with a dream to raise money for childhood cancer research. Our guest this week is Jay Scott, Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Jay will talk about how his daughter’s dream of starting a lemonade stand turned into to an organization that has raised more than $65,000,000 for cancer research. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Developing the Whole Person in the Developing World

Developing the Whole Person in the Developing World
Air Date: October 17, 2013

There is an old saying: “Give someone a fish, feed them for a day. But teach them to fish, and feed them for a lifetime.” This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll be focusing on helping people to help themselves. We will be speaking with Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto, cofounders of the Integral Heart Foundation. Their unique approach to international development speaks to the whole person, going beyond the basics to include critical thinking, leadership training, and even spirituality. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Doing Good in the Real and Virtual Worlds

Doing Good in the Real and Virtual Worlds
Air Date: October 10, 2013

Join us for the opening episode of BetterWorldians Radio, the show that helps Bring Out the BetterWorldian in Everyone! This week we will be talking about Doing Good in the Real and Virtual worlds. With websites, games, and mobile apps everywhere today, we seem to hear about the virtual world wherever we go. But did you know that the virtual world can be used to make a difference in the real world? Our guest this week is Joel Worrall, CTO of CURE International, the largest provider of reconstructive surgeries for children in the developing world. Hear about the good work CURE does everyday to help children with disabilities and how technology advances their mission. Call in to talk to Joel and learn how you can make a difference for CURE Kids. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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