65 episodes

You’re a parent or maybe you work with young people in your job - but either way, you have a desire to inspire the young people in your life. Hi, my name is Chris Tompkins, a 20 plus years veteran of youth development. Both on the front lines and leading the youth development organization, Muskoka Woods. I’m also a dad.

Shaping Our World is a podcast that invites you into a conversation that will leave you more confident in inspiring and understanding the young people in your life.

Shaping Our World Chris Tompkins

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

You’re a parent or maybe you work with young people in your job - but either way, you have a desire to inspire the young people in your life. Hi, my name is Chris Tompkins, a 20 plus years veteran of youth development. Both on the front lines and leading the youth development organization, Muskoka Woods. I’m also a dad.

Shaping Our World is a podcast that invites you into a conversation that will leave you more confident in inspiring and understanding the young people in your life.

    Raising Digital Citizens: A Conversation with Matthew Johnson

    Raising Digital Citizens: A Conversation with Matthew Johnson

    In this episode of Shaping Our World, we dive into the crucial topic of digital literacy with Matthew Johnson, Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada’s Centre for Digital Media Literacy. Matthew, an influential voice in digital education and member of various advisory committees, shares his insights on how digital technology impacts our children. We discuss practical tips for parents and caregivers to navigate this digital age effectively. With recent news highlighting these issues in Ontario, this episode is timely and essential. Tune in to learn how to support your kids in becoming responsible digital citizens.

    • 51 min
    Building Strong Family Connections with Aly Pain

    Building Strong Family Connections with Aly Pain

    In this episode of Shaping Our World, we welcome parenting expert Aly Pain back to the podcast! Aly, once a bright and bubbly girl hiding inner turmoil, has transformed her life through personal development and healing from dysfunctional family dynamics. Now a certified life coach and relationship systems coach, Aly empowers parents to build healthy, respectful relationships with their teens. Drawing from her experiences with top entrepreneurs and executives, Aly provides valuable insights on managing family dynamics and removing toxicity. Tune in to hear our insightful conversation and discover practical advice for fostering strong, positive connections with your children.

    • 52 min
    Truth, Reconciliation and Community: Insights from Natasha Maxwell

    Truth, Reconciliation and Community: Insights from Natasha Maxwell

    In the latest episode of Shaping Our World, we welcome Natasha Maxwell, Supervisor of the Neyaashiinigmiing First Nations Police Service. With over 20 years of experience in policing, Natasha delves into the unique challenges faced by youth on the reserve. She discusses the positive impact of an Indigenous police presence, the importance of building resilience among the youth, thoughts on Truth and Reconciliation and the positive ways that we can move forward together. Tune in to hear Natasha's insights on empowering Indigenous youth and fostering equality in First Nations policing, paving the way for a brighter future for her community.

    • 33 min
    Nurturing Faith and Confidence in Today's Youth with Brad Griffin

    Nurturing Faith and Confidence in Today's Youth with Brad Griffin

    Join host Chris Tompkins as he delves into the world of youth development with Brad Griffin, Senior Director of Content and Research at the Fuller Youth Institute. With a rich background in spirituality, Christian faith, and youth ministry, Brad shares invaluable insights for parents and caregivers. Whether you're from a faith-based background or not, this episode offers thoughtful perspectives on raising confident, well-rounded kids in today's culture. Discover practical tips and inspiring advice to better understand and support the young people in your life. Tune in for an engaging and enlightening conversation!

    • 47 min
    Navigating Therapy with Marianne Deeks: Insights for Parents and Teens

    Navigating Therapy with Marianne Deeks: Insights for Parents and Teens

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Shaping Our World podcast! Today, we're diving into a topic that's close to many of our hearts: therapy and counselling for young people. Host Chris Tompkins is joined by Marianne Deeks, a seasoned registered psychotherapist with a wealth of experience.
    Marianne sheds light on the counselling process, helping us understand how to choose the right therapist and what to expect along the way. With 26 years of experience, including working extensively with adolescents and families, Marianne offers invaluable insights into creating safe spaces for young people to share and grow. Tune in as we explore the importance of therapy in navigating life's challenges and empowering our youth to thrive.
     

    • 47 min
    Navigating Parenting Challenges: Insights from Certified Coach Robbin McManne

    Navigating Parenting Challenges: Insights from Certified Coach Robbin McManne

    In this episode of Shaping Our World, join certified parenting coach, author, podcaster and speaker Robbin McManne as she shares invaluable insights for parents and caregivers. With a focus on fostering connection and joy in parenting, Robbin delves into the core of conscious parenting, guiding listeners through understanding their emotions and frustrations while nurturing their children's self-worth.
    Drawing from her expertise in supporting parents globally, Robbin addresses common challenges in modern parenting and offers empowering strategies for navigating them. Discover how to gracefully navigate conflicts with your kids and cultivate cooperation without compromising your own identity. Tune in for a transformative discussion that promises to enrich your parenting journey.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Calm Parenting Podcast
Kirk Martin
Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Vermont Public
Good Inside with Dr. Becky
Dr. Becky Kennedy
Smash Boom Best: A funny, smart debate show for kids and family
American Public Media
Disney Magic of Storytelling
ABC11 North Carolina

You Might Also Like